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Cardinal George Pell leaves the County Court in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. The most senior Catholic cleric ever charged with child sex abuse has been convicted of molesting two choirboys moments after celebrating Mass, dealing a new blow to the Catholic hierarchy's credibility after a year of global revelations of abuse and cover-up. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)
February 25, 2019 - 10:03 pm
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The most senior Catholic cleric ever charged with child sex abuse has been convicted of molesting two choirboys moments after celebrating Mass, dealing a new blow to the Catholic hierarchy's credibility after a year of global revelations of abuse and cover-up. Cardinal...
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February 25, 2019 - 8:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders says he'll soon release 10 years of his tax returns, a shift from his position during his 2016 presidential run. Sanders is set to launch his 2020 presidential campaign with events in New York City and Chicago this weekend. He said Monday that he'll...
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February 25, 2019 - 7:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 17 years after the 9/11 attacks, first responders and their advocates were back at the Capitol Monday urging Congress to ensure that a victims' compensation fund does not run out of money. Members of the New York delegation, joined by first responders, survivors and...
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Judge Rules On ACA
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February 25, 2019 - 6:27 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A jury in federal court in San Francisco will decide whether Roundup weed killer caused a California man's cancer in a trial starting Monday that plaintiffs' attorneys say could help determine the fate of hundreds of similar lawsuits. Edwin Hardeman, 70, is the second plaintiff...
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February 25, 2019 - 4:30 pm
AUSTIN (1080 KRLD) - President Trump has granted Governor Greg Abbott's request for a Presidential Disaster Declaration for 33 Texas counties. The counties now have access to FEMA's Public Assistance and Hazard Mitigation grant programs. It's for communities still recovering from severe weather and...
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February 25, 2019 - 4:26 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly pleaded not guilty Monday to charges that he sexually abused four people dating back to 1998, including three underage girls, and the R&B star posted $100,000 bail that will allow him to go free while awaiting trial. Kelly walked into a Chicago courtroom wearing an...
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February 25, 2019 - 3:12 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Over 8,000 marijuana-related convictions were erased or reduced using a technological approach that prosecutors nationwide should adopt to address a growing backlog of criminal cases eligible for modification, San Francisco's district attorney announced Monday. San Francisco is...
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February 24, 2019 - 2:47 pm
Actor Terrence Howard, who plays the father of Jussie Smollett's character on "Empire," has expressed support for his fellow cast member amid allegations that Smollett staged a racist, anti-gay attack on himself. Howard, who plays music mogul Lucious Lyon on the Fox television series, took to...
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February 24, 2019 - 1:36 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Embattled Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax is compared himself to Jim Crow-era lynching victims as he resists widespread calls to resign, prompted by allegations of sexual assault. In a surprise speech Sunday in the state Senate at end of the 2019 legislative session, Fairfax...
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Rough Week for President
President Donald Trump speaks to the Ohio Republican Party State Dinner, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
February 24, 2019 - 11:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he'll host a July Fourth celebration at the Lincoln Memorial. And though the event he's calling "A Salute to America" is months away, he's boasting it'll be one of the city's biggest Independence Day gatherings ever. Here's what seems to be known: Trump...
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