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 2020-01-16 14:35 

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European Central Bank officials say economy remains weak...

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Top officials at the European Central Bank say economic growth remains weak though they see a few upbeat signs after the U.S. and China moved toward lowering trade......

 2020-01-16 14:34 

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Boaters abandon burning ship near Gulf Coast...

DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. (AP) — Three people who abandoned their ship after it caught fire near the Gulf Coast have been rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard.The fire happened Wednesday evening......

 2020-01-16 14:34 

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Confident consumers lift US retail sales in December...

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. retail sales rose at a solid pace last month, evidence that Americans were willing to spend during the winter holidays after a sluggish November.The Commerce......

 2020-01-16 14:33 

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New audiobook features Patrick Stewart, Samuel L. Jackson...

NEW YORK (AP) — Sir Patrick Stewart, Samuel L. Jackson and Lucy Liu will be among the readers for the audio edition of a new anthology edited in part by the American Civil Liberties Union.......

 2020-01-16 14:18 

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Not easy being green: North Carolina dog births unique puppy...

CANTON, N.C. (AP) — The Avengers may have gained a canine sidekick after a North Carolina family's dog gave birth to a bright green puppy named "Hulk."Gypsy, a white shepherd owned by......

 2020-01-16 14:14 

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Ukraine opens probe of possible surveillance of ambassador...

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian police say they have opened an investigation into the possibility that the former U.S. ambassador came under illegal surveillance before she was recalled from her......

 2020-01-16 14:06 

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Free e-book includes excerpts from new Veronica Roth novel...

NEW YORK (AP) — Fiction from Sue Monk Kidd and Veronica Roth, essays by comedian Mike Birbiglia and a memoir about Philip Roth are among the upcoming works excerpted in a free e-book compilation.......

 2020-01-16 14:01 

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Woman who fed vultures, gators settles lawsuit for $53,000...

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman who fed vultures, alligators and other wildlife behind her gated-community home has agreed to pay $53,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by homeowners......

 2020-01-16 14:00 

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Gravely wounded Minnesota officer makes steps to recovery...

WASECA, Minn. (AP) — A southern Minnesota police officer who was shot in the head has shown small signs in his fight for recovery, his pastor said.Waseca Officer Arik Matson remains......

 2020-01-16 13:41 

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26 charged in Puerto Rico to Wisconsin drug smuggling case...

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Twenty-six people are accused in a large-scale drug operation that sent hundreds of pounds of cocaine from Puerto Rico to Wisconsin, according to a federal complaint.Drug......

 2020-01-16 13:27 

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German researchers develop 1st test for new virus from China...

BERLIN (AP) — German researchers said Thursday they have developed the first diagnostic test for a new virus that has emerged in central China.The virus was first detected in the Chinese......

 2020-01-16 13:24 

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Nancy Pelosi hands out impeachment pens, a signing tradition...

WASHINGTON (AP) — One by one, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi picked up pens lined up beside her and used them to sign a bit of her name on the impeachment articles against President Donald Trump. Then......

 2020-01-16 13:16 

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Letter admonished investigator who misidentified homicide...

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — An investigator who mistook a homicide as a fatal overdose was issued a letter of reprimand for the error from the Louisiana coroner's office where he works.W. Shane......

 2020-01-16 12:57 

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Prince Harry takes on first duties since royal crisis talks...

LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry went back to work Thursday, taking on his first royal duties since a pivotal summit with Queen Elizabeth II on his future role in the royal family.Harry is......

 2020-01-16 12:54 

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China-US trade deal a blip in seismic shifts of Asian trade...

BANGKOK (AP) — The trade agreement signed by President Donald Trump and Beijing's lead trade envoy comes amid seismic shifts in supply chains and investment hastened by the tariff war that began......

 2020-01-16 12:41 

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UN report lays out agonies faced by Syrian children amid war...

GENEVA (AP) — In Syria's civil war, girls as young as nine have been raped and forced into sexual slavery. Boys have been tortured, forced into military training and ordered to carry out killings......

 2020-01-16 12:38 

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LA-bound flight returns to Newark after flames seen by wing...

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A United Airlines jetliner headed for Los Angeles returned to New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport early Thursday after flames were seen near a wing.Video ......

 2020-01-16 12:22 

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Few statehouses feature memorials to actual historical women...

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's Statehouse would join a small number of others around the country with outdoor monuments dedicated to real women in U.S. history under a proposal expected Thursday to......

 2020-01-16 12:11 

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10 Things to Know for Today...

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. STRIKING VISUALS WILL RULE THE DAY Chief Justice John Roberts and House prosecutors......

 2020-01-16 12:08 

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Mississippi: Wide search for new leader of troubled prisons...

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi will conduct a nationwide search for a new commissioner to lead a state prison system that's reckoning with a recent outburst of deadly violence and longstanding......

 2020-01-16 12:07 

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Next Russian PM a career bureaucrat with no political desire...

MOSCOW (AP) — Mikhail Mishustin never had any political ambitions as a career bureaucrat and his name didn't came up as a top candidate to become Russia's next prime minister.But the......

 2020-01-16 11:43 

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China welcomes US deal, says 'core concerns' must be met...

BEIJING (AP) — China's government welcomed an interim trade deal with Washington and said Thursday the two sides need to address each other's "core concerns."The "Phase 1" agreement shows......

 2020-01-16 11:39 

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AP Explains: New rules could muddle results of Iowa caucuses...

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time, the Iowa Democratic Party will report three sets of results from the party's presidential caucuses. And there is no guarantee that all three will show the......

 2020-01-16 11:29 

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New Iowa caucus rules could spark clashing claims of victory...

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) —The Iowa caucuses are never simple. Voters spend hours in high school gymnasiums or public libraries, starting their night by declaring support for their preferred......

 2020-01-16 11:23 

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US envoy surprised that NKorea didn't give 'Christmas gift'...

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to South Korea said Thursday he was surprised and pleased that North Korea did not give the U.S. an unwelcome "Christmas gift" because of stalled......

 2020-01-16 11:16 

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Russia to vote for new prime minister in Putin reshuffle...

MOSCOW (AP) — Lawmakers in Russia are set to vote on the appointment of a new prime minister Thursday, a day after President Vladimir Putin kicked off an unexpected reshuffle of his inner......

 2020-01-16 10:23 

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AUSTRALIAN OPEN '20: Osaka, Djokovic try to defend titles...

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A glance at the Australian Open, the year's first Grand Slam tennis tournament:SURFACEHard courts...

 2020-01-16 10:19 

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AP Interview: Federer figures Nadal, Djokovic will pass him...

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Roger Federer, for one, figures questions about whether Rafael Nadal or Novak Djokovic — or both? — will surpass his men's record for most Grand Slam singles......

 2020-01-16 10:17 

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UK police use of facial recognition tests public's tolerance...

LONDON (AP) — When British police used facial recognition cameras to monitor crowds arriving for a soccer match in Wales, some fans protested by covering their faces. In a sign of the technology's......

 2020-01-16 10:11 

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Taliban say they handed cease-fire offer to US peace envoy...

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban have given the U.S. envoy a document outlining their offer for a temporary cease-fire in Afghanistan that would last between seven and 10 days, Taliban officials......

 2020-01-16 09:35 

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European clothing brand group for safety leaving Bangladesh...

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A group set up by European clothing brands that has monitored factory safety in Bangladesh for years plans to leave, with its duties being assumed by a local group......

 2020-01-16 09:30 

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German parliament to decide on new rules for organ donors...

BERLIN (AP) — German lawmakers are considering whether to tackle a shortage of donor organs with a reform that would make most people potential donors unless they object.In a debate on an......

 2020-01-16 09:23 

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Coco vs. Venus, Part II, in 1st round of Australian Open...

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Get ready for Coco Gauff vs. Venus Williams, Part II.That headline-grabbing pair of tennis players — Gauff, 15, is the youngest woman in the Australian Open;......

 2020-01-16 09:04 

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US says its pavilion at Expo 2020 in Dubai sponsored by UAE...

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United States said its participation at this year's World's Fair in Dubai is being made possible by "the generosity of the Emirati government."The......

 2020-01-16 09:03 

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Asian shares mostly up after signing of China-US trade pact...

BANGKOK (AP) — Share prices were mostly higher Thursday in moderate trading in Asia after the U.S. and China signed a preliminary trade agreement that investors hope will bring better relations......

 2020-01-16 08:44 

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Mariota helping Titans on, off field despite being benched...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans benched Marcus Mariota for Ryan Tannehill in mid-October after a 2-4 start. Finding the No. 2 pick overall from the 2015 draft isn't that hard during......

 2020-01-16 08:33 

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King Henry running wild in the postseason, carrying Titans...

King Henry is running wild in the postseason.Derrick Henry has the Tennessee Titans one step away from an unlikely trip to the Super Bowl.They got this far because their running back......

 2020-01-16 08:27 

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German officials agree on plan to exit coal-fired power...

BERLIN (AP) — German officials have agreed on a plan to shut down the nation's coal-fired power plants by the mid to late 2030s, the government said Thursday.A year ago, a......

 2020-01-16 08:20 

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Stolen away: Brooklyn pitcher recalls '51 sign-stealing scam...

NEW YORK (AP) — Stealing signals. Banging on a trash can. Beating the Dodgers in October.Sounds very familiar to Carl Erskine."If they're going to go back to 2017 with penalties for......

 2020-01-16 07:53 

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Taiwan holds latest military drills following elections...

KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwanese marines staged drills Thursday as part of a series of military exercises following the reelection of pro-independence President Tsai Ing-wen.The......

 2020-01-16 07:41 

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3 African countries trying out 1st malaria vaccine in babies...

TOMALI, Malawi (AP) — A pinch in the leg, a squeal and a trickle of tears. One baby after another in Malawi is getting the first and only vaccine against malaria, one of history's deadliest and......

 2020-01-16 07:35 

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DC Fire investigating recruits' hand gestures in photo...

WASHINGTON (AP) — A photo of fire department recruits possibly using a racist hand gesture has become the subject of an internal investigation by District of Columbia Fire and Emergency Medical......

 2020-01-16 07:08 

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Navy review backs planned expansion of Nevada bombing range...

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The U.S. Navy has concluded no significant environmental harm would come from its proposed tripling of the size of a Nevada bombing training range, a massive expansion opposed by......

 2020-01-16 07:07 

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Artist uses snow as canvas for massive geometrical designs...

SILVERTHORNE, Colo. (AP) — Simon Beck carefully plots his course before shuffling through a windswept snowfield high in the Rocky Mountains.Using a compass, snowshoes and his background as......

 2020-01-16 07:06 

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Georgia set to execute man convicted of killing store clerk...

ATLANTA (AP) — Corrections officials in Georgia are preparing to execute a man convicted of fatally shooting a convenience store clerk more than 30 years ago.Jimmy Fletcher Meders, 58, is......

 2020-01-16 07:05 

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Magic snap Lakers' 9-game winning streak in 119-118 thriller...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Markelle Fultz hit two big layups in the final minute while scoring 21 points during his second career triple-double, and the Orlando Magic snapped the Los Angeles Lakers'......

 2020-01-16 06:59 

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Experts say Med Sea altered by Suez Canal's invasive species...

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — As Egypt marks the 150th anniversary of the opening of the Suez Canal, marine biologists are bemoaning one of the famed waterway's lesser known legacies — the invasion of......

 2020-01-16 06:58 

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Australia firefighters save world's only rare dinosaur trees...

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Specialist firefighters have saved the world's last remaining wild stand of a prehistoric tree from wildfires that razed forests west of Sydney, officials said......

 2020-01-16 06:56 

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Buttigieg decision on police chief shadows presidential run...

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Karen DePaepe had been waiting all day for a call back from Pete Buttigieg.It was March 2012, and the 30-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana, had just decided to......

 2020-01-16 06:50 

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'Impartial Justice'? What to watch in Trump's Senate trial...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The impeachment of President Donald Trump is the Senate's challenge now.Directed by the Constitution, House officials and prosecutors somberly carried the articles through......

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