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Kentucky lawyer pleads guilty in massive disability scheme

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A flamboyant Kentucky lawyer who billed himself as "Mr. Social Security" pleaded guilty Friday for his role in what prosecutors portrayed as a long-running scheme to defraud the government of nearly $600 million in federal disability payments.

The Latest: Clashes erupt near key IS-held dam in Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):

2018 Chevrolet Equinox Goes Small and High-Tech

The new, tidier proportioned 2018 Chevrolet Equinox aims straight at the white-hot small-SUV segment. To stand out, the redesigned Equinox brings high-tech features and sound driving dynamics to...

Victim's husband appeals for calm after Wisconsin shooting

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The husband of one of four people killed in a string of shootings by a suspect who is Hmong urged community members not to "get caught up in colors" in reacting to the attack.

Heads, Beijing Wins. Tails, Hong Kong Loses.

The 2017 race for Chief Executive was supposed to be a watershed exercise in democracy. Instead, it may be a coronation.

The Latest: Lawsuit challenges Arkansas execution secrecy

VARNER, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on Arkansas' efforts to conduct four double-executions next month (all times local):

Hate Messages Flood Maryland High School After Alleged Rape

Around 500 emails and 200 hate-based phone calls have been received by Rockville High School and the Montgomery County Public School District following the alleged rape of a 14-year-old girl.

University of Texas survey: 1 in 7 female students raped

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Nearly 15 percent of female undergraduates at the University of Texas at Austin reported being raped in a survey released by officials at the 50,000-student campus Friday.

The Latest: Judge: Murder sentence affected by lack of body

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of man in the murder of his ex-girlfriend who disappeared while pregnant with his child (all times local):

Police search for missing student in Alabama

Investigators searched motels in Decatur, after receiving tips, for Elizabeth Thomas.

Jurors convict Missouri mother of poisoning 9-year-old son

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri mother has been convicted of repeatedly poisoning her son with prescription medications, risking his life in what authorities described as an effort to win attention and possibly inheritance payments.

Firehouse Welcomes 6 Babies in 7 Months: 'We've Been Having a Baby Shower Every Month'

After the last of the bunch was born, the firefighters brought their newborns into the firehouse for a heartwarming photo shoot.

Why Banning Laura Kipnis Would Betray Wellesley's Academic Mission

This week at Wellesley College, six professors who serve on the Commission on Race, Ethnicity, and Equity, a committee at the highly selective liberal arts school, sent an email to fellow faculty members urging a radical shift in campus culture. Show More Summary

House Intel Chair Apologizes for How He Handled New Trump Info

Members say that Republican House Intel Committee Chairman Devin Nunes expressed regret to members in private about going public — and going to the president — before informing his committee.

Iraqi forces to deploy new tactics in Mosul, civilians flee city

By Angus MacSwan and Patrick Markey MOSUL/ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi forces are to deploy new tactics in a fresh push against Islamic State in Mosul, military officials said on Friday, after advances slowed in the campaign to drive the militants out of their last stronghold in the country. Show More Summary

Russia spurns Eurovision offer of remote participation for its singer

Russia's state-run broadcaster on Thursday quickly spurned Eurovision's offer for its contestant to participate in this year's song contest via satellite after Ukraine barred the singer from entering the country. "We find the offer of...Show More Summary

Snarled commute looms after passenger trains collide in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — Commuters to both New Jersey and Long Island faced a difficult journey home Friday evening after two passenger trains clipped each other during the morning rush at Penn Station, jolting riders and creating major travel disruptions but causing no serious injuries.

Dozens Break Out Of Mexico Prison

At least 10 of the 29 inmates who escaped Thursday were re-captured, but the others remained at large.

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