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Mild flu season winding down, still widespread in Northeast

NEW YORK (AP) — Flu season is winding down, and it’s been a relatively mild one. It’s not over – flu is still widespread in 14 states, mostly in the Northeast. But health officials on Friday said the season peaked in early March and reports of flu are...

Obama says North Carolina law should be overturned

AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster LONDON (AP) — President Barack Obama called Friday for the overturning of a North Carolina law that requires transgender people to use public bathrooms conforming to the sex on their birth certificates and restricts protections for LGBT people. Obama...

Mind. Blown. Brain-controlled drone race pushes future tech

AP Photo/Jason Dearen GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Wearing black headsets with tentacle-like sensors stretched over their foreheads, the competitors stare at cubes floating on computer screens as their small white drones prepare for takeoff. “Three, two, one …...

Massachusetts boy skips birthday gifts, gives to sea turtles

AP Photo/Bill Sikes BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts 6-year-old’s love of sea turtles prompted him to forgo birthday gifts this year and ask instead for money he could donate to sea turtle rescue efforts. Jasper Rose, of Watertown, collected $550 for Boston’s New...

Multiple people shot to death in rural Ohio; details scarce

AP Photo/John Minchillo PIKETON, Ohio (AP) — Shootings with multiple fatalities were reported along a road in rural Ohio on Friday morning, but details on the number of deaths and the whereabouts of the suspect or suspects weren’t immediately clear. The attorney...

Cuba relents, allows Cuban-born travelers on historic cruise

AP Photo/Carl Juste MIAMI (AP) — Cuba has loosened a policy banning Cuban-born people from arriving by sea, allowing Carnival Corp. to go forward with the first U.S. cruise to the island in a half-century, the Cuban government and the Miami-based cruise line announced...

Virginia governor enables 200,000 felons to vote in November

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — More than 200,000 convicted felons will be able to cast ballots in the swing state of Virginia in November’s election under a sweeping executive order by Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Friday that restores their rights to vote and run...

Tiger wearing collar with leash caught in South Texas city

CONROE, Texas (AP) — Animal control officers have captured an apparently domesticated tiger that was spotted roaming a residential neighborhood in a South Texas city. The Conroe Police Department says it received several phone calls Thursday from residents who saw the...

Shootings with multiple fatalities reported in southern Ohio

CINCINNATI (AP) — Authorities say there have been shootings involving multiple fatalities in southern Ohio. The attorney general’s office says a dozen Bureau of Criminal Investigation agents have been called to Pike County. Spokesman Dan Tierney says the Pike County...

The Latest: Queen greets Obamas at castle in low-key fashion

AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster LONDON (AP) — The Latest on President Barack Obama’s visit to the United Kingdom (all times local): 2:00 p.m. It’s hard to make arriving via helicopter for lunch with the queen look like a casual affair, but Queen Elizabeth II nearly...