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Rapper arrested in T.I. concert shooting that killed 1
NEW YORK (AP) -- A rapper who police say was seen on surveillance footage firing a gun in a packed hip-hop concert where artist T.I. was set to perform was arrested Thursday on attempted murder and other charges....

The Latest: NYC rapper arrested in shooting at concert hall
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Latest on a fatal shooting inside a New York City concert venue where hip-hop artist T.I. was getting ready to perform (all times local):...

Trapped group escapes Kentucky cave through neck-deep water
HORSE CAVE, Ky. (AP) -- A group of college students trapped by flash flooding on a field trip to a Kentucky cave Thursday walked through neck-deep water to get to safety, authorities said....

Baylor demotes Starr, fires coach amid sex assaults scandal
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Ken Starr, who zealously pursued charges against a sitting U.S. president in a White House sex scandal, was stripped of his job as president of Baylor University on Thursday after a scathing review found that under his leadership, the school did little to respond to accusations of sexual assault involving members of its vaunted football program....

News Guide: Review finds Baylor disregarded sexual assault
DALLAS (AP) -- After months of silence, Baylor University on Thursday responded to mounting criticism of its handling of accusations of sexual assaults and other attacks by football players by demoting its president, Ken Starr, and firing its football coach, Art Briles....

More severe weather and tornadoes roil Plains; no injuries
CHAPMAN, Kan. (AP) -- Severe weather spawning numerous tornadoes roiled large stretches of Kansas for a second day Thursday, prompting residents to anxiously watch the skies but causing only scattered damage in rural areas and no injuries or deaths....

Many opt to take Social Security before full retirement age
CHICAGO (AP) -- Taking Social Security benefits early comes with a price, yet more than 4 in 10 Americans who are 50 and over say they'll dip into the program before reaching full retirement age....

Over the top: Trump sews up delegates to seal GOP nomination
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- Triumphantly armed with a majority of his party's delegates, Republican Donald Trump unleashed a broadside attack Thursday on Hillary Clinton's prescriptions for energy, guns, the economy and international affairs, shifting abruptly toward the general election with his likely Democratic opponent locked in a divisive primary contest....

After focus on social issues, Pence facing tough re-election
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Indiana Gov. Mike Pence smiled for the TV cameras this month as a technology company announced plans to hire hundreds of new workers and add its name to the tallest tower in the Indianapolis skyline. Then the celebratory news conference took an awkward turn....

Report: 1st US case of germ resistant to last resort drug
NEW YORK (AP) -- For the first time, a U.S. patient has been infected with bacteria resistant to an antibiotic used as a last resort treatment, scientists said Thursday....

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