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Kavanaugh sworn in as protesters chant outside Supreme Court

By ALAN FRAM, LISA MASCARO and MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in as the 114th justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, after a wrenching debate over sexual misconduct and judicial temperament that shattered the Senate, captivated the nation and ushered ...

Kavanaugh is confirmed: Senate Oks Supreme Court nominee

By ALAN FRAM and LISA MASCARO, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The bitterly polarized U.S. Senate narrowly confirmed Brett Kavanaugh on Saturday to join the Supreme Court, delivering an election-season triumph to President Donald Trump that could swing the court rightward for a generation ...

GOP looking more confident on Kavanaugh after FBI report

By ALAN FRAM and LISA MASCARO, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A high-stakes partisan row broke out Thursday over a confidential FBI report about allegations that Brett Kavanaugh sexually abused women three decades ago, with Republicans claiming investigators found "no hint of misconduct" ...

Eyes on The Five: A look at the deciding votes on Kavanaugh

By LAURIE KELLMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The eyes of the polarized nation are riveted on three Republican and one Democratic senator who aren't saying, so far, whether they are ayes or nays on the politically fateful question of whether Brett Kavanaugh should sit on the Supreme ...

South Carolina shooting: 2 officers released from hospital

By JEFFREY COLLINS and MEG KINNARD, Associated Press FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — A Vietnam veteran who bragged online about maintaining his target-shooting skills was being held Thursday on charges that he shot seven law enforcement officers, killing one, when deputies tried to serve a search ...

APNewsBreak: Another rare fish pulled back from extinction

By DAN ELLIOTT, Associated Press DENVER (AP) — Another rare Colorado River fish has been pulled back from the brink of extinction, wildlife officials said Thursday, the second comeback this year for a species unique to the Southwestern U.S. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recommended ...

Ex-rap mogul ‘Suge’ Knight sentenced to 28 years in prison

By ANDREW DALTON, AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge on Thursday sentenced former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight to 28 years in prison for running down and killing a man whose loved ones in court described him as a deeply devoted family man and peacemaker in his ...

Juan Romero, busboy who aided wounded Robert Kennedy, dies

By JOHN ROGERS and RUSSELL CONTRERAS, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Juan Romero, a hotel busboy who came to the aid of Robert F. Kennedy after the New York senator was shot in Los Angeles, has died. He was 68. Longtime family friend Rigo Chacon said Thursday that Romero had died at a ...

Scientists: US military program could be seen as bioweapon

By CANDICE CHOI and SETH BORENSTEIN, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A research arm of the U.S. military is exploring the possibility of deploying insects to make plants more resilient by altering their genes. Some experts say the work may be seen as a potential biological weapon. In an ...

Off limits: Report on state college abuse kept from public

By MICHAEL RUBINKAM, Associated Press Even as top Pennsylvania officials assail the Catholic Church over its cover-up of clergy sexual abuse, a state agency is refusing to release a report on allegations of sexual abuse by a high-ranking state university administrator despite lingering ...