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Mario Batali kicked off ABC amid misconduct allegations

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Celebrity chef Mario Batali has been kicked off ABC's "The Chew" amid allegations from several women that he touched them inappropriately. 

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'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' boasts $45 million opening night

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"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" is off to a death star-sized start at the box office.

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The Latest: Trump wants death for anyone who kills a cop

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The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to the FBI (all times local): 11:20 a.m. President Donald Trump is calling for the death penalty for anyone convicted of killing a police officer.

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Grand jury: Penn State showed 'shocking apathy' to drinking

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A grand jury's report in the wake of a pledge's drinking death says that Penn State officials displayed "a shocking apathy" to dangers from excessive drinking and that its inaction allowed criminal acts to occur.

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NY state kicks in $690K for Woodstock 50th anniversary event

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Planning for the 50th anniversary celebration of the 1969 Woodstock concert is already underway, and it's getting a big boost from New York state. 

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding date announced

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Kensington Palace released a statement on Friday announcing the date for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's upcoming nuptials.

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The Latest: Lawyer 'disappointed' by death penalty decision

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A lawyer for a man charged with his cousin in the deaths of four young men found shot and buried on a Pennsylvania farm says he's "disappointed" by prosecutors certifying his case for capital punishment when it's his cousin who's the "admitted killer."

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NY Air National Guard crew to fight California wildfires

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New York state is sending members of its Air National Guard to assist California in fighting damaging wildfires.

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Comptroller: New York state debt to grow to $63.7B

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New York Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says that state-funded debt is projected to grow to $63.7 billion within months.

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No Tannenbaum: Senator says rule keeps trees from US troops

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New York's U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer says a federal rule change that's stopping donated Christmas trees from being sent to American troops overseas is straight out of the Grinch's playbook.

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FCC votes down Obama-era 'net neutrality' rules

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The Federal Communications Commission has voted on party lines to undo sweeping Obama-era "net neutrality" rules that guaranteed equal access to internet. 

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Activism, charity sustain Sandy Hook families 5 years later

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Out of a senseless tragedy, many relatives of the 26 children and educators killed five years ago at Sandy Hook Elementary School have sought ways to find meaning in advocacy.

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Cuomo: Remove firearms from domestic abusers in New York

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he wants to take away all firearms from New Yorkers who are convicted of domestic violence crimes.

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Man accused of killing cop, fleeing for days to stand trial

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A man accused of killing a Pennsylvania police officer and then leading law enforcement on a four-day manhunt with the help of his mother will stand trial.

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Health commissioner: Influenza prevalent in New York state

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The state Health Department says influenza is now prevalent in New York state, which means health care workers who haven't had a flu shot must wear procedural masks around patients.

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Gov. Cuomo tells woman reporter question is 'disservice to women'

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has said a female journalist did "a disservice to women" for asking what his administration was doing to confront sexual harassment in state government.

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Otsego County man charged in shooting death of parents

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The Otsego County Sheriff's Office says a Laurens man has been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of his parents.

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Schumer pursuing legal options over fake harassment document

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Sen. Chuck Schumer says he is "pursuing every legal path" against whoever circulated a forged document accusing him of sexual harassment.

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Woman sentenced to 42 to 94 years in son's beating death

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A woman who pleaded guilty to murder in the beating death of her 3-year-old son in a mobile home near Philadelphia has been sentenced to 42 to 94 years in prison.

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Democrat Doug Jones wins Alabama Senate election against Roy Moore

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Democrat Doug Jones wins election to the U.S. Senate from Alabama, as voters in the deeply conservative and heavily Republican state deal a stark political blow to President Donald Trump and narrow the GOP's majority in the Senate to two seats. 

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Subway bomb suspect faces federal charges

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An immigrant from Bangladesh arrested on charges of using a weapon of mass destruction in the New York City subway system in a suicide attack has been charged in federal court.

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After NYC subway bombing, President Trump slams 'chain migration'

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A would-be suicide bomber's rush-hour blast in the heart of the New York City subway system is adding new fuel to President Donald Trump's push to limit immigration based on family ties.

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Gov. Cuomo, Puerto Rico governor talk about fixing island's power

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello are calling for a new, modern electrical system for Puerto Rico following devastation and widespread outages caused by Hurricane Maria.

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Firefighter 'Santa' loses home in fire; toy delivery nixed

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A Pennsylvania firefighter who dresses up as Santa every year to deliver gifts on a firetruck has been forced to cancel this year after his own home was gutted by fire.

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Sen. Gillibrand: President Trump should resign amid sexual misconduct allegations

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New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand says President Donald Trump should resign in the wake of sexual assault claims against him.

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Objection to lawmaker's absences could lead to contempt vote

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Absences by a Pennsylvania state lawmaker who has missed every session day since July are raising objections from a fellow House member. 

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Woman critical after fire kills 2 who tried to rescue pets

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Authorities say a woman remains in critical condition with injuries from a fire that killed two women who officials said apparently re-entered the burning home to try to rescue a pets.   

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UPDATE: Police identify man who detonated explosive device in NYC subway

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Police Commissioner James O'Neill says the device that exploded in the New York City subway was a terror-related incident.

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Police: 3 men stabbed in pizza parlor brawl

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Police in central New York say three men were stabbed during a brawl at a pizza parlor.

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South Korea imposes new sanctions on North Korea

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South Korea says it has added several North Korean groups and individuals to its sanctions list as part of efforts to cut off funding for the North weapons programs.

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Bitcoin futures rise after trading slows website

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After an initial hiccup, the first-ever bitcoin futures rose in early trading. The futures rose $540 to $16,000 on the Chicago Board Options Exchange.

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Haley: Trump's accusers of sex misconduct should be heard

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The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations says women who accuse someone of sexual misconduct deserve to be heard, even if it involves President Donald Trump.

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Police warn shoppers to be on guard for thieves

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New York state troopers are urging holiday shoppers to beware of thieves.

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State wins lawsuit over Adirondack snowmobile trail-building

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New York state's construction of new wider snowmobile trails in the Adirondacks has been upheld by a state Supreme Court judge.

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The Latest: California governor: Fires are 'new reality'

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California Gov. Jerry Brown says deadly and destructive wildfires in winter are "the new normal."

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The Latest: Bands play for Jones's get out the vote push

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Two prominent Alabama-based musical acts are helping Democrat Doug Jones get out the vote for Tuesday's U.S. Senate election against Republican Roy Moore.

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Advocates: NY must invest more in housing for mentally ill

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Advocates for New Yorkers with mental illness say the state is falling behind on investments in community housing for this vulnerable group. 

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AP source: Yankees agree to deal to acquire Marlins' Stanton

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A person familiar with the negotiations says the Yankees and Marlins have agreed to a deal that would send slugger Giancarlo Stanton to New York, pending a physical.

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New York governor's office dismisses FBI probe as 'charade'

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The office of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is defending the administration's hiring practices amid scrutiny by the FBI.

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New Mexico school closed indefinitely after deadly shooting

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A northwestern New Mexico high school where a deadly shooting occurred will remain closed until further notice.

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The Latest: Snow leaves widespread power outages in South

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More than 382,000 homes and businesses across the South have no electricity after an unusually intense December snowstorm caused widespread outages in the region.

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Sex-ed group disinvited from NY district after gum analogy

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A New York school district will no longer invite an outside group to give sex education talks after a presenter from the group compared a girl's virginity to chewing gum.

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Sandusky's son sentenced to prison for sexual abuse of girls

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One of Jerry Sandusky's sons is headed to prison after pleading guilty to pressuring a teenage girl to send him naked photos and asking her teen sister to perform a sex act.

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Schumer, finishing NY tour, seeks help for malt barley crop

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U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer has wrapped up another tour of New York's 62 counties with a call for greater federal help for the state's craft beer industry.

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The Latest: Newest California fire burns 65 structures

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The Latest on Southern California wildfires (all times local) 7:48 a.m. At least 65 structures have been destroyed by a wildfire in semi-rural north San Diego County.

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Cops: Boy, 10, shot young sister with gun he thought was toy

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Police say a 10-year-old boy playing with a gun he thought was a toy shot his 6-year-old sister in the chest. Now officials are searching for the man who left it in the home.

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Judge accused of texting prosecutors advice in case

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A Long Island judge is accused of texting advice to prosecutors on how to try a case against a defendant facing a drug charge.

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6 SUNY Brockport students arrested in hazing probe

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Police say students who were part of an unrecognized fraternity at a New York college tortured a rat as part of illegal hazing that occurred inside the group's house.

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NY Catholic Church pays $40 million to sex abuse victims

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The Archdiocese of New York says it has paid just over $40 million in compensation to 189 people who identified themselves as victims of clergy sexual abuse.

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The Latest: Shooter among dead in New Mexico school shooting

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The Latest on a shooting at a New Mexico high school.

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The Latest: Ex-cop grateful for family's forgiveness

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A white former police officer says he is grateful for the forgiveness from the family of a black man that he shot to death.

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6 hurt in 3-vehicle accident near World Trade Center

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Police say six people have been hurt in an accident involving three vehicles just blocks from the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan.

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The Latest: Ryan suggests GOP has votes to fund government

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House Speaker Paul Ryan is suggesting that House Republicans have enough votes to fund the federal government through Dec. 22, even if all Democrats vote against the measure.

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Sen. Al Franken will resign amid sexual misconduct allegations

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Minnesota Sen. Al Franken is resigning amid multiple sexual misconduct allegations.

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New Jersey to vote on bill barring drunken drone flying

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New Jersey lawmakers are set to vote on legislation that would make it illegal to operate a drone while drunk.

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Gas station hopes blue lights in bathroom can deter drug use

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A Pennsylvania gas station is testing whether blue lights in bathrooms can discourage drug use by making it difficult for people to see their veins.

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Small airplane crashes near gas station

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The pilot of a small airplane is dead after crashing onto the parking lot of a gas station near a suburban St. Louis airport. 

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President Trump makes his Jerusalem decision official

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President Donald Trump has announced that the United States now recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. It's a move that upends decades of U.S. policy.   

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California wildfire surpasses 100 square miles

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The biggest and most destructive of several wildfires burning in Southern California has scorched more than 101 square miles.

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Sen. Gillibrand says Sen Franken should step aside amid allegations

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The Latest on Sen. Al Franken and sexual misconduct allegations.

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The Latest: ATF anticipates control over bump stock devices

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The Latest on legislation intended to make it easier for gun owners to legally carry concealed weapons across state lines.

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Amid warnings, Trump forges ahead on Jerusalem-as-capital

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President Donald Trump will recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital on Wednesday despite intense Arab, Muslim and European opposition to a move that would upend decades of U.S. policy and risk potentially violent protests.

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New York woman sentenced for sexual exploitation of children

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A 25-year-old upstate New York woman has been sentenced to 60 years in prison for making and sharing child pornography.

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Planned Catskills casino has 1,400 jobs to fill

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A Catskills casino opening in March is looking to fill about 1,400 positions.

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Danny Masterson fired, Netflix writes him out of 'The Ranch'

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Netflix says it has written actor Danny Masterson out of the comedy "The Ranch" with Los Angeles police investigating sexual assault claims against him that date back to the 2000s.

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Facebook launches parent-controlled 'Messenger Kids' app

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Facebook is launching a messaging app for children so they can communicate with their parents and parent-approved friends.

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Southern California fire forces over 600 homes to evacuate

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Ferocious winds in Southern California whipped up an explosive wildfire, which forced more than 600 homes to evacuate.

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Abortion limits advance in state House in party line vote

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Republicans are advancing a ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, supplying all the votes to move it out of committee.

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AP source: Giants fire coach McAdoo and GM Jerry Reese

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A person familiar with the situation says Ben McAdoo has been fired as coach of the New York Giants and Jerry Reese is out as general manager less than a year after taking the team to the playoffs for the first time since 2011.

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Bond kept at $1M for man charged with hiding death of girl

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The man accused of withholding information from North Carolina law enforcement about a missing girl's death said nothing about the case in court.

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CBS evening news getting a new anchor and extra airtime

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The "CBS Evening News" gets a new face and an additional run time starting Monday.

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Trump offers full support for embattled Republican Roy Moore

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President Donald Trump is throwing his full support behind embattled Republican Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate race.

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Police: 11-year-old driving ATV crashes, killing 8-year-old

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Officials say an 8-year-old Pennsylvania girl riding in an all-terrain vehicle driven by an 11-year-old died when the vehicle crashed and flipped on its side.

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Cuomo says NY sending 1,000 water filters to Puerto Rico

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New York Gov. Andrew Como says 1,000 water filtration systems will be distributed to hurricane-battered Puerto Rico though a $1 million privately funded New York initiative.

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Met opera suspends ties to conductor following sex charges

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Met opera suspends ties to conductor following sex charges 

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CVS confirms its $69 billion for Aetna

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CVS is confirming that it's buying Aetna for $69 billion in a deal that will help the drugstore chain reach deeper into customer health care and protect a key client.

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Los Angeles, NYC, London chase growing mass of sex cases

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Police in Los Angeles, New York and London are working to untangle an ever-growing mass of allegations of sexual assault and harassment against powerful men.

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Senator foresees obstruction of justice case

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The top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee says the panel is starting to see "the putting together of a case of obstruction of justice" against President Donald Trump.

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New addiction recovery center opens in Harlem

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There's a new center for New Yorkers working to stay healthy following a struggle with drug use.

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Suspect arrested in connection with missing girl

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 Authorities have arrested a man in connection with the disappearance of a 3-year-old North Carolina girl. 

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Pennsylvania issues guidelines on giving opioids to children

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Pennsylvania officials have unveiled new guidelines for prescribing powerful painkillers to children as part of an effort to combat opioid addiction. The state's acting health secretary joined doctors and officials at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia to announce the guidelines Friday. The guidelines say opioids can be given to children in moderate to severe pain, but doses should be kept as low as possible. They also say certain drugs like codeine and tra... More>>

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