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Arizona Senate candidate shot mother, speaks on gun control

PHOENIX (AP) — A Republican Arizona state Senate candidate has shocked gun control advocates by sharing details about shooting and killing his mother in apparent self-defense more than 50 years ago. Bobby Wilson, who is running to represent a southern Arizona district, told The Associated Press that he’s not trying to hide anything. He says his mother was “insane” and …

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The Latest: Marshall wins GOP nod for attorney general

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the Alabama runoff election (all times local): 9 p.m. Appointed incumbent Steve Marshall has won the Republican nomination for attorney general and now faces his first statewide general election challenge. Marshall defeated former attorney general Troy King in the Republican runoff Tuesday. The former county prosecutor will face a general election challenge from …

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Onetime Trump critic Roby wins GOP House runoff in Alabama

Martha Roby

MILLBROOK, Ala. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Martha Roby won Alabama’s Republican runoff on Tuesday, fighting through lingering fallout from her years-old criticism of then-candidate Donald Trump in a midterm contest that hinged on loyalty to the GOP president. The four-term incumbent will now represent the GOP on the November ballot having defeated Bobby Bright, a former Democrat who tried to …

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As MLB mulls rule changes, union hints at work stoppage

WASHINGTON (AP) — Major League Baseball wants a broad discussion with players about rule changes to combat decreased offense and longer games, an initiative likely to be met by a testy union stung by declining free-agent prices and already raising the possibility of a work stoppage after the 2021 season. Commissioner Rob Manfred and players’ association head Tony Clark outlined …

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The Latest: Contreras puts National League on the board

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on baseball’s All-Star Game (all times local): 9:10 p.m. Willson Contreras put the National League on the board in the All-Star Game by homering off Blake Snell in the third inning. Contreras hit the first pitch from Snell just over the wall in left field to cut the American League lead to 2-1. All three …

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California woman describes finding cliff plunge survivor

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A self-described beachcomber says it was her luckiest find yet: A woman who survived a 250-foot car plunge off a cliff and a week stranded on a remote California beach. “We freakin’ love that beach and we’re so glad she’s alive,” Chelsea Moore said Monday as she described the afternoon last Friday when she and her …

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Mueller seeks immunity for 5 witnesses in Manafort case

Paul Manafort, Kathleen Manafort

WASHINGTON (AP) — The special counsel in the Russia investigation is seeking immunity for five potential witnesses in the upcoming trial of President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort. The five individuals have indicated that they won’t testify or provide other information “on the basis of their privilege against self-incrimination,” special counsel Robert Mueller’s office told a federal judge …

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MGM sues Vegas shooting victims in push to avoid liability

MGM Resorts, MGM Grand

LAS VEGAS (AP) — MGM Resorts International has sued hundreds of victims of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history in a bid to avoid liability for the gunfire that rained down from its Mandalay Bay casino-resort in Las Vegas. The company argues in lawsuits filed in Nevada, California, New York and other states this week and last that …

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Texas executes man for 2004 slaying of store owner

Christopher Young

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas prisoner was executed Tuesday evening for the fatal shooting of a San Antonio convenience store owner after courts turned down appeals that the state parole board improperly rejected the inmate’s clemency request because he’s black. Christopher Young, 34, never denied the slaying, which was recorded on a store surveillance camera, but insisted he was …

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Judge asked to keep public away from ex-nuke weapons plant

DENVER (AP) — A retired professor testified Tuesday he found evidence that billions of particles of plutonium had escaped from a former nuclear weapons plant in Colorado and settled on land that is now a wildlife refuge, raising concerns about whether the site is safe for the public. But an attorney for the federal government countered that the study was …

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