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FILE - In this Oct. 7, 1963, file photo, President John F. Kennedy signs the Limited Test Ban Treaty during a ratification ceremony in the White House Treaty Room in Washington. Beginning Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, Eldred's auction gallery in East Dennis, Mass., on Cape Cod, is auctioning items associated with the late president, including pens that Kennedy used to sign the treaty. (AP Photo/File)
August 03, 2018 - 3:38 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on an auction of iconic memorabilia associated with the late President John F. Kennedy (all times local): 3:30 p.m. A rocking chair that the late President John F. Kennedy used to meet with world leaders in the Oval Office has sold at auction for $50,000. The chair and...
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August 03, 2018 - 3:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Trump administration has dropped a two-year investigation into how Exxon Mobil Corp. factors climate-change regulations into how it calculates the value of its assets. The Securities and Exchange Commission informed the energy giant in a letter that it would not recommend an...
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CORRECTS AGE TO 39-Alejandra Juarez,39, left, says goodbye to her children, Pamela and Estela at the Orlando International Airport on Friday, Aug. 3, 2018 in Orlando, Fla. Juarez, the wife of a former Marine is preparing to self-deport to Mexico in a move that would split up their family. (Red Huber/Orlando Sentinel via AP)
August 03, 2018 - 3:06 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The 16-year-old American daughter of a U.S. Marine held back tears as long as she could Friday before her family was split in two. Her mother, Alejandra Juarez, was finally leaving for Mexico, rather than be sent off in handcuffs, after exhausting all options to stop her...
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FILE - In this July 9, 2018 file photo, Harvey Weinstein attends his arraignment in court, in New York. Weinstein's lawyers want a New York court to throw out sexual assault charges against him. Lawyers for the former movie titan-turned-#MeToo villain filed notice Friday, Aug. 3, they'll seek dismissal of the case. Among other arguments, they say the grand jury that indicted Weinstein should have been told about emails from one of his three accusers: a woman who said he raped her in 2013. One message, less than a month after the alleged attack, expresses appreciation for "all you do for me." Another, days later, says "it would be great to see you again." (Jefferson Siegel/The Daily News via AP, Pool, File)
August 03, 2018 - 3:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Before telling authorities that Harvey Weinstein had raped her, his accuser had sent warm emails after the alleged attack welcoming plans to get together, seeking advice and telling him no one "understands me quite like you," according to court papers his lawyers filed Friday. The...
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August 03, 2018 - 3:04 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. appeals court has upheld a California law that requires new models of semi-automatic handguns to stamp identifying information on bullet casings to help solve crimes. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in a 2-1 decision on Friday said the stamping requirement and two...
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August 03, 2018 - 3:02 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo says an investigation is being launched into the distribution of Ku Klux Klan materials in several counties across New York this year. The Democrat says Friday that he has directed state police to investigate white supremacy flyers being distributed in a number...
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In this Monday, July 23, 2018 photo, lobster fisherman Ernie Piton looks out from his boat Risky Business in Key Largo, in the Florida Keys. Lobster fishermen in the Florida Keys fear a trade war with China could undermine storm recovery in the island chain. Lobsters are among the seafood and other U.S. goods hit by Chinese tariffs in early July, after the Trump administration put tariffs on billions of dollars' worth of Chinese goods. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
August 03, 2018 - 2:58 pm
KEY LARGO, Fla. (AP) — Just as they prepare for a crucial harvest in the wake of Hurricane Irma, lobster fishermen in the Florida Keys fear a trade war with China could undermine storm recovery in the island chain. Lobsters are among the seafood and other U.S. goods hit by Chinese tariffs in early...
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FILE - In this Thursday Aug. 5, 2010 file photo, No More Deaths volunteer Katie Maloney checks water jugs at the group's camp before heading out to supply water stations for illegal immigrants near Arivaca, Ariz., about 13 miles north of Mexico. Arizona clergy are calling activists to gather this weekend at the state's border with Mexico and leave large bottles of water on remote trails for migrants who continue to cross the desert during the dangerously hot summer. (AP Photo/Amanda Lee Myers,File)
August 03, 2018 - 2:54 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona clergy are calling activists to gather this weekend at the state's border with Mexico and leave large jugs of water on remote trails for migrants who continue to cross the desert during the dangerously hot summer. The Sunday gathering organized by faith leaders and local...
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Scores of goats much on the flora and fauna in a residential area of Boise, Idaho, Friday, Aug 3, 2018. About 100 escaped goats munched on manicured lawns in Idaho's capital city on Friday morning before being rounded up and hauled away. (Ruth Brown/Idaho Statesman via AP)
August 03, 2018 - 2:24 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — About 100 escaped goats munched on manicured lawns in Idaho's capital city before being rounded up and hauled away Friday morning. Multiple news outlets captured the goats calmly eating grass and shrubs in a Boise neighborhood before a trailer arrived amid applause from...
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This image from the website of Allied Wallet CEO Ahmad "Andy" Khawaja shows Khawaja posing with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Khawaja gave more than $4 million to Hillary Clinton's failed presidential campaign and other Democrats, then began extending his largesse to Republicans after a lunch with GOP fundraiser Elliott Broidy two weeks after Trump clinched the presidency. Records obtained by The Associated Press show that Khawaja has helped pornographers, payday loan debt collectors and offshore gambling operations get past the gates of the banking system.(Andy Khawaja via AP)
August 03, 2018 - 2:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal authorities looking into the illegal sale of prescription drugs online are probing the business practices of payment processor Allied Wallet, according to a person with direct knowledge of the case. Allied Wallet's CEO has donated millions of dollars to both political...
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