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FILE - In this file image made from video and provided by WUSA TV-9, authorities investigate the scene of a shooting at Fort Meade, Md. on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. A passenger in the vehicle that was fired on outside the National Security Agency campus says the unlicensed teen driver made a wrong turn, panicked and hit the gas. Passenger Javonte Alhajie Brown said on Friday, Feb. 16, that the 17-year-old driver was following GPS directions to reach a friend’s house in a Maryland suburb. But he turned onto a restricted-access road that leads to the top-secret installation. (WUSA TV-9 via AP)
February 17, 2018 - 3:31 pm
FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — A passenger in a vehicle that was fired upon outside the National Security Agency campus says the unlicensed teen driver made a wrong turn, panicked and hit the gas. Passenger Javonte Alhajie Brown told The Washington Post Friday that the 17-year-old driver was following GPS...
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UK Independence Party (UKIP) leader Henry Bolton speaks to the media after he lost the party leadership as party members backed a no confidence motion during a party Extraordinary General Meeting in Birmingham, England, Saturday Feb. 17, 2018. The troubled UKIP ousted its leader Saturday after a scandal over racist messages sent by his then girlfriend. (Aaron Chown/PA via AP)
February 17, 2018 - 3:28 pm
LONDON (AP) — The troubled U.K. Independence Party ousted its leader Saturday after a scandal over racist text messages sent by his girlfriend, leaving the future of the right-wing party that played a key role in Brexit once more uncertain. A majority of party members backed a motion of no...
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February 17, 2018 - 3:00 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Prosecutors have announced their intention to seek the death penalty in the case of a man charged with killing a University of Pittsburgh student in her off-campus apartment last year. Twenty-one-year-old Matthew Darby is accused of having used a claw hammer and two knives in...
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Cyprus' President Nicos Anastasiades unveils the FIFA World Cup trophy during its world tour at a stop at the international airport in the southern city of Larnaca, Cyprus, on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. The trophy will visit some 50 countries as it make its journey round the world to Moscow for the start of the World Cup 2018 in Russia. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
February 17, 2018 - 2:58 pm
Russian soccer players were protected from being caught doping under direct government orders that laboratory director Grigory Rodchenkov said he followed to ensure cheating was covered up as part of a far-reaching conspiracy. Outlining his involvement in soccer for the first time to The Associated...
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18th District Chicago police officers hold programs during the funeral mass for their slain commander, Chicago police Commander Paul Bauer, at Nativity of Our Lord Roman Catholic Church Saturday, Feb. 17, 2017, in Chicago. Bauer died Tuesday when he was shot six times while pursuing a suspect he was attempting to detain downtown Chicago. Officials have charged 44-year-old Shomari Legghette with the 53-year-old commander's killing. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune via AP)
February 17, 2018 - 1:59 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Mourners remembered a slain Chicago Police commander Saturday as a model officer and "one of the good guys" who was uninterested in self-promotion, even as he moved up the department's ranks. Of all of Commander Paul Bauer's responsibilities, the ones that mattered the most to him...
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FILE - In this Jan. 1976 file photo, Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, right, waves after arriving in Havana, accompanied by Cuban leader Fidel Castro. A story claiming that Fidel Castro was the father of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is not true. The Canadian government denied it, Cuba has never claimed it and Trudeau’s parents never visited Cuba until several years after Justin Trudeau was born. (AP Photo, FILE)
February 17, 2018 - 1:34 pm
A story claiming that Fidel Castro was the father of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is not true. The Canadian government denied it, Cuba has never claimed it and Trudeau's parents never visited Cuba until several years after Justin Trudeau was born. The Feb. 1 suicide of Castro's oldest son...
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In this Feb. 16, 2018, photo, former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney sits behind the wheel of a tractor during a tour of Gibson's Green Acres Dairy in Ogden, Utah. If Romney becomes Utah's next senator, many Republicans are looking to the him to take up John McCain's mantle as an elder statesman, willing to take on Donald Trump and serve as a political and moral counterweight to a president they see as divisive and undignified. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)`
February 17, 2018 - 1:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney's extensive resume has many Republicans looking to him to take on a role in the Senate as a political and moral counterweight to a president many in the GOP see as divisive and undignified. First he has to get elected. The 2012 GOP nominee for president announced...
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FILE- In this October 2017 file photo, a black bear walks in Granite Basin, amid low-lying blueberry thickets, in Juneau, Alaska. A study of bears and berries has determined that the big animals are the main dispersers of fruit seeds in southeast Alaska. The study by Oregon State University researchers says it's the first instance of a temperate plant being primarily dispersed by mammals through their excrement rather than by birds. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)
February 17, 2018 - 1:20 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Does a bear leave scat in the woods? The answer is obvious but the effects on an ecosystem may not be. A study by Oregon State University researchers concludes that brown and black bears, and not birds, as commonly thought, are primary distributers of small fruit seeds in...
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Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki speaks during a press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel after a meeting in the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Ferdinand Ostrop)
February 17, 2018 - 1:19 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli politicians accused Poland's prime minister of anti-Semitism Saturday for equating the Polish perpetrators in the Holocaust to its supposed "Jewish perpetrators," setting off a new chapter in an angry dispute over Poland's new bill criminalizing the mention of Polish...
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February 17, 2018 - 11:37 am
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A pair of U.S. senators is introducing legislation designed to improve organic farming research. Democratic Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania and Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine say their legislation would reauthorize and incrementally increase funding for the U.S...
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