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LOS ANGELES (AP) " The challenge was to develop software that could easily be downloaded onto tablets that poor children around the world could use to teach themselves to read, write and do simple arithmetic. The incentive was $10 million for the winner.Nearly 200 teams from 40 countries around the...

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School attack hero to be honored as suspects return to court

DENVER (AP) " A memorial service for a student hailed as a hero for tackling one of the armed attackers at his suburban Denver school is set for Wednesday afternoon just a few hours after the two suspects are due in court.The celebration of 18-year-old Kendrick Castillo's life will be held at Cherry...

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) " Stephen Curry had all kinds of room for a change and capitalized, finding his shooting touch in a hurry to get Golden State on a roll. Portland's defenders were too far back in the paint or a step behind all night."Practice shots," Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard said of...

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) " Communities that were flooded when levees failed along the Missouri River earlier this spring will likely remain exposed to high water for months to come, leaving displaced residents wondering when " or if " they will be able to return and rebuild their homes.The U.S. Army Corps...

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Focus turns to investigation in deadly Alaska mid-air crash

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) " Two sightseeing planes that crashed in southeast Alaska collided at about the 3,300-foot (1005-meter) level.That was among the first findings released Tuesday by federal investigators sent to the cruise ship port community of Ketchikan from Washington, D.C., to probe the...

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) " Alabama's Senate passed a near-total ban on abortion Tuesday, sending what would be the nation's most stringent abortion law to the state's Republican governor.The GOP-dominated Senate voted 25-6 to make performing an abortion at any stage of pregnancy a felony punishable by...

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Anxiety, hope as church schools delay reopening in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) " Catholic officials and parents in Sri Lanka are hopeful that church-run schools will begin to reopen soon for the first time since last month's devastating Easter Sunday attacks on churches and hotels.All of the island nation's schools were set to reopen the day after the...

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CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) " The latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local):9:15 p.m.Officials in Venezuela say representatives of the government and opposition have traveled to Norway for talks on resolving the political crisis in the South American country.Members of Venezuela's...

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WASHINGTON (AP) " President Donald Trump will travel to South Korea in June for talks on the North Korean nuclear program, three months after a failed summit with North Korea's leader in Vietnam.The White House says Trump will meet with South Korean President Moon Jae-in in conjunction with his trip...

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WASHINGTON (AP) " Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said Wednesday his agency is still "in the throes of constructing" an aid package for farmers hurt by retaliatory tariffs, but he is not prepared to say when it will be ready.Perdue said the Agriculture Department is reviewing feedback from...

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WASHINGTON (AP) " A federal judge is siding with public health groups suing the Food and Drug Administration to begin reviewing thousands of e-cigarettes on the U.S. market.The ruling handed down Wednesday in district court states that the agency shirked its legal duty when it postponed reviewing...

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President Donald Trump issued an executive order Wednesday apparently aimed at banning equipment from Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei from U.S. networks.It declares a national economic emergency that empowers the government to ban the technology and services of "foreign adversaries" deemed...

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SAN DIEGO (AP) " Five kittens that stowed away on a 400-mile trip to San Diego are looking for new homes.The San Diego Humane Society says the kittens somehow wound up inside a 60-foot steel column that was trucked from Hayward in the San Francisco Bay Area to San Diego.On April 24, construction...

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) " Alabama's Republican governor signed the most stringent abortion legislation in the nation Wednesday, making performing an abortion a felony in nearly all cases."To the bill's many supporters, this legislation stands as a powerful testament to Alabamians' deeply held belief...

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) " A California cafe is brewing up what it calls the world's most expensive coffee " at $75 a cup.Klatch Coffee is serving the exclusive brew, the Elida Natural Geisha 803, at its branches in Southern California and San Francisco.The 803 in the coffee's name refers to the...

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) " North Korea said Wednesday it is suffering its worst drought in nearly four decades amid reports of severe food shortages.The official Korean Central News Agency said an average of 54.4 millimeters (2.1 inches) of rain fell throughout the country in the first five months of...

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) " On the heels of President Donald Trump's repeated assertions claiming anti-conservative bias by tech companies, the White House has launched an online form asking people to share their experiences if they think political partisanship has led them to be silenced by social media...

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LAS VEGAS (AP) " Police in Las Vegas have released security video they say shows a woman shoving a 74-year-old man off a public bus after witnesses say he asked her to be nice to other passengers.The video shows Serge Fournier landing face-first on a sidewalk east of downtown on March 21. He died...

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) " Two sightseeing planes carrying cruise ship passengers in Alaska collided at about the 3,300-foot (1,006-meter) level before they crashed, the National Transportation Safety Board announced after a team arrived from Washington, D.C., to investigate the crash.The two planes...

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) " Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. power lines sparked a Northern California blaze that killed 85 people last year, making it the deadliest U.S. wildfire in a century, state fire officials said Wednesday.Cal Fire said transmission lines owned and operated by the San Francisco-based...

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