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FILE - In this June 8, 2016 file photo, Martin Vizcarra, who was running for first vice president on the ticket with Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, arrives at Kuczynski's home in Lima, Peru. Vizcarra, next in line to become Peru’s next president after President Kuczynski quit the office, has scarce experience governing but is known as a consensus builder who might have a shot at bridging divides after one of the most-bitter political crises in the Andean nation’s recent history. An engineer by training, he is to be sworn into office Friday, March 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo, File)
March 23, 2018 - 4:56 pm
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peru's new president has scarce experience governing but is known as a consensus builder who might have a shot at bridging divides after one of the most-bitter political crises in the Andean nation's recent history. Martin Vizcarra is a 55-year-old engineer by training whose four...
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FILE--This file photo from Nov. 9, 2017 shows the Beta Theta Pi fraternity house on the Penn State University main campus in State College, Pa. On Feb. 4, 2017, 19-year-old fraternity pledge Tim Piazza drank heavily at a pledge party, then fell head-first down basement stairs, the first of several tumbles that left him mortally injured. A preliminary hearing set to begin on Friday, March 23, 2018, at the courthouse near campus involves 11 of the 26 young men charged in connection with the February 2017 death of 19-year-old Tim Piazza, of Lebanon, New Jersey.(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, FILE)
March 23, 2018 - 2:16 pm
BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — A forensic pathologist testified Friday that injuries that killed a Penn State fraternity pledge last year might not have been fatal if fraternity members had summoned help more quickly. Dr. Harry Kamerow took the stand in a preliminary hearing to determine if there is...
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March 23, 2018 - 11:36 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — State officials say a top New York forensic science administrator found to have sexually harassed co-workers has been fired from his job for an inappropriate remark made during a meeting. The Department of Criminal Justice Services told the Times Union of Albany that Brian...
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March 23, 2018 - 9:04 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City Council proposal would protect private-sector employees who don't want to get work emails and phone calls after hours. The Wall Street Journal says Councilman Rafael Espinal introduced the bill Thursday. A fellow Democrat, Diane Savino, is working on a similar...
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March 23, 2018 - 8:33 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City Council proposal would protect private-sector employees who don't want to get work emails and phone calls after hours. The Wall Street Journal says Councilman Rafael Espinal introduced the bill Thursday. A fellow Democrat, Diane Savino, is working on a similar...
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March 23, 2018 - 1:04 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican Idaho senator slowed passage of Congress' huge spending bill because the measure renamed a wilderness area in his state after a deceased Democratic governor. Language renaming the area after the late Cecil Andrus appears on page 786 of the 2,232-page spending bill...
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March 23, 2018 - 12:13 am
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A new state-funded facility that aims to help New Yorkers recovering from addiction has opened in Syracuse. State officials announced the opening of the facility on Thursday. Known as the CUSE Recovery Community and Outreach Center, the location will offer peer group support...
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March 23, 2018 - 12:10 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New Yorker's wishing to attend the open house Gov. Andrew Cuomo is hosting at the Executive Mansion on Easter weekend can register online for tickets. The Democrat's office says the third annual Easter egg hunt at the governor's Albany residence will be held March 31 during the...
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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., left, and House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, speak about the massive government spending bill moving through Congress, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 22, 2018.(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 22, 2018 - 11:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and a $1.3 trillion government spending bill (all times local): 11:40 p.m. A fresh obstacle — whether to rename a national forest in Idaho — has been tossed in front of the mammoth spending bill Congress is trying to finish. Idaho Republican Sen. James Risch...
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March 22, 2018 - 5:20 pm
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont, considered by many to be one of the most liberal states in the country with a higher-than-average percentage of women serving in the state Legislature, is the only state to have never sent a woman to Congress. Vermont fell to the bottom of the women-in-Congress list...
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