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CANTON, Mass. (AP) " A battery of lawyers argued in court Tuesday over whether media mogul Sumner Redstone had the mental competence to remove two trustees of entities that control Viacom Inc. and CBS Corp. Twenty-two lawyers descended on a probate court in Canton to spar over whether the 93-year-old Redstone decided on his own to remove Viacom chief executive Philippe Dauman and board member George Abrams or whether he is being manipulated by his once-estranged daughter, Shari...

Updated at 3:06 PM

TORUN, Poland (AP) " About 2,000 NATO troops from the U.S., Britain and Poland conducted an airborne training operation on Tuesday as part of the biggest exercise performed in Poland since the 1989 end of communism and amid concerns over...

Updated at 3:01 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Significant progress has been made on shortening screening lines since earlier this spring when airlines reported thousands of frustrated passengers were missing flights, the head of the Transportation Security Administration...

Updated at 3:00 PM

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) " From a prison cell, a gang leader known as "Godfather" ordered his henchmen to kill the father of an assistant district attorney by stuffing a sock in his mouth and putting a plastic bag over his head, a federal prosecutor...

Updated at 2:58 PM

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) " Astronaut James Halsell Jr. seemed the very definition of someone with the right stuff. An Air Force Academy graduate and decorated test pilot, he commanded or piloted five space shuttle missions. NASA even turned to him...

Updated at 2:58 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " India will try to join a climate change deal within this year, the Obama administration said Tuesday, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi met President Barack Obama met at the White House and the two leaders played up their efforts...

Updated at 2:54 PM

Voters in six states cast ballots in presidential primary contests Tuesday, but many were clearly looking ahead to the general election. Voters in Democratic and Republican primaries told The Associated Press they have long been weighing...

Updated at 2:32 PM

NEW YORK (AP) " Authorities said Tuesday they have proof UPS knowingly shipped about 700,000 cartons of untaxed cigarettes from Native American reservations to consumers and smoke shops from 2010 to 2014, even though they had agreed more than a...

Updated at 2:31 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " The Latest on campaign 2016 as California, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Dakota and South Dakota vote. (all times Eastern): 1:28 p.m. The only black Republican senator says Donald Trump's comments about a...

Updated at 2:26 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Lawmakers in the nation's capital approved a $15-an-hour minimum wage on Tuesday, joining numerous other cities and the states of California and New York in mandating pay raises for retail, restaurant and service-industry...

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