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This image released Wednesday, April 10, 2019, by Event Horizon Telescope shows a black hole. Scientists revealed the first image ever made of a black hole after assembling data gathered by a network of radio telescopes around the world.
Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration/Maunakea Observatories via AP
April 12, 2019 - 10:37 am
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — A language professor has given a Hawaiian name — Powehi — to the black hole depicted in an image produced in a landmark experiment. University of Hawaii-Hilo Hawaiian Professor Larry Kimura named the cosmic object, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Thursday. The world's...
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In this Oct. 17, 2016, photo, attorney Gregory Craig arrives at U.S. District Court in Washington.
AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais
April 11, 2019 - 9:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Obama White House counsel Greg Craig was indicted Thursday on charges of making false statements and concealing information in a federal foreign lobbying investigation that intersected with the Russia probe. Craig, 74, was charged in a two-count indictment that accuses him...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by her wife Jessica Kibodeaux shows Lindsey Muller and her dog Emma, hiking in the Cheyenne Mountains west of Fort Carson, Colo.
Jessica Kibodeaux via AP, File
April 11, 2019 - 8:42 pm
By Julie Watson and David Crary SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Trump administration regulation set to go into effect Friday bars transgender people from the military unless they "correct those deficiencies," a description the American Medical Association said Thursday is unfair and defies science. The AMA told...
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AP Photo/Evan Vucci
April 11, 2019 - 8:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump seemed gratified Thursday that his attorney general has endorsed a key talking point of the president's supporters: that there was spying on Trump's 2016 campaign. But Trump went a step beyond Attorney General William Barr, accusing the government of...
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Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson signs a bill into law that replaces two statues in a U.S. Capitol display with statues of civil rights leader Daisy Bates and country musician Johnny Cash, Thursday, April 11, 2019, in Little Rock, Ark. The governor was joined
AP Photo/Hannah Grabenstein
April 11, 2019 - 7:55 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Statues of civil rights leader Daisy Bates and country singer Johnny Cash — two of Arkansas' most celebrated icons — are headed to Washington, D.C., to represent the state in a U.S. Capitol display. Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday signed into law a bill that will swap out...
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FILE - In this March 26, 2019, file photo, actor Jussie Smollett smiles and waves to supporters before leaving Cook County Court after his charges were dropped in Chicago. A deadline is looming for Smollett to pay over $130,000 to Chicago to cover part of
Paul Beaty/AP Photo, File
April 11, 2019 - 7:11 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago filed a lawsuit against Jussie Smollett on Thursday in a bid to recoup the costs of investigating a racist, anti-gay attack that authorities say was orchestrated by the "Empire" actor as a publicity stunt. The 12-page civil lawsuit , filed in Cook County court, is the latest...
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Holden Matthews
Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal via AP
April 11, 2019 - 5:17 pm
OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) — The suspect in a string of fires that destroyed three black churches in rural Louisiana is the white son of a sheriff's deputy whose father helped arrange for his arrest, authorities said Thursday. Holden Matthews, 21, was jailed without bail on arson charges in connection...
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Maryanne Trump Barry
Julie Jacobson/AP, file
April 11, 2019 - 2:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's sister has retired as a federal appellate judge in Philadelphia, ending a civil misconduct inquiry launched after a report that she participated in Trump family schemes to dodge taxes. The retirement of Maryanne Trump Barry was revealed in an April 1 order...
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Carnival Corp.
Becky Bohrer/AP, file
April 11, 2019 - 1:57 pm
MIAMI (AP) — A federal judge has threatened to temporarily block Carnival Corp. from docking cruise ships at ports in the United States as punishment for a possible probation violation. The Miami Herald reports U.S. District Judge Patricia Seitz said Wednesday that she'll make a decision in June,...
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The Grand Jury Indictment against Julian Assange, released by the U.S. Department of Justice, Thursday, April 11, 2019, is photographed in Washington.
Wayne Partlow/AP Photo
April 11, 2019 - 1:35 pm
By Jonathan Lemire and Eric Tucker, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a far cry from "I love WikiLeaks!" President Donald Trump declared on Thursday that "I know nothing about WikiLeaks" after its disheveled founder Julian Assange was hauled out of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London to face...
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