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North Carolina leaders denounce federal threat on LGBT law
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Giving no indication of yielding to pressure, North Carolina's Republican leaders called a federal warning about the legality of the state's new law limiting LGBT anti-discrimination rules a broad overreach by the government.... 5/5/2016 7:23 AM

Michigan House passes $500M Detroit schools restructure plan
LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- The Michigan House approved a $500 million restructuring plan for Detroit Public Schools early Thursday, just days after disillusioned teachers staged a two-day sick-out because they feared the financially struggling district wouldn't be able to pay them all through the summer.... 5/5/2016 11:28 AM

Doctor called to help Prince is a longtime pain specialist
MILL VALLEY, Calif. (AP) -- The Northern California doctor who was asked to help Prince before his death is an addiction and pain specialist who has championed the use of a semi-synthetic opiate to treat pain.... 5/5/2016 6:39 AM

Questions: Did Prince's call for help get right response?
CHICAGO (AP) -- Dramatic details emerging about how a California doctor reacted to a desperate call for help from Prince's staff a day before the musician was found dead have drawn criticism from experts in addiction medicine.... 5/5/2016 6:25 AM

Painful options for some Brooklyn subway riders amid repairs
NEW YORK (AP) -- The lone subway tunnel connecting some of Brooklyn's hippest, youngest neighborhoods to New York City's commercial heart in Manhattan will either be closed entirely for 18 months, or see extremely limited service for three years, under two possible plans for repairing damage caused by Superstorm Sandy.... 5/5/2016 12:17 PM

Ex-Utah Sen. Bob Bennett, ousted in tea party wave, has died
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Former U.S. Sen. Bob Bennett, of Utah, who shied away from the spotlight but earned a reputation as someone who knew how to get things done in Washington, has died. He was 82.... 5/5/2016 7:39 AM

Clock starts for voters to reject new California tobacco age
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California has become the second state in the nation to raise the legal age to buy tobacco from 18 to 21, starting the clock for opponents to ask voters for a reversal this November.... 5/5/2016 6:12 AM

Florida Supreme Court considers overturning death sentences
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- The lives of nearly 400 death row inmates hang in the balance during oral arguments Thursday before Florida's Supreme Court, which will ultimately decide if their sentences should be reduced to life in prison.... 5/5/2016 7:36 AM

Pot legalization backers kick off California campaign
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A long-anticipated campaign to legalize recreational marijuana use in the state that produces more pot than any other commenced in California on Wednesday as supporters announced they have collected enough signatures to qualify a voter initiative for the November ballot.... 5/5/2016 1:28 AM

Kansas City streetcars making comeback after 6-decade hiatus
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Six decades after Kansas City shuttered one of the nation's largest streetcar networks, a modern but much smaller version is set to open in its central business district - a project supporters say already has spurred hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of downtown development.... 5/5/2016 5:44 AM

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