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The Latest: NKorea calls Trump's threat a 'load of nonsense'

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 08/09/2017 - 4:11pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on President Donald Trump and North Korea (all times EDT):...
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AP Interview: DeVos says she didn't decry racism enough

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 08/09/2017 - 4:11pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Wednesday distanced herself from her comment earlier this year about the nation's historically black colleges and universities being pioneers of school choice, saying that in the past "there were no choices" for African-Americans in higher education....
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US oil industry pushes back on sanctions against Venezuela

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 08/09/2017 - 3:10pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- The Trump administration's decision on Wednesday to slap sanctions on eight members of Venezuela's all-powerful constitutional assembly brings to 30 the number of government loyalists targeted for human rights abuses and violations of democratic norms since anti-government protests began in April....
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AP Interview: DeVos says she didn't decry racism enough

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 08/09/2017 - 3:10pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Wednesday distanced herself from her comment earlier this year about the nation's historically black colleges and universities being pioneers of school choice, saying that in the past "there were no choices" for African-Americans in higher education....
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Alert driver's tip led to capture of police killing suspect

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 08/09/2017 - 3:10pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A man charged in the shooting death of a western Missouri police officer was arrested after an alert driver provided a tip that the fugitive was wandering within miles of where the killing took place, a law enforcement official said....
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Up to 50 migrants 'deliberately drowned' off Yemen, UN says

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 08/09/2017 - 2:10pm
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Up to 50 migrants from Somalia and Ethiopia were "deliberately drowned" when a smuggler forced them into the sea off Yemen's coast, the U.N. migration agency said Wednesday, calling the drownings "shocking and inhumane."...
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Trump team swings between alarm, reassurance on NK threat

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 08/09/2017 - 1:10pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump and his top national security aides delivered contrasting messages of alarm and reassurance over North Korea's expanding nuclear capabilities, with the commander-in-chief touting America's atomic supremacy a day after threatening "fire and fury" for the communist country....
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Analysis: Trump's threat fits with North Korea's image of US

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 08/09/2017 - 12:10pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Donald Trump's threat to unleash "fire and fury" on North Korea might have been written by Pyongyang's propaganda mavens, so perfectly does it fit the North's cherished claim that it is a victim of American aggression....
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GOP senator suggests brain tumor affected McCain vote

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 08/09/2017 - 11:10am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson has suggested fellow Republican Sen. John McCain's brain tumor and the after-midnight timing of the vote were factors in McCain's decisive vote against the GOP health care bill....
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Oprah-branded mashed potatoes, soups to hit supermarkets

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 08/09/2017 - 11:10am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Oprah Winfrey is headed to the supermarket aisle with her own line of refrigerated soups and side dishes....
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Trump touts nuke strength as Tillerson urges calm on NKorea

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 08/09/2017 - 10:09am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump declared the U.S. nuclear arsenal "far stronger and more powerful than ever before," even as his top diplomat was working to calm the North Korea crisis and insisting there wasn't "any imminent threat."...
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White House aide, Fox News host criticize Senate GOP leader

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 08/09/2017 - 10:09am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A top White House aide and a Fox News host lashed out at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday for saying people think Congress hasn't done anything this year partly because President Donald Trump is inexperienced and had "excessive expectations" about how quickly lawmakers could act....
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White House aide, Fox News host criticize Senate GOP leader

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 08/09/2017 - 9:09am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A top White House aide and a Fox News host are criticizing Mitch McConnell after the Senate majority leader said people think Congress hasn't achieved anything this year partly because President Donald Trump has created "excessive expectations."...
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Pentagon: British firm billed US $50M for iffy expenses

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 08/09/2017 - 9:09am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A British company hired to help train Afghan intelligence officers billed the U.S. government for more than $50 million in questionable expenses that included luxury cars and exorbitant salaries paid to the "significant others" of the company's top executives, according to a Pentagon audit....
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'Game of Thrones' fans shun spoilers from HBO hack

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 08/09/2017 - 9:09am
NEW YORK (AP) -- For many "Game of Thrones" fans, the routine spoilers are bad enough: You miss an episode, then stumble on an unsought plot twist before you've had a chance to catch up....
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British firm billed US for cars, pay to 'significant others'

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 08/09/2017 - 8:09am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A British company hired to help train Afghan intelligence officers billed the U.S. government for more than $50 million in questionable expenses that included luxury cars and exorbitant salaries paid to the "significant others" of the company's top executives, according to a Pentagon audit....
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Scientists name prehistoric croc after Lemmy from Motorhead

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 08/09/2017 - 7:08am
LONDON (AP) -- Scientists have named a prehistoric crocodile described as "one of the nastiest sea creatures to have ever inhabited the earth" after late Motorhead frontman and British heavy metal icon Lemmy Kilmister....
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AP PHOTOS: Struggling actors moonlight as superheroes in LA

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 08/09/2017 - 7:08am
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Captain America has a thick British accent, and his day job is cinematographer. Iron Man lives in an apartment behind Hollywood's Dolby Theatre, and at least one of Batman's wings are made with a pair of shower curtains from Target....
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Braves player trips jogging over chalk line, hurts knee

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 08/09/2017 - 7:08am
ATLANTA (AP) -- Rookie shortstop Johan Camargo suffered a bone bruise in his right knee while jogging onto the field before Tuesday night's game against the Philadelphia Phillies....
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Guam's worries grow as tensions rise between US, North Korea

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 08/09/2017 - 6:06am
HAGATNA, Guam (AP) -- Residents of the tiny Pacific island of Guam say they're afraid of being caught in the middle of escalating tensions between the U.S. and North Korea after Pyongyang announced it was examining plans for attacking the strategically important U.S. territory....
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