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Man convicted of beating caught on nanny cam gets life term
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- A judge sentenced a career criminal to life in prison Wednesday for a brutal home invasion beating caught on a nanny cam after listening to the victim describe how the attack left her with physical and psychological scars....

The Latest: Canada Parliament wishes Obama 'four more years'
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) -- The Latest on U.S. President Barack Obama's summit Wednesday with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto (all times local):...

North America leaders urge against Trump's isolationism
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) -- President Barack Obama and the leaders of Mexico and Canada pushed back forcefully on Wednesday against the isolationist and anti-immigrant sentiments that have roiled Britain and been championed by GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump. The leaders warned against easy solutions peddled by "demagogues" who feed on economic anxiety....

Health officials prepare for Zika, but local efforts tight
HOUSTON (AP) -- The poorest parts of Houston remind Dr. Peter Hotez of some of the neighborhoods in Latin America hardest hit by Zika....

Alaska governor limits annual oil-wealth checks to $1,000
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Facing a multibillion-dollar deficit, Alaska's governor on Wednesday cut in half the annual checks that give all residents a share of the state's oil wealth, but he kept enough money in place to award everyone a $1,000 payout....

Teen dies after being shot in face while playing with gun
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A 13-year-old Philadelphia boy who was playing with a gun with several other teens has died after he was shot in the face....

LA votes to put $1.2 billion homeless measure on ballot
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday to place a $1.2 billion bond measure before voters to raise money to fight homelessness....

Sheriff: Denver shooter spoke of flying plane into building
DENVER (AP) -- A man who killed his estranged wife and himself at a busy downtown Denver office building had become increasingly mentally unstable and was banned from a local airport after he threatened to fly a plane into a building, authorities said Wednesday....

Texas researchers' findings factor into abortion ruling
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- The biggest court ruling affirming U.S. abortion rights in a generation scolded Texas lawmakers for a lack of facts and vindicated Republicans' wonky pest: A team of university researchers so prolific in their scrutiny of Texas women's health laws that a state health official lost his job for collaborating with them....

#RIP Lor Scoota, Baltimore rapper who tried to stop violence
BALTIMORE (AP) -- The news tore across Twitter: A beloved Baltimore rapper was gunned down in broad daylight, moments after promoting peace on the streets at a charity fundraiser....

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