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Taliban chief killed due to threat to US troops

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. forces killed Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour in an air strike last week because he was engaged in plotting that posed “specific, imminent threats” to U.S. and coalition troops in Afghanistan, the Pentagon said on Monday.

Pa. court won’t halt Cosby hearing

PHILADELPHIA — Bill Cosby’s sexual assault case will proceed on a path toward trial as scheduled, after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Monday rejected his latest attempt to delay it.

Democrats give Sanders say in party platform

NEW YORK — The Democratic Party said on Monday it will give U.S. presidential contender Bernie Sanders a prominent say in writing its platform this year, a gesture that could ease tensions between Sanders’ camp and party leaders, whom Sanders has accused of favoring rival Hillary Clinton.

States on Zika’s frontline see big gaps in funding

In Mississippi, a small team of entomologists has begun the first survey of mosquito populations in decades. Experts do not believe the kind of mosquitoes most likely to carry the Zika virus are active in the state, but they cannot know for sure.

Bank of America mortgage penalty is voided

NEW YORK — An appeals court on Monday threw out a jury’s finding that Bank of America Corp was liable for mortgage fraud leading up to the 2008 financial crisis, voiding a $1.27 billion penalty and dealing the U.S. Department of Justice a major setback.

Justices rule against Republicans in black voters case

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Supreme Court on Monday left in place a lower court’s ruling that Virginia’s Republican-led legislature unlawfully considered race when drawing U.S. congressional districts by packing black voters into one of them in a move opponents said diluted black electoral clout.

U.S. lifts arms ban on Vietnam

HANOI — The United States announced a complete end to its arms embargo on Vietnam on Monday, a historic step that draws a line under the two countries’ old enmity and underscores their shared concerns about China’s growing military clout.

Baltimore police officer acquitted in Freddie Gray death

BALTIMORE — Baltimore police officer Edward Nero was acquitted on Monday of all charges in the 2015 death of black detainee Freddie Gray, an incident that triggered rioting and protests and fueled the Black Lives Matter movement.

Agency probes blimp emergency landing

PHILADELPHIA — The emergency landing of a blimp near a highway in a Philadelphia neighborhood is under investigation by the Federal Aviation Administration, an agency official said on Saturday.

Trump loaned White House campaign $7.5 million in April

Donald Trump raised $1.7 million from donors and loaned his White House campaign $7.5 million in April as he moved closer to becoming the Republican nominee for president, according to documents filed with the U.S. Federal Election Commission on Friday.

Kasich, Cruz can pick up delegates

A week before the state’s presidential primary, more than 20 percent of Washington voters have already returned their ballots.

Clinton calls Trump too unsteady to be president

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton pivoted to a general election match-up against Republican candidate Donald Trump on Thursday, saying he is dangerously unpredictable and not qualified to be president.

U.S. bans e-cigarettes from checked baggage

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Transportation Department said Wednesday it is permanently banning passengers and crew members from carrying e-cigarettes in checked baggage or charging the devices onboard aircraft.

Chicago police officer involved in fatal 2012 shooting resigns

CHICAGO — The Chicago police officer who killed a 22-year-old black woman in an off-duty shooting in 2012 resigned on Tuesday, two days before a hearing was set to begin on whether he should be fired over the incident, officials said.

Senate passes bill allowing 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON, D.C — The U.S. Senate passed legislation on Tuesday that would allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia’s government for damages, setting up a potential showdown with the White House, which has threatened a veto.

Obama says transgender rule is important aid to schools

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Barack Obama said on Monday that his administration’s guidance on transgender issues is needed to help schools grapple with the sensitive topic and ensure that all children are treated fairly.