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Attorney General Bill Schuette announces an open and ongoing investigation into the systemic issues with sexual misconduct at Michigan State University that began in 2017 on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 at the G. Mennen Williams Building in Lansing, Mich. Schuette said that the independent probe will shine a bright light on every corner of the university. (Jake May/The Flint via AP)
January 29, 2018 - 6:01 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — State Attorney General Bill Schuette is asking Michigan State University for emails and text messages related to Larry Nassar, an initial salvo in his investigation into how the college handled complaints against the longtime campus sports doctor who was sentenced to decades...
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January 29, 2018 - 5:52 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The federal Environmental Protection Agency says it will conduct additional studies of the Hudson River as it considers the effectiveness of a $1.7 billion Superfund cleanup. The agency Monday said it will conduct supplemental studies of the lower river and has begun analyzing 1...
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January 29, 2018 - 5:46 pm
DEMOTTE, Ind. (AP) — A northwest Indiana woman has honored her father's memory with a humorous obituary that recounts his fondness for his family and details how he left behind 32 jars of Miracle Whip, 17 boxes of Hamburger Helper and other items that could prove helpful in a zombie apocalypse. The...
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FILE - In this March 1, 2017, file photo, Fitbit's new Alta HR device is displayed in New York. The Pentagon is doing a broad review of how military forces use exercise trackers and other wearable electronic devices in the wake of revelations that an interactive, online map can pinpoint troop locations, bases and other sensitive areas around the world. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
January 29, 2018 - 5:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is doing a broad review of how military forces use exercise trackers and other wearable electronic devices, in the wake of revelations that an interactive, online map can pinpoint troop locations, bases and other sensitive areas around the world. Army Col. Rob Manning...
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President of The Recording Academy Neil Portnow poses in the press room at the 60th annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
January 29, 2018 - 5:08 pm
Recording Academy President Neil Portnow is facing criticism for his comments after the 60th annual Grammy Awards ended with only two female winners on stage and lingering questions about the choice of performers. Following the awards show Sunday, many music fans and critics questioned whether the...
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Trader John Panin works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Jan. 29, 2018. The major U.S. stock indexes are down slightly in early trading Monday, as losses in technology companies outweighed gains elsewhere. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
January 29, 2018 - 5:05 pm
A broad sell-off handed the U.S. stock market its biggest loss in more than four months Monday, pulling the major indexes below their recent record highs. Technology stocks, the biggest gainers in 2017, accounted for much of the slide. Energy companies also fell as crude oil prices finished lower...
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Pedestrians walk past the Amazon Spheres in downtown Seattle on the day of the grand opening of the geodesic domes, which will primarily serve as a working and gathering space for employees, Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
January 29, 2018 - 5:03 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — boss Jeff Bezos has inaugurated his striking rainforest conservatory built of glass and white steel in downtown Seattle. "The Spheres" domed structure that opened Monday is the newest headquarters building for the online retail behemoth. Bezos and his wife were on hand to...
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FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2018 file photo, Louise Anna Turpin, far left, with attorney Jeff Moore, second from left, and her husband David Allen Turpin, listen to attorney, David Macher, as they appear in court for their arraignment in Riverside, Calif. The community college student with a page-boy haircut was quiet and never drew attention to himself and scored A's semester after semester. Despite ample opportunity, he apparently never divulged the sickening truth that the home he returned to after classes was a veritable torture chamber. Authorities say the man, now about 26, was the eldest boy among 13 siblings who were held captive in their Southern California home by their parents, David and Louise Turpin. (Frederic J. Brown/Pool Photo via AP, File)
January 29, 2018 - 4:15 pm
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The oldest son of 13 siblings who authorities say were held captive by their parents had attended a California college for years but apparently never told anyone about his life at home. Louise Turpin regularly drove her oldest son to classes at a campus of Mt. San Jacinto...
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January 29, 2018 - 4:07 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state's comptroller says local sales tax collection rose by nearly 4 percent in 2017, making it the highest annual growth since 2013. Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli announced Monday that collections statewide grew by $620 million to $16.6 billion, a 3.9-percent increase...
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January 29, 2018 - 4:02 pm
SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) — Tyson Foods Inc. has invested in a food-tech startup that's developing methods to produce meat directly from animal cells. The Arkansas-based company announced Monday that its venture capital arm, Tyson Ventures, now has a minority stake in Memphis Meats. The terms of the...
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