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May 23, 2018 - 4:49 pm
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A man accused by his family of killing his millionaire grandfather in Connecticut in 2013 says in court documents he went home after they met for dinner, made an ice cream run, played on his computer and then headed out for a fishing trip with his mother. Nathan Carman has been...
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FILE - In this May 25, 2017, file photo, baby eels swim in a plastic bag after being caught near Brewer, Maine. The Maine Department of Marine Resources said it is shutting down the fishery on Thursday, May 24, 2018, two weeks ahead of schedule, due to concerns about illegal sales. The elver fishery is tightly regulated to deter poaching because of the high value of the baby fish. They are selling for nearly $2,400 per pound at the docks. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)
May 23, 2018 - 4:43 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's highly lucrative baby eel fishery is being shut down two weeks early due to concerns about illegal sales. Fishermen seek the elvers in Maine because of the fish's role as seed stock in Asian aquaculture. The Maine Department of Marine Resources announced that it's...
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May 23, 2018 - 4:40 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Department of Education is considering changes to school science standards, including instances when it may remove or alter references to evolution. The state's superintendent of public instruction said the proposed changes reflect that parts of evolution are only theory...
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FILE- This March 20, 2018, file photo shows the Uber app on an iPad in Baltimore. Uber reports earnings Wednesday, March 23. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
May 23, 2018 - 4:39 pm
Three investors are looking to buy stakes in Uber in an offer that values the company at $62 billion. The ride-hailing giant said Wednesday the investors want to buy up to $600 million worth of the private company's stock. They're offering $40 per share, giving Uber a valuation that's nearly 30...
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FILE- In this April 24, 2018, file photo, the sun shines from behind the New York Stock Exchange in New York. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, May 23. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
May 23, 2018 - 4:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks turned higher Wednesday after the Federal Reserve indicated it's not in a hurry to raise interest rates too quickly. Retailers and technology companies led the way as the market erased some early losses. Stocks opened lower after a business survey suggested that the...
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May 23, 2018 - 4:19 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union filed a constitutional challenge to Ohio's congressional map on Wednesday, using Republican Gov. John Kasich's statements opposing gerrymandering as ammunition. The suit filed in U.S. District Court in Cincinnati challenges district maps in...
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FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2017, file photo, an American flag is flown next to the Chinese national emblem during a welcome ceremony for visiting U.S. President Donald Trump outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. The State Department said an email notice Wednesday, May 23, 2018, that a U.S. government employee in southern China reported abnormal sensations of sound and pressure, recalling similar experiences among American diplomats in Cuba who later fell ill. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
May 23, 2018 - 4:13 pm
BEIJING (AP) — A U.S. government employee in southern China reported abnormal sensations of sound and pressure, the State Department said Wednesday, recalling similar experiences among American diplomats in Cuba who later fell ill. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo described it as a "serious medical...
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FILE - In this May 16, 2018 file photo Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif asks questions during a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Feinstein says she no longer supports the death penalty, a significant policy shift as she seeks re-election against a challenge from a fellow Democrat, state Sen. Kevin de Leon, who is viewed as a more liberal choice. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana,File)
May 23, 2018 - 4:13 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein says she no longer backs the death penalty, a reversal of decades-long support that comes during a primary campaign where her stiffest challenge is from a fellow Democrat who is trying to outflank her with the party's base. "It became...
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This photo shows the public entrance to the Anchorage Correctional Complex on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Anchorage, Alaska. Muslim inmates are suing state corrections officials, claiming that officials at the jail are providing them with inadequate nourishment as they break their daily fasts during Ramadan. (AP Photo/Dan Joling)
May 23, 2018 - 3:43 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Muslim inmates are suing state corrections officials, arguing that they are not provided adequate nourishment as they break their daily fasts during Ramadan at an Alaska jail. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday by the Council on American-Islamic Relations Legal Defense Fund. It...
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May 23, 2018 - 3:36 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The former fiancée of the late NFL player Aaron Hernandez says she is expecting a baby. Shayanna Jenkins Hernandez made the announcement in a post on Instagram on Tuesday. She says she and her daughter with Hernandez, Avielle, are "blessed" to be expecting a baby girl. She...
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