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August 29, 2018 - 1:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York state attorney general's office has suspended its probe into whether the Manhattan district attorney mishandled 2015 allegations of sexual misconduct by movie producer Harvey Weinstein. A spokeswoman for Acting Attorney General Barbara Underwood confirmed on Wednesday...
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FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2014 file photo, the Capitol is seen from the Russell Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington. A proposal to rename the Russell Senate Office building after Arizona Sen. John McCain appears to be gaining bipartisan support, but success is far from assured. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer proposed renaming the Senate’s oldest office building in McCain’s honor after the veteran Republican senator died Aug. 25, 2018, from brain cancer. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
August 29, 2018 - 1:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Google Maps isn't waiting for the Senate. Lawmakers are debating a proposal to rename a Senate office building after the late Sen. John McCain, but Google Maps already displays "McCain Senate Office Building" on its website. A search for "Russell Senate Office Building" directs...
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People in line reach for photos being handed out outside the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History during a public visitation for Aretha Franklin in Detroit, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018. Franklin died Aug. 16, of pancreatic cancer at the age of 76. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
August 29, 2018 - 1:36 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on a second day of public events honoring Aretha Franklin in Detroit. (all times local): 1:20 p.m. People are continuing to stream in for a second day to pay their respects to Aretha Franklin as she laid in repose in the rotunda of Detroit's Charles H. Wright Museum of...
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This shows the collapsed scaffolding, center, at a hotel under construction after two workers fell to their deaths early Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, near Orlando, Fla. (Orange County Fire Rescue via AP)
August 29, 2018 - 1:01 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Two construction workers fell to their deaths when scaffolding collapsed as they were pouring concrete on the seventh floor of a 16-story hotel under construction near Disney World early Wednesday, Orange County Sheriff's officials said. The accident happened just outside...
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Then-Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Mychal Kendricks answers questions during a press conference at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn., Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018. Federal prosecutors in Philadelphia say Cleveland Browns linebacker Mychal Kendricks used insider trading tips from an acquaintance to make about $1.2 million in illegal profits on four major trading deals. Kendricks says in a statement released by his lawyer Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, that he’s sorry and “deeply” regrets his actions. (Yong Kim/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
August 29, 2018 - 12:58 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Cleveland Browns linebacker Mychal Kendricks has been charged with using insider trading tips from an acquaintance to make about $1.2 million in illegal profits on four major trading deals, federal prosecutors announced Wednesday. Co-defendant Damilare Sonoiki was paid $10,000...
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August 29, 2018 - 12:58 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney's simultaneous campaigns for re-election and New York state attorney general have survived a court challenge. The state Court of Appeals on Wednesday declined to hear an appeal of a lower appellate court's ruling in Maloney's favor. The lower court...
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British Prime Minister Theresa May, right, is welcomed by Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari, at the Presidential palace in Abuja, Nigeria, Wednesday, Aug 29, 2018. Britain and Nigeria have signed a security and defense agreement during a one-day visit by Prime Minister Theresa May as Africa's most populous country struggles to defeat Boko Haram extremists and others linked to the Islamic State organization.(AP Photo/Azeez Akunleyan)
August 29, 2018 - 12:54 pm
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Britain and Nigeria signed a security and defense agreement during a one-day visit by Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday as Africa's most populous country struggles to defeat Boko Haram extremists and others linked to the Islamic State organization. The British prime...
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Jordan's Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights speaks at ACANU at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Jamey Keaten)
August 29, 2018 - 12:42 pm
GENEVA (AP) — Threatened U.S. funding cuts wouldn't be "fatal" for his office, the United Nations' human rights chief said Wednesday, but he added that he hoped other countries won't follow suit. Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein insisted "the office will continue to survive" even if the U.S. carries out the...
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August 29, 2018 - 12:33 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A former leader of the Catholic Church in Maine says he won't resign as a bishop of the Diocese of Buffalo, New York, over his handling of sex abuse allegations. Bishop Richard Malone said Sunday the "shepherd does not desert the flock" during difficult times. Malone was...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 file photo, Britain's Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, Dominic Raab delivers his speech outlining the government's plans for a no-deal Brexit in London. Britain's Brexit minister said Wednesday Aug. 29. 2018 that the U.K. and the European Union may not meet their self-imposed October deadline for a divorce deal. (Peter Nicholls/Pool Photo via AP, File)
August 29, 2018 - 12:31 pm
LONDON (AP) — The U.K. and the European Union may not meet their self-imposed October deadline for a divorce deal, Britain's Brexit minister said Wednesday. But Dominic Raab said he remained "stubbornly optimistic" that there would be agreement before Britain leaves the bloc in March. Separately,...
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