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Vermont's Roman Catholic Bishop Christopher Coyne speaks Thursday Aug. 22, 2019 in South Burlington, Vt., about a new report that found there were "credible and substantiated" allegations of the sexual abuse of minors against 40 priests in the state between 1950 and today. The report said all but one of the allegations occurred before 2000. (AP Photo/Wilson Ring)
August 22, 2019 - 4:24 pm
SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A report released Thursday by Vermont's Roman Catholic Church found there were "credible and substantiated" allegations of the sexual abuse of minors against 40 priests in the state since 1950. All but one of those allegations occurred prior to 2000, and none of the...
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FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2017 file photo, Kodak Black arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. Rapper Kodak Black is expected to plead guilty to federal weapons charges. A hearing is set for Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, in Miami federal court. The decision comes months after an original plea of innocence. Prosecutors in May charged the 21-year-old rapper for crimes that involve falsifying information on federal forms to purchase three firearms. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
August 22, 2019 - 4:21 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Rapper Kodak Black pleaded guilty on Thursday to federal weapons charges stemming from his arrest just before a scheduled concert performance in May. Black entered the change of plea in a Miami federal court. Prosecutors charged him with crimes including falsifying information on...
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James Blackmon, 66, is brought into the courtroom for an innocence hearing on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019 the first day of the three-day hearing in Raleigh, N.C. A three-judge panel has ruled Blackmon, convicted of killing a North Carolina college student 40 years ago is innocent. The ruling as part of North Carolina's innocence process, the judges agreed that Blackmon didn't fatally stab Helena Payton in 1979 at what's now St. Augustine's University in Raleigh. Blackmon was sentenced in 1988, about nine years after the slaying. (WRAL-TV via AP)
August 22, 2019 - 4:16 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A judicial panel ruled Thursday that a mentally ill man who wore a Superman-like cape in police interviews and compared himself to Dracula did not kill a North Carolina college student in a dorm 40 years ago. Three judges declared James Blackmon, 66, innocent in the death of...
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FILE - In this Monday, April 22, 2019, file photo, Liam Hemsworth, left, and Miley Cyrus arrive at the premiere of "Avengers: Endgame" at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Liam Hemsworth is seeking a divorce from Miley Cyrus after seven months of marriage. The 29-year-old Australian actor filed for the dissolution of his marriage to the 26-year-old American pop star in Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
August 22, 2019 - 4:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Miley Cyrus denied rumors Thursday that she cheated on her soon-to-be ex-husband, Liam Hemsworth. In stream-of-consciousness mode, the pop star concluded : "You can say I am a twerking, pot smoking, foul mouthed hillbilly but I am not a liar." Hemsworth and Cyrus were on again, off...
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FILE - In a Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018 file photo, Ohio Gov. John Kasich sits for an interview with The Associated Press in Columbus. West Virginia University President Gordon Gee and former Ohio Gov. John Kasich are creating a nonprofit that will fight to steer money from any national opioid settlement to hospitals and health-based research. Gee and Kasich will announce Citizens for Effective Opioid Treatment on Thursday, August 22, 2019. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
August 22, 2019 - 4:11 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — West Virginia University President Gordon Gee and former Ohio Gov. John Kasich are creating a nonprofit that will fight to steer cash from any national opioid settlement to hospitals, rather than to local and state governments already sparring for control of the dollars. Gee...
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FILE - In this Monday, April 22, 2019, file photo, Liam Hemsworth, left, and Miley Cyrus arrive at the premiere of "Avengers: Endgame" at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Liam Hemsworth is seeking a divorce from Miley Cyrus after seven months of marriage. The 29-year-old Australian actor filed for the dissolution of his marriage to the 26-year-old American pop star in Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
August 22, 2019 - 4:07 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Miley Cyrus has denied she cheated on her soon-to-be ex-husband, Liam Hemsworth, in a stream-of-consciousness series of Twitter posts. The pop star concluded her missives saying people can call her a "twerking, pot smoking, foul mouthed hillbilly" but she is "not a liar." Hemsworth...
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FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2019, file photo traders Dudley Devine, left, and Christopher Fuchs work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, Aug. 22. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
August 22, 2019 - 3:48 pm
Major stock indexes on Wall Street wavered between small gains and losses Thursday afternoon as investors turned cautious ahead of a widely anticipated speech by the Federal Reserve chairman. Gains by banks, consumer goods makers, industrial companies and other stocks were offset by losses in...
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In this photo taken Monday, July 22, 2019, chinook salmon is seen after being unloaded at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco. California fishermen are reporting one of the best salmon fishing seasons in more than a decade, thanks to heavy rain and snow that ended the state's historic drought. It's a sharp reversal for chinook salmon, also known as king salmon, an iconic fish that helps sustain many Pacific Coast fishing communities. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
August 22, 2019 - 3:47 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Trolling off the California coast, Sarah Bates leans over the side of her boat and pulls out a long, silvery fish prized by anglers and seafood lovers: wild king salmon. Reeling in a fish "feels good every time," but this year has been surprisingly good, said Bates, a...
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August 22, 2019 - 3:46 pm
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's Health Department disregarded its own policy in updating the volume of a 2015 pipeline spill at a natural gas processing plant, and it remains unclear whether promised quarterly inspections of the site have been done in the past two years as cleanup continued...
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FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2019, file photo, a man uses a cell phone in New Orleans. Major phone companies are telling the country’s state attorneys general that they will do more against robocalls. It’s the latest step from government and industry to combat the growing problem. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File)
August 22, 2019 - 3:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major phone companies have pledged to do more to fight robocalls plaguing Americans, the country's state attorneys general say. It's the latest step from government and industry to combat the growing problem . Americans get nearly 5 billion automated calls from scammers,...
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