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  • Ex-Hong Kong leader gets 20 months in jail for misconduct

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 03:18:55 GMT

    HONG KONG (AP) — A former leader of Hong Kong was sentenced Wednesday to 20 months in prison for misconduct over a luxury apartment in mainland China intended for his retirement.

  • Kansas governor to veto income tax hike meant to fix budget

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 02:59:07 GMT

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback promised publicly Tuesday to veto a bill that would roll back personal income tax cuts he's championed, calling the bipartisan measure for fixing the state's persistent budget problems "an assault on the pocketbooks of the middle class."

  • Ex-Hong Kong leader gets 20 months in jail for corruption

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 02:53:32 GMT

    HONG KONG (AP) — A former leader of Hong Kong has been sentenced to 20 months in prison for corruption over a luxury apartment in mainland China intended for his retirement.

  • Judge blocks Texas cutting Medicaid to Planned Parenthood

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 02:34:33 GMT

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge ruled Tuesday that Texas can't cut off Medicaid dollars to Planned Parenthood over secretly recorded videos taken by anti-abortion activists in 2015 that launched Republican efforts across the U.S. to defund the nation's largest abortion provider.

  • 10 Things to Know for Wednesday

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 02:32:39 GMT

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:

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  • What Are the Consequences of Lying to the FBI?

    2017-02-21T19:57:43Z

    While you might have the right to remain silent, you certainly don't have a right to lie to the police. State laws can vary when it comes to false statements, but lying during federal investigation is a felony carrying a potential five year prison sentence. And that's just your standard,......

  • Can President Trump Change the Constitution?

    2017-02-21T19:15:12Z

    Contrary to certain internet rumors, President Donald Trump hasn't altered the U.S. Constitution. Yet. But could he if he wanted to? Trump has proposed constitutional amendments in the past and it's no secret that there are provisions in our nation's founding documents with which our new president disagrees. So the......

  • What Medical Evidence Is Used in Car Accident Lawsuits?

    2017-02-17T22:58:45Z

    If you've been injured in a car accident, you'll generally need to prove two main elements to win a lawsuit for damages: that the accident was someone else's fault, and that you were injured. Evidence of your physical injuries, as well as the financial costs of medical care and lost......

  • Surgeon's Hands Are 'Deadly Weapon' in Felony Conviction

    2017-02-17T22:57:29Z

    Under normal circumstances, referring to a doctor's hands and surgical instruments as "deadly weapons" would sound like over-the-top hyperbole. But Christopher Duntsch is no normal surgeon. Nicknamed "Dr. Death," and referred to by colleagues as a "sociopath," the "worst surgeon I've ever seen," and "a clear and present danger to......

  • Got a Gun? Florida Physicians Allowed to Ask About Firearms, Again.

    2017-02-17T18:57:51Z

    Your doctor will want to ask a lot of questions in order to get a complete picture of your medical history and potential health risks. Any family history of heart disease? Do you smoke or drink? Any allergies to medication? Do you have any guns in the house? That last......

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  • Supreme Court rejects Alabama inmate's death row appeal

    Tue, 21 Feb 2017 21:57:11 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Alabama can again try to execute a convicted killer who has been on death row for 30 years and had seven execution dates postponed, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.

  • Supreme Court seems split in case of boy's death near border

    Tue, 21 Feb 2017 20:37:45 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Examining a tragic shooting death on the U.S. border with Mexico, a divided Supreme Court on Tuesday puzzled over the rights of foreigners to sue in American courts.

  • Supreme Court rejects Alabama death row appeal

    Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:00:08 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday freed Alabama to try again to execute a convicted killer who has been on death row for 30 years and had seven execution dates postponed.

  • Trump marks his first month with tweets, turmoil

    Mon, 20 Feb 2017 08:25:58 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — One month after the inauguration, the stretch of Pennsylvania Avenue in front of Donald Trump's White House still is a hard-hat zone. Skeletal remains of the inaugural reviewing stands poke skyward. Random piles of plywood and cables are heaped on the ground inside crooked lines of metal fencing.

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    Mon, 20 Feb 2017 05:01:14 GMT

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  • 10 Things to Know for Wednesday

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 02:32:39 GMT

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:

  • Official: Reforms didn't cut sentence of suspect in killing

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 01:59:26 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A gang member suspected of shooting two California police officers, killing one of them, was released from prison last year on probation under a criminal justice reform initiative that had no impact on how long he spent behind bars, a prison official said Tuesday.

  • 2 Oregon police officers shoot, kill man on roof

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 01:45:08 GMT

    BEAVERTON, Ore. (AP) — Two police officers in Oregon responding to a 911 call shot and killed a man standing on a roof in a residential area Tuesday, police said.

  • The Latest: Suspect in slaying may have been high on drugs

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 01:44:50 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of two California police officers as they responded to a traffic accident (all times local):

  • Millions targeted for possible deportation under Trump rules

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 01:43:14 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of people living in the United States illegally could be targeted for deportation — including people simply arrested for traffic violations — under a sweeping rewrite of immigration enforcement policies announced Tuesday by the Trump administration.

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