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New mosquito trap smart enough to keep just the bad bugs

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 2:48pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A smart trap for mosquitoes? A new high-tech version is promising to catch the bloodsuckers while letting friendlier insects escape - and even record the exact weather conditions when different species emerge to bite....
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Man pleads guilty to buying rifles in San Bernardino attack

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 1:47pm
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) -- In a plea deal criticized by the father of a victim, a California man pleaded guilty Thursday to providing the high-powered rifles used to kill 14 people in the San Bernardino terror attack....
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Watchdog: No way to measure US-Mexico border wall success

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 1:47pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The United States does not have a way to measure how well fencing works to deter illegal crossings from Mexico, according to a report released Thursday by Congress' main watchdog as President Donald Trump renewed his pledge to build "a great wall" on the border....
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AP FACT CHECK: Trump's messy case that he inherited a mess

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 12:46pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump on Thursday made a messy case that he "inherited a mess" from former President Barack Obama. Economic stats and territorial losses of Islamic State insurgents don't support his assertions about the problems handed to him on those fronts....
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After failed union vote, Boeing hails Trump visit to plant

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 11:46am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Boeing workers' overwhelming anti-union vote at the aviation giant's 787 Dreamliner plant in South Carolina is a big victory for Southern politicians and business leaders who have lured manufacturing jobs to the region on the promise of keeping unions out....
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White House taps billionaire to head intelligence review

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 10:46am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Trump administration asked the founder of a New York-based private equity firm to lead a review of the intelligence community as President Donald Trump vows to crack down on what he describes as "illegal leaks" of classified information....
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The Latest: Guilty plea made involving San Bernardino attack

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 10:46am
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) -- The Latest on guilty plea on charges related to the San Bernardino terror attack (all times local):...
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Trump's contempt for trade deals spurs anxiety: What's next?

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 10:46am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Not even a month into his presidency, Donald Trump is moving to dismantle seven decades of American policy built on trade deals and multinational alliances that help fuel the U.S. and global economies....
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Trump's ambassador pick is well-known figure in West Bank

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 9:46am
BEIT EL, West Bank (AP) -- President Donald Trump's nominee for ambassador to Israel may be causing controversy in Washington. But in this West Bank settlement, he is a well-known friend....
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New Orleans jamboree: NBA All-Stars, Mardi Gras go 1-on-1

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 7:45am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Floats, marching bands and street parties are about to converge with slam dunks, 3-pointers and buzzer beaters in New Orleans....
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Epic 'Planet Earth II' offers creatures'-eye view of nature

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 5:43am
LONDON (AP) -- From jungles to deserts to mountains, the BBC's epic nature series "Planet Earth II" takes viewers around the world - and around many genres of television....
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Mystery deepens, questions build in N.Korea princeling death

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 1:38am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- What do we really know about the sudden death of an exiled North Korean princeling? Aside from heated media speculation and an instant "it's-gotta-be-Pyongyang" reaction from Seoul's spy agency, not much....
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Panthers' Huberdeau scores in OT, Jagr gets 1,900th point

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 1:38am
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Jonathan Huberdeau needed overtime to extend his scoring streak and help celebrate Jaromir Jagr's birthday on a night the 45-year-old veteran reached another milestone....
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Problem nominations hard to avoid, history shows

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 12:38am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It was pretty much inevitable....
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Life near Oroville Dam now shadowed by fears and concerns

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 12:38am
OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) -- Northern California residents, who had spent days at evacuation shelters, were allowed to return to their homes but many stayed only long enough to pack valuables before fleeing an approaching storm that will test recently repaired spillways at the nation's tallest dam. Authorities say the immediate danger has passed for the nearly 200,000 people living downstream of the Oroville Dam. They said the Lake Oroville water level was 26 feet below the emergenc...
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Would you let someone who's not a dentist pull your teeth?

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 11:29pm
BOSTON (AP) -- Need a tooth pulled or a cavity filled? Forget the dentist. A number of states are allowing or considering letting "dental therapists," professionals with a lower level of training, do the job....
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Sparks fly over Maher's booking of provocateur Yiannopoulos

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 11:29pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Bill Maher's decision to book conservative provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos on his HBO show drew quick condemnation from another guest....
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Pro-government tribal leader among dead in US raid in Yemen

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 10:28pm
CAIRO (AP) -- The main figure killed in last month's U.S. raid in Yemen targeting al-Qaida was a tribal leader who was allied to the country's U.S.- and Saudi-backed president and had been enlisted to fight Yemen's Shiite rebels, according to military officials, tribal figures and relatives....
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A family mourns son lost to fighting IS in Iraq's Mosul

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 10:28pm
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Early on the morning of Dec. 12, Iraqi army Maj. Hamza Finjan led a raid on a small house in eastern Mosul that was being used as an Islamic State group base. Knowing the task would be dangerous, he told his personal bodyguards and driver - perks given to Iraqi officers - to stay behind....
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In Ecuador election, strongman Correa's legacy on the line

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 9:25pm
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) -- In a poor neighborhood on the outskirts of Ecuador's capital, the sleek glass-and-steel Docente Calderon public hospital rises above a frenzy of cinder block homes. Inside, patients who used to have to travel an hour to the nearest hospital and wait in line all day for sub-par treatment now get state-of-the-art care....
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