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The Latest: Afghan president denounces deadly Kabul attack

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Afghan officials say a Taliban assault on two adjacent checkpoints in the northern Baghlan province has killed 30 soldiers and police. More>>

WH insists Trump's no racist as he vilifies another minority Video included

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Just like old times: Trump and Omarosa spar over whether he used the N-word, other allegations in her new book. More>>

Black Americans aren't buying Omarosa's turn against Trump

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Omarosa Manigault Newman's decision to turn on President Donald Trump after being fired isn't buying her much with a black community that mostly dislikes the president and never cared for her yearslong alliance with him. More>>

Vigil held at Detroit church for Aretha Franklin

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People are praying for Aretha Franklin in the Detroit church where her father was once a pastor. More>>

The Latest: Omarosa tells AP: 'I will not be silenced'

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President Donald Trump is calling his former adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman a "dog.". More>>

'Not an easy time' for Chris Pratt after Gunn firing

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Chris Pratt says "it's not an easy time" as he and the rest of the "Guardians of the Galaxy" cast look to the future of the hit superhero franchise after Disney fired writer-director James Gunn. More>>

Oral sex, rape: Report says church brushed off complaints Video included

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A grand jury report reveals hundreds of Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania molested more than 1,000 children _ and possibly many more _ since the 1940s. More>>

ICE takes into custody defendant in New Mexico compound case

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A court hearing is planned on allegations that children at a remote compound in northern New Mexico may have been trained in the use of firearms in preparation for a school shooting. More>>

Parkland students start school year with tightened security

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As students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School begin their first school year since a gunman opened fire on campus, they're returning to beefed up security including 18 safety monitors, new classroom locks and upgraded video surveillance. More>>

Kansas governor concedes, says he will endorse GOP nominee

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Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer says he will endorse Republican nominee for governor Kris Kobach after conceding in the state's GOP primary. More>>

Little-known official ends ex-Gov. Pawlenty's comeback bid

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Minnesota voters have rejected Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty's quest to win back his old job, effectively ending the one-time presidential candidate's political career. More>>

Yosemite reopens to visitors with smoky air, limited lodging

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Most of Yosemite National Park is set to reopen Tuesday after a 20-day closure that cost the tourist magnet millions of dollars and devastated local businesses. More>>

APNewsBreak: US, Mexico to announce new plans on cartels

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APNewsBreak: Drug Enforcement Administration officials tell The Associated Press that new plans to combat Mexican drug cartels will be unveiled in Chicago alongside members of the Mexican government. More>>

Vermont nominates 1st US transgender candidate for governor

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Christine Hallquist, the first transgender candidate to win a major-party nomination for governor, will face Vermont Republican Gov. Phil Scott, who won his party's nomination to run for a second term. More>>

'Touch the sun': NASA spacecraft hurtles toward our star

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NASA has launched a spacecraft to the sun that will fly closer to our star than anything ever before. More>>

Governors: Trump directive could hurt effort to save bird

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Some Western governors say a new Trump administration directive threatens to undermine a hard-won compromise aimed at saving a beleaguered bird scattered across their region. More>>

White House called toxins contamination 'PR nightmare'

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Toxics used in nonstick cookware, fast-food wrappers and much more are turning up in public water systems in dozens of states. More>>

White House admits error for false claim on black employment

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In a rare admission of error, the White House has walked back its false claim that President Donald Trump created three times as many jobs for African American workers than President Barack Obama. More>>

'Manafort and his lies' at heart of case, prosecution argues Video included

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Closing arguments set in Paul Manafort's financial fraud trial after defense decides not to call any witnesses. More>>

Dems pick 'firsts,' GOP goes for Trump fave in primaries Video included

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Democrats in Vermont have nominated the nation's first transgender candidate for governor, one of many firsts from Tuesday's primaries. More>>

UK police seek motive of Sudan-born Parliament car crasher

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British media are reporting that the suspect in the Parliament crash being treated as terrorism is 29-year old British citizen of Sudanese origin named Salih Khater. More>>

Judge may acquit women or call defense in Kim Jong Nam trial

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Women on trial in Malaysia for the brazen assassination of the North Korean leader's half brother could be acquitted Thursday or called to enter their defense, which could last several more months. More>>

Germany creates 3rd gender identity for records: 'diverse'

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Germany's Cabinet has approved a third gender option for official records that will allow people to be registered as "diverse," complying with a Supreme Court ruling. More>>

Suicide bomber targets Shiite students in Kabul, killing 48

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Afghans are emerging from their homes and some shops are reopening in Ghazni nearly a week after a massive Taliban assault, as sporadic gunbattles continue in some parts of the eastern city. More>>

Turkey increases tariffs on some US goods, escalating feud

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Turkey is increasing tariffs on imports of series of U.S. products, escalating a feud with the United States that has helped trigger a currency crisis. More>>

The Latest: Homes near failed Genoa bridge may be torn down

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The Latest: Italian authorities have raised death toll in the Genoa highway bridge collapse to at least 37. More>>

Death toll hits 39 in Italy bridge collapse; blame begins

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Rescue and recovery efforts continued through the night into the morning in Italy following the collapse of a highway bridge in Genoa, while authorities raised the death toll to 35 with three missing. More>>

A rising concern? After straws, balloons get more scrutiny

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Now that plastic straws seem headed for extinction, could Americans' love of balloons be next to go pop?. More>>

Church helped former priest accused of abuse get Disney job

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A report into child sexual abuse in Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania says church officials gave a former priest a positive reference to work at Disney World, even though they'd fielded at least one complaint about him sexually abusing a boy. More>>

Maryland takes responsibility for mistakes in player death

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Maryland has parted ways with its football team's strength and conditioning staff Rick Court in the wake of the death of a player. More>>

Northern Ireland marks 20 years since deadly Omagh blast

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Bereaved families are marking the 20th anniversary of the Omagh bombing, the deadliest attack in Northern Ireland's four decades of violence. More>>

Twitter muzzles conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for a week

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Twitter lasted less than two weeks before joining other prominent tech companies in muzzling Alex Jones, the right-wing conspiracy theorist who's used their platforms to spread false information and hoaxes for years with few, if any, repercussions. More>>

Questions loom over Tesla deal after CEO reveals Saudi link

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Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk says he's in talks with the Saudi Arabian sovereign wealth fund about taking the electric car and solar panel maker private, but no deal has been finalized. More>>

EPA challenged safety of administration mileage freeze

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Internal documents show the Environmental Protection Agency privately questioned the Trump administration's finding that freezing Obama-era mileage standards would make drivers safer. More>>

Defiant as Trump rages, Omarosa says she won't be silenced

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Omarosa remains defiant as Trump rages, says she won't be silenced even in face of legal challenge. More>>

Ex-White House aide says Trump trying to silence her

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Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman says she "will not be silenced" by President Donald Trump, remaining defiant as her public feud with her former boss shifted from a war of words to a possible legal battle. More>>

Museum of London displays fatberg on 24-hour livestream

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London's famous, festering fatberg lives on _ and is getting its own livestream. More>>

Foe accused by Maduro says Venezuela military is fracturing

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The exiled opposition leader accused by Venezuelan authorities of directing a failed plot to assassinate President Nicolas Maduro says the greatest threat to the embattled socialist leader may be his detractors in uniform standing quietly behind him. More>>

Multi-gene test may find risk for heart disease and more

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New way to track millions of genetic variations promises better forecasting of people's risk for heart attacks, four other disorders. More>>

Jury awards $289M to man who blames Roundup for cancer

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Lawyers say a jury's $289 million award to a California man who claims Monsanto's Roundup weed killer gave him cancer may open the floodgates for legions of people suffering because of the agribusiness giant. More>>

Rent control fuels costliest fight on California 2018 ballot

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Los Angeles-based health care nonprofit known for funding controversial ballot measures wages expensive battle with real estate industry over rent control in California. More>>

5 nations sign deal on Caspian Sea water, fishing rights

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Leaders of the five countries along the Caspian Sea have signed a convention aimed at ending decades-long uncertainty over exploitation of its resources. More>>

Trump-Omarosa feud rooted in her allegations of racism

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Trump's feud with Omarosa Manigault Newman takes a legal turn even as it remains rooted in accusations of racism. More>>

Bus crash in Ecuador kills 24 people, injures 22

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Ecuadorean officials say at least 23 people died and another 14 were injured when a long-distance bus overturned on a highway near Ecuador's capital. More>>

UK police treat Parliament crash as terrorism, seek motive Video included

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London police say that a car has crashed into barriers outside the Houses of Parliament and that there are a number of injured. More>>

Italian bridge collapse sends cars plunging, killing 26

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The news agency ANSA says a bridge has partially collapsed near the northern port city of Genoa. More>>

The Latest: Radinovich wins Minnesota Democrat House primary Video included

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The Wisconsin Elections Commission says no major problems have been reported across the state as voters cast their ballots in the primary. More>>

Lavish court spending in poor West Virginia triggers scandal

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In poor West Virginia, a scandal over spending by the state's Supreme Court has triggered a move by one branch of government to essentially fire another. More>>

Primary night: Dems go for diversity, GOP for Trump choices Video included

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'Blue wave' to be tested in Midwestern primaries across Wisconsin and Minnesota. More>>

Primaries marked by Democratic diversity, Trump's picks Video included

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Democrats in Vermont have nominated the nation's first transgender candidate for governor, one of many firsts from Tuesday's primaries. More>>

Somali-American wins Minnesota Democratic US House primary Video included

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Somali-American legislator Ilhan Omar has made history by winning a Democratic congressional primary in a Minneapolis-area district so reliably liberal that her victory is likely her ticket to Congress. More>>

Kansas governor concedes GOP primary to secretary of state

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Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has slightly widened his lead over Gov. Jeff Colyer in the state's Republican primary for governor. More>>

Somali-American nears new historic mark with primary win Video included

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The nation's first Somali-American state legislator is poised to set the same historic mark. More>>

The Latest: Italy authorities raise bridge death toll to 26

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The Latest: Italian authorities say that about 10 vehicles were involved when a raised highway collapsed during a sudden and violent storm in the northern port city of Genoa. More>>

No leaks: Cushy job offers for discarded Trump staffers

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President Donald Trump's political operation has made a regular practice of providing soft landing-pads for discarded staffers. More>>

Taliban overrun Afghan army base, kill 17 troops

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Officials: Afghan forces still clearing city of Ghazni of Taliban fighters on 5th day following massive insurgent attack. More>>

Report: Pennsylvania priests molested over 1,000 children Video included

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Time is ticking down to decide what information to black out in a forthcoming grand jury report investigating child sexual abuse in six of Pennsylvania's Roman Catholic dioceses. More>>

California could reshape pot rules as legal market struggles

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California officials overseeing the nation's largest legal marijuana market hear a long list of complaints and concerns in Los Angeles. More>>

Manafort chooses not to testify as defense rests its case Video included

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Trial of longtime Washington operator Paul Manafort turning from prosecution to his defense team. More>>

Jordanian immigrant gets death for Houston 'honor killings'

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A Jordanian immigrant has been sentenced to death in Texas for the fatal shootings of his son-in-law and daughter's best friend in what prosecutors described as honor killings. More>>

The Latest: Priest abuse report faults Cardinal Donald Wuerl

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Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, is defending himself ahead of a forthcoming grand jury report investigating child sexual abuse in Pennsylvania's Roman Catholic dioceses that he says will be critical of his actions as Pittsburgh's bishop. More>>

ACLU: Federal agencies setting 'trap' to deport immigrants

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A civil rights group is arguing that federal immigration officials are violating the rights of immigrants seeking legal status by setting a deportation "trap" at their required interviews. More>>

Secret audio? In Trump world, there's always a tape

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Omarosa's secret tapes not so shocking given that Trump himself, others do it, too. More>>

Gates testimony dredges up Trump inaugural spending mystery

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Paul Manafort's longtime deputy has admitted he embezzled hundreds of thousands of dollars from his boss _ and that he "possibly" was wrongfully reimbursed by Trump's inaugural committee. More>>

The Latest: UK police say properties raided after car crash

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The Latest: London's Metropolitan Police say no one is in a life-threatening condition following a car crash outside the Houses of Parliament. More>>

Turkey's Erdogan vows US boycott, but diplomats resume talks

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The Turkish currency has stabilized near record lows as investors look to a speech by the finance chief later in the day. More>>

Man pleads not guilty to kidnapping in son's torture case

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A man accused of torturing his 8-year-old son by locking him in a basement, withholding food and making him endure dog bites has pleaded not guilty. More>>

Bail, conditions set for man charged in fatal shooting

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White man charged with manslaughter in death of unarmed black man whose shooting revived debate over Florida's "stand your ground" law facing scheduled first court appearance. More>>

The Latest: Turkey says it will help firms hit by turmoil

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Turkey's influential business groups have called on the government to implement tighter monetary policy to help overcome the country's currency crisis. More>>

Trump warns Cuomo: Anybody who runs against me 'suffers'

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Trump dares Cuomo to challenge him in 2020, warns the Democratic governor of New York that "anybody that runs against Trump suffers". More>>

Outdoor fun dwindles as smoky haze hangs over California

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No major wildfires are burning near Sacramento but for two weeks a dull haze and the faint smell of smoke from distant blazes has blanketed California's capital region. More>>

AP Source: Soul icon Aretha Franklin is seriously ill

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Aretha Franklin is seriously ill, according to a person close with the singer. More>>

Seattle airplane theft prompts review of security measures Video included

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After the spectacular theft of a 76-seat plane from the Seattle airport by a ground crew employee, authorities there are talking to counterparts around the country about how to prevent such breaches. More>>

Trump signs bill named for Sen. McCain, doesn't mention him Video included

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President Donald Trump has signed a $716 billion defense policy bill named for Sen. John McCain after giving a speech that didn't reference the ailing senator once. More>>

Australia archbishop gets house detention for abuse cover-up

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The most senior Roman Catholic cleric convicted of covering up child sex abuse has been ordered by an Australian court to serve his 1-year sentence in home detention rather than jail. More>>

Swedish leader voices anger after dozens of cars are burned

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Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven lashes out at those who set fire to dozens of cars in southwest Sweden, asking them 'what the heck are you doing?'. More>>

Twitter CEO defends decision not to ban Alex Jones, Infowars

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey defend company decision not to ban right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his "Infowars" show. More>>

Trump's Harley boycott call roils Wisconsin primary

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President Donald Trump's call for a boycott of Harley-Davidson motorcycles forced Gov. Scott Walker and other Republicans to either criticize the president or stick with the Milwaukee-based company just ahead the primary. More>>

Beyoncé honors ailing Aretha Franklin at Detroit concert

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Queen Bey dedicated her performance with husband, Jay Z, to the Queen of Soul drawing a thunderous roar from Aretha Franklin's hometown of Detroit. More>>

Reality White House: Trump, Omarosa trade insults, charges

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President Donald Trump lashed out at Omarosa Manigault Newman Monday over book, recordings. More>>

Assaults by Taliban raise questions about US plan for peace

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Taliban's ability to attack is raising questions about US plan for ending war in Afghanistan. More>>

Turkey tries to contain crisis but currency keeps falling

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Turkey's Central Bank has announced a series of measures to help banks manage their liquidity, after the country's finance chief said the government had readied an "action plan" to ease market concerns that led to a slump in the value of Turkish currency. More>>

Tunisian leader backs equal inheritance rights for women

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Tunisia's president has promised to submit a bill to parliament that aims to give women equal inheritance rights with men, as debate over the topic of inheritance reverberates around the Muslim world. More>>

Gore: Trump not yet as damaging to environment as he feared

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Former Vice President Al Gore says the Trump administration has made some dangerous changes to environmental policy, though so far it's having less of an impact than he initially feared. More>>

UK Labour leader under fire over Palestinian wreath-laying

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British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn, facing allegations of enabling anti-Semitism, has acknowledged he was present at a wreath-laying to Palestinians allegedly linked to the murder of 11 Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics. More>>

Immigration cases tossed in fallout from high court ruling

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For years, the country's immigration courts have besieged by ballooning dockets, lengthy backlogs and a lack of resources. More>>

Now with power to long rule China, Xi beset by challenges

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Just months after clearing the way to rule in perpetuity, China's president and ruling Communist Party leader Xi Jinping is beset by a wave of economic, foreign policy and domestic political challenges. More>>

AP Interview: Malaysia's Mahathir aims to scrap China deals

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Malaysia's prime minister says he will seek to cancel multibillion-dollar Chinese-backed infrastructure projects that were signed by his predecessor as his government works to dig itself out of debt. More>>

Key Afghan city turned into 'ghost town' by deadly battles Video included

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Kabul says battle with the Taliban in city of Ghazni has killed about 100 Afghan forces, 20 civilians. More>>

Prosecution rests in Manafort tax evasion and fraud trial Video included

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A bank executive says he found several red flags with Paul Manafort's finances while the former Trump campaign chairman was being considered for $16.5 million in bank loans. More>>

Glacier latest US park to be scorched by Western wildfires

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A wildfire destroyed structures and forced evacuations Monday from the busiest area of Montana's Glacier National Park, as officials in California prepared to reopen Yosemite National Park following a two-week closure. More>>

Rival Korea leaders to meet in Pyongyang in September

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The rival Koreas have begun high-level talks to set the date and the venue for a third summit between their leaders. More>>

FBI fires Peter Strzok in wake of anti-Trump text messages

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The FBI has fired a longtime agent who once worked on special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation after he sent text messages criticizing President Donald Trump to a colleague. More>>

Heavy rains prompt rescues, confusion in Pennsylvania

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Portions of eastern and central Pennsylvania are again dealing with heavy rains and high waters that have shut down highways, flooded homes and prompted rescues. More>>

Trump warns Cuomo: Anybody who runs against me 'suffers'

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President Donald Trump is claiming that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo called and told him that he wouldn't challenge him for the presidency. More>>

State probe finds immigrant teens not currently being abused

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APNewsBreak: Virginia investigators find no evidence of abuse at a detention facility after immigrant teens described being strapped to chairs with mesh bags with their heads covered. More>>

Taliban offensive exposes fragile US hopes for Afghan peace

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A year after the Trump administration introduced its strategy for Afghanistan, the Taliban are asserting themselves on the battlefield even as U.S. officials talk up hopes for peace. More>>

Florida shooting: Man arrested in 'stand your ground' case

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Florida prosecutors have charged a white man in the death of an unarmed black man whose videotaped shooting in a store parking lot has revived debate over Florida's "stand your ground" law. More>>

Under new law, military kids get sex assault protections

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The Defense Department must improve how it responds to child-on-child sexual assault at U.S. military bases across the world as part of a sweeping new law President Donald Trump signed Monday. More>>

California man struggles to cope with loss of family in fire

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A grief-stricken great-grandfather is collecting keepsakes from the charred remains of the California home where his family died in a wildfire. More>>

Fox News to White House: Bill Shine is Trump's new image man

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Shifting from Fox News to the White House, Bill Shine takes on task of protecting Trump's image. More>>

China to UN panel: No arbitrary detention in Uighur region

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China is insisting that there is no "arbitrary detention" and there are no "re-education centers" in the Xinjiang region after a U.N. human rights committee raised concern over reported mass detentions of ethnic Uighurs. More>>

Appeals court tells EPA to stop sales of harmful pesticide

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The Environmental Protection Agency has been ordered to stop sales of a widely used pesticide within two months. More>>

Trump, Omarosa trade insults, charges; reality TV rerun?

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Former presidential adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman is drawing fire from President Donald Trump's allies and national security experts for admitting that she secretly recorded her firing by chief of staff John Kelly in the high-security Situation Room. More>>

Democrats look to longshot territory for midterm gains

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Democrats look to longshot territory for midterm gains. More>>

Advocates condemn psych techniques used to keep kids online

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Children's advocates want the American Psychological Association to condemn the tech industry's practice of using persuasive psychological techniques to keep kids glued to their screens. More>>

Charlottesville anniversary: Peaceful protests, few arrests

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Events to mark the anniversary of the deadly violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, were largely peaceful, with police making just a handful of arrests. More>>

WWII remains come home, brothers get to pay last respects

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Dominic Ragucci had thought for nearly 70 years that the remains of his older brother, Emil, were swept out to sea during a World War II battle on a Pacific atoll. On Monday, he plans to stand on the tarmac in Philadelphia and greet Emil's remains. More>>

GOP congressman from New York charged with insider trading Video included

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Republican U.S. Rep. Christopher Collins of New York has been indicted on securities fraud charges. More>>

Jury backs man who claims Roundup weed killer caused cancer

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A San Francisco jury has awarded $289 million to a former school groundskeeper who claimed Monsanto's popular Roundup weed killer contributed to his terminal cancer. More>>

Koepka holds off Woods to win PGA Championship

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Brooks Koepka captures 3rd major in last 6 tries by holding off Tiger Woods to win the PGA Championship. More>>

Vigil, marches mark anniversary of deadly far-right protest

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A day after tensions between police and activists nearly boiled over on the University of Virginia's campus, the city of Charlottesville plans to mark Sunday's anniversary of a deadly gathering of white supremacists with a rally against racial hatred. More>>

Friendly tone belied desperate acts of Seattle plane thief Video included

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Aviation expert say one of the biggest potential perils for commercial air travel is airline or airport employees causing mayhem. More>>

Omarosa says she secretly taped her firing, plays audio

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Former presidential adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman says she secretly taped her firing by White House chief of staff John Kelly in the Situation Room. More>>

Ellison denies abuse allegations from ex-girlfriend

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An ex-girlfriend of Rep. Keith Ellison says the Minnesota Democrat emotionally and physically abused her, allegations that Ellison denies. More>>

His name is Idris Elba, but will he be first black Bond?

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British actor Idris Elba is stoking speculation he may take over the role of James Bond when Daniel Craig steps aside, offering an enigmatic Twitter post that fueled the buzz about him becoming the first black Bond. More>>

From Ailes to Trump: Meet Bill Shine, Trump's new image man

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From Ailes to Trump: Meet Bill Shine, Trump's new image man. More>>

Doctors nudged by overdose letter prescribe fewer opioids

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In a novel experiment, doctors started prescribing fewer opioids after getting a letter from the medical examiner telling them of their patient's fatal overdose. More>>

The Latest: Rival Koreas to meet in Pyongyang; date not set

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The rival Koreas have agreed to hold a third summit between their leaders in Pyongyang sometime before the end of September. More>>

Cooler weather helps crews fight Southern California fire

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Aided by slightly cooler temperatures, firefighters are continuing to make progress as they work to subdue a wildfire that has burned across more than 35 square miles (91 kilometers) of Southern California's Cleveland National Forest. More>>

V.S. Naipaul, Nobel Prize-winning author, dies at 85

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V.S. Naipaul, the Trinidad-born Nobel laureate whose precise and lyrical writing and brittle, misanthropic personality made him one of the world's most admired and contentious writers, has died. More>>

Fox's Laura Ingraham: I wasn't talking about race

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Fox News Channel host Laura Ingraham is trying to tamp down a furor over her remark that 'demographic changes' that most Americans don't like have been forced on the country by immigration. More>>

Tesla CEO's buyout bid raises eyebrows, legal concerns

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Tesla CEO's attempt to escape Wall Street's pressure with buyout of electric car maker could bring new headaches. More>>

The Latest: Scores killed fighting Taliban in Afghan city

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The Latest: Afghan minister: Battle with Taliban in Ghazni killed about 100 members of security forces, 20 civilians. More>>

US advising Afghan forces in battle for eastern city

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Afghan official: Security forces are battling the Taliban for the third straight day in the city of Ghazni. More>>

The Latest: 1 arrest made in DC in Charlottesville protests

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The police chief in Washington, D.C., says one person was arrested after a chaotic day of protests and counterprotests centered around a white nationalist rally in front of the White House. More>>

Wildfire victims among those stung by Trump's trade war

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President Donald Trump's tariffs on imported construction materials are making it more expensive to rebuild homes lost to wildfires and other natural disasters. More>>

Steve Bannon weighs in on UK burqa debate, Boris Johnson

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Republican strategist Steve Bannon has weighed into Britain's burqa debate, defending former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson's comments that women who wear face-covering veils look like "letter boxes" and "bank robbers.". More>>

Malians vote in presidential runoff amid attacks, threats

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Malians are voting in a second round presidential election between incumbent Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and opposition leader Soumaila Cisse. More>>

Helping nature: Inducing labor avoids cesarean for some moms Video included

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A large study of first-time moms finds inducing labor rather than waiting avoids cesarean delivery for some. More>>

Crews battle growing wildfire near homes in California

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Firefighters are working to curb a wildfire threatening thousands of homes in the foothills south of Los Angeles before gusty winds can return to drive its explosive growth. More>>

Orca back to feeding, frolicking after carrying dead calf

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Researchers say an endangered killer whale that drew international attention as she carried her dead calf on her head for more than two weeks is finally back to feeding and frolicking with her pod. More>>

Rain pouring, Trump rages on Twitter and hangs with bikers

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Trump rages on Twitter as rain dumped on his New Jersey golf club ahead of a "Bikers for Trump" gathering. More>>

Against all odds: Democrats pour money into longshot races

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Donors pouring money into the November midterm elections are putting cash into races in places they never have before to help Democrats. More>>

4 Jordanian troops, 3 suspected militants dead in clash

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Jordanian official: 5 suspected militants in custody after clashes that killed 3 members of the security forces. More>>

Ige wins Hawaii Democratic governor primary

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Hawaii voters head to the polls this weekend for a primary election that will most likely settle the outcome of this year's major races. More>>

The Latest: White House blasts Omarosa for recording talks

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The White House is blasting former staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman for secretly recording a conversation with chief of staff John Kelly in the high-security Situation Room. More>>

Pence outlines US Space Force plan for 'next battlefield'

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Vice President Mike Pence says the time has come to establish a new United States Space Force to ensure America's dominance in space amid heightened completion and threats from China and Russia. More>>

The Latest: Anti-fascists confront police in Washington

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Small group of white nationalists who marched on Washington, rallied near the White House have left area. More>>

Blast in northern Syria kills at least 36; cause unclear

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Syrian activists say explosion in village near Turkish border kills at least 18, collapses building. More>>

Aid group: Ships not willing to save Mediterranean migrants

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A European aid group says migrants have told rescuers that ships passed them by in the Mediterranean without offering help. More>>

The Latest: White nationalists rally near White House

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A park across the street from the White House is already filling up with people who oppose a white nationalist demonstration that is scheduled to take place later Sunday. More>>

Find an eagle feather? US law says don't take it. Cuomo did

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently told a story about grabbing a feather shed by an eagle after it swooped past his family's canoe during an outing on an Adirondack lake. More>>

Cousins perfect in Minnesota debut, Vikings beat Broncos

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Kirk Cousins was perfect in his first game for Minnesota, completing all four of his passes, including a 1-yard touchdown strike to Stefon Diggs in the Vikings' 42-28 exhibition victory over the Denver Broncos. More>>

Maryland puts Durkin on leave amid football investigation

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Person briefed on matter to AP: Maryland places strength coach on leave while it investigates accusations. More>>

Officials: Man who stole plane, died in crash not a pilot Video included

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Alaska Airlines says there was an "unauthorized take-off" of an airplane and witnesses reported a jet being chased by military planes near Sea-Tac International Airport. More>>

Turkey's president: US waging "economic war" against Turkey

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Turkey's president is blaming the country's economic downturn on the United States and other nations that he claims are waging "war" against his country. More>>

GOP uncertain as Rep. Chris Collins ends re-election bid

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Republican U.S. Rep Chris Collins says he will no longer run for re-election after being charged with insider trading. More>>

Crews make progress battling Southern California wildfire

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Crews are working furiously to keep a Southern California wildfire from burning more homes south of Los Angeles while firefighters in the north have finally gained ground against destructive major blazes. More>>

List grows of people said to know of Ohio St. doctor's abuse

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Several former students and student-athletes at Ohio State University have described sexual abuse they suffered at the hands of Dr. Richard Strauss, who worked at the university from 1978 until he retired in 1998. More>>

New US sanctions could pitch Russia relations to new low

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While the first wave of new US sanctions may have a limited impact on Russia, a second batch could hit its economy hard and send already tense relations into a tailspin. More>>

In wake of critical book, Trump calls Omarosa 'a lowlife'

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Former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman says in a new book that she didn't want to believe President Donald Trump was racist but saw it with her own eyes. More>>

Kirk has big early play, Cardinals beat Chargers 24-17

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Christian Kirk has big early play, Arizona Cardinals beat San Diego Chargers 24-17. More>>

Memo shows Kavanaugh resisted indicting a sitting president

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Newly released documents from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's time on the Ken Starr team investigating Bill Clinton reveal his resistance to issuing an indictment of a sitting president. More>>

Taliban cling to pockets of Afghan city after assault

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Afghan forces are battling the Taliban in parts of Ghazni a day after the insurgents launched a multi-pronged assault on the eastern city. More>>

Wisconsin Democrats crowd in for chance to challenge Walker

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Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker has warned for months about a "blue wave" this fall, and Tuesday's primary will settle which Democrat tries to ride it. More>>

Thousands attend Arab-led rally against Israeli bill

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Members of Israel's Arab minority are leading a mass protest in central Tel Aviv against a contentious law that critics say marginalizes the state's non-Jewish citizens. More>>

Tense confrontation amid peaceful vigils in Charlottesville

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The city of Charlottesville marked the anniversary of last summer's white supremacist violence that sent ripples through the country with largely peaceful vigils, but police had a brief confrontation with students angry over their heavy presence. More>>

Canadian police charge suspect in shooting that left 4 dead

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Canadian police have charged a man for the deaths of two police officers and two civilians in a shooting that struck a nerve in a country that has been roiled in recent months by several instances of mass violence. More>>

Heat wave put flamingos in the mood for 1st time in 15 years

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British conservation charity says record-breaking temperatures encouraged a rare flock of Andean flamingos to lay eggs for the first time since 2003. More>>

3 Jordan policemen killed in storming of militants' hideout

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Three members of Jordan's security forces killed as they storm a hideout of suspected militants that had been rigged with explosives. More>>

Nobel Prize-winning author V.S. Naipaul dies at 85

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The family of Trinidad-born British author V.S. Naipaul says the Nobel Literature laureate has died at the age of 85. More>>

The Latest: Family: Man who took plane was warm, gentle Video included

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Officials at Sea-Tac International Airport say an Alaska Airlines plane that was stolen by an airline employee and has crashed. More>>

Tense confrontation amid peaceful vigils in Charlottesville

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Police are blocking off streets and mobilizing hundreds of officers for the anniversary of a deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, alarming activists who plan to rally against the hatred that shocked the nation. More>>

New Mexico compound littered with ammunition, dirty diapers Video included

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A well-known imam whose three children were among the five adults arrested during a raid on a New Mexico compound says he doesn't understand why his son and the others disappeared into the desert. More>>

The Latest: Parent of player says some fully support Durkin

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Maryland athletic director Damon Evans has announced coach DJ Durkin is being placed on leave while the school reviews allegations of "unacceptable behavior by members of our football staff.". More>>

Correction: Britain-Friends story

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Almost 15 years after it was canceled, "Friends" is still there for British viewers. More>>

NFL players emphasize reasons for anthem demonstrations

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While the NFL continues discussions with the players' union regarding a national anthem policy, players who demonstrate are emphasizing they are protesting social injustice, racial inequality and systematic oppression. More>>

Count of last Kansas governor primary ballots to stretch out

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The counting of the last ballots in the tight and contentious Republican primary for Kansas governor will stretch out over the next week and still might not settle the race. More>>

Romanians protest govt corruption for 2nd straight day

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Romanian police have defended their use of force after an anti-government protest turned violent leaving 455 people, including three dozen riot police, needing medical treatment. More>>

The Latest: Jordan official says 3 police killed in raid

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Jordan's government spokeswoman says the number of police officers killed in the storming of a suspected militants' hideout has risen to three. More>>

Last-minute technical problem delays NASA's flight to sun

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A last-minute technical problem has delayed NASA's unprecedented mission to the sun. More>>

Maryland says staffers placed on leave after player death

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Members of the University of Maryland athletic staff has been placed on administrative leave, pending the final outcome of a review of the death of football player Jordan McNair in June. More>>

Avenatti pitch in Iowa: 'When they go low ... we hit harder'

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The self-styled provocateur taking on Donald Trump for porn actress Stormy Daniels has brought his presidential pitch to Iowa, telling Democrats: "When they go low, I say we hit harder.". More>>

Tunisian fundamentalists protest report on sexual equality

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Thousands of Muslim fundamentalists have held an hours-long protest in front of the nation's parliament to decry proposals in a government report on gender equality. More>>

  • National SportsMore>>

  • Tiger Woods juices ratings for PGA championship

    Tiger Woods juices ratings for PGA championship

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 4:46 PM EDT2018-08-14 20:46:50 GMT
    Wednesday, August 15 2018 12:36 PM EDT2018-08-15 16:36:56 GMT
    (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel). Tiger Woods chips onto 14th green during the final round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at Bellerive Country Club, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, in St. Louis.(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel). Tiger Woods chips onto 14th green during the final round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at Bellerive Country Club, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, in St. Louis.
    There's nothing like a late charge from Tiger Woods to juice ratings for a major golf tournament.More >>
    There's nothing like a late charge from Tiger Woods to juice ratings for a major golf tournament.More >>
  • A rising concern? After straws, balloons get more scrutiny

    A rising concern? After straws, balloons get more scrutiny

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 10:24 AM EDT2018-08-15 14:24:51 GMT
    Wednesday, August 15 2018 12:31 PM EDT2018-08-15 16:31:26 GMT
    (AP Photo/AJ Mast, File). FILE- In this Oct. 14, 2017, file photo balloons are released in Memorial Stadium before an NCAA college football game between Indiana and Michigan in Bloomington, Ind. The celebration of releasing balloons into the air has lo...(AP Photo/AJ Mast, File). FILE- In this Oct. 14, 2017, file photo balloons are released in Memorial Stadium before an NCAA college football game between Indiana and Michigan in Bloomington, Ind. The celebration of releasing balloons into the air has lo...
    Now that plastic straws seem headed for extinction, could Americans' love of balloons be next to go pop?.More >>
    Now that plastic straws seem headed for extinction, could Americans' love of balloons be next to go pop?.More >>
  • A's edge Mariners to pull within 1 game of 1st in AL West

    A's edge Mariners to pull within 1 game of 1st in AL West

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 1:17 AM EDT2018-08-15 05:17:37 GMT
    Wednesday, August 15 2018 12:03 PM EDT2018-08-15 16:03:33 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ben Margot). Oakland Athletics' Jed Lowrie, right, celebrates with Matt Chapman (26) after hitting a two-run home run off Seattle Mariners' Felix Hernandez in the third inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in Oakland, Calif.(AP Photo/Ben Margot). Oakland Athletics' Jed Lowrie, right, celebrates with Matt Chapman (26) after hitting a two-run home run off Seattle Mariners' Felix Hernandez in the third inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in Oakland, Calif.
    Jed Lowrie hit his 100th career homer after his line drive knocked Mariners ace James Paxton out of the game, and the Oakland Athletics beat Seattle 3-2 to move within one game of the slumping Houston Astros for...More >>
    Jed Lowrie hit his 100th career homer after his line drive knocked Mariners ace James Paxton out of the game, and the Oakland Athletics beat Seattle 3-2 to move within one game of the slumping Houston Astros for the AL West lead.More >>
  • BusinessMore>>

  • Tiger Woods juices ratings for PGA championship

    Tiger Woods juices ratings for PGA championship

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 4:46 PM EDT2018-08-14 20:46:50 GMT
    Wednesday, August 15 2018 12:36 PM EDT2018-08-15 16:36:56 GMT
    (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel). Tiger Woods chips onto 14th green during the final round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at Bellerive Country Club, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, in St. Louis.(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel). Tiger Woods chips onto 14th green during the final round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at Bellerive Country Club, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, in St. Louis.
    There's nothing like a late charge from Tiger Woods to juice ratings for a major golf tournament.More >>
    There's nothing like a late charge from Tiger Woods to juice ratings for a major golf tournament.More >>
  • Yosemite reopens to visitors with smoky air, limited lodging

    Yosemite reopens to visitors with smoky air, limited lodging

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 2:11 AM EDT2018-08-14 06:11:23 GMT
    Wednesday, August 15 2018 12:35 PM EDT2018-08-15 16:35:38 GMT
    (Steve Montalto/Visit Yosemite, Madera County Visitors Bureau via AP). This photo provided by Visit Yosemite, Madera County Visitors Bureau, shows Yosemite National Park employees, and a few visitors from France, posing for a photo holding hand fans th...(Steve Montalto/Visit Yosemite, Madera County Visitors Bureau via AP). This photo provided by Visit Yosemite, Madera County Visitors Bureau, shows Yosemite National Park employees, and a few visitors from France, posing for a photo holding hand fans th...
    Most of Yosemite National Park is set to reopen Tuesday after a 20-day closure that cost the tourist magnet millions of dollars and devastated local businesses.More >>
    Most of Yosemite National Park is set to reopen Tuesday after a 20-day closure that cost the tourist magnet millions of dollars and devastated local businesses.More >>
  • Governors: Trump directive could hurt effort to save bird

    Governors: Trump directive could hurt effort to save bird

    Monday, August 13 2018 1:07 AM EDT2018-08-13 05:07:42 GMT
    Wednesday, August 15 2018 12:34 PM EDT2018-08-15 16:34:58 GMT
    Some Western governors say a new Trump administration directive threatens to undermine a hard-won compromise aimed at saving a beleaguered bird scattered across their region.More >>
    Some Western governors say a new Trump administration directive threatens to undermine a hard-won compromise aimed at saving a beleaguered bird scattered across their region.More >>
  • TechnologyMore>>

  • 'Not an easy time' for Chris Pratt after Gunn firing

    'Not an easy time' for Chris Pratt after Gunn firing

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 7:56 PM EDT2018-08-14 23:56:05 GMT
    Wednesday, August 15 2018 12:36 PM EDT2018-08-15 16:36:40 GMT
    Chris Pratt says "it's not an easy time" as he and the rest of the "Guardians of the Galaxy" cast look to the future of the hit superhero franchise after Disney fired writer-director James Gunn.More >>
    Chris Pratt says "it's not an easy time" as he and the rest of the "Guardians of the Galaxy" cast look to the future of the hit superhero franchise after Disney fired writer-director James Gunn.More >>
  • Spacewalkers flinging satellites, installing bird trackers

    Spacewalkers flinging satellites, installing bird trackers

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 12:36 PM EDT2018-08-15 16:36:33 GMT
    Wednesday, August 15 2018 12:36 PM EDT2018-08-15 16:36:33 GMT
    Russian cosmonauts are taking a spacewalk to fling tiny satellites into orbit and install antennas for tracking birds on Earth.More >>
    Russian cosmonauts are taking a spacewalk to fling tiny satellites into orbit and install antennas for tracking birds on Earth.More >>
  • Survivor of newly found WWII shipwreck: 'So many' to rescue

    Survivor of newly found WWII shipwreck: 'So many' to rescue

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 12:34 PM EDT2018-08-15 16:34:29 GMT
    Wednesday, August 15 2018 12:36 PM EDT2018-08-15 16:36:14 GMT
    Scientists say they have discovered part of a ship that was blown off a U.S. Navy destroyer during World War II in Alaska's Aleutian Islands.More >>
    Scientists say they have discovered part of a ship that was blown off a U.S. Navy destroyer during World War II in Alaska's Aleutian Islands.More >>
  • EntertainmentMore>>

  • Diversity-focused academy program boots Hollywood dreamers

    Diversity-focused academy program boots Hollywood dreamers

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 12:30 PM EDT2018-08-15 16:30:15 GMT
    Wednesday, August 15 2018 12:37 PM EDT2018-08-15 16:37:18 GMT
    (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2015 file photo, an Oscar statue appears outside the Dolby Theatre for the 87th Academy Awards in Los Angeles. The diversity crisis in Hollywood may rage on, but the Academy of Motion Pi...(Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2015 file photo, an Oscar statue appears outside the Dolby Theatre for the 87th Academy Awards in Los Angeles. The diversity crisis in Hollywood may rage on, but the Academy of Motion Pi...
    Diversity-focused internship program from film academy program gives Hollywood dreamers a foot in the door.More >>
    Diversity-focused internship program from film academy program gives Hollywood dreamers a foot in the door.More >>
  • WH insists Trump's no racist as he vilifies another minority

    WH insists Trump's no racist as he vilifies another minority

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 12:26 AM EDT2018-08-14 04:26:09 GMT
    Wednesday, August 15 2018 12:37 PM EDT2018-08-15 16:37:03 GMT
    (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File). FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump, center, is flanked by White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman, left, and  then-Housing and Urban Development Secretary-designate Ben Carson as he speaks ...(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File). FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump, center, is flanked by White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman, left, and then-Housing and Urban Development Secretary-designate Ben Carson as he speaks ...
    Just like old times: Trump and Omarosa spar over whether he used the N-word, other allegations in her new book.More >>
    Just like old times: Trump and Omarosa spar over whether he used the N-word, other allegations in her new book.More >>
  • Tiger Woods juices ratings for PGA championship

    Tiger Woods juices ratings for PGA championship

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 4:46 PM EDT2018-08-14 20:46:50 GMT
    Wednesday, August 15 2018 12:36 PM EDT2018-08-15 16:36:56 GMT
    (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel). Tiger Woods chips onto 14th green during the final round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at Bellerive Country Club, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, in St. Louis.(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel). Tiger Woods chips onto 14th green during the final round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at Bellerive Country Club, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, in St. Louis.
    There's nothing like a late charge from Tiger Woods to juice ratings for a major golf tournament.More >>
    There's nothing like a late charge from Tiger Woods to juice ratings for a major golf tournament.More >>
  • NationalMore>>

  • Actor Liev Schreiber denies hitting photographer

    Actor Liev Schreiber denies hitting photographer

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 10:52 PM EDT2018-08-15 02:52:52 GMT
    Wednesday, August 15 2018 12:36 PM EDT2018-08-15 16:36:40 GMT
    Liev Schreiber is denying allegations that he attacked a local New York photographer while he was in town filming the popular Showtime series "Ray Donovan.".More >>
    Liev Schreiber is denying allegations that he attacked a local New York photographer while he was in town filming the popular Showtime series "Ray Donovan.".More >>
  • Oral sex, rape: Report says church brushed off complaints

    Oral sex, rape: Report says church brushed off complaints

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 12:30 AM EDT2018-08-15 04:30:57 GMT
    Wednesday, August 15 2018 12:36 PM EDT2018-08-15 16:36:26 GMT
    Top church officials have mostly been protected and many, including some named in the report, have been promoted, the grand jury said, concluding that "it is too early to close the book on the Catholic Church sex scandal." (Source: KDKA/CNN)Top church officials have mostly been protected and many, including some named in the report, have been promoted, the grand jury said, concluding that "it is too early to close the book on the Catholic Church sex scandal." (Source: KDKA/CNN)

    A grand jury report reveals hundreds of Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania molested more than 1,000 children _ and possibly many more _ since the 1940s.

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    A grand jury report reveals hundreds of Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania molested more than 1,000 children _ and possibly many more _ since the 1940s.

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  • Survivor of newly found WWII shipwreck: 'So many' to rescue

    Survivor of newly found WWII shipwreck: 'So many' to rescue

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 12:34 PM EDT2018-08-15 16:34:30 GMT
    Wednesday, August 15 2018 12:36 PM EDT2018-08-15 16:36:15 GMT
    Scientists say they have discovered part of a ship that was blown off a U.S. Navy destroyer during World War II in Alaska's Aleutian Islands.More >>
    Scientists say they have discovered part of a ship that was blown off a U.S. Navy destroyer during World War II in Alaska's Aleutian Islands.More >>
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