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FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2017, file photo, provided by Harding University in Searcy, Ark., Botham Jean leads worship at a university presidential reception in Dallas. Fired Dallas police Officer Amber Guyger, who shot and killed Botham Jean, an unarmed 26-year-old neighbor in his own apartment last year, was found guilty of murder by a jury on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. She told police she thought his apartment was her own and that he was an intruder.(Jeff Montgomery/Harding University via AP, File)
October 02, 2019 - 6:51 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Botham Jean organized church mission trips. He installed Skype for elderly parents who missed their kids. One time he met a stranger who shared his mom’s birthday, so the bighearted 6-foot-1 choir singer got the woman a cake. He cried after getting a job in Dallas at the powerhouse...
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FILE - In this May 3, 2017, file photo, Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., left, speaks to reporters outside the White House in Washington. Upton, said he doesn't support a formal impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. But he has no problem with Democratic-led committees digging for more information. Upton told the Detroit Economic Club that "we need to know what the answers are." He shared the stage Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019 with Democratic Rep. Debbie Dingell. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
October 02, 2019 - 6:26 pm
DETROIT (AP) — A Republican congressman from Michigan said he doesn’t support an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, but “there are legitimate questions” about Trump’s interactions with Ukraine and he has no problem with Democratic-led committees digging for more information. “We...
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Attendees use bug spray fight off mosquitos while waiting for Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., to arrive at a campaign event Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019 at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H. (AP Photo/ Cheryl Senter)
October 02, 2019 - 4:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders (all times local): 12:15 p.m. A top official in Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign says the Democratic candidate is in Las Vegas, where he’s resting after having a heart procedure for a blocked artery. Campaign...
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CORRECTS SPELLING OF FIRST NAME TO SATYA INSTEAD OF SAYS - Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, left, shakes hands with Chief Product Officer Panos Panay, who is holding a Surface Duo at an event Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
October 02, 2019 - 4:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — After high-profile flops, Microsoft is getting back into smartphones with a dual-screen Android device that won’t be out for another year. Microsoft unveiled the Surface Duo as part of a new lineup of Surface computers. It marks a reversal for a company that abandoned smartphones...
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FILE - In this July 20, 2017, file photo, a Union Pacific Railroad Company employee stands on a locomotive in Council Bluffs, Iowa. More than two dozen major companies ranging from Campbell Soup to Kia filed anti-trust lawsuits on Sept. 30, 2019 against the nation's four largest railway companies, contending the railroads had a price-fixing scheme to illegally boost profits. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
October 02, 2019 - 3:51 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — More than two dozen major companies ranging from Campbell Soup to Kia are suing the nation’s four biggest railway companies, contending the railroads had a price-fixing scheme to illegally boost profits. In the lawsuits filed around the U.S. on Monday, the companies say BNSF...
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In this undated photo provided by NOAA, William Lapenta poses at the Weather Prediction Center, in College Park, Md. Lapenta, a federal scientist who oversaw weather prediction centers that track ocean, hurricane and even space conditions died Monday, Sept. 30, 2019, after lifeguards pulled him from the surf in rough seas on North Carolina’s Outer Banks. (NOAA via AP)
October 02, 2019 - 3:13 pm
DUCK, N.C. (AP) — A top weather forecasting official, who oversaw the government’s prediction centers that track ocean, hurricane and even space conditions, has died in rough seas on North Carolina’s Outer Banks. William Lapenta, 58, died Monday after lifeguards pulled him from the surf off the...
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October 02, 2019 - 1:21 pm
MOUNT HOLLY, N.C. (AP) — A truck assembly company has announced it will lay off 900 employees between two North Carolina Freightliner plants in the coming weeks. Daimler Trucks North America, the parent company of Freightliner, confirmed Tuesday that about 450 employees would lose their jobs at the...
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October 02, 2019 - 4:50 am
HICKORY, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say a fire that destroyed a North Carolina campground dating back to 1853 is suspicious. A Tuesday statement from Catawba County Emergency Management says the fire erupted last Sunday at Balls Creek Campground in Catawba, and officials say 40 cabins were destroyed...
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This undated photo provided by the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail Authority shows Dr. Joel Smithers. Smithers is facing the possibility of life in prison after being convicted in May of more than 800 counts of illegally prescribing drugs, including oxycodone and oxymorphone that caused the death of a West Virginia woman. When he is sentenced Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019 the best Smithers can hope for is a mandatory minimum of 20 years.Southwest Virginia Regional Jail Authority) .
October 02, 2019 - 3:05 am
ABINGDON, Va. (AP) — A Virginia doctor who was convicted of more than 800 counts of illegally prescribing opioids faces a sentence of 20 years to life in prison. Dr. Joel Smithers, of Greensboro, North Carolina, is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Abingdon. Smithers was...
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October 02, 2019 - 3:02 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A former North Carolina Republican Party chairman is expected to admit in court that he lied to federal agents conducting a bribery investigation of a major political donor. Documents filed in federal court last week show Robin Hayes is scheduled to enter a guilty plea on...
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