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UN says world faces largest humanitarian crisis since 1945

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 2:31pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. humanitarian chief says the world faces the largest humanitarian crisis since 1945 with more than 20 million people in four countries facing starvation and famine....
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Formerly conjoined twins leave California hospital

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 2:31pm
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) -- Formerly conjoined California twins Eva and Erika Sandoval have left the hospital and will be headed home in a few weeks....
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Top Marine asks women to 'trust us' in nude-photo inquiry

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 1:31pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Fewer than 10 women victims have come forward so far in the investigation into nude photos of female service members that were posted online without their permission, the top Marine general said Friday. He pleaded with female Marines to "trust us" and reach out to make complaints or seek help....
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Fed rate hike is likely after a robust February jobs report

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 1:31pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A second straight month of robust hiring pointed on Friday to a U.S. economy healthy enough for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates next week and to signal the likelihood of additional rate hikes ahead....
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GOP plan less generous than Obamacare for older Americans

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 12:29pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans hate "Obamacare," so House GOP leaders freak out whenever their health care bill is compared to President Barack Obama's law. But one reason some conservatives are branding the bill "Obamacare Lite" comes down to the tax credits to help consumers buy insurance....
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California to give the green light to truly driverless cars

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 12:29pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Cars with no steering wheel and nobody at all inside could be driving themselves on California roads by the end of the year....
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Church cops? Congregation eyes its own unusual police force

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 11:28am
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Briarwood Presbyterian Church already has more than 4,000 members, two private schools and its own radio station. And if administrators have their way, the wealthy congregation could soon add something that no other American church has: its own police force....
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Dystopian fiction is selling like there's no tomorrow

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 10:25am
BOSTON (AP) -- Save the light reading for later. In 2017, dystopian fiction is all the rage....
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Book filled with blank pages

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 9:22am
SEATTLE (AP) -- A joke book "written" by a conservative author and filled with blank pages in a dig at Democrats is the top selling book on Amazon....
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Volkswagen pleads guilty in US diesel emissions scandal

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 8:11am
DETROIT (AP) -- Volkswagen pleaded guilty Friday to conspiracy and obstruction of justice in a brazen scheme to get around U.S. pollution rules on nearly 600,000 diesel vehicles by using software to suppress emissions of nitrogen oxide during tests....
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Rookie docs can work longer, 24-hour shifts under new rules

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 7:11am
CHICAGO (AP) -- Rookie doctors can work up to 24 hours straight under new work limits taking effect this summer - a move supporters say will enhance training and foes maintain will do just the opposite....
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'Fat bikes' allow cyclists to conquer winter snow

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 6:11am
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- Gone are the days when cyclists had to put away their bikes for the winter. These days, hard-core riders are staying outdoors year round thanks to "fat bikes" that allow them to conquer winter's worst instead of staying indoors on a stationary bike....
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Boy, 2, throws tantrum during encounter with Queen Elizabeth

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 5:11am
LONDON (AP) -- A 2-year-old boy in England wasn't very impressed with a chance to meet Queen Elizabeth and showed it by throwing a tantrum in front of her majesty....
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UN office urges Turkey to probe 2,000 reported killings

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 5:11am
GENEVA (AP) -- The Turkish government should investigate hundreds of alleged killings and other rights abuses in Turkey's southeast, the U.N. human rights office said on Friday, releasing a report on an upsurge in violence there over 18 months....
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Syria Kurdish-led fighters see force boosting in push on IS

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 4:11am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- The main Syrian Kurdish force fighting Islamic State militants in northern Syria claimed on Friday that it has enough fighters to take the extremists' de facto capital of Raqqa with the help of the U.S.-led coalition - remarks that reflected a veiled warning to Ankara and also to rival, Turkey-backed opposition forces making headway toward the city....
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A look at key criminal defendants in South Korean scandal

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 2:11am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Formally removed from office by a historic Constitutional Court ruling Friday, Park Geun-hye has lost her presidential immunity from prosecution over a corruption scandal that has sent dozens of high-profile figures to face criminal trials....
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Women's health services face cuts in Republican bill

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 2:11am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Women seeking abortions and some basic health services, including prenatal care, contraception and cancer screenings, would face restrictions and struggle to pay for some of that medical care under the House Republicans' proposed bill....
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Democratic AGs mount fight against Trump travel ban

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 2:11am
SEATTLE (AP) -- In stepping up legal challenges to President Donald Trump's revised travel ban, Democratic attorneys general are trying to use the court system to thwart the executive branch in the same way their GOP counterparts did under President Barack Obama....
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Ex-adviser's tenuous ties to Trump campaign draw scrutiny

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 2:11am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- For months, President Donald Trump and his advisers have tried to distance themselves from Carter Page, a little-known investment banker who briefly served as a foreign policy adviser on the Republican's presidential campaign....
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Solid hiring and pay gains expected in February jobs report

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 2:11am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. employers are thought to have hired at a brisk pace in February, and the unemployment rate is expected to stay low - a result that would provide further evidence of a consistently solid job market....
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