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September 21, 2017 - 3:09 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Former North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory is keeping himself busy since leaving office with work, a new lake home and as a Charlotte radio station pundit. And he's not closed the door to another gubernatorial run. McCrory told The Associated Press he signed a contract with WBT...
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September 21, 2017 - 3:02 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The U.S. premiere of a documentary about Roman Catholic politician John Hume and his efforts in the Northern Ireland peace process is being held in Boston. A screening of "In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America" is the opening-night film of the Boston Film Festival that starts...
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September 21, 2017 - 3:02 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The U.S. premiere of a documentary about Roman Catholic politician John Hume and his efforts in the Northern Ireland peace process is being held in Boston. A screening of "In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America" is the opening-night film of the Boston Film Festival that starts...
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Zach Adams walks back into the courtroom on day nine of the Holly Bobo murder trail, Wednesday, Sept. 20, in Savannah, Tenn. Zach Adams is charged with felony first-degree murder, especially aggravated kidnapping, aggravated rape of Holly Bobo. (Kenneth Cummings/ The Jackson Sun via AP, Pool)
September 21, 2017 - 2:59 pm
SAVANNAH, Tenn. (AP) — A defense attorney says the case against a man charged with kidnapping and killing a Tennessee nursing student is "absolutely full of holes" and is based on "non-evidence" against her client. Jennifer Thompson delivered her closing argument Thursday in the trial of Zachary...
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In this Sept. 15, 2017 photo, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos talks with Gracie Johnson during a hog roast before a high school football game between Eastern Hancock and Knightstown in Charlottesville, Ind. DeVos uses a private jet to fly around the country to tour schools and attend other work events, the Associated Press has learned. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
September 21, 2017 - 2:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos flies on her personal plane at her own expense when she visits schools around the country, according to her office, as other Cabinet secretaries' flying habits at taxpayers' cost have drawn scrutiny. Education Department Press Secretary Liz Hill...
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September 21, 2017 - 2:36 pm
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Texas billionaire Edward P. Bass is giving $30 million to the University of Arizona to support the Biosphere 2 research facility. Biosphere 2 Director Joaquin Ruiz says Bass' gift will allow continued research into global climate change and other "grand scientific challenges"...
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September 21, 2017 - 2:30 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A southwest Missouri husband and wife have been indicted in the killing of the woman's biological teenage daughter, who had recently moved in with them after spending most of her life with an adoptive family in Minnesota. Rebecca Ruud, 39, and Robert Peat Jr., 31, are...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, June 13, 2017 file photo, a woman holds an official poster of Russian film director Alexei Uchitel's film 'Matilda' at a news conference in Moscow, Russia. Russian police has detained four people suspected of an arson attack linked to a controversial movie about the Russian last czar’s love affair, it was announced on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. The movie, “Matilda”, which is set to be released in October, has sparked harsh criticism from hard-line nationalists and some Orthodox believers in Russia. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, file)
September 21, 2017 - 2:29 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian police have detained four people suspected of an arson attack linked to a movie about the last Russian czar's affair with a ballerina, officials said Thursday. "Matilda," which is set to be released in October, has sparked harsh criticism from hard-line nationalists and some...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, June 13, 2017 file photo, a woman holds an official poster of Russian film director Alexei Uchitel's film 'Matilda' at a news conference in Moscow, Russia. Russian police has detained four people suspected of an arson attack linked to a controversial movie about the Russian last czar’s love affair, it was announced on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. The movie, “Matilda”, which is set to be released in October, has sparked harsh criticism from hard-line nationalists and some Orthodox believers in Russia. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, file)
September 21, 2017 - 2:29 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian police have detained four people suspected of an arson attack linked to a movie about the last Russian czar's affair with a ballerina, officials said Thursday. "Matilda," which is set to be released in October, has sparked harsh criticism from hard-line nationalists and some...
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FILE - In this Wednesday Jan. 26, 2011file photo, l'Oreal cosmetics heiress Liliane Bettencourt attends Franck Sorbier's spring/summer 2011 Haute Couture fashion collection, in Paris, Paris. L'Oreal cosmetics heiress Liliane Bettencourt has died at the age of 94 at her home, her family announced.(AP Photo/Jacques Brinon, File)
September 21, 2017 - 2:25 pm
PARIS (AP) — Liliane Bettencourt, the L'Oreal cosmetics heiress and the world's richest woman, has died at her home in a chic Parisian suburb. She was 94. Bettencourt's daughter, Francoise Bettencourt Meyers, said in a written statement Thursday that her mother "left peacefully" overnight in...
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