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Dozens of Sitkans dressed as their favorite animals march in the annual Parade of Species on Lincoln Street in Sitka, Alaska, Friday, April 21, 2017. This year the parade merged with the national Support Science march. (James Poulson /The Daily Sitka Sentinel via AP)
April 22, 2017 - 5:21 am
BERLIN (AP) — Thousands of people are expected to attend March for Science events around the world to promote the understanding of science and defend it from various attacks, including U.S. government budget cuts. The March for Science was dreamed up at the Women's March on Washington, a day after...
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April 21, 2017 - 5:52 am
JAMESTOWN, N.C. (AP) — Guilford Technical Community College will take part in a federal pilot program to help college students manage their student loans. The News & Record reports ( http://bit.ly/2oQtowk ) that college officials announced Thursday that the school is the only North Carolina...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, file photo, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray listens to a speaker during a a hearing in Denver. State and federal authorities are suing Ocwen Financial Corp., saying the mortgage servicing company botched the handling of millions of mortgage accounts. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said Thursday, April 20, 2017, that Ocwen generated errors in borrowers' accounts, failed to credit payments, illegally foreclosed on homeowners, and charged borrowers for add-on products without their consent. Ocwen is one of the nation's largest non-bank mortgage lenders. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)
April 20, 2017 - 3:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — State and federal authorities have sued mortgage servicer Ocwen Financial Corp., saying the company botched the handling of millions of mortgage accounts. The action sent Ocwen's shares plunging about 50 percent. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said Thursday that the...
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April 20, 2017 - 2:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The average U.S. mortgage rate fell below a key threshold of 4 percent this week, its lowest level in five months. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the average interest rate on 30-year fixed-rate home loans declined to 3.97 percent this week from 4.08 percent last...
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Pope Francis shakes hands with TV host Bill O'Reilly, second from right, during his weekly general audience, at the Vatican, Wednesday, April 19, 2017. O'Reilly is on a two-week vacation that on Wednesday took him to Francis’ general audience in St. Peter’s Square. (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)
April 19, 2017 - 10:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Fox News Channel host Bill O'Reilly (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Fox News addressed the departure of Bill O'Reilly Wednesday night, as the show that used to bear his name debuted as simply "The Factor." Dana Perino, who has been filling in for O'Reilly since he...
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Pope Francis shakes hands with TV host Bill O'Reilly, second from right, during his weekly general audience, at the Vatican, Wednesday, April 19, 2017. O'Reilly is on a two-week vacation that on Wednesday took him to Francis’ general audience in St. Peter’s Square. (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)
April 19, 2017 - 5:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Fox News Channel host Bill O'Reilly (all times local): 5:15 p.m. In the wake of his firing Wednesday, former Fox News host Bill O'Reilly maintained that sexual harassment claims against him were not true, calling his dismissal over the allegations "tremendously...
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FILE - In this April 6, 2016 file photo, Bill O'Reilly attends The Hollywood Reporter's "35 Most Powerful People in Media" celebration in New York. 21st Century Fox issued a statement Wednesday, April 19, 2017, that O'Reilly will not return to Fox News. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)
April 19, 2017 - 2:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Bill O'Reilly has lost his job at Fox News Channel following reports that five women had been paid millions of dollars to keep quiet about harassment allegations. 21st Century Fox issued a statement Wednesday that "after a thorough and careful review of the allegations, the company...
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FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2015 file photo, host Bill O'Reilly of "The O'Reilly Factor" on the Fox News Channel, poses for photos in the set in New York. There was no immediate response from Bill O'Reilly's bosses Wednesday, April 19, 2017, to escalating reports that the Fox News Channel personality will lose his job following accusations he had harassed women. New York magazine said that Rupert Murdoch and his sons James and Lachlan, who run Fox parent 21st Century Fox, had decided that O'Reilly was out and executives were planning the exit. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
April 19, 2017 - 1:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Fox News Channel host Bill O'Reilly (all times local): 1:23 p.m. Embattled Fox News host Bill O'Reilly had a brief handshake with Pope Francis on Wednesday as sexual harassment allegations dog him at home. O'Reilly is on a vacation that on Wednesday took him to Francis...
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FILE - In this April 13, 2014, file photo shows the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) headquarters building in Washington. Tuesday, April 18, 2017, is Tax Day, that dreaded day when millions of procrastinators rush to fulfill their civic duty by filing state and federal tax returns. But for most, it’s not that bad. Sure, the forms are complicated and yes, there is math. But tax season also generates about $300 billion in refunds, a significant boost to the U.S. economy. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)
April 18, 2017 - 5:10 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tuesday is Tax Day, that dreaded day when millions of procrastinators rush to fulfill their civic duty by filing state and federal tax returns. But for most, it's not that bad. Sure, the forms are complicated and yes, there is math. But tax season also generates about $300 billion...
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FILE - In this April 13, 2014, file photo shows the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) headquarters building in Washington. Tuesday, April 18, 2017, is Tax Day, that dreaded day when millions of procrastinators rush to fulfill their civic duty by filing state and federal tax returns. But for most, it’s not that bad. Sure, the forms are complicated and yes, there is math. But tax season also generates about $300 billion in refunds, a significant boost to the U.S. economy. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)
April 18, 2017 - 4:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tuesday is Tax Day, that dreaded day when millions of procrastinators rush to fulfill their civic duty by filing state and federal tax returns. But for most, it's not that bad. Sure, the forms are complicated and yes, there is math. But tax season also generates about $300 billion...
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