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 2021-06-16 19:51 

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Scottish man who faked death in California jailed for rape...

A Scottish man who tried to evade justice by fleeing to the United States, where he faked his death at a California beach, was sentenced to 15 years in prison for rape and other sexual offenses, authorities in Scotland said. Kim Avis was found guilty of o...

 2021-06-16 19:22 

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US ends strict Trump-era asylum rules for violence victims...

The U.S. government has put an end to two Trump administration policies that made it harder for Central American immigrants fleeing violence to qualify for asylum. Attorney General Merrick Garland said Wednesday that immigration judges should no longer fo...

 2021-06-16 18:19 

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Anti-death penalty group protests South Carolina executions...

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — As South Carolina nears its first execution in a decade, death penalty opponents are renewing calls for the state to toss out its capital punishment statute. A group of faith leaders, academics, organizers and others delivered ...

 2021-06-16 17:28 

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Iran election race narrows but fears persist of low turnout...

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran grappled with fears of low voter turnout two days ahead of its presidential election as the race narrowed on Wednesday into a showdown between the country's hard-line judiciary chief and moderate former Ce...

 2021-06-16 16:13 

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Israeli airstrikes target Gaza sites, first since cease-fire...

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli airstrikes hit militant sites in the Gaza Strip early Wednesday and Palestinians responded by sending a series of fire-carrying balloons back across the border for a second straight day — further testing a fragile ceas...

 2021-06-16 15:21 

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Southern Baptists vote to debate sex abuse investigation...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Delegates at the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to have a floor debate on a proposed investigation into the denomination's handling of sexual abuse. The SBC's business ...

 2021-06-16 14:32 

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Hours after 4 killed in Chicago, 5 more hurt in shooting...

CHICAGO (AP) — Five people standing outside on Chicago's West Side were shot in a violent end to a day that began with a mass shooting on the city's South Side that left four people dead and four more injured, police said. Four men and one w...

 2021-06-16 10:08 

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White House: Markets showing little worry about inflation...

The White House believes it has an ally in the bond markets to make the case that inflation isn't an economic threat. Republican lawmakers have interpreted the jump in consumer and producer prices as a sign that inflation is spiking at levels that wil...

 2021-06-16 10:03 

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Loan relief granted to former for-profit college students...

The U.S. Education Department said Wednesday it's erasing student debt for thousands of borrowers who attended a for-profit college chain that made exaggerated claims about its graduates' success in finding jobs. The Biden administration said it i...

 2021-06-16 09:35 

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California's virus reopening met with cheers and caution...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cable car bells clanged, Minions danced and restaurant patrons sipped their drinks indoors on a scorching day as California fully reopened its economy after 15 months of coronavirus restrictions. From the wine country to Disneylan...

 2021-06-16 08:15 

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The Latest: Kremlin official says summit 'will not be easy'...

GENEVA (AP) — The latest on the U.S.-Russia summit in Geneva: GENEVA — A spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin cautioned that Putin's talks with U.S. President Joe Biden "will not be easy" or likely yield any breakthroughs...

 2021-06-16 06:35 

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N Korea's Kim looks much thinner, causing health speculation...

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The health of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has long been a source of morbid fascination in rival South Korea, which sits in the shadow of Kim's 1.2-million-strong army and his growing arsenal of nuclear-armed missile...

 2021-06-16 06:17 

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Lebanon's crisis threatens one of its few unifiers, the army...

BEIRUT (AP) — Since the civil war, through wars with Israel, militant bombings and domestic turmoil, Lebanese have considered their military as an anchor for stability, one of the only institutions standing above the country's divisions. But the...

 2021-06-16 04:08 

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Face to face: Biden, Putin ready for long-anticipated summit...

GENEVA (AP) — President Joe Biden and Russia's Vladimir Putin sit down Wednesday for their highly anticipated summit in the Swiss capital, a moment of high-stakes diplomacy at a time when both leaders agree that U.S.-Russian relations are at an ...

 2021-06-15 20:46 

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Judge OKs $15M settlement over rape of incapacitated woman...

PHOENIX (AP) — A judge has approved a $15 million settlement against a doctor in a lawsuit by the parents of an incapacitated woman who was sexually assaulted and later gave birth at a Phoenix long-term care center, marking the last of several deals...

 2021-06-15 17:52 

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US Park service sued after gate kills Ugandan humanitarian...

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The family of a women's rights activist from Uganda sued the National Park Service this month after she was decapitated last year by a gate at Utah's Arches National Park. The gate had been left unlatched against federa...

 2021-06-15 16:47 

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US COVID-19 deaths hit 600,000, equal to yearly cancer toll...

The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 topped 600,000 on Tuesday, even as the vaccination drive has drastically brought down daily cases and fatalities and allowed the country to emerge from the gloom and look forward to summer. The number of lives lost, as re...

 2021-06-15 14:57 

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Israel braces for unrest from right-wing Jerusalem march...

JERUSALEM (AP) — Hundreds of Israeli ultranationalists gathered Tuesday near Jerusalem's Old City ahead of a contentious march that threatened to spark renewed violence just weeks after a war with Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip. The planned m...

 2021-06-15 10:02 

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Biden administration pushes plan to combat domestic terror...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration says it will enhance its analysis of threats from domestic terrorists, including the sharing of intelligence within law enforcement agencies, and will work with tech companies to eliminate terrorist content...

 2021-06-15 10:02 

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White House to host July 4 'independence from virus' bash...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cue the fireworks. President Joe Biden wants to imbue Independence Day with new meaning this year by encouraging nationwide celebrations to mark the country's effective return to normalcy after 16 months of coronavirus pandemic...

 2021-06-15 04:30 

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Syria's last aid crossing in balance as Biden to meet Putin...

President Joe Biden will seek to stave off another surge of civilian suffering in the devastating war in Syria when he meets President Vladimir Putin this week, appealing to Putin to drop a threat to close the last aid crossing into that country. Russian ...

 2021-06-15 03:23 

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South Carolina inmates to appeals court: Halt electrocutions...

The two South Carolina inmates scheduled to die this month under the state's recently reconfigured capital punishment statute are asking an appellate court to halt their deaths by electrocution. On Monday, Brad Sigmon and Freddie Owens filed a notice ...

 2021-06-14 19:05 

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US intel report warns of more violence by QAnon followers...

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new federal intelligence report warns that adherents of QAnon, the conspiracy theory embraced by some in the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol, could target Democrats and other political opponents for more violence as the movemen...

 2021-06-14 18:42 

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US, Russia envoys discuss Iran nuclear deal ahead of summit...

VIENNA (AP) — Delegations from Russia and the United States involved in nuclear negotiations with Iran held talks in Vienna on Monday, two days ahead of a summit meeting between U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin. The Unit...

 2021-06-14 18:30 

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Panic attacks highlight stress at shelters for migrant kids...

Associated Press (AP) — Paramedics were called regularly to treat children suffering from panic attacks so severe their hands would constrict into balls and their bodies would shake. The outbursts often occurred after other children were taken away ...

 2021-06-14 17:34 

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Illinois chemical plant explosion, fires prompt evacuations...

CHICAGO (AP) — An explosion at a northern Illinois chemical plant Monday morning sparked massive fires that sent flames and huge plumes of thick black smoke high into the air and debris raining onto the ground, prompting evacuations. After 7 a.m., e...

 2021-06-14 15:59 

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Ukraine leader fears US-Russia summit won't produce results...

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president says he's concerned that this week's US-Russia summit will not produce concrete results and will leave his country in an uncertain position. In an interview Monday with The Associated Press and ot...

 2021-06-14 13:40 

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5.0 quake strikes off Dominican Republic coast...

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A 5.0 earthquake struck off the southeast coast of the Dominican Republic on Monday. The quake occurred at a depth of 54 miles (87 kilometers) and was felt in the Dominican Republic and parts of Puerto Rico. No injuries ...

 2021-06-14 10:26 

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NATO nations ready to jointly respond to attacks in space...

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO leaders on Monday will expand the use of their all for one, one for all, collective defense clause to include attacks in space, the military organization's top civilian official said. Article 5 of NATO's founding treaty ...

 2021-06-14 10:00 

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Police: Car plows into protesters in Minnesota, killing 1...

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A woman was killed and two others were injured after being struck by a car during a protest in Upton on Sunday night, the Minneapolis Police Department tweeted early Monday morning. Police said the suspect was pulled from his car ...

 2021-06-14 09:55 

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Man, 25, dies after downtown Austin shooting that wounded 14...

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A man has died from his injuries following a mass shooting on a crowded downtown Austin streetthat left more than a dozen people injured, police said Sunday. Douglas John Kantor, 25, who was hospitalized with critical gunshot wo...

 2021-06-14 08:52 

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The Latest: NATO chief says it's time to set aside divisions...

The Latest on the NATO summit taking place in Brussels: BRUSSELS — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says the 30-nation military alliance aims to set aside the divisions of the Trump era and focus on the security challenges posed by Russia and...

 2021-06-14 06:36 

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Some US allies near Russia are wary of Biden-Putin summit...

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Central and Eastern European nations are anxious about the coming summit meeting between U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin, wary of what they see as hostile intentions from the Kremlin. Some in the co...

 2021-06-14 06:36 

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The Latest: Germany records fewest virus cases in 9 months...

BERLIN — Germany has recorded its lowest number of new daily coronavirus infections in nearly nine months, and officials are floating the possibility of loosening mask-wearing rules. The Robert Koch Institute, the national disease control center, sa...

 2021-06-14 05:12 

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US documents solve mystery of war criminal Tojo's remains...

TOKYO (AP) — Until recently, the location of executed wartime Japanese Prime Minister Hideki Tojo's remains was one of World War II's biggest mysteries in the nation he once led. Now, a Japanese university professor has revealed declassified...

 2021-06-14 04:23 

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Biden at NATO: Ready to talk China, Russia and soothe allies...

BRUSSELS (AP) — President Joe Biden makes his entrance at a NATO summit aiming to consult European allies on efforts to counter provocative actions by China and Russia while highlighting the U.S. commitment to the 30-country alliance that was freque...

 2021-06-13 17:46 

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Caution on Iran nuclear deal as G7 leaders vow to stop bomb...

VIENNA (AP) — Diplomats from outside the European Union cautioned Sunday that negotiations with Iran to salvage a landmark nuclear deal still need more time, as leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy nations reaffirmed a commitment to stop the Islami...

 2021-06-13 13:59 

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Knesset meets to approve new government, end Netanyahu term...

4:45 p.m. The latest on Israel's incoming government (all times local): Israel's designated prime minister, Naftali Bennett, says that renewing the international nuclear deal with Iran will be a mistake. In a speech to parliament, Bennett said tha...

 2021-06-13 13:00 

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GOP ramps up misleading attack on Democrats' policing policy...

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — When Minnesota Republican Tyler Kistner announced his candidacy for the U.S. House in April, he asked voters to ponder two questions: "What America will we leave for our children?" and "Will they be taught to hate...

 2021-06-13 11:58 

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Gorilla tactics: Berlin delivery riders take on $1B startup...

BERLIN (AP) — Dozens of workers gathered outside of one of Berlin's most-celebrated startups, the grocery delivery company Gorillas, to protest the firing hours earlier of a colleague. "We want Santiago back!" the young riders chanted la...

 2021-06-13 11:47 

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Gas explosion in central China kills at least 12...

BEIJING (AP) — At least 12 people were killed and 39 seriously injured Sunday after a gas line explosion tore through a residential neighborhood in central China. Responders to the early morning blast in the city of Shiyan in Hubei province sent mor...

 2021-06-13 11:25 

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Britain calls EU view of N Ireland offensive in Brexit spat...

FALMOUTH, England (AP) — Britain accused European Union leaders on Sunday of holding the "offensive" view that Northern Ireland is not fully part of the United Kingdom, as Brexit cast a shadow over the Group of Seven summit. Britain and the ...

 2021-06-13 10:50 

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Pope demands food aid reach starving people of Tigray...

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis demanded Sunday that humanitarian aid reach hungry people in the war-torn Tigray region of northern Ethiopia, where Ethiopian and Eritrean soldiers are blocking food deliveries and other assistance. Francis called for an imm...

 2021-06-13 10:35 

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The Latest: UK Brexit border tensions intrude on G-7 summit...

The Latest on the Group of Seven nations meeting being held in England: FALMOUTH, England — Britain is accusing European Union of holding the "offensive" view that Northern Ireland is not fully part of the United Kingdom, as Brexit continues...

 2021-06-13 07:02 

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Swiss vote on whether to hike taxes to fight climate change...

GENEVA (AP) — Swiss voters are casting ballots in a referendum on a proposed "carbon dioxide law" that would hike fees and taxes on fuels that produce greenhouse gases, as their Alpine country experiences an outsized impact from the fallout ...

 2021-06-13 06:49 

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As summit ends, G-7 urged to deliver on vaccines, climate...

FALMOUTH, England (AP) — The Group of Seven leaders aim to end their first summit in two years with a punchy set of promises Sunday, including vaccinating the world against coronavirus, making huge corporations pay their fair share of taxes and tack...

 2021-06-13 06:10 

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NATO leaders bid symbolic adieu to Afghanistan at summit...

BRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden and his NATO counterparts will bid a symbolic farewell to Afghanistan on Monday in their last summit before America winds up its longest "forever war" and the U.S. military pulls out for good. The mee...

 2021-06-12 23:10 

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Victims of Pulse nightclub massacre remembered 5 years later...

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The 49 people killed in a mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Florida were honored in Orlando and around the world on Saturday, the fifth anniversary of the attack. City of Orlando officials say more than 600 places of worship w...

 2021-06-12 21:52 

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Car crashes into building housing plasma center; 3 dead...

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A car crashed into a building housing a plasma center in Pittsburgh on Saturday, killing three people and injuring two others, one critically, authorities said. Police, fire and emergency medical services responded after the crash ...

 2021-06-12 20:42 

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Rash of mass shootings stirs US fears heading into summer...

CHICAGO (AP) — Two people were killed and at least 30 others were wounded in overnight mass shootings in three states, authorities said Saturday, stoking concerns that a spike in U.S. gun violence during the coronavirus pandemic could continue as su...

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