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New Hurricane Maria growing threat to Irma-slammed Caribbean

Sun, 2017-09-17 19:51
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) -- The islands of the eastern Caribbean prepared Sunday to face another potential disaster, with forecasters saying newly formed and likely to strengthen Hurricane Maria was headed for a hit on the Leeward Islands by Monday night....
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Police think 2 Louisiana slayings likely racially motivated

Sun, 2017-09-17 13:51
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Police believe the slayings of two black men in Baton Rouge were likely racially motivated and said Sunday they have a suspect - a 23-year-old white man - in custody....
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Children flee, fight amid Congo's growing Kasai violence

Sun, 2017-09-17 13:51
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- Congo's Kasai region is the latest deadly hotspot in the vast Central African country that has had violent rebellions for decades. Once again, children are among the most vulnerable victims....
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Governments turn tables by suing public records requesters

Sun, 2017-09-17 13:51
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- An Oregon parent wanted details about school employees getting paid to stay home. A retired educator sought data about student performance in Louisiana. And college journalists in Kentucky requested documents about the investigations of employees accused of sexual misconduct....
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Official: 4 US tourists attacked with acid in Marseille

Sun, 2017-09-17 10:51
PARIS (AP) -- Four young female U.S. tourists were attacked with acid Sunday in the French city of Marseille by a woman who has been arrested, the Marseille prosecutor's office said....
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Irma's damage a reminder of Florida economy's vulnerability

Sun, 2017-09-17 10:51
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Florida's economy has long thrived on one import above all: People....
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Push for hate crimes law after ugly incident in North Dakota

Sun, 2017-09-17 10:51
FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- It was one of the uglier incidents in recent memory in North Dakota's largest city, Fargo: A white woman was captured on cellphone video shouting "We're going to kill all of you" at three Somali women in a Walmart parking lot....
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Uproar in Turkey over removing evolution from biology class

Sun, 2017-09-17 10:51
ISTANBUL (AP) -- Students in Turkey are returning to school Monday where they will be taught evolution for the last time in their biology classes. Next fall, evolution and Charles Darwin will be scrapped from their textbooks....
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Abuse allegations, arrests mount at state mental hospital

Sun, 2017-09-17 07:51
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- At Connecticut's only maximum-security psychiatric hospital, staff members put a diaper on a patient's head, threw food at him, poured water over him, put salt in his coffee, kicked him and placed a mop on his head after cleaning a floor, according to a state report....
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Kenya dump dwellers make a living recycling hair extensions

Sun, 2017-09-17 07:51
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- In one of Africa's largest dumps, some residents are making a living by collecting and recycling hair from mountains of rubbish....
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Shadows of secrecy begin to spread across federal government

Sun, 2017-09-17 04:50
WASHINGTON (AP) -- There are cracks in the curtains President Donald Trump tried to draw around the government early in his presidency, but the slivers of light aren't making it easier to hold federal officials accountable for their actions....
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Across US, lawmakers chip away at public's access to records

Sun, 2017-09-17 04:50
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- In February, Arkansas lawmakers marked the 50-year anniversary of the Freedom of Information Act with a resolution calling it "a shining example of open government" that had ensured access to vital public records for generations....
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Fatah welcomes Hamas pledge to try to end Palestinian split

Sun, 2017-09-17 04:50
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah movement on Sunday welcomed a pledge by its Hamas rivals to accept key conditions for ending a decade-old Palestinian political and territorial split, but said it wants to see vows implemented before making the next move....
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To fight wildlife crime, experts say 'follow the money'

Sun, 2017-09-17 01:50
BANGKOK (AP) -- In most cases, the conviction of a Thai man trafficking rhino horns through a bizarre scheme that involved hiring prostitutes to pose as trophy hunters would have marked the end of the story....
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Golovkin and Alvarez fight to a brutal draw; rematch to come

Sun, 2017-09-17 01:50
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin argued afterward about who won their middleweight showdown....
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Pro-Trump rally draws hundreds, not thousands to Washington

Sat, 2017-09-16 22:50
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Organizers had dubbed it the Mother of All Rallies and hoped to bring out thousands to pack the National Mall on Saturday in support of President Donald Trump. In the end, hundreds of flag-waving demonstrators did their best to make some noise in support of the president, who had skipped town for the weekend....
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Claire Foy tries the scones at BAFTA's pre-Emmy tea party

Sat, 2017-09-16 22:50
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- "The Crown" star Claire Foy nibbled on a scone with jam and cream while "Transparent" star Jeffrey Tambor eyed the finger sandwiches, including English cucumber and egg and watercress....
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The Latest: March begins on 2nd day of St. Louis protests

Sat, 2017-09-16 19:50
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The Latest on protests over the acquittal of a white former St. Louis police officer in the killing of a black suspect (all times local):...
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