New Orleans hotel collapse: Demolition of cranes delayed

A plan to use explosives to topple two giant cranes leaning precariously over a partially collapsed hotel has been delayed until Sunday, city officials said after determining the cranes were more damaged than previously thought.

Trump drops plan to host G-7 at Doral

Responding to stinging criticism, President Donald Trump on Saturday abruptly reversed his plan to hold the next Group of Seven world leaders' meeting at his Doral, Florida, golf resort next year.

Impeachment inquiry puts spotlight on Perry, who shunned it

Long after more flamboyant colleagues flamed out of President Donald Trump's favor amid ethics scandals, low-profile and folksy Rick Perry survived in the Cabinet in part by steering clear of controversy.

Shaq donates a year’s rent to a paralyzed Atlanta boy

Basketball Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal has donated a year's rent in a new home to an Atlanta woman whose 12-year-old son was paralyzed in a shooting at a football game.

Device to be tested in NC could save rare sharks

A fisherman on the North Carolina coast will test a device next summer that could help save rare sharks.

ACLU says Census Bureau should stop driver license requests

A civil rights group is asking state motor vehicle agencies across the U.S. to reject a request from the U.S. Census Bureau for drivers' license records, saying it is part of a scheme to reduce the political power of minority groups.

Hotel ousts singer Gretchen Wilson following noise complaint

Country music star Gretchen Wilson, whose hit song, "Here for the Party," features the lyrics, "And I ain't leaving till they throw me out," was ousted from a New Mexico hotel over noise complaints.

Trump rule may mean 1 million kids lose automatic free lunch

Nearly a million children could lose their automatic eligibility for free school lunches under a Trump administration proposal that would reduce the number of people who get food stamps.

Hundreds of birds crash into NASCAR Hall of Fame building

An animal rescue group says more than 300 birds crashed into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in downtown Charlotte, killing some 100 of them.

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