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Ursula K. Le Guin, best-selling science fiction author, dies
by GILLIAN FLACCUS and HILLEL ITALIE
5 minutes ago
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Ursula K. Le Guin, the award-winning science fiction and fantasy writer who explored feminist themes and was best known for her Earthsea books, has died at 88....
[From AP Top U.S. News at 6:48 p.m. EST]
Suit alleges Motel 6 discriminated against Latino customers
by By JACQUES BILLEAUD
10 minutes ago
PHOENIX (AP) -- A civil rights group sued Motel 6 on Tuesday, alleging it discriminated against some Latino customers at two locations in Phoenix by giving their whereabouts and personal information to U.S. immigration agents who later arrested at least seven guests....
[From AP Top U.S. News at 6:48 p.m. EST]
Democrats withdraw offer to fund Trump's border wall
23 minutes ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats said on Tuesday they had withdrawn an offer to fund U.S. President Donald Trump's border wall, as tough negotiations over the future of young illegal immigrants known as "Dreamers" resumed in the Senate.
[From Reuters: U.S.]
Bill Cosby is hitting the town; legal experts see a strategy
by By MICHAEL SISAK
28 minutes ago
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Bill Cosby is suddenly out and about in his hometown of Philadelphia in what legal experts say appears to be an effort by the comedian to rebuild his good-guy image ahead of his retrial on sexual assault charges in the spring....
[From AP Top U.S. News at 6:48 p.m. EST]
'We have a voice.' Victims confront ex-gymnastics doctor
by By The Associated Press
29 minutes ago
Almost 160 women and girls are coming forward in a Michigan courtroom to confront Larry Nassar, the former sports doctor who molested them under the guise of medical treatment....
[From AP Top U.S. News at 6:48 p.m. EST]
Two students dead, 17 injured in shooting at Kentucky high school
32 minutes ago
BENTON, Ky. (Reuters) - A 15-year-old boy opened fire with a handgun just before classes started at his high school in rural western Kentucky on Tuesday, killing two fellow students and wounding a dozen other youths before he was arrested, the state's governor and police said.
[From Reuters: U.S.]
Sheriff: Remains of 5 missing gas rig workers recovered
by By SEAN MURPHY
35 minutes ago
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Officials on Tuesday recovered the remains of five gas rig workers who had been missing since a fiery explosion in eastern Oklahoma a day earlier....
[From AP Top U.S. News at 6:48 p.m. EST]
MPR: Allegations against Keillor far beyond single touch
by By JEFF BAENEN and DOUG GLASS
44 minutes ago
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota Public Radio provided additional details of allegations of sexual harassment against humorist Garrison Keillor on Tuesday, saying his alleged conduct went well beyond his account in November of accidentally touching a woman's bare back....
[From AP Top U.S. News at 6:48 p.m. EST]
2 dead, 17 injured in Kentucky school shooting; suspect held
by By KRISTIN M. HALL and DYLAN LOVAN
47 minutes ago
BENTON, Ky. (AP) -- A 15-year-old student killed two classmates and hit a dozen others with gunfire Tuesday, methodically firing a handgun inside a crowded atrium at his rural Kentucky high school....
[From AP Top U.S. News at 6:48 p.m. EST]
Five bodies recovered in Oklahoma oil well explosion: sheriff
1 hour ago
HOUSTON (Reuters) - The bodies of five people killed in an Oklahoma oil well explosion were recovered on Tuesday afternoon in a building adjacent to the drilling site outside of Quinton, Oklahoma, Pittsburg County Sheriff Chris Morris said at a briefing.
[From Reuters: U.S.]
98-yr-old Pearl Harbor veteran goes to court to fight eviction
0 minutes ago
New York man pleads guilty to attempting to join Islamic State
1 hour ago
(Reuters) - A New York man has pleaded guilty to trying to help Islamic State by traveling to Turkey with the goal of entering Syria and fighting for the militant group, federal prosecutors announced on Tuesday.
[From Reuters: U.S.]
Gulf Coast wreck could be last U.S. slave ship
1 hour ago
The remains of a wooden vessel found near Mobile, Alabama, may be the last slave-carrying ship to land in the United States. Experts say the wreckage could be the Clotilda, which was burned after delivering African captives to Mobile in 1860. The remains were found by a reporter who covers the coast for Al.com. The wreck is normally covered by water in the lower Mobile-Tensaw Delta. It was recently exposed by unusually low tides and examined by archaeologists.
[From NBC News U.S. News]
Sexual harassment cancellations cost Netflix $39 million
by Claire Atkinson
1 hour ago
Buried in Netflix's latest earnings report: The company spent $39 million on shows that it didn't release because two leading men were accused of sexual harassment.
[From NBC News U.S. News]
Undersea quake sends Alaskans fleeing from feared tsunami
by By MARK THIESSEN and BECKY BOHRER
1 hour ago
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- A powerful undersea earthquake sent Alaskans fumbling for suitcases and racing to evacuation centers in the middle of the night after a cellphone alert warned a tsunami could hit communities along the state's southern coast and parts of British Columbia....
[From AP Top U.S. News at 6:48 p.m. EST]
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