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Alabama executes 75-year-old inmate convicted of 1982 murder

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Alabama executed on Friday a 75-year-old inmate who had spent more than three decades on death row and faced seven previous execution dates after he was convicted of killing his girlfriend's husband in 1982.

Before the White House, Kennedy was a high-school prankster

BOSTON Years before he captained the torpedo boat PT-109, ran for office or set the United States on a path to put a man on the moon, President John F. Kennedy was a troublesome teen whose hijinks nearly got him kicked out of his prestigious boarding school.

Politics, Election 2016 12:26am EDT

Republican wins Montana special election despite assault charge

BOZEMAN, Mont. Republican Greg Gianforte defeated a political novice to win Montana's seat in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday, barely 24 hours after he was charged with assaulting a reporter who asked him about the Republican healthcare bill. | Video

Politics, Election 2016, 4:24am EDT

U.S. college teaches veterans to heal each others' mental wounds

NEWTON, Mass. Former U.S. Army Specialist Tara Barney will never forget the 2013 night when a fellow soldier cried as he described holding a dying friend in his arms, a wartime memory he had not shared with anyone.

Health 6:07am EDT

U.S. fossil fuel groups pull out of climate change court case

NEW YORK Two fossil fuel industry groups dropped their attempts to intervene in a court case over climate change this week after failing to reach an agreement on a unified legal position on climate science, court filings show.

Environment 12:50am EDT

Colorado oil tank fire kills one, injures three

DENVER A blaze engulfed a Colorado oil tank battery on Thursday, killing one worker and injuring three, authorities said.

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U.S. court fines UPS $247 million over illegal cigarette shipments

A federal judge ordered United Parcel Service Inc to pay nearly $247 million in damages and penalties for "illegally shipping" large volumes of untaxed cigarettes in New York state and City, a court filing showed on Thursday.

May 25 2017

California inmate firefighter killed in line of duty

LOS ANGELES One of thousands of prison inmate volunteers trained to fight wildfires in California was killed by a falling tree in the far northwestern corner of the state, marking the fourth such fatality in 60 years, state corrections officials said on Thursday.

Natural Disasters May 25 2017

Up to 600,000 immigrants in U.S. South may have path to legal status: analysis

As many as 600,000 illegal immigrants in several U.S. states could have a path to legally remain in the country, according to an analysis released on Thursday by a legal aid group.

May 25 2017

Some Uber and Lyft riders are giving up their own cars: Reuters/Ipsos poll

SAN FRANCISCO Wally Nowinski got his first car when he turned 16 in Michigan, the home of the U.S. auto industry. But after two years of living in New York City, he sold his wheels, using ride services, carsharing and bike sharing to get around. | Video

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