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A hospital in a rural area of northwest Yemen was hit by an airstrike Tuesday.;
March 26, 2019 - 6:49 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A hospital in a rural area of northwest Yemen was hit by an airstrike Tuesday killing seven people and wounding eight others, Save the Children said. The international aid organization, which supports the hospital, said in a statement sent to the Associated Press that four of...
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Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the Biden Courage Awards, Tuesday, March 26, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
March 26, 2019 - 5:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden condemned "a white man's culture" Tuesday night as he lashed out against violence against women and, more specifically, lamented his role in the Supreme Court confirmation hearings that undermined Anita Hill's credibility nearly three decades ago...
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This Wednesday, March 13, 2019 photo show a general view of the North Korea's embassy in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday March 13, 2019. A Spanish court is accusing an American, Mexican and South Korean part of a 10-strong group that led an attack on the North Korean Embassy in February, saying the FBI was offered stolen data. National Court judge Jose de la Mata on Tuesday, March 26 lifted a secrecy order, announcing it had found evidence of various crimes, including trespassing, injuries, threats and burglary committed by "a criminal organization." (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
March 26, 2019 - 5:27 pm
MADRID (AP) — Spain has issued at least two international arrest warrants for members of a self-proclaimed human rights group who allegedly led a mysterious raid at the North Korean Embassy in Madrid last month and offered the FBI stolen data from the break-in. A National Court judge who lifted a...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail shows James Alex Fields Jr. Fields who was convicted in a deadly car attack on a crowd of counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally in Virginia is expected to change his plea to federal hate crime charges. An online court docket updated late Tuesday, March 26, 2019, says Fields is scheduled to appear in U.S. District Court in Charlottesville on Wednesday for a change-of-plea hearing. (Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail via AP, File)
March 26, 2019 - 5:25 pm
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A man convicted in a deadly car attack on a crowd of counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally in Virginia is expected to change his plea to federal hate crime charges Wednesday. James Alex Fields Jr., of Maumee, Ohio, was convicted in state court in December in the...
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FILE - In this July 17, 2015 file photo, flowers and a portrait of Kate Steinle remain at a memorial site on Pier 14 in San Francisco. A federal appeals court refused to reinstate a lawsuit the parents of Kate Steinle filed against San Francisco for refusing to cooperate with federal immigration authorities seeking to deport a man later charged with killing Steinle. A three judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously ruled Monday, March 25, 2019, that the city's non-cooperation policy with federal immigration officials broke no federal, state or local laws. (Paul Chinn/San Francisco Chronicle via AP, File)
March 26, 2019 - 4:02 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The parents of a woman killed by an immigrant who was released from custody despite a federal request that he be held cannot sue San Francisco for negligence over the death that touched off a fierce national debate, a U.S. appeals court ruled. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S...
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FILE - In this June, 19, 2018, file photo Cheryl Juaire, of Marlborough, Mass., stands at her son Corey Merrill's grave in Chelmsford, Mass., who died from a prescription drug overdose. Anger and hope tinged survivors' reactions Tuesday, March 26, 2019, to news that Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, had reached a $270 million settlement with the state of Oklahoma. Juaire, who has been organizing a group of hundreds of mothers to go to the first day of the trial and stand outside with photos of their dead children, said she was devastated to hear about the settlement. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
March 26, 2019 - 3:26 pm
A multimillion-dollar settlement in the nation's deadliest drug crisis brought no relief to Jodi Barber, whose 19-year-old son died of a prescription drug overdose. He became addicted to painkillers after breaking his collarbone. "The pain is always going to be there as a parent," said Barber of...
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Map shows legal status of marijuana consumption by state. A second map shows the control of state legislatures.;
March 26, 2019 - 1:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — To anyone who figured the path of legalizing recreational marijuana use ran along blue state-red state lines, a sudden setback for pot advocates in New Jersey may show the issue isn't so black-and-white. Leaders in solidly-blue New Jersey are vowing it will still join the 10 states...
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FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2019, file photo, Georgia Tech head coach MaChelle Joseph yells to her bench during an NCAA college basketball game against Notre Dame, in South Bend, Ind. MaChelle Joseph has been fired as the women's basketball coach at Georgia Tech. The school announced the decision Tuesday, March 26, 2019, saying the decision followed an independent investigation into alleged mistreatment of players and staff. Joseph's attorney countered that the coach was being punished for complaining about gender equity issues at the Atlantic Coast Conference school. (AP Photo/Robert Franklin, File)
March 26, 2019 - 1:09 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — MaChelle Joseph was fired Tuesday after nearly 16 seasons as the women's basketball coach at Georgia Tech, with the two sides giving strikingly different reasons for her dismissal. The school, which suspended Joseph late in the season for what it would only describe as a personnel...
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FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2019, file photo, is Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter smiles during an interview in Oklahoma City. The Oklahoma Supreme Court has denied a request by drugmakers to postpone the trial in the state's lawsuit accusing them of fueling the opioid epidemic. The state's highest court handed down the decision Monday, a week after attorneys for drugmakers and the state made oral presentations on the request to delay the trial's scheduled May 28 start. Hunter sued 13 opioid manufacturers in 2017, alleging they fraudulently engaged in marketing campaigns that led to thousands of overdose addictions and deaths. Several states have filed similar lawsuits, but Oklahoma's is expected to be the first to go to trial. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
March 26, 2019 - 12:37 pm
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Latest on Oklahoma's lawsuit against manufacturers of opioid pain medications (all times local): 2:35 p.m. Oklahoma's attorney general says he went to great lengths to ensure that a drugmaker accused of helping to fuel a national opioid crisis doesn't declare bankruptcy to...
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FILE - In this March 14, 2019, file photo, the House Representatives are shown on the last day of the 2019 Utah legislative session, at the Utah State Capitol. Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has signed a law banning most abortions after 18 weeks of gestation, setting the stage for a legal showdown. (Trent Nelson/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP, File)
March 26, 2019 - 10:42 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has signed a law banning most abortions after 18 weeks of gestation, setting the stage for a legal showdown. Though the Republican governor said the measure signed late Monday strikes a balance, opponents said it is unconstitutional and promised to sue...
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