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Navajos shocked as details of kidnapping death emerge
SHIPROCK, N.M. (AP) -- On the far side of a desert hilltop in the shadow of the Shiprock Pinnacle, a towering monolith sacred to the Navajo Nation, the stranger ignored the cries of an 11-year-old girl.... 5/5/2016 6:07 AM

Attorney: Prince arranged to meet addiction doctor
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- In his final weeks, Prince hid signs of trouble from his fans, stonewalling reports of an overdose that required an emergency plane landing and making a brief public appearance to reassure them. But privately, the superstar was in crisis, seeking help from a prominent addiction expert that ultimately came too late.... 5/5/2016 1:16 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

Chimp victim hospitalized with face-transplant complications
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- The Connecticut woman who underwent a face transplant five years ago after being attacked by a chimpanzee is back in a Boston hospital after doctors discovered her body is rejecting tissue from the transplant.... 5/4/2016 8:58 PM

Slain Navy SEAL took lessons from running track into combat
PHOENIX (AP) -- In cross-country running, your team is only as fast as your slowest athlete. Slain Navy SEAL Charlie Keating IV took that to heart in his youth as a track star, turning around to cheer on his teammates after he crossed the finish line.... 5/4/2016 11:04 PM

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

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

Robot stitches tissue by itself, a step to more automated OR
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Getting stitched up by Dr. Robot may one day be reality: Scientists have created a robotic system that did just that in living animals without a real doctor pulling the strings.... 5/5/2016 12:40 AM

Michigan's Snyder under siege over racial impact of strategy
LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- When Gov. Rick Snyder was elected in 2010, he bragged about being a "tough nerd" who'd use his business background to fix Michigan's sagging economy and debt-wracked cities. He led Detroit through the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. He cut corporate taxes. He was mentioned as a possible presidential candidate.... 5/4/2016 10:26 PM

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

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