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Memo: VA pick Jackson said to have crashed car while drunk

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's pick for Veterans Affairs secretary showed "a pattern" of questionable prescription drug practices and drunken behavior, including crashing a government vehicle while intoxicated and doling out a large supply of a prescription opioid to a White House military staff member, according to a summary of allegations compiled by Democratic staff of a Senate panel....

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Toronto van attack throws spotlight on anti-woman vitriol

TORONTO (AP) -- The deadly van rampage in Toronto is training attention on an online world of sexual loneliness, rage and misogyny after the suspect invoked an uprising by "involuntary celibates" and gave a shoutout to a California killer who seethed at women for rejecting him....

Dane convicted of killing, dismembering journalist on sub

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- A self-taught Danish engineer was convicted of murder Wednesday for luring a Swedish journalist on to his homemade submarine, then torturing and killing her before dismembering her body and dumping it at sea in a sensational case that has gripped Scandinavia....

Macron resists Trump's 'America first' in speech to Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) -- French President Emmanuel Macron drew sharp contrasts with President Donald Trump's worldview Wednesday, laying out a firm vision of global leadership that rejects "the illusion of nationalism" in a candid counterweight to Trump's appeals to put "America first."...

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Bill Cosby's lawyers get slammed by advocates for women

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- The sexual assault case against Bill Cosby went to the jury Wednesday as his lawyers came under heavy criticism for what some called a blatant attempt to "victim-shame" the parade of women who have leveled accusations against the 80-year-old comedian....

Republicans to join TV debate with 3 weeks left in primary

WILLOW STREET, Pa. (AP) -- With three weeks left before the primary election, the three Republicans seeking the party's nomination to challenge Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf in November are set to take debate questions on live television....

Parents spared jail time in 2016 pneumonia death of girl

READING, Pa. (AP) -- The parents of a 2-year-old Pennsylvania girl have been spared jail time in the pneumonia death of their daughter after vowing to seek medical care in the future for their other children....

Officials: 2 teens stabbed waiting for Philadelphia subway

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Two 17-year-old boys were stabbed waiting for a subway train after school in Philadelphia, and police say they're in critical condition....

Pennsylvania gets more federal aid to fight opioid crisis

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania is getting another $26.5 million in federal aid to help fight opioid addiction, and one focus will be to establish more medication-assisted treatment programs in rural areas, Gov. Tom Wolf's administration said Wednesday....

Dog bites police horse participating in mounted unit event

WILMERDING, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say a dog in a yard near a police mounted unit event in Pennsylvania escaped and bit one of the participating horses on its legs....

Man was stabbed, set afire before smoldering body found

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say a man was stabbed and set on fire before his smoldering body was found behind an eastern Pennsylvania apartment complex....

The charges against Bill Cosby and the sentences they carry

A jury is deliberating the fate of Bill Cosby on sexual assault charges. The jury began its work Wednesday, about two weeks after the retrial started outside Philadelphia....

The Latest: Cosby jury asks for definition of consent

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- The Latest on Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial (all times local):...

Man faces murder count in deadly nor'easter road rage attack

DEPTFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) -- Authorities have made an arrest in what they say was a deadly road rage incident that occurred during a nor'easter last month....

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