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Emergency crews respond to Marshall County High School after a fatal school shooting Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, in Benton, Ky. Authorities said a shooting suspect was in custody. (Ryan Hermens/The Paducah Sun via AP)
January 23, 2018 - 7:34 pm
BENTON, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on a fatal shooting at a Kentucky high school (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Police have released the names of the two students killed in a shooting at a Kentucky high school. Kentucky State Police Commissioner Richard Sanders on Tuesday evening identified the dead...
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FILE- This Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, photo shows a Taco Bell sign at a restaurant in Hialeah, Fla. Police say a fast-food worker upset at having to work a morning shift threw a hot burrito at his Taco Bell supervisor on Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, in Spartanburg, S.C. Police say the worker didn't stop there, adding they were told he took off his headset, broke it on his knee and "stormed out." (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)
January 23, 2018 - 7:26 pm
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Police say a fast-food worker upset at having to work a morning shift has given new meaning to a burrito to go, slinging a hot one at his Taco Bell supervisor. Police in South Carolina say officers were called to the Spartanburg eatery Monday, where a supervisor reported...
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Beach goers ingnore the beach closure signs posted at Monterey State Beach Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, after sewage spilled into Monterey Bay in Monterey, Calif. Nearly 5 million gallons of sewage spilled into the ocean in Monterey County after a filter at a water treatment plant got clogged and the computer system failed to sound an alarm, an official said Monday. The spill at the facility in the city of Marina started Friday night and an operator stopped it about eight hours later on Saturday morning. (Vern Fisher/Monterey Herald via AP)
January 23, 2018 - 7:16 pm
MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — Eight beaches on California's Central Coast reopened after nearly 5 million gallons of sewage spilled into the ocean over the weekend, official said Tuesday. The beaches south of San Francisco that are popular with surfers and day visitors opened Monday after lab tests...
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FILE - In this March 20, 2013 file photo, Rep. Patrick Meehan, R-Pa. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. House Speaker Paul Ryan ordered an Ethics Committee investigation Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, after the New York Times reported that Meehan used taxpayer money to settle a complaint that stemmed from his hostility toward a former aide who rejected his romantic overtures. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
January 23, 2018 - 6:45 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Republican congressman from Pennsylvania who settled a former aide's sexual harassment complaint with taxpayer money said Tuesday that he developed a deep affection for her and reacted badly when she began dating another man, but never harassed her or pursued a romantic...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, file photo, Jerome Powell, President Donald Trump's nominee for chairman of the Federal Reserve, testifies during a Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. On Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, the Senate Banking Committee voted for a second time to approve Powell to be the next chairman of the Federal Reserve. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
January 23, 2018 - 6:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Tuesday approved President Donald Trump's selection of Jerome Powell to be the next chairman of the Federal Reserve beginning next month. Senators voted 84-13 to confirm Powell to lead the nation's central bank, a post that is considered the most powerful economic...
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Bill Cosby performs comedy at the LaRose Jazz Club in Philadelphia on Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. It was his first public performance since his last tour ended amid protests in May 2015. Cosby has denied allegations from about 60 women that he drugged and molested them over five decades. He faces an April retrial in the only case to lead to criminal charges. (AP Photo/Michael R. Sisak)
January 23, 2018 - 6:25 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby is suddenly out and about in his hometown of Philadelphia in what legal experts say appears to be an effort by the comedian to rebuild his good-guy image ahead of his retrial on sexual assault charges in the spring. In the past two weeks, the 80-year-old Cosby emerged...
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FILE- In this Jan. 16, 2018, file photo, former family friend to the Nassar family, and babysitter to Nassar's children Kyle Stephens, right, addresses Larry Nassar during the first day of the victim impact statements addressing the former sports medicine doctor in Lansing, Mich. Behind Stephens is her mother, and Asst. Prosecutor Angela Povilaitis, center. (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP, File)
January 23, 2018 - 6:24 pm
Almost 160 women and girls are coming forward in a Michigan courtroom to confront Larry Nassar, the former sports doctor who molested them under the guise of medical treatment. Their victim statements are coming during an extraordinary sentencing hearing for Nassar, who has admitted sexually...
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FILE - In this July 26, 2017 file photo, Garrison Keillor, creator and former host of, "A Prairie Home Companion," talks at his St. Paul, Minn., office. Minnesota Public Radio provided additional details of allegations of sexual harassment against Keillor on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, saying his alleged conduct went well beyond his account of an accidental touch of a woman's bare back. MPR said in a statement that Keillor was accused by a woman who worked on his "A Prairie Home Companion" radio show of dozens of sexually inappropriate incidents over several years, including requests for sexual contact and explicit sexual communications and touching. (AP Photo/Jeff Baenen, File)
January 23, 2018 - 6:09 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Public Radio provided additional details of allegations of sexual harassment against humorist Garrison Keillor on Tuesday, saying his alleged conduct went well beyond his account in November of accidentally touching a woman's bare back. MPR said in a statement that...
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FILE - In this July 14, 2017, file photo, French President Emmanuel Macron, right, and U.S. President Donald Trump attending the traditional Bastille Day military parade on the Champs Elysees, in Paris. Trump is expected to invite Macron to the U.S. on the first state visit of the Trump administration. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
January 23, 2018 - 5:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will invite French President Emmanuel Macron on the first state visit of the Trump administration, the White House confirmed Tuesday. Trump is the first U.S. president in decades to wrap up his opening year without offering a counterpart the honor of a state...
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