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FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2000, file photo, former President George H.W. Bush waves as he leaves Methodist Hospital with his cardiologist, Mark Hausknecht, after a news conference in Houston. Hausknecht, who once treated former President George H.W. Bush, was fatally shot by a fellow bicyclist Friday, July 20, 2018, while riding through a Houston medical complex, and police were trying to determine if the shooting was random or a targeted act. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
July 23, 2018 - 6:34 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Dr. Mark Hausknecht usually rode his bicycle to work each morning, as he lived less than 2 miles from Houston Methodist Hospital. He was following his normal routine last week when a man also riding a bike approached the Houston cardiologist from behind and shot him twice in the...
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July 23, 2018 - 6:34 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge on Monday denied the Trump administration's bid to throw out a lawsuit that alleges its decision to end special protections shielding Haitian, Salvadoran and Honduran immigrants from deportation was racially motivated. U.S. District Judge Denise Casper's ruling means...
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FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2018 file photo businessman Willie Wilson, candidate for the office of Mayor of Chicago, speaks at a news conference in Chicago. Wilson who is again running for mayor says he wasn't trying to buy anyone's vote when he handed out close to $200,000 to churchgoers Sunday, July 22, 2018. Wilson says Sunday's appearance at the New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church was nothing more than "one of the biggest property tax relief assistance" events of the year and the kind of thing he's done before. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh File)
July 23, 2018 - 5:55 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner said Monday he didn't know a candidate for Chicago mayor planned to hand out $200,000 to churchgoers at a service where the governor also spoke, a scene that prompted opponents to accuse the Republican of trying to buy votes for his own re-election. Rauner...
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This image made from video released by the Israeli Defence Forces on Sunday, July 22, 2018 shows Israeli soldiers on hand as family members of the White Helmets load into buses to Jordan. The call to get ready came at night. In the raging war zone of southwestern Syria, with enemy government forces on the march, the 98 White Helmets were told to bring spouses, children and but a few belongings to two collection points. Fabled rescuers themselves now in need of rescue, they embarked on a hair-raising journey through Israel, a supposed enemy, enroute to reluctant haven in Jordan, a country already burdened with multitudes of refugees. One woman gave birth along the way, many colleagues were left behind to a fate uncertain, and Syria called the multinational operation by several Western powers a crime. (Israeli Defence Forces via AP)
July 23, 2018 - 5:48 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The call came on Saturday night. In the raging war zone that is southwestern Syria, with enemy forces on the march, the 98 White Helmets volunteers brought their spouses, children and a personal bag each. A total of 421 people massed at two collection points where they were to make...
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FILE - In this May 7, 2018, file photo, first lady Melania Trump speaks on her initiatives during an event in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. Melania Trump will receive a briefing on neonatal abstinence syndrome when she visits a Tennessee children’s hospital on July 24. The first lady’s visit to Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville, is tied to her “Be Best” initiative. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
July 23, 2018 - 5:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump will receive a briefing on babies born addicted to drugs when she visits a Tennessee children's hospital this week. The first lady's Tuesday visit to Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville is tied to her "Be Best" initiative. Mrs. Trump...
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This undated photo provided by the Churchill County Sheriff's office shows John O'Conner. Police in the northern Nevada city of Fallon are trying to determine why O'Conner walked into his Mormon church on Sunday, July 22, 2018, and opened fire, killing one man and injuring another. (Churchill County Sheriff's Office via AP)
July 23, 2018 - 4:31 pm
FALLON, Nev. (AP) — Police in the northern Nevada city of Fallon were trying to determine Monday why a 48-year-old man opened fire on his Mormon church on Sunday, killing one man and injuring another. Fallon Police Chief Kevin Gehman said it does not appear that 48-year-old gunman John Kelley O'...
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FILE - In this April 17, 2017, file photo, "Infowars" host Alex Jones arrives at the Travis County Courthouse in Austin, Texas. Jones filed a motion Friday, July 20, 2018, to dismiss a defamation lawsuit filed by families of some of the 26 people killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting in Newtown, Conn. Lawyers for Jones argued he was acting as a journalist in questioning the official narrative of the shooting. Jones, who said he now believes the shootings happened, said such journalism would be chilled if "reporters were subject to liability if they turned out to be wrong." (Tamir Kalifa/Austin American-Statesman via AP, File)
July 23, 2018 - 3:24 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Right-wing radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones argued he was acting as a journalist, comparing himself to the Washington Post reporters who uncovered the Watergate scandal, when he questioned on his talk show "Infowars" the official narrative given by officials in...
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