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 2018-05-26 20:53 

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Amtrak: No evidence injured passenger was in altercation...

RENO, Nev. — The family of a 22-year-old train passenger found severely injured next to railroad tracks in Truckee, California, suspects the gay man may have been the victim of a hate crime but Amtrak says police have found no evidence of foul play....

 2018-05-26 20:49 

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Benintendi, Moreland carry Red Sox past Braves 8-6...

BOSTON — Andrew Benintendi homered and drove in three runs, helping the Boston Red Sox beat the Atlanta Braves 8-6 on Saturday. The AL East-leading Red Sox celebrated the return of Dustin Pedroia with their sixth win in seven games. Mitch Moreland h...

 2018-05-26 20:49 

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Syria's army ousts rebels from Damascus, marking first steps to a seven-year victory...

The battle for Damascus ended this week with an offensive against ISIS after other rebel forces were defeated in a nearby enclave...

 2018-05-26 20:46 

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Former President Bush attends Maine pancake breakfast...

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine — Former President George H.W. Bush is getting out and meeting veterans in the Maine community where he spends the summers. On Saturday, the 93-year-old former president attended the monthly pancake breakfast at the American Leg...

 2018-05-26 20:38 

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Ole Miss advances to SEC title game, 2-1 over Texas A&M...

HOOVER, Ala. — Jordan Fowler and Will Ethridge combined on an eight-hitter to lead Mississippi to a 2-1 win over Texas A&M on Saturday in the Southeastern Conference tournament semifinals. The Rebels (45-15) advanced to the championship game and wil...

 2018-05-26 20:25 

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U.S. citizen is freed two years after he traveled to Venezuela to get married...

Holt was thrown into Venezuela's notorious Helicoide prison, filled with political prisoners claiming to have been subjected to torture and held without fair trials...

 2018-05-26 19:49 

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Tearful Salah's Champions League final ends with injury...

KIEV, Ukraine — Liverpool star forward Mohamed Salah was in tears as he left the Champions League final against Real Madrid after 30 minutes with a shoulder injury and the score at 0-0. The Egyptian, who had been expected to play a major role in the...

 2018-05-26 19:49 

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Police watchdog investigating after armed man shot by officer in Halifax...

Mariner Auctions co-owner Brian Barker said the investigation unfolded in the business's parking lot, but said he doesn't know any specifics of the case...

 2018-05-26 19:42 

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14 pieces of artwork stolen from St. John's home recovered by police...

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Officers with the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary have recovered a sizable number of paintings stolen from a home in the west end of St. John's, thanks in part to help from the public. Police announced that 14 pieces of pr...

 2018-05-26 19:35 

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Morgan Freeman pulled from Canadian train line adverts after accused of sexually harassing 8 women...

The allegations against the actor were made as part of a CNN investigation and the alleged victims included one of the television network's own journalists...

 2018-05-26 19:03 

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Three missing Quebec men rescued from wooded area by police helicopter...

MONTREAL — Quebec provincial police officers used cables to lower themselves from a helicopter into a remote wooded area on Saturday to rescue three men who had been missing since Tuesday. Leon Drapeau, 75, Pierre Barriere, 57, and Ronald Filion, 78...

 2018-05-26 18:56 

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Astronaut and moonwalker Alan Bean dies at 86...

Former Apollo 12 astronaut and painter Alan Bean, who was the fourth person to walk on the moon and later turned his passion for space into art, has died. He was 86. Bean was the lunar module pilot for the second moon landing mission in November 1969. He ...

 2018-05-26 18:39 

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UFC fighter Nick Diaz arrested on domestic violence charge...

LAS VEGAS — UFC middleweight fighter Nick Diaz has been arrested in Las Vegas on allegations of domestic violence. Clark County jail records indicate the 35-year-old was booked Thursday night on suspicion of domestic battery by strangulation but was...

 2018-05-26 18:28 

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7 bodies found in central Mexico near troubled refinery...

MEXICO CITY — Mexican officials in the central state of Guanajuato say seven bodies have been found in the city of Salamanca and they appear to be members of a criminal organization. The state attorney general's office says three of the victims ...

 2018-05-26 18:15 

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Amid anti-immigrant sentiment, some Spanish speakers wary...

PHOENIX — Until recently, Lilly Mucarsel has spoken Spanish just about everywhere since arriving in the United States from Ecuador three decades ago: at the library, the movies, the grocery store. She raised three daughters who also speak Spanish an...

 2018-05-26 18:12 

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New Springboks coach Erasmus selects 17 uncapped players...

CAPE TOWN, South Africa — New Springboks coach Rassie Erasmus appeared set to make sweeping changes from the disastrous tenure of predecessor Allister Coetzee as he gave 17 uncapped players a chance in his first squad selection on Saturday. As well ...

 2018-05-26 18:08 

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Fulham secures EPL return, windfall of at least $210m...

LONDON — Fulham secured a return to the Premier League after four years away and a windfall of at least $210 million by beating Aston Villa 1-0 in the second-tier English playoff final on Saturday. Tom Cairney netted probably the most lucrative goal...

 2018-05-26 18:06 

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Putin and Abe discuss Kuril Islands, WWII peace treaty...

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met in Moscow on Saturday for talks that included resolving a dispute over four Pacific islands and eventually signing a peace treaty. Abe has been pushing for a way fo...

 2018-05-26 18:03 

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Marlins' Prado goes on DL; Riddle recalled from minors...

Miami Marlins third baseman Martin Prado has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring, and infielder J.T. Riddle has been recalled from Triple-A New Orleans. The moves Saturday came after Prado was hurt Friday night running o...

 2018-05-26 17:58 

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Patrick notices good omens ahead of final Indy 500 race...

INDIANAPOLIS — Danica Patrick loves good omens. She learned of a couple of them Saturday that could bode well for her in the Indianapolis 500. The popular if polarizing Patrick, who will be racing for the final time Sunday, spent the morning signing...

 2018-05-26 17:21 

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White neighbour gets prison for harassing black family...

EASTON, Pa. — A neighbour accused of harassing and using racial epithets against a black Pennsylvania family for years has been sentenced to prison. A Northampton County judge sentenced 45-year-old Robert Kujawa to the term Friday after a jury convi...

 2018-05-26 17:12 

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4 hospitalized after oil tanks explode in West Virginia...

WEST UNION, W.Va. — Four people have been hospitalized after oil tanks exploded in West Virginia. News outlets report a company was removing three oil tanks in West Union on Friday when the tanks exploded. State Department of Environmental Protectio...

 2018-05-26 16:26 

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LSU routs Florida 11-0 in game previously halted by fog...

HOOVER, Ala. — Antoine Duplantis had two hits and three RBIs to lead LSU to an 11-0 win over top-seeded Florida on Saturday in the Southeastern Conference Tournament. The Tigers (36-24) were leading 10-0 in the sixth Friday night when the game was s...

 2018-05-26 16:14 

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Verstappen struggling to stay on track after latest incident...

MONACO — Max Verstappen is struggling to keep his Formula One season on track. The 20-year-old Dutch driver finished last season so strongly that there was talk he could challenge for the F1 title this year. But so far he is drawing attention to him...

 2018-05-26 16:12 

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Montreal Alouettes quarterback Josh Freeman announces retirement...

MONTREAL — Quarterback Josh Freeman announced his retirement on Saturday, removing himself from the running to be the Montreal Alouettes' starter. Freeman's departure narrows the Alouettes' quarterback competition down to four, with Drew...

 2018-05-26 15:57 

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Red Sox 2B Pedroia returns to lineup after knee surgery...

BOSTON — Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia's comeback from off-season knee surgery is complete. The 2008 AL MVP and four-time All Star is in Boston's starting lineup for Saturday's interleague game against the Atlanta Braves. The 34-...

 2018-05-26 15:32 

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Neymar appears in good shape after Brazil training week...

TERESOPOLIS, Brazil — Neymar finished his first full week of training with Brazil on Saturday in apparent good shape ahead of the upcoming World Cup after foot surgery. The striker continued his recovery, dribbling and passing at high speed in Brazi...

 2018-05-26 15:10 

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Police watchdog investigating after fatal incident in Dartmouth, N.S....

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's police watchdog is investigating an incident in which a person died in the Halifax area. Few details are available, but Serious Incident Response Team director Felix Cacchione says a person is dead and they're investi...

 2018-05-26 15:01 

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Crucial last TV debate looms for Ontario leaders as June 7 voting day nears...

TORONTO — The third and final televised debate ahead of Ontario's June 7th election will offer voters on Sunday one last chance to size up the three main party leaders side by side as they vie to lead the province for the next four years. With p...

 2018-05-26 14:51 

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Alabama's tourist spending reaches all-time high...

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Tourism spending in Alabama reached an all-time high with a record 26 million travellers visiting the state last year. Al.com reports that $14.3 billion was spent on tourism in 2017. The report, unveiled by Gov. Kay Ivey through a...

 2018-05-26 14:46 

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The Latest: Mississippi preps for Subtropical Storm Alberto...

MIAMI — The Latest on Subtropical Storm Alberto (all times local): 11:35 a.m. Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has declared a state of emergency as Subtropical Storm Alberto moves toward the state's coast. In a tweet Saturday, Bryant said he signed ...

 2018-05-26 14:39 

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The Latest: Trump hails Indiana teacher who stopped shooting...

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. — The Latest on a shooting at an Indiana middle school (all times local): 12:05 p.m. President Donald Trump is praising the suburban Indianapolis science teacher who stopped a shooting inside his classroom. Trump sent a tweet Satur...

 2018-05-26 14:21 

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Froome effectively seals Giro title in penultimate stage...

CERVINIA, Italy — Chris Froome effectively sealed victory in the Giro d'Italia on Saturday by holding his only remaining challenger in check up the final climb of the three-week race. The four-time Tour de France champion takes a 46-second lead ...

 2018-05-26 14:14 

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Law: Trans Connecticut inmates will be housed appropriately...

HARTFORD, Conn. — Transgender inmates in Connecticut will soon become the first in the nation to have a legal right to be housed in a prison that matches the gender with which they identify, a law being lauded by civil rights advocates as groundbrea...

 2018-05-26 14:08 

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Up-and-comers will try to announce arrival at French Open...

PARIS — It's an oft-cited and oft-updated stat in men's tennis: The so-called Big 4 — Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray — have won 47 of the past 52 Grand Slam titles, a run of dominance that began in 20...

 2018-05-26 13:51 

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Family grateful for Utah man's 'miracle' Venezuela release...

WASHINGTON — A Utah man jailed in Venezuela on weapons charges nearly two years ago was released Saturday after U.S. officials and his family pressed for his freedom from the South American country. "We are grateful to all who participated in th...

 2018-05-26 13:35 

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Legal hurdles may make Weinstein's prosecution an exception...

LOS ANGELES — Harvey Weinstein's arrest in New York Friday is a landmark moment in the #MeToo movement. Yet as authorities work through dozens of cases against famous figures in entertainment and other industries brought on by the Weinstein-insp...

 2018-05-26 13:19 

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Bangladesh detains 100 suspects in anti-drug crackdown...

DHAKA, Bangladesh — Security officials in Bangladesh said they raided an area in the capital on Saturday and detained at least 100 suspects as part of a nationwide anti-drug crackdown, amid accusations that extrajudicial killings have taken place du...

 2018-05-26 13:15 

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More LGBT issues loom as justices near wedding cake decision...

WASHINGTON — A flood of lawsuits over LGBT rights is making its way through courts and will continue, no matter the outcome in the Supreme Court's highly anticipated decision in the case of a Colorado baker who would not create a wedding cake fo...

 2018-05-26 13:07 

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Resistance makes subtle impact even where Trump is popular...

EDMOND, Okla. — Vicki Toombs was watching the returns on election night 2016 when her phone buzzed — a text from her 22-year-old son Beau in Chicago. Beau, who is gay, was afraid that the new administration would end the Affordable Care Act an...

 2018-05-26 13:04 

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Resistance makes subtle impact even where Trump is popular...

EDMOND, Okla. — Vicki Toombs was watching the returns on election night 2016 when her phone buzzed — a text from her 22-year-old son Beau in Chicago. Beau, who is gay, was afraid that the new administration would end the Affordable Care Act an...

 2018-05-26 12:02 

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NC town celebrates underground history with fossil festival...

AURORA, N.C. — A small North Carolina town is celebrating its underground history with its 25th annual fossil festival. Multiple news outlets report the 25th annual Aurora Fossil Festival is being held in the town of Aurora, located about 140 miles ...

 2018-05-26 11:32 

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Red Bull dominates Monaco practice again, Verstappen crashes...

MONACO — Daniel Ricciardo posted the fastest time ahead of teammate Max Verstappen as Red Bull dominated third and final practice for the Monaco Grand Prix on Saturday. Verstappen somehow crashed under no pressure moments from the end, meaning his t...

 2018-05-26 11:01 

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Albania opposition rallies to demand government resignation...

TIRANA, Albania — Thousands of Albanian opposition supporters held an anti-government protest Saturday calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Edi Rama, whom they accuse of links to organized crime. Supporters led by the main conservative Demo...

 2018-05-26 10:51 

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US warns Syrian government not to advance on south...

BEIRUT — The U.S. government says it will take "firm and appropriate measures" to protect a cease-fire in southern Syria if President Bashar Assad's forces attack rebels there. In a statement released Friday, the State Department said it...

 2018-05-26 10:33 

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Pakistan out for 363, has 179-run lead over England...

LONDON — Pakistan added 13 runs before being bowled out for 363 early on the third day of the first test against England at Lord's, giving the tourists a first-innings lead of 179 on Saturday. Mohammed Abbas was the last man dismissed, when he g...

 2018-05-26 10:18 

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Burkina Faso resumes ties with China after Taiwan break...

BEIJING — The West African Nation of Burkina Faso has formally resumed diplomatic ties with China after breaking off relations with Taiwan, which now has just 18 diplomatic allies. Burkina Faso's decision was the latest blow to Taiwan, a self-go...

 2018-05-26 09:57 

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The Latest: Anti-abortion group admits defeat in Irish vote...

DUBLIN — The Latest on the Irish abortion referendum (all times local): 10:40 a.m. One of Ireland's leading anti-abortion groups says the abortion referendum result is a "tragedy of historic proportions" in a statement that all but admit...

 2018-05-26 09:54 

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Chiefs beat Waratahs 39-27 in Super Rugby...

HAMILTON, New Zealand — The Hamilton-based Chiefs conceded two early tries but rallied to beat the New South Wales Waratahs 39-27 in Super Rugby on Saturday, halting the new-found success of Australian teams against New Zealand rivals. The Waratahs ...

 2018-05-26 09:47 

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Congo says confirmed Ebola cases rise to 35, with 10 deaths...

KINSHASA, Congo — Congo's health ministry says there are now 35 confirmed cases of Ebola in the country's northwest, including 10 deaths confirmed from the often lethal virus. The ministry says there are also 13 probable cases and six suspec...

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