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 2018-07-19 06:26 

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Ottawa police investigating fireworks incident involving fans at TFC-Fury match...

Ottawa police are investigating a fire that delayed Wednesday night's Canadian Championship semifinal matchup between Toronto FC and the host Fury at TD Place Stadium in Ottawa. The soccer game was delayed briefly late in the second half when TFC supp...

 2018-07-19 06:21 

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Rivers dry and fields dust, Iranian farmers turn to protest...

VARZANEH, Iran — The small group of Iranian farmers gathered around their tractors — long idle, parked at the town entrance next to a canal that once irrigated their fields but has been dry for years — and they protested, pleading for he...

 2018-07-19 06:17 

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22 people injured in California military base tent collapse...

FORT HUNTER LIGGETT, Calif. — Authorities say 22 people have been injured in a tent collapse at a Central California military base. Spokeswoman Amy Phillips at Fort Hunter Liggett says the wind from the rotors of a helicopter that was landing blew o...

 2018-07-19 06:15 

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Rights group details lead-up to Myanmar attacks on Rohingya...

BANGKOK — The Myanmar military has systematically prepared for attacks on Rohingya Muslims, confiscating knives and other sharp-edged tools, arming and training non-Muslim civilians and forcing Rohingya families to remove protective fencing from aro...

 2018-07-19 06:06 

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Didi, SoftBank set up taxi-hailing joint venture in Japan...

TOKYO — Chinese mobile service giant Didi Chuxing and Tokyo-based SoftBank Corp. have set up a joint venture for taxi-hailing in Japan. The companies announced the plan Thursday for a service that will use artificial intelligence and data analysis o...

 2018-07-19 06:05 

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Hawaii man sent to jail for Maui road rage encounter...

WAILUKU, Hawaii — A Hawaii man was sentenced to eight days in jail for a road rage encounter, resulting in damage to a car and a tourist getting punched last year. The Maui News reports 23-year-old Spencer Powell was given the jail stay Wednesday af...

 2018-07-19 05:25 

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Tractor operator dies trying to suppress Oregon wildfire...

PORTLAND, Ore. — A tractor operator who was killed in a wildfire that scorched 70 square miles (181 kilometres) in little more than 24 hours in the Pacific Northwest appears to have died trying to restrain it, police said. The blaze east of Portland...

 2018-07-19 05:24 

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Hawaii searches for safe spots for people to see lava...

HONOLULU — Authorities in Hawaii want to set up a site where the public can view lava erupting from the Kilauea volcano. But they're finding this difficult to do while keeping people safe. Images of the eruption have captivated people around the...

 2018-07-19 05:24 

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Hawaii searches for safe spots for people to see lava...

HONOLULU — Stunning images of Hawaii's erupting Kilauea volcano have captivated people around the world. But ironically it's nearly impossible for residents and visitors on the ground to see the lava — a fact that's squeezing the t...

 2018-07-19 04:40 

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LGBT advocates fear Kavanaugh's votes on gay-rights issues...

WASHINGTON — Gay-rights supporters who thronged the Supreme Court plaza after justices declared same-sex marriage a constitutional right expect to have little to celebrate if Brett Kavanaugh replaces Justice Anthony Kennedy, the author of all the co...

 2018-07-19 04:40 

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US intelligence chief is tough on Russia, at odds with Trump...

ASPEN, Colo. — National Intelligence Director Dan Coats' drumbeat of criticism against Russia is clashing loudly with President Donald Trump's pro-Kremlin remarks, leaving the soft-spoken spy chief in an uncomfortable — and perhaps per...

 2018-07-19 04:28 

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Amid harsh criticism, Trump tries a tougher tone on Russia...

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump spent a second day managing the political fallout from his widely criticized meeting with Russia's Vladimir Putin, shifting stances and mopping up what the White House said were misstatements. His toughness wi...

 2018-07-19 04:20 

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Australian prime minister calls on pope to fire archbishop...

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia's prime minister on Thursday called on Pope Francis to fire an Australian archbishop who is the most senior Roman Catholic cleric ever convicted for covering up child sexual abuse. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull ...

 2018-07-19 04:08 

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US deporting crime victims while they wait for special visa...

For victims of crime on U.S. soil who are living here illegally, a special visa program encourages them to help solve their cases and catch criminals, and often provides their only clear path to citizenship. But as Republican President Donald Trump's ...

 2018-07-19 04:00 

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Daily horoscope for Thursday, July 19, 2018...

Avoid shopping or important decisions from 3:30 PM to 9:30 PM EDT today (12:30 PM to 6:30 PM PDT). After that, the Moon moves from Libra into Scorpio....

 2018-07-19 03:52 

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Trump's changing message on Russia has been muddy from the start of his presidency...

The shifting narrative underscores how Trump regularly picks and chooses intelligence to suit his political purposes. That has never been more clear than this week...

 2018-07-19 03:50 

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Sex abuse victims join hands, accept courage award at ESPYs...

LOS ANGELES — More than 140 survivors of sexual abuse by a former team doctor for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University joined hands on stage to be honoured with the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage at the ESPYs. The women who spoke out against ...

 2018-07-19 03:35 

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Bill Clinton: Leaders must remember 'our common humanity'...

SAN ANTONIO — Former President Bill Clinton says the key to political leadership is remembering "our common humanity." Clinton's comments came Wednesday night during the NAACP Convention in San Antonio, where he presented Texas native Wi...

 2018-07-19 03:24 

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After rescue, Thai soccer boys pray for fortune at temple...

CHIANG RAI, Thailand — The Thai soccer boys and their coach began their first day back home with their families since they were rescued from a flooded cave with a trip to a Buddhist temple on Thursday to pray for protection from misfortunes. The 11 ...

 2018-07-19 03:19 

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Chase Briscoe wins door-banging overtime shootout at Eldora...

ROSSBURG, Ohio — Chase Briscoe held off Grant Enfinger on the dirt at Eldora Speedway in a door-banging overtime shootout Wednesday night in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race. Briscoe won NASCAR's only national series race on dirt in hi...

 2018-07-19 02:25 

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Springsteen surprises audience at Billy Joel concert...

NEW YORK — Bruce Springsteen propped himself on top of Billy Joel's piano to sing a duet with The Piano Man, who was celebrating a milestone Wednesday night. Springsteen surprised the audience — who loudly cheered "BRUCE" — a...

 2018-07-19 02:25 

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Springsteen surprises audience at Billy Joel concert...

NEW YORK — Bruce Springsteen propped himself on top of Billy Joel's piano to sing a duet with The Piano Man, who was celebrating a milestone Wednesday night. Springsteen surprised the audience — who loudly cheered "BRUCE" — a...

 2018-07-19 01:49 

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ESPYs host Danica Patrick falls flat in opening monologue...

LOS ANGELES — Danica Patrick's monologue to open the ESPYs went over like, well, a flat tire at the Indianapolis 500. The newly retired racecar driver was the first woman to host the annual show honouring the past year's best athletes and mo...

 2018-07-19 01:42 

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Canadian divers help find Russian ship that sank 113 years ago and it could be full of gold...

Reports say there were some 5,500 boxes, containing gold coins and bars, aboard Dmitrii Donskoi that would now be worth $170 billion...

 2018-07-19 01:39 

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TFC win first leg of Canadian championship semifinal, beat Ottawa 1-0...

OTTAWA — Jonathan Osorio scored in the fifth minute as Toronto FC downed the Ottawa Fury 1-0 in the opening leg of their Canadian Championship semifinal on Wednesday. Toronto claimed an important road goal in the opening match, and will host the sec...

 2018-07-19 01:33 

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Silva goal lifts Impact of Whitecaps in Canadian Championship opener...

MONTREAL — Alejandro Silva scored in the 58th minute as the Montreal Impact downed the Vancouver Whitecaps 1-0 in the opening leg of their Canadian Championship semifinal on Wednesday night. Montreal takes a one-goal lead into the return leg of the ...

 2018-07-19 01:12 

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Parks Canada to acquire over 3,000 acres for expansion of Ontario's Bruce Peninsula National Park...

While the acquisition is for land preservation, there is concern over whether the expected increase in Canadians visiting the peninsula will lead to more emissions and pollution...

 2018-07-19 01:08 

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Wildfire slows highway traffic between Peachland and Summerland in B.C....

SUMMERLAND, B.C. — A 50-hectare wildfire has slowed highway traffic between Summerland and Peachland in British Columbia's southern Interior. Highway 97 reopened to single-lane alternating traffic with a RCMP escort on Wednesday evening after be...

 2018-07-19 01:04 

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Andrew Coyne: This time it's different for Donald Trump's base. No, really...

His supporters, this week, saw not Trump the imperious strongman, breaking the rules in his zeal to defend America, but Trump the credulous dupe...

 2018-07-19 00:56 

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Lyft beefing up background checks after latest driver arrest...

SAN FRANCISCO — Ridesharing company Lyft said Wednesday that it's beefing up its background checks after a driver arrested for rape was found to be in the United States illegally. The company's "enhanced detection processes" will app...

 2018-07-19 00:43 

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UNC: School reports secondary NCAA violations in football...

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — North Carolina has reported secondary violations to the NCAA within the football program involving multiple players. In a statement Wednesday night, UNC athletic director Bubba Cunningham says the NCAA has deemed the violations to ...

 2018-07-19 00:28 

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U.S. farmers caught in 'crossfire' vent about impact of Trump tariffs at congressional hearings...

'U.S. farmers, ranchers and growers are right now caught in an international crossfire,' the sub-committee's Republican chairman said. 'The damage is entirely predictable'...

 2018-07-19 00:22 

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Heavy prison sentence in Italy against mobster likely ends his yearning to return to Canada...

One of three brothers running an alliance that became the most important crime group in Italy's south....

 2018-07-19 00:05 

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FBI Director Wray says Russia continues to sow discord in US...

ASPEN, Colo. — FBI Director Christopher Wray says Russian President Vladimir Putin has a view about what happened during the 2016 presidential election, but he's got his own. Wray said Wednesday at the Aspen Security Forum in Colorado that his v...

 2018-07-19 00:04 

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AP Source: Dodgers land All-Star Machado from Orioles...

The Los Angeles Dodgers have won the Manny Machado sweepstakes, garnering the prized All-Star shortstop from the Baltimore Orioles in a trade Wednesday night. A person with knowledge of the deal confirmed the trade to The Associated Press. The person spok...

 2018-07-18 23:56 

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Suspected Russian agent has ties to South Dakota businessman...

PIERRE, S.D. — A conservative political operative who once worked on Pat Buchanan's 1992 presidential campaign and made an action movie with Jack Abramoff more recently helped arrange several speeches in South Dakota for a gun-rights activist su...

 2018-07-18 23:51 

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Appointment of new border security minister meant to shore up Liberal vulnerability: political observers...

Polling has shown 57% of Canadians disapproved of the Trudeau government's handling of asylum seekers crossing the border through irregular channels...

 2018-07-18 23:37 

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Muslim group decries Arizona congressman over UK activist...

PHOENIX — The Arizona chapter of the nation's largest Muslim civil rights group on Wednesday condemned a congressman for appearing at a London rally in support of a jailed far-right British activist. Rep. Paul Gosar recently spoke at a rally sup...

 2018-07-18 23:36 

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Oxygen tanker truck crashes, causes explosion in California...

SANTA ROSA, Calif. — Patients were evacuated Wednesday on gurneys and in wheelchairs after a tanker truck carrying liquid oxygen crashed and caused a loud explosion at a medical clinic, closing a key highway in the San Francisco Bay Area, authoritie...

 2018-07-18 23:33 

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Mavericks add Jenny Boucek, Stephen Silas to coaching staff...

DALLAS — The Dallas Mavericks have added Jenny Boucek and Stephen Silas as assistant coaches. The club made the announcements Wednesday. Boucek will be an assistant to the team's basketball staff and will be involved with special projects. Bouce...

 2018-07-18 23:24 

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After Helsinki, Dems struggle over Trump, the term 'treason'...

WASHINGTON — Democrats are happy to say President Donald Trump undermined American democracy. That he patted Vladimir Putin on the back for interfering in U.S. elections. That he's being blackmailed by Russia. But that he committed treason? That...

 2018-07-18 23:19 

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Christie Blatchford: Formed under the less than watchful eye of the state, Abdoul Abdi is ours now...

The young refugee was moved about from foster home to foster home, 31 in all. As surely as if it had been engineered, he began getting into trouble with the law...

 2018-07-18 23:02 

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LPGA's Lincicome prepares to chase history on PGA Tour...

NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. — Brittany Lincicome has every reason to be nervous as she chases history. The eight-time LPGA Tour winner hopes to knock out the jitters over first few holes at the PGA Tour's Barbasol Championship and play well enough from t...

 2018-07-18 22:51 

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Angels praise Mike Trout for 'prioritizing personal values'...

ANAHEIM, Calif. — The Los Angeles Angels publicly praised Mike Trout "for prioritizing his personal values over commercial self-promotion" a day after baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said the All-Star outfielder would be an even bigger sta...

 2018-07-18 22:49 

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Anonymous hacker who made odd asylum claim in Canada sues in U.S. to claim time spent in Canadian prisons...

Matt DeHart spent 439 days in prison in Canada before his refugee claim was rejected and he was deported to the U.S. Waiting for him were child pornography charges...

 2018-07-18 22:37 

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ACLU attack on Kobach roils Kansas GOP governor primary...

WICHITA, Kan. — The American Civil Liberties Union has taken the unusual step of plunging into a nasty Republican primary for Kansas governor with an explosive flyer attacking conservative Kris Kobach, but his main rival in the race doesn't want...

 2018-07-18 22:37 

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Trump plans to nominate new Census Bureau director...

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump announced his intention Wednesday to nominate Steven Dillingham of Virginia to be the next director of the U.S. Census Bureau. If confirmed, Dillingham would serve the remainder of a term that extends through 2021...

 2018-07-18 22:35 

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'Big Hunk o' Love' for Elvis could connect 2 distant cities...

TUPELO, Miss. — Elvis Presley's Mississippi hometown could create a tourism partnership with the German city where he lived while serving in the U.S. Army. Presley was born in 1935 in Tupelo. From 1958 to 1960, the king of rock 'n' roll ...

 2018-07-18 22:34 

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Djibouti asks UN help to end border dispute with Eritrea...

CAMEROON, Cameroon — Djibouti is asking Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to help peacefully resolve a border dispute with Eritrea following the recent end to that nation's 20-year border dispute with Ethiopia. Djibouti's U.N. ambassador, M...

 2018-07-18 22:31 

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John Ivison: A new crew won't change the direction HMCS Trudeau is heading...

The changes were calibrated to address the fresh challenges facing the government — in particular, Trump's agenda and Doug Ford's election in Ontario...

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