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FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2017, file photo, Iowa farmer and former TV reality show celebrity Chris Soules listens during a hearing in Buchanan County District Court in Independence, Iowa. The trial for Soules, who is charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident, has been rescheduled from Jan. 18, 2018, to later this year. A judge on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, approved a motion by his attorneys to postpone it. No new date has been set but Judge Andrea Dryer says a new trial should be scheduled to begin before May 7. Soules lost a legal battle Friday, Jan. 5 in the felony case when Dryer denied his motion to dismiss the charge. (Rodney White/The Des Moines Register via AP, Pool, File)
January 05, 2018 - 6:00 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa farmer-turned-reality television star is fighting to avoid prison after driving his pickup into the back of a tractor and killing a neighbor. Chris Soules, who became known as "Prince Farming" during his 2015 appearance on "The Bachelor" and also appeared on "The...
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FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2017, file photo, Iowa farmer and former TV reality show celebrity Chris Soules listens during a hearing in Buchanan County District Court in Independence, Iowa. The trial for Soules, who is charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident, has been rescheduled from Jan. 18, 2018, to later this year. A judge on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, approved a motion by his attorneys to postpone it. No new date has been set but Judge Andrea Dryer says a new trial should be scheduled to begin before May 7. Soules lost a legal battle Friday, Jan. 5 in the felony case when Dryer denied his motion to dismiss the charge. (Rodney White/The Des Moines Register via AP, Pool, File)
January 05, 2018 - 2:43 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa farmer-turned-reality television star is fighting to avoid prison after driving his pickup into the back of a tractor and killing a neighbor. Chris Soules, who became known as "Prince Farming" during his 2015 appearance on "The Bachelor" and also appeared on "The...
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A sign advertises Powerball and Mega Millions lottery jackpots at a store in Atlanta, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. An estimated $550 million jackpot is up for grabs on Saturday night's Powerball lottery drawing, making it potentially the 8th largest prize in the nation. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
January 05, 2018 - 11:28 am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Pity the Powerball and Mega Millions lottery game winners. Federal tax law changes would seem to promise that those who beat the odds and win a jackpot could keep more of their winnings from the government. But even as the new law cut top federal income tax rates, it also...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018 file photo released by the official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks in a meeting, in Tehran, Iran. As nationwide protests have shaken Iran over the last week, the Islamic Republic increasingly has blamed its foreign foes for fomenting the unrest. So far though, there’s no direct evidence offered by Tehran to support that claim. (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP, File)
January 05, 2018 - 12:15 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — As nationwide protests have shaken Iran over the last week, the Islamic Republic increasingly has blamed its foreign foes for fomenting the unrest. So far, Tehran has not offered any evidence to support that claim, though Iran's opponents throughout the Middle...
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January 04, 2018 - 2:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Saudi Arabia's lawyers say a judge should reject a lawsuit by victims of the Sept. 11 attacks trying to hold the kingdom to blame. The lawyers said in a Manhattan federal court filing Thursday that the plaintiffs lack evidence despite a new law by Congress that enabled claims...
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January 03, 2018 - 4:43 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's state of the state address (all times local): 2:55 p.m. New Yorkers would be allowed to cast a vote up to 12 days before an election under an early voting proposal from Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The Democrat detailed his plan Wednesday in his...
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January 03, 2018 - 2:55 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's state of the state address (all times local): 2:55 p.m. New Yorkers would be allowed to cast a vote up to 12 days before an election under an early voting proposal from Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The Democrat detailed his plan Wednesday in his...
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FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2017 file photo, a view of the Western Wall and the Dome of the Rock, some of the holiest sites for for Jews and Muslims, is seen in Jerusalem's Old City. Israel's parliament passed a law Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, requiring a supermajority to relinquish control over any part of Jerusalem, a move that could hamstring the city's division in any future peace deal. But the law itself can be overturned with a simple majority, making it largely symbolic. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty, File)
January 02, 2018 - 10:03 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's parliament passed a law on Tuesday requiring a supermajority to relinquish control over any part of Jerusalem, a move that could hamstring the city's division in any future peace deal. The amendment bars the government from ceding Israeli sovereignty over any part of...
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January 02, 2018 - 9:01 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's parliament passed a law on Tuesday requiring a supermajority to relinquish control over any part of Jerusalem, a move that could hamstring the city's division in any future peace deal. The amendment bars the government from ceding Israeli sovereignty over any part of...
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In this Dec. 21, 2017 photo, Florida State Rep. Emily Slosberg poses for a photo at her office in Deerfield Beach, Fla. Slosberg is the lead sponsor of a bill that would strengthen the state's ban on texting while driving. Florida is one of the last states to not fully ban texting while driving. (AP Photo/Terry Spencer)
December 30, 2017 - 3:43 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Mark Wysocky says it is hard to separate texting drivers from drunken drivers as he cruises down a suburban interstate highway. Both weave. They speed up and slow down for no obvious reason and get too close to other cars. They endanger their...
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