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 2018-01-22 10:56 

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The Latest: Speaker proposes Puigdemont to form Catalan govt...

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Latest on fugitive Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont (all times local): 11:50 a.m. The speaker of Catalonia's parliament has proposed former regional leader Carles Puigdemont as candidate to form a government,... Th...

 2018-01-22 10:53 

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China defends role in trade after US criticism...

BEIJING (AP) — China defended its role in global trade Monday and accused Washington of being disruptive after the U.S. government said it was a mistake to support Beijing's World Trade Organization membership on terms... The post China defends ...

 2018-01-22 10:53 

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Tillerson tours new London embassy derided by Trump...

LONDON (AP) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has become the highest-ranking U.S. official to visit the new American embassy in London, a building that President Donald Trump derided for its cost and location. Opening... The post Tillerson tours ne...

 2018-01-22 10:43 

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How will the government shutdown affect the military?...

The government shutdown won't halt military operations all over the world, but it will have far-reaching impact on the military in other ways. Chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana White explains. The post How will the government shutdown affect the milita...

 2018-01-22 10:42 

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Video of swarming rats worries Paris, amid flooding worries...

PARIS (AP) — Rats are increasingly scrambling from Paris sewers to the surface — and city officials and rat-catchers are scrambling for ways to get rid of them. A creepy video of hundreds of rats... The post Video of swarming rats worries Pari...

 2018-01-22 10:42 

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Measles, malnutrition kill nearly 100 in Indonesia's Papua...

JAYAPURA, Indonesia (AP) — A measles outbreak and a spike in cases of malnutrition in Indonesia's easternmost Papua province have killed at least 95 people, mostly indigenous children, highlighting severely inadequate health care in the... The p...

 2018-01-22 10:41 

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Catalan Parliament Speaker proposes fugitive ex-leader Puigdemont as candidate to form government...

MADRID (AP) — Catalan Parliament Speaker proposes fugitive ex-leader Puigdemont as candidate to form government. The post Catalan Parliament Speaker proposes fugitive ex-leader Puigdemont as candidate to form government appeared first on WTOP ....

 2018-01-22 10:39 

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Companies plan European network of car charging stations...

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Two companies say they plan a network of fast-charging stations for battery-powered cars in Europe that will help drivers of electric vehicles travel among the region's main cities. Allego and Fortum... The post Compani...

 2018-01-22 10:38 

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Doctor who aided hunt for bin Laden languishes, forgotten...

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Shakil Afridi has languished in jail for years — since 2011, when the Pakistani doctor used a vaccination scam in an attempt to identify Osama bin Laden's home, aiding U.S. Navy... The post Doctor who aided hunt f...

 2018-01-22 10:38 

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UK's Princess Eugenie engaged; daughter of Prince Andrew...

LONDON (AP) — Princess Eugenie is engaged to be married later this year, several months after her cousin Prince Harry takes a bride. Buckingham Palace said Monday the daughter of Prince Andrew and his ex-wife... The post UK's Princess Eugenie en...

 2018-01-22 10:37 

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Senate talks fall short, shutdown extends into workweek...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said negotiations kept going late into the night, with a vote to break a Democratic filibuster on a short-term funding bill scheduled for noon Monday. The post Senate talks fall sh...

 2018-01-22 10:35 

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The Latest: Russia says US foments Syria Kurdish separatism...

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the developments in Syria and Turkey's offensive on the Syrian Kurdish enclave of Afrin (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Russia is accusing the United States of fomenting separatism in... The post The Latest: Russia says...

 2018-01-22 10:33 

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German nurse charged with 97 more murders at 2 hospitals...

BERLIN (AP) — A German nurse serving a life sentence for two murders has been indicted in nearly 100 more killings. News agency dpa reported that prosecutors in Oldenburg said Monday they have charged Niels... The post German nurse charged with 97 m...

 2018-01-22 10:01 

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BC-TENAustralian Open Show Court Schedules...

BC-TENAustralian Open Show Court Schedules Australian Open Show Court Schedules By The Associated Press At Melbourne Park Melbourne Rod Laver Arena Bob Bryan, United States and Mike Bryan (6), United States, vs. Aisam-Ul-Hag Qureshi, Pakistan... The post ...

 2018-01-22 09:53 

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Top CEOs take 4 days to earn a Bangladesh worker's life pay...

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — A CEO from one of the world's top five global fashion brands has to work for just four days to earn what a garment worker in Bangladesh will earn in an... The post Top CEOs take 4 days to earn a Bangladesh worker's ...

 2018-01-22 09:51 

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In Syria's Aleppo, old bazaar struggles to come back to life...

ALEPPO, Syria (AP) — Fighting has long died down in Syria's largest city but Aleppo's centuries-old market still has to come back to life, more than a year after government forces retook rebel-held neighborhoods around... The post In Syria&#...

 2018-01-22 09:48 

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Robin van Persie returns to struggling Feyenoord...

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — Robin van Persie is returning to struggling Dutch league champion Feyenoord, 14 years after leaving the Rotterdam club for a successful career overseas. The 34-year-old Van Persie arrived on a free... The post Robin van...

 2018-01-22 09:46 

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CAS opens week of cases for 39 Russians banned from Olympics...

GENEVA (AP) — The Court of Arbitration of Sport has opened a full week of appeal hearings for 39 Russian athletes disqualified from the 2014 Sochi Olympics for taking part in a state-backed doping program.... The post CAS opens week of cases for 39 ...

 2018-01-22 09:42 

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Head of Britain's army warns of eroding capability...

LONDON (AP) — Britain's army chief says the country's ability to withstand attack and respond to threats is being eroded by a lack of investment in the military, increasing pressure on the government to boost... The post Head of Britain'...

 2018-01-22 09:31 

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BC-TENAustralian Open Results...

BC-TENAustralian Open Results TENAustralian Open Results MELBOURNE (AP) — Results Monday from the Australian Open at Melbourne Park (seedings in parentheses): Men's Singles Fourth Round Tomas Berdych (19), Czech Republic, def. Fabio Fognini (25)...

 2018-01-22 08:54 

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India, Pakistan continue trading fire and blame in Kashmir...

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Officials say Indian and Pakistani soldiers have again targeted each other's posts and villages along their volatile frontier in disputed Kashmir after a day's lull, killing at least one civilian. Fighting... The post ...

 2018-01-22 08:52 

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Survivors of Taliban attack on Kabul hotel recount ordeal...

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Survivors of the Taliban attack on Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel are recounting the ordeal of the deadly, 13-hours-long standoff that claimed 18 lives, including 14 foreigners. Mohammad Humayun Shams, telecommunication...

 2018-01-22 08:52 

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Liberia to swear in new leader ex-soccer star George Weah...

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Former international soccer star George Weah will be sworn into office Monday as Liberia's new president, taking over leadership of this post-war, impoverished West African nation from Africa's first female president...

 2018-01-22 08:48 

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Focus shifts to executions in Japan's 1995 sarin gas attack...

TOKYO (AP) — More than two decades after poison gas attacks in Tokyo's subways killed 13 people, the stage has shifted to the execution of 13 people convicted in the crime. The Supreme Court rejected... The post Focus shifts to executions in Jap...

 2018-01-22 08:46 

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Florida mom arrested for leaving child in car, shoplifting...

VERO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman was arrested after police say she left her child in a car while she shoplifted items from a market. The Miami Herald reports that 30-year-old Sarah Wilmoth... The post Florida mom arrested for leaving child in...

 2018-01-22 08:44 

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Cadillac XT5 Platinum is a compact luxury crossover with lots of space...

WTOP car guy Mike Parris says the new Cadillac XT5 is a luxury crossover with a modern style that commands you take notice, a real luxury interior and the tech that today's buyers want. See photos. The post Cadillac XT5 Platinum is a compact luxury cr...

 2018-01-22 08:44 

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Guards blocking prisons around France in week 2 of protest...

PARIS (AP) — Protesting guards are blocking some of France's 188 prisons as the conflict triggered by attacks on guards enters its second week. About 100 guards protested in front of the Marseille prison on... The post Guards blocking prisons ar...

 2018-01-22 08:39 

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France's Sanofi buys US hemophilia specialist Bioverativ...

PARIS (AP) — France-based drugmaker Sanofi is buying U.S. hemophilia specialist Bioverativ for $11.6 billion in a deal that Sanofi says will boost its profile for fighting rare diseases. The deal announced Monday is the... The post France's Sano...

 2018-01-22 08:38 

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Purple Heart returned to WWII soldier's family...

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's state treasurer says a missing Purple Heart medal earned more than 70 years ago has been returned to the soldier's family. State Treasurer David H. Lillard Jr.'s office says the... The post Purple He...

 2018-01-22 08:33 

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Pence kicks off Israel visit with Netanyahu meeting...

JERUSALEM (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence has kicked off a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem. Pence placed his right hand over his heart as an honor guard greeted him with... The post Pence kicks off Israel visit w...

 2018-01-22 08:31 

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Maldives ex-leader says Chinese projects akin to land grab...

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The exiled former leader of the Maldives says this year's presidential election could be the last chance to extricate his country from increasing Chinese influence, which he claims amounts to... The post Maldives ex-lea...

 2018-01-22 08:30 

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Some of the powerful SAG Awards moments witnessed off-camera...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — While actors are accustomed to being on camera, not every starry moment at the Screen Actors Guild Awards makes the screen. Here's a look at some of the celebrity exchanges that... The post Some of the powerful SAG Awards mome...

 2018-01-22 08:26 

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Turkish troops face fierce battles in Syrian Kurdish enclave...

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's Kurdish militia says it has repelled Turkish troops and their allies from villages they seized during the Turkey-backed offensive against the enclave. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Monday... The post Turki...

 2018-01-22 08:16 

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Fugitive Puigdemont arrives in Copenhagen...

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The fugitive former leader of Catalonia has arrived in Denmark, despite threats from Spain to seek his immediate arrest there. On Sunday, Spain's state prosecutor's office said it will reissue a... The post Fugitiv...

 2018-01-22 08:08 

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Head of Russian outlet RT says US foreign agent order hurts...

RT has been shut out of news events and suffered damage to its reputation, said the editor-in-chief of the 13-year-old operation once called Russia Today. The post Head of Russian outlet RT says US foreign agent order hurts appeared first on WTOP ....

 2018-01-22 08:00 

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Solar industry on edge as Trump weighs tariffs on panels...

DALLAS (AP) — Some in the U.S. solar-power industry are hoping a decision this week by President Donald Trump doesn't bring on an eclipse. Companies that install solar-power systems for homeowners and utilities are bracing... The post Solar indu...

 2018-01-22 07:58 

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The Latest: North Korean figure skaters competing in Taiwan...

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on North Korea's participation in the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 4:45 p.m. The North Korean figure skating pair that will compete in the Winter Olympics is in... The post The Latest: North Korean...

 2018-01-22 07:49 

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German conservatives, partners face tough coalition talks...

BERLIN (AP) — German conservatives are warning the center-left Social Democrats that they're not prepared to renegotiate preliminary agreements on issues such as migration after their prospective partners narrowly backed coalition talks. Chancel...

 2018-01-22 07:44 

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EU ministers, Abbas to study ways to back two-state solution...

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's top diplomat says EU foreign ministers will study ways to support a two-state solution in Israel and the Palestinian territories in talks Monday with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. Federica... The post ...

 2018-01-22 07:43 

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ICYMI: Rough week for Tennessee after blowing huge lead...

NEW YORK (AP) — It was a rough week for Tennessee. The sixth-ranked Lady Vols were in the midst of a difficult stretch where they played four consecutive ranked teams. Tennessee had a 23-point lead... The post ICYMI: Rough week for Tennessee after b...

 2018-01-22 07:37 

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Bombing at market in southern Thailand kills 3, injures 18...

BANGKOK (AP) — A motorcycle bomb exploded at a market Monday morning in southern Thailand, killing three people and injuring 18, police said. The attacker parked the bike rigged with explosives nearby and bought goods... The post Bombing at market i...

 2018-01-22 07:34 

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The Latest: Topranked Halep into final 8 at Aussie Open...

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Monday from the Australian Open (all times local): 6:30 p.m. After successive first-round exits, top-seeded Simona Halep is going deep into the draw at this year's Australian Open,... The post The Latest...

 2018-01-22 07:32 

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US tax reform writedown pushes Switzerland's UBS to Q4 loss...

BERLIN (AP) — Swiss bank UBS has reported a 2.22 billion-franc ($2.3 billion) loss for the fourth quarter as a result of a large writedown caused by the newly enacted U.S. tax reform. UBS said... The post US tax reform writedown pushes Switzerland&#...

 2018-01-22 07:31 

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BC-TENAustralian Open Results...

BC-TENAustralian Open Results TENAustralian Open Results MELBOURNE (AP) — Results Monday from the Australian Open at Melbourne Park (seedings in parentheses): Men's Singles Fourth Round Tomas Berdych (19), Czech Republic, def. Fabio Fognini (25)...

 2018-01-22 07:26 

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The Latest: Bangladesh says Rohingya repatriation postponed...

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — The Latest on the preparations for repatriating Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar (all times local): noon A Bangladesh official says the repatriation of Rohingya Muslim refugees back to Myanmar, which was scheduled... The post The...

 2018-01-22 07:24 

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Power play pushes Kings past Rangers 4-2 to end skid...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Goals and power plays were in short supply for the Los Angeles Kings during their longest losing streak of the season. Three scores on three chances with the man-advantage in the... The post Power play pushes Kings past Rangers 4-...

 2018-01-22 07:22 

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Schumer's moment: Shutdown puts spotlight on Dem leader...

WASHINGTON (AP) — For Republicans, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is the face of the government shutdown. For immigration advocates, he's their best hope. Perhaps the most powerful Democrat in Washington, Schumer has so far... The post Sch...

 2018-01-22 07:21 

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Women's marches organizers hope to keep building momentum...

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Thousands of people poured into a football stadium in Las Vegas on Sunday, the anniversary of women's marches around the world, to cap off a weekend of global demonstrations that participants... The post Women's marches orga...

 2018-01-22 07:01 

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BC-TENAustralian Open Results...

BC-TENAustralian Open Results TENAustralian Open Results MELBOURNE (AP) — Results Monday from the Australian Open at Melbourne Park (seedings in parentheses): Men's Singles Fourth Round Tomas Berdych (19), Czech Republic, def. Fabio Fognini (25)...

 2018-01-22 06:59 

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Trump business ethics pledges left plenty room for profiting...

NEW YORK (AP) — Among the many promises Donald Trump made a year ago to assure people he wouldn't profit off his presidency, one stood out for its boldness: a pledge to donate the profits... The post Trump business ethics pledges left plenty roo...

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