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Defense secretary investigating accuracy of sex crimes cases

NBA - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 03:27

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Thursday he’s investigating whether his department misled Congress in an effort to derail a contentious bill that would change the way the military handles allegations of sexual misconduct. During testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Carter assured the bill’s sponsor, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., that he’s […]
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Defense secretary investigating accuracy of sex crimes cases

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 03:27

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Thursday he’s investigating whether his department misled Congress in an effort to derail a contentious bill that would change the way the military handles allegations of sexual misconduct. During testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Carter assured the bill’s sponsor, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., that he’s […]
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California lawmakers reject John Wayne Day

NBA - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 03:19

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers have defeated a resolution intended to honor John Wayne after opponents challenged what they say are racist statements by the late actor. Republican State Assemblyman Matthew Harper of Huntington Beach sought to declare May 26, 2016, as John Wayne Day to mark the day the actor was born. An […]
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California lawmakers reject John Wayne Day

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 03:19

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers have defeated a resolution intended to honor John Wayne after opponents challenged what they say are racist statements by the late actor. Republican State Assemblyman Matthew Harper of Huntington Beach sought to declare May 26, 2016, as John Wayne Day to mark the day the actor was born. An […]
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Montana county wants to dispose of Cold War commode kits

NBA - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 02:50

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A Montana county plans to dispose of more than three dozen Cold War-era sanitation kits meant to provide makeshift bathroom facilities for fallout shelters. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/24mUN5C) 42 fiberboard drums labeled “SK IV Sanitation Kit” were shipped to Gallatin County in January 1964. They contained a toilet seat, […]
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Montana county wants to dispose of Cold War commode kits

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 02:50

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A Montana county plans to dispose of more than three dozen Cold War-era sanitation kits meant to provide makeshift bathroom facilities for fallout shelters. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/24mUN5C) 42 fiberboard drums labeled “SK IV Sanitation Kit” were shipped to Gallatin County in January 1964. They contained a toilet seat, […]
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Marijuana advocate dubbed NJ Weedman arrested again, for pot

NBA - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 02:50

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey marijuana advocate dubbed NJ Weedman has been arrested again on marijuana charges after law enforcement raided his restaurant and cannabis temple. Prosecutors say Ed Forchion (FOHR’-chuhn) was arrested Wednesday along with 10 other people after a raid of his business across the street from Trenton City Hall. Forchion […]
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Marijuana advocate dubbed NJ Weedman arrested again, for pot

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 02:50

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey marijuana advocate dubbed NJ Weedman has been arrested again on marijuana charges after law enforcement raided his restaurant and cannabis temple. Prosecutors say Ed Forchion (FOHR’-chuhn) was arrested Wednesday along with 10 other people after a raid of his business across the street from Trenton City Hall. Forchion […]
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Abroad, some see Trump as danger, others as mystery

NBA - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 02:48

BRUSSELS (AP) — The world is fascinated by Donald Trump, just as blindsided as many Americans about his rise and nearly at a loss to understand what he would do as president. Foreign-policy elites around the globe speak of Trump as a loose cannon, a “roller-coaster,” ”unpredictable,” ”dangerous” and, perhaps above all, a “mystery.” But […]
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Abroad, some see Trump as danger, others as mystery

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 02:48

BRUSSELS (AP) — The world is fascinated by Donald Trump, just as blindsided as many Americans about his rise and nearly at a loss to understand what he would do as president. Foreign-policy elites around the globe speak of Trump as a loose cannon, a “roller-coaster,” ”unpredictable,” ”dangerous” and, perhaps above all, a “mystery.” But […]
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Arrieta’s bid for 2nd straight no-hitter ends on 5th pitch

NBA - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 02:47

CHICAGO (AP) — Jake Arrieta’s bid to become the second pitcher to throw consecutive no-hitters has ended with a broken-bat single on his fifth pitch. The bat of Milwaukee’s Jonathan Villar shattered as he blooped an opposite-field liner over third base on a 2-2 sinker leading off Thursday’s game against the Chicago Cubs. Cincinnati’s Johnny […]
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Arrieta’s bid for 2nd straight no-hitter ends on 5th pitch

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 02:47

CHICAGO (AP) — Jake Arrieta’s bid to become the second pitcher to throw consecutive no-hitters has ended with a broken-bat single on his fifth pitch. The bat of Milwaukee’s Jonathan Villar shattered as he blooped an opposite-field liner over third base on a 2-2 sinker leading off Thursday’s game against the Chicago Cubs. Cincinnati’s Johnny […]
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Lawsuit: 2 Missouri school officials slammed girl to ground

NBA - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 02:46

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — A lawsuit says two white school officials in southeast Missouri slammed a black teenager to the ground three times, injuring her neck and back and requiring hospitalization. Judge Craig Brewer granted a venue change Wednesday in the case against the Cape Girardeau School District after attorneys for Ta’Brea Harris argued […]
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Lawsuit: 2 Missouri school officials slammed girl to ground

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 02:46

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — A lawsuit says two white school officials in southeast Missouri slammed a black teenager to the ground three times, injuring her neck and back and requiring hospitalization. Judge Craig Brewer granted a venue change Wednesday in the case against the Cape Girardeau School District after attorneys for Ta’Brea Harris argued […]
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Vatican crackdown on tax cheats flagged in oversight report

NBA - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 02:40

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican’s financial watchdog said Thursday it received 544 reports of suspicious financial transactions last year, a three-fold increase over 2014, thanks in part to beefed-up efforts to flag potential tax cheats who are using the Vatican bank to hide money. In its annual report, the Financial Information Authority said it […]
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Vatican crackdown on tax cheats flagged in oversight report

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 02:40

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican’s financial watchdog said Thursday it received 544 reports of suspicious financial transactions last year, a three-fold increase over 2014, thanks in part to beefed-up efforts to flag potential tax cheats who are using the Vatican bank to hide money. In its annual report, the Financial Information Authority said it […]
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Feds say merged KeyCorp, First Niagara must sell 18 branches

NBA - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 02:39

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — KeyCorp and First Niagara Financial Group have agreed to sell 18 of First Niagara’s western New York branches to satisfy antitrust issues arising from the planned combination of the banks. The U.S. Justice Department says Thursday it required the divestitures as part of Cleveland-based KeyCorp’s proposed $4.1 billion acquisition of First […]
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Feds say merged KeyCorp, First Niagara must sell 18 branches

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 02:39

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — KeyCorp and First Niagara Financial Group have agreed to sell 18 of First Niagara’s western New York branches to satisfy antitrust issues arising from the planned combination of the banks. The U.S. Justice Department says Thursday it required the divestitures as part of Cleveland-based KeyCorp’s proposed $4.1 billion acquisition of First […]
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Clinton backers ‘feel the Bern’ of angry Sanders supporters

NBA - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 02:37

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nancy Schumacher says she just wanted to do her civic duty, and so she heeded the call to become a superdelegate for Hillary Clinton. But in the year of the angry voter, not even an administrative assistant from Elk River, Minnesota, can escape the outrage. “Some of the (phone and email) messages […]
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Clinton backers ‘feel the Bern’ of angry Sanders supporters

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 02:37

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nancy Schumacher says she just wanted to do her civic duty, and so she heeded the call to become a superdelegate for Hillary Clinton. But in the year of the angry voter, not even an administrative assistant from Elk River, Minnesota, can escape the outrage. “Some of the (phone and email) messages […]
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