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Female candidate quits Kansas race over 2005 harassment suitA female congressional candidate has dropped out of the Kansas race over a 12-year-old lawsuit accusing her of sexually harassing a male subordinate
The Associated Press30 minutes ago
Trump reconsiders rules protecting miners from black lungFederal mining regulators are reconsidering regulations intended to protect miners from breathing coal and rock dust, the cause of black lung disease
The Associated Press33 minutes ago
Steve Kawa, former chief of staff to San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, places his hand on the casket containing the body of Lee lying in repose in the San Francisco City Hall rotunda, on Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, in San Francisco. Lee died early Tuesday, Dec. 12, after collapsing at a grocery store, leaving the city reeling from shock and dealing with the logistics of selecting a new leader. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Mourners bow, pray over casket of San Francisco Mayor Ed LeeGovernment workers, local celebrities and residents who didn't personally know late San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee streamed past his body to say goodbye to the city's leader of seven years
The Associated Press2 hours ago
FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2017, file photo, an immigrant suspected of crossing into the United States illegally along the Rio Grande near Granjeno, Texas, is held by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents. The U.S. government posted a seventh straight monthly increase in people being arrested or denied entry along the Mexican border, erasing much of the early gains of President Donald Trump's push to strengthen border security. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, file)
Border arrests surge, erasing much of Trump's early gainsThe U.S. government posted a seventh straight monthly increase in people being arrested or denied entry along the Mexican border, erasing much of the early gains of Donald Trump's presidency
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Lobbyist Vanessa Alarid, of Albuquerque, speaks at a meeting of state lawmakers on Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, in Santa Fe, N.M., about proposed revisions to the state Legislature's policy against sexual harassment. The New Mexico Legislature is rewriting its anti-harassment policy in response to concerns that widespread misconduct has gone unchecked. Alarid has accused a former lawmaker of pressuring her to have sex in exchange for support of one of her measures. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee)
Colorado, New Mexico lawmakers alter sex misconduct policiesLawmakers in Colorado and New Mexico are revisiting their sexual misconduct policies as legislatures nationwide confront claims that they haven't done enough to protect victims
The Associated Press2 hours ago
This image made by Baltimore Police chief spokesman T.J. Smith show a weapon inside the car of a shooting suspect in Baltimore, Md., Friday, Dec. 15, 2017. The gunman fleeing police in the car shot wildly at officers and pedestrians across a swath of Baltimore on Friday, as he led cruisers on a chase that looped through streets of the city for at least 20 minutes before he was captured. The gunman injured two people. (T.J. Smith/Baltimore Police Dept. via AP)
Gunman fires wildly during car chase through BaltimoreA gunman fleeing police in a car shot wildly at officers and pedestrians across a swath of Baltimore on Friday as he led cruisers on a chase that looped through streets of the city for at least 20 minutes
The Associated Press2 hours ago
In this undated photo provided by Lindsy Bray, Bray is shown with her Australian Shepherd named Dexter. A deal has been reached that will spare the life of Dexter, ordered put to death after he bit a 12-year-old girl in a case that generated criticism from the Humane Society of Utah. (Lindsy Bray via AP)
Utah dog that bit girl wins reprieve, won't be put to deathA plea deal will spare the life of a dog named Dexter that was ordered put to death after he bit a 12-year-old girl in a case that sparked the ire of the Utah Humane Society
The Associated Press3 hours ago
FILE - In this April 8, 2016 file photo, visitors sit in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York. A holiday party for The Trump Organization held in the atrium of Trump Tower on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, may be the latest case of the first family flouting a rule requiring it to get permission to use what has been designated public space. In exchange for special zoning rights to make Trump Tower bigger, the atrium must be open to the public until 10 p.m. daily, unless given permission by the city for a private event. (AP Photo/Beth Harpaz, File)
Trump Organization parties may have broken public-space ruleTrump Organization holiday parties in Trump Tower may be latest cases of first family flouting public-space rule
The Associated Press3 hours ago
CORRECTS TO A PROBABLE SUICIDE INSTEAD OF COMMITTED SUICIDE  FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, file photo, Kentucky State Rep. Republican Dan Johnson addresses the public from his church regarding sexual assault allegations in Louisville, Ky. Johnson died Wednesday night, Dec. 13, 2017. Bullitt County Coroner Dave Billings says it was "probably suicide," and an autopsy is scheduled for Thursday morning. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)
Kentucky reeling from sexual assault, harassment accusationsAs sexual assault and harassment allegations sweep through statehouses around the country, no place has been impacted quite like Kentucky
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Chart shows all states that have passed laws allowing low-dose cannabis oil products, and the maximum THC restrictions for each state.;
Cautious Texas among last states to OK medical marijuanaWhile California is about to make recreational pot legal, Texas is tiptoeing into marijuana with a restrictive medical cannabis program that critics say is doomed to fail
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Three ancient sculptures, from left. the "Calf Bearer', the 'Bull's Head', and the 'Torso', are displayed during a press conference and repatriation ceremony at Manhattan District Attorney's Office in New York, Friday, Dec. 15, 2017. The sculptures, confiscated in New York in the past few months, are being returned to their rightful owners in Lebanon as the Manhattan district attorney forms a new antiquities trafficking unit. They were stolen from a temple during the Lebanese civil war that started in 1975. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
Manhattan prosecutor returns 3 ancient sculptures to LebanonThree ancient sculptures are being returned to their rightful owners in Lebanon as the Manhattan district attorney forms a new antiquities trafficking unit
The Associated Press4 hours ago
FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2014, file photo, U.S. Navy Adm. William McRaven addresses the Texas Board of Regents in Austin, Texas. University of Texas System Chancellor William McRaven, the former head of U.S. Special Operations Command who directed the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden, plans to leave the school in May,  citing non-serious health concerns.  McRaven informed the system's Board of Regents of his decision during a meeting Friday, Dec. 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
Military hero McRaven leaving post as Texas chancellorUniversity of Texas System Chancellor William McRaven says he will leave the school in May, citing unspecified health issues as a factor
The Associated Press4 hours ago
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