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FILE - In this April 3, 2019, file photo, actress Lori Loughlin, front, and her husband, clothing designer Mossimo Giannulli, left, depart federal court in Boston. Lawyers for Loughlin and Giannulli said Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020 that new evidence shows the couple is innocent of charges that they bribed their daughters' way into the University of Southern California. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
February 27, 2020 - 12:47 pm
BOSTON (AP) — TV actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, will go on trial in October on charges that they bribed their daughters’ way into the University of Southern California, a federal judge said Thursday. The judge set the trial date a day after defense...
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FILE - In this June 28, 2018, file photo, a police officer stands guard outside The New York Times building in New York. The campaign to reelect President Donald Trump sued The New York Times for defamation Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, saying it was responsible for an essay by a former executive editor for the newspaper that claimed the campaign made a deal with Russian officials to defeat Hillary Clinton in 2016. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
February 26, 2020 - 9:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The campaign to reelect President Donald Trump sued The New York Times for defamation Wednesday, saying it was responsible for an essay by a former executive editor for the newspaper that claimed the campaign made a deal with Russian officials to defeat Hillary Clinton in 2016. In...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, March 20, 2018 file photo, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, left, speaks during a roundtable talks on sanctuary cities hosted by President Donald Trump, third from right, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, in Washington. The Trump administration can withhold millions of dollars in law enforcement grants to force states to cooperate with U.S. immigration enforcement, a federal appeals court in New York ruled Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020 in a decision that conflicted with three other federal appeals courts. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
February 26, 2020 - 6:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Trump administration can withhold millions of dollars in law enforcement grants to force states to cooperate with U.S. immigration enforcement, a federal appeals court in New York ruled Wednesday in a decision that conflicted with three other federal appeals courts. The ruling...
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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, speaks as he is endorsed by House Majority Whip, Rep. Jim Clyburn, D-S.C., background, in North Charleston, S.C., Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
February 26, 2020 - 5:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden is dangling a history-making promise shortly before South Carolina's presidential primary on Saturday, the first 2020 contest featuring a majority black electorate. Elect him president, Biden says, and he might nominate the first black woman to the Supreme Court. “As...
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February 26, 2020 - 3:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday declined to release the son of a fugitive Mexican drug kingpin pending the start of the son's narcotics trial. Federal prosecutors had argued last week that Ruben Oseguera was a obvious flight risk and should remain in custody. Oseguera, who was...
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February 26, 2020 - 3:54 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia nonprofit group detailed plans Wednesday to open next week what would be the nation's first medically supervised injection site to combat overdose deaths, despite outrage from neighbors and opposition from the local federal prosecutor. The announcement came after...
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FILE - In this July 9, 2019 file photo, people wait in line to enter the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans. On Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, the federal appeals court said the winner-take-all system Texas uses to assign Electoral College presidential votes is constitutional. Wednesday's ruling is the latest defeat for organizations that say each state's electors should be chosen proportionally, based on the percentage of the statewide vote. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
February 26, 2020 - 2:52 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The winner-take-all system Texas and 47 other states use to assign Electoral College presidential votes is constitutional, a federal appeals court said Wednesday. A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans unanimously upheld a lower court's...
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FILE - In this June 8, 2018, file photo, Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh addresses a gathering during the annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Boston. The disgraced former mayor of Baltimore is scheduled to be sentenced during a hearing on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
February 26, 2020 - 10:47 am
BALTIMORE (AP) — Years before taking the office she'd resign from in disgrace, Catherine Pugh had a vision to see Baltimore “prosper and grow.” In a 2005 self-published collection of poetry, the woman who would become Baltimore's mayor wrote about her solutions for the city’s challenges and dream...
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February 26, 2020 - 4:54 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's highest court ruled Wednesday that a 2015 law banning assisted suicide when being conducted on a "business basis" is unconstitutional. Federal Constitutional Court Judge Andreas Vosskuhle said in the ruling that the ban violates a citizen's right to determine their own death...
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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2020 file photo, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas arrive at the 26th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, in Los Angeles, California. Hollywood power couple Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones are set to return to Israel as co-hosts of this year’s prestigious Genesis Prize ceremony. The Genesis Prize Foundation announced Wednesday, Feb 25, 2020, that the pair would co-host the June 18 event, where former Soviet dissident and Israeli politician Natan Sharansky is to be honored as the 2020 laureate. Douglas himself was the 2015 winner of the $1 million prize, granted each year in recognition of professional achievement, contribution to humanity and commitment to Jewish values and Israel. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)
February 26, 2020 - 12:31 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Hollywood power couple Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones are set to return to Israel as co-hosts of this year’s Genesis Prize ceremony. The Genesis Prize Foundation announced on Wednesday that the pair would co-host the June 18 event, where former Soviet dissident and...
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