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Jordanian immigrant gets death for Houston 'honor killings'

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A Jordanian immigrant has been sentenced to death in Texas for the fatal shootings of his son-in-law and daughter's best friend in what prosecutors described as honor killings. More>>

Lavish court spending in poor West Virginia triggers scandal

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In poor West Virginia, a scandal over spending by the state's Supreme Court has triggered a move by one branch of government to essentially fire another. More>>

Yosemite reopens to visitors with smoky air, limited lodging

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Most of Yosemite National Park is set to reopen Tuesday after a 20-day closure that cost the tourist magnet millions of dollars and devastated local businesses. More>>

Report: Pennsylvania priests molested over 1,000 children

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Time is ticking down to decide what information to black out in a forthcoming grand jury report investigating child sexual abuse in six of Pennsylvania's Roman Catholic dioceses. More>>

Ex-White House aide says Trump trying to silence her

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Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman says she "will not be silenced" by President Donald Trump, remaining defiant as her public feud with her former boss shifted from a war of words to a possible legal battle. More>>

Maryland takes responsibility for mistakes in player death

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Maryland has parted ways with its football team's strength and conditioning staff Rick Court in the wake of the death of a player. More>>

No leaks: Cushy job offers for discarded Trump staffers

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President Donald Trump's political operation has made a regular practice of providing soft landing-pads for discarded staffers. More>>

WH insists Trump's no racist as he vilifies another minority

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Just like old times: Trump and Omarosa spar over whether he used the N-word, other allegations in her new book. More>>

EPA challenged safety of administration mileage freeze

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Internal documents show the Environmental Protection Agency privately questioned the Trump administration's finding that freezing Obama-era mileage standards would make drivers safer. More>>

Midwest primaries test Trump appeal against 'blue wave'

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'Blue wave' to be tested in Midwestern primaries across Wisconsin and Minnesota. More>>

Manafort chooses not to testify as defense rests its case

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Trial of longtime Washington operator Paul Manafort turning from prosecution to his defense team. More>>

UK police treat Parliament crash as terrorism, seek motive

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London police say that a car has crashed into barriers outside the Houses of Parliament and that there are a number of injured. More>>

Italian bridge collapse sends cars plunging, killing 26

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The news agency ANSA says a bridge has partially collapsed near the northern port city of Genoa. More>>

Judge sets bail for adults arrested at New Mexico compound

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A court hearing is planned on allegations that children at a remote compound in northern New Mexico may have been trained in the use of firearms in preparation for a school shooting. More>>

The Latest: Omarosa tells AP: 'I will not be silenced'

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President Donald Trump is calling his former adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman a "dog.". More>>

The Latest: Priest abuse report faults Cardinal Donald Wuerl

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Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, is defending himself ahead of a forthcoming grand jury report investigating child sexual abuse in Pennsylvania's Roman Catholic dioceses that he says will be critical of his actions as Pittsburgh's bishop. More>>

Questions loom over Tesla deal after CEO reveals Saudi link

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Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk says he's in talks with the Saudi Arabian sovereign wealth fund about taking the electric car and solar panel maker private, but no deal has been finalized. More>>

ACLU: Federal agencies setting 'trap' to deport immigrants

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A civil rights group is arguing that federal immigration officials are violating the rights of immigrants seeking legal status by setting a deportation "trap" at their required interviews. More>>

Bus crash in Ecuador kills 24 people, injures 22

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Ecuadorean officials say at least 23 people died and another 14 were injured when a long-distance bus overturned on a highway near Ecuador's capital. More>>

Taliban overrun Afghan army base, kill 17 troops

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Officials: Afghan forces still clearing city of Ghazni of Taliban fighters on 5th day following massive insurgent attack. More>>

The Latest: Italy authorities raise bridge death toll to 26

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The Latest: Italian authorities say that about 10 vehicles were involved when a raised highway collapsed during a sudden and violent storm in the northern port city of Genoa. More>>

Secret audio? In Trump world, there's always a tape

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Omarosa's secret tapes not so shocking given that Trump himself, others do it, too. More>>

Gates testimony dredges up Trump inaugural spending mystery

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Paul Manafort's longtime deputy has admitted he embezzled hundreds of thousands of dollars from his boss _ and that he "possibly" was wrongfully reimbursed by Trump's inaugural committee. More>>

The Latest: UK police say properties raided after car crash

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The Latest: London's Metropolitan Police say no one is in a life-threatening condition following a car crash outside the Houses of Parliament. More>>

Museum of London displays fatberg on 24-hour livestream

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London's famous, festering fatberg lives on _ and is getting its own livestream. More>>

Turkey's Erdogan vows US boycott, but diplomats resume talks

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The Turkish currency has stabilized near record lows as investors look to a speech by the finance chief later in the day. More>>

Man pleads not guilty to kidnapping in son's torture case

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A man accused of torturing his 8-year-old son by locking him in a basement, withholding food and making him endure dog bites has pleaded not guilty. More>>

Bail, conditions set for man charged in fatal shooting

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White man charged with manslaughter in death of unarmed black man whose shooting revived debate over Florida's "stand your ground" law facing scheduled first court appearance. More>>

The Latest: Turkey says it will help firms hit by turmoil

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Turkey's influential business groups have called on the government to implement tighter monetary policy to help overcome the country's currency crisis. More>>

Trump warns Cuomo: Anybody who runs against me 'suffers'

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Trump dares Cuomo to challenge him in 2020, warns the Democratic governor of New York that "anybody that runs against Trump suffers". More>>

Multi-gene test may find risk for heart disease and more

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New way to track millions of genetic variations promises better forecasting of people's risk for heart attacks, four other disorders. More>>

Outdoor fun dwindles as smoky haze hangs over California

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No major wildfires are burning near Sacramento but for two weeks a dull haze and the faint smell of smoke from distant blazes has blanketed California's capital region. More>>

Jury awards $289M to man who blames Roundup for cancer

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Lawyers say a jury's $289 million award to a California man who claims Monsanto's Roundup weed killer gave him cancer may open the floodgates for legions of people suffering because of the agribusiness giant. More>>

Rent control fuels costliest fight on California 2018 ballot

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Los Angeles-based health care nonprofit known for funding controversial ballot measures wages expensive battle with real estate industry over rent control in California. More>>

White House called toxins contamination 'PR nightmare'

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Toxics used in nonstick cookware, fast-food wrappers and much more are turning up in public water systems in dozens of states. More>>

AP Source: Soul icon Aretha Franklin is seriously ill

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Aretha Franklin is seriously ill, according to a person close with the singer. More>>

Seattle airplane theft prompts review of security measures Video included

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After the spectacular theft of a 76-seat plane from the Seattle airport by a ground crew employee, authorities there are talking to counterparts around the country about how to prevent such breaches. More>>

Trump signs bill named for Sen. McCain, doesn't mention him Video included

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President Donald Trump has signed a $716 billion defense policy bill named for Sen. John McCain after giving a speech that didn't reference the ailing senator once. More>>

Australia archbishop gets house detention for abuse cover-up

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The most senior Roman Catholic cleric convicted of covering up child sex abuse has been ordered by an Australian court to serve his 1-year sentence in home detention rather than jail. More>>

Swedish leader voices anger after dozens of cars are burned

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Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven lashes out at those who set fire to dozens of cars in southwest Sweden, asking them 'what the heck are you doing?'. More>>

Twitter CEO defends decision not to ban Alex Jones, Infowars

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey defend company decision not to ban right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his "Infowars" show. More>>

Trump's Harley boycott call roils Wisconsin primary

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President Donald Trump's call for a boycott of Harley-Davidson motorcycles forced Gov. Scott Walker and other Republicans to either criticize the president or stick with the Milwaukee-based company just ahead the primary. More>>

Beyoncé honors ailing Aretha Franklin at Detroit concert

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Queen Bey dedicated her performance with husband, Jay Z, to the Queen of Soul drawing a thunderous roar from Aretha Franklin's hometown of Detroit. More>>

Reality White House: Trump, Omarosa trade insults, charges

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President Donald Trump lashed out at Omarosa Manigault Newman Monday over book, recordings. More>>

Assaults by Taliban raise questions about US plan for peace

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Taliban's ability to attack is raising questions about US plan for ending war in Afghanistan. More>>

Turkey tries to contain crisis but currency keeps falling

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Turkey's Central Bank has announced a series of measures to help banks manage their liquidity, after the country's finance chief said the government had readied an "action plan" to ease market concerns that led to a slump in the value of Turkish currency. More>>

Tunisian leader backs equal inheritance rights for women

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Tunisia's president has promised to submit a bill to parliament that aims to give women equal inheritance rights with men, as debate over the topic of inheritance reverberates around the Muslim world. More>>

Gore: Trump not yet as damaging to environment as he feared

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Former Vice President Al Gore says the Trump administration has made some dangerous changes to environmental policy, though so far it's having less of an impact than he initially feared. More>>

UK Labour leader under fire over Palestinian wreath-laying

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British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn, facing allegations of enabling anti-Semitism, has acknowledged he was present at a wreath-laying to Palestinians allegedly linked to the murder of 11 Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics. More>>

Immigration cases tossed in fallout from high court ruling

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For years, the country's immigration courts have besieged by ballooning dockets, lengthy backlogs and a lack of resources. More>>

Now with power to long rule China, Xi beset by challenges

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Just months after clearing the way to rule in perpetuity, China's president and ruling Communist Party leader Xi Jinping is beset by a wave of economic, foreign policy and domestic political challenges. More>>

AP Interview: Malaysia's Mahathir aims to scrap China deals

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Malaysia's prime minister says he will seek to cancel multibillion-dollar Chinese-backed infrastructure projects that were signed by his predecessor as his government works to dig itself out of debt. More>>

Key Afghan city turned into 'ghost town' by deadly battles Video included

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Kabul says battle with the Taliban in city of Ghazni has killed about 100 Afghan forces, 20 civilians. More>>

Governors: Trump directive could hurt effort to save bird

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Some Western governors say a new Trump administration directive threatens to undermine a hard-won compromise aimed at saving a beleaguered bird scattered across their region. More>>

Prosecution rests in Manafort tax evasion and fraud trial

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A bank executive says he found several red flags with Paul Manafort's finances while the former Trump campaign chairman was being considered for $16.5 million in bank loans. More>>

Glacier latest US park to be scorched by Western wildfires

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A wildfire destroyed structures and forced evacuations Monday from the busiest area of Montana's Glacier National Park, as officials in California prepared to reopen Yosemite National Park following a two-week closure. More>>

Rival Korea leaders to meet in Pyongyang in September

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The rival Koreas have begun high-level talks to set the date and the venue for a third summit between their leaders. More>>

FBI fires Peter Strzok in wake of anti-Trump text messages

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The FBI has fired a longtime agent who once worked on special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation after he sent text messages criticizing President Donald Trump to a colleague. More>>

Heavy rains prompt rescues, confusion in Pennsylvania

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Portions of eastern and central Pennsylvania are again dealing with heavy rains and high waters that have shut down highways, flooded homes and prompted rescues. More>>

Trump warns Cuomo: Anybody who runs against me 'suffers'

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President Donald Trump is claiming that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo called and told him that he wouldn't challenge him for the presidency. More>>

State probe finds immigrant teens not currently being abused

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APNewsBreak: Virginia investigators find no evidence of abuse at a detention facility after immigrant teens described being strapped to chairs with mesh bags with their heads covered. More>>

Taliban offensive exposes fragile US hopes for Afghan peace

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A year after the Trump administration introduced its strategy for Afghanistan, the Taliban are asserting themselves on the battlefield even as U.S. officials talk up hopes for peace. More>>

Florida shooting: Man arrested in 'stand your ground' case

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Florida prosecutors have charged a white man in the death of an unarmed black man whose videotaped shooting in a store parking lot has revived debate over Florida's "stand your ground" law. More>>

Under new law, military kids get sex assault protections

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The Defense Department must improve how it responds to child-on-child sexual assault at U.S. military bases across the world as part of a sweeping new law President Donald Trump signed Monday. More>>

California man struggles to cope with loss of family in fire

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A grief-stricken great-grandfather is collecting keepsakes from the charred remains of the California home where his family died in a wildfire. More>>

Fox News to White House: Bill Shine is Trump's new image man

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Shifting from Fox News to the White House, Bill Shine takes on task of protecting Trump's image. More>>

China to UN panel: No arbitrary detention in Uighur region

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China is insisting that there is no "arbitrary detention" and there are no "re-education centers" in the Xinjiang region after a U.N. human rights committee raised concern over reported mass detentions of ethnic Uighurs. More>>

Appeals court tells EPA to stop sales of harmful pesticide

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The Environmental Protection Agency has been ordered to stop sales of a widely used pesticide within two months. More>>

Trump, Omarosa trade insults, charges; reality TV rerun?

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Former presidential adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman is drawing fire from President Donald Trump's allies and national security experts for admitting that she secretly recorded her firing by chief of staff John Kelly in the high-security Situation Room. More>>

Democrats look to longshot territory for midterm gains

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Democrats look to longshot territory for midterm gains. More>>

Advocates condemn psych techniques used to keep kids online

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Children's advocates want the American Psychological Association to condemn the tech industry's practice of using persuasive psychological techniques to keep kids glued to their screens. More>>

Charlottesville anniversary: Peaceful protests, few arrests

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Events to mark the anniversary of the deadly violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, were largely peaceful, with police making just a handful of arrests. More>>

WWII remains come home, brothers get to pay last respects

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Dominic Ragucci had thought for nearly 70 years that the remains of his older brother, Emil, were swept out to sea during a World War II battle on a Pacific atoll. On Monday, he plans to stand on the tarmac in Philadelphia and greet Emil's remains. More>>

GOP congressman from New York charged with insider trading Video included

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Republican U.S. Rep. Christopher Collins of New York has been indicted on securities fraud charges. More>>

Jury backs man who claims Roundup weed killer caused cancer

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A San Francisco jury has awarded $289 million to a former school groundskeeper who claimed Monsanto's popular Roundup weed killer contributed to his terminal cancer. More>>

5 nations sign deal on Caspian Sea water, fishing rights

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Leaders of the five countries along the Caspian Sea have signed a convention aimed at ending decades-long uncertainty over exploitation of its resources. More>>

'Touch the sun': NASA spacecraft hurtles toward our star

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NASA has launched a spacecraft to the sun that will fly closer to our star than anything ever before. More>>

Koepka holds off Woods to win PGA Championship

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Brooks Koepka captures 3rd major in last 6 tries by holding off Tiger Woods to win the PGA Championship. More>>

Vigil, marches mark anniversary of deadly far-right protest

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A day after tensions between police and activists nearly boiled over on the University of Virginia's campus, the city of Charlottesville plans to mark Sunday's anniversary of a deadly gathering of white supremacists with a rally against racial hatred. More>>

Friendly tone belied desperate acts of Seattle plane thief Video included

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Aviation expert say one of the biggest potential perils for commercial air travel is airline or airport employees causing mayhem. More>>

Omarosa says she secretly taped her firing, plays audio

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Former presidential adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman says she secretly taped her firing by White House chief of staff John Kelly in the Situation Room. More>>

Ellison denies abuse allegations from ex-girlfriend

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An ex-girlfriend of Rep. Keith Ellison says the Minnesota Democrat emotionally and physically abused her, allegations that Ellison denies. More>>

His name is Idris Elba, but will he be first black Bond?

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British actor Idris Elba is stoking speculation he may take over the role of James Bond when Daniel Craig steps aside, offering an enigmatic Twitter post that fueled the buzz about him becoming the first black Bond. More>>

From Ailes to Trump: Meet Bill Shine, Trump's new image man

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From Ailes to Trump: Meet Bill Shine, Trump's new image man. More>>

Doctors nudged by overdose letter prescribe fewer opioids

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In a novel experiment, doctors started prescribing fewer opioids after getting a letter from the medical examiner telling them of their patient's fatal overdose. More>>

The Latest: Rival Koreas to meet in Pyongyang; date not set

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The rival Koreas have agreed to hold a third summit between their leaders in Pyongyang sometime before the end of September. More>>

Cooler weather helps crews fight Southern California fire

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Aided by slightly cooler temperatures, firefighters are continuing to make progress as they work to subdue a wildfire that has burned across more than 35 square miles (91 kilometers) of Southern California's Cleveland National Forest. More>>

V.S. Naipaul, Nobel Prize-winning author, dies at 85

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V.S. Naipaul, the Trinidad-born Nobel laureate whose precise and lyrical writing and brittle, misanthropic personality made him one of the world's most admired and contentious writers, has died. More>>

Fox's Laura Ingraham: I wasn't talking about race

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Fox News Channel host Laura Ingraham is trying to tamp down a furor over her remark that 'demographic changes' that most Americans don't like have been forced on the country by immigration. More>>

Tesla CEO's buyout bid raises eyebrows, legal concerns

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Tesla CEO's attempt to escape Wall Street's pressure with buyout of electric car maker could bring new headaches. More>>

The Latest: Scores killed fighting Taliban in Afghan city

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The Latest: Afghan minister: Battle with Taliban in Ghazni killed about 100 members of security forces, 20 civilians. More>>

US advising Afghan forces in battle for eastern city

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Afghan official: Security forces are battling the Taliban for the third straight day in the city of Ghazni. More>>

The Latest: 1 arrest made in DC in Charlottesville protests

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The police chief in Washington, D.C., says one person was arrested after a chaotic day of protests and counterprotests centered around a white nationalist rally in front of the White House. More>>

Wildfire victims among those stung by Trump's trade war

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President Donald Trump's tariffs on imported construction materials are making it more expensive to rebuild homes lost to wildfires and other natural disasters. More>>

Steve Bannon weighs in on UK burqa debate, Boris Johnson

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Republican strategist Steve Bannon has weighed into Britain's burqa debate, defending former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson's comments that women who wear face-covering veils look like "letter boxes" and "bank robbers.". More>>

Malians vote in presidential runoff amid attacks, threats

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Malians are voting in a second round presidential election between incumbent Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and opposition leader Soumaila Cisse. More>>

Helping nature: Inducing labor avoids cesarean for some moms Video included

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A large study of first-time moms finds inducing labor rather than waiting avoids cesarean delivery for some. More>>

Crews battle growing wildfire near homes in California

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Firefighters are working to curb a wildfire threatening thousands of homes in the foothills south of Los Angeles before gusty winds can return to drive its explosive growth. More>>

Orca back to feeding, frolicking after carrying dead calf

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Researchers say an endangered killer whale that drew international attention as she carried her dead calf on her head for more than two weeks is finally back to feeding and frolicking with her pod. More>>

Rain pouring, Trump rages on Twitter and hangs with bikers

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Trump rages on Twitter as rain dumped on his New Jersey golf club ahead of a "Bikers for Trump" gathering. More>>

Against all odds: Democrats pour money into longshot races

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Donors pouring money into the November midterm elections are putting cash into races in places they never have before to help Democrats. More>>

4 Jordanian troops, 3 suspected militants dead in clash

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Jordanian official: 5 suspected militants in custody after clashes that killed 3 members of the security forces. More>>

Ige wins Hawaii Democratic governor primary

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Hawaii voters head to the polls this weekend for a primary election that will most likely settle the outcome of this year's major races. More>>

The Latest: White House blasts Omarosa for recording talks

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The White House is blasting former staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman for secretly recording a conversation with chief of staff John Kelly in the high-security Situation Room. More>>

Pence outlines US Space Force plan for 'next battlefield'

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Vice President Mike Pence says the time has come to establish a new United States Space Force to ensure America's dominance in space amid heightened completion and threats from China and Russia. More>>

The Latest: Anti-fascists confront police in Washington

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Small group of white nationalists who marched on Washington, rallied near the White House have left area. More>>

Blast in northern Syria kills at least 36; cause unclear

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Syrian activists say explosion in village near Turkish border kills at least 18, collapses building. More>>

Aid group: Ships not willing to save Mediterranean migrants

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A European aid group says migrants have told rescuers that ships passed them by in the Mediterranean without offering help. More>>

The Latest: White nationalists rally near White House

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A park across the street from the White House is already filling up with people who oppose a white nationalist demonstration that is scheduled to take place later Sunday. More>>

Find an eagle feather? US law says don't take it. Cuomo did

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently told a story about grabbing a feather shed by an eagle after it swooped past his family's canoe during an outing on an Adirondack lake. More>>

Cousins perfect in Minnesota debut, Vikings beat Broncos

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Kirk Cousins was perfect in his first game for Minnesota, completing all four of his passes, including a 1-yard touchdown strike to Stefon Diggs in the Vikings' 42-28 exhibition victory over the Denver Broncos. More>>

Maryland puts Durkin on leave amid football investigation

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Person briefed on matter to AP: Maryland places strength coach on leave while it investigates accusations. More>>

Officials: Man who stole plane, died in crash not a pilot Video included

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Alaska Airlines says there was an "unauthorized take-off" of an airplane and witnesses reported a jet being chased by military planes near Sea-Tac International Airport. More>>

Turkey's president: US waging "economic war" against Turkey

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Turkey's president is blaming the country's economic downturn on the United States and other nations that he claims are waging "war" against his country. More>>

GOP uncertain as Rep. Chris Collins ends re-election bid

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Republican U.S. Rep Chris Collins says he will no longer run for re-election after being charged with insider trading. More>>

Crews make progress battling Southern California wildfire

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Crews are working furiously to keep a Southern California wildfire from burning more homes south of Los Angeles while firefighters in the north have finally gained ground against destructive major blazes. More>>

List grows of people said to know of Ohio St. doctor's abuse

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Several former students and student-athletes at Ohio State University have described sexual abuse they suffered at the hands of Dr. Richard Strauss, who worked at the university from 1978 until he retired in 1998. More>>

New US sanctions could pitch Russia relations to new low

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While the first wave of new US sanctions may have a limited impact on Russia, a second batch could hit its economy hard and send already tense relations into a tailspin. More>>

In wake of critical book, Trump calls Omarosa 'a lowlife'

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Former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman says in a new book that she didn't want to believe President Donald Trump was racist but saw it with her own eyes. More>>

Kirk has big early play, Cardinals beat Chargers 24-17

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Christian Kirk has big early play, Arizona Cardinals beat San Diego Chargers 24-17. More>>

Memo shows Kavanaugh resisted indicting a sitting president

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Newly released documents from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's time on the Ken Starr team investigating Bill Clinton reveal his resistance to issuing an indictment of a sitting president. More>>

Taliban cling to pockets of Afghan city after assault

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Afghan forces are battling the Taliban in parts of Ghazni a day after the insurgents launched a multi-pronged assault on the eastern city. More>>

Wisconsin Democrats crowd in for chance to challenge Walker

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Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker has warned for months about a "blue wave" this fall, and Tuesday's primary will settle which Democrat tries to ride it. More>>

Thousands attend Arab-led rally against Israeli bill

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Members of Israel's Arab minority are leading a mass protest in central Tel Aviv against a contentious law that critics say marginalizes the state's non-Jewish citizens. More>>

Tense confrontation amid peaceful vigils in Charlottesville

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The city of Charlottesville marked the anniversary of last summer's white supremacist violence that sent ripples through the country with largely peaceful vigils, but police had a brief confrontation with students angry over their heavy presence. More>>

Canadian police charge suspect in shooting that left 4 dead

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Canadian police have charged a man for the deaths of two police officers and two civilians in a shooting that struck a nerve in a country that has been roiled in recent months by several instances of mass violence. More>>

Heat wave put flamingos in the mood for 1st time in 15 years

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British conservation charity says record-breaking temperatures encouraged a rare flock of Andean flamingos to lay eggs for the first time since 2003. More>>

3 Jordan policemen killed in storming of militants' hideout

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Three members of Jordan's security forces killed as they storm a hideout of suspected militants that had been rigged with explosives. More>>

Nobel Prize-winning author V.S. Naipaul dies at 85

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The family of Trinidad-born British author V.S. Naipaul says the Nobel Literature laureate has died at the age of 85. More>>

The Latest: Family: Man who took plane was warm, gentle Video included

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Officials at Sea-Tac International Airport say an Alaska Airlines plane that was stolen by an airline employee and has crashed. More>>

Tense confrontation amid peaceful vigils in Charlottesville

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Police are blocking off streets and mobilizing hundreds of officers for the anniversary of a deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, alarming activists who plan to rally against the hatred that shocked the nation. More>>

New Mexico compound littered with ammunition, dirty diapers Video included

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A well-known imam whose three children were among the five adults arrested during a raid on a New Mexico compound says he doesn't understand why his son and the others disappeared into the desert. More>>

The Latest: Parent of player says some fully support Durkin

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Maryland athletic director Damon Evans has announced coach DJ Durkin is being placed on leave while the school reviews allegations of "unacceptable behavior by members of our football staff.". More>>

Correction: Britain-Friends story

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Almost 15 years after it was canceled, "Friends" is still there for British viewers. More>>

NFL players emphasize reasons for anthem demonstrations

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While the NFL continues discussions with the players' union regarding a national anthem policy, players who demonstrate are emphasizing they are protesting social injustice, racial inequality and systematic oppression. More>>

Count of last Kansas governor primary ballots to stretch out

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The counting of the last ballots in the tight and contentious Republican primary for Kansas governor will stretch out over the next week and still might not settle the race. More>>

Romanians protest govt corruption for 2nd straight day

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Romanian police have defended their use of force after an anti-government protest turned violent leaving 455 people, including three dozen riot police, needing medical treatment. More>>

The Latest: Jordan official says 3 police killed in raid

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Jordan's government spokeswoman says the number of police officers killed in the storming of a suspected militants' hideout has risen to three. More>>

Last-minute technical problem delays NASA's flight to sun

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A last-minute technical problem has delayed NASA's unprecedented mission to the sun. More>>

Maryland says staffers placed on leave after player death

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Members of the University of Maryland athletic staff has been placed on administrative leave, pending the final outcome of a review of the death of football player Jordan McNair in June. More>>

Avenatti pitch in Iowa: 'When they go low ... we hit harder'

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The self-styled provocateur taking on Donald Trump for porn actress Stormy Daniels has brought his presidential pitch to Iowa, telling Democrats: "When they go low, I say we hit harder.". More>>

Tunisian fundamentalists protest report on sexual equality

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Thousands of Muslim fundamentalists have held an hours-long protest in front of the nation's parliament to decry proposals in a government report on gender equality. More>>

Pope to youth: Dream, don't let fear make you pessimistic

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Pope Francis has told a huge rally of Italian Catholic youths to pursue their dreams despite their elders' discouragement. More>>

British charity says heat wave put flamingoes in the mood

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British conservation charity says record-breaking temperatures encouraged a rare flock of Andean flamingoes to lay eggs for the first time since 2003. More>>

French judge charges 2 German officials in campsite flood

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A French judge handed preliminary charges Saturday to two Germans whose group ran an unauthorized campsite in southern France that was destroyed by flash floods, forcing the emergency evacuation of 119 children. More>>

Russian PM strongly warns US against ramping up sanctions

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The Russian prime minister has sternly warned the United States against ramping up sanctions, warning that Russia will strike back with economic, political and "other" means. More>>

Judge rejects plea deals in deadly Oakland warehouse fire

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Two men who accepted a plea deal in exchange for each pleading no contest to 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter in a California warehouse fire will likely be released from prison after serving just half their sentences. More>>

Romanian expats stage huge anti-govt protest in Bucharest

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Romanians who live abroad have begun an anti-government protest in Bucharest, urging the left-wing government to resign and call an early election. More>>

Trump, at golf club, intent on projecting he's hard at work

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President Donald Trump may be spending time at his golf club in New Jersey, but he wants you to know it's not a vacation. More>>

Toll from Greek seaside resort wildfire rises to 94

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The death toll from the July 23 fire at the seaside resort of Mati, near Athens, has risen to 94 after a 57-year-old woman in intensive care died of her injuries, the ministry of health announced. More>>

AP Exclusive: Casey Affleck opens up in the wake of #MeToo

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AP Exclusive: With a new movie on the horizon, Casey Affleck opens up in the wake of #MeToo and Time's Up. More>>

Banker: Chairman OK'd Manafort loans, eyed Trump cabinet job

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Prosecutors in Paul Manafort's financial fraud trial say they expect to rest their case on Friday. More>>

Yemen's Shiite rebels welcome UN call for Saudi strike probe

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Yemen's Shiite rebels welcome UN call for probe into Saudi-led coalition airstrike that killed many children. More>>

Kobach's take-no-prisoners style at forefront in Kansas race

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Secretaries of state from middle America aren't generally household names. Kansas' Kris Kobach is the exception. More>>

Kobach steps away from duties in contested Kansas vote count

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An aide to Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer says Secretary of State Kris Kobach's promise to remove himself from further counting in their contested Republican primary race is not enough. More>>

Brazen Taliban attack raises pressure on Afghan forces

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Officials say Taliban fighters attacked an eastern provincial capital early Friday, leaving dead and wounded before Afghan forces pushed the militants out of the city. More>>

Violence erupts amid Gaza cease-fire, 2 Palestinians killed

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Gaza's militant Hamas rulers and Israel appear to be honoring cease-fire after 2 days of intense flare-up. More>>

Roger Stone associate held in contempt in Russia probe

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An associate of Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone has been held in contempt of court for refusing to appear before a grand jury in the special counsel's Russia investigation. More>>

Turkey shaken by financial fears, Trump rattles it further

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The Turkish currency has plunged to an all-time low as an on-going dispute with the United States showed no sign of subsiding and concerns over the president's policies persisted. More>>

AP Analysis: On enthusiasm, Democrats have advantage

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An Associated Press analysis finds Democrats with a consistent enthusiasm advantage with nearly a dozen federal special elections now concluded ahead of the November midterms. More>>

President Trump's summer getaway: Don't call it a vacation

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President Donald Trump is spending his summer vacation _ wait, don't call it "vacation" _ at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey. More>>

Kavanaugh in memo argued against indicting sitting president

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Confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh to begin Sept. 4, Senate chairman says. More>>

In Iowa, Stormy Daniels' lawyer says Democrats must fight

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Michael Avenatti, the lawyer for the porn actress taking on President Donald Trump, is taking his message to Iowa Democrats. More>>

In book, Omarosa says Trump is a bigot, behaved 'like a dog'

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The White House is slamming a new book by ex-staffer Omarosa Manigault-Newman, calling her "a disgruntled former White House employee.". More>>

Red-hot voyage to sun will bring us closer to our star

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Red-hot voyage to the sun is going to bring us closer to our star than ever before. More>>

Millions in limbo as nativist anger roils Indian state

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Thousands of people left off a draft list of Indian citizens are preparing to file appeals across the northeastern state of Assam, wading into a process that many fear could lead to detention or expulsion. More>>

The Latest: Omarosa calls Trump a bigot in upcoming book

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Former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman claims in a new book that she saw President Donald Trump behave "like a dog off the leash" at Mar-a-Lago events without his wife, first lady Melania Trump. More>>

Shooting in Canadian city leaves 4 dead, including 2 police

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Police in the eastern Canadian city of Fredericton, New Brunswick say at least four people have been killed after a shooting. More>>

St. Louis DA victory latest for Black Lives Matter movement

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Ouster of veteran St. Louis prosecutor latest victory for Black Lives Matter voters, activists focused on the ballot. More>>

Yosemite to reopen Tuesday, 14 days after blaze choked air

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Yosemite National Park will reopen Tuesday, 14 days after a wildfire choked the park with smoke at the peak of tourist season. More>>

No easy answers on best heart check-up for young athletes

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Large study of British teen soccer players finds in-depth heart screenings sometimes uncover athletes at risk of cardiac arrest _ but not always. More>>

Devastating toxic algae bloom plagues Florida's Gulf Coast

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Red tide is killing marine life, hurting tourism and upsetting beach lovers in Florida. More>>

NFL players protest during anthem, drawing rebuke from Trump

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Player demonstrations took place during the national anthem at several early NFL preseason games. More>>

French police detain 2 campsite officials in flooding probe

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A top police official of the Gard, the French region that was hardest hit by violent storms and flooding, has told French media that all children were successfully rescued. More>>

After Indonesia quake, a new worry: deadly aftershocks

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After powerful Indonesia quake, traumatized survivors live in fear deadly aftershocks as sense of crisis drags on. More>>

  • BusinessMore>>

  • Yosemite reopens to visitors with smoky air, limited lodging

    Yosemite reopens to visitors with smoky air, limited lodging

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 2:11 AM EDT2018-08-14 06:11:23 GMT
    Tuesday, August 14 2018 7:47 PM EDT2018-08-14 23:47:20 GMT
    (Steve Montalto/Visit Yosemite, Madera County Visitors Bureau via AP). This photo provided by Visit Yosemite, Madera County Visitors Bureau, shows Yosemite National Park employees, and a few visitors from France, posing for a photo holding hand fans th...(Steve Montalto/Visit Yosemite, Madera County Visitors Bureau via AP). This photo provided by Visit Yosemite, Madera County Visitors Bureau, shows Yosemite National Park employees, and a few visitors from France, posing for a photo holding hand fans th...
    Most of Yosemite National Park is set to reopen Tuesday after a 20-day closure that cost the tourist magnet millions of dollars and devastated local businesses.More >>
    Most of Yosemite National Park is set to reopen Tuesday after a 20-day closure that cost the tourist magnet millions of dollars and devastated local businesses.More >>
  • EPA challenged safety of administration mileage freeze

    EPA challenged safety of administration mileage freeze

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 3:49 PM EDT2018-08-14 19:49:07 GMT
    Tuesday, August 14 2018 7:39 PM EDT2018-08-14 23:39:14 GMT
    Internal documents show the Environmental Protection Agency privately questioned the Trump administration's finding that freezing Obama-era mileage standards would make drivers safer.More >>
    Internal documents show the Environmental Protection Agency privately questioned the Trump administration's finding that freezing Obama-era mileage standards would make drivers safer.More >>
  • Tesla forms committee to assess proposal to go private

    Tesla forms committee to assess proposal to go private

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 7:13 PM EDT2018-08-14 23:13:48 GMT
    Tuesday, August 14 2018 7:29 PM EDT2018-08-14 23:29:12 GMT
    (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File). FILE - In this June 14, 2018, file photo, Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks at a news conference in Chicago.  Tesla is forming a special committee to evaluate  Musk’s plan to take the company private. The electric car maker sai...(AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File). FILE - In this June 14, 2018, file photo, Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks at a news conference in Chicago. Tesla is forming a special committee to evaluate Musk’s plan to take the company private. The electric car maker sai...
    Tesla's board is preparing to evaluate CEO Elon Musk's brewing buyout bid with a three-member committee that includes a director whose objectivity has been recently questioned.More >>
    Tesla's board is preparing to evaluate CEO Elon Musk's brewing buyout bid with a three-member committee that includes a director whose objectivity has been recently questioned.More >>
  • TechnologyMore>>

  • Los Angeles is first in US to install subway body scanners

    Los Angeles is first in US to install subway body scanners

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 12:22 PM EDT2018-08-14 16:22:45 GMT
    Tuesday, August 14 2018 7:46 PM EDT2018-08-14 23:46:43 GMT
    The Los Angeles subway system is poised to become the first mass transit system in the U.S. to install body scanners to screen passengers for weapons and explosives.More >>
    The Los Angeles subway system is poised to become the first mass transit system in the U.S. to install body scanners to screen passengers for weapons and explosives.More >>
  • Italian bridge collapse sends cars plunging, killing 26

    Italian bridge collapse sends cars plunging, killing 26

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 6:36 AM EDT2018-08-14 10:36:32 GMT
    Tuesday, August 14 2018 7:37 PM EDT2018-08-14 23:37:08 GMT
    The news agency ANSA says a bridge has partially collapsed near the northern port city of Genoa.More >>
    The news agency ANSA says a bridge has partially collapsed near the northern port city of Genoa.More >>
  • Tesla forms committee to assess proposal to go private

    Tesla forms committee to assess proposal to go private

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 7:13 PM EDT2018-08-14 23:13:48 GMT
    Tuesday, August 14 2018 7:29 PM EDT2018-08-14 23:29:12 GMT
    (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File). FILE - In this June 14, 2018, file photo, Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks at a news conference in Chicago.  Tesla is forming a special committee to evaluate  Musk’s plan to take the company private. The electric car maker sai...(AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File). FILE - In this June 14, 2018, file photo, Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks at a news conference in Chicago. Tesla is forming a special committee to evaluate Musk’s plan to take the company private. The electric car maker sai...
    Tesla's board is preparing to evaluate CEO Elon Musk's brewing buyout bid with a three-member committee that includes a director whose objectivity has been recently questioned.More >>
    Tesla's board is preparing to evaluate CEO Elon Musk's brewing buyout bid with a three-member committee that includes a director whose objectivity has been recently questioned.More >>
  • EntertainmentMore>>

  • Ex-White House aide says Trump trying to silence her

    Ex-White House aide says Trump trying to silence her

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 4:47 PM EDT2018-08-14 20:47:17 GMT
    Tuesday, August 14 2018 7:46 PM EDT2018-08-14 23:46:08 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer). Television personality and former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman speaks during an interview with The Associated Press, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in New York. Manigault Newman declared she “will not be silenced” by ...(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer). Television personality and former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman speaks during an interview with The Associated Press, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in New York. Manigault Newman declared she “will not be silenced” by ...
    Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman says she "will not be silenced" by President Donald Trump, remaining defiant as her public feud with her former boss shifted from a war of words to a possible legal...More >>
    Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman says she "will not be silenced" by President Donald Trump, remaining defiant as her public feud with her former boss shifted from a war of words to a possible legal battle.More >>
  • WH insists Trump's no racist as he vilifies another minority

    WH insists Trump's no racist as he vilifies another minority

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 12:26 AM EDT2018-08-14 04:26:09 GMT
    Tuesday, August 14 2018 7:39 PM EDT2018-08-14 23:39:54 GMT
    (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File). FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump, center, is flanked by White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman, left, and  then-Housing and Urban Development Secretary-designate Ben Carson as he speaks ...(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File). FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump, center, is flanked by White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman, left, and then-Housing and Urban Development Secretary-designate Ben Carson as he speaks ...
    Just like old times: Trump and Omarosa spar over whether he used the N-word, other allegations in her new book.More >>
    Just like old times: Trump and Omarosa spar over whether he used the N-word, other allegations in her new book.More >>
  • Tiger Woods juices ratings for PGA championship

    Tiger Woods juices ratings for PGA championship

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 4:46 PM EDT2018-08-14 20:46:50 GMT
    Tuesday, August 14 2018 7:22 PM EDT2018-08-14 23:22:04 GMT
    (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel). Tiger Woods chips onto 14th green during the final round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at Bellerive Country Club, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, in St. Louis.(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel). Tiger Woods chips onto 14th green during the final round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at Bellerive Country Club, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, in St. Louis.
    There's nothing like a late charge from Tiger Woods to juice ratings for a major golf tournament.More >>
    There's nothing like a late charge from Tiger Woods to juice ratings for a major golf tournament.More >>
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