Government and politics

January 30, 2018 - 5:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City says it's speeding up a plan to equip all its police officers and detectives on patrol with body cameras. The announcement was made Tuesday by Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH'-zee-oh), police Commissioner James O'Neill and Democratic City Council Speaker...
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Barbed wire fences are pictured at the former Nazi German concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz on the International Holocaust Remembrance Day in Oswiecim, Poland, Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018. AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
January 30, 2018 - 4:56 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A diplomatic dispute between Poland and Israel over pending legislation that would outlaw blaming Poland for the crimes of the Holocaust has led to an outburst of anti-Semitic comments in Poland, including some in the government-controlled media. Poland's lower house of...
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January 30, 2018 - 4:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City officials say they're speeding up a plan to equip all police officers and detectives on patrol with body cameras. The announcement was made Tuesday by Mayor Bill de Blasio, Police Commissioner James O'Neill and City Council Speaker Corey Johnson. More than 20,000...
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Turkey-backed Syrian opposition fighters of the Free Syrian Army drive towards the border with Syria, in the outskirts of the border town of Kilis, Turkey, Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. Turkey launched a military offensive against Afrin on Jan. 20 to drive out the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units, or YPG, which is says are an extension of the outlawed Kurdish rebels inside Turkey. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
January 30, 2018 - 3:22 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — A Russia-hosted Syrian peace conference ended Tuesday with a plan to draft a new constitution as part of efforts to end the nearly seven-year civil war, but key opposition and rebel groups boycotted the gathering and it remained unclear if they would join the process. The conference,...
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FILE - In this undated file photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, a Mexican gray wolf leaves cover at the Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge, Socorro County, N.M. U.S. wildlife managers failed to adopt a recovery plan for the endangered Mexican gray wolf that would protect against illegal killings and the consequences of inbreeding, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 by environmentalists. (Jim Clark/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via AP, File)
January 30, 2018 - 2:56 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — U.S. wildlife managers failed to adopt a recovery plan for the endangered Mexican gray wolf that would protect against illegal killings and the consequences of inbreeding, according to lawsuits filed Tuesday by environmentalists. Two coalitions of environmental groups filed...
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FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2016 file photo, former New England Patriots NFL football player Aaron Hernandez, left, sits during a status conference in his upcoming double murder trial at Suffolk Superior Court in Boston. The prison death of Hernandez is prompting lawmakers to revisit a centuries-old Massachusetts legal principle. Under a bill heard Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, by the Legislature’s Judiciary Committee, a person who takes their own life after being convicted of a crime would automatically lose all rights to appeal. Hernandez’s murder conviction in the 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd was dismissed after Hernandez was found hanging in his cell last April. (John Blanding, Boston Globe/The Boston Globe via AP, Pool)
January 30, 2018 - 2:55 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The prison death of former NFL star Aaron Hernandez is prompting lawmakers to revisit a centuries-old Massachusetts legal principle. Under a bill heard Tuesday by the Legislature's Judiciary Committee, a person who takes their own life after being convicted of a crime would...
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FILE - This Oct. 14, 2015 file photo shows the Food & Drug Administration campus in Silver Spring, Md. On Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, the FDA is asking manufacturers of anti-diarrhea drugs to package their medications in smaller quantities, since recent statistics show a rise in abuse of massive doses to try and get high from a small amount of an opioid in the medication. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
January 30, 2018 - 2:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health regulators on Tuesday asked makers of popular anti-diarrhea drugs to sell their medications in smaller amounts to make them harder to abuse. The request comes amid a spike in overdoses from large doses of the over-the-counter drugs, which contain a small amount of an...
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January 30, 2018 - 2:46 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The prison death of former NFL star Aaron Hernandez is prompting lawmakers to revisit a centuries-old Massachusetts legal principle. Under a bill heard Tuesday by the Legislature's Judiciary Committee, a person who takes their own life after being convicted of a crime would...
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January 30, 2018 - 2:29 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Both houses of the state Legislature have approved a proposal to make significant changes to New York's medical malpractice law by allowing patients to sue years after an alleged misdiagnosis or mistreatment for cancer. The Republican-controlled Senate and the Democrat-...
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FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2017 file photo, Rapper DMX, whose given name is Earl Simmons, leaves federal court in New York. DMX has a court appearance, Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 on the tax fraud charges. (AP Photo/Larry Neumeister, File)
January 30, 2018 - 2:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — DMX has been sent to prison by a judge who says the rapper repeatedly lied to him when he promised to obey bail conditions. Judge Jed Rakoff (RAY'-kahf) sent the rapper also known as Earl Simmons to prison Tuesday to await his March sentencing on a tax evasion charge. Rakoff called...
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