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January 26, 2019 - 8:52 am
By HOWARD FENDRICH , AP Tennis Writer MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — So close to victory, Naomi Osaka suddenly was letting the Australian Open final slip away. Three championship points? Gone. A sizable lead? Soon all gone, too. She was playing poorly. She yelled at herself. Slammed a ball. Tugged at...
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January 25, 2019 - 2:34 pm
By ANDREW TAYLOR, ALAN FRAM and CATHERINE LUCEY , Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Yielding to mounting pressure and growing disruption, President Donald Trump and congressional leaders on Friday reached a short-term deal to reopen the government for three weeks while negotiations continue over...
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January 25, 2019 - 10:20 am
By ERIC TUCKER , Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Paul Manafort will make his first court appearance in months on Friday as prosecutors and defense lawyers argue over whether the former Trump campaign chairman intentionally lied to investigators, including about sharing polling data with a...
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January 23, 2019 - 4:53 pm
By KEVIN FREKING, JILL COLVIN and MATTHEW DALY , Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — In a high-stakes case of dare and double-dare, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi served notice that President Donald Trump won't be allowed to deliver his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on...
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January 23, 2019 - 4:48 pm
By MICHAEL BALSAMO , Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, will not testify before a House committee next month as scheduled, his adviser said Wednesday, depriving Democrats for now of a prime opportunity to scrutinize Trump, his links to Russia...
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January 22, 2019 - 4:01 pm
By MARK SHERMAN , Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — An unidentified foreign government is asking the Supreme Court to get involved in a case that may be part of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. The justices on Tuesday granted the government's request to file a censored...
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January 22, 2019 - 3:27 pm
By KEVIN McGILL , Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — In the legal equivalent of a Hail Mary pass, two New Orleans Saints season ticket holders have asked a judge to reverse the result of the NFC championship game that sent the Los Angeles Rams to the Super Bowl — or order a do-over. Tuesday's...
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January 22, 2019 - 3:15 pm
By LYNN ELBER , AP Television Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kaye Ballard, the boisterous comedian and singer who appeared in Broadway musicals and nightclubs from New York to Las Vegas and starred with Eve Arden in the 1960s TV sitcom "The Mothers-In-Law," has died. She was 93. Ballard died Monday...
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January 22, 2019 - 3:08 pm
GREAT NECK, N.Y. (AP) — Lots of kids in middle school end up losing their winter hats at school. And when that happens, it's usually no big deal. But if the hats cost a small fortune, it's a big deal. That's what's happening at a middle school in Great Neck, New York — where kids have been rocking...
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In this Oct. 9, 2018 photo, police office guards the main entrance to the Supreme Court in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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January 22, 2019 - 2:53 pm
By MARK SHERMAN , Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Tuesday it will take up its first gun rights case in nine years, a challenge to New York City's prohibition on carrying a licensed, locked and unloaded handgun outside the city limits. The court's decision to hear the...
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