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Autopsy: Slain New Jersey sex worker possibly strangled

Attorney John Ray, seated, speaks at a press conference at his office in Miller Place, N.Y., on Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. Continue reading

US, Cuba to sign agreement on restarting commercial flights

By MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN, Associated Press HAVANA (AP) — U.S. officials say the United States and Cuba will sign an agreement next week to restart commercial air traffic for the first time in five decades. U.S Continue reading

Former transgender inmate settles with prison officials

By KATE BRUMBACK, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — The state of Georgia has agreed to pay to settle a lawsuit filed by a former transgender inmate whose case drew the attention of the Justice Department after she complained prison officials didn’t provide adequate treatment for her gender identity condition. Court records show Ashley Diamond, 37, voluntarily dismissed her lawsuit Thursday. The state agreed to pay $250,000 to settle the lawsuit, said Nick Genesi, a spokesman for Attorney General Sam Olens Continue reading

Veto override drawing vitriol from constituents in Maryland

By BRIAN WITTE, Associated Press ANNAPOLIS, Md. Continue reading

Rubio family stars in South Carolina comeback attempt

By STEVE PEOPLES, Associated Press GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Just for a moment, Marco Rubio stops trying to explain what went wrong in New Hampshire Continue reading

Black Democrats question Sanders’ commitment to Obama

By KEN THOMAS, Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign enlisted the support of black Democrats on Friday to undermine Bernie Sanders’ push to claim a piece of President Barack Obama’s legacy, arguing she is the rightful heir to the nation’s first black president. Clinton sought solidarity with Obama at every turn during Thursday’s debate in Milwaukee, referring to herself as a “staunch supporter” of his health care law and praising him as a role model on race relations. Clinton ended the debate by criticizing Sanders for saying in an interview with MSNBC that Obama had failed the “presidential leadership test.” By Friday, as Clinton traveled to a black community in South Carolina, her African-American allies in Congress seized upon comments the Vermont senator made at the debate insinuating that race relations would “absolutely” be better under a future Sanders administration. Continue reading

New S.C. Poll Looks a Lot Like N.H. Finish

The first polls in South Carolina in nearly three weeks show the New Hampshire primary apparently did little to dramatically shake up the race for the Republican presidential nomination. Continue reading

Egyptian doctors revolt against escalating police abuses

By MAGGIE MICHAEL, Associated Press CAIRO (AP) — Thousands of Egypt’s doctors staged a rare protest against police abuses after accusations two doctors were beaten up by policemen in a Cairo hospital. At the headquarters of the doctors’ union, known as the Egyptian Medical Syndicate, doctors threatened strike action if the police are not held accountable for abuses. Continue reading

Women Scientists in Developing Countries Buck STEM Trend

There’s a certain view of what a scientist “should” look like, whether in the U.S. or Indonesia or Uganda ­– and across the board, that image isn’t of a woman. Continue reading

Documents show Volkswagen resisted Takata air bag recall

By TOM KRISHER, AP Auto Writer DETROIT (AP) — Volkswagen resisted U.S. Continue reading