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December 14, 2017 - 6:41 pm
WELDON, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say a North Carolina man has been arrested in the shooting death of a toddler. Weldon Police Chief James Avens told a news conference that 22-year-old Malcolm Artis of Halifax was arrested Thursday in Lithia Springs, Georgia, an Atlanta suburb. Avens said Artis is...
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In this photo taken Aug. 26, 2014, Leon Brown speaks with a reporter at the Maury Correctional Institution in Maury, N.C., about his incarceration. A federal judge says he will approve $1 million in settlements from a North Carolina town to two half brothers wrongfully imprisoned for 30 years in the killing of an 11-year-old girl. U.S. District Judge Terrence Boyle said Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, he will also review any fees sought by lawyers for Henry McCollum and Brown before the settlements with the town of Red Springs are finalized. (Chuck Liddy/The News & Observer via AP)
December 14, 2017 - 6:40 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge said Thursday that he will approve a $1 million payout from a North Carolina town to two half brothers wrongfully imprisoned for 30 years, but the men's attorneys must justify their cut of the proceeds before the court finalizes the settlement. U.S. District...
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Attorney Rebecca Copeland, left, who is representing a divorced lesbian woman who wants to dissolve parental rights, argues in front of the Hawaii Supreme Court, Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 in Kaneohe, Hawaii. National gay rights advocates are watching how the case plays out in Hawaii, likely the first such case before a state's highest court, experts say. A woman wants to sever her parental rights to a child her ex-wife gave birth to and is appealing a family court ruling denying that request. (AP Photo/Jennifer Sinco Kelleher)
December 14, 2017 - 6:39 pm
KANEOHE, Hawaii (AP) — Attorneys for a divorced lesbian couple fighting over child support in a closely watched case agreed Thursday that consent to having a baby together is a crucial issue but disagreed over whether both spouses gave it. A woman wants to sever her parental rights to a child her...
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FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2016 file photo, Omarosa Manigault smiles at reporters as she walks through the lobby of Trump Tower in New York. The White House says Omarosa Manigault Newman, one of President Donald Trump’s most prominent African-American supporters, plans to leave the administration next month. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
December 14, 2017 - 6:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Omarosa Manigault Newman and her departure from the White House staff (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Former "Apprentice" contestant Omarosa Manigault Newman says her departure from the White House means President Donald Trump will have no African-Americans on his...
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After a meeting voting to end net neutrality, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai answers questions from reporters, Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
December 14, 2017 - 6:36 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 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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December 14, 2017 - 6:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP-led Senate on Thursday confirmed one of President Donald Trump's federal court nominees, his 12th circuit judge — the most for a president's first year in office since the creation of circuit courts in 1891, Republicans say. The Senate voted 53-43 to confirm James C. Ho to...
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December 14, 2017 - 6:23 pm
BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. (AP) — Shaun White fell during the qualifying round of the Dew Tour and did not reach the final of the second Olympic qualifying event. The two-time Olympic champion finished 14th on Thursday. He will have two events in January — in Snowmass and Mammoth Mountain — to secure his...
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In this Oct. 4, 2017 file photo, Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C., left, and Vice Chairman Mark Warner, D-Va., update reporters on the status of their inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. elections, at the Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
December 14, 2017 - 6:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — With no firm conclusions yet on whether President Donald Trump's campaign may have coordinated with Russia, the Senate intelligence committee could delay answering that question and issue more bipartisan recommendations early next year on protecting future elections from foreign...
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Jose Maria Marin, of Brazil, arrives to federal court in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017. Closing arguments are set to take place in the New York trial of three former South American soccer officials charged in the bribery scandal engulfing the sport's governing body. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
December 14, 2017 - 6:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on three former South American soccer officials on trial in the FIFA corruption case (all times local): 6:20 p.m. Deliberations are set to begin Friday at the New York trial of three former South American soccer officials charged in the bribery scandal engulfing FIFA (FEE...
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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 - 6:21 pm
The Federal Communications Commission repealed the Obama-era "net neutrality" rules Thursday, giving internet service providers like Verizon, Comcast and AT&T a free hand to slow or block websites and apps as they see fit or charge more for faster speeds. In a straight party-line vote of 3-2,...
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