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Brother of San Bernardino shooter arrested with two others

LOS ANGELES — Three people linked to the couple responsible for December’s mass shooting in San Bernardino, California were arrested on Thursday on conspiracy, marriage fraud and other charges unrelated to the massacre, U.S. prosecutors said.

Trump attacks Clinton on gender, risking backlash from women

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump waded into politically risky territory this week when he accused Democrat Hillary Clinton of exploiting her gender to win votes and said she would have little support if she were not a woman.

Cruz taps Fiorina in bid to revive presidential prospects

INDIANAPOLIS — Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, in a last-ditch bid to slow front-runner Donald Trump’s momentum, on Wednesday named former business executive Carly Fiorina as his vice presidential running mate should he win the nomination.

Former House Speaker Hastert gets 15 months

CHICAGO — Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert, once one of the country’s most powerful politicians, was sentenced on Wednesday to 15 months in federal prison for a financial crime related to sexual abuse of high school wrestlers he coached decades ago.

Amtrak already settling claims

PHILADELPHIA — With the National Transportation Safety Board set to release its final report May 17 on the disastrous Amtrak crash in Philadelphia last year, the rail line has already begun to settle a handful of claims and has spent millions on health care for passengers injured in the crash.

Trump, Clinton inch closer to nominations

Donald Trump has been projected as the winner of the Republican presidential primaries in Pennsylvania and Connecticut, victories that continued the New York real estate mogul’s dominance in contests along the East Coast.

Trump blasts agreement between Cruz and Kasich

Donald Trump on Monday blasted his remaining two GOP presidential rivals after they announced an agreement Sunday to coordinate in upcoming primary contests with the aim of preventing Trump from securing the nomination.

Armed drones cause more civilian casualties than pilots do

On April 8, at the University of Chicago Law School, U.S. President Barack Obama responded to a criticism of his use of armed drones. “What I can say with great certainty is that the rate of civilian casualties in any drone operation are far lower than the rate of civilian casualties that occur in conventional war,” he said.

Obama, once an outsider, now works to strengthen Democrats

Barack Obama rose to prominence as a different kind of Democrat, an outsider who was not part of the establishment and who would chart a separate course. Eight years later, the president finds himself working hard to restore a party from which he was once eager to stand apart.

List of cancers taken down by immunotherapy growing

NEW ORLEANS — New immunotherapy drugs are showing significant and extended effectiveness against a broadening range of cancers, including rare and intractable tumors often caused by viruses. Researchers say these advances suggest the treatment approach is poised to become a critical part of the nation’s anti-cancer strategy.

Obama plans Special Operations expansion in Syria

HANOVER, Germany — President Obama outlined plans Monday to bolster U.S. Special Operations forces in Syria, raising their number to as many as 300 troops in a move he said was needed to keep pressure on the Islamic State.

Charter takeover of Time Warner Cable gets antitrust approval

Charter Communications Inc. won U.S. antitrust approval for its $55 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable Inc., which would create the No. 2 U.S. cable provider, after agreeing to measures intended to protect distribution of online video.

Cleveland to pay $6 million to settle lawsuit

CLEVELAND — The city of Cleveland will pay $6 million to settle a lawsuit filed by the relatives of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old boy shot and killed by a police officer in 2014, according to a settlement announced Monday.

More than 1,000 people shot in Chicago this year

CHICAGO, Ill. — The number of people shot in Chicago this year passed 1,000 this week, a grim milestone as gun violence in the city continues at a pace not seen since the 1990s.

Family dog fatally mauls newborn baby

MIRA MESA, Calif. — A 3-day-old baby was fatally mauled by a pet dog in front of the child’s parents at their Mira Mesa home Thursday night, San Diego police said Friday.

Tubman is perfect for the $20 bill, but which Tubman?

So now that it’s confirmed that Harriet Tubman will grace the front of the $20 bill, the next question is: Which Tubman? The antebellum abolitionist who supported John Brown and criticized Lincoln for his incrementalist approach to abolishing slavery, or the post-war figure of legend who was the subject of sentimental biographies?