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Epstein Denied Bail in sex Trafficking Case

NEW YORK (AP) - A federal judge has denied bail for jailed financier Jeffrey Epstein on sex trafficking charges involving underage girls. The judge's decision Thursday comes after prosecutors argued Epstein should remain behind bars in New York City because…

Duffy Calls Four Minority Congresswomen 'Anti-American'

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Republican U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy of Wisconsin calls the four minority congresswomen targeted by President Donald Trump's controversial tweets “anti-American.'' The 7th District congressman defended Trump on the House floor Tuesday where Democrats asked that Duffy's words…

NY Officer Won't Face Charges in Eric Garner Chokehold Death

WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal Prosecutors announced Tuesday that it had decided not to bring civil rights charges against New York City police officer Pantaleo in connection with Eric Garner's 2014 death. Officers were attempting to arrest Garner on charges he…

Two Republican Senators Take Issue With Trump Tweets

WASHINGTON (AP) - Two Republican senators are taking issue with President Donald Trump's tweet that freshman Democratic congresswomen of color “go back'' to where they came from. Maine Sen. Susan Collins, who is up for re-election next year, said Trump's…

Labor Secretary Acosta Resigns Amid Epstein Deal Scrutiny

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta is stepping down following criticism of his handling of a plea deal with a wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein, who is accused of sexually abusing dozens of underage girls. Trump…

Texas Billionaire H. Ross Perot Dies Aged 89

DALLAS (AP) - H. Ross Perot, the colorful, self-made Texas billionaire who twice ran for president, has died. Family spokesman James Fuller says Perot died early Tuesday. He was 89. Perot rose from Depression-era poverty to become one of the…

FBI: Fields Sentenced to Life in Prison

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - An avowed white supremacist who drove his car into a crowd of anti-racism protesters during a white nationalist rally in Virginia has been sentenced to life in prison on hate crime charges. James Alex Fields Jr.…

High court OKs no Warrant Blood Draws in Drunken Driver Case

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court says law enforcement officers can generally draw blood without a warrant from an unconscious person suspected of driving drunk or while on drugs. The high court issued its ruling Thursday in a case involving…

Wilderness Society Sues for BWCA Mining Decision Documents

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Wilderness Society is suing the Trump administration to try to force the release of documents on its decision to lift restrictions on mining upstream from the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northern Minnesota. The Trump…

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