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Navalny: a savvy and determined Kremlin foe

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 10:26am
MOSCOW (AP) -- The 15-day jail sentence imposed Monday on Alexei Navalny is nothing new for the Kremlin's most visible domestic foe, and is unlikely to be more than a brief interruption of his campaign against what he calls "the party of crooks and thieves." He's repeatedly been jailed, endured a year of house arrest and three convictions that could have brought him significant prison time....
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Police: 'No evidence' London attacker associated with IS

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 10:26am
LONDON (AP) -- Police have found no evidence that the man who killed four people in London last week was associated with the Islamic State group or al-Qaida, a senior British counterterrorism officer said Monday....
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House intel chairman met source on White House grounds

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 9:26am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- House intelligence chairman Devin Nunes met on the White House grounds with the source of the claim that communications involving President Donald Trump's associates were caught up in "incidental" surveillance, the congressman's spokesman said Monday....
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Massive gold coin worth millions stolen from German museum

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 9:26am
BERLIN (AP) -- Thieves broke into the German capital's Bode Museum before dawn Monday and made off with a massive 100-kilogram (221-pound) gold coin worth millions of dollars, police said....
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Stocks sink as 'Trump trade' flips into reverse

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 8:25am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks around the world sank Monday on worries that the Trump White House may not be able to help businesses as much as once thought. Many of the trends that have been in place since Election Day went into sharp reverse: The dollar's value sank against other currencies, as did bank stocks, while prices jumped for Treasury bonds....
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NYC Mayor: 'Fearless Girl' statue can stay through Feb. 2018

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 8:25am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Mayor Bill de Blasio says the wildly popular statue of a young girl staring down Wall Street's famous "Charging Bull" will be allowed to remain through February 2018....
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Will Cabinet follow Tillerson's lead in media access?

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 8:25am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who has famously declared himself "not a big media press access person," isn't alone in President Donald Trump's Cabinet. But it's too early to call him a trendsetter, either....
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Q&A: Who'd gain from a Trump border wall? Hint: Not Mexico

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 8:25am
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- As a billionaire developer, Donald Trump built casinos, luxe condo towers and lush golf courses. Now, as president, Trump aims to develop perhaps his most ambitious and surely his most contentious project yet: A wall along the nearly 2,000-mile U.S.-Mexico border....
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AP Exclusive: 'Bathroom bill' to cost North Carolina $3.76B

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 12:07am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Despite Republican assurances that North Carolina's "bathroom bill" isn't hurting the economy, the law limiting LGBT protections will cost the state more than $3.76 billion in lost business over a dozen years, according to an Associated Press analysis....
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Some balk as Seattle seeks to spend more money on homeless

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 12:07am
SEATTLE (AP) -- Sixteen months after he declared a state of emergency on homelessness, Seattle's mayor is asking voters in this liberal, affluent city for $55 million a year in new taxes to fight the problem....
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TIPPING OFF: Final Four welcomes trio of 1st-time coaches

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 12:07am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Frank Martin never got caught up in wins and losses, the highs and the lows, as he worked to build South Carolina into a contender for conference championships....
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South Carolina: The surprise of the Final Four

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 11:07pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Gonzaga is in its first Final Four but the Zags had knocked on the door a few times. South Carolina, meanwhile, enters its first Final Four having never been close to this deep a run....
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Despite some tensions, evangelical churches booming in Cuba

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 10:04pm
HAVANA (AP) -- Fidel Castro's government sent the Rev. Juan Francisco Naranjo to two years of work camp in the 1960s for preaching the Gospel in a Cuba where atheism was law and the faithful were viewed as suspect. For years, Naranjo's church was almost abandoned, with just a handful of people daring to attend services....
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Trump plans office to bring business ideas to government

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 9:04pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump is set to announce a new White House office run by his son-in-law that will seek to overhaul government functions using ideas from the business sector....
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Brother seeks retrial for China ex-police chief facing death

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 9:04pm
BEIJING (AP) -- At first blush, the plight of former Chinese police official Zhao Liping might not win much sympathy....
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Powerful winds, large hail take aim at Southern Plains

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 5:55pm
TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- Golf ball-sized hail and powerful winds are expected to roll through parts of the Southern Plains late Sunday, marking the latest round of turbulent weather across the Midwest and South, forecasters said....
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46 dogs, saved from slaughter, arrive in NY from South Korea

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 5:55pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Forty-six dogs were flown to New York from South Korea after being rescued at a farm where they were to be slaughtered for human consumption, animal advocates said Sunday....
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Carolina (North) your tour guide for this year's Final Four

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 5:55pm
PHOENIX (AP) -- Consider North Carolina the tour guide at this year's Final Four. The Tar Heels will be making their record 20th trip, and most of the players on this year's roster were on hand last season to find out all about the agony of coming oh-so close to winning it all....
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The Latest: Adebayo gets off to good start in 2nd half

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 3:55pm
The Latest on the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern):...
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The Latest: US claims Tabqa dam is not in danger of bursting

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 1:53pm
BEIRUT (AP) -- The Latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local):...
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