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50 years later, Black Panthers look back at party's founding
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- The Black Panthers emerged from this gritty Northern California city 50 years ago, declaring to a nation in turmoil a new party dedicated to defending African-Americans against police brutality and protecting the right of a downtrodden people to determine their own future....

New details emerge in case of 3 men accused in Kansas plot
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- An anti-Muslim militia group in Kansas calling itself "The Crusaders" first came to the government's attention when one of its members, alarmed by the heightening talk of violence, contacted FBI agents and became a confidential source, prosecutors said....

You can leave your hat on: Scholar says Puritans were sexy
BOSTON (AP) -- "Fifty Shades of Grey," Puritan edition?...

New Jersey Transit's longest delay: Modern safety technology
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- Six years after New Jersey Transit won federal approval to install modern safety technology on its commuter rail lines, the project has languished and trains still operate with speed controls developed in the 1950s....

Flood victims face major challenges as early voting begins
As Keith and Felicia Scott looked at the ruins of their flooded-out house in North Carolina, the mold growing up the walls and the loose floorboards lying waterlogged at their feet, the presidential election was about the furthest thing from their minds....

Who is Evan McMullin, third-party candidate surging in Utah?
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Two months after he jumped into the presidential race as a political unknown on the fringe, independent candidate Evan McMullin is surging in the polls in Utah and drawing large crowds at rallies as he becomes the conduit for conservative voters fed up with Republican Donald Trump's crudeness and antics....

After rejecting Trump, McCain navigates tough GOP path
PHOENIX (AP) -- In his pursuit of a sixth term, Republican Sen. John McCain reluctantly stood by Donald Trump for months despite personal insults and the bombastic businessman's string of controversial claims....

Goodyear christening 2nd airship in fleet replacing blimps
AKRON, Ohio (AP) -- Goodyear is officially welcoming the second airship in the fleet replacing its famous blimps....

Raising a vegan baby: Parents say abuse cases give a bad rap
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- There's a right way and a wrong way to raise a baby on vegan food. Those who get it wrong, parents say, give the responsible ones a bad name....

Jury selection set for Ohio police shooting trial
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Court officials in Ohio are ready to begin winnowing a large jury pool for the murder trial of a white former police officer charged with killing an unarmed black man during a traffic stop....

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