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March 21, 2018 - 4:30 pm
iTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending March 18, 2018: iTunes Movies US Charts: 1. Star Wars: The Last Jedi 2. I, Tonya 3. Justice League 4. The Shape of Water 5. Thor: Ragnarok 6. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle 7. Coco (2017) 8. Ferdinand 9. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri 10.The Dark...
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Pedestrians make their way across a street in the pouring rain in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday, March 21, 2018. The storm came ashore on the central coast and spread south into the Los Angeles region and north through San Francisco Bay, fed by a long plume of subtropical moisture called an atmospheric river. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
March 21, 2018 - 4:19 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A strong Pacific storm dropped heavy rain Wednesday on a swath of coastal California, where thousands of people have been evacuated because of the threat of debris flows and mudslides from wildfire burn areas. The storm came ashore on the central coast and spread south into the...
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March 21, 2018 - 4:18 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A mother was arrested by North Carolina police after a video of her infant child smoking a small cigar set off a social media effort to get authorities involved. The Raleigh Police Department said on Facebook on Wednesday the child was safe and the mother was in custody. Police...
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Sen. Doug Jones, D-Ala., heads to the Senate to vote on the bipartisan "Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act" which would allow victims of sex trafficking to sue websites that enabled their abuse, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 21, 2018. In his maiden speech to the Senate today, Jones said the nation has reached a "tipping point" on gun violence following the mass shooting at a Florida high school and Congress must address gun violence, even as lawmakers protect the Second Amendment rights of gun owners. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 21, 2018 - 4:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress must act to address gun violence, even as lawmakers protect the Second Amendment rights of gun owners, Alabama Sen. Doug Jones said Wednesday in his maiden speech to the Senate. Jones, a Democrat who won a special election in December, said the nation has reached a...
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Debbie Burke, left, an elementary school teacher in Pike County, and her husband Gary Burke rally against a proposed pension overhaul bill, in Frankfort, Ky. on Wednesday, March 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Bruce Schreiner)
March 21, 2018 - 4:00 pm
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Hundreds of Kentucky teachers flexed their political muscle with a rally Wednesday outside the state Capitol, seeking to bury a proposed pension overhaul and win more state education funding from the Republican-led legislature. Braving a late-season snow, about 1,000 teachers...
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In this image taken from video Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson gives evidence to the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee in Portcullis House, London Wednesday March 21, 2018. Johnson said Russia carried out a nerve-agent attack on British soil because the U.K. has "time and again called out Russia over its abuses" of human rights and democratic values. (PA via AP)
March 21, 2018 - 3:59 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The war of words between Russia and Britain over an ex-spy's poisoning got uglier Wednesday as the U.K. foreign secretary called it vomit-inducing that Russian President Vladimir Putin is rejoicing over hosting the World Cup. Russia shot back that Boris Johnson is "poisoned with venom...
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The offices of Cambridge Analytica (CA) in central London, after it was announced that Britain's information commissioner Elizabeth Denham is pursuing a warrant to search Cambridge Analytica's computer servers, Tuesday March 20, 2018. Denham said Tuesday that she is using all her legal powers to investigate Facebook and political campaign consultants Cambridge Analytica over the alleged misuse of millions of people's data. Cambridge Analytica said it is committed to helping the U.K. investigation. (Kirsty O'Connor/PA via AP)
March 21, 2018 - 3:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the alleged use of Facebook data to influence the U.S. presidential election (all times local): 3:50 p.m. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is admitting mistakes and outlining steps to protect user data in light of privacy scandal involving a Trump-connected data-mining...
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March 21, 2018 - 3:50 pm
SALVO, N.C. (AP) — A shipwreck recently uncovered by storms along North Carolina's coast could have gone down more than a century ago. North Carolina Underwater Archaeology Branch shipwreck expert Nathan Henry tells The Virginian-Pilot that the wooden vessel could belong to one of 10 ships that ran...
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Cars and limousines of invited foreign ambassadors in Moscow are parked as foreign envoys attend attend briefing at Russian Foreign Ministry building in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, March 21, 2018. A Russian foreign ministry official says Moscow fears that Britain could destroy key evidence in the nerve agent attack on an ex-Russian spy. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
March 21, 2018 - 3:47 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the poisoning of a Russian ex-spy (all times local): 10:45 p.m. The Russian Foreign Ministry is asking Britain to explain why it has blamed Moscow before the conclusion of an investigation into an ex-spy's poisoning. The ministry described London's treatment of the March...
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FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2017, file photo, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert speaks at a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Herbert on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 signed a bill allowing women to get birth control directly from a pharmacist rather than visiting a doctor each time they want to obtain or renew a prescription for birth control. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
March 21, 2018 - 3:44 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Women in conservative Utah will soon be able to get birth control directly from a pharmacist rather than visiting a doctor each time they want to obtain or renew a prescription, a move taken by only a few other states, many of them liberal. Republican Gov. Gary Herbert signed...
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