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May 30, 2015 - 9:42am
16 min 34 sec ago

FREEPORT, Maine (AP) — The Maine man who's traveled the country to document the final resting places of the nation's poets is embarking on a tour of the Deep South that'll include visits to graves of African-American poets.

Walter Skold says the focus on black poets is timely given the nation's recent racial turmoil.

He says African-American poets were known for speaking out against injustice. On the trip, he'll be visiting the Atlanta grave of...

May 30, 2015 - 9:42am
16 min 34 sec ago

CHICAGO (AP) — A new study could change care for many women who have breast cancer surgery.

Doctors found that routinely shaving a little extra tissue around a tumor greatly lowers the risk that some cancer will be left behind.

The study is aimed at lowering the rate of positive margins, areas at the edge of a tumor that look healthy but are found to harbor cancer when studied later. There is no good way to tell during an operation whether doctors...

May 30, 2015 - 9:02am
16 min 34 sec ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Barring a last-minute deal in Congress, three post-Sept. 11 surveillance laws used against spies and terrorists are set to expire when Sunday turns into Monday.

Will that make Americans less secure?

Depends on who's asked.

The answer from Obama administration officials — absolutely.

The answer from civil liberties activists — nonsense.

There are compelling arguments on...

May 30, 2015 - 4:48am
16 min 34 sec ago

MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Andres is getting a little stronger as it spins far off the coast of Mexico.

The first named storm of the eastern Pacific hurricane season poses no threat to land.

Andres had maximum sustained winds of 90 mph (150 kph) Saturday morning. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says some additional strengthening is possible Saturday, but the storm is expected to start weakening later in the day and through Sunday night....

May 30, 2015 - 3:07am
16 min 34 sec ago

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Accused of murder for confronting two unarmed trespassers with a deadly barrage of gunfire, Wayne Burgarello walked out of a Nevada courthouse a free man after the jury found him not guilty of all charges in the latest of a series of cases nationally testing the boundaries of stand-your-ground self-defense laws.

"It's going to be OK," he said as he laughed with family members outside the courtroom after hugging his lawyer after the clerk's reading of...

May 30, 2015 - 3:05am
16 min 34 sec ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Barack Obama and other world leaders gather in Germany next week, Russia's Vladimir Putin will be left off the guest list, part of his punishment for more than a year of alleged Kremlin-supported aggression in Ukraine.

But Putin's exclusion from the annual meeting of global powers is more the exception than the norm. Despite vows from Obama and his European counterparts to isolate Putin as long as the crisis in Ukraine remains unresolved...

May 30, 2015 - 3:04am
16 min 34 sec ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

ABC's "This Week" — Former Gov. Martin O'Malley, D-Md.; Gov. Bobby Jindal, R-La.; Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson.

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NBC's "Meet the Press" — Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.; former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa.; Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio.

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CBS' "Face the Nation" — Former Gov. Jeb Bush, R-Fla.; CIA Director John Brennan...

May 30, 2015 - 2:17am
16 min 34 sec ago

INDIANOLA, Miss. (AP) — Blues pioneer B.B. King is being remembered in the Mississippi Delta as a man whose talent was equaled by his generous spirit.

King's funeral is Saturday in Indianola — the small town where he first gained attention as a young singer and guitarist who had already been a sharecropper and worked in a cotton gin.

One of his sons, Willie King of Chicago, says his father taught him to respond with love when others are angry....

May 30, 2015 - 2:09am
16 min 34 sec ago

9 a.m. (CDT)

The Dallas-Fort Worth area is seeing another round of heavy rain.

The National Weather Service extended a flash flood warning from 8:45 a.m. Saturday to 11:45 a.m. for Dallas, Johnson and Tarrant counties. There were no immediate reports of rescues Saturday morning.

Rivers around the Dallas area have all swelled in the last week.

Before Saturday's rain, the National Weather Service said 16.07...

May 30, 2015 - 12:00am
1 hour 36 min ago

PHOENIX (AP) — About 500 protesters gathered outside a Phoenix mosque as police kept two groups sparring about Islam far apart.

The rally initially was organized by a Phoenix man who believes Islam is a violent religion. On Friday, he led about 250 people who carried guns, American flags and drawings of the Prophet Muhammad to the mosque.

That group was met by an equally sized group of protesters, some holding signs promoting love and peace, who came...

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