Daily Archives: February 12, 2019

The Latest: Denver teachers extend their strike into 3rd day

The Latest on the Denver teachers strike (all times local): 10:55 a.m. Continue reading

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Tip-in at buzzer lifts No. 19 LSU past No. 5 Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. — A tip-in at the buzzer by Kavell Bigby-Williams helped No. 19 LSU finish off its biggest comeback of the season and finally beat Kentucky. Continue reading

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Afghanistan probes election commissions after firings

Afghanistan’s attorney general has launched an investigation into allegations that the Independent Election Commission and a separate complaints commission misused their authority during last year’s parliamentary elections. Continue reading

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Jamaican man sent to prison for trying to scam former CIA boss: report

A Jamaican man was sent to federal prison last week for a botched attempt to scam a 94-year-old who unbeknownst to him, was a former FBI chief and CIA boss under the Carter and Reagan administration. Continue reading

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Wisconsin basketball player says she’s unfazed by backlash from her anthem protest

A senior forward who plays women’s basketball for the University of Wisconsin is choosing to take a seat on the bench when the national anthem is played before games, according to reports.  Continue reading

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Is ‘Peppa Pig’ causing American children to speak with British accent?

American parents are noticing their little ones adopting British accents after watching Peppa Pig, a popular children’s TV show about a female pig and her animal friends. Continue reading

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Thai party fighting for survival after gaffe with princess

The Thai political party that took the unprecedented and ultimately unsuccessful step of nominating a princess as its candidate for prime minister is fighting against moves to dissolve it. Continue reading

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Chelsea Clinton defends Omar, says Trump never said sorry for ‘white nationalism’ embrace

Chelsea Clinton on Tuesday called out Vice President Mike Pence for saying that Rep. Ilhan Omar’s apology for earlier Twitter posts called anti-Semitic was “inadequate,” and blasted President Trump for peddling hate.  Continue reading

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Maine man linked to at least 4 marriages is arrested after missing hearing on bigamy charges: authorities

A Maine man facing bigamy charges for allegedly being married to at least four women was arrested in Ohio last week after skipping out on a scheduled court appearance in New Hampshire, authorities said. Continue reading

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Former ‘American Idol’ contestant Antonella Barba tried delivering fentanyl, heroin, cocaine, authorities say

A former “American Idol” contestant who was arrested on drug charges reportedly tried delivering almost two pounds of fentanyl, officials said. Continue reading

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Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show names wire fox terrier as Best in Show

A wire fox terrier named King was named the winner of the 143rd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Continue reading

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Brothers held for alleged killing of missing California teen

Authorities have arrested two Southern California brothers on suspicion of killing a 16-year-old girl who vanished last month. Continue reading

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National debt tops $22 trillion; further increase expected with baby boomer retirements

The national debt — the total of the annual budget deficits — has passed a new milestone, topping $22 trillion for the first time. Continue reading

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Tennessee bill would impose assault charges if baby’s born addicted after mom uses drugs

Tennessee lawmakers have proposed a bill that would charge women who use drugs during their pregnancy with assault if the child is harmed or born addicted to drugs. Continue reading

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Former AP correspondent, bureau chief Chuck Green dies at 82

Chuck Green, a former Associated Press foreign correspondent and chief of bureau in Detroit, has died. Continue reading

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Republican official fights CNN panel trying to equate Trump, Omar comments

A CNN panel got heated Tuesday as anchor Erin Burnett and liberal pundit Keith Boykin tried to equate the anti-Semitic tweets from Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., to President Donald Trump’s rhetoric — and conservative commentator Scott Jennings fought ba… Continue reading

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50 more bodies found in secret graves in western Mexico

Authorities in the western Mexico state of Colima say they have found 50 more bodies buried in secret graves just a week after announcing they had found 19 corpses in that area. Continue reading

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The Latest: Official: Police detective fatally shot in NYC

The Latest on a fatal police shooting in New York City (all times local): 8:45 p.m. Continue reading

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Minnesota man accused of murdering wife so he won’t need to ‘worry about a divorce’

A Minnesota man called police after he allegedly killed his wife to admit what he had done, just months after she filed for divorce, officials said. Continue reading

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Video shows close call between man and SUV

A dashcam video allegedly shows a man in California running into the path of a car. Continue reading

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