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Bannon, undeterred, under siege from GOP after Alabama loss

NEW YORK (AP) -- Former White House strategist Steve Bannon is catching blame from fellow Republicans for coughing up a safe Senate seat in deep-red Alabama and foisting damaging political advice on President Donald Trump. But in the aftermath of this week's stinging Alabama defeat, Bannon is showing no signs of abandoning his guerrilla war against the GOP establishment....

As 'net neutrality' vote nears, some brace for a long fight

NEW YORK (AP) -- As the federal government prepares to unravel sweeping net-neutrality rules that guaranteed equal access to the internet, advocates of the regulations are bracing for a long fight....

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Former House of Prayer leader returns to face murder charge

The former leader of a Micanopy-area religious boarding house who has been indicted for the death of a toddler nearly 30 years ago has been returned to Alachua County after waiving extradition from the Atlanta area, where she was arrested Dec. 1.Anna Elizabeth Young, 76, is charged in the 1988-89 death of Emon Harper, who was 2 or 3 years old at the time. She has pleaded not guilty and is being held without bond in the Alachua County Jail.Young ran the House of Prayer, [...]

Misdemeanor defendants to face easier road after Jan. 1

People who face legal trouble for minor crimes will not automatically have their cases sent to court and given a criminal case number under a new protocol that will be rolled out Jan. 1 by Eighth Circuit State Attorney Bill Cervone.The move is primarily intended to keep misdemeanor offenders from having a record that can be easily accessed over the internet. It will also free up time and money for more serious offenses, he said.“This is avoiding those people who will [...]