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Michelle Carter, 22, appears in Taunton District Court in Taunton, Mass. Monday, February 11, 2019 for a hearing on her prison sentence. Carter was convicted in 2017 of involuntary manslaughter and sentenced to a 15 month prison term for encouraging 18-year-old Conrad Roy, III to kill himself when she instructed him over the phone to get back in his truck that was filling with toxic gas in July 2014. Her sentence was put on hold while the court reviewed the case and the defense argument that her actions were not criminal. Her conviction was upheld. Carter was jailed Monday on an involuntary manslaughter conviction. (Mark Stockwell/The Sun Chronicle via AP, Pool)
February 11, 2019 - 5:01 pm
TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts woman who sent her suicidal boyfriend a barrage of text messages urging him to kill himself was jailed Monday on an involuntary manslaughter conviction nearly five years after he died in a truck filled with toxic gas. Michelle Carter was sentenced to 15 months...
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FILE- In this July 30, 1996, file photo, a woman pushes a shopping cart over a graphic of Toys R Us mascot Geoffrey the giraffe at the Toys R Us store in Raritan, N.J. Richard Barry, a former Toys R Us executive and now CEO of the new company called Tru Kids Inc., is exploring freestanding stores, shops within existing stores as well as e-commerce. Tru Kids, owned by former investors of Toys R Us, will manage the Toys R Us, Babies R Us and Geoffrey brands.s. (AP Photo/Daniel Hulshizer, File)
February 11, 2019 - 3:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Toys R Us fans in the U.S. should see the iconic brand re-emerge in some form by this holiday season. Richard Barry, a former Toys R Us executive and now CEO of the new company called Tru Kids Inc., told The Associated Press he and his team are still working on the details, but they...
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Dingell funeral
Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., center, consoles former Rep. Candice Miller, R-Mich., as Macomb County executive Mark Hackel, right, looks on at the casket of her husband and former Rep. John Dingell, lying in repose in Dearborn, Mich., Monday, Feb. 11, 2019. . (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
February 11, 2019 - 1:49 pm
The visitation was the first of many public events this week.
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dog AP
In this April 2018 photo provided by Rennie Pasquinelli, Murray, a mixed-breed dog, lay on a sofa in Ann Arbor, Mich. (Rennie Pasquinelli via AP)
February 11, 2019 - 12:20 pm
To many dog owners, DNA is a way to get to know their companions better.
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Dreamstime
February 11, 2019 - 9:21 am
BETHEL, Alaska (AP) — A 16-year-old boy was arrested after he briefly took control of a small plane during a short commercial flight over western Alaska, authorities said. The teen was in the front passenger seat of the Piper Cherokee Six on a recent Yute Commuter Service flight from Napakiak to...
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Walking in the snow
FILE PHOTO (Dreamstime)
February 11, 2019 - 5:11 am
HONOLULU (AP) — A strong storm hitting Hawaii has knocked out power, brought down tree branches, flooded coastal roads — and even brought snow. Snow is not unheard of in mountainous parts of the tropical island chain, but officials say the coating at 6,200 feet (1,900 meters) at a state park on...
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FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2019 file photo, White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway talks with reporters outside the White House in Washington. Conway says she was grabbed and shaken by a woman at a Mexican restaurant in Bethesda, Maryland, late last year. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
February 08, 2019 - 2:02 pm
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — A Maryland woman faces charges that she assaulted White House counselor Kellyanne Conway in front of her teenage daughter during a confrontation last year at a restaurant in a Washington suburb. Mary Elizabeth Inabinett, 63, of Chevy Chase, was charged in November with...
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iPhone AP photo
In this Jan. 31, 2019, file photo Grant Thompson and his mother, Michele, look at an iPhone in the family's kitchen in Tucson, Ariz., on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019. . (AP Photo/Brian Skoloff, File)
February 07, 2019 - 3:06 pm
the fix is included in the latest version of Apple's iOS 12 system, which became available to install Thursday.
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FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 13, 2017 file photo, Brian Madeux, starts to receive the first human gene editing therapy for Hunter syndrome, as his girlfriend, Marcie Humphrey, left, applauds at the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital in Oakland, Calif. At right is nurse practitioner Jacqueline Madden. On Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, scientists gave an update on the first effort to edit genes, or permanently change the DNA, of about a dozen adults, including Madeux, with metabolic diseases. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
February 07, 2019 - 12:05 pm
Scientists think they have achieved the first gene editing inside the body, altering DNA in adults to try to treat a disease, although it's too soon to know if this will help. Preliminary results suggest that two men with a rare disorder now have a corrective gene at very low levels, which may not...
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February 06, 2019 - 9:11 pm
"Even now, the story gives me chills."
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