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February 23, 2018 - 5:00 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on Republican efforts to halt imposition of a new congressional district map in Pennsylvania (all times local): 4:40 p.m. Republican leaders in the Pennsylvania Legislature are asking the state's highest court to put on hold its order establishing new congressional...
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February 23, 2018 - 3:20 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — In a story Feb. 21 about a former Arkansas judge being sentenced after admitting to giving male defendants lighter sentences in exchange for sexual favors, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the judge took pictures of one of the victim's tattoos. Richard...
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FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2017, file photo, former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort arrives at federal court in Washington. In a dramatic escalation of pressure and stakes, special counsel Robert Mueller filed additional criminal charges Feb. 22, 2018, against Manafort and his business associate, Rick Gates. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
February 23, 2018 - 3:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Russia investigation (all times local): 3:05 p.m. President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman is maintaining his innocence after his longtime business associate pleaded guilty to federal charges. Paul Manafort says in a statement that the plea by Rick Gates...
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The family of Susan Morris makes a statement after the execution of Eric Scott Branch in Gainesville, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. The governor's office said Branch, 47, was pronounced dead Thursday after receiving a lethal injection at Florida State Prison. Branch was convicted of the 1993 rape and fatal beating of University of West Florida student Susan Morris, 21, whose naked body was found buried in a shallow grave near a nature trail. (Lauren Bacho/The Gainesville Sun via AP)
February 23, 2018 - 8:59 am
STARKE, Fla. (AP) — As the execution drugs were being administered, inmate Eric Scott Branch let out a blood-curdling scream. Then he yelled "murderers! murderers! murderers!" as he thrashed on a gurney as he was being put to death for the 1993 rape and slaying of a college student. The drugs...
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This image provided by the Alabama Department of Corrections shows Doyle Lee Hamm, an inmate scheduled to be executed Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 in Alabama. Alabama is set to execute Hamm, who argues his past drug use and cancer have too badly damaged his veins and will make the lethal injection unconstitutionally painful. (Alabama Department of Corrections via AP)
February 23, 2018 - 2:50 am
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama on Thursday halted the execution of an inmate who had argued that his veins were too damaged for lethal injection, because medical staff did not think they could connect the intravenous line by the time the death warrant expired at midnight. Alabama Corrections...
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February 22, 2018 - 8:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A judge gave the green light Thursday to a Minnesota company that wants to put advertising in vehicles driven for companies like Uber and Lyft in New York City. U.S. District Judge Ronnie Abrams released her written ruling in the First Amendment case brought by a company that was...
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This undated photo made available by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement shows Eric Scott Branch in custody. Florida is scheduled to execute Branch Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, for raping and killing a college students in 1993, so he could steal her car. (Florida Department of Law Enforcement via AP)
February 22, 2018 - 8:40 pm
STARKE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida inmate convicted of raping and killing a college student decades ago screamed and yelled "murderers!" three times, thrashing on a gurney as he was being put to death Thursday. The governor's office said Eric Scott Branch, 47, was pronounced dead at 7:05 p.m. Thursday...
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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras waits for the arrival of the Irish President Michael D. Higgins during a welcome ceremony at Maximos Mansion in Athens, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. Moody's ratings agency upgraded Greece's credit rating by two notches late Wednesday to B3, saying the country is set to return to market-based funding following the conclusion of its current bailout program in the summer. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
February 22, 2018 - 1:17 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's supreme court has approved a large private urban development project on the prime seaside site of the old Athens airport, which is a key element of the country's bailout program. The decision made public Thursday says that the development is in accordance with Greece'...
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February 21, 2018 - 8:14 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on Republican efforts to stop new a congressional map in Pennsylvania (all times local): 8:10 p.m. Pennsylvania Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf says he's not focusing on Republican legislative leaders' request that the U.S. Supreme Court block a new state congressional...
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FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2011 file photo, film producer Harvey Weinstein poses for a photo in New York. Weinstein has asked a judge to toss out a federal sexual misconduct lawsuit filed against him and he's invoking the words of some A-list actresses in his defense. (AP Photo/John Carucci, File)
February 21, 2018 - 8:02 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Harvey Weinstein wants a judge to dismiss a federal sexual misconduct lawsuit against him and invoked the words and actions of Oscar-winning actresses in his defense. Lawyers for the disgraced film mogul said Tuesday in federal court in New York that the proposed class-action...
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