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Searchers dig as Mexico City reopens just 1% of schools

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Search teams are still digging in dangerous piles of rubble in Mexico City hoping against the odds to find survivors at collapsed buildings, while officials say they have so far cleared only 103 of the city's nearly 9,000 schools to reopen Monday. More>>

Don't talk about mom: NFL players angry over Trump's insult Video included

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Don't talk about my mother: It was the three-word insult that Donald Trump used that bothered many NFL players the most. More>>

Tennessee church shooting suspect charged with murder Video included

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Witnesses and police described a chaotic scene as a masked attacker armed with two guns shot seven people, killing one, in a Tennessee church before he was subdued. More>>

McCain calls brain cancer prognosis 'very poor'

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U.S. Sen. John McCain says doctors have given him a 'very poor prognosis' as he battles brain cancer. More>>

Iraqi Kurds vote in referendum on independence from Baghdad

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Polls open in Iraq's Kurdish-run provinces, disputed Kirkuk as Iraqi Kurds vote for independence from Baghdad. More>>

Church stoked tithing with unemployment scam, ex-members say

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Church's divine plan to beat the recession and keep tithes flowing in involved filing fraudulent unemployment claims at companies owned by congregants, former followers say. More>>

Studying 1 million people to end cookie-cutter health care Video included

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US researchers about to recruit 1 million people to study how genes, environments and lifestyles interact, bid to end cookie-cutter care. More>>

Health care bill teeters, GOP adds money to woo dissidents

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Top Republicans are adding money to their staggering effort to repeal the Obama health care law and say they're pushing toward a climactic Senate faceoff this week. More>>

Germany's Merkel faces tricky task to build government

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel is embarking on a complicated quest to form a new government and find answers to the rise of a nationalist, anti-migrant party. More>>

Trump replaces 90-day ban with new travel restrictions

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Trump imposes new travel restrictions on more than half-a-dozen counties as travel ban expires. More>>

10 Things to Know for Today

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Among 10 Things to Know: Trump replaces 90-day ban with new travel restrictions; Why Trump's words on anthem protests cut deep with NFL players; Health care bill teeters, GOP adds money to woo Senate dissidents. More>>

Memo to GOP: Red states also among losers in health bill

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Memo to GOP: Republican-friendly states would also lose money under health care bill. More>>

Official: Hurricane Maria set Puerto Rico back decades

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Large amounts of federal aid are starting to flow into Puerto Rico and local officials are praising the Trump administration's response. More>>

McCain's moment: Ailing senator plays spoiler again for GOP Video included

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Sen. John McCain's friends and advisers aren't surprised by his decision to stand against the latest Republican effort to overhaul the nation's health care law. More>>

The Latest: Trump plans to expand travel ban

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North Korea hasn't reacted yet to newly announced U.S. travel restrictions, but they are largely a symbolic measure for the North Asian country already under severe sanctions. More>>

EPA removes waste at Texas toxic sites, won't say from where

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The Environmental Protection Agency says it has recovered 517 containers of "unidentified, potentially hazardous material" from highly contaminated toxic waste sites in Texas that flooded last month during Hurricane Harvey. More>>

AP FACT CHECK: Kimmel's take on health care harder to refute

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AP FACT CHECK: Considering all the arguments, TV host Jimmy Kimmel's take on the Republican health care bill is harder to refute. More>>

Federal government notifies 21 states of election hacking

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The federal government is telling election officials in 21 states that hackers targeted their systems last year, although in most cases the systems were not breached. More>>

Facebook to release Russia ads, beef up election 'integrity'

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Facebook says it will release the Russia-backed, potentially illegal election ads that ran on its platform to congressional investigators. More>>

On the hunt: Lithuanians race to pick wild mushrooms

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Hundreds of Lithuanians have been running around with baskets and buckets in a pine forest in southeastern Lithuania for the national championship of wild mushroom picking. More>>

The Sun rises in new play about Murdoch's tabloid revolution

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Rupert Murdoch has power, wealth _ and legions of detractors, who say the media mogul's tabloids and TV stations have fueled crass celebrity culture, phone hacking and fake news. More>>

Meghan Markle appears at Prince Harry's Invictus Games

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Prince Harry's girlfriend, American actress Meghan Markle is sitting in the stands for the opening ceremony of Prince Harry's Invictus Games for wounded veterans. More>>

Puerto Ricans hunt for precious Wi-Fi and cell signals

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Thousands of Puerto Ricans are spending long hours hunting resource nearly as precious as power and water in the wake of Hurricane Maria. More>>

Republicans see political necessity in health care effort

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Republicans are feeling the heat to succeed in 'Obamacare' replacement effort. More>>

Republicans make desperate bid to save health care bill

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Republican Sen. Susan Collins says she finds it "very difficult" to envision backing the last-chance GOP bill repealing the Obama health care law. More>>

Lawyer: Kushner used personal email for some WH messages

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Jared Kushner's lawyer says Trump's son-in-law used a personal account to communicate with colleagues in the White House. More>>

The Latest: Merkel's bloc comes 1st in German election

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Angela Merkel, who is seeking a fourth term as chancellor in Germany, has voted at a polling station near her home in Berlin's Mitte neighborhood. More>>

Gunman opens fire in Nashville church; 1 dead, 7 wounded Video included

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Authorities in Tennessee say 8 injured in a shooting at a church in the Nashville area. More>>

The Latest: Senate Republicans offer new health bill

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Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina still thinks there's a path forward for a last-ditch effort to end "Obamacare," even after his friend, Sen. John McCain, said he opposes the bill. More>>

Witnesses: Many Rohingya still trying to flee Myanmar

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The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees says the exodus of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar to Bangladesh is "the most urgent refugee emergency in the world" right now. More>>

Merkel wins 4th term as nationalists enter German parliament

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Chancellor Angela Merkel is widely expected to be handed a fourth term in office as Germans go to the polls in an election also likely to give the farthest right-wing party in 60 years, the anti-migrant Alternative for Germany, seats in parliament. More>>

The Latest: Trump administration announces new travel ban

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Travelers from eight countries will face restrictions on entry to the U.S, ranging from a total ban to heightened background checks, under a new policy unveiled by the Trump administration Sunday. More>>

London mayor: Uber to blame for loss of license in city

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The mayor of London says people angry about the decision to strip Uber of its license in the city should blame the ride-hailing company itself, and not transit authorities. More>>

NASA's asteroid chaser swings by Earth on way to space rock

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NASA's asteroid-chasing spacecraft, Osiris-Rex, swings by Earth on Friday on its way to a space rock. More>>

Soft soil makes Mexico City shake like it was built on jelly

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Seismologists say Mexico City's dry lake bed of soft soil made the earthquake shaking worse. More>>

Huge sea turtles slowly coming back from brink of extinction

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Sea turtle populations around the world are doing better, crawling back from what was once the brink of extinction. More>>

Babies try harder when they see you sweat, research shows

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Study says babies can become more persistent in pursuing a goal if they see an adult doing it. More>>

Trump replaces travel ban with new restrictions

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President Donald Trump is expected to announce new restrictions on travel to the United States as his ban on visitors from six Muslim-majority countries sunsets Sunday, 90 days after it went into effect. More>>

President's criticisms spark more protests at NFL games Video included

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President Donald Trump's comments about firing NFL players who kneel during the national anthem incited a huge increase in such protests. More>>

10 Things to Know for Monday

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Among 10 Things to Know: President's criticisms spark more protests at NFL games; Opposition from GOP senators grows, jeopardizes health bill; AP Top 25: Georgia, TCU jump into top 10, 'Noles fall out. More>>

Immigrants touched by Mexico quake, try to help from afar

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The earthquake in Mexico has startled immigrant communities around the U.S. as people frantically try to connect with their loved ones, and figure out ways to send emergency help, money and goods. More>>

The Latest: More than 200 NFL players don't stand for anthem Video included

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About two dozen NFL players, including Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs and Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette, took a knee during the playing of the national anthem before the start of the teams' game at Wembley Stadium. More>>

French marchers fill Paris streets to protest new work rules

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French far-left leader Jean-Luc Melenchon is rallying disaffected voters against President Emmanuel Macron's plan to weaken worker protections. More>>

In Mexico City, hopes of finding quake survivors dwindle

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Even as the search continues for survivors and the bodies of people who died in quake-collapsed buildings in Mexico City, thousands of people have been left homeless because their houses or apartment buildings are uninhabitable. More>>

The Latest: Church shooting suspect charged with murder

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Authorities in Tennessee say one person is dead and at least six are being treated for injuries after a gunman opened fire at a church in Nashville. More>>

Public shaming likely but GOP wary of new laws after Equifax

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Prospects are good for a public shaming in the Equifax data breach, but it's unlikely Congress will institute sweeping new regulations after hackers accessed the personal information of an estimated 143 million Americans. More>>

The Latest: Some refuse to return to Mexico police building

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Mexican authorities say the death toll from Tuesday's magnitude 7.1 earthquake has reached 318, with more than half of those in the capital. More>>

Trump tweet, NFL response escalate drama of Sunday games Video included

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The NFL's players and owners are frequently at odds over the issues, finances and rules of the game. More>>

France: Macron's party suffers hit in French Senate election

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French President Emmanuel Macron's unconventional political party is fighting to make its mark on the Senate in elections for half the seats in the upper house. More>>

AP source: Knicks agree to trade Carmelo Anthony to Thunder

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Person with knowledge of deal to AP: Knicks agree to trade Carmelo Anthony to Oklahoma City. More>>

Life, death in balance for Mexico quake survivors

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As rescuers dig through the remnants of 38 collapsed buildings in Mexico City, they have pulled dozens of lifeless bodies from the wreckage but numerous survivors, too. More>>

The Latest: French conservatives keep majority in Senate

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Partial official results show France's conservatives on track to keep their majority in the Senate, with President Emmanuel Macron's party trailing as his popularity suffers. More>>

North Korea stages anti-US rally in battle with Trump

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North Korea has held a large anti-U.S. rally in its capital city, backing its leader Kim Jong Un as he exchanges insult-laden threats with President Donald Trump. More>>

Angela Missoni shows feather-light sheer knits in Milan

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With Gigi Hadid on the runway and Lauren Hutton in the front row, Bottega Veneta honors icons as it embraces the now. More>>

Man gets life in prison plus 50 years in student's slaying

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A Tennessee man has avoided a possible death penalty by agreeing to a sentence of life in prison plus 50 years for the kidnapping, rape and killing of nursing student Holly Bobo. More>>

US flies mission north of DMZ, sends message to North Korea

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It's a show of American military might to North Korea _ the United States says it flew bombers and fighter escorts to the farthest point north of the Demilitarized Zone by any such American aircraft this century. More>>

Trump trying to turn around GOP holdouts on health bill

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McCain opposes latest GOP health care bill, drawing ire from Trump and possibly dealing death blow to repeal-and-replace effort. More>>

Hurricane pushes long-suffering Puerto Rico to the edge

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Puerto Rico was already on the edge before Hurricane Maria, reeling from a decade-long, downward economic spiral that was far deeper than the Great Recession on the mainland. More>>

Aid begins to flow to hurricane-hit Puerto Rico

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Puerto Rican officials could not communicate with more than half the towns in the U.S. territory as they rushed to evacuate tens of thousands of people downstream of a failing dam. More>>

About two dozen players kneel for national anthem in London

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About two dozen players, including Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs and Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette, took a knee during the playing of the national anthem before the start of the teams' game at Wembley Stadium. More>>

US first lady to Invictus athletes: 'Bring home the gold'

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Melania Trump is set to take her biggest step yet as first lady. She's embarking on her first solo trip and leading the U.S. delegation to an international sporting event in Toronto for wounded service members. More>>

Catalonia's separatists defy Spain with ballots for vote

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Thousands of Catalan separatists are rallying in public squares in Barcelona and other towns in support of a disputed referendum on independence of the northeastern region from Spain. More>>

German plane hijacked to Somalia in 1977 brought back home

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A Lufthansa passenger jet that was hijacked to Somalia 40 years ago at the height of a leftist militant group's campaign against West German authorities has returned home. More>>

The Latest: US showing North Korea its military might

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The Pentagon says B-1B bombers from Guam and F-15 fighter escorts from Okinawa, Japan, have flown a mission in international airspace over the waters east of North Korea. More>>

State of Missouri lands at center of racial conflict _ again

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The state of Missouri lands at the center of a racially charged conflict _ again. More>>

South Korea says natural North Korea earthquake detected

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South Korea's weather agency says a magnitude 3.0 earthquake was detected in North Korea around where the country recently conducted a nuclear test, but it assessed the quake as natural. More>>

Trump comments on Curry, NFL protests anger athletes Video included

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President Donald Trump's two-day rant targeting the NFL and NBA has brought swift condemnation from league executives and star players. More>>

Trump travel ban expires Sunday; new ban may vary by country

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New, more tailored restrictions on travelers from additional countries could be part of next version of Trump's travel ban. More>>

New earthquake, magnitude 6.1, shakes jittery Mexico Video included

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In the stylish Condesa neighborhood young revelers typically spill out from dimly lit bars and restaurants on a Friday night. But the first weekend since the 7.1-magnitude earthquake toppled buildings just blocks away began on a somber note. More>>

Conservative theologians accuse pope of spreading heresy

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Several dozen tradition-minded Roman Catholic theologians, priests and academics have formally accused Pope Francis of spreading heresy with his 2016 opening to divorced and civilly remarried Catholics. More>>

Syria looks to peace, North Korea to attack on US mainland

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Syria's foreign minister told world leaders Saturday that his country is "marching steadily" toward the goal of rooting out terrorism _ and "victory is now within reach.". More>>

Turkey OKs military intervention, warns Iraqi Kurds on vote

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Turkish officials are pressing Iraqi Kurdish leaders to call off an upcoming independence referendum as Turkey's parliament convenes to renew a mandate for the country's military to intervene in Iraq and Syria. More>>

The Latest: After quakes, Mexico volcano spews vapor and ash

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The U.S. Geological Survey says the new earthquake to strike Mexico had a magnitude of 6.2 and was centered in the southern state of Oaxaca. More>>

Trump comments on Curry, NFL protests anger athletes Video included

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Trump inflames sports stars by doubling down on anthem protests, rescinding Steph Curry invitation. More>>

NFL commissioner, players' union angrily denounce Trump Video included

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Trump has a suggestion for National Football League owners whose players decide to take a knee during the national anthem: fire them. More>>

The Latest: Iraq recaps opposition to planned Kurdish vote

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North Korea's foreign minister says U.S. President Donald Trump's insult calling leader Kim Jong Un "rocket man" makes "our rocket's visit to the entire US mainland inevitable all the more.". More>>

Dam failing as scope of Puerto Rico's disaster becomes clear Video included

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They eye of Hurricane Maria is nearing the Turks and Caicos early Friday as Puerto Rico tries to recover from the storm's devastation. More>>

Trump's comments about anthem, Curry inflame sports stars Video included

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President Donald Trump says if a basketball player doesn't want to visit the White House to celebrate an NBA title, then don't bother showing up. More>>

'Little Rock Nine' members mark school's 1957 desegregation

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'Little Rock Nine' member: Images of white supremacist rally in Virginia last month echo mobs she and other black students faced 60 years ago. More>>

Dodgers beat Giants 4-2 to clinch 5th straight NL West title

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The Los Angeles Dodgers clinched their fifth straight NL West title, beating the San Francisco Giants 4-2 as Cody Bellinger set an NL rookie record with his 39th home run. More>>

Raccoon jumps on moving Colorado police van, takes a ride

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A Colorado Springs police officer heading to an accident scene in a van got a big surprise when a raccoon jumped onto the front windshield of the vehicle and stayed there until the officer pulled over. More>>

Trump says he's putting political neck on line in Ala. race

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Campaigning in Alabama's Republican Senate runoff, Trump assures voters Strange a stronger candidate than Moore in general election. More>>

Some of earliest US landscape photos coming to New Orleans

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Some of the oldest daguerreotypes and photographs of U.S. landscapes are about to go on display in New Orleans, as part of the first exhibit and study of such landscapes made east of the Mississippi River. More>>

Spain, Catalonia tussle over who controls the Mossos police

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Spain's Interior Ministry has begun coordinating all police efforts in Catalonia, a tactic to halt the region's referendum on secession following tensions with the regional police force controlled by the pro-independence Catalan government. More>>

In final push, Merkel seeks to reach undecided German voters

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel handed out coffee to campaign helpers in Berlin, urging them to keep up the momentum in the final hours before the country votes. More>>

'Face of evil': Man gets life for killing 8 at hair salon

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A California man was sentenced Friday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for killing his ex-wife and seven others in a 2011 shooting rampage at the hair salon where she worked. More>>

SEC reveals 2016 hack that breached its filing system

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SEC says a cyber breach of a filing system it uses may have provided the basis for some illegal trading in 2016. More>>

In new setback, Uber to lose license to work in London

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London's transport authority says it won't renew Uber's license to operate in the British capital, arguing that it demonstrates a lack of corporate responsibility with implications in public safety and security. More>>

China imposes limit on oil supply to North Korea

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China imposes limit on oil supply to North Korea in new pressure over nuclear, missile ambitions. More>>

China: Trump bank ban statement 'not consistent' with facts

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A Chinese foreign ministry spokesman has said U.S. President Donald Trump's announcement that Beijing ordered Chinese banks to stop dealing with North Korea is "not consistent with the facts," but gave no indication what steps China is taking. More>>

US beefs up NKorea sanctions, Kim Jong Un insults Trump,

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President Donald Trump says the U.S. will impose additional sanctions on North Korea over the communist country's nuclear weapons buildup. More>>

Families of missing in Mexico quake still hold out hope Video included

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Survivors are still being pulled from rubble in Mexico City as rescue operations stretch into a fourth day, spurring hope among desperate relatives gathered at the sites of buildings collapsed by a magnitude 7.1 earthquake. More>>

Cuban official: Still no clue on US diplomat health mystery

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Bhutan's leader has peppered his U.N. General Assembly speech with moments of silence to honor people afflicted by hurricanes, poverty and terrorism. More>>

Trump promises Alabama Sen. Strange will 'drain the swamp'

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Trump faces an awkward dynamic in the Republican runoff for Senate in Alabama. More>>

Trump weighs new travel restrictions as ban nears expiration

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President Donald Trump is weighing the next steps of his controversial travel ban. More>>

Obama-era guidance on campus sexual assault gets scrapped

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The Trump administration is scrapping Obama-era guidance on investigating campus sexual assault, replacing it with new interim instructions for universities. More>>

GOP's 'Obamacare' repeal all but dead; McCain deals the blow Video included

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President Donald Trump is lashing out at a Republican senator who opposes the last-ditch effort to overturn "Obamacare.". More>>

Kim fires off insults at Trump and hints at weapons test

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un lobs crude insults at Trump and hints at frightening new weapons test. More>>

The Latest: Chopper carrying aid crashes in Mexico, 1 dead

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Mexico's federal prosecutors' office says one of its employees has died in the crash of a helicopter that was carrying aid to a remote village in Oaxaca state. More>>

Trump says NFL should fire players who kneel during anthem Video included

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President Donald Trump says National Football League owners should fire players who kneel during the national anthem. More>>

May tries to reboot Brexit, offers 2-year transition period

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British Prime Minister Theresa May will try to revive foundering Brexit negotiations, proposing a two-year transition period after the country formal departure in 2019 to ensure Britain's departure from the European Union goes smoothly. More>>

The Latest: Trump criticizes McCain over health care bill

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Sen. Rand Paul says despite President Donald Trump's attacks on him for opposing the new GOP health care bill, the measure is a "fake" and he won't support it. More>>

The Latest: UAE says Iran is main obstacle to Arab peace

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The U.N. humanitarian chief says the World Food Program delivered emergency food to a record 7 million people across conflict-wracked Yemen in August. More>>

Trade panel: Cheap imports hurt US solar industry

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Cheap solar panels imported from China and other countries have led to a boom in the U.S. solar industry, where installations have surged 10-fold since 2011. But two US solar manufacturers say the flood of imports has led to bankruptcy and layoffs. More>>

Miss Turkey dethroned over 'unacceptable' tweet on coup

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Organizers have stripped Miss Turkey 2017 of her crown over a social media posting that was deemed insulting to the memory of some 250 people who were killed while opposing last year's failed military coup. More>>

Have you seen this dog? Mexicans search for missing pets

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Signs seeking missing pets are scattered around Mexico's capital these days. More>>

Kim Jong Un: 'Deranged' Trump will 'pay dearly' for threat

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is calling President Donald Trump "deranged" and says in a statement carried by the state news agency that he will "pay dearly" for his threats. More>>

Woman arrested after brandishing gun at Kardashian boutique

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Authorities say they have arrested a woman who pointed a gun at employees inside the Kardashian-owned DASH boutique in West Hollywood and later threatened reporters with a machete. More>>

Iowa Sen. Ernst hopes, but isn't sure, health bill has vote

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Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst isn't sure her party's last-ditch effort to repeal Barack Obama's health care law has the votes to pass in the GOP-controlled Senate. More>>

Indiana man locked in cave for 60 hours, forgotten by group

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A 19-year-old man says he feels lucky to be alive after spending 60 hours locked alone inside a gated southern Indiana cave. More>>

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

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NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week. More>>

Does NKorean H-bomb threat push US closer to war? Video included

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In wake of fiery military threats again North Korea, Trump piles on new economic sanctions. More>>

North Korean leader Kim called Trump a what? A 'dotard'

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called President Donald Trump a what? A mentally deranged 'dotard,' which is a translation of a derogatory Korean word for an elderly person. More>>

The Latest: US: NKorea bomb test would draw tough response Video included

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President Donald Trump is again assailing North Korea's Kim Jong Un in an escalation of the war of words between Washington and Pyongyang. More>>

Rams hold off 49ers 41-39 in rare Thursday night thriller

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What many expected to be a typical Thursday night snoozer between a couple of teams lacking star power turned into quite a thriller. More>>

Megyn Kelly hopes for a Trump-free zone with new show

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Megyn Kelly says she left Fox to bring more joy to her life; NBC hopes she can spread some to viewers with new daily talk show. More>>

Aaron Hernandez had severe CTE; daughter sues NFL, Pats

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Aaron Hernandez's lawyer said the former New England Patriots tight end's brain showed signs of a degenerative brain disease. More>>

Florida family looks forward after losing home to sinkhole

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A Florida family will soon be searching for a new place to gather after their home of nearly five decades was lost to a sinkhole. More>>

Mexico shocked by news: Girl trapped in rubble didn't exist Video included

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Mexico shocked by news: Young girl thought buried in rubble of collapsed school didn't exist. More>>

The Latest: EU's Brexit chief welcomes 'constructive' speech

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A few dozen people are taking part in a peaceful demonstration in Florence where Prime Minister Theresa May is giving a speech on Britain's exit from the European Union. More>>

The Latest: Trump speaks with Puerto Rico governor

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Hurricane Maria is lashing the northeastern Dominican Republic early Thursday and is expected to pass near the Turks and Caicos later in the day. More>>

10 Things to Know for Today

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Among 10 Things to Know: North Korea's leader calls Trump 'deranged'; How search for Mexico earthquake victim turned shocking; Megyn Kelly hopes for a Trump-free zone with new show. More>>

5 things to know about N. Korean leader's rebuke of Trump

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5 things to know about North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's unprecedented personal rebuke of Trump. More>>

After humdrum German campaign, Merkel hopes for fourth term

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Chancellor Angela Merkel appears all but certain to win a fourth term when Germans vote on Sunday, but with a weaker mandate as more voters turn to smaller parties, including the anti-immigrant and euroskeptic Alternative for Germany. More>>

Spain makes new arrest in Barcelona attacks investigation

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Spain's Interior Ministry says that a man has been arrested for alleged links to the extremist cell in the attacks in Barcelona and a nearby town. More>>

The Latest: Kim says Trump will 'pay dearly' for threat

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President Donald Trump is meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Thursday about the ongoing North Korea crisis. More>>

Excitement bubbles up at BYU as caffeinated soda now on sale

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Brigham Young University has ended a six-decade ban on the sale of caffeinated soft drinks on campus, surprising students by posting a picture of a can of Coca-Cola on Twitter and just two words: "It's happening.". More>>

Afghan leader: Abolishing militant havens in Pakistan is key

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President Donald Trump is praising the combat efforts to drive the Taliban and terror groups out of Afghanistan. More>>

Powerless: Puerto Rico faces weeks without electricity

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Tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans stunned by a hurricane that crushed concrete balconies and paralyzed the island with landslides, flooding and downed trees vowed to rebuild amid an economic crisis as rescue crews fanned out across the U.S. territory. More>>

A test for Trump's political muscle in Alabama Senate runoff

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President Trump's political muscle is about to get tested in a Republican runoff election. More>>

On work trips, DeVos flies on her plane at own expense

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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos uses a private jet to fly around the country to tour schools and attend other work events. More>>

World leaders sounding like Trump at the UN

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World leaders are learning to speak Donald Trump, heaping on the praise and echoing the president's language this week at the U.N. General Assembly in New York. More>>

The Latest: Analyst says biggest fear is an atmospheric test

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South Korean media report North Korea's top diplomat says his country may test a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean to fulfill leader Kim Jong Un's vow to take the "highest-level" action against the United States. More>>

Despair rises for relatives of the missing in Mexico quake Video included

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A delicate effort to reach a young girl buried in the rubble of her school stretched into a daylong vigil, much of it broadcast across Mexico as rescue workers still struggled in rain and darkness early Thursday trying to reach her. More>>

Maria destroys homes, triggers flooding in Puerto Rico Video included

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Puerto Rico faces what officials say could be the strongest hurricane to ever hit the U.S. territory as they warned it would decimate the power company's crumbling infrastructure and force the government to rebuild dozens of communities. More>>

Satellite images show sprawling Rohingya refugee camps

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New satellite images show refugee camps in Bangladesh growing dramatically since Rohingya Muslims began fleeing violence last month in their nearby homeland of Myanmar. More>>

Canadian leader spotlights his own nation's injustices at UN

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South Korea's president is urging North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons and seek dialogue. More>>

Was it a crime? 10 patients at nursing home died after Irma

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Two former prosecutors say nine deaths at a Florida nursing home that lost its air conditioning during Hurricane Irma may not result in criminal charges. More>>

World powers rally to defend value of Iran nuke accord

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Fearing President Trump will dump the Iran nuclear accord, leaders from several countries are rallying to defend the pact and say it stands as a possible model for a peaceful settlement with North Korea. More>>

12-year-old ventriloquist wins 'America's Got Talent' Video included

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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 Wednesday. More>>

Study: Most states would take a hit from GOP health bill

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Study: Most states would take a stiff budgetary hit if the latest Senate GOP health care bill becomes law. More>>

Young Mexicans at heart of earthquake recovery

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Tuesday's powerful quake has spurred a flood of Mexicans looking to help, so many that some aid operations are turning away volunteers _ and more often than not it is young people donning hard hats, searching in rubble and gathering food for victims. More>>

Jimmy Kimmel transforms debate, and shows comedy's new role

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Comic Jimmy Kimmel's withering attacks on Republican health care legislation have become a major part of the debate this week. More>>

The Latest: Bangladesh PM accuses Myanmar of laying mines

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Haitian President Jovenel Moise has rebuked the U.N. over two scandals that have tarnished the legacy of its peacekeeping mission in the Caribbean country. More>>

The Latest: Death toll in Mexican quake rises to 273

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Rescue workers have recovered the body of a woman from the ruins of the school in southern Mexico City where a child has been detected alive. More>>

Baby whose mother chose giving birth over chemo has died

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A Michigan woman who gave up the opportunity to prolong her life in order to give birth to her sixth child has died. More>>

Mexicans displaced by deadly quake seek refuge from fear

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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. More>>

Google buys HTC's Pixel team in $1.1B bet on devices

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Google is biting off a big piece of device manufacturer HTC for $1.1 billion to expand its efforts to build phones, speakers and other gadgets equipped with its arsenal of digital services. More>>

UN votes to help Iraq collect evidence against Islamic State

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The U.N. Security Council has authorized the world body's investigators to help Iraq collect evidence that could lead to prosecuting Islamic State extremists for war crimes. More>>

Turkey: Private jet goes off Istanbul runway, catches fire

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Turkey's state-run news agency says a private jet has run off a runway at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport and caught fire. More>>

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Original Kiss members Gene Simmons and Ace Frehley reunited for their first public appearance since their group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014. More>>

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Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is blasting President Donald Trump's foreign policy but also offering a sweeping indictment of how the United States has engaged in world affairs for generations. More>>

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Gene tests may help gauge who will benefit from cancer immune system treatments. More>>

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Jimmy Kimmel says U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy "lied right to my face" by going back on his word to ensure any health care overhaul passes a test named for him. More>>

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AP FACT CHECK: Who's right about GOP health care bill, Trump and Cassidy, or Kimmel the TV guy?. More>>

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President Donald Trump has determined how he wants to approach the Iran nuclear deal, but Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says Trump has not informed him or others in the administration about his decision. More>>

Trump to look at even stricter cap on refugees

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Trump faces decision soon on refugee admissions, may go for even stricter limits. More>>

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Authorities say Oklahoma City officers who opened fire on a man who was approaching them holding a metal pipe apparently didn't hear witnesses yelling that the man was deaf. More>>

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A young girl at Yankee Stadium was injured by a foul ball off the bat of Todd Frazier during a game against Minnesota, leading some New York players to call for protective netting to be extended. More>>

Prosecutors say Texas lawmaker spent $51K on online psychic

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Prosecutors say a Texas lawmaker spent more than $51,000 on an online psychic, appeared for work at the Capitol apparently impaired by medication and hid a cellphone from investigators. More>>

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The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled that use of hearsay testimony to convict former Chicago-area police officer Drew Peterson in the death of his third wife was proper. More>>

Russia warns US, says special forces helping Syrian troops

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Russian says its special forces helping Syrian government troops fight Islamic State militants in battle for key city. More>>

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Vice President Mike Pence says the Trump administration is focused on issues "the American people are focused on" and isn't getting distracted by investigations into Russian interference in last year's U.S. election. More>>

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Singer Fergie says even though she and husband Josh Duhamel are splitting up they're still "great friends" who love one another and their young son. More>>

NKorea minister calls Trump's threat 'sound of dog barking'

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North Korean foreign minister calls Trump's threat 'the sound of a dog barking'. More>>

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Nine aid workers die in crash of truck filled with aid for Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh, hours after another shipment in the refugees' violence-wracked home state in Myanmar is attacked by a Buddhist mob. More>>

UN votes to help Iraq collect evidence against Islamic State

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The U.N. Security Council has authorized the world body's investigators to help Iraq collect evidence that could lead to prosecuting Islamic State extremists for war crimes. More>>

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Ordinary Mexicans are volunteering to wriggle into a collapsed school after a magnitude-7.1 earthquake pancaked a three-story structure. More>>

Fed announces a start to modestly reducing its bond holdings

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Fed announces start of trimming of bond holdings with $10 billion reduction in October. More>>

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The social media company, Twitter, says it will meet with a Senate committee investigating Russia's interference in the presidential election. More>>

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Trump's campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, offered "private briefings" to Russian billionaire during campaign. More>>

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President Donald Trump's nominee to oversee chemical safety at EPA has for years accepted payments for criticizing peer-reviewed studies that raised concerns about the safety of his clients' products, according to an AP review. More>>

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A brew of political pressures has pumped fresh life into the last-gasp Republican drive to erase the Obama health care overhaul. More>>

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President Donald Trump's campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, said during the presidential race that he was willing to provide "private briefings" for a Russian billionaire the U.S. government considers close to Russian President Vladimir Putin. More>>

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