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August 16, 2016 - 5:20am
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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge has granted a delay in the trial of a former New Orleans police officer charged in the cover-up of deadly shootings by colleagues in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

The new trial date for Gerard Dugue (DOO'-gay) is Oct. 24. He had been set for trial this month.

Prosecutors recently asked for more time to complete plea negotiations.

Dugue faces obstruction of justice and other charges in...

August 16, 2016 - 5:01am
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HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii health officials have ordered several sushi restaurants closed immediately after citing them as a possible source of a Hepatitis A outbreak.

The Hawaii State Department of Health said late Monday that the disease outbreak "is likely due to imported frozen scallops served raw at Genki Sushi Restaurants on Oahu and Kauai."

The department says in a news release that it has ordered the restaurants on the two islands closed " to...

August 16, 2016 - 3:44am
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CHILMARK, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama did something unusual during his Martha's Vineyard vacation: He went out on the town four nights in a row.

Obama has vacationed on the Massachusetts island for many years, including before he became president and during seven of his eight Oval Office summers.

But this summer, his final one as president, Obama has spent almost every night of his getaway painting the island red.

The...

August 16, 2016 - 3:39am
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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Some residents of Louisiana's capital city have begun struggling to return to flood-damaged homes on foot, in cars and by boat as waters recede in some areas.

But though the rain had mostly stopped, new places in the state are facing flood dangers from the deluge that has sent thousands into shelters.

Rivers and creeks are still dangerously bloated south of Baton Rouge. People have filled sandbags to protect their houses,...

August 16, 2016 - 3:28am
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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Donald Trump is calling for "extreme vetting" of immigrants seeking admission to the United States.

But he's providing few details on what that means or how much it would cost.

In a foreign policy speech Monday, Trump says people who "do not believe in our Constitution, or who support bigotry and hatred" will be barred from entering the country.

His proposals are the latest version of a policy that began...

August 16, 2016 - 3:23am
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GILFORD, N.H. (AP) — Kelly Ayotte cannot escape the shadow of Donald Trump.

Even among the fried dough stands and pig pens of New Hampshire's summer fairs, the Republican senator faces difficult questions about her party's presidential nominee, a celebrity businessman who threatens to weigh down swing state Republicans at every level this fall.

There are no easy answers for vulnerable incumbents such as Ayotte, who are troubled by Trump but don't...

August 16, 2016 - 3:15am
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump says that as president he would end "our current strategy of nation-building and regime change" because they don't work.

His dislike for nation-building is shared by many -- including none other than the target of his criticism, President Barack Obama.

In fact it was Obama's predecessor, George W. Bush, who committed the U.S. to large-scale nation-building projects in Iraq and Afghanistan. Obama discarded that strategy...

August 16, 2016 - 3:12am
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Renata Phillip was 11 years into a satisfying teaching career when she shocked her friends and family last August by deciding to become a police officer.

Her decision came amid growing concern over police tactics in the wake of a number of officer-involved shootings of unarmed black men across the country.

Phillip, a black woman who grew up in a mostly white, upper middle class neighborhood east of Los Angeles, says she wasn't...

August 16, 2016 - 1:51am
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NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's attorney general is expected to address her job status within the next few days after she was convicted of leaking secret criminal files and then lying about it.

Fifty-year-old Kathleen Kane showed little emotion Monday night as the jury convicted her of all nine counts, including two felony perjury counts.

Kane was accused of leaking grand jury secrets to embarrass a rival prosecutor, who she blamed for a...

August 16, 2016 - 1:47am
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In the country's long history of racial strife, a few cities have become flashpoints: Los Angeles. Chicago. Ferguson, Missouri. Baltimore.

But by many measures, there is no tougher place to be black in America than Milwaukee, where in recent days the shooting death of a black man by a black police officer has led to violent protests, riots that destroyed businesses and gunfire.

The city of 600,000 along Lake Michigan is also the country's most...

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