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A man twirls a young child on a waterfront park as downtown Seattle disappears in a smoky haze behind, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018. Poor air quality will be common across parts of the Pacific Northwest this week as winds push smoke from surrounding wildfires into the region, forecasters and regulators said. Air quality alerts are in effect for much of Washington state through Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. The smoke is because of wildfires in British Columbia and the Cascade Mountains, according to the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Smoky skies, poor air from wildfires return to NorthwestForecasters and regulators say poor air quality will be common across parts of the Pacific Northwest this week as winds push smoke from surrounding wildfires into the region
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FILE - In this Saturday, May 19, 2018, file photo, actress Asia Argento speaks about being raped by Harvey Weinstein during the closing ceremony of the 71st international film festival, Cannes, southern France. The New York Times reports that Argento, one of the most prominent activists of the #MeToo movement, recently settled a lawsuit filed against her by a young actor and musician who said she sexually assaulted him when he was 17. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP, File)
Report: MeToo activist Argento settled sex assault complaintThe New York Times reports that Italian actress Asia Argento _ one of the most prominent activists of the #MeToo movement _ recently settled a complaint filed against her by a young actor and musician who said she sexually assaulted him
The Associated Press35 minutes ago
Police say Chicago teen killed himself; family denies he didAuthorities say a Chicago teenager killed himself after being chased by police, but his family thinks the officers shot him and they're calling for an independent investigation
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FILE- In this Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, file photo Bishop David Zubik, current Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh, takes questions from reporters after vocation Mass at Saints John and Paul Parish in Franklin Park, Pa. Zubik, the bishop of Pittsburgh's Roman Catholic diocese, is pushing back against a call for his resignation and says the diocese has “followed every single step” needed for responsible action after allegations of child sexual abuse. (Michael M. Santiago/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP, File)
Catholics consider withholding donations amid scandalsCatholics once faithful with their financial support to their churches are searching for ways to respond to the constant sex-abuse scandals that have tarnished the institution in which they believe, with back-to-back scandals in the past two months
The Associated Press2 hours ago
FILE- In this Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, file photo Bishop David Zubik, current Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh, takes questions from reporters after vocation Mass at Saints John and Paul Parish in Franklin Park, Pa. Zubik, the bishop of Pittsburgh's Roman Catholic diocese, is pushing back against a call for his resignation and says the diocese has “followed every single step” needed for responsible action after allegations of child sexual abuse. (Michael M. Santiago/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP, File)
Bishop: Church today 'not the church' of grand jury reportThe bishop of Pittsburgh's Roman Catholic diocese is pushing back against a call for his resignation and says the diocese has "followed every single step" needed for responsible action after allegations of child sexual abuse
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Gov puts new limits on Alabama sheriffs for jail food fundsAlabama Gov. Kay Ivey says the state comptroller has updated a county sheriff agreement to help end the pocketing of leftover state money meant for inmate food programs
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Maryland private school investigating alleged sexual abuseThe Washington Post reports private school in Maryland has launched an investigation into allegations that a culture of sexual abuse existed in the 1970s with administrators' knowledge
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Bar patrons tackle gunman after being held at gunpointAuthorities say patrons tackled and disarmed a man after he held them at gunpoint outside a California bar
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At the new Rising Hill Elementary School in Kansas City, Mo., gender neutral student bathrooms have a common sink area for washing and individual, locking, toilet stalls that can be used by boys or girls. Principal Kate Place gave a tour of the facilities on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018. The school is in the North Kansas City school district.  (Keith Myers/The Kansas City Star via AP)
Missouri school district embraces gender-neutral bathroomsMany students in one Missouri school district won't be using bathrooms designated by gender any longer
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Life Sentence Possible After Sex Assault on Sleeping FlierA 35-year-old man who sexually abused a woman sleeping next to him on a Spirit Airlines flight may spend the rest of his life in prison. A federal jury last week convicted Prabhu Ramamoorthy of the abuse, and he faces a life term at his sentencing in December, reports the...
Newser5 hours ago
Study: Climate change possible cause of bird species declineScientists studying the collapse of bird populations in the desert along the Nevada-California border say climate change could be to blame
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In this photo provided by the Office of the Governor of New York, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo addresses the congregation at the First Baptist Church of Crown Heights in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018. Cuomo hammered Donald Trump for creating what he called a "frightening portrait" of today's America. In a searing speech from the pulpit, Cuomo said the president has fooled many people in this country, but the Democrat said the Republican president hasn't fooled New Yorkers. (Office of the Governor of New York/Kevin Coughlin via AP)
Cuomo says Trump fools the country, but not New YorkNew York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says Donald Trump has fooled many people in this country, but the Democrat says the Republican president hasn't fooled New Yorkers
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