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Pakistan says 5 militants killed in shootout; 2 arrested

Feb. 22, 2020 3:36 AM EST

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani security forces said Saturday that five suspected militants were killed in an overnight raid in the country's northwest, and that two other militants were arrested in a separate operation. Senior counter-terrorism officer Tahir Khan said the shootout took place at a...

Democratic presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg waves after speaking at a campaign event, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Bloomberg : 3 women can be released on non-disclosure deals

Feb. 22, 2020 12:15 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mike Bloomberg said Friday he’d free three women from confidentiality agreements that bar them from speaking publicly about sexual harassment or discrimination suits filed against him over the last three decades. The billionaire former mayor of New York also said his company,...

FILE- In an undated photo provided by the Bentley Historical Library at the University of Michigan, Dr. Robert E. Anderson is shown. The president of the University of Michigan has apologized to

University of Michigan officials told of abuse decades ago

Feb. 22, 2020 12:04 AM EST

ANN ARBOR, Michigan (AP) — University of Michigan officials were warned more than four decades ago that one of its doctors was fondling patients during medical exams, but he continued working there despite a demotion and went on to allegedly abuse again as a physician with the school's athletic department,...

Natural salon owner pioneer of hair braiding laws

Feb. 22, 2020 12:02 AM EST

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — The transition from being a professional hair braider looking to make a living to suing the State Board of Cosmetology in 2004 and lobbying her own hair bill in 2005 was scary for Melony Armstrong. “When I went into business, my goal wasn’t to file lawsuits, so how we...

FILE - In this July 8, 2019, file photo, a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officer looks on during an operation in Escondido, Calif. San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore says he will comply with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's request for information on four people with criminal records, becoming the first state or local law enforcement official in the country to so honor such requests among a spate of jurisdictions whose laws sharply restrict cooperation with immigration authorities. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull,File)

San Diego sheriff agrees to share immigration information

Feb. 21, 2020 11:53 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego County Sheriff's Department will share records of people who were criminally arrested with immigration authorities, becoming the first local law enforcement agency in five states to comply with unusual demands for information, authorities said Friday. In recent weeks, U.S....

Tennis instructor gets jail over sexual assaults on a minor

Feb. 21, 2020 10:57 PM EST

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — A former Connecticut tennis instructor accused of forcing one of his underage players to perform a sexual act was sentenced to nine months in jail. Judge Gary White sentenced Maurice Thomas-Riley, 24, of Norwalk, on Thursday morning, the Stamford Advocate reported. Thomas-Riley...

Biotech company employee gets prison in securities scheme

Feb. 21, 2020 10:56 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — An employee of a Boston-based biotech company became the second person to be sentenced in a scheme officials say was designed to manipulate the company's stock prices and defraud investors. M. Jay Herod, 52, of Cambridge was sentenced Thursday to serve six months in prison for the scheme...

U.S. forward Megan Rapinoe celebrates after scoring against Canada during the second half of a CONCACAF women's Olympic qualifying soccer match Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, in Carson, Calif. The U.S. won 3-0. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

American women seek more than $66M in damages from US Soccer

Feb. 21, 2020 10:49 PM EST

Players on the U.S. women's national team are seeking more than $66 million in damages as part of their gender discrimination lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation. The damages were included in slew of papers filed Thursday night in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles ahead of a trial scheduled to start May...

An image provided by the Kauai Police Department shows Lori Vallow. Vallow--also known as Lori Daybell, and the mother of two Idaho children missing since September--was arrested Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in Hawaii, Kauai police said. Seven-year-old Joshua “JJ” Vallow and 17-year-old Tylee Ryan haven't been seen since late September, and police in Rexburg, Idaho, have said they “strongly believe that Joshua and Tylee's lives are in danger.” (Kauai Police Department via AP)

Case of missing children tied to doomsday beliefs, 3 deaths

Feb. 21, 2020 10:24 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Family members used to describe Lori Vallow as an attentive mother who had her kids’ best interests at heart. But that was before she reportedly declared herself a god sent to prepare the world for an imminent apocalypse. Before three untimely deaths of people surrounding her. Before...

Man tied to ex-congresswoman campaign arrested in hack spree

Feb. 21, 2020 10:12 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The FBI on Friday arrested a man linked to former U.S. Rep. Katie Hill's 2018 House campaign for allegedly orchestrating a series of cyberattacks on a rival candidate that shut down the campaign's website for 21 hours. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Los Angeles said Arthur Jan Dam, 32, of...