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States move to expand experimental drugs for some

DENVER (AP) — Nick Auden didn't live to see the legislation, but the case of the Denver melanoma patient who died while seeking access to an experimental drug helped inspire a first-of-its kind law in Colorado.


After huge win, next Indian PM begins victory lap

NEW DELHI (AP) — Thousands of cheering supporters have welcomed India's next prime minister on his arrival in the capital after leading his party to a staggering victory in national elections.


Lao military plane with defense chief crashes

BANGKOK (AP) — A Laos air force plane carrying about 20 people including the country's defense minister and other senior officials crashed on Saturday, Thailand's Foreign Ministry said.


On high seas, Vietnam and China play tense game

ABOARD VIETNAMESE COAST GUARD SHIP 4033 (AP) — Each day the Vietnamese ships tried to get close to the rig. And each day they were driven back by the much larger Chinese ships.


LA Kings eliminate rival Ducks 6-2 in Game 7

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Sitting in another jubilant dressing room deep inside another dazed road arena, Anze Kopitar simply stopped trying to explain the Los Angeles Kings' big-game brilliance.


Government fine hardly the end of GM recall saga

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors' agreement to pay a $35 million federal fine for concealing defects in small-car ignition switches and to give the government greater oversight of its safety procedures closes one chapter of the automaker's recall saga. But it's far from over.


Investigators look for arson in wildfire outbreak

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A 57-year-old man was charged with arson Friday in one of at least 10 wildfires that erupted in Southern California this week, and investigators were working to determine whether other blazes in the unusually early and intense outbreak were ignited by something as ordinary as sparks from cars or something more sinister.


Top VA health official resigns under fire

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top official for veterans' health care resigned Friday amid a firestorm over delays in care and falsified records at veteran hospitals.


Fight against Ukraine rebels threatens more unrest

MARIUPOL, Ukraine (AP) — Steelworkers from plants owned by Ukraine's richest man retook government buildings from pro-Moscow insurgents, reversing the tide of rebellion and lawlessness that has gripped this industrial port and dealing a setback to anti-Kiev forces aspiring to merge with Russia.


House GOP blocks vote on new immigration bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican leaders intervened Friday to prevent a vote on U.S. immigration legislation, dealing a severe blow to election-year efforts to overhaul the widely denigrated system.


Brown decision at 60: A look at education inequity

WASHINGTON (AP) — Saturday marks the 60th anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision. Many inequities in education still exist for black students and for Hispanics, a population that has grown exponentially since the 1954 ruling.


Some evacuations lifted in San Diego fire area

Some evacuation orders were lifted early Friday in an area near the fiercest of several wildfires in San Diego County, as crews building containment lines around the blazes hoped cooler temperatures will help them make further progress.


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