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    Witness says bloodshed and bribery rampant under 'El Chapo'


    NEW YORK (AP) — A star prosecution witness testifying at the U.S. trial of the Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman (wah-KEEN' el CHAH'-poh gooz-MAHN') is describing the bloodshed and bribery that were trademarks of...

    NEW YORK (AP) — A star prosecution witness testifying at the U.S. trial of the Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman (wah-KEEN' el CHAH'-poh gooz-MAHN') is describing the bloodshed and bribery that were trademarks of Guzman's...

    100-year-old WWII veteran awarded French Legion of Honor


    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The French government has awarded its highest honor to a 100-year-old Kentucky man who fought in World War II.Retired Lt. Col. William Pollard was awarded the French Legion of Honor on Monday during a...

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The French government has awarded its highest honor to a 100-year-old Kentucky man who fought in World War II.Retired Lt. Col. William Pollard was awarded the French Legion of Honor on Monday during a ceremony...
    'Multiple victims' after reports of active shooter near Chicago hospital

    'Multiple victims' after reports of active shooter near Chicago hospital


    A "possible offender" has been shot by police after reports of gunfire near Mercy Hospital in Chicago.A massive police response is underway after reports of an active shooter and multiple victims near the hospital. One...

    A "possible offender" has been shot by police after reports of gunfire near Mercy Hospital in Chicago.A massive police response is underway after reports of an active shooter and multiple victims near the hospital. One officer...

    How major US stock indexes fared Monday


    Big technology and internet companies tumbled again Monday, leading to broad losses across the stock market. The Dow Jones Industrial Average briefly fell 500 points.On Monday:The S&P 500 index dropped 45.54 points, or 1.7...

    Big technology and internet companies tumbled again Monday, leading to broad losses across the stock market. The Dow Jones Industrial Average briefly fell 500 points.On Monday:The S&P 500 index dropped 45.54 points, or 1.7 percent,...
    White House backs off in feud with Acosta, CNN

    White House backs off in feud with Acosta, CNN


    CNN dropped its lawsuit against the White House today after officials told the network that they would restore reporter Jim Acosta's press credentials as long as he abides by a series of new rules at presidential news...

    CNN dropped its lawsuit against the White House today after officials told the network that they would restore reporter Jim Acosta's press credentials as long as he abides by a series of new rules at presidential news conferences,...

    Turkey discusses possible int'l probe of Khashoggi murder


    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Turkey's foreign minister says he has discussed all aspects of a possible international investigation into the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi with U.N. Secretary-General Antonio...

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Turkey's foreign minister says he has discussed all aspects of a possible international investigation into the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi with U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.Mevlut...

    Prosecutors double down on Harvey Weinstein charges


    NEW YORK (AP) — New York prosecutors pushed back Monday against Harvey Weinstein's latest attempt to have the criminal case against him dismissed, saying there is "ample evidence" to move forward with the sexual assault charges...

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York prosecutors pushed back Monday against Harvey Weinstein's latest attempt to have the criminal case against him dismissed, saying there is "ample evidence" to move forward with the sexual assault charges against...

    What to expect as 1st pot shops in East finally open


    The long wait for recreational marijuana sales to begin in Massachusetts is almost over with the first commercial pot shops set to open on Tuesday.It can hardly be termed a robust launch with only two stores opening initially,...

    The long wait for recreational marijuana sales to begin in Massachusetts is almost over with the first commercial pot shops set to open on Tuesday.It can hardly be termed a robust launch with only two stores opening initially, in...

    Judge weighs Somali immigrants' testimony in bomb plot case


    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge didn't immediately rule Monday on whether to bar Somali immigrants from testifying at the sentencing of three men convicted of plotting to bomb the Kansas apartment complex where the...

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge didn't immediately rule Monday on whether to bar Somali immigrants from testifying at the sentencing of three men convicted of plotting to bomb the Kansas apartment complex where the immigrants...

    Wanhua to move forward with $1.25B chemical plant


    CONVENT, La. (AP) — Chinese chemical giant Wanhua has selected a Louisiana location for a $1.25 billion chemical manufacturing complex.The governor's office announced that Wanhua Chemical selected Convent in St. James Parish...

    CONVENT, La. (AP) — Chinese chemical giant Wanhua has selected a Louisiana location for a $1.25 billion chemical manufacturing complex.The governor's office announced that Wanhua Chemical selected Convent in St. James Parish for...

    The Latest: White House to fully restore CNN reporter's pass


    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the White House press and CNN reporter Jim Acosta (all times local):4:10 p.m.The Trump administration will fully restore Jim Acosta's White House credentials, but has warned the CNN reporter...

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the White House press and CNN reporter Jim Acosta (all times local):4:10 p.m.The Trump administration will fully restore Jim Acosta's White House credentials, but has warned the CNN reporter that...
    A Dutch writer thought she'd found a stolen Picasso. The real story is more weird

    A Dutch writer thought she'd found a stolen Picasso. The real story is more weird


    Nearly seven years ago, a team of art thieves pulled an incredible haul, stealing works by Picasso, Matisse, Gauguin and Monet from a gallery in Rotterdam. The Guardian called it "one of the most spectacular art heists of...

    Nearly seven years ago, a team of art thieves pulled an incredible haul, stealing works by Picasso, Matisse, Gauguin and Monet from a gallery in Rotterdam. The Guardian called it "one of the most spectacular art heists of modern...

    New assessment: 'Little clear progress' in Afghanistan war


    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and Afghan governments have made "little clear progress" recently in compelling the Taliban to negotiate a peace deal, according to a new U.S. assessment Monday that said military and political signs...

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and Afghan governments have made "little clear progress" recently in compelling the Taliban to negotiate a peace deal, according to a new U.S. assessment Monday that said military and political signs point...

    The Rolling Stones plan 13 US live dates next year


    NEW YORK (AP) — The Rolling Stones will be rolling through the United States next year.The band says it's adding a 13-show leg to its No Filter tour in spring 2019 that will hit Florida, Texas, Arizona, California, Washington,...

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Rolling Stones will be rolling through the United States next year.The band says it's adding a 13-show leg to its No Filter tour in spring 2019 that will hit Florida, Texas, Arizona, California, Washington, Colorado,...

    Peter Simon, Martha's Vineyard photographer, dies at 71


    OAK BLUFFS, Mass. (AP) — Peter Simon, a longtime photographer on Martha's Vineyard, has died at the age of 71.Family friend Mirabai Bush says Simon died Sunday of cardiac arrest at Martha's Vineyard Hospital. He had also...

    OAK BLUFFS, Mass. (AP) — Peter Simon, a longtime photographer on Martha's Vineyard, has died at the age of 71.Family friend Mirabai Bush says Simon died Sunday of cardiac arrest at Martha's Vineyard Hospital. He had also battled...

    Trump's refugee director changing jobs


    WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Trump administration's Office of Refugee Resettlement, which was criticized for its role overseeing shelters for unaccompanied immigrant minors, is leaving his post.The Department of Health...

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Trump administration's Office of Refugee Resettlement, which was criticized for its role overseeing shelters for unaccompanied immigrant minors, is leaving his post.The Department of Health and...

    Bank fined $1.3B in penalties over Cuba dealings


    NEW YORK (AP) — One of France's largest banks, Societe Generale, is paying $1.3 billion in penalties for violating U.S. trade sanctions on Cuba.U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman in New York announced the deal Monday.He says it's...

    NEW YORK (AP) — One of France's largest banks, Societe Generale, is paying $1.3 billion in penalties for violating U.S. trade sanctions on Cuba.U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman in New York announced the deal Monday.He says it's the...

    Review: Game not over in 'Ralph Breaks the Internet'


    In a battle between the internet and John C. Reilly, who among us wouldn't root for the latter? Leave us IMDb.com and a few podcasts, John, but by all means, go smashy-smashy with the rest.Having liberated arcade game...

    In a battle between the internet and John C. Reilly, who among us wouldn't root for the latter? Leave us IMDb.com and a few podcasts, John, but by all means, go smashy-smashy with the rest.Having liberated arcade game characters...

    Police: 4 people found 'executed' in home's basement


    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two men and two women were found shot and killed in a basement of a house being renovated on Monday.Police received a call in the morning to check on the welfare of people at the house after a family member...

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two men and two women were found shot and killed in a basement of a house being renovated on Monday.Police received a call in the morning to check on the welfare of people at the house after a family member arrived...
    She cannot speak or move: Family of girl injured by electric shock at resort sues

    She cannot speak or move: Family of girl injured by electric shock at resort sues


    The family of a young child who was critically injured after receiving an electrical shock at MGM National Harbour in Maryland has brought a lawsuit against the casino.It asserts the lighted handrail the girl grasped before...

    The family of a young child who was critically injured after receiving an electrical shock at MGM National Harbour in Maryland has brought a lawsuit against the casino.It asserts the lighted handrail the girl grasped before she...