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Sequestered jury from outside area to decide Bill Cosby case

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:11:40 GMT2017-02-28T00:11:40Z

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A sequestered jury from an outside county will decide the sexual assault case against Bill Cosby, a suburban Philadelphia judge ruled Monday, rejecting a defense request to move the trial itself because of worldwide media reports that the actor's lawyers say brand him a "serial rapist."...

AP-NORC Poll: US teens disillusioned, divided by politics

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:56:39 GMT2017-02-28T00:56:39Z

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- In the days after President Donald Trump's election, thousands of teenagers across the nation walked out of class in protest. Others rallied to his defense....

AP Exclusive: Ex-congregants reveal years of ungodly abuse

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 19:00:15 GMT2017-02-27T19:00:15Z

SPINDALE, N.C. (AP) -- From all over the world, they flocked to this tiny town in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, lured by promises of inner peace and eternal life. What many found instead: years of terror - waged in the name of the Lord....

Former disciples describe storage annex for 'worst sinners'

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 06:09:15 GMT2017-02-27T06:09:15Z

SPINDALE, N.C. (AP) -- It was the most dreaded place on the Word of Faith Fellowship grounds - a one-story, four-room structure that former members of the sect say was reserved for the most brutal physical and emotional punishment....

Iranian baby with heart defect impacted by Trump doing well

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:22:41 GMT2017-02-28T00:22:41Z

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Physicians say a 4-month-old Iranian girl with a rare heart condition who was affected by President Donald Trump's travel ban is "out of the woods" and making good progress after her life-saving surgery last Friday....

Jewish centers cope with bomb threats; graves vandalized

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 23:39:24 GMT2017-02-27T23:39:24Z

Jewish centers and schools across the nation coped with another wave of bomb threats Monday as officials in Philadelphia made plans to repair and restore hundreds of vandalized headstones at a Jewish cemetery....

Neighbors riled as insular Hasidic village seeks to expand

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 22:09:48 GMT2017-02-27T22:09:48Z

KIRYAS JOEL, N.Y. (AP) -- A quickly crowding Hasidic Jewish village that is working to expand its boundaries faces opposition from neighbors who fear more urban-style development by the insular community could overrun their slice of suburbia....

Takata pleads guilty in air bag scandal, agrees to pay $1B

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 23:28:38 GMT2017-02-27T23:28:38Z

DETROIT (AP) -- Japanese auto parts maker Takata Corp. pleaded guilty to fraud Monday and agreed to pay $1 billion in penalties for concealing an air bag defect blamed for at least 16 deaths, most of them in the U.S....

Arizona leader kills protest bill after widespread criticism

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:50:41 GMT2017-02-28T00:50:41Z

PHOENIX (AP) -- The speaker of the Arizona House said Monday he won't hear a bill that makes participating in or helping organize a protest that turns into a riot an offense that could lead to criminal racketeering charges, a move prompted by widespread criticism that the legislation sought to limit First Amendment rights....

Arkansas governor sets execution dates for 8 inmates

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 23:45:15 GMT2017-02-27T23:45:15Z

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- Arkansas' governor on Monday set execution dates for eight inmates over a 10-day period in an attempt to resume the death penalty after a nearly 12-year hiatus, even though the state lacks one of three drugs needed to put the men to death....