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In this Sept. 2016, photo provided by the University of California Irvine, UC Irvine grad student, Samantha Leigh handles a bonnethead shark in Irvine, Calif. Bonnethead sharks not only eat grass while chomping fish and squid, they also digest the plant and gain nutrition from it, scientists at the University of California, Irvine announced Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018. Leigh, who headed the four-year study at UCI's School of Biological Sciences, said she hopes the discovery will help protect seagrass ecosystems that are at risk from climate change. (Yannis P. Papstamatiou/University of California Irvine via AP)
September 06, 2018 - 4:33 pm
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Ruining the reputation of sharks as bloodthirsty predators, California researchers said they have found a shark that enjoys a side of seagrass with its prey. Bonnethead sharks not only eat grass while chomping fish and squid — they also digest the plant and gain nutrition from...
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Paul Huntsburger, a Denver County elections database expert, works with other local Colorado elections officials during a security exercise in Denver on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. State, county and federal elections officials held the exercise to prepare for the November midterm elections. (AP Photo/Jim Anderson)
September 06, 2018 - 2:50 pm
DENVER (AP) — Colorado, whose election systems are ranked among the nation's safest, held a cyber-security and disaster exercise Thursday for dozens of state, county and federal elections officials to reinforce the state's preparedness for, and public confidence in, November's midterm elections...
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September 06, 2018 - 9:29 am
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A woman charged with manufacturing the deadly toxin ricin in her Vermont retirement community and testing it on residents was sentenced Thursday to time served and five years of probation and must undergo mental health treatment. Betty Miller, 71, also was ordered Thursday to...
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FILE - In this July 5, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump looks to GOP Senate candidate Matt Rosendale, giving him the thumbs-up during a rally at the Four Seasons Arena at Montana ExpoPark, in Great Falls, Mont. Montana State Auditor Rosendale has made his support for Trump a centerpiece of his campaign to unseat U.S. Sen. Jon Tester. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
September 05, 2018 - 3:27 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jon Tester unveiled a new television ad Wednesday promoting his collaboration with President Donald Trump as the Montana Democrat sought to inoculate himself against conservative critics ahead of Trump's Thursday visit to the state. The ad highlights two pieces of...
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FILE - In this May 23, 2018, file photo, Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, leaves the Federal District Court after a hearing, in Washington. A federal judge in Washington has denied Paul Manafort's request to move his second trial from the District of Columbia. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson says Manafort hasn't shown that he couldn't pick an impartial jury in the District of Columbia due to pre-trail publicity. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
September 05, 2018 - 2:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Paul Manafort's second trial will remain in the District of Columbia, a judge ruled Wednesday. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson said that the former Trump campaign chairman's attorneys had failed to show that thorough jury questioning and careful instructions couldn't ensure...
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September 05, 2018 - 2:34 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The task of drawing new boundaries for thousands of federal and state legislative districts is still about three years away, yet the political battle over redistricting already is playing out in this year's midterm elections. North Carolina's congressional elections were...
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FILE - This combination of file photos shows candidates for Kansas governor, from left to right, Republican Secretary of State Kris Kobach, Democratic state Sen. Laura Kelly and independent candidate Greg Orman, who are scheduled to debate Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, in Overland Park, Kan. (Thad Allton /The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP, File)
September 05, 2018 - 1:59 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — One of Republican Kris Kobach's main opponents said Wednesday that he is not qualified to serve as Kansas governor because of his tough stance against illegal immigration and because he promises to pursue state policies meant to discourage it. Independent candidate Greg Orman, a...
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Seattle Storm's Breanna Stewart, right, is embraced by Sue Bird after the Storm defeated the Phoenix Mercury 94-84 during Game 5 of a WNBA basketball playoff semifinal, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, in Seattle. The Storm advanced to the WNBA finals. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
September 05, 2018 - 7:17 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Sue Bird was on the brink of seeing maybe her last good chance at getting to the WNBA Finals evaporate. She was playing with a broken nose, her team was playing from behind for almost all of Game 5, and against her rival and friend that never loses in these situations. And to make...
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Basketball star LeBron James, holds his daughter Zhuri, as he accepts Harlem Fashion Row's ICON 360 Award for his contribution to fashion and philanthropy at the HFR fashion show and awards ceremony before the start of New York Fashion Week, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Diane Bondareff)
September 05, 2018 - 5:32 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Clutching his young daughter in his arms, LeBron James said he stands with Nike, a clear reference to the company's Colin Kaepernick ad campaign. The basketball superstar — and new Los Angeles Laker — made the remarks as he received an award Tuesday for both his style and his...
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Seattle Storm players gather in a celebratory huddle after a 94-84 win over the Phoenix Mercury during Game 5 of a WNBA basketball playoff semifinal, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, in Seattle. The Storm advanced to the WNBA finals. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
September 05, 2018 - 12:42 am
Elena Delle Donne has the Washington Mystics in the WNBA Finals for the first time in franchise history, where they'll face Sue Bird and the Seattle Storm. The star forward came to Washington last year to try and lead the Mystics to a championship. She has them one step away. "D.C.'s become home to...
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