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Death sparks 'Autopilot' car probe; man had speeding tickets
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A driver with a history of speeding who was so enamored of his Tesla Model S sedan that he nicknamed the car "Tessy" and praised the safety benefits of its sophisticated "Autopilot" system has become the first U.S. fatality in a wreck involving a car in self-driving mode....

Charleston church shooting victims sue FBI over gun buy
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- The FBI is being sued by survivors of the shooting inside the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, who say federal mistakes enabled Dylann Roof to buy the .45-caliber handgun he used....

Behind famed hot dog contest, a whopper of a legend
NEW YORK (AP) -- Nathan's Famous may be in the hot dog business, but for decades they've been peddling a whopper....

Obama urges Congress to pass Zika prevention bill
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama says a vaccine for the Zika virus could be developed in "fairly short order" if Congress acts quickly to pass a bill to prevent the spread of the disease....

Park Service uses 'CSI' tactics in response to bear attacks
GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) -- In what amounts to an innocence project for bears, National Park Service rangers are turning to modern forensic technology, including DNA evidence, to make sure they don't kill the wrong bear when a human is attacked in the mountains....

Man killed by bear experienced in the risk of the wilderness
HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- The Montana man killed by a bear near Glacier National Park was intimately familiar with both the beauty and the danger of the vast, wild forest that spreads from the shadows of the park's rugged peaks....

Strike at Taj Mahal casino raises questions about its future
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- A strike against Atlantic City's most vulnerable casino on the biggest moneymaking weekend of the year raised fresh questions about the future of the Trump Taj Mahal....

Bunker Hill: Misnamed battle sparks a social media skirmish
BOSTON (AP) -- The Battle of Bunker Hill - one of the greatest misnomers in U.S. history - has sparked a social media skirmish....

Investigators: US lab worker in Colorado faked test results
DENVER (AP) -- A worker at a federal laboratory in Colorado intentionally manipulated test results for years, possibly tainting research that includes toxic metals in the Everglades, uranium near the Grand Canyon and coal in Afghanistan, investigators say....

Judge blocks Mississippi's 'religious objections' law
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- A federal judge blocked a Mississippi law on religious objections to same-sex marriage moments before it was set to take effect Friday, ruling it unconstitutionally establishes preferred beliefs and creates unequal treatment for gay people....

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