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Florida State Suspends Greek Life Following Alcohol Death

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida State University indefinitely suspended it's fraternities and sororities Monday after the alcohol-related death of a freshman pledge and cocaine charges for another fraternity member. University President John Thrasher…

Bergdahl Gets no Prison Time

FORT BRAGG, N.C.-Bowe Bergdahl, the Army sergeant who walked off his post in Afghanistan and triggered a search that wounded some of his comrades, will serve no prison time, a military judge ruled Friday at the end of the politically…

Settlement Pending in Ventura's Case Against 'Sniper' Author

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura and the estate of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle are apparently working toward a settlement in a yearslong defamation case. A court docket entry on Thursday says an upcoming conference and deadline…

Farm Family Sues Dakota Access Over Farmland Damage

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A South Dakota farming family has sued the Dakota Access pipeline company, alleging it reneged on promises to restore farmland damaged during the oil pipeline's construction. Slack Family Properties accuses Dakota Access LLC of fraud,…

GOP Tax Plan Would Slash Corporate Rates, Help Wealthiest

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans on Thursday unveiled a tax cut plan that would slash the corporate rate and lower the personal taxes of most Americans but also limit a cherished deduction for homeowners, as President Donald Trump and the…

Lawmakers Release Russia-Linked Facebook Ads

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers on Wednesday released a trove of Facebook ads linked to a Russian effort to disrupt the American political process and whip up tensions around sensitive social issues such as Islam, race and gun control. The ads…

ACA Enrollment Starts Today: Here's What to Look For

A new deadline, rising prices and fewer options for help will greet health insurance shoppers as the Affordable Care Act’s main enrollment window opens Wednesday. Also in store: Befuddlement. “Confusion seems to be one of the key words to describe…

DC Court Bars Trump from Reversing Transgender Troops Policy

WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal court in Washington is barring President Donald Trump from changing the government's policy on military service by transgender people. Trump announced in an August memo that he intended to reverse course on a 2016 policy…

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