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April 05, 2017 - 10:27 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Panera is being acquired by Europe's JAB Holding Co. for more than $7 billion, the second largest restaurant deal ever made in North America. Americans are likely more familiar with JAB than they know. The Luxembourg investment fund has controlling interests in Peet's Coffee &...
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FILE - In this July 27, 2016 file photo, Dr. Jill Biden and Vice President Joe Biden wave after speaking to delegates during the third day session of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Flatiron Books said Wednesday, April 5, 2017, that it will release two books by Joe Biden and one by Jill. Joe Biden’s first book will “explore one momentous year,” 2016, when his son Beau died and he decided against running for president. The book is currently untitled and no release date was announced. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
April 05, 2017 - 10:25 am
NEW YORK (AP) — First the Obamas, now the Bidens. Former Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, have book deals. Flatiron Books told The Associated Press on Wednesday that it will release two books by Joe Biden and one by Jill. Joe Biden's first book will "explore one momentous year...
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April 05, 2017 - 9:34 am
CLINTON, Md. (AP) _ The Air Force says a pilot is safe after an F-16 crashed in Maryland. The Air Force said Wednesday that the pilot was on a training mission in an F-16 from the Joint Base Andrews-based 113th Wing. Officials say the pilot ejected and is safe. The plane went down a few miles from...
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In this April 1, 2017, photo, a man in Nogales, Ariz., talks to his daughter and her mother who are standing on the other side of the border fence in Nogales, Mexico. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly says arrests of people entering the United States illegally across the Mexican border plummeted in March 2017. That's a signal that fewer people are trying to sneak into the U.S. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
April 05, 2017 - 9:29 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly says the sharp decline in people crossing the southern border illegally won't continue unless his agency gets the resources needed to secure the border. Kelly says a wall in the right places, will do that job. He told a Senate panel that the...
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April 05, 2017 - 9:01 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) _ Netflix's video-streaming service is scrapping its familiar star-rating system, hoping to make it easier for its 94 million subscribers to signal whether they liked a movie or TV show. The service is compressing its familiar one-to-five star system into a simpler choice of...
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This Sept. 30, 2015 photo provided by Lambda Legal shows Kimberly Hively at the federal courthouse in Chicago. A federal appeals court ruled for the first time Tuesday, April 4, 2017, that the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects LGBT employees from workplace discrimination, setting up a likely battle before the Supreme Court as gay rights advocates push to broaden the scope of the 53-year-old law. The case stems from a lawsuit by Indiana teacher Hively alleging that the Ivy Tech Community College in South Bend didn't hire her full time because she is a lesbian. (Lambda Legal via AP)
April 05, 2017 - 6:40 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Companies cannot discriminate against LGBT employees in the workplace because of their sexual orientation, a federal appeals court said, in a ruling that a gay rights group called a "game changer." The 8-to-3 decision Tuesday by the full 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago...
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FILE - In this June 23, 2016 file photo, members of the Baltimore Police Department patrol near the intersection of North and Pennsylvania Avenues, the site of unrest following Freddie Gray's funeral, in Baltimore. On Monday, April 3, 2017, the Department of Justice, the very agency that helped city officials root out the police department's worst problems and build a roadmap to reform, signaled it may abandon those efforts in favor of cracking down on violent crime. That left city leaders stunned, and pledging to carry out reforms as best they can. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
April 05, 2017 - 4:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Seattle police, considered by critics as resorting too readily to force, reached an agreement with the federal government on training officers to better handle people suffering from mental illness and substance abuse. Before long, community attitudes toward law enforcement...
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April 04, 2017 - 9:47 pm
AUBURN, Maine -- A Maine woman who attacked her then-boyfriend with a claw hammer because he was “lazy” is going to prison for 15 months. The Sun Journal reported that Justice Robert Clifford suspended most of the eight-year sentence he imposed Monday because 34-year-old Crystal Foss had no...
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This undated rendering provided by DarkPulse Technologies Inc. shows a proposed border wall between Mexico and the U.S. The wall proposed by Arizona-based DarkPulse Technologies would be constructed with ballistic concrete that can withstand tampering or attacks of any kind, according to founder Dennis O'Leary. "You could fire a tank round at it and it will take the impact," he told The Associated Press. (DarkPulse Technologies Inc via AP)
April 04, 2017 - 7:43 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Tuesday was the deadline for companies to propose designs for President Donald Trump's border wall with Mexico. U.S. Customs and Border Protection will ask several of the bidders to build prototypes in San Diego. The government won't identify companies until contracts are awarded...
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April 04, 2017 - 6:15 pm
CHICAGO (AP) -- A federal appeals court in Chicago on Tuesday ruled that the 1964 Civil Rights Act also protects LGBT employees from workplace discrimination, the first time a federal appellate court has come to that conclusion. The decision by the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals comes after it...
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