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Huffman gets 14 days behind bars in college admissions scam

BOSTON (AP) — "Desperate Housewives" star Felicity Huffman was sentenced Friday to 14 days in prison for paying $15,000 to rig her daughter's SAT scores in the college admissions scandal that ensnared dozens of wealthy and... — Updated 9/13/2019


Filings: Purdue owners used Swiss banks to hide transfers

NEW YORK (AP) — The family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma used Swiss bank accounts to conceal the transfer of millions of dollars from the company to themselves, New York state's attorney general contends in court... — Updated 9/13/2019


Ohio gamer sentenced to 15 months prison in 'swatting' case

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — An Ohio gamer upset about a $1.50 bet while playing Call of Duty: WWII online was sentenced Friday to 15 months in prison for recruiting a prankster to make a bogus emergency call that resulted in the fatal... — Updated 9/13/2019


University of Wyoming marks 1969 ouster of black players

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Fifty years after 14 black football players were kicked off the University of Wyoming football team for seeking to wear armbands to protest racism, eight of them returned to the Laramie campus to commemorate... — Updated 9/13/2019


White House says bin Laden son killed in US operation

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House announced Saturday that Hamza bin Laden , the son of the late al-Qaida leader who had become an increasingly prominent figure in the terrorist organization, was killed in a U.S. counterterrorism... — Updated 9/14/2019


'I am awesome': How a millennial built a fentanyl empire

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The photo that flashed onto the courtroom screen showed a young man dead on his bedroom floor, bare feet poking from the cuffs of his rolled up jeans. Lurking on a trash can at the edge of the picture was... — Updated 9/14/2019


Mine shutdowns in top US coal region bring new uncertainty

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — At two of the world's biggest coal mines, the finances got so bad that their owner couldn't even get toilet paper on credit. Warehouse technician Melissa Worden divvied up what remained of the last case,... — Updated 9/14/2019


UAW contract with GM expires, increasing risk of strike

DETROIT (AP) — The four-year contract between General Motors and the United Auto Workers has expired as negotiations on a new deal continue. Union officials told GM they would let the contract lapse just before midnight... — Updated 9/14/2019


As feds loom, states hit Facebook, Google with new probes

WASHINGTON — Two groups of states are targeting Facebook and Google in separate antitrust probes, widening the scrutiny of Big Tech beyond sweeping federal and congressional investigations into their market dominance. Facebook... — Updated 9/6/2019


Dorian's floodwaters trap people in attics in North Carolina

ATLANTIC BEACH, N.C. — A weakened Hurricane Dorian flooded homes on North Carolina's Outer Banks on Friday with a fury that took even storm-hardened residents by surprise, forcing people to climb into their attics. Hundreds were... — Updated 9/6/2019


Feds seek month in jail for Felicity Huffman in college plot

BOSTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors are asking a judge to sentence "Desperate Housewives" star Felicity Huffman to a month in jail for her role in the sweeping college admissions bribery scandal. U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling's... — Updated 9/6/2019


Reaching a deal in national opioids case proving difficult

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma made headlines earlier this year when it reached a landmark deal with Oklahoma over the toll the opioids crisis has taken on that state. Attempts to get a national settlement resolving all claims... — Updated 9/6/2019

 By Kathleen Ronayne    News

California governor announces deal to cap rising rent prices

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California Gov. Gavin Newsom reached a deal with apartment owners and developers Friday on legislation that would cap how rapidly rents can rise as the sta... — Updated 9/7/2019

 By Patrick Howley    News

Parents to protest alleged injustices of Child Protective Services

A group of California parents will stage a mass demonstration at the State Capitol in Sacramento to protest perceived injustices on the part of Child Protective Services agencies... — Updated 9/7/2019


Humanitarian crisis unfolds in hurricane-stricken Bahamas

Ramon Espinosa, Dánica Coto and Michael Weissenstein FREEPORT, Bahamas (AP) - U.N. and Red Cross relief officials rushed to deal with an unfolding humanitarian crisis in Hurricane... — Updated 9/7/2019

 By Petr SVab    News

Google engineer leaks nearly 1,000 pages of internal documents, alleging bias, censorship

A former Google engineer has released nearly 1,000 pages of documents that he says prove that the company, at least in some of its products, secretly boosts or demotes content... — Updated 9/7/2019


Trump says peace talks with Taliban are now 'dead'

WASHINGTON — U.S. peace talks with the Taliban are now "dead," President Donald Trump declared Monday, two days after he abruptly canceled a secret meeting he had arranged with Taliban and Afghan leaders aimed at ending America's... — Updated 9/9/2019


Schumer to try again to block Trump's border wall maneuver

WASHINGTON — The Senate's top Democrat intends to force a vote to block President Donald Trump from using special emergency powers to transfer money from military base construction projects like new schools to pay for new fences... — Updated 9/10/2019


Trump ousts hawkish Bolton, dissenter on foreign policy

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Tuesday abruptly forced out John Bolton, his hawkish national security adviser with whom he had strong disagreements on Iran, Afghanistan and... — Updated 9/10/2019


US to commemorate 9/11 as its aftermath extends and evolves

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans are commemorating 9/11 with mournful ceremonies, volunteering, appeals to "never forget" and rising attention to the terror attacks' extended toll on responders. A crowd of victims' relatives is... — Updated 9/10/2019


Draft Pelosi plan would overhaul how Medicare pays for drugs

WASHINGTON - A draft plan from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi leaked Tuesday would overhaul how Medicare pays for prescription drugs, by negotiating prices for costly medications,... — Updated 9/10/2019


Lawyer: John Hinckley interested in music industry job

WASHINGTON - The man who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan is interested in getting a job in the music industry, possibly in California, his lawyer said at a court... — Updated 9/10/2019


Spokesman: Oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens dies at age 91

OKLAHOMA CITY — T. Boone Pickens, a brash and quotable oil tycoon who grew even wealthier through corporate takeover attempts, died Wednesday. He was 91. Pickens was surrounded by friends and family when he died of natural... — Updated 9/11/2019


Attorneys: OxyContin maker agrees to tentative settlement

HARTFORD, Conn. — Attorneys for some 2,000 local governments say they have agreed to a tentative settlement with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma over the toll of the nation's opioid crisis. Attorney Paul Farrell said in a text... — Updated 9/11/2019


18 years later, America vows to 'never forget' 9/11

NEW YORK — People who were too young on 9/11 to even remember their lost loved ones, and others for whom the grief is still raw, paid tribute with wreath-layings and the solemn roll call of the dead Wednesday as America marked... — Updated 9/11/2019


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