Social affairs

September 20, 2017 - 5:44 pm
EAST WINDSOR, N.J. (AP) — A tractor-trailer has slammed into an SUV that was disabled on a New Jersey highway, ejecting a 5-year-old girl and killing her and causing a massive fire. The fiery crash occurred early Wednesday on the southbound side of the New Jersey Turnpike in East Windsor. State...
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FILE - In this April 12, 2017, file photo, students and other immigration-rights supporters gather outside tents by the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Wash. Washington state on Wednesday, Sept. 20, sued the operator of the detention center over claims it did not pay detainees the state's minimum wage for work performed over a decade. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
September 20, 2017 - 5:33 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state on Wednesday sued the operator of one of the largest private immigration detention centers in the United States, claiming thousands of detainees were paid $1 per day for the work they performed but should have received the state's much higher minimum wage. State...
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September 20, 2017 - 5:12 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Michigan is illegally allowing faith-based groups to reject same-sex couples who want to adopt children or become foster parents, the American Civil Liberties Union said Wednesday in a lawsuit challenging the practice. Groups such as Catholic Charities and Bethany Christian Services...
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September 20, 2017 - 5:02 pm
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on tests for new bridge construction technology intended to withstand strong earthquakes at the University of Nevada, Reno (all times local PDT): 1:40 p.m. Scientists at Nevada earthquake lab are declaring success after testing new bridge designs they created to better...
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September 20, 2017 - 5:02 pm
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on tests for new bridge construction technology intended to withstand strong earthquakes at the University of Nevada, Reno (all times local PDT): 1:40 p.m. Scientists at Nevada earthquake lab are declaring success after testing new bridge designs they created to better...
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Hundreds of protesters stand in the rain outside of the St. Louis city jail on Monday, Sept. 18, 2017. The protesters chanted "free our people" outside the jail on Monday night to show solidarity with those who remain behind bars. Police said that more than 120 people were arrested during Sunday's protests. Monday was the fourth day of protests over the acquittal of a white former police officer in the killing of a black suspect. (David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
September 20, 2017 - 5:01 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on protests in St. Louis over a judge's acquittal of a former white police officer who fatally shot a black suspect (all times local): 4 p.m. Officials with the St. Louis Police Officers' Association say vandals broke windows and spray-painted graffiti at the union's...
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September 20, 2017 - 4:58 pm
MLB-SCHEDULE-TWINS-YANKEES Judge hits 45th HR, young girl hit by foul, Yanks top Twins NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge hit his AL-leading 45th home run and topped 100 RBIs, Didi Gregorius surpassed Derek Jeter for the most home runs by a Yankees shortstop and New York beat the Minnesota Twins 11-3...
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Family members react as they welcome their relatives as new U.S. citizens after taking the citizenship oath during naturalization ceremonies at a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) ceremony in Los Angeles Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. President Donald Trump has issued a videotaped message that is being played for new American citizens at naturalization ceremonies in which he welcomes immigrants to "the American family." (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
September 20, 2017 - 4:44 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Some of the 4,000 immigrants who gathered Wednesday in Los Angeles to take their U.S. citizenship oath let out a collective moan when they learned they were going to watch a videotaped message from President Donald Trump. For them, the president's remarks welcoming them into the...
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St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson holds a press conference at city hall on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, in St. Louis. Several hundred people gathered on a hot, unshaded public plaza for an interfaith service followed by a march to City Hall. The service came after four days of protests that followed a judge's decision Friday to acquit former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley of first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of 24-year-old Anthony Lamar Smith. (David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
September 20, 2017 - 4:32 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — After defeating three leading black candidates, the new white mayor of St. Louis is carefully navigating racial strife that culminated in days of protest over the acquittal of a white former police officer who fatally shot a black suspect. Lyda Krewson watched as her city and some...
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