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Hawaii officials mistakenly warn of inbound missile

Hawaii Mistaken Missile Alert-3

A push alert that warned of a ballistic missile heading straight for Hawaii and sent residents into...

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Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Jan. 17, the 17th day of 2018. There are 348 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On Jan. 17, 1893, Hawaii’s monarchy was overthrown as a group of businessmen and sugar planters forced Queen Lili’uokalani (lee-LEE‘-oo-oh-kah-LAH‘-nee) to...


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The Latest: New Orleans weather remains treacherous

Winter Weather Deep South

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on wintry weather in the South and East Coast (all times local): 6:30 p.m. New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu says city facilities and schools will remain closed Thursday. Getting into and around in New Orleans is a challenge in this unusually cold weather. Parts of...


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Sheriffs, immigration officials unveil plan to work together

LARGO, Fla. (AP) — Seventeen Florida law enforcement agencies have agreed to cooperate with the federal government on immigration enforcement, offering what officials say is a template that can be used nationwide. During a news conference Wednesday, immigration and law enforcement officials said...


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13 siblings held captive were likely coerced to remain quiet

Shackled Children

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When a 17-year-old girl jumped out a window from the house where her parents allegedly starved and tortured their 13 children, she broke a silence that had likely lasted for years. It’s not clear why the teenager waited so long to act, but psychiatrists say such behavior is not...


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Customer complain that gas station swapped diesel, gasoline

WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — Some Maine drivers say their vehicles were damaged when they purchased fuel at a gas station where the diesel and gasoline were in the wrong pumps. The Kennebec Journal reports the drivers filled their tanks at a Mobil station in Waterville last week. The owner of the gas...


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The Latest: Student linked to racist video unenrolled

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on videos posted by a University of Alabama student containing racial slurs (all times local): 5:50 p.m. The president of the University of Alabama says a student who repeatedly used racial slurs in social media videos is “no longer enrolled” at the university....


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Navy courts-martial are possible for fatal ship collisions; history shows results are

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. The Navy’s decision to move forward with possible criminal charges against officers who oversaw two destroyers involved in catastrophic collisions last year sets up a potential spectacle that has not occurred in a generation: The court-martial of a ship’s captain in...


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Lawmaker seeks home school oversight after 13 found captive

Shackled Children

LOS ANGELES (AP) — City officials couldn’t find any records that the fire marshal conducted required annual inspections at a California home that doubled as a private school where authorities say 13 malnourished siblings were kept captive in filthy conditions by their parents. On Wednesday, a state...


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Supreme Court critical of lawyer's decision to concede guilt of client who claimed

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court seemed reluctant Wednesday to validate a lawyer’s decision to concede his client’s guilt against the client’s wishes, even if the attorney thought it was the best way to save the man from the death penalty. Justices liberal and...


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Hogan announces deal with unions on modest raises for Md. state employees

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Maryland state employees will receive a 2 percent cost-of-living adjustment under a new contract agreement reached with the Hogan administration. Gov. Larry Hogan’s office announced Wednesday that the administration and the four major unions that represent state...


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