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15 Feb 19
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NEW YORK (AP) — Right-hander Luis Severino avoided an arbitration hearing with the New York Yankees, agreeing Friday to a $40 million, four-year contract. Severino’s deal includes a team option for 2023 that could make the agreement worth $52.25 million for five seasons. If the option is not exercised, Severino would be eligible for free […]

15 Feb 19
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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The union representing teachers in Oakland, California, says it will make an announcement Saturday about a potential strike, a day after a neutral fact-finding report was to be issued. The Oakland teachers’ union could announce Saturday whether its 7,000 members will strike after negotiating with the Oakland Unified School District for […]

15 Feb 19
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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The union representing teachers in Oakland, California, says it will make an announcement Saturday about a potential strike, a day after a neutral fact-finding report was to be issued. The Oakland teachers’ union could announce Saturday whether its 7,000 members will strike after negotiating with the Oakland Unified School District for […]

15 Feb 19
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CHICAGO (AP) — Attorney Gloria Allred told The Associated Press Friday she has contacted law enforcement about concerns one of her clients may be the person in a VHS tape recently given to Chicago prosecutors that purportedly shows R&B star R. Kelly having sex with an underage girl. Allred, who represents multiple R. Kelly accusers, […]

15 Feb 19
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on NBA All-Star Weekend (all times local): 5:35 p.m. Chris Webber, Bill Fitch, Marques Johnson, Sidney Moncrief, Bobby Jones, Jack Sikma, Eddie Sutton, Ben Wallace and Teresa Weatherspoon are among the 13 finalists for enshrinement later this year into the Basketball Hall of Fame. Webber, part of Michigan’s Fab […]

15 Feb 19
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CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. government is leading an ambitious effort to develop ways to recycle lithium-ion batteries in cars , cellphones and other sources to ensure a reliable and affordable supply of metals crucial to battery production. The Energy Department announced a $15-billion, three-year research and development project at the Argonne National Laboratory outside […]

15 Feb 19
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CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. government is leading an ambitious effort to develop ways to recycle lithium-ion batteries in cars , cellphones and other sources to ensure a reliable and affordable supply of metals crucial to battery production. The Energy Department announced a $15-billion, three-year research and development project at the Argonne National Laboratory outside […]

15 Feb 19
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AURORA, Ill. (AP) — At least one person was killed and four police officers wounded when a shooter opened fire at an industrial park in Aurora, Illinois, officials said Friday. Kane County Coroner Chris Nelson confirmed one person was killed. City spokesman Clayton Muhammad said four officers were wounded and in stable condition, but did […]

15 Feb 19
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DALLAS (AP) — Major U.S. airlines say they will soon change their ticketing process to give passengers the option of identifying themselves as other than male or female. The gender option on airline sites will soon include choices such “undisclosed” or “unspecified.” There could also be the optional title of “Mx.” The airlines say they […]

15 Feb 19
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The U.S. government has suddenly stopped force-feeding a group of men on a hunger strike inside an El Paso immigration detention center, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said. The dramatic reversal came Thursday as public pressure was mounting on ICE to halt the practice, which involves feeding detainees through nasal tubes against their will. Last […]

15 Feb 19
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Mel Watt, the former director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, misused his position when he attempted to coerce a female employee of the agency to engage in a personal relationship with him, according to a report from the agency’s inspector general. The report finds that Watt, who stepped down as director […]

15 Feb 19
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Mel Watt, the former director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, misused his position when he attempted to coerce a female employee of the agency to engage in a personal relationship with him, according to a report from the agency’s inspector general. The report finds that Watt, who stepped down as director […]

15 Feb 19
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NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump‘s inaugural committee received a sweeping request for financial records this week from prosecutors in New Jersey, the second subpoena the group has received in as many weeks as its fundraising and spending draws mounting scrutiny. The committee said Friday that it is in contact with the New Jersey […]

15 Feb 19
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AURORA, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a business in Aurora, Illinois (all times local): 3:50 p.m. A city spokesman says four police officers were wounded in a shooting at a business in suburban Chicago. Clayton Muhammad, the director of communications for the city of Aurora, told ABC7 that the officers are […]

15 Feb 19
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AURORA, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a business in Aurora, Illinois (all times local): 3:50 p.m. A city spokesman says four police officers were wounded in a shooting at a business in suburban Chicago. Clayton Muhammad, the director of communications for the city of Aurora, told ABC7 that the officers are […]

15 Feb 19
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KANO, Nigeria (AP) — As Nigerians prepared to vote for president on Saturday, Sister Meg Odeh looked up from a selection of pineapples laid out at a fume-choked roadside market and considered the fate of her country. She ticked off the sprawling problems facing Africa’s most populous nation: insecurity, poverty, corruption. “I’m just praying for […]