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Philadelphia 76ers general manager Elton Brand

The man tasked with helping the 76ers finish The Process they started earlier this decade believes a personal touch can help Philadelphia take the final steps from joke to juggernaut. Read more about GM Elton Brand here.Read more

A white Pennsylvania teacher who was captured on video calling a black parent a racist slur following a fender bender has resigned. Read more here.Read more

The ACLU is suing SEPTA for a policy on advertising that it says is so broad that it violates the First Amendment.

Lawyers for the ACLU want a federal appeals court panel to overturn a ruling allowing SEPTA to refuse to run ads about the group's stories on racial disparities in mortgage lending. Read more here.Read more

Google logo at a gadgets show in Paris

By Rachel Lerman and Matt O'Brien, AP Technology Writers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google said it has achieved a breakthrough in quantum computing research, saying an experimental quantum processor has completed a calculation in just a few minutes that would take a traditional...Read more

House Republicans gather for a news conference after Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Laura Cooper arrived for a closed door meeting to testify as part of the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019.

Republicans have disrupted a closed-door deposition with a Defense Department official who was scheduled to answer questions as part of the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.Read more

Lev Parnas, left, and Igor Fruman were arraigned Wednesday, Oct. 23, on charges they conspired to make illegal contributions to political committees supporting President Donald Trump and other Republicans.

Two associates of Rudy Giuliani pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges they used straw donors to make illegal campaign contributions to politicians and committees to advance their business interests. Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman were arraigned in federal court in Manhattan in a case that's cast a...Read more

Turkish soldiers, right, and Turkey-backed opposition fighters stand atop a building next to their flags in Syrian town of Ras al Ayn, northeastern Syria, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019.

President Donald Trump said Wednesday he will lift sanctions on Turkey after the NATO ally agreed to permanently stop fighting Kurdish forces in Syria and he defended his decision to withdraw American troops, saying the U.S. should not be the world's policeman.Read more

A least tern checks her two eggs on the beach in Gulfport, Miss.

By Seth Borenstein, AP Science Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) — After 34 years on the endangered species list, a tiny Midwestern bird is ready to fly free of federal protection.

Once diminished by hunting for feathers for hats and hurt by the damming of major rivers like...Read more

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg claps after listening to students sing opera at Amherst College in Amherst, Mass.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the winner of this year's $1 million Berggruen Prize for philosophy and culture. The award announced Wednesday by the Los Angeles-based Berggruen Institute honors Ginsburg for her pioneering legal work for gender equality and her support for the rule...Read more

View of a truck, seen in rear, that was found to contain a large number of dead bodies, in Thurrock, South England, early Wednesday Oct. 23, 2019.

Police in southeastern England said 39 people were found dead Wednesday inside a large cargo truck believed to have come from Bulgaria. The truck, which is said to have entered Britain via the Welsh port of Holyhead on Saturday, was found by ambulance workers at Waterglade Industrial Park in...Read more