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May 02, 2018 - 9:39 pm
NORTH HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A house in Connecticut has exploded while police and a SWAT team were outside, responding to a report of a barricaded person. The explosion happened Wednesday night in North Haven. WFSB-TV reports at least three police officers were seen being placed into ambulances...
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FILE - In this April 18, 2018 file photo, Bill Cosby arrives for his sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. The prosecutors who put Cosby away said Sunday, April 29, 2018, they’re confident the conviction at his suburban Philadelphia sexual-assault retrial will stand. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
May 02, 2018 - 9:36 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The TV academy is reviewing Bill Cosby's four Emmy Awards and inclusion in the academy's Hall of Fame following his sexual assault conviction. An academy spokesman said Cosby's 2003 Bob Hope Humanitarian Award also is under review. Cosby's spokesman didn't immediately respond...
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Blockbuster Alaska General Manager Kevin Daymude moves a display case featuring the jockstrap worn by actor Russell Crowe in the 2005 movie "Cinderella Man" at the video store location in Anchorage, Alaska, on Wednesday, May 2, 2018. HBO's John Oliver bought the jockstrap and other items at auction and sent them to Anchorage, in hopes it would help the store stave off pressure from streaming movie services. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)
May 02, 2018 - 9:31 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A celebrity jockstrap that's been the buzz of Alaska for nearly two weeks went on display Wednesday at one of the nation's last Blockbuster video stores in an effort to ramp up business. "I tell you, we're going to get a lot of traffic, is what I'm expecting," said Kevin...
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May 02, 2018 - 9:30 pm
NORTH HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A house in Connecticut has exploded while police and a SWAT team were outside, responding to a report of a barricaded person. It wasn't immediately clear if anyone was injured in the explosion Wednesday night in North Haven, but people at the scene were being placed into...
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FILE - In this March 13, 2017, file photo, people relax on the beach in Waikiki in Honolulu. Many sunscreen makers could soon be forced to change their formulas or be banned from selling lotions in Hawaii. Hawaii state lawmakers on Tuesday passed a measure that would ban the local sale of sunscreens containing oxybenzone and octinoxate by 2021 in an effort to protect coral reefs.(AP Photo/Caleb Jones, File)
May 02, 2018 - 8:56 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Many sunscreen makers could soon be forced to change their formulas or be banned from selling the lotions in Hawaii. State lawmakers passed a measure this week that would ban the sale of sunscreens containing oxybenzone and octinoxate by 2021 in an effort to protect coral reefs...
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Striking Arizona teachers dressed in red, pack the Arizona House gallery in Phoenix as they applaud lawmakers from both parties hailing them for their efforts to get more school funding in this Wednesday, May 2, 2018 photo.Teachers are in the fifth day of a statewide strike. (AP Photo/Bob Christie)
May 02, 2018 - 8:49 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Striking Arizona teachers who won a big pay increase but came up substantially short of achieving their demands for more school funding flooded the Arizona Capitol for a fifth day Wednesday hoping it will be the last they are out of their classrooms. The Republican-controlled...
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A crack is seen on a window of Southwest Airlines Flight 957 after an abrupt landing in Cleveland, Wednesday, May 2, 2018. The cracked window forced the Chicago to Newark, N.J., Flight 957 to land in Cleveland on Wednesday. There were no reports of injuries after the jet landed safely after making an abrupt turn toward Cleveland while over Lake Erie, according to tracking data from FlightAware.com. (Rachel Colby via AP)
May 02, 2018 - 8:49 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Passengers on a Southwest Airlines plane first heard a loud pop and then scurried away when they saw a jagged crack in a window that forced the jet to land in Cleveland on Wednesday. Some on board immediately thought back to just two weeks ago when a jet engine blew apart and broke...
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This photo from police officer video body camera footage on Oct. 1, 2017, provided by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, shows officers searching hallways during the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history by Stephen Paddock, at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas, released Wednesday, May 2, 2018. (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via AP)
May 02, 2018 - 8:24 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Some of the first officers to reach the Las Vegas hotel room where a gunman unleashed the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history busted in with shields and found his body and assault-style weapons scattered around, according to police body-camera video released Wednesday...
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This photo from police officer video body camera footage on Oct. 1, 2017, provided by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, shows officers deploying a shield and weapons during the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history by Stephen Paddock, at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas, released Wednesday, May 2, 2018. (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via AP)
May 02, 2018 - 8:13 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the release of videos from cameras worn by Las Vegas police who responded to the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Newly released police body-camera footage from inside a Las Vegas Strip hotel suite shows the body of the man who...
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FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 12, 2015 file photo, a man takes pictures of Caesars Palace hotel and casino, in Las Vegas. The union representing thousands of housekeepers in Las Vegas says Caesars Entertainment has rejected a proposal to include language in a new contract to protect workers if a "Do Not Disturb" sign has been hanging on a doorknob more than 24 hours. The Culinary Union on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, said under its proposal, security would open a room "for entry and service" if a guest refuses housekeeping for more than 24 hours. Caesars previously announced security would begin checking rooms every 24 hours, even if the sign is hanging on the doorknob. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
May 02, 2018 - 8:13 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The union representing thousands of housekeepers in Las Vegas on Wednesday said Caesars Entertainment has rejected a proposal to include language in a new contract that would protect workers if a "Do Not Disturb" sign has been hanging on a doorknob for more than 24 hours. The...
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