Anywhere but Washington: Why DC stories rarely film in DC
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a hobby among District of Columbia locals: Picking apart glaring geographic and architectural inaccuracies in movies and television shows set in Washington.
Mega Millions, Powerball prizes come down to math, long odds
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — For all the anticipation about whether someone will finally snag the gigantic Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots, the games come down to two things: simple math — and very long odds.
Authorities: Explosive device found near George Soros' home
BEDFORD, N.Y. (AP) — The FBI and local police responded to an address near the home of philanthropist George Soros after an object that appeared to be an explosive was found in a mailbox, according to authorities.
New ground search for missing Wisconsin girl to start
BARRON, Wis. (AP) — The search for a Wisconsin girl whose parents were killed in the family's home last week was to expand Tuesday with as many as 2,000 volunteers expected to comb the area.
AP Explains: The growing migrant caravan on way to US border
TAPACHULA, Mexico (AP) — The caravan of Central American migrants moving through Mexico toward the U.S. border has bloomed to more than 7,000 people.
Authorities seek 2 vehicles in missing Wisconsin girl's case
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Authorities said Monday that they're looking for two cars in connection with the disappearance of a Wisconsin girl whose parents were gunned down last week.
Judge upholds Monsanto verdict, cuts award to $78 million
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Northern California judge on Monday upheld a jury's verdict that found Monsanto's weed killer caused a groundskeeper's cancer, but she slashed the amount of money to be paid from $289 million to $78 million.
Over 7K-strong, migrant caravan pushes on; still far from US
TAPACHULA, Mexico (AP) — Thousands of Central American migrants resumed an arduous trek toward the U.S. border Monday, with many bristling at suggestions there could be terrorists among them and saying the caravan is being used for political ends by U.S.
CNN's Jim Acosta calls for Trump to halt media attacks
NEW YORK (AP) — CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta, whose network is a frequent target of President Donald Trump's "fake news" barbs, called on him Monday to stop attacking the media because he's afraid someone will get hurt.
Florida man faces groping charge after flight from Houston
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Florida man is accused of groping a female passenger while on a flight Sunday from Houston to Albuquerque and later telling authorities that the president of the United States says it's OK to grab women by their private parts.
Judge: Michael Avenatti must pay $4.85M in ex-lawyer's suit
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Porn actress Stormy Daniels' lawyer Michael Avenatti must pay $4.85 million to an attorney who worked at his former law firm, a California judge ruled Monday in an order that holds the potential presidential candidate personally liable in a lawsuit over back pay.
The Latest: Investigators seek 2 cars in Wisconsin abduction
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the search for a missing Wisconsin girl whose parents were killed (all times local): 4:20 p.m.
Fury over reported federal plan targeting transgender people
WASHINGTON (AP) — LGBT leaders across the U.S. reacted with fury Monday to a report that the Trump administration is considering adoption of a new definition of gender that would effectively deny federal recognition and civil rights protections to transgender Americans.
Billionaire Boys Club's Joe Hunt seeks cut in life sentence
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The young Joe Hunt once used his intelligence, a high-energy salesman's patter and powers of persuasion to get wealthy friends to invest in his Billionaire Boys Club to fuel an opulent lifestyle that abruptly ended with a first-degree murder conviction and a prison sentence of life without the possibility of parole.
Officer fatally shoots suspect in Georgia police slaying
SNELLVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A police officer on Monday shot and killed an 18-year-old man accused of fatally shooting another officer near a school in the Atlanta area over the weekend, police said.
In a prison and a temple, Oregonians help detained migrants
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — With the sun bearing down, Norm and Kathy Daviess stood in the shade of a prison wall topped with coiled razor wire, waiting for three immigrants to come out.
Victims of Iowa coach can still come forward, agent says
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Many of the 400 boys who were sexually exploited by an Iowa basketball coach are only learning now what happened to them months or years ago and some have still yet to be identified or contacted, an investigator said Monday.
Oakland mayor: Police won't ask applicants about sex assualt
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf has ordered an end to the city's police department's policy that forced job applicants to give it access to confidential records, including records that disclosed whether they had been sexually assaulted.
Medtronic co-founder who created wearable pacemaker dies
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Earl Bakken, an electronics repairman who created the first wearable external pacemaker and co-founded one of the world's largest medical device companies, Medtronic, has died.
Mega Millions players would spend $1.6B on bills, charity
CHICAGO (AP) — With the Mega Millions lottery jackpot at a record $1.6 billion, people are snapping up tickets across the U.S. The Powerball jackpot also has climbed.
AP analysis: 'Obamacare' shapes opioid grant spending
With Republicans and Democrats joining forces again in a bipartisan effort to target the U.S. opioid crisis, an Associated Press analysis of the first wave of emergency money from Congress finds that states are taking very different approaches to spending it.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus gets a top award for comedy
WASHINGTON (AP) — After a 35-year acting career and with two iconic television characters to her name — Elaine Benes of "Seinfeld" and foul-mouthed Vice-President Selina Meyer — Julia Louis-Dreyfus has been honored with the Mark Twain Prize for lifetime achievement in comedy.
6 shot on street near north Florida stadium before NFL game
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Six people have been wounded in a street shooting blocks from the Florida stadium where the NFL's Houston Texans played and defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday afternoon, authorities said.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus feted for career achievement in comedy
WASHINGTON (AP) — After a 35-year acting career and with two iconic television characters to her name -- Elaine Benes of "Seinfeld" and foul-mouthed Vice-President Selina Myers--Julia Louis-Dreyfus has been honored with the Mark Twain Prize for lifetime achievement in comedy.
Warren took DNA test to help rebuild "trust in government"
Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren said Sunday that she changed her mind recently and took a DNA test proving her heritage because Americans' trust in government is "at an all-time low" and she wanted to help rebuild it by being transparent.

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