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China overtakes US in screens but cinemas sit empty

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 7:48pm
ZHUOLU TOWN, China (AP) -- The brightly-decorated 3-D cinema in this town outside Beijing is showing the latest Chinese and Hollywood films, to row after row of empty red seats. So few people come to watch films here that the theater manager rents out the halls to travelling sales companies or music teachers....
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CNN at war with Trump over what reporting unleashed

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 4:47pm
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) -- A week before the inauguration, CNN is at war with an incoming president, not necessarily for what it reported but for what its reporting unleashed....
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Officials: More than 40 percent of California out of drought

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 3:45pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- More than 40 percent of California is out of drought, federal drought-watchers said Thursday at the tail end of powerful storms that sent thousands of people fleeing from flooding rivers in the north, unleashed burbling waterfalls in southern deserts, and doubled the vital snowpack in the Sierra Nevada in little more than a week....
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West Virginia faces questions about its own rich politician

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 3:45pm
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) -- Some of the conflict-of-interest issues swirling around President-elect Donald Trump in Washington are playing out on a smaller scale in West Virginia, where the richest man in the state - an Appalachian coal baron with real estate, resort and farm holdings, too - is about to be sworn in as governor....
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Obama making changes to Cuban immigration policy

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 2:45pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is ending a longstanding immigration policy that allows any Cuban who makes it to U.S. soil to stay and become a legal resident, a senior administration official said Thursday....
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Obama awards Biden Presidential Medal of Freedom

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 2:45pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama awarded Vice President Joe Biden with the highest civilian honor Thursday, commemorating an "extraordinary man with an extraordinary career in public service."...
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Officials: More than 40 percent of California out of drought

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 2:45pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- More than 40 percent of California is out of drought, federal drought-watchers said Thursday at the tail end of powerful storms that sent thousands of people fleeing from flooding rivers in the north, unleashed burbling waterfalls in southern deserts, and doubled the vital snowpack in the Sierra Nevada in little more than a week....
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West Virginia faces questions about its own rich politician

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 2:45pm
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) -- Some of the conflict-of-interest issues swirling around President-elect Donald Trump in Washington are playing out on a smaller scale in West Virginia, where the richest man in the state - an Appalachian coal baron with real estate, resort and farm holdings, too - is about to be sworn in as governor....
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Obama scrapping 'wet foot, dry foot' policy for Cubans

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 1:42pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration is ending the "wet foot, dry foot" policy that granted residency to Cubans who arrived in the United States without visas....
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In eastern Mosul, small signs of progress amid the fighting

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 12:41pm
MOSUL, Iraq (AP) -- Small stalls and carts have sprung up outside the bombed-out buildings in eastern Mosul, selling meat and vegetables, cigarettes and cellphones to the thousands of civilians still living in neighborhoods where the Iraqi military has driven out the Islamic State group....
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Testing wearable sensors as 'check engine' light for health

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 12:41pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A next step for smart watches and fitness trackers? Wearable gadgets gave a Stanford University professor an early warning that he was getting sick before he ever felt any symptoms of Lyme disease....
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US gov't accuses Fiat Chrysler of cheating on emissions

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 11:41am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. government accused Fiat Chrysler on Thursday of failing to disclose software in some of its pickups and SUVs with diesel engines that allows them to emit more pollution than allowed under the Clean Air Act....
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Watchdog to investigate Justice, FBI actions before election

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 10:40am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Justice Department inspector general says he will investigate the actions of the Justice Department and FBI in the months leading up to the 2016 election, including whether department policies were followed by FBI Director James Comey....
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Pay gap between college grads and everyone else at a record

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 8:37am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans with no more than a high school diploma have fallen so far behind college graduates in their economic lives that the earnings gap between college grads and everyone else has reached its widest point on record....
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Chargers announce they're moving to Los Angeles

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 8:37am
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The San Diego Chargers are moving to Los Angeles, where they will join the recently relocated Rams in giving the nation's second-largest media market two NFL teams for the first time in decades....
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Pay gap between college grads and everyone else at a record

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 7:37am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans with no more than a high school diploma have fallen so far behind college graduates in their economic lives that the earnings gap between college grads and everyone else has reached its widest point on record....
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Roma struggle to keep warm in Hungary's deadly cold snap

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 6:37am
ALSOZSOLCA, Hungary (AP) -- When there's firewood to be chopped, Ferenc Vadasz cuts class....
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Scientists hear voice of ancient humans in baboon calls

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 4:33am
PARIS (AP) -- Baboon grunts and mating calls may hold secrets about human speech, according to a new study suggesting that the origins of human language could reach back as much as 25 million years....
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Trump's choice for top US diplomat talks tough on China

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 3:33am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Pointing toward possible confrontation, Donald Trump's selection for secretary of state likened Beijing's island-building in the South China Sea to a takeover of another country's territory and spoke of forcing Beijing to fully apply sanctions on North Korea....
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