March 01, 2018 - 6:26 pm
VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — What's one way to get students to vote for a school bond measure? Promise them they won't have to take final exams. That's what an email sent to students at Warren Central High School in Mississippi said. The principal says the email was sent in error. The Vicksburg Post...
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A dog named "Sassi" sits next to a golden statue of a bathrobe-clad Harvey Weinstein, seated atop a couch on the sidewalk along Hollywood Blvd., in Los Angeles Thursday, March 1, 2018. The piece, titled "Casting Couch," is a collaborative effort between a Los Angeles street artist known as Plastic Jesus and Joshua "Ginger" Monroe, creator of the nude Donald Trump statue. Plastic Jesus said the piece was meant to shine a light on the entertainment industry's sexual misconduct crisis and the disgraced movie mogul's prominent role in it. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
March 01, 2018 - 6:25 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A golden statue of a bathrobe-clad Harvey Weinstein seated on a couch is on display at a busy Los Angeles intersection near where the Academy Awards will be held Sunday. The sculpture, titled "Casting Couch," is a collaborative effort between a Los Angeles street artist known as...
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March 01, 2018 - 5:59 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Some states are taking advantage of a dispute between Georgia and Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines over the company's decision to cut ties with the National Rifle Association, urging the airline to relocate. Governors from Connecticut, New York and Virginia have pitched their...
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March 01, 2018 - 5:56 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee has resigned from the board for the Country Music Association Foundation after his election was swiftly criticized in the music community. On Wednesday, Huckabee was announced as a new member of board of the directors...
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March 01, 2018 - 5:52 pm
Children's author Daniel Handler has canceled his commencement speech at Wesleyan University amid allegations of sexual harassment, the school announced Thursday. Instead, the May graduation speech will be given by Anita Hill, who drew attention in 1991 when she testified that then-Supreme Court...
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This undated photo provided by the Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office shows Jesse Randal Davidson. Social studies teacher Davidson barricaded himself inside a classroom at Dalton High School in Dalton, Ga., Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, and fired a handgun, sending students running outside or hunkering down in darkened gym locker rooms, authorities said. (Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office via AP)
March 01, 2018 - 5:49 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — When a north Georgia high school teacher was charged this week with firing a gunshot from inside a barricaded classroom and setting off a frantic lockdown and evacuation, it was not his first troubling encounter with police. Just over a year ago, school employees and a police officer...
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Senator Michael Williams, R - Cumming, speaks in support of the bill, which stripped a jet-fuel tax break, as the Georgia Senate approved a sweeping tax bill Thursday, March 1, 2018, in Atlanta that punishes Delta Air Lines for cutting business ties with the National Rifle Association. The measure passed the GOP-dominated Senate 44-10, with only Democrats opposed. (Bob Andres/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
March 01, 2018 - 5:39 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Pro-gun Georgia lawmakers Thursday took revenge on Delta for cutting ties to the National Rifle Association, killing a proposed tax break on jet fuel that would have saved the airline millions. A sweeping tax-cut bill that the Republicans had amended to strip out the fuel-tax...
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FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2018 file photo, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens speaks in Palmyra, Mo. Missouri lawmakers are returning to the Statehouse for the first time Monday, Feb. 26, 2018 since Greitens was indicted, with plans to discuss assembling a committee whose investigation could lead to his impeachment. The first-term Republican governor was indicted late Thursday on felony invasion of privacy. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
March 01, 2018 - 5:38 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens used an email address for a veterans charity he founded to arrange political meetings as he prepared to launch his first bid for public office, despite a federal ban on nonprofits participating in political campaigns, according to records...
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March 01, 2018 - 5:36 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Dante Fowler has been sentenced to a year of probation and 75 hours of community service for a parking lot attack on a man. News outlets report Fowler was sentenced Thursday after pleading no contest to misdemeanor charges of battery,...
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FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2017 file photo, Eric Paddock holds a photo of himself, at left, and his brother, Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock, at right, outside his home in Orlando, Fla. A Nevada judge on Thursday, March 1, 2018 named a forensic finance officer to tally the assets left by Stephen Paddock, who killed himself after unleashing the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history on the Las Vegas Strip. Eric Paddock wants the assets distributed to victims. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
March 01, 2018 - 5:15 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A veteran forensic financial consultant was appointed Thursday to tally the assets left by the man who killed himself after unleashing the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history on the Las Vegas Strip. Certified public accountant Larry Bertsch was instructed by Clark County...
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