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White man guilty in severe beating of black man at rally

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – A white Arkansas man charged in the beating of a black man during a violent white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, has been found guilty of malicious wounding. News outlets report 23-year-old Jacob Scott Goodwin was found guilty Tuesday for the August attack on 20-year-old DeAndre …

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Autopsy by coroner sheds light on Sacramento police killing

By DON THOMPSONAssociated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – An official autopsy released Tuesday says an unarmed black man was shot seven times, not eight as concluded by an independent doctor hired by the man’s family. A pathologist retained by the Sacramento County coroner says that’s a crucial distinction because it …

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Idaho woman rammed, tossed off trail by Yellowstone bison

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) – A 72-year-old Idaho woman was rammed by a bison and tossed off a trail as she walked in Yellowstone National Park. Park officials said Wednesday that Virginia Junk of Boise was treated for minor injuries and transported to a hospital following the encounter in …

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Senate leader gets no support from 3 warring GOP candidates

By JOHN RABYAssociated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Three Republican Senate candidates took turns going after one another in a nationally televised debate, with Rep. Evan Jenkins accusing state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey of bringing “New Jersey values” to West Virginia, and Morrisey deriding Jenkins’ past as a Democrat. And …

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Gibson guitars could have future under bankruptcy protection

By JONATHAN MATTISEAssociated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Gibson guitars have been such a fixture in music history that Chuck Berry was laid to rest with his, B.B. King affectionately named his “Lucille,” and Eric Clapton borrowed one from George Harrison to play the solo on the Beatles’ “While My …

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Amazon expansion includes new office, 2K jobs in Boston

By BOB SALSBERGAssociated Press BOSTON (AP) – Amazon unveiled plans on Tuesday for a major expansion in Boston’s Seaport District, promising 2,000 new technology jobs even as the city remains in contention for the company’s coveted second headquarters. Seattle-based Amazon announced it would move into a 430,000-square-foot “Tech Hub” in …

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US border agency tests body-cam use by agents in 9 locations

By ELLIOT SPAGATAssociated Press SAN DIEGO (AP) – U.S. Customs and Border Protection on Tuesday began testing the use of body cameras by its employees at nine locations, potentially leading to a broad rollout by the nation’s largest law enforcement agency that would make it the first federal agency to …

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Iconic guitar maker Gibson seeks bankruptcy protection

By JONATHAN MATTISEAssociated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The maker of the Gibson guitar, omnipresent for decades on the American music stage, is filing for bankruptcy protection after wrestling for years with debt. A pre-negotiated reorganization plan filed Tuesday will allow Gibson Brands Inc. to continue operations with $135 million …

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Next steps for caravan will unfold mostly out of public view

By ELLIOT SPAGATAssociated Press TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) – The caravan of Central Americans seeking asylum in the United States sought the world’s attention as scores of migrants traveled through Mexico on a journey to escape their violent homelands. Now that the group has arrived at the border, the next steps …

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May Day protests focus on Trump’s migrant record, elections

By DEEPTI HAJELA and AMY TAXINAssociated Press NEW YORK (AP) – Immigrants say President Donald Trump’s administration has become almost everything they feared, but while they rally across the United States on May Day, their focus is less on huge turnout Tuesday than on the first Tuesday in November. People …

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