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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A former Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed an Australian woman after she called 911 to report a possible assault intends to plead not guilty.Minnesota Public Radio News reports that court documents filed Wednesday show Mohamed Noor will plead not guilty at his …
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Officials at an eastern Idaho nuclear site where a radioactive sludge barrel ruptured inside a contained building say there have been three other ruptures.Officials say a closed-circuit video monitor has been set up.U.S. Department of Energy contractor Fluor Idaho said a …
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Spanish authorities acknowledge they've arrested two associates of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez in a case of suspected corruption.Officials in Madrid announced Wednesday they detained the pair at Venezuela's request.The two are Claudia Diaz, former …
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal judges in New York have taken the unusual step of voting to keep U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman in his job as the chief prosecutor in Manhattan in the absence of a nomination by President Donald Trump.Berman's Jan. 3 interim appointment by the Justice Department to …
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Republican Mitt Romney's likely Democratic opponent in the Utah Senate race has accused the former presidential candidate of improperly gathering voter information, the latest attack from challengers who aren't letting him just cruise to victory.Jenny Wilson, the …
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at Tennessee restaurant that left four dead (all times local):3:20 p.m.Nashville's musical community is raising money to benefit the victims of the Waffle House shooting with a special T-shirt honoring the man who stopped the gunman.James …
LAS VEGAS (AP) — From a surprise Cher performance to new footage of everything from Damien Chazelle's Neil Armstrong biopic "First Man" to M. Night Shyamalan's "Glass" and Jamie Lee Curtis's return to "Halloween," Universal Pictures pulled out all the showstoppers for CinemaCon attendees …
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on developments in a California serial killer case (all times local):1:25 p.m.California authorities say they studied the behavior of a man they suspect of being a serial killer in the 1970s and '80s and surprised him with arrest.Sacramento County Scott …
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The governors of six northeastern states and Puerto Rico have formed the nation's first consortium to conduct gun violence research and recommend policy changes.Scholars and law enforcement officials will collect data and analyze gun violence information to pass on to …
ISTANBUL (AP) — A Turkish court on Wednesday convicted journalists and other senior staff members from the opposition Cumhuriyet newspaper on terror charges, in a case that has exacerbated concerns over press freedom.Turkey's official Anadolu news agency said that 14 employees were found …
BRUSSELS (AP) — International donors on Wednesday pledged an estimated $4.4 billion in humanitarian aid for Syria and neighbors sheltering its refugees in 2018, falling significantly short of the more than $7 billion the United Nations is seeking.An estimated 450,000 people have been killed …
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Waffle House where four people were fatally shot reopened Wednesday amid tears and solemn remembrance of the dead, as the company said it will donate a month of the restaurant's sales to help the wounded survivors and the families of the slain.Employees …
CINCINNATI (AP) — A lawsuit over white nationalist Richard Spencer's effort to speak at an Ohio college has been dropped.A federal court filing Wednesday showed both Spencer's campus tour organizer and the University of Cincinnati have agreed to drop the case. No other details were available …
NEW YORK (AP) — The company owned by President Donald Trump didn't win a contract to refurbish one of Syria's biggest air bases, which the U.S. struck last year with a barrage of cruise missiles.The breakingburgh satirical site falsely claimed the Trump Organization won the deal to rebuild …
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The jury in Bill Cosby's sexual assault case began deliberating Wednesday in the first big celebrity trial of the #MeToo era, weighing charges he drugged and molested a woman at his suburban Philadelphia home 14 years ago.The seven men and five women got the case …
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A lawyer for the estate of Harper Lee is trying to halt a lawsuit filed by a producer who plans to stage a Broadway production of the writer's classic "To Kill a Mockingbird."Court records show Lee attorney Tonja Carter on Tuesday asked a federal court in Alabama to …
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Authorities have arrested a man who they say confessed to knocking over about 120 tombstones at Jewish cemetery near St. Louis last year, which they say wasn't a hate crime.St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch on Wednesday charged 34-year-old Alzado Harris of Florissant …
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on restoring voting rights to felons after they leave prison in Florida (all times local):3:50 p.m.Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi has filed an emergency motion asking a federal appeals court to give the state more time to respond to a ruling on voting …
LONDON (AP) — Britain's Court of Appeal on Wednesday rejected a new bid by the parents of terminally ill toddler Alfie Evans to take him to Italy and continue his life support against the wishes of his doctors and judges.Doctors say the 23-month-old boy suffers from a degenerative …
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):4 p.m.It was a mixed finish on Wall Street as large-company stocks eked out modest gains but smaller ones ended lower after a wobbly day of trading.Big health care, energy and retailing stocks posted gains …

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