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Defunct Steelmaker's 21-Story Headquarters Imploded

Defunct Steelmaker's 21-Story Headquarters Imploded

By Michael Rubinkam | May 19
Sixteen thousand tons of Bethlehem Steel collapsed in a matter of seconds Sunday as a demolition crew imploded Martin Tower, the defunct steelmaker's former world headquarters.

Trump's 'Great Patriot' Farmers Follow Him into a Trade War

Trump's 'Great Patriot' Farmers Follow Him into a Trade War

By Sara Burnett and Scott McFetridge | May 19
Trump won the presidency by winning rural America, in part by pledging to use his business savvy and tough negotiating skills to take on China and put an end to trade practices that have hurt farmers for years.

Van Passenger Impaled by Tripod on California Freeway

Van Passenger Impaled by Tripod on California Freeway

May 19
Authorities say somebody stole a tripod from a California Department of Transportation crew and then dropped it from an overpass onto a Sacramento freeway, impaling the lung of a passenger in a van.

Wynn and MGM in Talks About Sale uf Encore Boston Casino

Wynn and MGM in Talks About Sale uf Encore Boston Casino

By Steve LeBlanc and Bob Salsberg | May 18
Two major casino operators said Friday they were in preliminary talks about the possible sale of one of the largest casinos in the Northeast.

Mongols Biker Club Fined $500,000 but Keeps Logo Trademarks

Mongols Biker Club Fined $500,000 but Keeps Logo Trademarks

May 18
A federal judge on Friday fined the Mongols motorcycle club $500,000 in a racketeering and conspiracy case but refused the latest effort in a decade-long attempt by the government to take away the club's control over its logo.

In Abortion Debates, Female Lawmakers Recount Their Rapes

In Abortion Debates, Female Lawmakers Recount Their Rapes

By Julie Carr Smyth and Christina A. Cassidy | May 18
For more than two decades, Nancy Mace did not speak publicly about her rape. In April, when she finally broke her silence, she chose the most public of forums — before her colleagues in South Carolina's legislature.

Judge Refuses To Toss Suit Over Pepe The Frog Poster Sales

Judge Refuses To Toss Suit Over Pepe The Frog Poster Sales

By Michael Kunzelman | May 18
A federal judge will let a jury decide whether conspiracy theorist Alex Jones' Infowars website had a legal right to sell a poster featuring the image of Pepe the Frog, a cartoon character that became hijacked by far-right extremists.

 'Shocking': Ohio State Doc Abused 177, Officials Were Aware

'Shocking': Ohio State Doc Abused 177, Officials Were Aware

By Kantele Franko and Julie Carr Smyth | May 18
A now-dead Ohio State team doctor sexually abused at least 177 male students from the 1970s through the 1990s, and numerous university officials got wind of what was going on over the years but did little or nothing to stop him,

Missouri's GOP-led Legislature Passes 8-Week Abortion Ban

Missouri's GOP-led Legislature Passes 8-Week Abortion Ban

By Summer Ballentine | May 18
Missouri's Republican-led House on Friday passed sweeping legislation designed to survive court challenges, which would ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy.

Louisiana Governor Breaks With Democratic Party On Abortion

Louisiana Governor Breaks With Democratic Party On Abortion

By Melinda DeSlatte | May 18
Edwards finds himself an outlier in polarized abortion politics.

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