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Ale from 1886 shipwreck yields new brew and conflictA bottle of ale from a 133-year-old shipwreck has fermented conflict among craft brewers in New York state
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Teachers and school personnel demonstrate outside the House of Delegates chamber at the West Virginia State Capitol in Charleston, W.Va. on the second day of a statewide strike by teachers and school personnel on Tuesday, February 20, 2019. (Craig Hudson/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP)
2-day teacher strike over in West Virginia: School to resumeUnions for West Virginia teachers declare end to two-day strike after lawmakers let a controversial education bill die; classes to resume Thursday
The Associated Press11 hours ago
FILE - This April 22, 2017 file photo shows For Rent signs in front of a house in Salem, Ore. A committee of the Oregon House of Representatives debated a bill that would make Oregon the first state to impose mandatory rent controls statewide. The committee on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, rejected proposed amendments that would make certain parts of the state exempt from the bill. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky, File)
Oregon on track to be 1st state with mandated rent controlsOregon is on track to becoming the first state to impose mandatory rent controls, with a measure establishing tenant protections moving through the Legislature
The Associated Press11 hours ago
FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2015, file photo, Kim Foxx, then a candidate for Cook County state's attorney, speaks at a news conference in Chicago. Foxx, Chicago's top prosecutor, recused herself Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, from the investigation into the attack reported by "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett shortly after police requested another interview with the actor.  (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)
'Empire' actor charged with making false police report'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett charged with making false report in Chicago attack
The Associated Press14 hours ago
FILE - This June 13, 2008 file photo shows R&B singer R. Kelly, arriving at 3the Cook County Criminal Court Building in Chicago. Attorney Michael Avenatti says he has new video evidence of singer R. Kelly having sex with an underage girl. Avenatti said Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, he has turned over the video to prosecutors in Chicago. Avenatti says the video is not the same evidence used in Kelly's 2008 trial, when he was acquitted on all charges of child pornography. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)
Lawyer likens R. Kelly to Beethoven to explain studio moveR. Kelly's lawyer says the R&B singer is moving out of his Chicago recording studio because a judge barred him from working there overnight as a result of building-code violations
The Associated Press15 hours ago
FILE - In this Monday, May 14, 2018 file photo, actor and singer Jussie Smollett attends the Fox Networks Group 2018 programming presentation after party at Wollman Rink in Central Park in New York. Smollett, who is black and gay, has said he was attacked by two masked men shouting racial and anti-gay slurs early Jan. 29, 2019. Chicago police said on Saturday, Feb. 16, "the trajectory of the investigation" into the reported attack on Smollett has shifted and they want to conduct another interview with the "Empire" actor. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
The Latest: Smollett's lawyers vow 'aggressive defense'Chicago police say 'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett has been charged with felony disorderly conduct for allegedly filing a false police report when he reported that he was attacked by two masked men last month
The Associated Press15 hours ago
FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2017, file photo, attorney Gadeir Abbas speaks during a news conference at the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) in Washington. The federal government has acknowledged that it shares its terrorist watchlist with more than 1,400 private entities, including hospitals and universities, prompting concerns from civil libertarians that those mistakenly placed on the list could face a wide variety of hassles in their daily lives. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
Muslim group seeks congressional probe on terror watchlistMuslim civil rights group calls for congressional investigation after its lawsuit revealed the federal government has shared access to parts of its terrorist watchlist to more than 1,400 private entities
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Eyana Spencer, principal at Manzanita Community School, left, and Katherine Carter, a principal at Oakland School of Language, look over their schedule for meeting with California lawmakers about Oakland school funding during a visit to the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. The principals are not striking but support better pay for teachers. Teachers in Oakland, Calif., prepared Wednesday to walk off the job in what could be the nation's latest strike over classroom conditions and pay. (AP Photo/Kathleen Ronayne)
Oakland teachers to walk off the job ThursdayTeachers in Oakland, California, say they will strike Thursday, the latest in a wave of US teacher walkouts
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Hubert Tillett, right, brother of William Tillett, stands behind a display showing his brother, bottom left, during a news conference Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, in Inglewood, Calif. Authorities say a 50-year-old man is in custody in connection with the kidnapping and killing of then 11-year-old William Tillett in Southern California nearly three decades ago. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Girl's death haunted police until arrest made 45 years laterThe 1973 killing of an 11-year-old California girl reminded investigators in a seaside community to keep pressing forward on cold cases
The Associated Press15 hours ago
CORRECTS DAY OF WEEK TO WEDNESDAY - Teachers and school personnel, on the second day of a statewide strike, listen as West Virginia Education Association President Dale Lee speaks  outside the House of Delegates chamber, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, at the West Virginia State Capitol in Charleston, W.Va. West Virginia public school teachers are striking for a second day even though legislation they loathed was tabled in the House of Delegates. Schools in 54 of the state's 55 counties were closed Wednesday. The lone holdout again was Putnam County. (Craig Hudson/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP)
W.Va. teachers end strike after no action on doomed billUnions for West Virginia teachers have ended their two-day strike after lawmakers did not act on a doomed, broad-based education bill.
The Associated Press16 hours ago
FILE - This Dec. 31, 2018 file photo shows a sign of Conservators' Center at the property near Burlington, N.C. A witness told authorities that a gate blocked by a ball at the North Carolina animal preserve allowed a lion to reach three people cleaning an enclosure and begin a fatal attack, biting one intern’s ankle and pulling her into the enclosure, according to a medical examiner’s report. (Woody Marshall/The Times-News via AP, File)
Report: Witness says gate blocked when lion killed internReport: Witness says gate blocked when lion killed intern
The Associated Press16 hours ago
FILE - In this April 23, 2018 file photo, Gwyneth Paltrow arrives at the world premiere of "Avengers: Infinity War" in Los Angeles. Paltrow denied Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019,  that she skied into a man who accused her in a lawsuit of seriously injuring him at a Utah ski resort, alleging in a counter claim that the man actually plowed into her from behind and delivered a full “body blow.”   (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
Gwyneth Paltrow: Skier sued me to exploit my fame, wealthActress Gwyneth Paltrow says a skier who accused her in a lawsuit of seriously injuring him at a Utah resort was actually the one that plowed into her from behind
The Associated Press18 hours ago


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