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Senate advances $36.5B disaster relief package

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Senate presses ahead on $36.5B disaster relief package. More>>

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Angry soldier's widow says Trump didn't know husband's name

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President Donald Trump is defending his call to a fallen soldier's widow, saying he was "respectful" and used his name "without hesitation." Trump addressed the call on Twitter Monday after Myeshia Johnson appeared on ABC's "Good Morning America. More>>

At long last, Dodgers ace Kershaw pitches in World Series

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Clayton Kershaw has done most everything an ace can accomplish. More>>

New York attorney general launches probe of Weinstein Co.

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New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has launched a civil right investigation into The Weinstein Co. following sexual assault allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. More>>

US general lays out Niger attack details; questions remain

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The top U.S. general says the families of the fallen soldiers in Niger and the American people deserve answers about this month's deadly ambush. More>>

Barcelona's vast stadium gives voice to Catalan separatism

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Barcelona's vast Camp Nou gives voice to Catalan separatism. More>>

Study: NYC could see bad flooding every 5 years

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A new study says that within three decades, floods that used to strike New York City only once every 500 years could occur every five years. More>>

IS came with a hit list, left Syria town in a trail of blood

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Syrian activists: Bodies of 65 civilians found in town retaken by government troops, many believed killed by IS. More>>

Venezuela opposition governors take oath before assembly

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Four of the five opposition governors recently elected in Venezuela have taken an oath before leaders of the all-powerful, pro-government constitutional assembly after initially refusing to do so. More>>

Wrongful conviction no surprise to Kansas black community

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The poor black community of Kansas City, Kansas, is outraged but not surprised by the official wrongdoing that led to the conviction of a man who spent 23 years in prison for a double murder he didn't commit. More>>

Kelly on O'Reilly: Abuse, shaming of women has to stop

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Former Fox anchor Megyn Kelly says she complained to her bosses about Bill O'Reilly after he questioned her loyalty for publicly revealing her story of sexual harassment at the hands of Roger Ailes. More>>

Trump shoots down retirement limit to pay for GOP tax cuts

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Trump urges House Republicans to move swiftly on passing budget bill, clearing the way for tax fight. More>>

New flight paths lead to airplane noise complaints across US

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The Federal Aviation Administration is redrawing flight paths for airports around the United States under a program known as "NextGen" to streamline aircraft routing for fuel efficiency and safety and a successful legal challenge by Phoenix. More>>

McCain critiques Trump without labeling him 'draft dodger'

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U.S. Sen. John McCain has taken what appears to be a veiled shot at President Donald Trump's medical deferments that kept him from serving in the Vietnam War. More>>

Judge tosses $417M award against Johnson & Johnson

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A Los Angeles judge has tossed out a $417 million jury award to a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer by using Johnson & Johnson baby powder for feminine hygiene. More>>

The Latest: Former Fox anchor grapples with non-disclosure

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Bill O'Reilly goes on former colleague Glenn Beck's radio show to defend himself after a story in The New York Times about a $32 million settlement paid to a woman who had accused him of harassment. More>>

Military judge in Bergdahl case worries about Trump impact

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Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will appear Monday before the judge deciding his punishment for endangering comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan in 2009. More>>

Stephen Hawking's Ph.D thesis goes online, website crashes

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Cambridge University has put Stephen Hawking's doctoral thesis online, triggering interest that has crashed the university's website. More>>

Spacewalking astronaut copes with frayed tether, bad jetpack

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Spacewalking astronauts are providing some necessary focus to the International Space Station's robot arm. More>>

Not so cold duck? Man keeps looking for bird thought extinct

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One man continues his quest to prove that a colorful duck is not extinct. More>>

Britain to give Canada the shipwrecks of explorer Franklin

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Britain will give Canada the shipwrecks of British explorer John Franklin, who tried to chart the Northwest Passage through the Canadian Arctic in 1845. More>>

Well-known Moscow journalist stabbed by attacker; in coma

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Russia's leading news radio station says its deputy editor-in-chief has been stabbed by an unknown attacker. More>>

Populist Czech winner may find scandals scare away partners

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After winning Czech parliamentary elections, billionaire business Andrej Babis. More>>

After election win, Abe prioritizes North Korea, aging Japan

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Japan's leader has pledged to tackle what he called Japan's two national crises, the military threat from North Korea and an aging and shrinking population. More>>

Catalan parliament to respond to Spain's planned takeover

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A far left pro-independence party in Catalonia is calling for "mass civil disobedience" in the region following the Spanish government's unprecedented move to trigger a section of the constitution allowing the central government to intervene in the region. More>>

Philippines declares end to 5-month militant siege in Marawi

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Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana declared the last of the pro-Islamic State group militants in southern Marawi city were "finished". More>>

World mayors pledge emissions-free cities by 2030

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The mayors of London, Los Angeles, Paris and several other major world cities are pledging to ban gasoline and diesel vehicles from "large parts" of their cities by 2030. More>>

Google parent turns on internet balloons in Puerto Rico

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Google says its stratospheric balloons are now delivering the internet to remote areas of Puerto Rico where cellphone towers were knocked out by Hurricane Maria. More>>

UK's May says Brexit talks making progress; EU denies leak

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Five of Britain's biggest business groups are calling on the government to quickly agree to a transition period of at least two years. More>>

Tillerson says room for Taliban in Afghan government

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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has made an unannounced trip to Afghanistan. More>>

Study: Pollution kills 9 million a year, costs $4.6 trillion

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Environmental pollutants are killing at least 9 million people and costing the world $4.6 trillion a year, a toll exceeding that of war, smoking, hunger or natural disasters. More>>

Trump urges House GOP to move quickly on budget, tax cuts

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says that he's willing to bring bipartisan health care legislation to the floor if the president makes clear he supports it. More>>

Fallen soldier's widow: 'Nothing to say' to Trump

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The pregnant widow of a fallen U.S. soldier whose combat death led to a political fight between President Donald Trump and a Florida congresswoman says the phone call from the president left her angry and crying. More>>

Hundreds attend Mass for slain reporter in Malta

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An anti-corruption reporter's family has appeared in a court in Malta for a libel case against her, a week after she was killed by a car bomb. More>>

Politics on display as Letterman receives Mark Twain Prize

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There was an unmistakable political tint to much of Sunday night's ceremony to present David Letterman with the Mark Twain award for American humor. More>>

AP Top 25: Notre Dame cracks top 10; Michigan drops out

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Notre Dame cracked the top 10 of The Associated Press college football poll for the first time this season, coming in at No. 9, and Michigan fell out of the rankings for the first time in two years. More>>

Autonomy votes in Italy called 'a lesson in democracy'

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The head of the right-wing Northern League says the referendum votes seeking greater autonomy in two wealthy northern regions "was a lesson in democracy for Europe.''. More>>

Correction: South Sudan-Failure to Act story

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Despite warnings from officials and pleas from residents, UN, US failed to prevent ethnic cleansing in South Sudan, especially in the Yei region. More>>

Japanese defense minister sounds alarm on North Korea

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Japan's defense minister is sounding an alarm on North Korea, saying its nuclear and ballistic missile capabilities have grown to what he called an "unprecedented, critical and imminent" level. More>>

Tillerson seeks Arab help in US effort to isolate Iran Video included

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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is pressing Saudi Arabia and Iraq to form a united front to counter Iran's growing assertiveness in the Middle East. More>>

The Latest: Business group endorses early Catalonia election

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A lawmaker with the ruling Catalan separatist coalition says the regional parliament will hold a Thursday plenary meeting that many fear will become a cover for a vote on declaring independence from Spain. More>>

Czechs to make memorial at ex-Nazi Roma concentration camp

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The Czech government has approved the funding of 450 million koruna ($20.6 million) to purchase a communist-era pig farm at the site of a former Nazi concentration camp for Roma. More>>

UK's Johnson urges North Korea to 'change course' on nukes

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British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson is urging North Korea to "change course" and engage in diplomacy to resolve the crisis over its nuclear ambitions. More>>

Where's the buzz? German study finds dramatic insect decline

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Scientists say an "alarming" drop seen in the number of flying insects in Germany could have serious consequences for ecosystems and food chains. More>>

Portugal steps up wildfire response as warm weather persists

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Portugal's government is beefing up its wildfire response with 17 water-dropping aircraft after forest blazes killed more than 100 people this year. More>>

US: Laptops in checked bags pose fire, explosion risk

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The U.S. government is urging that large, personal electronic devices like laptops be banned from airline checked luggage because of the potential for a catastrophic explosion and fire. More>>

Who killed Kim Jong Un's half brother? Here's what we know

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What we know about North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's estranged half brother and what his murder trial in Malaysia has revealed so far about the suspects, their defense and the case against them. More>>

2-story 'Star Wars' replica in yard for Halloween is big hit Video included

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A two-story "Star Wars"-inspired Halloween yard display in Ohio is inspiring kids to pick up toy light sabers and attracting hundreds of visitors from across the state. More>>

10 Things to Know for Today

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Among 10 Things to Know: At least 67 civilians found dead in Syrian town taken from Islamic State group; Trump urges House GOP to move quickly on budget, tax cuts; Bergdahl could get life in prison for endangering comrades. More>>

Super Mismatch: Patriots continue mastery of Falcons 23-7

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Super Mismatch: Patriots keep on keeping on against Falcons with 23-7 victory, extending their consecutive points streak vs. Atlanta to 54 before allowing a TD. More>>

No joke: TV host Letterman honored with Mark Twain Prize

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David Letterman, the longest-running late-night host in American history, is being honored with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. More>>

Trump plans to help pay aides' legal costs for Russia probes

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President Donald Trump intends to spend at least $430,000 of his own money to help pay the legal bills of White House staff and campaign aides related to the investigations into Russian election meddling in the 2016 election. More>>

Mementos hold Thais' fond memories of beloved King Bhumibol

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Mementos kept by Thais hold fond memories of beloved late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. More>>

Trump voting commission criticized for lack of transparency

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Trump's voter fraud commission draws complaints from US senators and its own members for a lack of transparency and failing to respond to requests for information. More>>

Spanish leader moves aggressively to clip Catalonia's wings

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Spain's plan to retake control of Catalonia amid a push for secession by regional leaders involves massive transfer of power. More>>

The Latest: Appeal backed by former presidents raises $31M

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President Donald Trump has recorded a video message for the hurricane relief concert that five former U.S. presidents are attending. More>>

US-backed forces take Syria's largest oil field from IS

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U.S-allied forces say they have captured Syria's largest oil field from the Islamic State group. More>>

Former presidents call for unity at hurricane aid concert

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All five living former U.S. presidents will be attending a concert Saturday night in a Texas college town, raising money for hurricane relief. More>>

Italy's 2 richest regions claim victory in autonomy votes

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Voters in the wealthy northern regions of Lombardy and Veneto head to the polls to decide if they want to seek greater autonomy from Rome. More>>

Dramatic sentencing hearing expected in Bergdahl case

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Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will appear Monday before the judge deciding his punishment for endangering comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan in 2009. More>>

World Health Organization revokes appointment of Mugabe

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The head of the U.N. health agency has decided to revoke his appointment of Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe as a "goodwill ambassador" after the choice drew widespread criticism. More>>

Hot World Series on deck: Altuve, Astros vs Kershaw, Dodgers

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The Houston Astros, fresh off a Game 7 victory over the Yankees, take on the Los Angeles Dodgers in what figures to be a hot World Series featuring big-time aces Clayton Kershaw and Justin Verlander plus playoff boppers Jose Altuve and Justin Turner. More>>

Japanese Prime Minister Abe wins big in national elections

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Exit polls indicate that Japanese voters have returned Prime Minster Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition to power in national elections. More>>

Fox renewed O'Reilly contract despite knowing of allegations

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Fox knew of sexual harassment allegations against Bill O'Reilly when it renewed host's contract in February months before ousting him. More>>

Philippines troops find dead, soon to declare end of siege

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Philippine troops have captured a building where pro-Islamic State group militants made their final stand in southern Marawi city and found about 40 bodies of suspected gunmen inside, two security officials told AP. More>>

Russian opposition leader Navalny leaves jail, goes to rally

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Alexei Navalny, Russia's most prominent opposition figure, has been released from jail after a 20-day sentence for calling an unauthorized demonstration. More>>

10 Things to Know for Monday

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Among 10 Things to Know: US-backed fighters in Syria take oil field from IS; Trump commission criticized for lack of transparency; Dramatic sentencing hearing expected in Bergdahl case. More>>

Uninsured rate up to 12.3 percent amid "Obamacare" turmoil

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Gallup-Sharecare survey: US uninsured up 3.5M this year; expected to rise. More>>

Latest from NFL: Pats and fog dominate Super Bowl rematch

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Latest from NFL: Drew Brees intercepted twice by Packers in first quarter. More>>

Fire-ravaged California city turns to hockey for respite

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Hockey tournament brings California community together after enduring deadliest, most destructive wildfires in state history. More>>

Trump has no plans to block scheduled release of JFK records

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President Donald Trump says he doesn't plan to block the scheduled release of thousands of never publicly seen government documents related to President John F. Kennedy's assassination. More>>

Slovenia's president wins most votes, but faces runoff

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Slovenians vote in a presidential election with polls predicting an easy win for the incumbent Borut Pahor, a veteran politician and former fashion model known for his use of the social media. More>>

About 2 dozen NFL players protested during anthems Sunday

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Days after the NFL declined to change its rule on the national anthem, about two dozen players protested around the league Sunday. More>>

Malta's people and media take up slain reporter's message

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A rally in Malta to demand justice for an anti-corruption reporter murdered with a car bomb is bringing together many of the island nation's bitterly feuding politicians. More>>

Another warm winter forecast for swath of US

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U.S. forecasters say the odds are good that much of the nation will have a warmer than normal winter. More>>

Letter penned a day before Titanic sank sold at UK auction

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A letter written by one of the Titanic's passengers a day before the ship sank has sold for 126,000 pounds ($166,000) at an auction in England. More>>

France: 8 charged in probe of alleged far-right terror plot

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Eight people suspected of belonging to a French far-right extremist group have been given preliminary terror charges for allegedly plotting attacks against mosques, politicians and migrants. More>>

Astros reach World Series, top Yankees 4-0 in Game 7 of ALCS

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Charlie Morton and Lance McCullers combined for a three-hitter, Jose Altuve and Evan Gattis homered and the Houston Astros reached the World Series, blanking the New York Yankees 4-0 in Game 7 of the AL Championship Series. More>>

Funeral held for US soldier at center of Trump fight

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Mourners are expected to pack the funeral of a U.S. soldier whose combat death in Africa led to a political fight between President Donald Trump and a Florida congresswoman. More>>

Super Bowl rematch of Falcons-Patriots highlight Week 7

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The best game of Week 7 in the NFL will be under the lights when the Atlanta Falcons visit the champion New England Patriots in their Super Bowl rematch. More>>

Spanish PM aims to take over Catalan govt; residents aghast

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The Spanish government is activating a previously untapped constitutional article to take control of the Catalonia region in a bid to stop a rebellion from separatist politicians. More>>

Trump: Considering Powell and Taylor for Fed's top 2 posts

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Trump opens door to dual Federal Reserve appointments of Powell and Taylor. More>>

Dramatic sentencing hearing expected in Bergdahl case

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The fate of Bowe Bergdahl rests in a judge's hands now that the Army sergeant has pleaded guilty to endangering his comrades by leaving his post in Afghanistan in 2009. More>>

UK paper sorry for airbrushing out Solange Knowles's braids

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Britain's Evening Standard newspaper has apologized to Solange Knowles for digitally altering an image of the singer on the cover of its magazine. More>>

Bannon faults George W. Bush for 'destructive' presidency

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Former White House adviser Steve Bannon has broadened his attacks on the Washington establishment to include a former Republican president, depicting George W. Bush as a failure. More>>

After Raqqa, Trump says US shifts to 'new phase' in Syria

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President Donald Trump says the end of the Islamic State "is in sight" after the militant group was driven out of Raqqa, its self-declared capital in Syria. More>>

Bavarian town honors horses' patron saint in procession

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Townspeople and farmers in the small Bavarian town of Warngau have donned traditional costumes for their annual procession in horse-drawn carriages to a local church in honor of St. Leonard, considered the patron saint of horses and livestock. More>>

54 Egyptian police killed in ambush, say officials

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Egyptian security officials say at least 55 policemen including 20 officers and 34 conscripts have been killed in a shootout during a raid on a militant hideout near Cairo. More>>

Park hikers may have died in 'sympathetic murder-suicide'

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Friends and relatives of a couple whose bodies were found in Joshua Tree National Park say they died in a 'sympathetic murder-suicide'. More>>

Japan votes for lower house; Abe's party seen headed for win

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Japanese are voting in a general election that will most likely hand Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition a majority in parliament. More>>

Malta offers $1.18 million to discover who killed reporter

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Malta's government is offering a 1 million euro ($1.18 million) reward and full protection for information on who killed a reporter with a car bomb. More>>

Populist billionaire's party wins big in Czech Republic

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Czech citizens are voting for a second day in a parliamentary election that could install another euroskeptic government in Central Europe. More>>

Japan votes for lower house; Abe's party seen headed for win

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Japan's leader may have made the right call after all, if not for his country than for himself. More>>

Court, for now, blocks immigrant teen's access to abortion

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For the time being, an appeals court is blocking an abortion sought by a pregnant 17-year-old immigrant being held in a Texas facility. More>>

Trump drawing of Empire State Building sells for $16,000

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A sketch of the Empire State Building drawn by President Donald Trump has sold at auction for $16,000. More>>

This week in odd news: Bathtub gator; Too fat for prison? Video included

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This week in odd news: Attorney argues convicted tax schemer is too fat for prison; Unpaid $7 Waffle House bill leads to ID theft ring; Robbers with hunting knives demand $1 from store, then flee; Rescue group takes in alligator that outgrew bathtub. More>>

Tillerson's Mideast aim is a Saudi-Iraqi axis against Iran Video included

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is trying to seal a new alliance between Saudi Arabia and Iraq that would shut the doors of the Arab world to neighboring Iran. More>>

Trump jabs back at 'wacky' congresswoman as spat rolls on

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The White House is defending chief of staff John Kelly after he mischaracterized the remarks of Florida Rep. Frederica Wilson. More>>

The Latest: Catalan leader urges strong response to Spain

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A Cabinet meeting is underway in Madrid to outline government measures for taking control of the Catalonia region to stop regional authorities from breaking away from Spain. More>>

Verlander, Altuve help Astros top Yanks to force ALCS Game 7

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Justin Verlander remained perfect with Houston, pitching seven shutout innings when the team needed him most, and Jose Altuve homered and drove in three runs as the Astros extended the ALCS to a decisive Game 7 with a 7-1 win over the New York Yankees. More>>

AP FACT CHECK: Kelly distorts congresswoman's actions

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AP FACT CHECK: John Kelly distorts tale in slamming 'selfish' congresswoman. More>>

TV Academy could boot Weinstein; new allegation revealed Video included

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Attorney to detail new rape allegation against Harvey Weinstein. More>>

White nationalist undeterred by boos on latest college stop

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White nationalist Richard Spencer claims victory after boos and anti-Nazi chants drown out his latest speech during a tour of college campuses. More>>

Killer of Navajo Nation girl gets life prison sentence

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A man who pleaded guilty to murder and sexual assault in the death of an 11-year-old girl on the largest American Indian reservation is set to be sentenced. More>>

Trump promises tax cuts as Senate GOP paves way with budget Video included

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Republicans must shift their focus to enacting President Donald Trump's sweeping tax plan, a far heavier lift than the $4 trillion budget plan they've muscled through the Senate to lay the groundwork for the first tax overhaul in three decades. More>>

IS claims responsibility for Afghan mosque attack Video included

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Afghan Interior Ministry says fatalities from suicide bombing in Shiite mosque in capital Kabul rises to 39 dead and 41 wounded. More>>

Man with knife attacks 8 people in Munich; suspect arrested

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German police say a person with a knife has wounded several people in Munich, but no one sustained life-threatening injuries. More>>

Devastation in Raqqa raises questions about cost of victory Video included

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A U.S.-backed Syrian force is expected to declare victory in the northern city of Raqqa days after it said it cleared it from members of the Islamic State group. More>>

New Battle of the Alamo is brewing over Texas shrine revamp

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A new Battle of the Alamo is brewing over a revamp of the site where Texas independence fighters were overrun by Mexican forces in 1836. More>>

The Latest: Pakistan condemns mosque attacks in Afghanistan

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Islamic State group claims responsibility for suicide bombing attack on Shiite mosque in Kabul. More>>

Charges, insults fly after Trump aide assails congresswoman

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White House chief of staff John Kelly denounces Rep. Wilson, defends Trump's phone call to soldier's widow. More>>

Q&A on the GOP effort to overhaul the nation's tax system

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Divided Republicans in Congress are tackling an ambitious overhaul of the nation's tax system that would deeply cut levies for corporations and double the standard deduction used by most average Americans. More>>

Experts say Chile poet did not die of cancer, deepen mystery

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An international team of scientists says Nobel Prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda did not die of cancer. More>>

Drone video shows devastation in Raqqa, Syria Video included

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Drone footage from Syrian city of Raqqa shows extent of devastation caused by weeks of fighting between Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces and the Islamic State group. More>>

Spanish PM to unveil measures to fight Catalan separatists

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Bank customers in Catalonia are withdrawing money from financial institutions that have moved their official headquarters to other locations in Spain amid a political crisis over the region's independence bid. More>>

Somalia's death toll now at 358 as 'state of war' planned

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US drone strike targets al-Shabab shortly after Somalia's deadliest attack. More>>

Bannon faults George W. Bush for 'destructive' presidency

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Former White House adviser Steve Bannon brings pro-Trump message of Republican revolt to Democratic California. More>>

Baker gone as manager of Nationals after 2 NL East titles

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The Washington Nationals say that manager Dusty Baker will not be back next season. More>>

Make China Great Again! Xi leads China into muscular new era

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A new form of red-blooded Chinese nationalism has been channeled skillfully by President and ruling Communist Party leader Xi Jinping as he seeks to strengthen the party's role in Chinese life. More>>

Suicide bombings in Afghanistan hit mosques, killing 63

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Afghan Interior Ministry official: Suicide bombing at Shiite mosque in western Kabul kills at least 30. More>>

Vegas shooting doesn't change opinions on guns: AP-NORC poll

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A new poll shows a majority of Americans want tighter gun laws, but the country is divided on what the impact would be. More>>

Iraqi forces seize disputed town after clashes with Kurds

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Iraqi and Kurdish forces exchange fire at border between federal and Kurdish lands, days after Kurds withdrew from disputed territories across northern Iraq. More>>

Budget deficit hits $666B, an $80B spike for the year

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The Trump administration says the federal budget deficit rose to $666 billion in the just-completed budget year, an $80 billion spike that comes as Republicans controlling Washington are moving quickly to draft a $1.5 trillion rewrite of the tax code. More>>

Q&A: New health bill offers stability, respite on premiums

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Q&A: Bipartisan health care bill offers stability for markets; potential respite for consumers on premium hikes. More>>

Power to the people: 2 Italy regions to hold autonomy votes

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It is greater autonomy __ not independence __ that two of Italy's wealthiest regions are seeking in a pair of non-binding referendums next weekend, yet Catalonia's secessionist ambitions loom over the debate. More>>

US says 2 more American victims confirmed in Cuba attacks

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The United States says two more government workers are confirmed victims in the unexplained Cuba attacks. More>>

EU leaders struggle to break through Brexit talks impasse

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European Union leaders are gathering to weigh progress in negotiations on Britain's departure from their club as they look for new ways to speed up the complex, painfully slow moving process. More>>

Study: Pollution kills 9 million a year, costs $4.6 trillion

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Environmental pollutants are killing at least 9 million people and costing the world $4.6 trillion a year, a toll exceeding that of war, smoking, hunger or natural disasters. More>>

Some flowers create blue halo to say hello to foraging bees

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Scientists say some flowers produce a blue halo, apparently to catch the attention of foraging bees. More>>

Police: Stabbings at Polish shopping mall not terror attack

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A police spokesman says that eight people have been hospitalized in southeastern Poland after a 27-year-old man attacked them with a sharp tool. More>>

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

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NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week. More>>

Prominent chefs oppose baker in major gay rights case

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Prominent chefs, bakers and restaurant owners want the Supreme Court to rule against a Colorado baker who wouldn't make a cake for a same-sex couple's wedding. More>>

The Latest: Spacewalker's jetpack bad; ordered back inside

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NASA has declared a spacewalker's jetpack unreliable and is ordering him back inside the space station. More>>

Emotional Hernandez has 3 HRs, lifts Dodgers to World Series

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Enrique Hernandez homered three times and drove in seven runs, and the Dodgers beat the Cubs 11-1 to reach the World Series for the first time in almost three decades. More>>

UNICEF: Rohingya children refugees face 'hell on earth'

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UNICEF says children who are most of the nearly 600,000 Rohingya who have fled violence in Myanmar sense a "hell on earth" in overcrowded, muddy and squalid refugee camps. More>>

The Latest: France's Macron hails freeing of Syria's Raqqa

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Russia's military says recent travel warning by U.S. State Department proves Moscow's argument that Syrian militants have used chemical weapons. More>>

The Latest: Polish police: No terror motive in mall attack

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A spokesman for Poland's national police says investigators don't yet know why a man attacked shoppers at a mall with a knife, killing one person and wounding seven others. More>>

California fires cause $1B in damage, burn 7,000 buildings

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California Gov. Jerry Brown issued an executive order to speed up recovery as fire authorities say they've stopped the progress of wildfires that have killed at least 42 and destroyed thousands of homes in Northern California. More>>

Trump's border wall models take shape in San Diego

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The last two of eight prototypes for President Donald Trump's proposed border wall are taking shape at a construction site in San Diego. More>>

Mother, son charged with murder-for-hire face civil suit

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A New Hampshire mother and son accused of plotting to have his ex-wife killed now face a civil lawsuit in addition to criminal charges. More>>

Senators push for more online transparency in elections

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Senators are moving to boost transparency for online political ads, unveiling on Thursday what could be the first of several pieces of legislation to try to lessen influence from Russia or other foreign actors on U.S. elections. More>>

Pope sends rare condolence after Malta journalist is slain

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Pope Francis has sent a letter of condolences to Malta following the car bomb slaying of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. More>>

Rare Jackie Robinson rookie jersey up for auction

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A rare jersey from Jackie Robinson's historic rookie season with the Brooklyn Dodgers 70 years ago is available for someone with a few spare millions. More>>

Wild boars rampage through German town, injure at least 4

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Police say a pair of wild boars have gone on the rampage and injured at least four people in the north German town of Heide. More>>

Pentagon faces demands for details on deadly attack in Niger Video included

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Members of Congress are demanding answers two weeks after an ambush in the African nation of Niger killed four U.S. soldiers, with one top lawmaker even threatening subpoenas. More>>

TV Academy votes to consider expelling Harvey Weinstein

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The Television Academy says it has voted to begin disciplinary proceedings against disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein. More>>

10 Things to Know for Today

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Among 10 Things to Know: Senators face task of tax overhaul; Drone footage shows devastation in Syrian city; Obama back in political spotlight; Border wall prototypes under construction. More>>

Obama tells Democrats to reject politics of division, fear

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Former President Barack Obama is returning to the campaign trail to stump for Democratic gubernatorial candidates in New Jersey and Virginia as they gear up for next month's elections. More>>

The Latest: Federal troops take disputed town from Kurds

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Iraqi and Kurdish forces exchange fire at border between federal and Kurdish lands, days after Kurds withdrew from disputed territories across northern Iraq. More>>

Trump thrusts Kelly's private tragedy into public spotlight

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President Donald Trump's political brawl over his role as consoler-in-chief is a remarkable contrast with his Memorial Day tribute to U.S. personnel lost to war. More>>

Mayim Bialik 'truly sorry' for opinion piece on Weinstein

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Actress Mayim Bialik says she's "truly sorry for causing so much pain" with her New York Times opinion piece that critics suggested put blame on women who've accused movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault and sexual harassment. More>>

Evoking slain son, Kelly defends Trump on condolence calls Video included

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President Donald Trump strongly rejected the claim Wednesday that was he was disrespectful to the grieving family of a slain Army sergeant. More>>

Senate GOP backs budget, clears way for tax overhaul

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Republicans must shift their focus to enacting President Donald Trump's sweeping tax plan, a far heavier lift than the $4 trillion budget plan they've muscled through the Senate. More>>

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Egyptian archaeologists uncover part of 4,000-year-old wooden statue likely depicting female regent from that era. More>>

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Republican Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin is criticizing Donald Trump's response to a bipartisan health deal in the Senate, saying it's best for the president to take a consistent position, 'and let's face it, he's not been particularly consistent here.'. More>>

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Senate Republicans seem to be on cruise control to pass a $4 trillion budget plan that shelves GOP deficit concerns in favor of the party's drive to cut taxes. More>>

Collins: Trump should back effort to resume health subsidy

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A key moderate Republican is urging President Donald Trump to support a bipartisan Senate effort to reinstate insurer payments. More>>

White nationalist Spencer drowned out by protesters

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Hundreds of people are protesting with signs and anti-Nazi chants outside a University of Florida auditorium where white nationalist Richard Spencer was preparing to speak. More>>

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House Speaker Paul Ryan poked fun of himself, the Senate's top Democrat and even the Catholic church on Thursday night, but his top target was Donald Trump. More>>

Raiders score on final play to beat Chiefs 31-30

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Derek Carr threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to Michael Crabtree on the final play after the game was extended by two straight defensive holding calls and the Oakland Raiders snapped a four-game losing streak with a 31-30 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs. More>>

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A multistate manhunt that kept the Mid-Atlantic region on alert for more than 10 hours ended when officers on foot chased down a man they say shot six people, killing three, in two separate shootings. More>>

Spain set to strip Catalonia of powers over independence bid

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Catalonia's separatist leader is facing an imminent deadline to withdraw a bid to secede from Spain. More>>

Russia's Putin: Trump's foes have blocked his agenda

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Russia's President Vladimir Putin has warned the U.S. against driving North Korea into a corner. More>>

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Among 10 Things to Know: Chief of staff comes to Trump's defense; crisis over Catalonia escalates; financial toll from California wildfires reaches $1B. More>>

CIA head: NKorea months from perfecting nuclear capabilities

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CIA Director Mike Pompeo says North Korea is months away from perfecting its nuclear weapons capabilities. More>>

Trump's health subsidy shutdown could lead to free insurance

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How's that? Trump's health subsidy shutdown could lead to free insurance, experts say. More>>

The Latest: Senate passes $4 trillion budget blueprint

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President Donald Trump is rooting for fellow Senate Republicans to succeed in efforts to pass a massive $4.1 trillion budget plan. More>>

Trump on his Puerto Rico response: 'I'd say it was a 10'

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President Donald Trump is welcoming Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello to the White House. More>>

China's conflicted goals: Freer markets, more party control

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China's ruling Communist Party is expanding its role in business even as it promises freer markets and support for entrepreneurs on the eve of President Xi Jinping's second five-year term as leader. More>>

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A survey finds that children in lower-income families spend more time watching TV or using electronic devices than kids in more affluent homes. More>>

Venezuela opposition claims evidence of tampered vote count

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Venezuela's opposition is presenting the first hard evidence of a possible tampered ballot count in Sunday's contested gubernatorial elections. More>>

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Chris Allen's mysterious illness on a private 2014 visit to Havana illustrates how profoundly damaging the Cuba mystery has been for two long-estranged neighbors that only recently sought to patch up their relationship. More>>

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