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Fight leads to San Francisco hit-run that kills 1, hurts 4

Fight leads to San Francisco hit-run that kills 1, hurts 4

SAN FRANCISCO — A driver struck five men with his car and fled Wednesday after a fight in a waterfront area of San Francisco, killing one and leaving three others with serious injuries, police and hospital officials said.
DMX faces the music: serenaded by judge, gets year in prison

DMX faces the music: serenaded by judge, gets year in prison

NEW YORK — A judge heard a DMX rap song before adding his own lyrics to a court proceeding on Wednesday, ordering the rapper imprisoned for a year in a tax fraud case. U.S.

Ex-TCU QB Trevone Boykin arrested for aggravated assault

MANSFIELD, Texas — Former TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin has been arrested on an aggravated assault charge after his girlfriend accused him of beating her severely at his home in North Texas.
Political tensions cloud tribute to slain Holocaust survivor

Political tensions cloud tribute to slain Holocaust survivor

PARIS — The silent decorum of a march to honour an 85-year-old woman who survived Nazi horrors only to be stabbed to death last week in an alleged anti-Semitic attack was shattered Wednesday, with crowds shouting "Nazi! Nazi!" and other insults at Fr
Republic Records president out amid sexual misconduct probe

Republic Records president out amid sexual misconduct probe

LOS ANGELES — President Charlie Walk is leaving Republic Records after a sexual misconduct investigation.
Emails: Conservatives slammed Pence in 2015 for changing law

Emails: Conservatives slammed Pence in 2015 for changing law

INDIANAPOLIS — Then-Indiana Gov. Mike Pence faced a firestorm of criticism three years ago after signing a "religious freedom" law critics decried as anti-gay.
Hot air balloon crashes and catches fire but no one injured

Hot air balloon crashes and catches fire but no one injured

PHOENIX — Authorities say a hot air balloon carrying 13 people crashed and caught fire Wednesday morning in the desert outside Phoenix, igniting a small brush fire but causing no injuries. Phoenix fire Capt.
1st openly gay Alabama lawmaker bows out to standing ovation

1st openly gay Alabama lawmaker bows out to standing ovation

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alabama's first openly gay legislator received a standing ovation as she bid farewell to the House of Representatives ahead of the last day of the legislative session Wednesday. Democratic Rep.

Judge is cited; asked if woman crossed legs to stop assault

NEWARK, N.J. — A judicial board accused a New Jersey judge of violating rules of conduct when he asked a woman during a court hearing if she tried closing her legs to prevent an alleged sexual assault.
NAACP spearheads lawsuit to overhaul plan for 2020 Census

NAACP spearheads lawsuit to overhaul plan for 2020 Census

WASHINGTON — The NAACP is spearheading a lawsuit filed Wednesday against the Census Bureau and President Donald Trump, saying the federal government is unprepared for the 2020 Census, and that will lead to a massive undercounting of African-Americans