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South Carolina Senate votes to take down Confederate flag
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- The push to remove the Confederate flag from the grounds of the South Carolina Statehouse is about to clear its first hurdle....

Lawyers: Cosby's drugs-sex admission could help women's suit
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Bill Cosby's admission that he obtained quaaludes to give young women he was pursuing for sex could bolster defamation claims lodged by his accusers, the women's lawyers said after The Associated Press reported on newly released court documents....

The Latest: Accuser's lawyers say Cosby words support claims
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Here are the latest developments from the release of court documents indicating Bill Cosby admitted in 2005 to obtaining Quaaludes with the intent of giving them to women with whom he wanted to have sex:...

Deadly Washington ice cave collapse after warm temperatures
VERLOT, Wash. (AP) -- Ice caves popular with hikers northeast of Seattle partially collapsed, killing one person and leaving at least four other injured, officials said....

Police: Body found in Ohio River likely capsized boat victim
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Authorities believe they have recovered the body of one of the three people who have been missing since a pontoon boat capsized in the Ohio River over the weekend....

After legal fight, public path to 'Billionaires' Beach' open
MALIBU, Calif. (AP) -- It may be called "Billionaires' Beach," but the pristine views along one of Malibu's most exclusive coastlines are now easily accessible to anyone....

Thousands of birds abandon eggs, nests on Florida island
SEAHORSE KEY, Fla. (AP) -- The din created by thousands of nesting birds is usually the first thing you notice about Seahorse Key, a 150-acre mangrove-covered dune off Florida's Gulf Coast....

Longtime Hollywood producer Jerry Weintraub dies at 77
NEW YORK (AP) -- One of the last of the classic Hollywood showmen, Jerry Weintraub built his show business empire on a Rolodex and chutzpah....

BMX pioneer Scot Breithaupt found dead; cause undetermined
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Scot Alexander Breithaupt, who helped turn BMX bike racing from a backyard backwater into an international action sport, has died, authorities said....

Gay wedding cake at center of Colorado Appeals Court case
DENVER (AP) -- A suburban Denver baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple will argue Tuesday before the Colorado Court of Appeals that his religious beliefs should protect him from sanctions against his business....

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