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Olivia Newton-John, the Grammy-winning superstar who reigned on pop, country, adult contemporary and dance charts with such hits as "Physical" and "You're the One That I Want" and won countless hearts as everyone's favorite Sandy in the blockbuster film version of "Grease," has died. She was 73.

By HILLEL ITALIE Associated Press August 9, 2022
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The FBI searched Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate as part of an investigation into whether he took classified records from the White House to his Florida residence, people familiar with the matter said, a dramatic and unprecedented escalation of law enforcement scrutiny of the former president.

By By ZEKE MILLER, ERIC TUCKER and MICHAEL BALSAMO Associated Press August 9, 2022
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The first African American four-star general in Marine Corps history, Gen. Michael E. Langley, credited his father with telling him to “aim high” and predicted that his promotion on Saturday would have an impact on younger people.

By Associated Press August 8, 2022
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An aggressive push toward renewable energy has run headlong into anxiety over keeping the lights on in California, where the largest utility is considering whether to try to extend the lifespan of the state’s last operating nuclear power plant.

By MICHAEL R. BLOOD, Associated Press August 8, 2022
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At least nine people were wounded — none critically — in a shooting outside a Cincinnati bar early Sunday, police said.

By Associated Press August 8, 2022
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Democrats pushed their election-year economic package to Senate passage Sunday, a hard-fought compromise less ambitious than President Joe Biden’s original domestic vision but one that still meets deep-rooted party goals of slowing global warming, moderating pharmaceutical costs and taxing immense corporations.

By ALAN FRAM and LISA MASCARO, Associated Press August 7, 2022
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Actress Anne Heche was in the hospital Saturday following an accident in which her car smashed into a house and flames erupted, a spokeswoman said.

By LYNN ELBER Associated Press August 6, 2022
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U.S. employers added an astonishing 528,000 jobs last month despite flashing warning signs of an economic downturn, easing fears of a recession and handing President Joe Biden some good news heading into the midterm elections.

By PAUL WISEMAN Associated Press August 6, 2022
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Stock indexes closed mostly lower Friday after a roller-coaster day following a blockbuster report on the U.S. jobs market that offered both good and bad news for Wall Street.

By STAN CHOE, DAMIAN J. TROISE and ALEX VEIGA Associated Press August 5, 2022
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Elon Musk accused Twitter of fraud in a countersuit over his aborted $44 billion deal for the social media company, which he claimed held back necessary information and misled his team about the true size of its user base.

By Associated Press August 5, 2022
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Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and his family were among those almost hit as a large SUV drove through a parade that celebrates Native American culture in western New Mexico, injuring at least 15 people, officials said.

By FELICIA FONSECA ,Associated Press August 5, 2022
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A husband and wife from Wisconsin celebrating more than five decades of marriage were killed in a lightning strike outside the White House. Two others remained hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.

By Associated Press August 5, 2022
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A Texas jury Thursday ordered conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to pay more than $4 million in compensatory damages to the parents of a 6-year-old boy killed in the Sandy Hook massacre, marking the first time the Infowars host has been held financially liable for repeatedly claiming the deadliest school shooting in U.S. history was a hoax.

By JIM VERTUNO, Associated Press August 4, 2022
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A federal grand jury investigating efforts to undo the results of the 2020 presidential election has subpoenaed the White House counsel under then-President Donald Trump and his top deputy, according to a person familiar with the matter.

By ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press August 4, 2022
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This hurricane season may be a tad quieter than initially projected, but it is still likely to be busier than normal, government forecasters and others say.

By SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer August 4, 2022
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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis suspended the elected state prosecutor of Tampa on Thursday for pledging not to enforce the state's new 15-week abortion ban and for supporting gender transition treatments for minors.

By ANTHONY IZAGUIRRE, Associated Press August 4, 2022
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Maryna Havrysh struggled to hold back her tears as she helped a group of volunteers load her elderly parents into an evacuation van in Kramatorsk, near the front line of Russia’s war on Ukraine.

By JUSTIN SPIKE, Associated Press August 3, 2022
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The Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to ban homeless encampments within 500 feet of schools and daycare centers during a meeting that was disrupted by protesters who said it criminalizes homelessness.

By Associated Press August 3, 2022
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The husband of U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi pleaded not guilty Wednesday to misdemeanor driving under the influence charges related to a May crash in Northern California wine country.

By JANIE HAR, Associated Press August 3, 2022
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The week before the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol, Missouri's Josh Hawley became the first Republican senator to announce he would object to the certification of the 2020 election.

By LISA MASCARO and FARNOUSH AMIRI, Associated Press August 2, 2022

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