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Estranged husband of missing Connecticut woman says 2 oldest children can decide where to live

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HARTFORD, Conn. -- In the two years since Fotis and Jennifer Farber Dulos filed for divorce, the oldest of the five children, twin boys, have grown into young teens -- old enough, Fotis Dulos' lawyers now say, to choose whether to live with their father while the search for their missing mother continues.

Jennifer Farber Dulos' mother has had ...Read more

Dad accused in college admissions scandal hits USC with subpoena to get records

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LOS ANGELES -- In a new twist to the college admissions scandal, a father accused of resorting to fraud and bribery to get his daughter into the University of Southern California has subpoenaed the university for records detailing its admissions process and to what degree, if any, it is influenced by donations.

The subpoena is an early ...Read more

Trump blasts Federal Reserve, threatens to escalate trade war with China

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WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump on Friday slammed the Federal Reserve leader as an "enemy" and unleashed a flurry of tweets attacking China after Beijing announced retaliatory tariffs on U.S. products.

In a heady morning that sent stock markets tumbling, Trump lit into Jerome H. Powell, whom he appointed as chairman of the U.S. central ...Read more

Background checks are still on the table for Trump, Sen. Chris Murphy says

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WASHINGTON -- Sen. Chris Murphy is working with the White House to keep alive conversations about a potential deal on expanded background checks for gun purchases.

The Connecticut Democrat said Friday he is willing to work with President Donald Trump because lives are at stake, but admits that he sees the chances of passing broad gun control ...Read more

Moulton drops out of 2020 Democratic presidential race

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WASHINGTON -- Massachusetts Democrat Seth Moulton, who ran on a centrist, pro-military platform that never ignited the Democratic base, on Friday became the fourth Democratic presidential candidate to drop out of the race.

During his brief bid, Moulton, an Iraq veteran and former Marine infantry officer, focused primarily on foreign policy and ...Read more

David Koch, Wichita son who influenced American industry, philanthropy and politics, has died

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WICHITA, Kan. -- David Koch, who along with his brother Charles ran Koch Industries for decades and became a household name in American politics, has died.

Koch was 79. Koch Industries said in a statement he died "after many years of fighting various illnesses." A friend of the family said Koch died Thursday night and had been able to visit ...Read more

Long-term use of e-cigarettes may increase risk of emphysema, study shows

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RALEIGH, N.C. -- Some may consider vaping safer than smoking traditional cigarettes, but new research from the UNC School of Medicine suggests that using e-cigarettes long-term may lead to a higher risk of emphysema.

In the study, lung fluids were sampled from 41 people -- smokers, vapers and non-smokers. Researchers found that vapers, like ...Read more

5 years before police shootout in North Philly, alleged gunman and same cop crossed paths

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PHILADELPHIA -- She took one look at the handgun on the bedroom dresser and knew she was in trouble.

She'd been called to this two-story, red-brick rowhouse on Greenway Avenue near 70th Street in Southwest Philadelphia on Oct. 22, 2014, to meet with the man who'd given her an ounce of marijuana a week earlier, with the clear expectation that ...Read more

Gary Ray Bowles: Florida executes Jacksonville serial killer who preyed on gay men

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Serial killer Gary Ray Bowles was executed Thursday night after a five-hour delay while the U.S. Supreme Court considered a last appeal from his attorneys, who contended the murderer was too intellectually disabled to die.

Bowles, 57, who committed the first of his six murders in Daytona Beach and the last in the ...Read more

Seth Moulton drops out of 2020 Democratic presidential race

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WASHINGTON -- Rep. Seth Moulton is dropping out of the presidential race, his campaign spokesman said Friday, after a brief campaign that never left the ground.

Moulton plans to formally announce his departure from the crowded field at the Democratic National Committee meeting in San Francisco on Friday. Campaign spokesman Matt Corridoni ...Read more

Latest female Philly cops harassment lawsuit echoes decades-long problem

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PHILADELPHIA -- When Patricia Getty joined the Philadelphia Police Department as one of its first female officers in 1976, there were no bathrooms, locker rooms or uniforms for women, and she and other rookies were forced to cut their hair short.

"They told us, 'If you want to be a man, then you're going to act like a man,'" she recalled ...Read more

A man punched her and tried to steal her cellphone — then quickly realized he was messing with a Golden Gloves boxer

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CHICAGO -- Chicago boxer Claire Quinn was on the way to the gym last weekend, planning on sparring in the ring, when she ended up in a street fight in the Bucktown neighborhood.

A teenager asked Quinn for directions to the Nike store as she walked in the 1600 block of North Damen Avenue about 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Moments later, an older man came ...Read more

David Koch, Wichita son who influenced American politics, has died

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WICHITA, Kan. -- David Koch, who along with his brother Charles ran Koch Industries for decades and became a household name in American politics, has died.

Koch was 79. Koch Industries said in a statement he died "after many years of fighting various illnesses."

Koch was born in Wichita. He was an executive at Koch Industries until he retired ...Read more

David Koch, industrialist who funded conservatives, dies at 79

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David Koch, the industrialist and libertarian who used his fortune to transform American politics while also donating more than $1 billion to philanthropic causes, has died. He was 79.

The death was confirmed by Koch's spokeswoman Cristyne Nicholas.

Koch, whose net worth of about $59 billion in the Bloomberg Billionaires Index tied him with ...Read more

China to impose fresh tariffs on US goods, including cars

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BEIJING -- China on Friday said it plans to impose tariffs on an additional $75 billion worth of U.S. goods imported into the country.

The tariffs will range between 5% and 10% and be implemented in two phases on Sept. 1 and Dec. 15, the Customs Tariff Commission of the State Council has announced.

In a separate announcement, China said it ...Read more