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As Obama era closes, goal to end veteran homelessness unmet

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 1:49pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Pledges by President Barack Obama and a national nonprofit organization to end homelessness among veterans did not meet their goal. But advocates see improvement, and the head of the Department of Veterans Affairs said Thursday that "we should be there" within a couple of years....
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Shhh, your washing machine might overhear you

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 1:49pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Alexa, are you spying on me?...
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After verdict, Israeli military at odds with politicians

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 12:48pm
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Israeli military, which has battled foes on all of the country's borders, is now facing a challenge from within: nationalist politicians who are openly disagreeing with army commanders and bickering with the security establishment....
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Hate-crime charges filed in attack on mentally disabled man

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 11:45am
CHICAGO (AP) -- Four black people were charged with hate crimes Thursday in connection with a video broadcast live on Facebook that showed a mentally disabled white man being beaten and taunted, threatened with a knife and forced to drink from a toilet....
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Trump is using campaign-style name-calling on Congress

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 11:45am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President-elect Donald Trump is shifting the name-calling that helped drive his campaign victories over "lyin,'" "low energy" and "crooked" opponents to the legislative arena, where he's now mocking Democrats as "clowns" trying to escape blame for the nation's troubled health care law....
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Dueling images of attorney general nominee Jeff Sessions

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 10:40am
CAMDEN, Alabama (AP) -- Senators at next week's confirmation hearing will confront competing versions of Jeff Sessions, the Alabama senator who is President-elect Donald Trump's pick for attorney general....
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Police: Principal admits stealing nude images from students

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 10:40am
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- A fired Kentucky high school principal has admitted to seizing students' phones so that he could steal pornographic images and trade them online, investigators said....
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Police: Texas man caught with cocaine hidden under belly fat

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 10:40am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Authorities say a Texas man tried to destroy cocaine hidden under his belly fat while being taken to jail after failing a field sobriety test early on New Year's Eve....
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Snow records fall in Idaho, storm heads east, targets South

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 9:40am
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- A winter storm has swept aside two long-standing snow records in Boise, Idaho, and is moving east as turbulent weather lined up across much of the country Thursday with watches covering large parts of the South....
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US imposes terrorism-related sanctions against bin Laden son

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 8:40am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration imposed sanctions Thursday on a son of Sept. 11 mastermind Osama bin Laden, saying the younger bin Laden poses a risk to U.S. national security....
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2 killed in car bombing in Turkish city; 2 attackers dead

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 8:40am
IZMIR, Turkey (AP) -- Suspected Kurdish militants on Thursday opened fire at police who stopped them at a checkpoint in the western city of Izmir before detonating their explosives-laden vehicle, the province's governor said. A policeman and a courthouse employee were killed in the attack while two assailants were shot dead....
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Seeking cash, Zimbabwe sells 35 elephants to China

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 8:40am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Zimbabwe's wildlife agency said Thursday it has sold 35 elephants to China to ease overpopulation and raise funds for conservation, amid criticism from animal welfare activists that such sales are unethical....
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Fox News says Tucker Carlson to take Megyn Kelly time slot

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 8:40am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Fox News Channel says that veteran pundit Tucker Carlson will replace Megyn Kelly in the network's coveted 9 p.m. time slot sandwiched between Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity....
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Coast Guard: Fire burns on oil platform in Gulf of Mexico

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 5:36am
The Coast Guard and crew members of surrounding vessels were responding to a pre-dawn fire on an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana, authorities said Thursday morning....
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Milwaukee zoo hand raises Amur tiger cub to save its life

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 5:36am
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The zookeepers at the Milwaukee County Zoo are hand-raising a lone Amur tiger cub - an unusual undertaking only done in order to save the cub's life....
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Giving peanut-based foods to babies early prevents allergies

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 4:35am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Most babies should start eating peanut-containing foods well before their first birthday, say guidelines released Thursday that aim to protect high-risk tots and other youngsters, too, from developing the dangerous food allergy....
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Fading French town offers hope of new life for Syrian family

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 4:35am
GRAY, France (AP) -- Gray is a dying town, its residents lament. Big businesses moved away taking jobs with them. Now many stores lie vacant, fading "to rent" signs in the windows....
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Fading French town offers hope of new life for Syrian family

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 3:35am
GRAY, France (AP) -- Gray is a dying town, its residents lament. Big businesses have moved away, taking jobs with them. Though it still lives up to its nickname "Gray la jolie," or "Gray the pretty," many stores now lie vacant, with fading "to rent" signs in their windows....
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Chicago police investigate video beating

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 1:33am
CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago police said Wednesday that they're investigating a video circulating on social media that shows several people beating a man at a residence....
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Top US intelligence officials to testify on Russian hacking

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 12:33am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senior U.S. intelligence officials face questions at a Senate hearing that will be dominated by the intelligence community's assessment that Russia meddled in the presidential election to help Donald Trump win....
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