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Stephanie Moyer via AP, File
October 24, 2018 - 12:51 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A small Pennsylvania county will pay nearly $5 million to the family of a teenager who collapsed and died after four days of heroin withdrawal in jail. The family's lawyer said jail staff ignored her dire medical needs for days and then lied about it. Victoria "Tori" Herr, 18,...
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Kristen Johanson
October 24, 2018 - 12:40 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The work of figuring out who sent a string of suspicious devices to Democratic leaders now begins. Investigators first try to determine what kind of threat the mechanisms may pose, says a former top homeland security advisor, Jack Tamarchio, who worked under former...
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Evan Vucci/AP Photo
October 24, 2018 - 12:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal immigration and health officials were blindsided by President Donald Trump's "zero tolerance" policy on migrants crossing the southwest border, triggering a cascade of problems as agencies struggled with the fallout from family separations, congressional investigators said...
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Gillian Flaccus/AP Photo
October 24, 2018 - 11:52 am
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Police dogs have always helped their human counterparts through their eyes and nose, and now some of the dogs are getting their own backup — cameras that transmit live video. The devices generally attach to dogs' backs on a vest and transmit video to a handler watching from a...
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Pipe bombs target Democrats
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October 24, 2018 - 9:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A sudden wave of pipe bombs targeting Hillary Clinton, former President Barack Obama, other prominent Democrats and CNN was thwarted without physical harm, but an anxiety-filled day on Wednesday deepened political tensions and fears two weeks before national midterm elections...
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Americans spend more than $70 billion on lottery tickets each year. But if you ever won, do you know what your options are?
October 24, 2018 - 6:39 am
By Faith Karimi, CNN (CNN) -- The Mega Millions winning numbers are out and a single lucky ticket holder in South Carolina can claim the largest jackpot ever offered -- an estimated $1.6 billion with a one-time cash option of $913 million. The magic numbers drawn Tuesday night were 5, 28, 62, 65,...
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October 23, 2018 - 10:30 pm
CNN) -- US President Donald Trump has pointed to a massive caravan of migrants trekking north through Mexico as a major issue in the upcoming midterm elections. But when Election Day rolls around, on November 6, the caravan could still be somewhere in the middle of Mexico, given the group's current...
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Jacquelyn Martin/AP Photo
October 23, 2018 - 7:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Melania Trump invited sixth graders to the White House on Tuesday to watch a movie about kindness as part of her anti-bullying campaign — even as her office pushed back against one of the first lady's own critics on Twitter. Earlier in the day, Andy Lassner, the...
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FILE - This undated identification file photo shows former Western Connecticut State University student Adam Lanza, who authorities said opened fire inside the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., in 2012.
AP Photo/Western Connecticut State University, File
October 23, 2018 - 1:56 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Police must release disturbing writings and other belongings of the Newtown school shooter to the public because they are not exempt from the state's open record laws, the Connecticut Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. The justices issued a 5-0 decision in favor of The Hartford...
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Specialist Matthew Grenier works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018.
AP Photo/Richard Drew
October 23, 2018 - 1:43 pm
(AP) — U.S. stocks slumped broadly on Wall Street Tuesday, sending the Dow Jones Industrial Average down 200 points and extending the market's recent string of losses. The latest selling came as investors grew unsettled by slowing economic growth in China and the growing costs of President Donald...
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