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Former Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke attends his sentencing hearing at the Leighton Criminal Court Building, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, in Chicago, for the 2014 shooting of Laquan McDonald. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool)
January 18, 2019 - 8:41 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The white Chicago officer who gunned down a black teenager in 2014 was sentenced Friday to nearly seven years in prison, ending an explosive case that arose from one of the nation's most graphic dashcam videos and added fuel to debates about race and policing and law enforcement's "...
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FILE - In this Nov. 30 2018 file photo, former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach answers questions from reporters in Topeka, Kan. The future of a contentious multi-state voter registration database is uncertain now that former Kansas Secretary of State Kobach no longer holds that office. A spokeswoman for Kansas Secretary of State Scott Schwab said Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, the office is reviewing Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck Program and consulting with other member states. (AP Photo/John Hanna File)
January 18, 2019 - 5:25 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The future of a much-criticized database that checks if voters are illegally registered in multiple states is up in the air after its patron, Kris Kobach, lost the Kansas race for governor and is out of elected office. A spokeswoman for Kobach's successor as Kansas secretary of...
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Facebook
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January 18, 2019 - 2:27 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook may be facing the biggest fine ever imposed by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission for privacy violations involving the personal information of its social network's 2.2 billion users. The Washington Post reported the FTC is considering hitting Facebook with a penalty...
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In this Aug. 17, 2018 photo, Stamford Police stand outside the headquarters of Purdue Pharma, which is owned by the Sackler family, in Stamford, Conn. The Sackler family came under scrutiny when a legal filing in Massachusetts gave detailed allegations of how family members and other Purdue Pharma executives sought to push prescriptions for the drug OxyContin and downplay its addiction risks. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
January 18, 2019 - 12:56 pm
The legal pressure on the prominent family behind the company that makes OxyContin, the prescription painkiller that helped fuel the nation's opioid epidemic, is likely to get more intense. The Sackler family came under heavy scrutiny this week when a legal filing in a Massachusetts case asserted...
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Military At US Border
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January 15, 2019 - 7:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The military is taking on a new and extended role on the U.S.-Mexico border, the Pentagon said Monday. At the request of the Department of Homeland Security, the Pentagon agreed to provide personnel to operate security cameras and to lay about 150 miles (240 kilometers) of...
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FILE - This Oct. 14, 2015, file photo shows the Food and Drug Administration campus in Silver Spring, Md. The FDA says it is resuming inspections of some of the riskiest foods such as cheeses, produce and infant formula as early as Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
January 14, 2019 - 6:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration said it will resume inspections of some of the riskiest foods such as cheeses, produce and infant formula as early as Tuesday. The routine inspections had been briefly halted as a result of the partial government shutdown. FDA Commissioner Scott...
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People watch as officials respond to reports of an active shooter at a UPS facility Monday, Jan. 14, 2019 in Logan Township, N.J. (Joe Lamberti/Camden Courier-Post via AP)
January 14, 2019 - 4:59 pm
LOGAN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — An armed man who entered a UPS processing facility Monday morning and held two women hostage for several hours was shot and killed by police as he left the building with the women, authorities said. Several officers fired at William Owens, 39, of Sicklerville, New Jersey...
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FILE - This Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, file photo shows Hacienda HealthCare in Phoenix. State regulators reportedly wanted to remove developmentally disabled patients from a Phoenix long-term care facility years before a woman in a vegetative state gave birth. The Arizona Republic reported Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, that Hacienda HealthCare faced a criminal investigation in 2016. The facility allegedly billed the state some $4 million in bogus 2014 charges for wages, transportation, housekeeping, maintenance and supplies. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
January 13, 2019 - 2:16 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Regulators wanted to remove developmentally disabled patients from a Phoenix long-term care facility years before a woman in a vegetative state gave birth, Arizona's largest newspaper reported Sunday. The Arizona Republic reported Hacienda HealthCare faced a 2016 criminal...
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FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2018, file photo, a person walks past a gas station around Victorville, Calif. The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline has dropped 12 cents a gallon (3.8 liters) over the past three weeks to $2.31. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey says Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, that falling crude oil costs are the main reason for the decrease at the pump. The average gas price has dropped 66 cents over the past 3 ½ months. The highest average price in the nation is $3.46 a gallon in the San Francisco Bay Area. The lowest average is $1.80 in Baton Rouge, La. (James Quigg/The Daily Press via AP, File)
January 13, 2019 - 1:47 pm
CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline has dropped 12 cents a gallon (3.8 liters) over the past three weeks to $2.31. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey says Sunday that falling crude oil costs are the main reason for the decrease at the pump...
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In this Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019 photo, Duane Sherman, 96, poses at home with a small fraction of the 50,000 birthday cards he's received after his daughter's social media request for people to send him cards to cheer him up on his birthday went viral in Fullerton, Calif. (Kevin Sullivan/The Orange County Register via AP)
January 13, 2019 - 1:21 pm
FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — When Sue Morse requested on Facebook that friends send her father well-wishes for his Dec. 30 birthday, she expected maybe 160 cards. At 96, World War II veteran and Purple Heart medal recipient Duane Sherman has survived most of his friends. As of Jan. 9, Sherman received...
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