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AP Analysis: In Asia, Tillerson ponders US-N. Korea reboot

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 1:29am
TOKYO (AP) -- Back in 1976, all it took to bring the Korean Peninsula back to the brink of a war was a brawl over an attempt to trim a poplar tree. That escalated quickly into the death of two American GIs by ax-wielding North Korean soldiers. Three days later, with an aircraft carrier battle group and nuclear-capable B-52 bombers at the ready, the tree was chopped down....
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Long before new hacks, US worried by Russian spying efforts

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 1:29am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Years before Russian intelligence agencies stood accused of interfering in the U.S. presidential election and of orchestrating a massive Yahoo data breach, there was lingerie model Anna Chapman and her band of "Illegals" - Russian spies who assumed false identities and lived as deep-cover agents in middle-class America....
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Trump's defense budget boost raises questions on strategy

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 1:29am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An essential element is missing from President Donald Trump's plan for boosting the budgets of the U.S. military services by $54 billion in 2018. How, exactly, does the commander in chief intend to use the world's most potent fighting force?...
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Missiles fired from Syria at Israeli jets after airstrikes

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 12:26am
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Anti-aircraft missiles were launched from Syria into Israeli-controlled territory early on Friday, following a series of Israeli airstrikes inside Syria, the Israeli military said....
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Israeli tech firms revving up engines for self-driving cars

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 11:26pm
JERUSALEM (AP) -- As the world moves toward an era of self-driving cars, Israel is positioning itself to be the Detroit of the future....
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As Trump touts Guantanamo, civilian prosecutors notch wins

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 10:26pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Admitted al-Qaida operative Ibrahim Suleiman Adnan Harun is just the type of "bad dude" that Donald Trump has said should be locked up at Guantanamo Bay....
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EMT struck, killed, by stolen ambulance in New York City

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 10:26pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- An emergency medical technician in New York City was killed Thursday when she was struck and dragged by her own ambulance that had just been stolen, police said....
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Turning James Joyce's 'Ulysses' into a virtual reality game

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 10:26pm
BOSTON (AP) -- Students are developing a virtual reality game based on James Joyce's ponderous tome "Ulysses" as part of a class at Boston College....
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Travel ban rulings highlight trouble posed by Trump record

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 8:22pm
SEATTLE (AP) -- Federal law gives the president broad authority over immigration. Jimmy Carter used it to deny some Iranians entry to the U.S. during the hostage crisis, Ronald Reagan to bar Cubans who didn't already have relatives here and President Obama to keep out North Korean officials....
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Affidavit: Josh Jackson threatened to 'beat' women's player

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 6:17pm
TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- One day before top-seeded Kansas opens NCAA Tournament play, court officials released an affidavit that said freshman star Josh Jackson threatened to "beat" a women's basketball player during a confrontation in December....
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How to elude Russian hackers with decent password security

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 5:17pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Details from the Department of Justice indictment of Russian hackers on Wednesday show that many people are still not taking routine precautions to safeguard their email accounts - and hackers are exploiting that....
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Documents detail Flynn payments from Russian interests

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 5:17pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Documenting more than $67,000 in fees and expenses paid before the presidential election to former national security adviser Michael Flynn by Russian companies, a Democratic congressman Thursday asked the Trump administration to provide a comprehensive record of Flynn's contacts with foreign governments and interests....
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Fast-acting paramedic rescues baby alive from submerged SUV

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 5:17pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A fast-acting paramedic dove into the frigid water of an Illinois lake where a SUV was submerged on Thursday and found an infant floating inside, then administered CPR on the hood and swam the child to shore, authorities said. The baby is expected to make a full recovery....
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Letter bomb explodes at Paris IMF's office; Greek ties seen

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 4:15pm
PARIS (AP) -- French prosecutors are investigating a possible Greek link after a letter exploded Thursday at the Paris' office of the International Monetary Fund, lightly injuring one person....
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Analysis: Trump learning that in White House, words matter

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 3:15pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump is learning a harsh lesson: In the White House, words matter....
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Gov. reassigns case after prosecutor refuses death penalty

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 3:15pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Florida's governor took a case involving the killing of a police officer out of the hands of its prosecutor Thursday, hours after she announced that her office would no longer seek the death penalty in any cases....
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'Saturday Night Live' to air live to all, not taped for some

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 12:10pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- After 42 seasons, "Saturday Night Live" is trying something new: airing live to everybody....
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USA gymnastics president resigns amid abuse scandal

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 12:10pm
Steve Penny resigned as president of USA Gymnastics on Thursday following intensified pressure on the organization for its handling of sex abuse cases....
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NY court asked to determine if chimp is legally a person

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 11:10am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Should a chimpanzee be treated as a person with legal rights?...
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