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Amid coronavirus fears, a second wave of flu hits US kids

By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) — A second wave of flu is hitting the U.S., turning this into one of the nastiest seasons for children in a decade. The number of child deaths and the hospitalization rate for youngsters are the highest seen at this point in any season since ...

Trump ignores AG Barr’s request to stop tweeting about DOJ

By MICHAEL BALSAMO, COLLEEN LONG and ZEKE MILLER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday ignored his attorney general's public request to stop tweeting about the Justice Department, saying he had the legal right to ask the agency to intervene in a criminal case ...

Evidence in trash can links dead neighbor to missing SC girl

By JEFFREY COLLINS Associated Press COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Investigators found a man dead inside his South Carolina home shortly after finding an item from a missing 6-year-old girl who lived in his neighborhood inside his trash can, authorities said. Three days after Faye Marie Swetlik's ...

Prosecutor: Weinstein saw victims as ‘complete disposables’

By MICHAEL R. SISAK and TOM HAYS Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein considered himself such a big shot in Hollywood that he thought he could get away with treating aspiring actresses like "complete disposables," a prosecutor told a jury in closing arguments Friday at his New ...

Michael Avenatti is convicted of trying to extort Nike

By LARRY NEUMEISTER Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Avenatti, the combative lawyer who gained fame by representing a porn star in lawsuits involving President Donald Trump, was convicted Friday of trying to extort sportswear giant Nike. The verdict was returned Friday by a federal ...

New Hampshire hopes to clarify unsettled Democratic contest

By STEVE PEOPLES, KATHLEEN RONAYNE, THOMAS BEAUMONT and HUNTER WOODALL Associated Press MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Democrats are hoping that voters in New Hampshire will reset the party's presidential nomination fight on Tuesday and bring clarity to a young primary season that has been marred ...

Changing electorate could affect New Hampshire’s primary

By HOLLY RAMER Associated Press New Hampshire has been holding the first-in-the-nation presidential primary for 100 years, but a significant number of Tuesday's ballots could be cast by newcomers to that storied tradition. New Hampshire has one of the nation's lowest percentages of ...

Trump campaigns as a 2nd Amendment warrior

By AAMER MADHANI Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — After the Parkland school shooting in Florida two years ago, President Donald Trump chided Republican lawmakers for being too "scared" of the National Rifle Association to tighten gun laws — then backed away from the idea. After ...

Justice Department brings new suits over sanctuary policies

By MICHAEL BALSAMO and COLLEEN LONG Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department ratcheted up legal pressure Monday on local governments over "sanctuary" policies that hinder federal immigration officers, bringing two new lawsuits and launching a coordinated messaging campaign ...

Big question as Weinstein trial winds down: Will he testify?

By MICHAEL R. SISAK and TOM HAYS Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein's lawyers are set to rest their defense case Tuesday, but not before answering the big question looming over his New York City rape trial: Will he take the risk of testifying? So far, they say, Weinstein ...