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Hundreds rescued from California floodwaters in San Jose

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SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Rescuers chest-deep in water steered boats full of people, some with babies and pets, from a San Jose neighborhood i... Full Story

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  • Hundreds rescued from California floodwaters in San Jose
    Hundreds rescued from California floodwaters in San Jose

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Rescuers chest-deep in water steered boats full of people, some with babies and pets, from a San Jose neighborhood inundated Tuesday by water from an overflowing creek.

  • GOP members of Congress meet with protests at town halls
    GOP members of Congress meet with protests at town halls

    FAIRVIEW, Tenn. (AP) — Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn returned to her district Tuesday in Tennessee and was greeted by tough questions on topics from health care reform to President Donald Trump's cabinet appointees. She also was met with protests.

  • Millions targeted for possible deportation under Trump rules
    Millions targeted for possible deportation under Trump rules

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of people living in the United States illegally could be targeted for deportation — including people simply arrested for traffic violations — under a sweeping rewrite of immigration enforcement policies announced Tuesday by the Trump administration.

  • Judge blocks Texas cutting Medicaid to Planned Parenthood

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge ruled Tuesday that Texas can't cut off Medicaid dollars to Planned Parenthood over secretly recorded videos taken by anti-abortion activists in 2015 that launched Republican efforts across the U.S. to defund the nation's largest abortion provider.

  • Official: Reforms didn't cut sentence of suspect in killing
    Official: Reforms didn't cut sentence of suspect in killing

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A gang member suspected of shooting two California police officers, killing one of them, was released from prison last year on probation under a criminal justice reform initiative that had no impact on how long he spent behind bars, a prison official said Tuesday.

  • Court considers constitutionality of Ohio execution process
    Court considers constitutionality of Ohio execution process

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal appeals court plans to consider arguments over the constitutionality of Ohio's lethal injection process as the state tries to start carrying out executions once again.

  • State lawmakers channel grief into fight against opioids
    State lawmakers channel grief into fight against opioids

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — In statehouses across the country, lawmakers with loved ones who fell victim to drugs are leading the fight against the nation's deadly opioid-abuse crisis, drawing on tragic personal experience to attack the problem.

  • Evidence of rising anti-Semitism, but data mostly elusive
    Evidence of rising anti-Semitism, but data mostly elusive

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Has anti-Semitism accompanied Donald Trump's rise to power? Some organizations that monitor hate groups and hate crimes believe so, noting a rash of recent incidents. But data is elusive, and the president's supporters note his family connection — a Jewish daughter, son-in-law and randchildren — and his comments this week condemning hate and prejudice.

  • Teens accused of plot to rob, kill girl found shot in ditch

    LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Two teenage boys charged with shooting a 14-year-old girl in the back of the head and leaving her wounded in a ditch lured her to the spot in a small Utah town with a plan to rob and kill her, prosecutors said Tuesday.

  • Amnesty blames Trump, others in global rollback of rights.
    Amnesty blames Trump, others in global rollback of rights.

    PARIS (AP) — Amnesty International says "toxic" fear-mongering by anti-establishment politicians, among them President Donald Trump and the leaders of Turkey, Hungary and the Philippines, is contributing to a global pushback against human rights.

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