Government and politics

FILE - This Feb. 4, 2013 file photo shows a meal pin on a Boy Scout's uniform in Irving, Texas. Under pressure over its past problems with child sex-abuse, the Boy Scouts of America defended its current prevention policies on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 and said there were only five known victims in 2018 of out roughly 2.2 million youth members. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
April 24, 2019 - 5:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Under pressure over past allegations of child sex abuse, the Boy Scouts of America defended its current prevention policies on Wednesday and said there were five known victims in 2018 out of roughly 2.2 million youth members. "Scouting programs today are safe," said Erin Eisner, a...
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FILE - This Feb. 4, 2013 file photo shows a meal pin on a Boy Scout's uniform in Irving, Texas. Under pressure over its past problems with child sex-abuse, the Boy Scouts of America defended its current prevention policies on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 and said there were only five known victims in 2018 of out roughly 2.2 million youth members. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
April 24, 2019 - 5:04 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Under pressure over past allegations of child sex abuse, the Boy Scouts of America defended its current prevention policies on Wednesday and said there were five known victims in 2018 of out roughly 2.2 million youth members. "Scouting programs today are safe," said Erin Eisner, a...
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FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2018, file photo, Michael Cohen walks out of federal court in New York. President Donald Trump’s prison-bound former lawyer candidly told actor Tom Arnold last month that he pleaded guilty to some crimes he didn’t commit so his wife wouldn’t “get dragged into the mud of this crap.” (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
April 24, 2019 - 5:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's prison-bound former lawyer told actor Tom Arnold last month that he pleaded guilty to some crimes he didn't commit so his wife wouldn't "get dragged into the mud of this crap." Michael Cohen told Arnold "they had me on campaign finance" for arranging hush-...
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April 24, 2019 - 4:12 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of critics of mandatory vaccines were in Sacramento Wednesday opposing a California proposal to give state public health officials instead of local doctors the power to decide which children can skip their shots before attending school. They planned to pack the...
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FILE - This April 20, 2015 file photo shows Parma, Mo., Mayor Tyus Byrd. On Wednesday, April 24, 2019, the small southeast Missouri town remains under a watchful police presence after fires almost simultaneously burned the home of the former mayor hours after she left office, and the building that houses City Hall and the police department. ( J.B. Forbes/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
April 24, 2019 - 3:13 pm
A small southeast Missouri town has been under a watchful police presence in the week since nearly simultaneous fires hours after the mayor left office burned her home as well as the building that houses City Hall. Adding to the intrigue in tiny Parma, a racially-mixed town of 700 people 175 miles...
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FILE - This April 20, 2015 file photo shows Parma, Mo., Mayor Tyus Byrd. On Wednesday, April 24, 2019, the small southeast Missouri town remains under a watchful police presence after fires almost simultaneously burned the home of the former mayor hours after she left office, and the building that houses City Hall and the police department. ( J.B. Forbes/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
April 24, 2019 - 3:10 pm
A small southeast Missouri town remains under a watchful police presence after fires almost simultaneously burned the home of the former mayor hours after she left office, and the building that houses City Hall and the police department. Adding to the intrigue in tiny Parma, a racially-mixed town...
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New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy addresses an audience at the Betting On Sports America conference, Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Secaucus, N.J. Murphy predicted New Jersey's fast growing sports betting market could surpass that of Nevada by next year. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
April 24, 2019 - 2:44 pm
SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's quick growth in sports gambling means it could surpass Nevada next year as the top sports betting market in the United States, its governor said Wednesday. In the 10 months that New Jersey has allowed legal sports betting, gamblers have wagered more than $2.3...
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A Sri Lankan police officer patrols out side a mosque in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Wednesday, April 24, 2019. The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the Sri Lanka attacks on Easter Sunday and released images that purported to show the attackers. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said that investigators were still determining the extent of the bombers' foreign links. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
April 24, 2019 - 2:16 pm
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's president shook up the country's top security establishment after officials failed to act on intelligence reports warning of possible attacks before the Easter bombings that killed over 350 people, his office said Wednesday. The capital of Colombo, meanwhile,...
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New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy addresses an audience at the Betting On Sports America conference, Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Secaucus, N.J. Murphy predicted New Jersey's fast growing sports betting market could surpass that of Nevada by next year. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
April 24, 2019 - 1:29 pm
SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's quick growth in sports gambling means it could surpass Nevada next year as the top sports betting market in the United States, its governor said Wednesday. In the 10 months that New Jersey has allowed legal sports betting, gamblers have wagered more than $2.3...
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Coffins of Easter Sunday bomb blast victims lay at a mass burial ground in Katuwapitiya village in Negombo, Sri Lanka, Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Sri Lanka's president has asked for the resignations of the defense secretary and national police chief, a dramatic internal shake-up after security forces shrugged off intelligence reports warning of possible attacks before Easter bombings that killed over 350 people, the president's office said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
April 24, 2019 - 12:59 pm
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's president shook up the country's top security establishment after officials failed to act on intelligence reports warning of possible attacks before the Easter bombings that killed over 350 people, his office said Wednesday. The capital of Colombo, meanwhile,...
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