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IOC, Paralympics join Russian doping court case

BONN, Germany (AP) — The International Olympic Committee and the International Paralympic Committee want to have a say on Russia's doping ban. With Russia facing a four-year ban on its...
Jan. 17, 2020

Protesters in face masks march against Belgrade's smog

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Hundreds of people have rallied in Serbia's capital to protest the heavy pollution that has gripped Belgrade in recent days. Many participants in Friday's protest wore...
Jan. 17, 2020

Supreme Court will consider Trump administration rules expanding religious, moral exemptions from contraceptive coverage

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court will consider Trump administration rules expanding religious, moral exemptions from contraceptive coverage.
Jan. 17, 2020

Supreme Court to decide whether Electoral College voters are required to support presidential candidate who wins state

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court to decide whether Electoral College voters are required to support presidential candidate who wins state.
Jan. 17, 2020

Puerto Rico to open schools after 6.4 quake despite concerns

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s government is opening public schools next week without knowing if they can withstand a big earthquake as concerns grow about weakened infrastructure...
Jan. 17, 2020

Appeals court won't rehear Mississippi 15-week abortion case

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal appeals court said Friday that it will not reconsider its ruling that Mississippi's law banning most abortions after 15 weeks is unconstitutional. The 2018...
Jan. 17, 2020

Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial

NEW YORK (AP) — A jury of seven men and five women was selected Friday for Harvey Weinstein's rape trial after an arduous, two-week process in which scores of people...
Jan. 17, 2020

Sheriff: 1 dead, 1 seriously injured in Lake Tahoe avalanche

At least one person has died and another was seriously injured Friday in an avalanche at a Northern California ski resort, the Placer County sheriff's office said in a tweet...
Jan. 17, 2020

Bull-noser: Camera records moose trapping Alaska man in shed

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska man carrying garbage to his shed had to take cover inside when a curious bull decided to join him. A Ring home security camera...
Jan. 17, 2020

Officials, activists: 2 Iraqi protesters killed in Baghdad

BAGHDAD (AP) — Two protesters were killed and over a dozen wounded in central Baghdad on Friday in renewed violence between anti-government demonstrators and Iraqi security forces, activists and officials...
Jan. 17, 2020

Panama man pulled 2 children from clutches of killer cult

SANTIAGO, Panama (AP) — Indigenous farmer Jose González recalled how his pregnant wife and five of his children were taken from their home by cult members in the remote hamlet...
Jan. 17, 2020

Sheriff: 1 dead, 1 hurt in Lake Tahoe avalanche

Authorities say one person has died and one person is seriously injured after an avalanche at a Northern California ski resort. The Placer County Sheriff's Office says the avalanche happened...
Jan. 17, 2020

North Dakota Gov. Burgum pardons 16 low-level pot offenders

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum announced Friday that he has pardoned 16 people convicted of low-level marijuana crimes, the first wave in what may be thousands...
Jan. 17, 2020

Sheriff: One dead, one seriously injured in an avalanche at Lake Tahoe ski resort

ALPINE MEADOWS, Calif. (AP) — Sheriff: One dead, one seriously injured in an avalanche at Lake Tahoe ski resort.
Jan. 17, 2020

Body of Armenia's ex-security chief found shot in the head

Armenian authorities say the former chief of the nation's top security agency has been found dead with a gunshot wound to the head. Armenia's Investigative Committee said the body of...
Jan. 17, 2020

Sheriff says several unaccounted for in Lake Tahoe avalanche

Crews were responding to an avalanche at a Northern California ski resort Friday and several people were unaccounted for, the Placer County sheriff's office said in a tweet. A storm...
Jan. 17, 2020

Fox's Bill Hemmer replaces, but won't copy, Shepard Smith

NEW YORK (AP) — Bill Hemmer is not Shepard Smith, and no one should expect him to be. The 55-year-old news anchor is a familiar face to Fox News Channel...
Jan. 17, 2020

ICE leader blames 'sanctuary' policies for NYC killing

NEW YORK (AP) — The country's top immigration official blamed the “sanctuary policies” of New York City on Friday for the sexual assault and killing of a 92-year-old woman, while...
Jan. 17, 2020

Virginia urges justices to uphold weapons ban at gun rally

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia urged the state Supreme Court on Friday to uphold a weapons ban at an upcoming gun rally in the capital, insisting it was necessary to...
Jan. 17, 2020

California sheriff says rescuers responding to avalanche at Lake Tahoe ski resort, several people unaccounted for

ALPINE MEADOWS, Calif. (AP) — California sheriff says rescuers responding to avalanche at Lake Tahoe ski resort, several people unaccounted for.
Jan. 17, 2020

Appeals court rules against convict over gender pronouns

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A transgender convict has lost a federal appeal to have her name changed in court records — and to have the appeals court refer to her...
Jan. 17, 2020

Over 100 piglets died in semi-trailer crash near Des Moines

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — More than 100 piglets died Thursday when a semi-trailer carrying about 1,700 of the animals overturned on a freeway just north of Des Moines. Tom...
Jan. 17, 2020

Grandpa forgot something: $43,170 found in footstool

OWOSSO, Mich. (AP) — The footstool didn't feel right. That's what happens when someone stashes $43,170 inside and apparently forgets about it. Indeed, the money was discovered inside a footstool...
Jan. 17, 2020

Officials, activists say 2 Iraqi protesters killed

BAGHDAD (AP) — Two protesters were killed and over a dozen wounded in central Baghdad on Friday in renewed violence between anti-government demonstrators and Iraqi security forces, activists and officials...
Jan. 17, 2020

Top Brazil culture official fired after Nazi-linked comments

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian culture secretary Roberto Alvim was fired on Friday after using phrases similar to some used by Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels. Alvim made the comments...
Jan. 17, 2020

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