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Reynolds and Fisher honored with humor, music and dance

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Stars and fans will gather Saturday for a public memorial to honor late actresses Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher. More>>

Oregon beats Kansas 74-60 to punch Final Four ticket

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Tyler Dorsey poured in 27 points, Dillon Brooks added 17 and plucky Oregon ended Kansas' romp through the NCAA Tournament with a 74-60 victory Saturday night that gave the Ducks their first Final Four trip in nearly 80 years. More>>

Pentagon: An al-Qaida leader killed in Afghanistan airstrike

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The Pentagon says a U.S. counterterrorism airstrike earlier this month in Afghanistan killed an al-Qaida leader responsible for a deadly hotel attack in Islamabad in 2008 and the 2009 attack on a bus carrying the Sri Lankan cricket team. More>>

The Latest: Big wins for West Coast in regional finals

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With fan favorite Arizona eliminated in the Sweet 16, there are plenty of empty seats at tip off for the West Regional final between top-seeded Gonzaga and No. 11 seed Xavier. More>>

Vegas Strip reopens after gunman surrender, fatal shooting

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Police say a part of the Las Vegas Strip has been shut-down after a gunman barricaded himself inside a bus near the Cosmopolitan hotel-casino. More>>

Self-inflicted collapse chokes GOP effort to undo Obamacare

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The failure of House Republicans to repeal and replace Barack Obama's health care law was nothing short of an epic, self-inflicted collapse. More>>

The Latest: Pedestrians return to Strip after standoff ends

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A hospital spokeswoman says one person has died in a shooting along the Las Vegas Strip. More>>

Verdict turns page in Penn State child molestation scandal

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Penn State is trying to turn the corner on the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal, but the former FBI director who authored a scathing report on it more than four years ago says more changes are needed. More>>

The Latest: Madrid protest backs citizens' rights in Brexit

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Residents of Rome are avoiding the city center as authorities brace for the possibility of violent protests during a European Union summit. More>>

Idaho woman says she crashed because she saw a sasquatch

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A northern Idaho woman told police she crashed into a deer because she was distracted by a sasquatch in her rearview mirror. More>>

'SNL' star doesn't back away from Boston racism comment

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"Saturday Night Live" star Michael Che (CHAY) is not backing away from comments he made about Boston, when he called it the "most racist city" he has ever visited. More>>

London attacker had worked in Saudi Arabia teaching English

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The Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia in London says that the Westminster attacker was in the country three times and taught English there. More>>

Belarus police arrest over 400 protesters; many are beaten

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Riot police in the Belarusian capital have raided the office of a human-rights group hours ahead of an attempt by opposition activists to mount a large protest demonstration. More>>

Pope visits Milan housing project; urges compassion for poor

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Pope Francis has arrived in Milan on a one-day visit to the world's largest diocese and the home base of his main competition for the papacy, Cardinal Angelo Scola. More>>

Now what? Options for consumers as health law drama fades

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As the political drama over health care legislation in Washington fades, the rest of the country faces a more immediate concern: Getting insurance for next year. More>>

Poker tables keep decreasing on Nevada casino floors

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When the Monte Carlo closes its eight-table poker room in about a month as part of a $450 million overhaul, the Las Vegas Strip will have lost nearly a quarter of the tables it had a decade ago. More>>

EU puts pen to paper, signs unity pledge on 60th anniversary

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European Union leaders are gathering in Rome to mark the 60th anniversary of their founding treaty and chart a way ahead following the decision of Britain to leave the 28-nation bloc. More>>

Ex-CIA chief: Flynn's firm discussed removing cleric from US

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A former CIA director has accused former national security adviser Michael Flynn of participating in a discussion with Turkish officials about possibly subverting the U.S. extradition process to remove a Turkish cleric from the United States. More>>

Failure on health bill also hurts prospects for tax overhaul

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House Republicans' failure to repeal Barack Obama's health law deals a serious blow to another big part of President Donald Trump's agenda: tax reform. More>>

Trump son-in-law's ties to Israel raise questions of bias

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The family real estate company of Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son in law and senior adviser, has longstanding business ties to Israel, including an ongoing real estate deal with an Israeli insurance company. More>>

Security, parking, garbage irk Ivanka Trump's DC neighbors

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Residents of a posh Washington neighborhood say the Trump clan doesn't make for very good neighbors, hogging parking on an already crowded street and leaving trash bags rotting at curbside. More>>

Elderly couple on wrong flight; end up in NY, not Michigan

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A 96-year-old woman and an 89-year-old man were wheeled to the wrong gate at a South Florida airport and ended up on a flight to upstate New York instead of Michigan. More>>

Turkish chocolate festival features bust of President Trump

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One of the highlights at a Turkish chocolate festival has been U.S. President Donald Trump _ made of cake icing. More>>

Colorado weighs strategy for guarding against pot crackdown

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Colorado is considering an unusual strategy to protect its nascent marijuana industry from a federal crackdown. More>>

AP FACT CHECK: The week when Trump's wiretap accusation died

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A variety of statements by President Donald Trump did not stand up to scrutiny over the past week. More>>

Gorsuch hearings show him as careful, folksy, testy at times

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The Supreme Court nominee's hearing reveals a judge who is careful, well-credentialed and willing to push back. More>>

Many governors welcome demise of GOP health care bill

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Failure of the Republican bill to overhaul Obama's health care law is welcomed by many governors, primarily in states that had expanded Medicaid. More>>

Elite! Chiozza hits 3 at OT buzzer, Gators beat Wisconsin

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Chris Chiozza went end to end and made a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give Florida an 84-83 victory against Wisconsin on Friday night in the first overtime game of this NCAA Tournament. More>>

Man carrying a sword, dressed as Joker arrested in Virginia

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Police in Virginia have arrested a man who was dressed as comic book villain the Joker and reportedly carrying a sword. More>>

The Latest: Chiozza's 3 gives SEC an Elite Eight trio

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NCAA Tournament fans who filled out second chance brackets on ESPN are backing Wisconsin for a Final Four bid more than any other team in the East Region. More>>

US immigration judge grants asylum to Singapore teen blogger

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An immigration judge in Chicago has granted asylum to a Singapore teen whose online posts criticizing his government landed him in jail. More>>

Ex-Penn State president convicted over child-sex scandal

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Former Penn State president Graham Spanier has been found guilty of one count of child endangerment over his handling of a child sex abuse complaint against retired assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. More>>

Arkansas inmates make longshot bid to avoid double execution

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Two Arkansas inmates scheduled for lethal injections next month are asking the parole board to spare their lives in a longshot effort to halt an unprecedented plan to execute eight prisoners in a 10-day period. More>>

Trump delivers his news to newspaper reporters

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President Trump goes old school, surprising two newspaper reporters with calls saying he was pulling health care bill from consideration. More>>

No repeal for 'Obamacare' _ a humiliating defeat for Trump Video included

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Republicans have set course for a climactic House vote on their health care overhaul. More>>

Speaker Ryan falls short in first test of Trump presidency

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Speaker Paul Ryan guaranteed a win on the Republican plan to dismantle Barack Obama's health care law. More>>

The Latest: McConnell disappointed about GOP health bill Video included

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White House budget chief Mick Mulvaney says he has "a lot of confidence" in President Donald Trump's ability to salvage a congressional Republican health care plan, but warns that Trump "also wants to move on" if the deal collapses. More>>

Trump OKs Keystone pipeline, calling it 'great day' for jobs

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Senior U.S. officials say the Trump administration will approve the Keystone XL pipeline on Friday, ending years of delay for a project that has served as a flashpoint in the national debate about climate change. More>>

Plan to dig up President Polk's body _ again _ stirs trouble

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A push by lawmakers in Tennessee to dig up President James K. Polk's body and move it for the third time since his death nearly 170 years ago is riling people. More>>

US Jews wrestle with arrest of Jew in bomb threats case

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Jewish groups who warned of a surge in anti-Semitism had pointed to numerous bomb threats against Jewish community centers as the most dramatic example of the trend. More>>

Canada pulls vehicle license plate deemed offensive

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A Canadian provincial government has withdrawn a man's personalized license plate, saying Lorne Grabher's surname is offensive to women when viewed on his car bumper. More>>

London attacker cheerful, joking on eve of deadly rampage

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London's top anti-terror officer says two more "significant arrests" have been made in connection with the Westminster attack, in central and northern England. More>>

Trump campaign chair offers to talk to House panel on Russia

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The Republican chairman of the House intelligence committee says former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has volunteered to speak with the panel. More>>

The Latest: UK honors lawmaker who tried to save policeman

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London's top terror officer says Khalid Masood, who attacked Britain's Parliament, killing four people and wounding some 50, was born Adrian Russell Ajao. More>>

EU leaders converge on Rome to rekindle sense of unity

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Hurt by Britain's planned exit, European Union leaders are making a pilgrimage to Rome this weekend with the hope that a visit to the cradle of their project of unity can somehow rekindle the vigor of youth. More>>

Rachel Dolezal struggles after racial identity scandal

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A woman who rose to prominence as a black civil rights leader and then lost her job when her parents exposed her as being white is struggling to make a living these days. More>>

House GOP abruptly pulls troubled health care bill Video included

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Republican leaders have abruptly pulled their troubled health care overhaul bill off the House floor, short of votes and eager to avoid a humiliating defeat for President Donald Trump and GOP leaders. More>>

Spacewalking astronauts prep station for new parking spot

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Astronauts have ventured out on a spacewalk to prep the International Space Station for a new parking spot. More>>

The Cubs curbed their curse _ who's next to douse a drought?

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The Chicago Cubs ended baseball's longest curse when they won the World Series last year. More>>

Ukraine: Russian agent killed Kremlin critic Voronenkov

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A senior Ukrainian official says the killer of Kremlin critic Denis Voronenkov, who was gunned down in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev, was a Russian agent. More>>

Putin meets Le Pen, denies French election interference

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has held a surprise meeting with France's far-right presidential candidate and dismissed suggestions that Russia aims to influence the election in her favor. More>>

Colombia official says Venezuela raid may be tied to crisis

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A Colombian official said an incursion by Venezuelan troops may have been linked to Colombia's call for elections in the neighboring South American nation. More>>

Egypt's Mubarak free, acquitted after years-long detention

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Egyptian security official says ousted President Hosni Mubarak is back home, free after his release from detention. More>>

Naked group stages disruption by notorious Auschwitz gate

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A group of 11 people took off their clothes, killed a sheep and chained themselves together by the main gate of the former Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz before being detained by police, officials said Friday. More>>

Sao Paulo street art debate over what makes cities livable

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A campaign to clean up and beautify Sao Paulo has come under fire after the city's new mayor painted over a series of well-known graffiti murals. More>>

Double-amputee Marine vet joins New York police department

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A U.S. Marine Corps veteran who lost his legs below the knee after stepping on an explosive in Afghanistan is joining a suburban New York police department. More>>

2 homes being demolished at suburban Detroit sinkhole site

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Two homes are being torn down to clear the way for repairs to a broken Detroit-area sewer line that caused a sinkhole on Christmas Eve. More>>

Arab autocrats: Exiled, killed or fighting for survival

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From the ashes of Arab Spring revolts, Mideast autocrats exiled, killed or fighting for survival. More>>

Correction: Dinos on Move story

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Tyrannosaurus Rex and his buddies could be on the move as a new study proposes a massive shake-up of the dinosaur family tree. More>>

US coalition investigating reports of deadly Mosul airstrike

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US-led coalition fighting IS probing reports of airstrike in western Mosul that allegedly killed more than 100 civilians. More>>

New video shows delay removing Theresa May from attack scene

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Newly published video showing Prime Minister Theresa May being rushed out of Parliament while an attack unfolded seems to show some confusion and delay on the part of her security detail as she was rushed to her Downing Street residence. More>>

Disney CEO: 'Last Jedi' not changed due to Fisher's death

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Disney CEO Bob Iger says the upcoming "Star Wars" sequel has not been changed due to the death of Carrie Fisher. More>>

Zoo plan for baby hippo: More independence, nix lap naps

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The Cincinnati Zoo says its premature baby hippo, Fiona, is getting more independent and now tops 100 pounds (45.36 kilograms), meaning her days of napping on her human caretakers' laps are dwindling. More>>

US-born panda Bao Bao makes first public appearance in China

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American-born giant panda Bao Bao has made her first appearance before the public in southwestern China following her move there from Washington, D.C. Bao Bao was born at the National Zoo in Washington to pandas on loan from China. More>>

Amy Schumer drops out as Barbie in film based on doll

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Amy Schumer has dropped out of a live-action big screen version of Barbie due to scheduling conflicts. More>>

10 Things to Know for Today

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10 Things to Know for Today. More>>

Trumps plot big hotel expansion, but political problems loom

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The Trumps are launching a new hotel chain in a bold expansion of a company that critics say is already too big and opaque for an enterprise whose owner sits in the Oval Office. More>>

House sets risky health care vote after Trump demands it Video included

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Republicans have set course for a climactic House vote on their health care overhaul. More>>

Ivanka Trump: A White House force, just not an 'employee'

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Government watchdogs are continuing to complain about Ivanka Trump's unique role at her father's White House. More>>

Bye, Michigan _ time for new lovable underdogs Xavier, SC

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Michigan's ouster from the NCAA Tournament makes room for a new lovable underdog to step up. More>>

The Latest: Arizona's loss means three 2-seeds are out

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Las Vegas casinos are favoring North Carolina as the NCAA Tournament resets to a 16-team field. More>>

Sunken S.Korean ferry set to be loaded on transport vessel

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Nearly three years after it capsized and sank into the violent seas off South Korea's southwestern coast, workers slowly pulled up the 6,800-ton ferry Sewol from the waters on Thursday. More>>

White House, in gamble, demands make-or-break health vote Video included

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The long-promised GOP health bill to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act is on the brink, short of votes just hours before Republican leaders plan to put it on the House floor. More>>

Police: Wisconsin rampage began with domestic dispute

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Four people including a police officer are dead and a suspect is in custody after shootings at a bank and a law firm, followed by a standoff at an apartment complex in northern Wisconsin. More>>

Israel arrests hacker linked to threats on US Jewish centers

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Israeli police say they have arrested a 19-year-old Israeli Jewish man as the primary suspect in a string of bomb threats targeting Jewish community centers in the U.S. Police say the suspect's motives are unclear. More>>

10 Things to Know for Friday

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Among 10 Things to Know: Raids net 7 arrests after London attack; AP Exclusive: US probes offshore banking of ex-Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort; GOP health bill on the brink hours from House showdown vote. More>>

Utah getting toughest drunken driving limit in the US

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Utah's governor has announced he will sign legislation giving the state the strictest DUI threshold in the country. More>>

Maryland high school thrust into immigration debate

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A Maryland high school has been thrust into the national immigration debate after a 14-year-old student said she was raped in a bathroom there by two classmates, including one who authorities said came to the U.S. illegally from Central America. More>>

The Latest: Dozens of French teenagers return to homeland

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has condemned the attack outside Britain's Parliament in London. More>>

A look at victims of the attack outside London's Parliament Video included

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A look at victims of the attack outside London's Parliament. More>>

Brady's Super Bowl jerseys returned to New England Patriots

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Tom Brady's stolen Super Bowl jerseys are back with the New England Patriots. More>>

London defiant as IS claims attack by British ex-con, 52 Video included

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British armed police have carried out a raid on a property in the central English city of Birmingham, after an attacker killed four people before being fatally shot by police within Parliament's grounds. More>>

Police: Random racist violence ends in death of black man Video included

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New York City officials are calling the death of a black man who they say was repeatedly stabbed with a sword by a white U.S. Army veteran from Baltimore, "an assault" on the city's inclusiveness and diversity. More>>

White House defends GOP lawmaker's decision to brief Trump Video included

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The chairman of the House intelligence committee says communications of Donald Trump and his transition team may have been scooped up by American intelligence officials monitoring other targets and improperly distributed throughout spy agencies. More>>

SCIENCE SAYS: Unavoidable typos in DNA help fuel cancer

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New research says more cancer-causing mutations are due to random chance than heredity or lifestyle risks, but lots of tumors still are preventable. More>>

Death rates up for middle age whites with little education

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Middle-age white Americans with limited education are increasingly dying younger, on average, than other middle-age U.S. adults, a trend driven by their dwindling economic opportunities, research by two Princeton University economists has found. More>>

British ex-con, 52, carried out Westminster attack

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The 52-year-old Briton identified as the Westminster Bridge attacker had a raft of convictions _ including assault, weapons possession and public order offenses _ spanning two decades, London police said. More>>

AP sources: US to approve Keystone XL pipeline

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Senior U.S. officials say the State Department will recommend approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, clearing the way for the White House to formally approve it. More>>

Perry blasts election of 1st gay Texas A&M student president

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U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry says the first openly gay student body president at his alma mater, Texas A&M University, may have "stolen" the election. More>>

Poland's WWII museum opens amid an uncertain future

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A major World War II museum has opened in northern Poland amid plans by the government to change its content to fit its nationalist views. More>>

Democrats threaten delay on Supreme Court nominee

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Following two days of largely uncontroversial testimony by Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, a series of lawyers, advocacy groups and former colleagues will tell the Senate Judiciary Committee why they should _ or should not _ confirm him. More>>

Airlift of forces in Syria shows growing US involvement

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The U.S. is deepening its involvement in the war against the Islamic State group after an unprecedented airlift of Arab and Kurdish fighters behind enemy lines. More>>

AP Exclusive: US probe of ex-Trump aide extends to Cyprus Video included

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U.S. Treasury agents have recently obtained information about offshore financial transactions involving President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, as part of a sweeping anti-corruption probe into his work in Eastern Europe. More>>

Russia, Ukraine at odds over singer's Eurovision performance

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Organizers of the Eurovision song contest say they're taking the unprecedented step of offering to let Russia's contestant perform via satellite after authorities in host Ukraine banned her from entering the country. More>>

The Latest: Jewish leaders welcome arrest of threat suspect

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U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions says the arrest of a 19-year-old Israeli Jewish man in a string of bomb threats targeting U.S. Jewish community centers shows the Justice Department will not tolerate religious-oriented attacks. More>>

Northern Ireland bids farewell to ex-IRA chief McGuinness

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Londonderry is filling with mourners for the funeral of former IRA chief Martin McGuinness, who helped lead his militant movement to compromise with British Protestants. More>>

Let there be light: German scientists test 'artificial sun'

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Scientists in Germany are flipping the switch on what's being described as "the world's largest artificial sun," hoping it will help shed light on new ways of making climate-friendly fuel. More>>

Car tries to ram Antwerp shopping area; security tightened

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Belgian authorities have raised security in the port of Antwerp after a car with French license plates drove at high speed through a busy shopping street, forcing pedestrians to jump out of the way. More>>

A look at attacks where vehicles have been used as weapons Video included

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When an attacker plowed a vehicle into pedestrians on London's Westminster Bridge on Wednesday, it was the latest in a string of incidents in which drivers used their vehicles as weapons. More>>

Kristi Yamaguchi tweets 'break a leg' to Nancy Kerrigan

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A good luck tweet from Kristi Yamaguchi to former Olympic figure skating teammate Nancy Kerrigan is drawing online attention. More>>

Trump Jr. called a 'disgrace' for criticizing London mayor

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Donald Trump Jr. is facing criticism for tweeting in the hours after Wednesday's London attack a months-old comment from London Mayor Sadiq Khan that terror attacks are part of living in a big city. More>>

Debbie Reynolds' son says she prepared him for her death

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Todd Fisher says his mother, Debbie Reynolds, set him up "for her leaving the planet" the day his sister and Reynolds' daughter, Carrie Fisher, died in December. More>>

At 93 years old, Zimbabwe's Mugabe remains a jet-setter

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Zimbabwe's 93-year-old leader might be slowing down, but his busy foreign travels have led the opposition to call him the "non-resident president.". More>>

Some of the youngest opioid victims are curious toddlers Video included

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Some of the youngest victims of the nation's opioid epidemic are children under age 5 who die after swallowing opioids. More>>

Rights of learning-disabled students bolstered by high court

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The rights of millions of learning-disabled students have been bolstered in a unanimous Supreme Court ruling that requires public schools to offer special education programs that meet higher standards. More>>

Miller and Mack still close after time together at Xavier

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Arizona coach Sean Miller and Xavier coach Chris Mack take strong connection in Sweet 16 showdown. More>>

5 dead in vehicle, knife attack at British Parliament Video included

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A knife-wielding man goes on a deadly rampage at the heart of Britain's seat of power, plowing a car into pedestrians on London's Westminster Bridge before stabbing a police officer to death inside the gates of Parliament. More>>

The Latest: Chinese citizen among injured in London attack Video included

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The Latest: South Korea's acting head of state has instructed the country's Foreign Ministry to help the five South Korean nationals injured in London during Wednesday's attack outside Parliament. More>>

Take that! Pyongyang lambastes Trump as too much like Obama

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North Korea has a criticism of U.S. President Donald Trump he probably wasn't expecting: he's too much like Barack Obama. More>>

5 dead in vehicle, knife attack at British Parliament Video included

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A session of Britain's House of Commons has been suspended as witnesses reported hearing sounds like gunfire nearby. More>>

The Latest: China, Australia leaders discuss London attack Video included

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The leader of Britain's House of Commons says a man has been shot by police at Parliament. More>>

Leaders need votes for health bill on eve of House showdown Video included

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President Donald Trump and House leaders are intensifying pressure on conservatives and other Republicans as crunch time approaches on their health care bill. More>>

South Korean ferry that sank 3 years ago lifted from sea

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Nearly three years after it capsized and sank into the violent seas off South Korea's southwestern coast, workers slowly pulled up the 6,800-ton ferry Sewol from the waters on Thursday. More>>

Facebook rape stirs questions about witnessing crimes online

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The case of a 15-year-old Chicago girl was raped while around 40 people watched on Facebook raises questions that have come up before in similarly shocking attacks: What is the obligation of bystanders who see a crime unfolding before them. More>>

Spying claim by Intel chair renews fight over Russia probe Video included

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The chairman of the House intelligence committee says President Donald Trump's communications may have been "monitored" during the transition period in an "incidental collection.". More>>

10 Things to Know for Thursday

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Among 10 Things to Know: Manafort secretly worked for Russian billionaire to advance interests of Putin, AP learns; GOP leaders boost pressure as health bill crunch time nears; Supreme Court nominee Gorsuch unscathed facing last day of hearings. More>>

Gorsuch to Democrats: No return to 'horse and buggy' era Video included

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Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch heads into his final day at a Senate witness table unscathed, after parrying a long day of Democratic questions and at times attacks over his views on President Donald Trump and how he's ruled on specific cases. More>>

Police: White sword killer went to NY to attack black people Video included

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Police say a white man accused of stabbing a black man to death with a sword in New York City told investigators he traveled to the media capital of the world to make a statement and attack black people. More>>

Ex-pharmacy exec convicted in deadly meningitis outbreak

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A verdict has been reached in the trial of a Massachusetts pharmacy co-founder over a nationwide meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people and sickened 700 others in 2012. More>>

Serial numbers, game photos may help verify Brady jerseys

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How will authorities authenticate Brady's stolen jerseys? Customizations, game photos and serial numbers might be clues. More>>

Republicans rebelling against health care risk Trump's wrath Video included

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Hard-line House Republicans considering voting against the House GOP health bill are bracing for payback from a president who claims his favorite biblical passage is 'an eye for an eye.'. More>>

Mom: Teen daughter afraid to come home after Chicago attack

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Police say a 15-year-old Chicago girl was apparently sexually assaulted by five or six men or boys and her ordeal was streamed lived on Facebook. More>>

LAPD: Latinos report fewer sex crimes amid immigration fears

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Los Angeles' police chief says reports of sexual assault and domestic violence by Latino residents have dropped amid concerns that those in the country illegally could face deportation if they interact with police. More>>

AP Exclusive: Before Trump job, Manafort worked to aid Putin Video included

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The Associated Press has learned that President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, secretly worked for a Russian billionaire to advance the interests of Russian President Vladimir Putin. More>>

Hard times for Sears as retailer notes doubt about future

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Sears, once the monolith of American retail, says that there is "substantial doubt" that it will be able to keep its doors open. More>>

US tells allies to do more amid new offensive against IS

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The U.S. and top officials from the 68-nation coalition fighting the Islamic State group are looking to increase the pressure on the extremists. More>>

For some airline passengers, new warnings bring new hurdles Video included

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Banning laptops and tablets on some international flights is the latest indignity thrust upon airline passengers for vague reasons. More>>

High Court bolsters rights of learning-disabled students

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The Supreme Court is bolstering the rights of learning-disabled students in a ruling that requires public schools to offer special education programs that meet higher standards. More>>

APNewsBreak: Illinois governor seeks prison tower cameras

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Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner wants to replace guards in prison watchtowers with security cameras, an effort to cut down on overtime costs for the cash-strapped state. More>>

US forces ferry Syrian-Kurdish fighters behind IS lines

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Syrian activists say dozens of civilians are dead or still missing after an airstrike on a shelter for the displaced in an Islamic State-held village in northern Syria. More>>

Worried about getting old? Poll sees optimism grow with age

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A new survey finds greater worry about the typical concerns of aging among younger people than older people. More>>

Kaepernick donates $50K to Meals on Wheels after Trump swipe

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Meals on Wheels has confirmed a $50,000 donation from former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. More>>

Puerto Rico in scarce supply of hair dye amid baseball fever

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Pharmacies and beauty stores across Puerto Rico are running out of hair dye as a growing number of men go blond in support of the island's baseball players who bleached their hair as a bonding ritual ahead of the World Baseball Classic. More>>

Chance the Rapper to play Lollapalooza in Chicago hometown

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Grammy-winning artist Chance the Rapper returns to his hometown of Chicago this summer to headline the Lollapalooza music festival. More>>

SEC Rises: Football league has 3 teams vying for Elite Eight

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Long considered a football power, the Southeastern Conference is showing some basketball promise. More>>

'Gong Show' creator Chuck Barris dies at 87

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Game show impresario Chuck Barris has died at 87. Barris, the madcap producer of "The Gong Show" and "The Dating Game," died of natural causes Tuesday afternoon at his home in Palisades, New York. More>>

US, South Korea say North Korea's latest missile test fails

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South Korea says the latest missile launch test by North Korea has ended in a failure. More>>

US edges Japan 2-1, advances to WBC championship game Video included

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Brandon Crawford scored the tiebreaking run when Nobuhiro Matsuda bobbled Adam Jones' grounder to third in the eighth inning, and the United States reached the championship game of the World Baseball Classic for the first time by beating Japan 2-1. More>>

Police: Mom let 2-year-old handle gun before fatal shooting

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Police say a woman arrested after her 2-year-old son picked up her loaded handgun and fatally shot his 9-year-old brother said she previously allowed the 2-year-old to practice pulling the trigger of the gun when it was unloaded. More>>

Closer US-Russia ties uncertain as Tillerson plans trip

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President Donald Trump has yet to make good on his pledge to pursue closer cooperation and friendlier ties to Russia, but a planned trip to Russia by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson may test whether the detente will be more than just talk. More>>

Trump to GOP: Pass health care bill or seal your fate Video included

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President Donald Trump is rallying support for the Republican health care overhaul by taking his case directly to GOP lawmakers at the Capitol. More>>

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

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10 Things to Know for Wednesday. More>>

Altered Facebook news headline jolts Virginia governor race

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An altered Facebook headline on a newspaper story involving a statue of Robert E. Lee has blown up into a major sore point in the Virginia GOP primary for governor. More>>

No promises and no one above law, Supreme Court pick says Video included

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Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch is facing at least 10 hours of questions from senators on Day Two of his confirmation hearing. More>>

Uber vows to change direction, become more humane company

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Uber is vowing to head down a new road and become a more humane company. More>>

S. Korea prosecutors grill Park over corruption allegations

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South Korean prosecutors have grilled the country's just-ousted president in a long-awaited investigation of corruption allegations that ended her rule and now threaten to put her in jail. More>>

That's not carry-on: Loose snake slumbers on Alaska flight

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A snake carried onto a commuter airplane flying between Alaska communities caused a commotion this past weekend. More>>

APNewsBreak: 124 Illinois prison nurses get layoff notices

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More than 100 nurses at Illinois prisons have received layoff notices telling them their jobs are being privatized. More>>

Trump signs NASA bill, ponders sending Congress to space Video included

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President Donald Trump has signed into law a bill that adds exploration of Mars as a NASA goal. More>>

Man named in Brady jersey case sought autographs, selfies

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The Mexican media executive suspected of stealing Tom Brady's jersey went to the Super Bowl as a working journalist but spent the week collecting selfies and autographs from football greats. More>>

Police: Chicago teen apparently gang-raped on Facebook Live

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Chicago Police are searching for five or six men or boys suspected of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl on Facebook live. More>>

French minister resigns over probe into daughters' jobs

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France's financial prosecutor's office has opened a preliminary investigation into a report that Interior Minister Bruno Le Roux hired his two daughters for 24 temporary parliamentary jobs. More>>

APNewsBreak: Virginia governor pardons 'Norfolk 4' sailors

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Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has pardoned four former sailors who became known as the "Norfolk Four" as they fought rape and murder convictions, saying police intimidated them into falsely confessing to the crimes two decades ago. More>>

No new threat led to airline laptop limits, officials say Video included

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The U.S. government is temporarily barring passengers on certain flights originating in eight other countries from bringing most types of electronics in their carry-on luggage. More>>

Dylann Roof's friend gets over 2 years for hindering FBI

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The only person to whom Dylann Roof confided his racist plan to massacre worshippers at a historically black church in South Carolina is set to be sentenced for lying to the FBI. More>>

Accelerated executions: Arkansas plans 8 over 10-day period

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After nearly a dozen years without an execution, Arkansas is racing to put eight men to death next month over a 10-day period. More>>

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's claim of fleeing doctors rings false

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President Donald Trump contends doctors are fleeing the medical profession because of "Obamacare," but an AP Fact Check finds that dire claim is not supported by the data. More>>

The Latest: Royal Jordanian to enforce ban starting Friday

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The Latest: Dubai-based Emirates says it's not aware of ban on electronics in aircraft cabins on US-bound flights. More>>

Gorsuch, students defend his questions about women at work Video included

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Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch says he taught his law school students about inappropriate questions from prospective employers, contradicting a student who accused him of showing a lack of respect for working women during a classroom discussion. More>>

AP Interview: McConnell rejects Trump's foreign aid cuts Video included

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AP Interview: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is warning Republicans of political consequences if they oppose health care legislation facing a vote in the House. More>>

Ukraine lawmaker: Manafort tried to hide $750,000 payment Video included

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A Ukrainian lawmaker has published a document that he says ties Paul Manafort, Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, to attempts to hide a $750,000 payment from a pro-Russia political party. More>>

Police: 3-year-old twins die in Missouri pond accident

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Authorities say 3-year-old twins died in a "tragic accident" in a Missouri pond after they apparently wandered from home as their father slept. More>>

The Latest: McGuinness' coffin carried through streets

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Britain's former Prime Minister Tony Blair says the peace process in northern Ireland wouldn't have been possible without the courage displayed by Martin McGuinness. More>>

Israel plans mass evacuation if war erupts again

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Israel is making contingency plans to evacuate up to a quarter- million people from communities along the Gaza and Lebanese borders to get them away from missile attacks if war erupts again with Hamas or Hezbollah. More>>

Ireland's McGuinness trod unlikely path from war to peace

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From Bogside battlegrounds to the center of Belfast government power-sharing, Martin McGuinness traveled a long-unthinkable path from war to peace. More>>

Thailand's coin-eating turtle dies of intestinal blockage

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Tourists in eastern Thailand used to toss coins at a green sea turtle who lived in a pond in eastern Thailand, wishing for luck and longevity. More>>

Potential French first lady holds American-style campaign

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In a break with French tradition, presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron has formed an inseparable team with his wife Brigitte _ his former high school theater teacher, 24 years his senior, who is campaigning by his side. More>>

Stolen Van Gogh paintings return to Amsterdam after 14 years

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The Van Gogh Museum has welcomed home two paintings by the Dutch expressionist master more than 14 years after they were snatched in a nighttime heist. More>>

Czech zoo saws off rhino horns to keep its animals safe

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A Czech zoo is taking no chances after the killing of a rhinoceros at a wildlife park near Paris by assailants who stole the animal's horn. More>>

Labs extend purebred dog popularity record; Rottweilers rise

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Labrador retrievers have extended their record run as America's most popular dog breed. More>>

Martin McGuinness, IRA leader turned peacemaker, dies at 66 Video included

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Martin McGuinness, the Irish Republican Army warlord who led his underground, paramilitary movement toward reconciliation with its age-old British enemies, has died, his Sinn Fein party announced Tuesday on Twitter. More>>

Heartbreak and paperwork weigh on Brussels attack victims

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In the year since suicide bombings ripped through the Brussels airport and subway, those affected have found themselves imploring the Belgian government to recognize them as victims. More>>

10 Things to Know for Today

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Among 10 Things to Know: Supreme Court nominee Gorsuch to face daylong questioning in Senate; Ban aimed at electronics in cabins of some US-bound flights; Martin McGuinness, Irish rebel turned politician, dies at 66. More>>

Hong Kong set to pick new leader anointed by Beijing

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Hong Kong is poised to select a leader on March 26, but the choice will be made by a committee of mostly pro-Beijing elites rather than voters from the city's 7.3 million residents, under a system strongly criticized during 2014's pro-democracy protests. More>>

'If you can play, play': Chris Bosh speaks on rest debate

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Chris Bosh speaks to The Associated Press about the rest-or-play debate and how he's coping while not playing this season. More>>

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