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Tuesday, March 20, 2018
The Rochester Sentinel
  • Tuesday, March 20, 2018 5:00 AM
    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s plan to combat opioid drug addiction calls for stiffer penalties for drug traffickers, including the death penalty where appropriate under current law, a top administration official said. It’s a fate for drug dealers that Trump has been highlighting publicly in recent weeks.</p>
  • Monday, March 19, 2018 5:00 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Top-level congressional talks on a $1.3 trillion catchall spending bill are reaching a critical stage as negotiators confront immigration, abortion-related issues and a battle over a massive rail project that pits President Donald Trump against his most powerful Democratic adversary.

    The bipartisan measure is loaded with political and policy victories for both sides. Republicans and Trump are winning a long-sought budget increase for the Pentagon while Democrats obtain funding for infrastructure, the opioid crisis and a wide swath of domestic programs.

  • Saturday, March 17, 2018 5:00 AM
    VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — A couple reached a $2.5 million settlement with a Northern California city and its police department after investigators dismissed the woman’s elaborate and bizarre kidnapping as a hoax.


    Police in the city of Vallejo initially discounted a report by Denise Huskins and her boyfriend, Aaron Quinn, that a masked intruder drugged them in their home and then kidnapped her in 2015.

  • Friday, March 16, 2018 5:00 AM
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb is leaving open the possibility of calling lawmakers back to the Statehouse after this year’s legislative session descended into chaos Wednesday as bickering Republicans failed to take up some key bills.


  • Thursday, March 15, 2018 5:00 AM
    WASHINGTON (AP) — After the brazen poisoning of a former spy, British Prime Minister Theresa May quickly pinned the blame on Russia. So did U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, in what ultimately became one of his last public statements before being fired.</p>
  • Wednesday, March 14, 2018 5:00 AM
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump unceremoniously dumped Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday – by tweet – and picked CIA Director Mike Pompeo to take his place, abruptly ending Tillerson’s turbulent tenure as America’s top diplomat and escalating the administration’s chaotic second-year shake-up.


  • Tuesday, March 13, 2018 5:00 AM
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Package bombs that killed a teenager and wounded two women Monday in Austin are probably linked to a similar bombing that killed a man in the city earlier this month, authorities said, and investigators are considering whether race was a factor because all of the victims were minorities.


  • Monday, March 12, 2018 5:00 AM
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana lawmakers are poised to wrap up this year’s legislative session without taking action to boost the chances of Indianapolis luring Amazon’s second headquarters and its tempting promise of 50,000 high-paying jobs.

    That bid could even be hurt by the failure of proposals for Indiana to join nearly all other states with a hate-crimes law and to lift a ban on allowing Indianapolis to consider building a light rail mass transit system.

  • Saturday, March 10, 2018 5:00 AM
    BOSTON (AP) — The sun came out across much of the Northeast on Friday as utilities tackled the arduous task of restoring power to hundreds of thousands of customers who lost electricity during the storm that hit the region this week, all with the possibility of a third nor’easter in the offing.


  • Friday, March 9, 2018 5:00 AM
    WASHINGTON (AP) — After months of trading insults and threats of nuclear annihilation, President Donald Trump agreed to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jung Un by May to negotiate an end to Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons program, South Korean and U.S. officials said Thursday. No American president has ever met with a North Korea leader.


  • Thursday, March 8, 2018 5:00 AM
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A new bill aims to remedy Indiana’s teaching shortage by allowing public schools to fill up to 10 percent of their teaching staff with unlicensed teachers.


    The bill passed the Senate on a 35-12 vote and cleared the House 66-29. It was modified since it passed the Senate. The changes will be discussed during conference committee in the next week.

  • Wednesday, March 7, 2018 5:00 AM
    LEBANON, Ind. (AP) — The man charged Tuesday with killing a central Indiana sheriff’s deputy told detectives that he fired the fatal shot because he feared being arrested again.


  • Tuesday, March 6, 2018 5:00 AM
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing a designated hunting and trapping season for bobcats, which were once endangered.


    Bobcats were removed from the endangered species list in 2005, The Indianapolis Star reported. Department officials said the bobcat population has expanded in recent years.

  • Monday, March 5, 2018 5:00 AM
    CHICAGO (AP) — Opioid poisonings and overdoses are sending increasing numbers of U.S. children and teens to the hospital, according to a study showing a substantial rise in young patients needing critical care.


  • Saturday, March 3, 2018 5:00 AM
    BOSTON (AP) — A nor’easter pounded the Atlantic coast with hurricane-force winds and sideways rain and snow Friday, flooding streets, grounding flights, stopping trains and leaving 1.6 million customers without power from North Carolina to Maine. At least five people were killed by falling trees or branches.


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