Partner of cop who shot Rice: ‘I didn’t know it was a kid’
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Partner of cop who shot Rice: ‘I didn’t know it was a kid’

CLEVELAND (AP) — The partner of a Cleveland officer who fatally shot 12-year-old Tamir (tuh-MEER’) Rice recalls pleading for a faster response from medics as the wounded boy’s condition worsened. Cleveland.com (http://bit.ly/2oZdxvu ) reports the newly public recorded police interviews were done within days of the November 2014 death of Rice, who’d been playing with … Continue reading

FDA: Avoid fake ‘miracle’ cancer treatments sold on internet
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FDA: Avoid fake ‘miracle’ cancer treatments sold on internet

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators are warning consumers to avoid 65 bogus products hawked on the internet with false claims that they can cure, treat, diagnose or prevent cancer. The Food and Drug Administration says these products , mostly sold on websites and social media sites, can be harmful, waste money and result in … Continue reading

Beyonce to fund scholarships for women at 4 colleges
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Beyonce to fund scholarships for women at 4 colleges

Beyonce is marking the anniversary of her album “Lemonade” by announcing scholarships for women to attend selected colleges. The singer announced that her Formation Scholars Award will go to one female student at each of four schools. The schools are Boston’s Berklee College of Music, New York’s Parsons School of Design and two historically black … Continue reading

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Inmate forms 2 political action committees from behind bars

CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois man sentenced to 10 years in prison for bilking an acquaintance out of $93,000 has started two political action committees from behind bars. The Center for Public Integrity reported (http://bit.ly/2nJqhDB ) that Angelo Pesce (PEY’-shee) is a convicted felon and cannot vote, but there’s nothing stopping him from creating the … Continue reading

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NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on sexual-harassment allegations at Fox News (all times local): 12:20 p.m. Bill O’Reilly’s latest book has a few words on how men should treat women. “Old School,” published last week and in the top 10 on Amazon.com’s best-seller list, includes a section titled “No means no” and urged those … Continue reading

Judge who stole cocaine from evidence challenges disbarment
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Judge who stole cocaine from evidence challenges disbarment

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A former Pennsylvania judge convicted of stealing cocaine from evidence in the county drug court he founded has asked the state’s Supreme Court to consider allowing his law license to remain suspended instead of permanently disbarring him. Former Washington County Judge Paul Pozonsky’s license has been temporarily suspended since August 2015, a … Continue reading

Immigrant tuition break gaining support in Tennessee
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Immigrant tuition break gaining support in Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A push to offer in-state college tuition rates to students whose parents brought them into the country illegally is picking up unlikely momentum from some Republicans in Tennessee, a deeply conservative state that voted overwhelmingly for President Donald Trump and his tough stance on immigration. If they succeed, Tennessee lawmakers would … Continue reading

Senate votes to kill privacy rules guarding your online info
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Senate votes to kill privacy rules guarding your online info

NEW YORK (AP) — The Senate voted to kill Obama-era online privacy regulations , a first step toward allowing internet providers such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon to sell your browsing habits and other personal information as they expand their own online ad businesses. Those rules, not yet in effect, would have required internet providers … Continue reading

Rare monk seal dies in fish farm off Hawaii
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Rare monk seal dies in fish farm off Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) — An endangered Hawaiian monk seal has died after wandering into a net pen and becoming trapped at a fish farm that was partially funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Hawaii. Officials with NOAA said Thursday the death of the 10-year-old monk seal happened at Blue Ocean Mariculture, the same … Continue reading