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FILE – In this May 5, 2017, file photo, Jim and Evelyn Piazza, center, stand by as Centre County, Pa., prosecutors discuss an investigation into the death of their son Tim Piazza, seen in photo at right, during a news conference in Bellefonte, Pa. A fourth multi-day preliminary hearing was scheduled in July 2018, in the criminal case against members of Penn State's shuttered Beta Theta Pi fraternity chapter, who face charges related to the February 2017, death of Piazza, of Lebanon, N.J., after a night of drinking. (Abby Drey/Centre Daily Times via AP, File)
July 08, 2018 - 11:47 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The sprawling criminal case against former members of a Penn State fraternity over the death of a pledge last year is about to pick up steam with yet another preliminary hearing on the horizon, as well as the first sentencing. Twenty-five members of shuttered Beta Theta Pi...
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FILE -- In this Aug. 17, 2017 file photo Solar Tech Joshua Valdez, left, and Senior Plant ManagerTim Wisdom walk past solar panels and at a Pacific Gas and Electric Solar Plant, in Vacaville, Calif. When California lawmakers return from their summer recess in August 2018, among the high-profile bills to consider is whether to bump up renewal energy mandates and setting a goal of getting all of California's energy from carbon-free sources by 2045. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, file)
July 07, 2018 - 1:44 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers left for summer recess with most of the year's major bills still on their to-do list. So far in 2018, they have passed first-in-the-nation data privacy regulations and a ban on new local soda taxes. But when they return in August, they'll have less...
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Revellers run next to Puerto de San Lorenzo's fighting bulls during the running of the bulls at the San Fermin Festival, in Pamplona, northern Spain, Saturday, July 7, 2018. Revellers from around the world flock to Pamplona every year to take part in the eight days of the running of the bulls. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
July 07, 2018 - 6:17 am
PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) — A man who was gored and three others who were trampled in the first running of the bulls of this year's San Fermin festival were hospitalized Saturday, officials in the Spanish city of Pamplona said. Among those receiving medical treatment is a 20-year-old Canadian man with...
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Demonstrators protest against bullfighting in front of the City Hall a day before of the famous San Fermin festival, in Pamplona, northern Spain, Thursday, July 5, 2018. The festival will begin on July 6 with the ''txupinazo'' opening ceremony, with people participating in bull runs, music and dance, through the old city. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
July 06, 2018 - 3:34 am
PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) — The topics of sexual abuse and animal cruelty are dominating this year's San Fermin festival in Pamplona, which kicks off Friday for nine days and eight nights of round-the-clock alcohol-soaked partying, traditional celebrations and dangerous bull runs. It's not a full-blown...
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July 05, 2018 - 10:23 am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Federal authorities in Puerto Rico have arrested a mayor and two former government employees on charges of public corruption. FBI spokesman Carlos Osorio told The Associated Press on Thursday that the mayor of the southwest town of Sabana Grande is accused of...
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Mexico's President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador speaks to reporters after meeting with Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto at the National Palace in Mexico City, Tuesday, July 3, 2018. The president-elect met with the current leader to discuss his transition to office in December, aiming to ensure an orderly transfer of power after a heated and polarizing campaign. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
July 04, 2018 - 3:50 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador promised $7.5 billion for youth job training and aid to the elderly on Wednesday, keystone programs that could make Mexico's business sector one of the biggest beneficiaries of his first year in office. Lopez Obrador pledged the...
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FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2018, file photo, David Beckham poses for a photo at an event where it was announced that Major League Soccer is bringing an expansion team to Miami, in Miami. Beckham's latest soccer plan for Miami might be decided by the city's voters. His target: A golf course. Beckham is scheduled to appear before the Miami city commission next week, as he and his partners aim to move closer to picking a stadium location for their Major League Soccer franchise.(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
July 04, 2018 - 10:42 am
MIAMI (AP) — David Beckham's latest soccer plan for Miami might be decided by the city's voters. His target: a golf course. Beckham is scheduled to appear before the Miami city commission next week as he and his partners aim to move closer to picking a stadium location for their Major League Soccer...
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July 03, 2018 - 2:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge in New York City says a legal challenge to the addition of a citizenship question to the census form is strong enough to go forward. U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman told lawyers at a hearing Tuesday there was an appearance of "bad faith" behind the decision by...
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FILE - This Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017 image shows a view of the statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis on Monument Avenue in Richmond, Va. A commission studying what to do with the most prominent Confederate monuments in Richmond, Virginia, recommends removing one honoring Confederate President Jefferson Davis. That recommendation was part of a larger report published Monday, July 2, 2018. The panel of historians, local officials and others has spent around a year studying and soliciting public input about the statues on the city’s historic Monument Avenue. (Chad Williams/DroneBase via AP,File)
July 02, 2018 - 11:12 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — In Richmond, a one-time capital of the Confederacy, a commission has recommended removing a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis but leaving in place four others, including a soaring tribute to Gen. Robert E. Lee. As the city wrestles with its Civil War heritage, a...
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FILE - This Friday, Nov. 3, 2017 file photo shows Donnie Anderson, a Los Angeles medical marijuana cultivator, retailer and co-owner of Western Caregivers, at one of his dispensaries in Los Angeles. The city will kick off the process for licensing marijuana cultivators and manufacturers on Aug. 1, 2018, but it's likely to be many months before any of those companies open their doors for business. Anderson says he's been paying rent for months for commercial space he can't use without a license. He told the city Cannabis Regulation Commission "we don't want to wait too much longer." (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
July 02, 2018 - 9:56 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles will kick off the process for licensing marijuana cultivators and manufacturers on Aug. 1, but it's likely to be many months before any of those companies open their doors for business. The announcement Monday was greeted with a mix of anticipation and frustration by...
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