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  • Texas police fatally shoot 18-year-old, incident in dispute

    Fort Worth police have shot and killed an 18-year-old man who they say was a person of interest in a homicide investigation. Sgt. Chris Daniels says preliminary information indicates that at least one officer shot the man around 5:45 p.m. Wednesday after he ran away and then "displayed" a handgun toward police. A lawyer for his family identified the dead man as Amari Malone and disputed that he was armed.

    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 15:40:45 -0400
  • Should I stay or should I run? Pompeo under pressure over U.S. Senate seat

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    Republican pressure on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to run for U.S. Senate next year to help keep the party's majority intact is coming up against President Donald Trump's hope of keeping one of his most trusted aides in his administration. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other Senate Republicans believe the former U.S. congressman from Kansas would be a strong candidate should he decide to run for a Senate seat in the state in 2020. "Secretary Pompeo would clear the field and guarantee the Senate stays Republican," said Scott Reed, senior political strategist at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 15:39:16 -0400
  • Should I stay or should I run? Pompeo under pressure over U.S. Senate seat

    Republican pressure on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to run for U.S. Senate next year to help keep the party's majority intact is coming up against President Donald Trump's hope of keeping one of his most trusted aides in his administration. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other Senate Republicans believe the former U.S. congressman from Kansas would be a strong candidate should he decide to run for a Senate seat in the state in 2020. "Secretary Pompeo would clear the field and guarantee the Senate stays Republican," said Scott Reed, senior political strategist at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 15:37:01 -0400
  • Canada's Freeland to return to Cuba to discuss Venezuelan crisis

    Canada's Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said on Thursday she would go to Cuba next week to speak with her counterpart there, Bruno Rodriguez, about ending the political and humanitarian crisis in Venezuela and returning it to democracy. It would mark Freeland's third meeting with Rodriguez since May on the issue. Cuba is a strong ally of President Nicolas Maduro, whom most Western nations want to step down in favor of opposition leader Juan Guaido.

    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 15:35:14 -0400
  • Judge hurries U.S. naturalization as pregnant woman gets contractions

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    A judge in California had to speed up the naturalization of a pregnant immigrant on Thursday when the woman, anxious to become a U.S. citizen because of President Donald Trump's immigration policies, started experiencing contractions. The 31-year-old Armenian-American woman, who was scheduled to give birth to her second child next week by cesarean section, said she started to feel contractions after a walk to a Los Angeles convention center where the judge was naturalizing about 3,200 immigrants.

    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 15:34:53 -0400
  • Yemen's separatists clash with govt forces in Shabwa - sources

    Southern Yemeni separatists clashed with government forces in the southern oil-producing province of Shabwa on Thursday, local officials and residents said, in the latest violence between nominal allies that has strained an Arab military coalition. The United Arab Emirates-backed separatists earlier this month took over Aden port, interim seat of Yemen’s Saudi-backed government, and last week they extended their control to neighbouring Abyan. Both sides are part of a Saudi-led coalition that intervened in Yemen in 2015 against the Iran-aligned Houthi group that ousted the government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi from power in the capital Sanaa in late 2014.

    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 15:33:33 -0400
  • UPDATE 1-Harvey Weinstein to be arraigned again ahead of criminal trial

    Former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein is scheduled to be arraigned on Monday morning on an indictment in connection with his upcoming criminal trial, a spokesman for the Manhattan district attorney said on Thursday. The contents of the indictment could not immediately be determined. The spokesman for Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance declined to comment on the substance of the indictment.

    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 15:33:26 -0400
  • Jamie Foxx addresses rumors that he's dating singer Sela Vave

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    After reports that Jamie Foxx and Katie Holmes have called it quits after several years of dating, Foxx is setting the record straight on rumors that he’s already moved on with singer Sela Vave. During an Instagram Live on Wednesday, the 51-year-old Oscar-winner clarified his relationship to Vave, who's reportedly 21.

    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 15:33:21 -0400
  • Man charged in death of Detroit girl attacked by 3 dogs

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    A man was charged Thursday in connection with the death of a 9-year-old Detroit girl, who was mauled by three dogs despite rescue efforts by neighbors, her father and emergency workers. Pierre Cleveland, 33, was charged with second-degree murder, involuntary manslaughter and having a dangerous animal causing death, Wayne County prosecutors said. Defense attorney Emmett Greenwood said Cleveland tried to get the dogs off Emma, and has no criminal history.

    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 15:32:12 -0400
  • US STOCKS-S&P 500 stalls as U.S. employment, manufacturing data offset

    The benchmark S&P 500 struggled for direction on Thursday as strong results from Nordstrom Inc and a fall in U.S. jobless claims offset data showing a contraction in U.S. manufacturing activity. Stocks initially rose at the market open as shares of Nordstrom jumped after the department store's quarterly profit beat estimates, joining Target Corp and Lowe's Cos Inc in delivering upbeat retail numbers.

    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 15:29:01 -0400
  • With wildfires raging, Bolivia seeks help from Supertanker plane

    Wildfires raging in eastern Bolivia have burned more than 450,000 hectares (1.1 million acres), or roughly an area the size of the U.S. state of Delaware, officials in San Cruz province estimate. Bolivian officials said on Thursday they were awaiting the arrival of a "Supertanker 747" fire-fighting plane in a last-ditch effort to tame the wildfires. "We believe that with this plane, we can put out the fire," said Defense Minister Javier Zavaleta.

    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 15:26:47 -0400
  • Mistrial declared for man accused of eating ex's body parts

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    A judge has declared a mistrial for a southern Indiana man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and eating parts of her body. Clark County Circuit Judge Vicki Carmichael made the ruling Thursday after a witness called by prosecutors on the first day of testimony brought up defendant Joseph Oberhansley's past drug use and time in prison. Prosecutors say the Oberhansley broke into the Jeffersonville home of his ex-girlfriend, Tammy Jo Blanton, in September 2014 and then raped her, fatally stabbed her and ate parts of her body.

    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 15:20:48 -0400
  • Quiz shows how your views on race relations compare with the rest of Americans

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    The Pew Research Center has launched an interactive quiz that allows users to see how their views on race and race relations in the United States compare with the rest of the country. Earlier this year, the Washington-based nonpartisan center conducted an online survey of 6,637 adults and found that Americans are divided along racial lines in their opinions on the legacy of slavery, how to achieve diversity and the importance of their own racial or ethnic background. Now, in a quiz called "Who shares your views on race?" users can answer 11 questions from that survey to see their answers side-by-side with the survey results.

    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 15:19:48 -0400
  • North Dakota agency disregarded policy on spill reporting

    North Dakota's Health Department disregarded its own policy in updating the volume of a 2015 pipeline spill at a natural gas processing plant, and it remains unclear whether promised quarterly inspections of the site have been done in the past two years as cleanup continued. Oklahoma-based Oneok Partners LP reported a 10-gallon (38-liter) spill of natural gas liquids, or "condensate," from an underground pipeline at its Garden Creek gas plant near Watford City in July 2015. The second sum was not put into an incident report that can be accessed on the agency's website.

    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 15:17:55 -0400
  • UPDATE 1-Canada opposes Russia's return to G8 -Freeland

    The Canadian government remains opposed to Russia rejoining the group of leading industrialized nations formerly known as the Group of Eight, a move U.S President Donald Trump has said should be considered, Canada's foreign minister said on Thursday. On Tuesday, Trump said it would be "appropriate" to have Russia rejoin what used to be the G8. Russia was dropped from the G8 in 2014 after its invasion of the Ukrainian region of Crimea and backed an anti-Kiev rebellion in the industrial region of Donbas in eastern Ukraine.

    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 15:15:18 -0400
  • The Latest: Duo to push opioid settlement toward hospitals

    West Virginia University President Gordon Gee (gee) and former Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) say a nonprofit they're forming will steer money from any national opioid settlement to those on the front lines of the crisis: hospitals. The duo announced formation of Citizens for Effective Opioid Treatment on a conference call on Thursday.

    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 15:13:21 -0400
  • Half a century on, Soviet message in a bottle found in Alaska

    Tyler Ivanoff, an American schoolteacher, was gathering firewood with his children on a beach in western Alaska when he came across a champagne bottle with a letter inside. It was a hand-written note, in Russian, dated 1969. Ivanoff posted a photo of the letter on Facebook, asking for help with its translation, and shared a photograph of the emerald-green glass bottle, corked and undamaged.

    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 15:13:06 -0400
  • Elevator passenger dies, trapped between car and shaft

    Authorities say an elevator accident in a New York city high-rise has killed a man who was apparently pinned between the elevator car and the shaft. Police and building inspectors are investigating. The New York Times reports the building was fined $1,300 in May after inspectors found a safety feature on one of its two elevators had been disabled or tampered with.

    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 15:09:04 -0400
  • San Francisco Zoo brings red-legged frogs back to Yosemite

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    A healthy population of red-legged frogs is hopping in Yosemite National Park, helped by a reintroduction program with the San Francisco Zoo. The zoo on Monday released the last of more than 1,000 red-legged frogs into the park as part of a four-year effort to reintroduce the once-threatened species, the San Francisco Examiner reported . At 2 to 5 inches long (5 to 13 centimeters), red-legged frogs are the largest native frogs in the West and once were found throughout California.

    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 15:07:43 -0400
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    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 15:05:28 -0400
  • North Carolina man exonerated by panel in 1979 dorm slaying

    A judicial panel ruled Thursday that a mentally ill man who wore a Superman-like cape in police interviews and compared himself to Dracula did not kill a North Carolina college student in a dorm 40 years ago. Three judges declared James Blackmon, 66, innocent in the death of Helena Payton, who was stabbed in the neck in a dormitory bathroom of what is now St. Augustine's University in Raleigh in September 1979. The ruling, which is final, came as part of the unique process under which the North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission rules on innocence claims from convicted people and sends the cases it finds credible to a three-judge panel.

    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 15:02:43 -0400
  • Court: Attorney can't claim immunity in wrongful conviction

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    A federal appeals court has ruled that a former Kansas county prosecutor does not have absolute immunity in lawsuits filed by a man who spent nearly 16 years in prison for a murder his brother later confessed to committing in a suicide note. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Aug. 16 upheld a lower court ruling in a lawsuit filed by Floyd Bledsoe against former Jefferson County prosecutor Jim Vanderbilt and others, who Bledsoe claims fabricated evidence and conspired to convict him in the 1999 rape and murder of 14-year-old Camille Arfmann near Oskaloosa, The Topeka Capital-Journal reported .

    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 15:02:02 -0400
  • UPDATE 1-Italy president says parties need time for govt deal, to report back Tuesday

    President Sergio Mattarella said several of Italy's parties had told him they needed more time to resolve a government crisis and avoid a snap election, and that he had told them to report back on Tuesday. Speaking to reporters on Thursday after two days of talks, Mattarella said dissolving parliament was a decision that should not be taken lightly. Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte resigned this week after the leader of the ruling League party, Matteo Salvini, announced that his coalition with the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement was no longer workable and called for an early election.

    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 14:55:45 -0400
  • Harvey Weinstein to be arraigned again ahead of criminal trial

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    Former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein is scheduled to be arraigned on Monday morning on an indictment in connection with his upcoming criminal trial, a spokesman for the Manhattan district attorney said on Thursday. The contents of the indictment could not immediately be determined. The spokesman for Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance declined to comment on the substance of the indictment.

    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 14:52:24 -0400
  • French mayors ban glyphosate weedkiller, defying government

    Some 20 French mayors have banned glyphosate from their municipalities, defying the government, which is now taking legal action to impose national legislation which allows the controversial weedkiller's continued use for now. In 2017, President Emmanuel Macron had pledged to ban glyphosate in France within three years, rejecting a European Union decision to extend its use for five years after heated debate over whether glyphosate, developed by Bayer-owned Monsanto, can cause cancer.

    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 14:49:39 -0400
  • AP NewsBreak: Police say suspect arrested in campus killing

    A suspect has been arrested in the stabbing death of a man at the California State University, Fullerton campus, police said on Thursday. Fullerton police Lt. Jon Radus told The Associated Press that a suspect was arrested in the death of 57-year-old Steven Shek Keung Chan.

    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 14:49:25 -0400
  • Giraffes move closer to endangered species protection

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    Nations around the world moved Thursday to protect giraffes as an endangered species for the first time, drawing praise from conservationists and scowls from some sub-Saharan African nations. Thursday's vote by a key committee at the World Wildlife Conference known as CITES paves the way for the measure's likely approval by its plenary next week. The plan would regulate world trade in giraffe parts, including hides, bone carvings and meat, while stopping short of a full ban.

    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 14:48:01 -0400
  • Harvey Weinstein to be arraigned again ahead of criminal trial

    Former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein is scheduled to be arraigned on Monday morning on an indictment in connection with his upcoming criminal trial, a spokesman for the Manhattan district attorney said on Thursday. The spokesman for Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance declined to comment on the substance of the indictment. "He'll be there Monday," said Damon Cheronis, a lawyer for Weinstein, referring to his client.

    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 14:46:32 -0400
  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks weak as investors eye Fed's Jackson Hole meeting

    An index of stock markets worldwide edged lower on Thursday on uncertainty over the outlook for U.S. interest rate cuts and weak U.S. manufacturing data that raised concerns about the health of the world's largest economy. U.S. manufacturing industries recorded their first month of contraction in almost a decade amid concerns about whether the U.S.-China trade conflict would tip the economy into a recession, a private survey showed. "Manufacturing has been pretty weak across the globe for a while now and we are starting to see that bleed into the U.S.," said Joe Mallen, chief investment officer at Helios Quantitative Research.

    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 14:44:09 -0400
  • No vote on Russia joining G7 expected this weekend -U.S. official

    The G7 group of world leaders is likely to discuss at its meeting this weekend whether to readmit Russia, a senior Trump administration official said on Thursday, but a vote on the issue was unlikely because the group works on a consensus basis. U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday voiced support for Russia rejoining the group, making it the G8, and suggested there would be a vote to decide. The official noted that Russia had not formally requested to be re-admitted to the group.

    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 14:40:26 -0400
  • Lightning strikes Polish and Slovak mountains, killing 5

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    Lightning struck several locations across the Tatra Mountains in southern Poland and neighboring Slovakia on Thursday, killing five people, including two children, and injuring dozens more. Some of the injured were brought by helicopter to the hospital in the Polish mountain resort town of Zakopane while others were taken elsewhere, a spokeswoman for the Polish air ambulance service, Kinga Czerwinska, told the news broadcaster TVN24. The lightning hit the Giewont peak, a trekking destination popular among Polish and foreign tourists that is 1,894 meters (6,214 feet) high, and in other locations across the Tatras.

    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 14:33:32 -0400
  • Navalny to be released Friday, court rejects term extension

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    A Moscow court has rejected an attempt to prolong the jail sentence of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, clearing the way for him to be released on Friday morning. Navalny, the Kremlin's most prominent foe, was sentenced last month to 30 days for calling on people to take part in an unauthorized protest.

    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 14:31:23 -0400
  • Sheriff: Man did wheelies in chase that ended in fatal crash

    A man who a Mississippi sheriff says was performing wheelies on his motorcycle during a chase has died after a crash. News outlets report 29-year-old Joel Davis Jr. crashed his sports bike Wednesday afternoon in Monroe County, southeast of Tupelo. Itawamba County Sheriff Chris Dickinson says one of his deputies was trying to pull Davis over for speeding.

    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 14:21:18 -0400
  • New Orleans says goodbye to storyteller and her story

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    Nancy Parker was known for her off-camera wit, warmth, and devotion to family and for her on-camera, Emmy-winning knack for presenting a story. Franklin Augustus was her latest subject, a pioneer African-American stunt pilot with a half-century of flying experience who sometimes visited local schools wearing a superhero's mask to deliver anti-drug messages. Augustus' two-seat biplane crashed and burned shortly after takeoff Friday from New Orleans Lakefront Airport with Parker aboard.

    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 14:21:00 -0400
  • North Dakota court overturns life term in cut from womb case

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    A judge overstepped by giving a life prison sentence to a man whose girlfriend cut the baby from the womb of an unsuspecting neighbor, the North Dakota Supreme Court ruled Thursday, ordering that the man be resentenced. William Hoehn, of Fargo, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit kidnapping in the August 2017 attack on Savanna Greywind, who died of her injuries but whose baby survived. Hoehn's girlfriend, Brooke Crews, admitted that she sliced Greywind's baby from her womb.

    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 14:20:35 -0400
  • Hospitals treat patients without admitting them, to avoid penalties

    "We have noticed that patients who come back to the hospital shortly after discharge are increasingly being treated in the ER or as observation stays - many of our colleagues across the country have also conveyed that they are being nudged to provide care in these settings, to make hospitals' readmission rates look lower," said Dr. Rishi K. Wadhera from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School in Boston, who led the study. Since 2012, an initiative by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to improve the quality and value of patient care, known as the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP), has imposed financial penalties on hospitals with higher-than-expected rates of readmission within 30 days of discharge for patients initially admitted for heart failure, heart attack or pneumonia.

    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 14:16:07 -0400
  • Ninth round of U.S., Taliban peace talks start in Qatar

    The United States and the Taliban officials resumed talks in Qatar on Thursday to firm up a deal enabling the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan in return for the Taliban security guarantees, the Taliban and senior U.S. official said. After 18 years of war and months of direct talks with the Taliban leaders, the United States appears to be at the cusp of reaching a deal that could allow a pullout of foreign forces followed by a ceasefire between the warring sides. Two Taliban spokesmen said the ninth round of talks between the United States and the Taliban representatives started on Thursday evening, and a senior U.S. official privy to the peace negotiations said the "crucial meeting iron out smaller details had begun" in Qatar's capital city, Doha.

    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 14:14:16 -0400
  • Trump campaign seeks to mobilize women in 2020 battleground states

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    The campaign representatives - who include conservative commentators, a former "Apprentice" contestant, a beauty pageant winner and campaign and White House staff – will try to persuade women to talk openly about their support for Trump and encourage others to do the same. "We want to empower women to share their stories about why they support President Trump and help bring more supporters into the fold," said Erin Perrine, a deputy press secretary who will host an event in North Carolina. Much of the talk will focus on Trump's economic record and how he has kept his promises on issues like immigration and healthcare, the officials said.

    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 14:13:26 -0400
  • Audit: Some felons got IDs to work for Iowa security firms

    An Iowa agency granted professional licenses to more than 5,800 private security workers without conducting mandatory criminal background checks, including at least two dozen who had records that should have disqualified them, auditors said Thursday. Ineligible applicants received licenses to work as private investigators, bail enforcement officers and security guards because an Iowa Department of Public Safety employee failed to ensure that they passed national background checks, as required, state auditors found. Since the problems were discovered a year ago, the department has revoked about 25 licenses that were granted to people who had felony or aggravated misdemeanor convictions that should have disqualified them under Iowa law, Commissioner Stephan Bayens said.

    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 14:13:10 -0400
  • EXCLUSIVE-Boeing, grappling with uneven 737 supply chain, targets 52/month in February -sources

    Boeing Co has told suppliers it will resume production of its best-selling 737 jets at a rate of 52 aircraft per month in February 2020, then stepping up to a record 57 jets monthly in June, three people familiar with the matter told Reuters. Boeing told more than 100 suppliers during at least one Web meeting July 30 that the new schedule depended upon regulators approving the 737 MAX to fly again commercially in the fourth quarter, one of the people said. Shares of Boeing, the largest U.S. exporter with about 145,000 employees, were up 4.5 percent at $355.18.

    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 14:13:08 -0400
  • UPDATE 1-Bolsonaro says Brazil lacks resources to fight Amazon fires

    The Brazilian government lacks the resources to fight a record number of wildfires burning in the Amazon rainforest, President Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday, weeks after telling donors he did not need their money. "The Amazon is bigger than Europe, how will you fight criminal fires in such an area?," he asked reporters as he left the presidential residence. Fires in the Amazon have surged 83% so far this year compared to the same period a year earlier, government figures show, destroying vast swathes of a forest considered a vital bulwark against climate change.

    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 14:12:37 -0400
  • FAA plans to test Boeing MAX software on less-experienced pilots: sources

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    The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration plans to test next month how pilots with around one year of experience flying Boeing 737 jets handle new software on the MAX model, four sources with knowledge of the matter said. Boeing Co's latest 737 narrowbody model, the MAX, was grounded worldwide in March following two fatal crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia that killed 346 people within five months. Boeing, the world's largest planemaker, has said it is working toward getting the 737 MAX flying again commercially in the early fourth quarter, once the FAA approves new pilot training and reprogrammed software for a stall-prevention system at the center of both crashes.

    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 14:06:02 -0400
  • Prince George heads back to school soon, along with little sister Princess Charlotte

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    Both George and Charlotte will start next month at Thomas's Battersea School. This school year will be the third at Thomas's Battersea for Prince George, 6, the oldest child of Prince William and Kate.

    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 14:06:00 -0400
  • Man gets life sentence for sex assault against patient, 74

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    A former health care worker in Texas convicted of sexually assaulting a nursing home patient who had dementia has been sentenced to life in prison. Anthony Mamboleo Nyakeo could have been sentenced to probation but jurors on Thursday sided with prosecutors and sentenced him to life in prison.

    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 14:05:59 -0400
  • Chip Gaines issues challenge to spread kindness: 'Kindness is contagious, but the spark has to start somewhere'

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    Chip Gaines recently penned a powerful note on the importance of spreading kindness in the world and urged his followers to do so themselves. The former "Fixer Upper" star and father of five, 44, began his post on his wife Joanna's Magnolia blog by commenting on the state of our society, alluding to recent tragedies and tensions prevalent across the country.

    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 14:04:00 -0400
  • Michigan priest accused of binding teen with plastic, tape

    A priest wrapped a teen boy in plastic and tape and left him in a janitor's room for more than an hour at a Michigan church, prosecutors alleged Thursday as they filed a charge of false imprisonment. Investigators said the teen was wrapped in plastic and his mouth and eyes were covered with tape.

    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 14:01:49 -0400
  • Trump drops bid to slash foreign aid after Congress objects

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    The White House will not move forward with plans to cut billions of dollars in foreign aid, U.S. officials said on Thursday, after an outcry from Congress about what was seen as an attempt to sidestep lawmakers' authority over government spending. President Donald Trump said he was considering scaling back the effort to cut aid on Tuesday, and would decide on the proposal within days. Members of Congress, including several of Trump’s fellow Republicans as well as Democrats, had contacted administration officials to object to the latest Trump administration effort to cut foreign assistance and tie it more closely to support for U.S. policies.

    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 14:00:56 -0400
  • UPDATE 3-Trump drops bid to slash foreign aid after Congress objects

    The White House will not move forward with plans to cut billions of dollars in foreign aid, U.S. officials said on Thursday, after an outcry from Congress about what was seen as an attempt to sidestep lawmakers' authority over government spending. President Donald Trump said he was considering scaling back the effort to cut aid on Tuesday, and would decide on the proposal within days. Members of Congress, including several of Trump’s fellow Republicans as well as Democrats, had contacted administration officials to object to the latest Trump administration effort to cut foreign assistance and tie it more closely to support for U.S. policies.

    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 13:59:20 -0400
  • Foot on table: British PM at home in French president palace

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    President Emmanuel Macron, facing his guest from a chair on the other side of the small round table, appeared to make his guest feel at home. The two men joked, with Macron slapping his hand on the table. Johnson put his foot on it, while Macron pointed to the floor — where feet belong.

    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 13:59:13 -0400
  • Nebraska school pulls yearbook photos of teacher's baby

    School administrators have halted distribution of a Nebraska high school yearbook in part because of a story that honors a journalism teacher for how she dealt with the death of her son only 96 minutes after his birth. The district objects to photos of the baby that accompany the story in the 2018-19 Waverly High School yearbook, saying they violate a policy against memorializing students or staff who have died, the Lincoln Journal Star reported Thursday. It's the latest example of officials blocking actions by students who want to mark such deaths.

    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 13:55:39 -0400
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