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Appeals court deals blow to Trump administration travel ban
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's revised travel ban "speaks with vague words of national security, but in context drips with religious intolerance, animus and discrimination," a federal appeals court said Thursday in ruling against the ban that targets six Muslim-majority countries....

GOP House hopeful Greg Gianforte charged with assault
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) -- The Republican candidate in the nationally-watched election Thursday for Montana's sole congressional seat has been charged with misdemeanor assault for allegedly grabbing a reporter by the neck and throwing him to the ground....

Winery or 'weedery': Vineyards rip up grapes, switch to pot
JACKSONVILLE, Ore. (AP) -- Bill and Barbara Steele moved to this sleepy corner of Oregon to start their own winery after successful, high-powered business careers....

Fastest growing US cities are in South; 4 of top 5 in Texas
DALLAS (AP) -- Ten of the 15 fastest-growing cities with populations of 50,000 or more were spread across the South in 2016, with four of the top five found in Texas, according to new population estimates released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau....

Wild horses could be sold for slaughter in Trump budget plan
PALOMINO VALLEY, Nev. (AP) -- President Donald Trump's budget proposal calls for saving $10 million next year by selling wild horses captured throughout the U.S. West without the requirement that buyers guarantee the animals won't be resold for slaughter....

Monstrous cyclones churning over Jupiter's poles
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Monstrous cyclones are churning over Jupiter's poles, until now a largely unexplored region....

Cosby seeking new solidarity with blacks he once alienated
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- After two years of silence amid an onslaught of sexual assault allegations, comedian Bill Cosby is sending carefully targeted messages about racial bias across the media landscape ahead of his June 5 trial in suburban Philadelphia....

Insurers continue to hike prices, abandon ACA markets
People shopping for insurance through the Affordable Care Act in yet more regions could face higher prices and fewer choices next year as insurance companies lay out their early plans for 2018....

APNewsBreak: NYC police watchdog was rebuked for work jokes
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York's newly named top investigator of police misconduct was himself the subject of workplace complaints, accused among other things of making an inappropriate joke about a colleague's backside and referring to an area where Hispanic employees sit as "el Barrio," according to a confidential report obtained by The Associated Press....

Wisconsin seeks to be first to drug test Medicaid applicants
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker wants to make Wisconsin the first state in the country to require childless adults applying for Medicaid to undergo drug screening, a move that could serve as a national model....

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