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John Geils, Guitarist Of The J. Geils Band, Dies At 71

ET in response to a well-being check and found Geils unresponsive. In recent years, although the members were nearing or over 70 years of age, they each toured intermittently with their current projects and Geils even performed at Fenway Park with Aerosmith at one point.

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Ben Carson gets stuck in elevator on Miami housing tour

After some friendly foosball, Carson checked out the building's rooftop view. The couple and several others were on their way to meet residents when their elevator became stuck, grounding the group for about 15 minutes before firefighters freed them just before 9 a.m.

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China's Xi tells Trump 'peaceful resolution' needed on North Korea

Escalation into a full-blown conflict would leave South Korea's capital, 25 miles from the heavily militarized border, vulnerable to the North's artillery and rockets. North Korea raising alarm over continued ballistic missile tests, setting global leaders on edge as they wait to see what the communist country's mercurial leader, Kim Jong-un, does next.

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Brown makes final plea to secure tax hike for road repairs

California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de Leon , D-Los Angeles, said the bill will allow the state to close transportation funding shortfalls without burdening future generations with debt. Cannella was expected to be the lone Republican vote in support on the bill. What did promoters of SB 1 , the transportation plan, need to do to get truckers on board? SB1 would raise gasoline taxes by 12 cents a gallon and diesel taxes by 20 cents.

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Cubs raise World Series flag, strut with trophy in pregame ceremony

The rain eventually stopped, and the party resumed. The electric atmosphere was replaced by something considerably more subdued and intimate by the time the game between the Dodgers and Cubs was decided. It was his arrival as a lauded free agent before this Cubs group had actually won anything that hinted to the baseball world what was to come. "I was like, "Wow, that's just an honor for me, for my family, to be part of this city for the really bad times when new ownership got here, and ...

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Republicans survive election scare, narrowly win Kansas seat

Libertarian Chris Rockhold was also on the ballot and took 1.7 percent of the vote. Between 2010 and 2016, Mulvaney won his seat with at least 55 percent of the vote. A drag on Estes' performance, however, was governor Sam Brownback, whose veto of bipartisan legislation to expand healthcare in the state survived a challenge in the legislature earlier this month.

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NATIONAL WHAT? MONTH: Sad to say, parent abuse is all too real

Pinwheels whirling in the breeze in several locations in Salida and Buena Vista and blue ribbons on Tenderfoot Mountain and the front page of The Mountain Mail signify that April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. The Lighthouse Child Advocacy Center's mission is to meet the needs of children and families in our community by providing a community-based, child-focused Center that facilitates a compassionate, multi-disciplinary approach to the prevention, identification, investigation, ...

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Rolling Stone settles, but fight over rape story isn't over

The article depicted the brutal gang rape of a student named "Jackie" at the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house, although a subsequent investigation by the Charlottesville Police Department failed to find any evidence to substantiate Jackie's claims.

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RetailMeNot Inc (SALE) Stock Rating Upgraded by Royal Bank of Canada

The stock hit its 52-week high price on 08/19/1 and 52-week low price on 05/19/16. Credit Suisse Group AG restated a "sell" rating and set a $9.00 price target on shares of RetailMeNot in a research report on Thursday, February 16th. Alambic Investment Management L.P. increased its stake in RetailMeNot by 38.4% in the third quarter. The company has an average rating of "Hold" and an average target price of $10.21.

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Analysts At Piper Jaffray Upgraded Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) To Neutral

The report, undertaken by the Wells Fargo board and with help from the Shearman & Sterling law firm, said ex-CEO Stumpf "was too slow to investigate or critically challenge sales practices in the Community Bank", nor did he "appreciate the seriousness of the problem and the substantial reputational risk to Wells Fargo ".

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Alabama state's 2nd female governor takes the reins

His administration was engulfed for months by questions surrounding his alleged romance with a female aide almost 30 years his junior. "It will be transparent". Bentley acknowledged wrongly using campaign money to pay nearly $9,000 of his Caldwell Mason's legal bills and failing to properly report a $50,000 loan he made to his campaign.

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G-7 Ministers Aiming to Press Russia to End Assad Support

The White House released an intelligence assessment saying it is "confident" Assad's forces used sarin gas against his people last week. "Additionally, our information indicates personnel historically associated with Syria's chemical weapons program were at Shayrat airfield in late March making preparations for an upcoming attack in northern Syria, and they were present at the airfield on the day of the attack", the report said.

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A look at the charges against former Alabama governor

As part of his plea deal, Mr Bentley must surrender US$37,000 (S$52,000) in campaign funds and perform 100 hours of community service. Not only did Bentley have an affair with a staffer, Mason, he also allegedly took advantage of his position as governor to both cover up the affair and offer unearned benefits to Mason.

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San Bernardino shooting: Wife left gunman after he showed 'other side'

A 9-year-old boy, whose name was not being released Tuesday, was hit once but is in stable condition, "watching cartoons" in his hospital room and will recover, Chief Burguan said. "We just had to hide under our desks and then the SWATs came to the classroom and they told us to put our heads up". Samantha Starcher, 25, said she waited four hours to be reunited with her 6-year-old daughter.

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Trump administration to lift federal hiring freeze

Trump signed an executive order on his first full work day in the White House that temporarily halted all non-military federal hiring, an attempt to fulfill his campaign promise to "drain the swamp" and reduce the size of government. were concerned that their economy could tank-given how dependent they are on government and civilian support workers-Mulvaney said that OMB did not come up with the guidance "to take care of special interests", including those in the D.C.

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Manhunt, Day 5: Police continue to hunt for suspect as tips increase

Investigators said they believe Jakubowski broke into a weapon supply store Tuesday night, stole "a large quantity of high-end handguns and rifles" and set fire to a vehicle near the scene. Police said he should be considered "armed and risky". Federal Bureau of Investigation agents provide tactical support to sheriff's detectives during a search for Joseph Jakubowski, in Janesville, Wis .

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United Airlines CEO apologises for 'truly horrific' passenger incident

United Airlines said to make room for four of its employees, four passengers need to be bumped off the plane, and when an monetary incentive of 800 US dollars lured no volunteers, flight attendants said they used computers to "randomly" chose four unlucky passengers.

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Today is National Grilled Cheese Day - enough said

Nayada Cowherd : "I love grilled cheese sandwiches but only if they are made the proper way!" Simple doesn't equal easy. Here are five spots that do it right. In 2009, Los Angeles hosted the world's first grilled cheese cooking competition: thousands and thousands of people competed at and attended the National Grilled Cheese Invitational, which has turned into a much-anticipated annual food festival.

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Alabama governor resigns over sex scandal

Prior to announcing his resignation, the former governor pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor violation of the campaign finance law for failing to report a major campaign contribution and one misdemeanor violation of the ethics law for switching a campaign contribution for personal use, according to AL.com .

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Republicans keep Kansas House seat in special election

Allen said Thompson's strong showing could help recruit Democratic candidates in future races. Pompeo won the 4th District with 60 percent of the vote in November, before his presidential appointment. While Trump has been told by his allies on Capitol Hill that it was extreme conservatives in the Freedom Caucus who sunk repeal, in reality it was done in by moderate Republicans who felt heat back home.

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Veteran kills wife at school after failing to win her back

Unlike the 2015 massacre, carried out by a radicalized Muslim couple in what authorities described as an act of terrorism, police said the latest shooting stemmed from a domestic dispute between the suspect and his wife. The state Division of Workers' Compensation website showed Anderson had filed two cases alleging he was hurt between December 1, 2012, and October 14, 2014, while working for Cushman & Wakefield Inc.

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New York Legislature approves free tuition at state colleges for middle class

It is learned the state's Excelsi or Scholarship program's income cap will increase next year to $110,000 and thereafter in 2019 to $125,000. "College is today what high school was 50 years ago", Cuomo said on a radio interview Sunday on AM 970 in New York City.

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Pennsylvania congressman seen as likely pick to be drug czar

Pennsylvania's Tom Marino, a three-term member of the House of Representatives and a former prosecutor, will likely be Trump's nominee to head the Office of National Drug Control Policy , CBS reports . Supporters say the law, the Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act , keeps medication available for legitimate patients and encourages collaboration between the industry and officials.

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Gov. Scott declares state of emergency due to wildfires

Yet nearly exactly a year ago, April 21, 2016, Scott's office wrote to support the prosecutorial discretion exercised by Ayala's predecessor, then-9th Judicial Circuit State Attorney Jeff Ashton , whom Ayala beat in the election last year.

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Bannon is at Trump's table -- but slipping further away

Top White House aides Steve Bannon and Jared Kushner met and agreed to "bury the hatchet" over their differences, a senior administration official said on Saturday, in a bid to stop infighting that has distracted from President Donald Trump's message.

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Trump to NY Times: Susan Rice May Have Committed a Crime

Later on Wednesday, Erin Pelton, a spokesman for Rice, said in an email to Reuters: "I'm not going to dignify the President's ludicrous charge with a comment". "There was no such collection or surveillance on Trump Tower or individuals ... directed by the White House". Rice alluded to that Russian Federation probe in her interview, saying it was of "grave concern".

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GOP Holds Kansas House Seat As Democrat's Surprise Upset Bid Falls Short

House seat vacated by Mike Pompeo, who now serves as director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Estes said in his victory speech Tuesday night that his campaign showed political pundits and national media that they were wrong in suggesting he could lose the race to Democrat and Wichita civil rights attorney James Thompson.

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Crowd shouts 'You Lie' at Joe Wilson, who shouted at Obama

The congressman who heckled former President Barack Obama during a speech eight years ago finally got a taste of his own medicine at a crowded town hall event in Graniteville, S.C., Monday, April 11. "When chemical weapons are used, there should be an immediate reaction". The congressman engaged with his constituents at the town hall and had one-on-one meetings after the program ended.

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Boy killed in classroom was 'happy child' with rare disorder

You probably heard about the shooting that took place at an elementary school in San Bernadino, Calif. on Monday morning. Adam Smith , one of 53-year-old Karen Smith's four adult children, told NBC News affiliate NBC 4 Los Angeles that his mother lived to teach and had no idea that Cedric Anderson, her estranged husband, would come to her school and open fire.

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Key facts on the resignation of Alabama's governor

I have spent the past year in deep and earnest prayer over our state and our people. I pray every morning for wisdom and guidance and forgiveness for the sins that I commit. The recordings, Hannah said, were never meant to be for anyone else. "Well", Folsom began. "You need to change your name". FAILURE TO REPORT CAMPAIGN DONATION ON TIME: Bentley in November loaned his campaign $50,000 to pay mounting legal bills in the face of various investigations.

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DOJ's Baltimore consent decree pause denied by judge

Baltimore City Police Commissioner Kevin Davis, along with Mayor Catherine E. Pugh and former Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch, announce on January 12 an agreement on the Department of Justice Consent Decree concerning the police department's practices.

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NC Lawmakers File Bill Banning Same-Sex Marriage

Legal experts are dubious that the Supreme Court ruling would be overturned. The Charlotte Observer offers the following description to readers: [The bill is sponsored by] "some of the House's most conservative legislators ". Gov. Roy Cooper, D-N.C., blasted the bill Tuesday afternoon on Twitter. "North Carolina lawmakers can not defy the U.S. Supreme Court based on their extreme personal views".

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Trump admin suspends controversial sanctuary city reports

President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration called for the so-called "declined detainer" report , and the Department of Homeland Security issued the first one three weeks ago. "The Department of Justice will require jurisdictions seeking or applying for Department grants to certify compliance" with the section of federal law requiring cooperation from cities, Sessions stated.

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California elementary school shooter threatened his wife when she moved out

Police said the two students were not believed to have been targeted by the gunman but were wounded due to their proximity to the slain woman. San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan told the Los Angeles Times that the couple was "estranged" after just a few months of marriage and that Anderson's criminal record included arrests for weapons possession and domestic violence in a previous relationship.

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OSHA looking into blast at Missouri ammunition plant

The Army Joint Munitions Command said the explosion happened at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant in Independence. The plant manufactures small-caliber munitions for the U.S. The government staff has a payroll of $2.9 million. Rudimentary details of the explosion in a (propellant) mixing building make the developing incident sound eerily familiar to the PB Clermont ammunition facility explosion in Belgium in March of 2014 that drove a global ammunition propellant shortage that affected ...


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