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Haitians face hurdles after protected status renewal delays

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Haitian community leaders say thousands of Haitian immigrants living in the US legally will face employment and travel hurdles because President Donald Trump's administration has delayed the process of re-registering those with temporary protected status. More>>

Federal responsibility in nuclear attack alerts is unclear

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Missteps in Hawaii's handling of a false missile alert raises questions about whether any state should be solely responsible for notifying the public of such an event. More>>

Slow-moving winter storm leaves lingering effect in South

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Several Southern states will be dealing with the lingering effects of a slow-moving winter storm that dumped a half-foot (15 centimeters) of snow on North Carolina's largest cities, dusted the Deep South and killed at least eight people. More>>

Grandparents shocked by reports of 13 starved grandchildren

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The grandparents of 13 starved and tortured children say their son's family looked happy and healthy when they last visited California six years ago. More>>

Apple banks on tax break to build 2nd campus, hire 20,000

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Apple is planning to build another corporate campus and hire 20,000 more workers during the next five years as part of a $350 billion commitment to the U.S. economy. More>>

Trump to Pennsylvania, but don't call it a campaign trip

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President Donald Trump is tiptoeing around the first congressional election of the new year as he heads to Pennsylvania. More>>

Russia probes come up against claims of executive privilege

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President Donald Trump's White House is relying on a sweeping interpretation of executive privilege in the Trump-Russia probe that is rankling members of Congress on both sides of the aisle. More>>

Pence visit showcases dilemma facing Egypt, Jordan leaders

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Pence Mideast visit showcases dilemma for major Washington allies Egypt, Jordan. More>>

Heating up: Sharapova vs Kerber in 3rd round; Muguruza out

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Maria Sharapova was set to play Anastasija Sevastova to open Day 4 on an expected day of scorching temperatures at the Australian Open. More>>

Pope wraps up Chile stop with visit to migrants, on to Peru

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Pope Francis is wrapping up his Chile visit by meeting Thursday with members of Chile's booming immigrant community. More>>

'Very strong' Democratic sentiment to oppose GOP budget bill

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Disgruntled conservatives are threatening to scuttle Republican leaders' plans to prevent a weekend government shutdown. More>>

Lawmakers ask if states or feds should alert about missiles

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It took Hawaii officials more than 20 minutes to contact federal authorities to seek guidance after realizing they had sent out a bogus alert saying there was a missile headed toward the islands. More>>

13 siblings held captive were likely coerced to remain quiet

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A 17-year-old girl who looked closer to 10 jumped out a window, called 911, and showed the world the secret horror she and her 12 brothers and sisters had been living in. More>>

Houston's Ariza, Green suspended 2 games apiece by NBA

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The NBA decides: Rockets players Trevor Ariza and Gerald Green each suspended two games for entering Clippers' locker room. More>>

52 people die in bus fire in Kazakhstan

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Emergency officials in Kazakhstan say 52 people have died when a bus carrying them caught fire. More>>

Nearly 4 years on, much of Syrian rebel 'capital' abandoned

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4 years on and with no funds for rebuilding, ancient heart of Homs still abandoned ruins. More>>

Violinists and cheering squads: North Korea's Olympic lineup

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Even without many medal prospects, North Korea plans to send a spotlight-stealing delegation to the Pyeongchang Olympics in South Korea. More>>

Group pinpoints riches hidden in Europe's mountains of waste

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Researchers have completed the first survey of valuable materials they say are waiting to be mined from Europe's vast landfills and scrapyards. More>>

Cellphone jamming system tested at Maryland prison

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Federal prisons officials have tested a jamming technology officials hope will help combat the threat posed by cellphones possessed by inmates behind bars. More>>

White House official: Trump immigration views have evolved

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The White House chief of staff says President Donald Trump's views on immigration are evolving. More>>

WH claiming sweeping 'executive privilege' in Russia probes

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Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon has been subpoenaed by the House Intelligence Committee. More>>

Democrats dig in on immigration, shutdown risk or no

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Liberal activists are shrugging off the prospect of a government shutdown and demanding that Democrats protect thousands of young immigrants from deportation. More>>

White House official: Trump immigration views have evolved

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President Donald Trump's chief of staff says Trump has evolved on many issues since the campaign. More>>

Families of captive French jihadis sue to bring them home

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The families of French Islamic State followers being held by Kurdish forces are suing to bring the women and children home, saying they have no hope of fair treatment in a place where their captors aren't even recognized as a government. More>>

Even the eyelashes freeze: Russia sees minus 88.6 degrees F

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Authorities in the Russian region of Yakutia where temperatures have dropped to record lows are not reporting any disruptions of heating or crucial supplies. More>>

Science panel backs lower drunken driving threshold

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A prestigious scientific panel is recommending states significantly lower their drunken driving threshold, saying 10,000 alcohol-impaired driving deaths a year are unacceptable and 'entirely preventable'. More>>

Pope has tough words for indigenous, Chile during Mass

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Pope Francis goes to Chile's Araucania region Wednesday, where several churches have been firebombed amid a long-running conflict between indigenous Mapuche and government authorities. More>>

At least 10 deaths from snow, ice and record cold in South

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A wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain has blanketed a large swath of the South, trailed by a blast of frigid air that could approach record low temperatures. More>>

Motion-activated cameras capture animals being wild, weird

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As motion-detecting wildlife cameras get smaller, cheaper and more reliable, scientists across the U.S. are using them to document elusive creatures like never before. More>>

France abandons plans to build new airport in the west

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Police are deploying extra forces to western France as the government prepares to decide whether to build an airport that has mobilized nearly a decade of sometimes violent protests. More>>

Meteor credited for bright light, noise rattling Michigan

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The National Weather Service says the bright light and what sounded like thunder in the sky across the Detroit metropolitan area may have been a meteor. More>>

The Latest: WH 'executive privilege' claims rankle some

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President Donald Trump's former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, and senior White House aide, Rick Dearborn, are being interviewed Wednesday behind closed doors by the House Intelligence Committee looking into Trump campaign contacts with Russia. More>>

Rival Koreas agree to form first unified Olympic team

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The two Koreas are meeting again to discuss North Korean participation in next month's Winter Olympics in South Korea. More>>

Christie ends term unpopular, but with legs left unbroken

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Republican Chris Christie left office Tuesday as the first elected New Jersey governor not to have broken a leg while in office in more than two decades. More>>

Curry says she wasn't surprised by Lauer allegations

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Former 'Today' show anchor Ann Curry says she wasn't surprised by the allegations that led to ex-colleague Matt Lauer getting fired. More>>

Oklahoma politicians stunned by discovery of possible spying

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Oklahoma officials are investigating after several Republican lawmakers reported they were being followed, including one legislator who found a tracking device on his vehicle. More>>

On a day of close calls, Dimitrov fends off McDonald in 5th

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A 15-year-old qualifier and the No. 4-seeded Elina Svitolina were among three Ukrainian women who had matches starting simultaneously Wednesday and progressed to the third round of the Australian Open. More>>

Mueller team would hardly be first lawyers to question Trump

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An AP review of statements made under oath by Trump gives clues about how he might handle questions from Mueller's team of investigators. More>>

Fundraiser saves pony who lost penis to cancer, frostbite

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A Maine animal rescue group says it has raised enough money to save a 15-year-old pony that lost part of its penis due to cancer and frostbite. More>>

A lofty proposal: 'Marry Me' etched in snow, seen from above

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An aviation student in Minnesota pulled off a sky-high marriage proposal by writing "Marry Me" in the snow, then flying his long-time girlfriend over his handiwork. More>>

Warning: Stifling sneezes can be health hazard in rare cases

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Man who suppressed sneeze by pinching his nose suffers ruptured throat, swollen neck and lost voice in "exceedingly rare" case in the UK. More>>

Scientists seek super-shot for flu 100 years after pandemic

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Scientists hunting universal vaccine to protect against regular winter flu _ and the next super-flu, too. More>>

50 shows, 5 days: Fashion says "bonjour" to Paris menswear

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The travelling fashion press bid "ciao" to Milan and said "bonjour" to Paris on Wednesday - kicking off 50 fashion shows, endless parties, million-dollar business deals and menswear mania that will sweep the French capital for five days. More>>

Arizona's GOP senators denounce Trump attacks on news media

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A Republican senator is denouncing President Donald Trump's use of the terms "fake news" and "enemy of the people" to describe the news media and stories he doesn't like. More>>

More actors expressing regret about working with Woody Allen

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A growing number of actors are distancing themselves from Woody Allen, heightening questions about the future of the prolific 82-year-old filmmaker in a Hollywood newly sensitive to allegations of sexual misconduct. More>>

Correction: TV-Katie Couric-Matt Lauer story

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Katie Couric has broken her silence on sexual misconduct allegations against her former "Today" co-host, Matt Lauer. More>>

Amid misbehavior everywhere, NBA may need to flex its muscle

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A shameful series of high-profile events may force the NBA to take some serious action. More>>

GOP still struggling with Trump's remarks on Africa Video included

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Republicans are still struggling to get their stories straight nearly a week after a meeting in which President Donald Trump is said to have made vulgar remarks that have been criticized as racist. More>>

Turkey to extend state of emergency amid freedom concerns

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Turkey is set to extend a state of emergency for the sixth time since it was imposed following failed 2016 coup attempt. More>>

'Cocaine cowboys' smuggler convicted in auto fraud case

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A jury has begun to deliberate in an auto fraud case against a pilot who once flew loads of drugs for Colombian cartels during Miami's "cocaine cowboys" era. More>>

Ex-doctor's victims recount sex abuse as young gymnasts

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One of the dozens of sexual abuse victims of a disgraced former Michigan sports doctor has warned at his sentencing hearing that "little girls don't stay little forever.". More>>

Shiver me timbers! New signs pirates liked booty _ and books

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Dead men tell no tales, but there's new evidence that somebody aboard the pirate Blackbeard's flagship harbored books among the booty. More>>

France vs. fake news offers test case for democratic dilemma

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French President Emmanuel Macron's plan for a law against false information around election campaigns is drawing criticism from media advocates, tech experts and others. More>>

Ex-CIA officer arrested, charged with keeping documents

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Former CIA officer arrested and charged with illegally retaining classified records, including names and phone numbers of covert CIA assets. More>>

Romanian president backs having 1st female prime minister

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President Klaus Iohannis begins talks with political parties to decide on a candidate for prime minister, after the ruling Social Democrats withdrew political support for its prime minister, less than seven months after he took office. More>>

France to loan Britain famed 11th-century Bayeux Tapestry

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French officials are considering loaning the historic Bayeux Tapestry to Britain for the first time. More>>

YouTube suspends star over suicide video, doesn't shut door

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YouTube has suspended a star who posted video images of what appeared to be a suicide victim in Japan but says that doesn't mean it won't work with him in the future. More>>

Aced it: Doc says Trump got perfect score on cognitive test

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White House doctor says President Donald Trump did "exceedingly well" on cognitive screening he requested. More>>

Navy filing homicide charges against 2 ship commanders

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The Navy says it is filing negligent homicide charges against the commanders of two ships involved in fatal collisions last year. More>>

Watchdog says democratic freedoms waning in US under Trump

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A new report by the group Freedom House says basic rights and political freedoms in the United States are deteriorating at a faster pace under President Donald Trump, exacerbated by attacks on key institutions like the press and the courts. More>>

Medicaid work mandate will create uncertainty in some states

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Several mostly Republican-leaning states are lining up to implement work or job-training requirements for certain Medicaid recipients now that the Trump administration has allowed it. More>>

A growing number of actors are renouncing Woody Allen

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Timothee Chalamet says he will donate his salary to an upcoming Woody Allen film to charities fighting sexual harassment and abuse. More>>

Conservatives balk at GOP plan to avert government shutdown

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A deal between President Donald Trump and Congress to protect young immigrants from deportation remains distant. More>>

NBA opens investigation into Rockets-Clippers events

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The hot tempers that flared up during the Los Angeles Clippers' victory over the Houston Rockets have carried over after the game. More>>

German linguists: 'Alternative facts' the non-word of 2017

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German linguists have declared the phrase "alternative facts" _ popularized by White House aide Kellyanne Conway _ the non-word of 2017. More>>

Has flu season, in full swing, reached its height?

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Flu is blanketing the US, but officials think it may decline soon. More>>

Kim Kardashian West and husband Kanye welcome baby girl

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It's a girl for Kim Kardashian West and husband Kanye West, via surrogate. More>>

California couple's ordinary home held torture chamber

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A 17-year-old girl called police after escaping from her family's home where she and her 12 brothers and sisters were locked up in filthy conditions, some so malnourished officers at first believed all were children even though seven are adults. More>>

Serb leader's death in Kosovo raises Balkan region tensions

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A leading Serb politician in northern Kosovo has been shot and killed, raising ethnic tensions in the region and halting EU-mediated talks between Kosovo and Serbia on the day they were due to resume. More>>

Macron visits Calais to preview toughened migrant policies

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President Emmanuel Macron is visiting the port city of Calais, where hundreds of migrants hide out while trying to make an end run to Britain. More>>

Tillerson warns military action on NK unless diplomacy works

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson huddles Tuesday with nations that fought on America's side in the Korean War, looking to tighten the economic noose around North Korea over its nuclear weapons even as hopes rise for diplomacy. More>>

House panel subpoenas Bannon in Russia probe showdown Video included

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The House Intelligence Committee is poised to question Steve Bannon, the onetime confidant to President Donald Trump, following his spectacular fall from power. More>>

Aced it: Doc says Trump got perfect score on cognitive test

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The White House is expected to provide a fuller readout of President Donald Trump's health following his first medical check-up in office last Friday. More>>

Dems accuse GOP official of 'amnesia' on Trump vulgarity Video included

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Trump goes after the Democrat who brought coarse remarks about Africa, Haiti to surface. More>>

Pope meets with abuse survivors, weeps with them in Chile Video included

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Pope Francis will be under pressure Tuesday to confront Chile's sex abuse scandal during his first full day in Chile, where the majority identifies as Roman Catholic but strong currents of skepticism and even contempt for the church are increasing. More>>

The Latest: Pope meets with Chileans abused by priests Video included

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Three churches have been firebombed in Chile on the first full day of Pope Francis' visit to the Andean nation. More>>

Panama Hotel votes to drop Trump _ but his company won't go

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An attempt to oust President Donald Trump's hotel business from managing a luxury hotel in Panama has turned bitter, with accusations of financial misconduct. More>>

The Latest: Doctor says Trump aced cognitive test

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President Donald Trump's overall health "is excellent" and he did "exceedingly well" on cognitive screening. More>>

Japan public TV sends mistaken North Korean missile alert

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Japan's public broadcaster mistakenly sent an alert warning citizens of a North Korean missile launch and urging them to seek immediate shelter, then retracted it minutes later, days after a similar error in Hawaii. More>>

Earnhardt Jr. to help NBC Sports at Super Bowl and Olympics

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Only On AP: Dale Earnhardt Jr. is branching out past NASCAR with NBC Sports. The network plans to use NASCAR's most popular driver at both next month's Super Bowl as well as the Winter Olympics. Earnhardt has never attended a Super Bowl before. More>>

US withholds $65 million from Palestinian aid programs

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A U.S. official says the Trump administration is cutting tens of millions of dollars in funding for the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees, slashing this year's first contribution by more than half. More>>

UK police say death of Dolores O'Riordan is not suspicious

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Police say they are not treating the death of Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan as suspicious. More>>

Rebel ex-policeman among dead in Venezuela shootout

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Officials in Venezuela confirm that a rebellious police officer who led a dramatic attack in Caracas last year was among seven killed in a violent shootout with security forces. More>>

Cybersecurity firm: US Senate in Russian hackers' crosshairs

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A cybersecurity firm says the same Russian government-aligned hackers who penetrated the Democratic Party have spent the past few months laying the groundwork for an espionage campaign against the U.S. Senate. More>>

Despite doping scandals, Olympic fever grips Russian cinemas

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Amid doping scandals, Russians are flocking to see a movie about Soviet glory on the Olympic basketball court 46 years ago. More>>

The Latest: Kosovo assures safety after Serb leader's death

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The lawyer for leading Serb politician in northern Kosovo Oliver Ivanovic says he has been shot dead. More>>

French prison guards protest violent working conditions

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Protesting French prison guards pushed back against riot police and shouted down the justice minister amid demonstrations at several prisons over violent inmates and overcrowding. More>>

Some fans of Trump and pot feel allegiances go up in smoke

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Fans of President Donald Trump who use marijuana say Attorney General Jeff Sessions' move to tighten federal oversight of the drug is the first time they've felt let down by the man they helped elect. More>>

Danish man charged with killing reporter on his submarine

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A Danish prosecutor says inventor Peter Madsen has been charged with murdering Swedish journalist Kim Wall during a trip on his private submarine, saying he either cut her throat or strangled her. More>>

Missile-alert error reveals uncertainty about how to react

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Missile-alert blunder feeds skepticism about government response in real emergency. More>>

DuVernay, 'black-ish,' 'Power' win at NAACP Image Awards Video included

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Mary J. Blige, Jay-Z, Anthony Anderson and Danny Glover will be in the spotlight at the 49th NAACP Image Awards Monday night. More>>

On King day, Trump mentioned as much as civil rights leader

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President Donald Trump was mentioned nearly as often as Martin Luther King Jr. by those commemorating the national holiday created in honor of the slain civil rights leader. More>>

North Korea scoffs at Trump's 'nuclear button' tweet

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North Korea's state-run media say U.S. President Donald Trump's tweet about having a bigger nuclear button than Kim Jong Un's is the "spasm of a lunatic". More>>

Milan line offers canine couture for pampered pooches

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Dogs get in on Milan fashion scene with brand's haute couture line for canines. More>>

Casino company: Boat that caught fire had no past problems

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Dozens safely escape a fire after it engulfed a shuttle boat that ferries patrons to a casino ship off Florida's Gulf Coast. More>>

Sharapova back in Oz, joins Federer, Djokovic in 2nd round

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Former champion Angelique Kerber continued her resurgent run with a 6-0, 6-4 win over fellow German Anna-Lena Friedsam to reach the second round of the Australian Open. More>>

California highway to stay shut another week after mudslides

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Residents of mudslide-ravaged Montecito gathered to grieve and remember victims but are committed to rebuilding their cherished community. More>>

MLK III calls out Trump on alleged immigration comments

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Martin Luther King Jr.'s eldest son is calling out Trump for comments on immigrants. More>>

Pregnant teen who sued over abortion leaves federal custody

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A pregnant immigrant teenager who told a judge that she was being prevented from having an abortion while in federal custody has been released, giving her the ability to obtain the procedure. More>>

The Latest: 3 churches firebombed in Chile during pope visit

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Pope Francis is begging the forgiveness of Chileans for the "irreparable damage" done to children who have been sexually abused by priests. More>>

Danica Patrick finds love away from track with Aaron Rodgers

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Only on AP: Danica Patrick has found love away from the race track. More>>

Baby sloth ready for visitors at Pittsburgh National Aviary

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Pittsburgh's indoor zoo dedicated to birds has an adorable new member: a baby two-toed sloth. More>>

Glowing red lava causes more to flee from Philippine volcano

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Glowing-red lava has spurted in a fountain and flowed down the Philippines' most active volcano in a stunning display of its fury that has sent more than 21,000 villagers fleeing to safety. More>>

Dolores O'Riordan, voice of The Cranberries, dies at 46

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A publicist says Dolores O'Riordan, lead singer of Irish band The Cranberries, has died aged 46. More>>

Kentucky is first to get OK for Medicaid work requirement

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Kentucky has become the first state to win approval from the Trump administration requiring many of its Medicaid recipients to work to receive coverage. More>>

Twin bombings in Baghdad kill 38, shatter post-IS calm

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Iraq's interior ministry says back-to-back suicide attacks in central Baghdad kill at least 16 people. More>>

California teen leads deputies to parents' house of horrors

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Authorities say an emaciated teenager led deputies to a California home where her 12 brothers and sisters were locked up in filthy conditions, with some of them malnourished and chained to beds. More>>

Facing critics, Facebook wants feeds to be more 'meaningful'

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Facebook is tweaking what people see to make their time on it more "meaningful.". More>>

Trump goes after the Dem who surfaced his immigration remark

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Criticized for recent comments about Haiti and African nations, Trump says he's not a racist. More>>

US wants to cut money for Palestinian refugees

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U.S. officials say the Trump administration is preparing to withhold tens of millions of dollars from the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees and to make additional donations contingent on changes to the organization. More>>

Across the Mideast, Palestinians brace for Trump aid cuts

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Across the Middle East, millions of people who depend on the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees and their descendants are bracing for the worst ahead of an expected U.S. funding cut. More>>

In Chile, pope met with protests, passion and skepticism

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Pope Francis' visit to Chile was always going to be fraught, but it has taken on an unprecedented degree of opposition with the firebombings of Catholic churches ahead of his arrival and protests by Chileans fed up with priest sex abuse and cover-up. More>>

King children criticize Trump, decry racism on MLK holiday Video included

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Anti-poverty activists in New Mexico and a groundbreaking declaration from the Oklahoma-based Cherokee Nation about the tribe's role in promoting equality are part of the focus of Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations. More>>

Coal baron's 'action plan' became Trump policy initiatives

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The head of one of America's largest coal companies sent a four-page "action plan" to the White House calling for roll backs of key environmental and mine safety regulations. More>>

Major letdown for US women: Venus, Stephens out in Melbourne

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French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko will start things off at the Australian Open on Monday in a Rod Laver Arena match against Francesca Schiavone. More>>

Trump marks King day out of view, buffeted by race claims

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President Donald Trump marks first King holiday in office out of sight and buffeted by claims he used a vulgarity to describe African countries. More>>

The Latest: Small crowds greet pope on first visit to Chile

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Pope Francis has landed in Chile, where protests are expected over his decision to appoint a bishop who was close to the Andean nation's most notorious pedophile priest. More>>

African elephant, hippo, rhino populations shrink in wartime

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Elephants, hippos, rhinos and other big African animals are collateral damage to constant African wars. More>>

Comedian Aziz Ansari responds to sex misconduct allegations

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Comedian Aziz Ansari has responded to allegations of sexual misconduct by a woman he dated last year. More>>

'Arrogant' UK surgeon burned initials onto patients' livers

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A British surgeon who burned his initials into patients' livers during transplant operations has been fined 10,000 pounds ($13,600) and ordered to perform community service. More>>

A look at Facebook's changes over the years in what you see

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A look at Facebook's changes over the years in light of the company's latest move to focus on personal connections over published articles and videos. More>>

Stunner: Keenum-Diggs TD sends Vikings past Saints 29-24

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Case Keenum completed a last-ditch heave near the sideline on the game's final play, as Stefon Diggs slithered away for a 61-yard touchdown to give Minnesota a 29-24 victory over New Orleans. More>>

Jaguars stun Steelers 45-42 to earn trip to AFC title game

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The Jacksonville Jaguars, yes those Jacksonville Jaguars, are heading to the AFC championship game. More>>

North Korean orchestra, maybe joint hockey team at Olympics

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North and South Korea have begun talks about North Korea's plan to send an art troupe during next month's Winter Olympics. More>>

Missile-alert mistake feeds doubts about a real emergency

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Hawaii residents were left shaken by the second recent blunder in Hawaii's planning for a possible North Korean nuclear attack. More>>

Kennedy targets gun violence in Illinois governor campaign

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Chris Kennedy has made gun violence a centerpiece of his campaign for Illinois governor. More>>

Chelsea Manning confirms US Senate run

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Chelsea Manning has confirmed via Twitter that she is a candidate for U.S. Senate. More>>

Vikings top Saints rally with last-play stunner in 29-24 win

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Keenum's Vikings top Brees-led Saints rally, with last-play stunner for 29-24 victory. More>>

Mezzanine collapse inside Jakarta tower hurts nearly 80

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A structure inside the Jakarta Stock Exchange tower collapsed, injuring at least several people. More>>

Southern states join to promote civil rights tourism

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Southern states are banding together to promote civil rights tourism across the region. More>>

Earthquake in Peru destroys dozens of homes, kills 1 man

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The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.3 off Peru's coast. More>>

APNewsBreak: US set to cut UN money for Palestinian refugees

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U.S. officials say the Trump administration is preparing to withhold tens of millions of dollars from the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees and to make additional donations contingent on changes to the organization. More>>

Trump defends self after comments, says: 'I'm not a racist'

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President Donald Trump says a program to protect immigrants brought into the U.S. illegally as children is "probably dead.". More>>

Joy, angst over pope visit to Chile's restive Mapuche region

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Pope Francis' upcoming visit to Chile's conflictive Mapuche area is generating both excitement and angst. More>>

Thousands attend vigil for California mudslide victims

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Crews are slowly digging away masses of mud, boulders and toppled trees after deadly mudslides ravaged a California community but officials say they've already cleared enough debris from creek canals to prevent a potential disaster when it rains again. More>>

Tunisians call on leaders to remember 2011 revolution goals

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Tunisia, shaken by days of nationwide unrest over price hikes, is marking seven years since the North African nation drove out its long-time autocratic ruler. More>>

Trump's nuclear strategy seeks new weapons to counter Russia

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With Russia in mind, the Trump administration is aiming to develop new nuclear firepower that it says will make it easier to deter threats to European allies. More>>

Trust and truth under Trump: Americans are in a quandary

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Americans say they are increasingly confused and concerned about who can be trusted to tell them the truth about what's happening in Washington these days. More>>

Plane dangles off cliff after skidding off runway in Turkey

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A commercial airplane that skidded off a runway after landing in Turkey dangled precariously off a muddy cliff with its nose only a few feet from the sea. More>>

The Latest: Trump declares 'I'm not a racist'

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A Republican senator says President Donald Trump did not use a vulgar term in referring to African countries during a closed-door meeting on immigration that he and five other senators attended last week. More>>

Casino shuttle boat engulfed by flames, dozens safely escape

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Authorities: fire engulfs shuttle boat used to ferry patrons to casino ship off Florida's Gulf Coast, forcing all aboard to jump in chilly waters to escape; 15 minor injuries reported. More>>

Sheriff: Casino shuttle boat ablaze, all 50 passengers safe

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Florida authorities say a casino cruise boat catches fire near Gulf Coast in Tampa Bay area and all 50 passengers make it safely to shore amid rescue operation. More>>

Stocks keep pushing higher in 2018, led by retailers

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Rising retailers pushed U.S. stock indexes further into record territory. More>>

Evangelical rift intensifies over Trump immigration remarks

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Donald Trump's vulgar remarks about immigration have worsened the divide among evangelicals about his presidency. More>>

Keith Jackson, 89, announcer with 'Whoa, Nelly!' call, dies

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Keith Jackson, the down-home voice of college football for more than 5 decades, dies at 89. More>>

Administration plan sees deterrence in new nuclear firepower

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Critics of a plan to make nuclear conflict less likely by developing new nuclear weapons say the actual outcome of such an approach will be just the opposite. More>>

World media struggle to translate Trump's Africa insult

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President Donald Trump's vulgar insult of Africa was a puzzle for many foreign media organizations, which didn't have a ready translation of it. More>>

Trump comments highlight racial impact of migration platform

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President Donald Trump's use of a vulgar term describing African countries has left the small cluster of immigration hard-line groups in the U.S. scrambling to distance themselves from him. More>>

The Latest: Peruvian quake destroys 63 homes, kills 1 man

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A U.S. agency has issued a tsunami threat message for parts of Peru and Chile's coastlines after a powerful earthquake. More>>

Iran oil tanker explodes, sinks off China with no survivors

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Iran state TV quotes official saying there's 'no hope' of survival for missing sailors on burning oil tanker off China. More>>

Chelsea Manning confirms US Senate run

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Chelsea Manning has confirmed via Twitter that she is a candidate for U.S. Senate. More>>

After outcry, Mark Wahlberg donates $1.5 million film fee

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Mark Wahlberg has agreed to donate the $1.5 million he made for reshoots on the film "All the Money in the World" to the sexual misconduct defense initiative Time's Up. More>>

Islamic State group offshoot claims 2017 Niger attack on US

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Islamic State group Sahara offshoot claims deadly attack on US troops in Niger in 2017. More>>

Chelsea Manning files for US Senate bid in Maryland

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Chelsea Manning will run for the U.S. Senate in Maryland. More>>

Czech president leads voting, but will face runoff election

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The Czechs are casting ballots for a second day in their presidential election and the incumbent, anti-migrant President Milos Zeman, is considered the favorite. More>>

NYC halts $9.6M incentive package to move Aetna to city

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New York City is halting a $9.6 million incentive package offered to Aetna to move its headquarters to the city. More>>

Trump defends vulgar remarks while partly denying them Video included

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Lawmakers slam Trump's comments on Africa as racist, unhelpful to immigration negotiations. More>>

Recent events suggest Trump's Russia woes aren't going away

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2018 has begun with a flurry of developments in the investigations of President Donald Trump, his 2016 campaign and Russia, dashing White House optimism. More>>

Who'd prefer their country to Trump's US? Norwegians would

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President Donald Trump says the U.S. should take in more Norwegians, but that sentiment is unlikely to trigger a rush of immigration from the wealthy Nordic country. More>>

Patriots beat Titans 35-14 to head back to AFC title game

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Patriots dominate Titans over final 3 quarters, head back to AFC title game with 35-14 win. More>>

Racial firestorm surrounds Trump at MLK holiday

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The first Martin Luther King Jr. holiday of Donald Trump's presidency is taking place amid a racial firestorm of Trump's own making. More>>

Eagles use goal-line stand, Elliott FGs to beat Falcons

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Philadelphia's defense staged a last-minute goal-line stand and Jake Elliott atoned for a missed extra point with three field goals as the Eagles beat the Atlanta Falcons 15-10 to move into the NFC championship game. More>>

California mudslides death toll rises to 19

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Frustrations and dark discoveries mounted for a California town ravaged by a deadly and destructive mudslide. More>>

'We made a mistake' Hawaii sends false missile alert

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Hawaii emergency management officials said a push alert that warned of an incoming ballistic missile to Hawaii on Saturday was mistake. More>>

Leaders say Trump presidency is at odds with MLK's legacy

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Some say legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. at odds with current social, political climate on first holiday under President Trump. More>>

Leaders say Trump presidency is at odds with MLK's legacy

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Some say legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. at odds with current social, political climate on first holiday under President Trump. More>>

Rival Koreas agree to talk on art troupe's visit to Olympics

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South Korea says North Korea has proposed their talks next week address a North Korean art troupe's visit to the Olympics in the South. More>>

Arizona Republican embraces Trump in high-profile Senate bid

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In battleground Arizona, former fighter pilot bear hugs Trump in a premier Senate contest. More>>

France's playful baby panda makes 1st public appearance

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France's first baby panda has made his grand public entree, acting like many five-month-olds _ climbing all over his reclining mother who appeared to want to rest. More>>

Parts of London halt as Tom Cruise sprints over Thames River

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Tom Cruise has brought part of central London to a standstill as he sprinted across the roof of a rail bridge for the latest "Mission: Impossible" movie. More>>

Atlanta's Matt Ryan aims for happy homecoming in Philly

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Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan has another shot at a happy homecoming when team hosts Eagles in divisional playoff. More>>

Liam Neeson: "Bit of a witch hunt" over sex allegations

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Actor Liam Neeson says the Hollywood sexual harassment scandal has sparked "a bit of a witch hunt.". More>>

Haiti 'shocked and outraged' over reported Trump remarks

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Haiti says it is "deeply shocked and outraged" by President Donald Trump's reported vulgar remark on migration calling it "racist.". More>>

Saudi stadiums open for women in a first to watch soccer

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Saudi women to be allowed for first time into stadiums to watch soccer in the kingdom. More>>

Police: 'Dignitaries' disrupted Sandy Hook massacre scene

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Connecticut State Police say they are releasing a report Friday on the agency's response to the December 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School that left 26 children and educators dead. More>>

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