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Doctor in pill mill case pleads to money laundering

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia doctor has pleaded guilty to a money laundering charge related to pain pills he prescribed.


UN council heads to Bangladesh and Myanmar to see Rohingya

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Security Council is heading to Asia for a firsthand look at the plight of 700,000 Rohingya Muslims who fled a military crackdown in Myanmar and the several hundred thousand who remain in the country's northern Rakhine state.


Man convicted of mailing fatal cyanide set to be sentenced

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine man convicted of sending cyanide to a suicidal man in England is due to be sentenced.


Smoke from Wisconsin refinery explosion poses health risk

An explosion and asphalt fire at a Wisconsin oil refinery sent huge plumes of smoke into the air that pollution experts said almost certainly contained large amounts of toxins, posing a serious health risk to those living downwind.


Man convicted of 1980 killing set to be sentenced in Maine

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A man convicted in a nearly 40-year-old slaying that many thought would never be solved is set to be sentenced.


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Authorities: Wisconsin refinery fire out, evacuation remains

Authorities have not allowed residents back in their homes after crews extinguished a smoky blaze at a northwestern Wisconsin refinery where an explosion injured at least 11 people and forced most of the city of Superior to evacuate.


Texas church gunman vowed not to hurt anyone 5 years earlier

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A gunman who killed more than two dozen people in a Texas church last year had promised a military judge five years earlier that he would never allow himself to hurt someone again.


Smoke from Wisconsin refinery explosion poses health risk

An explosion and asphalt fire at a Wisconsin oil refinery on Thursday sent huge plumes of smoke into the air that pollution experts said almost certainly contained large amounts of toxins, posing a serious health risk to those living downwind.


Federal agency says it lost track of 1,475 migrant children

Federal officials lost track of nearly 1,500 migrant children last year after a government agency placed the minors in the homes of adult sponsors in communities across the country, according to testimony before a Senate subcommittee Thursday.


Smoky fire that forced evacuations out at Wisconsin refinery

Authorities said Thursday that a fire at a northwestern Wisconsin refinery where an explosion injured at least 11 people was out, but that an evacuation order for residents of Superior would remain and be re-evaluated throughout the night.


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The Latest: Authorities: Evacuation order will stay in place

SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on a Wisconsin refinery explosion that injured several people (all times local):


Pizza Hut Museum opens on Wichita State University campus

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The original Pizza Hut building has opened as a museum at Wichita State University.


Investigators: DNA from genealogy site caught serial killer

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — More than three decades after his trail went cold, one of California's most prolific and elusive serial killers was caught when investigators matched crime-scene DNA with genetic material stored by a relative on an online genealogical site, prosecutors said Thursday.


10 Things to Know for Friday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:


Temple University reconsidering Bill Cosby's honorary degree

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby long served as a leading public face and a key fundraiser for Philadelphia's Temple University, but his alma mater said Thursday it will reconsider an honorary degree awarded to the comedian more than two decades ago, after he was convicted of drugging and molesting a university employee in 2004.


Ex-relative of suspected serial killer: 'True shock and awe'

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — James Huddle always hoped the rapist who terrorized the Sacramento suburbs in the 1970s and prompted him to buy a pistol for protection would be caught.


Man found mentally fit for trial for fleeing Hawaii hospital

HONOLULU (AP) — A man who fled from a Hawaii psychiatric hospital— where he was committed after being found not guilty by reason of insanity of a woman's 1979 killing — is mentally fit to stand trial for an escape charge, a panel of three examiners determined.


5 years before massacre, gunman promised not to hurt anyone

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The gunman in a mass shooting at a Texas church last year told a military judge in 2012 he "would never allow myself to hurt someone" again while admitting to abusing his stepson and a long struggle with anger, according to Air Force records obtained by The Associated Press on Thursday.


Arkansas judge blocks state's revived voter ID law

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas judge on Thursday blocked a voter ID law that's nearly identical to a measure the state's highest court found unconstitutional about four years ago.


Starbucks CEO says racial controversy hasn't affected sales

NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks' sales have not suffered over the outcry that ensued when two black men were arrested at a Philadelphia store, CEO Kevin Johnson said Thursday, but he vowed to remain committed to ensuring such an incident never happens again.


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