Social affairs

March 26, 2017 - 12:30 pm
ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — Twenty law enforcement officers from a South Carolina county are taking Spanish lessons so they can communicate better with a growing Hispanic population. The Anderson Independent-Mail reports ( http://bit.ly/2npI84F ) 10 officers from the Anderson County Sheriff's Office and...
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March 26, 2017 - 11:57 am
NIGHTCLUB SHOOTING-CINCINNATI UPDATE: Police: 'Multiple' people fired shots in Cincinnati club CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati's police chief says shots were fired by multiple people inside a crowded nightclub, killing a 27-year-old man and leaving more than a dozen other people wounded. Chief Eliot...
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A body is removed as police operate at a crime scene outside the Cameo club after a fatal shooting, Sunday, March 26, 2017, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
March 26, 2017 - 11:22 am
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Latest on the nightclub shooting in Cincinnati (all times local): 11:15 a.m. A hospital spokeswoman says five people among those injured in the Cincinnati nightclub shooting have been treated at University of Cincinnati Medical Center and released. Kelly Martin says two others...
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March 26, 2017 - 11:06 am
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas lawmaker is proposing an expansion of the state's indecent exposure law in a move that opponents say would target transgender people's use of bathrooms. Republican Rep. Bob Ballinger's bill would make it a crime for people to knowingly expose their sex organs to...
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In this Jan. 10, 2017 file photo, Rep. Eric Bedingfield, R-Greenville, walks through the House chamber during the first day of legislative session at the South Carolina Statehouse in Columbia, S.C. Bedingfield once shunned marijuana use, but when his eldest son died of an overdose last Easter, ending a six-year struggle with opioid addiction, the conservative Republican co-sponsored this year's medical cannabis legislation. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford, File)
March 26, 2017 - 10:29 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Rep. Eric Bedingfield once shunned all marijuana use, but when his eldest son's six-year struggle with opioid addiction ended with his overdose a year ago, the conservative Republican co-sponsored medical cannabis legislation. "My mindset has changed from...
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A body is removed as police operate at a crime scene outside the Cameo club after a fatal shooting, Sunday, March 26, 2017, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
March 26, 2017 - 10:18 am
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Latest on the nightclub shooting in Cincinnati (all times local): 9:45 a.m. Cincinnati city officials say a conflict between at least two people and possibly groups earlier Saturday apparently escalated into the overnight nightclub shooting that left one person dead and 14...
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March 26, 2017 - 9:31 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Several conservative lawmakers in South Carolina have thrown their support behind medical marijuana legislation. Rep. Eric Bedingfield once shunned all marijuana use, but when his eldest son's six-year struggle with opioid addiction ended with his overdose a year ago, the...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, center, turns her head as she listens to the opening address during an EU summit meeting at the Orazi and Curiazi Hall in the Palazzo dei Conservatori in Rome on Saturday, March 25, 2017. European Union leaders were gathering in Rome to mark the 60th anniversary of their founding treaty and chart a way ahead following the decision of Britain to leave the 28-nation bloc. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
March 26, 2017 - 2:08 am
BERLIN (AP) — A state election Sunday in western Germany offers Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives a tough test against their resurgent center-left rivals six months before Merkel seeks a fourth term in a national vote. The election for the state legislature in Saarland, a region of just...
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FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2012 file photo, University of California, Berkeley chancellor Nicholas Dirks speaks to students, staff and alumni at a ceremony welcoming Dirks to the campus in Berkeley. The outgoing leader of the University of California's Berkeley campus improperly accepted free benefits, mostly related to personal fitness, an investigation found. A report released Friday, March 24, 2017, was heavily blacked out, but the readable portions said Dirks didn't pay for $5,000 worth of a gym membership and 48 personal training sessions. (D. Ross Cameron /The Contra Costa Times via AP, File)
March 25, 2017 - 8:53 pm
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — The outgoing leader of the University of California's Berkeley campus improperly accepted free benefits, mostly related to personal fitness, an investigation found. A report released Friday was heavily blacked out, but the readable portions said Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas...
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March 25, 2017 - 8:35 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah's governor signed legislation on Saturday that would require doctors to inform women that medication-induced abortions can be halted after taking just one of two pills, despite doctors' groups saying there is little evidence to back up that idea. Proponents of the idea...
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