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April 11, 2018 - 4:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau spent more than $6,000 frosting the windows on the offices of senior staff in recent months, according to receipts and documents obtained by The Associated Press. The spending on window frosting comes only months after the CFPB moved into...
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In this photo dated Wednesday, April 11, 2018, Pope Francis arrives in St.Peter's Square at the Vatican for his weekly general audience. In an extraordinary letter published Wednesday April 11, 2018, Pope Francis has admitted he made "grave errors" in judgment in Chile's sex abuse scandal and invited the abuse victims he had discredited to Rome to beg their forgiveness.(AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
April 11, 2018 - 3:59 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis admitted he made "grave errors" in judgment in Chile's sex abuse scandal on Wednesday and invited the abuse victims he had discredited to Rome to beg their forgiveness. In an extraordinary letter published Wednesday, Francis also summoned all of Chile's bishops to...
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during the Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Israel is commemorating its Holocaust Remembrance Day in memory of the 6 million Jews systematically killed by Nazi Germany and its collaborators during World War II. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
April 11, 2018 - 3:57 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday warned archenemy Iran not to test Israel amid escalating regional tensions as the country marked its Holocaust Remembrance Day in memory of the 6 million Jews systematically killed by Nazi Germany and its collaborators during World War...
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April 11, 2018 - 3:55 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown has agreed to deploy 400 National Guard troops at President Donald Trump's request, but not all will head to the U.S.-Mexico border and none will enforce federal immigration enforcement. A letter sent Wednesday to the Trump administration by...
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April 11, 2018 - 3:51 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — President Donald Trump's comments about so-called "sanctuary cities" were scrutinized at a federal appeals court hearing Wednesday to determine whether the president's executive order threatening to cut funding from states and cities that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration...
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Bill Cosby, right, arrives for his sexual assault trial, Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
April 11, 2018 - 3:49 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on the Bill Cosby sexual assault retrial (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Bill Cosby's lawyers are scrutinizing the 2014 police statement of a woman who reported he drugged and molested her as a 17-year-old decades ago. The police report filed by Chelan Lasha (shuh-...
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In this April 5, 2018, photo, a pedestrian passes the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, April 11. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
April 11, 2018 - 2:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are mixed Wednesday as the price of oil rises to a three-year high as investors focus on tensions in the Middle East, but banks decline along with interest rates. Stocks had rallied a day ago on signs the trade tensions between the U.S. and China were easing. Facebook...
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April 11, 2018 - 2:53 pm
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The Massachusetts museum that won a legal battle over its plan to sell dozens of works of art has announced that 13 of those pieces are being auctioned next month. The Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield last week received permission from the state's highest court to sell 39...
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FILE - In this May 24, 2017 file photo, Republican Vermont Gov. Phil Scott speaks to the media in Montpelier, Vt. Scott is set to sign the first significant gun restrictions in the state's history during a Statehouse ceremony on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke, File)
April 11, 2018 - 2:52 pm
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont on Wednesday raised the age to buy firearms, banned high-capacity magazines and made it easier to take guns from people who pose a threat — the first significant gun ownership restrictions in state history, signed into law by the Republican governor. It's a remarkable...
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FILE - In this May 24, 2017 file photo, Republican Vermont Gov. Phil Scott speaks to the media in Montpelier, Vt. Scott is set to sign the first significant gun restrictions in the state's history during a Statehouse ceremony on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke, File)
April 11, 2018 - 2:49 pm
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont on Wednesday raised the age to buy firearms, banned high-capacity magazines and made it easier to take guns from people who pose a threat — the first significant gun ownership restrictions in state history, signed into law by the Republican governor. It's a remarkable...
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