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Florida Senator Marco Rubio Says Sanctions In Store for 13 Venezuelan Officials Ahead of...

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say the Trump administration is poised to hit Venezuela with new sanctions amid widespread unrest ahead of weekend elections that would lead to a rewrite of the country's constitution. The...

Senate Health Care Debate Could Be Suspenseful and Raucous

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate's days-long debate on health care features a dynamic that's relatively rare on Capitol Hill. Genuine suspense. Debate kicked off Tuesday without an obvious endgame. Several Republicans voted to start debate but...

South Sudan Sexual Violence On ‘Massive Scale,’ Report Says

WAU, South Sudan (AP) — It's been five months since the shy, frail 13-year-old was snatched from his bed, drugged and raped in the middle of the night. The boy hasn't been able to...

Wisconsin Company Offers to Microchip Employees Raising Privacy Concerns 

A Wisconsin company is offering to microchip its employees, enabling them to open doors, log onto their computers and purchase break-room snacks with a simple swipe of the hand. Three Square Market, also known as...

Taraji P. Henson Will Host BET Ceremony Honoring Issa Rae, Other Black Female Movers...

NEW YORK (AP) — Taraji P. Henson will host BET's 2017 Black Girls Rock Awards honoring "Insecure" creator and star Issa Rae and others. BET said the Oscar nominee and "Empire" actress will host the...

Federal Prosecutors Allege Chinese Billionaire Used Bribes to Build Legacy

NEW YORK (AP) — A prosecutor says a Chinese billionaire bribed two United Nations ambassadors so he could make a U.N. conference center in China the "Geneva of Asia." Assistant U.S. Attorney Janis Echenberg (EHK'-ehn-burg)...

Trump Bars Transgender Individuals From US Armed Forces

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is barring transgender people from serving in the military "in any capacity," citing "tremendous medical costs and disruption." Trump's announcement Wednesday morning on Twitter did not say what would...

Nigeria Releases New Photo of Ailing President Hoping to Allay Nation’s Fears

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's government has released a photo of President Muhammadu Buhari more than two months after he left for London for medical treatment amid growing health concerns. The photo released Sunday is...

No. 2 Justice Department Official Tells NAACP Conference Citizens Have a ‘Special Obligation’ to...

BALTIMORE (AP) — Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told the nation's oldest civil rights organization on Tuesday that building public confidence in law enforcement "is one of our great challenges." He said police...

New Study Seeks to Determine If Reminiscing Can Slow Early Memory Loss In Black...

Sharon Steen dons her tennis shoes and, with two fellow seniors, walks streets that in her youth were a vibrant center of the African-American community in Portland, Ore. Wasn't this the corner where an...

Trump Speaks with Advisers About Firing Sessions, Calls His Position ‘Weak’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has spoken with advisers about firing Attorney General Jeff Sessions, officials say, and launched a fresh Twitter tirade Tuesday against the man who was the first U.S. senator...

Ailing McCain, Pence Help GOP Win Crucial Round in Fight To Repeal Obamacare

WASHINGTON (AP) — With Vice President Mike Pence breaking a 50-50 tie, the Senate voted by a hair Tuesday to start debating Republican legislation to tear down much of the Obama health care law....

Texas Deaths Merely the Latest In a Litany of Legal Woes for Iowa Trucking...

SCHALLER, Iowa (AP) — The small, family-owned Iowa trucking company linked to the deadly case of immigrant smuggling in Texas has a history of safety and tax violations and financial problems, public records show. Pyle...

Publishing House Pulls Book by Nelson Mandela’s Doctor After Complaints from Icon’s Family

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African media say a publisher withdrew a book that documents Nelson Mandela's medical treatments following complaints that the book violates doctor-patient confidentiality. Nkosi Mandela, a grandson of the late anti-apartheid leader,...

Calif. Judge to Rule Soon On Whether to Reverse Death Certificate of ‘Brain-Dead’ Girl

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — More than three years after a coroner declared a teenage girl dead, a Northern California judge is expected to soon decide whether to revoke her death certificate. In court documents filed...

Another Officer Gets Away with Killing an Unarmed Black Motorist As Cincinnati Judge Dismisses...

CINCINNATI (AP) — A judge in Cincinnati on Monday dismissed the charges against a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed Black motorist during a traffic stop, after a county prosecutor declined to...

Cuba’s Diplomatic Public Face with the US is Leaving to be Ambassador to Canada

HAVANA (AP) — The public face of Cuba's diplomatic opening with the United States is leaving her post to become ambassador to Canada, officials said Sunday. Josefina Vidal was sworn in to her new role...

More Than 90 Hospitalized, Many for Severe Intoxication, During Concert Featuring Chance the Rapper

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — More than 90 people were hospitalized during a concert Friday night in Connecticut featuring Chance the Rapper, Kyle, PnB Rock and ANoyd, authorities said. Many were taken to hospitals for excessive drinking. Hartford...

Madame Tussauds Adjusts ‘Styling and Lighting’ of Beyoncé Figure After Fans Complain It’s Too...

NEW YORK (AP) — A wax figure of Beyoncé at Madame Tussauds in New York has been given a makeover after fans of the megastar said the figure was too white. The wax Beyoncé sported...

Fla. State Attorney: Not Enough Evidence to Charge Michael Irvin with Sexual Assault

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Former Dallas Cowboys star Michael Irvin will not be charged with sexual assault after Florida prosecutors said Monday that hotel video and other evidence aren't sufficient to prove his...

Book by Nelson Mandela’s Doctor Has Family Members In Uproar

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A new book by a former South African military doctor that documents Nelson Mandela's medical treatments before his 2013 death violates doctor-patient confidentiality, according to some relatives of the anti-apartheid leader...

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