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Ex-priest convicted of murdering Texas woman in 1960

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 8:29pm
EDINBURG, Texas (AP) -- An ex-priest was convicted of murdering a 25-year-old Texas schoolteacher and beauty queen on Thursday, more than 57 years after Irene Garza went to Sacred Heart Catholic Church in McAllen intending to go to confession....
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Arizona GOP lawmaker resigns over surrogacy allegation

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 5:18pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona said Thursday he is resigning next month after revealing that he discussed surrogacy with two female staffers....
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Arizona Rep. Trent Franks resigns amid Ethics investigation

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 4:15pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona says he is resigning Jan. 31 amid a House Ethics Committee investigation of possible sexual harassment....
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EPA chief defends spending on travel and soundproof booth

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 4:15pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt on Thursday defended his frequent taxpayer-funded travel and his purchase of a custom soundproof communications booth for his office, saying both were justified....
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Veterinarians seek permission to research pot meds for pets

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 3:15pm
BEND, Ore. (AP) -- Dr. Byron Maas surveys a supply of marijuana products for dogs that lines a shelf in his veterinary clinic. They're selling well....
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Pearl Harbor survivors remember those killed 76 years ago

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 12:10pm
HONOLULU (AP) -- Survivors gathered Thursday at the site of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor to remember fellow servicemen killed in the early morning raid 76 years ago, paying homage to the thousands who died with a solemn ceremony marking the surprise bombing raid that plunged the U.S. into World War II....
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A day later, no 'Jerusalem, Israel,' on US government maps

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 11:10am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- You won't find "Jerusalem, Israel," on any U.S. government maps. Ditto for documents. And despite President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, you still won't....
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White ex-cop gets 20 years in prison for fatal shooting

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 11:10am
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- A white former South Carolina officer was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Thursday for fatally shooting an unarmed black motorist in the back in 2015, wrapping up a case that became a rallying cry for the Black Lives Matter movement....
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New Mexico school shooting leaves 2 students, suspect dead

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 11:10am
AZTEC, N.M. (AP) -- A shooting at a high school in a small New Mexico town left two students and the suspect dead, authorities said Thursday as schools throughout the area remained on lockdown as a precaution....
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Pearl Harbor survivors remember those killed 76 years ago

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 11:10am
HONOLULU (AP) -- Survivors gathered Thursday at the site of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor to remember fellow servicemen killed in the early morning raid 76 years ago, paying homage to the thousands who died with a solemn ceremony marking the surprise bombing that plunged the U.S. into World War II....
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Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield named the AP Player of the Year

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 10:10am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Baker Mayfield is The Associated Press college football Player of the Year, becoming the fourth Oklahoma quarterback to win the award since it was established in 1998....
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FBI director defends FBI after Trump's attacks on agency

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 8:08am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- FBI Director Christopher Wray defended his agency Thursday amid blistering criticism from President Donald Trump, saying, "There is no finer institution than the FBI."...
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AP Interview: On North Korea, senator says China a problem

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 8:08am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- China is more of a problem than a partner for the United States on dealing with nuclear-armed North Korea, a leading Republican senator and ally of President Donald Trump told the Associated Press during a wide-ranging interview Thursday....
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Pearl Harbor survivors to remember those killed

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 8:08am
HONOLULU (AP) -- Survivors will gather at the site of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor to remember fellow servicemen killed in the early morning raid 76 years ago....
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Judge weighs 2 decades in prison for ex-cop's fatal shooting

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 8:08am
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- A white former South Carolina police officer committed second-degree murder when he shot an unarmed black motorist to death and should expect to spend about two decades in prison, a judge said Thursday as he prepared to sentence the ex-officer for a federal civil rights violation....
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Shame mingles with self-congratulation in Oscar season

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 8:08am
NEW YORK (AP) -- In nearly every major Academy Awards category this year there's some trace of the sexual misconduct allegations that have swept through the movie industry....
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On Jerusalem, Trump delivers for supporters at home

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 7:08am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's move to recognize the divided city of Jerusalem as Israel's capital may have triggered a worldwide chorus of critics but the president had his ears closely tuned to his supporters at home....
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AP Interview: Cotton says like Trump, voters to judge Moore

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 7:08am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. Tom Cotton says no one should be subjected to "trial by newspaper" on sexual harassment accusations like those against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore or President Donald Trump....
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A better mammogram? Huge study putting 3-D scans to the test

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 5:07am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A better mammogram? Increasingly women are asked if they want a 3-D mammogram instead of the regular X-ray - and now U.S. health officials are starting a huge study to tell if the newer, sometimes pricier choice really improves screening for breast cancer....
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Pantone picks deep purple 'Ultra Violet' as color of year

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 5:07am
NEW YORK (AP) -- What we have here in 2017 is a heap of chaos and disruption. What we need in 2018? The Pantone Color Institute thinks whatever that might be will come in the deep purple hue of "Ultra Violet," its color of the year revealed Thursday....
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