Sunday, November 19, 2017
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U.S. to give Egypt up to $1.5 billion in aid

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Washington

U.S. plans up to $1.5 billion in aid for egypt

The Obama administration told Congress on Thursday that it will waive democracy requirements to release up to $1.5 billion in aid to Egypt despite concerns that the country is backsliding on commitments it made to democratic governance.

Seattle

Bill would look at job seeker privacy

A Democratic senator from Connecticut is writing a bill that would stop employers from asking job applicants for their Facebook or other social media passwords. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Thursday that such a practice is an "unreasonable invasion of privacy for people seeking work."

Jacksonville, Ark.

5 found dead in duplex after fire

The bodies of a mother and her four children were found Thursday inside a duplex, and authorities were investigating whether they were killed by smoke inhalation from an overnight fire that was extinguished before firefighters arrived.

Columbus, Ohio

Bus driver accused of choking student

A veteran bus driver in Ohio choked a third grade special-needs student as she was driving the girl home from school in an encounter captured on video, a school official said Thursday. Laura Roberson, 59, of Canal Winchester, was suspended pending a hearing.

New Haven, Conn.

Butler found guilty in virus extortion

A former butler for philanthropist Anne H. Bass was found guilty Thursday of trying to extort millions of dollars from her during an ordeal in which she and a companion were held hostage on her estate and were injected with what masked intruders claimed was a deadly virus. The butler, Emanuel Nicolescu, had been fired by Bass for wrecking a car weeks before three men broke into her house in western Connecticut on April 15, 2007.

Minneapolis

Man pleads guilty in drug death

A Minnesota man who provided a synthetic drug that killed a 19-year-old and sent 10 other partygoers to the hospital last year pleaded guilty Thursday to third-degree unintentional murder. Timothy LaMere, 22, of Blaine entered his plea in Anoka County District Court, bringing an end to a case that spurred calls for tougher laws against synthetic drugs and their variants.

Albuquerque

Protest over 2nd police shooting

Activists are renewing their request for a federal inquiry after an Albuquerque police officer shot and killed a second person within three days. Officer Russell Carter fatally shot Gary Atencio on Wednesday after a chase that began when Atencio pulled his car over and began shooting at his wife, state police said. It was the third fatal shooting by Albuquerque police this year and the 18th since 2010.

Philadelphia

Ex-priest pleads guilty to abuse

A defrocked Philadelphia priest has pleaded guilty to a sex-abuse charge days before a landmark priest abuse trial. Edward Avery, 69, pleaded guilty Thursday to involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and conspiracy to endanger the welfare of a child. He was immediately sentenced to 2 ½ to five years in prison and was ordered to surrender within 10 days.

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Lightning finds its game too late, loses to Islanders

Lightning finds its game too late, loses to Islanders

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No. 14 UCF rolls Temple 45-19, heads to War on I-4 unbeaten

No. 14 UCF rolls Temple 45-19, heads to War on I-4 unbeaten

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Gerald McCoy to Ndamukong Suh: ‘Let them remember us’

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Florida State routs Delaware State 77-6

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