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    Pompeo deflects Kansas Senate talk, says he has 'full plate'

    U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is deflecting speculation that he might run for Senate in Kansas, saying he has a "very full plate" in his current job. Pompeo was asked Wednesday night in a Fox News television interview about whether he might run next year for the seat held by retiring

  • Lawyer: No proof nurse raped Arizona patient who had baby
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    Lawyer: No proof nurse raped Arizona patient who had baby

    A nurse who was supposed to be looking after an incapacitated woman at a long-term health care facility was charged Wednesday with raping her, weeks after she stunned her caregivers and family by giving birth to a baby boy . Nathan Sutherland, a licensed practical nurse, has been arrested and charged

  • New Jersey prosecutor: No charges in sexual assault case
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    New Jersey prosecutor: No charges in sexual assault case

    Katie Brennan, who is chief of staff of the state's housing finance agency, accused Albert Alvarez of sexually assaulting her in 2017 when they were both working to get Murphy elected. Alvarez, who left as the chief of staff of the Schools Development Authority in October when a news account of

  • Maduro foe claims Venezuela presidency amid protests
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    Maduro foe claims Venezuela presidency amid protests

    Venezuela's crisis quickly escalated Wednesday as an opposition leader backed by the Trump administration declared himself interim president in a direct challenge to embattled socialist Nicolas Maduro, who retaliated by breaking off relations with the United States, his biggest trade partner. For

  • Iranian TV anchor held as witness is released from US jail
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    Iranian TV anchor held as witness is released from US jail

    WASHINGTON — A prominent American-born anchorwoman on Iranian state television who was held in the U.S. as a material witness was released from jail Wednesday evening.Marzieh Hashemi, 59, was released from jail in Washington after being detained for 10 days, according to Abed Ayoub, an attorney with

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    AP NewsBreak: Onsite use rules concern new pot board member

    A law enforcement officer newly appointed to the board that regulates Alaska's legal marijuana industry said the issue of onsite consumption should be revisited, if possible. Lt. Christopher Jaime, an Alaska Wildlife Trooper from Soldotna who also has worked as an Alaska State Trooper, acknowledged

  • AP Exclusive: Adoptee deported by US sues S. Korea, agency
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    AP Exclusive: Adoptee deported by US sues S. Korea, agency

    SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — Adam Crapser lives in limbo, a stranger in South Korea, the country of his birth.Forcibly separated from his wife, children and friends in America, he is isolated by language and culture, left alone to navigate this sprawling city he's been expelled to four decades after

  • North Korea's Kim expresses satisfaction for pre-summit negotiations, praises Trump: KCNA
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    North Korea's Kim expresses satisfaction for pre-summit negotiations, praises Trump: KCNA

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un spoke highly of U.S. President Donald Trump, expressing satisfaction over results of recent talks between the country's delegation and U.S. officials to discuss the second summit between him and Trump, state media said on Thursday. Kim said he will trust in Trump&

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    Man driving when Missouri boy was fatally shot gets 15 years

    A man who was driving a vehicle when a passenger started shooting at a Missouri home, killing a sleeping 3-year-old boy, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. KMBC reports 26-year-old SirTerry Stevenson pleaded guilty Wednesday to second-degree murder and three other charges in the May 2015 death

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    Ex-NYPD official: Trump got star treatment from gun bureau

    NEW YORK — A disgraced former commander in the New York Police Department's gun licensing bureau claimed in a court filing Wednesday that President Donald Trump and his eldest son were among celebrities and donors who got licenses without proper credentials.The court papers were filed by a lawyer

  • Dems prepare own border security package shunning Trump wall
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    Dems prepare own border security package shunning Trump wall

    WASHINGTON — House Democrats, feeling pressure to display their vision for border security, are preparing a package that would ignore President Donald Trump's demand for $5.7 billion for a wall with Mexico and would instead pay for other ideas aimed at protecting the border.As the government slogged

  • Boeing's flying car lifts off in race to revolutionize urban travel
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    Boeing's flying car lifts off in race to revolutionize urban travel

    Boeing is competing with arch-rival Airbus SE and numerous other firms to introduce small self-flying vehicles capable of vertical takeoff and landing. Boeing's 30-foot-long (9 meter) aircraft - part helicopter, part drone and part fixed-wing plane - lifted a few feet off the ground and made a soft

  • U.S. weighs oil sanctions on Venezuela as it steps up pressure
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    U.S. weighs oil sanctions on Venezuela as it steps up pressure

    With street protests against Maduro under way across Venezuela, U.S. President Donald Trump said the United States recognized Juan Guaido, head of the opposition-controlled National Assembly congress, as the country's leader and called socialist Maduro's government "illegitimate."

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    Saints' defensive back Williams faces drunken driving charge

    New Orleans Saints cornerback P.J. Williams has been arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated, among other traffic charges.Police spokesman Aaron Looney told news outlets that the 25-year-old Williams was arrested early Wednesday after an officer said he was driving at 80 mph (129 kph) in

  • 'El Chapo's' sons killed Mexican journalist: trial witness
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    'El Chapo's' sons killed Mexican journalist: trial witness

    Damaso Lopez Nunez, a former top lieutenant to Guzman, made the accusation in Brooklyn federal court under cross examination by one of Guzman's lawyers. The lawyer, Eduardo Balarezo, had asked Lopez whether his own son, Damaso Lopez Serrano, might have been involved in the May 2017 murder of Javier

  • Amid wall debate, pope says fear of migration makes us crazy
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    Amid wall debate, pope says fear of migration makes us crazy

    PANAMA CITY — Pope Francis said Wednesday that fear of migration is "making us crazy" as he began a trip to Central America amid a standoff over President Donald Trump's promised wall at the U.S.-Mexico border and a new caravan of migrants heading north.Francis was asked by reporters about

  • Telescopes capture moment of impact during eclipse of moon
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    Telescopes capture moment of impact during eclipse of moon

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Astronomers managed to capture the moment of an impact during this week's eclipsed moon.Spanish astrophysicist Jose Maria Madiedo of the University of Huelva said Wednesday it appears a rock from a comet slammed into the moon during the total lunar eclipse late Sunday and early

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    U.S.-backed forces about to end Islamic State's last enclave in Syria

    The capture of the village of Baghous comes after a string of other villages fell in recent days to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a Kurdish-led militia alliance with aerial bombing strikes by the U.S.-led coalition. The SDF, who launched a major offensive last September to remove the militants

  • Brazil's Bolsonaro seeks central bank autonomy in 100 days: aide
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    Brazil's Bolsonaro seeks central bank autonomy in 100 days: aide

    Brazil's new right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro will work to establish the formal independence of the country's central bank in his first 100 days in office, his chief of staff Onyx Lorenzoni said on Wednesday. Although the Brazilian central bank enjoys administrative autonomy, it is one of

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    Government shutdown poses increasing risk to wider economy

    WASHINGTON — At this time of year, John Sprinkle and his wife would normally be planning their summer vacation. Not now. Sprinkle, a furloughed federal employee, is about to miss his second paycheque since the partial government shutdown began just before Christmas.With no end in sight to the longest

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    Saudi businessman, two consultants released from detention: sources

    Saudi businessman Amr Dabbagh and two management consultants have been released more than a year ago after their detention in a corruption crackdown which has shaken investor confidence in the world's top oil exporter, seven sources said on Wednesday. Scores of princes, top officials and businessmen

  • The Latest: France wants new Renault chief to lock in Nissan
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    The Latest: France wants new Renault chief to lock in Nissan

    France's economy minister says he expects the future chief of Renault to consolidate the French automaker's alliance with Japanese partner Nissan. Bruno Le Maire was alluding to the Renault board's looming selection Thursday of a new president to replace former Renault-Nissan boss Carlos

  • Brazil prosecutor warns Bolsonaro government on indigenous land rights
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    Brazil prosecutor warns Bolsonaro government on indigenous land rights

    Bolsonaro has said he will not allow new reservations and he put indigenous land decisions under the Agriculture Ministry, a move that many saw as putting farmers' interests above those of native groups, who often making competing claims on land. Prosecutor General Raquel Dodge said indigenous land

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    Jamel Brinkley wins 2018 book award named for Ernest Gaines

    A love for reading and writing as a youngster led Jamel Brinkley to teach high school English and begin pursuit of an advanced degree in literature. Now Brinkley's debut work, "A Lucky Man," has been named the winner of the 2018 Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence. The award

  • Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper among SAG Awards presenters
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    Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper among SAG Awards presenters

    LOS ANGELES — Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper and Rami Malek are among the first presenters announced for Sunday's Screen Actors Guild Awards.Other presenters announced Wednesday by the actors union include Chadwick Boseman, Sam Elliott, Constance Wu, John David Washington, Adam Driver, and Michelle Yeoh.Ken