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Acclaimed singer and actress Barbara Cook has died at 89

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 8:43am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Barbara Cook, whose shimmering soprano made her one of Broadway's leading ingenues and later a major cabaret and concert interpreter of popular American song, has died. She was 89....
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Marines eye plan to put women in West Coast combat training

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 7:38am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. Marine Corps for the first time is eyeing a plan to let women attend what has been male-only combat training in Southern California, as officials work to quash recurring problems with sexism and other bad behavior among Marines, according to Marine Corps officials....
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Sinead O'Connor pleads for help, says she's living in motel

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 5:37am
SOUTH HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) -- Sinead O'Connor has emotionally pleaded for help and opened up about her struggles with mental illness in a rambling Facebook video....
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US nixes sleep apnea test plan for truckers, train engineers

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 4:36am
U.S. officials are abandoning plans to require sleep apnea screening for truck drivers and train engineers, a decision that safety experts say puts millions of lives at risk....
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Pence carves his own political ID, on behalf of Trump

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 3:35am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Shuttling across the country aboard Air Force Two, Vice President Mike Pence has been a loyal messenger for President Donald Trump. At the same time, he has been carving out his own political identity as the steady understudy to a mercurial president....
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Marine mammal used in pioneering research back in limelight

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 2:31am
WAIMANALO, Hawaii (AP) -- Compared with other marine mammals, 40-year-old Kina has lived a particularly winding and high-profile life....
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US nixes sleep apnea test plan for truckers, train engineers

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 1:28am
U.S. officials are abandoning plans to require sleep apnea screening for truck drivers and train engineers, a decision that safety experts say puts millions of lives at risk....
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AP EXPLAINS: Daunting budget deadlines loom for government

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 1:28am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Trump administration and Congress face a daunting set of budget-related deadlines in the coming weeks. Blowing them could upend global financial markets and cause a partial government shutdown....
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7 decades into Indian democracy, a royal palace thrives

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 1:28am
JODHPUR, India (AP) -- In the summer of 1944, hundreds of royals gathered for the opening of Umaid Bhawan Palace, a magnificent sandstone edifice that dominates the skyline in India's northwestern city of Jodhpur. It was the last of its kind....
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Analysis: US, allies slow Beijing's South China Sea momentum

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 1:28am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- With the rise of a friendly leader in the Philippines, China has been spared a vocal adversary in the disputed South China Sea. In the process, it has gained momentum despite last year's ruling by an arbitration tribunal that invalidated its expansive claims in the disputed waters....
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Lebanon's army prepares to clear border area of IS militants

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 12:28am
BEIRUT (AP) -- Lebanon's U.S.-backed military is gearing up for a long-awaited assault to dislodge hundreds of Islamic State militants from a remote corner near Syrian border, seeking to end a years-long threat posed to neighboring towns and villages by the extremists....
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Coming to you from a Cairo village: Egypt's first minicar

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 12:28am
KERDASA, Egypt (AP) -- In Egypt, where many suffer under economic hardship, 35-year-old entrepreneur Ahmed Saeed el-Feki has been working hard to make something of himself. He has launched his own business building a minicar in a country that relies heavily on imports of small automobiles....
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Analysis: Even new UN sanctions might not budge North Korea

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 11:28pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The strongest sanctions yet against North Korea could still prove no match for the communist country's relentless nuclear weapons ambitions....
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Haruo Nakajima, actor who played original Godzilla, dies

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 11:28pm
TOKYO (AP) -- Haruo Nakajima, the actor who stomped in a rubber suit to portray the original 1954 Godzilla, helping to make the Japanese monster an iconic symbol of the nuclear era, has died. He was 88....
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Report reveals underground US haven for heroin, drug users

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 10:26pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- A safe haven where drug users inject themselves with heroin and other drugs has been quietly operating in the United States for the past three years, a report reveals....
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Google CEO slams memo on gender as employee reportedly fired

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 10:26pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- A memo written by a male engineer at Google about gender differences sparked a quick rebuttal from Google after it circulated widely online....
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Home run king Bonds says he wishes he'd played one more year

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 10:26pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Barry Bonds so badly wanted to play one final season....
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Kenyans choose next president in fiercely contested vote

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 9:25pm
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Kenyans on Tuesday voted in an election that pits President Uhuru Kenyatta against challenger Raila Odinga in this East African economic hub known for its relative, long-term stability as well as the ethnic allegiances that shadow its democracy....
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Hackers demand millions in ransom for stolen HBO data

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 9:25pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- A group of hackers posted a fresh cache of stolen HBO files online Monday, and demanded a multimillion-dollar ransom from the network to prevent the release of entire television series and other sensitive proprietary files....
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The Latest: Kenyans vote for president in tight poll

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 8:25pm
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- The Latest on Kenya's elections (all times local):...
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