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 2018-07-20 13:23 

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German police: Several injured in attack; suspect arrested...

BERLIN (AP) — German police say several people have been injured on a busy bus in an attack in the northern city of Luebeck, and a suspect has been arrested. Police spokesman Duerk Duerbrook said......

 2018-07-20 13:16 

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Celebrating the World Cup win with French wine...

After a World Cup win, it seems like a good time to trot out the carte des vins and pick out a few French classics that are also sure to be winners....

 2018-07-20 13:13 

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Japan Parliament OKs law to allow up to 3 casino resorts...

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's parliament on Friday approved a contentious law allowing up to three casino resorts to open in this wealthy nation and possibly lure more foreign visitors. The bill was approved and enacted......

 2018-07-20 13:13 

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The Latest: Trump slams Fed, trading partners...

The Latest on rising trade tensions following comments by President Donald Trump (all times local): 9:13 a.m. President Donald Trump is criticizing the Federal Reserve as well as some of the largest U.S. trading partners......

 2018-07-20 13:06 

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Turkey, US officials meet to discuss Iran sanctions...

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's foreign ministry says it is monitoring American sanctions on Iran, following a meeting with visiting U.S. officials. The ministry issued a statement Friday saying Turkish authorities are evaluating the sanctions and......

 2018-07-20 13:02 

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Rebels start boarding buses to depart southwest Syria...

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian state media says rebels in the country's southwest Quneitra province have started boarding buses to be transported to northwest Syria, after giving up their fight against government forces along the frontier......

 2018-07-20 12:54 

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Last dry day: Rain coming and it will last...

Friday is likely to be the last dry day for a while as an "ugly" weather pattern settles over the D.C. region, bringing rain showers and thunderstorms every single day for up to a week....

 2018-07-20 12:53 

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Van with 2 crime spree suspects crashes into commuter bus...

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a church van being chased by police has crashed into a New Jersey Transit commuter bus, and 10 people have sustained minor injuries. Officials say the two suspects who......

 2018-07-20 12:51 

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Merkel: German govt is solid despite fight over migration...

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel acknowledged Friday that a bitter fight over migrant policy hurt Germans' confidence in her government, but said she never thought of quitting and insisted that her administration is doing......

 2018-07-20 12:50 

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Woman shot by man she met through social media app in Montgomery Co....

Police say an altercation occurred and the man shot the woman around 8 p.m. Thursday in Takoma Park, Maryland....

 2018-07-20 12:23 

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10-year-old Somali girl dies after female genital mutilation...

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — An activist says a 10-year-old girl has bled to death after undergoing female genital mutilation in Somalia. Hawa Aden Mohamed with the Galkayo Education Center for Peace and Development says in a......

 2018-07-20 12:11 

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State Highway Patrol says two more bodies have been found in a Missouri duck boat accident, taking the death toll to 13...

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — State Highway Patrol says two more bodies have been found in a Missouri duck boat accident, taking the death toll to 13....

 2018-07-20 12:11 

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Cow breaks Connecticut farm worker's jaw...

ELLINGTON, Conn. (AP) — A worker at a Connecticut dairy farm was taken to the hospital with a broken jaw after being head-butted by a cow. Seth Bahler, owner of Oakridge Dairy Farm in Ellington,......

 2018-07-20 12:10 

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Russia summons Greek ambassador over Macedonia dispute...

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's government has summoned the Greek ambassador to protest the expulsion of two Russian diplomats, as part of a dispute over Macedonia's plans to become a NATO member. The Russian Foreign Ministry......

 2018-07-20 12:07 

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NYC releases documents connected to Central Park 5 case...

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City has started releasing about 100,000 pages of documents connected to the notorious case of the five men whose convictions for raping and beating a Central Park jogger were......

 2018-07-20 12:06 

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Singapore: Hack of 1.5M patients' records targeted PM Lee...

SINGAPORE (AP) — A cyberattack on Singapore's public health system breached records on 1.5 million people and targeted the prime minister, a two-time cancer survivor, officials said Friday. "The attackers specifically and repeatedly targeted...

 2018-07-20 11:57 

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Owners may demolish pyramid home in Illinois after fire...

WADSWORTH, Ill. (AP) — An estimated $3 million in fire and water damage following a fire at a pyramid home guarded by a pharaoh statue in suburban Chicago may force the owners to knock the......

 2018-07-20 11:50 

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Germany formally closes Puigdemont extradition case...

BERLIN (AP) — A court in Germany formally ended extradition proceedings against former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont on Friday after Spain withdrew a European arrest warrant, leaving the separatist leader free to leave the country.......

 2018-07-20 11:47 

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Sexual harassment panel being set up at embattled UNAIDS...

BERLIN (AP) — An independent panel of experts on sexual harassment is being set up at UNAIDS after calls for the organization's head to resign over his handling of harassment allegations. The Geneva-based agency overseeing......

 2018-07-20 11:11 

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Mark Wahlberg buying auto dealership in Ohio...

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Mark Wahlberg wants you to see the U.S.A. in a Chevrolet. The 47-year-old actor, producer, businessman and former rapper on Thursday announced he's launching his first car dealership, Mark Wahlberg Chevrolet......

 2018-07-20 11:04 

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Florida site of school massacre to get a therapy dog...

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Florida high school where 17 people were killed in a mass shooting is getting a therapy dog to help students who need emotional support. River, a 3-month-old female Bernese mountain......

 2018-07-20 11:00 

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Trump ready to hit all Chinese imports with tariffs...

President Donald Trump said he's willing to hit all goods imported from China with tariffs, sending U.S. markets sliding before the opening bell. In a taped interview with the business channel CNBC aired early Friday,......

 2018-07-20 10:51 

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Man sentenced to prison over fake airport bomb threat...

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio man who called in a bomb threat to an airport so he wouldn't miss his flight has been sentenced to four months in prison. The U.S. Attorney's Office says 40-year-old......

 2018-07-20 10:45 

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Who owns the moon? A space lawyer answers...

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Frans von der Dunk, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (THE CONVERSATION) Most likely, this is the best-known picture of a flag......

 2018-07-20 10:45 

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Pathogens attack plants like hackers, so my lab thinks about crop protection like cybersecurity...

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) John Herlihy, Virginia Tech (THE CONVERSATION) Plants feed us. Without them we're goners. Through thousands of years of genetic......

 2018-07-20 10:45 

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'Traveling while black' guidebooks may be out of print, but still resonate today...

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Cotten Seiler, Dickinson College (THE CONVERSATION) In the summer of 2017, the NAACP issued a travel advisory for the......

 2018-07-20 10:43 

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Support for the Endangered Species Act remains high as congressional efforts to undermine it accelerate...

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Jeremy T. Bruskotter, The Ohio State University; John A Vucetich, Michigan Technological University, and Ramiro Berardo, The Ohio State......

 2018-07-20 10:37 

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Naloxone remains controversial to some, but here's why it shouldn't be...

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Cyrus Ahalt, University of California, San Francisco (THE CONVERSATION) The overdose-reversing drug naloxone saves thousands of lives each ye...

 2018-07-20 10:36 

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Bloody uprising in Nicaragua could trigger the next Central American refugee crisis...

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Jose Miguel Cruz, Florida International University (THE CONVERSATION) Central American migrants have long been at the center of what......

 2018-07-20 10:22 

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Trump-Putin II: Planning fall event in aftermath of Helsinki...

A White House meeting would be a dramatic extension of legitimacy to the Russian leader, who has long been isolated by the West for activities in Ukraine, Syria and beyond. No Russian leader has visited the White House in nearly a decade....

 2018-07-20 10:21 

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Britain's May in Northern Ireland to push her Brexit vision...

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May is in Northern Ireland promoting her latest Brexit plan. The embattled British leader is using a speech Friday to urge European Union leaders to take a more......

 2018-07-20 10:21 

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Poland's president moves toward constitution changes vote...

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's President Andrzej Duda is hoping to win approval for a November referendum on whether the country's constitution should be changed. Duda is asking the Senate to give its approval for......

 2018-07-20 10:21 

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Nordic telecom operator Telia enters TV business...

HELSINKI (AP) — The Nordic region's largest telecoms operator, Telia, said Friday it has agreed to buy the broadcasting and streaming operations of Swedish publishing company Bonnier AB to gain a foothold in the television......

 2018-07-20 10:20 

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Honduran bishop accused of sexual misconduct resigns...

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of a Honduran bishop accused of sexual misconduct with seminarians. Francis had ordered an investigation into the allegations against Tegulcigalpa Auxiliary Bishop Juan Jos Pineda......

 2018-07-20 10:12 

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Shark attack confirmed in 1 of 2 bites off Fire Island...

ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — Officials have confirmed one of two children bitten in the leg off New York's Fire Island was bitten by a shark. The state Department of Environmental Conservation says a tooth fragment......

 2018-07-20 10:02 

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Merkel insists US ties key to Germany despite Trump tensions...

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the trans-Atlantic relationship remains "central" to her government despite tensions with President Donald Trump. Merkel didn't respond directly when asked about the relationship at a ne...

 2018-07-20 09:16 

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Roadside bomb targeting security convoy wounds 6 in Pakistan...

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police say a roadside bomb has exploded near a security convoy in the country's southwest, wounding at least six people. Local police official Mohammad Hakim says Friday's bombing also damaged......

 2018-07-20 09:11 

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Parliament debates no-confidence motion against Modi's gov't...

NEW DELHI (AP) — Congress party leader Rahul Gandhi accuses the government of failing to live up to its promises as Parliament begins debating a no-confidence motion moved by the opposition against Prime Minister Narendra......

 2018-07-20 09:07 

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Macron's security aide detained, was filmed beating activist...

PARIS (AP) — A top security aide for President Emmanuel Macron, caught on camera beating a protester, has been detained and is being questioned by authorities. A judicial official said Friday that Alexandre Benalla is......

 2018-07-20 09:05 

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Human Rights Watch urges Brazil to regulate pesticides more...

SAO PAULO (AP) — Human Rights Watch urged the Brazilian government Friday to establish buffer zones nationwide when pesticides are sprayed and reduce the use of highly toxic products. The group said in a report......

 2018-07-20 08:54 

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Pakistan identifies man it says killed 149 at election rally...

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police say investigators have identified the suicide bomber who attacked an election rally in the country's southwest last week, killing 149 people, including a candidate participating in the July 25......

 2018-07-20 08:46 

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The Latest: Russia pushing for US release of suspected agent...

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the meeting earlier this week between Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump (all times local): 11:45 a.m. The Russian government is pushing for the release of......

 2018-07-20 08:39 

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Ward off evil squirrels, take care of good birds and harvest great garlic...

WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath has tips for fending off squirrel invaders, talks about what birds really need from you this season and advises you on what to do with your freshly harvested garlic crop....

 2018-07-20 08:34 

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Divers set to resume search for 5 missing after boat sinks...

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — At least 11 people, including children, died after a boat carrying tourists on a Missouri lake capsized and sank, the local sheriff said. Stone County Sheriff Doug Rader said five people......

 2018-07-20 08:21 

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China's yuan falls against dollar, helping exporters...

BEIJING (AP) — China's central bank is allowing its tightly controlled currency to drift lower against the dollar, a move that could help Chinese exporters cope with U.S. tariff hikes but raises the risk of......

 2018-07-20 08:13 

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'It changed my life': Nonprofit teaches tennis and more to disadvantaged kids...

The upcoming Citi Open will commemorate 50 years of helping underserved children through tennis and education. Proceeds collected by the Washington Tennis & Education Foundation serve kids in Wards 7 and 8....

 2018-07-20 08:07 

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Russian envoy: Moscow open to Putin visit to Washington...

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's ambassador to the U.S. says Moscow is ready to discuss a possible visit by President Vladimir Putin to Washington after an invitation from U.S. President Donald Trump. Ambassador Anatoly Antonov said......

 2018-07-20 08:06 

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Russian envoy to US says Russia 'open' to Putin visit to Washington after Trump invite...

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian envoy to US says Russia 'open' to Putin visit to Washington after Trump invite....

 2018-07-20 07:55 

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Thailand seeks control over movies about cave ordeal...

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's military government says it wants to have control over how movies portray the ordeal and heroic rescue of young soccer players that drew worldwide interest and the attention of foreign filmmakers.......

 2018-07-20 07:37 

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Gunmen kill radio commentator in Philippines...

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Assailants have shot a Filipino radio commentator about a dozen times while leaving for work in a northeastern province in a new fatal attack in a country with an alarming record......

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