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Petty Officer Lentoyi White does pushups while training with fellow Petty Officer Theresa White on Monday in Coronado, Calif. The pair are trying to lose weight and improve their fitness in order to pass the Navy fitness test and avert being discharged. (Lenny Ignelzi / Associated Press)

Navy loosens ‘out of date’ body fat limits

SAN DIEGO – The Navy is giving another chance to thousands of sailors who otherwise would be kicked out for failing their physical fitness tests because they exceeded body fat limits. The service branch loosened its body fat restrictions in ...

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Los Angeles Police Capt. Andy Neiman takes questions from reportersat police headquarters in downtown Los Angeles on Friday. (Nick Ut / Associated Press)

Knife rekindles speculation over O.J. Simpson case

More than 20 years after O.J. Simpson’s ex-wife and a friend were stabbed to death, police revealed Friday they are examining a knife that was reportedly found at the home where the former football star was living at the time of the slayings.

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A prototype room of Hiltons new Tru brand is on display Jan. 26 in Los Angeles. Instead of desks, rooms in the new hotels will feature chairs with large armrests to place a laptop. (Scott Mayerowitz / Associated Press)

Why your hotel room might come without a closet or a desk 

LOS ANGELES – Hotels are going for a new minimalist look to attract younger guests, but the move has left some experienced travelers angry, wondering how they’re expected to get work done without a desk. Younger travelers, hotels note, just want a clean and efficient space. They spend less time in rooms and like to socialize and work in vibrant lobbies with a sense of community.

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In this2014 file photo, author Pat Conroy speaks at the Hollings Library in Columbia, S.C. (Richard Shiro / Associated Press)

Author of ‘Prince of Tides’ dies at age 70

Pat Conroy, the beloved author of “The Great Santini” and “The Prince of Tides” and other best-sellers who drew upon his bruising childhood and the vistas of South Carolina and became one of the country’s most compelling and popular storytellers, died Friday. He was 70. Conroy, who announced last month that he had pancreatic cancer, died at home among family and loved ones in Beaufort, South Carolina, according to his publisher. The heavy-set author had battled other health problems in recent years, including diabetes, high blood pressure and a failing liver.

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in New Orleans on Friday. (Gerald Herbert / Associated Press)

Analysis: Trump reverses position on torture

WASHINGTON – A sudden about-face on torture by Republican Donald Trump on Friday suggested a post-primary pivot aimed at wooing general election voters but also threatened to feed growing anxiety among conservatives that he’s too willing to negotiate away earlier ...

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This August 2009 file photo shows Camper Village in Tusayan, Ariz, a town on the road to the Grand Canyon's South Rim. (Jake Bacon / Associated Press)

Grand Canyon project denied

A years-long effort to turn a tiny town near the south rim of Grand Canyon National Park into the site of 2,200 new homes and a sprawling commercial area was rejected Friday by federal officials.

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Supreme Court blocks Louisiana law that would restrict abortion providers

The Supreme Court handed abortion rights advocates a victory Friday by blocking a Louisiana law they said would leave the state with only one doctor licensed to perform the procedure. The court, with only Justice Clarence Thomas dissenting, issued a brief order that restores an earlier judicial ban on enforcing the 2014 state law.

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Republican presidential candidates, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and businessman Donald Trump argue as Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Ohio Gov. John Kasich listen during a Republican presidential primary debate at Fox Theatre, Thursday in Detroit. (Paul Sancya / Associated Press)

Debate fact check: Claims from a Trumpish debate

EDITOR’S NOTE – A look at political claims that take shortcuts with the facts or don’t tell the full story WASHINGTON – One way or another, the 11th Republican presidential debate was pretty much all about Donald Trump – his ...

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Alabama court won’t defy Supreme Court on gay marriage

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Alabama Supreme Court is refusing to defy the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that effectively legalized same-sex marriage nationwide. The court issued a one-sentence order Friday dismissing a challenge by a probate judge and a conservative policy ...

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Parting Shot — 5.5.16

Sgt. Greg Moore's widow Lindy Moore, far right holds their daughter Gemma, 2, along with Moore’s son, Dylon, 13, and ex-wife Jennifer Brumley far left at Fallen Heroes Plaza at ...

Free pizza for moms

MOD Pizza is offering moms free pizza on Mother’s Day. Moms can receive one free 11-inch pizza or hand-tossed salad during regular business hours at MOD Pizza locations nationwide Sunday. ...

Montana proposes grizzly bear hunting plan

HUNTING -- If grizzly bears are removed from the endangered species list, Montana wants to be ready with a hunting plan. State wildlife officials this week released draft regulations for ...

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