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Drug Enforcement Administration regional director Matthew Donahue speaks during an interview, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in downtown Chicago. Top U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration officials will unveil new plans to combat Mexican drug cartels Wednesday in Chicago alongside members of the Mexican government and federal police, DEA officials told The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Annie Rice)
August 15, 2018 - 10:56 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Top U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration officials will unveil new plans to combat Mexican drug cartels Wednesday in Chicago alongside members of the Mexican government, military and federal police, DEA officials told The Associated Press. The announcement at a joint news conference...
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Members of the defense team for Paul Manafort, from left, Kevin Downing, Richard Westling, and Thomas Zehnle, walk to federal court for closing arguments in the trial of the former Trump campaign chairman, in Alexandria, Va., Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
August 15, 2018 - 9:41 am
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Paul Manafort lied to keep himself flush with cash and to maintain his luxurious lifestyle when his income dropped off, prosecutors told jurors Wednesday in closing arguments in the former Trump campaign chairman's financial fraud trial. The government's case boils down to "...
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Judy Deaven who says her son was a victim of sexual abuse by a priest as a boy reacts as Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro speaks during a news conference at the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa., Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. A Pennsylvania grand jury says its investigation of clergy sexual abuse identified more than 1,000 child victims. The grand jury report released Tuesday says that number comes from records in six Roman Catholic dioceses. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
August 15, 2018 - 9:40 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A priest raped a 7-year-old girl while he was visiting her in the hospital after she'd had her tonsils removed. Another priest forced a 9-year-old boy into having oral sex, then rinsed out the boy's mouth with holy water. One boy was forced to say confession to the priest who...
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Arnelle Hardy, left, asks people in Lafayette Park across from the White House to join them in sending encouragement to the family of Aretha Franklin who is seriously ill, in Washington, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
August 15, 2018 - 7:55 am
DETROIT (AP) — People are praying for Aretha Franklin in the Detroit church where her father was once a pastor. The special vigil at New Bethel Baptist Church began before dawn Wednesday. The prayers come one day after Stevie Wonder visited the ailing Queen of Soul at her home. The Rev. Jesse...
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August 15, 2018 - 7:43 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says more than 600 birds were removed from a house in central Ohio after reports of animal neglect and a complaint from the public about living conditions. The ASPCA says the birds were living in extremely...
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This undated photo provided by the National Cancer Institute shows Dr. Steven A. Rosenberg, M.D., Ph.D., winner of the 2018 Albany Medical Center's Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research. (Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute via AP)
August 15, 2018 - 7:34 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Three scientists will share a $500,000 medical prize for their studies of the immune system that have led to innovative treatments for cancer, HIV and other diseases. The recipients of the annual Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research were announced...
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FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2018, file photo, Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer, left, alongside Lt. Gov. Tracey Mann, addresses the media at the Kansas Statehouse in Topeka, Kan., a day after his primary race against Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach. Colyer conceded late Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in the state's Republican gubernatorial primary, saying he will endorse Kobach a week after their neck-and-neck finish threatened to send the race to a recount. (Chris Neal/The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP, File)
August 15, 2018 - 6:26 am
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer says he will endorse Republican nominee for governor Kris Kobach after conceding in the state's GOP primary in a surprise announcement a week after their neck-and-neck finish threatened to send the race to a recount. Colyer accepted defeat Tuesday...
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Jany Leveille sits in court during a hearing, Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, in Taos, N.M. Leveille was among several people arrested after authorities raided a property and found 11 children living on a squalid compound on the outskirts of tiny Amalia, N.M., a week earlier. (Roberto E. Rosales/The Albuquerque Journal via AP, Pool)
August 15, 2018 - 1:20 am
TAOS, N.M. (AP) — A judge's decision to allow the release of an extended family accused of child abuse at a ramshackle desert compound in New Mexico prompted a political uproar Tuesday by prominent Republican lawmakers. The controversy was stoked even further when court officials condemned threats...
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August 14, 2018 - 9:44 pm
NYACK, N.Y. (AP) — Actor Liev Schreiber is denying allegations that he attacked a local photographer while he was in suburban New York filming the popular Showtime series "Ray Donovan." The 50-year-old has been hit with a harassment violation after photographer Sherwood Martinelli claimed Schreiber...
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FILE - In this June 16, 2018 file photo, Chris Pratt arrives at the MTV Movie and TV Awards at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. Pratt says "it's not an easy time" as he and the rest of the "Guardians of the Galaxy" cast look to the future of the hit superhero franchise after Disney fired writer-director James Gunn. Pratt told The Associated Press in an interview Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, that he stands behind social media posts saying he hopes Gunn can be reinstated for the next movie. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
August 14, 2018 - 7:20 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Pratt says "it's not an easy time" as he and the rest of the "Guardians of the Galaxy" cast look to the future of the hit superhero franchise after Disney fired writer-director James Gunn. Pratt told The Associated Press in an interview Tuesday that he stands behind social...
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