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FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2018, file photo, counter protesters tear a Nazi flag, in Portland, Ore. A member of Portland's city council says she is shocked by a newspaper report that the commander for the police rapid response team exchanged friendly text messages with a leader of far-right protests that have rocked the city. Councilwoman Jo Ann Hardesty said the reporting in Willamette Week on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, confirms there are members of the Portland police force who work in collusion with right-wing extremists. (AP Photo/Manuel Valdes, File)
February 15, 2019 - 11:34 am
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The mayor of Portland, Oregon, has asked the police chief to investigate "disturbing" texts between the commander of the department's rapid response team and the leader of a far-right group involved in violent protests in the city. The text messages show Lt. Jeff Niiya...
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FILE- In this Jan. 29, 2018, file photo Jeff Bezos, the CEO and founder of Amazon.com, takes a walking tour of the Amazon Spheres in Seattle. Amazon has had a complicated few weeks with its cancellation of a New York headquarters Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, and extortion claims last week related to intimate photos taken by its founder. Experts say the events are unlikely to pose much of a threat to Amazon’s business. But the company will continue to face more challenges as it grows larger. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
February 15, 2019 - 10:13 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — It's been a complicated few weeks for Amazon, what with its abrupt pullout from a massive New York City development, extortion claims related to intimate photos taken by its founder Jeff Bezos and increasing antitrust scrutiny in Europe . For now, these events seem unlikely to...
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This Feb. 13, 2019 photo shows actress Regina King, nominated for an Oscar for best supporting actress for her role in "If Beale Street Could Talk," posing for a portrait at Sofitel in New York. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP)
February 15, 2019 - 9:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Regina King says it feels "extra-special" to be nominated for her first Academy Award. King scored a best supporting actress nomination for her portrayal of a devoted mother in Barry Jenkins' "If Beale Street Could Talk." The role has already won her honors at the Golden Globe and...
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Designer Michael Kors, center, is joined by model Patti Hansen and Barry Manilow on stage after his collection was modeled during Fashion Week in New York, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
February 15, 2019 - 8:52 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Fashion Week has ended in New York, leaving a trail of sequins and feathers, worn-out stilettos and blisters and traffic jams. But sometimes, fashion feels good: there were some moments of genuine, happy emotion. Here are a few feel-good moments of the week: __ BARRY IN THE HOUSE No...
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February 15, 2019 - 5:57 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia real estate investor says a home he was scoping out came with an unadvertised surprise — a stairway booby-trapped with a swinging knife. Ekrem Uysaler says he and his team were looking at the home in January when one of his co-workers saw a small line on the home'...
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FILE- In this Nov. 7, 2018, file photo a couple walks along Four Freedoms State Park on Roosevelt Island in the Queens borough of New York. Beyond is the Long Island City skyline. According to experts analyzing the e-commerce giant's sudden cancellation of plans to build a massive headquarters in New York City, Amazon's decision to walk away could scare off other tech companies considering moving to or expanding in the city. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
February 15, 2019 - 4:42 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon jilted New York City on Valentine's Day, scrapping plans to build a massive headquarters campus in Queens amid fierce opposition from politicians angry about nearly $3 billion in tax breaks and the company's anti-union stance. With millions of jobs and a bustling economy, New...
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FILE - In this May 14, 2004, file photo, Democratic presidential hopeful Lyndon LaRouche Jr. campaigns in Montgomery, Ala. Fitting for a man who saw so much darkness in the world, LaRouche died on the fringes Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, his name little known to anyone under 50, his death rumored online a day before mainstream outlets confirmed it. His influence, however, will surely outlast him. (AP Photo/Dave Martin, File)
February 15, 2019 - 4:34 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Fitting for a man who saw so much darkness in the world, Lyndon LaRouche died on the fringes this week, his name little known to anyone under 50, his death rumored online a day before mainstream outlets confirmed it. His influence, however, will surely outlast him. "LaRouche is the...
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Hannah Maldonado, a first- grade teacher at Barnum Elementary, gets a hug from seven-year-old Jayden Gomez, welcoming her back to class, on Thursday, February 14, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. Maldonado and many other teachers are back in the classroom after a marathon negotiation session between Denver Classroom Teachers Association and Denver Public Schools ended the teacher strike. (RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post via AP)/The Denver Post via AP)
February 14, 2019 - 11:29 pm
DENVER (AP) — Denver teachers ended a three-day walkout and returned to their classrooms Thursday, greeted by hugs and high-fives, after their union reached a tentative deal raising their pay, the latest win in a national movement by educators to raise their wages and advocate for changes in...
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Cars and a large tree are seen in a debris trail in the aftermath of a mudslide that destroyed three homes on a hillside in Sausalito, Calif., Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. The National Weather Service says the atmospheric river sagged southward from Northern California overnight and is pointed at the southwestern corner of the state early Thursday. (AP Photo/Michael Short)
February 14, 2019 - 9:43 pm
SAUSALITO, Calif. (AP) — Waves of heavy rain pounded California on Thursday, trapping people in floodwaters, washing away a mountain highway, triggering a mudslide that destroyed homes and forcing residents to flee communities scorched by wildfires last year. At least two people died as the...
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February 14, 2019 - 9:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress lopsidedly approved a border security compromise Thursday that would avert a second painful government shutdown, but a new confrontation was ignited — this time over President Donald Trump's plan to bypass lawmakers and declare a national emergency to siphon billions from...
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