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Illinois court upholds murder conviction of Drew Peterson

AP Top News - Thu, 2017-09-21 10:54
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- The use of hearsay testimony to convict former Chicago-area police officer Drew Peterson in the death of his third wife was proper, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled Thursday in upholding the conviction....
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ATM at 50: An oddity then, but it changed consumer behavior

AP Top News - Thu, 2017-09-21 10:54
NEW YORK (AP) -- An automated teller machine. The cash machine. In Britain, a cashpoint. ATMs, known for spitting out $20 bills (and imposing fees if you pick the wrong one), turn 50 years old this year. They're ubiquitous - and possibly still a necessity, despite the big changes in how people pay for things....
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12-year-old ventriloquist wins 'America's Got Talent'

AP Top News - Thu, 2017-09-21 10:54
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A 12-year-old girl is getting a $1 million prize and her own Las Vegas show after taking the "America's Got Talent" crown on the season 12 finale of the NBC reality competition....
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NEXT ONE? Hoops phenom at 13 has college offer, NBA height

AP Top News - Thu, 2017-09-21 10:54
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- Emoni Bates walks out a front door of Clague Middle School with just inches to spare....
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Mexicans displaced by deadly quake seek refuge from fear

AP Top News - Thu, 2017-09-21 07:54
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- On rubber mats spread across a Mexico City recreation center, the Montero family cuddles under donated wool blankets, their first new possessions after abandoning their apartment following the deadly magnitude 7.1 earthquake....
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The Latest: Pence says Russia probes are not a distraction

AP Top News - Thu, 2017-09-21 07:54
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on President Donald Trump and Russia probes (all times local):...
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Satellite images show sprawling Rohingya refugee camps

AP Top News - Thu, 2017-09-21 07:54
Massive, makeshift refugee camps are sprawling over farms and open land in southern Bangladesh as more than 420,000 Rohingya Muslims flee violent attacks in their predominantly Buddhist homeland of Myanmar....
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UN mission in Congo forces reckoning over sex abuse scandal

AP Top News - Thu, 2017-09-21 04:54
BUNIA, Congo (AP) -- She had been orphaned by a brutal conflict, but the 14-year-old girl found refuge in a camp protected by U.N. peacekeepers....
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NKorea minister calls Trump's threat 'sound of dog barking'

AP Top News - Thu, 2017-09-21 04:54
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea's foreign minister has described as "the sound of a dog barking" President Donald Trump's threat to destroy his country....
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Bet on Trump or challenge Israel? Palestinians mull strategy

AP Top News - Thu, 2017-09-21 04:54
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- After more than two decades of failures, Palestinians are increasingly questioning their leaders' strategy of reaching statehood through negotiations with Israel....
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THE NEXT ONE? 13-year-old hoops phenom invites AP on journey

AP Top News - Thu, 2017-09-21 04:54
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- Emoni Bates walks out a front door of Clague Middle School with just inches to spare....
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UN mission in Congo forces reckoning over sex abuse scandal

AP Top News - Thu, 2017-09-21 01:53
BUNIA, Congo (AP) -- The Congolese orphan girl haunts the U.N.'s top human rights official, even though more than a decade has passed since he heard her story....
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Business ties complicate Muslim states' response to Rohingya

AP Top News - Thu, 2017-09-21 01:53
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- When Rohingya Muslims fled persecution and slaughter in Myanmar in past decades, tens of thousands found refuge in Saudi Arabia, home to Islam's holiest sites. This time around, Muslim leaders from the Persian Gulf to Pakistan have offered little more than condemnation and urgently needed humanitarian aid....
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SEC reveals 2016 hack that breached its filing system

AP Top News - Thu, 2017-09-21 01:53
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Securities and Exchange Commission said Wednesday that a cyber breach of a filing system it uses may have provided the basis for some illegal trading in 2016....
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Mexican family mourns 11 dead after church falls at baptism

AP Top News - Wed, 2017-09-20 22:53
ATZALA, Mexico (AP) -- A child's baptism turned into tragedy when the roof of a church collapsed as a powerful earthquake shook central Mexico. Eleven members of a family died, including the 2-month-old girl being christened....
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Manafort offered to brief wealthy Russian during campaign

AP Top News - Wed, 2017-09-20 22:53
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In the middle of Donald Trump's presidential run, then-campaign chairman Paul Manafort said he was willing to provide "private briefings" about the campaign to a Russian billionaire the U.S. government considers close to Russian President Vladimir Putin....
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Jake LaMotta, boxer who inspired 'Raging Bull,' dies at 95

AP Top News - Wed, 2017-09-20 22:53
Jake LaMotta, an iron-fisted battler who brawled his way to a middleweight title and was later memorialized by Robert De Niro in the film "Raging Bull," has died. He was 95....
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Trump to award Medal of Honor to Alabama veteran

AP Top News - Wed, 2017-09-20 19:53
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump will award the Medal of Honor to a retired Army medic from Alabama who risked his life several times to provide medical care to his comrades during the Vietnam War, the White House announced Wednesday....
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Lillian Ross, longtime New Yorker writer, dead at 99

AP Top News - Wed, 2017-09-20 19:53
NEW YORK (AP) -- Lillian Ross, the ever-watchful New Yorker reporter whose close narrative style defined a memorable and influential 70-year career, including a revealing portrait of Ernest Hemingway, a classic Hollywood expose and a confession to an adulterous affair, has died at age 99....
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AP PHOTOS: 24 hours of fear, heroism after Mexico quake

AP Top News - Wed, 2017-09-20 19:53
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- It was 24 hours of terror and death, hope and heroism in Mexico....
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