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February 21, 2017

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Assemblyman says state treasurer failed to follow Legislature’s budget
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
A senior Republican Assemblyman today accused GOP Treasurer Dan Schwartz of dishonest practices in a series of tense exchanges. Assembly Minority Leader Paul Anderson said Schwartz did not follow the ...
Aristocrat names Wilson new managing director
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Aristocrat Technologies named Matt Wilson managing director of the Americas on Tuesday. ...
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Artists seek $1.25 million for Bowie memorial in London
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Artists and activists want to create a permanent memorial to David Bowie in the London neighborhood where he was born. Plans were unveiled Tuesday for a three-story-tall lightning bolt sculpture , inspired by the cover of Bowie's album "Aladdin Sane." The proposal is to install it across from ...
Police: Man shoots man threatening woman with brick
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
A man intervened in a domestic dispute Monday night in Las Vegas, shooting another man who was threatening to hit a woman with a brick, according to Metro Police. The shooting happened about 11 p.m. in the 5900 block of ...
Spanish police stop gas truck speeding against traffic
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Police in Barcelona fired gunshots Tuesday to stop a man who stole a butane gas truck and drove it at high speed against traffic on a city highway, ramming several cars along the way, a police spokeswoman said. Authorities ruled out ...
Autopsy set for Russian ambassador to UN after sudden death
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
The city medical examiner was expected to perform an autopsy Tuesday on Russia's ambassador to the United Nations, who died a day earlier after falling ill at his office at Russia's U.N. mission. Spokeswoman Julie Bolcer said the case was referred to the office by ...
U.S. to expand pool of people targeted for deportation
U.S. to expand pool of people targeted for deportation
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
The Trump administration is greatly expanding the number of people living in the U.S. illegally who are considered a priority for deportation, including people ...
Soulja Boy says boxing match with Chris Brown is off
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
It looks like the highly anticipated boxing showdown between singer Chris Brown and rapper Soulja Boy could be off. Both hip-hop stars announced last month that they signed on for a three-round bout to be ...
Supreme Court seems split in case of boy's death near border
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
The Supreme Court appears to be evenly divided about the right of Mexican parents to use American courts to sue a U.S. Border Patrol agent who fired across the U.S.-Mexican border and killed their teenage son. Justice Anthony Kennedy and other conservative justices suggested ...
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Yahoo salvages Verizon deal with $350 million discount
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Yahoo is taking a $350 million hit on its previously announced $4.8 billion sale to Verizon in a concession for security lapses that exposed personal information stored in more than 1 billion Yahoo user accounts. The revised agreement, announced Tuesday, eases investor worries that ...
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Italy cabbies clash with riot police during strike over Uber
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Thousands of Italian taxi drivers protesting legislation they say will favor Uber clashed with riot police Tuesday, intensifying a weeklong cab strike that has crippled transportation in Rome, Milan and Turin. The cabbies marched through Rome and ...
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Cobain's daughter thanks late dad on date of 50th birthday
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Kurt Cobain's daughter has paid tribute to the late Nirvana frontman on what would have been his 50th birthday. Frances Bean Cobain posted a brief note on Instagram on Monday. She writes, "You are loved and you are missed. Thank you for ...
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Trump denounces 'horrible' threats against Jewish centers
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
President Donald Trump on Tuesday denounced recent threats against Jewish community centers as "horrible" and "painful." He said they are a "very sad reminder of the work that still must be done to root out hate and prejudice and evil." Trump made the remarks after ...
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Uber to investigate sexual harassment claim by engineer
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Uber's chief executive ordered an investigation Monday into a sexual-harassment claim made by a female engineer who said her prospects at the company ...
Cincinnati Zoo's premature baby hippo gets lifesaving IV
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
The Cincinnati Zoo says its premature baby hippo is recovering from dehydration with the help of ...