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 WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer says former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams will deliver the Democratic response to President Donald Trump's State of the Union address.Schumer told reporters Tuesday that he asked Abrams three weeks ago...
After gliding through years where stocks mostly just rose, millenial investors last year suddenly confronted a hard financial truth.
The rapper Nelly is asking a U.S. court to dismiss a British woman's lawsuit that alleges he sexually assaulted her after a concert in England.

Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris, standing outside of Oakland's city hall, formally kicked off her campaign for the White House.
A growing number of colleges and universities are providing financial relief to students impacted by the government shutdown.
 PHOENIX (AP) — A nurse who was supposed to be looking after an incapacitated woman at a long-term health care facility has been charged with raping her, weeks after she stunned her caregivers and family by giving birth to...

 NEW YORK (AP) — A white supremacist pleaded guilty Wednesday to killing a black man with a sword as part of an attack that authorities said was intended to incite a race war in the United States.James Jackson admitted...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia prosecutors say they've seen no evidence from newly found boxes of files in a former Black Panther's police slaying case that a judge had a conflict of interest.Mumia Abu-Jamal recently won a chance to reargue...
 What's up with the partial government shutdown on Day 32:WHAT'S NEWLawmakers marked the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday with commemorative statements and memorial visits. But there appeared to be no movement on the shutdown front.Senate Republicans released late Monday...

  Newark Mayor Ras Baraka is taking President Trump to task for staging a standoff to build a $5 billion border wall while the northern New Jersey city and other communities face a crisis with lead in their water. As the government shutdown engineered by...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles teachers union leader hinted of a possible resumption of contract bargaining Wednesday as striking educators in the second largest U.S. school district walked picket lines outside hundreds of schools for a third...
 By MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN, Associated Press PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — When a police truck carrying men in uniform pulled into an impoverished neighborhood in the Haitian capital, residents thought it was an official operation.Maybe police were finally trying to head off a...
The NFL is launching a social justice platform, with an emphasis on education, economic development and community and police relations.
Thousands of requests by men to bring in child and adolescent brides to live in the United States were approved over the past decade.
Congo's powerful Catholic church challenged the surprise win of opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi in the presidential election.
A four-day-old baby is a surprise bright spot in Congo's deadly Ebola outbreak.
DENVER (AP) — Denver on Wednesday became the latest city in the nation to take steps to eliminate low-level marijuana convictions in places where the drug is now legal, acknowledging the barriers that such offenses pose to minority, low-income...
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's new president on Wednesday blasted the U.N. migration pact — a deal he has promised to pull out of.The far-right president said on Twitter that he wants to ensure immigrants to Brazil sing the...
Gabon's government has retained control of the West African country after an attempted military coup early Monday, the government said.
In the course of 15 months and in the space of one city block, Milwaukee police twice encountered two suspects they believed were armed.