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'Active shooter' report at military base was false alarm
JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. (AP) -- The military base outside Washington where the presidential plane Air Force One is stationed was temporarily locked down Thursday after an "active shooter" report that turned out to be a false alarm....

Judge blocks Indiana genetic abnormality abortion law
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- A federal judge blocked an Indiana law Thursday that would have banned abortions sought because of a fetus' genetic abnormalities, saying that the state does not have the authority to limit a woman's reasons for ending a pregnancy....

Amid crisis, support grows for Puerto Rico statehood
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Porfirio Guerrero has grown increasingly frustrated as a decade-long recession has sapped business from his tailor shop in the Puerto Rican capital. He now feels the only way for the island to recover is to become a full-fledged part of the United States, a sentiment that is gaining force in the territory....

OBAMA LEGACY: Immigration stands as most glaring failure
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hours after the Supreme Court sent his immigration policy into legal limbo, President Barack Obama huddled around a long conference table in the Roosevelt Room with disappointed activists. The president looked out at familiar faces, some teary. It had been a long and tough fight, Obama said, and he had taken some beatings - even from supporters who "whupped on me good."...

Connecticut cops more likely to use stun guns on minorities
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Police in Connecticut were more likely to fire their stun guns at minorities than at whites in 2015 and more likely to shock Hispanics multiple times than shock other racial groups, according to an analysis released Thursday of the first statewide data of police stun gun use in the country....

New survey doubles the estimate of transgender adults in US
NEW YORK (AP) -- About 1.4 million adults in the U.S. identify as transgender, double the estimate from a decade ago, a team of experts reported Thursday....

Bystander tries to save woman from husband who killed 3 kids
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A good Samaritan could not save a Las Vegas woman screaming for help as her gun-wielding husband chased her from their home to two drug store parking lots in a chaotic murder-suicide that left a family of five dead, authorities said Thursday....

Laws encourage alternatives to prison for veterans with PTSD
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- A former Army sergeant's defenders say he truly believed he was protecting fellow soldiers from a Taliban bomber when he emptied 24 rounds at police and firefighters responding to a fire in his apartment....

Man at center of 'Serial' podcast granted a new trial
BALTIMORE (AP) -- After spending 16 years in prison for the killing of his former high school girlfriend, a man at the center of popular podcast "Serial" has a chance at freedom....

Nuts to that; Hershey rejects kiss from chocolate competitor
NEW YORK (AP) -- Hershey says it rejected a takeover offer from Oreo maker Mondelez that would bring some of the world's best known cookies and chocolates under one company....

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