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Plot to kill New Jersey cop leads to 3 drug, weapons arrests

Asbury Park Police said they arrested three people Friday on drug and weapons charges after executing a search warrant over a reported threat.  (Asbury Park Police) An investigation of a reported plot by a Bloods gang member to kill a New Jersey police officer resulted in the arrests of three people on firearm and drug charges, authorities said Friday. The ...

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Mayor to Amazon: You’re offering 50,000 jobs? $5 billion in construction? Thanks, but no thanks

As of late, it seems like nearly every city in America is vying for the attention of Amazon in hopes of attracting the planned HQ2 campus of the multibillion-dollar corporation. The second headquarters for Amazon promises to create 50,000 high-paying jobs and $5 billion in construction, for starters.  The city where I am mayor – Little Rock, Ark. – used ...

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Lawmakers question whether key CIA nominee misled Congress

WASHINGTON –  Two former CIA employees are accusing the Trump administration’s choice for CIA chief watchdog of being less than candid when he told Congress he didn’t know about any active whistleblower complaints against him. Members of the Senate Intelligence Committee asked Christopher Sharpley, the current acting inspector general who’s in line for the permanent job, about complaints that he ...

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First Lady Melania Trump gets her hands dirty during visit to military families in Alaska

First lady Melania Trump watches as children form objects from Play-Doh at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.  (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen) JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska –  Melania Trump might have been a fashion model at one time in her life, but she had no qualms ripping off a chunk of messy play dough and getting her hands dirty, just like the three ...

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Steven Seagal accused of telling actress to sit on his face in 1991

FILE: A former actress said Steven Seagal harassed her on the set of “Out for Justice.”  (Reuters) Former action star Steven Seagal is being accused by an unnamed Hollywood executive for sexually harassing her on the set of his 1991 movie, “Out for Justice,” Page Six reported Friday. The executive was reportedly a young actress at the time and said ...

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APEC ministers agree on TPP trade deal without the US

DANANG, Vietnam –  In a major breakthrough, trade ministers from 11 Pacific Rim countries said they reached a deal Saturday to proceed with the free-trade Trans-Pacific Partnership deal that was in doubt after President Donald Trump abandoned it. A statement issued in the early hours Saturday said an accord was reached on “core elements” of the 11-member pact. The compromise ...

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Clearing ruins launches new phase in California fire cleanup

SONOMA, Calif. –  Rumbling bulldozers and front-loaders have started scraping up the ash, charred wood and crumbled bricks and concrete left from thousands of homes and buildings destroyed by blazes in California wine country, launching a new phase in the largest wildfire cleanup in state history. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers contractors began the work this week in flattened, blackened ...

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Attacking ‘toxic masculinity’ won’t stop sexual assault

Sexual assault allegations bring down more celebrity men Revelations of sexual assault and harassment by powerful Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein have prompted more women to go public with their experiences of men exploiting positions of power. Now, some of the powerful men are being held accountable. Watch the video to find out who’s facing serious consequences. Have you heard? Men ...

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