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State District Judge Tammy Kemp opens a Bible to John 3:16 before giving it to former Dallas Police Officer Amber Guyger, left, before Guyger left for jail, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, in Dallas. Guyger, who said she mistook neighbor Botham Jean's apartment for her own and fatally shot him in his living room, was sentenced to a decade in prison. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News via AP, Pool)
October 03, 2019 - 4:38 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Judges don’t usually hug convicted murderers in the courtroom or hand them Bibles before sending them off to prison. That is what made Judge Tammy Kemp’s actions so extraordinary in the closing moments of the trial of a white former Dallas police officer who fatally shot her black...
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October 03, 2019 - 3:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government’s highway safety agency is gathering information on reports of malfunctions with a Tesla feature that lets drivers summon their cars in parking lots. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it’s aware of reports about “Smart Summon” and is in...
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October 03, 2019 - 3:46 pm
SALEM, N.H. (AP) — Police in New Hampshire say it appears someone used a power tool to vandalize a stone at group of rock configurations called America’s Stonehenge. The vandalism was reported to the Salem police Sunday by the property’s owners. The stone was knocked over. Police also said an 18-...
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This undated photo provided by Debra Riddell, show her with her husband Robert Riddell, left, of East Granby, Conn. Robert Riddell was among those killed Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, when a World War II-era bomber plane crashed at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Conn. (Debra Riddell via AP) .
October 03, 2019 - 3:45 pm
WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (AP) — The Latest on the crash of a World War II-era bomber in Connecticut (all times local): 4:25 p.m. The wife of a man who died in a B-17 bomber crash in Connecticut says she had “a really bad feeling” the plane was going to go down. Debra Riddell says she was at the airport...
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FILE - This March 29, 2018, file photo shows the Facebook logo on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite, in New York's Times Square. The European Union’s highest court ruled Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, that individual member countries can force Facebook to remove what they regard as unlawful material from the social network all over the world, a decision experts say could hinder free speech online and put a heavy burden on tech companies. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
October 03, 2019 - 3:28 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s highest court ruled Thursday that individual member countries can force Facebook to remove what they regard as unlawful material from the social network all over the world _ a decision experts say could hinder free speech online and put a heavy burden on tech...
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President Donald Trump delivers remarks on Medicare at the Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, in The Villages, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 03, 2019 - 3:27 pm
THE VILLAGES, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday accused Democrats of an all-out attempt to “totally obliterate Medicare” and portrayed himself as the program’s defender as he signed a directive to expand the program’s private insurance options. Trump skipped past his own proposals for...
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FILE - This file image provided by the Maryland U.S. District Attorney's Office shows a photo of firearms and ammunition that was in the motion for detention pending trial in the case against Christopher Paul Hasson. Prosecutors say that Hasson, a Coast Guard lieutenant is a "domestic terrorist" who wrote about biological attacks and had a hit list that included prominent Democrats and media figures. Hasson is expected to plead guilty Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019 in a case charging him with gun and drug offenses. (Maryland U.S. District Attorney's Office via AP, File)
October 03, 2019 - 2:01 pm
GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A Coast Guard lieutenant accused of stockpiling weapons and targeting Supreme Court justices, prominent Democrats and TV journalists pleaded guilty Thursday to gun and drug charges. Christopher Hasson’s guilty plea to all four of the counts he faced resolves a case in which...
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October 03, 2019 - 1:58 pm
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Eighty-seven parachuting soldiers were blown into trees, 32 were injured and 18 of them hospitalized, including one who suffered a broken back during a night training exercise at a Mississippi military training center, officials said Thursday. The soldiers were among 650...
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October 03, 2019 - 1:51 pm
Incumbent Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards leads the three major candidates in fundraising with $3.1 million on hand, followed by Eddie Rispone at $2.7 million, and Ralph Abraham at $318,000, in campaign finance reports for the September 3 - 22 period. Edwards out-raised Rispone and Abraham in...
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Elijah Sanchez, right, helps pilot Troy Bradley, left, prepare for liftoff in Albuquerque, N.M., on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. Sanchez, 20, will be among the youngest pilots to launch as part of this year's Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. The nine-day event is expected to draw several hundred thousand spectators and hundreds of balloonists from around the world. It will kick off Oct. 5 with a mass ascension. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)
October 03, 2019 - 1:25 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The sun is close to popping over the mountain top and the hot air balloon pilots are beginning to test their propane burners, beating back what’s left of the darkness and the crisp morning air with each quick burst of bright orange and blue flames. Fans start to roar,...
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