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CHICAGO - You can put it on the board - yes! Ken "Hawk" Harrelson, whose 42 years as a major league broadcaster included 33 with the White Sox, is the winner of the Baseball Hall of Fame's 2020 Ford C. Frick Award. The selection by a panel of the 11 living past Frick honorees and four historians/columnists was announced Wednesday at baseball's winter meetings. Harrelson, 78, who retired in ...

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SAN JOSE, Calif. - Six Indian citizens pleaded guilty to a visa fraud conspiracy after a federal government sting ensnared hundreds of foreign students at a fake university, according to government officials. The six men recruited students to the "University of Farmington" in Michigan, which was set up by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and staffed with undercover agents, court ...

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MEXICO CITY - As paintings go, it is tiny - about the size of a cereal box. But the controversy it has incited is huge. There, riding bareback on a white horse, is Emiliano Zapata, the Mexican revolutionary leader who, with his big mustache and steely gaze, has long been a symbol here for a certain kind of tough masculinity. The painting challenges that image. In it, Zapata strikes a sensual ...

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BALTIMORE - Chief Baltimore Circuit Judge Wanda Heard received medical attention Wednesday after a defendant threw a metal water pitcher at her as she presided over his sentencing hearing in a downtown courtroom, striking her "somewhere around the middle of her forehead," court and sheriff's officials confirmed. Heard, who remained conscious, immediately recessed the courtroom to seek medical ...

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Doctors told my wife there was "very little chance" her breast cancer would return. But five years later, three months after Paula's 51st birthday, I typed "prognosis of metastatic breast cancer" into my browser and through tears read the search results: "dismal prognosis," "incurable," "median survival of three years." Paula's doctors urged us not to despair - there were great new medicines ...

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MIAMI - Several Miami and West Palm Beach VA Healthcare System workers and the owners of local medical supply companies were indicted in an alleged kickback scheme that netted the suppliers millions of dollars in proceeds while the Veterans Affairs employees pocketed thousands in bribes over the past decade. Five of the employees, who worked at the Miami VA hospital, had their first ...

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AUSTIN, Texas - Former Vice President Joe Biden has opened up a commanding 20-point lead in the Texas Democratic primary, according to a CNN poll released Wednesday. Among likely Democratic primary voters, 35% say they support Biden, compared to 15% for U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, 13% for U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and 9% for South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg. ...

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WASHINGTON - When the House Judiciary Committee began its historic session Wednesday night to consider two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, one issue was glaringly absent - Russia. For three years, House Democrats made the Trump campaign's ties to Russia, and his bitter fight against the special counsel investigation into Moscow's meddling in the 2016 election, the ...

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There's been a lot of talk this week about Cam Newton's future Despite all the questions about his health, there are certain things we know. Newton had "successful" surgery Monday on his left foot for a Lisfranc injury that he suffered against the New England Patriots during the Panthers' third preseason game. "Everything looked good from that standpoint," interim head coach Perry Fewell said. ...

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CHICAGO - Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx on Wednesday kicked off the first wave in a mass effort to automatically clear tens of thousands of low-level marijuana convictions from court records on the eve of the legalization of recreational cannabis in Illinois. Foxx personally presented the county's chief judge with the first of about 1,000 petitions filed Wednesday during a special ...

Lawsuit by Sandy Hook families against gun manufacturer will go to trial in 2021 WATERBURY, Conn. - A lawsuit by nine families of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings against the company that made the gun used in the massacre will go to trial in September 2021. On Wednesday lawyers for Remington Arms and the families agreed to the date after nearly two hours of haggling before ...

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SAN DIEGO - Five months after Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs died in a hotel room with two opioids in his bloodstream, Major League Baseball and its players union have agreed on a new drug policy that will add opioid testing for major leaguers and marijuana use will not be punished in the major or minor leagues. The policy, which would be implemented next season, is expected to be ...

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DETROIT - An advocacy group is suing Detroit election officials, claiming they violated the National Voter Registration Act by failing to properly maintain city voting rolls, including listing long-dead residents and keeping multiple registrations for the same people. The "failure" to comply with federal voter registration laws "undermined the confidence of Detroit's properly registered voters ...

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NEW YORK - An associate of Rudy Giuliani who is accused of injecting Ukrainian money into the U.S. political system has lied about his wealth and should be thrown in jail, prosecutors said Wednesday. Lev Parnas, who is accused of running a straw donor scheme, has "seemingly limitless access to foreign funds" and misled authorities repeatedly about his money, Assistant U.S. Attorney Rebekah ...

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YouTube changed its anti-harassment policies, six months after a controversy involving a Vox Media journalist and a conservative commentator brought the delicate issue to light. In an official note posted on YouTube's blog page Wednesday, the video-sharing platform announced that it had been working "over the last several years" in ways to quickly remove content when it violated its community ...

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CHICAGO — Los médicos reunidos en Chicago esta semana para el encuentro anual de la Asociación Médica Estadounidense (American Medical Association, o AMA) se encuentran cada vez más en el centro incómodo de un debate nacional sobre "Medicare para Todos". Un grupo de médicos, enfermeros y estudiantes de medicina protestó por la reunión y criticó la oposición de la asociación a Medicare para ...

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UNITED NATIONS - The U.S. sees "deeply troubling indications" that North Korea may be poised to engage in a major provocation, United Nations Ambassador Kelly Craft warned. "In practical terms, this would mean that the DPRK could launch space vehicles using long-range ballistic missile technology, or that they could even test-launch intercontinental ballistic missiles, which are designed to ...

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WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is being sued over allegedly failing to preserve official notes about President Donald Trump's meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, and a court ruled Wednesday that the case could move forward. That means Pompeo must either provide evidence that he complied with the Federal Records Act, which requires the State Department to collect and ...

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SAN FRANCISCO - A second federal judge barred President Donald Trump from using military construction funds for his Mexico border wall, with a U.S. court ruling Wednesday in Oakland, Calif., echoing one Tuesday in El Paso, Texas. The Trump administration and Congress remain at odds over how much taxpayer money to spend on border security as a government shutdown looms next week absent a budget ...

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WASHINGTON - Senate Republicans say there is an early consensus building within their ranks for a short impeachment trial that could see the GOP-led chamber vote on a likely acquittal of President Donald Trump without hearing from any witnesses. Sen. Ron Johnson, a Wisconsin Republican, said a growing number of the Senate's 53 GOP members want to simply let House Democrats make their case to ...

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NIAMEY, Niger - An attack on a military camp in western Niger has left 71 military personnel dead, according to an army statement read on national television late Wednesday. Fifty-seven of the attackers were also killed, the statement said, while 12 people were injured and several others were missing. The assault took place Tuesday evening. Unidentified armed attackers arrived at the camp in ...

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - A Broward sheriff's deputy has been fired for an arrest in April in which he slammed a teenager's head against the asphalt, a violent encounter that drew accusations of police brutality and criminal charges against him and two other deputies. The Broward Sheriff's Office fired Deputy Christopher Krickovich on Tuesday after the completion of a review and disciplinary ...

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Era un día ocupado en una panadería del sur de Filadelfia una mañana del otoño de 2016. El teléfono sonaba sin cesar. Había pasteles que empacar y una mesa de galletas que debía reabastecerse constantemente. Una convención de estudiantes, académicos y científicos en la ciudad estimulaba la actividad del negocio. Con su uniforme y su delantal, Anyssa El Manfaa estaba ocupada atendiendo pedidos, ...

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JUJUY, Argentina — La Casa Blanca se está preparando para la probable derrota electoral del gobierno conservador pro-estadounidense de Argentina, el ejemplo más reciente de cómo la cambiante política latinoamericana está complicando la agenda del presidente Donald Trump en la región, incluida la expulsión del presidente izquierdista de Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, y la represión de la avalancha ...

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When Kea Turner's 74-year-old grandmother checked into Virginia's Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital with advanced lung cancer, she landed in the oncology unit where every patient was monitored by a bed alarm. "Even if she would slightly roll over, it would go off," Turner said. Small movements - such as reaching for a tissue - would set off the alarm, as well. The beeping would go on for ...

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MINNEAPOLIS - The deal reached Tuesday by the White House and Democrats for a new trade pact with Canada and Mexico drew praise in Minnesota, where farmers, food companies and manufacturers have been eager for government officials to take the brakes off trade. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced a compromise that should hasten congressional approval of a key economic initiative for President ...

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An internal Federal Aviation Administration analysis completed a month after the first crash of a Boeing 737 MAX in Indonesia last fall estimated a high risk of further accidents. That revelation drew urgent questions in Congress Wednesday as to why the MAX was not grounded then, before the second crash in Ethiopia. The FAA analysis projected that without action, the failure of the flight ...

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LOS ANGELES - Some know it as "The Beverly Hillbillies" mansion, others as Chartwell. Now, it has a new name: California's chart-topper. The Bel-Air residence of late media mogul A. Jerrold Perenchio has sold for the highest price in California history, about $150 million. Although the exact number isn't clear, people familiar with the deal who asked for anonymity because they were not ...

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Here's one thing you can say for President Donald Trump's biggest trade pact so far: The new version of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement is better than the one Trump originally negotiated a year ago. House Democrats and the Trump administration announced a number of changes Tuesday that will make the agreement more enforceable, likely assuring its passage through Congress. Once approved, the ...