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FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — A man accused in the slaying of a University of Mary Washington student will undergo a mental health evaluation before his next court appearance. An evaluation of Steven V. Briel’s mental health was to be presented at a hearing Thursday. But his attorneys said they had...
SEATTLE (AP) — After 20 years of people sticking their gum to the walls of an alley by Seattle’s Pike Place Market, officials say it is time for a cleanup. Pike Place Market announced this week it will take down the estimated 1 million pieces of gum off the walls of Post Alley. Known as the “gum...
FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois police officer who staged his suicide to make it look like he was murdered had a troubled job history, ranging from numerous suspensions to sexual harassment allegations to complaints that he intimidated an emergency dispatcher with guns, according to his...
Today is Friday, Nov. 6, the 310th day of 2015. There are 55 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 6, 1860, former Illinois congressman Abraham Lincoln defeated three other candidates for the presidency: John Breckinridge, John Bell and Stephen Douglas. On this date...
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Pima County authorities say four emus that got loose in a neighborhood on Tucson’s southwest side have been captured. The four large birds were contained Thursday in the area of West Drexel Boulevard and South Cardinal Avenue. County sheriff’s officials say two of the emus...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is troubled by religious discrimination and the Myanmar military’s grip on politics as the nation heads into landmark elections Sunday that are an acid test of its democratic reforms. But for the Obama administration, the question is no longer whether to engage...
In this Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015, file photo, White House press secretary Josh Earnest uses a graphic to discuss the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington. Officials released details of a sweeping Pacific Rim trade deal Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015.  AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File
WASHINGTON (AP) — The sweeping Pacific Rim trade deal now being debated would cover everything from Vietnamese labor unions to copyright protections to trade in sockeye salmon. With the details having been released Thursday, a furious dispute is expected in the United States and some of the 11...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — After rainfall and floods of almost biblical proportions, South Carolina is seeing a plague of mosquitoes. Now, lawmakers from both parties agree exterminating them must be a priority — even if it means spending actual money. There’s bipartisan support for killing the tiny...
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — As the furor over soaring U.S. prescription drug prices escalates and outrageous price hikes by several smaller drugmakers give the entire industry a black eye, the biggest U.S.-based drugmaker is expanding financial assistance to patients. Pfizer Inc. said Thursday that it’...
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge has set a deadline for damage claims filed by relatives of crewmembers who were lost aboard a cargo ship that sank last month in Hurricane Joaquin. U.S. District Court Judge Harvey Schlesinger on Wednesday set Dec. 21 as the deadline after the vessel’s...

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