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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. A witness in the shooting of Rose by Rosfeld said Wednesday March 20, 2019 at his trial in Pittsburgh, that he saw the officer standing on the sidewalk, panicking, saying, "I don't know why I shot him. I don't know why I fired." (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
March 23, 2019 - 12:01 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — An expert in police use of force says a former officer did everything by the book in a fatal encounter with an unarmed black teenager outside Pittsburgh last summer. Retired Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Clifford W. Jobe Jr. testified for the defense at the homicide trial of...
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March 23, 2019 - 12:00 am
ELECTION 2020-CAMPAIGN RDP Campaign roundup: Harris in Texas, O'Rourke in S Carolina Presidential contenders are spreading out across the country on Saturday as they try to find space in the crowded 2020 Democratic field. Much of the candidate activity is focused on the early contest states of New...
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March 23, 2019 - 12:00 am
ABORTION-GEORGIA Georgia Senate OKs governor-backed 'heartbeat' abortion ban ATLANTA (AP) — Amid protests and a heavy police presence, the Georgia Senate has passed a bill banning almost all abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected. The bill is backed by Republican Gov. Brian Kemp and now...
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March 23, 2019 - 12:00 am
COLD CASE RAPES Man charged with 1981 rapes at knife-point in N Carolina CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina police say they're charging a man now living in Georgia with breaking into homes and raping women at knifepoint almost four decades ago. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said...
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March 23, 2019 - 12:00 am
AP-US-TRUMP-RUSSIA-PROBE-MUELLER-THE-LATEST The Latest: Mueller passes Russia probe to attorney general WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller has closed his long and contentious Russia investigation with no new charges, ending the probe that has cast a dark shadow over Donald Trump's...
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Canola grower David Reid checks on his storage bins full of last year's crop of canola seed on his farm near Cremona, Alberta, Canada, Friday, March 22, 2019. China has stopped all new purchases of Canadian canola seeds in what some see as retaliation for Canada's arrest of a top executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei. The Canola Council of Canada said late Thursday exporters are reporting Chinese importers are unwilling to purchase the seeds at this time. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)
March 22, 2019 - 9:48 pm
TORONTO (AP) — China has stopped all new purchases of Canadian canola seeds in what some see as retaliation for Canada's arrest of a top executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei. The Canola Council of Canada said late Thursday exporters are reporting Chinese importers are unwilling to purchase the...
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In this photo supplied by the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre survivors of Cyclone Idai arrive by rescue boat in Beira, Mozambique, Thursday, March 21, 2019. The confirmed death toll in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi surpassed 500, with hundreds more feared dead in towns and villages that were completely submerged. (Photo -Denis Onyodi - Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre via AP)
March 22, 2019 - 7:33 pm
BEIRA, Mozambique (AP) — The secretary-general of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in Mozambique says the death toll following Cyclone Idai could exceed the 1,000 predicted by the country's president earlier this week. Elhadj As Sy said humanitarian needs are...
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March 22, 2019 - 7:29 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pinterest is pinning its future on Wall Street, with the digital scrapbooking site on Friday filing for an initial public offering of stock. It follows a similar filing with securities regulators earlier this month by ride-hailing company Lyft in what is shaping up to be a busy...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, March 19, 2019, file photo, two men, both of Honduras, gather with attorneys to pray before crossing into the United States to begin their asylum cases after being returned to Mexico in Tijuana, Mexico. A U.S. judge in San Francisco will scrutinize the Trump administration's policy of returning asylum seekers to Mexico during a court hearing Friday, March 22, 2019, to help him decide whether to block the practice. Civil rights groups have asked Judge Richard Seeborg to put the asylum policy on hold while their lawsuit moves forward. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
March 22, 2019 - 6:46 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. judge in San Francisco will scrutinize the Trump administration's policy of returning asylum seekers to Mexico during a court hearing Friday to help him decide whether to block the practice. Civil rights groups have asked Judge Richard Seeborg in San Francisco to put the...
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March 22, 2019 - 6:13 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A flight attendant who traveled to Mexico for work while enrolled in a program for immigrants brought to the United States as children was detained on her way back by U.S. immigration authorities but said Friday she was being released, her attorney said. Selene Saavedra Roman, a 28-...
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