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7 injured when startled camel bucks at Pittsburgh circus

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Seven people, most of them children, were injured when a startled camel started bucking during a Pittsburgh circus. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that two children and an adult were riding the camel during an intermission Sunday at the Shrine Circus at PPG Paints Arena when...
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The Latest: Teacher beats Dem incumbent in NY Senate primary

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on New York's Democratic primary (all times local): 11:55 p.m. A teacher and first-time candidate has defeated a longtime incumbent in the Democratic primary for the New York state Senate. Rachel May beat state Sen. David Valesky in Thursday's primary for the 53rd state...
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Andy Dalton throws 4 TD passes, Bengals beat Ravens 34-23

CINCINNATI (AP) — Andy Dalton threw four touchdown passes in the first half — three to A.J. Green — against a defense that has bedeviled him throughout his career, and the Cincinnati Bengals held on for a 34-23 victory over the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday night. Dalton knocked the Ravens (1-1) out...
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Former NFL running back charged with rape in Kansas

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Former Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle has been charged with rape in Wichita. KAKE-TV reports Randle was charged Tuesday with two counts of rape, two counts of aggravated kidnapping, seven counts of aggravated criminal sodomy and one count of aggravated battery. He...
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The Latest: Trump says critical NYT op-ed has 'backfired'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on an anonymous New York Times opinion piece claiming there's a "resistance" working within President Donald Trump's administration (all times local): 10 p.m. President Donald Trump says The New York Times' decision to publish an op-ed from an anonymous Trump...
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Word detectives: Science may help finger opinion columnist

WASHINGTON (AP) — Language detectives say the key clues to who wrote the anonymous New York Times opinion piece slamming President Donald Trump may not be the odd and glimmering "lodestar," but the itty-bitty words that people usually read right over: "I," "of" and "but." And lodestar? That could...
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Times grants anonymity to administration official for essay

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Times took the unusual step Wednesday of granting anonymity to a senior Trump administration official to write a searing column that said people who work for the president are trying to protect the country from his worst impulses. The essay was published against the...
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Report: Officer-involved shooting at California racetrack

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Law enforcement is responding to reports of an officer-involved shooting Sunday at a horse-racing track, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported. People saw police and sheriff's department cars arrive at the Del Mar Racetrack about 6:40 p.m., the newspaper reported. A concert by the...
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McCain Notebook: Tributes, memories, tears, civility lessons

WASHINGTON (AP) — Memories mixed with humor, grief and lessons on civility marked Sen. John McCain's memorial service Saturday at Washington National Cathedral, the last event in Washington of the five-day farewell tour. A few scenes: THE RESPECT OF RIVALS Keep on talking, even to rivals. That was...
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McCain tributes echo with criticism of Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — John McCain's daughter and two former presidents led a public rebuke of President Donald Trump's divisive politics at the late senator's memorial service Saturday in a call for a return to civility among the nation's leaders. The nearly three-hour service at the Washington...
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