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Women's March 2018: Year-old 'resistance' now aims for the ballot box

Trump One Year The Resistance

One year after the self-styled 'resistance' first made its mark with the women's marches that drew...

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Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, Jan. 19, the 19th day of 2018. There are 346 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 19, 1953, CBS-TV aired the widely watched episode of “I Love Lucy” in which Lucy Ricardo, played by Lucille Ball, gave birth to Little Ricky. (By coincidence,...


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California DA says couple's abuse of 12 kids became torture

Shackled Children

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — They were starved and shackled to their beds, sometimes for months. They were beaten and choked. They were given scant medical care, often denied use of a toilet and allowed to shower but once a year. They lived mostly at night, out of sight of neighbors, and knew virtually...


Business

US stock indexes are mostly higher in morning trading

Financial Markets Wall Street

The major U.S. stock indexes were mostly higher in morning trading Friday as gains by retailers and consumer goods companies outweighed losses in other sectors. Technology stocks were among the biggest decliners. Energy companies fell along with the price of crude oil. Bond yields surged to the...


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Q&A: James Patterson on Aaron Hernandez's fall from grace

TV Aaron Hernandez Q&A

BOSTON (AP) — Eight months after ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez hanged himself in prison, a new book by bestselling author James Patterson is reviving unanswered questions. Patterson spoke with The Associated Press on Friday about what he calls “the most fascinating, complicated and troubling crime...


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Cops: Maine man punches self in face to avoid sobriety test

Sobriety Test-Punched Face

BELFAST, Maine (AP) — Police in Maine have accused a man of punching himself in the face three times to avoid a sobriety test. Police in the town of Belfast say they found 27-year-old Brian Fogg in his car, stuck in a ditch last week. WGME-TV reports police said when they tried to test for his...


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Gold medalist to Nassar: I won't live as a victim any longer

Doctor Sexual Assault

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Olympic gold medalist Jordyn Wieber described herself in court Friday as one of 140 survivors of sexual assault by Larry Nassar, as Michigan State University called on the state’s attorney general to investigate the school’s handling of complaints against the disgraced former...


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Antiabortion activists gather on the National Mall for the March for Life

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Thousands of activists opposing abortion will gather on the National Mall Friday today for the annual March for Life. The march - which typically draws busloads of Catholic school students, a large contingent of evangelical Christians and poster-toting...


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A TV crew tries to sneak a fake bomb through airport security - it didn't work

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. A film crew tried to pass a phony explosive device through a security checkpoint Thursday at Newark Liberty International Airport - and capture the moment on camera, according to the Transportation Security Administration. TSA spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein said in a...


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Meet the women who could testify at Bill Cosby's 2nd trial

Bill Cosby 19 Other Accusers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Prosecutors this week asked a judge to let juror’s at Bill Cosby’s spring retrial hear from 19 other accusers. They want to show that even though he is charged with drugging and sexually assaulting one woman at his home near Philadelphia, it was part of a pattern over five...


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AP PHOTOS: Selections from the past week in the Middle East

Mideast Week in Review

In Syria, Associated Press journalists visited the old city of Homs, Syria. It has been almost four years since the last remaining rebels and civilians withdrew from the remaining strongholds in the ancient heart of Homs in Syria. But few people have returned, and large parts of the once vibrant...


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