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Atlantic City, N.J. residents chosen for a program to train them to become construction workers listen to Mayor-elect Frank Gilliam Jr., center back to camera, speak to them at a press conference announcing the program, Wednesday Dec. 13, 2017 in Atlantic City. Sponsored by the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, the company will connect graduates with construction jobs on its casino project, which is opening next summer. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
December 13, 2017 - 4:47 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Dominick White has a bleak but clear-eyed view of his Atlantic City home in a public housing project known for crime and drugs. "I grew up in a bad neighborhood," he said. "I'm trying to beat the odds and get away, and not become a statistic." On Monday morning, White...
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December 13, 2017 - 4:45 pm
MONACA, Pa. (AP) — Officials say shots have been fired near a dining hall at a Penn State satellite campus near Pittsburgh and a coroner is at the scene. Penn State Beaver issued an alert just before 4 p.m. Wednesday that shots were fired, adding that the situation is contained and they say there...
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December 13, 2017 - 4:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of U.S. Africa Command has asked for an additional investigation into whether civilians were killed during a deadly August raid in Somalia involving American and Somali forces. Army Col. Mark Cheadle, a spokesman for Africa Command, says Marine Gen. Thomas Waldhauser...
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December 13, 2017 - 4:14 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Three men pleaded guilty to creating a "botnet" known as Mirai that was used to paralyze chunks of the internet in 2016. Paras Jha, Josiah White and Dalton Norman admitted to one count of conspiracy in plea agreements filed earlier this month. Federal prosecutors in Alaska...
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Police officers patrol in the passageway connecting New York City's Port Authority bus terminal and the Times Square subway station on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, near the site of Monday's explosion. Commuters returning to New York City's subway system on Tuesday were met with heightened security a day after a would-be suicide bomber's rush-hour blast failed to cause the bloodshed he intended. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
December 13, 2017 - 4:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A Bangladeshi immigrant accused of setting off a pipe bomb in the New York subway system had his first court appearance on Wednesday via video from the hospital room where he is recovering from burns sustained in the blast. Akayed Ullah said little during the hearing, which lasted a...
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Doug Jones is greeted by a supporter before speaking during an election-night watch party Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, in Birmingham, Ala. Jones has defeated Republican Roy Moore, a one-time GOP pariah who was embraced by the Republican Party and the president even after facing allegations of sexual impropriety. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
December 13, 2017 - 3:44 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Still-uncounted ballots are unlikely to change the outcome of the U.S. Senate race in Alabama enough to spur an automatic recount, the state's election chief said Wednesday. Republican Roy Moore has refused to concede Tuesday's race to Democrat Doug Jones, who pulled off a...
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U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks at the end of an election-night watch party at the RSA activity center, Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, in Montgomery, Ala. Moore refused to concede and raised the possibility of a recount during a brief appearance at a somber campaign party in Montgomery. "It's not over," Moore said. He added, "We know that God is still in control."(AP Photo/Mike Stewart)
December 13, 2017 - 2:58 pm
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Roy Moore has now lost more statewide races than he's won in Alabama, including a Senate contest that seemed within reach. So will the Republican former judge now abandon politics and ride off into the sunset? Probably not. Instead, he's discussing a possible recount — a...
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December 13, 2017 - 2:57 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Three men pleaded guilty to creating a "botnet" known as Mirai that was used to paralyze chunks of the internet in 2016. Paras Jha, Josiah White and Dalton Norman admitted to one count of conspiracy in plea agreements filed Dec. 5. They face up to five years and $250,000...
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December 13, 2017 - 2:43 pm
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island city councilman charged with making an obscene phone call to a 13-year-old boy he says was sending sexual messages to his daughter has pleaded not guilty. Newport Councilman John Florez was arraigned in Newport District Court on Wednesday and was released on his...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, file photo, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen attends a hearing of the Federal Reserve Board Joint Economic Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Investors may not be sure about what the central bank might have in store for 2018, and they’ll look to Yellen’s final news conference as Fed chair Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, for clues. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
December 13, 2017 - 2:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is raising its key interest rate for the third time this year and foresees three additional hikes in 2018, a vote of confidence that the U.S. economy remains on solid footing 8½ years after the end of the Great Recession. The Fed announced Wednesday that it's...
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