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December 14, 2017 - 4:03 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — More than a quarter of California schoolchildren between 12 and 17 believe their peers see them as "gender nonconforming," meaning those boys are perceived as more feminine and the girls as more masculine, according to a new study that is among the first of its kind in the U.S...
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December 14, 2017 - 4:01 pm
SCHWENKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a faulty extension cord is to blame for a house fire outside Philadelphia that killed a deputy sheriff's two sons. A state fire marshal on Thursday ruled the fire accidental, attributing it to an electrical failure of the cord, which was plugged into a...
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December 14, 2017 - 3:57 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A man who spent nearly eight years on the run after a slaying in Atlanta has been convicted and sentenced to prison. Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard Jr. said in a news release Wednesday that jurors found 31-year-old Brandon Williams guilty of murder for the May 10, 2008,...
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From left, Holocaust survivors Assia Gorban, Marlene Herzberg and Rudolf Rosenberg attend a reception and Hanukkah candle lighting at the Jewish Community Center, in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017. The reception and candle lightings are part of the International Holocaust Survivors Night organized by the Claims Conference in order to honor the survivors. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
December 14, 2017 - 3:56 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Hundreds of Holocaust survivors participated in the third candle lighting of Hanukkah in Berlin, Jerusalem and New York on Thursday — part of a tribute to survivors worldwide that was organized by the Jewish Claims Conference. In Berlin, three survivors lit candles after sundown at...
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This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows James D'Arcy, left, and Kenneth Branagh in a scene from "Dunkirk." (Melissa Sue Gordon/Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)
December 14, 2017 - 3:49 pm
Associated Press Film Writers Lindsey Bahr and Jake Coyle name their choices for the best films of 2017. LINDSEY BAHR: 1. "Dunkirk": I'm not sure I've ever been so wholly transported by and viscerally engaged in a theatergoing experience as I was watching Christopher Nolan's masterpiece "Dunkirk,"...
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Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai takes his seat for an FCC meeting where they will vote on net neutrality, Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
December 14, 2017 - 3:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the FCC's vote on eliminating net-neutrality protections for the internet (all times local): 2:10 p.m. State attorneys general are now threatening lawsuits against the federal government's repeal of "net neutrality" rules. New York's attorney general says he'll lead a...
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FILE - In this March 10, 2015 file photo, a controlled burn clears about 30 acres along the eastern edge of Whiskeytown National Recreation Area in Shasta County, Calif. California’s seemingly endless cycle of wildfires is helping drive plans to do more “controlled burns” that thin forests choked with dead trees and withered underbrush that if left unchecked can feed monster blazes that force entire communities to flee, destroy homes and take lives. The goal for 2018 is to burn at least 20,000 acres and to clear another 20,000 by crews using chain saws, bulldozers and other machinery. (Andreas Fuhrmann/The Record Searchlight via AP, File)
December 14, 2017 - 3:33 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California's seemingly endless cycle of wildfires is prompting authorities to make plans to set more "controlled burns" to thin forests choked with dead trees and withered underbrush that serves as kindling to feed monster blazes that force entire communities to flee, destroy...
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After a meeting voting to end net neutrality, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai smiles while listening to a question from a reporter, Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
December 14, 2017 - 3:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Federal Communications Commission is voting on party lines to kick off a review of how many TV stations one company can own. The current limit, in place for more than a decade, says that one company can't own TV stations that reach more than 39 percent of the U.S. population...
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FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2017, file photo, The Walt Disney Co. logo appears on a screen above the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Disney is buying a large part of the Murdoch family's 21st Century Fox in a $52.4 billion deal, announced Thursday, Dec. 14, including film and television studios, cable and international TV businesses as it tries to meet competition from technology companies in the entertainment business. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
December 14, 2017 - 3:23 pm
BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on Disney's deal for large part of Fox (all times local) 12:20 p.m. The White House says President Donald Trump supports Disney's purchase of much of 21st Century Fox. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders says Trump called media magnate Rupert Murdoch to...
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December 14, 2017 - 3:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's "America First" vision is a stark worldview that sees rivals battling each other for supremacy or relevance and has little use for alliances, treaties and other international agreements unless they directly benefit the United States, its industry and...
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