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 2018-04-26 16:51 

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Greek space agency chief resigns citing lack of transparency...

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's left-led government has come under opposition criticism after the head of the country's newly-formed space agency resigned, citing a lack of transparency and political interference in his work. Respected physic...

 2018-04-26 16:50 

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UK prosecutors drop charges against 2 Canadian pilots...

LONDON (AP) — Prosecutors have dropped charges against two Canadian pilots accused of preparing to fly a commercial aircraft while under the influence of alcohol after their blood samples were mistakenly destroyed at a Scottish... The post UK prosec...

 2018-04-26 16:50 

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Grief on display at memorial to Canada van attack victims...

TORONTO (AP) — A makeshift memorial has become a gathering point for mourners grieving for people killed when a van driver plowed into pedestrians on a crowded Toronto sidewalk. The site had a growing collection... The post Grief on display at memor...

 2018-04-26 16:44 

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Brussels university honors director Loach despite critics...

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Brussels ULB university honored British director Ken Loach with a special doctorate on Thursday despite veiled criticism from Prime Minister Charles Michel and outspoken rebukes from Jewish organizations about anti-Semitism alleg...

 2018-04-26 16:43 

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Explosion rocks Wisconsin refinery, at least 5 hurt...

SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) — An explosion rocked a large refinery in Wisconsin Thursday, injuring several people, a fire official said. The blast at the Husky Energy oil refinery happened at about 10 a.m. Five people... The post Explosion rocks Wisconsin r...

 2018-04-26 16:39 

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The Latest: Judge appoints former judge as special master...

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on maneuvers by lawyers trying to negotiate who will get to view materials seized in April 9 raids on the home and office of President Donald Trump's personal lawyer... The post The Latest: Judge appoints former judge ...

 2018-04-26 16:39 

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White House takes questions at Take Your Kid to Work Day...

WASHINGTON (AP) — What's President Donald Trump's favorite animal? Does he like candy? White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders answers these questions and more at a mock press briefing on Take Your Kids to... The post White House ...

 2018-04-26 16:35 

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The Latest: Palestinian UN envoy slams Israel over Gaza...

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on a meeting at the U.N. Security Council on the Mideast and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (all times local): 12:35 p.m. The Palestinian U.N. ambassador is accusing Israel's military forces... The post The Lat...

 2018-04-26 16:35 

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'Oh! Susanna' songwriter's statue removed amid criticism...

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A 118-year-old statue of the "Oh! Susanna" songwriter was removed from a Pittsburgh park Thursday after criticism that the work is demeaning because it includes a slave sitting at his feet, plucking... The post 'Oh! Sus...

 2018-04-26 16:33 

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Conjoined twins separated at Houston hospital discharged...

HOUSTON (AP) — Twin girls born in 2016 conjoined at the chest and abdomen have been discharged from a Houston hospital more than three months after separation surgery. Texas Children's Hospital on Thursday announced the... The post Conjoined twi...

 2018-04-26 16:33 

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Anger over banks' gun policies snags $600M road plan...

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's plans to finance about $600 million in interstate projects have gotten tied up in a dispute over moves by two banking giants to restrict gun sales by their business... The post Anger over banks' gun polici...

 2018-04-26 15:51 

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Netflix documentary explores RFK's legacy 50 years later...

BOSTON (AP) — He was once called the most likely American in the 20th century to become president. But Robert F. Kennedy's bid to follow in his older brother's footsteps as commander in chief was... The post Netflix documentary explores RFK&...

 2018-04-26 15:51 

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White House says Trump to visit UK in July...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will visit the United Kingdom on July 13 for a "working visit" with Prime Minister Theresa May. That's according to White House press secretary Sarah Sanders. Trump's visit to... The post Whit...

 2018-04-26 15:51 

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Israeli police: Hikers injured, missing after flash floods...

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police say several young people are missing and others have been injured after a group of hikers was caught in flash floods south of the Dead Sea. Spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said... The post Israeli police: Hikers injured, mi...

 2018-04-26 15:51 

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Pentagon, Congress clash over transgender service members...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pentagon chief Jim Mattis is coming under congressional criticism for the Defense Department's recently released policy recommending limits on the service of transgender individuals. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (KEER'-sten JIHL...

 2018-04-26 15:50 

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Yawkey Way outside Fenway Park changed over racist past...

BOSTON (AP) — Boston approved a plan Thursday to change the name of Yawkey Way, the street outside Fenway Park named in honor of a former Red Sox owner some have said was racist. The... The post Yawkey Way outside Fenway Park changed over racist pas...

 2018-04-26 15:48 

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Turn it up to 11? Pens, Caps have lots of playoff history...

Longtime rivals, the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Washington Capitals, meet in the playoffs for the 11th time starting Thursday night in the Eastern Conference semifinals. The post Turn it up to 11? Pens, Caps have lots of playoff history appeared first on...

 2018-04-26 15:48 

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The Latest: EPA chief unaware of security chief's ties...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt and his appearances on Capitol Hill (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt says he was unaware his security... The post The ...

 2018-04-26 15:47 

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Mental fitness hearing set for man who fled Hawaii hospital...

HONOLULU (AP) — A court hearing is scheduled Thursday on whether a man is mentally fit to proceed with trial for escaping from a Hawaii psychiatric hospital and flying to California. Randall Saito was confined... The post Mental fitness hearing set ...

 2018-04-26 15:47 

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US lifts sanctions placed on Colombian soccer team in 2014...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is lifting U.S. sanctions that had been placed on a popular Colombian soccer team for alleged ties to a drug cartel. Under the Obama administration in 2015, the Treasury... The post US lifts sanctions place...

 2018-04-26 15:45 

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Police find 5 bodies in Mexican resort city of Cancun...

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican prosecutors say they are investigating the identity of five men whose bodies were stuffed into a car in the resort city of Cancun. The prosecutors' office in the state of... The post Police find 5 bodies in Mexican res...

 2018-04-26 15:45 

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The Latest: Ducey asks parents to push lawmakers to OK plan...

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on teacher protests in Arizona and Colorado (all times local): 8:35 a.m. Hundreds of Colorado teachers are rallying outside the state Capitol in Denver, on Thursday morning as they seek... The post The Latest: Ducey asks pa...

 2018-04-26 15:44 

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Body of slain Hamas engineer returned to Gaza...

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The body of a Hamas scientist who was gunned down in Malaysia last week was returned to the Gaza Strip on Thursday for burial. Relatives, Hamas leaders and other... The post Body of slain Hamas engineer returned to Gaza ...

 2018-04-26 15:43 

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White House: Donald Trump will visit the United Kingdom on July 13 for "working visit" with Prime Minister Theresa May...

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House: Donald Trump will visit the United Kingdom on July 13 for "working visit" with Prime Minister Theresa May. The post White House: Donald Trump will visit the United Kingdom on July 13 for "working visit"...

 2018-04-26 15:42 

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After call to investigate schools chief, Prince George's Co. candidates trade barbs...

Two elected officials in Prince George's County, both aiming to be the next county executive, are leveling accusations that each is politicizing their mutual call for the resignation of schools chief Kevin Maxwell. The post After call to investigate s...

 2018-04-26 14:51 

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Big Broadway need now? A pillow play trio test patience...

NEW YORK (AP) — There are plenty of cocktail and wine options available at Broadway theaters during intermission. But these days, it might be wiser to order a strong cup of coffee instead. Three plays... The post Big Broadway need now? A pillow play...

 2018-04-26 14:50 

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3rd priest in a week found dead in Mexico...

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Roman Catholic priest who had been reported kidnapped has been found dead in central Mexico. Prosecutors in Morelos state said a relative identified the body of Rev. Moises Fabila Reyes,... The post 3rd priest in a week found de...

 2018-04-26 14:49 

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UK parliamentary committee grills Facebook executive...

LONDON (AP) — The U.K. parliament's media committee has criticized Facebook's response to allegations that data from millions of accounts was misused during elections in the United States and Britain as they grilled one of... The post UK par...

 2018-04-26 14:49 

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The Latest: Russia brings Syrian 'witnesses' to Netherlands...

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Syria developments (all times local): 5:50 p.m. A group of Syrians has arrived at the headquarters of the global chemical weapons watchdog in the Netherlands, where Russia has organized... The post The Latest: Russia brin...

 2018-04-26 14:43 

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Mattis: Administration still weighing Iran nuke deal...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the administration is still considering whether the Iran nuclear deal can be improved enough to persuade President Donald Trump to remain in it. At a Senate Armed... The post Mattis: Administration...

 2018-04-26 14:42 

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The Latest: Trump says he did stay overnight in Moscow...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the special counsel's Russia probe (all times local): 10:38 a.m. President Donald Trump is saying he did spend the night in Moscow during a 2013... The post The Latest: Trump says he did...

 2018-04-26 14:41 

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The Latest: Hamas scientist's body back in Gaza for funeral...

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Latest on developments surrounding the killing of a Palestinian in Malaysia (all times local): 5:40 p.m. The body of a Hamas scientist gunned down in Malaysia last week... The post The Latest: Hamas scientist's b...

 2018-04-26 14:40 

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Police: Cheerleading instructor put spy camera in Md. gymnastic center bathroom...

A Montgomery County cheerleading instructor has been arrested after police say he set up a spy camera in a bathroom at a Rockville, Maryland, gymnastics studio and took photos and videos of kids and adults. The post Police: Cheerleading instructor put spy...

 2018-04-26 14:38 

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US mortgage rates highest since 2013; 30-year at 4.58 pct....

WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates continued to climb this week, reaching their highest level in more than four years and denting prospective home purchasers' prospects amid the spring buying season. It was the... The post US mortga...

 2018-04-26 14:38 

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Trump says he thinks he swayed Macron's thinking on Iran...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he thinks he swayed Emmanuel Macron's thinking on Iran during the French president's three-day state visit to Washington this week. Trump has set May 12 as the date... The post Trump says he thin...

 2018-04-26 13:53 

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Serbia bans Croatian defense official in tit-for-tat measure...

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia on Thursday banned Croatia's defense minister from entering the country, a tit-for-tat measure against Croatia as tensions mounted between the two Balkan rivals. Serbia's government imposed the ban against Croa...

 2018-04-26 13:52 

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Women's groups upset over sexual assault sentences in Spain...

MADRID (AP) — Women's rights groups protested Thursday after a court in northern Spain sentenced five men to nine years each in prison for the lesser crime of sexual abuse in what activists saw as... The post Women's groups upset over sexual...

 2018-04-26 13:46 

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GM 1Q earnings fall 60 pct. but company beats estimates...

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors' first-quarter net income fell 60 percent from a year ago, but the company handily beat Wall Street estimates as U.S. sales rose. The Detroit automaker says it made just over... The post GM 1Q earnings fall 60 pct. ...

 2018-04-26 13:43 

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Serb man accused of war crimes in Kosovo...

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — A Kosovo prosecutor has brought war crime charges against a Serb man for crimes during the 1998-99 war. A statement Thursday said the man, identified only as D.T., was accused by... The post Serb man accused of war crimes in ...

 2018-04-26 13:43 

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Trump says Cohen represented him in "Stormy Daniels deal"...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday that his personal attorney Michael Cohen represented him "with this crazy Stormy Daniels deal," after previously denying any knowledge of a payment Cohen made to the porn... The post Tru...

 2018-04-26 13:41 

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Lawyer: Trump ready for role in raids' evidence review...

NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers for President Donald Trump will be back in court Thursday as part of his attempt to limit investigators' access to records the FBI seized from his personal lawyer, Michael Cohen.... The post Lawyer: Trump ready for role i...

 2018-04-26 13:40 

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Report: Chicago police not reporting mentally ill gun owners...

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's inspector general says police are failing on a requirement to tell the state when people are mentally unfit to carry a gun. Inspector General Joe Ferguson said in a report released... The post Report: Chicago police not ...

 2018-04-26 13:40 

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Markets Right Now: Stocks opening higher on Wall Street...

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 9:35 a.m. Stocks are opening higher, extending a rally from the previous afternoon, after several companies reported strong first-quarter results. Chipotle... The pos...

 2018-04-26 13:38 

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Turkey hands bid plans for Euro 2024 to UEFA...

NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Turkey has given UEFA its hosting plan for the 2024 European Championship, citing "unprecedented state support" to help beat Germany to stage the 24-team tournament. Turkish soccer federation president Yildirim Demir...

 2018-04-26 13:36 

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German nurse faces 1 more murder charge, total rises to 98...

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors have attributed one more murder to a former nurse accused of killing dozens of patients at two hospitals, bringing to 98 the number of slayings he is expected to face... The post German nurse faces 1 more murder char...

 2018-04-26 12:49 

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Trump 'won't be involved' in special counsel's Russia probe...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he "won't be involved" in the special counsel investigation into Russia election meddling, but adds he may change his mind. Trump says Thursday on "Fox & Friends" that... The post Tru...

 2018-04-26 12:49 

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Connecticut man's murder conviction vacated...

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man who spent 17 years in prison for a murder he says he did not commit has been freed based on newly discovered cellphone records. The Connecticut Federal... The post Connecticut man's murder conviction vac...

 2018-04-26 12:48 

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US durable goods orders up 2.6 percent in March...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders for long-lasting manufactured goods rose 2.6 percent in March, but a key category that tracks business investment spending fell for the third month out of the past four. The big rise... The post US durable goods orders up 2....

 2018-04-26 12:44 

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Israel will strike Tehran if attacks Tel Aviv, minister says...

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's defense minister says in an interview with an Arabic news site that his country will strike back if attacked by archenemy Iran. Avigdor Lieberman tells Elaph: "We hear many (Iranian) threats... The post Israel will ...

 2018-04-26 12:40 

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50 Shades of Neustadt? Germans' bondage prompts false alarm...

BERLIN (AP) — German police say they rushed to an apartment in the southwestern town of Neustadt after receiving a call about suspected domestic abuse — only to barge in on a voluntary class on... The post 50 Shades of Neustadt? Germans' b...

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