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CORRECTS TO MEEK MILL NOT MEEK MILLS Rapper Meek Mill comes out to ring a Liberty Bell replica before the first half in Game 5 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series between the Miami Heat and the Philadelphia 76ers, Tuesday, April 24, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
April 25, 2018 - 12:18 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia-born rapper Meek Mill attended an NBA playoff game in his first public appearance since being released from prison while he appeals decade-old gun and drug convictions. Following a five-month campaign by his supporters to get him out, the state Supreme Court on...
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Ozra Kenari, center, places flowers as she cries at a memorial for the victims along Yonge Street the day after a driver drove a van down sidewalks, striking pedestrians in his path, in Toronto, Tuesday, April 24, 2018. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
April 24, 2018 - 11:45 pm
TORONTO (AP) — The suspect in the deadly van attack in Toronto posted a chilling Facebook message just minutes before plowing into a crowded city sidewalk, authorities said Tuesday, raising the possibility that he may have nursed grudges against women — a possible echo of a 1989 massacre of 14...
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Flowers and signs fill a memorial along Yonge Street Tuesday, April 24, 2018, in Toronto, the day after a driver drove a van down sidewalks, striking and killing numerous pedestrians in his path. (Galit Rodan/The Canadian Press via AP)
April 24, 2018 - 8:41 pm
TORONTO (AP) — The latest on the incident in which a van plowed down a Toronto sidewalk, killing and injuring several people (all times local): 8:40 p.m. A family member has identified one of the victims of Toronto's deadly van attack as an 80-year-old grandmother who was an avid sports fan. Elwood...
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FILE - In this March 9, 2017 file photo, Dr. Garen Wintemute, an emergency room physician at the University of California, Davis, Medical Center, shows the website of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, on a computer in the hospital in Sacramento, Calif. Gun deaths have fallen in California over a 16 year period ending in 2015, driven largely by a decline of African-American homicide victims, a recent and rare scientific study of firearm violence found. Researchers at the University of California, Davis published their findings in the May issue of Annals of Epidemiology after reviewing the 50,921 firearm deaths recorded in California between 2000 and 2015. The researchers said it's the first such deep analysis of California gun deaths in 30 years. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
April 24, 2018 - 7:01 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gun deaths have fallen in California over a 16-year period ending in 2015, driven largely by a decline in gang violence and falling homicide rates among black and Hispanic men, a recent study of firearm violence has found. Researchers at the University of California, Davis...
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FILE – In this Nov. 6, 2017, file photo, rapper Meek Mill arrives at the Criminal Justice Center in Philadelphia. Pennsylvania's highest court has ordered a judge to free rapper Meek Mill on bail while he appeals decade-old gun and drug convictions. The Supreme Court directed a Philadelphia judge who had jailed him to immediately issue an order releasing him on unsecured bail. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
April 24, 2018 - 6:58 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rapper Meek Mill walked out of prison Tuesday after Pennsylvania's highest court ordered him freed while he appeals decade-old gun and drug convictions. Following a five-month campaign by his supporters to get him out, the state Supreme Court directed a Philadelphia judge who...
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James Shaw Jr., waves to the crowd and legislators inside the Tennessee House chambers as he is honored for disarming a shooter inside a Nashville-area Waffle House at the Tennessee State House Tuesday April 24, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (Larry McCormack/The Tennessean via AP)
April 24, 2018 - 6:58 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The man who snatched an AR-15 rifle away from a gunman at a Nashville restaurant told Tennessee lawmakers Tuesday he faced "the true test of a man," drawing a standing ovation during his brief address. As the House hailed him as a hero, James Shaw Jr. said he acted to save...
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FILE - This June 26, 2012, file photo shows television actress Allison Mack at a party in Los Angeles. Federal prosecutors say television actress Allison Mack, from "Smallville" has been charged with sex trafficking for helping recruit women to be slaves of a man who sold himself as a self-improvement guru. Mack, 35, was accused in an indictment unsealed Friday in federal court in Brooklyn. She was scheduled to appear in court later Friday. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision/AP, File)
April 24, 2018 - 6:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Allison Mack, the TV actress who starred in The CW network's "Smallville," was bailed out of jail on Tuesday and met with a chaotic scene outside a courthouse where she's charged with helping recruit women as sex slaves for the leader of a self-improvement group in upstate New York...
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April 24, 2018 - 6:21 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The co-founder of a former North Carolina summer camp is charged with indecent liberties with a child in connection with allegations of sexual assault. Local news outlets report authorities say 52-year-old Ricardo Mata was arrested in March after police say the parents of an...
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In this Monday, April 23, 2018 photo, Travis Reinking, suspected of killing four people in a late-night shooting at a Waffle House restaurant, is escorted into the Hill Detention Center in Nashville, Tenn., Monday, April 23, 2018. (Lacy Atkins/The Tennessean via AP)
April 24, 2018 - 5:35 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Travis Reinking's erratic behavior began years before police say he showed up without pants at a Waffle House restaurant and killed four people with an assault-style rifle. The onetime construction crane operator bounced between states and suffered from delusions, sometimes...
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Bill Cosby, left, arrives with his wife, Camille, for his sexual assault retrial, Tuesday, April 24, 2018, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
April 24, 2018 - 5:33 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial (all times local): 5:30 p.m. A prosecutor is attacking Bill Cosby's star defense witness. Prosecutor Stewart Ryan said in his closing argument Tuesday that Marguerite Jackson's testimony was "fictional." Jackson is a Temple...
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