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APNewsBreak: California revisits three-strike life sentences

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California will reconsider life sentences for thousands of nonviolent third-strike criminals by allowing them to seek parole under a ballot measure approved by voters two years ago. More>>

Post-Michael Florida: Fear, frustration and life on the edge

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Some tearful residents of Mexico Beach are coming home to find no home left in the florida Panhandle community that was nearly wiped out by Hurricane Michael. More>>

Pressure turns to Mexico as migrant caravan heads for border

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Many of the more than 2,000 Hondurans in a migrant caravan trying to wend its way to the United States have been helped at every turn in Guatemala by residents offering food, water, and rides in private pickups or on flatbed of semi-trailer trucks. More>>

Wet and mild: Warm winter predicted for much of the US

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The National Weather Service is predicting a warmer than normal winter for about three-quarters of the nation. More>>

Federal prosecutors open clergy abuse probe in Pennsylvania

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The U.S. Justice Department has opened an investigation of child sexual abuse inside the Roman Catholic Church in Pennsylvania. More>>

Ex-FBI agent gets 4 years in prison for leaking documents

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A former FBI agent in Minnesota who admitted to leaking classified documents to a reporter has been sentenced to 4 years in prison. More>>

Trump concedes Khashoggi likely dead, threatens consequences

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he told Saudi Arabia's rulers that the U.S. takes "very seriously" the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and will await the outcome of an investigation by the kingdom before the U.S. decides how to respond. More>>

The Latest: Trump: 'Certainly looks' like Saudi writer dead

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President Donald Trump says it "certainly looks" as though missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is dead. More>>

Challenge for indicted Republicans: Win re-election

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Two Republican congressmen trying to win re-election while under indictment in a fresh test of partisanship in the Trump era. More>>

Israel's Supreme Court overturns deportation of US student

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Lawyers for a U.S. student who was denied entry to Israel because of alleged support for a boycott campaign say the Supreme Court has accepted her appeal and will allow her study in the country. More>>

Judges consider state court's power over Trump in lawsuit

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Lawyers for President Donald Trump hope to persuade a New York appeals court to dismiss or delay a lawsuit against him by former "Apprentice" contestant Summer Zervos. More>>

Taliban attack kills top Afghan officials, US general unhurt

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Deputy governor says three top officials in Afghan province of Kandahar killed by their own guards, and a Taliban spokesman says Washington's top general in Afghanistan was the target. More>>

Doggy bag: Beagle intercepts roast pig at Atlanta airport

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A passenger traveling from Ecuador was relieved of leftovers when an intrepid beagle found a roasted pig's head in baggage at the world's busiest airport. More>>

Facebook's election 'war room' takes aim at fake information

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Facebook gears up 'war room' to combat potential abuses of its social network heading into major elections in Brazil, US. More>>

Tornadoes are spinning up farther east in US, study finds

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A new study finds that lately, tornado activity is shifting east away from Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas. More>>

Turkey pledges accountability in Saudi probe; critics wonder

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Under global scrutiny, Turkey vows to get to the bottom of the alleged killing of a Saudi journalist at the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul. Some critics see a double standard. More>>

Man linked to Saudi prince at consulate when writer vanished

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Turkish paper shows man from Saudi crown prince's entourage walking into consulate before Khashoggi vanished there. More>>

Crimean city turns to mourning 20 victims of school attack

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Russia's health minister says at least 10 of the wounded in a shooting by a student at a vocational school in Crimea will be airlifted to hospitals in Russia. More>>

European and Asian leaders seek to boost trade, security

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After failing to reach a breakthrough on Britain's divorce terms from the European Union, EU leaders are rolling straight into another summit Thursday, this one aimed at forging closer links with Asia. More>>

Putin: Russia 'ahead of competition' with latest weapons

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President Vladimir Putin says Russia would only use its nuclear weapons in response to an incoming missile attack. More>>

New accusation of police wrongdoing in Weinstein case

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New York prosecutors say the former lead police detective in the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault investigation urged one of his accusers to delete information from her phone before turning it over to prosecutors. More>>

Banksy posts video saying incomplete shredding a malfunction

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Banksy posts video in which he implies partial shredding of auctioned painting a malfunction. More>>

Child of the storm: Homeless baby, family shelter at Walmart

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A baby born near the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Michael spent his first night outside a hospital in a Walmart parking lot because no better shelter was available. More>>

UK's May to face fresh ire at home after being spared by EU

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British Prime Minister Theresa May says she is considering a European Union proposal that would keep Britain bound to the bloc's rules for more than two years after Brexit. More>>

NASA astronaut describes close call following failed launch Video included

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The NASA astronaut who survived last week's failed launch and emergency landing says he knew he needed to stay calm. More>>

After Canada legalizes pot, industry eyes rest of the world

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Canada's decision to legalize marijuana could influence other countries mulling whether to end their own bans on the drug. More>>

Trump may not know what's behind warming, but scientists do

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President Trump may question whether global warming is caused by humans, but scientists detail the many ways they know it comes from our own pollution. More>>

What happens if you win Mega Millions' $970M jackpot?

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You've won the Mega Millions jackpot. More>>

Nevada's famous pimp expected to win election despite death

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Nevada's most famous pimp expected to win election to state Assembly despite death. More>>

The Latest: Fox Business Network pulls out of Saudi meeting

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Britain's trade minister has pulled out of a Saudi investment conference over the kingdom's involvement in the disappearance and alleged slaying of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi. More>>

Benintendi, Red Sox hold off Astros 8-6 for 3-1 ALCS lead

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Left fielder Andrew Benintendi made a diving catch with the bases loaded for the final out, and the Boston Red Sox held off the Houston Astros 8-6 to take a 3-1 lead in the AL Championship Series. More>>

The Latest: Washington Post publishes new Khashoggi column

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has landed in Turkey to discuss the disappearance and alleged slaying of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi with authorities there. More>>

Khashoggi warns in last column of free rein to silence media

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The Washington Post has published a new column by missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi, warning that Middle East governments 'have been given free rein to continue silencing the media at an increasing rate'. More>>

California housing measures offer hope for high-cost Salinas

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The city of Salinas exemplifies a housing crisis that's plaguing California's rural and urban areas alike. More>>

Ex-USA Gymnastics head indicted in Texas on tampering charge

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Former USA Gymnastics president Steve Penny has been arrested after a Texas grand jury indicted him, alleging he tampered with evidence in the sexual assault investigation of now-imprisoned gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. More>>

Spain arrests 4, seizes 115 properties in Venezuelan probe

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Police in Spain say they have seized more than 115 properties as they dismantled a network that allegedly purchased real estate in Spain to launder illicit money from former officials in Venezuela. More>>

Obesity surgery may lower heart attack danger in diabetics Video included

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New research suggests obesity surgery may dramatically lower the danger of heart attacks and strokes in patients with diabetes. More>>

US wants drug prices in TV ads: 'Patients deserve to know'

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Drugmakers will start disclosing prices for U.S. prescription drugs that they advertise on TV. More>>

GOP on defense to explain pre-existing condition protections

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Republican candidates who are still calling for repeal of the Obama-era health care law find themselves on the defensive about how they will preserve protections for people with pre-existing medical conditions. More>>

Mysterious paralyzing illness found among kids in 22 states

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Health officials are reporting a jump in cases of a rare paralyzing illness in children. More>>

The Latest: Authorities say guards killed 3 Afghan officials

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The Latest: Afghan guards turn weapons on colleagues at Kandahar security meeting, kill police chief; 2 US troops wounded. More>>

The Latest: Putin: Iran pullout contingent on Syria security

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Russian President Vladimir Putin says he believes that President Donald Trump would like to improve relations with Russia. More>>

Police search Saudi consul's home in Khashoggi case

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says Saudi Arabia told him their investigation by Saudi Arabia into the disappearance and alleged killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi won't spare anyone, including royals. More>>

The Latest: Data wiped from Crimea suspect's computer

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The local leader in the Crimean Peninsula says that authorities are looking for a possible accomplice in the shooting and bomb attack at a vocational school that killed 20 people and wounded dozens of others. More>>

Orange County, California's diversity emboldens Democrats Video included

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For decades, Orange County, California, was known as a Republican stronghold but times have changed. More>>

Global warming to leave us crying in our costlier beer

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A new study says global warming may leave people crying in their costlier beer. More>>

Paul Allen's passions: Rock n' roll, sports and philanthropy

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Personal computers, conservation, pro football, rock n' roll and rocket ships: Paul G. Allen pursued a wide range of philanthropic interests and passions after making his early mark co-founding Microsoft with childhood friend Bill Gates. More>>

Money talks: Campaigns draw millions in 'outsider' cash

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Since the U.S. Supreme Court declared that campaign spending is free speech, corporations or nonprofits have had an easier time supporting or denouncing political candidates, leading to massive spending in tight races. More>>

The Latest: Trump asks for journalist video 'if it exists'

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President Donald Trump says the U.S. is asking Turkey for audio and video relating to missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi "if it exists.". More>>

AP-NORC Poll: Many caregivers neglecting their own health

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AP-NORC Poll: Many caregivers skip their own checkups in health care balancing act. More>>

Jubilant customers light up as pot sales begin in Canada

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And they're off: Canada starts legal marijuana sales and becomes world's largest national pot marketplace. More>>

Trump asks Turkey for audio, video evidence on Khashoggi

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President Donald Trump is criticizing mounting global condemnation of Saudi Arabia over the case of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi. More>>

UK, EU agree to take more Brexit time after no-result summit

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European Union leaders are converging on Brussels for what had been billed as a "moment of truth" Brexit summit but which now holds little promise for a breakthrough. More>>

Canelo Alvarez inks $365M deal with streaming service DAZN

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Canelo Alvarez has signed an 11-fight deal to have his fights shown on the sports-streaming service DAZN, beginning with his next bout. More>>

Student gunman kills 19, wounds 50 at school in Crimea

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Russian news agencies say that up to 10 people may have been killed and at least 40 others wounded by a natural gas explosion at a college in Crimea. More>>

Police officer lectures black 11-year-old carrying BB gun

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Body cam video has caught an Ohio police officer lecturing two black youths about the dangers of BB guns. More>>

Mexico Beach residents return home again _ some to no home

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The scope of the Hurricane Michael's fury has become clearer after nearly a week of missing-persons reports and desperate searches across the Florida Panhandle. More>>

Migrants moving again in Guatemala, Trump targets Democrats

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A caravan of some 2,000 migrants hoping to reach the United States marched deeper into Guatemala as President Donald Trump threatened to cut off aid to Central American countries that don't stop them. More>>

New deal keeps open facility that detains immigrant families

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A 2,400-bed detention facility that the Trump administration is using to detain immigrant mothers and children will now operate under an arrangement the U.S. government quietly reached with a private prison operator and the city where it's located. More>>

Hillary Clinton apparently unharmed in parking-garage crash

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Hillary Clinton was seemingly unharmed when the Secret Service vehicle she was riding in was involved in a crash. More>>

In 'America First' presidency, where do human rights rank?

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President Donald Trump's refusal to put public pressure on Saudi Arabia over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi is raising a question that has dogged his foreign policy. More>>

Puppeteer who played Big Bird on 'Sesame Street' retiring

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The puppeteer who has played Big Bird on "Sesame Street" is retiring after nearly 50 years on the show. More>>

Nielsen says 10.5 million watch premiere of 'The Conners.'

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Nielsen says 10.5 million people watch the first episode of 'The Conners,' the ABC 'Roseanne' sitcom without the fired Roseanne Barr. More>>

Police say teenager baked grandfather's ashes into cookies

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Police say a Northern California high school student mixed her cremated grandfather's ashes into homemade cookies and shared them with several classmates. More>>

Melania Trump visits babies, moms affected by opioid crisis Video included

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First lady Melania Trump's plane has been forced to return to a Washington area military base because of smoke in the cabin. More>>

Democrats' not-so-secret plan to fight midterm malaise

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Democrats are sparing nothing to make sure their voters cast ballots in November's midterm elections. More>>

The Latest: Toll in Crimean school shooting rises to 19 dead

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Russia's counter-terrorism agency says the blast that killed 10 people at a college in Crimea was triggered by an explosive device. More>>

Trailing in polls, O'Rourke lays into Cruz in Texas debate

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Democrat Beto O'Rourke is hoping to reverse polls showing him fading against Republican incumbent Ted Cruz in the second debate of a Texas Senate race that's become one of the nation's most-watched. More>>

As sea ice melts, some say walruses need better protection

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A lawsuit making its way through federal court Alaska will decide whether Pacific walruses should be listed as a threatened species, giving them additional protections. More>>

Mega Millions jackpot soars to $900 million, second-highest Video included

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No winning lottery ticket was sold for the latest Mega Millions drawing, meaning the jackpot climbs to $868 million. More>>

Amid squalor and debris, Michael's survivors cling to motel

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A rough life is getting even rougher for dozens of people living at a Florida motel ripped apart by Hurricane Michael. More>>

Driver opens fire on North Carolina trooper, killing him

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Authorities say a North Carolina state trooper has been shot and killed, and a suspect was captured within hours. More>>

Egyptian mediators race to restore calm in Gaza

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The Israeli military says a rocket fired from Gaza made a direct hit on a home in southern Israel; 4 are being treated for shock. More>>

Trump tells AP he won't accept blame if GOP loses House Video included

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President Donald Trump tells the AP he is not to blame if Republicans lose the House in November. More>>

Harry and Meghan bring rain to drought-stricken Outback town

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Prince Harry, wife Meghan get a lighthearted thanks for bringing English rain to a drought-stricken Outback town during their Australian royal tour. More>>

Bellinger lifts Dodgers over Brewers 2-1 in 13 to tie NLCS

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Cody Bellinger singled home the winning run in the 13th inning, lifting the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 2-1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers and tying the NL Championship Series at two games apiece. More>>

Bradley's slam helps Red Sox beat Astros 8-2 in ALCS

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Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a grand slam, Nathan Eovaldi hushed Houston a day after some social media trash talk and the Boston Red Sox beat the Astros 8-2 to take a 2-1 lead in the AL Championship Series. More>>

ICC prosecutor issues warning on Bedouin village demolition

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The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor has issued a warning that if Israel goes ahead with the destruction of a Palestinian Bedouin village on the West Bank it could be a war crime. More>>

The Latest: First lady sees newborn victims of opioid crisis

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First lady Melania Trump is touring an intensive care unit at a Philadelphia hospital to learn about the care being given to newborns suffering from opiate withdrawal. More>>

Nevada legal pimp, candidate, star of HBO series found dead

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Nevada authorities say a legal pimp who has fashioned himself as a Donald Trump-style Republican candidate has died. More>>

Trump criticizes rush to condemn Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi

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President Donald Trump is criticizing mounting global condemnation of Saudi Arabia over the case of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi. More>>

AP source: Indians complain to MLB about Astros filming

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A person familiar with the situation says the Cleveland Indians have filed a complaint with Major League Baseball about a man associated with the Houston Astros attempting to film in their dugout during Game 3 of the AL Division Series. More>>

NASA official: Tense moments but calm crew in aborted launch Video included

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A U.S. astronaut and a Russian cosmonaut have arrived in the Moscow region following a failed launch to the International Space Station that forced an emergency landing. More>>

The Latest: Trump names DC lawyer new White House counsel

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President Donald Trump says he's selected Washington lawyer Pat Cipollone to serve as his next White House counsel. More>>

Study: Without Medicaid expansion, poor forgo medical care

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Government report: Low-income people in states that haven't expanded Medicaid much more likely to forgo care. More>>

Mattis to meet Chinese counterpart amid US-China tensions

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U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is preparing to meet in Singapore with his Chinese counterpart just weeks after a meeting planned in Beijing fell apart amid growing friction between the U.S. and China. More>>

After storm shuts down radio stations, 2 hosts carry on

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Owners shut down Florida Panhandle radio stations after Hurricane Michael but that doesn't stop 2 hosts from continuing mission to inform public about where to find food. More>>

Trump escalates his attacks on Fed: 'My biggest threat'

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Trump launches new round of criticism at Federal Reserve, saying it is 'my biggest threat'. More>>

Literary group sues Trump, alleges free speech stifling

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The PEN American Center, the literary and human rights organization, is suing President Donald Trump. More>>

The Latest: IMF's chief Lagarde defers Mideast trip

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The Latest: Secretary of State Pompeo lands in Saudi Arabia to meet with king over Saudi writer's disappearance. More>>

Asian shares climb on strong US corporate earnings, data

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Global stocks are rising after strong results from US companies including health care companies Johnson & Johnson and UnitedHealth and investment banks Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley. More>>

Could rebuilding ruin 'mom-and-pop' Florida beach town?

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Residents of Florida's Mexico Beach worry that its "mom-and-pop" authenticity could become a casualty of Hurricane Michael. More>>

Trump lashes out at Warren over DNA test, calls her 'phony!' Video included

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren is suggesting President Donald Trump's comment about him personally administering a DNA test to her to prove her Native American heritage is "creepy". More>>

Mega Millions jackpot now $868M, 2nd largest in US history Video included

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The fourth-largest lottery prize in US history will be on the line as numbers are drawn for the Mega Millions game's $654 million jackpot. More>>

Trump tells AP he won't accept blame if GOP loses House Video included

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President Donald Trump says he won't accept the blame if Republicans lose the House in November. More>>

Estimated 129 guns found in home of police ambush suspect

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Authorities say nearly 130 guns were found inside the South Carolina home of a man charged with killing a police officer and wounding six others earlier this month. More>>

Hurricane is blamed for 16 deaths in Florida alone Video included

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In the aftermath of Hurricane Michael, Florida Panhandle residents are struggling to locate friends and loved ones who haven't been heard from, and it's unclear how many people are missing. More>>

US airstrike in Somalia kills about 60 al-Shabab fighters

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US military airstrike in Somalia kills about 60 al-Shabab fighters, deadliest in nearly a year. More>>

Trump warns of aid cut over migrant caravan now in Guatemala

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Hundreds of Hondurans hoping to reach the United States bedded down for the night in a Guatemalan town after that country's authorities blinked first in attempts to halt their advance. More>>

China says interning Muslims brings them into 'modern' world

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A senior Chinese official is describing the mass internment of ethnic minority Muslims in the country's far west as a system of vocational training centers that saves Muslims from the lure of religious extremism by giving them employable skills. More>>

Turkish official: Police found evidence of Khashoggi slaying

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Turkish crime scene investigators search the Saudi consulate where journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared. More>>

Trump suggests 'rogue killers' murdered Saudi journalist Video included

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Saudi Arabia says it will respond to threats with tough measures as the US presses for more info about missing Saudi writer. More>>

Canada to pardon pot possession as it legalizes marijuana

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Canada is about to become the second and largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace. More>>

Canada is ready to open the door wide to legal marijuana

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Canada is about to become the second and largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace. More>>

Salesforce vs. Twitter in San Francisco homeless tax fight

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San Francisco voters have a measure on the Nov. 6 ballot that would tax hundreds of the city's wealthiest companies to help thousands of homeless and mentally ill. More>>

The Latest: O'Rourke evokes Trump's 'Lyin' Ted' in debate

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Ted Cruz and Beto O'Rourke are wasting little time laying into each other in the second and final scheduled debate of a Texas Senate race that has become one of the country's hottest _ even as polls suggest it may not stay close. More>>

Anna Burns wins Booker Prize with Troubles tale 'Milkman'

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The Man Booker Prize is set to be awarded to one of six finalists, including a gritty story set in a women's prison, a novel in verse about a divided America and an environmental epic that has been likened to "Moby Dick" for trees. More>>

Trump attacks porn actress Stormy Daniels as 'Horseface'

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President Donald Trump is insulting the physical appearance of porn actress Stormy Daniels, calling her "Horseface" in a tweet about a recent legal ruling. More>>

7 killed, almost 80 injured in Morocco train derailment

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A shuttle train linking the Moroccan capital to a town further north on the Atlantic coast derailed Tuesday, killing at least 7 people. More>>

In Florida, determining hurricane death toll proves elusive

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In Florida, determining how many people were killed in Hurricane Michael's rampage is proving somewhat elusive. More>>

Students defrauded by colleges score win in court decision

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In a win for students, a court orders a delayed Obama-era for-profit fraud protection rule into force. More>>

2 die in fighter jet crash in Ukraine, US pilot "involved"

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Ukraine's military says a Ukrainian fighter jet crashed during a joint exercise with U.S. and other NATO air forces, killing both pilots. More>>

Elizabeth Warren's DNA claim inflames some Native Americans

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Elizabeth Warren's DNA claim inflames some Native Americans with deeper tribal ties. More>>

Head of firm behind Trump dossier won't talk to House panel

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The co-founder of a political research firm behind a dossier of allegations about President Donald Trump's connections to Russia is refusing to speak to two House committees. More>>

The Latest: Verizon giving credit to hardest-hit counties

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Officials say 16 people died in Florida because of Hurricane Michael, doubling the numbers of deaths in the state The Associated Press had previously attributed to last week's storm. More>>

Venezuelan fans endure sacrifices to 'Play Ball' amid crisis

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Winter league baseball is under way in Venezuela, and fans are having to make sacrifices to feed their passion for the "pelota," or the ball, as the national pastime is affectionately known. More>>

The Latest: Anna Burns wins Man Booker prize for 'Milkman'

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Anna Burns has won the prestigious Man Booker prize for fiction with "Milkman," a vibrant, violent story about men, women, power and conflict set during Northern Ireland's years of Catholic-Protestant violence. More>>

Study: DNA websites cast broad net for identifying people

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A new study estimates that about 60 percent of the U.S. population with European heritage can be identified from their DNA by searching consumer websites, even if they've never made their own genetic information available. More>>

How DC unleashed fossil-fuel exports despite climate worries

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On oil and gas exports, Trump administration took cues from Obama officials. More>>

1 year after MeToo, survivors reflect on their disclosures

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One year after the #MeToo hashtag set Twitter ablaze, survivors who shared their stories in the past year reflect what the movement means to them. More>>

Idaho wildlife official resigns after killing baboon family

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A top Idaho wildlife official has resigned amid outrage over a photo of him posing with a baboon family he killed in Africa. More>>

Gecko butt-dials 'bazillion' times from Hawaii seal hospital

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If you got incessant phone calls last week from a hospital that cares for Hawaiian monk seals: You were butt-dialed by a gecko. More>>

Prince Harry and Meghan start Aussie tour with baby gifts

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have started the first day of official engagements on a royal tour of Australia with the public focus on the former Meghan Markle's newly announced pregnancy. More>>

After men's razors, Harry's launches shaving brand for women

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Harry's invites women to talk about hair with new shaving and body care brand Flamingo. More>>

Girdles and socket wrenches: Sears was the Amazon of its day Video included

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How the might have fallen: Sears, which was the Amazon of its day, files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. More>>

Chacin, Brewers' bullpen blank Dodgers 4-0 for 2-1 NLCS lead

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Jhoulys Chacin combined with four relievers on a five-hitter, Orlando Arcia hit a two-run homer and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-0 to take a 2-1 lead in the NL Championship Series. More>>

2020 Democrats building ties to power brokers in key states

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With money, time and attention, Democratic presidential prospects court early-state leaders. More>>

Prince Harry in another catch-up with war widow in Sydney

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There seems to be a special bond between Prince Harry and a 98-year-old war widow who gave him a warm hug Tuesday when they met in Sydney. More>>

Police to file criminal complaint after fetus remains found

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State and city police and other officials are investigating how the remains of 11 infants ended up in the ceiling of a former funeral home in Detroit. More>>

Trump marvels at hurricane damage, hears stories of struggle

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Trump, first lady arrive in Florida to survey areas devastated by Hurricane Michael. More>>

Judge tosses Stormy Daniels' defamation suit against Trump

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A federal judge has dismissed porn actress Stormy Daniels' defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump. More>>

Microsoft co-founder, philanthropist Paul Allen dies at 65

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Paul Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with his childhood friend Bill Gates and went on to become a billionaire philanthropist, has died. More>>

Crosby hits FG as time expires, Packers beat 49ers 33-30

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Mason Crosby kicked a 27-yard field goal as time expired to cap an 81-yard drive set up by Kevin King's interception, and the Green Bay Packers beat the San Francisco 49ers 33-30. More>>

Facebook says it purged more than 800 spam accounts, pages

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Facebook says it has purged more than 800 U.S. pages and accounts for spamming users with garbage links and clickbait. More>>

High-flying tech stocks at forefront of Wall Street's slump

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Rising interest rates are weighing on high-flying tech stocks that have led the way for much of Wall Street's bull market run. More>>

US budget deficit hits highest level in 6 years

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The federal budget deficit has surged to $779 billion in fiscal 2018. More>>

Irish border dispute looms large over the UK-EU Brexit talks

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Britain's foreign secretary is cautiously optimistic that the U.K. and the European Union will secure an agreement on Britain leaving the bloc although perhaps not at an EU summit this week. More>>

West Coast military installations eyed for US fuel exports

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The Trump administration is considering using West Coast military bases or other federal properties as transit points for shipments of U.S. coal and natural gas to Asia. More>>

Syria reopens vital crossing with Jordan, UN post with Golan

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Syria's key border crossings with Jordan, Israel to reopen, years after traffic was halted by war, violence. More>>

Democrats lead Republicans on fundraising ahead of midterms

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Democrats are leading Republicans in the money race in many of the key Senate and House campaigns three weeks from the midterm elections that will determine who controls Capitol Hill in January. More>>

France: 12 die in floods unseen in more than a century

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Authorities in southwest France say five people have been killed in violent storms and floods that saw the equivalent of several months of rainfall in the space of hours. More>>

And baby makes three: Prince Harry and Meghan's child on way

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Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle have arrived in Sydney a day before they officially start a 16-day tour of Australia and the South Pacific. More>>

Episcopal Church confronts past role in sexual exploitation

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The Episcopal Church is acknowledging the potency of the #MeToo movement by officially lamenting its past role in sexual exploitation and pledging multiple steps to combat it. More>>

California utilities shut off power amid wildfire concerns

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Concerned about downed power lines sparking wildfires, a major California utility for the first time cut power to tens of thousands of customers amid high winds _ and other power providers were considering similar action. More>>

Paul Allen, Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist, dies

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Paul Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with his childhood friend Bill Gates, has died at 65. More>>

Families search for the missing in the hurricane's aftermath

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Upon touring the damage in several towns along Florida's Panhandle, Federal Emergency Management Agency chief Brock Long called the destruction left by Hurricane Michael some of the worst he's ever seen. More>>

Sen. Warren: DNA test shows I have Native American heritage Video included

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A DNA analysis done on Sen. Elizabeth Warren provides strong evidence she has Native American heritage. More>>

Warren accuses Trump of 'creepy' comments about her DNA test Video included

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren is suggesting President Donald Trump's comment about him personally administering a DNA test to her to prove her Native American heritage is "creepy.". More>>

Mega Millions prize up to $654M, 4th largest in US history

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After nearly three months without a winner, the Mega Millions lottery game has climbed to an estimated $654 million jackpot. More>>

Trump suggests 'rogue killers' murdered journalist Khashoggi

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The White House is brushing aside threats by Saudi Arabia that it may economically retaliate for any U.S. punitive action imposed over the suspected murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, pledging a "swift, open, transparent investigation.". More>>

Deputies search for Wisconsin girl whose parents are dead

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Authorities say a missing 13-year-old girl could be in danger after two adults were found dead in a home in western Wisconsin. More>>

The Latest: Washington lobbyists drop client Saudi Arabia

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The Latest: Turkey's Foreign Ministry official says 'inspection' of Saudi Consulate to take place late this afternoon. More>>

Grizzly attacks hunter in mountains north of Yellowstone

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A grizzly bear attacked an elk hunter who surprised the sow and her cub north of Yellowstone National Park. More>>

Honduran migrant caravan crosses Guatemala border, US-bound

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Hundreds of Honduran migrants have arrived at the Guatemalan border hoping to make it to new lives in the United States, far from the poverty and violence of their home nation. More>>

Microsoft co-founder, philanthropist Paul Allen dies at 65

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Paul Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with his childhood friend Bill Gates, has died. More>>

Russian Orthodox Church breaks ties with Orthodoxy's leader

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The Russian Orthodox Church says it's severing ties with the leader of the worldwide Orthodox community after his decision to grant Ukrainian clerics independence from the Moscow Patriarchate. More>>

The Latest: NASA exploring flying space station without crew

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Two astronauts from the U.S. and Russia are making an emergency landing after a Russian booster rocket carrying them into orbit to the International Space Station has failed after launch. More>>

GOP plays blame game while fighting to save House majority

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GOP plays blame game while fighting to save House majority. More>>

Thousands of young US children get no vaccines, survey finds

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Worried health officials say a small but growing proportion of the youngest children in the U.S. have not been vaccinated against any disease. More>>

Social Security checks will grow in 2019 as inflation rises

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Tens of millions of Social Security beneficiaries and other retirees can expect a modest increase in benefits next year as inflation edges higher. More>>

Finding answers for patients with rarest of rare diseases

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Some patients with mysterious symptoms are getting answers through a network of hospitals that tackles the rarest of rare diseases. More>>

The Latest: Trump suggests 'rogue killers' in writer case

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President Donald Trump says he has spoken to the king of Saudi Arabia, who denies any knowledge of what happened to a Saudi journalist who visited the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul and then disappeared and is feared dead. More>>

Price, Red Sox bounce back, beat Astros 7-5, tie ALCS 1-1

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David Price was good enough, the Red Sox bullpen was even better, and Jackie Bradley Jr. delivered a go-ahead, three-run double off the Green Monster to lead Boston to a 7-5 victory over the Houston Astros. More>>

Trump says climate change not a hoax, not sure of its source

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Trump backs off his claim that climate change is a hoax, says he doesn't know if it's manmade and suggests the climate will "change back again". More>>

Germany deports convicted 9/11 accomplice home to Morocco

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Germany is preparing to deport a Moroccan man convicted in Hamburg of helping three of the Sept. 11 attackers as they got ready to strike New York and Washington. More>>

Recovery of Nepal climbers delayed by mountain's remoteness

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Authorities say it took two days to recover the far-flung and battered bodies of nine climbers who died in Nepal's worst mountaineering disaster in recent years because of the remoteness of the expedition. More>>

Mixing bravado and insults, Trump rallies delight supporters

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Trump rallies mix bravado and insults, delighting supporters needed for GOP's midterm candidates. More>>

Prince Harry, Meghan expecting child in spring

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Kensington Palace says Prince Harry and his wife the Duchess of Sussex are expecting a child in the spring. More>>

German police say hostage suspect lit explosive, had record

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Cologne police say they have closed parts of the western German city's main train station because of a likely hostage taking there. More>>

Sears files for Chapter 11 amid plunging sales, massive debt Video included

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Sears has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. More>>

Harry and Meghan's baby would be 7th in line for UK throne

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The child born to Prince Harry and Meghan, the duchess of Sussex, will be seventh in line for the British throne. More>>

Fast, furious: How Michael grew into a 155 mph monster Video included

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Hurricane Michael went from a 90 mph storm Tuesday morning to a 140 mph monster 24 hours later. More>>

Koreas agree to break ground on inter-Korean railroad

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The rival Koreas are holding high-level talks to discuss engagement amid a global diplomatic push to resolve the nuclear standoff with North Korea. More>>

Ronald Reagan is back on the campaign trail - as a hologram Video included

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Ronald Reagan waves to a crowd from aboard a rail car during a 1984 campaign stop in a new hologram revealed at the late president's namesake library in California. More>>

Melania Trump says she might be 'the most bullied person'

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First lady Melania Trump says she thinks she's "the most bullied person" in the world, based on what "people are saying" about her. More>>

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  • Lawyer: Evidence shows coaches knew of NCAA family payouts

    Lawyer: Evidence shows coaches knew of NCAA family payouts

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    (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan). Former Adidas executive James Gatto arrives at federal court, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, in New York. Gatto and two co-defendants have pleaded not guilty to charges that they committed fraud by plying families of NCAA college ba...(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan). Former Adidas executive James Gatto arrives at federal court, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, in New York. Gatto and two co-defendants have pleaded not guilty to charges that they committed fraud by plying families of NCAA college ba...
    A lawyer for a longtime Adidas employee urged jurors to use common sense to conclude college basketball coaches knew money was being paid to families to steer top players to their schools.More >>
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  • Serena's coach says in-match coaching would boost tennis

    Serena's coach says in-match coaching would boost tennis

    Thursday, October 18 2018 2:48 PM EDT2018-10-18 18:48:59 GMT
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    (AP Photo/Adam Hunger, File). FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2018, file photo, Serena Williams walks on a practice court with her coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, during the third round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament,  in New York. Serena Williams' coach says ...(AP Photo/Adam Hunger, File). FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2018, file photo, Serena Williams walks on a practice court with her coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, during the third round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, in New York. Serena Williams' coach says ...
    Serena Williams' coach says in-match coaching would boost the sport's popularity.More >>
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  • G League to offer $125,000 contracts to elite prospects

    G League to offer $125,000 contracts to elite prospects

    Thursday, October 18 2018 1:19 PM EDT2018-10-18 17:19:12 GMT
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    G League announces plan to offer 'select contracts' to elite prospects who want to bypass college.More >>
    G League announces plan to offer 'select contracts' to elite prospects who want to bypass college.More >>
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  • Pressure turns to Mexico as migrant caravan heads for border

    Pressure turns to Mexico as migrant caravan heads for border

    Thursday, October 18 2018 12:18 AM EDT2018-10-18 04:18:41 GMT
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    (AP Photo/Moises Castillo). Honduran migrants who are traveling to the United States as a group, get food from a a group of volunteers in Teculutan, Guatemala, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. The group of some 2,000 Honduran migrants hit the road in Guatemal...(AP Photo/Moises Castillo). Honduran migrants who are traveling to the United States as a group, get food from a a group of volunteers in Teculutan, Guatemala, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. The group of some 2,000 Honduran migrants hit the road in Guatemal...
    Many of the more than 2,000 Hondurans in a migrant caravan trying to wend its way to the United States have been helped at every turn in Guatemala by residents offering food, water, and rides in private pickups or...More >>
    Many of the more than 2,000 Hondurans in a migrant caravan trying to wend its way to the United States have been helped at every turn in Guatemala by residents offering food, water, and rides in private pickups or on flatbed of semi-trailer trucks.More >>
  • Trump threatens Mexico over migrant caravan

    Trump threatens Mexico over migrant caravan

    Thursday, October 18 2018 8:48 AM EDT2018-10-18 12:48:58 GMT
    Thursday, October 18 2018 8:21 PM EDT2018-10-19 00:21:23 GMT
    President Donald Trump is lashing out over a caravan of Central American migrants trying to reach the United States, saying that if Mexico does not stop the effort, he will use the military to "CLOSE OUR SOUTHERN...More >>
    President Donald Trump is lashing out over a caravan of Central American migrants trying to reach the United States, saying that if Mexico does not stop the effort, he will use the military to "CLOSE OUR SOUTHERN BORDER.".More >>
  • Mnuchin says he will not attend Saudi investment conference

    Mnuchin says he will not attend Saudi investment conference

    Thursday, October 18 2018 12:08 PM EDT2018-10-18 16:08:49 GMT
    Thursday, October 18 2018 8:21 PM EDT2018-10-19 00:21:16 GMT
    Treasury Secretary Mnuchin says he will not attend Saudi investment conference.More >>
    Treasury Secretary Mnuchin says he will not attend Saudi investment conference.More >>
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  • Pressure turns to Mexico as migrant caravan heads for border

    Pressure turns to Mexico as migrant caravan heads for border

    Thursday, October 18 2018 12:18 AM EDT2018-10-18 04:18:41 GMT
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    (AP Photo/Moises Castillo). Honduran migrants who are traveling to the United States as a group, get food from a a group of volunteers in Teculutan, Guatemala, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. The group of some 2,000 Honduran migrants hit the road in Guatemal...(AP Photo/Moises Castillo). Honduran migrants who are traveling to the United States as a group, get food from a a group of volunteers in Teculutan, Guatemala, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. The group of some 2,000 Honduran migrants hit the road in Guatemal...
    Many of the more than 2,000 Hondurans in a migrant caravan trying to wend its way to the United States have been helped at every turn in Guatemala by residents offering food, water, and rides in private pickups or...More >>
    Many of the more than 2,000 Hondurans in a migrant caravan trying to wend its way to the United States have been helped at every turn in Guatemala by residents offering food, water, and rides in private pickups or on flatbed of semi-trailer trucks.More >>
  • Wet and mild: Warm winter predicted for much of the US

    Wet and mild: Warm winter predicted for much of the US

    Thursday, October 18 2018 12:21 PM EDT2018-10-18 16:21:19 GMT
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    The National Weather Service is predicting a warmer than normal winter for about three-quarters of the nation.More >>
    The National Weather Service is predicting a warmer than normal winter for about three-quarters of the nation.More >>
  • Serena's coach says in-match coaching would boost tennis

    Serena's coach says in-match coaching would boost tennis

    Thursday, October 18 2018 2:48 PM EDT2018-10-18 18:48:59 GMT
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    (AP Photo/Adam Hunger, File). FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2018, file photo, Serena Williams walks on a practice court with her coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, during the third round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament,  in New York. Serena Williams' coach says ...(AP Photo/Adam Hunger, File). FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2018, file photo, Serena Williams walks on a practice court with her coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, during the third round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, in New York. Serena Williams' coach says ...
    Serena Williams' coach says in-match coaching would boost the sport's popularity.More >>
    Serena Williams' coach says in-match coaching would boost the sport's popularity.More >>
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  • Judges consider state court's power over Trump in lawsuit

    Judges consider state court's power over Trump in lawsuit

    Thursday, October 18 2018 3:08 PM EDT2018-10-18 19:08:55 GMT
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    Lawyers for President Donald Trump hope to persuade a New York appeals court to dismiss or delay a lawsuit against him by former "Apprentice" contestant Summer Zervos.More >>
    Lawyers for President Donald Trump hope to persuade a New York appeals court to dismiss or delay a lawsuit against him by former "Apprentice" contestant Summer Zervos.More >>
  • Atlantic City's new Call of Duty: Dominate esports tourneys

    Atlantic City's new Call of Duty: Dominate esports tourneys

    Thursday, October 18 2018 4:59 PM EDT2018-10-18 20:59:00 GMT
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    (AP Photo/Wayne Parry, File). This March 31, 2017 file photo shows a competitive video game tournament under way at Caesars casino in Atlantic City,N.J. Atlantic City wants to become the East Coast capital of competitive video game tournaments, also kn...(AP Photo/Wayne Parry, File). This March 31, 2017 file photo shows a competitive video game tournament under way at Caesars casino in Atlantic City,N.J. Atlantic City wants to become the East Coast capital of competitive video game tournaments, also kn...
    Atlantic City wants to become the East Coast center of competitive video game tournaments, also known as esports.More >>
    Atlantic City wants to become the East Coast center of competitive video game tournaments, also known as esports.More >>
  • 'First Reformed' leads Gotham Awards nominees

    'First Reformed' leads Gotham Awards nominees

    Thursday, October 18 2018 10:19 AM EDT2018-10-18 14:19:03 GMT
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    Paul Schrader's religious thriller "First Reformed" is the leading nominee for the 28th annual Gotham Awards, including nods for best feature and best actor for star Ethan Hawke.More >>
    Paul Schrader's religious thriller "First Reformed" is the leading nominee for the 28th annual Gotham Awards, including nods for best feature and best actor for star Ethan Hawke.More >>
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  • APNewsBreak: California revisits three-strike life sentences

    APNewsBreak: California revisits three-strike life sentences

    Thursday, October 18 2018 2:18 PM EDT2018-10-18 18:18:54 GMT
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    California will reconsider life sentences for thousands of nonviolent third-strike criminals by allowing them to seek parole under a ballot measure approved by voters two years ago.More >>
    California will reconsider life sentences for thousands of nonviolent third-strike criminals by allowing them to seek parole under a ballot measure approved by voters two years ago.More >>
  • Todd Bol, founder of Little Free Library book sharing, dies

    Todd Bol, founder of Little Free Library book sharing, dies

    Thursday, October 18 2018 4:39 PM EDT2018-10-18 20:39:15 GMT
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    (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File). FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2012 file photo, Todd Bol poses with a Little Free Library lending boxes in Hudson, Wis. Bol, who founded Little Free Library, the boxes of books for sharing that popped up across the U.S. and spread to...(AP Photo/Jim Mone, File). FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2012 file photo, Todd Bol poses with a Little Free Library lending boxes in Hudson, Wis. Bol, who founded Little Free Library, the boxes of books for sharing that popped up across the U.S. and spread to...
    The Wisconsin man who founded Little Free Library, the boxes of books for sharing that popped up across the U.S. and spread to more than 80 countries, has died.More >>
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  • Trump administration seeks prompt immigration ruling

    Trump administration seeks prompt immigration ruling

    Thursday, October 18 2018 6:19 PM EDT2018-10-18 22:19:07 GMT
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    The Trump administration says it will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene if a federal appeals court does not rule soon on the administration's decision to end legal protections for hundreds of thousands of...More >>
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