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200 million eggs recalled after nearly two dozen sickened with salmonella

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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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Expert: Benadryl, quaaludes could've affected Cosby accuser

Bill Cosby-11

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby’s chief accuser could have been made woozy either by the cold and allergy medicine Benadryl or by quaaludes, a prosecution expert testified Thursday at the comedian’s sexual assault retrial. The identity of the pills that Cosby gave Andrea Constand before a 2004...


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2 black men arrested at Starbucks get an apology from police

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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Trump's personal attorney has dropped a pair of libel suits

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump’s personal attorney dropped a pair of libel lawsuits against BuzzFeed and investigation firm Fusion GPS amid the stir caused by an FBI search of the lawyer’s files. Michael Cohen had sued in New York City over publication of the unverified dossier detailing...


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Minnesota prosecutor won't file charges in Prince's death

Prince Death Investigation

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The prosecutor in the Minnesota county where Prince died said Thursday that no criminal charges will be filed in the musician’s death, effectively ending the state’s two-year investigation into how Prince got the fentanyl that killed him. Carver County Attorney Mark Metz’s...


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The Latest: Prosecutor closes Prince death case; no charges

Prince Death Investigation

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the investigation into Prince’s death (all times local): 11:35 p.m. The prosecutor in the Minnesota county where Prince died says he’s filing no criminal charges in the musician’s death. The announcement Thursday from Carver County Attorney Mark Metz means the...


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As Puerto Rico creditors eye payout, islanders get angry

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. On Wednesday, the second blackout in a week hit Puerto Rico as the decrepit power system went out again. Hours later, the territory’s federal oversight board said that if all goes as planned, the government should soon start seeing budget surpluses big enough to pay a sliver of...


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911 dispatcher sentenced to jail after hanging up on thousands of callers

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. It took Hua Li two minutes and three tries to get help from Houston 911 as a convenience store owner lay bleeding to death on the floor of his store after being shot. Li was about to walk into a Raceway in Houston to buy a lottery ticket in May 2016 but was stopped by...


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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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It's (another) boy! Michigan family with 13 sons gets No. 14

Fourteen-Sons

ROCKFORD, Mich. (AP) — There will be no shortage of hand-me-downs for this Michigan kid. The Grand Rapids Press reports that Kateri and Jay Schwandt welcomed the birth of their 14th son on Wednesday, five days before he was due. They have no daughters. WOOD-TV reports that the boy weighs 8 pounds,...


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