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Maine becomes 8th state to legalize assisted suicide

Maine becomes 8th state to legalize assisted suicide

AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine legalized medically assisted suicide on Wednesday, becoming the eighth state to allow terminally ill people to end their lives with prescribed medication. Democratic Gov.
House panel votes to hold top US officials in contempt

House panel votes to hold top US officials in contempt

WASHINGTON — A House committee voted Wednesday to hold two top Trump administration officials in contempt of Congress for failing to comply with subpoenas for documents related to a decision adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census.
Badly-made fake license plate leads to arrest in California

Badly-made fake license plate leads to arrest in California

MOORPARK, Calif. — A big-rig truck driver has been arrested after authorities spotted a phoney license plate on his rig.
Hong Kong protesters vow to keep fighting extradition law

Hong Kong protesters vow to keep fighting extradition law

HONG KONG — Following a day of sit-ins, tear gas and clashes with police, Hong Kong students and civil rights activists vowed Wednesday to keep protesting a proposed extradition bill that has become a lightning rod for concerns over greater Chinese c

San Francisco prosecutors turn to AI to reduce racial bias

SAN FRANCISCO — In a first-of-its kind experiment, San Francisco prosecutors are turning to artificial intelligence to reduce racial bias in the courts, adopting a system that strips certain identifying details from police reports and leaves only key
Trump Jr. glad Senate testimony 'is finally over'

Trump Jr. glad Senate testimony 'is finally over'

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump Jr., the president's eldest son, spoke to the Senate intelligence committee for around three hours Wednesday, following up on a 2017 interview with the same panel as part of its two-year-long Russia investigation. Trump Jr.
Lawyer: Cuba Gooding Jr. will turn self in on groping charge

Lawyer: Cuba Gooding Jr. will turn self in on groping charge

NEW YORK — Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. will turn himself in to New York City police on Thursday to face allegations he groped a woman at a Manhattan night spot, his lawyer said.
Mira Sorvino says she is a 'survivor of date rape'

Mira Sorvino says she is a 'survivor of date rape'

ALBANY, N.Y. — Mira Sorvino has revealed that she's a survivor of date rape in an attempt to lend her voice to a push for stronger sexual assault laws in New York.
Ex-Michigan State dean guilty of neglect in handling Nassar

Ex-Michigan State dean guilty of neglect in handling Nassar

LANSING, Mich.
Federal hate crime charges filed in black church fires

Federal hate crime charges filed in black church fires

NEW ORLEANS — The son of a Louisiana sheriff's deputy is facing federal hate crime charges in connection with three fires that destroyed African American churches earlier this year.