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May 10, 2017 - 1:14 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — There are "significant questions" over whether a man pulled over for a traffic stop shot a policeman before being killed by the officer's partner, a prosecutor said Wednesday as state authorities took over the investigation into the deadly encounter. Erie County District...
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FILE - In this May 26, 2015, file photo, Dwayne Johnson arrives at the premiere of "San Andreas" at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. Johnson told GQ for a story published May 10, 2017, that he is seriously considering a run for president. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
May 10, 2017 - 1:10 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — After conquering Hollywood, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson may have his sights set on the White House. The actor and former pro wrestler tells GQ that a presidential run is "a real possibility." Johnson says if he were president, leadership would be a top priority. Johnson isn't...
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In this May 9, 2017 photo, firefighters try to secure a vehicle that went into a stream during a motor vehicle accident in Woodbury, Conn. Katherine Ann Berman, wife of longtime ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman died in the traffic crash. (Steven Valenti/Republican-American via AP)
May 10, 2017 - 1:08 pm
WOODBURY, Conn. (AP) — The wife of longtime ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman died in a traffic crash in Connecticut, the sports network's president confirmed Wednesday. Katherine Ann Berman, 67, a teacher, was one of two victims in the two-vehicle crash at about 2:15 p.m. Tuesday in Woodbury, state...
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May 10, 2017 - 1:01 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Olympic figure skater Michelle Kwan has filed papers in Rhode Island seeking divorce days after her husband, Clay Pell, filed for divorce in California. The Providence Journal ( http://bit.ly/2pjXNoH ) reports both listed irreconcilable differences in their divorce papers...
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May 10, 2017 - 12:59 pm
GENEVA (AP) — Switzerland's executive branch on Wednesday ordered a one-year cap on the number of workers from Bulgaria and Romania who can access Swiss jobs, after an influx from the two European Union member states in recent months. The decision by the seven-member Federal Council invokes rules...
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May 10, 2017 - 12:51 pm
DELTONA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in Florida say a 75-year-old man fatally shot himself while deputies were visiting his house to conduct a welfare check on his wife. In a hand-written suicide note, he said he had buried her in the backyard. The Volusia County Sheriff's department announced...
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This photo and sketch combo shows an undated photo provided by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office of Aaron Saucedo, left, and a July 2016 composite sketch provided by the Phoenix Police Department showing a suspect in a series of fatal shootings in Phoenix. Saucedo, a 23-year-old Phoenix man arrested in a string of 2016 serial killings that terrorized several Phoenix neighborhoods, is proclaiming his innocence. The former city bus driver declared "I'm innocent" during a brief court hearing Monday, May 8, 2017. (Maricopa County Sheriff's Office and Phoenix Police Department via AP)
May 10, 2017 - 12:39 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Graciela Beltran broke down in tears in her west Phoenix living room as she recounted the life and death of her son, one of the victims in a serial shooting case for which police say a 23-year-old man is responsible. A few feet from a large portrait of 32-year-old Horacio de Jesus...
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Campaigners observe a minute silent for the remaining Kidnapped schools during their daily sit outs in Abuja, Nigeria. Tuesday. May 9, 2017. One of the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014 and who had the opportunity to be released on Saturday chose to stay with her husband, Nigeria's president spokesman said Tuesday. Garba Shehu said that originally they had been negotiating the release of 83 girls, but one said she wanted to remain. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
May 10, 2017 - 12:38 pm
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Parents of the 82 Nigerian schoolgirls released over the weekend from Boko Haram captivity said Wednesday they still were awaiting word from the government on exactly when they will be able to meet their daughters. Community leaders were headed from the capital, Abuja, to the...
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In this Wednesday, April 26, 2017 photo, Farah Larrieux poses for a photograph in her home in Miramar, Fla. Larrieux is among roughly 50,000 Haitians legally living and working in the U.S. that could suddenly face deportation if immigration privileges granted after a 2010 earthquake devastated their Caribbean homeland are allowed to expire. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
May 10, 2017 - 12:12 pm
MIRAMAR, Fla. (AP) — Farah Larrieux feels like she's about to be forced out after living and working in the U.S. for more than a decade. Immigration privileges granted to her and many other Haitians after the 2010 earthquake could soon be revoked. President Donald Trump's appointees must announce...
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov walks to his car as he leaves the White House in Washington, Wednesday, May 10, 2017, following a meeting with President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
May 10, 2017 - 11:59 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday welcomed Vladimir Putin's top diplomat to the White House for Trump's highest level face-to-face contact with a Russian government official since he took office in January. The talks came a day after Trump fired the FBI director who was...
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