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 2018-09-19 18:17 

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Louisiana city's police chief to resign...

COVINGTON, La. (AP) - A Louisiana city's police chief is stepping down. Covington Mayor Mike Cooper confirmed Wednesday that he received a resignation letter Friday from Police Chief Tim Lentz, who's resigning effective Oct. 3. News outlets report...

 2018-09-19 18:17 

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UN: Colombia coca production surges to record high...

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) - A new United Nations report finds that cultivation of the plant used to make cocaine has reached an all-time high in Colombia. Annual data released Wednesday by the organization indicates that coca cultivation increased 17 percent ...

 2018-09-19 18:15 

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Joe Huber's Family Farm & Restaurant to be auctioned off...

STARLIGHT, Ind. (AP) - A popular southern Indiana tourist attraction will be sold at a public auction and its 160-acre property sold in multiple tracts. Auctioneer Doug Harritt said Tuesday that Joe Huber's Family Farm & Restaurant in Starlight will b...

 2018-09-19 18:13 

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Oklahoma billboards support those who have had abortions...

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - An abortion-rights group says billboard along busy interstates in the Oklahoma City that say God and people of faith support women who have had abortions are supported by two Jewish rabbis and ministers of several non-denominational c...

 2018-09-19 18:13 

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Mexico commemorates victims of deadly quakes...

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico on Wednesday commemorated victims of two deadly Sept. 19 earthquakes, one in 1985 that left at least 9,500 dead and another just last year that killed more than 360. Victims' relatives gathered at the site of a seven-story do...

 2018-09-19 18:12 

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Arkansas inmate released from prison after judge's ruling...

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas man who has been imprisoned since 1992 for robbery and murder convictions has been released after a judge overturned his conviction last month. A judge ordered John Brown's release Wednesday after he served 26 year...

 2018-09-19 18:12 

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Louisiana editorial roundup...

Recent editorials from Louisiana newspapers: ___ Sept. 18 The Courier of Houma on the New Orleans Saints: It might not have been pretty, but Sunday's home win by the New Orleans Saints could be the start of something big. The Saints needed all the poi...

 2018-09-19 18:08 

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump's undue credit for slowing health costs...

WASHINGTON (AP) - What a difference a year makes. From predicting that the Affordable Care Act would "implode" and "explode," President Donald Trump is now claiming credit for modest average premium increases expected next year. In remarks...

 2018-09-19 18:08 

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Online campaigns collect $135,000 to pay Kavanaugh accuser's security fees...

Those looking to take a more personal stake in trying to stop President Trump's Supreme Court nominee now have an avenue of direct action — they can donate online to his accuser. Several online fundraising campaigns have popped up in the last da...

 2018-09-19 18:06 

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Producer says he's paid crew of movie shot in Philadelphia...

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The producer of a movie shot in Philadelphia over the summer says the crew members have been paid. A crewmember filed a lawsuit Monday against Suza-Mark Productions of Lansdale, Pennsylvania, and producer Mark V. Wiley, saying none of ...

 2018-09-19 18:05 

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Keith Ellison accuser releases 2017 medical document saying she feared 'retribution'...

A 2017 medical document released Wednesday by Karen Monahan said she feared "retribution"; if she revealed her allegations of abuse against her former boyfriend, Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison. Ms. Monahan posted the Minnesota clinic's write-up ...

 2018-09-19 18:03 

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Democratic candidate: State should tax college endowments...

BOSTON (AP) - Democratic candidate for governor Jay Gonzalez says Massachusetts could raise $1 billion for education and transportation by taxing the endowments of the state's wealthiest colleges and universities. Gonzalez said the plan he unveiled We...

 2018-09-19 18:00 

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Woman accused of setting fire at her home will remain jailed...

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) - A woman accused of starting a fire at the central New Jersey townhouse where she lives must remain jailed pending her trial. A state superior court judge ruled Tuesday that 20-year-old Suzanne Demo poses a risk to the public. She'...

 2018-09-19 17:57 

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Grassley sticks by plans for Monday hearing for Kavanaugh accuser...

Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley said Wednesday he's pushing ahead with plans for Monday's hearing with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser, but said he's also willing to have committee investigators meet her on he...

 2018-09-19 17:56 

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UNE professor's breast cancer biomarker receives a patent...

BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) - A University of New England pharmacy professor has received a patent for an innovation in the early detection of breast cancer. Srinidi Mohan's research focuses on a blood marker that can be used to detect the presence of highl...

 2018-09-19 17:56 

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DeWine, Cordray, face off in 1st of 3 Ohio governor debates...

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Major party candidates for Ohio governor are set for the first of three debates ahead of the November election. Republican Attorney General Mike DeWine and Democrat Richard Cordray, the former federal consumer watchdog, are scheduled t...

 2018-09-19 17:54 

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U2's Bono says pope's "aghast" about church sex abuse...

VATICAN CITY (AP) - U2 frontman Bono described Pope Francis as being "aghast" about sex abuse in the Catholic Church. The Irish singer meet privately with Francis on Wednesday at the Vatican hotel where the pope lives, to discuss themes including ...

 2018-09-19 17:52 

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Sierra Leone soccer head barred from entering headquarters...

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) - Sierra Leone's anti-corruption commission has barred soccer federation head Isha Johansen and secretary general Chris Kamara from entering the federation's headquarters, following through on an ultimatum to the two to...

 2018-09-19 17:51 

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New distribution center north of Reno to bring 350 jobs...

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A sports apparel wholesaler has announced plans for a big distribution center north of Reno that will bring 350 jobs to the area. Reno Mayor Hillary Scheive announced Tuesday S&S Activewear plans to open the 800,000-square-foot building ...

 2018-09-19 17:49 

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Editorials from around Oregon...

The Eugene Register-Guard, Sept. 19, on city, public needing more details about University of Oregon project: Eugene residents made a good point last week about the University of Oregon's planned north campus development: The UO has provided too few s...

 2018-09-19 17:17 

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Liberia investigating $100 million in missing new bank notes...

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) - Liberia's government says it is investigating the disappearance of newly printed bills worth about $100 million that were imported into the West African nation. That amount is nearly 5 percent of the country's GDP. Informa...

 2018-09-19 17:14 

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4 Nevada tribes win $6M in Justice Department victim grants...

RENO, Nev. (AP) - The U.S. Justice Department has awarded nearly $6 million in crime victim assistance grants to four tribal entities in Nevada. The grants are intended to help improve public safety, combat violence against women and support youth program...

 2018-09-19 17:14 

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City official: 4 people shot, none fatally, during shooting at software company near Madison, Wiscon...

MIDDLETON, Wis. (AP) - City official: 4 people shot, none fatally, during shooting at software company near Madison, Wisconsin....

 2018-09-19 17:11 

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Town council revisiting Nike boycott vote after backlash...

NORTH SMITHFIELD, R.I. (AP) - A Rhode Island town council that approved a nonbinding resolution to boycott Nike products will revisit the question because of public backlash. Town Council President John Beauregard says on Wednesday he has called a special...

 2018-09-19 17:08 

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Elizabeth Warren stumping for Florida Dems Bill Nelson, Andrew Gillum...

National figures from the Democratic Party's resurgent left-wing are chipping in to help in Florida's midterm elections, and now liberal Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren has gotten into the act. Ms. Warren, who is believed to harbor 2020 presid...

 2018-09-19 17:07 

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Court rules for archdiocese in priest abuse insurance case...

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A federal appeals court says an insurance company must reimburse the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford nearly $1 million for payments the archdiocese made to settle sexual misconduct cases involving priests and minors. A three-...

 2018-09-19 17:05 

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Rutgers University president to stay on for 2 more years...

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - Rutgers University President Robert Barchi has agreed to stay on for at least two more years at the request of the school's board of governors. Barchi has led the school since 2012 and oversaw the state university's inte...

 2018-09-19 17:05 

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Croatian TV says Liverpool's Lovren charged with perjury...

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) - Croatian state TV says Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren has been charged with perjury for allegedly giving false testimony about financial deals with a former Dinamo Zagreb director sentenced for embezzlement and tax fraud. The repor...

 2018-09-19 17:05 

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Ex-guard at women's prison acquitted in smuggling case...

DOVER, Del. (AP) - A former Delaware prison guard has been acquitted on federal charges of accepting bribes to smuggle contraband to inmates. A jury acquitted Lorraine Mosley on Tuesday after a four-day trial. Mosley was accused of taking a $100 bribe to ...

 2018-09-19 17:04 

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Lawmakers, coalition fight to block sale of Plum Island...

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Lawmakers from New York and Connecticut have joined environmental groups in ramping up efforts to block the federal government from selling Plum Island, the mysterious piece of land in Long Island Sound that for years housed an anim...

 2018-09-19 17:04 

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Failed efforts to authenticate Lincoln stovepipe were secret...

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Failed efforts to authenticate Abraham Lincoln's ownership of a stovepipe hat were kept secret for years by the nonprofit group that owns the hat. WBEZ Chicago reports that the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation s...

 2018-09-19 17:03 

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Putin says Russia perfected weapons based on Syria campaign...

MOSCOW (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin says that the military's combat experience gained in Syria has helped develop new weapons systems. Russia has waged a campaign in Syria since September 2015, helping turn the tide of war in favor of Syria...

 2018-09-19 17:03 

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Hungary summons Spanish ambassador over xenophobia charge...

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) - Hungary's foreign ministry has summoned the Spanish ambassador over comments made by the Spanish foreign minister that labelled Hungary as xenophobic. According to the Hungarian ministry, Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell...

 2018-09-19 16:59 

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Reno man convicted in Super Bowl Party sexual assault...

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A 25-year-old Reno man faces up to life in prison after being found guilty of sexually assaulting a female acquaintance following a Super Bowl party. A Washoe County District Court jury convicted Luke Patrick Medeiros of one count of sex...

 2018-09-19 16:58 

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UND gets $3M gift to transform original president's home...

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) - The University of North Dakota will use a $3 million donation to help transform the original president's home on campus into a center for graduate and international students. The Grand Forks school says the gift is from Hal an...

 2018-09-19 16:57 

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Arkansas governor names special justice for casino cases...

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A Little Rock judge has been appointed to fill in for the Arkansas Supreme Court chief justice in a pair of challenges to a ballot measure that would legalize four casinos in the state. Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday ap...

 2018-09-19 16:51 

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Today in Arizona History...

PHOENIX (AP) - Sunday, Sept. 23 n this date in 1829, Gen. George Crook was born in Dayton, Ohio. On this date in 1879, the Public Shower Bath House opened in Tucson. On this date in 1921, an early morning fire at the Arizona Egyptian Cotton Co. caused dam...

 2018-09-19 16:49 

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EU opens investigation into how Amazon uses data...

BRUSSELS (AP) - European authorities said Wednesday they have opened a preliminary antitrust investigation into Amazon over the e-commerce giant's treatment of smaller merchants on its website. EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said she w...

 2018-09-19 16:48 

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Woman dies in rollover crash northwest of Fairbanks...

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) - A 26-year-old Fairbanks woman died when her pickup rolled northwest of the city. Alaska State Troopers say Darla Thompson died in a rollover crash on Murphy Dome Road in the Goldstream Valley. Speed may have been a factor in the c...

 2018-09-19 16:48 

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S Carolina Governor suspends prosecutor after indictments...

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina's governor has suspended the chief prosecutor in Columbia after he was indicted on 26 charges he misspent public funds. Gov. Henry McMaster's order Wednesday puts state Deputy Attorney General Heather Weiss in ...

 2018-09-19 16:16 

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State trooper admits to getting $12K in bogus overtime pay...

BOSTON (AP) - A third Massachusetts State trooper has agreed to plead guilty to putting in for overtime pay for shifts he didn't work. Federal prosecutors said Wednesday that 45-year-old Gary Herman of Chester will plead guilty to embezzlement from an...

 2018-09-19 16:15 

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Pair charged with double voting in 2016 election...

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Authorities have charged two people with voting in both New Hampshire and Massachusetts in 2016 as part of an ongoing investigation into possible voter fraud. The New Hampshire attorney general on Wednesday announced indictments again...

 2018-09-19 16:13 

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'A no-brainer:' Man rescues struggling woman in NC flooding...

SPRING LAKE, N.C. (AP) - Michael Cornelius was in the car Monday with his wife and their four children and trying to drive out of their waterlogged North Carolina community, when he became one of the many unsung heroes of Florence. Spring Lake is a commun...

 2018-09-19 16:09 

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Former exec sues Spotify over boys-only events and pay...

NEW YORK (AP) - A former sales executive is suing Spotify for gender discrimination and equal pay violations, saying executives organized "boys' trips" that excluded women and that the company paid men more for the same work. The executive, Ho...

 2018-09-19 16:06 

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Zimbabwe inquiry into post-election killings begins...

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) - Zimbabwe's president has sworn in members of a commission of inquiry into the killing of six people following military intervention after the disputed election. The commission led by former South African President Kgalema Motla...

 2018-09-19 16:05 

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Lawsuit: University, prosecutors covered up sexual assaults...

CATONSVILLE, Md. (AP) - A class-action lawsuit says prosecutors and detectives worked to cover up sexual assault complaints at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. News outlets report that two former students say they reported rapes to the univer...

 2018-09-19 16:04 

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Idaho regulators set new timeline for Avista-Hydro One deal...

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho utility regulators have set a new schedule for a hearing on the proposed $5.3 billion sale of Avista Corp. to Hydro One. The Idaho Public Utilities Commission approved the new schedule for deliberations on Tuesday, sa...

 2018-09-19 16:03 

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Distracted driver slams into state police cruiser...

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Rhode Island State Police say a distracted driver crashed into a parked police cruiser at an emergency scene. The crash happened on Route 6 in Providence late Tuesday. Damage to the cruiser was minimal, and a trooper in the car was...

 2018-09-19 16:01 

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Man wears snake on his neck in a Waffle House in Mississippi...

MCCOMB, Miss. (AP) - A man wore a live snake around his neck inside a Waffle House in southwestern Mississippi. Cellphone video shows that when a guard confronted him, the man removed the snake, stepped toward the officer and yelled, "Let's do it!...

 2018-09-19 16:01 

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Detroit opera, fine arts champion David DiChiera dies at 83...

DETROIT (AP) - Musician David DiChiera (DEE'-kee-AIR-uh), who championed opera's role in reviving downtown Detroit and directed several opera organizations nationwide, has died of pancreatic cancer. He was 83. Michigan Opera Theatre spokeswoman Er...

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