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COOPER TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) " They called themselves "The Chain Gang" " a group of bicyclists drawn together by zest for their sport, physical fitness and love of the outdoors whose day trip in the southwestern Michigan countryside ended tragically as a pickup truck plowed into them, killing five and injuring four others. Stunned biking enthusiasts joined relatives and friends of the riders Wednesday in mourning them, leaving flowers, a commemorative "ghost bike" and a small wooden...

Updated at 12:53 AM

NEW YORK (AP) " You'll soon see four new names on the periodic table of the elements, including three that honor Moscow, Japan and Tennessee. The names are among four recommended Wednesday by an international scientific group. The fourth is...

Updated at 12:47 AM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) " Philadelphia could soon become the first major U.S. city with a sugary drinks tax after a city council committee voted Wednesday to approve an amended version of a soda tax proposal that would set a 1.5 cent-per-ounce tax on...

Updated at 12:46 AM

JERUSALEM (AP) " Two Palestinians opened fire near a popular open-air market in central Tel Aviv on Wednesday night, killing four Israelis and wounding at least five others in one of the deadliest attacks in an eight-month wave of...

Updated at 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " The latest developments in the 2016 campaign for the presidency. All times EDT: 10:55 p.m. Three of Donald Trump's female supporters are starting a new super political action committee to help the presumptive...

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WASHINGTON (AP) " Hillary Clinton opened her general election campaign against Donald Trump on Wednesday by accusing him of behaving like a "demagogue," likening his attacks on judges, the media, his opponents and their families to dark moments...

Updated at 10:53 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Under mounting pressure from Democratic leaders to abandon his presidential campaign, Bernie Sanders returned home to Vermont on Wednesday following dispiriting losses to Hillary Clinton. He vowed to fight on for a political...

Updated at 10:49 PM

LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE, Calif. (AP) " A bear took advantage of the suburban amenities for most of the day in the foothills northeast of Los Angeles before wandering back into the wilderness. The bear was spotted wandering among homes in La...

Updated at 10:43 PM

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) " Rangers suspended their attempts on Wednesday to recover the body of a man who wandered from a designated boardwalk and fell into an acidic hot spring at Yellowstone National Park, another in a string of incidents raising...

Updated at 10:42 PM

SYDNEY (AP) " The University of Papua New Guinea has obtained a court order banning student protesters from further demonstrations following a violent scuffle with police, as officials on Thursday tried to piece together what happened during a...

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LIMA, Peru (AP) " Patience was wearing thin as ballots in Peru's presidential election continued to trickle in on Wednesday, three days after a contest whose results remained too close to call. Front-runner Pedro Pablo Kuczynski's running...

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