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Q&A: Donations for victims of the Las Vegas mass shooting

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 14:36
Millions of dollars in donations have poured in for the victims of the mass shooting at a Las Vegas country music festival, leaving local officials and national experts to sort how to fairly and quickly distribute the money....

Lawyer: Ex-student charged in body fluids case isn't racist

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 13:57
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- The lawyer for a former Connecticut college student accused of smearing body fluids on her roommate's belongings said Tuesday that he doesn't expect authorities to file hate crime charges....

CBS News fires Charlie Rose following sex allegations

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 13:15
NEW YORK (AP) -- CBS News fired morning show host Charlie Rose on Tuesday, less than 24 hours after several women who worked with him on his PBS interview show alleged a pattern of sexual misconduct, including groping and walking naked in front of them....

Michigan Rep. Conyers denies sexual harassment settlements

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 13:00
DETROIT (AP) -- Longtime Michigan Rep. John Conyers on Tuesday denied settling a complaint in 2015 from a woman who alleged she was fired from his Washington staff because she rejected his sexual advances....

AP source: Authorities believe border agent may have fallen

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 12:59
DALLAS (AP) -- Investigators believe a border patrol agent who died in West Texas after suffering extensive injuries to his head and body may have fallen down a 14-foot (4-meter) culvert, and his partner, who radioed for help, has no memory of what happened, according to a U.S. official with knowledge of the investigation....

Nearly half of US cancer deaths blamed on unhealthy behavior

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 12:30
NEW YORK (AP) -- A new look at cancer in the U.S. finds that nearly half of cancer deaths are caused by smoking, poor diet and other unhealthy behaviors....

Kennedy arrested after party to attend diversion program

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 11:44
BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) -- A Kennedy family member charged with disorderly conduct after police responded to a noisy party is being sent to a pretrial diversion program....

Coming out as trans just start of journey for teen, family

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 03:52
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) -- It was May of seventh grade, and 14-year-old Theo Ramos was in a new school. Perhaps because it was an arts magnet program, or because it was a diverse place, kids and adults seemed to embrace the transgender boy much more than those at his old school did. There were fewer nasty comments, less bullying....

Judge permanently blocks Trump sanctuary cities order

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 23:36
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A federal judge on Monday permanently blocked President Donald Trump's executive order to cut funding from cities that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities....

New allegation against Franken, this time met with silence

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 18:19
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- A woman says Al Franken pulled her in tightly and put his hand on her buttocks in 2010 while posing for a picture at the Minnesota State Fair, the second allegation of improper conduct against the Democrat and first involving his time as a senator....