Race, gender, fame questions loom as Cosby jurors sought
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Race, gender, fame questions loom as Cosby jurors sought

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Thirteen years after a Temple University basketball team manager went to famous alumnus Bill Cosby’s nearby home for career advice, her complaint that Cosby drugged and molested her that night will soon be a task for a Pennsylvania jury. Lawyers this week hope to find a dozen jurors and six alternates willing … Continue reading

North Korea says ready to deploy, mass-produce new missile
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North Korea says ready to deploy, mass-produce new missile

TOKYO (AP) — North Korea said Monday it is ready to start mass-producing a new medium-range missile after a weekend test-launch confirmed its combat readiness. It called the missile, capable of reaching Japan and major U.S. military bases there, an “answer” to U.S. President Donald Trump’s policies. The solid-fuel Pukguksong-2 missile flew about 500 kilometers … Continue reading

Trump avoids pointing to Saudis’ human rights failings
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Trump avoids pointing to Saudis’ human rights failings

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — As President Donald Trump opened his keynote address in Saudi Arabia, he lavished praise on the “magnificent” kingdom and “the grandeur of this remarkable place.” Then he made clear there would be no public lecture from America on Saudi Arabia’s abysmal human rights record. “We are not here to tell … Continue reading

APNewsBreak: Source says Flynn to invoke 5th Amendment
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APNewsBreak: Source says Flynn to invoke 5th Amendment

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn will invoke his Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination as he notifies a Senate panel that he won’t hand over documents in the probe into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election, according to a person with direct knowledge of the matter. The notification will come in a … Continue reading

Hugh Jackman’s secret? He didn’t know wolverines are real
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Hugh Jackman’s secret? He didn’t know wolverines are real

NEW YORK (AP) — After playing Wolverine in nine movies, Hugh Jackman arguably knows more about the superhero than anyone. But that wasn’t always the case. He recalls researching the animal when he first got the role and being somewhat mistaken about the character. For one thing, he had no idea that a wolverine is … Continue reading

The Latest: Last Confederate monument removed in New Orleans
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The Latest: Last Confederate monument removed in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on the removal of Confederate-related monuments from New Orleans (all times local): 6 p.m. Workers in New Orleans have removed the last of four monuments to Confederate-era figures — a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee. The statue was lifted from its pedestal early Friday evening, capping a day … Continue reading

The Latest: Comey to testify before Senate intel committee
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The Latest: Comey to testify before Senate intel committee

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible Trump campaign connections with the Russians (all times local): 6:40 p.m. Former FBI Director James Comey has agreed to testify before the Senate intelligence committee after Memorial Day. The committee’s chairman, Sen. Richard Burr, and the ranking Democrat, Sen. … Continue reading

Teen charged in death says 19-year-old shot Mississippi boy
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Teen charged in death says 19-year-old shot Mississippi boy

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi teenager charged with murder in the death of a 6-year-old told investigators that the boy was actually shot by another of the three teen suspects, according to an investigator’s sworn statement. The Associated Press obtained the sworn statement Friday from a source with knowledge of the case involving the … Continue reading

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Judge declares Prince’s 6 siblings the heirs to his estate

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota judge has ruled that Prince’s six siblings are the heirs to his estate. In a ruling made public Friday, Carver County District Judge Kevin Eide declared that Prince died without a will and that his sister, Tyka Nelson, and five half-siblings are his heirs. There are people who filed appeals … Continue reading

Trump attorney didn’t want him to sign financial disclosure
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Trump attorney didn’t want him to sign financial disclosure

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump’s attorneys originally wanted him to submit an updated financial disclosure without certifying the information as true, according to correspondence with the Office of Government Ethics. Attorney Sheri Dillon said she saw no need for Trump to sign his 2016 personal financial disclosure because he is filing voluntarily this year. But … Continue reading

Ex-US Rep. Anthony Weiner pleads guilty in sexting case
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Ex-US Rep. Anthony Weiner pleads guilty in sexting case

NEW YORK (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, whose penchant for sexting strangers ended his political career and led to an investigation that upended the presidential race, pleaded guilty Friday to criminal charges in connection with his online communications with a 15-year-old girl. Weiner pleaded guilty to a charge of transmitting sexual material to … Continue reading

Russians increasingly indifferent to Trump, US turmoil
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Russians increasingly indifferent to Trump, US turmoil

MOSCOW (AP) — While their country has become a daily source of headlines and political intrigue in the United States, most Russians are watching the drama over President Donald Trump’s relationship with Moscow with resignation, even indifference. Russian media, state-owned and private, chronicle Trump’s troubles matter-of-factly. Regular citizens generally care little about them. Many share … Continue reading

Family of musician Chris Cornell disputes he killed himself
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Family of musician Chris Cornell disputes he killed himself

DETROIT (AP) — Rock musician Chris Cornell’s wife on Friday disputed “inferences” that the rocker killed himself in a Detroit hotel room, saying he may have taken more of an anti-anxiety drug than he was prescribed. The Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office said Cornell — the lead singer in Soundgarden and Audioslave — hanged himself … Continue reading