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Seeking end to boycott, North Carolina rescinds transgender bathroom law


North Carolina on Thursday repealed a law restricting bathroom use for transgender people, hoping to bring back businesses and sports leagues that boycotted the Southern state because they saw the year-old measure as discriminatory. | Video

SpaceX launches first recycled rocket in test of cost-cutting model

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket recovered at sea from its maiden flight nearly a year ago blasted off again from Florida on Thursday in the first successful launch of a recycled orbital-class booster, which scored a double feat by returning to land on a floating platform at sea.

Science, Tech 8:11pm EDT

Fire collapses portion of interstate highway in Atlanta

A portion of the Interstate 85 highway collapsed in Atlanta on Thursday due to a fire under the bridge, the city's fire and rescue agency said.

8:08pm EDT

N.J. Democrats divided on renewing 'Bridgegate' probe into Christie

NEW YORK A day after two former allies of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie were sentenced to prison in the "Bridgegate" scandal, a state lawmaker who helped uncover the scheme to cause massive traffic jams over a political slight wants to keep pushing for answers to the two biggest unanswered questions.

Politics, Election 2016 8:18pm EDT

Two suspects charged in deadly Ohio nightclub shooting

CLEVELAND Ohio police have identified two suspects in a shooting at a Cincinnati night club over the weekend in which one person was killed and 16 injured, authorities said on Thursday.

7:50pm EDT

U.S. judge views $25 million Trump University settlement favorably

SAN DIEGO/NEW YORK A federal judge on Thursday said he was leaning toward approving a $25 million settlement of fraud claims against President Donald Trump and his Trump University real estate seminars but deferred a final decision to a later date.

Politics, Election 2016, 6:26pm EDT

Environmental groups sue Trump administration for approving Keystone pipeline

WASHINGTON Several environmental groups filed lawsuits against the Trump administration on Thursday to challenge its decision to approve construction of TransCanada Corp's controversial Keystone XL crude oil pipeline.

Deep spring snow means California could ease water conservation rules

SACRAMENTO, Calif. California's Sierra Nevada Mountains are buried in snow despite warm spring weather, scientists said on Thursday, a further sign that the state is emerging from years of drought and an indication that mandatory conservation rules may soon be eased.

Environment, 7:24pm EDT

Mother says slain American U.N. investigator was 'not afraid to die'

American Michael Sharp told his mother two years ago he was committed to helping the Congolese people in his role as a U.N. investigator and was "not afraid to die," she recalled Thursday after he was murdered this week along with a colleague in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

United Nations 7:00pm EDT

'El Chapo' prison conditions worst in U.S., prevent proper defense: lawyers

Held without access to sunlight or his relatives, Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is under more restrictive captivity than any other U.S. prisoner and it is difficult to mount a defense, his court appointed lawyers said on Thursday.

World, Mexico, 4:22pm EDT

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