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Hurricane pushes long-suffering Puerto Rico to the edge

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Puerto Rico was already on the edge before Hurricane Maria, reeling from a decade-long, downward economic spiral that was far deeper than the Great Recession on the mainland. More>>

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'Little Rock Nine' members mark school's 1957 desegregation

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'Little Rock Nine' member: Images of white supremacist rally in Virginia last month echo mobs she and other black students faced 60 years ago. More>>

Trump promises Alabama Sen. Strange will 'drain the swamp'

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Trump faces an awkward dynamic in the Republican runoff for Senate in Alabama. More>>

Obama-era guidance on campus sexual assault gets scrapped

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The Trump administration is scrapping Obama-era guidance on investigating campus sexual assault, replacing it with new interim instructions for universities. More>>

Federal government notifies 21 states of election hacking

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The federal government is telling election officials in 21 states that hackers targeted their systems last year, although in most cases the systems were not breached. More>>

Trump says NFL should fire players who kneel during anthem

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President Donald Trump says National Football League owners should fire players who kneel during the national anthem. More>>

Trump weighs new travel restrictions as ban nears expiration

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President Donald Trump is weighing the next steps of his controversial travel ban. More>>

GOP's 'Obamacare' repeal all but dead; McCain deals the blow

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President Donald Trump is lashing out at a Republican senator who opposes the last-ditch effort to overturn "Obamacare.". More>>

Dam failing as scope of Puerto Rico's disaster becomes clear Video included

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They eye of Hurricane Maria is nearing the Turks and Caicos early Friday as Puerto Rico tries to recover from the storm's devastation. More>>

'Face of evil': Man gets life for killing 8 at hair salon

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A California man was sentenced Friday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for killing his ex-wife and seven others in a 2011 shooting rampage at the hair salon where she worked. More>>

Kim fires off insults at Trump and hints at weapons test

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un lobs crude insults at Trump and hints at frightening new weapons test. More>>

Families of missing in Mexico quake still hold out hope

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Survivors are still being pulled from rubble in Mexico City as rescue operations stretch into a fourth day, spurring hope among desperate relatives gathered at the sites of buildings collapsed by a magnitude 7.1 earthquake. More>>

China imposes limit on oil supply to North Korea

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China imposes limit on oil supply to North Korea in new pressure over nuclear, missile ambitions. More>>

Cuban official: Still no clue on US diplomat health mystery

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Bhutan's leader has peppered his U.N. General Assembly speech with moments of silence to honor people afflicted by hurricanes, poverty and terrorism. More>>

May tries to reboot Brexit, offers 2-year transition period

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British Prime Minister Theresa May will try to revive foundering Brexit negotiations, proposing a two-year transition period after the country formal departure in 2019 to ensure Britain's departure from the European Union goes smoothly. More>>

In new setback, Uber to lose license to work in London

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London's transport authority says it won't renew Uber's license to operate in the British capital, arguing that it demonstrates a lack of corporate responsibility with implications in public safety and security. More>>

The Latest: Trump criticizes McCain over health care bill

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Sen. Rand Paul says despite President Donald Trump's attacks on him for opposing the new GOP health care bill, the measure is a "fake" and he won't support it. More>>

The Latest: UAE says Iran is main obstacle to Arab peace

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The U.N. humanitarian chief says the World Food Program delivered emergency food to a record 7 million people across conflict-wracked Yemen in August. More>>

China: Trump bank ban statement 'not consistent' with facts

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A Chinese foreign ministry spokesman has said U.S. President Donald Trump's announcement that Beijing ordered Chinese banks to stop dealing with North Korea is "not consistent with the facts," but gave no indication what steps China is taking. More>>

Public shaming likely but GOP wary of new laws after Equifax

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Prospects are good for a public shaming in the Equifax data breach, but it's unlikely Congress will institute sweeping new regulations after hackers accessed the personal information of an estimated 143 million Americans. More>>

Trade panel: Cheap imports hurt US solar industry

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Cheap solar panels imported from China and other countries have led to a boom in the U.S. solar industry, where installations have surged 10-fold since 2011. But two US solar manufacturers say the flood of imports has led to bankruptcy and layoffs. More>>

US beefs up NKorea sanctions, Kim Jong Un insults Trump,

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President Donald Trump says the U.S. will impose additional sanctions on North Korea over the communist country's nuclear weapons buildup. More>>

SEC reveals 2016 hack that breached its filing system

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SEC says a cyber breach of a filing system it uses may have provided the basis for some illegal trading in 2016. More>>

Facebook to release Russia ads, beef up election 'integrity'

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Facebook says it will release the Russia-backed, potentially illegal election ads that ran on its platform to congressional investigators. More>>

Miss Turkey dethroned over 'unacceptable' tweet on coup

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Organizers have stripped Miss Turkey 2017 of her crown over a social media posting that was deemed insulting to the memory of some 250 people who were killed while opposing last year's failed military coup. More>>

Have you seen this dog? Mexicans search for missing pets

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Signs seeking missing pets are scattered around Mexico's capital these days. More>>

AP FACT CHECK: Kimmel's take on health care harder to refute

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AP FACT CHECK: Considering all the arguments, TV host Jimmy Kimmel's take on the Republican health care bill is harder to refute. More>>

NASA's asteroid chaser swings by Earth on way to space rock

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NASA's asteroid-chasing spacecraft, Osiris-Rex, swings by Earth on Friday on its way to a space rock. More>>

Soft soil makes Mexico City shake like it was built on jelly

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Seismologists say Mexico City's dry lake bed of soft soil made the earthquake shaking worse. More>>

Huge sea turtles slowly coming back from brink of extinction

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Sea turtle populations around the world are doing better, crawling back from what was once the brink of extinction. More>>

Babies try harder when they see you sweat, research shows

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Study says babies can become more persistent in pursuing a goal if they see an adult doing it. More>>

Kim Jong Un: 'Deranged' Trump will 'pay dearly' for threat

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is calling President Donald Trump "deranged" and says in a statement carried by the state news agency that he will "pay dearly" for his threats. More>>

Woman arrested after brandishing gun at Kardashian boutique

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Authorities say they have arrested a woman who pointed a gun at employees inside the Kardashian-owned DASH boutique in West Hollywood and later threatened reporters with a machete. More>>

Republicans see political necessity in health care effort

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Republicans are feeling the heat to succeed in 'Obamacare' replacement effort. More>>

Iowa Sen. Ernst hopes, but isn't sure, health bill has vote

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Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst isn't sure her party's last-ditch effort to repeal Barack Obama's health care law has the votes to pass in the GOP-controlled Senate. More>>

Indiana man locked in cave for 60 hours, forgotten by group

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A 19-year-old man says he feels lucky to be alive after spending 60 hours locked alone inside a gated southern Indiana cave. More>>

Raccoon jumps on moving Colorado police van, takes a ride

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A Colorado Springs police officer heading to an accident scene in a van got a big surprise when a raccoon jumped onto the front windshield of the vehicle and stayed there until the officer pulled over. More>>

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

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NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week. More>>

Does NKorean H-bomb threat push US closer to war? Video included

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In wake of fiery military threats again North Korea, Trump piles on new economic sanctions. More>>

North Korean leader Kim called Trump a what? A 'dotard'

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called President Donald Trump a what? A mentally deranged 'dotard,' which is a translation of a derogatory Korean word for an elderly person. More>>

The Latest: US: NKorea bomb test would draw tough response Video included

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President Donald Trump is again assailing North Korea's Kim Jong Un in an escalation of the war of words between Washington and Pyongyang. More>>

Rams hold off 49ers 41-39 in rare Thursday night thriller

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What many expected to be a typical Thursday night snoozer between a couple of teams lacking star power turned into quite a thriller. More>>

Megyn Kelly hopes for a Trump-free zone with new show

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Megyn Kelly says she left Fox to bring more joy to her life; NBC hopes she can spread some to viewers with new daily talk show. More>>

Aaron Hernandez had severe CTE; daughter sues NFL, Pats

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Aaron Hernandez's lawyer said the former New England Patriots tight end's brain showed signs of a degenerative brain disease. More>>

Florida family looks forward after losing home to sinkhole

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A Florida family will soon be searching for a new place to gather after their home of nearly five decades was lost to a sinkhole. More>>

Mexico shocked by news: Girl trapped in rubble didn't exist Video included

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Mexico shocked by news: Young girl thought buried in rubble of collapsed school didn't exist. More>>

The Latest: EU's Brexit chief welcomes 'constructive' speech

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A few dozen people are taking part in a peaceful demonstration in Florence where Prime Minister Theresa May is giving a speech on Britain's exit from the European Union. More>>

The Latest: Trump speaks with Puerto Rico governor

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Hurricane Maria is lashing the northeastern Dominican Republic early Thursday and is expected to pass near the Turks and Caicos later in the day. More>>

10 Things to Know for Today

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Among 10 Things to Know: North Korea's leader calls Trump 'deranged'; How search for Mexico earthquake victim turned shocking; Megyn Kelly hopes for a Trump-free zone with new show. More>>

5 things to know about N. Korean leader's rebuke of Trump

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5 things to know about North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's unprecedented personal rebuke of Trump. More>>

After humdrum German campaign, Merkel hopes for fourth term

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Chancellor Angela Merkel appears all but certain to win a fourth term when Germans vote on Sunday, but with a weaker mandate as more voters turn to smaller parties, including the anti-immigrant and euroskeptic Alternative for Germany. More>>

Spain makes new arrest in Barcelona attacks investigation

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Spain's Interior Ministry says that a man has been arrested for alleged links to the extremist cell in the attacks in Barcelona and a nearby town. More>>

The Latest: Kim says Trump will 'pay dearly' for threat

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President Donald Trump is meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Thursday about the ongoing North Korea crisis. More>>

Excitement bubbles up at BYU as caffeinated soda now on sale

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Brigham Young University has ended a six-decade ban on the sale of caffeinated soft drinks on campus, surprising students by posting a picture of a can of Coca-Cola on Twitter and just two words: "It's happening.". More>>

Afghan leader: Abolishing militant havens in Pakistan is key

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President Donald Trump is praising the combat efforts to drive the Taliban and terror groups out of Afghanistan. More>>

Powerless: Puerto Rico faces weeks without electricity

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Tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans stunned by a hurricane that crushed concrete balconies and paralyzed the island with landslides, flooding and downed trees vowed to rebuild amid an economic crisis as rescue crews fanned out across the U.S. territory. More>>

A test for Trump's political muscle in Alabama Senate runoff

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President Trump's political muscle is about to get tested in a Republican runoff election. More>>

On work trips, DeVos flies on her plane at own expense

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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos uses a private jet to fly around the country to tour schools and attend other work events. More>>

World leaders sounding like Trump at the UN

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World leaders are learning to speak Donald Trump, heaping on the praise and echoing the president's language this week at the U.N. General Assembly in New York. More>>

The Latest: Analyst says biggest fear is an atmospheric test

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South Korean media report North Korea's top diplomat says his country may test a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean to fulfill leader Kim Jong Un's vow to take the "highest-level" action against the United States. More>>

Despair rises for relatives of the missing in Mexico quake Video included

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A delicate effort to reach a young girl buried in the rubble of her school stretched into a daylong vigil, much of it broadcast across Mexico as rescue workers still struggled in rain and darkness early Thursday trying to reach her. More>>

Maria destroys homes, triggers flooding in Puerto Rico Video included

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Puerto Rico faces what officials say could be the strongest hurricane to ever hit the U.S. territory as they warned it would decimate the power company's crumbling infrastructure and force the government to rebuild dozens of communities. More>>

Satellite images show sprawling Rohingya refugee camps

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New satellite images show refugee camps in Bangladesh growing dramatically since Rohingya Muslims began fleeing violence last month in their nearby homeland of Myanmar. More>>

Canadian leader spotlights his own nation's injustices at UN

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South Korea's president is urging North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons and seek dialogue. More>>

Was it a crime? 10 patients at nursing home died after Irma

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Two former prosecutors say nine deaths at a Florida nursing home that lost its air conditioning during Hurricane Irma may not result in criminal charges. More>>

World powers rally to defend value of Iran nuke accord

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Fearing President Trump will dump the Iran nuclear accord, leaders from several countries are rallying to defend the pact and say it stands as a possible model for a peaceful settlement with North Korea. More>>

12-year-old ventriloquist wins 'America's Got Talent' Video included

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A 12-year-old girl is getting a $1 million prize and her own Las Vegas show after taking the "America's Got Talent" crown on the season 12 finale of the NBC reality competition Wednesday. More>>

Study: Most states would take a hit from GOP health bill

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Study: Most states would take a stiff budgetary hit if the latest Senate GOP health care bill becomes law. More>>

Young Mexicans at heart of earthquake recovery

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Tuesday's powerful quake has spurred a flood of Mexicans looking to help, so many that some aid operations are turning away volunteers _ and more often than not it is young people donning hard hats, searching in rubble and gathering food for victims. More>>

Jimmy Kimmel transforms debate, and shows comedy's new role

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Comic Jimmy Kimmel's withering attacks on Republican health care legislation have become a major part of the debate this week. More>>

The Latest: Bangladesh PM accuses Myanmar of laying mines

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Haitian President Jovenel Moise has rebuked the U.N. over two scandals that have tarnished the legacy of its peacekeeping mission in the Caribbean country. More>>

The Latest: Death toll in Mexican quake rises to 273

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Rescue workers have recovered the body of a woman from the ruins of the school in southern Mexico City where a child has been detected alive. More>>

Baby whose mother chose giving birth over chemo has died

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A Michigan woman who gave up the opportunity to prolong her life in order to give birth to her sixth child has died. More>>

Mexicans displaced by deadly quake seek refuge from fear

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On rubber mats spread across a Mexico City recreation center, the Montero family cuddles under donated wool blankets, their first new possessions after abandoning their apartment following the deadly magnitude 7.1 earthquake. More>>

Google buys HTC's Pixel team in $1.1B bet on devices

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Google is biting off a big piece of device manufacturer HTC for $1.1 billion to expand its efforts to build phones, speakers and other gadgets equipped with its arsenal of digital services. More>>

UN votes to help Iraq collect evidence against Islamic State

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The U.N. Security Council has authorized the world body's investigators to help Iraq collect evidence that could lead to prosecuting Islamic State extremists for war crimes. More>>

Turkey: Private jet goes off Istanbul runway, catches fire

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Turkey's state-run news agency says a private jet has run off a runway at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport and caught fire. More>>

Kiss members Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley reunite on stage

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Original Kiss members Gene Simmons and Ace Frehley reunited for their first public appearance since their group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014. More>>

Sanders: Diplomacy, human rights must drive US world affairs

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Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is blasting President Donald Trump's foreign policy but also offering a sweeping indictment of how the United States has engaged in world affairs for generations. More>>

The big question: Will cancer immune therapy work for me? Video included

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Gene tests may help gauge who will benefit from cancer immune system treatments. More>>

Jimmy Kimmel: Senator 'lied right to my face' on health care

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Jimmy Kimmel says U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy "lied right to my face" by going back on his word to ensure any health care overhaul passes a test named for him. More>>

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and the fog over pre-existing maladies

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AP FACT CHECK: Who's right about GOP health care bill, Trump and Cassidy, or Kimmel the TV guy?. More>>

Diplomats meet on Iran deal as Trump stays mum on decision

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President Donald Trump has determined how he wants to approach the Iran nuclear deal, but Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says Trump has not informed him or others in the administration about his decision. More>>

Trump to look at even stricter cap on refugees

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Trump faces decision soon on refugee admissions, may go for even stricter limits. More>>

Captain: Oklahoma City man killed by police was deaf

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Authorities say Oklahoma City officers who opened fire on a man who was approaching them holding a metal pipe apparently didn't hear witnesses yelling that the man was deaf. More>>

Young girl hospitalized by 105 mph foul at Yankee Stadium

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A young girl at Yankee Stadium was injured by a foul ball off the bat of Todd Frazier during a game against Minnesota, leading some New York players to call for protective netting to be extended. More>>

Prosecutors say Texas lawmaker spent $51K on online psychic

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Prosecutors say a Texas lawmaker spent more than $51,000 on an online psychic, appeared for work at the Capitol apparently impaired by medication and hid a cellphone from investigators. More>>

Illinois court upholds murder conviction of Drew Peterson

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The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled that use of hearsay testimony to convict former Chicago-area police officer Drew Peterson in the death of his third wife was proper. More>>

Russia warns US, says special forces helping Syrian troops

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Russian says its special forces helping Syrian government troops fight Islamic State militants in battle for key city. More>>

The Latest: Pence says Russia probes are not a distraction

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Vice President Mike Pence says the Trump administration is focused on issues "the American people are focused on" and isn't getting distracted by investigations into Russian interference in last year's U.S. election. More>>

Fergie says she and Josh Duhamel still 'great friends' Video included

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Singer Fergie says even though she and husband Josh Duhamel are splitting up they're still "great friends" who love one another and their young son. More>>

NKorea minister calls Trump's threat 'sound of dog barking'

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North Korean foreign minister calls Trump's threat 'the sound of a dog barking'. More>>

Bangladesh truck carrying Rohingya Muslim aid crashes; 9 die

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Nine aid workers die in crash of truck filled with aid for Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh, hours after another shipment in the refugees' violence-wracked home state in Myanmar is attacked by a Buddhist mob. More>>

UN votes to help Iraq collect evidence against Islamic State

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The U.N. Security Council has authorized the world body's investigators to help Iraq collect evidence that could lead to prosecuting Islamic State extremists for war crimes. More>>

10 Things to Know for Today

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Among 10 Things to Know: Hurricane Maria moving north of Dominican Republic; Trapped girl a symbol for Mexico's quake rescue efforts; UN mission in Congo forces reckoning over sex abuse scandal. More>>

Boy recalls escape from Mexico City school _ and those lost Video included

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Ordinary Mexicans are volunteering to wriggle into a collapsed school after a magnitude-7.1 earthquake pancaked a three-story structure. More>>

Fed announces a start to modestly reducing its bond holdings

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Fed announces start of trimming of bond holdings with $10 billion reduction in October. More>>

The Latest: Twitter to meet with Senate investigators

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The social media company, Twitter, says it will meet with a Senate committee investigating Russia's interference in the presidential election. More>>

Emails point to Manafort offer to brief Russian in campaign

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Trump's campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, offered "private briefings" to Russian billionaire during campaign. More>>

Nominee for EPA chemical safety post has deep industry ties

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President Donald Trump's nominee to oversee chemical safety at EPA has for years accepted payments for criticizing peer-reviewed studies that raised concerns about the safety of his clients' products, according to an AP review. More>>

Worries of backlash help revive GOP health care drive

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A brew of political pressures has pumped fresh life into the last-gasp Republican drive to erase the Obama health care overhaul. More>>

Manafort offered to brief wealthy Russian during campaign

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President Donald Trump's campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, said during the presidential race that he was willing to provide "private briefings" for a Russian billionaire the U.S. government considers close to Russian President Vladimir Putin. More>>

Diplomats meet on Iran deal as Trump stays mum on decision

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The United States and Iran will have their highest-level interaction of Donald Trump's presidency, a day after the American leader delivered a blistering attack on the Islamic Republic and the landmark 2015 nuclear deal. More>>

Trump: GOP health bill short of votes before deadline Video included

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President Trump and Senate Republican leaders are in a frantic hunt for the last vote or two to pass revived legislation to repeal and replace 'Obamacare.'. More>>

Prospects for air traffic control privatization appear slim

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Prospects for congressional approval of a plan to remove air traffic control operations from the government and put industry in charge appear slim. More>>

Mexico quake rescuers struggle to free girl, other survivors Video included

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Rescuers and volunteers are frantically digging through the rubble of collapsed schools, homes and apartment buildings looking for survivors of Mexico's deadliest earthquake since 1985 as the number of confirmed fatalities jumps to 226. More>>

The Latest: Truck carrying aid crashes in Bangladesh; 9 dead

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A truck filled with humanitarian aid for Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh has veered off a road and fallen into a ditch, killing at least nine aid workers. More>>

Seoul to resume aid to N. Korea but doesn't set date

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South Korea has decided to resume humanitarian aid to North Korea to help children and pregnant women, but didn't determine when to provide the assistance amid tension created by North's nuclear tests. More>>

Iranian president: Trump's UN comments 'ignorant, absurd'

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U.N. chief Antonio Guterres opens the signing ceremony for the first treaty to ban nuclear weapons and the Security Council holds a high-level meeting on its far-flung peacekeeping operations at the annual U.N. gathering of world leaders. More>>

The Latest: Mexico City mayor puts capital quake toll at 115 Video included

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Rescuers and volunteers are frantically digging through the rubble of collapsed schools, homes and apartment buildings looking for survivors of Mexico's deadliest earthquake since 1985 as the number of confirmed fatalities jumps to 248. More>>

Trump's trashing of Iran deal poses problems for NK strategy

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Trump's threat to obliterate North Korea showed his determination to stop the communist country's nuclear weapons buildup, but his disparagement of the Iran nuclear deal in the same speech offered Pyongyang little hope of a negotiated solution. More>>

US allies divided over Trump's threat against North Korea

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Japan has urged international unity in pressuring North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons, even as another key U.S. ally pushed back against President Donald Trump's threat to "totally destroy" the rogue nation if it attacked. More>>

The Latest: US calls for meeting on weapons proliferation

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The first treaty to ban nuclear weapons is set for countries to sign at the United Nations. It's backed by over 100 countries, but nuclear-armed nations want no part of it. More>>

Mexican family mourns 11 dead after church falls at baptism

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A child's baptism turned into a tragedy when the roof of a church in the Mexican town of Atzala collapsed during a powerful earthquake, killing 11 members of a family, including the 2-month-old girl being christened. More>>

10 Things to Know for Thursday

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Among 10 Things to Know: Mexicans dig through collapsed buildings as quake death toll rises above 200; Experts say Trump's bellicose rhetoric unlikely to sway Kim Jong Un; Hurricane Maria aims at Puerto Rico after slamming Dominica. More>>

'Historic exodus' from Myanmar: US gives $32M for Rohingya

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The United States says it will contribute nearly $32 million in humanitarian aid to help Rohingya Muslims who have flooded out of Myanmar. More>>

Jake LaMotta, boxer who inspired 'Raging Bull,' dies at 95

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Jake LaMotta, the former middleweight champion whose life was depicted in the film "Raging Bull," has died. More>>

Trump to award Medal of Honor to Alabama veteran

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The White House says President Donald Trump will award the Medal of Honor to a retired Army medic from Alabama who risked his life several times to provide medical care to his comrades during the Vietnam War. More>>

Government: Prison fits Weiner's sex crime on teen victim

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The government says former New York congressman Anthony Weiner should go to prison for about two years after engaging in sexting with a 15-year-old girl. More>>

Hurricane Maria aims at Puerto Rico after slamming Dominica

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Hurricane Maria is sweeping over the small island of Dominica with catastrophic Category 5 winds, starting a charge into the eastern Caribbean that threatens islands already wrecked by Hurricane Irma and holds the chance of a direct hit on Puerto Rico. More>>

New St. Louis mayor navigates racial strife after acquittal

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New white mayor of St. Louis navigates racial strife after former police officer's acquittal. More>>

The Latest: Trump in New York, meets with world leaders

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Former Secretary of State John Kerry says the President Donald Trump's United Nations speech may have put America in isolation and in danger. More>>

The Latest: Neighbor says man shot by cop didn't speak

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A neighbor of a man shot and killed by an Oklahoma City police officer say he was either deaf or hard of hearing and he often carried a stick to protect himself from stray dogs. More>>

Lillian Ross, longtime New Yorker writer, dead at 99

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Lillian Ross, the ever-watchful New Yorker reporter whose close, narrative style defined a memorable and influential 70-year career, including a revealing portrait of Ernest Hemingway and a classic Hollywood expose, has died at age 99. More>>

Ambitious Boris Johnson rattles May, shakes up Brexit debate

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Britain's undiplomatic chief diplomat, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, has thrown politics into turmoil by thrusting himself to the front of the Brexit debate at the worst possible time for the country's leader. More>>

Trump heard about Mideast peace as a boy, now wants to solve Video included

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President Donald Trump threatens the "total destruction'" of North Korea if the renegade nation does not abandon his drive toward nuclear weapons. More>>

Polygamous sect leader pleads guilty to escape, fraud

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A polygamous sect leader recaptured after a year on the run in a fraud case is expected to appear in court Wednesday. More>>

Clash over Catalan vote heats up in Spain as police swoop in

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News reports says Spanish police have arrested 12 people in raids on offices of the regional government of Catalonia as a crackdown intensifies on the region's preparations for a secession vote that Spain says is illegal. More>>

Immigrant hurricane victims turn to churches amid fear

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Many in the country illegally fear that seeking federal disaster aid after Hurricanes Harvey and Irma will result in getting deported, prompting them to turn to places of worship and private charities. More>>

St. Louis faith leaders urge peace, justice amid turmoil

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Protesters gathered outside the jail in downtown St. Louis on Monday night to show solidarity with those who remain behind bars after more than 120 people were arrested the day earlier. More>>

Billy Bush separating from wife after nearly 20 years

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Former "Access Hollywood" and "Today" show personality Billy Bush has separated from wife Sydney Davis after nearly 20 years of marriage. More>>

3 things to watch for from the Federal Reserve on Wednesday

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3 things to watch for from Fed in its statement, updated forecasts and Yellen news conference. More>>

German WWI U-boat found off Belgium with 23 bodies inside

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Belgian regional authorities say an intact German World War I submarine has been found off the coast of Belgium and contains the bodies of 23 people. More>>

AP Interview: Lavrov hints US-Russia 'tit-for-tat' could end

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AP Interview: Lavrov says relations with the United States are at a low point, but he sees positive notes in President Trump's UN address. More>>

Alex Gordon hits MLB's record-setting 5,694th HR of season

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Kansas City's Alex Gordon hits Major League Baseball's record 5,694th home run of 2017, breaking the season record. More>>

Pelting rain, relocation add to woes in Rohingya Muslim camp

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Monsoon rains, relocations and extortion attempts are worsening the living situation in the Bangladeshi camps for Rohingya Muslims who fled Myanmar. More>>

AP Interview: Phelps has 'no desire' to return to swimming

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AP Interview: Michael Phelps says he has 'no desire' to return to competitive swimming" but eager to those who follow in his enormous wake. More>>

Moscow unveils monument to Kalashnikov, designer of AK-47

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The new statue of Mikhail Kalashnikov cradling his signature AK-47 assault rifle unveiled Tuesday in Moscow commemorates one of Russia's most renowned and reviled inventions. More>>

Trump's North Korea threat leaves Asia struggling to explain Video included

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South Korea seems to downplay Trump's latest hot rhetoric aimed at North Korea, calling his words a signal of Washington's strong resolve to deal with Pyongyang but essentially a repetition of U.S. policy. More>>

Facebook may be facing an 'era of accountability'

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Facebook may be facing an 'era of accountability'. More>>

The Latest: Bipartisan effort to improve 'Obamacare' over Video included

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is praising a last-ditch Republican bill to repeal and replace "Obamacare" _ the latest sign the GOP's repeal effort may be back from the dead. More>>

11-year-old boy gets lawn-mowing gig at White House

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The president got what you might call a grassroots display of support at the White House, welcoming an 11-year-old Virginia boy who offered to help cut the lawn. More>>

Officer who shot Ga Tech student had been on job 16 months

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Three people were arrested during protest after a vigil for a Georgia Tech student fatally shot by campus police last weekend. More>>

AP Interview: NATO chief welcomes Trump's new approach

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NATO's secretary-general welcomed President Donald Trump's new strategy for the 16-year Afghan war and said the U.S. leader's insistence that NATO members increase their defense spending is achieving positive results. More>>

The person named most dangerous online might surprise you

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Avril Lavigne leads all celebrities in 2017 as the one most likely to land users on websites that carry viruses or malware, according to a new study by cybersecurity firm McAfee. More>>

The Latest: President Donald Trump warns North Korea Video included

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President Donald Trump is opening his maiden address in front of the United Nationals General Assembly by praising his accomplishments in office so far. More>>

Toys R Us joins bankruptcy list as Amazon exerts influence

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Toys R Us, pioneering big box toy retailer, says it has filed voluntarily for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. More>>

One last last chance: GOP strains for Obamacare repeal votes Video included

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Top Senate Republicans say their last-ditch push to uproot President Barack Obama's health care law is gaining momentum. More>>

In stark UN speech, Trump threatens to "destroy" North Korea Video included

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Trump to use his UN General Assembly address to press for UN members acting in their own self-interest to unite to face global dangers. More>>

White man arrested in slayings of 2 black men in Louisiana

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A 23-year-old white man was arrested Tuesday and accused of cold-bloodedly killing two black men and shooting up a black family's home in a string of attacks police say may have been racially motivated. More>>

The Latest: Death toll rises to 226 from Mexico earthquake Video included

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The U.S. Geological Survey says it calculates the earthquake that struck central Mexico as magnitude 7.1 It says the epicenter was near the town of Raboso, about 76 miles (123 kilometers) southeast of Mexico City. More>>

226 killed as 7.1 magnitude quake fells buildings in Mexico Video included

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A powerful earthquake has shaken Mexico City, causing buildings to sway sickeningly. More>>

As Syrian war winds down, Israel sets sights on Hezbollah

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With President Bashar Assad seemingly poised to survive the Syrian civil war, Israeli leaders are growing nervous about the intentions of his Iranian patrons and their emerging corridor of influence across the region. More>>

The Latest: Chinese expert says Trump speech sounded warlike

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French President Emmanuel Macron says he isn't about to quit trying to convince President Donald Trump to reverse himself on his decision to exit the climate accords _ and thinks he will succeed. More>>

Global differences abound as leaders address UN Video included

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President Donald Trump and French leader Emmanuel Macron are expected to take the spotlight at the annual gathering of world leaders at the U.N. _ but discussions will be dominated by tough challenges like North Korea and Myanmar's Muslim minority. More>>

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

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Among 10 Things to Know: Mexico struck again; Maria's wrath; Trump vows North Korea's destruction at UN. More>>

The Latest: Jose weakens to tropical storm off US East Coast

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U.S. Virgin Islands Gov. Kenneth Mapp says that the track of Hurricane Maria has shifted and the eye is now expected to pass over the southwestern tip of St. Croix. More>>

Rohingya Muslims are being wiped off Myanmar's map

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Rights group: Muslim Rohingya almost completely erased from Myanmar's Maungdaw township; other townships also damaged. More>>

Common Core used widely, despite continuing debate

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Common Core used in most states that initially adopted it, despite continue debate over standards' effect. More>>

Ex-tennis star Blake testifies about his mistaken arrest

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Former pro tennis star James Blake's mistaken arrest in New York City has become the subject of a disciplinary trial for the arresting officer, who's accused of using excessive force. More>>

Trump's lawyer to publicly testify in Senate next month

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Donald Trump's personal lawyer says a proposal to develop a Trump Tower in Moscow was "solely a real estate deal and nothing more.". More>>

After Irma, Florida Jews seek respite in High Holy Days

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The High Holy Days have taken on greater significance for Florida's large Jewish community after the ravages of Hurricane Irma. More>>

Trump slams Venezuela at UN; Maduro calls him 'Hitler'

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President Donald Trump has singled out Venezuela in a speech to the U.N. as a threat to democratic principles alongside North Korea, Iran and Syria. More>>

Police give room to St. Louis protests until trouble starts

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Police give wide berth to St. Louis protesters, at least until trouble starts. More>>

FEMA isn't relying on trailers to house hurricane victims

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency won't be relying on government-issued trailers or mobile homes to shelter residents displaced by hurricanes Harvey and Irma. More>>

Under fire over Rohingya, Suu Kyi defends Myanmar actions

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Rights groups are critical of Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi's defense of her country's conduct in violence that has driven out more than 400,000 Rohingya Muslims. More>>

AP Exclusive: Evidence of spills at toxic site during floods

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The government has received reports of three spills at one of Houston's dirtiest toxic waste sites since Hurricane Harvey. More>>

The Latest: Neighbor talks about her house being shot up

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Authorities say a 23-year-old white Baton Rouge man has been arrested and will be charged with murder in the fatal shootings of two black men in attacks that police said may have been racially motivated. More>>

Huntsman says Moscow's meddling led to low level of trust

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Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, President Donald Trump's nominee to be U.S. ambassador to Russia, says Moscow's meddling in the 2016 presidential election led directly to the low level of trust between the two former Cold War foes. More>>

White man accused of killing 2 blacks had Hitler speech

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Authorities say a 23-year-old white man has been arrested and accused of killing two black men and firing on a black family. More>>

For a new Key West resident, Irma was her welcome-to-town

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Prudence Duchene moved to Key West on the day Irma was named, and rode out the storm in a courthouse there. More>>

Family of killed sailors hear Navy describe strain on force

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The Navy's top officer says that although commanders are ultimately responsible for problems leading to two fatal ship collisions, a spike in naval operations and budget shortfalls strained his force and made it hard to do needed training and maintenance. More>>

Senate GOP musters final push to erase Obama health care law

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Senate Republicans are planning a final, uphill push to erase President Barack Obama's health care law. More>>

GOP governors launch 'news' site critics call propaganda

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Republican governors have launched a website that appears to be a news outlet, but readers have to look carefully to see that The Free Telegraph is the product of a political party committee. More>>

Wallenberg relatives vow to appeal Russian court ruling

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Relatives of Raoul Wallenberg say they will appeal a Russian court's move to turn down their lawsuit asking the KGB's successor to provide full information about the Swedish diplomat who disappeared after helping 20,000 Hungarian Jews escape the Holocaust. More>>

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