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Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., second from right, boards a bus on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 26, 2017, heading to the White House with other Senators to get a briefing on North Korea. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
April 26, 2017 - 9:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration told lawmakers Wednesday it will apply economic and diplomatic pressure on North Korea to dismantle its nuclear weapons program, as an extraordinary White House briefing served to tamp down talk of military action against an unpredictable and increasingly...
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FILE - In this Dec. 21, 2016, file photo, real estate heir Robert Durst sits in a courtroom during a hearing in Los Angeles. A retired New York police detective says the missing wife of New York real estate heir Robert Durst once went to her neighbor's in pajamas and said her husband beat her and she feared he would kill her. James Varian testified Tuesday, April 25, 2017, that a neighbor reported Kathleen Durst had knocked on her Manhattan penthouse bedroom window for help. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, Pool, File)
April 26, 2017 - 9:19 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Hollywood producer testified Wednesday that a friend claimed to have impersonated the first wife of real estate heir Robert Durst in a telephone call that prosecutors say took place after the wife was dead. Lynda Obst, whose films include "Sleepless in Seattle" and "...
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DAY 26 - In this Feb. 14, 2017, file photo, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. watches as President Donald Trump signs House Joint Resolution 41, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
April 26, 2017 - 9:09 pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday: 1. WHAT'S IN TRUMP TAX PLAN President Donald Trump proposes dramatic tax cuts for U.S. businesses and individuals, outlining an overhaul his administration promises will spur economic growth...
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Troy Worden, left, president of the Young Republicans and their attorney Harmeet Dhillon, right, talk with the media during a press conference held by the Berkeley College Republicans in Sproul Plaza on the University of California, Berkeley campus in Berkeley, Calif., on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. The event was held to discuss the cancellation of speaker Ann Coulter's appearance on campus. (Dan Honda/East Bay Times via AP)
April 26, 2017 - 8:09 pm
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Ann Coulter said Wednesday that she was forced to cancel her speaking event Thursday at the University of California, Berkeley amid concerns of violence but might still "swing by to say hello" to all her supporters. Police and university officials said they were bracing for...
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Supporters of single-payer health care march to the Capitol, Wednesday, April 26, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. A bill, SB562, by Democratic State Senators Ricardo Lara and Toni Atkins, would substantially remake the health care system of the nation's most populous state by eliminating insurance companies and guaranteeing coverage for everyone. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
April 26, 2017 - 8:00 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California lawmakers' single-payer health care proposal (all times local): 5 p.m. A proposal to eliminate health insurance companies and guarantee government-funded health care for all California residents is moving forward. The Senate Health Committee voted...
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Pastors and church leaders from the Pastor Clusters of the Fresno/Clovis area meet outside Catholic Charities in Fresno, Calif., during a prayer walk vigil for the three victims of Tuesday's shooting, on Thursday, April 20, 2017. David Jackson, 58, who was one of alleged victims of Kori Ali Muhammad, was shot and killed outside Catholic Charities. Mark Gassett, 37, had just picked up groceries at a Catholic Charities building when Muhammad shot him in the chest, and fired twice more after he fell to make sure he was dead. (Craig Kohlruss/The Fresno Bee via AP)
April 26, 2017 - 7:59 pm
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The black suspect in a racially motivated shooting rampage in Fresno was charged Wednesday with three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of white men he targeted randomly on the street, prosecutors said. The charges come just over a week after Kori Ali Muhammad was...
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FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2011 file photo, Ann Coulter waves to the audience after speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington. The University of California, Berkeley says it's preparing for possible violence on campus whether Coulter comes to speak or not. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
April 26, 2017 - 7:54 pm
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on Ann Coulter's appearance at UC Berkeley (all times local): 3:55 p.m. Police at UC Berkeley say they are preparing to deploy a "highly visible" presence of officers on campus, despite the cancellation of Ann Coulter's speech on Thursday. Capt. Alex Yao of the...
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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, right, joined by National Economic Director Gary Cohn, center, and White House press secretary Sean Spicer speaks in the briefing room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. President Donald Trump is proposing dramatically reducing the taxes paid by corporations big and small in an overhaul his administration says will spur economic growth and bring jobs and prosperity to the middle class. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
April 26, 2017 - 7:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's team boasted Wednesday that its tax-cut plan would lighten Americans' financial burdens, ignite economic growth and vastly simplify tax filing. Yet the proposal so far remains short of vital details, including how it would be paid for. And based on the few...
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FILE - In this combination photo, Jason Derulo, left, and Demi Lovato appear at the iHeartRadio Music Awards on March 5, 2017, in Inglewood, Calif. YouTube is launching a new music competition series for emerging artists featuring Derulo, Lovato and The Backstreet Boys. Ryan Seacrest Productions and Endemol Shine North America announced Wednesday that “Best.Cover.Ever” will debut on YouTube later this year. (Photos by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
April 26, 2017 - 6:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — YouTube is launching a new music competition series for emerging artists featuring Backstreet Boys, Demi Lovato and Jason Derulo. Ryan Seacrest Productions and Endemol Shine North America announced Wednesday that "Best.Cover.Ever" will debut on YouTube later this year. Ludacris will...
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In this April 19, 2017 photo, Bart Bartholomew, right, who in 1992 was photographing the riots that erupted in Los Angeles after the acquittal of police officers in the Rodney King beating trial, stands with Tim Goldman, a videographer who helped Bartholomew escape when the crowd they were both covering turned violent, on 71st Street east of Normandie in South Los Angeles. “Bart credited me with saving his life, but I didn’t look at it that way,” he says with a chuckle. “I just helped him get out of there.” The Air Force pilot had recently returned to his childhood home after leaving the military. He was hoping he might land a job in Los Angeles with a major airline and was waiting for a call back from United Airlines after a promising interview. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
April 26, 2017 - 6:44 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dee Young remembers April 29, 1992, the way most Americans of a certain age recall Sept. 11 — it's indelibly etched in his memory as the day his world and that of thousands of others changed forever. The 27-year-old tow-truck driver had stopped for a hamburger at a popular South...
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