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Prosecutors seek new sentence in Laquan McDonald case

CHICAGO (AP) " Prosecutors on Monday asked Illinois' highest court to review the less than seven year prison sentence for the white Chicago police officer who fatally shot black teenager Laquan McDonald " an unusual move in what was already a rare case.Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul and the...

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California governor rebukes Trump in border troop withdrawal

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) " California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday he's withdrawing most of the state's National Guard troops on the Mexico border because he won't participate in the Trump administration's "absurd theatrics" on border security.Still, he acknowledged some troops were doing good work...

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Bezos probe concludes mistress' brother was Enquirer source

WASHINGTON (AP) " Private investigators working for Jeff Bezos have concluded that the brother of the Amazon CEO's mistress leaked the couple's intimate text messages to the National Enquirer, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Monday.The person wasn't authorized to...

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Pair who secretly filmed Planned Parenthood fight charges

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) " Planned Parenthood has made an unusual legal demand to join California's criminal prosecution of two anti-abortion activists charged with invasion of privacy for secretly making videos as they tried to buy fetal material from the organization.A judge in San Francisco will...

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Clamor for ouster of top Democrats slows in Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) " The clamor for the resignation of Virginia's top two politicians seemed to die down Monday, with some black community leaders forgiving Gov. Ralph Northam over the blackface furor and calling for a fair hearing for Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax on the sexual assault allegations...

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Attorney wants witness tampering charge tossed

An attorney was charged with witness tampering while representing a Geneva murder suspect

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Venezuela's crisis hits stand-still over emergency aid

CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) " Nearly three weeks after the Trump administration backed an all-out effort to overthrow Nicolas Maduro, there is little sign the Venezuelan president is losing his grip on power.Dozens of nations have recognized opposition leader Juan Guaido's claim to the presidency and the...

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Skiing: Pursuit of victory consumed Lindsey Vonn

American skier leaves legacy of greatness as she heads into retirement

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Daniel Radcliffe Would Rather See a Marauders TV Series Than a Harry Potter Reboot

In this day and age, it's no longer a question of if your beloved childhood TV show or movie will be rebooted so much as when. From revivals like [...]

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Trump calls for investment in artificial intelligence

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order directing federal agencies to prioritize research and development in artificial intelligence.The plan, called the American AI Initiative, follows big investment pledges from China and other countries intended to advance and apply AI technology in...

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Browns sign troubled former Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt

CLEVELAND (AP) " The Cleveland Browns' signing of Kareem Hunt once again shines a spotlight somewhere other than the team's on-field performance.Hunt, who was released 2 ½ months ago by Kansas City after a video surfaced showing the star running back pushing and kicking a woman, signed with...

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Cohen postpones Senate interview, citing medical reasons

WASHINGTON (AP) " Michael Cohen's closed-door testimony before the Senate intelligence committee has been postponed "due to post-surgery medical needs," his attorney said Monday.Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, is under subpoena from the committee and was scheduled to talk to...

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What the FDA's actions mean for dietary supplements

NEW YORK (AP) " The Food and Drug Administration announced plans Monday to step up its policing of dietary supplements, which it said has mushroomed into a $40 billion industry with more than 50,000 products. The agency warned 17 companies for illegally making claims about their products' ability to...

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Iowa Democrats propose 'virtual' caucus in 2020

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) " The Iowa Democratic Party is proposing the biggest changes to the state's famed caucuses in nearly 50 years.State party chairman Troy Price outlined a measure on Monday that would allow people to participate in the caucuses virtually by telephone or smart devices.The idea is...

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Donnie Wahlberg Claims He Doesn't Know if He's on The Masked Singer

Donnie Wahlberg has heard the theories that he's the Rabbit on The Masked Singer, and he's not confirming or denying that he's the singer with swag inside the costume on Fox's hit show. [...]

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Museum offering ice fishing program

The Finger Lakes Museum and Aquarium in Branchport will host an ice fishing program on Honeoye Lake from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 16.Honeoye Lake is the shallowest of the Finger Lakes, making it the first to freeze completely and providing an opportunity to ice fish on one of the state’s free fishing...

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Lucy Liu isn't wasting any time lining up her next gig now that Elementary is officially [...]

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) " The U.N. counter-terrorism chief warned Monday that recent losses by Islamic State extremists "should not lead to complacency at any level," saying the extremist group remains a global threat with up to 18,000 militants in Iraq and Syria.Vladimir Voronkov also told the Security...

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ABC may be looking to expand the black-ish small-screen universe with another spin-off of the popular sitcom.The network is reportedly considering a prequel series centered on Rainbow (played in the original series by [...]

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NEW YORK (AP) " Cigarette smoking rates have stopped falling among U.S. kids, and health officials believe youth vaping is responsible.For decades, the percentage of high school and middle school students who smoked cigarettes had been declining fairly steadily. For the past three years, it has...

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