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USA Gymnastics President and CEO Kerry Perry, middle, watches the U.S. Gymnastics Championships, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
August 19, 2018 - 8:16 pm
BOSTON (AP) — USA Gymnastics President Kerry Perry says the embattled organization is in the midst of "productive" mediation talks with athletes who were sexually abused by a disgraced former national team doctor. USA Gymnastics is facing civil lawsuits filed by dozens of athletes who say they were...
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FILE - This Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018 file photo provided by the National Park Service shows the Howe Ridge Fire from across Lake McDonald in Glacier National Park, Mont. The wildfire in northwest Montana's Glacier National Park is forcing evacuations and has burned within a mile of the scenic Going-to-the-Sun Road. The Missoulian reported Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018 that the Howe Ridge fire had grown to more than 12 square miles, and shifting winds are forecast over the next day and a half. (National Park Service via AP, File)
August 19, 2018 - 7:50 pm
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A wildfire in Montana's Glacier National Park is forcing more evacuations and has burned within a half-mile of the scenic Going-to-the-Sun Road. Protecting the highway through the park is officials' priority, with firefighters installing hoses and sprinklers to prevent it...
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FILE- In this Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, file photo Bishop David Zubik, current Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh, takes questions from reporters after vocation Mass at Saints John and Paul Parish in Franklin Park, Pa. Zubik, the bishop of Pittsburgh's Roman Catholic diocese, is pushing back against a call for his resignation and says the diocese has “followed every single step” needed for responsible action after allegations of child sexual abuse. (Michael M. Santiago/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP, File)
August 19, 2018 - 7:49 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The bishop of Pittsburgh's Roman Catholic diocese pushed back against a call for his resignation and said the diocese has "followed every single step" needed for responsible action after allegations of child sexual abuse. Bishop David Zubik spoke Sunday to George Stephanopoulos on...
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A medical helicopter takes off from the infield during the IndyCar auto race at Pocono Raceway, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, in Long Pond, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
August 19, 2018 - 7:25 pm
LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — IndyCar driver Robert Wickens has been admitted to a hospital in nearby Allentown with what the series called "orthopedic injuries" sustained in a violent wreck early in the race Sunday. IndyCar said Wickens was awake and alert as he was airlifted from the track to the...
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August 19, 2018 - 6:58 pm
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A private school in Maryland has launched an investigation into allegations that a culture of sexual abuse existed in the 1970s with administrators' knowledge, a newspaper reported. The Washington Post reports two Baltimore lawyers are leading the investigation into...
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FILE- In this Aug. 16, 2018, file photo White House counsel Donald McGahn, left, listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. Trump insisted Sunday, Aug. 19, that McGahn isn't "a John Dean type 'RAT,'" making reference to the Watergate-era White House attorney who turned on Richard Nixon. Trump, in a series of angry tweets, blasted a New York Times story reporting that McGahn has been cooperating extensively with the special counsel team investigating Russian election meddling and potential collusion with Trump's Republican campaign. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
August 19, 2018 - 6:54 pm
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump insisted Sunday that his White House counsel isn't a "RAT" like the Watergate-era White House attorney who turned on Richard Nixon, and he blasted the ongoing Russia investigation as "McCarthyism." Trump, in a series of angry tweets, denounced a New...
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Michael Avenatti, right, an attorney and entrepreneur, arrives to speak at the Hillsborough County Democrats' Summer Picnic fundraiser in Greenfield, N.H. Sunday, Aug.19, 2018. Avenatti, the attorney taking on President Donald Trump over his alleged affair with an adult film actress, is exploring a possible 2020 run for president. (AP Photo/ Cheryl Senter)
August 19, 2018 - 6:32 pm
GREENFIELD, N.H. (AP) — An attorney who has bedeviled President Donald Trump during the past year over his personal relationships and immigration policies made a presidential pitch of his own to Democratic voters in New Hampshire on Sunday. Michael Avenatti, who represents adult film actress Stormy...
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At the new Rising Hill Elementary School in Kansas City, Mo., gender neutral student bathrooms have a common sink area for washing and individual, locking, toilet stalls that can be used by boys or girls. Principal Kate Place gave a tour of the facilities on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018. The school is in the North Kansas City school district. (Keith Myers/The Kansas City Star via AP)
August 19, 2018 - 6:17 pm
NORTH KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City-area school district that garnered national attention when a transgender student was crowned homecoming queen in 2015 has installed gender-neutral restrooms at two new elementary schools and in some existing locations. The individual bathroom stalls at...
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August 19, 2018 - 6:07 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Climate change could be to blame for the collapse of bird populations in the desert along the Nevada-California border, scientists said. The number of bird species has fallen by an average of 43 percent over the past century at survey sites across an area larger than New York state...
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In this photo provided by the Office of the Governor of New York, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo addresses the congregation at the First Baptist Church of Crown Heights in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018. Cuomo hammered Donald Trump for creating what he called a "frightening portrait" of today's America. In a searing speech from the pulpit, Cuomo said the president has fooled many people in this country, but the Democrat said the Republican president hasn't fooled New Yorkers. (Office of the Governor of New York/Kevin Coughlin via AP)
August 19, 2018 - 5:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In a searing speech from the pulpit of a black church, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo told a Brooklyn congregation on Sunday that Donald Trump is a "slick salesman" who fooled many people in this country, but the Democrat said the Republican president hasn't fooled New Yorkers. Cuomo...
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