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This Nov. 28, 2018 photo provided by the United States Attorney's Office and introduced as evidence in court in Honolulu shows some of hundreds of shark fins seized from a Japanese fishing boat. U.S. prosecutors in Hawaii accuse the owner and officers of the Japanese fishing boat of helping Indonesian fishermen smuggle nearly 1,000 shark fins. Hamada Suisan Co. Ltd., the Japanese business that owned the vessel, and JF Zengyoren, a Japanese fishing cooperative, were charged on Dec. 11, 2018, with aiding and abetting the trafficking and smuggling of shark fins. (U.S. Attorney's Office via AP)
The Latest: 10 fishermen plead guilty in shark fin caseU.S. prosecutors in Hawaii are accusing the owners and officers of a Japanese fishing boat of helping Indonesian fishermen smuggle nearly 1,000 shark fins
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US couple accused of enticing Chinese into sex traffickingA New Hampshire husband and wife are accused of luring at least 27 Chinese women into the sex trade at locations across Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont
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Priest criticized teenager who killed himself at funeralThe Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit says it regrets that a priest officiating at a teen's funeral questioned whether he would get to heaven after killing himself.
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Brothers charged in death of man wrapped in duct tapeA grand jury has handed up an indictment charging two brothers in the death of a Louisiana man who had been wrapped in duct tape and died of asphyxiation
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In this Oct. 23, 2018, file photo, Borey Ai poses for a photo at the Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus in San Francisco. Ai spent 19 years in prison before parole officials decided he'd turned his life around and he walked out of San Quentin in Nov. 2016 and into the waiting arms of federal immigration agents. In a rare step, the California Supreme Court has blocked Gov. Jerry Brown's attempt to issue a pardon to a 37-year-old man Cambodian refugee facing deportation for killing and robbing a woman when he was 14 years old. The court offered no public explanation for its rejection on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018 of Borey Ai's pardon. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
California court blocks pardon of man who killed at age 14In a rare step, the California Supreme Court has blocked Gov. Jerry Brown's attempt to issue a pardon to a 37-year-old man Cambodian refugee facing deportation for killing and robbing a woman when he was 14 years old
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FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2010, file photo, a natural gas line lies broken on a San Bruno, Calif., road after a massive explosion. The California Public Utilities Commission said Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, that an investigation by its staff found Pacific Gas & Electric Co. lacked enough employees to fulfill requests to find and mark natural gas pipelines. A U.S. judge fined the utility $3 million after it was convicted of six felony charges for failing to properly maintain a natural gas pipeline that exploded south of San Francisco in 2010, killing eight people. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)
California alleges utility falsified pipeline safety recordsRegulators are accusing one of California's largest utilities of falsifying safety documents on natural gas pipelines
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FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2010, file photo, a natural gas line lies broken on a San Bruno, Calif., road after a massive explosion. The California Public Utilities Commission said Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, that an investigation by its staff found Pacific Gas & Electric Co. lacked enough employees to fulfill requests to find and mark natural gas pipelines. A U.S. judge fined the utility $3 million after it was convicted of six felony charges for failing to properly maintain a natural gas pipeline that exploded south of San Francisco in 2010, killing eight people. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)
The Latest: PG&E says it's acted to meet pipeline standardsA spokesman for a California utility accused of falsifying records on natural gas pipelines says the company failed to live up to its commitment of thorough and accurate record-keeping
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Lawyers seek to exclude evidence at NYC truck attack trialLawyers for a man charged with killing eight people in a terrorist attack on a New York City bike path say they have learned that the FBI was intercepting his communications
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FILE - In this undated file photo, Woodland Park Police Chief Miles De Young answers questions about the disappearance of resident Kelsey Berreth, 29, while her mother, Cheryl Berreth, stands in the background during a news conference at City Hall in Woodland Park, Colo. Colorado police say they are searching the property of the missing woman's fiance. The search of Patrick Frazee's property began Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, about three weeks after the 29-year-old was last seen. Christian Murdock/The Gazette via AP, File)
Police want direct talk with missing Colorado woman's fianceAn official leading the search for a missing Colorado woman says her disappearance is suspicious and is urging the woman's fiance to speak directly with investigators
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FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2018 file photo, inmates walk across the grounds of the Idaho State Correctional Institution in Kuna, Idaho. Idaho transgender inmate Adree Edmo has spent most of her prison term at this men's prison facility. A federal judge ruled Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018 that the state must provide Edmo with gender confirmation surgery to make her physical characteristics match her gender identity as a woman." (AP Photo/Rebecca Boone, File)
Judge orders Idaho to give transgender inmate gender surgeryA federal judge says Idaho must provide gender confirmation surgery to a transgender inmate who has been living as a woman for years but who has continuously been housed in a men's prison
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In this Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018 photo, senior animal sciences major Massimo Montalbano, and Amelia, a three year old cow, right, walk on the campus of University of Missouri in Columbia, Mo. Montalbano, brought the towering dairy cow Amelia to join his commencement photo shoot. Montalbano worked with cattle throughout his undergraduate studies with the university's Foremost Dairy Research Center. (Liv Paggiarino/Missourian via AP)
Cow steals spotlight at student's graduation photo shootUniversity of Missouri students were stunned when a towering dairy cow appeared on campus to make a cameo in a graduation photo shoot
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In this file photo from Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, firefighter Adrien Mahnke pauses while battling the Camp Fire as it tears through Paradise, Calif. A report on firefighter injuries in a deadly Northern California wildfire details harrowing conditions they faced and a few close calls with death. The report released Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018 by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said the Camp Fire overtook three firefighters trying to set a backfire Nov. 8 to stop the blaze. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
Report details firefighters' harrowing work in ParadiseA report on firefighter injuries in a deadly Northern California wildfire details the harrowing conditions they faced and a few close calls with death
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