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By Drew Harwell The Securities and Exchange Commission sued Tesla chief Elon Musk on Thursday, saying he lied to investors when he claimed he had secured the funding to take the automaker private. In a complaint filed in Manhattan federal court, federal regulators said “Musk’s false and misleading public statements and omissions caused significant confusion and disru…

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Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Nicholas Fandos WASHINGTON — Judge Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser faced off Thursday in an extraordinary, emotional day of testimony that ricocheted from a woman’s tremulous tale of sexual assault to a man’s angry, outraged denial, all of which played out for hours before a riveted nation and a riven Senate. The two very different versions of…

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By Elise Viebeck and John Wagner WASHINGTON – President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee faces a high-stakes hearing Thursday, as senators prepare to hear from a woman who says he sexually assaulted her when the two were in high school. Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh will testify after Christine Blasey Ford before the Senate Judiciary Committee. He strongly denies her claims,…

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By Graham Bowley and Jon Hurdle NORRISTOWN, Pa. – Bill Cosby was sentenced to three to 10 years in prison Tuesday for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman at his home near here 14 years ago, completing the precipitous downfall to disgrace of a man from the heights of stardom and representing the first major conviction of the #MeToo era. Cosby, 81, had been convic…

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By Eli Stokols and Tracy Wilkinson UNITED NATIONS– President Donald Trump used his second address to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday to blast Iran’s leaders for sowing “havoc and slaughter” in Syria and Yemen, and called on world leaders to help isolate the regime. “Iran’s leaders sow chaos, death and destruction,” Trump said. “They do not respect thei…

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By Avi Selk The Dallas Police Department fired Officer Amber Guyger on Monday, after an internal affairs investigation into the fatal shooting of her neighbor, for which the officer already faced a manslaughter charge. Guyger allegedly walked into the apartment of the neighbor, Botham Jean, and fatally shot him on Sept 6. She was arrested three days later. The office…

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By Pierce W. Huff — Special to The News LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. — Delicia Cordon, the ex-girlfriend of Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy, announced Friday a reward has been doubled to $40,000 to help police find the person or persons who allegedly attacked her during a July 10 home invasion at a house McCoy owns in Milton, Ga. Cordon and her attorney, Tanya Mitchell…

Health and Fitness

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center and the University of Rochester announced Friday that they have been awarded more than $19 million to create the first program in the nation dedicated to the study of flavored tobacco. “We’re really excited about initiating this work, because no one has ever looked at flavored tobacco in such a comprehensive and systematic way,” …

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By Drew Harwell and Devlin Barrett WASHINGTON – The Department of Justice is investigating Tesla over statements its chief Elon Musk made last month about taking the company private, Tesla said Tuesday. Justice investigators requested documents from the company last month related to Musk’s announcement, Tesla spokesman Dave Arnold said, and the company has complied. …

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By Jane Stancill, Lynn Bonner and Tammy Grubb The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.) RALEIGH, N.C. – Hurricane Florence delivered a slow-motion assault to the coast of North Carolina early Friday, with catastrophic storm surge and torrential rains that will continue for days. The hurricane was also deadly, killing five people. Wilmington Police confirmed that …

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By Sharon LaFraniere WASHINGTON – Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, agreed Friday to cooperate with the special counsel, Robert Mueller, as part of a deal in which he pleaded guilty to reduced charges. Appearing in U.S. District Court in Washingon, Manafort entered guilty pleas on two charges. Andrew Weissmann, the lead prosecutor, tol…

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By Philip Rucker, Robert Costa and Josh Dawsey As Hurricane Florence churned toward the Carolinas, President Donald Trump on Thursday diverted attention from the government’s preparations for the monster storm to his personal grievances over last year’s Hurricane Maria by falsely claiming a conspiracy to inflate the death toll in Puerto Rico. Trump drew immediate reb…

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Researchers at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center have released findings of a new study on the dangers of electronic cigarettes as a federal agency considers banning flavored chemical liquids that fuel them. The Roswell Park-led study, the first of its kind, concludes that nicotine levels in a relatively new “pod” class of e-cigarettes – by far the most popular va…

Politics

WASHINGTON – Rep. Chris Collins plans to cooperate with local Republican leaders who are trying to find a way to get the indicted Clarence congressman replaced on the November ballot. That's what Collins had to say in his first interview since he suspended his campaign Aug. 11, which aired on WIVB-TV on Monday. For the first time, Collins acknowledged that he would r…

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By Edmund Lee Leslie Moonves, the longtime chief executive of the CBS Corp., stepped down Sunday night from the company he has led for 15 years. His fall from Hollywood’s highest echelon was all but sealed after the publication earlier in the day of new sexual harassment allegations against him. The CBS board of directors on Sunday announced his departure, effective …