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July 03, 2017 - 8:08 pm
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — The parents of a Texas woman who said she was raped while attending the University of Alabama have sued the alleged attacker, school officials and others, claiming the episode led to her suicide last year. A federal wrongful death lawsuit filed over the weekend by Michael...
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FILE - This file photo released by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department shows missing 20th Century Fox executive Gavin Smith. A convicted drug dealer was found guilty on Monday, July 3, 2017, of voluntary manslaughter in the beating death of Smith five years ago. Smith's body was found in October 2014. (Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department via AP, File)
July 03, 2017 - 7:29 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jury found Monday that a drug dealer crushed the skull of a movie studio executive who had been having an affair with his wife, burying him in a shallow desert grave that would go undiscovered for two years, authorities said. The Los Angeles County Superior Court jury rejected...
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Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, looks up towards the video boards during the overtime session at the state Capitol, Sunday, July 2, 2017, in Springfield, Ill. The Illinois House has approved an income tax increase as part of a plan to end the nation's longest budget standoff. (Justin L. Fowler/The State Journal-Register via AP)
July 03, 2017 - 7:25 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Two of the nation's top credit-ratings agencies signaled Monday that it would be a good idea for Gov. Bruce Rauner to accept the results of climactic weekend action to resolve the nation's longest budget stalemate since the Great Depression, but with Democrats trumpeting...
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July 03, 2017 - 7:08 pm
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A Republican lawyer who reported independent U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders and his wife to federal officials was passing on information he heard from a GOP lawmaker who said he didn't have direct knowledge of the allegations. The lawyer, Brady Toensing, sent letters to the U.S...
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This Thursday, June 23, 2016, photo provided by Ric Brodeur, taken off the Oregon coast, shows a bucket full of pyrosomes. The tropical, filter-feeding spineless creatures usually found along the equator have been making their way north in the last few years, and they showed up for the first time this year in the waters of southeast Alaska, Ric Brodeur, a researcher with the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, told the Associated Press on Monday, July 3, 2017. (Ric Brodeur via AP)
July 03, 2017 - 6:29 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Strange sea creatures that resemble large pink thimbles are showing up on the coast of southeast Alaska for the first time after making their way north along the West Coast for the last few years. Scientists say the creatures are pyrosomes, which are tropical, filter-feeding...
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In this Sunday, July 2, 2017, photo, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, right, uses the beach with his family and friends at the governor's summer house at Island Beach State Park in New Jersey. Christie is defending his use of the beach, closed to the public during New Jersey's government shutdown, saying he had previously announced his vacation plans and the media had simply "caught a politician keeping his word." (Andrew Mills/NJ Advance Media via AP)
July 03, 2017 - 6:27 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — There's Gov. Chris Christie, lounging in a beach chair in the Oval Office. There he is again, sitting in the sand as the lovers from the movie "From Here to Eternity" roll around in the surf. And there he is, relaxing outside the meat store from "The Sopranos." Christie is...
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In this Saturday, July 1, 2017, photo, people line up at the NuLeaf marijuana dispensary in Las Vegas. Recreational marijuana sales have exceeded the expectations of Las Vegas area store owners, who have seen long lines outside their dispensaries since Saturday, when Nevada became the fifth state with shops selling pot to the public. (AP Photo/John Locher)
July 03, 2017 - 6:26 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Recreational marijuana sales have exceeded the expectations of Las Vegas area store owners, who have seen long lines outside their dispensaries since Saturday, when Nevada became the fifth state with shops selling pot to the public. That move jumpstarted a market projected to be...
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In this photograph released by the state-run Kuwait News Agency, KUNA, Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, left, and Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al Sabah, right, walk together on an airport tarmac, on Al Thani’s arrival in Kuwait. Qatar's foreign minister, carrying a handwritten letter from the country's ruling emir arrived in Kuwait amid a diplomatic crisis engulfing his nation. (KUNA via AP)
July 03, 2017 - 6:23 pm
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The Latest on the crisis between four major Arab nations and the tiny Persian Gulf country of Qatar (all times local): 1:20 a.m. China's U.N. ambassador says the best way to resolve the crisis between four major Arab nations and the Persian Gulf country of Qatar is for the...
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Col. Serhiy Demydiuk, the head of Ukraine's national CyberPolice unit talks during an interview with the Associated Press in his office in Kiev, Ukraine, Monday, July 3, 2017. The small Ukrainian tax software company that is accused of being the patient zero of a damaging global cyberepidemic is under investigation and will face charges, Col. Serhiy Demydiuk suggested Monday. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
July 03, 2017 - 6:16 pm
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The small Ukrainian tax software company that is accused of being the patient zero of a damaging global cyberepidemic is under investigation and will face charges, the head of Ukraine's CyberPolice suggested Monday. Col. Serhiy Demydiuk, the head of Ukraine's national...
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July 03, 2017 - 6:11 pm
BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a nurse stabbed at a Pennsylvania hospital had earlier treated the man who was arrested and charged with attempted homicide. Police in Bethlehem said the male nurse was stabbed at about 9:30 p.m. Friday at Lehigh Valley Health Network-Muhlenberg. A hospital...
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