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FILE - In this April 24, 2014, file photo, then-Iowa Republican senatorial candidate and former U.S. Attorney Matt Whitaker watches before a live televised debate in Johnston, Iowa. Maryland is challenging the appointment of Matthew Whitaker as the new U.S. acting attorney general. A draft filing obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press argues that President Donald Trump sidestepped the Constitution and normal procedure by naming Whitaker to the position in place of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
November 07, 2018 - 9:59 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The man who will serve at least temporarily as the nation's top law enforcement official is a relatively inexperienced Republican Party loyalist from Iowa who has called for limiting special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. Matthew G. Whitaker, 49, will become the...
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FILE - In this June 13, 2018, file photo, Terry Thompson, accused of fatally choking John Hernandez, is shown in court in Houston. A jury on Monday, Nov. 5, convicted Thompson, the husband of a former sheriff's deputy, of murder for the strangulation death of a man the couple confronted outside a Houston-area restaurant. ( Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle via AP, Pool, File)
November 07, 2018 - 7:47 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The husband of a former sheriff's deputy was sentenced to 25 years in prison on Wednesday for the strangulation death of a man the couple confronted outside a Houston-area restaurant. Prosecutors argued Terry Thompson wanted to kill 24-year-old John Hernandez and kept him in a...
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Jeff Sessions returns to his home in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. Sessions was pushed out Wednesday as Attorney General after enduring more than a year of blistering and personal attacks from President Donald Trump over his recusal from the Russia investigation. Sessions told the president in a one-page letter that he was submitting his resignation "at your request." (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
November 07, 2018 - 6:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Jeff Sessions' resignation as attorney general (all times local): 7:10 p.m. The new acting attorney general says he's honored that President Donald Trump has confidence in his ability to lead the Justice Department. Matthew Whitaker said in a statement Wednesday that...
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FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2017 file photo, former sports radio host Craig Carton speaks to members of the media after his arraignment in federal court in New York. Carton, a former co-host of a sports radio show with ex-NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason, has been convicted of fraud. The verdict against Carton was returned by a jury Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, at a federal court in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
November 07, 2018 - 3:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Craig Carton, the former co-host of a sports radio show with ex-NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason, emerged from a courthouse where he was convicted of fraud Wednesday to say he was disappointed with the verdict, though he respected it. "I need to let it sink in now," Carton said. "I'm...
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Armed separatists kidnapped at least 79 students and three staff members from a Presbyterian school in a troubled English-speaking region of Cameroon, the governor said Monday.
November 07, 2018 - 11:14 am
YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — The 79 students kidnapped by unidentified gunmen from a school in Cameroon have been released, but two of the three staff members abducted with them are still being held, a church official said Wednesday. The students, aged between 11 and 17, were brought to a church near...
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FILE - In this June 18, 2018, file photo, patches cover the back of a Girl Scout's vest at a demonstration of some of their activities in Seattle. The Girl Scouts of the United States of America filed a trademark infringement lawsuit on Monday, Nov. 5, against the Boy Scouts of America for dropping the word "boy" from its flagship program in an effort to attract girls. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
November 07, 2018 - 6:10 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Girl Scouts of the United States of America filed a trademark infringement lawsuit on Monday against the Boy Scouts of America for dropping the word "boy" from its flagship program in an effort to attract girls. In the complaint filed in Manhattan federal court, the Girls Scouts...
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FILE - In this November 2014 file photo, Archbishop Anthony Apuron stands in front of the Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral Basilica in Hagatna, Guam. Guam's Catholic church announced Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018 that it will file for bankruptcy _ a move that lawyers say will allow the archdiocese to avoid trial in dozens of lawsuits alleging child sexual abuse by priests and move toward settlements. The U.S. territory, where almost everyone is Catholic, has been ripped apart by claims the archbishop and other priests abused children. Apuron has denied allegations he molested multiple altar boys. (AP Photo/Grace Garces Bordallo, File)
November 07, 2018 - 6:08 am
HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — Guam's Catholic church will file for bankruptcy — a move that will allow the archdiocese to avoid trial in dozens of lawsuits alleging child sexual abuse by priests and move toward settlements. Archbishop Michael Byrnes announced Wednesday that mediation efforts that began in...
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Russian theatre and film director Kirill Serebrennikov waits for a start of court hearing in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. Serebrennikov has been under house arrest since August 2017 on charges of embezzling 133 million rubles (1bout $2 million) of state funding for a theater project, accusations he denies. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
November 07, 2018 - 2:14 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The fraud trial of arguably Russia's best-known contemporary theater and film director has opened in Moscow. Kirill Serebrennikov is accused of embezzling 133 million rubles (about $2 million) of state funding for a theater project. Speaking at the start of the trial on Wednesday the...
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Indonesian Siti Aisyah is escorted by police as she arrives for a court hearing at Shah Alam High Court in Shah Alam, Malaysia, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. The two woman arrived at court for case management after Malaysian court has ordered them to enter their defense over the murder of north Korean leader's half brother in an assassination that has gripped the world. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun)
November 07, 2018 - 2:14 am
SHAH ALAM, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysian court on Wednesday set Jan. 7 for two Southeast Asian women charged with murdering the North Korean leader's half brother to begin their defense, as their lawyers complained that some witnesses were unreachable. A High Court judge in August found there was...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission shows Akayed Ullah, who has been convicted of terrorism charges for setting off a pipe bomb in New York City's busiest subway station at rush hour last Dec. 11. The verdict against the Bangladeshi immigrant was returned on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, in Manhattan federal court. (New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission via AP, File)
November 06, 2018 - 6:25 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A Bangladeshi immigrant was convicted Tuesday of setting off a pipe bomb in New York City's busiest subway station, disputing in court that he was supporting the Islamic State group and saying he was instead motivated by anger at President Donald Trump. The unusual outburst by...
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