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  • All the money in the world isn't buying votes this primary season

    All the money in the world isn't buying votes this primary season

    Money may yet prevail in this year’s presidential election, but the failure so far of big donors to propel candidates to the top of the heap has shown the limitations of even huge stockpiles of cash and put some critics of lax campaign finance laws on the defensive. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush,...

  • Manhattan crane collapse leaves 1 dead, 3 seriously hurt

    Manhattan crane collapse leaves 1 dead, 3 seriously hurt

    A huge construction crane being lowered to safety in a snow squall plummeted onto a Lower Manhattan street Friday, killing a Wall Street worker and leaving three people hurt by debris that scattered as the rig's lengthy boom fell, officials said. The mobile crane's boom landed across an intersection,...

  • Louisville announces postseason ban for men's basketball

    Louisville announces postseason ban for men's basketball

    Louisville has announced a one-year postseason ban for its men's basketball team amid ongoing investigations into a sex scandal in which an escort alleged that a former staffer paid her and other dancers to strip and have sex with recruits and players. University President James Ramsey said Friday...

  • Oregon occupier hailed as hero at funeral

    Oregon occupier hailed as hero at funeral

    Inside a packed Mormon church in this desert town Friday, a leader of the Oregon armed standoff who died in a confrontation with authorities was called a man of conviction and not a threat to the law enforcement officers who shot him. "My dad was murdered defending the liberties so that we may...

  • Twitter moves to root out terrorist supporters, suspends 125,000 accounts

    Twitter moves to root out terrorist supporters, suspends 125,000 accounts

    Twitter is now using spam-fighting technology to seek out accounts that might be promoting terrorist activity and is examining other accounts related to those flagged for possible removal, the company announced Friday. The effort signaled efforts by Twitter to automatically identify tweets supporting...

  • Bernie Sanders likely to appear on 'SNL' with Larry David

    Bernie Sanders likely to appear on 'SNL' with Larry David

    Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders may be getting an up-and-close look at the man who portrays him on television: comedian Larry David. Sanders is taking a short break from the campaign trail in New Hampshire and planning to be in New York on Saturday night. Senior adviser Tad Devine...

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