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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) " Pop idol Bobby Vee, the boyish, grinning 1960s singer whose career was born when he took a Midwestern stage as a teenager to fill in after the 1959 plane crash that killed rock 'n' roll stars Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson, has died. He was 73. Vee, whose hits included the chart-topping "Take Good Care of My Baby" and who helped a young Bob Dylan get his start, died Monday of advanced Alzheimer's disease, said his son, Jeff Velline.

Updated at 4:24 PM

QAYARA, Iraq (AP) " Bayda Muhammad Khalaf followed the government's advice to stay in her home with her husband and seven children as Iraqi troops advanced near their remote village outside militant-held Mosul. But after the Islamic State...

Updated at 4:23 PM

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) " Authorities are hunting for a man suspected of killing his aunt and uncle, shooting two police officers, stealing a patrol car and carjacking other vehicles in a violent rampage in the Oklahoma City area, all while apparently...

Updated at 4:17 PM

PARIS (AP) " Within weeks of the Pentagon allowing transgender service members to serve openly, Army officials said 10 soldiers have formally asked to be recognized as their new, preferred gender. The small number represents only those who...

Updated at 4:15 PM

MIDDLEBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) " State police say five young adults have died in a fiery wrong-way crash on a southeastern Massachusetts highway. Officials say the preliminary investigation indicates that a vehicle traveling south on the...

Updated at 4:14 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT): 1:15 p.m. Tim Kaine is cautioning Florida voters not to get complacent in the final weeks of the election despite polling that shows the Democratic ticket...

Updated at 3:52 PM

SAN DIEGO (AP) " Lobbing zingers at Donald Trump and congressional Republicans, President Barack Obama is raising money for Hillary Clinton on a western swing also intended to boost Democrats who could cut into GOP majorities in...

Updated at 3:49 PM

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) " The 15-year-old son of former Attorney General Kathleen Kane pleaded for leniency Monday at sentencing in her perjury and obstruction trial while her former deputies described an office demoralized by her leadership and...

Updated at 3:49 PM

† Neither Hillary Clinton nor Donald Trump is likely to conspicuously express favor for either team in the 2016 World Series, the Chicago Cubs or Cleveland Indians. After all, any politician with an ounce of common sense doesn't want to offend the...

Updated at 3:39 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Medicaid, often stigmatized among government health care programs, is finally coming into its own. The federal-state program for low-income people has been scarcely debated in the turbulent presidential election, but it...

Updated at 3:16 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Telling little fibs leads down a slippery slope to bigger lies " and our brains adapt to escalating dishonesty, which makes deceit easier, a new study shows. Neuroscientists at the University College London's Affective...

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