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Friend of Charleston church massacre suspect pleads guilty
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- A friend of the white man accused of killing nine black parishioners during a Bible study at a Charleston church last year pleaded guilty Friday to lying to federal authorities. He also revealed the suspect told him he had intended to kill himself after the slayings, which he had planned for months.... 4/29/2016 8:06 PM

Colorado woman gets 100 years for cutting baby from womb
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) -- A judge on Friday sentenced a Colorado woman who cut a baby from a stranger's womb to 100 years in prison, including the maximum penalties for attempted murder and unlawful termination of a pregnancy.... 4/29/2016 10:53 PM

Study: US oil field source of global uptick in air pollution
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An oil and natural gas field in the western United States is largely responsible for a global uptick of the air pollutant ethane, according to a new study.... 4/29/2016 11:04 PM

Police criticize BYU investigations into sex assault victims
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Several Utah police officials are joining in calls to change Brigham Young University's practice of opening honor code investigations into students after they report being sexually assaulted, as more sexual assault victims reach out to police to say they have felt silenced by the policy.... 4/29/2016 6:03 PM

San Francisco chief releases racist texts, orders training
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- San Francisco's police chief said Friday that he has ordered that all officers finish an anti-harassment class within the next month amid a racist texting scandal that has rocked the department already dogged by fatal shootings of unarmed minority suspects.... 4/29/2016 9:05 PM

8 children, 2 tied up in backyard, rescued from Texas home
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- A late-night phone call to police about a crying child led to the discovery of eight children unsupervised at a San Antonio home, including a 2-year-old boy chained in the backyard and a 3-year-old girl tied to a door with a dog leash, authorities said Friday.... 4/29/2016 11:33 PM

Most states do bare minimum on fire-foam contamination
The military is checking U.S. bases for potential groundwater contamination from a toxic firefighting foam, but most states so far show little inclination to examine civilian sites for the same threat.... 4/29/2016 1:22 PM

Hawaii selects businesses for medical pot but excludes actor
HONOLULU (AP) -- Hawaii selected eight businesses Friday to open medical marijuana dispensaries - but not one owned by Woody Harrelson.... 4/30/2016 12:18 AM

Rowdy Trump protests portend explosive California primary
BURLINGAME, Calif. (AP) -- Hundreds of rowdy protesters broke through barricades and threw eggs at police Friday outside a hotel where Donald Trump addressed the state's Republican convention. Several Trump supporters said they were roughed up but no serious injuries were reported.... 4/29/2016 10:27 PM

Texas schools spare no expense for huge football stadiums
DALLAS (AP) -- A suburban Dallas school district grabbed national attention in 2012 when it opened an eye-popping $60 million high school football stadium.... 4/29/2016 5:20 PM

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