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Michigan State University reached a $500 million settlement with hundreds of women and girls who say they were sexually assaulted by Nassar in the worst sex-abuse case in sports history.
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May 17, 2018 - 10:13 am
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University agreed to pay $500 million to settle claims from more than 300 women and girls who said they were assaulted by sports doctor Larry Nassar in the worst sex-abuse case in sports history, officials said. The deal announced Wednesday surpasses the $100...
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Federal regulators have approved the first nonopioid treatment to ease withdrawal symptoms from quitting opioids.
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May 17, 2018 - 10:02 am
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Federal regulators on Wednesday approved the first nonopioid treatment to ease withdrawal from quitting addictive opioids. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration expedited approval of Lucemyra to help combat the U.S. opioid epidemic. Two-thirds of drug overdose deaths in 2016...
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Giuliani’s decision to join President Donald Trump’s legal team could backfire on the former New York mayor if potential clients of his international consulting business view him as too erratic and go elsewhere for representation.
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May 17, 2018 - 7:48 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani is urging special counsel Robert Mueller's team to wrap up its investigation on the eve of the probe's one-year anniversary. Giuliani told Fox News Channel's Laura Ingraham on Wednesday that Mueller "has all the facts to make a...
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President Trump
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May 16, 2018 - 7:06 pm
By Jeremy Herb and Marshall Cohen (CNN) -- The Senate Judiciary Committee released thousands of pages of interviews Wednesday conducted with many participants at the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting, providing the deepest look yet at the meeting where Donald Trump Jr. was promised "dirt" on Hillary...
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Ian Bush
May 16, 2018 - 6:12 pm
WASHINGTON (KYW Newsradio) — A measure that would overturn the repeal of net neutrality has passed in the Senate, with three Republicans joining the entire Democratic caucus. While the House is likely to give it the thumbs-down, that might not matter much to its supporters in Congress. "We're going...
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Facebook believes its policing system is better at scrubbing graphic violence, gratuitous nudity and terrorist propaganda from its social network than it is at removing racist, sexist and other hateful remarks.
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May 15, 2018 - 3:49 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Getting rid of racist, sexist and other hateful remarks on Facebook is challenging for the company because computer programs have difficulties understanding the nuances of human language, the company said Tuesday. In a self-assessment, Facebook said its policing system is...
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American author and journalist Tom Wolfe, Jr.
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May 15, 2018 - 11:34 am
By Hillel Italie, AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Author Tom Wolfe, who chronicled everything from hippies to the space race before turning his sharp eye to fiction, has died. He was 87. Wolfe's agent Lynn Nesbit told The Associated Press that Wolfe died in a New York City hospital. Additional...
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This October 2017 photo shows the home of Patricia Deter in Leilani Estates
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May 15, 2018 - 10:33 am
By Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press HONOLULU (AP) — Patricia Deter moved from Oregon to Hawaii to be closer to her two daughters, but the Kilauea volcano burned down her home only a month after she bought it. Now Deter and others who have recently lost homes to the lava-spewing mountain...
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The White House says Melania Trump is hospitalized after undergoing a procedure to treat a benign kidney condition.
AP Photo/Susan Walsh
May 14, 2018 - 3:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Monday that Melania Trump was hospitalized after undergoing a procedure to treat a benign kidney condition. The first lady's spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, said the procedure was successful and that there were no complications. Grisham said Mrs. Trump is at...
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Set of different guns
Dreamstime
May 14, 2018 - 3:17 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gun control advocates are hailing New Jersey's release of near-real-time firearms trafficking data as a trailblazing use of federal information, but Second Amendment advocates and skeptical Republicans question whether the report amounts to a way around a federal limitation on...
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