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NTSB to investigate bus crash that left 13 dead, 31 injured
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) -- A maintenance crew had slowed down traffic on a California highway through the night, and the work had gone on for hours without problems. Then a tour bus returning to Los Angeles from a casino trip slammed into the back of a semi-truck. Passengers who were asleep on the bus woke up to loud screams and the sound of crushing metal....

Tom Hayden, famed 1960s anti-war activist, dies at 76
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) -- Famed '60s anti-war activist Tom Hayden, whose name became forever linked with the celebrated Chicago 7 trial, Vietnam War protests and his ex-wife actress Jane Fonda, has died. He was 76....

In year of 3,000 shootings, a teen faces life beyond bullet
CHICAGO (AP) -- He suddenly felt as if a hot wire had torn through his chest. It hurt to breathe....

For some low-income workers, retirement is only a dream
CHICAGO (AP) -- It was a striking image. A photo of an 89-year-old man hunched over, struggling to push his cart with frozen treats. Fidencio Sanchez works long hours every day selling the treats because he couldn't afford to retire. The photo and his story went viral and thousands of people donated more than $384,000 for his retirement....

Old mental institution attracts filmmakers and the curious
MANSFIELD, Conn. (AP) -- They have heard the stories of floating orbs and disembodied voices, and officials at the University of Connecticut say they really shouldn't have to tell people that the abandoned mental institution the school owns is not actually haunted....

Bill Murray honored as he accepts Mark Twain prize for humor
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In an evening filled with jokes about Bill Murray's elusiveness and quirky personality, it was David Letterman who provided the most touching moment as Murray was honored with the nation's top prize for comedy....

West Virginia candidate for governor owes millions in taxes
HINDMAN, Ky. (AP) -- Jim Justice, a coal billionaire running for West Virginia governor, owes millions in back taxes to some of Appalachia's most impoverished counties, including one in Kentucky that is struggling to pay the debt on a new rec center and has turned the lights off in its parks and reduced hot meals for senior citizens....

Posting a ballot selfie? Better check your state laws first
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- You probably already know whether you'll vote for Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton on Election Day, leaving one important question to consider when you walk into your polling place: Is it OK to take a picture of your ballot?...

Ballot selfies: A look at where they are allowed or not
Secrecy in the voting booth has become a thing of the past for those ready to share their views and daily lives on social media, but laws nationwide are mixed on whether voters are allowed to take pictures of themselves voting and their ballots. How states handle the question :...

Senate control may be at stake in GOP-friendly Missouri
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The clamor for change fueling Republican Donald Trump's presidential campaign may help a little-known Democrat upset a powerful GOP senator in red-state Missouri on Election Day. And with just a handful of competitive races around the country, the outcome in Missouri could help determine control of the Senate....

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