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‘Avengers: Infinity War’ scores second best weekend 2 ever

By LINDSEY BAHRAP Film Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) – After breaking opening weekend records, “Avengers: Infinity War” continued to dominate in its second weekend in theaters, but alternative programming like the romantic comedy “Overboard” also found an audience in what has historically been considered the “official” kick-off to the summer …

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NYC’s historic Trinity Church to partially close for 2 years

By KAREN MATTHEWSAssociated Press NEW YORK (AP) – New York City’s Trinity Church, a tourist attraction loved for its ties to colonial America and links to a Broadway hit, will be largely closed to visitors during a two-year renovation intended to brighten the church and improve disabled access. The neo-Gothic …

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The Latest: 8 vents quiet after sputtering lava in Hawaii

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) – The Latest on a volcanic eruption on the Big Island of Hawaii (all times local): 4:30 p.m. The eight vents that sent lava from Kilauea volcano shooting into a residential part of Hawaii’s Big Island are quieting down. Hawaii County spokeswoman Kanani Aton said Saturday the …

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Doctor pleads guilty in fatal abortion

By VERENA DOBNIKAssociated Press NEW YORK (AP) – A New York doctor who says he’s done 40,000 abortions is awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to criminally negligent homicide in the 2016 death of a woman who was six months pregnant and bled to death. The case in Queens Criminal Court …

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Lava burns 5 homes as Hawaii prepares for long eruption

By CALEB JONES and AUDREY McAVOYAssociated Press PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) – The number of homes destroyed by lava bursting out of Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano has climbed to five. The figure rose as many evacuees prepared for the eruption to last for weeks or even months. The Hawaiian Volcanoes Observatory said …

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Police: Sedan that collided with Waymo vehicle ran red light

CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) – A driver whose sedan collided with a self-driving vehicle owned by Waymo has been cited for running a red light, police in a Phoenix suburb said Saturday. Chandler Police Department spokesman Seth Tyler said that the Waymo-owned Chrysler minivan was in manual mode and slowing for …

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Warren Buffett deflects questions about a successor

By JOSH FUNKAP Business Writer OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Billionaire Warren Buffett deflected questions about his eventual successor at Berkshire Hathaway on Saturday, and encouraged the thousands of people at his annual meeting to focus more on big picture investing principles than day-to-day events. The shareholder meeting celebrates the successes …

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Georgia executes killer of off-duty prison guard

By RUSS BYNUMAssociated Press JACKSON, Ga. (AP) – A Georgia inmate executed for a 1996 shotgun slaying twitched briefly as the lethal injection flowed into his body and groaned, “It burns, man.” Robert Earl Butts Jr., 40, was declared dead by a prison warden at 9:58 p.m. Friday after the …

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Dartmouth embraces historical accountability in new project

By STEPHANIE MORALESAssociated Press CONCORD, N.H. (AP) – As educational institutions across the country wrestle with their ties to slavery, Dartmouth College is taking a closer look at the darkest corners of its history. The college plans to launch a “historical accountability” project this summer, which aims to better understand …

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Hawaii braces for long upheaval as erupting Kilauea boils

By CALEB JONES and AUDREY MCAVOYAssociated Press PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) – Hundreds of anxious residents on the Big Island of Hawaii hunkered down Saturday for what could be weeks or months of upheaval as the dangers from an erupting Kilauea volcano continued to grow. Lava spurted from volcanic vents, toxic …

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