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Swarthmore College students gather at the Phi Psi fraternity house during a sit-in, Monday, April 29, 2019, in Swarthmore, Pa. Students at the suburban Philadelphia college have occupied the on-campus fraternity house in an effort to get it shut down after documents allegedly belonging to Phi Psi surfaced this month containing derogatory comments about women and the LGBTQ community and jokes about sexual assault. (AP Photo)
May 01, 2019 - 8:41 am
SWARTHMORE, Pa. (AP) — The only two fraternities at Swarthmore College have decided to disband amid outrage over documents containing derogatory comments about women and the LGBTQ community and jokes about sexual assault. The decisions to disband Delta Upsilon and Phi Psi at the private liberal...
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FILE - In this May 19, 2017 file photo, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange gestures to supporters outside the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he has been in self imposed exile since 2012. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)
May 01, 2019 - 6:38 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (all times local): 11:35 a.m. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has apologized unreservedly for skipping bail seven years ago and holing up in the Ecuadorian embassy. In a letter read by attorney Mark Summers, Assange...
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April 30, 2019 - 11:28 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a North Carolina university campus (all times local): 11:15 p.m. Police have identified the suspect in a fatal campus shooting as a 22-year-old man. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police issued a statement late Tuesday identifying the suspect as Trystan...
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Students gather on the campus of the University of North Carolina Charlotte after a shooting Tuesday afternoon, April 30, 2019, in Charlotte, N.C. (John Simmons/The Charlotte Observer via AP)
April 30, 2019 - 11:26 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A man armed with a pistol opened fire on students at a North Carolina university during the last day of classes Tuesday, killing two people and wounding four, police said. Officers who had gathered ahead of a campus concert raced over and disarmed the suspect. The shooting...
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April 30, 2019 - 9:29 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — The Chicago Cubs will option shortstop Addison Russell to Triple-A Iowa when he's eligible to return from his 40-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy later this week. Cubs manager Joe Maddon said Tuesday before the Cubs opened a two-game...
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John T. Earnest appears for his arraignment hearing Tuesday, April 30, 2019, in San Diego. Earnest faces charges of murder and attempted murder in the April 27 assault on the Chabad of Poway synagogue, which killed one woman and injured three people, including the rabbi. (Nelvin C. Cepeda/The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP, Pool)
April 30, 2019 - 9:15 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — After a 19-year-old gunman fired at least eight rounds into a California synagogue, he stopped to fumble with his semiautomatic rifle and then fled with 50 unused bullets, prosecutors said Tuesday. In his first court appearance, John T. Earnest pleaded not guilty to murder and...
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Former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor walks through the skyway with his attorney Thomas Plunkett, right, on the way to court for the verdict Tuesday, April 30, 2019, in Minneapolis, Minn. The Minneapolis police officer was convicted of murder in the fatal shooting of an unarmed woman who approached his squad car minutes after calling 911 to report a possible rape behind her home. (David Joles/Star Tribune via AP)
April 30, 2019 - 8:41 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis police officer was convicted of third-degree murder Tuesday in the fatal shooting of an unarmed woman who approached his squad car minutes after calling 911 to report a possible rape, a rare guilty verdict for an officer asserting he faced a life-or-death situation...
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Oprah Winfrey arrives at THR's Empowerment in Entertainment Gala at Milk Studios on Tuesday, April 30, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
April 30, 2019 - 6:48 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oprah Winfrey has accepted the inaugural Empowerment in Entertainment Award at an emotional luncheon where two students learned their lives were being changed with full college scholarships. The moment brought tears to Winfrey's eyes. The award bestowed by the entertainment trade...
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Former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor walks through the elevator lobby of the Hennepin County Government Center with his legal team in Minneapolis on Friday, April 26, 2019. (Leila Navidi/Star Tribune via AP)
April 30, 2019 - 6:13 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a Minneapolis police officer charged with murder and manslaughter in the 2017 shooting of an unarmed woman (all times local): 5:20 p.m. A Minneapolis police officer has been convicted of murder in the fatal shooting of an unarmed woman who approached...
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Samuel Moncada, Venezuela's ambassador to the United Nations, holds up documents from his office as he speaks during a news conference at the U.N. headquarters, Tuesday, April 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
April 30, 2019 - 6:08 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 6:05 p.m. A group of Latin American nations and Canada is backing Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó in what it calls his efforts "to restore democracy" to his South American country. It rejects...
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