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Ohio has new uses for sediment from Lake Erie's harbors

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The federal agency that keeps open shipping channels along Lake Erie has settled a long dispute with Ohio over what to do with sand, soil and mud scooped out of Cleveland's harbor.


GOP tax law leads to a tax hike, more revenue in some states

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Republican tax overhaul is giving most Americans a break on their federal income taxes. But fallout from the same law means many people could actually see their state income taxes rise.


After years of dejection, proponents of gun laws see hope

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Activism in the aftermath of the Florida school shooting has some gun-control advocates hopeful a time for change may have finally arrived.


This week in odd news: Skunk fire, sleepwalker, T-Rex walk

BARE SCARE: NAKED MAN FIRES GUN, FLEES AFTER CRASH


AP PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week

Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.


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Graham's body to make journey from mountains to Charlotte

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The Rev. Billy Graham's body will be brought to his hometown of Charlotte on Saturday as part of a procession expected to draw crowds of well-wishers.


NRA faces corporate backlash after latest school shooting

NEW YORK (AP) — The National Rifle Association is facing a corporate backlash as companies take a closer look at their investments, co-branding deals and other ties to the gun industry following the latest school massacre.


Students: More gun control needed after school shooting

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida officials have outlined their plans to make schools safer after a shooting that left 17 people dead last week, but some say they don't go far enough. Talia Rumsky is one of them.


Alabama to execute man convicted of killing federal judge

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A man convicted of killing a federal judge in a 1989 package bombing in Alabama is scheduled to be executed in April.


Civil rights icon Ruby Bridges Hall: Ban assault weapons

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Ruby Bridges Hall, who faced threats and harassment when she integrated a southern school as a child several decades ago, said Friday that she is distressed by mass shootings in U.S. schools.


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The Latest: Ban assault weapons, civil rights activist says

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on civil rights activists being honored in Mississippi (all times local):


US deportations targeting more people with no crime records

SAN DIEGO (AP) — People arrested by deportation officers increasingly have no criminal backgrounds, according to figures released Friday, reflecting the Trump administration's commitment to cast a wider net.


Attorneys seek information on aborted Alabama execution

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Execution team members stuck an inmate repeatedly in the lower legs, ankles and groin in effort to find a usable vein before the state called off the lethal injection, according to a Friday court filing by the inmate's lawyer.


UN to vote Saturday on humanitarian cease-fire in Syria

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council delayed a vote on a resolution demanding a 30-day humanitarian cease-fire across Syria until Saturday in hopes of closing a gap over the timing for a halt to fighting.


College president denies nixing hiring over Jewish heritage

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The president of a private Baptist college in Louisiana on Friday disputed a lawsuit's claims that he refused to sign off on hiring a football coach because of the man's Jewish heritage.


Louisiana college shooting wounds 2; suspects detained

HAMMOND, La. (AP) — A shooting at a Louisiana college campus wounded two student-athletes early Friday, school officials said. Two suspects were later arrested and will be charged with attempted murder.


The Latest: College president rejects anti-Semitism claims

PINEVILLE, La. (AP) — The Latest on a lawsuit that accuses a Louisiana college and its president of discriminating against an applicant for a football coaching job (all times local):


Delay in Nevada gun buyer law draws protests at court debate

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A lawyer seeking a court order to enforce a Nevada gun buyer screening law that has not been enacted despite voter approval in November 2016 blamed the state's Republican governor and attorney general on Friday for stalling the law.


US sailor hit by helicopter blade in critical condition

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The military says a sailor was hit by a helicopter rotor blade at Camp Pendleton Marine Corps base, north of San Diego.


The Latest: State unable to tap vein in aborted execution

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the postponed execution of an Alabama inmate (all times local):


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