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Speculation Ramps Up Over Photos Of Cohen With A Shoulder Sling

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, created a stir when he was photographed outside his New York City apartment with his arm in a sling and a hospital ID bracelet on his wrist Speculation ran rampant as news photos circulated Friday. Had he been roughed up? The sling appeared after BuzzFeed News reported that Cohen told investigators Trump directed him to lie to Congress about a Moscow real estate project. But Cohen adviser Lanny Davis tells The Associated Pr...
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DACA Seems Safe For Another Year Thanks To Lack Of Supreme Court Action

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama-era program that shields young immigrants from deportation and that President Donald Trump has sought to end seems likely to survive for at least another year. That’s because the Supreme Court took no action Friday on the Trump administration’s request to decide by early summer whether Trump’s bid to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program was legal. The program has been protected by several federal courts. Based on the high court’s usual practices, t...
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Rand Paul’s Lawyers Want No Mention Of His Political Beliefs In Trial

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul never shies away from speaking his mind, but his attorneys are asking a Kentucky judge to make the Republican lawmaker’s political beliefs off-limits at his upcoming trial against the neighbor who tackled him while he was doing yard work at his home. Paul suffered multiple broken ribs in the 2017 attack, and the neighbor, Rene Boucher, pleaded guilty to assaulting a member of Congress. Paul sued Boucher, and a jury trial set for Jan. 28 in Bowling Gre...
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DeSantis Suspends FL County Elections Chief For Missing Recount Deadlines

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis suspended a county elections supervisor Friday who failed to meet deadlines during recounts after November’s election. DeSantis said Palm Beach elections supervisor Susan Bucher violated state law by not completing recounts before a state mandated deadline and by mishandling ballots. “The elections office in Palm Beach County demonstrated on a national stage that they simply could not comply with the laws of the state,” DeSantis...
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Trump Meets With North Korean Envoy To Resume Stalled Denuclearization Talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump met with a North Korean envoy Friday as the two sides worked to resume stalled efforts to end the North’s nuclear weapons program by arranging a second summit with leader Kim Jong Un. Trump and former spy chief Kim Yong Chol were to discuss relations between the two countries and continued progress on what White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said was “North Korea’s final, fully verified denuclearization.” Kim Yong Chol earlier held talks ...
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‘Same Bull. Same Bully.’: Iran FM Trolls Bolton With ’10-Year Challenge’ Meme

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s foreign minister has mocked the U.S. national security adviser’s calls for a strike on Iran, in a play on the viral 10-year challenge meme on social media. In a tweet Friday, Mohammad Javad Zarif posted the titles of two separate articles by John Bolton from 2009 and 2019, both calling for strikes on Iran. “Same bull. Same bully. Same delusion,” Zarif wrote. Same bull. Same bully. Same delusion.#10YearChallenge pic.twitter.com/KgUAejJcar — Javad Zarif (@JZarif) Ja...
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Court Allows Texas To Block Planned Parenthood From Medicaid Funding

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal appeals court panel on Thursday lifted a lower-court ban that prohibited Texas from eliminating Planned Parenthood from the state’s Medicaid program. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans issued the ruling that removes the preliminary injunction U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks of Austin imposed on the state of Texas in February 2017. The three appeals judges agreed that Sparks didn’t follow proper standard in deciding to impose the ban sought by fiv...
Tags: Texas, News, Planned Parenthood, Austin, New Orleans, Republican, Medicaid, Sparks, Ken Paxton, Texas AP, 5th U S Circuit Court of Appeals, Sam Sparks, Greater Texas, Summer Concepcion, Ken Lambrecht


Pelosi Postpones Trip After Accusing Trump Of Leaking Private Travel Details

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced Friday that she is postponing her trip to Brussels, Egypt and Afghanistan in light of President Donald Trump’s move to ground her flight after her request to delay the State of the Union. Although Pelosi had planned to fly commercially to proceed with the trip to meet with commanders and troops abroad, Pelosi spokesperson Drew Hammill said that “the grave threats caused by the President’s action” led to the delegation’s decision to postpone the trip ...
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DOJ Begins Appeal Of Ruling That Blocks Census Citizenship Question

NEW YORK (AP) — The Justice Department began its appeal Thursday of a New York judge’s ruling stopping the Trump administration from adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census for the first time since 1950. Garrett Coyle, a Justice Department attorney based in Washington, filed the one-page notice of appeal in Manhattan federal court on behalf of the U.S. Bureau of the Census, the U.S. Department of Commerce and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. The notice was forwarded to the 2nd U.S. Cir...
Tags: New York, News, California, Washington, San Francisco, Manhattan, Doj, Justice Department, Ross, Trump, 2nd U S Circuit Court of Appeals, Furman, Jesse M Furman, Wilbur Ross, Summer Concepcion, Garrett Coyle


Judge Blocks Wisconsin GOP’s Early-Voting Restrictions

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday struck down early-voting restrictions Wisconsin Republicans adopted in a December lame-duck legislative session, saying the limits are clearly similar to restrictions he blocked two years ago. Republicans voted in December to limit early voting to no more than two weeks before an election. The move came after a difficult midterm election in November in which the overwhelmingly Democratic cities of Madison and Milwaukee held early voting for six ...
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3 Chicago Cops Acquitted Of Laquan McDonald Shooting Cover-Up

CHICAGO (AP) — A judge on Thursday acquitted three Chicago police officers of trying to cover up the 2014 police shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald to try to protect another officer who pulled the trigger. After a trial that was watched closely by law enforcement and critics of the department that has long had a reputation for condoning police brutality and misconduct, Cook County Judge Domenica Stephenson acquitted former Officer Joseph Walsh, former Detective David March and Officer ...
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Journalist Who Exposed FIFA Official Corruption Is Shot Dead

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — An investigative journalist in Ghana who helped expose a high-ranking official at world soccer body FIFA as corrupt was shot dead by gunmen on a motorbike as he drove home alone at night, police said Thursday. His employers said he was assassinated. Ahmed Hussein-Suale was killed late Wednesday, shot twice in the chest and once in the neck at close range while driving in the suburb of Accra where he lived. He died immediately, according to police. Tiger Eye PI, the investig...
Tags: Facebook, News, Barack Obama, World news, Bbc, Fifa, Malawi, Ghana, Ahmed, Accra, Kwesi Nyantakyi, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, Ahmed Hussein, Nana Akufo Addo, Ghana football association, Agyapong


House Withdraws Passage Of Bill To Reopen Gov’t After GOPers Objected

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has withdrawn passage of a bill to reopen shuttered portions of the government and will vote again on the measure next week. The Democratic-controlled House passed the bill by voice vote on Thursday, but Republicans objected, saying they wanted a roll call tally. Democratic Rep. G.K. Butterfield of North Carolina, who was presiding at the time, said he did not hear any Republicans request a roll call vote. After a flurry of objections from both sides, the House brie...
Tags: News, Maryland, Washington, Senate, Ap, Gop, House, North Carolina, Donald Trump, Steny Hoyer, G K Butterfield, Summer Concepcion


State Dept. Says It Found Money For Diplomats To Return To Work

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department on Thursday instructed all U.S. diplomats in Washington and elsewhere to return to work next week with pay, saying it had found money for their salaries at least temporarily despite the ongoing government shutdown. In a notice to staff posted online and sent to employees, the department said it had found money to pay most of its employees beginning Sunday or Monday for their next pay period. They will not be paid for time worked since the shutdown began i...
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GOP Rep. Who Co-Chaired Trump’s PA Campaign Resigns

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A five-term Republican congressman who co-chaired Donald Trump’s successful presidential campaign in Pennsylvania is resigning. Tom Marino said in a statement Thursday that his last day will be Jan. 23 and that he’s taking a job in the private sector. The 66-year-old Marino is a former county and federal prosecutor who co-chaired Donald Trump’s successful presidential campaign in Pennsylvania. He easily won re-election in November to his heavily Republican district in no...
Tags: News, Ap, Pennsylvania, Donald Trump, Tom Wolf, Marino, Harrisburg PA, Tom Marino, Pennsylvania Trump, Summer Concepcion, GOP Rep Who Co Chaired Trump, PA Campaign Resigns


Number Of Furloughed Fed Workers Seeking Jobless Aid Doubles In A Week

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of furloughed federal employees seeking unemployment benefits jumped in the first two weeks of the shutdown, topping 10,000 during the week of Jan. 5. The Labor Department said Thursday that is double the number of federal workers who sought aid in the previous week. Typically fewer than a thousand former federal employees apply for jobless benefits each week. Federal employees who aren’t working during the partial government shutdown are eligible to claim unemploy...
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HHS IG: Trump Admin Underestimated Amount Of Separated Migrant Children

WASHINGTON (AP) — Government investigators say many more migrant children may have been separated from their parents than the Trump administration has acknowledged. A report from the Health and Human Services inspector general’s office finds that family separations were taking place before the spring of last year, when the administration announced its “zero tolerance” policy on the southwest border. The administration has identified a little more than 2,700 children as part of a court case in ...
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Bob Costas Parts Ways With NBC Sports After 40 Years

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bob Costas, who stepped down as NBC’s prime-time Olympics host two years ago, has left the network’s sports division altogether. NBC Sports said Wednesday that Costas parted ways with his longtime employer, providing no further details. Sandy Montag, Costas’ manager, said it was handled smoothly. “Everything in this transition was planned and done (by) mutual agreement,” Montag said in an emailed statement. He said Costas had a “great partnership” with executives including D...
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The FBI Says Its Photo Analysis Is Scientific Evidence. Scientists Disagree.

The bureau’s image unit has linked defendants to crime photographs for decades using unproven techniques and baseless statistics. Studies have begun to raise doubts about the unit’s methods. At the FBI Laboratory in Quantico, Virginia, a team of about a half-dozen technicians analyzes pictures down to their pixels, trying to determine if the faces, hands, clothes or cars of suspects match images collected by investigators from cameras at crime scenes. The unit specializes in visual evidence...
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LA Teachers Return To The Bargaining Table In Hopes Of Ending Costly Strike

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Teachers and officials in the nation’s second-largest school district return to the bargaining table on Thursday, hoping to end a strike that has been costly and divisive. The office of Mayor Eric Garcetti announced that talks would resume at noon at City Hall, with the office “facilitating” negotiations. The announcement didn’t indicate whether any new contract offers would be on the table. Meanwhile, the teachers’ union planned to continue its picketing for a fourth day. B...
Tags: News, La, Los Angeles, Ap, Eric Garcetti, City Hall, Garcetti, Los Angeles Unified School District, United Teachers Los Angeles, Austin Beutner, Alex Caputo Pearl, Beutner, LA Unified, Summer Concepcion


GOP Candidate Known For ‘Deportation Bus’ Pleads Not Guilty To Fraud Charges

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia Republican gubernatorial candidate who campaigned in a “deportation bus” has pleaded not guilty to fraud charges. Ex-state Sen. Michael Williams was indicted last month in Hall County northeast of Atlanta on charges of insurance fraud and lying to investigators. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution   Williams requested a jury trial ahead of an arraignment hearing Wednesday. Attorney A.J. Richman said Williams “looks forward to his day in court.” The charges stem from a May...
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Vanguard Group Founder John Bogle Dies At Age 89

VALLEY FORGE, Pa. (AP) — Vanguard Group founder and investing pioneer John C. Bogle has died at age 89, according to the company. Bogle simplified investing for the masses by introducing the first index mutual fund for individual investors in 1976. Vanguard also shook up the industry by ending the company’s reliance on outside brokers by directly marketing its funds to investors without charging upfront fees known as sales loads. Bogle served as Vanguard’s chairman and CEO from its 1974 foundi...
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2 US Service Members, 2 US Civilians Killed In ISIS-Claimed Syria Explosion

BEIRUT (AP) — Two U.S. service members and two American civilians were among those killed in an explosion while conducting a patrol in Syria on Wednesday, the U.S. military said, an attack that came less than a month after U.S. President Donald Trump announced his intention to withdraw troops from the war-torn country. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the morning attack, which local groups said killed 16 people in the U.S.-patrolled town of Manbij. The claim calls into questi...
Tags: Isis, News, White House, Islamic State, Iraq, Defense, US, America, Turkey, Syria, Ap, Britain, Nato, State Department, Donald Trump, Beirut


LA Teachers Union Signals Contract Talks Resuming On 3rd Day Of Strike

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The head of the Los Angeles teachers union hinted at contract talks resuming Wednesday as striking educators in the nation’s second-largest school district protested outside hundreds of schools for a third day. United Teachers Los Angeles President Alex Caputo-Pearl said the union had “engaged” Mayor Eric Garcetti to help in the dispute over pay, class sizes and support staff levels that led to the first strike in 30 years and prompted the school district to staff classrooms...
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Trump’s EPA Nominee: Climate Change ‘A Huge Issue’ But Not ‘Greatest Crisis’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday called climate change “a huge issue” but not the “greatest crisis,” drawing fire from Democrats at his confirmation hearing over the regulatory rollbacks he’s made in six months as the agency’s acting administrator. Republicans on the GOP-majority Senate Environment and Public Works Committee mostly had praise for Andrew Wheeler, who has served as the agency’s acting head since Scott Pru...
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Theresa May Survives No-Confidence Vote After Brexit Deal Backfires

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May’s government has survived a no-confidence vote called after May’s Brexit deal was overwhelmingly rejected by lawmakers. The House of Commons expressed confidence in the government by 325 votes to 306, meaning May can remain in office. Had the government lost, Britain would have faced an election within weeks while preparing to leave the European Union on March 29. Despite the reprieve, May faces a monumental struggle to find a way out of her cou...
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‘To Catch A Predator’ Host Chris Hansen Arrested For Writing Bad Checks

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — A TV journalist known for confronting would-be child predators has been snared himself in a police investigation alleging he wrote bad checks for $13,000 worth of marketing materials. Former “To Catch a Predator” host Chris Hansen was arrested Monday in his hometown of Stamford, Connecticut. He was charged with issuing a bad check and released on a promise to appear in court. Police say the 59-year-old Hansen wrote two bad checks to a local vendor for 355 mugs, 288 T-shi...
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Senate GOP Blocks Dem Effort To Enforce Sanctions On Russian Oligarch Firms

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has narrowly upheld a Treasury Department decision to lift sanctions from three companies connected to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska. A vote to move forward on a Democratic resolution that would have reversed Treasury’s decision failed Wednesday on a 57-42 vote, just short of the 60 votes needed. The vote came up short even though several Republicans had criticized the sanctions move and 11 of them voted with Democrats. At issue is a December announcement from th...
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Sinclair Launches A Free Streaming Service

NEW YORK (AP) — Sinclair Broadcast wants to “Stirr” up streaming. The nation’s largest owner of television stations launched a free, ad-supported streaming service Wednesday drawing on local news, sports and other programs from the 191 TV stations it owns in 89 U.S. markets. Sinclair said the motivation behind Stirr is in part to help viewers “access the local news and lifestyle programming that is relevant to their everyday life.” Sinclair was admonished by media watchdogs in April after the ...
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WH Economist Admits Economic Strain After Saying Fed Workers ‘Better Off’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Shutdown pressure on President Donald Trump mounted Wednesday as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called on him to delay his State of the Union address and his own economists acknowledged the prolonged standoff was having a greater economic drag than previously thought. In a letter to Trump, Pelosi cited security concerns, noting that both the Secret Service and the Homeland Security Department are affected by the partial government shutdown, now it its fourth week. She added that ...
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