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Maltese reporter killed by bomb crusaded against corruption

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 2:10pm
ROME (AP) -- Daphne Caruana Galizia, a Maltese journalist killed by a bomb that blew up her car, was fearless and formidable, colleagues and admirers recall....
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NTSB: Balloon crash pilot was as impaired as a drunk driver

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 2:10pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- The pilot in the deadliest hot air balloon crash in U.S. history was probably impaired by Valium, opioids and cold and allergy medicine when he ignored weather warnings and flew the ride into a power line, investigators said Tuesday....
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Judge in Hawaii blocks latest version of Trump's travel ban

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 1:07pm
HONOLULU (AP) -- A federal judge in Hawaii blocked the Trump administration Tuesday from enforcing its latest travel ban, just hours before it was set to take effect....
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DA who dropped Weinstein case rethinking campaign donations

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 1:07pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- A furor over the Manhattan district attorney's decision to shut down a groping investigation of Harvey Weinstein two years ago is putting a spotlight on the DA's practice of taking campaign contributions from defense attorneys....
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After IS collapse in Raqqa, US faces other extremism threats

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 1:07pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The imminent fall of the Islamic State's de facto capital leaves America a multitude of tasks to restore stability in the Middle East, starting with pockets of remaining IS resistance in Syria and Iraq....
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UK intelligence chief says terror threat is worst of career

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 12:04pm
LONDON (AP) -- Britain's domestic intelligence chief warned during a rare public speech Tuesday that the terrorist threat the country faces has accelerated at an alarming pace and is worse now than at any time in his 34-year career....
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NFL players, owners hold 'constructive' talks on issues

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 12:04pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- NFL players and owners met Tuesday to discuss social issues, a session Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross called "constructive."...
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Key senators say they have outline of health insurance deal

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 11:04am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two leading senators said Tuesday they have the "basic outlines" of a bipartisan agreement to resume federal payments to health insurers that President Donald Trump has blocked. Both said in separate interviews that they still have unresolved issues but expressed optimism that a compromise was near....
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Appeals court tosses $72 million award in talcum powder case

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 11:04am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A Missouri appeals court on Tuesday threw out a $72 million award to a woman who claimed talcum powder made by Johnson & Johnson contributed to her ovarian cancer, saying Missouri was not the proper jurisdiction for the lawsuit....
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Witherspoon reveals Hollywood assault; Lawrence talks abuse

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 11:04am
Oscar winners Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Lawrence used their speeches at a Hollywood event honoring women to detail experiences of assault and harassment at the hands of directors and producers and pledged to do more to stop such situations from happening....
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Fall of Islamic State group's 'capital': 5 things to know

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 10:04am
BAGHDAD (AP) -- U.S.-backed forces in northern Syria say they have captured Raqqa, once the seat of power for the Islamic State group, on Tuesday after a grueling four-month battle that left the city in ruins....
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Trump issues warning to McCain after senator's tough speech

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 10:04am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump on Tuesday issued a warning shot after Republican Sen. John McCain questioned "half-baked, spurious nationalism" in America's foreign policy, saying "people have to be careful because at some point I fight back."...
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Appeals court tosses $72 million award in talcum powder case

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 10:04am
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A Missouri appeals court has thrown out a $72 million award to a woman who claimed talcum powder made by Johnson & Johnson contributed to her ovarian cancer....
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Trump issues warning to McCain after senator's tough speech

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 9:02am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump on Tuesday issued a warning shot after Republican Sen. John McCain questioned "half-baked, spurious nationalism" in America's foreign policy....
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Bannon boosts Flake challenger, snubs Trump plea to back off

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 9:02am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Former presidential strategist Steve Bannon is rebuffing President Donald Trump's public plea for him to retreat in his war on the Republican establishment, personally boosting the candidacy of a challenger to incumbent Sen. Jeff Flake....
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Afghan officials: Taliban wave of attacks kills at least 74

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 9:02am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The Taliban unleashed a wave of attacks across Afghanistan on Tuesday, targeting police compounds and government facilities with suicide bombers in the country's south, east and west, and killing at least 74 people, officials said....
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Trump: Drug czar nominee pulls his name from consideration

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 8:00am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Rep. Tom Marino, President Donald Trump's nominee to be the nation's drug czar, is withdrawing from consideration following reports that he played a key role in weakening the federal government's authority to stop companies from distributing opioids....
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Bannon boosts Flake challenger, snubs Trump plea to back off

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 8:00am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Former presidential strategist Steve Bannon is rebuffing President Donald Trump's public plea for him to retreat in his war on the Republican establishment, personally boosting the candidacy of a challenger to incumbent Sen. Jeff Flake....
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Me Too: Alyssa Milano elevates Harvey Weinstein conversation

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 8:00am
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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325-pound woman charged with killing girl by sitting on her

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 8:00am
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) -- A 325-pound (150-kilogram) Florida woman is charged with killing her 9-year-old cousin by sitting on the child as punishment....
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