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In this Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, photo, a local business displays a protest sign of the proposed extension of the light rail system along Central Avenue, in Phoenix. The proposed extension of Phoenix’s light-rail system into the city’s poorest neighborhood is running into eleventh-hour opposition from some business owners in the Hispanic and black community.(AP Photo/Anita Snow)
September 25, 2018 - 2:48 am
PHOENIX (AP) — The defiant message hangs under the Mexican bakery's Spanish-language sign in Phoenix's poorest neighborhood, rejecting the city's idea of progress: "4 LANES OR NO TRAIN." Similar placards are plastered along the proposed new leg of Phoenix's light-rail system, a plan that progressed...
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FILE - In this July 6, 2011, file photo, a grizzly bear roams near Beaver Lake in Yellowstone National Park, Wyo. On Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, a federal judge restored federal protections to grizzly bears in the Northern Rocky Mountains and blocked the first hunts planned for the animals in the Lower 48 states in almost three decades. U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen's order Monday came after he had twice delayed hunts in Wyoming and Idaho just as they were set to begin. Wildlife advocates argue the bears face continued threats from climate change and loss of habitat. (AP Photo/Jim Urquhart, File)
September 24, 2018 - 9:13 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A U.S. judge ordered federal protections restored for grizzly bears in the Northern Rocky Mountains on Monday, a move that blocks the first grizzly hunts planned in the Lower 48 states in almost three decades. Wyoming and Idaho had been on the cusp of allowing hunters to kill...
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Bill Cosby arrives for his sentencing hearing at the Montgomery County Courthouse, Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, in Norristown Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
September 24, 2018 - 9:06 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on Bill Cosby's sentencing hearing (all times local): 4:10 p.m. Prosecutors are asking a judge to sentence Bill Cosby to five to 10 years in prison for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman at his suburban Philadelphia home. Montgomery County District Attorney...
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FILE--This undated file photo provided by Scotty Barr shows Ashley Johnson-Barr. An Alaska man linked to the 10-year-old girl's death has pleaded not guilty to lying to federal authorities investigating the case. (Scotty Barr via AP)
September 24, 2018 - 9:05 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska man was charged Monday in the death of a 10-year-old girl whose remains were found more than a week after she was reported missing. State prosecutors charged Peter Wilson of Kotzebue with first-degree murder, kidnapping, sexual abuse of a minor and tampering with...
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September 24, 2018 - 9:04 pm
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — To Indonesia's government, the 39-year-old factory worker and globe-trotting Polish traveler is a danger to the state, a man who plotted with shadowy gunmen to foment revolt in isolated jungles. But to his supporters, Jakub Skrzypski is an idealistic tourist with no money...
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United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres, left, and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, right, listen as President Donald Trump speaks during the "Global Call to Action on the World Drug Problem" at the United Nations General Assembly, Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, at U.N. Headquarters. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
September 24, 2018 - 6:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday declared himself an "absolute no" on statehood for Puerto Rico as long as critics such as San Juan's mayor remain in office, the latest broadside in his feud with members of the U.S. territory's leadership. Trump lobbed fresh broadsides at San Juan...
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Bill Cosby departs from a sentencing hearing at the Montgomery County Courthouse, Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, in Norristown Pa. Cosby's chief accuser on Monday asked for "justice as the court sees fit" as the 81-year-old comedian faced sentencing on sexual assault charges that could make him the first celebrity of the #MeToo era to go to prison. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
September 24, 2018 - 5:50 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Declaring Bill Cosby doesn't deserve a free pass because of his advanced age, prosecutors on Monday asked a judge to sentence the comedian to five to 10 years in prison for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman, while the defense argued that he is too old and helpless to...
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September 24, 2018 - 1:58 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the United Nations General Assembly (all times local): 1:55 p.m. The head of NATO will meet in New York this week with Russia's foreign minister amid tensions over alleged Russian meddling abroad and NATO activity near Russia's borders. The meeting with NATO...
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FILE- This Dec. 21, 2016, file photo shows the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
September 24, 2018 - 1:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Global stocks are down Monday after the U.S. and China officially put new tariffs on each other's goods. China also reportedly pulled out of a meeting to discuss trade. Oil prices are jumping after OPEC decided not to produce more oil. Several major deals were announced over the...
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FILE - In this June 6, 2018 file photo Stanford law professor Michele Dauber poses for a portrait on Stanford University's campus in Stanford, Calif. Dauber, who spearheaded a California judge's recall over his handling of a sexual assault case, is launching a political action committee to target politicians who commit or ignore sexual misconduct. Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, Dauber, launched a PAC to target politicians across the country who don't take violence against women seriously or who have committed sexual misconduct themselves.(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
September 24, 2018 - 1:56 pm
The Stanford law professor who led the successful recall of a California judge over his handling of a sexual assault case is now broadening her fight by targeting politicians. Professor Michele Dauber on Monday announced a new political action committee, the Enough is Enough Voter Project. It will...
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