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May 19, 2016 - 6:37pm
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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A group that helps wounded veterans says a 30-year-old Idaho native has become the first combat wounded veteran to climb Mount Everest.

The Heroes Project announced Thursday that retired U.S. Marine Corp Staff Sgt. Charlie Linville had reached the 29,029-foot summit.

The group says it was the third attempt to reach the summit by the Boise High School graduate after previous tries in 2014 and 2015.

Linville was...

May 19, 2016 - 6:34pm
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CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the arrests in the Chicago deaths of six family members (all times local):

5:30 p.m.

Authorities say one of two suspects in the slayings of six family members whose bodies were found in a Chicago house in February was related to the family and the motive was robbery.

Police announced charges Thursday against 22-year-old Diego Uribe and his girlfriend, 19-year-old Jafeth Ramos. Uribe was a cousin of...

May 19, 2016 - 6:29pm
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NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Metro-North Railroad service in New York following a fire (all times local):

6:25 p.m.

New York and Connecticut's Metro-North Railroad says it will be resuming normal service Friday after completing temporary repairs to a section of an elevated track damaged in a fire.

The railroad says passengers should expect some delays due to speed restrictions still in place.

The fire...

May 19, 2016 - 6:28pm
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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The conflict over North Carolina's new law about LGBT rights and restrooms used by transgender people led the authors of an opera to hold a performance inside the building where the law got approved.

Several dozen people attended a concert Thursday in the Legislative Building for a version of "The Body Politic," which premiered this month in Boston. The lead character is a transgender man who moves from Afghanistan to North Carolina and encounters a...

May 19, 2016 - 6:24pm
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NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a New York lawsuit filed by the ex-wife of billionaire hedge fund manager Steven Cohen that had accused him of cheating her out of millions of dollars in their divorce.

The U.S. District Court chief judge said in her decision Thursday that Patricia Cohen failed to prove her claim her former husband and his accountant lied to deceive her about his net worth during their divorce in 1990.

Cohen is one of the...

May 19, 2016 - 6:09pm
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MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks say their organization inadvertently provided tax information of employees, including players, to someone who was impersonating the team's president over email.

The Bucks said Thursday that the "security incident" involving the W-2 forms of all 2015 employees was reported to the IRS and FBI after being discovered earlier this week. The team says it arranged for employees to have access to credit monitoring and identity restoration...

May 19, 2016 - 6:05pm
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana couple seeking the destruction of millions of newborn blood samples stored in a state warehouse is appealing their case to the Indiana Supreme Court.

The couple's attorney filed a petition Thursday asking the state high court to take up the case.

A lawsuit filed on behalf of the couple's 9-year-old daughter seeks the destruction of her blood samples and those of some 2.5 million other people whose blood was collected as...

May 19, 2016 - 6:02pm
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GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — Prosecutors will charge a Colorado woman with child abuse after they say a video shows her threatening to kill her son.

The video also shows a woman slamming a booster seat into a playpen with a child in it. It drew attention this week after it was posted online and people called police around the Denver area.

Investigators say it happened at a home in Lochbuie, about 30 miles northeast of Denver. Court documents show police...

May 19, 2016 - 5:53pm
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NEW YORK (AP) — A monumental painting by Georgia O'Keeffe that can be viewed horizontally or vertically sold for $12.9 million at a New York City auction.

"Lake George Reflection," created in 1921-1922, was offered at Christie's on Thursday.

Measuring 5-feet by 3-feet, it was inspired by O'Keeffe's visits to Alfred Stieglitz's family compound on the upstate New York lake. She married the celebrated photographer in 1924.

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May 19, 2016 - 5:47pm
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HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge in Texas who initially blocked President Barack Obama's immigration executive action has ordered that Justice Department attorneys attend an ethics course for misleading him about whether the administration had begun implementing one of the proposed measures.

Twenty-six states filed a lawsuit over the measures in 2014. Before U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen issued a preliminary injunction to halt those, he was told by Justice Department...

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