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 2020-01-29 17:00 

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Tight security promised for Super Bowl 54 in Miami...

CURT ANDERSON MIAMI (AP) — Florida and federal law enforcement agencies preparing for the Super Bowl this Sunday at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens say they are ready for anything, including a detonated bomb [...]...

 2020-01-29 01:00 

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Pentagon: 50 troops suffered brain injuries in Iran strike...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon on Tuesday raised to 50 the number of U.S. service members who suffered traumatic brain injuries in Iran's missile strike earlier this month on an Iraqi air base, the third [...]...

 2020-01-28 21:00 

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Trump backs Pompeo against NPR, criticizes CNN and Fox News...

By DAVID BAUDER NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday backed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Pompeo's battle with National Public Radio and tweeted out more media criticism, one target familiar and [...]...

 2020-01-28 21:00 

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Sanders' Social Security 'adjustments' undercut Biden attack...

By BRIAN SLODYSKO and BILL BARROW DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — As a congressman in the 1990s, Bernie Sanders expressed an openness to making "adjustments"; to the tax and benefit structure of Social Security. He [...]...

 2020-01-28 17:00 

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New pressure on Prince Andrew to help Epstein investigation...

By GREGORY KATZ LONDON (AP) — The pressure on Britain's disgraced Prince Andrew increased Tuesday after the revelation by U.S. authorities that he has failed to cooperate with the FBI's investigation into his ties with [...]...

 2020-01-28 15:52 

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Man shot during robbery in Wilkes-Barre...

WILKES-BARRE — City police are investigating a shooting at an East South Street apartment where a man was shot in the back early Tuesday morning. [...]...

 2020-01-28 11:00 

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Britain's EU Journey: When Brexit chaos ensued...

By PAN PYLAS LONDON (AP) — Britain officially leaves the European Union on Friday after a debilitating political period that has bitterly divided the nation since the 2016 Brexit referendum. Difficult negotiations setting out the [...]...

 2020-01-28 01:00 

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The Latest: Capitol fireplaces go cold for impeachment trial...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the of President Donald Trump (all times local): 7:40 p.m. The impeachment trial has claimed one of the U.S. Capitol's quaintest traditions — the crackling blazes in fireplaces that [...]...

 2020-01-28 01:00 

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Trial highlights: Bolton takes center stage from afar...

By MATTHEW DALY WASHINGTON (AP) — Former national security adviser John Bolton took center stage at President Donald Trump's impeachment trial even though he was nowhere near the Capitol. Bolton's claims in a forthcoming book [...]...

 2020-01-27 23:00 

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump wrong on Bolton; more claims from trial...

By HOPE YEN, CALVIN WOODWARD and ERIC TUCKER WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump stated falsely Monday that House Democrats never called his former national security adviser to testify in their impeachment inquiry. Actually they [...]...

 2020-01-27 19:00 

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Justices allow enforcement of new green card rule...

By MARK SHERMAN WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Supreme Court on Monday allowed the Trump administration to put in place a policy connecting the use of public benefits with whether immigrants could become permanent residents. [...]...

 2020-01-27 19:00 

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US says mystery crash in Afghanistan was US Air Force plane...

By RAHIM FAIEZ and KATHY GANNON KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An American military aircraft crashed in eastern Afghanistan on Monday, the U.S. military said, adding that there were no indications so far it'd been brought [...]...

 2020-01-27 17:00 

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Taliban say mystery crash in Afghanistan was US aircraft...

By RAHIM FAIEZ and KATHY GANNON KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A U.S. military aircraft crashed in eastern Afghanistan on Monday, a Taliban spokesman and Afghan journalist affiliated with the militant group said. A U.S. Army [...]...

 2020-01-27 16:21 

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Taliban say mystery crash in Afghanistan was US aircraft...

KABUL, Afghanistan — A U.S. military aircraft crashed in eastern Afghanistan on Monday, a Taliban spokesman and Afghan journalist affiliated with the militant group said. [...]...

 2020-01-27 15:00 

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Kosovo PM hails as 'positive signs' recent deals with Serbia...

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Kosovo's outgoing prime minister on Monday considered as "positive signs" two recently-achieved agreements with Serbia that will restore air and railway traffic between the two former war foes. Speaking after payin...

 2020-01-27 11:00 

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Report: Mongolia closes border with China amid virus fears...

BEIJING (AP) — Mongolia's official news agency says the country's Cabinet on Monday closed border crossings with China and suspended university classes to prevent the spread of a new viral disease. There are no confirmed [...]...

 2020-01-27 07:00 

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Republican seeks party nod to run for Pennsylvania treasurer...

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A northern Pennsylvania woman who is a longtime executive for a powdered metals supplier and ran a detention center in Iraq as an Army reservist will seek the Republican nomination to [...]...

 2020-01-27 03:09 

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Jay Ambrose: Democrats get free TV ad in impeachment proceedings...

It's kind of interesting that the central goal of Democrats in the wild-and-wooly Capitol impeachment hearings is to use their misapplied, blistering power to ruin the re-election chances of Republican President Donald Trump. Their central case agains...

 2020-01-26 19:00 

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Houston mayor, others help residents after deadly blast...

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston's mayor and others say they will work to provide assistance to residents whose homes were damaged after a massive explosion at a warehouse that killed two workers and injured 20 others. [...]...

 2020-01-26 17:00 

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Coroner: 2 dead, 7 injured in South Carolina bar shooting...

HARTSVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Two people were killed and seven people were injured early Sunday in a shooting at a bar in South Carolina, officials said. The shooting took place at Mac's Lounge in Hartsville, [...]...

 2020-01-26 13:00 

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Lessons learned from 2016, but US faces new election threats...

By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY It's been more than three years since Russia's effort to interfere in U.S. elections through disinformation on social media, stolen campaign emails and attacks on voting systems. U.S. officials have made [...]...

 2020-01-26 01:00 

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Turkish leader slams 'propaganda' as quake deaths rise to 29...

By ANDREW WILKS ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The death toll from a strong earthquake that rocked eastern Turkey climbed to 29 on Saturday night as rescue crews searched for people who remained trapped under the [...]...

 2020-01-25 23:00 

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Border Patrol allows replanting after bulldozing garden...

By ELLIOT SPAGAT SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Border Patrol, reacting to a breach it discovered in a steel-pole border wall believed to be used by smugglers, gave activists no warning this month when it [...]...

 2020-01-25 21:00 

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Woman kills retired trooper, self at Chicago-area cigar bar...

LISLE, Ill. (AP) — A woman fatally shot a retired Illinois State Police trooper and wounded another retired state trooper and an off-duty trooper Friday night before turning the gun on herself at a cigar [...]...

 2020-01-25 17:00 

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump's impeachment defense and the facts...

By CALVIN WOODWARD WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's lawyers opened his Senate impeachment defense Saturday with the false assertion that Democrats tried to shut the president's team out of the congressional inquiry that preceded [....

 2020-01-25 13:00 

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GOP shows little desire for witnesses ahead of critical vote...

By MARY CLARE JALONICK and ANDREW TAYLOR WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans in the Senate appear unmoved by the Democratic push for witnesses in President Donald Trump's trial despite persistent appeals from Rep. Adam Schiff and [...]...

 2020-01-25 11:00 

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Britain's EU Journey: When Blair's EU aspirations faded away...

By PAN PYLAS LONDON (AP) — Britain officially leaves the European Union on Jan. 31 after a debilitating political period that has bitterly divided the nation since the 2016 Brexit referendum. Difficult negotiations setting out [...]...

 2020-01-25 03:00 

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2 killed, 20 injured when warehouse explosion shakes Houston...

By JUAN A. LOZANO HOUSTON (AP) — A massive explosion Friday leveled a warehouse in Houston, killing two workers, damaging nearby buildings and homes and rousing frightened residents from their sleep miles away, authorities said. [...]...

 2020-01-25 01:00 

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Trial highlights: Dems cry cover-up, Trump hails activists...

By MATTHEW DALY WASHINGTON (AP) — From the floor of the Senate, Democratic impeachment prosecutors said Friday that Trump tried to cover up his actions with Ukraine, another reason to remove him from office. A [...]...

 2020-01-24 23:00 

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US says e-commerce firms need to do more about fake goods...

By BEN FOX WASHINGTON (AP) — E-commerce has unleashed an increasing torrent of fake merchandise upon the world and private companies and the U.S. government must do more to address the problem, Trump administration officials [...]...

 2020-01-24 21:00 

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At least 8 dead, 315 hurt as earthquake rocks eastern Turkey...

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 rocked eastern Turkey on Friday, causing some buildings to collapse, killing at least eight people, injuring more than 300 and leaving several trapped, [...]...

 2020-01-24 19:00 

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Career Border Patrol official picked to lead agency...

By COLLEEN LONG and ELLIOT SPAGAT WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Friday named a 27-year Border Patrol veteran who has forcefully advocated for the president's agenda to lead the agency after a surge [...]...

 2020-01-24 19:00 

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Pennsylvania's December jobless rate rises, payrolls shrink...

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's unemployment rate rose in December for the fourth straight month, as payrolls shrank and the labor force hit another record high. The state Department of Labor and Industry said Friday [...]...

 2020-01-24 19:00 

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Now on Trump's team, Dershowitz says, 'I haven't changed'...

By ERIC TUCKER and ZEKE MILLER WASHINGTON (AP) — Alan Dershowitz was in line at Mar-a-Lago's lavish Christmas Eve buffet last month when President Donald Trump stopped to chat. The retired Harvard law professor had [...]...

 2020-01-24 17:00 

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Dems pick Whitmer, Escobar for Trump State of Union response...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will deliver the Democratic response to President Donald Trump's State of the Union address on Feb. 4. Rep. Veronica Escobar of Texas will deliver the Spanish-language response. House [...]...

 2020-01-24 15:00 

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6 killed in Germany shooting, suspect arrested...

BERLIN (AP) — Six people have been killed and several were injured in a shooting in the southwestern German town of Rot am See, police said Friday. A suspect was arrested shortly after the shooting, [...]...

 2020-01-24 13:45 

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Pennsylvania's unemployment rate up slightly to 4.5 percent...

WILKES-BARRE — Pennsylvania's unemployment rate was up two-tenths of a percentage point over the past month to 4.5 percent in December. [...]...

 2020-01-24 13:00 

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Houston building explosion shakes city, scatters debris...

HOUSTON (AP) — A large explosion at an apparent industrial building in Houston early Friday left rubble scattered in the area, damaged homes and was felt for miles away. One person was taken to a [...]...

 2020-01-24 13:00 

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London police to use face scan tech, stoking privacy fears...

LONDON (AP) — London police say they will start using live facial recognition cameras in operational deployments, in a major advance for the controversial technology. The Metropolitan Police Service said Friday it will use the [...]...

 2020-01-24 09:00 

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Book reveals 2 fathers linked by grief to 2015 Paris attacks...

By LORI HINNANT PARIS (AP) — Lola Salines happily accepted the last-minute concert ticket from a friend the night of Nov. 13, 2015. At 28, the Parisian had already created her own brand at a [...]...

 2020-01-24 03:00 

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Mayor, police pledge action after deadly Seattle shooting...

By LISA BAUMANN SEATTLE (AP) — A shootout in downtown Seattle that left a woman dead and a 9-year-old boy injured was the third violent incident this week in a part of the city long [...]...

 2020-01-24 01:00 

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Far from US-Mexico border, Seattle judge weighs wall funding...

By GENE JOHNSON SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge in Washington state is considering whether to block President Donald Trump from diverting billions of dollars from military construction projects to build sections of border wall [...]...

 2020-01-23 23:00 

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Trump to rally in New Hampshire on eve of state's primary...

WASHINGTON (AP) — New Hampshire is getting its first campaign rally of the 2020 campaign season from President Donald Trump, and it will be held on the eve of the state's first-in-the-nation presidential primary. Trump's [...]...

 2020-01-23 20:04 

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Your view: A pro-life president? Not this one...

I am frustrated that so many supports of President Trump think the he is pro- life. He is not; he is anti- abortion. [...]...

 2020-01-23 15:00 

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Storm Gloria kills 11 in Spain, causes wide coastal damage...

The Associated Press MADRID (AP) — A calamitous storm has killed at least 11 people in Spain and left five others missing, as well as causing rivers to overflow their banks and contaminating vast agricultural [...]...

 2020-01-23 12:38 

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Man in custody in police involved shooting in Kingston...

KINGSTON — A Kingston police officer discharged a round from his service revolver when a man pulled what was believed to be a firearm from his waistband at an apartment building on Wyoming Avenue early Thursday morning. [...]...

 2020-01-23 05:00 

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Impeachment trial not ready for broadcast prime time...

By DAVID BAUDER NEW YORK (AP) — The first night of arguments in favor of President Donald Trump's impeachment before the U.S. Senate was judged not ready for prime time by many of the nation's [...]...

 2020-01-23 03:00 

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Police: 6 people shot, 1 dead in downtown Seattle...

By LISA BAUMANN SEATTLE (AP) — A gunman opened fire in downtown Seattle on Wednesday night, injuring six and killing one, authorities said. Seattle Fire Chief Harold Scoggins said authorities began receiving calls at about [...]...

 2020-01-23 01:00 

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Trump to attend anti-abortion rally in Washington...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump will become the first president to attend the annual anti-abortion gathering in Washington called the March for Life. Trump has made it a priority to [...]...

 2020-01-23 01:00 

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California governor aims to block PG&E's bankruptcy plan...

By MICHAEL LIEDTKE SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom is urging a federal judge to reject Pacific Gas and Electric's blueprint for getting out of bankruptcy and renewing his threat to lead a [...]...

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