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May 25, 2018 - 4:35 pm
ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) — A 19-year-old man who told police he put his hand over a toddler's mouth and nose to make her fall asleep has been charged with her death in Pennsylvania. WJAC-TV reports 16-month-old Angela Beard was taken to a hospital in Pittsburgh early Sunday suffering from injuries...
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May 25, 2018 - 4:35 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A proposal create government price controls in California for surgeries, hospital stays, doctor visits and other health care services died Friday when it failed to clear a key committee, but the author says he plans to bring it back next year. The measure was a longshot...
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FILE - This Oct. 26, 2017 file photo shows Hildale, Utah, at the base of Red Rock Cliff mountains, with its sister city, Colorado City, Ariz., in the foreground. On Thursday, May 24, 2018, Hildale, Utah, and Colorado City, Ariz., announced that Mark Askerlund, an outsider with no ties to the sister cities, has been hired as the new town marshal. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
May 25, 2018 - 4:34 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A polygamous community on the Utah-Arizona border has hired an outsider as its new police chief, selecting a retired Salt Lake City area police officer with no ties to the fundamentalist Mormon group that controlled the town for a century until federal government crackdowns...
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FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2014, file photo, fans gather outside "Star of Hope" the residence of artist Robert Indiana on Vinalhaven Island, Maine. Indiana died on May 19, 2018. His will calls for his home and studio to be transformed into a museum and for his collection to be preserved and open to the public. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)
May 25, 2018 - 4:34 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Reclusive pop artist Robert Indiana didn't open his island home to many strangers. That's going to change with his death. Indiana's will calls for his Main Street home and studio, which he dubbed the "Star of Hope," to be transformed into a museum and for his entire art...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin attends the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, May 25, 2018. Putin says the global economy has suffered from politically driven sanctions. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
May 25, 2018 - 3:37 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday bemoaned troubled relations with the United States, saying Russia wants to improve them but is effectively held hostage by the disputes surrounding President Donald Trump. Putin's comments in a meeting with top editors of...
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Harvey Weinstein es escoltado a una corte el viernes 25 de mayo del 2018 en Nueva York. El magnate del cine se entregó a las autoridades por la mañana ante denuncias de abuso sexual. (AP Foto/Mark Lennihan)
May 25, 2018 - 2:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — It was the moment the #MeToo movement had been waiting for: Harvey Weinstein in handcuffs. His face pulled in a strained smile and his hands locked behind his back, the once-powerful Hollywood figure emerged from a police station Friday facing rape and criminal sex act charges, a...
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May 25, 2018 - 2:19 pm
ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a pit bull has attacked and killed a 6-year-old boy in Pennsylvania. The Blair County coroner says the child died of blunt-force trauma from the dog attack that occurred just before 6 p.m. Thursday in Lakemont. Family friend Rick Vaughan, tells The Altoona Mirror...
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Jerry Gross arrives at the federal courthouse in Asheville, NC., Friday, May 25, 2018. He and his son, who belong to a secretive evangelical church in North Carolina called Word of Faith Fellowship Church, pleaded guilty to the criminal charges in an unemployment benefits scheme that former congregants have said was part of a plan to keep money flowing into the church. (Jennifer Emert/WLOS via AP)
May 25, 2018 - 2:17 pm
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A father and son who belong to a secretive evangelical church in North Carolina pleaded guilty Friday to federal criminal charges in an unemployment benefits scheme that former congregants have said was part of a plan to keep money flowing into the church. As part of an...
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May 25, 2018 - 1:37 pm
PARIS (AP) — Two retired members of the French secret services suspected of being double agents for an unnamed foreign power have been handed preliminary charges along with a suspected accomplice, French authorities said Friday. President Emmanuel Macron said that France's foreign intelligence...
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FILE - In this May 16, 2018, file photo, Emily Glass appears in Sedgwick County District Court in Wichita, Kan. Glass, the stepmother of a 5-year-old Wichita boy who has been missing since February, was found not guilty Wednesday of child endangerment in an unrelated case involving her own daughter. Glass was booked into jail Thursday evening, May 24, 2018, on suspicion of interfering with a law enforcement officer and obstruction after a body was found under a bridge on a gravel road in Harvey County. Authorities have not released any information on the remains. (Travis Heying/The Wichita Eagle via AP, File)
May 25, 2018 - 1:34 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A small, decomposing body found under a bridge in rural central Kansas is likely that of 5-year-old Lucas Hernandez, a Wichita boy who has been missing since February, police said Friday. An autopsy to be performed Friday will confirm the body's identity but "it is likely Lucas...
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