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September 27, 2017 - 7:43 am
HOUSTON (AP) — A class action lawsuit has been filed against current and former Houston officials alleging that a delay in testing thousands of rape kits allowed suspects to remain free and denied justice for the victims. The class action suit represents about 6,000 women and several hundred minors...
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September 27, 2017 - 7:32 am
WHITESBORO, N.Y. (AP) — A New York village has changed its official seal that was ridiculed by Comedy Central's "The Daily Show." The Oneida County village of Whitesboro worked with an art student to replace the original 40-year-old seal that depicted founder Hugh White wrestling an American Indian...
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September 27, 2017 - 7:06 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Gov. Henry McMaster says he remains hopeful new owners can revive an abandoned nuclear power project in South Carolina, while multiple lawsuits and investigations probe whether spending should have ended years ago. McMaster told The Associated Press he traveled to Washington...
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A woman stands in the water as Hurricane Maria moves closer to North Carolina's Outer Banks on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017. Thousands of visitors abandoned their vacation plans and left the area as the hurricane moved northward in the Atlantic, churning up surf and possible flooding. (AP Photo/Ben Finley)
September 27, 2017 - 7:04 am
WAVES, N.C. (AP) — Tropical Storm Maria brought stiff winds to North Carolina's Outer Banks early Wednesday and schools in one county closed for a second day, while storm surge washed over the main highway along the barrier islands. The National Weather Service reported winds of 55 mph (88 kph) and...
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September 27, 2017 - 6:52 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Clinton's former director of communications has her own story to tell. Jennifer Palmieri is working on a "book of lessons" for future women leaders, Grand Central Publishing told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The book is called "Dear Madam President," an "open letter"...
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A Hindu priest performs rituals during Durga Puja festival on the banks of the Ganges River in Kolkata, India, Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017. The five-day festival commemorates the slaying of a demon king by goddess Durga, marking the triumph of good over evil. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
September 27, 2017 - 6:41 am
In this photo by Associated Press photographer Bikas Das, a Hindu priest performs rituals during the Durga Puja festival on the banks of the Ganges River in Kolkata, India. The five-day festival commemorates the slaying of a demon king by goddess Durga, marking the triumph of good over evil. ___...
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A Hindu priest performs rituals during Durga Puja festival on the banks of the Ganges River in Kolkata, India, Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017. The five-day festival commemorates the slaying of a demon king by goddess Durga, marking the triumph of good over evil. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
September 27, 2017 - 6:41 am
In this photo by Associated Press photographer Bikas Das, a Hindu priest performs rituals during the Durga Puja festival on the banks of the Ganges River in Kolkata, India. The five-day festival commemorates the slaying of a demon king by goddess Durga, marking the triumph of good over evil. ___...
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This undated photo provided by Georgia Department of Corrections shows Keith Leroy Tharpe. Tharpe, who killed his sister-in-law 27 years ago, is set to be executed Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017. (Georgia Department of Corrections via AP)
September 27, 2017 - 5:57 am
JACKSON, Ga. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court granted a temporary stay of execution for a Georgia inmate whose attorneys argue that the 59-year-old black man's death sentence was tainted by a juror's racial bias. Keith Leroy Tharpe was set to be put to death at 7 p.m. EDT Tuesday at the state prison...
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FILE - In this May 26, 2017 file photo, singer Steven Tyler performs during a concert of Aerosmith at the Koenigsplatz in Munich, Germany. Aerosmith singer Tyler says he has returned to the United States for medical care and the band is canceling the last four shows of its tour in South America. Tyler said on social media Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, that he flew back to the U.S. on Monday night after a show in Sao Paulo, Brazil. AP Photo/Lukas Barth, File)
September 27, 2017 - 4:53 am
BOSTON (AP) — Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler says he has returned to the United States for medical care and the band is canceling the last four shows of its tour in South America. Tyler said on social media Tuesday that he flew back to the U.S. on Monday night after a show in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He...
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Firefighters battle to save homes as Canyon fire continues to burn in 4200 block of San Ramon Drive in Corona, Calif., Monday, Sept .25, 2017. (Watchara Phomicinda/The Orange County Register via AP)
September 27, 2017 - 2:58 am
CORONA, Calif. (AP) — Southern California firefighters saved nearly 2,000 homes from a powerful wildfire that burned up to the edges of suburban canyon neighborhoods. Crews hosed down blazing trees within a few feet of homes but shifting winds sent flames away from neighborhoods in and around the...
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