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In this photo provided by the Noble County, Okla, Sheriff's Office, Nathan Aaron LeForce is pictured in an undated booking photo. Leforce, the suspect in the Tuesday, April 18, 2017 fatal shooting of Logan County Sheriff's Deputy David Wade, has been taken into custody. (Noble County Sheriff's Office via AP)
April 20, 2017 - 3:42 pm
GUTHRIE, Okla. (AP) — The Latest on the fatal shooting of an Oklahoma sheriff's deputy (all times local): 2:40 p.m. A man suspected of fatally shooting an Oklahoma deputy is now charged with first-degree murder. Online court records show 45-year-old Nathan LeForce was charged Thursday in Logan...
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Police investigate a triple shooting in which two Laclede Gas workers were shot and killed in St. Louis on Thursday, April 20, 2017. Police say the shooter also shot and killed himself. (JB Forbes/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
April 20, 2017 - 3:41 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A gunman opened fire on two utility workers Thursday in St. Louis, killing both of them before fatally shooting himself. The shooting happened around 11:15 a.m. on the western edge of the city. Police say it's unclear why the gunman shot two Laclede Gas employees working in...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, file photo, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray listens to a speaker during a a hearing in Denver. State and federal authorities are suing Ocwen Financial Corp., saying the mortgage servicing company botched the handling of millions of mortgage accounts. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said Thursday, April 20, 2017, that Ocwen generated errors in borrowers' accounts, failed to credit payments, illegally foreclosed on homeowners, and charged borrowers for add-on products without their consent. Ocwen is one of the nation's largest non-bank mortgage lenders. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)
April 20, 2017 - 3:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — State and federal authorities have sued mortgage servicer Ocwen Financial Corp., saying the company botched the handling of millions of mortgage accounts. The action sent Ocwen's shares plunging about 50 percent. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said Thursday that the...
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April 20, 2017 - 3:35 pm
PARIS (AP) — Paris police are warning people to avoid the area around the French capital's grand Champs-Elysees. French media are reporting that two police officers were shot Thursday on the famed shopping boulevard. Many police vehicles can be seen on the avenue that passes many of the city's most...
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In this photo taken on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016, prominent Russian journalist Nikolai Andrushchenko poses in St. Petersburg, Russia. 73-year old Andrushchenko, has died of his injuries six weeks after being attacked in St. Petersburg, is reported Wednesday April 19, 2017, by Russian media outlets, citing his lawyer and the editor-in-chief of his newspaper, Novy Peterburg. (AP Photo/Denis Usov)
April 20, 2017 - 3:07 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — A prominent Russian journalist who died on Wednesday after being attacked had previously been targeted for his work, his editor said on Thursday. Before his death, Nikolai Andrushchenko, a 73-year-old journalist at the Novy Peterburg newspaper, had been in a medically...
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, center, is given a tour by the Grand Imam of Istiqlal Mosque Nasaruddin Umar, left, and the Chairman of the mosque Muhammad Muzammil Basyuni, right, during his visit to the largest mosque in Southeast Asia, in Jakarta, Indonesia, Thursday, April 20, 2017. Pence praised Indonesia's democracy and moderate form of Islam after meeting Thursday with the president of the world's most populous Muslim nation. (Adek Berry/Pool Photo via AP)
April 20, 2017 - 3:03 pm
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Southeast Asia, a focus of past U.S. presidents, has been overlooked thus far for the Trump administration, but Vice President Mike Pence's visit to Indonesia Thursday marked a sign of change and he announced the president would follow him to the region later this year...
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April 20, 2017 - 3:02 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian state TV says the clerical body charged with vetting candidates has disqualified former hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad from running in next month's presidential election. Ahmadinejad, who remains a deeply polarizing figure even among Iranian hard-liners, had...
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President Donald Trump signs an executive memorandum on investigation of steel imports, Thursday, April 20, 2017, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
April 20, 2017 - 2:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump directed his administration Thursday to expedite a just-launched investigation into whether steel imports are jeopardizing U.S. national security, saying, "This is not an area where we can afford to become dependent on other countries." Executives from U.S...
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April 20, 2017 - 2:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The average U.S. mortgage rate fell below a key threshold of 4 percent this week, its lowest level in five months. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the average interest rate on 30-year fixed-rate home loans declined to 3.97 percent this week from 4.08 percent last...
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April 20, 2017 - 2:25 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian state media says the Guardian Council has vetted candidates for next month's presidential election and will forward the final list to the Interior Ministry. The IRNA news agency quoted Guardian Council spokesman Abbas Ali Kadkhodaei as saying the list will be sent on...
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