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Submarine

Argentine Navy Loses Contact with Submarine Carrying 44

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's Navy said Friday it has lost contact with a submarine off the country's southern coast and has mounted an extensive search. The Navy said that communications were lost Wednesday...
Convictions Thrown Out

15 Convictions Linked to Corrupt Chicago Cop are Thrown Out

CHICAGO (AP) — One by one, the men told the same story: A Chicago police officer would demand money from them. And if they didn't pay, they would find themselves in handcuffs with drugs...
Venus Williams

Goods Worth $400K Stolen from Venus Williams’ Florida Home

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Burglars hit tennis star Venus Williams' Florida home, stealing $400,000 worth of goods while she was at the U.S. Open, police said Thursday. The burglary happened between Sept. 1 and...
Jesse Jackson

Rev Jesse Jackson Discloses Parkinson’s Disease Diagnosis

CHICAGO (AP) — The Rev. Jesse Jackson disclosed publicly Friday that he has been seeking outpatient care for two years for Parkinson's disease and plans to "dedicate" himself to physical therapy. In a Friday letter...
Pennsylvania State Police

Pennsylvania State Police in Court to Quash Grand Jury on Shootings by Troopers

EASTON, Pa. (AP) — Lawyers for Pennsylvania State Police are squaring off against a district attorney in court over a grand jury investigation that state police want to shut down. State police argue the grand...
Steve Harvey

Steve Harvey to Ring in 2018 With a Special Fox Telecast

NEW YORK (AP) — Move over ABC, CNN and all the other networks planning to ring in the New Year. This year Steve Harvey will be hosting his own brand of New Year's revelry...
Zimbabwe

US Calls for Return to Civilian Government in Zimbabwe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called Friday for a return to civilian rule in Zimbabwe, saying the country has a chance to put itself on a "new path" amid signs longtime...
NCAA South Carolina Champs

Trump to Host NCAA Champs, But South Carolina Women’s Championship Team Decline Invite

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will host college sports championship teams at the White House on Friday, although the South Carolina women's basketball team declined the invitation. The White House says 18 NCAA teams...
Elephant Trophies

Trump Reverses Ban on Importing Elephants Killed as Trophies

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said it will allow the importation of body parts from African elephants shot for sport, contending that encouraging wealthy big-game hunters to kill them will aid the vulnerable...
Old Rape Case

‘God is so Good’ Says Man Freed After 5 Decades in Prison

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A 65-year-old man who was arrested at 19 and sentenced to life without parole walked out of prison on Wednesday, saying "God is so good" after his rape conviction...
African-American Historical Sites

Fund Set up to Preserve African-American Historical Sites

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new $25 million fund is being set up through the National Trust for Historic Preservation to help ensure that historical sites important to African-American history are no longer endangered. The African-American...
GOP Tax Bill

House OKs GOP Tax Bill in Trump Win; Senate Fate Less Clear

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans rammed a near $1.5 trillion package overhauling corporate and personal taxes through the House on Thursday, edging President Donald Trump and the GOP toward their first big legislative triumph in...
Al Frankin

Radio Anchor Says Minnesota Sen. Al Franken Groped, Kissed her Without Consent

WASHINGTON (AP) — Minnesota Sen. Al Franken apologized Thursday and faced a likely Senate ethics investigation after a Los Angeles radio anchor accused him of forcibly kissing her during a 2006 USO tour. Fellow...
Punched by Officer

Charges Dropped Against Man Seen Punched by Officer in Video

CLEVELAND (AP) — A judge has dismissed all charges against an unarmed black motorist who was punched by a white police officer more than a dozen times during a traffic stop outside Cleveland. Richard Hubbard...
Obama Health Mandate

Obama Health Mandate Now Target of GOP in Big Tax Bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama health care law's requirement that Americans get insurance coverage is now pinned as a target of Republican lawmakers, as they look to end the individual mandate to help pay...
Life Sentence for Rape

His Life Sentence for Rape Overturned, Louisiana Man to be Freed

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — It has been nearly 50 years since a Louisiana man was sentenced to life in prison in the kidnapping and rape of a nurse, but after a judge overturned...
Meek Mill

Meek Mill’s Lawyers Ask Judge to Step Down Before Appeal

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A lawyer for Meek Mill is asking a Philadelphia judge to recuse herself before he appeals the rapper's sentence of two to four years in prison. Common Pleas Judge Genece Brinkley sentenced...
Eric Reid, Marquise Goodwin

Papa John’s Apologizes for Criticizing NFL Anthem Protests

Papa John's Pizza apologized Tuesday night for comments made by CEO John Schnatter blaming sluggish pizza sales on NFL players kneeling during the national anthem. The Louisville, Kentucky-based company is a major NFL sponsor and...
UCLA Players

Three UCLA Players Face Punishment at Home After China Incident

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three UCLA basketball players detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting returned home, where they may be disciplined by the school as a result of the international scandal. Freshmen LiAngelo Ball,...
Impeachment Articles

House Dems Introduce Impeachment Articles Against Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — A half-dozen Democrats on Wednesday introduced articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, accusing him of obstruction of justice and other offenses, in a long-shot effort that stands little chance in...
Tracee Ellis Ross

Tracee Ellis Ross to Host the American Music Awards

NEW YORK (AP) — Tracee Ellis Ross will be close by when her mom, Diana Ross, is honored at Sunday's American Music Awards because she'll be hosting the show. The "black-ish" actress says she's excited...

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