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Trump deepens Goldman ties as he builds out economic team

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WASHINGTON (AP) — In the heat of the presidential campaign, Donald Trump accused primary rival Ted Cruz of being controlled by Goldman Sachs... Full Story

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  • Trump deepens Goldman ties as he builds out economic team
    Trump deepens Goldman ties as he builds out economic team

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In the heat of the presidential campaign, Donald Trump accused primary rival Ted Cruz of being controlled by Goldman Sachs because his wife, Heidi, previously worked for the Wall Street giant. He slammed Hillary Clinton for receiving speaking fees from the bank.

  • Dylann Roof laughed during church slaying confession to FBI

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Dylann Roof wanted the world to know he hated black people and thought they were criminals. He thought about attacking drug dealers, but they might shoot back. So, he told the FBI, he picked a historic black church in Charleston he had learned about online.

  • Oakland fire exposes rift over naming transgender victims
    Oakland fire exposes rift over naming transgender victims

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Feral Pines proved to be as complex in death as she was in life as friends and family struggled this week to settle on the correct name to remember the victim of the Oakland warehouse party fire killed along with 35 others.

  • Sound engineer, attorney among Oakland fire victims
    Sound engineer, attorney among Oakland fire victims

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A popular sound engineer, a young attorney and a woman described as a visionary were among the people killed in a fire that engulfed a dance party inside an Oakland warehouse. The Alameda County Sheriff's Department has released the names of all 36 victims. They ranged in agefrom 17 to 61.

  • Tourists stream back to Gatlinburg, but rebuilding looms
    Tourists stream back to Gatlinburg, but rebuilding looms

    GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — Visitors jammed the main roads and sidewalks in Gatlinburg as the tourism city reopened to the public Friday for the first time since wildfires killed 14 people.

  • Critics: Alabama execution helps case against sedative

    ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama execution in which a prisoner heaved his chest, coughed and appeared to move offers more evidence that a drug used to sedate inmates before they are put to death should not be used in lethal injections, critics of the drug said Friday.

  • Teen charged with murder in attack at troubled-youth ranch
    Teen charged with murder in attack at troubled-youth ranch

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An Arizona teenager was charged with aggravated murder and other counts Friday in the brutal slaying of one worker and the assault on a second staffer at a southern Utah ranch for troubled teens.

  • Trump's ties to 'Apprentice' raises conflict issues for NBC
    Trump's ties to 'Apprentice' raises conflict issues for NBC

    NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump's continued stake in television's "Celebrity Apprentice" adds to questions about potential conflicts between his personal and public responsibilities, while raising new ones about NBC.

  • John Glenn, astronaut and senator, to lie in state in Ohio
    John Glenn, astronaut and senator, to lie in state in Ohio

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — John Glenn will lie in state in Ohio's capitol building before a celebration of his life of military and government service and two history-making voyages into space.

  • Pearl Harbor veteran honored with inflight hula, song
    Pearl Harbor veteran honored with inflight hula, song

    HONOLULU (AP) — A group of Hawaii musicians and a Hawaiian Airlines flight attendant provided special inflight entertainment to a Pearl Harbor survivor flying home from a ceremony commemorating the 75th anniversary of the attack.

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    Japan launches much-needed supplies to space station

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