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Disasters pound North America in 2017; overall down globally

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 9:59am
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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Extreme cold to test New Year's revelers; some events iced

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 9:59am
Dress in layers, lay off the booze and bring some hand warmers. Those are some of the tips offered for the huge crowd of revelers expected in Times Square for what could be one of the coldest New Year's Eve ball drops on record....
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Sports quirks: Basepath chaos, donkey gift, sunken earring

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 9:59am
It was less like baseball and more like archery practice. And wherever Stephen Piscotty went he had a bull's-eye on him....
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2 men arraigned on murder charges in quadruple homicide

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 8:55am
TROY, N.Y. (AP) -- Two men have been arrested on murder charges in the deaths of two women and two children in their upstate New York apartment....
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State Department releases emails from Clinton aide

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 8:55am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The State Department has released emails from Huma Abedin, a top aide to Hillary Clinton, that were found by the FBI on her husband's laptop....
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Alarmed by fake news, states push media literacy in schools

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 8:55am
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- Alarmed by the proliferation of false content online, state lawmakers around the country are pushing schools to put more emphasis on teaching students how to tell fact from fiction....
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Legal recreational pot in California: What you need to know

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 8:55am
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- California on Monday becomes the nation's largest state to offer legal recreational marijuana sales. Here's a snapshot of how the market will work and how the state will regulate a pot economy estimated to be worth $7 billion:...
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Black Lives Matter icon Eric Garner's daughter dies at 27

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 8:55am
NEW YORK (AP) -- The daughter of Black Lives Matter icon Eric Garner died Saturday after a weeklong hospital stay following a heart attack....
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Disasters pound North America in 2017; overall down globally

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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