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Arkansas prepares for 1st double execution in US since 2000

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Two Arkansas inmates who say they're in poor health after decades on death row argue that their medical conditions could lead to extreme pain during lethal injections. More>>

New Orleans takes down white supremacist monument

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New Orleans will begin taking down Confederate statutes, becoming the latest Southern body to divorce itself from what some say are symbols of racism and intolerance. More>>

Astronaut breaks US space record, gets call from Trump

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Astronaut Peggy Whitson has another record under her space belt. More>>

Farmers fear deportation of workers could hurt livelihood

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Farmers across the U.S. are worried about what will happen if the Trump administration presses ahead with its crackdown on immigrants who are in the country illegally. More>>

APNewsBreak: Dodgers, Yankees cut projected luxury tax bills

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The Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees are cutting payroll and their luxury tax bills _ just as Bryce Harper, Manny Machado and perhaps Clayton Kershaw near the free-agent market after the 2018 season. More>>

US general in Afghanistan suggests Russia arming the Taliban

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U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has arrived unannounced in Afghanistan. More>>

Border wall, health care jeopardize bill days from shutdown

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Critical issues remain unresolved as Congress and the White House push toward a Friday deadline to fund the government or risk a shutdown. More>>

Trump's 100-days promises: A long way to go on most of them

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How's President Donald Trump doing on the promises he made for his first 100 days in office? Not too well. More>>

Nearing 100 days, Trump says his presidency is 'different' Video included

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For nearly 100 days, President Donald Trump has startled world leaders with his unpredictability, but won their praise for a surprise strike on Syria. More>>

Officials: 'Happy Days' star Moran likely died from cancer

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Authorities say former "Happy Days" star Erin Moran likely died from cancer. More>>

Old-guard rallies around newcomer Macron for French runoff Video included

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French voters shut out the country's political mainstream from the presidency for the first time in the country's modern history, and on Monday found themselves being courted across the spectrum for the runoff election. More>>

Caitlyn Jenner talks of suicide, secrets in new book

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Caitlyn Jenner discusses her 'final surgery' and thoughts of suicide in a tell-all memoir intended to leave no secret unaddressed. More>>

Sheryl Sandberg's new book a tale of grief, resilience Video included

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The new book by Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg, "Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience and Finding Joy," recounts the death of her husband, her grief, and how she recovered from it. More>>

Airstrike kills 8 family members in northern Syria

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The leader of al-Qaida urged his followers and all militants in Syria to unite ranks and prepare for protracted jihad, or holy war, in a recording released Sunday night. More>>

South Korea, allies brace for North Korea follow-up act

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Rival South Korea and its allies are bracing for the possibility that North Korea may carry out its sixth nuclear test or its maiden test launch of an intercontinental ballistic missiles around the founding anniversary of its military on Tuesday. More>>

Beloved 600-year-old white oak tree takes final bow

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A 600-year-old white oak tree in New Jersey that's believed to be among the oldest in the nation is about to come down. More>>

Icelandic language at risk; robots, computers can't grasp it

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The revered Icelandic language, seen by many as a source of identity and pride, is being undermined by the widespread use of English both for mass tourism and in the voice-controlled artificial intelligence devices coming into vogue. More>>

Social media timeout as French election reaches final stage

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The final hours of many electoral campaigns are frantic affairs, dominated by last-minute pitches, late-breaking polls and massive social media campaigns aimed at drumming up turnout. More>>

Drones used for first time in major search at Grand Canyon

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The desperate search for two people who disappeared at the bottom of the Grand Canyon last weekend marked the National Park Service's most extensive use yet of drones for a search-and-rescue operation. More>>

Some questions and answers about Maria Sharapova's return

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Handed a much-debated wild card, Maria Sharapova will return to competitive tennis at the Porsche Grand Prix on Wednesday evening, less than 24 hours after her 15-month suspension for a doping offense has ended. More>>

Dems say Trump can avert shutdown risk if he relents on wall

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With a budget deadline looming, President Donald Trump plans a whirlwind of activities seeking to highlight his administration's accomplishments. More>>

At least global warming may get Americans off the couch more

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A new study finds that as the world warms and winters get milder, Americans will be more physically active. More>>

Guatemalan land activist wins prestigious Goldman prize

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A 60-year-old farmer and activist has been awarded the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize for work in his Guatemala homeland, an honor that comes after two previous Latin American winners have been murdered in the last year. More>>

Advocates fan out in global show of support for science Video included

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Thousands of people are expected to attend March for Science events around the world to promote the understanding of science as well as defending it from various attacks, including U.S. government budget cuts. More>>

Caitlyn Jenner tells all in new memoir

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Caitlyn Jenner opens up in an interview with The Associated Press about her new memoir and her rocky road to transition. More>>

The Latest: Israeli president denounces Le Pen's comments

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Former French Manuel Valls says the defeated Socialist Party is self-destructing and has to look forward to rebuild. More>>

Possible shutdown, health care quagmire awaiting Congress

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When Congress returns to work this coming week, they'll find a familiar quagmire on health care legislation, and a budget deadline that's dramatized by the prospect of a protracted battle between President Donald Trump and Democrats over his border wall. More>>

Last adventure ahead for NASA's Cassini spacecraft at Saturn

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NASA's Cassini spacecraft faces one last perilous adventure around Saturn. More>>

Elon Musk steps out in Australia with Amber Heard

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Billionaire Elon Musk is getting close with actress Amber Heard; the pair has been spotted zip-lining in Australia, where Heard is filming "Aquaman.". More>>

Pence cites 'challenging times' to troops in American Samoa

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US Vice President Mike Pence is thanking US service members based in American Samoa. More>>

Russian foreign minister: No proof of persecution of gay men

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Moscow is concerned about human rights violations but has no reason to believe reports about the persecution of gay men in Chechnya. More>>

Bloomberg to world leaders: Ignore Trump on climate

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New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg is warning world leaders not to follow President Donald Trump's lead on climate change. More>>

Erin Moran, Joanie Cunningham in "Happy Days," dies at 56

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Erin Moran, the former child star who starred as Joanie Cunningham in the sitcoms "Happy Days" and "Joanie Loves Chachi," has died. More>>

Johnson scores 28, Jazz beat Clippers 105-98 to even series

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Joe Johnson scored 28 points, and the Utah Jazz beat the Los Angeles Clippers 105-98 to even their first-round playoff series at 2-all. More>>

10 Things to Know for Today

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Among 10 Things to Know: As budget deadline looms, Trump pushes border wall funding; French vote for Macron, Le Pen shuts out mainstream politics; New Orleans to take down Confederate statues. More>>

Fearing a worker shortage, farmers push back on immigration Video included

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Farmers around the U.S. are worried that the Trump administration crackdown on immigrants will deprive them of the workers they need. More>>

AP Exclusive: The sad saga of North Korea's ATMs

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The airport in the North Korean capital has two ATMs but according to bank officials, because of new Chinese sanctions, they don't work. More>>

Hillary Clinton makes surprise appearance at Tribeca Fest

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Hillary Clinton made a surprise appearance at the Tribeca Film Festival to discuss the scourge of elephant poaching. More>>

Reese Witherspoon speaks out against elephant poaching

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The Oscar-winning "Big Little Lies" star Reese Witherspoon attended a party in New York on Friday night to celebrate Tiffany and Co. and said she backed the jewelry company's commitment to stop global trafficking and demand for elephant ivory. More>>

French vote for Macron, Le Pen shuts out mainstream politics Video included

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French voters shut out the country's political mainstream from the presidency for the first time in the country's modern history, and on Monday found themselves being courted across the spectrum for the runoff election. More>>

Unconventional Macron faces unprecedented challenge Video included

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French centrist Emmanuel Macron faces an unprecedented challenge in his quest for the French presidency: A newcomer to politics, he was virtually unknown to most of his countrymen just three years ago. More>>

French vote for Macron, Le Pen shuts out mainstream politics Video included

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French voters have begun casting ballots for the presidential election in a tense first-round poll that's seen as a test for the spread of populism around the world. More>>

France's far-right reaches across spectrum as runoff looms Video included

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France's far-right is reaching out to voters who backed the defeated far-left contender, hoping to peel away voters from the extremes of the political spectrum. More>>

Trump heads into tough week with budget, health care battles Video included

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President Donald Trump is heading into one of the most challenging weeks of his presidency, juggling a renewed push on health care and a looming budget deadline. More>>

James helps Cavs hold off Pacers, earn sweep into 2nd round

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LeBron James made a 3-pointer with 68 seconds left Sunday and the Cleveland Cavaliers hung on for a 106-102 series-clinching victory at Indiana. More>>

American, Russian cheered as they reach Intl Space Station

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A Soyuz space capsule has blasted off for the International Space Station, carrying an American astronaut making his first space flight and a veteran Russian cosmonaut. More>>

N. Korea detains US citizen; 3rd American being held

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Officials say North Korea has detained a U.S. citizen, bringing to three the number of Americans now being held there. More>>

Federal judges deny efforts to delay Arkansas executions

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Two Arkansas inmates scheduled to be put to death Monday in what could be the nation's first double execution in more than 16 years have asked an appeals court to halt their lethal injections because of poor health. More>>

11 candidates vie for French presidency in high-stakes race Video included

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From far left to far right, young to old, 11 candidates are vying for France's presidency in an election that is being watched as an indicator of populism's global appeal. More>>

10 Things to Know for Monday

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10 Things to Know for Monday. More>>

Trump says he will release tax reform package next week Video included

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President Donald Trump says businesses and individuals will receive a "massive tax cut" under a tax reform package he plans to unveil next week. More>>

The Latest: Passenger says flight attendant nearly hit baby

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A passenger on an American Airlines flight says a flight attendant who has since been grounded nearly hit a baby when he jerked a stroller away from a woman holding the child. More>>

Author and conservationist Kuki Gallmann shot in Kenya

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Novelist and conservationist Kuki Gallman shot in Kenya as suspicion falls on herders. More>>

American tries to learn from United's mistakes in incident

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American Airlines says it has grounded a flight attendant who got into a verbal confrontation with a passenger after taking a baby stroller away from another passenger. More>>

The Latest: French candidate Macron revels at Paris eatery Video included

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Candidates in France's presidential election have started to cast their votes. More>>

Global finance leaders dodge conflict with Trump White House

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Global finance leaders are seeking to avoid conflict with the Trump administration over trade and environmental policy. More>>

Trump tells 'dreamers' to rest easy, targets criminals Video included

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President Donald Trump says young immigrants brought to the U.S. as children and now in the country illegally can "rest easy.". More>>

Once critical of global deals, Trump slow to pull out of any

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The "America First" president who vowed to extricate America from onerous overseas commitments appears to be warming up to the view that when it comes to global agreements, a deal's a deal. More>>

Afghan officials: 100 casualties in Afghanistan attack

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An Afghan official says more than 100 army personnel have been killed or wounded after gunmen wearing army uniforms stormed a military compound in Balkh province. More>>

UC Berkeley students threaten to sue over Ann Coulter visit

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The University of California at Berkeley students who invited Ann Coulter to speak on campus are threatening to sue the university if it doesn't find a proper time and venue for the conservative pundit to speak next week. More>>

Erin Moran, Joanie Cunningham in "Happy Days," dies at 56

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Erin Moran, the former child star who starred as Joanie Cunningham in the sitcoms "Happy Days" and "Joanie Loves Chachi," has died. More>>

Renowned Soviet avant-garde art collection comes to Moscow

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A renowned collection of Soviet avant-garde art from a museum in Uzbekistan has gone on display at the Pushkin Museum in Moscow. More>>

Ryan: Russian election meddling probe will help US allies

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U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan says one of the reasons the U.S. Congress has launched a thorough investigation into Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 U.S. election is to "prevent the same kind of thing happening" to its NATO and other allies. More>>

Venezuelans march in memory of those killed in unrest

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Thousands of Venezuelans dressed in white are marching in a silent protest paying homage to the at least 20 people killed in unrest generated after the nation's Supreme Court stripped congress of its last powers, a decision it later reversed. More>>

Trump awards Purple Heart at Walter Reed military hospital

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President Donald Trump is visiting wounded service members at a military hospital outside Washington. More>>

United CEO won't add chairman title in 2018 as was planned

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United CEO won't automatically become chairman in 2018 as planned. More>>

Pope comforts sister of French priest slain by extremists

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Pope Francis has comforted the sister of an elderly French priest who was slain by Islamic militants in a church in Normandy as the pontiff paid tribute to the courage of modern-day Christian martyrs. More>>

Global finance leaders grapple with globalization fears

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Global finance leaders are downplaying differences over free trade with President Donald Trump, saying there is wide agreement that globalization delivers stronger economic growth. More>>

Security tight as France prepares for presidential vote

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Voters waking up in some French overseas territories are preparing to vote first in France's unpredictable presidential election _ one day earlier than in the mainland. More>>

Montana lawmakers seek to make Native America a destination

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Montana might be known internationally for such recreational jewels as Glacier and Yellowstone national parks, but Native Americans say the state is losing an opportunity by failing to develop and promote its vast tribal lands as tourist destinations. More>>

Chinese jihadis' rise in Syria raises concerns at home

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Chinese fighters of the Turkistan Islamic Party in Syria are organized, battled-hardened and have played instrumental roles in ground offensives against President Bashar Assad. More>>

Another nearby planet found that may be just right for life

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Astronomers find another nearby planet that may be just right for life. More>>

Westbrook's triple-double leads Thunder past Rockets 115-113

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Russell Westbrook scored 32 points in a triple-double, and the Oklahoma City Thunder held off the Houston Rockets 115-113 on Friday night to cut their deficit to 2-1 in the first-round Western Conference playoff series. More>>

North Carolina's long summer vacations are being challenged

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A law mandating when North Carolina public schools hold summer vacation is facing its strongest challenge yet from educators and legislators arguing more calendar flexibility would improve student performance. More>>

US Treasury rejects Exxon Mobil request to drill in Russia

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Trump administration denies Exxon's request to resume Russian oil drilling. More>>

The Latest: Venezuelan protesters cross into western Caracas

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For the first time in three weeks of protest, demonstrators in Venezuela have crossed from the wealthier eastern side of the nation's capital to the west without encountering resistance from state security. More>>

Oklahoman author, Texas dispute ownership of 'lunar Bibles'

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Ten microfilm Bibles that traveled to space on board the Apollo NASA missions are locked in an Oklahoma court vault while a legal battle rages in two states over their rightful owner. More>>

Hawaii bill giving equal access to fertility treatment dies

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Hawaii lawmakers have killed a bill that sought equal access to fertility treatments for gay and lesbian couples and single women. More>>

The Latest: French campaigns halt prior to presidential vote

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The final hours of many election campaigns are frantic affairs, dominated by last-minute pitches, late-breaking polls and social media campaigns. More>>

Croatia anti-fascists, Serbs gather at WWII death camp site

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Croatian anti-fascists and Serb minority groups have held a commemoration ceremony at the site of a notorious World War II death camp, boycotting the official event over alleged government inaction to curb the surge of neo-Nazi sentiment in the country. More>>

Divisions, protests erupt at German nationalist convention

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Germany's best-known nationalist politician calls on members of the Alternative for Germany to endorse her more pragmatic course instead of turning the party into a "fundamental opposition.". More>>

Undergrads build prosthetic arm for 10-year-old violinist

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A 10-year-old girl born with no left hand is playing the violin, thanks to a specially designed prosthetic built by undergrads at George Mason University. More>>

Battle for Berkeley: Will Ann Coulter spark another clash?

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The University of California at Berkeley is bracing for trouble next week, when conservative Ann Coulter has vowed to speak in defiance of the school's wishes. More>>

Want to own a town? Tiny Oregon community for sale for $3.5M

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The tiny town of Tiller, Oregon, is almost entirely for sale for $3.5 million - or $3.85 million if you also want the local elementary school, which is a separate deal. More>>

Shonda Rhimes tells all _ about how to be a screenwriter

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Shonda Rhimes, the mastermind behind TV hits "Grey's Anatomy" and "Scandal," keeps a lid on plot twists, but she's giving aspiring screenwriters a behind-the-scenes look at how to succeed in her craft. More>>

Harvard researchers find copy of Declaration of Independence

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Harvard University researchers say they've discovered a second parchment copy of the Declaration of Independence. More>>

Pence embraces US-Australia partnership after Trump spat

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Vice President Mike Pence and Australia's prime minister have brushed off any lingering hostility over a contentious refugee deal and joined forces Saturday to urge China to take a greater role in pressuring North Korea to drop its nuclear weapons program. More>>

Humor, sarcasm at Hungarian anti-govt protest in Budapest

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Thousands of Hungarians are attending a "peace march for the government and for Russia and against everything else" organized by the satiric Two-Tailed Dog Party. More>>

Gunfire sensors credited with quick arrest in Fresno rampage

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The arrest of a gunman accused of going on a deadly rampage against white people in Fresno, California, was made with the help of technology that can detect the sound of gunfire and help police zero in on the source. More>>

China launches its 1st unmanned cargo spacecraft

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Preparations are underway for the launch of China's first unmanned cargo spacecraft on a mission to dock with the country's space station. More>>

Champs-Elysees gunman had long criminal record, praised IS Video included

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France began picking itself up from another attack claimed by the Islamic State group, with Hollande calling together his security council and with his would-be successors treading carefully before the election this weekend. More>>

Senators seek data on Americans caught up in surveillance

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A Democratic privacy advocate and libertarian-minded Republican are asking the nation's top intelligence official to release more information about the communications of American citizens swept up in surveillance operations. More>>

Lawyer: Abducted Tennessee girl's recovery 'just beginning'

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A family lawyer says the "process of recovery is only just beginning" for a 15-year-old Tennessee student who was allegedly kidnapped by her teacher and taken to California. More>>

Police arrest man with knife at Paris' Gare du Nord station

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A man with a knife has been arrested by police at Paris' Gare du Nord station, sending a brief ripple of concern over social media a day before the French presidential vote. More>>

Trump Jr.'s prairie dog hunt in Montana prompts backlash

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Donald Trump Jr. will target more than just Montana's Republican voters when he helps technology entrepreneur Greg Gianforte campaign for an open U.S. House seat. More>>

Venezuela opposition boss asks Wall Street to cut off Maduro

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The leader of Venezuela's rebellious congress has a message for the world's capitalists: Think twice before signing another check to President Nicolas Maduro's government. More>>

Justice Dept. warns sanctuary cities in immigration fight

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The Trump administration is moving to crack down on so-called sanctuary cities that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration authorities. More>>

Queen Elizabeth II turns 91 with day at the horse races

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Britain marked Queen Elizabeth II's 91st birthday on Friday with gun salutes, as the monarch celebrated quietly at home. More>>

Supply ship named for John Glenn arrives at space station

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A supply ship bearing John Glenn's name has arrived at the International Space Station. More>>

Parole denied for Brinks heist getaway driver Judith Clark

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A former Weather Underground radical who drove a getaway car in a bungled 1981 Brinks armored-car robbery that left three people dead has been denied parole in New York. More>>

Legal rulings could force Texas back into federal oversight

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A run of legal defeats over its voting laws means Texas could risk becoming the first state forced back into federal oversight since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down key parts of the Voting Rights Act four years ago. More>>

Trump says Paris attack will help Le Pen in election Video included

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President Donald Trump waded into France's upcoming elections Thursday, saying he believes an attack on police officers this week will help Marine Le Pen, the far-right presidential candidate. More>>

Bye-bye, and here's your check: Golden exit for the departed

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Bill O'Reilly is reportedly in line to get up to $25 million following his ouster from Fox News, the latest in a long line of big payouts made to departing celebrities and executives. More>>

Germ in raw milk, poultry now tops food poisoning list

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The U.S. government's latest report card on food poisoning suggests that a germ commonly linked to raw milk and poultry is surpassing salmonella at the top of the culprit list. More>>

Venezuela officials say at least 12 people killed overnight

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Venezuela's energized opposition is planning sit-ins, silent marches to commemorate the dead and other nontraditional protests as it tries to build on the momentum of recent street demonstrations against socialist President Nicolas Maduro. More>>

Arkansas events show risk of ambitious execution schedule

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Arkansas carried out its first execution in nearly 12 years despite a flurry of legal challenges that spared three convicted killers. More>>

Police officer killed in Paris was on duty at Bataclan

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The Paris police officer who was shot to death while at work on the French capital's most famous boulevard had seen first-hand the horror that could be carried out in the name of the Islamic State group. More>>

26 hostages, including Qatar royals, freed in bargain

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Two Iraqi officials say that 26 hostages, including members of Qatar's ruling family, have been released after 16 months in captivity in Iraq. More>>

Germany: Suspect bet against Dortmund then bombed its bus

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Prosecutors say a 28-year-old German-Russian citizen has been arrested on suspicion of carrying out the bomb attack against a bus carrying members of the Borussia Dortmund soccer team. More>>

Fresno killings suspect has 2-decade history of violence

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The suspect in this week's Fresno, California mass shooting is set to appear in court to face a first-degree murder charge in a killing five days earlier. More>>

Power fully restored after San Francisco outage Video included

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A power outage struck a wide area of San Francisco, blacking out about 90,000 utility customers, snarling traffic as intersection signals went dark, and stopping the famed cable cars for a time. More>>

The Latest: Trump says charges against Assange would be 'OK'

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Trump says the latest Islamic State group attack in Paris will have a "big effect" on France's upcoming presidential election. More>>

AP Exclusive: Pesticide maker tries to kill risk study

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Dow Chemical is pushing the Trump administration to scrap the findings of federal scientists who point to a family of widely used pesticides as harmful to about 1,800 critically threatened or endangered species. More>>

Trump tells young immigrants in US illegally to 'rest easy' Video included

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President Donald Trump has assailed Iran as failing to live up to the "spirit" of the nuclear deal struck in 2015, setting an ominous tone for his forthcoming decision about whether to pull the U.S. out of the landmark agreement. More>>

Pence reaffirms US-Australia alliance after Trump spat

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Vice President Mike Pence has arrived in Australia on a mission to reassure a key partner more than two months after President Donald Trump got into a spat with the country's prime minister. More>>

Global finance officials argue benefits of free trade

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World finance leaders say they will seek to build support for free trade by finding ways to help those left behind by globalization. More>>

The Latest: Pence says US will honor refugee deal

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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has arrived in Sydney for a weekend visit that will include meetings with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and other top officials. More>>

Young immigrants won't 'rest easy' despite Trump's comments Video included

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Young immigrants protected by executive action from deportation say they won't "rest easy," even if President Donald Trump said they should. More>>

Fresno killings suspect shouts out during 1st court hearing

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The suspect in this week's racially motivated shooting rampage in Fresno, California, entered a courtroom shouting that natural disasters striking America will increase. More>>

The Latest: Peru's leader criticizes turmoil in Venezuela

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Authorities in Venezuela say 12 people were killed overnight following looting and violence in the South American nation's capital amid a spiraling political crisis. More>>

Trump secrecy moves threaten his 'drain the swamp' pledge

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Donald Trump insists his "drain the swamp" promise was more than a throwaway presidential campaign slogan and his aides are figuring out how to deliver on cleaning up Washington. More>>

The Latest: Equipment failure shut down power to thousands

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A utility company spokesman says the San Francisco power outage that left thousands in the dark was caused by a "catastrophic failure" of circuit breaker that caused a fire at a power substation. More>>

Ronda Rousey announces engagement to fighter Travis Browne

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Forget the octagon, Ronda Rousey is buzzing about a ring after announcing her engagement to fellow MMA fighter Travis Browne. More>>

George HW Bush to stay through weekend in Houston hospital

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A spokesman for former President George H.W. Bush says the nation's 41st president will remain in a Houston hospital through the weekend while he recovers from a mild case of pneumonia. More>>

US Defense Sec'y Mattis: Syria still has chemical weapons

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U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says Syria still possesses banned chemical weapons. More>>

AP Explains: How suspected bus bomber hoped to make millions

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The man who bombed the bus carrying the Borussia Dortmund soccer team allegedly hoped to make money off an expected slump in the team's share price by using a financial trade called a "put option.". More>>

Trump: Paris attack will 'probably help' Le Pen in France Video included

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President Donald Trump says he believes Thursday's attack in Paris will "probably help" far-right candidate Marine Le Pen in France's upcoming election. More>>

Ohio family members plead for tips to solve massacre of 8

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Family members are pleading for information that could help solve the massacre of eight people in Ohio a year ago. More>>

Judge orders Volkswagen to pay $2.8B in emission scandal

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Volkswagen and the U.S. government are asking a judge to approve a $2.8 billion criminal penalty against the automaker for cheating on diesel emissions tests. More>>

London library makes World War II war crimes searches easier

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The Wiener Library for the Study of Holocaust & Genocide in London is making the U.N.'s files on World War II war crimes more accessible by allowing the general public to search an online catalog of the documents for the first time beginning Friday. More>>

Trump's budget chief says money for border wall a must

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The White House budget director says money for the wall President Donald Trump wants to build along the U.S. border with Mexico must be part of the massive spending bill Congress is preparing. More>>

Venezuela officials: 12 dead in overnight violence

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Authorities in Venezuela say 12 people were killed overnight following looting and violence in the South American nation's capital amid a spiraling political crisis. More>>

James, Cavs come from 26 down, beat Pacers to take 3-0 lead

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LeBron James finished with 41 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists, and the Cleveland Cavaliers set an NBA postseason record by erasing a 25-point halftime deficit to beat the Indiana Pacers 119-111 and take a 3-0 lead. More>>

The senior Sanders backs party youth to remake Democrats

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Bernie Sanders, who attracted millions of college-aged and young adults to his presidential campaign last year, is following through on a promise he made when he left the race: to promote younger leaders for the Democratic Party. More>>

John Glenn honored with launch of space station supply ship

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A NASA delivery service is paying tribute to John Glenn, as it gets set to launch a space station supply ship. More>>

GM faces hard road getting compensated for Venezuela factory Video included

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General Motors says it has halted operations in Venezuela after authorities seized a factory. More>>

10 Things to Know for Today

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Among 10 Things to Know: France assures security measures in place ahead of vote; Arkansas carries out first execution since 2005; Babies of the Islamic State caliphate are in limbo as fighters retreat. More>>

Without O'Reilly, Fox News faces its toughest test

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One of Bill O'Reilly's accusers says she felt triumphant when the Fox News Channel host was fired following an investigation into claims of harassment by women. More>>

AP-NORC Poll: Black teens most active on social media apps

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A new poll shows that black teens are the most active on social media, messaging apps and video. More>>

Young man is 9th fatality in Venezuela protests this month

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Authorities in Venezuela say a young man has been shot and killed in a street protest, becoming the ninth person die this month during demonstrations in the South American country. More>>

Woods has 4th back surgery; likely to miss majors this year

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Woods says he has a 4th back surgery to alleviate pain; 2 days earlier he said back was progressing. More>>

Austrian town finds its hermit after international search

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It took an international search and making a choice between more than 50 applicants, but an Austrian town has a new hermit. More>>

Correction: Monaco-Flying Car story

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A Slovakian company called AeroMobil unveiled on Thursday its version of a flying car, a light frame plane whose wings can fold back, like an insect, and is boosted by a hybrid engine and rear propeller. More>>

In final hours, Hernandez thought of family, not football

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Aaron Hernandez's death in prison _ just days after the former NFL star was cleared of additional murder charges _ remains shrouded in mystery. More>>

In wake of tense Trump call, Pence aims to soothe Australia

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Vice President Mike Pence will be working to smooth over any lingering hard feelings with Australia more than two months after President Donald Trump got into a spat with the country's prime minister. More>>

The Latest: Dortmund bus attack suspect bet against the team

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German prosecutors say the 28-year-old man arrested on suspicion of attacking the Borussia Dortmund team bus had taken out a five-figure loan to bet on a drop in the clubs' stock. More>>

After sex video, S. Korea accused of targeting gay soldiers

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A human rights group is accusing South Korea's army of hunting down and prosecuting gay servicemen after a sex video between two male soldiers appeared was posted on the internet earlier this year. More>>

Some vets can go to CVS 'MinuteClinics' for minor illnesses

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The Department of Veterans Affairs is hoping a private-sector partnership with the CVS Pharmacy chain will reduce some of its strain in providing urgent care to about 120,000 veterans at the Phoenix VA medical center. More>>

Nervous about China, Southeast Asia gets Trump's attention Video included

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Vice President Mike Pence is meeting Indonesia's president and other top officials in Jakarta with trade and commercial disputes expected to be on the agenda. More>>

Arkansas overcomes legal hurdles, carries out execution

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An aggressive effort by the state of Arkansas to carry out its first executions since 2005 stalled for the second time this week as courts blocked lethal injections planned Thursday for two inmates. More>>

Trump raps Iran as violating 'spirit' of nuclear deal

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President Donald Trump says Iran is failing to live up to the "spirit" of the nuclear deal struck in 2015, warning his administration was debating whether or not to jettison the landmark pact. More>>

Supreme Court bans Jehovah's Witnesses in Russia

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Russia's Supreme Court has banned the Jehovah's Witnesses from operating in the country, accepting a request from the justice ministry that the religious organization be considered an extremist group. More>>

The Latest: Champs-Elysees reopening after gun attack Video included

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Paris police and soldiers have sealed off the area around the Champs-Elysees after an attack on police, ordering tourists back into their hotels and blocking people from approaching the scene. More>>

After sex video, S. Korea accused of targeting gay soldiers

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A human rights group is accusing South Korea's army of hunting down and prosecuting gay servicemen after a sex video between two male soldiers appeared was posted on the internet earlier this year. More>>

Iran approves 6 to run for president, but Ahmadinejad is out

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Iranian state media says the Guardian Council has vetted candidates for next month's presidential election and will forward the final list to the Interior Ministry. More>>

Hezbollah border tour offers a glimpse of possible war ahead

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Hezbollah takes reporters on a tour of the Lebanese-Israeli border for the first time since the 2006 war to show preparations on the Israeli side for what many fear could be a far bloodier _ and perhaps inevitable _ round of fighting. More>>

Paris police shot on Champs-Elysees; IS group claims attack Video included

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Paris police are warning people to avoid the area around the French capital's grand Champs-Elysees. More>>

The Latest: Inmate lost consciousness quickly, witnesses say

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The Arkansas Supreme Court is allowing the state to use a lethal injection drug in upcoming executions, despite a supplier's complaint that it was sold to the state to be used only for inmates' medical care. More>>

Amos Oz, David Grossman among Intl Booker Prize nominees.

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Two of Israel's most renowned authors and an Argentine first-time novelist are among six finalists for the Man Booker International Prize for fiction. More>>

UC Berkeley flip-flops on Ann Coulter, proposes May date

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The University of California, Berkeley says it has a "grave concern" of violence on campus if Ann Coulter follows through on a threat to speak next week and has proposed an alternate date next month. More>>

10 Things to Know for Friday

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10 Things to Know for Friday. More>>

GM quits Venezuela after government seizes its factory Video included

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Venezuela's opposition is looking to keep up pressure on President Nicolas Maduro by taking to the streets again Thursday hours after two people were killed and hundreds arrested in the biggest anti-government demonstrations in years. More>>

The Latest: Latin America nations condemn Venezuela violence

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General Motors has stopped doing business in Venezuela after authorities took control of its only factory there in what GM called an illegal judicial seizure of its assets. More>>

Topsy-turvy French election still has surprises in store

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A French presidential campaign that's been filled with unprecedented twists and turns still has surprises in store heading into Sunday's first-round vote. More>>

Tennessee girl safe, teacher arrested near California cabin

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Authorities say that a 15-year-old Tennessee girl who disappeared with her teacher has been found safe in California. More>>

Who stashed gold inside a British piano? It's a mystery

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British officials say they have been unable to trace the rightful heirs to a trove of gold coins found stashed inside a piano and worth a "life-changing" amount of money. More>>

The Latest: 21st Century stock rises after O'Reilly firing

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Shares of Fox News' parent company, 21st Century Fox, are gaining ground following the firing of longtime and top-rated segment host Bill O'Reilly. More>>

Pentagon chief: US won't reveal 'mother of all bombs' toll

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U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the Pentagon won't disclose how much damage was done in striking an Islamic State stronghold in Afghanistan with the military's most powerful non-nuclear bomb, popularly dubbed "the mother of all bombs.". More>>

Indiana GOP leaders agree to close cold beer loophole

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Republican leaders in the Indiana Statehouse have reached agreement on a measure that appears to punish a convenience store owner who used a legal loophole to circumvent the state's stringent law governing who can sell sale cold beer. More>>

AP Explains: 4/20 grew from humble roots to pot high holiday

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Thursday marks marijuana culture's high holiday, 4/20, when college students gather _ at 4:20 p.m. _ in clouds of smoke on campus quads and pot shops in legal weed states thank their customers with discounts. More>>

APNewsBreak: Baby orca! Last killer whale born at SeaWorld

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The last killer whale has been born in captivity at a SeaWorld park, a calf whose birth in Texas follows the company's 2016 decision to stop breeding killer whales. More>>

In Zimbabwe, boys are offered boxing instead of despair

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In Zimbabwe, where unemployment is rife and the young are increasingly taking to drugs and alcohol, a former boxing champion hopes a makeshift ring will keep some boys off the streets. More>>

AP Explains: Why are protests rocking Venezuela now?

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AP Explains: Why are protests rocking Venezuela now?. More>>

O'Reilly is out at Fox but influence endures; career too?

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Despite the inglorious end to Bill O'Reilly's two-decade Fox News Channel career, observers say his deep imprint on Fox and other cable news outlets and his influence on barbed political discourse are intact for the foreseeable future. More>>

Slain St. Petersburg journalist had reported attacks before

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A Russian newspaper editor says the prominent journalist who died on Wednesday after being attacked had been previously targeted for his work. More>>

  • TechnologyMore>>

  • Astronaut breaks US space record, gets call from Trump

    Astronaut breaks US space record, gets call from Trump

    Monday, April 24 2017 4:58 PM EDT2017-04-24 20:58:53 GMT
    Monday, April 24 2017 4:58 PM EDT2017-04-24 20:58:53 GMT
    Astronaut Peggy Whitson has another record under her space belt.
    Astronaut Peggy Whitson has another record under her space belt.
  • The Latest: Trump looks to expand offshore drilling

    The Latest: Trump looks to expand offshore drilling

    Monday, April 24 2017 4:58 PM EDT2017-04-24 20:58:15 GMT
    Monday, April 24 2017 4:58 PM EDT2017-04-24 20:58:15 GMT
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says President Donald Trump has thrown "a monkey wrench" into congressional talks on a catch-all spending bill with his insistence on start-up money for a wall along the U.S....
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says President Donald Trump has thrown "a monkey wrench" into congressional talks on a catch-all spending bill with his insistence on start-up money for a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico.
  • Sheryl Sandberg's new book a tale of grief, resilience

    Sheryl Sandberg's new book a tale of grief, resilience

    Monday, April 24 2017 4:56 PM EDT2017-04-24 20:56:26 GMT
    Monday, April 24 2017 4:56 PM EDT2017-04-24 20:56:26 GMT
    The new book by Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg, "Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience and Finding Joy," recounts the death of her husband, her grief, and how she recovered from it.
    The new book by Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg, "Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience and Finding Joy," recounts the death of her husband, her grief, and how she recovered from it.
  • NationalMore>>

  • Arkansas prepares for 1st double execution in US since 2000

    Arkansas prepares for 1st double execution in US since 2000

    Monday, April 24 2017 4:59 PM EDT2017-04-24 20:59:17 GMT
    Monday, April 24 2017 4:59 PM EDT2017-04-24 20:59:17 GMT

    Two Arkansas inmates who say they're in poor health after decades on death row argue that their medical conditions could lead to extreme pain during lethal injections.

    Two Arkansas inmates who say they're in poor health after decades on death row argue that their medical conditions could lead to extreme pain during lethal injections.

  • Tennessee teacher planned to take 15-year-old girl to Mexico

    Tennessee teacher planned to take 15-year-old girl to Mexico

    Monday, April 24 2017 4:59 PM EDT2017-04-24 20:59:14 GMT
    Monday, April 24 2017 4:59 PM EDT2017-04-24 20:59:14 GMT
    Court documents say a Tennessee teacher charged with kidnapping a 15-year-old student and driving her to California had planned to take the girl to Mexico and took a boat from San Diego on a test run.
    Court documents say a Tennessee teacher charged with kidnapping a 15-year-old student and driving her to California had planned to take the girl to Mexico and took a boat from San Diego on a test run.
  • US: Turkish man charged with serious national security crime

    US: Turkish man charged with serious national security crime

    Monday, April 24 2017 4:59 PM EDT2017-04-24 20:59:13 GMT
    Monday, April 24 2017 4:59 PM EDT2017-04-24 20:59:13 GMT
    A federal prosecutor in New York says politically connected lawyers are using inaccuracies to whitewash charges against a prominent Turkish businessman and are trying to get Turkey's president and U.S. officials to...
    A federal prosecutor in New York says politically connected lawyers are using inaccuracies to whitewash charges against a prominent Turkish businessman and are trying to get Turkey's president and U.S. officials to resolve the case diplomatically.
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