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SAN DIEGO - Commissioner Rob Manfred took a contentious stance Wednesday at the winter meetings when addressing the owners' plan to eliminate 42 minor league teams, in the name of what he said would be better facilities, travel arrangements and pay for minor league players. Although major league owners successfully lobbied Congress last year to exempt baseball from federal minimum wage laws, ...

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WASHINGTON - The House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday began its long slog of a session to finalize articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, a procedurally complex process that will probably continue through much of Thursday or even longer. The panel is expected to approve two articles of impeachment - one for abuse of power, the other for obstruction of congressional ...

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MEXICO CITY - Mexico's Senate majority leader is pushing for passage of changes to a new free-trade deal with the U.S. and Canada by the end of this week after the governments of the three nations completed months of negotiations. Ricardo Monreal, from President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's ruling Morena party, said Wednesday that he wants a vote before Dec. 15, the end of its fall session. ...

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WASHINGTON - The White House budget office on Wednesday defended its temporary withholding of almost $400 million in Ukraine security-related funds earlier this year, saying the episode was in keeping with longstanding authorities that allow the executive branch to control the flow of appropriated funds. "It was OMB's understanding that a brief period was needed, prior to the funds expiring, ...

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Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Wednesday used his first presidential campaign visit to the make-or-break state of California to offer his plan to address the problems of poverty and housing affordability plaguing the Golden State. Bloomberg is skipping the four initial nominating contests in February and focusing on California, Texas, North Carolina and the other delegate-rich ...

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PHILADELPHIA - The Philadelphia District Attorney's Office on Wednesday dropped all charges against an 18-year-old accused of fatally shooting his twin brother this month in their father's apartment, and DA Larry Krasner said the father "is responsible." At an afternoon news conference, Krasner said the twins' father, Aleem Gillard, a convicted felon, had been showing his sons and 16-year-old ...

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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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FRANKLIN, Ind., Dec. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Athletico Physical Therapy has opened a new location in Franklin on Tuesday, December 10th and is conveniently located next to BMV and just east of Johnson Memorial Health Hospital. Athletico is looking forward to continuing its quality of care throughout the state of Indiana.

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FORT WAYNE, Ind., Dec. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Steel Dynamics, Inc. (the "Company") (NASDAQ/GS: STLD) announced today that it has consummated the sale of $400 million aggregate principal amount of 2.800% Notes due 2024 (the "2024 Notes") and $600 million aggregate principal amount of 3.450% Notes due 2030 (together with the 2024 Notes, the "Notes"). The net proceeds from the Notes will be used to redeem or satisfy and discharge the entire $700 million of the Company's 5.125% Senior Notes due 2021 (the "2021 Notes") in accordance with the indenture governing the Company's 2021 Notes and for general corporate purposes.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Steuben County Commissioner Lynne Liechty, R-North District, was elected president of the Indiana Association of County Commissioners Northeast District during the annual conference last week. Her peers have selected her to represent them.

SAN DIEGO - Commissioner Rob Manfred took a contentious stance Wednesday at the winter meetings when addressing the owners' plan to eliminate 42 minor league teams, in the name of what he said would be better facilities, travel arrangements and pay for minor league players. Although major league owners successfully lobbied Congress last year to exempt baseball from federal minimum wage laws, ...

WASHINGTON - The House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday began its long slog of a session to finalize articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, a procedurally complex process that will probably continue through much of Thursday or even longer. The panel is expected to approve two articles of impeachment - one for abuse of power, the other for obstruction of congressional ...

MEXICO CITY - Mexico's Senate majority leader is pushing for passage of changes to a new free-trade deal with the U.S. and Canada by the end of this week after the governments of the three nations completed months of negotiations. Ricardo Monreal, from President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's ruling Morena party, said Wednesday that he wants a vote before Dec. 15, the end of its fall session. ...

WASHINGTON - The White House budget office on Wednesday defended its temporary withholding of almost $400 million in Ukraine security-related funds earlier this year, saying the episode was in keeping with longstanding authorities that allow the executive branch to control the flow of appropriated funds. "It was OMB's understanding that a brief period was needed, prior to the funds expiring, ...