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'Staircase' documentary prosecutor died of natural causes

'Staircase' documentary prosecutor died of natural causes

DURHAM, N.C. — An autopsy says natural causes claimed the life of a North Carolina prosecutor found dead at home last year amid attention over "The Staircase" documentary series.
AP FACT CHECK: Trump plays down white nationalist threat

AP FACT CHECK: Trump plays down white nationalist threat

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump appears to be oblivious to the threat of white nationalism. Following a deadly mosque shooting in New Zealand, he said white supremacy isn't a rising danger.

Trump says media trying to blame him for NZ massacre

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says he is unfairly being blamed for the New Zealand mosque massacre. Trump tweeted Monday that the media "is working overtime to blame me for the horrible attack in New Zealand.
Japan to make crater on asteroid to get underground samples

Japan to make crater on asteroid to get underground samples

TOKYO — Japan's space agency said Monday that its Hayabusa2 spacecraft will follow up last month's touchdown on a distant asteroid with another risky mission — dropping an explosive on the asteroid to make a crater and then collect underground sample

MLB's Leroy Stanton, traded with Nolan Ryan, dies in crash

FLORENCE, S.C. — A South Carolina man killed in a car crash last week has been identified as a former Major League Baseball player who was a member of the Seattle Mariners during its inaugural season.
Flash floods, slides in eastern Indonesia kill at least 58

Flash floods, slides in eastern Indonesia kill at least 58

JAYAPURA, Indonesia — Flash floods and mudslides triggered by days of torrential downpours tore through mountainside villages in Indonesia's easternmost province, killing at least 58 people and leaving thousands homeless, disaster officials said Sund
Judge allows courtroom cameras for trial of R. Kelly

Judge allows courtroom cameras for trial of R. Kelly

CHICAGO — Cameras will be allowed in the courtroom during the trial and pretrial hearings in R. Kelly's sexual abuse case, but the R&B singer's accusers can't be photographed or filmed without their consent, a judge ruled Friday.
Tyson will return to TV after sex misconduct probe

Tyson will return to TV after sex misconduct probe

LOS ANGELES — Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson will return to the air on two TV shows that had been put on hold for a sexual misconduct investigation.

2019 Ebertfest to open with Aretha Franklin concert film

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — The Aretha Franklin concert film "Amazing Grace" will open this year's Roger Ebert film festival in Champaign-Urbana. The University of Illinois says the 1972 film directed by Sydney Pollack has been stored in a vault for decades.

Indianapolis Children's Museum removes Michael Jackson items

INDIANAPOLIS — The Children's Museum of Indianapolis has removed three Michael Jackson items from exhibits after a new documentary renewed allegations of child sexual abuse against the late singer and Gary native.