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FILE- In this Oct. 18, 2004, file photo, Anthony Shore appears in court at the Harris County Criminal Justice Center in Houston. Shore was scheduled to be given a lethal injection Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, but the judge withdrew the execution warrant at prosecutors' request just hours before Shore was set to die. His death was rescheduled for Jan. 18. The four killings that led to Shore getting the death penalty occurred from 1986 to 1995. (Steve Ueckert/Houston Chronicle via AP, File)
October 18, 2017 - 10:26 pm
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A judge on Wednesday halted the execution of a man known as the Houston area's "Tourniquet Killer" so authorities can investigate an alleged scheme in which the inmate says a fellow death row prisoner asked him to confess to another killing. Anthony Allen Shore was...
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This photo provided by the Maryland State Police shows Radee Labeeb Prince. On Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, authorities say a man showed up for work at a countertop company in Maryland and shot several of his co-workers and then drove to Wilmington, Del., and shot a man he knew at an auto sales and service business. Prince, the suspect in the shootings in Maryland and Delaware is in custody, according to the Harford County Sheriff's Office. (Maryland State Police via AP)
October 18, 2017 - 9:43 pm
EDGEWOOD, Md. (AP) — A man with a lengthy criminal past who showed up for work at a countertop company on Wednesday and shot five of his co-workers has been arrested, authorities said. Three of them were killed and two critically wounded. Less than two hours later, Radee Labeeb Prince drove to a...
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
October 18, 2017 - 9:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions strongly defended President Donald Trump's firing of James Comey, but at a Senate hearing Wednesday repeatedly declined to discuss private conversations with the president about the dismissal, frustrating Democratic lawmakers who wanted to link the...
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FILE - In this March 16, 2015, file photo, volunteers help raise the Iditarod finishers banner at the burled arch finish line in Nome, Alaska. For the first time in the history of the world's most famous sled dog race, several of the high-performance animals have tested positive for a prohibited drug, but race officials have refused to name the musher involved. The governing board said in a statement that several dogs tested positive for the opioid pain reliever Tramadol. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen, File)
October 18, 2017 - 8:41 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — For the first time in the history of the world's most famous sled dog race, several of the high-performance animals have tested positive for a prohibited drug. But race officials have refused to name the musher involved. Several dogs tested positive for the opioid pain...
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October 18, 2017 - 7:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the government to allow a pregnant 17-year-old immigrant, who was detained after entering the country illegally, to undergo an abortion. After a brief hearing that included a testy exchange with government lawyers, Judge Tanya Chutkan ordered...
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FILE - In this June 30, 2017 file photo, ex-Tulsa police officer Shannon Kepler, left, arrives with his legal team for afternoon testimony in his third trial in Tulsa, Okla. Jurors in the fourth murder trial for Kepler, a white former Oklahoma police officer, heard a 911 call Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017 where his daughter screams to dispatchers that her father had shot her 19-year-old black boyfriend. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
October 18, 2017 - 7:26 pm
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Latest on the fourth murder trial of a white former Oklahoma police officer charged with killing his daughter's black boyfriend (all times local): 6:20 p.m. Jurors in the fourth trial of a white former Oklahoma police officer accused of killing his daughter's black boyfriend...
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October 18, 2017 - 6:09 pm
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Harvard University is rescinding a 2014 medal it awarded to Harvey Weinstein for his contributions to African American culture. The school's Hutchins Center for African and African American Research decided to revoke the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal on Tuesday in light of...
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October 18, 2017 - 5:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama is stepping back into the political spotlight. Obama will publicly stump for Democratic gubernatorial candidates in Virginia and New Jersey on Thursday in preparation for this fall's elections. Obama will first drop in on campaign workers in Newark,...
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October 18, 2017 - 4:11 pm
DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Ohio launched an $8 million effort Wednesday to attract ideas for using technology to solve the national opioid addiction crisis that has touched scores of families, including that of Columbus mother Jacqueline Lewis, who said solutions can't come too soon. During a news...
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October 18, 2017 - 4:10 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Liberian accused of committing gruesome war crimes when he was a rebel commander called Jungle Jabbah was convicted Wednesday of lying about his past so he could enter the U.S. Several people from the west African nation came to Philadelphia to speak of their encounters with...
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