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Republican candidate charged with assault, roiling Trump's Montana test


MISSOULA, Mont. A Montana Republican running for a U.S. House of Representatives seat was charged with assaulting a reporter hours before polls opened on Thursday for a special election that could test President Donald Trump's political clout.

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

Tech 1:38pm EDT

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg returns to Harvard as commencement speaker

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. One of Harvard University's most famous dropouts, Facebook Inc founder Mark Zuckerberg, returns on Thursday to the Ivy League school to address its graduating class.

Tech, Facebook 1:34pm EDT

U.S. Alzheimer's deaths jump 54 percent; many increasingly dying at home

CHICAGO U.S. deaths from Alzheimer's disease rose by more than 50 percent from 1999 to 2014, and rates are expected to continue to rise, reflecting the nation's aging population and increasing life expectancy, American researchers said on Thursday.

Health, 1:03pm EDT

Activists call on In-N-Out Burger to join the superbug fight

LOS ANGELES Nearly three dozen consumer, environmental and public health groups on Thursday pressed privately held In-N-Out Burger to make good on its vow to set time lines for phasing out the use of beef raised with antibiotics vital to human health.

Health, 1:05pm EDT

Alabama murderer seeks to avoid execution for eighth time

A 75-year-old Alabama murderer set to die on Thursday is asking U.S. courts to block his execution for an eighth time, challenging a drug cocktail that left the last inmate put to death in the state coughing and wheezing for 13 minutes.

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GM is accused in lawsuit of cheating on diesel truck emissions

General Motors Co was accused in a lawsuit on Thursday of rigging hundreds of thousands of diesel trucks with devices similar to those used by Volkswagen AG , to ensure they pass emissions tests.

Environment 3:24pm EDT

U.S. weather forecasters predict above-normal hurricane season

U.S. weather forecasters on Thursday predicted more tropical storms in 2017 than normal for the Atlantic hurricane season, which last year brought one of the deadliest recorded storm systems that killed several hundred people.

U.S. auto sales seen up 0.5 percent in May: JD Power and LMC

U.S. auto sales in May will edge up 0.5 percent from a year earlier, despite consumer discounts remaining at record levels, industry consultants J.D. Power and LMC Automotive said on Thursday.

9:28am EDT

Mexico arrests three Yemeni men sought by the United States

MEXICO CITY At the request of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Mexico this week arrested three men from Yemen who were wanted on U.S. charges, a spokesman for Mexico's National Security Commission said on Thursday.

World, Yemen, Mexico 2:18pm EDT

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