Sandy Hook shooter's belongings ordered released to public
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Police must release disturbing writings and other belongings of the Newtown school shooter to the public because they are not exempt from the state's open record laws, the Connecticut Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.
Authorities expand ground search for missing Wisconsin girl
BARRON, Wis. (AP) — The search for a missing 13-year-old Wisconsin girl whose parents were killed in the family's home was expanded Tuesday, with as many as 2,000 volunteers expected to take part in a search of the area.
Puerto Ricans fight for insurance money a year after Maria
DORADO, Puerto Rico (AP) — Thousands of Puerto Ricans have been forced to drain their savings, close their businesses, or resign themselves to living with structural damage as they fight insurance companies over millions of dollars' worth of claims that have gone unanswered or unpaid more than a year after Hurricane Maria.
Indiana attorney general won't be charged in alleged groping
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill will not be criminally charged in the alleged drunken groping of a state lawmaker and three legislative staffers at a party this year because it would be too difficult to prove a case against him, a special prosecutor said Tuesday.
Man's lethal injection fight may lead him to electric chair
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Attorneys for a Tennessee death row prisoner were trying to spare him from lethal injection and they succeeded — but not the way they hoped.
Desperate & duped? GoFundMe means big bucks for dubious care
People seeking dubious, potentially harmful treatment for cancer and other ailments raised nearly $7 million over two years from crowdfunding sites, a study found.
Ex-boyfriend killed University of Utah student, police say
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A University of Utah student was shot and killed on campus by a former boyfriend, who was found dead hours later inside a church Tuesday, authorities said.
Trump refugee cuts slow resurgence of cities like Buffalo
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — When thousands of others fled the struggling Rust Belt city of Buffalo, refugees poured in to fill the void and invigorate the economy.
Over 7K-strong, migrant caravan pushes on; still far from US
TAPACHULA, Mexico (AP) — Thousands of Central American migrants resumed an arduous trek toward the U.S. border Monday, with many bristling at suggestions there could be terrorists among them and saying the caravan is being used for political ends by U.S.
Mega Millions, Powerball prizes come down to math, long odds
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — For all the anticipation about whether someone will finally snag the gigantic Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots, the games come down to two things: simple math — and very long odds.
Anywhere but Washington: Why DC stories rarely film in DC
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a hobby among District of Columbia locals: Picking apart glaring geographic and architectural inaccuracies in movies and television shows set in Washington.
AP Explains: The growing migrant caravan on way to US border
TAPACHULA, Mexico (AP) — The caravan of Central American migrants moving through Mexico toward the U.S. border has bloomed to more than 7,000 people.
Authorities seek 2 vehicles in missing Wisconsin girl's case
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Authorities said Monday that they're looking for two cars in connection with the disappearance of a Wisconsin girl whose parents were gunned down last week.
Judge upholds Monsanto verdict, cuts award to $78 million
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Northern California judge on Monday upheld a jury's verdict that found Monsanto's weed killer caused a groundskeeper's cancer, but she slashed the amount of money to be paid from $289 million to $78 million.
CNN's Jim Acosta calls for Trump to halt media attacks
NEW YORK (AP) — CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta, whose network is a frequent target of President Donald Trump's "fake news" barbs, called on him Monday to stop attacking the media because he's afraid someone will get hurt.
Florida man faces groping charge after flight from Houston
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Florida man is accused of groping a female passenger while on a flight Sunday from Houston to Albuquerque and later telling authorities that the president of the United States says it's OK to grab women by their private parts.
Judge: Michael Avenatti must pay $4.85M in ex-lawyer's suit
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Porn actress Stormy Daniels' lawyer Michael Avenatti must pay $4.85 million to an attorney who worked at his former law firm, a California judge ruled Monday in an order that holds the potential presidential candidate personally liable in a lawsuit over back pay.
The Latest: Investigators seek 2 cars in Wisconsin abduction
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the search for a missing Wisconsin girl whose parents were killed (all times local): 4:20 p.m.
Fury over reported federal plan targeting transgender people
WASHINGTON (AP) — LGBT leaders across the U.S. reacted with fury Monday to a report that the Trump administration is considering adoption of a new definition of gender that would effectively deny federal recognition and civil rights protections to transgender Americans.
Billionaire Boys Club's Joe Hunt seeks cut in life sentence
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The young Joe Hunt once used his intelligence, a high-energy salesman's patter and powers of persuasion to get wealthy friends to invest in his Billionaire Boys Club to fuel an opulent lifestyle that abruptly ended with a first-degree murder conviction and a prison sentence of life without the possibility of parole.
Officer fatally shoots suspect in Georgia police slaying
SNELLVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A police officer on Monday shot and killed an 18-year-old man accused of fatally shooting another officer near a school in the Atlanta area over the weekend, police said.
In a prison and a temple, Oregonians help detained migrants
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — With the sun bearing down, Norm and Kathy Daviess stood in the shade of a prison wall topped with coiled razor wire, waiting for three immigrants to come out.
Victims of Iowa coach can still come forward, agent says
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Many of the 400 boys who were sexually exploited by an Iowa basketball coach are only learning now what happened to them months or years ago and some have still yet to be identified or contacted, an investigator said Monday.
Oakland mayor: Police won't ask applicants about sex assualt
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf has ordered an end to the city's police department's policy that forced job applicants to give it access to confidential records, including records that disclosed whether they had been sexually assaulted.
Medtronic co-founder who created wearable pacemaker dies
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Earl Bakken, an electronics repairman who created the first wearable external pacemaker and co-founded one of the world's largest medical device companies, Medtronic, has died.

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