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February 19, 2020 - 3:08 pm
ROME (AP) — The captain of a Lebanese-flagged cargo ship was arrested Wednesday in northern Italy for investigation of suspected arms trafficking between Turkey and Libya, an Italian prosecutor said. The captain of the cargo ship berthed in the port city of Genoa is under investigation for...
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Judith Negron is interviewed at her home in Hialeah, Fla., Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020. Negron was serving 35 years at a Florida prison for health care fraud, conspiracy and money laundering when she was released Tuesday after President Donald Trump commuted her sentence. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
February 19, 2020 - 2:42 pm
HIALEAH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman who got clemency from President Donald Trump while serving prison time for a $205 million Medicare fraud scam said Wednesday her case was brought to Trump's attention by a woman who herself got clemency at the urging of reality TV star Kim Kardashian West...
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FILE - In this June 4, 2009, file photo, former New York City police Commissioner Bernard Kerik stands outside the Federal Court in Washington. On Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, Kerik, who was New York City's police commissioner during the Sept. 11 attacks, said he started crying when President Donald Trump told him he was being pardoned for felony convictions that put him behind bars for three years. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
February 19, 2020 - 2:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's police commissioner during the Sept. 11 attacks said Wednesday he started crying when President Donald Trump pardoned him for felony convictions that put him behind bars for three years, aware he got a break other ex-convicts never see. Bernard Kerik said felony...
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FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 17, 2018 file photo, Bishop Ronald Gainer of the Harrisburg Diocese celebrates Mass at the Cathedral Church of Saint Patrick in Harrisburg, Pa. On wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, the Diocese of Harrisburg filed for bankruptcy, six months after disclosing it had paid millions of dollars to people sexually abused as children by its clerics. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
February 19, 2020 - 2:36 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, filed for bankruptcy Wednesday, six months after disclosing it had paid millions of dollars to people sexually abused as children by its clerics. The diocese joins at least 20 others across the United States in seeking...
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FILE - In this April 3, 2013 file photo, Washington Governor Jay Inslee speaks to workers in front of a Boeing 787 airplane during the grand opening of the new Boeing Everett Delivery Center in Everett, Wash. Washington state lawmakers announced Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020 that they will introduce bills, at Boeing Co.'s request, to suspend the company's preferential business and occupation tax rate until there's a final determination from World Trade Organization regarding a long-running trade dispute. (Genna Martin/The Herald via AP, File)
February 19, 2020 - 2:32 pm
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state lawmakers announced Wednesday they will introduce bills, at The Boeing Co.’s request, to suspend the aerospace giant's preferential business and occupation tax rate unless the United States and European Union reach an agreement on their long-running...
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FILE - This September, 2015, file image made from U.S. Border Patrol surveillance video shows a child crawling on the concrete floor near the bathroom area of a holding cell, and a woman and children wrapped in Mylar sheets at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection station in Douglas, Ariz. A U.S. judge in Arizona has issued a permanent order requiring the Border Patrol to provide clean mats and thin blankets to migrants within 12 hours of arriving at a facility. The order issued on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, applies to eight Border Patrol stations in Arizona following a lawsuit that claims the agency holds migrants in overcrowded, unsafe and inhumane conditions. (U.S. Border Patrol via AP, File)
February 19, 2020 - 1:58 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — A U.S. judge in Arizona sided Wednesday with migrants who have long-complained about inhumane and unsanitary conditions in some U.S. Border Patrol facilities in the state. The ruling came weeks after the conclusion of a seven-day trial in which attorneys for migrants who sued in 2015...
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Harvey Weinstein arrives at a Manhattan courthouse as jury deliberations continue in his rape trial, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
February 19, 2020 - 1:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jurors at Harvey Weinstein's rape trial spent much of their second day of deliberations Wednesday revisiting a former film and TV production assistant's allegation that he sexually assaulted her in July 2006. Jurors sent a note shortly after resuming deliberations for the day saying...
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FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2020, file photo trader Ashley Lara works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Wednesday, Feb. 19. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
February 19, 2020 - 1:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks shook off their latest virus-induced loss and returned to record heights Wednesday, with several familiar faces doing the heaviest lifting. Technology stocks helped lead the market higher, as they’ve been doing for years, and Apple rallied to recover most of its loss...
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FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2020, file photo Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell testifies before the Senate Banking Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. On Wednesday, Feb. 19, the Federal Reserve releases minutes from its January meeting. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
February 19, 2020 - 12:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve officials were mostly optimistic about the U.S. and global economies last month, though they noted the risk posed by China’s viral outbreak and said they were ready to keep their benchmark interest rate at its current low level in the coming months. Fed...
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February 19, 2020 - 12:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Washington publication The Hill issued a lengthy report on Wednesday finding fault with several articles by journalist John Solomon that it published last year and were used as discredited narratives by President Donald Trump and many of his supporters in their fight against...
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