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North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper, left, and Wilson Ervin, Chair of the Credit Suisse Americas Foundation, pose with the State Seal during a news conference at Credit Suisse in Morrisville, N.C., Tuesday, May 9, 2017. Credit Suisse plans to add up to 1,200 jobs at its North Carolina technology hub. The jobs projection comes five weeks after North Carolina partially repealed a state law limiting LGBT rights. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
May 09, 2017 - 3:37 pm
MORRISVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Credit Suisse announced 1,200 more jobs for its North Carolina technology hub on Tuesday, saying a partial repeal of the state's law limiting the rights of gay and transgender people does just enough to satisfy its need to attract top workers. North Carolina also approved...
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FILE – In this May 13, 2015, file photo, emergency personnel work near the wreckage of a New York City-bound Amtrak passenger train following a derailment that killed eight people and injured about 200 others in Philadelphia. Amtrak engineer Brandon Bostian won't be charged in the May 12, 2015, derailment, according to two lawyers for victims of the crash, Tom Kline and Robert Mongeluzzi. KYW-AM first reported Tuesday, May 9, 2017, that the lawyers say Bostian won't be charged. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
May 09, 2017 - 3:36 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The speeding Amtrak engineer involved in a derailment that killed eight people and injured about 200 others in Philadelphia won't face criminal charges, the city district attorney's office said Tuesday. Prosecutors said they can't prove engineer Brandon Bostian acted with "...
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In this April 7, 2017, photo, a large display stands in the lawn of the main Josephine County library branch in Grants Pass, Ore. The library system in Josephine County has been operating as a nonprofit on donations and volunteer hours since it lost public funding, but a measure on the May 16 ballot could restore limited tax dollars by creating a special library tax district. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus)
May 09, 2017 - 1:15 pm
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — So much timber money once flowed into this rural Oregon county that its leaders set up committees to find ways to spend it. Today, Douglas County's library system is on life support, and its sheriff's department is on track to lose funding. Nearly 30 years after environmental...
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May 09, 2017 - 1:11 pm
MORRISVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Credit Suisse is adding 1,200 jobs at its technology hub in North Carolina, which approved more than $40 million in tax breaks on Tuesday to lure the jobs away from the New York City area. The Swiss bank is reorganizing operations and sharply reducing its workforce after...
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FILE - In this March 15, 2017, file photo, Defendant Aaron Hernandez listens during his double murder trial in Suffolk Superior Court, in Boston. A judge is set to hear arguments in a push by lawyers for former NFL star Aaron Hernandez to erase his conviction in a 2013 murder. The former New England Patriots tight end hanged himself in his prison cell April 19 while serving a life sentence in the killing of semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, Pool, File)
May 09, 2017 - 1:11 pm
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A judge on Tuesday erased a 2013 murder conviction against former NFL star Aaron Hernandez, ruling that case law in Massachusetts had long established that defendants who die before their appeals are heard could have their convictions vacated. Judge E. Susan Garsh said she...
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May 09, 2017 - 11:14 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch appeals court ruled Tuesday that Russian authorities knowingly plunged oil giant Yukos into bankruptcy in 2006 by ordering it to pay huge tax bills, the latest ruling in a long-running battle over the assets of a Dutch Yukos subsidiary. Amsterdam Appeals Court...
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May 09, 2017 - 11:10 am
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's Republican governor says people on opiates who get free shots of Narcan have an advantage over people with allergies who have to pay for their own medication. Gov. Paul LePage said during a Tuesday radio call-in that he got a letter from a dad whose family members have...
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FILE - In this April 7, 2015, file photo, A Cambodian soldier who leads a troop takes the oath of the United Nations mission in Mali and South Sudan in Africa during a send-off ceremony for the Cambodian military personnel at the Royal Cambodian Air Force in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Attackers in Central African Republic, the western neighbor nation of South Sudan, ambushed a convoy of U.N. peacekeepers, killing one Cambodian soldier and wounding another, Cambodia's prime minister said Tuesday, May 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith, File)
May 09, 2017 - 11:09 am
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Attackers in Central African Republic ambushed a convoy of United Nations peacekeepers from Cambodia and Morocco, killing one Cambodian soldier and wounding eight others, Cambodian and U.N. officials announced Tuesday. Three Cambodian soldiers and one Moroccan...
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FILE - In this March 15, 2017, file photo, Defendant Aaron Hernandez listens during his double murder trial in Suffolk Superior Court, in Boston. A judge is set to hear arguments in a push by lawyers for former NFL star Aaron Hernandez to erase his conviction in a 2013 murder. The former New England Patriots tight end hanged himself in his prison cell April 19 while serving a life sentence in the killing of semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, Pool, File)
May 09, 2017 - 11:07 am
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The Latest on defense attorneys efforts to erase Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction following his death (all times local): 10:45 a.m. A prosecutor has urged a judge to reject a request from lawyers for ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez to erase his conviction in a 2013 murder...
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May 09, 2017 - 11:06 am
MEXICO CITY (AP) — An errant firecracker landed on a cache of fireworks and touched off a powerful explosion at a home in central Mexico, killing at least 12 people and injuring 30 more, authorities said Tuesday. The Puebla state government reported that five children were among the fatal victims...
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