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FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, file photo, American flags fly in front of the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stock indexes wavered between small gains and losses in early trading Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, after several big companies reported disappointing quarterly results or outlooks. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
February 01, 2018 - 3:57 pm
U.S. stock indexes were mostly lower in late-afternoon trading Thursday after shedding modest gains from earlier in the day. Losses in technology stocks, as well as retailers, restaurant chains and other consumer-focused companies, accounted for much of the decline. Banks climbed as bond yields...
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February 01, 2018 - 3:54 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The debate over whether the NFL should let players kneel during the national anthem flared up in state government this week as some legislators and a governor disparaged the league. Georgia senators unanimously passed a resolution Thursday denouncing the NFL for allowing players to...
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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2018, file photo, Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks about the tech sector during an industry conference dubbed Silicon Slopes, the nickname for Utah's burgeoning cluster of tech companies, in Salt Lake City. Romney says he'll announce on Feb. 15 if he'll run for the Utah Senate seat held by Orrin Hatch. Romney says in a Twitter post Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, that he's looking forward to the announcement. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
February 01, 2018 - 3:52 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney plans to announce on Feb. 15 if he'll run for the Utah Senate seat held by Orrin Hatch. Romney said in a Twitter post Thursday that he's looking forward to the announcement. The post included a link to his website , which no...
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In this Jan. 23, 2018, photo, Brianne Randall-Gay gives her victim statement during Larry Nassar's sentencing at the Ingham County Circuit Court in Lansing, Mich., Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. As a teenager Randall-Gay complained to the Meridian Township police department in 2004 that Nassar had molested her during treatment for an abnormal spine, an official said Wednesday, Jan. 31. (Neil Blake/The Grand Rapids Press via AP)
February 01, 2018 - 3:32 pm
MERIDIAN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A woman whose assault complaint against Larry Nassar was dismissed without charges being filed in 2004 accepted an apology years later Thursday from a Michigan police chief who said, "We wish we had this one back." Brianne Randall-Gay was 17 when she told Meridian...
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February 01, 2018 - 3:30 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The E! channel says an investigation into a misconduct allegation against host Ryan Seacrest found insufficient evidence to support the claims. In a statement Thursday, the channel said outside counsel conducted the now-ended investigation. E! says it's committed to providing a...
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February 01, 2018 - 3:27 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says he'll announce on Feb. 15 if he'll run for the Utah Senate seat held by Orrin Hatch. Romney says in a Twitter post Thursday that he's looking forward to the announcement. The post included a link to his website , which...
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Parents wait for news of students at the Belmont High School in Los Angeles Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018. Two students were shot and wounded, one critically, inside a Los Angeles middle school classroom Thursday morning and police arrested a female student suspect, authorities said. (Damian Dovarganes)
February 01, 2018 - 3:26 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two students were shot and wounded, one critically, inside a Los Angeles middle school classroom Thursday morning and police arrested a female student believed to be 12 years old, authorities said. A 15-year-old boy hit in the head was transported to a trauma center in critical...
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FILE - In this Wednesday Jan. 3, 2018 file photo, Grant Davis, director of the Dept. of Water Resources, center, discusses the results of the first snow survey of the season at the nearly snow barren Phillips Station snow course, near Echo Summit, Calif. California’s water managers are carrying out their mid-winter snowpack survey Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, as the winter’s dry spell persists. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
February 01, 2018 - 3:00 pm
PHILLIPS STATION, Calif. (AP) — California is rapidly plunging back into drought, with severe conditions now existing in Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los Angeles counties — home to one-fourth of the state's population, a U.S. agency said Thursday. The weekly report released by the U.S. Drought...
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FILE - The file picture taken just after the liberation by the Soviet army in January, 1945, shows a group of children wearing concentration camp uniforms including Martha Weiss who was ten years-old, 6th from right, at the time behind barbed wire fencing in the Oswiecim (Auschwitz) Nazi concentration camp. Poland's Senate has backed legislation regulating Holocaust speech, calling for up to three years in prison for any intentional attempt to falsely attribute the crimes of Nazi Germany to the Polish state or people. (AP Photo)
February 01, 2018 - 3:00 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Latest on the Polish Senate's vote to regulate Holocaust speech (all times local): 8:55 p.m. The Wiesenthal Center, a Jewish rights group, is calling pending legislation in Poland regulating Holocaust speech an "outrage" and is accusing Poland's conservative government of...
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In this Jan. 29 , 2018 photo, a police officer investigates outside a home on Mallory Crescent in Toronto, Canada where Bruce McArthur did landscape work. The burly landscaper is suspected of being a serial killer whose alleged deeds have set police on a grim search for clues that may be hidden in plain sight across Canada's largest city. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP)
February 01, 2018 - 2:57 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Vian Ewart quickly figured out why police showed up at his elegant town house with a cadaver dog to search the waist-high stone planter at his doorstep. Ewart had for five years hired a burly landscaper named Bruce McArthur, who is suspected of being a serial killer, and police have...
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