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Netflix's shrinking DVD service faces uncertain future

By The Canadian Press January 18, 2017 - 6:12pm Updated: January 18, 2017 - 6:30pm

SAN FRANCISCO — Originally cast in a starring role, Netflix's original DVD-by-mail service has been reduced to a bit player — one that may eventually get killed off as the...

UNC president: Job candidates say no, citing bathroom law

By The Canadian Press January 18, 2017 - 5:55pm Updated: January 18, 2017 - 6:15pm

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — A North Carolina law limiting the legal protections of LGBT people has hampered the public universities that drive the state's economic growth, University...

Slain girl's dad sues Navajo Nation for lack of alert system

By The Canadian Press January 18, 2017 - 5:55pm Updated: January 18, 2017 - 6:15pm

SHIPROCK, N.M. — The father of an 11-year-old Navajo girl who was abducted and killed has sued the tribe for failing to have an emergency notification system that he claims...

Policeman rescues injured owl in road; 2nd time in 3 months

By The Canadian Press January 18, 2017 - 5:54pm Updated: January 18, 2017 - 6:15pm

WHATELY, Mass. — A Massachusetts police sergeant is being credited with rescuing an injured owl for the second time in three months.

Who?

Whately police say Sgt....

Woman who sought kidney on Craigslist gets it from mother

By The Canadian Press January 18, 2017 - 5:53pm Updated: January 18, 2017 - 6:15pm

BARRINGTON, N.J. — A New Jersey woman who found a kidney donor on Craigslist in 2015 but later was told the organ transplant couldn't happen because of complications has now...

Ex-NY state Sen. Sampson sentenced to 5 years in prison

By The Canadian Press January 18, 2017 - 5:49pm Updated: January 18, 2017 - 6:15pm

NEW YORK — A once-powerful New York legislator convicted of lying to FBI agents has been sentenced to five years in prison.

Former state Sen. John Sampson was also fined...

FBI investigating threats to Jewish centres

By The Canadian Press January 18, 2017 - 5:48pm Updated: January 18, 2017 - 6:15pm

CHICAGO — Federal authorities say they're investigating threats to Jewish centres nationwide.

A brief FBI statement Wednesday says it and the Justice Department's civil-...

Chicago cop charged with murder in fatal off-duty shooting

By The Canadian Press January 18, 2017 - 5:48pm Updated: January 18, 2017 - 6:15pm

CHICAGO — A Chicago police officer was charged Wednesday with first-degree murder in the shooting of an unarmed man during a dispute between the two earlier this month.

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Orlando gunman's widow pleads not guilty to aiding husband

By The Canadian Press January 18, 2017 - 5:13pm Updated: January 18, 2017 - 5:30pm

OAKLAND, Calif. — The widow of the Orlando nightclub gunman pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges of aiding and abetting her husband's support of the Islamic State group and...

Judge rejects bid by Aaron Hernandez to suppress cellphone

By The Canadian Press January 18, 2017 - 5:06pm Updated: January 18, 2017 - 5:30pm

BOSTON — A judge has denied a request from former NFL star Aaron Hernandez to suppress the contents of his cellphone at his upcoming double murder trial.

Judge Jeffrey...

Man says Milwaukee's sheriff detained him for shaking head

By The Canadian Press January 18, 2017 - 4:54pm Updated: January 18, 2017 - 5:15pm

MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee man says a tough-talking, cowboy-hat wearing Wisconsin sheriff detained him after a flight because the man shook his head at the lawman, who's gained a...

Washington tries to fix paid leave law dormant since 2007

By The Canadian Press January 18, 2017 - 4:53pm Updated: January 18, 2017 - 5:15pm

OLYMPIA, Wash. — A decade ago, Washington state created a paid family leave program that required many employers to offer five weeks of paid time off for new parents. But the...

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