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Disasters pound North America in 2017; overall down globally

AP Top Headlines - Sat, 12/30/2017 - 7:55am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- North America couldn't catch a break in 2017. Parts of the United States were on fire, underwater or lashed by hurricane winds. Mexico shook with back-to-back earthquakes. The Caribbean got hit with a string of hurricanes....
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Texting ban may soon be enforced on Florida's deadly roads

AP Top Headlines - Sat, 12/30/2017 - 7:55am
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Mark Wysocky says it is hard to separate texting drivers from drunken drivers as he cruises down a suburban interstate highway. Both weave. They speed up and slow down for no obvious reason and get too close to other cars. They endanger their lives and others....
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Videos show Egypt's church gunman calmly walking away

AP Top Headlines - Sat, 12/30/2017 - 6:55am
CAIRO (AP) -- Video clips circulating on social media on Saturday show the gunman who opened fire outside an Egyptian church and a nearby store owned by a Copt in an attack that killed at least nine people walking armed and unchallenged on a residential street for nearly 10 minutes....
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Police: 2 suspects arrested in New York quadruple homicide

AP Top Headlines - Sat, 12/30/2017 - 5:53am
TROY, N.Y. (AP) -- Police say two people have been arrested in the quadruple homicide that took the lives of two women and two children in their upstate New York apartment....
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Ringo Starr, Bee Gee Barry Gibb tapped as British knights

AP Top Headlines - Sat, 12/30/2017 - 4:51am
LONDON (AP) -- A Beatle and a Bee Gee are among the celebrated citizens who have been selected for knighthood and other awards given in the name of Britain's monarch....
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Playoff-snubbed Ohio State 24-7 over USC in Cotton Bowl

AP Top Headlines - Sat, 12/30/2017 - 4:51am
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Playoff-snubbed Ohio State got to raise another trophy in the building where the Buckeyes won a national championship....
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The Latest: 4,000 gather for pro-government rally in Iran

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 12/29/2017 - 11:42pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- The Latest on protests in Iran (all times local):...
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From sniper to saint, showing Iraqi Shiite militias' power

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 12/29/2017 - 11:42pm
BASRA, Iraq (AP) -- In his martyrdom, he has virtually become a new saint for Iraq's Shiites. His poster adorns shop windows, men and women wear his image as badges. Poems praise his valor. His sniper's rifle, with which he's said to have killed nearly 400 Islamic State group militants, is now enshrined in a museum in the holiest Shiite city....
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Motive sought in California law firm shooting with 2 dead

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 12/29/2017 - 10:40pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Police are trying to learn what motivated a man to walk into a law firm where he worked and shoot two of his colleagues before turning the gun on himself....
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Iran marks end of 2009 vote unrest amid new demonstrations

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 12/29/2017 - 10:40pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran on Saturday marked the end of protests surrounding its disputed 2009 presidential election with government-sanctioned demonstrations as new unauthorized rallies sparked by anger over the country's ailing economy have struck major cities....
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In strife-torn Myanmar, love trumps hate for a rare couple

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 12/29/2017 - 9:40pm
THETKABYIN, Myanmar (AP) -- In her dreams, Setara walks hand in hand with her Muslim husband through the streets of the seaside Myanmar town they grew up in. They visit old friends, share a meal with family, dip their toes into the warm surf of the Bay of Bengal....
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Secret Sauce? Kim Jong Un applies science to kimchi-making

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 12/29/2017 - 5:34pm
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- Kim Jong Un wants to turn the art of kimchi-making into a science. And the North Korean leader is putting his money where his mouth is....
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The Latest: Mayor: 2 dead in shooting, 1 wounded but stable

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 12/29/2017 - 5:34pm
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- The Latest on a shooting in a business in Southern California (all times local):...
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Enduring cold snap creates headaches at home, on highways

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 12/29/2017 - 4:33pm
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- Already winter-weary parts of the Midwest and East Coast are dealing with a mounting number of weather-related headaches, from highway pileups to frozen pipes and a rash of car thefts. And there's more to come....
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Officials: Nearly half of Puerto Rico clients without power

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 12/29/2017 - 2:31pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Puerto Rico authorities said Friday that nearly half of power customers in the U.S. territory still lack electricity more than three months after Hurricane Maria....
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Sue Grafton, writer of popular 'alphabet' mysteries, dies

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 12/29/2017 - 2:31pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Sue Grafton, author of the best-selling "alphabet series" of mystery novels, has died in Santa Barbara. She was 77....
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Police investigate if video game prank led to shooting death

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 12/29/2017 - 2:31pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Police and the FBI are investigating whether an argument over an online game prompted a prank call that led to a house where an officer shot and killed a Kansas man who apparently wasn't involved in the dispute....
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Trump trains crosshairs on favorite target, again - Amazon

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 12/29/2017 - 1:28pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- President Donald Trump returned to a favorite target Friday, saying that Amazon.com should be charged more by the U.S. Postal Service for the packages it sends around the world....
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Sue Grafton, writer of popular 'alphabet' mysteries, dies

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 12/29/2017 - 1:28pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Sue Grafton, author of the best-selling "alphabet series" of mystery novels, has died in Santa Barbara. She was 77....
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