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March 20, 2017 - 5:56 pm
PARIS (AP) — Swiss bank UBS AG has been ordered to stand trial in France for allegedly helping wealthy French clients evade the country's tax authorities after it rejected as too pricey an out-of-court settlement offer from prosecutors. A French judicial official said Monday that investigating...
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March 20, 2017 - 5:54 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — FBI agents have met with leaders of an Iowa mosque about a threatening note it received in the mail. Dr. Samir Shams, the president of the Islamic Center of Des Moines, says he found the handwritten note Sunday morning. It said Muslims were a "vile" people and that President...
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From left to right, Conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon, Independent centrist presidential candidate for the presidential election Emmanuel Macron, Far-left presidential candidate for the presidential election Jean-Luc Melenchon, Far-right presidential candidate for the presidential election Marine Le Pen and Socialist candidate for the presidential election Benoit Hamon pose for a group photo prior to a television debate at French TV station TF1 in Aubervilliers, outside Paris, France, Monday, March 20, 2017. The five leading candidates for France's presidential election are holding their first debate Monday, with centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen leading polls and jobs and security among voters' top concerns. (Patrick Kovarik/Pool Photo via AP)
March 20, 2017 - 5:47 pm
PARIS (AP) — The leading candidates for France's presidential election traded barbs in their first televised debate Monday, with National Front leader Marine Le Pen the target of initial attacks. Socialist candidate Benoit Hamon and far-left leader Jean-Luc Melenchon, both looking to boost their...
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FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2015, file photo, Jeremiah Ellison, center right, son of U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, stands near police during a protest at the Minneapolis Police Department 4th Precinct building in Minneapolis. A federal review Monday, March 20, 2017, of an 18-day standoff outside the Minneapolis police precinct following the fatal shooting of Jamar Clark in 2015 has found problems with the city's coordination and communication. Clark's death in a confrontation with two officers sparked weeks of protests that were largely peaceful, though the one on Nov. 18 included skirmishes between officers and demonstrators. (Renee Jones Schneider/Star Tribune via AP, File)
March 20, 2017 - 5:44 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal review released Monday found problems with Minneapolis' coordination and communication during an 18-day standoff outside a police station following the fatal shooting of a black man in 2015, but praised officers for their professionalism and the peaceful end of the...
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This image released by Disney shows Dan Stevens as The Beast, left, and Emma Watson as Belle in a live-action adaptation of the animated classic "Beauty and the Beast." (Disney via AP)
March 20, 2017 - 5:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Disney's live-action "Beauty and the Beast" was an even bigger hit than first thought. The film's weekend box office earnings were revised up nearly $5 million from estimates Sunday. In final figures Monday, Disney said "Beauty and the Beast" made $174.8 million in North American...
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Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch is sworn-in on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, March 20, 2017, during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
March 20, 2017 - 5:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch pledged to be independent or "hang up the robe" as the U.S. Senate began rancorous hearings Monday on President Donald Trump's conservative pick to fill a Supreme Court seat that has been vacant for more than a year. Gorsuch sought to take the...
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FILE- In this March 13, 2017, file photo, Derrick Stafford, one of two deputies charged with second-degree murder in the death of Jeremy Mardis, a 6-year-old autistic boy, breaks for lunch at the Avoyelles Parish courthouse during jury selection for his trial in Marksville, La. Stafford’s trial is scheduled to begin Monday, March 20, in Marksville after a weeklong process of selecting 12 jurors and two alternates to hear the case. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
March 20, 2017 - 3:58 pm
MARKSVILLE, La. (AP) — A trial for a Louisiana law enforcement officer charged with murder in a 6-year-old autistic boy's shooting opened Monday with jurors hearing vastly different portrayals of the child's father and his role in the deadly confrontation. A prosecutor told jurors that Derrick...
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In this, Monday, Dec. 12, 2016, photo illustration, a woman types on her laptop, in Miami. Details from the Department of Justice indictment of Russian hackers on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, show that many people are still not taking routine precautions to safeguard their email accounts, and hackers are exploiting that. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
March 20, 2017 - 3:58 pm
TORONTO (AP) — U.S. authorities say a Canadian man accused of breaking into hundreds of millions of Yahoo email accounts poses an "extremely high flight risk" due to alleged ties to Russian intelligence agents. U.S. law enforcement officials call Karim Baratov a "hacker-for-hire" paid by members of...
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Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch gives a thumbs-up when asked how he is doing as he listens to opening statements on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, March 20, 2017, during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
March 20, 2017 - 3:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch (all times local): 3:50 p.m. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley says the Senate is aiming to confirm Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch before a two-week break that starts April...
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St. Stephen Middle School student Lakaysha Governor works on her Chromebook on Monday, March 20, 2017, on a school bus recently outfitted with WiFi by tech giant Google, as College of Charleston professor RoxAnn Stalvey looks on in St. Stephen, S.C. Lakysha is one of nearly 2,000 students in South Carolina's rural Berkeley County benefiting from a grant from Google, which on Monday unveiled one of its WiFi-equipped school buses in the area. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
March 20, 2017 - 3:55 pm
ST. STEPHEN, S.C. (AP) — Eighth-grader Lakaysha Governor spends two hours on the bus getting back and forth to school each day. Thanks to a grant from Google, she can now use that time more productively and get her homework done. The aspiring forensic anthropologist is one of nearly 2,000 students...
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