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July 12, 2017 - 10:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials will allow a group of Afghan girls into the country to participate in an international robotics competition after President Donald Trump intervened, White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed Wednesday, ending a saga that had sparked international...
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Gov. Jerry Brown is racing to convince state lawmakers to extend California's cap-and-trade program which puts a price on carbon emitted by polluters, including oil refineries like the Valero Benicia Refinery seen Wednesday, July 12, 2017, in Benicia, Calif. The program has been closely watched around the world as a market-based way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but it expires in 2020. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
July 12, 2017 - 10:10 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown is racing to persuade lawmakers to extend his state's signature program to confront climate change. The cap-and-trade program has been closely watched around the world as a market-based way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but it expires in...
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Women walk past an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, July 12, 2017. Asian markets were mostly weaker on Wednesday as investors waited for cues from the Federal Reserve chair due to speak before Congress later in the day for clues about outlook of the U.S. monetary policy. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
July 12, 2017 - 10:08 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Shares rose in Asia early Thursday following a broad rally on Wall Street that nudged the Dow Jones industrial average to a new high after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen told Congress the central bank may slow the pace of its interest rate increases if inflation remains below its...
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FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2016 file photo, Shia LaBeouf arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Man Down" at ArcLight Cinemas Hollywood. LaBeouf has apologized for a racist tirade against officers who arrested him for public drunkenness over the weekend in Savannah, Ga. The actor wrote in a statement posted on Twitter Wednesday, July 12, 2017, that he has been publicly struggling with addiction for what he was said was "far too long." (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
July 12, 2017 - 9:59 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shia LaBeouf has apologized for a racist tirade against officers who arrested him for public drunkenness last weekend in Georgia. The actor wrote in a statement posted on Twitter Wednesday that he has been publicly struggling with addiction for what he said was "far too long." He...
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This undated photo provided by the Sharonville Police Department in Sharonville, Ohio, shows Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Adolphus Washington, a Cincinnati native and former Ohio State football standout who was arrested Sunday, July 9, 2017, and is accused of improperly carrying a concealed weapon. A police report says officers were breaking up a crowd Sunday, July 9, 2017, at a water park in Sharonville, Ohio, when Washington "reached for and displayed a gun while sitting inside his vehicle, just feet away from officers." (Sharonville Police Department via AP)
July 12, 2017 - 9:58 pm
SHARONVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio on Wednesday released cruiser and body cam video of the arrest of Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Adolphus Washington on a weapons charge. The Cincinnati native and former Ohio State standout is accused of improperly carrying a concealed weapon outside a water...
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Terry Murray hugs his daughter Grace, 18, after speaking on behalf of his family about the loss of his son, Marines Sgt. Joseph Murray, at a press conference in Jacksonville, Fla., Wednesday, July 12, 2017. Sgt. Murray was one of the Marines killed in a plane crash Monday in Mississippi. (Bob Mack/The Florida Times-Union via AP)
July 12, 2017 - 9:56 pm
The 15 Marines and a Navy sailor killed in a plane crash Monday in Mississippi came from all over the country. Six of the Marines and the sailor were from an elite Marine Raider battalion at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Nine were based out of Stewart Air National Guard Base in Newburgh, New York,...
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks to federal, state and local law enforcement officials about sanctuary cities and efforts to combat violent crime, Wednesday, July 12, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
July 12, 2017 - 9:27 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge said Wednesday he is not likely to reinstate President Donald Trump's executive order to cut funding from cities that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities. U.S. District Court Judge William Orrick said during a hearing on Wednesday that he was "...
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FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2016 file photo, early voters stand by campaign signs as they wait in line at a voting location in Dallas. Opposition research is a typically inside-the-Beltway term that has burst onto the public stage with the disclosure that President Donald Trump's eldest son was receptive to an offer from a "Russian government attorney" for dirt on Hillary Clinton. Opposition research was largely a campaign side project until this decade. Ahead of the 2016 presidential race, it fully blossomed into a multimillion-dollar industry because deep-pocketed donors saw it as the perfect way to spend their money. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
July 12, 2017 - 9:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Psst. Wanna hear something bad about your opponent? As any political strategist can attest, opposition research is a lifeblood of campaigning, with documents, recordings and tips streaming in from all directions claiming evidence of a rival's misdeeds. "Oppo research," as it's...
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July 12, 2017 - 9:10 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shia LaBeouf has apologized for a racist tirade against officers who arrested him for public drunkenness last weekend in Georgia. The actor wrote in a statement posted on Twitter Wednesday that he has been publicly struggling with addiction for what he said was "far too long." He...
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People walk at the entrance to a blocked off drive way, in Solebury, Pa., as the search continues Wednesday, July 12, 2017, for four missing young Pennsylvania men feared to be the victims of foul play. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
July 12, 2017 - 9:06 pm
A 20-year-old man was arrested Wednesday on charges of trying to sell a car belonging to one of four missing Pennsylvania men, and a prosecutor said he believed there would soon be "finality" in the search for the apparent victims of foul play. Authorities got perhaps their biggest break with the...
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