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June 14, 2017 - 10:06 am
By DON BABWIN and JIM SALTER Associated Press BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) -- The gunman who shot a top GOP congressman and several other people Wednesday at a baseball practice outside the nation's capital had a long history of lashing out at Republicans and recently frightened a neighbor by firing a...
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June 14, 2017 - 9:16 am
Today Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards released this statement on the shootings in Virginia that injured Congressman Steve Scalise and others: "This appears to be an outrageous, cowardly attack on one of our own. Steve Scalise is a friend, colleague and fighter for the people of Louisiana. While...
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June 14, 2017 - 8:08 am
(AP) _ The Latest on the sexual assault trial of Bill Cosby (all times local): 9 a.m. Bill Cosby has arrived for the start of Day 3 of jury deliberations in his sexual assault trial. Cosby entered the suburban Philadelphia courthouse Wednesday morning on the arm of his spokesman. Jurors are...
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 13, 2017, before the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing about his role in the firing of James Comey, his Russian contacts during the campaign and his decision to recuse from an investigation into possible ties between Moscow and associates of President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
June 14, 2017 - 3:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on probes into possible contacts between Trump campaign associates and Russia (all times local): 8:55 p.m. It took about 24 hours, but the White House has knocked down speculation that President Donald Trump considered firing special prosecutor Robert Mueller. The...
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June 13, 2017 - 4:15 pm
A jury considering sexual assault charges against Bill Cosby has asked for the testimony of the police officer who took accuser Andrea Constand's initial report. Jurors wanted the testimony of Detective Dave Mason read back to them Tuesday. Cosby is charged with drugging and assaulting Constand at...
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June 13, 2017 - 11:01 am
(AP) _ President Donald Trump is complaining that vacancies in his administration are dragging on because of delays at the government's ethics office. But data from the Office of Government Ethics show that it's actually moving faster on nominations than it did under President Barack Obama. With...
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USA TODAY
June 13, 2017 - 8:34 am
Bill Cosby has arrived at the courthouse for the second day of jury deliberations in his sexual assault trial. The 79-year-old comedian is charged with drugging and molesting a woman at his home in 2004. He says the encounter with 44-year-old Andrea Constand was consensual. Cosby was accompanied by...
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June 13, 2017 - 6:50 am
(AP) The jury in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial will resume deliberations today. Jurors were sent back to their hotel late last night after deliberating for about four hours on the sixth day of the trial. Cosby is accused of drugging and violating a woman at his suburban Philadelphia home in...
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June 12, 2017 - 11:18 pm
WALL, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey school district is investigating why the yearbook photos of two high school students were altered to remove President Donald Trump’s name on clothing they wore. The Wall Township district also is probing why a Trump quote submitted by the freshman class president wasn...
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Bill Cosby arrives for his sexual assault trial with his wife Camille Cosby, right, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa., Monday, June 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
June 12, 2017 - 9:13 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The jury at Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial deliberated without reaching a verdict Monday over whether he drugged and molested a woman more than a decade ago in a case that already has helped demolish the 79-year-old comedian's good-guy image. A conviction could send Cosby...
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