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Maurice White, founder of Earth, Wind & Fire, dies

LOS ANGELES — Maurice White, a percussionist and singer who founded and led Earth, Wind & Fire, a crackling mainstay of 1970s dance music that leaned heavily on funk, soul and R&B, died Wednesday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 74.

Clinton, Sanders agree on water crisis

FLINT, Mich. — Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have clashed over Wall Street reforms, gun control, free trade and more. But in recent weeks the two presidential candidates, along with their fellow Democrats on Capitol Hill, have found an issue they can all rally around: the drinking-water crisis in Flint, Michigan.

Obama to propose $10-a-barrel oil tax

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is proposing a $10-a-barrel oil tax, phased in over fi ve years, to pay for a variety of transportation initiatives, including new rail corridors, highway projects, pilot projects for self-driving cars, and other technologies it said fall under the goal of a “clean transportation” system.

Prosecutor offers probation to anti-abortion activist

HOUSTON — An anti-abortion activist indicted for using a fake driver’s license ID to aid secret filming inside Planned Parenthood facilities turned himself into authorities in Houston on Thursday and was offered a probation deal, prosecutors said.

Trump accuses Cruz of stealing Iowa caucuses

NEW YORK — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Wednesday accused rival Ted Cruz of stealing a victory in the Iowa caucuses and called for another vote or nullification of Cruz’s win.

Judge declines to toss Cosby sex assault case

NORRISTOWN, Pa. — A Pennsylvania judge refused to dismiss a sexual assault case against once-celebrated comedian Bill Cosby on Wednesday, clearing the way for the case against him to move toward trial.

Lawmakers chastise officials over Flint crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. lawmakers criticized environmental officials at a hearing on Wednesday for not acting sooner when they saw a report that drinking water in Flint, Michigan was polluted with dangerously high levels of lead.

Obama visits a mosque to send message to non-Muslims

CATONSVILLE, Md. — President Barack Obama made his first visit to a U.S. mosque on Wednesday, in an effort to allay the fears of Americans accustomed to pop-culture portrayals of Muslims as terrorists, and to reassure Muslim American youth about their place in the nation.

Bill Cosby is back in court to throw out criminal case

NORRISTOWN, Pa. — Bill Cosby's lawyers fought Tuesday to persuade a judge to toss out a felony sexual-assault charge against the entertainer, who prosecutors allege drugged and molested a Temple University athletics department employee at his Philadelphia-area estate a dozen years ago.

Candidates crafting New Hampshire end games

CONCORD, N.H. — Presidential candidates arrived fresh from Iowa on Tuesday with the 2016 race upended, after frontrunners from both parties took hits in the Midwest and now must shift strategies for a week-long sprint in New Hampshire.

Clinton nudges past Sanders

DES MOINES, Iowa — Hillary Clinton appeared to squeak past insurgent rival Sen. Bernie Sanders in Iowa's presidential vote, according to results Tuesday, redeeming a crushing loss here in 2008 but revealing the shortcomings of a candidate who once seemed invincible.

Zika spread through sexual transmission

DALLAS — Dallas health officials said Tuesday that a local resident was infected with the Zika virus by having sex with a person who had contracted the disease while traveling in Venezuela.

Mayor seeks replacement of city’s lead service lines

FLINT, Mich. — Flint Mayor Karen Weaver called on Tuesday for immediate replacement of the lead service lines that run from water mains into the city’s homes, a large-scale repair eff ort that would eliminate one of the prime sources of lead that have poisoned this city’s water supply.

Phil the groundhog predicts early spring

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. — Punxsutawney Phil, the Pennsylvania groundhog renowned for his ability to forecast the onset of spring, did not see his shadow after emerging from his burrow on Tuesday morning, predicting an early spring.

Documents detail 2015 Amtrak crash

NEW YORK — Federal investigators Monday released thousands of pages about the fatal derailment of an Amtrak passenger train last year in Philadelphia, but the central mystery of what caused the crash remained unexplained.

FBI continues to negotiate with defiant refuge holdouts

BURNS, Ore. — The FBI negotiated further with four armed occupants at a remote federal wildlife refuge in Oregon on Saturday while the holdouts in a video posted online expressed their mistrust of the government and reluctance to leave.

One dead in shooting outside motorcycle expo

DENVER — A battle involving gunfire and knives erupted at a Denver motorcycle exposition on Saturday afternoon, leaving at least one person dead and sending seven people to the hospital, authorities said.

Clinton, Kasich win New York Times endorsement in U.S. presidential race

The New York Times's editorial board endorsed Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican John Kasich as they seek to become their parties' nominees in the U.S. presidential election, calling Clinton one of the most "deeply qualified presidential candidates in modern history."