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 2020-02-20 19:10 

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Germany's immigrant community in Hanau reeling after attack...

HANAU, Germany (AP) - In the German town of Hanau, a longtime immigrant destination with decades of coexistence between people of different origins, residents were left with the fear Thursday that their community was targeted after a gunman shot and kille...

 2020-02-20 19:10 

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Kansas teen gets probation in failed $8 Xanax deal killing...

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) - A suburban Kansas City teenager has been sentenced to nine months of probation for her part in a failed $8 Xanax deal that ended in a deadly shooting. The Kansas City Star reports that Jordan Denny, of Olathe, Kansas, was sentenced Thu...

 2020-02-20 19:06 

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Services planned for Air Force officer killed in Afghanistan...

HUDSON, N.H. (AP) - Services have been scheduled for an Air Force officer from New Hampshire who was killed in a plane crash in Afghanistan. A wake for Capt. Ryan Phaneuf, of Hudson, is planned for Friday, Feb. 28 at Saint Kathryn Church from 1 p.m. to 8 ...

 2020-02-20 18:41 

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Alert: Portugal's parliament votes to allow euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill people...

LISBON (AP) - Portugal's parliament votes to allow euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill people....

 2020-02-20 18:15 

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2 Gary pizza parlors fined for not reporting fatal shootings...

GARY, Ind. (AP) - State regulators have fined two Gary pizza parlors for failing to report the on-the-job shooting deaths of two delivery drivers slain last fall during armed robberies in the northwestern Indiana city. The Indiana Occupational Safety and ...

 2020-02-20 18:03 

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2 charged in connection with hotel homicide...

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Two men have been arrested in the shooting death last month of a man at a Hartford hotel, police said Thursday. Quinton Prince, 25, and Kareem Andrew, 23, both of Hartford, were charged with felony murder, criminal attempt to commit...

 2020-02-20 17:59 

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Intellectual disability cited in death row inmate's appeal...

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The attorney for an Arkansas death row inmate convicted for fatally shooting a police officer during a 2011 traffic stop told the state Supreme Court Thursday the inmate has an intellectual disability that makes him ineligible to ...

 2020-02-20 17:53 

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Mother arrested in fatal shooting of her teenage son...

EUREKA, Calif. (AP) - Police in Northern California arrested a woman on suspicion of fatally shooting her teenage son during a fight, authorities said. Pamela Fay Millsap, 38, was arrested for involuntary manslaughter in the killing of her 17-year-old son...

 2020-02-20 17:48 

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Boat carrying 91 migrants goes missing in Mediterranean...

CAIRO (AP) - A rubber dinghy packed with 91 migrants that set out from Libyan shores in hopes of reaching Europe has apparently gone missing in the Mediterranean, the U.N. refugee agency said Thursday. The inflatable boat carrying mostly African migrants ...

 2020-02-20 17:42 

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A look at recent deadly racist attacks in Germany...

BERLIN (AP) - Authorities suspect that the gunman who killed nine people with migrant backgrounds in the Frankfurt suburb of Hanau was motivated by racism. It is the latest in a long line of far-right attacks in Germany, a country still grappling with its...

 2020-02-20 17:36 

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Alerta Noticioso de AP...

WASHINGTON (AP) - Roger Stone, un firme aliado de Trump, es condenado a 40 meses de prisin por manipular testigos y mentir al Congreso....

 2020-02-20 17:33 

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Alert: Trump loyalist Roger Stone gets 40 months in prison after Justice Department backs off sentencing recommendation...

WASHINGTON (AP) - Trump loyalist Roger Stone gets 40 months in prison after Justice Department backs off sentencing recommendation....

 2020-02-20 17:21 

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Feds nab 2 men through new anti-'sanctuary' policy campaign...

BOSTON (AP) - Federal immigration officials in Massachusetts say a newly launched campaign to alert the public of immigrants living in the country illegally who have been released by local officials under...

 2020-02-20 17:16 

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Defense lawyers say they will seek French asylum for Assange...

PARIS (AP) - Julian Assange's European defense teamsaid Thursday it will try to seek asylum in France for the Wikileaks founder, whose trial for extradition to the United States on spying charges starts next weekin London....

 2020-02-20 17:15 

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Man accused in football game shooting pleads not guilty...

MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) - A man accused of firing a gun into the crowded bleachers at a New Jersey high school football game last year, killing a 10-year-old boy, pleaded not guilty Thursday to murder and other charges. Alvin Wyatt, 31, of Atlantic City, ...

 2020-02-20 17:07 

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Bank backs off program monitoring workers' bathroom breaks...

LONDON (AP) - London-based bank Barclays backed away Thursday from a software program that monitored an employee's productivity - including bathroom breaks - after privacy campaigners described it as...

 2020-02-20 17:04 

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Police identify couple found dead in apparent murder-suicide...

PHOENIX (AP) - Phoenix police have identified a man and a woman dead in what investigators believe was a murder suicide. Investigators believe Joseph Caba, 41, shot his fiancee, 32-year-old Lauren Porter, and then himself, said Sgt. Maggie Cox, a Police D...

 2020-02-20 16:56 

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US sanctions Iran clerics for vetoing election candidates...

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration on Thursday ratcheted up pressure on Iran by slapping sanctions on top members of a powerful clerical body that disqualified thousands of candidates from running in that country's parliamentary elections. A d...

 2020-02-20 16:45 

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Mexican municipal worker shot by ICE agent in NYC files suit...

NEW YORK (AP) - A Mexican municipal worker who was shot at point-blank range by a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer in New York this month suffered excruciating pain, has limited vision in his left eye and cannot use his left arm, according...

 2020-02-20 16:38 

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Putin hails US for helping prevent terror attack in Russia...

Russia's President Vladimir Putin on Thursday hailed the FBI for sharing information that helped thwart a terror attack by adherents of the Islamic State group in St. Petersburg during the New Year holidays. Speaking at a meeting with senior officials...

 2020-02-20 16:29 

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Georgia blames Russia for major cyber-attack, US, UK agree...

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) - Georgian authorities on Thursday accused Russia's military intelligence of launching a large-scale cyber-attack in October that targeted official structures and private entities in the ex-Soviet nation. The United States and Br...

 2020-02-20 16:28 

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Construction firm official admits stealing more than $2.5M...

A former construction company official has admitted stealing more than $2.5 million from the firm over a 14-year period. Charles Esposito, 79, of Hainesport, pleaded guilty Wednesday to theft by deception and failure to pay state income taxes. In return f...

 2020-02-20 16:11 

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W.Va. gov says economy is rosy, but doubters not buying that...

ELKVIEW, W.Va. (AP) - For years, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has told people they need only look at the lines at Dairy Queen to see how much the state's economy has improved since he took office. But for Grace Waterman, snacking on vanilla soft ser...

 2020-02-20 16:06 

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Key senator hopes to meet with schools on property tax bill...

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A Nebraska senator who is leading the push to lower property taxes said Thursday that she still hopes to reach a deal with opponents who are trying to derail the main proposal before lawmakers. Sen. Lou Ann Linehan, of Omaha, said she...

 2020-02-20 16:05 

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Dealer who sold weapon used in killing to stop selling guns...

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A firearms dealer who sold a gun used in a deadly Kansas City shooting will stop selling guns as part of a settlement with the parents of the victim. Green Tip Arms also agreed to surrender its federal firearms license to the Burea...

 2020-02-20 16:02 

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Roger Stone, un firme aliado de Trump, por recibir condena...

WASHINGTON (AP) - Roger Stone, un firme aliado del presidente Donald Trump, arrib el jueves al tribunal federal que pronunciar su condena por manipulacin de testigos y mentirle al Congreso. Mientras tanto, Trump no ha cejado en la defensa de su amigo ntim...

 2020-02-20 15:57 

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Conflict of interest fears cast shadow over EU budget talks...

BRUSSELS (AP) - As European Union leaders deliberated over their 1 trillion-euro ($1.1 trillion) budget Thursday, lawmakers were deeply concerned about potential conflicts of interest that could see hundreds of millions of euros in funds granted to compan...

 2020-02-20 15:52 

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Spanish judge summons Venezuelan TV owner in PDVSA probe...

MADRID (AP) - A Spanish judge has named the owner of Venezuelan television network Globovisin in an investigation of alleged corruption and money laundering by Venezuela's state-owned oil company PDVSA. National Court judge Mara Tardn issued an order ...

 2020-02-20 15:46 

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Review: Police reports lack justification on frisk incidents...

MILWAUKEE (AP) - A group monitoring a legal settlement over the Milwaukee Police Department's stop-and-frisk practices reports officers failed to document a justification in 80% of such incidents in the first half of 2019. The Crime and Justice Instit...

 2020-02-20 15:19 

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Teenager charged in slaying of Maryland police officer's son...

LA PLATA, Md. (AP) - Maryland authorities have charged a 17-year-old suspect with fatally shooting the teenage son of a Washington, D.C., area-police officer during adrug-related encounter. The Charles County Sheriff's Office charged Darryl Edward Fre...

 2020-02-20 15:18 

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Palestinian boy shot by Israeli police loses sight in eye...

JERUSALEM (AP) - A nine-year-old Palestinian boy who was shot in the face by Israeli police in a tense east Jerusalem neighborhood last week will not regain vision in his left eye despite surgery, a local community leader who is in touch with the family s...

 2020-02-20 15:03 

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H.R. McMaster book 'Battlegrounds' coming out in April...

NEW YORK (AP) - A book by Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, President Donald Trump's second national security adviser, will have a book out April 28. First announced in the summer of 2018,...

 2020-02-20 15:00 

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Venezuelan police search home of detained uncle of Guaid...

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaid said military police raided the home of his uncle early Thursday, a week after the relative was arrested on his return with Guaid to Venezuela. On Twitter, Guaid described the search of Juan Jos Mrquez's home as...

 2020-02-20 15:00 

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Suspect shoots self in standoff outside San Diego hospital...

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A robbery suspect pursued across Southern California fatally shot himself in his vehicle after a long standoff with police outside Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego. The pursuit of the suspected bank robber began Wednesday evening...

 2020-02-20 14:50 

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Unidentified small aircraft crashes in eastern Thailand...

BANGKOK (AP) - Police in Thailand say a small aircraft has crashed near a mountaintop in the eastern province of Rayong. Contradictory reports from the scene described the aircraft as a small plane or a helicopter. Police Senior Sgt.-Maj. Lertnaris Maneel...

 2020-02-20 14:45 

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Trump designa a jefe de inteligencia visto como inexperto...

WASHINGTON (AP) - La designacin de Richard Grenell, actual embajador estadounidense en Alemania, como director de inteligencia nacional en funciones, provoc crticas contra el presidente Donald Trump por nombrar en el cargo a una persona sin la menor exper...

 2020-02-20 14:38 

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Alert: Turkey's Defense Ministry says 2 soldiers killed in airstrike in Syria's northwestern Idlib province, 5 soldiers wounded...

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - Turkey's Defense Ministry says 2 soldiers killed in airstrike in Syria's northwestern Idlib province, 5 soldiers wounded....

 2020-02-20 14:22 

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Estonia starts building 100-million-euro data center...

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) - An Estonian tech company has kicked off construction of the Baltic states' largest commercial data center, an estimated 100-million-euro ($108-million) project aimed at large financial services, telecom and technology firms in ...

 2020-02-20 14:22 

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A Week in Pictures, Middle East...

CAIRO (AP) - This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by Associated Press photographers in the Middle East, Afghanistan & Pakistan region Feb. 13-19, 2020. This week's selection includes protests in Baghdad; r...

 2020-02-20 14:19 

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Hawaii man honored for fighting off shark, protecting group...

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) - A paddleboarder earned the Maui Police department's highest civilian honor for fighting off an attack by a tiger shark to protect members of a tour group he was leading. The department awarded its Civilian Medal of Valor to Tris...

 2020-02-20 14:16 

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Hawaii mayor seeks telescope delay as lawmakers cut funding...

HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaii County's mayor wants to delay construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope for two months or longer, while state lawmakers have approved cuts in law enforcement operations to deal with events such as the demonstrations that blocke...

 2020-02-20 14:06 

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Fighting in northwest Syria as Russia-Turkey talks falter...

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - Turkey-backed opposition forces attacked government troops in a village in northwest Syria on Thursday, triggering violent clashes between the two sides, Turkish state-run media and Syrian opposition activists said. The fighting came...

 2020-02-20 14:05 

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No injuries in police shooting involving Phoenix police...

PHOENIX (AP) - Nobody was injured when a Phoenix police officer fired at a man trying to force his way into a passerby's vehicle in Mesa early Thursday morning, Mesa police said. Mesa Police Department spokesman Nik Rasheta said the incident began in ...

 2020-02-20 14:00 

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WH report says economy accelerated under Trump...

WASHINGTON (AP) - A new White House report says the U.S. economy is growing faster than expected, even though the annual gains of 3% that President Donald Trump promised to voters have yet to be achieved. The annual economic report of the president releas...

 2020-02-20 13:46 

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Amid protests, Portugal lawmakers weigh allowing euthanasia...

LISBON, Portugal (AP) - Protesters gathered Thursday outside Portugal's where lawmakers were due to debate proposals that would allow euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill people. Groups opposed to the procedures waved banners a...

 2020-02-20 13:25 

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Trump ally Roger Stone to be sentenced as case roils DOJ...

WASHINGTON (AP) - Roger Stone, a staunch ally of President Donald Trump, faces sentencing Thursday on his convictions for witness tampering and lying to Congress. The action in federal court comes amid Trump's unrelenting defense of his longtime confi...

 2020-02-20 13:24 

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New Hampshire sheriff resigns a month after conviction...

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A New Hampshire sheriff has resigned a month after he was found guilty of drunken driving....

 2020-02-20 13:13 

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Vatican sees intense interest in opening of Pius XII archive...

VATICAN CITY (AP) - More than 150 historians and researchers have signed up to access the soon-to-open Vatican archives of Pope Pius XII, evidence of the intense scholarly interest into the World War II-era pope and his record during the Holocaust. Cardin...

 2020-02-20 13:08 

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Democrat Mark Kelly takes to airwaves with introductory ad...

PHOENIX (AP) - Democratic Senate candidate Mark Kelly released his first campaign ad of the 2020 election on Thursday, looking to introduce himself to Arizona voters in the face of attack ads from his Republican rival. Kelly's minute-long ad shows him...

 2020-02-20 13:04 

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Deer sent flying by car crashes into 2nd car, killing driver...

SIGOURNEY, Iowa (AP) - A deer sent flying when it was hit by a car in southeast Iowa crashed through the window of a second car, killing its driver, the Iowa State Patrol said. The accident occurred a little after 7 p.m. Wednesday on Iowa Highway 92, just...

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