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Facebook may be facing an 'era of accountability'

Tue, 2017-09-19 04:52
NEW YORK (AP) -- The problems keep piling up for Facebook, and it's unclear how long the internet giant will be able to brush them aside as it barrels toward acquiring its next billion users....
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Hurricane Maria, month's 2nd Cat 5 storm, lashes at Dominica

Tue, 2017-09-19 01:51
ROSEAU, Dominica (AP) -- Hurricane Maria swept over the small island of Dominica with catastrophic Category 5 winds overnight, starting a charge into the eastern Caribbean that threatens islands already devastated by Hurricane Irma and holds the possibility of a direct hit on Puerto Rico....
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The Latest: Envoy says China understands Myanmar's efforts

Tue, 2017-09-19 01:51
NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar (AP) -- The Latest on the violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state and the exodus of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims to Bangladesh (all times local):...
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Trump and Macron take spotlight at UN but challenges are key

Tue, 2017-09-19 01:51
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- U.S. President Donald Trump and French leader Emmanuel Macron are expected to take the spotlight at the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations - but it's the tough global challenges from the nuclear threat in North Korea and the plight of Myanmar's minority Muslims to the spread of terrorism and the impact of climate change that will dominate discussions....
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New misconduct allegations hang over UN meeting on sex abuse

Tue, 2017-09-19 01:51
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said sexual abuse is a problem that goes beyond peacekeeping missions and plagues the entire United Nations, pledging Monday to root out the problem "once and for all."...
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3 arrested during protest at Georgia Tech after vigil

Tue, 2017-09-19 01:51
ATLANTA (AP) -- Three people were arrested Monday night during a protest after a vigil for a Georgia Tech student who was fatally shot by campus police, a university spokesman said....
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The person named most dangerous online might surprise you

Tue, 2017-09-19 01:51
NEW YORK (AP) -- One-time pop-punk princess Avril Lavigne has beaten superstar Beyonce at something, but she may not be totally happy with her victory - she's been named the most dangerous celebrity on the internet....
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Student shot by officer had called 911 before encounter

Mon, 2017-09-18 22:51
ATLANTA (AP) -- Georgia Tech alerted students to shelter indoors because of violent protests on campus Monday night after police fatally shot a student over the weekend....
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Trump calls for UN reform, but with more restrained tones

Mon, 2017-09-18 22:51
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- President Donald Trump used his United Nations debut on Monday to prod the international organization to cut its bloated bureaucracy and fulfill its mission. But he pledged U.S. support for the world body he had excoriated as a candidate, and his criticisms were more restrained than in years past....
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New misconduct allegations hang over UN meeting on sex abuse

Mon, 2017-09-18 22:51
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said sexual abuse is a problem that goes beyond peacekeeping missions and plagues the entire United Nations, pledging Monday to root out the problem "once and for all."...
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Rohingya Muslims being wiped off Myanmar's map

Mon, 2017-09-18 22:51
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- For generations, Rohingya Muslims have called Myanmar home. Now, in what appears to be a systematic purge, they are, quite literally, being wiped off the map....
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AP Exclusive: Evidence of spills at toxic site during floods

Mon, 2017-09-18 19:51
PASADENA, Texas (AP) -- The U.S. government received reports of three spills at one of Houston's dirtiest Superfund toxic waste sites in the days after the drenching rains from Hurricane Harvey finally stopped. Aerial photos reviewed by The Associated Press show dark-colored water surrounding the site as the floods receded, flowing through Vince Bayou and into the city's ship channel....
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Floods, fires, other disasters add stress to state budgets

Mon, 2017-09-18 19:51
ATLANTA (AP) -- A summer of natural catastrophes, from epic hurricanes to scorching wildfires, has exposed another peril in disaster-prone states: How to pay for the rescues, repairs and rebuilding....
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Senate backs bill to pump $700 billion into military

Mon, 2017-09-18 19:51
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate has overwhelmingly approved a sweeping defense policy bill that would pump $700 billion into the military, putting the U.S. armed forces on track for a budget greater than at any time during the decade-plus wars in Iraq and Afghanistan....
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Protesters make good on threat to disrupt St. Louis business

Mon, 2017-09-18 16:51
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- When a former police officer was acquitted in the fatal shooting of a black suspect, protesters vowed to show their disdain by disrupting business in downtown St. Louis. They quickly succeeded....
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Students in France acid attack show compassion for assailant

Mon, 2017-09-18 16:51
BOSTON (AP) -- American college students attacked with acid at a train station in France have offered compassion and prayers for their assailant, who authorities say suffers from a mental illness....
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Spicer suggests critics of Emmy appearance should lighten up

Mon, 2017-09-18 16:51
NEW YORK (AP) -- Sean Spicer says his surprise Emmy Awards appearance was a chance to have some fun, and suggested that people who were upset by it were taking things too seriously....
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The Latest: Puerto Rico imposes rationing ahead of storm

Mon, 2017-09-18 13:51
MIAMI (AP) -- The Latest on tropical weather (all times local):...
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Trump, in UN debut, urges the world body to reform

Mon, 2017-09-18 13:51
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- President Donald Trump made his debut at the United Nations on Monday, using his first appearance to urge the 193-nation organization to reduce bureaucracy and costs while more clearly defining its mission around the world....
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France: Dissention, conflict at highest level since Cold War

Mon, 2017-09-18 13:51
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- France's top diplomat says dissention and conflict are at their highest level since the Cold War, while cooperation among nations has become more difficult....
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