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December 14, 2018 - 10:01 am
The report by the District of Columbia-based Death Penalty Information Center says 25 executions were carried out in 2018, the fourth consecutive year in which there have been fewer than 30 executions nationwide.
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December 14, 2018 - 6:47 am
Influenced by Dinah Washington, Nat “King” Cole and other stars, Wilson covered everything from jazz standards to “Little Green Apples” and in the 1960s alone released eight albums that reached the top 20 on Billboard’s pop charts.
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FILE - In this Sept. 11, 1996 file photo, Sondra Locke leaves court in Burbank, Calif., after opening statements in a civil suit against Locke's former live-in boyfriend, Clint Eastwood. The Oscar-nominated actress Locke has died. A death certificate obtained by The Associated Press shows Locke died Nov. 3, 2018, at age 74 at her home in Los Angeles of cardiac arrest stemming from breast and bone cancer. (AP Photo/John Hayes, File)
December 13, 2018 - 9:11 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress and director Sondra Locke, who was nominated for an Academy Award for her first film role in 1968's "The Heart is a Lonely Hunter" and went on to co-star in six films with Clint Eastwood, has died. Locked died Nov. 3 at her Los Angeles home of cardiac arrest stemming from...
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December 13, 2018 - 9:18 am
President Donald Trump is contending he "never directed" longtime lawyer Michael Cohen to break the law. Trump's tweet Thursday comes a day after Cohen was sentenced to prison for crimes including arranging hush money payments to conceal Trump's alleged affairs.
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection via A
December 13, 2018 - 8:55 am
Customs officials at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport say they found 70 live finches hidden inside hair rollers.
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December 12, 2018 - 11:16 am
Michael Cohen, who as President Donald Trump's personal lawyer and fixer once vowed he would "take a bullet" for his boss, was sentenced Wednesday to three in prison for an array of crimes that included arranging the payment of hush money to two women that he says was done at the direction of Trump.
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