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April 26, 2017 - 1:02 am
BOSTON (AP) — The rate at which minorities are subjected to stops, searches and frisks by police doesn't appear to be improving in Boston in the year since the department claimed it was narrowing racial disparities in their tactics. At least 71 percent of all street level, police-civilian...
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April 26, 2017 - 1:01 am
BOSTON (AP) — The rate at which minorities are subjected to stops, searches and frisks by police doesn't appear to be improving in Boston. The police department last year said it was narrowing racial disparities in policing tactics. It released data showing blacks and other minorities comprised...
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FILE - In this Feb. 9, 1944, file photo, U.S. Navy Lt. John F. Kennedy smiles at the Stork Club in New York. A diary written by Kennedy in 1945 during his brief stint as a journalist after World War II is being auctioned on April 26, 2017, by RR Auction in Boston. (AP Photo/File)
April 26, 2017 - 12:49 am
BOSTON (AP) — A diary kept by John F. Kennedy during his brief stint as a journalist after World War II is up for auction this week. Boston-based RR Auction says the diary is expected to fetch at least $200,000 at the auction on Wednesday. The 61-page diary was written in 1945 when the 28-year-old...
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In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, a newly-built aircraft carrier is transferred from dry dock into the water at a launch ceremony at a shipyard in Dalian in northeastern China's Liaoning Province, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. China launched its first aircraft carrier built entirely on its own on Wednesday, in a demonstration of the growing technical sophistication of its defense industries and determination to safeguard its maritime territorial claims and crucial trade routes. (Li Gang/Xinhua via AP)
April 26, 2017 - 12:39 am
BEIJING (AP) — China has launched its first aircraft carrier built entirely on its own, in a demonstration of the growing technical sophistication of its defense industries and determination to safeguard its maritime territorial claims and crucial trade routes. The 50,000-ton carrier was towed from...
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U.S. military vehicle moves past banners opposing a plan to deploy an advanced U.S. missile defense system called Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, as South Korean police officers stand guard in Seongju, South Korea, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. South Korea says key parts of a contentious U.S. missile defense system have been installed a day after rival North Korea showed off its military power. (Kim Jun-hum/Yonhap via AP)
April 26, 2017 - 12:28 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In a defiant bit of timing, South Korea announced Wednesday that key parts of a contentious U.S. missile defense system had been installed a day after rival North Korea showed off its military power. The South's trumpeting of progress on setting up the Terminal High-...
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Anti-government protesters throw stones from a highway overpass at a passing police patrol in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, April 24, 2017. Thousands of opponents to President Nicolas Maduro shut down main roads around the country as the protest movement against his administration is entering its fourth week. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
April 26, 2017 - 12:13 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela is threatening to pull out of the Organization of American States as the socialist government's response to political unrest that has been blamed for 26 deaths in recent weeks draws rebuke from the hemisphere's major powers. Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez said...
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April 26, 2017 - 12:13 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a federal judge's ruling that blocked a Trump administration order to withhold funding from sanctuary cities (all times local): 9 p.m. The White House is blasting a federal judge's decision Tuesday blocking President Trump's attempt to withhold funding from "...
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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2015, file photo, Federal Communication Commission Commissioner Ajit Pai speaks during an open hearing and vote on "Net Neutrality" in Washington. Tech companies are readying for a showdown with a Republican-controlled government over threats to net neutrality, a key issue for them and their users. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
April 26, 2017 - 12:11 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Internet companies are readying for a showdown with telecoms and a Republican-controlled government over a policy near and dear to their hearts: net neutrality. Net neutrality basically prevents broadband providers from playing favorites or steering users toward (or away from)...
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Anti-government protesters throw stones from a highway overpass at a passing police patrol in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, April 24, 2017. Thousands of opponents to President Nicolas Maduro shut down main roads around the country as the protest movement against his administration is entering its fourth week. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
April 26, 2017 - 12:03 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela is threatening to pull out of the Organization of American States as the socialist government's response to political unrest that has been blamed for 26 deaths in recent weeks draws rebuke from the hemisphere's major powers. Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez said...
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FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2016, file photo, Jeff Gillis looks through documents he has collected in support of his wife in Houston. The husband of U.S. citizen Phan "Sandy" Phan-Gillis, who has been charged in China with spying, has spent months trying to prove his wife's innocence with the little information he had. A Chinese court on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, sentenced Phan-Gillis to 3 ½ years in prison for spying charges, in a case that has drawn criticism from the United Nations and human rights advocates. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
April 25, 2017 - 11:35 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — An American woman detained during a business trip to China was convicted of spying and sentenced Tuesday to 3 ½ years in prison, raising the possibility that she may be allowed to return home soon. Phan Phan-Gillis has faced an uncertain fate since March 2015, when she disappeared...
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