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States won't rush approval of Yellowstone grizzly hunts


HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- The Latest on removing Yellowstone region grizzly bears from federal protections (all times local):...

Senate GOP unveils 'Obamacare' overhaul, but not all aboard


WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Republicans launched their plan for shriveling Barack Obama's health care law Thursday, edging a step closer to their dream of repeal with a bill that would slice and reshape Medicaid for the poor, relax rules on insurers and end tax increases on higher earners that have helped finance expanded coverage for millions....

How the Senate health bill compares to House, 'Obamacare'


WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate Republican health care bill would guarantee immediate assistance for insurance markets that are struggling in many states. Yet overall it would do the same thing as its House counterpart: less federal money for health insurance and a greater likelihood that more Americans will be uninsured....

Student detained in N Korea is mourned at hometown funeral


WYOMING, Ohio (AP) -- Celebrating the life of an American college student who was detained in North Korea for over a year and died shortly after returning home in a coma, a packed crowd of mourners gathered Thursday as Otto Warmbier's loved ones shared stories about his affinity for hugs, thrift-store clothes-shopping and little-known rap music....

Parole denied for Manson follower Krenwinkel in California


SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- A board on Thursday denied parole for convicted killer Patricia Krenwinkel - a follower of cult leader Charles Manson - after officials investigated whether battered women's syndrome affected her state of mind at the time of the notorious murders nearly five decades ago in California....

Cindy weakens but still stirs weather over wide swath


NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A suspected tornado near Birmingham, Alabama, flattened businesses and injured one person Thursday, while the mayor of a coastal Louisiana town urged residents to evacuate ahead of a rising tide - two lingering effects of a weakening Tropical Depression Cindy that was fueling harsh weather across the Southeast....

Juror: Cosby panel was concerned about 'politics' of case


PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A juror in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial said Thursday that some jurors were concerned that prosecutors waited 10 years to charge him, expressing suspicion that politics had played a role in the case....

Ex-detainees: Detention center's practices border on slavery


DENVER (AP) -- Every day, immigrants are told to clean their living areas in a privately run Colorado detention center or risk being put in solitary confinement. Some also volunteer to do jobs as varied as landscaping, more cleaning and cutting other inmates' hair, but the pay is always the same - $1 a day....

Judges: 'Making a Murderer' confession improperly obtained


MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The confession of a Wisconsin inmate featured in the Netflix series "Making a Murderer" was improperly obtained and he should be re-tried or released from prison, a three-judge federal appeals panel ruled Thursday....

Intercept attempt fails in missile defense test off Hawaii


HONOLULU (AP) -- The U.S. Missile Defense Agency says it failed to intercept a ballistic missile during a test off Hawaii....