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District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller holds a news conference regarding a grand jury's report in the wake of a fraternity pledge's drinking death on Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 at the Courthouse Annex in Bellefonte, Pa. Twenty-six people face criminal charges related to the Feb. 4 death of 19-year-old Tim Piazza, after he consumed a dangerous amount of alcohol during a pledge bid night. (Phoebe Sheehan/Centre Daily Times via AP)
December 15, 2017 - 3:11 pm
BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — A grand jury's report in the wake of a fraternity pledge's drinking death said Friday that Penn State officials displayed "a shocking apathy" to dangers from excessive drinking and that its inaction allowed criminal acts to occur. Penn State strongly objected to that...
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Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, left, arrives for a meeting of the Visegrad Group on the sidelines of an EU summit in Brussels on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017. European Union leaders are gathering in Brussels and are set to move Brexit talks into a new phase as pressure mounts on Prime Minister Theresa May over her plans to take Britain out of the 28-nation bloc. (Olivier Hoslet, Pool Photo via AP)
December 15, 2017 - 2:53 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders ended a summit Friday deeply divided over how to get thousands of stranded immigrants out of Italy and Greece, with an eastern bloc of nations boasting it was resisting pleas to take in refugees in a "battle" with other EU member states. European Council...
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FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2017, file photo, a construction worker waits to cross an intersection near buildings under construction in the central business district of Beijing. The World Inequality Report 2018 released Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, is based on a massive collection of data compiled by an international team of researchers. It shows inequality has soared since 1980 although the global top “1 percent” saw their share of global income shrink slightly after the global financial crisis. The share of global income going to the bottom 50 percent rose slightly, to just under 10 percent, thanks to gains in populous, fast-growing China and India. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
December 15, 2017 - 2:52 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Global income inequality has worsened over the past four decades, a report finds, with the wealthiest 1 percent of the world's population capturing twice as much income growth as the bottom half. The world's middle class, made up mostly of people in North America and Europe, has by...
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President Donald Trump speaks during the FBI National Academy graduation ceremony, Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, in Quantico, Va. “The President of the United States has your back 100 percent,” Trump told graduates, saying law enforcement officers need to be supported. “I will fight for you and I will never, ever, let you down.” (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
December 15, 2017 - 2:17 pm
QUANTICO, Va. (AP) — Taking aim at the credibility of the FBI, President Donald Trump unleashed a blistering attack on the bureau's leadership even as he praised state and local police officers as a bulwark against rising violence and crime. Trump denounced the bureau for its handling of the...
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December 15, 2017 - 2:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior Trump administration officials outlined their view Friday that Jerusalem's Western Wall ultimately will be declared a part of Israel, in another declaration sure to enflame passions among Palestinians and others in the Middle East. Although they said the ultimate borders of...
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FILE- In this Tuesday July 21, 2009 file photo, Ryanair planes parked at Stansted Airport in England. Budget carrier Ryanair is reversing its longstanding refusal to recognize pilots' unions in a bid to avert strikes over the busy Christmas season. Chief executive Michael O'Leary said on Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, the airline wants to ease customers' concerns "that they may be disrupted by pilot industrial action next week." (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
December 15, 2017 - 1:59 pm
LONDON (AP) — Budget carrier Ryanair said Friday it is reversing its longstanding refusal to recognize pilots' unions in a bid to avert strikes in several European countries over the busy Christmas season. Chief Executive Michael O'Leary said the airline wants to ease customers' concerns "that they...
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December 15, 2017 - 1:41 pm
PARIS (AP) — France, the country that gave the world butter croissants and foie gras, often has been a place where being overweight was seen as something of a sin. But its capital is taking a hard look at the contradictions with a campaign to counter sizeism, an often disregarded kind of...
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December 15, 2017 - 1:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Ethics Committee said Friday it had opened an investigation into Democratic Rep. Ruben Kihuen over allegations of sexual harassment. A former campaign aide said Kihuen, a freshman congressman, propositioned her for dates and sex despite her repeated rejections during his...
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December 15, 2017 - 1:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Director Peter Jackson says he is now realizing that Harvey Weinstein's advice to avoid working with Mira Sorvino or Ashley Judd was likely part of a smear campaign against the two actresses. Jackson tells Stuff that he was told by Miramax in the late 1990s that they were "a...
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President Donald Trump listens people speak in support of Republican tax policy reform, during an event in the Grand Foyer of the White House, Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, in Washington. Americans are painting a pessimistic view of the country and President Donald Trump as 2017 comes to a close. That’s according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. The survey shows less than a quarter of Americans think Trump has made good on the pledges he made to voters while running for president. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
December 15, 2017 - 1:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump frequently casts his first year in office as a string of successes and campaign promises fulfilled. But less than a quarter of Americans think Trump has made good on the pledges he made to voters while running for president, according to a new poll by the...
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