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A voter chooses his candidate next to a mural of late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez during presidential elections in Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, May 20, 2018. Amidst hyperinflation and shortages of food and medicine Chavez successor, President Nicolas Maduro is seeking a second, six-year term in an election that a growing chorus of foreign governments refuse to recognize after key opponents were barred from running. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
May 20, 2018 - 5:48 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Voting centers across Venezuela's capital appeared largely empty for Sunday's presidential election despite assurances from government officials that millions had turned out to vote by midmorning. Opposition leaders said the lifeless voting centers were evidence that...
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Voters line up at a polling station during the presidential election in Barquisimeto, Venezuela, Sunday, May 20, 2018. Amidst hyperinflation and shortages of food and medicine, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is seeking a second, six-year term in an election that a growing chorus of foreign governments refuse to recognize after key opponents were barred from running. (AP Photo/Juan Carlos Hernandez)
May 20, 2018 - 4:40 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The latest on Sunday's presidential election in Venezuela (all times local): 4:40 p.m. Small groups of Venezuelan exiles are holding demonstrations in cities around the globe to protest their homeland's presidential election, which they say is a farce. Demonstrators in...
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A man hugs a woman outside the Alamo Gym where parents wait to reunite with their children following a shooting at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas, on Friday, May 18, 2018. (Michael Ciaglo/Houston Chronicle via AP)
May 18, 2018 - 11:16 pm
SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — A 17-year-old armed with a shotgun and a pistol opened fire at a Houston-area high school Friday, killing 10 people, most of them students, authorities said. It was the nation's deadliest such attack since the massacre in Florida that gave rise to a campaign by teens for gun...
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FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, file photo, a worker tapes signage telling people to get vaccinated to protect themselves against Hepatitis A, onto sinks installed at the Neil Good Day Center on 17th Street downtown in San Diego. A San Diego County grand jury report faults local response to a recent hepatitis A epidemic and recommends improving lines of communication to prepare for future health emergencies. The San Diego Union-Tribune newspaper says the 20-page report released Thursday, May 17, 2018, commends officials for effectively contacting at-risk residents and getting them vaccinations. (Eduardo Contreras/The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP, File)
May 17, 2018 - 7:54 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A grand jury report following the worst outbreak of Hepatitis A in the United States in 20 years faulted the response of San Diego city and county officials on Thursday and recommended improving communications to prepare for future health emergencies. The outbreak killed 20 and...
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May 17, 2018 - 2:53 pm
BLOOMSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania mayor has resigned nearly a month after his arrest on charges he patronized a prostitute. Police allege that 36-year-old Bloomsburg Mayor Eric Bower paid a state police informant for sex several times, most recently in early April. Authorities say Bower was...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, file photo, Jordan Belfort attends the premiere party for "The Wolf of Wall Street" at the Roseland Ballroom in New York. On Wednesday, May 16, 2018, a federal judge in New York City said she wants to make sure real-life “Wolf of Wall Street” Belfort continues to pay back the nearly $100 million he owes in restitution. Belfort has so far paid off about $13 million of an owed $110 million in restitution. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
May 16, 2018 - 9:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge in New York City says she wants to make sure real-life "Wolf of Wall Street" Jordan Belfort continues to pay back the nearly $100 million he owes in restitution. The judge told Belfort's lawyers Wednesday at a garnishment hearing that she's focused on getting his...
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May 16, 2018 - 3:58 pm
MANCHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's governor spent some time Wednesday getting to know his new running mate, a day after Democrats voted to replace the incumbent lieutenant governor on the fall ticket with the 6-foot-8 mayor of an economically struggling steel mill town. Gov. Tom Wolf had lunch...
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In this photo taken March 15, 2018, a dispatcher in Roswell, Ga., works with a variety of screens while handling a 911 call. The Roswell call center is one of the few in the United States that accepts text messages. This year is the 50th anniversary of the first 911 call placed in the United States and authorities say it is in desperate need to have its technology modernized. (AP Photo/Lisa Marie Pane)
May 16, 2018 - 2:58 pm
ROSWELL, Ga. (AP) — High school students hiding from the gunman in Parkland, Florida, were forced to whisper in calls to 911 for fear of tipping off their location. Others texted friends and family who then relayed information to emergency dispatchers over the phone. A few months later, a woman in...
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File - In this Sept. 24, 2015 file photo, supporters of a measure to allow the terminally ill to end their own life march at the Capitol while calling on California Gov. Jerry Brown to sign the bill in Sacramento, Calif. A California judge on Tuesday, May15, 2018, threw out a 2016 state law allowing the terminally ill to end their lives, ruling it was unconstitutionally approved by the Legislature. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
May 15, 2018 - 10:39 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California judge on Tuesday threw out a 2016 state law allowing the terminally ill to end their lives, ruling it was unconstitutionally approved by the Legislature. Riverside County Superior Court Judge Daniel Ottolia said lawmakers acted illegally in passing the law...
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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2018, file photo, Darryl DeSousa, a 30-year veteran of the Baltimore Police Department, takes questions at City Hall after replacing Kevin Davis as police commissioner, in Baltimore. Baltimore’s police commissioner resigned Tuesday, May 15 after being federally charged with failing to pay his taxes. In a statement, Mayor Catherine Pugh said she accepted the resignation of De Sousa, who she picked as the city’s top cop in January. He was nearly unanimously confirmed as commissioner in February by the City Council. (Kim Hairston /The Baltimore Sun via AP, File)
May 15, 2018 - 7:11 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — When Baltimore's mayor hand-picked Darryl De Sousa as her choice for police commissioner, heralding his experience and the respect he commanded in the city's force, he proudly described himself as a chess player who uses strategic thinking to avoid pitfalls. Now just a few months...
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