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November 29, 2018 - 2:44 pm
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A former manager at New Hampshire-based Planet Fitness has sued the company, saying she was subjected to a male-dominated, "debaucherous" environment that included sexual harassment and rape. Senior management at the Hampton headquarters organized drinking activities such as "...
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Migrants use a flooded shower and toilet area at a sports complex sheltering thousands of Central American migrants in Tijuana, Mexico, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. Aid workers and humanitarian organizations expressed concerns Thursday about the unsanitary conditions at the sports complex in Tijuana where more than 6,000 Central American migrants are packed into a space adequate for half that many people and where lice infestations and respiratory infections are rampant. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
November 29, 2018 - 2:08 pm
TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Aid workers and humanitarian organizations expressed concerns Thursday about the unsanitary conditions at the sports complex in Tijuana where more than 6,000 Central American migrants are packed into a space adequate for half that many people and where lice infestations and...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Sunday, April 8, 2018, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, center, and his wife Maryna Poroshenko, right, cross themselves during Orthodox Easter in the Volodymyrskiy Monastery in Kiev, Ukraine. Ukraine’s president announced on Thursday Nov. 29, 2018, that the Constantinople patriarchy has approved a decree granting the Ukrainian Orthodox Church independence from the Russian Orthodox Church. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka, FILE)
November 29, 2018 - 1:38 pm
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president announced Thursday that the Constantinople patriarchy has approved a decree granting the Ukrainian Orthodox Church independence from the Russian Orthodox Church, a major boost to the president's approval ratings. The Ukrainian church has formally been under...
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FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2016 file photo, the family of Giulio Regeni follow his coffin during the funeral service in Fiumicello, Northern Italy. Italy raised the pressure Thursday Nov. 29, 2018, on Egypt for concrete answers to the brutal torture and murder of an Italian researcher nearly two years ago, with prosecutors indicating plans to investigate Egyptian secret service members and the speaker of Italy’s lower house broke parliamentary ties. Italian news agency ANSA reported prosecutors are set to open an investigation against seven Egyptian secret service members related murder in January 2016 of Giulio Regeni. (AP Photo/Paolo Giovannini, File)
November 29, 2018 - 1:35 pm
MILAN (AP) — Italy raised the pressure Thursday on Egypt for concrete answers to the brutal torture and murder of an Italian researcher nearly two years ago. Prosecutors indicated plans to investigate Egyptian secret service members and the speaker of Italy's lower house broke parliamentary ties...
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This Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018 photo released by the Fulton County Sheriff Department shows Erron Martez Dequan Brown in Atlanta. Brown, of Bessemer was charged with attempted murder in the Nov. 22. 2018, shooting at the Riverchase Galleria in Hoover, Ala., according to a statement from the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency. (Fulton County Sheriff Department via AP)
November 29, 2018 - 12:56 pm
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Authorities arrested a suspect in a Thanksgiving shooting that spread panic at Alabama's largest shopping mall Thursday, but protesters said they would continue demonstrations over the police killing of another black man who was initially believed to be the shooter. Erron Martez...
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FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2013 file photo, OxyContin pills are arranged for a photo at a pharmacy in Montpelier, Vt. A panel of federal judges will decide whether lawsuits filed on behalf of babies born to opioid-addicted mothers should be separated from a larger federal case. Lawyers representing the babies and their guardians say babies have been harmed directly by the opioid industry, unlike local governments, hospitals and other entities. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)
November 29, 2018 - 12:29 pm
The expansive court case seeking to hold drugmakers responsible for the nation's opioid crisis has a new complication: How does it deal with claims covering the thousands of babies born dependent on the drugs? Attorneys representing the children and their guardians want their claims separated from...
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In this Oct. 22, 2018 file photo, a fentanyl user holds a needle near Kensington and Cambria in Philadelphia. Suicides and drug overdoses helped lead a surge in U.S. deaths last year, and drove a continuing decline in how long Americans are expected to live. U.S. health officials released the latest numbers Thursday, Nov. 29. Death rates for heroin, methadone and prescription opioid painkillers were flat. But deaths from the powerful painkiller fentanyl and its close opioid cousins continued to soar in 2017. (David Maialetti/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, File)
November 29, 2018 - 12:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Suicides and drug overdoses pushed up U.S. deaths last year, and drove a continuing decline in how long Americans are expected to live. Overall, there were more than 2.8 million U.S. deaths in 2017, or nearly 70,000 more than the previous year, the Centers for Disease Control and...
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November 29, 2018 - 12:12 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Public school students and parents are suing Rhode Island's governor and education officials in federal court, saying the state fails to prepare young people to fully participate in civic life. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday, asks the court to confirm the constitutional right...
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This Nov. 7, 2018, photo provided by the University of Michigan shows Professor Patricia Hall and graduate student Joshua Devries reviewing the music manuscript for "The Most Beautiful Time of Life" at the Duderstadt Center recording studio on campus in Ann Arbor, Mich. The Contemporary Directions Ensemble in October 2018 recorded the music, as it's translated from German to English. It will perform the piece Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, during a free on-campus concert. The music has not been heard since it was arranged and performed by prisoners in a World War II death camp. (Christopher Boyes/University of Michigan via AP)
November 29, 2018 - 12:10 pm
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan plans to livestream the performance of a musical arrangement not heard in concert since prisoners performed it at Auschwitz during World War II. University officials said numerous livestream requests came from around the world after The Associated...
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FILE - This Wednesday, April 4, 2018, file photo shows a U.S. position, installed near the tense front line between the U.S-backed Syrian Manbij Military Council and the Turkish-backed fighters, in Manbij, north Syria. U.S. forces have set up an observation point in a Syrian town controlled by its Kurdish-led Syrian allies along the border with Turkey in northeastern Syria, scene of recent tension. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)
November 29, 2018 - 10:59 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Syria's warring sides and the mediators meeting in Kazakhstan failed to agree on the formation of a committee meant to draft a new constitution which is key to ending the seven-year civil war, the U.N. special envoy to Syria said Thursday, calling it a "missed opportunity." Staffan de...
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