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Ex-con candidate compounding GOP woes in West Virginia

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 10:22pm
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Republican Don Blankenship doesn't care if his party and his president don't think he can beat Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin this fall....
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AP Explains: A look at DNA-sharing services and privacy

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 10:22pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- The use of a genealogy website to track down a suspected California serial killer illustrates both the extraordinary power of DNA-sharing services and the broad privacy concerns that surround the fast-growing commercial market for genetic analysis....
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Tom Brokaw 'hurt and unmoored' by sex harassment allegations

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 6:25pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Tom Brokaw denied sexual misconduct charges and told friends in a late-night email that he felt "ambushed and then perp walked" in the media as an avatar of male misogyny and stripped of his honor and achievement....
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Archaeologists find ancient mass child sacrifice in Peru

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 6:25pm
LIMA, Peru (AP) -- Archaeologists in northern Peru say they have found evidence of what could be the world's largest single case of child sacrifice....
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'He's not listening': Teachers and Arizona governor at odds

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 4:10pm
PHOENIX (AP) -- As thousands of teachers and supporters gathered at the Arizona Capitol to protest inadequate public school funding for a second day Friday, Gov. Doug Ducey again skipped the chance to address them....
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Sleep mode? Tech giants' kids' 'fixes' amount to baby steps

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 4:10pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Facebook is adding a "sleep" mode to its Messenger Kids service to let parents limit when their kids can use it....
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The Latest: Witten's retirement could affect Dallas draft

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 4:10pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- The Latest on the NFL draft (all times local):...
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GOP-led House panel clears Trump campaign in Russia probe

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 2:55pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Republican-led House intelligence committee on Friday released a lengthy report concluding it found no evidence that Donald Trump's campaign colluded with Russia in the 2016 presidential campaign, drawing praise from the president and rebuttals from Democrats....
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Philadelphia crime boss pleads guilty, avoids retrial

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 2:55pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- A notorious Philadelphia mob boss pleaded guilty to an illegal betting charge on Friday before taking the occasion to make a bold prediction about his home town team's chances in the NBA playoffs....
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Romaine lettuce outbreak update: 98 people sick in 22 states

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 2:55pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- A nasty strain of bacteria that can cause severe illness is what's driving a food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce, health officials said Friday....
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Cosby verdict met with conflicting emotions by some blacks

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 1:55pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- It is difficult to overstate the pride, admiration and sense of ownership many black Americans felt watching Bill Cosby at the height of his career in the 1980s and '90s....
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Tom Brokaw 'hurt and unmoored' by sex harassment allegations

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 1:55pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Tom Brokaw denied sexual misconduct charges and told friends in a late-night email that he felt "ambushed and then perp walked" in the media as an avatar of male misogyny and stripped of his honor and achievement....
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ESPN: Cowboys' Witten retiring after 15 seasons for 'MNF'

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 1:55pm
FRISCO, Texas (AP) -- Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten plans to retire after 15 seasons and join ESPN as its lead analyst for the "Monday Night Football" telecast, the network reported Friday....
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Public face no more: Temple rescinds Cosby's honorary degree

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 12:40pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Temple University, where Bill Cosby long served as a leading public face and key fundraiser, said Friday it will rescind the honorary doctorate it awarded to the comedian in 1991 because he was convicted of sexually assaulting a former employee....
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Cosby verdict met with conflicting emotions by some blacks

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 12:40pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- It is difficult to overstate the pride, admiration and sense of ownership many black Americans felt watching Bill Cosby at the height of his career in the 1980s and '90s....
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AP FACT CHECK: MS-13 gang arrests at border are up this year

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 12:40pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is emphasizing the menace of the transnational MS-13 gang in explaining why the National Guard troops requested by President Donald Trump are needed at the border with Mexico....
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Democrats, GOP both target voters behind cracked 'blue wall'

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 11:40am
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) -- Automotive engineer Steve Semian credits Barack Obama with rescuing the auto industry and with it, much of Michigan. But the 47-year-old from Macomb County, north of Detroit, says it was the state's Republican governor, Rick Snyder, who "helped us pull through" after a long economic downturn. And now it's President Donald Trump who's fighting to restore the country's manufacturing might....
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Kucinich to return $20K to pro-Syrian government group

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 11:40am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Former U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich, a Democratic candidate for Ohio governor, said he plans to return a $20,000 speaking fee he received last year from a group sympathetic to Syrian President Bashar Assad....
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Federal authorities charge Dallas-area couple with slavery

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 10:40am
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- U.S. authorities have arrested the son of a former president of the West African country of Guinea and his wife for allegedly enslaving a countrywoman in their Texas home....
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