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Illinois coroner to poor: Pay $1000 or county keeps remains

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 05/04/2018 - 12:53pm
A coroner in western Illinois is facing sharp criticism for how he handles poor people who can't afford to bury their loved ones: He has them sign over their rights to the deceased, leaving them without the death certificate, then cremates the body and keeps the ashes until the family pays $1,000....
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More arrests expected in case against 'Smallville' actress

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 05/04/2018 - 12:53pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Authorities expect to make more arrests in the sex-trafficking investigation of a self-help group that's already resulted in charges against former "Smallville" actress Allison Mack and the group's leader, a prosecutor said Friday....
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North Korea adjusts time zone to match South's as ties warm

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 05/04/2018 - 12:53pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea has readjusted its time zone to match South Korea's, a sign of warming ties following a landmark summit between leaders of the rival nations....
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Tambor to appear in new 'Arrested Development' season

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 05/04/2018 - 12:53pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Netflix says that Jeffrey Tambor will appear in the next season of "Arrested Development."...
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Hawaii volcano forces 1,500 from homes as lava bubbles up

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 05/04/2018 - 5:49am
HONOLULU (AP) -- Nearly 1,500 residents were ordered to evacuate from their volcano-side homes after Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano erupted, sending molten lava to chew its way through forest land and bubble up on paved streets....
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After flirting with gun-control movement, Trump faces NRA

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 05/04/2018 - 5:49am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Back for a return engagement, President Donald Trump's address to the National Rifle Association on Friday comes after he temporarily strayed from the group's strong opposition to tougher gun controls following the school shooting in Parkland, Florida - only to rapidly return to the fold....
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'Were you lying?' Sanders faces new credibility questions

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 05/04/2018 - 5:49am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is facing a barrage of questions about whether she purposely misled the American people amid fallout over Rudy Giuliani's stunning revelation about hush money paid by President Donald Trump's lawyer to a porn star who alleges a tryst with Trump....
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Polanski's film academy expulsion, 40-years in the making

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 05/04/2018 - 5:49am
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Until Thursday, Roman Polanski had been a film academy member for over 40 years since pleading guilty to unlawful sex with a minor in 1977. In his 40 years as a fugitive the "Chinatown" and "Rosemary's Baby" filmmaker had been nominated for three additional Oscars, one for "Tess" and two for "The Pianist."...
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Nobel literature prize will not be awarded this year

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 05/04/2018 - 5:49am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- The Nobel Prize in literature will not be awarded this year following sex-abuse allegations and other issues that have affected the public image of the Swedish Academy that selects the winner....
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At what point does crying 'lynching' trivialize the word?

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 05/04/2018 - 5:49am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- R. Kelly says boycotting his music because of the sexual abuse allegations against him amounts to a "public lynching." Bill Cosby's people say his conviction was a lynching, too. Kanye West, in trying to defend his inflammatory comments about slavery, has been tweeting lynching imagery to assure fans he won't be silenced....
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James scores 43 as Cavs beat Raptors 128-110 in Game 2

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 05/04/2018 - 5:49am
TORONTO (AP) -- Watching LeBron James at shootaround, Kevin Love knew something special was in store....
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Gauchos prepare for playoffs after final season home game

Lariat Top Headlines - Thu, 05/03/2018 - 1:49pm
The Saddleback College Baseball team lost the final home game in the third of a series against Golden West last week, but the Mission Viejo team has not met the end of the season yet. The successful season the team had means they will be going to the playoffs despite the loss on Friday. “We […]
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HOROSCOPES: Your guide to what’s up this month in astrology

Lariat Top Headlines - Thu, 05/03/2018 - 10:29am
Expect the Eta Aquarids meteor shower, a New and Blue Moon for an interesting turn of events in May ARIES: This month will bring new beginnings and bittersweet endings for you, dear Aries. The Eta Aquarids meteor shower from May 5 to May 6 bring romance as a peak focus for the month. Focus on […]
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Saddleback College continues to investigate submitted transgender student complaints

Lariat Top Headlines - Thu, 05/03/2018 - 10:18am
South Orange County Community College District complaint policy will preserve gender identity or expression as part of its complaint procedure National Public Radio reported the United States Department of Education would discontinue its policy in investigating transgender students’ access and complaints with regard to gendered restroom facilities on Feb. 12. The U.S. Department of Education’s […]
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Giuliani offers new explanation of Comey firing

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 05/03/2018 - 7:21am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's explanation for why he fired FBI Director James Comey has shifted again....
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'Star Wars' lightsaber and 'Ben Hur' chariot to be auctioned

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 05/03/2018 - 7:21am
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- More than 2,000 pieces of movie memorabilia including costumes and props used by James Dean and the lightsaber wielded by Obi-Wan Kenboi in "Star Wars" are headed to the auction block....
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Wife: Cosby convicted by 'mob justice, not real justice'

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 05/03/2018 - 6:15am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Bill Cosby's wife called Thursday for a criminal investigation into the suburban Philadelphia prosecutor behind his sexual assault conviction, saying the case that could put the 80-year-old comedian in prison for the rest of his life was "mob justice, not real justice" and a "tragedy" that must be undone....
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The Latest: 1 body found after explosion during standoff

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 05/03/2018 - 6:15am
NORTH HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- The Latest on an explosion during a standoff in Connecituct (all times local):...
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Texas officials ignore dioxin spread in Houston waterways

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 05/03/2018 - 6:15am
HIGHLANDS, Texas (AP) -- Evelyn and Jerome Matula were still polka-dancing newlyweds in 1950 when they spotted a half-finished cottage in the woods along the San Jacinto River east of Houston. It seemed idyllic, with panoramic views and a sandy path to the river, where their three children and later their grandchildren fished. Now, the retired refinery worker and former educator fear their kin were poisoned by carcinogenic dioxin in the fish and well water....
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Iran's foreign minister says no renegotiating nuclear deal

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 05/03/2018 - 5:06am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's foreign minister has taken to YouTube to criticize President Donald Trump's threat to withdraw from the nuclear deal, saying Iran will not "renegotiate or add onto" the atomic accord....
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