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Police: Don't flush drugs; you might make a 'meth-gator'

LORETTO, Tenn. — Police in Tennessee have asked residents not to toss drugs down the toilet, saying it could create "meth-gators" and stoned waterfowl.
Trump's new asylum rules go into effect, and opponents sue

Trump's new asylum rules go into effect, and opponents sue

TIJUANA, Mexico — Hundreds of immigrants showed up at border crossings Tuesday in hopes of getting into the U.S.
Police officer in 'I can't breathe' death won't be charged

Police officer in 'I can't breathe' death won't be charged

NEW YORK — After years of silence, federal prosecutors said Tuesday that they won't bring criminal charges against a white New York City police officer in the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner, a black man whose dying words — "I can't breathe" — be
Apollo 11 astronaut returns to launch pad 50 years later

Apollo 11 astronaut returns to launch pad 50 years later

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins returned Tuesday to the exact spot where he flew to the moon 50 years ago with Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin.
Judge orders R. Kelly held in jail without bond in sex case

Judge orders R. Kelly held in jail without bond in sex case

CHICAGO — A federal judge on Tuesday ordered R. Kelly held in jail without bond after a prosecutor warned that the singer accused of having sex with minors and trying to cover up the crimes would pose an extreme danger to young girls if set free.
Powell says financial crisis accelerated economic changes

Powell says financial crisis accelerated economic changes

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Tuesday that the 2008 financial crisis accelerated major changes in the U.S. and global economies, leading to slower growth, lower inflation and lower interest rates.
Lawyer sentenced to 5 years for scamming Barkley, others

Lawyer sentenced to 5 years for scamming Barkley, others

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A lawyer convicted of swindling NBA star Charles Barkley and using the name of former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to bolster an investment scam was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday. U.S. District Judge Karon O.
Trump denies racism as House Dems try condemning his attacks

Trump denies racism as House Dems try condemning his attacks

WASHINGTON — Facing a remarkable political repudiation, President Donald Trump and his Republican congressional allies denied Tuesday that he is racist and sought to shoo GOP lawmakers away from a House Democratic resolution condemning his "racist co

NRC looking at reducing inspections at reactors

WASHINGTON — The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will look at cutting back on inspections of the country's nuclear reactors.

Inmate who served 28 years found innocent of murder

TULSA, Okla. — A judge on Tuesday freed an Oklahoma inmate who has served nearly three decades in prison for a 1991 killing, saying he did not commit the crime.