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Democratic senators to press Sessions on talks with Trump

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 5:21am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democratic senators plan to press Attorney General Jeff Sessions about his private communications with the president when he appears before a Senate committee Wednesday to discuss his leadership of the Justice Department....
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UN, US failed to prevent ethnic cleansing in South Sudan

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 2:17am
YEI, South Sudan (AP) -- Until the summer of 2016, South Sudan's Yei region was a leafy oasis in the midst of the country's civil war. But when a national peace deal broke down and government soldiers ransacked the area, a handful of U.N. and U.S. officials begged their leaders for help....
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US Rep: Trump says fallen soldier knew what he signed up for

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 1:16am
MIAMI (AP) -- President Donald Trump told the widow of a slain soldier that he "knew what he signed up for," according to a Florida congresswoman....
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Big question for US cities: Is Amazon's HQ2 worth the price?

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 1:16am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Dozens of cities are working frantically to land Amazon's second headquarters, raising a weighty question with no easy answer:...
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As congressional investigations wear on, some eye a finish

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 1:16am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- As congressional investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 elections wear on in the Capitol, some lawmakers are starting to wonder when - and how - the probes will end....
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Xi urges stronger Chinese stand against "grim" challenges

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 12:16am
BEIJING (AP) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday urged a reinvigorated Communist Party to take on a more forceful role in society and economic development to better address "grim" challenges facing the country as he opened a twice-a-decade national congress....
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Al-Qaida set to gain as Islamic State disintegrates

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 11:15pm
BEIRUT (AP) -- Over several nights in September, some 10,000 men, women and children fled areas under Islamic State control, hurrying through fields in northern Syria and risking fire from government troops to reach a province held by an al-Qaida-linked group....
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Ultra-personal therapy: Gene tumor boards guide cancer care

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 11:15pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Doctors were just guessing a decade ago when they gave Alison Cairnes' husband a new drug they hoped would shrink his lung tumors. Now she takes it too, but the choice was no guesswork. Sophisticated gene tests suggested it would fight her gastric cancer, and they were right....
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Puerto Rico youth stranded with school still out from storm

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 10:12pm
HATILLO, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Alanys Arroyo and her little brothers have been cooped up in a school for weeks, but they aren't in class. They've been living in a campus-turned-shelter in western Puerto Rico since Hurricane Maria flooded their home and destroyed their belongings, trying to pass the time while their family waits for help to replace the apartment it lost in the storm....
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Twitter vows new crackdown on hateful, abusive tweets

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 10:12pm
MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) -- Twitter vowed to crack down further on hate speech and sexual harassment, days after CEO Jack Dorsey said in a tweet-storm that the company was "still" not doing enough to protect its users....
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Dodgers close in on World Series with 6-1 win over Cubs

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 10:12pm
CHICAGO (AP) -- Yu Darvish pitched sparkling ball into the seventh inning, Chris Taylor homered again and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Chicago Cubs 6-1 on Tuesday night to open a commanding 3-0 lead in the NL Championship Series....
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Bannon boosts Flake challenger, snubs Trump plea to back off

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 8:11pm
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Former presidential strategist Steve Bannon doubled down on his criticism of the GOP establishment at a Tuesday night fundraiser for a challenger to Arizona's incumbent Sen. Jeff Flake....
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Xi says China's prospects are bright but challenges severe

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 7:11pm
BEIJING (AP) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping trumpeted his nation's prospects as bright but made a rare acknowledgement of severe economic challenges as he opened the Communist Party's twice-a-decade national congress on Wednesday....
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Showrunner alleges sexual harassment by Bob Weinstein

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 6:10pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spike network is investigating reports of sexual harassment by the brother of disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein against the female showrunner of a series produced by The Weinstein Co. and aired on Spike....
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Former hostage's American wife rushed to hospital

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 6:10pm
SMITHS FALLS, Ontario (AP) -- Former hostage Joshua Boyle says his wife Caitlan had to be rushed to the hospital and remains there....
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Families of the fallen, and their presidents

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 6:10pm
The Associated Press spoke Tuesday with family members who have lost loved ones in U.S. military operations and asked them about their interactions, if any, with the president at the time - George W. Bush, Barack Obama or Donald Trump....
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Judge in Hawaii blocks latest version of Trump's travel ban

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 3:10pm
HONOLULU (AP) -- A federal judge in Hawaii blocked most of President Donald Trump's latest travel ban Tuesday, just hours before it was set to take effect, saying the revised order "suffers from precisely the same maladies as its predecessor."...
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Me Too: Alyssa Milano elevates Harvey Weinstein conversation

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 3:10pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Alyssa Milano was in bed with her two young children when a friend of a friend on Facebook suggested something that struck her as a great way to elevate the Harvey Weinstein conversation. She took the idea to Twitter, posting: "If you've been sexually harassed or assaulted write 'me too' as a reply to this tweet."...
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Passenger says Delta crew stopped her from singing anthem

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 3:10pm
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) -- A Georgia physician said her plan to honor a fallen soldier by singing the U.S. national anthem aboard a Delta Air Lines plane carrying the soldier's casket was stopped by a flight attendant who told her it would violate company policy....
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Israel says no talks if Hamas in Palestinian government

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 2:10pm
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel said Tuesday it would not conduct diplomatic negotiations with a Palestinian government that includes a role for the militant Hamas group, laying down a significant potential roadblock to already complicated Palestinian reconciliation efforts....
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