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March 23, 2019 - 1:47 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — In a remote stretch of desert in southern New Mexico, the U.S. government set in motion an experiment that, if successful, would prove to the world that radioactive waste could be safely disposed of deep underground. Twenty years and more than 12,380 shipments later, tons...
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March 23, 2019 - 12:32 pm
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Decomposed human remains have been found behind an old bottling plant not far from downtown Spartanburg. The Herald-Journal reports Spartanburg Police say the skeletal remains were found Thursday in a field near the old Coca-Cola bottling plant by a crew working to remove...
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In this March 12, 2019 file photo, former East Pittsburgh police officer Michael Rosfeld, charged with homicide in the shooting death of Antwon Rose II, walks to the Dauphin County Courthouse in Harrisburg, Pa. On the fourth day of the trial in Pittsburgh, Friday March 22, 2019, Rosfeld was acquitted of all counts in the death of Rose. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
March 23, 2019 - 12:27 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The family of an unarmed black teenager fatally shot by a white police officer is expressing anger and sadness over a jury's decision to acquit. Pittsburgh is bracing for protests a day after the verdict. Former East Pittsburgh Police Officer Michael Rosfeld was charged with...
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Former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke addresses a gathering during a campaign stop at a restaurant in Manchester, N.H., Thursday, March 21, 2019. O'Rourke announced last week that he'll seek the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
March 23, 2019 - 11:43 am
CLAREMONT, N.H. (AP) — Beto O'Rourke leaves room for voters to decide for themselves what he is and what he could be. He's Bobby Kennedy and Barack Obama. He's nothing new. He'd be a great vice president. He's a man whose candidacy will be a melted candle in a matter of months. He's exactly what...
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March 23, 2019 - 11:39 am
COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — Officials at a Georgia trauma center are reviewing a day this month that began as a slower-than-usual Sunday and ended in one of its busiest days. Piedmont Columbus Regional Midtown received more than 20 patients as a result of the March 3 tornado outbreak in Alabama and...
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FILE--In this Oct. 2011, file photo, James Kraig Kahler listens to the judge while being sentenced in Osage County Court in Lyndon, Kansas. The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to consider a Kansas death penalty case that could have implications for mentally ill defendants across the nation. The case involves Kahler, convicted and sentenced to death for the 2009 fatal shootings of his estranged wife, her grandmother and his two teenage daughters. His attorneys argue that he was suffering from depression so severe that he experienced extreme emotional disturbance, dissociating him from reality. (Anthony S. Bush/The Topeka Capital Journal via AP, Pool, File)
March 23, 2019 - 11:15 am
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The day after Thanksgiving in 2009, James Kahler went to the home of his estranged wife's grandmother, where he shot the two women, along with his two teenage daughters. No one — not even Kahler's attorneys — disputes that he killed the four relatives. Instead, his lawyers...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017 file photo, residents walk in a street in Astana, Kazakhstan. The parliament of the Central Asian nation of Kazakhstan on Wednesday March 20, 2019, voted to rename the country's capital Nursultan, after the outgoing longtime leader. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits, File)
March 23, 2019 - 10:31 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Kazakhstan has renamed its capital to Nur-Sultan, in honor of the country's longtime leader who resigned this week. The order to change the city's name from Astana was issued Saturday by interim President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, who took power after Nursultan Nazarbayev resigned on...
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March 23, 2019 - 10:29 am
The NCAA and major college conferences will appeal a judge's ruling that the governing body violates antitrust laws by limiting education-related benefits to athletes. In a statement released early Saturday, NCAA chief legal officer Donald Remy said the district court "erred by giving itself...
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FILE - In this March 5, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Trump and Netanyahu have had a mutually beneficial relationship unlike perhaps that of any previous leader of either country, with Trump’s surprise recognition of Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights just the most recent example. Trump’s precedent-breaking steps have boosted his own profile with pro-Israel groups in the U.S. and given a boost to Netanyahu at the height of campaigning in the unexpectedly tense Israeli election. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
March 23, 2019 - 10:28 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — The surprise recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights by President Donald Trump is the latest example of a mutually beneficial relationship between Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Their friendship is apparently more pronounced than any previous one...
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The leader of Pheu Thai Party and candidate for prime minister Sudarat Keyuraphan, second right, and contestants wave during an election rally of general elections in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, March 22, 2019. The nation's first general election since the military seized power in a 2014 coup is scheduled to be held on March 24. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
March 23, 2019 - 10:27 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's election Sunday is likely to produce a weak unstable government whether it's a civilian or military-backed party that cobbles together a coalition, setting off a new phase of uncertainty in one of the world's top tourist destinations. The election is Thailand's first since...
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