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December 15, 2017 - 6:01 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The U.S. government posted a seventh straight monthly increase in people being arrested or denied entry along the Mexican border, erasing much of the early gains of President Donald Trump's push to strengthen border security. Customs and Border Protection said Friday that denials...
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FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2010, file photo, sea lions bark at each other at Pier 39 in San Francisco. San Francisco authorities say, Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, a second swimmer has been injured by a sea lion and that the cove where the attacks happened has been closed to swimmers. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
December 15, 2017 - 5:51 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two unusual sea lion attacks in a San Francisco Bay cove led authorities to close the popular area to swimmers Friday as officials try to determine the reason for the aggressive behavior. A sea lion bit a man in the groin area Friday as he swam in the waters off San Francisco...
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December 15, 2017 - 5:47 pm
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — As sexual assault and harassment allegations sweep through statehouses around the country, no place has been impacted quite like Kentucky: A state forced to confront its past salacious behavior in the midst of an historic transition to Republican rule. Kentucky's GOP House...
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FILE - In this July 24, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks about healthcare in the Blue Room of the White House in Washington. California and the Trump administration will square off at a key federal court hearing in Oakland to help a judge decide whether to block new rules allowing more employers to opt out of birth control coverage for women. U.S. District Court Judge Haywood Gilliam is not expected to immediately issue a ruling at the hearing Tuesday, Dec. 12. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
December 15, 2017 - 5:40 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal judge in Philadelphia on Friday ordered the Trump administration not to enforce new rules that could significantly reduce women's access to free birth control. Judge Wendy Beetlestone issued the injunction, temporarily stopping the government from enforcing the policy...
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FILE- In this March 13, 2015, file photo, rapper Nelly approaches the stage for a concert in Irbil, northern Iraq. Prosecutors in Washington state say they cannot proceed with a rape case against the rapper Nelly because the accuser is not cooperating. The woman said Nelly raped her on his tour bus in October in a Seattle suburb, and police arrested him. Prosecutors said Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, that they've reviewed the investigation, but without the woman's help, they can't move forward with the case. (AP Photo/Seivan M. Salim, File)
December 15, 2017 - 5:38 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — The rapper Nelly will not face rape charges because the accuser is not cooperating, prosecutors in Washington state said. The woman said Nelly raped her on his tour bus in October in a Seattle suburb. Auburn police arrested Nelly, whose real name is Cornell Iral Haynes Jr., in his...
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This image made by Baltimore Police chief spokesman T.J. Smith show a weapon inside the car of a shooting suspect in Baltimore, Md., Friday, Dec. 15, 2017. The gunman fleeing police in the car shot wildly at officers and pedestrians across a swath of Baltimore on Friday, as he led cruisers on a chase that looped through streets of the city for at least 20 minutes before he was captured. The gunman injured two people. (T.J. Smith/Baltimore Police Dept. via AP)
December 15, 2017 - 5:36 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — A gunman fleeing police in a car shot wildly at officers and pedestrians across a swath of Baltimore on Friday as he led cruisers on a desperate chase that looped through city streets for at least 20 minutes before he was captured. Live helicopter shots from WJZ-TV showed a beat-up...
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FILE - This Monday, July 6, 2015, file photo shows a sign for Wall Street carved into the side of a building in New York. World stock markets were mixed on Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, as investors waited to see if U.S. politicians could pass tax reform legislation before Christmas. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
December 15, 2017 - 5:10 pm
Wall Street capped the week with broad gains, propelling the major stock indexes to a new set of milestones Friday. Investors welcomed signs that Congressional Republicans were solidifying support for a major overhaul of the nation's tax laws ahead of an expected vote next week. Technology stocks...
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FILE - In this Dec. 22, 2010, file photo, portraits of three missing Morenci, Mich. boys: Andrew, Alex and Tanner Skelton are displayed on a shelf in their grandparents home. Authorities say it could take months before DNA from the remains of three children found in Montana can be compared to DNA in the 2010 disappearance of the three Michigan brothers. The boys were 9, 7 and 5 when they were last seen at their father's Michigan home in November 2010. The boys' father, John Skelton, has said he didn't harm his sons. He's in prison after pleading no contest to unlawful imprisonment for not returning them to their mother after Thanksgiving. (Regina H. Boone//Detroit Free Press via AP, File)
December 15, 2017 - 5:05 pm
DETROIT (AP) — It could take months before DNA from the remains of three children found in Montana can be compared with DNA in the 2010 disappearance of three Michigan brothers due to a backlog of cases awaiting DNA testing, Michigan state police said Friday. Once available, the results will be...
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December 15, 2017 - 5:04 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Three ancient sculptures are being returned to their rightful owners in Lebanon as the Manhattan district attorney forms a new antiquities trafficking unit. District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. announced Friday the repatriation of the treasures owned by private collectors and worth...
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December 15, 2017 - 4:59 pm
YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — NASA on Friday successfully dropped a replica Orion spacecraft from an Air Force transport aircraft to a southwestern Arizona desert site to test the craft's ability to cope with a partial parachute failure. The test used two of Orion's three main parachutes to simulate the...
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