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Friday 05/06/2016
The Latest: Secretary Kerry says war on terror will be won
Posted: May 06, 2016

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's commencement address to Northeastern University (all times local):

Ex-cheerleading coach in Central Texas indicted in sex case
Posted: May 06, 2016

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — A former cheerleading coach in Central Texas has been accused of asking a student for naked photos and promising her private lessons.

Mother of boy who fatally shot classmate facing charges
Posted: May 06, 2016

ESTILL SPRINGS, Tenn. (AP) — The mother of a 12-year-old boy who allegedly shot a classmate to death in Tennessee is facing charges.

Court tie means no retention elections for justices, for now
Updated: May 06, 2016 - 12:30 pm

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina won't use a new method of voting on state Supreme Court justices, for now, after justices split on the constitutionality of the option called retention elections.

Hassan vetoes bill making changes to tobacco tax laws
Posted: May 06, 2016

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan has vetoed a bill that would have made technical changes to tobacco tax laws, saying it exempts low-priced cigars from taxes.

Doctor auctions Jordan's '92 Olympic shoes, Dream Team ball
Posted: May 06, 2016

As the team physician for the Dream Team, Dr. David Fischer was up close with the most star-studded team ever assembled as they rolled through the Barcelona Olympics in 1992.

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Friday 05/06/2016
Pope seeks to renew European dream as he accepts unity prize
Updated: May 06, 2016 - 12:15 pm

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis, accepting a prize for promoting European unity, on Friday warned Europeans against the selfish temptation to put up fences to ward off newcomers, saying he still dreams of a Europe where migrants are welcomed.

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Powerball's pull puts weekend jackpot at $415 million
Updated: May 06, 2016 - 12:15 pm

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Powerball jackpot has climbed to $415 million, making Saturday night's prize the largest since a record $1.6 billion payout in January. Interest and sales typically spike when the lack of a winner causes prizes to spiral upward. Here are some things to keep in mind about Saturday's drawing and future jackpots.

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500 gallons of pesticides at Houston site destroyed by fire
Updated: May 06, 2016 - 12:15 pm

HOUSTON (AP) — About 500 gallons of pesticides were stored at a Houston warehouse complex that was consumed by a large blaze and authorities are trying to determine how much ran off into nearby creeks, a fire official said Friday.

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NATO official says Montenegro membership means stability
Updated: May 06, 2016 - 12:30 pm

BUDVA, Montenegro (AP) — NATO Deputy Secretary General Alexander Vershbow says membership in the alliance will bring long-term stability to Montenegro, which is the next in line to join despite strong opposition from Russia.

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Turkey: Gunman arrested after firing at prominent journalist
Updated: May 06, 2016 - 12:30 pm

ISTANBUL (AP) — A man shouted "traitor" and fired two shots Friday at a prominent Turkish journalist outside a courthouse where the journalist is on trial accused of revealing state secrets.

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