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FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2007 file photo, then Newark Mayor Cory Booker, answers a question during an interview in his office in Newark, N.J. Months after Cory Booker took office as mayor of Newark, N.J. in 2006, he enabled his law partner to take power at the nonprofit that supplied water to 500,000 state residents. During the ensuing seven years, allies of the two-term mayor wasted millions of dollars in public money at the Newark Watershed Conservation and Development Corporation. Booker says he was unaware of the corruption, which ultimately destroyed the nonprofit created to protect one of Newark’s most valuable assets. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
August 29, 2019 - 10:16 am
Months after Cory Booker took office as mayor of Newark, New Jersey, he cleared the way for his former campaign treasurer and law partner Elnardo Webster to wield influence at the nonprofit that supplied water to the city. Over the next seven years, Booker's allies wasted and stole millions of...
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A pedestrian passes Britain's Houses of Parliament on the bank of The River Thames in London, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019. Jacob Rees-Mogg, The leader of the British House of Commons has defended Prime Minister Boris Johnson's move to suspend parlliament, a move that gives his political opponents less time to block a no-deal Brexit before the October 31 withdrawal deadline. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
August 29, 2019 - 5:02 am
LONDON (AP) — Europe's Brexit drama is hurtling toward a new climax at the wrong time for the region's economy, threatening to sow chaos for businesses just as a large part of the continent is sliding toward recession. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's move to suspend Parliament for weeks...
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A no-entry road sign sits in front of the entrance to Britain's Parliament in London, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019. Queen Elizabeth II has approved the U.K. government's request to suspend Parliament amid a growing crisis over Brexit. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
August 29, 2019 - 1:36 am
LONDON (AP) — Political opposition to Prime Minister Boris Johnson's move to suspend Parliament is crystalizing, with protests around Britain and a petition to block the move gaining more than 1 million signatures. Johnson's maneuver gives his political opponents even less time to prevent a chaotic...
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August 28, 2019 - 11:06 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's top court on Thursday sent back jailed ex-President Park Geun-hye's corruption case to a lower court for separate trials for her previously convicted charges, a ruling that could increase her already-lengthy prison term. South Korea's first female president...
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August 28, 2019 - 10:35 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A defense lawyer says a former Australian spy charged with conspiring to reveal classified information about an allegation that Australia bugged East Timor's government during negotiations over the sharing of billions of dollars in oil and gas has been denied legal aid...
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CORRECTS DAY TO WEDNESDAY-The main entrance to the University of Vermont Medical Center shown on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. A federal agency says Vermont's largest hospital required a nurse to participate in an abortion over her moral objections. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)
August 28, 2019 - 2:08 pm
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's largest hospital forced a nurse to participate in an abortion procedure over her moral objections in violation of federal law, a government civil rights agency said Wednesday. The University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington could lose some federal funding if...
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FILE - In this April 26, 2018, file photo, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis listens to a question during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Mattis warns bitter political divisions have pushed American society to the “breaking point” in his most extensive public remarks since he resigned in protest from the Trump administration. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
August 28, 2019 - 8:10 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis warns in a book excerpt of the bitter political divisions that seem to be tearing apart American society, echoing themes he often cited before he resigned from the Trump administration in protest. The retired Marine general, who quit in December...
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Greg Craig, former White House counsel to former President Barack Obama, walks into a federal courthouse for his trial, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
August 28, 2019 - 7:30 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A prominent Washington lawyer says he never misled the Justice Department about his work for the Ukraine government. Greg Craig is testifying in his own defense in federal court in Washington. The case is an offshoot of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation and has...
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FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2019 file photo, Climate change activist Greta Thunberg addresses the media during a news conference in Plymouth, England. Thunberg has crossed the Atlantic on a zero-emissions sailboat to attend a conference on global warming. On Wednesday, Aug. 28, before dawn, Thunberg tweeted, "Land!! The lights of Long Island and New York City ahead." (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
August 28, 2019 - 6:46 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A 16-year-old Swedish climate activist has crossed the Atlantic on a zero-emissions sailboat to attend a conference on global warming. On Wednesday before dawn, Greta Thunberg tweeted , "Land!! The lights of Long Island and New York City ahead." She and a sailing crew encountered...
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FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2017, file photo, St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson holds a news conference at city hall in St. Louis. At a news conference, Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019, Krewson said the city is suffering a rash of child deaths by gunfire this summer and will offer a reward of up to $100,000 for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for the killing of four children. (David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP, File)
August 26, 2019 - 7:08 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — From huge rewards to calls for allowing Missouri cities to enact their own gun laws, leaders in St. Louis and Kansas City are grappling with a troubling rise in shooting deaths, especially those involving children. This past weekend was especially violent. In Kansas City, four men...
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