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200 million eggs recalled after nearly two dozen sickened with salmonella

Eggs

Federal officials say nearly 207 million eggs have been recalled because of fears that they may...

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Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, April 19, the 109th day of 2018. There are 256 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 19, 1993, the 51-day siege at the Branch Davidian compound near Waco, Texas, ended as fire destroyed the structure after federal agents began smashing...


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Judge sanctions prosecutors in Greitens case

Missouri Governor Indicted

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis judge on Thursday rejected a request from Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens to dismiss a felony criminal indictment against him, but sanctioned prosecutors for failing to turn over evidence as soon as they should have. Greitens was indicted in February on a charge of invasion...


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Alabama mayor: 'Poop train' finally empty; sludge gone

Southern Dumping Grounds

ATLANTA (AP) — The last train car full of New York City sewage sludge that has stunk up a small Alabama community for more than two months has finally been emptied, the town’s mayor said this week. For more than two months, the sludge has blown an unbearable stench throughout the tiny town of...


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Doctor who treated Prince pays $30K for illegal prescription

Prince Death Investigation

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota doctor accused of illegally prescribing an opioid painkiller for Prince a week before the musician died from a fentanyl overdose has agreed to pay $30,000 to settle a federal civil violation, according to documents made public Thursday. The settlement between the U.S....


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The Latest: Prince's doctor denies illegal prescription

Prince Death Investigation

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the investigation into Prince’s death (all times local): 10:25 a.m. An attorney for a Minnesota doctor accused of illegally prescribing an opioid painkiller for Prince a week before the musician died from a fentanyl overdose denies the allegation but says he agreed...


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Tech companies help pull US stocks lower in morning trade

Financial Markets Wall Street

U.S. stocks moved lower in morning trading Thursday, weighed down by losses in technology companies and makers of consumer products. Banks bucked the trend, rising along with bond yields. Energy stocks also rose as a rally in oil prices continued, bringing crude to the highest level in more than...


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Ex-Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort in court asking to have criminal case dropped

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his attorneys were returning to federal court Thursday asking to have his criminal charges in Washington dismissed in their latest challenge to the case brought by special counsel Robert Mueller. Manafort’s...


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Virginia legislator Freitas raises nearly $350,000 in bid to take on Tim Kaine

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. RICHMOND, Va. - Nick Freitas, a Virginia state legislator battling two fellow Republicans for the right to take on Sen. Tim Kaine in November, raised nearly $350,000 in the first three months of this year. The amount is comparable to the $388,312 that Corey Stewart -...


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Men arrested at Starbucks say they feared for their lives

Starbucks Black Men Arrested

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rashon Nelson initially brushed it off when the Starbucks manager told him he couldn’t use the restroom because he wasn’t a paying customer. He thought nothing of it when he and his business partner, Donte Robinson, were approached at their table and were asked if they needed...


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The Latest: Judge sanctions prosecutors in Greitens case

Missouri Governor Indicted

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens (all times local): 10 a.m. A St. Louis judge has rejected a request from Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens to dismiss a felony criminal indictment, but sanctioned prosecutors for failing to turn over evidence as soon as they should have. Circuit...


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