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Cristhian Bahena Rivera is escorted into the Poweshiek County Courthouse for his initial court appearance, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, in Montezuma, Iowa. Rivera is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Mollie Tibbetts, who disappeared July 18 from Brooklyn, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
August 22, 2018 - 9:54 pm
BROOKLYN, Iowa (AP) — A Mexican man charged with killing an Iowa college student worked on a dairy farm for years under a false name just a few miles from where the young woman was allegedly abducted while running last month, his employer said Wednesday. Cristhian Bahena Rivera was a good employee...
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August 22, 2018 - 8:11 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The leader of the world's largest Roman Catholic fraternal group is condemning clergy sex abuse and calling for reforms in the church, including a renewed commitment to celibacy by priests. Carl Anderson, supreme knight of the New Haven, Connecticut-based Knights of Columbus...
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Lilly Ledbetter, an activist for workplace equality, left, is joined by Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, as they address demonstrators opposed to President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, in front of the Supreme Court, in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
August 22, 2018 - 7:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Women's rights advocates rallied in the rain Wednesday in opposition to Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court, saying he had a discouraging track record on issues that matter to women. Standing outside the Supreme Court for more than an hour in periods of rain,...
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August 22, 2018 - 7:19 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Immigration activists who say the new Phoenix-area sheriff is not much different than former Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was known for his immigration patrols, are protesting at the county jail Thursday in an ongoing effort to get immigration authorities out of there. The protest is part...
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A school bus enters the driveway to Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2018, in Cranberry Township, Pa. The Roman Catholic high school will shed the Cardinal Wuerl name of Washington's archbishop, who was cited in a sweeping grand jury report as having allowed priests accused of sexually abusing children to be reassigned or reinstated while he was Pittsburgh's bishop. The sign at the front entrance was vandalized earlier in the week with the Cardinal's name painted over. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
August 22, 2018 - 6:53 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Roman Catholic high school will shed the name of Washington's archbishop, who was cited in a sweeping grand jury report as having allowed priests accused of sexually abusing children to be reassigned or reinstated while he was Pittsburgh's bishop. The Diocese of Pittsburgh...
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FILE - In an Aug. 15, 2018 file photo, a Broward County Sheriff's Office vehicle is parked outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Parkland, Fla. Florida’s top incoming legislative leaders are rejecting Gov. Rick Scott’s push to redirect $58 million so school districts can hire more campus police officers. House Speaker-elect Jose Oliva and incoming Senate President-elect Bill Galvano, both Republicans, said Wednesday, Aug, 22, 2018 that the money should remain budgeted for the state’s guardian program. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
August 22, 2018 - 6:29 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's top incoming legislative leaders are rejecting Gov. Rick Scott's push to redirect $58 million so school districts can hire more campus police officers. The lawmakers say the state should stay with a program they crafted that puts armed security guards and staff...
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August 22, 2018 - 5:43 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida authorities released video showing the chaos and heroism that took place outside a building during a high school massacre. The Broward Sheriff's Office released videos Wednesday from five cameras surrounding the building at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School...
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Bob Lamey watches the Indianapolis Colts NFL football team practice in Westfield, Ind., Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018. Longtime announcer Bob Lamey, who has announced his retirement as voice of the Indianapolis Colts, used a racial slur while retelling a story last week to a "friend." Lamey's attorney released a statement Wednesday morning, Aug. 22, 2018, acknowledging Lamey used "inappropriate" language during an off-the-air conversation last week and immediately apologized to those involved. (The Indianapolis Star via AP)
August 22, 2018 - 4:44 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An off-the-air racial slur prompted the immediate retirement of longtime Indianapolis Colts' radio voice Bob Lamey last weekend, team officials and Lamey's attorney confirmed Wednesday. Local attorney James Voyles issued a statement acknowledging Lamey used "inappropriate"...
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August 22, 2018 - 12:16 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Walt Disney Co. is offering to pay full tuition for hourly workers who want to earn a college degree, finish a high school diploma or learn a new skill, the entertainment giant said Wednesday. As many as 80,000 hourly workers in the United States could be eligible for the...
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FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, file photo, police stand guard after the Confederate statue known as Silent Sam was toppled by protesters on campus at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C. A broadcast outlet reports a North Carolina police chief told his officers to stand aside as protesters tore down the Confederate monument. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
August 22, 2018 - 12:11 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina historical commission decided Wednesday that three Confederate monuments will remain on the state Capitol grounds with newly added context about slavery and civil rights, weighing in less than two days after another rebel statue was torn down by protesters at...
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