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 2018-11-16 15:00 

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Islamic State group suspect arrested, charged in Germany...

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors say they've charged a 32-year-old Syrian man with membership in a terrorist organization for alleged involvement with the extremist Islamic State group. Prosecutors said in a statement Friday that Mohamed......

 2018-11-16 14:50 

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US energy official sees 'great promise' in eastern Med...

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A U.S. State Department official says Washington sees "great promise" in developing energy resources in the eastern Mediterranean as ExxonMobil began exploratory drilling off Cyprus' southwestern coast. Francis Fan...

 2018-11-16 14:02 

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Near Irish border, the Brexit drama is followed with alarm...

DUNDALK, Ireland (AP) — Families and business owners near the Irish border that separates the United Kingdom from the rest of the EU are watching in apprehension as political chaos in London threatens to torpedo......

 2018-11-16 13:55 

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The Latest: France's Le Pen blames EU for Brexit...

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the Brexit negotiations (all times local): 1:50 p.m. French far-right leader Marine Le Pen is blaming the policies of the European Union for Britain's exit from the bloc. "If......

 2018-11-16 13:03 

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Sale of racist memorabilia banned at Kentucky fairgrounds...

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky State Fair Board has banned the sale of racist memorabilia at the Louisville fairgrounds including Ku Klux Klan and post-World War II Nazi items. News outlets report the board......

 2018-11-16 12:50 

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Dutch protesters planning demos for and against Black Pete...

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — As Dutch children eagerly anticipate the arrival of their country's version of Santa Claus this weekend, opponents and supporters of his controversial helper Black Pete are gearing up for protests.......

 2018-11-16 12:46 

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Iraq resumes Kirkuk oil exports after yearlong pause...

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's Oil Ministry says Iraq has resumed exports from its oil fields around Kirkuk, one year after the city was seized by federal forces from the autonomous Kurdish administration in the north......

 2018-11-16 11:51 

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Obama recalls 2016 speech during book tour condemning Trump...

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Michelle Obama said she felt anxious before giving her emotional New Hampshire speech in 2016 condemning President Donald Trump for bragging about sexually assaulting a woman in a recording more than......

 2018-11-16 11:04 

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French Polynesian president acknowledges nuclear test lies...

PARIS (AP) — French Polynesian President Edouard Fritch has acknowled that the leaders of the French collectivity of islands in the South Pacific lied to the population for three decades over the dangers of nuclear......

 2018-11-16 11:02 

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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. PARADISE LOST In a matter of hours last week, the town of 27,000 in California disappeared —......

 2018-11-16 10:39 

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Eurozone central banker suggests rates could stay low longer...

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The head of the European Central Bank indicated a first interest rate increase could be postponed if unexpected trouble strikes the 19 countries that use the euro as their currency. Mario......

 2018-11-16 10:30 

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WikiLeaks chief could see charges, US court filing suggests...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department inadvertently named Julian Assange in a court filing in an unrelated case, suggesting prosecutors have prepared charges against the WikiLeaks founder under seal. Assange's name appears twice in an......

 2018-11-16 09:58 

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North Korea deports American even as it boasts of new weapon...

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Friday said it will deport an American citizen it detained for illegal entrance, an apparent concession to the United States that came even as it announced the......

 2018-11-16 08:42 

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UK's May appeals to public on Brexit as opponents circle...

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May is appealing directly to voters to back her Brexit plan, as she waits to see whether rivals within her party have gained enough support to launch a......

 2018-11-16 08:03 

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Japanese PM Abe lays wreath in Australia city bombed in WWII...

SYDNEY (AP) — Shinzo Abe has become the first prime minister of Japan to visit Darwin since the northern Australian city was bombed by Japanese forces in World War II. He arrived for his one-day......

 2018-11-16 07:06 

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North Korea to deport American it detained for illegal entry...

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Friday that it will deport an American citizen it detained one month ago for illegally entering the country. The announcement suggests that North Korea still intends to......

 2018-11-16 06:59 

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Ready to fight? 2020 Democrats frame the race on their terms...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaking before a gathering of black leaders on Capitol Hill this week, Sen. Kamala Harris offered guidance on when Democrats should fight President Donald Trump and Republicans. "What I've found myself recently......

 2018-11-16 06:46 

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North Korea says it will deport an American citizen it recently detained for illegal entry...

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea says it will deport an American citizen it recently detained for illegal entry....

 2018-11-16 06:30 

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Cyclone damages homes, kills 10 in southern India...

NEW DELHI (AP) — A cyclone blew ashore Friday in a southern India coastal region, killing at least 10 people and damaging homes after more than 80,000 residents were evacuated. Cyclone Gaja hit coastal areas......

 2018-11-16 06:10 

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Presto's college football picks: The great divide...

Maryland resides in the tough division of the Big Ten, but at the end of the day, the Terps need to beat the teams in front of them. They'll get another shot at their first conference win over Ohio State Saturday....

 2018-11-16 05:51 

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Judge to announce ruling in CNN reporter's credential case...

WASHINGTON (AP) — A judge is expected to announce Friday whether he will order the Trump administration to return the White House press credentials of CNN reporter Jim Acosta. U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Kelly,......

 2018-11-16 05:04 

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Migrants streaming into Tijuana, but now face long stay...

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Exhausted migrants in a caravan of Central American asylum-seekers are napping on mattresses in a converted municipal gymnasium, while men play soccer and exchange banter on a crowded, adjoining courtyard. Nearly......

 2018-11-16 05:03 

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Slippery road conditions still a concern for Friday morning commute...

With the region still reeling from the first snowfall of the season, a number of school systems announced delays for Friday. In Virginia, school systems in Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William, Fauquier counties will open two hours late. Here's what you n...

 2018-11-16 05:01 

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US fails to weaken UN references to sexual health...

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States failed in an attempt to water down references to "sexual and reproductive health" in a U.N. resolution Thursday despite support from China and many Islamic countries. The General......

 2018-11-16 04:48 

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Police release 911 calls from warehouse shooting suspect...

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two hours after authorities say a 30-year-old man shot and wounded three co-workers at an Albuquerque warehouse, he called 911 to tell police he had been the one who opened fire......

 2018-11-16 03:50 

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Group calls for bigger Seoul role in tackling TB in NKorea...

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A U.S.-based nonprofit group has called for South Korea to take stronger steps to fight a tuberculosis crisis in North Korea it says has worsened under strengthened U.S.-led sanctions over......

 2018-11-16 01:04 

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FBI re-creates decoy heads Alcatraz inmates used in escape...

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Half a century after a notorious prison escape from Alcatraz Island, the FBI has created replicas of decoy heads that inmates used to distract guards from a plan that still captivates......

 2018-11-16 00:43 

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North Korea says it has tested 'ultramodern tactical weapon'...

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un observed the successful test of "a newly developed ultramodern tactical weapon," the nation's state media reported Friday, though it didn't describe what sort of......

 2018-11-16 00:42 

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Study finds robust polar bear population in sea near Alaska...

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The first formal count of polar bears in waters between the United States and Russia indicates they're doing better than some of their cousins elsewhere. Polar bears are listed as a......

 2018-11-15 22:54 

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Trump aide ousted by first lady says service was 'an honor'...

WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House aide pushed out by first lady Melania Trump says it's been "an honor" to serve in President Donald Trump's administration. Former deputy national security adviser Mira Ricardel said Thursday......

 2018-11-15 22:00 

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UN committee criticizes human rights violations in Iran...

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A U.N. committee on human rights has approved a resolution urging Iran to stop its widespread use of arbitrary detention and expressing serious concern over its "alarmingly high" use of the......

 2018-11-15 21:51 

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Melania Trump OK with criticism over anti-bullying campaign...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump says she "remains committed to tackling" online bullying even though she has been criticized for it. She spoke Thursday at an annual conference in Washington on the issue of online......

 2018-11-15 21:02 

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Lawyer in stalled coal bailout argues for energy appointment...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are questioning whether President Donald Trump's choice for a seat on a national energy board can be objective given his past work on the administration's plan to subsidize aging coal......

 2018-11-15 20:05 

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Presbyterian scores 100-plus for 2nd straight game...

CLINTON, S.C. (AP) — Adam Flagler scored 14 points and fellow freshman Kody Shubert added 12 points, helping Presbyterian beat Boyce 102-49 on Thursday. Presbyterian has topped 100 points in back-to-back games — against members......

 2018-11-15 19:54 

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EPA official arrested on felony ethics charges in Alabama...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration's top environmental official for the Southeast has been arrested on Alabama state ethics charges related to a scheme to help a coal company avoid paying for a costly toxic......

 2018-11-15 18:57 

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Italy's church acknowledges looming tax bill after ruling...

ROME (AP) — Italy's Catholic Church says it will open talks with the government to respond to a European Court of Justice ruling that says Italy has the right to recover millions of euros in......

 2018-11-15 18:54 

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Jurors hear closing remark in trial over fatal prison riot...

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Jurors are hearing closing arguments in the trial of three Delaware inmates charged in a prison riot in which a guard was killed and three other staffers taken hostage. Prosecutors argued......

 2018-11-15 18:08 

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Days after cease-fire, Gaza border demonstrations to resume...

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian organizers of the weekly demonstrations in the Gaza Strip along the Israeli border said they will hold another protest on Friday — in a key test of this......

 2018-11-15 18:05 

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Ferocious fires spark concern over major health consequences...

Breathing masks. Eye drops. No outdoor exercise. This is how Californians are trying to cope with wildfires choking the state, but experts say an increase in serious health problems may be almost inevitable for vulnerable......

 2018-11-15 18:04 

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Florida man pleads not guilty in political pipe bombs case...

NEW YORK (AP) — The Florida man accused of sending pipe bombs to prominent critics of President Donald Trump has pleaded not guilty to charges carrying a potential mandatory penalty of life in prison. Cesar......

 2018-11-15 18:02 

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Migrants fill Tijuana shelters, more on way to US border...

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Members of a migrant caravan started to meet some local resistance as they continued to arrive by the hundreds in the Mexican border city of Tijuana, where a group of residents......

 2018-11-15 17:57 

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UN says 7 peacekeepers killed in fight against Congo rebels...

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Seven U.N. peacekeepers were killed and 10 wounded in a military operation with Congolese forces against rebels in the northeast, which is facing a deadly Ebola outbreak, the United Nations said......

 2018-11-15 17:56 

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Militia men convicted of bomb plot try to bar Somali videos...

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Attorneys for three Kansas militia members convicted of plotting to bomb a mosque and apartment complex housing Somali immigrants in a western Kansas meatpacking town have asked the court to bar......

 2018-11-15 17:54 

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IMF executive board will meet in 'coming weeks' on Venezuela...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund said Thursday its executive board will meet in the "coming weeks" to discuss the failure of the Venezuelan government to provide updated figures on its troubled economy. Spokesman......

 2018-11-15 17:01 

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Militant or poet? US sanctions Hezbollah leader's son...

BEIRUT (AP) — The son of Lebanon's Hezbollah leader designated by the U.S. State Department this week as a "global terrorist" is a poet and music lover who moves around without security and whose role......

 2018-11-15 17:01 

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Greece says about 74,000 asylum-seekers now in the country...

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities said Thursday that about 74,000 asylum-seekers are now living in the country, and efforts are underway to expand housing for them and improve conditions at island camps for migrants......

 2018-11-15 16:57 

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The Brexit story so far: How Britain got itself in a bind...

LONDON (AP) — Britain's 2-day-old draft deal to leave the European Union is in danger of collapsing, increasing the likelihood of a disorderly, economically painful exit from the bloc next year. British politicians in favor......

 2018-11-15 13:43 

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Brazilian gets life in prison for Spanish family slayings...

MADRID (AP) — A judge in Spain has sentenced a Brazilian man to life imprisonment for the gruesome slayings of his aunt, uncle and two young cousins. A jury in Guadalajara, near Madrid, found Patrick......

 2018-11-15 12:53 

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Rapper not dropping guilty plea in Arkansas gun case...

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A Tennessee rapper no longer wants to withdraw his guilty plea from a weapons charge that was filed after he was arrested with a gun following a shooting at a......

 2018-11-15 12:42 

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Stocks mostly rise but Europe weighed down by Brexit discord...

BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets mostly rose Thursday, though European indexes and the pound sagged as discord within the British government threatened a newly agreed Brexit deal. KEEPING SCORE: German's DAX was flat at......

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