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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich is calling on Hillary Rodham Clinton to support his effort to require a balanced federal budget.The potential Republican presidential candidate's comments came Thursday during a visit to Maine, where h ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior Obama administration official violated agency ethics policies but did not break any laws when he intervened in three visa cases involving foreign investors with ties to prominent Democrats, a government watchdog told Congress ...more

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sam Taylor-Johnson will not be returning to direct the sequels to "Fifty Shades of Grey," she announced Wednesday night."Directing 'Fifty Shades of Grey' has been an intense and incredible journey for which I am hugely gratefu ...more

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BOSTON (AP) — Jurors in the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) have examined models of the pressure cooker bombs used in the 2013 deadly attacks.FBI bomb expert Edward Knapp displayed the models Thursda ...more

Reuters News - 19 mins ago

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Illinois Senate on Thursday passed a bill to plug a $1.6 billion hole in the state's current budget by cutting spending on most programs by 2.25 percent and tapping money from other funds. The 32-26 Senate vote followe ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — A former jailhouse informant testified Thursday that someone other than the man on trial for killing 6-year-old Etan Patz admitted decades ago to kidnapping and molesting him.Jeffrey Rothschild, now 67, took the stand for the def ...more

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — An accountant says the woman who recorded offensive racial remarks by Donald Sterling made unbelievable claims about where she got $1 million to buy a house.Jay Shapiro told a Los Angeles judge Thursday that V. Stiviano claime ...more

AP News - 23 mins ago

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez was briefly delayed Thursday by a bomb threat called in to the courthouse.Superior Court Judge Susan Garsh cut off testimony around noon after a cour ...more

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Thursday he would sign into law a religious protection measure that opponents have said amounts to a license to discriminate against gays and lesbians in the state.The Republican governo ...more

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Nuclear negotiations between the United States and Iran entered a critical phase on Thursday with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meeting his Iranian counterpart less than a week away from a deadline to secure the outlin ...more