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Domestic violence accusations often leave permanent damage

FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2016 file photo, Amber Heard, left, and Johnny Depp arrive at The Art of Elysium's Ninth annual Heaven Gala at 3LABS, in Culver City, Calif. Heard was in Los Angeles Superior Court court on Friday, May 27, 2016, and provided a sworn declaration that her husband Johnny Depp threw her cellphone at her during a fight Saturday, striking her cheek and eye. The judge ordered Depp to stay away from his estranged wife and ruled that Depp shouldn't try to contact Heard until a hearing is conducted on June 17. Heard filed for divorce on Monday. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) Fans can be deeply forgiving, willing to look past their favorite star's terrible drug addiction, ugly custody battle or ignorant remarks. But accusations of domestic violence often leave a lasting impression on a celebrity's image. Chris Brown may be winning Grammys, but nobody's forgotten what happened with Rihanna.

Sat, 28 May 2016 03:36:16 -0400
SpaceX lands another rocket after satellite delivery

In this image released by SpaceX, an unmanned Falcon rocket lifts off from from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Friday, May 27, 2016, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. The first stage of the unmanned Falcon rocket settled onto a barge 400 miles off the Florida coast, eight minutes after liftoff, It's the third successful booster landing at sea for the California-based SpaceX. This one came after the rocket launched an Asian communications satellite. (SpaceX via AP)CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) SpaceX pulled off another rocket landing Friday, the third in just under two months.

Sat, 28 May 2016 03:08:48 -0400
Congress' grade so far? Incomplete at best

FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2016 file photo of aedes aegypti mosquitoes are seen in a mosquito cage at a laboratory in Cucuta, Colombia. Congress is racing toward its summer break, but like a procrastinating college kid it has tons of work to catch up on to avoid a report card laden with grades of incomplete or even worse. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan, File)WASHINGTON (AP) Congress is racing toward its summer break, but like a procrastinating college kid it has tons of work to catch up on to avoid a report card laden with grades of incomplete or even worse.

Sat, 28 May 2016 02:54:28 -0400
Education Department replaces career college chain monitor

FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2011 file photo, Clark Kent Ervin testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Education Department appointed a new law firm to oversee the turnaround of schools once owned by Corinthian Colleges Inc. Ervin, a partner will lead the oversight. (AP Photo Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)WASHINGTON (AP) The Education Department has appointed a new lawyer to oversee the turnaround of schools once owned by Corinthian Colleges Inc., following an Associated Press review that found trouble at the schools and questioned the previous monitor's independence.

Sat, 28 May 2016 02:53:06 -0400
Never mind Trump, GOP uniting under banner: 'Never Hillary'

FILE - In this May 26, 2016 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks in San Francisco. Donald Trumps best liaison to Republicans is turning out to be Hillary Clinton. Trump overcame a Never Trump campaign aimed at stopping him from clinching the Republican nomination. Now the businessman is benefiting from a wave of GOP donors, voters and conservative issues groups uniting under a new banner: Never Hillary. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)WASHINGTON (AP) Donald Trump's best ally in winning over skeptical Republicans is turning out to be Hillary Clinton.

Sat, 28 May 2016 02:51:53 -0400
DOD uses undisclosed files to defend sex assault testimony

FILE - In this Tuesday, May 24, 2016 file photo, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y. front, with, from left, Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., alleged rape victim Samantha Jackson, and Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, to urge the Senate to pass the bipartisan Military Justice Improvement Act, an amendment that will be offered to the National Defense Authorization Act that would establish an impartial, fair, and accountable military justice system to address the crisis of sexual assault. The Pentagon opposes the legislation, authored by Sen. Gillibrand, because it would strip military commanders of their power to decide whether sexual assault cases should go to trial. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)WASHINGTON (AP) The Pentagon is relying on information it won't make public to dispute an Associated Press investigation that found the military misled Congress about sexual assault cases to blunt support for Senate legislation.

Sat, 28 May 2016 02:50:28 -0400
French Open Lookahead: Williams sisters vs. home-crowd faves

Serena Williams of the U.S. reacts as she plays Brazil's Teliana Pereira during their second round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, Thursday, May 26, 2016 in Paris. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)PARIS (AP) A reporter at the French Open wanted to know whether the prospect of playing Serena Williams for the first time worried 26th-seeded Kristina Mladenovic.

Sat, 28 May 2016 02:42:35 -0400
In business and politics, Trump stokes internal rivalries

FILE - In this March 15, 2016, file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to supporters at his primary election night event at his Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Fla., as campaign manager Corey Lewandowski listens at left. Trumps penchant for encouraging rivalries and pitting even those closest to him against each other is roiling his Republican presidential campaign as he plunges into the general election. The tensions boiled over last week with the abrupt ouster of political director Rick Wiley, who left the campaign after just six weeks. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)WASHINGTON (AP) When Donald Trump acquired a pair of Atlantic City casinos in the mid-1980s, he pitted his managers against each other in a ferocious competition over everything from booking entertainers to attracting high-rolling gamblers.

Sat, 28 May 2016 02:39:51 -0400
Search for missing teen focuses on Northern California coast

VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) The frantic search for a teenage girl who was last seen being dragged, bleeding and screaming, by an armed acquaintance has shifted to a remote area in Northern California about 65 miles from where she was abducted.

Sat, 28 May 2016 02:30:50 -0400
Texas braces for possibly more rain after flooding kills 1

Conroe firefighters evacuate Jim Treadway via boat after Treadway was stranded when Pecan Bend Road was washed out near the San Jacinto River on Friday, May 27, 2016, in Conroe, Texas. ( Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP) MANDATORY CREDITBRENHAM, Texas (AP) At least one person was dead and three others were missing after torrential thunderstorms caused flooding in Texas, officials said as they braced for the possibility of more rain over the long Memorial Day weekend.

Sat, 28 May 2016 02:28:15 -0400
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