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September 21, 2017 - 4:42 pm
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana woman has been convicted of nine counts of neglect in the death of a 9-year-old blind boy with cerebral palsy who weighed just 15 pounds. The Tribune-Star reports the Vigo County jury deliberated for three hours Thursday before returning a guilty verdict for 54-...
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September 21, 2017 - 4:06 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Aaron Hernandez's lawyer says the former New England Patriots tight end's brain showed severe signs of the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy. In a news conference at his offices, attorney Jose Baez says testing showed that Hernandez had a severe case of the...
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Jean Inglis, of Nahant, Mass., holds a sign depicting U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions as she protests Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, with others outside the federal courthouse in Boston where Sessions was speaking to law enforcement officials about transnational organized crime. Federal authorities last year charged more than 50 members of the transnational MS-13 gang in and around Boston with racketeering, drug trafficking and gun charges. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
September 21, 2017 - 3:59 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions is heading to Boston to talk to law enforcement officials about transnational organized crime. Sessions is expected to give remarks Thursday at the U.S. attorney's office in the federal courthouse in Boston. Targeting transnational gangs such as MS-13...
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President Donald Trump shakes hands with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a meeting at the Palace Hotel during the United Nations General Assembly, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
September 21, 2017 - 3:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan are meeting on the sidelines of an annual U.N. gathering. At the start of their meeting Thursday in New York, Trump heaped praise on Erdogan, who has been criticized for a crackdown in Turkey following an attempted...
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President Donald Trump talks with reporters about the Graham-Cassidy health care bill during a meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi at the Palace Hotel during the United Nations General Assembly, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
September 21, 2017 - 3:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Who's right — President Donald Trump and Sen. Bill Cassidy, or late-night host Jimmy Kimmel? None has really captured the complexity of the debate over who might lose insurance protections in the latest Republican health care bill. But of the three, the TV guy is the hardest to...
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In this Sept. 15, 2017, photo, Rich Holschuh, a public liason for the Elnu Abenaki tribe, stands on a roadside near the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant, right rear, in Vernon, Vt. The Elnu is one of two Native American tribes who want a voice in the cleanup of the closed power plant and the future use of the land, which they say was the site of fishing grounds and settlements for their ancestors. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)
September 21, 2017 - 3:27 pm
VERNON, Vt. (AP) — Two Native American tribes want a say in the cleanup of the closed Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant and the future use of the land, which was once the site of settlements and fishing and burial grounds for the groups' ancestors. Last month, the Elnu Abenaki tribe, based in...
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In this photo taken Aug. 11, 2016, 8-year-old Michael is hugged by his mother Blandine at their home in the Congo Ituri province capital Bunia. Michael has never met his father, and only knows that he was a foreigner from one of the peacekeeping missions in the country. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
September 21, 2017 - 3:24 pm
BUNIA, Congo (AP) — The girl was only 11 when the first peacekeeper raped her, luring her with bread and a banana as she was leaving school in her village in northeastern Congo. "It was the first man who ever touched me," said Bora, who asked that only her first name be used because she is a rape...
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September 21, 2017 - 3:21 pm
ISTANBUL (AP) — A small private jet with five people on board ran off a runway at Istanbul's Ataturk International Airport on Thursday and caught fire, Turkish media reports said. The private Dogan news agency said the first pilot was killed in the accident and the four other people on board were...
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September 21, 2017 - 3:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of Obama administration officials is starting a legal aid organization to challenge the Trump administration's policies on student lending and civil rights. The National Student Legal Defense Network says it will join with state attorneys general and advocacy groups to sue...
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