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Kraft wants prostitution video blocked from public

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - The attorneys representing New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and other men charged in a Florida massage parlor prostitution investigation are asking a judge to block the release of video recordings police say shows them…

icon Posted: 21 March 2019 [06:33 PM]

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Thursday 03/21/2019
Tribes receive federal go-head for casino
icon Posted: 21 March 2019 [06:32 PM]

HARTFORD (AP) - Connecticut’s two federally recognized tribes have received the long-awaited approval they’ve sought from the federal government to push ahead with plans for an off-reservation casino in East Windsor. Rodney Butler, chairman of the Mashantucket Pequot, said Thursday…

Death toll from cyclone surpasses 500 in southern Africa
icon Posted: 21 March 2019 [06:31 PM]

CHIMANIMANI, Zimbabwe (AP) - A week after Cyclone Idai lashed southern Africa, flooding still raged Thursday as torrential rains caused a dam to overflow in Zimbabwe, threatening riverside populations. The confirmed death toll in Zimbabwe, neighboring Mozambique and Malawi surpassed…

U.S. recognizes Israeli control of Golan Heights
icon Posted: 21 March 2019 [06:30 PM]

JERUSALEM (AP) - President Donald Trump said Thursday that it’s time for the United States to recognize Israel’s control over the disputed Golan Heights, an announcement that signals a shift in U.S. policy and comes ahead of the Israeli prime…

Wednesday 03/20/2019
Harvard profits from early photos of slaves, lawsuit says
icon Posted: 20 March 2019 [06:02 PM]

AP Education Writer BOSTON (AP) - Harvard University has "shamelessly" turned a profit from photos of two 19th-century slaves while ignoring requests to turn the photos over to the slaves' descendants, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday. Tamara Lanier, of…

Disney closes $71B deal for Fox entertainment assets
icon Posted: 20 March 2019 [05:10 PM]

AP Technology Writer Disney has closed its $71 billion acquisition of Fox's entertainment business, putting "Cinderella," ''The Simpsons," ''Star Wars" and "Dr. Strange" under one corporate roof. The deal is likely to shake up the media landscape. Among other things,…

'There is death all over': Cyclone Idai toll rises above 300
icon Posted: 20 March 2019 [05:08 PM]

CHIMANIMANI, Zimbabwe (AP) - Mozambique began three days of national mourning on Wednesday for more than 200 victims of Cyclone Idai, while the death toll in neighboring Zimbabwe rose to more than 100 from one of the most destructive storms…

Floodwaters threaten millions in crop and livestock losses
icon Posted: 20 March 2019 [05:08 PM]

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Farmer Jeff Jorgenson looks out over 750 acres of cropland submerged beneath the swollen Missouri River, and he knows he probably won't plant this year. But that's not his biggest worry. He and other farmers…

GOP members defend McCain from Trump's attacks
icon Posted: 20 March 2019 [05:05 PM]

The Washington Post WASHINGTON - It’s all too much for Sen. Johnny Isakson to take. The Georgia Republican could not stand the “unthinkable” last year when the White House flag lowered - and then soon raised - its flag from…

Tuesday 03/19/2019
Jewish cemetery in Massachusetts vandalized
icon Posted: 19 March 2019 [08:26 PM]

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) - Police are investigating anti-Semitic messages and Nazi imagery scrawled on gravestones at a Jewish cemetery in Massachusetts as a hate crime. Fall River police say the vandalism at Hebrew Cemetery occurred over the weekend. Sgt.…

Terror motive eyed in Netherlands killings
icon Posted: 19 March 2019 [08:24 PM]

UTRECHT, Netherlands (AP) - Investigators probing the deadly tram shooting in the Dutch city of Utrecht sharpened their focus Tuesday on a possible extremist motive, as judicial authorities revealed that the main suspect was released from jail this month and…

Facebook: No one watching massacre stream alerted us
icon Posted: 19 March 2019 [08:22 PM]

LONDON (AP) - Facebook says none of the 200 or so people who watched live video of the New Zealand mosque shooting flagged it to moderators, underlining the challenge tech companies face in policing violent or disturbing content in real…

'Trump of the Tropics' praised by the original
icon Posted: 19 March 2019 [08:20 PM]

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump praised Brazil’s new far-right leader Tuesday as he welcomed him to the White House, saying the man who’s been described as the “Trump of the Tropics” has done “a very outstanding job.” Trump said…

Patriots' owner offered plea deal
icon Posted: 19 March 2019 [08:18 PM]

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Florida prosecutors have offered a plea deal to New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and other men charged with paying for illicit sex at a massage parlor. The Palm Beach State Attorney’s Office confirmed Tuesday…

Monday 03/18/2019
Gunman kills 3 on Dutch tram
icon Posted: 18 March 2019 [08:57 PM]

UTRECHT, Netherlands (AP) - A gunman killed three people and wounded five on a tram Monday morning in what authorities said may have been a terror attack, and a suspect was seized after a manhunt that convulsed the Dutch city…

Missouri River breaches levees flooding areas of four states
icon Posted: 18 March 2019 [08:55 PM]

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Hundreds of homes flooded in several Midwestern states after rivers breached at least a dozen levees following heavy rain and snowmelt in the region, authorities said Monday while warning that the flooding was expected to…

Sunday 03/17/2019
Ethiopia minister: 'Clear similarities' in crashes
icon Posted: 17 March 2019 [08:21 PM]

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) - Preliminary information from the flight data recorder of an Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed a week ago and killed 157 people shows “clear similarities” with an earlier disaster involving the same kind of Boeing aircraft…

Mourners pay tribute to New Zealand victims, await burials
icon Posted: 17 March 2019 [08:20 PM]

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) - A steady stream of mourners paid tribute Sunday at a makeshift memorial to the 50 people slain by a gunman at two mosques in Christchurch, while dozens of Muslims stood by to bury the dead…

Ex-Goldman exec scrutinized after being chosen by Lamont
icon Posted: 17 March 2019 [08:19 PM]

HARTFORD (AP) - A former top Goldman Sachs executive tapped to oversee economic development policy in Connecticut and lauded by Gov. Ned Lamont for his caliber of financial and investment experience, finds himself answering a lot of questions about his…

Friday 03/15/2019
Trump vetoes rebuke of emergency declaration
icon Posted: 15 March 2019 [08:14 PM]

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump issued the first veto of his presidency on Friday, overruling Congress to protect his emergency declaration for border wall funding. Flanked by law enforcement officials as well as the parents of children killed by…

New Zealand mosque attacks kill 49
icon Posted: 15 March 2019 [08:12 PM]

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) - At least 49 people were killed in mass shootings at two mosques full of worshippers attending Friday prayers in an attack broadcast in horrifying, live video by an immigrant-hating white supremacist wielding at least two…

Study: Egg consumption ups risk of heart disease
icon Posted: 15 March 2019 [08:10 PM]

The latest U.S. research on eggs won’t go over easy for those can’t eat breakfast without them. Adults who ate about 1 ½ eggs daily had a slightly higher risk of heart disease than those who ate no eggs. The…

Five dead after murder-suicide, house fire in Western Mass.
icon Posted: 15 March 2019 [08:08 PM]

SHEFFIELD, Mass. (AP) - A father of three appears to have killed his wife and his children, then taken his own life and set fire to the family home in rural western Massachusetts, the area’s top prosecutor said. Luke Karpinski…

Thursday 03/14/2019
Court: Gun maker can be sued over Sandy Hook shootings
icon Posted: 14 March 2019 [08:06 PM]

HARTFORD (AP) - Gun maker Remington can be sued over how it marketed the Bushmaster rifle used to kill 20 children and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012, a divided Connecticut Supreme Court ruled Thursday. Justices issued…

Lawmaker: Sports betting must be OK'd soon
icon Posted: 14 March 2019 [08:04 PM]

HARTFORD (AP) - A top Democratic leader of the Connecticut House of Representatives says it’s crucial the state enact legalized sports betting this during this year’s legislative session. House Majority Leader Matt Ritter said Wednesday there’s a “sense of urgency”…

Parliament asks for delay in Britain's exit from EU
icon Posted: 14 March 2019 [08:03 PM]

LONDON (AP) - Britain’s Parliament voted Thursday to seek a delay of the country’s departure from the European Union, a move that will likely avert a chaotic withdrawal on the scheduled exit date of March 29. With Brexit due in…

Ethiopian jet's flight recorders arrive for analysis
icon Posted: 14 March 2019 [08:02 PM]

HEJERE, Ethiopia (AP) - Flight recorders from a doomed Ethiopian Airlines flight arrived in France for analysis Thursday as frustrated relatives of the 157 people killed stormed out of a meeting with airline officials in Addis Ababa. Sunday’s crash was…

Wednesday 03/13/2019
Manafort faces 7 years in prison and new charges in New York
icon Posted: 13 March 2019 [07:57 PM]

WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Trump campaign chairman and New Britain native Paul Manafort could spend nearly seven years in prison after a federal judge sentenced him Wednesday to three and one-half more years, rejecting his appeal for no additional time…

8 killed in shooting in southern Brazil school
icon Posted: 13 March 2019 [07:55 PM]

SUZANO, Brazil (AP) - Two young men wearing hoods and carrying guns, knives and crossbows opened fire at a school in southern Brazil on Wednesday, killing eight people before taking their own lives, authorities said. The dead included six students…

School collapses in Nigeria with kids inside
icon Posted: 13 March 2019 [07:54 PM]

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) - A three-story building collapsed in Nigeria on Wednesday with scores of school children thought to be inside, setting off frantic rescue efforts in the country’s crowded commercial capital. An emergency management official said more than 40…

Trump grounds Boeing jet involved in fatal crashes
icon Posted: 13 March 2019 [07:53 PM]

The Washington Post WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Wednesday grounded all Boeing 737 Max 8 planes, effective immediately. “Any plane currently in the air will go to its destination and thereafter be grounded until further notice,” Trump said.…

Tuesday 03/12/2019
Rich and famous caught up in college admissions scandal
icon Posted: 12 March 2019 [08:46 PM]

BOSTON (AP) - Fifty people, including Hollywood stars Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, were charged Tuesday in a scheme in which wealthy parents allegedly bribed college coaches and other insiders to get their children into some of the nation’s most…

Trump's Medicare plans cause outcry
icon Posted: 12 March 2019 [08:44 PM]

WASHINGTON (AP) - As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump promised not to cut Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid. Once in the White House, Trump reneged on his Medicaid promise, and now he’s being criticized for proposing steep Medicare payment cuts…

More Boeings grounded amid global probe
icon Posted: 12 March 2019 [08:43 PM]

HEJERE, Ethiopia (AP) - Britain, France and Germany on Tuesday joined a rapidly growing number of countries grounding a new Boeing plane involved in the Ethiopian Airlines disaster or turning it back from their airspace, while investigators in Ethiopia looked…

Venezuelan government targets Guaido over national blackout
icon Posted: 12 March 2019 [08:43 PM]

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido is under investigation for the alleged sabotage of the country’s power grid, the chief prosecutor said Tuesday, as the government sought to pressure an adversary who blames corruption and mismanagement for…

Monday 03/11/2019
Snow collapses roofs in Upper Midwest
icon Posted: 11 March 2019 [08:34 PM]

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Heavy, wet snow that fell over the weekend in parts of the Upper Midwest caused roof collapses at a church, hotel, gas station and some homes. There were no reported serious injuries caused by the collapses, which…

Several nations ground Boeing jet after Ethiopian crash
icon Posted: 11 March 2019 [08:31 PM]

BEIJING (AP) - Boeing’s stock plunged 7 percent Monday as aviation authorities in China, Indonesia and Ethiopia ordered airlines to ground their Boeing 737 Max 8 planes the day after one crashed in Ethiopia, killing all 157 people on board.…

Algerian president won't stand for fifth term
icon Posted: 11 March 2019 [08:30 PM]

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) - Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika bowed to unprecedented public protests Monday and promised not to seek a fifth term after 20 years in power. In a letter to the nation released by state news agency APS, the…

Trump budget depends on strong growth
icon Posted: 11 March 2019 [08:28 PM]

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump proposed a record $4.7 trillion federal budget for 2020 on Monday, relying on optimistic 3.1 percent economic growth projections alongside accounting shuffles and steep domestic cuts to bring future spending into promised balance in…

Sunday 03/10/2019
Trump expected to seek $8.6B for border wall in new budget
icon Posted: 10 March 2019 [08:49 PM]

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump will seek $8.6 billion in his new budget to build the U.S.-Mexico border wall, two administration officials said Sunday, setting up another showdown with Congress, which has resisted giving him more money for his…

2020 Dems flock to trendy festival in Texas
icon Posted: 10 March 2019 [08:49 PM]

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A big chunk of the 2020 Democratic field began making Texas an unlikely early-state stop Saturday and pushed back on big tech in front of young, social-media savvy crowds in a city where companies including Google…

Algerian president home amid mass protests
icon Posted: 10 March 2019 [08:47 PM]

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) - Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika landed at a military airport south of the capital Sunday after spending two weeks in a Swiss hospital amid massive demonstrations demanding he withdraw his candidacy for a fifth term. The 82-year-old…

Jetliner crashes in Ethiopia, kills 157 from 35 countries
icon Posted: 10 March 2019 [08:45 PM]

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) - A jetliner carrying 157 people crashed shortly after takeoff from the Ethiopian capital Sunday, killing everyone aboard and carving a crater into the ground, authorities said. At least 35 nationalities were among the dead. It…

Friday 03/08/2019
Trump visits Alabama after tornado
icon Posted: 08 March 2019 [07:40 PM]

BEAUREGARD, Ala. (AP) - Standing on a hill overlooking a debris field, President Donald Trump on Friday surveyed mangled trees and other damage that was left behind in a rural Alabama town after a powerful tornado roared through, killing nearly…

International Women's Day: Strikes, protests and holidays
icon Posted: 08 March 2019 [07:34 PM]

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - Marches and protests were held Friday across the globe to mark International Women's Day under the slogan #BalanceforBetter, with calls for a more gender-balanced world. The day, sponsored by the United Nations since 1975, celebrates…

Senior White House aide Bill Shine resigns
icon Posted: 08 March 2019 [07:30 PM]

Bloomberg Senior White House aide Bill Shine, a former executive at Fox News, has resigned from his position after eight months amid President Donald Trump’s deepening frustration over negative news coverage of his administration. Trump had lost confidence in Shine…

Former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning to be held in jail
icon Posted: 08 March 2019 [07:29 PM]

The Washington Post ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning will be held in jail until she testifies before a grand jury or that grand jury is no longer operating, a federal judge in Alexandria ruled Friday. Most…

U.S. employers add just 20,000 jobs in February
icon Posted: 08 March 2019 [07:29 PM]

AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - Hiring tumbled in February, with U.S. employers adding just 20,000 jobs, the smallest monthly gain in nearly a year and a half. The slowdown in hiring, though, might have been depressed by harsh winter…

Thursday 03/07/2019