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Vice President Mike Pence, right, shakes hands with Admiral Paul F. Zukunft, USCA, at the commencement for the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn., Wednesday, May 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
May 23, 2018 - 1:29 pm
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence warned the new U.S. Coast Guard Academy graduates on Wednesday of the perils America faces from rogue regimes, criminal networks and terrorist groups, saying the new ensigns will be on the front lines of the threats of illegal drugs, terrorism and...
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FILE- In this Jan. 30, 2017 file photo Esteban Santiago is escorted from the Broward County jail for an arraignment in federal court in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Santiago pleaded guilty in exchange for a life prison sentence in the January 2017 Florida airport shooting that killed five people and wounded six. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
May 23, 2018 - 1:28 pm
MIAMI (AP) — An Alaska man pleaded guilty Wednesday in exchange for a life prison sentence in the Florida airport shooting that killed five people and wounded six, blaming his rampage on severe mental illness a psychologist said is now under control. Esteban Santiago, 28, pleaded guilty to 11...
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May 23, 2018 - 1:13 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — An internal police review in Maine concludes that a Portland police officer followed procedure in the fatal shooting of a man who was brandishing a pellet gun. The Portland Press Herald reports the review released in response to a Freedom of Access Act request says Sgt...
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May 23, 2018 - 1:08 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Recordings of emergency calls about a fatal cougar attack in Washington state Saturday detail how a dispatcher calmly struggled to figure out where it occurred and how worried the surviving victim was about his friend. Isaac Sederbaum was mountain biking with friend S.J. Brooks on...
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This undated image provided by Twitter shows an example of a special label that Twitter says they are adding to the accounts of and tweets from U.S. candidates ahead of this year’s midterm elections. The labels will include what office the person is running for and which state they are located in and other information. Twitter says the move is to provide users with “authentic information.” (Twitter via AP)
May 23, 2018 - 1:07 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter says it's adding special labels to tweets from some U.S. political candidates ahead of this year's midterm elections. Twitter says the move is to provide users with "authentic information" and prevent spoofed and fake accounts from fooling users. The labels will include what...
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FILE - In this Friday, May 18, 2018, file photo, Arkansas Supreme Court Justice Courtney Goodson speaks to reporters at the Pulaski County Courthouse in Little Rock, Ark. Goodson and David Sterling, the chief counsel for the Department of Human Services, advanced to a runoff in the election for the nonpartisan state Supreme Court seat, Tuesday, May 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew DeMillo, File)
May 23, 2018 - 12:54 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A bitter and expensive fight for an Arkansas Supreme Court seat that drew more than $1 million in outside spending and a flurry of attack ads will drag on for another six months, with an incumbent justice heading into a runoff in November against an attorney backed by an...
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May 23, 2018 - 12:37 pm
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — An electrician who police say hid a video recording device resembling a pen in a Massachusetts preschool bathroom has been arrested. The Sun Chronicle reports that 48-year-old Darin McNeil pleaded not guilty to wiretapping and attempting to commit a sexual surveillance...
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May 23, 2018 - 12:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI officials say a programming error led them to vastly overstate the number of cell phones that investigators could not access because of encryption. Director Chris Wray has repeatedly said in speeches that nearly 7,800 mobile devices seized during investigations couldn't be...
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Polish author Olga Tokarczuk smiles after winning the Man Booker International prize 2018, Tuesday, May 22, 2018, for her book Flights, at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. (Matt Crossick//PA via AP)
May 23, 2018 - 12:30 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's first ever writer to win the Man Booker International Prize said Wednesday she is happy that her book has been given a new life on an international scale and that it is attracting attention to Poland's authors. Olga Tokarczuk won the prize Tuesday with the English...
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May 23, 2018 - 12:30 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — NFL owners approve policy allowing players to stay in locker room for national anthem, but they must stand if on field.
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