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WWII plane from D-Day to join in 75th anniversary

Tom Travis

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Filled with paratroopers, a U.S. warplane lumbered down an English runway in 1944 to spearhead the World War II D-Day invasion with a message for Adolf Hitler painted in bright yellow across its nose: “That’s All, Brother.” Seventy-five years later, in a confluence of history and luck, that plane is again bound for the French coast …

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Woman’s credibility questioned at ex-NFL player’s rape trial

VISTA, Calif. (AP) — The credibility of the first of five women expected to testify at the rape trial of former NFL player Kellen Winslow Jr. was called into question Tuesday after she testified she had been sober for 30 years and defense attorneys showed the judge she had been arrested 11 times for public intoxication since 2003. The woman …

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How major US stock indexes fared Tuesday

Stocks closed broadly higher on Wall Street Tuesday after the U.S. government temporarily postponed proposed restrictions on technology sales to Chinese companies. The news boosted chipmakers and other technology sector stocks, which took steep losses a day earlier when the Trump administration announced the restrictions. Health care, financial and industrial stocks helped power the rally, which snapped the market’s two-day …

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States sue over rule allowing clinicians to refuse abortions

NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly two dozen states and municipalities sued the federal government Tuesday to stop a new rule that lets health care clinicians decline to provide abortions and other services that conflict with their moral or religious beliefs. The lawsuit in Manhattan federal court asks a judge to declare the rule unconstitutional and say it was passed in …

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Vermont attorney general sues owners of opioid manufacturer

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan says he’s filed suit against eight members of the family that owns the drug company that manufactures OxyContin, one of the drugs believed to be partly responsible for the opioid crisis. Donovan alleged Tuesday that for over two decades the Sackler family, the owners of Purdue Pharma, minimized the health risks …

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900-lb. man pleads guilty in drug case while in ambulance

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man who weighs more than 900 pounds (410 kilograms) pleaded guilty in a federal cocaine conspiracy case Tuesday during a hearing that was held in a courthouse loading dock as the defendant lay on a stretcher inside an ambulance. U.S. Magistrate Judge David Novak said the court engaged in “some extraordinary procedures” Tuesday to …

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Libyan National Army hires firm to forge closer ties with US

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Libyan general who has gained control of the Libyan city of Benghazi and is believed to have ties to the CIA has hired a Texas-based lobbying firm to help him forge closer relations with the U.S. as he seeks to defeat rival militias and consolidate his hold on the North African country. Field Marshal Khalifa Hifter …

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Oregon hunts for bodies at ex-asylum seen in ‘Cuckoo’s Nest’

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon will use ground-penetrating radar to search for bodies buried on the campus of a now-defunct psychiatric hospital where the movie “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” was filmed before a developer builds housing on the land. The facility, which opened in 1883, once had a cemetery, but all the 1,500 bodies buried there should have …

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Storms could bring more floods, tornadoes to Southern Plains

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A tornado touched down Tuesday near Tulsa International Airport, injuring at least one person and damaging about a dozen homes, amid storms in the Southern Plains that brought a deluge of rain and powerful winds, closing an interstate and flipping campers at a raceway. Storms could bring more tornadoes and flash flooding to parts of Arkansas, …

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The Latest: Missouri governor declares emergency

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Latest on severe weather in the central United States (all times local): 3:30 p.m. One day after President Donald Trump approved a federal disaster declaration for 13 Missouri counties, the state’s governor declared a state of emergency amid new weather problems. Republican Gov. Mike Parson on Tuesday cited worsening flood concerns and soil inundation, as …

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