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Colorado teen sentenced to 30 years in Xbox killing

BRIGHTON, Colo. (AP) — A 16-year-old boy was sentenced to 30 years in prison on Friday for fatally shooting a man while trying to steal an Xbox he had arranged...
Jan. 17, 2020

No jail time for distracted driver who killed 2 cyclists

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman who ran her car into a group of bicyclists in 2018, killing two people, will avoid jail time. Nicole Vanderweit, 34, pleaded...
Jan. 17, 2020

Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film

NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey said Friday that Russell Simmons attempted to pressure her about her involvement with a documentary in which several women detail sexual abuse allegations against...
Jan. 17, 2020

Ex-USA Gymnastics trainer has sexual assault count dropped

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Texas prosecutors on Friday dropped a sexual assault charge against a former trainer who worked alongside imprisoned ex-sports doctor Larry Nassar at the famed Karolyi gymnastics...
Jan. 17, 2020

UN chief urges Haitians to resist escalation at quake event

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres used a U.N. ceremony Friday marking the 10th anniversary of the devastating Haiti earthquake to urge Haitians to resolve differences through dialogue and...
Jan. 17, 2020

Louisiana, Alaskan tribes file UN climate change complaint

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Four coastal Louisiana tribes and one in Alaska that say the U.S. government violated their human rights by failing to take action on climate change...
Jan. 17, 2020

Honduras government fails to extend anti-corruption mission

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Honduras said Friday it failed to reach an agreement with the Organization of American States to extend the mandate of an anti-corruption mission that had upset...
Jan. 17, 2020

Virginia's highest court upholds weapons ban at gun rally

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's highest court on Friday upheld a ban on firearms at a pro-gun rally in the state's capital next week, an event that authorities feared could...
Jan. 17, 2020

Virginia Supreme Court upholds weapons ban for pro-gun rally next week, rejecting appeal from gun-rights groups

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Supreme Court upholds weapons ban for pro-gun rally next week, rejecting appeal from gun-rights groups.
Jan. 17, 2020

Implosion back on for partially collapsed New Orleans hotel

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Plans are on again to implode a New Orleans hotel building that partially collapsed last fall, killing three workers, city officials said Friday. Mayor LaToya Cantrell...
Jan. 17, 2020

Hoverboarding dentist convicted of Medicaid fraud in Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska dentist, who gained notoriety after he was seen in a video riding a hoverboard and pulling teeth, was convicted Friday of defrauding the Alaska...
Jan. 17, 2020

Billionaire Bloomberg is granted financial disclosure delay

WASHINGTON (AP) — Billionaire Michael Bloomberg won't have to publicly disclose his finances until late March, well after voters in more than a dozen states take to the polls on...
Jan. 17, 2020

Avalanche at Lake Tahoe resort kills 1 skier, injures 1

TAHOE CITY, Calif. (AP) — An avalanche Friday at a Lake Tahoe ski resort killed one skier and seriously injured another a day after a storm dumped large amounts of...
Jan. 17, 2020

Meteor streaks over Puerto Rico, unsettling some amid quakes

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A meteor streaked low across the sky in Puerto Rico on Friday, setting social media abuzz as the spectacle amazed some people and unsettled...
Jan. 17, 2020

Apparent meteor unsettles many in Puerto Rico amid quakes

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — An apparent meteor streaked low across the sky in Puerto Rico on Friday, setting social media abuzz as the spectacle amazed some people and...
Jan. 17, 2020

California teachers sue after jetliner dumps fuel on schools

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Four teachers from a Los Angeles-area school sued Delta Air Lines on Friday, saying they were exposed to jet fuel when a plane with engine trouble...
Jan. 17, 2020

With governor's reprieve, man released after murder-for-hire

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A man who was serving a life sentence in a 1994 murder-for-hire plot in Tennessee is out of prison and on parole after the former governor...
Jan. 17, 2020

Thief steals $145K in cash from marijuana money courier

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A man stole $145,000 in cash from a marijuana money courier's unmarked van at a Southern California gas station after he collected the proceeds from...
Jan. 17, 2020

Ex-US Rep. Collins gets over 2 years in insider trading case

NEW YORK (AP) — A former congressman who was one of President Donald Trump’s first supporters was sentenced Friday to two years and two months in federal prison after admitting...
Jan. 17, 2020

Democrats announce new criteria to qualify for Feb. 7 debate

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Democratic National Committee on Friday announced its criteria for the first debate to be held after voting begins in the 2020 presidential campaign, including a...
Jan. 17, 2020

Former US Rep. Christopher Collins is sentenced to two years and two months in federal prison in insider trading case

NEW YORK (AP) — Former US Rep. Christopher Collins is sentenced to two years and two months in federal prison in insider trading case.
Jan. 17, 2020

Fired officer arrested, accused of accessing rape database

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina police officer who had been fired for harassing rape victims continued to access a police database to obtain information about the women, authorities...
Jan. 17, 2020

Members of Congress visit Navy shipbuilder amid talk of cuts

BATH, Maine (AP) — The Democratic chairman and ranking Republican on a House Armed Services subcommittee toured Navy shipbuilder Bath Iron Works on Friday and offered assurances to shipbuilders amid...
Jan. 17, 2020

UK announces plan to mark the Brexit moment on Jan. 31

LONDON (AP) — The British government has announced plans for gala events on the night of Jan. 31 when the country officially leaves the European Union after a prolonged political...
Jan. 17, 2020

Brazil fires top culture official over Nazi-linked comments

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Outrage rained on Brazil's government from across the political spectrum after the culture secretary used language similar to that of Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels in...
Jan. 17, 2020

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