Loretta Lynch sworn in as new US attorney general
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Loretta Lynch sworn in as new US attorney general

WASHINGTON (AP) — Loretta Lynch was sworn in Monday as the 83rd U.S. attorney general, the first African-American woman to serve as the nation’s top law enforcement official. Speaking before family members, Justice Department lawyers and supporters, Lynch said her confirmation as attorney general showed that “we can do anything” and pledged that the agency … Continue reading

Film Review-Avengers: Age of Ultron
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Film Review-Avengers: Age of Ultron

  It will surely stand as one of the most peculiar and possibly ironic entries in a director’s filmography that in between Joss Whedon’s two “Avengers” films there reads “Much Ado About Nothing”: a low-budget, black-and-white Shakespeare adaption sandwiched between two of the most gargantuan blockbusters ever made. In “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” Whedon (and … Continue reading

Republican Jeb Bush in Ohio speech: I’m ‘my own person’
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Republican Jeb Bush in Ohio speech: I’m ‘my own person’

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican White House prospect Jeb Bush kicked off a speech to business leaders on Tuesday with a series of personal recollections, saying he’s his “own person.” The former Florida governor, who’s the son of ex-President George H.W. Bush and the brother of ex-President George W. Bush, brought his all-but-declared 2016 presidential … Continue reading

Crocs shoe tracks help link Alaska man to burglaries
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Crocs shoe tracks help link Alaska man to burglaries

  FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Crocs plastic shoes left tread marks that helped link a 22-year-old Fairbanks man to downtown burglaries, authorities said. The owner of a building where break-ins occurred provided surveillance footage to police, who posted it on the department’s Facebook page. Roland Huntington Grace’s name was among several mentioned by tipsters, according … Continue reading

The Latest: Kenyan officials say all students accounted for  The Associated Press
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The Latest: Kenyan officials say all students accounted for The Associated Press

12:00 a.m. (2100GMT, 5 p.m. EDT) Kenya’s National Disaster Operations Center says all students are now accounted for at Garissa University College where 147 people were killed in an attack by Islamic extremists. The disaster center tweeted that all the surviving students have been located and are being evacuated from the college. Seventy-nine were injured … Continue reading

Obama rallies support for job training over tax cuts
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Obama rallies support for job training over tax cuts

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — President Barack Obama says the U.S. can’t afford tax cuts for the rich while cutting job training programs for young people. Obama laid out his argument Thursday at a Louisville, Kentucky-based tech company that’s participating in a jobs initiative he unveiled last month. The Tech Hire program encourages employers, educational institutions … Continue reading