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  • Actress and director Penny Marshall dies at age 75

    LOS ANGELES - Penny Marshall, who starred in "Laverne & Shirley" before becoming one of the top-grossing female directors in Hollywood, has died. She was 75.
  • Lawmaker tweets to GOP legislative aide: 'Kill yourself!'

    ALBANY, N.Y. - A New York state senator has apologized for what he called a "poor choice of words" after sending a tweet to a legislative staffer urging her to kill herself.
  • Activists concerned by prosecutors joining police union

    ST. LOUIS - Supporters of criminal justice reform are questioning a move by assistant prosecutors in St. Louis County to join a police union, as well as the timing of the vote just weeks before a change-minded prosecutor takes office.
  • McSally appointed to McCain's Senate seat after losing race

    PHOENIX - Arizona's governor on Tuesday appointed U.S. Rep. Martha McSally to replace Sen. Jon Kyl in the seat that belonged to the late John McCain, sending the GOP congresswoman back to Washington just a month after she lost a tight race for the state's other spot in the Senate.
  • Forrest family alleges grave desecration in Tennessee suit

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Descendants of Nathan Bedford Forrest are claiming that the graves of the Confederate general and his wife were desecrated when a statue of him was removed from their burial site at a Tennessee park.
  • Belgian premier resigns as coalition comes under pressure

    BRUSSELS - Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel has resigned amid pressure on his government after the biggest party in his coalition quit over his support for the U.N. global compact on migration.
  • Nevada officials say death row inmate trying to kill himself

    RENO, Nev. - Prison officials say Nevada death row inmate Scott Dozier has gone to great lengths to kill himself while awaiting execution, including attempting to obtain drops of a deadly drug on a piece of paper sent through prison mail.
  • Trump's safety panel seeks to revoke school discipline rules

    President Donald Trump's school safety commission on Tuesday proposed a rollback of an Obama-era policy that was meant to curb racial disparities in school discipline but that critics say left schools afraid to take action against potentially dangerous students.
  • US hints at Trump Mideast peace plan: lots to like, some not

    U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley gave a hint, but no details, of the Trump administration's peace plan for Israel and the Palestinians on Tuesday, saying it's long, takes advantage of new technology, and has a lot both sides will like and things they won't like.
  • Victims, accountability on agenda at pope's sex abuse summit

    VATICAN CITY - The Vatican on Tuesday released the first details of Pope Francis' upcoming high-stakes sex abuse prevention summit, making clear that bishops attending the gathering must reach out to victims before they get to Rome and that accountability is very much on the agenda.
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