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May 25, 2018 - 9:38 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The president of the University of Southern California has agreed to step down amid a sex scandal involving a school gynecologist. A letter to faculty members on Friday that was obtained by The Associated Press says the school's board of trustees had "agreed to begin an orderly...
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This May 22, 2018 photo from video from an unpiloted aircraft provided by the U.S. Geological Survey, shows flow from what scientists call fissure 22 as lava from Kilauea Volcano continues to flow into the ocean, top, near the town of Pahoa, Hawaii. (U.S. Geological Survey via AP)
May 25, 2018 - 9:06 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Aina Akamu gave final exams to his students as they sat on bleachers or the floor of the basketball court in the gym in his small town on Hawaii's Big Island. He moved his class to the community of Pahala's gym nearby after he and his students could no longer stand the volcanic ash...
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IN this May 23, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a roundtable on immigration policy at Morrelly Homeland Security Center in Bethpage, N.Y. Trump has spent recent weeks publically hammering Congress to build his promised border wall and pass immigration legislating cracking down on “legal loopholes” he says allow criminals to enter the country illegally. But behind the scenes, Trump has shown little interest in jumping into an intensifying Capitol Hill debate over legislation that is unlikely to ever reach his desk. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 25, 2018 - 9:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has spent recent weeks publicly hammering Congress to crack down on "legal loopholes" he says allow criminals to enter the country illegally. But behind the scenes, Trump has shown little interest in jumping into an intensifying Capitol Hill debate over...
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Harvey Weinstein arrives at the first precinct while turning himself to authorities following allegations of sexual misconduct, Friday, May 25, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
May 25, 2018 - 8:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the sexual misconduct probe of film producer Harvey Weinstein (all times local): 11:40 a.m. Harvey Weinstein was in and out of custody so quickly in his rape case, he probably didn't have time to read the books he brought with him. The film mogul carried three books...
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Scene near Noblesville High School on Friday, May 25, 208, after shooting at Noblesville West Middle School in Noblesville, Ind., after a shooting on Friday, May 25, 2018. A male student opened fire at the suburban Indianapolis school wounding another student and a teacher before being taken into custody, authorities said. (Kelly Wilkinson/The Indianapolis Star via AP)
May 25, 2018 - 8:36 pm
NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana middle school student armed with two handguns opened fire inside his science classroom Friday, authorities said, wounding a classmate and a teacher whose swift intervention was credited with saving lives. The shooter, who had asked to be dismissed from the class...
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Empty school buses leave after a shooting at Noblesville West Middle School in Noblesville, Ind., on Friday, May 25, 2018. A male student opened fire at the suburban Indianapolis school wounding another student and a teacher before being taken into custody, authorities said. (Robert Scheer/The Indianapolis Star via AP)
May 25, 2018 - 8:28 pm
NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — The Latest on a possible shooting at an Indiana middle school (all times local): 8:25 p.m. Police say a female student wounded in a suburban Indianapolis school shooting is in critical condition and the teacher who also was wounded is in good condition. Noblesville police...
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President Donald Trump give a thumbs up to members of the media as he arrives on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, May 25, 2018, after attending a graduation and commissioning ceremony at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
May 25, 2018 - 8:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday signed a trio of executive orders to overhaul the federal bureaucracy by making it easier to fire federal workers for poor performance and misconduct, requiring that departments and agencies negotiate better union contracts and limiting the amount...
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A man walks past a mural showing Savita Halappanavar, a 31-year-old Indian dentist who had sought and been denied an abortion before she died after a miscarriage in a Galway hospital, with the word YES over it, in Dublin, Ireland, on the day of a referendum on the 8th amendment of the constitution. The referendum on whether to repeal the country's strict anti-abortion law is being seen by anti-abortion activists as a last-ditch stand against what they view as a European norm of abortion-on-demand, while for pro-abortion rights advocates, it is a fundamental moment for declaring an Irish woman's right to choose. (Niall Carson/PA via AP)
May 25, 2018 - 7:28 pm
DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland appeared to move away from its conservative Roman Catholic roots and embrace a more liberal viewpoint Friday as two major exit polls predicted voters had repealed a constitutional ban on abortion. The RTE television and Irish Times exit polls are only predictions, with...
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Harvey Weinstein, second left, is loaded into an unmarked vehicle while leaving the first precinct of the New York City Police Department after turning himself to authorities following allegations of sexual misconduct, Friday, May 25, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
May 25, 2018 - 6:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The stunning sight of Harvey Weinstein in handcuffs at his arraignment Friday has evoked an array of emotions in his accusers. Some are claiming victory, like actress Rose McGowan, who tweeted: "We got you, Harvey." But she and others cautioned there was still a long way to go...
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In this May 17, 2018 photo provided by Marcia Garcia-Alvarez are three peregrine falcon chicks in the Campanile bell tower on the University of California, Berkeley campus in Berkeley, Calif. University officials are asking for help naming three fluffy peregrine falcon chicks that hatched last month in the bell tower. The San Francisco Chronicle reports a woman named Bunny suggested by Twitter naming the two males and one female Fluffy, Cottonball and Marshmallow. One male chick is in front, and a male, left, and female, right, huddle together in the background. (Maria Garcia-Alvarez/via AP)
May 25, 2018 - 6:43 pm
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Fluffy, Cottonball and Marshmallow or Bruce, Clark and Diana? University of California, Berkeley officials are asking for help naming three fluffy peregrine falcon chicks that hatched last month in the iconic Campanile bell tower on campus. The adult birds return each year...
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