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April 09, 2019 - 9:29 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Bank of America is raising its starting pay to $20 an hour over a two-year period, starting with a hike next month. The company said it is raising its minimum hourly wage to $17 on May 1 and will continue to increase pay until it hits $20 an hour in 2021. Bank of America...
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April 08, 2019 - 11:16 pm
The streaming service said Monday that "Otherhood" will not be released April 26.
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FILE - In this April 18, 2017 file photo, conference workers speak in front of a demo booth at Facebook's annual F8 developer conference, in San Jose, Calif. The U.K. for the first time on Monday April 8, 2019, proposed direct regulation of social media companies, with senior executives potentially facing fines if they fail to block damaging content such as terrorist propaganda or images of child abuse. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)
April 08, 2019 - 7:12 pm
LONDON (AP) — Tech giants like Facebook and Google came under increasing pressure in Europe on Monday when countries proposed stricter rules to force them to block extreme material such as terrorist propaganda and child porn. Britain called for a first-of-its-kind watchdog for social media that...
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Allison Mack
Actress Allison Mack leaves Brooklyn federal court Monday, April 8, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
April 08, 2019 - 2:39 pm
She is best known for her role as a young Superman's close friend on the series "Smallville."
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President Donald Trump visits a new section of the border wall with Mexico
President Donald Trump visits a new section of the border wall with Mexico in Calexico, Calif., Friday April 5, 2019. Gloria Chavez with the U.S. Border Patrol, center, and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen listen. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
April 08, 2019 - 1:55 pm
CALEXICO, Calif. (AP) — Declaring "our country is full," President Donald Trump on Friday insisted the U.S. immigration system was overburdened and illegal crossings must be stopped as he inspected a refurbished section of fencing at the Mexican border. Trump, making a renewed push for border...
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Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks during the National Action Network Convention in New York, Friday, April 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
April 08, 2019 - 10:43 am
DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is quieting critics who questioned whether he could recapture the energy of his upstart 2016 campaign, surpassing his rivals in early fundraising and establishing himself as an indisputable front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination...
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April 07, 2019 - 2:47 pm
Texas Tech fans got rowdy after their win over Michigan State.
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This undated photo provided by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office in Cincinnati shows Brian Rini. A day of false hope has given way to questions about why Rini would claim to be an Illinois boy who disappeared eight years ago. The FBI declared Rini's story a hoax Thursday, April 4, 2019, one day after he identified himself to authorities as Timmothy Pitzen, who disappeared in 2011 at age 6. (Hamilton County Sheriff's Office via AP)
April 05, 2019 - 7:41 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — A 23-year-old ex-convict accused of pulling a cruel hoax by pretending to be a long-missing Illinois boy was charged Friday with making false statements to federal authorities. The FBI said Brian Rini had made false claims twice before, portraying himself as a juvenile sex-...
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Brian Rini
This undated photo provided by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office in Cincinnati shows Brian Rini. (Hamilton County Sheriff's Office via AP)
April 05, 2019 - 4:12 pm
Rini was found Wednesday in Newport, Kentucky, "wandering the street and looking confused and in need of assistance," according to the six-page affidavit from FBI agent Mary Braun.
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A slab of concrete sits in the backyard of the house where Timmothy Pitzen used to live in Aurora, Ill., Thursday, April, 4, 2019. The man who lives in the house now, Pedro Melendez, says he didn't know the boy but saved the concrete slab with Tim's name, handprint and footprint etched in it when he redid the back patio. Authorities conducted DNA testing to try to determine Thursday whether a teenager found wandering the streets of a Kentucky town is who he claims to be — an Illinois boy who disappeared eight years ago around the time his mother took her own life. (AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger)
April 04, 2019 - 8:54 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — A young man's claim to be an Illinois boy who disappeared under tragic circumstances eight years ago was disproved by DNA tests and pronounced a hoax Thursday, dashing hopes that the baffling case had finally been solved. For a day and a half, a breakthrough seemed to be at hand...
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