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2 injured troopers shoot, kill gunman

Subscriber onlyFAIRCHANCE, Pa. -- A Pennsylvania state trooper was critically injured when he was shot by a suspect in a robbery investigation before officers returned fire, killing the shooter, state police said Saturday. Continue reading...

Protesters in Boston vocal but not violent

Subscriber onlyBOSTON -- Tens of thousands of demonstrators chanting anti-Nazi slogans crammed Boston Common and marched through Boston's streets Saturday morning, dwarfing a group that cut short its planned "free speech rally." Continue reading...

Yosemite Park traffic in gridlock

Visitors hoping to see nature face clogged roads, long waits

Subscriber onlyYOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. -- Pierre Celotto and Aurene Humbert had a definite vision in mind when they booked a summer vacation that included a day in Yosemite Valley. Continue reading...

Army says crashed copter had life vests, air bottles

Subscriber onlyHONOLULU -- All five crew members aboard a Black Hawk helicopter that crashed over the Pacific had life vests and an air bottle for underwater breathing, but Army officials and rescuers searching the turbulent waters off Hawaii for days had not seen signs of life as of early Saturday. Continue reading...

600 people flee Oregon fire

Flames wilt shopkeepers’ hopes in prime eclipse-viewing area

Subscriber onlySISTERS, Ore. -- Evacuation orders were issued for about 600 residents in a prime eclipse-viewing location in Oregon where wildfires have closed access to part of a wilderness area. Continue reading...

2 police officers slain in Florida

Authorities say scuffle led to gunfire; suspect, 45, in custody

Subscriber onlyKISSIMMEE, Fla. -- A police officer in Florida died from his injuries Saturday, a day after his colleague was killed when a gunman fired at them during a scuffle while they were on patrol. A suspect was later arrested at a bar. Continue reading...

Files reveal EPA’s talks on pesticide

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON — In the weeks before the Environmental Protection Agency decided to reject its own scientists’ advice to ban a potentially harmful pesticide, Scott Pruitt, the agency’s head, promised farming industry executives who wanted to keep using the pesticide that it is “a new day, and a new future,” and that he was listening to their pleas. Continue reading...

Indian tribes relive customs during eclipse

Subscriber onlyFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- While much of the country finds a way to view Monday's solar eclipse, Bobbieann Baldwin will be inside with her children, shades drawn. Continue reading...

Washington news in brief

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The nation in brief

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Mississippi utility to buy solar power

Subscriber onlyMERIDIAN, Miss. — Regulators have approved of plans for Mississippi Power Co. to buy electricity from a solar facility to be built in eastern Mississippi. Continue reading...

Congressional plate full, Womack says

Budget chairman opportunity open, lawmaker says

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- The U.S. House has until the end of September to pass a budget, a debt ceiling increase and a bevy of bills important to Arkansas, said Rep. Steve Womack of Rogers. Continue reading...

Duke University removes damaged Robert E. Lee statue

Subscriber onlyDURHAM, N.C. -- Duke University removed a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee early Saturday after it was vandalized. Continue reading...

Trumps to skip Kennedy Center Honors

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump have elected not to attend the annual Kennedy Center Honors in December. Continue reading...

Thousands march through Boston week after Charlottesville

BOSTON, Ma. — Thousands of demonstrators chanting anti-Nazi slogans converged Saturday on downtown Boston, dwarfing a small group of conservatives who cut short their "free speech rally" in a boisterous repudiation of white nationalism a week after racially tinged bloodshed in Virginia. Continue reading...

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