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DA not filing charges over alleged assault at KU men's dorm

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The local prosecutor does not plan to file sexual assault charges over a report that a 16-year-old girl was raped in December 2016 in the dorm...
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 16:10

The Latest: GOP tax bill eliminates commuter incentives

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Republican tax overhaul legislation (all times local): 6 p.m. Count commuters among the losers in the Republican tax bill that the House and Senate...
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 16:09

Tax bill guts unpopular 'Obamacare' insurance mandate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans didn't get their wish to repeal former President Barack Obama's health care law, but the tax bill barreling toward a final vote in Congress guts its...
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 16:08

Appeals court gives life to Super Bowl tickets lawsuit

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A federal appeals court has given new life to a lawsuit claiming the NFL violated New Jersey laws with its ticket policy for the 2014 Super...
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 16:03

Border arrests surge, erasing much of Trump's early gains

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The U.S. government posted a seventh straight monthly increase in people being arrested or denied entry along the Mexican border, erasing much of the early gains...
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 16:01

Century-old Pittsburgh radio station going off the air

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A nearly century-old radio station that has served the Pittsburgh area will go off the air at the end of the year. The station manager at KQV...
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 15:57

Woman who accused Sooners RB Anderson of assault speaks out

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A woman who accused Oklahoma running back Rodney Anderson of sexual assault says she's dropping her protective order against him. The woman also says authorities' handling...
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 15:57

Peru congress launches process for president's ouster

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Lawmakers in Peru initiated proceedings Friday to oust President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, who refuses to resign after being accused of failing to disclose decade-old payments from...
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 15:55

Attorney general: No wrongdoing in 2 prep school deans' case

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire attorney general's office has found a county prosecutor's office did nothing wrong when it refused to pursue charges against two deans from an...
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 15:52

The Latest: GOP tax bill guts health insurance mandate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Republican tax overhaul legislation (all times local): 5:45 p.m. The tax bill barreling toward a final vote in Congress guts the most unpopular "Obamacare"...
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 15:50

Kentucky reeling from sexual assault, harassment accusations

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — As sexual assault and harassment allegations sweep through statehouses around the country, no place has been impacted quite like Kentucky. Kentucky's GOP House Speaker and three...
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 15:46

The Latest: GOP tax bill opens Alaska refuge to oil drilling

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Republican tax overhaul legislation (all times local): 5:30 p.m. A tax bill moving forward in Congress would open Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to...
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 15:40

10 days before Christmas, Statehouse tree drops its needles

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Christmas tree in the rotunda at the Rhode Island Statehouse is dead. Piles of needles were blanketing the area below the tree Friday, beneath several...
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 15:37

Hunter who shot woman indicted on manslaughter charge

OXFORD, Maine (AP) — A Maine hunter charged with killing a woman he mistook for a deer has been formally charged with manslaughter. An Oxford County grand jury returned the...
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 15:34

House GOP invites Patagonia to speak about monument cuts

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Republican-led House committee is inviting the founder of outdoor retail company Patagonia to testify about an issue that has ignited a public feud: President...
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 15:33

Facebook: Social media scrolling can make you feel bad

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — It's not quite like tobacco companies warning about the dangers of smoking, but Facebook is acknowledging something many already know: Passively scrolling through social media...
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 15:33

The Latest: Man bitten by sea lion says animal trailed him

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on sea lion attacks on swimmers in San Francisco Bay (all times local): 2:30 p.m. A swimmer bitten by a sea lion in San...
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 15:31

Alaska lawmaker accused of inappropriate behavior resigning

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska lawmaker who was accused by several women of inappropriate behavior announced Friday that he will resign. Staff for state Rep. Dean Westlake hand-delivered his...
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 15:31

Poor Venezuelan neighbors find solution to cash crunch

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Residents of one neighborhood in cash-strapped Venezuela say they've found a solution to a lack of paper money by creating a quasi-currency called the "honeycomb." Homemaker...
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 15:30

Coach arrested in NY with teen booked into Florida jail

LAKE CITY, Fla. (AP) — A Florida soccer coach arrested in New York after accusations that he ran away with a teenage girl has been returned to his home state...
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 15:29

Effort to allow partisan politics in church reaches dead end

NEW YORK (AP) — A provision that would have freed churches to make political endorsements has been dropped from the Republican tax overhaul, dashing the hopes of a segment of...
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 15:28

The Latest: Final GOP bill includes $2,000 child tax credit

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Republican tax overhaul legislation (all times local): 5:25 p.m. The final version of the GOP tax bill would provide a $2,000 per child tax...
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 15:28

World unites against NKorea nuke ambitions _ North ignores

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea's friends and enemies joined forces Friday in opposing its determination to be recognized as a nuclear weapons state and calling on leader Kim Jong...
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 15:27

Mattis warns of unsafe Russian military flights over Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is warning against dangerous flights by Russian fighter jets over what is considered a safe zone in Syria, questioning whether recent close calls...
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 15:27

Illinois woman sentenced to natural life in child murders

WHEATON, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago woman has been sentenced to natural life in prison without the possibility of parole in the 2012 fatal stabbings of her 7-year-old son...
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 15:24

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