Special interest groups

August 19, 2018 - 3:21 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A former Houston doctor convicted of sexually assaulting a patient while she was tethered to machines and receiving treatment for asthma won't serve any prison time and will instead serve 10 years' probation. The punishment has surprised defense attorneys, disappointed law...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Wednesday, Jan.17, 2018, former U.K. Independence Party leader and MEP Nigel Farage listens to speeches at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France. According to an article written by Farage and published Saturday Aug. 18, 2018, Farage says he is joining up with a pro-Brexit pressure group to oppose Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May's plan for future ties with the European Union. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias, FILE)
August 18, 2018 - 11:32 am
LONDON (AP) — In Britain, there is a growing sense of Brexit deja vu. Two years after the country voted to leave the European Union, emotional arguments about membership in the bloc are raging as fiercely as they did during the 2016 referendum. With seven months until Britain officially leaves the...
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FILE - This Oct. 12, 2004 file photo shows Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.'s headquarters in Hunt Valley, Md. Tribune Media is ending its $3.9 billion deal with Sinclair Broadcast, and has filed a lawsuit against Sinclair for breach of contract. Sinclair had offered to buy Tribune’s 42 TV stations. The two companies had until midnight Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018 to call the deal off and have been facing tough regulatory challenges. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark, File)
August 09, 2018 - 10:54 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Tribune withdrew from its $3.9 billion buyout by Sinclair, ending a bid to create a massive media juggernaut that could have rivaled the reach of Fox News. Tribune Media Co., which is on the hook for a $135 million breakup fee, said Thursday that it is suing Sinclair for breach of...
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August 05, 2018 - 3:43 pm
Amazon says it has removed items with Nazi or white supremacist symbols from its website after criticism from advocacy groups. An executive for the Seattle-based online retail giant says the company has blocked the accounts of some retailers and might suspend them. Democratic U.S. Rep. Keith...
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August 01, 2018 - 5:14 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Advocacy groups are calling for the U.S. Department of Education to investigate how Ohio State University responded to a late doctor's alleged sexual misconduct against male athletes and other students over two decades. In a letter Wednesday, the National Women's Law Center...
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FILE - In this June 15, 2010 file photo, inmates walk to the dining hall from their cell block at the Idaho State Correctional Institution outside Boise, Idaho. Officials say it was an "intentional exploitation," while some inmates' families described it more as a "glitch." Either way, reports that 364 Idaho inmates had a quarter million dollars of credits improperly applied to their JPay tablet accounts had most of social media rooting for the prisoners. Peter Wagner with the Prison Policy Institute said the Robin Hood-like response to the story was likely a reaction to the prices JPay and other companies charge for email. (AP Photo/Charlie Litchfield, File)
July 27, 2018 - 11:12 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Officials say it was "intentional exploitation," while some inmates' families described it as more of a "glitch." Either way, reports that 364 Idaho inmates had a quarter-million dollars in credits improperly applied to their JPay tablet accounts had many on social media rooting...
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FILE - In this July 6, 2000, file photo, Pilot Rock rises into the clouds in the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument near Lincoln, Ore. Contrary to President Donald Trump's numerous efforts to shred Obama's legacy, U.S. Justice Department lawyers are in Obama's corner as they defend his expansion of the national monument in Oregon. (AP Photo/Jeff Barnard, File)
July 26, 2018 - 7:07 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A dispute over acts of Congress in 1906 and 1937 has put the Trump administration in court — and into the unusual position of supporting a proclamation by former President Barack Obama. Contrary to President Donald Trump's numerous efforts to shred Obama's legacy, U.S. Justice...
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FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2018, file photo, Gurbir Grewal is sworn in before testifying in front of the senate judiciary committee in Trenton, N.J. WKXW-FM radio hosts Dennis Malloy and Judi Franco are receiving heavy criticism for repeatedly referring to Grewal, the state's attorney general, as "turban man" on air, Wednesday, July 25, The Record reports. (Chris Pedota/The Record via AP, File)
July 26, 2018 - 5:21 pm
The hosts of a popular New Jersey radio show were suspended for 10 days Thursday for calling the nation's first Sikh attorney general "turban man" — the latest slur against a career prosecutor who says he faces countless "small indignities and humiliations" no matter how far he rises or how...
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July 25, 2018 - 3:59 pm
WATERBURY, Vt. (AP) — A farmworker-driven agreement that Ben & Jerry's signed last year to improve pay and working conditions of laborers on farms that provide the ice cream company milk has been successful, with 72 Northeast farms enrolled and 250 farmworkers covered, the company and a...
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Margaret Graham, 74, has her blood pressure checked while visiting the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C., on Friday, July 13, 2018. She had participated in a multi-year study, published on Wednesday, July 25, 2018, investigating a connection between high blood pressure and the risk of mental decline. "I feel like maybe with this study, some findings may come that will develop new drugs and also new activities, exercise, theories that will help people to maintain an acceptable blood pressure level," Graham says. (AP Photo/Allen G. Breed)
July 25, 2018 - 9:42 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Lowering blood pressure more than usually recommended not only helps prevent heart problems, it also cuts the risk of mental decline that often leads to Alzheimer's disease, a major study finds. It's the first time a single step has been clearly shown to help prevent a dreaded...
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