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Manafort has served top US pols and a sketchy cast abroad

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 1:11pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Pick any decade over the past half-century, and Paul Manafort has had a starring role in the rise (and maybe fall) of somebody big....
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New idea shakes up dinosaur family tree for T. Rex and pals

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 12:10pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Tyrannosaurus Rex and his buddies could be on the move as a new study proposes a massive shake-up of the dinosaur family tree....
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APNewsBreak: Illinois governor seeks prison tower cameras

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 11:10am
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Gov. Bruce Rauner wants to replace guards in watchtowers with closed-circuit cameras at nearly two dozen lower-security Illinois prisons, an effort to cut expenses for a cash-strapped state that has gone two years without a budget....
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Ex-pharmacy exec convicted in deadly meningitis outbreak

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 11:10am
BOSTON (AP) -- The former head of a Massachusetts pharmacy was acquitted Wednesday of murder allegations but convicted of racketeering and other crimes in a meningitis outbreak that was traced to fungus-contaminated drugs and killed 64 people across the country....
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Worried about getting old? Poll sees optimism grow with age

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 10:10am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Feel down about getting older? Wish your life was better? Worried about all the problems that come with age?...
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The film is 'CHIPS' and 'CHiPs TV fans are poised to hate it

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 10:10am
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Hardcore "CHiPs" fans hate it and the real California Highway Patrol seems not quite sure what to make of it....
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The Latest: Witness describes how police officer was stabbed

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 9:08am
LONDON (AP) -- The Latest on reports of an incident outside Britain's parliament (all times local):...
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Reports of possible gunfire near Britain's Parliament

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 8:05am
LONDON (AP) -- A session of Britain's House of Commons has been suspended as witnesses reported hearing sounds like gunfire nearby....
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Ex-pharmacy exec acquitted of murder in meningitis outbreak

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 8:05am
BOSTON (AP) -- The co-founder of a Massachusetts pharmacy was acquitted Wednesday of causing the deaths of 25 people but convicted of other racketeering charges in a nationwide meningitis outbreak in 2012....
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AP Explains: What's behind conflict at sprawling Thai temple

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 8:05am
BANGKOK (AP) -- It's more than eight times bigger than Vatican City and twice the size of Cambodia's ancient Angkor Wat, making it quite possibly the world's biggest religious complex. Yet few non-Buddhists have heard of Wat Dhammakaya, a sprawling, extravagant temple compound north of Bangkok that has been at the center of a high-profile power struggle between monks and Thailand's ruling military....
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Sears has "substantial doubt" about its future

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 8:05am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Sears, once the monolith of American retail, says that there is "substantial doubt" that it will be able to keep its doors open....
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Kaepernick donates $50K to Meals on Wheels after Trump swipe

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 8:05am
Meals on Wheels has confirmed a $50,000 donation from former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick....
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US, allies seek ways to up pressure on Islamic State group

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 7:05am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- With U.S.-backed Iraqi forces battling to retake Mosul, officials from the 68-nation coalition fighting the Islamic State group are looking for ways to increase the pressure as planning intensifies on the next objective, dislodging the extremists from their self-declared capital in Syria....
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Sears has "substantial doubt" about its future

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 6:05am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Sears, once the monolith of American retail, says that there is "substantial doubt" that it will be able to keep its doors open....
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The next Messi may be training at this youth soccer academy

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 6:05am
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Benjamin Palandella dribbles around a bigger boy who comes charging at him and shoots to goal with shocking force for a 7-year-old player. Nearby, children jump to head a ball tethered on a rope, tip-toe over hoops and dribble around orange cones....
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Missed, not missing: Simmons' withdrawal sparks fascination

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 5:00am
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Officially, Richard Simmons is not missing....
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AP Exclusive: Manafort had plan to benefit Putin government

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 3:59am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, secretly worked for a Russian billionaire to advance the interests of Russian President Vladimir Putin a decade ago and proposed an ambitious political strategy to undermine anti-Russian opposition across former Soviet republics, The Associated Press has learned. The work appears to contradict assertions by the Trump administration and Manafort himself that he never worked for Russian interests....
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'Gong Show' creator Chuck Barris dies at 87

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 3:59am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Chuck Barris, whose game show empire included "The Dating Game," ''The Newlywed Game" and that infamous factory of cheese, "The Gong Show," has died. He was 87....
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Not my laptop! Airline passengers hit the device doldrums

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 12:56am
NEW YORK (AP) -- As the indignities of modern air travel go, the latest ban on laptops and tablets on some international flights falls somewhere between having to take off your ratty shoes at the security checkpoint and having your baby food and milk tested for bomb residue....
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