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Democratic state Senators Ben Allen, of Santa Monica, left, and Robert Hertzberg, of Van Nuys, leave the Senate to attend a Democratic caucus meeting Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. The Senate is expected to take up a resolution, introduced by Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, to expel state Sen. Tony Mendoza, D-Artesia, over accusations of sexual misconduct. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
February 23, 2018 - 8:01 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Sen. Tony Mendoza's resignation this week spared his fellow lawmakers from a difficult decision about appropriate punishment after an investigation found he likely engaged in flirtatious and sexually suggestive behavior with a half-dozen women. But the...
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February 23, 2018 - 7:59 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A federal judge agreed Friday to suspend construction of a crude oil pipeline through a swamp in Louisiana's Cajun country, a victory for environmental groups opposed to the project. U.S. District Judge Shelly Dick granted the groups' request for a preliminary injunction...
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February 23, 2018 - 7:57 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nanette Fabray, the vivacious, award-winning star of the stage, film and television, has died at age 97. Fabray's son, Dr. Jamie MacDougall, tells The Associated Press his mother died Thursday at her home in Palos Verdes Estates. Fabray launched her career at age 3 as Vaudeville'...
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February 23, 2018 - 7:53 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Brown University is providing scholarships to cover the tuition for all master's degree students studying acting and directing. The Ivy League university in Rhode Island announced the change Friday. It says it wants to ease student debt, diversify the pool of actors and...
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South Korean President Moon Jae-in shakes hands with Ivanka Trump during their dinner at the Presidential Blue House on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, Seoul, South Korea. Ivanka Trump has received a red-carpet welcome in South Korea as head of the U.S. delegation to this weekend's closing ceremony for the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. (Kim Min-Hee/Pool Photo via AP)
February 23, 2018 - 7:44 pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Ivanka Trump will get a taste of Olympic action on the final full day of events at the Pyeongchang Winter Games. The daughter of President Donald Trump is expected to make stops at the men's Big Air final; the gold medal curling match, where the U.S. men have a...
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February 23, 2018 - 7:42 pm
ONONDAGA, N.Y. (AP) — Police say an SUV driver who fled the scene of a fiery crash that killed three current and former central New York community college students has been arrested. State police say 30-year-old Anthony Saccone's SUV broadsided a car driven by 19-year-old Baylie Rose early Friday...
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Alpine skier Mikaela Shiffrin, of the United States, talks to the media during a news conference at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
February 23, 2018 - 7:18 pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin is not quite convinced Lindsey Vonn's Olympic career is done. "Whenever I hear anybody say something about this," Shiffrin said Friday, "it's like, 'most likely,' 'probably,' 'maybe,' 'we'll see,' 'not sure.' I'm like, 'Knowing Lindsey, I don't...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, file photo, Dustin Snyder, 19, kisses his wife Sierra after exchanging wedding vows at the The Big Red Barn in Plant City, Fla. Dustin Snyder, who had been battling a rare form of cancer has died less than a month after marrying his high school sweetheart.(Octavio Jones/Tampa Bay Times via AP, File)
February 23, 2018 - 7:01 pm
PLANT CITY, Fla. (AP) — A Florida teen who had been battling a rare form of cancer has died less than a month after marrying his high school sweetheart. Brittany Hails said on social media that her brother, 19-year-old Dustin Snyder, "got his wings" Friday. Snyder made national news last month when...
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February 23, 2018 - 7:01 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says that leading up to and during Hurricane Harvey it "worked diligently" with officials to inform the public on flooding risks from Houston reservoirs that ended up inundating thousands of homes. The Corps' statement Friday comes in response to a...
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February 23, 2018 - 6:56 pm
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — BB&T continued its work on Friday to restore all of its online banking services after an outage blamed on an equipment malfunction left some customers unable to access their accounts. The Winston-Salem, North Carolina-based bank posted a statement on its Twitter page...
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