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Don McLean pleads not guilty to domestic violence charge

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 00:53

CAMDEN, Maine (AP) — Don McLean’s attorney says the singer has entered a not-guilty plea to a domestic violence charge in writing and will not appear in court later this month. Police arrested the “American Pie” singer on the misdemeanor count on Jan. 18. The next court date is Feb. 22. But attorney Walter McKee […]
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Canada to end bombing mission against Islamic State group

NBA - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 00:52

TORONTO (AP) — Canada’s prime minister says the country’s six fighter jets will end their airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria within the next two weeks. Justin Trudeau said Monday that Canadian bombs will stop falling by Feb. 22, but military personnel in the region will increase to 830 from the current […]
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Canada to end bombing mission against Islamic State group

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 00:52

TORONTO (AP) — Canada’s prime minister says the country’s six fighter jets will end their airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria within the next two weeks. Justin Trudeau said Monday that Canadian bombs will stop falling by Feb. 22, but military personnel in the region will increase to 830 from the current […]
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Russian troops put on high alert as part of massive drills

NBA - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 00:50

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin has scrambled thousands of troops and hundreds of warplanes across southwestern Russia for large-scale military drills intended to test the troops’ readiness amid continuing tensions with the West. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that military units were put on combat alert early Monday, marking the launch of the exercise […]
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Russian troops put on high alert as part of massive drills

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 00:50

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin has scrambled thousands of troops and hundreds of warplanes across southwestern Russia for large-scale military drills intended to test the troops’ readiness amid continuing tensions with the West. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that military units were put on combat alert early Monday, marking the launch of the exercise […]
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New York City to embark on annual count of street homeless

NBA - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 00:49

NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of volunteers will fan out across New York City on Monday for the city’s annual one-night count of homeless people living on the streets. The canvass, known as the HOPE Count, is getting extra attention this year as the nation’s largest city grapples with an uptick in homelessness that has […]
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New York City to embark on annual count of street homeless

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 00:49

NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of volunteers will fan out across New York City on Monday for the city’s annual one-night count of homeless people living on the streets. The canvass, known as the HOPE Count, is getting extra attention this year as the nation’s largest city grapples with an uptick in homelessness that has […]
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Clinton’s donors trade buck-raising for door-knocking in NH

NBA - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 00:43

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — They are some of Hillary Clinton’s best money-raisers, but right now the most valuable thing they can offer is their time. So on a frigid weekend afternoon, Jill Iscol and Bonnier Berger set out as door-to-door saleswomen pitching a politician they deeply admire. Both are about the same age as Clinton, […]
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Clinton’s donors trade buck-raising for door-knocking in NH

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 00:43

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — They are some of Hillary Clinton’s best money-raisers, but right now the most valuable thing they can offer is their time. So on a frigid weekend afternoon, Jill Iscol and Bonnier Berger set out as door-to-door saleswomen pitching a politician they deeply admire. Both are about the same age as Clinton, […]
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Flavor Flav to face Vegas judge in DUI, speeding, pot case

NBA - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 00:34

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The entertainer Flavor Flav is due to face a Las Vegas judge on misdemeanor driving under the influence, speeding and marijuana possession charges stemming from a vehicle stop last May. Defense attorney Kristina Wildeveld says she hopes to resolve the case Monday without a trial for the 56-year-old rapper and reality […]
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Flavor Flav to face Vegas judge in DUI, speeding, pot case

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 00:34

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The entertainer Flavor Flav is due to face a Las Vegas judge on misdemeanor driving under the influence, speeding and marijuana possession charges stemming from a vehicle stop last May. Defense attorney Kristina Wildeveld says she hopes to resolve the case Monday without a trial for the 56-year-old rapper and reality […]
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For the Clintons, New Hampshire is the state of 2nd chances

NBA - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 00:29

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — It’s their Everest. Their firewall. Their lifeboat in a frozen Atlantic. They are the Clintons. It is New Hampshire. And here we all are again. For nearly 25 years, New Hampshire has been the backdrop for some of the most memorable Clinton comebacks, pleas, denials, hustle, glory and drama. Now those […]
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For the Clintons, New Hampshire is the state of 2nd chances

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 00:29

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — It’s their Everest. Their firewall. Their lifeboat in a frozen Atlantic. They are the Clintons. It is New Hampshire. And here we all are again. For nearly 25 years, New Hampshire has been the backdrop for some of the most memorable Clinton comebacks, pleas, denials, hustle, glory and drama. Now those […]
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Displaced by fighting, Kurdish residents call for peace

NBA - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 00:26

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (AP) — Azize Calis is pleading for peace. The 70-year-old Kurdish woman is among tens of thousands displaced by fighting raging between Turkish security forces and militants in the southeast after a peace process collapsed in the summer. Calis and her family fled from their home about two months ago with only the […]
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Displaced by fighting, Kurdish residents call for peace

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 00:26

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (AP) — Azize Calis is pleading for peace. The 70-year-old Kurdish woman is among tens of thousands displaced by fighting raging between Turkish security forces and militants in the southeast after a peace process collapsed in the summer. Calis and her family fled from their home about two months ago with only the […]
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Bill would stop removal of Confederate, historic markers

NBA - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 00:25

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — As some cities make the decision to shed Confederate monuments, some Alabama lawmakers want to prohibit those removals unless legislators say it is OK. The Senate Governmental Affairs Committee on Tuesday will hold a public hearing on the bill titled the “Alabama Heritage Protection Act.” The bill would ban the removal […]
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Bill would stop removal of Confederate, historic markers

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 00:25

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — As some cities make the decision to shed Confederate monuments, some Alabama lawmakers want to prohibit those removals unless legislators say it is OK. The Senate Governmental Affairs Committee on Tuesday will hold a public hearing on the bill titled the “Alabama Heritage Protection Act.” The bill would ban the removal […]
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Belarusian leader says Russia will offer bailout

NBA - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 00:04

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The leader of Belarus says Russia has promised to offer financial assistance to his nation. President Alexander Lukashenko said Monday that he has secured Russian President Vladimir Putin’s promise to help shore up the Belarusian economy, which has suffered from recession in Russia, its main export market. Lukashenko didn’t elaborate, but […]
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Belarusian leader says Russia will offer bailout

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 00:04

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The leader of Belarus says Russia has promised to offer financial assistance to his nation. President Alexander Lukashenko said Monday that he has secured Russian President Vladimir Putin’s promise to help shore up the Belarusian economy, which has suffered from recession in Russia, its main export market. Lukashenko didn’t elaborate, but […]
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Yellen will testify amid predictions of slower rate hikes

NBA - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 00:00

WASHINGTON (AP) — Things looked so clear back in mid-December. The Federal Reserve raised its benchmark interest rate from record lows, and it signaled the likelihood of four more hikes in 2016. That was then. Panicky financial markets, global weakness and slumps in key U.S. economic sectors have since clouded the outlook for more rate […]
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