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March 21, 2018 - 1:56 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — A former speaker of the Hawaii House of Representatives will resign by next week to resolve sexual harassment allegations brought by several women, the latest case of an elected official being forced from office over misconduct in recent months. The Hawaii State Ethics Commission on...
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March 21, 2018 - 1:55 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In her first appearance as a New York gubernatorial candidate, "Sex and the City" star Cynthia Nixon hammered her Democratic opponent Gov. Andrew Cuomo on the crumbling subway, the "cesspool" of corruption in state government and inequality across the state. But she couldn't...
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Officials investigate the scene where a suspect in a series of bombing attacks in Austin blew himself up as authorities closed in, Wednesday, March 21, 2018, in Round Rock, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
March 21, 2018 - 12:22 pm
ROUND ROCK, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the Austin bombings (all times local): 11:15 a.m. A Republican congressman from Austin is praising the work of law enforcement in tracking down the man suspected of planting four bombs this month in the Texas capital. U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, who is chairman...
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March 21, 2018 - 11:18 am
BERLIN (AP) — A swimming instructor in southwestern Germany is suspected of sexually abusing 40 young girls, and using an underwater camera to film some of the abuse. Baden-Baden prosecutor's office spokesman Michael Klose told the dpa news agency Wednesday that the 33-year-old man, whose name wasn...
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Police patrol the streets after a suicide attack in front of the Kabul university in Kabul, Wednesday, March 21, 2018. Afghan officials are reporting a large explosion on the road to a Shiite shrine in the capital, where people had gathered to mark the Persian new year. (AP Photo/ Rahmat Gul)
March 21, 2018 - 10:15 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on a suicide bombing near a Shiite shrine in Afghanistan (all times local): 4:10 p.m. An Afghan official says the death toll has risen to 31 in a suicide bombing attack near a Shiite shrine in western Kabul. Wahid Majro, spokesman for the Public Health Ministry...
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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., meets with reporters following a closed-door Republican strategy session on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 20, 2018. Ryan says he's hoping bargainers can resolve the final disputes in a government-wide spending bill in time for Congress to begin voting Thursday on the measure. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 21, 2018 - 10:12 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on negotiations in Congress over a $1.3 trillion government spending bill (all times local): 10:02 a.m. Two sources close to congressional budget talks say an emerging government-wide spending bill won't renew protections for young Dreamer immigrants facing possible...
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This undated photo provided by the Willey family shows Jaelynn Willey. A teenager armed with a handgun shot and critically wounded Willey inside a Maryland school on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, and the shooter was killed when a school resource officer confronted him moments after the gunfire erupted. A third student was in good condition after he was shot. (Courtesy of the Willey family via AP)
March 21, 2018 - 10:12 am
GREAT MILLS, Md. (AP) — In the latest school shooting in America, the gunfire was over and done with in less than a minute. This time, the shooter, a 17-year-old student, was killed. Authorities said a 16-year-old girl who had some type of relationship with the shooter was critically wounded, and a...
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In this March 12, 2018 photo head of Vatican communications department Monsignor Dario Vigano poses for a photo call to present the show "Giudizio Universale" (Last Judgement), Michelangelo and the Secrets of the Sistine Chapel, at the Auditorium Conciliazione, in Rome. On Wednesday, March 21, 2018, the Vatican announced that Vigano' had resigned over a scandal about a letter from retired Pope Benedict that he mischaracterized in public and then had digitally manipulated in a photograph sent to the media. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
March 21, 2018 - 9:51 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The head of the Vatican's communications department resigned Wednesday in a scandal about a letter from the retired pope that he mischaracterized in public and then had digitally manipulated in a photograph sent to the media. Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Monsignor...
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FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2018 file photo, Vatican's Secretariat of Communication Mons. Dario Vigano' holds a jersey bearing a reproduction of the graffitti of the SuperPope by artist Maupal, Mauro Pallotta, sitting at left, during the presentation of a charity campaign "Ordinary Heroes" at the Vatican. On Wednesday, March 21, 2018, the Vatican announced that Vigano' had resigned over a scandal about a letter from the retired pope that he mischaracterized in public and then had digitally manipulated in a photograph sent to the media. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, file)
March 21, 2018 - 7:54 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The head of the Vatican's communications department resigned Wednesday over a scandal about a letter from the retired pope that he mischaracterized in public and then had digitally manipulated in a photograph sent to the media. The Vatican said Pope Francis had accepted the...
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FILE - This Aug. 24, 2012 file photo shows Lois Goodman with her attorney, Allison Triessl, left, during an arraignment on murder charges in Los Angeles. A Los Angeles tennis umpire arrested before a U.S. Open match and charged in her elderly husband's 2012 death is trying to clear her name. Lois Goodman's attorneys are expected to tell jurors Wednesday, March 21, 2018, in federal court that the Los Angeles coroner's office deprived her civil rights by falsifying an autopsy report. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)
March 21, 2018 - 2:49 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lois Goodman was walking out of a hotel on her way to judge a U.S. Open tennis match in New York in 2012 when police swept in to handcuff and arrest her in front of news cameras. The charge was murder and the victim was her husband of a half-century, Alan Goodman, who had been...
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