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US bombers strike Islamic State camps in Libya

1 hour 33 sec ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. Air Force B-2 bombers and drones attacked a pair of Islamic State military camps in Libya, seeking to eliminate extremists who had escaped the former IS stronghold of Sirte, the Pentagon announced on Thursday....
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41st President Bush battles pneumonia, wife has bronchitis

1 hour 33 sec ago
HOUSTON (AP) -- Former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara, on Thursday remained hospitalized in Houston, where he was in intensive care for pneumonia and she was being treated for bronchitis....
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NY lawsuits blame social media in terror attacks

1 hour 33 sec ago
NEW YORK (AP) -- Twitter says it has suspended 360,000 user accounts in the past 18 months for threatening or promoting acts of terrorism....
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Police: Man assaulted wife after dream that she was cheating

1 hour 33 sec ago
EYNON, Pa. (AP) -- Police say a Pennsylvania man tried to strangle his wife after he woke up from a dream in which she was cheating on him....
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Djokovic out in 2nd-round upset loss to Istomin in Australia

4 hours 38 sec ago
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Novak Djokovic won't be setting the Australian Open record for most men's titles this year, after a shocking second-round loss to wild-card entry Denis Istomin....
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30 missing in central Italy avalanche that buries hotel

7 hours 42 sec ago
MILAN (AP) -- An avalanche buried a four-star spa hotel in a mountainous earthquake-hit region of central Italy, leaving at least 30 people missing, authorities said Thursday....
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Collapse of Tehran high-rise on fire kills 30 firefighters

7 hours 42 sec ago
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- A high-rise building in Tehran engulfed by a fire collapsed on Thursday, killing at least 30 firefighters and injuring some 75 people, state media reported....
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Even before taking office, Trump has changed the presidency

7 hours 42 sec ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump enters the White House on Friday just as he entered the race for president: defiant, unfiltered, unbound by tradition and utterly confident in his chosen course....
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Carter tells AP more US troops will not fix Iraq or Syria

7 hours 42 sec ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sending thousands more American troops into Iraq or Syria in a bid to accelerate the defeat of the Islamic State group would push U.S. allies to the exits, create more anti-U.S. resistance and give up the U.S. military's key advantages, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said in an Associated Press interview....
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One more day: Obama in his final hours in the White House

7 hours 42 sec ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Eight tumultuous years at the helm of American power have come and gone, and for President Barack Obama, this is finally the end....
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Djokovic out in 2nd-round upset loss to Istomin in Australia

7 hours 42 sec ago
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Novak Djokovic won't be setting the Australian Open record for most men's titles this year, after a shocking second-round loss to wild-card entry Denis Istomin....
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Trump plans for Scottish resort spark new conflicts concern

10 hours 43 sec ago
NEW YORK (AP) -- Donald Trump has vowed his company will do "no new foreign deals" while he is president. But he's left "new" and "deals" open to interpretation....
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Mideast expects big changes under Trump

10 hours 43 sec ago
CAIRO (AP) -- Donald Trump's all-but-dismissal of human rights as a foreign policy principle could land like an earthquake across a Middle East landscape beset by warring factions and beleaguered governments, with some players eyeing the prospect of once unimaginable new alliances....
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Already reeling, Mexico fears it has much to lose with Trump

10 hours 43 sec ago
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Donald Trump's assumption of the U.S. presidency couldn't come at a worse time for Mexico....
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From IS to government control, Syrians left with few choices

10 hours 43 sec ago
SAFIRA, Syria (AP) -- Carrying her four-year-old son, Elham Saleh walked all night behind a smuggler, navigating land mines through Islamic State group- and rebel-held territory in northern Syria....
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NASA study in Hawaii paving way for human travel to Mars

10 hours 43 sec ago
HONOLULU (AP) -- A group of NASA-funded researchers are poised to enter an isolated geodesic dome on a Hawaii volcano to study human behavior for long-term space exploration, including a planned voyage to Mars....
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Unending vigil for S. Koreans camped near sex-slave statue

10 hours 43 sec ago
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Every night they sleep above cold concrete, curled up in sleeping bags on rubber mattresses in a tent made of plastic sheets held together with tape. Their heads are inches away from cars zooming by - and from a bronze statue of a young girl that sits across from the Japanese Embassy in Seoul....
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Ellen DeGeneres takes home 3 People's Choice Awards

10 hours 43 sec ago
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Ellen DeGeneres set a record at the People's Choice Awards , becoming the winningest entertainer in the show's history....
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AP Source: Trump picks former Ga. Gov. Perdue to lead USDA

Wed, 2017-01-18 23:35
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President-elect Donald Trump intends to nominate former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue to serve as agriculture secretary, according to a person familiar with the decision but not authorized to speak publicly before it is announced....
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Virginia man convicted of 2006 slaying of family is executed

Wed, 2017-01-18 23:35
JARRATT, Va. (AP) -- A man convicted of killing a family of four, slashing their throats and setting their home ablaze after they left their front door open while preparing for a New Year's Day party in 2006, was executed Wednesday....
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