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Canada now world's largest legal marijuana marketplace

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And they're off: Canada starts legal marijuana sales and becomes world's largest national pot marketplace. More>>

NASA astronaut describes close call following failed launch Video included

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The NASA astronaut who survived last week's failed launch and emergency landing says he knew he needed to stay calm. More>>

Global warming to leave us crying in our costlier beer

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A new study says global warming may leave people crying in their costlier beer. More>>

As sea ice melts, some say walruses need better protection

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A lawsuit making its way through federal court Alaska will decide whether Pacific walruses should be listed as a threatened species, giving them additional protections. More>>

Amid squalor and debris, Michael's survivors cling to motel

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A rough life is getting even rougher for dozens of people living at a Florida motel ripped apart by Hurricane Michael. More>>

Mexico Beach residents return home 1 week after Michael

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The scope of the Hurricane Michael's fury has become clearer after nearly a week of missing-persons reports and desperate searches across the Florida Panhandle. More>>

More diverse Orange County, California, morphs from GOP past Video included

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For decades, Orange County, California, was known as a Republican stronghold but times have changed. More>>

No winning Mega Millions ticket; jackpot climbs to $868M Video included

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No winning lottery ticket was sold for the latest Mega Millions drawing, meaning the jackpot climbs to $868 million. More>>

Trailing in polls, O'Rourke lays into Cruz in Texas debate

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Democrat Beto O'Rourke is hoping to reverse polls showing him fading against Republican incumbent Ted Cruz in the second debate of a Texas Senate race that's become one of the nation's most-watched. More>>

Driver opens fire on North Carolina trooper, killing him

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Authorities say a North Carolina state trooper has been shot and killed, and a suspect was captured within hours. More>>

New deal keeps open facility that detains immigrant families

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A 2,400-bed detention facility that the Trump administration is using to detain immigrant mothers and children will now operate under an arrangement the U.S. government quietly reached with a private prison operator and the city where it's located. More>>

Obesity surgery may lower heart attack danger in diabetics Video included

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New research suggests obesity surgery may dramatically lower the danger of heart attacks and strokes in patients with diabetes. More>>

US wants drug prices in TV ads: 'Patients deserve to know'

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Drugmakers will start disclosing prices for U.S. prescription drugs that they advertise on TV. More>>

AP-NORC Poll: Many caregivers neglecting their own health

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AP-NORC Poll: Many caregivers skip their own checkups in health care balancing act. More>>

Mysterious paralyzing illness found among kids in 22 states

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Health officials are reporting a jump in cases of a rare paralyzing illness in children. More>>

Tornadoes are spinning up farther east in US, study finds

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A new study finds that lately, tornado activity is shifting east away from Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas. More>>

Video shows Chicago cop shooting unarmed black autistic teen

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Surveillance video shows an off-duty Chicago police officer shooting and wounding an unarmed autistic black teenager in an incident the police department had described as an armed confrontation. More>>

California surgeon due in court on drug, assault charges

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A California surgeon and his girlfriend are expected to appear in court on charges they drugged and sexually assaulted two women. More>>

GOP on defense to explain pre-existing condition protections

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Republican candidates who are still calling for repeal of the Obama-era health care law find themselves on the defensive about how they will preserve protections for people with pre-existing medical conditions. More>>

After storm shuts down radio stations, 2 hosts carry on

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Owners shut down Florida Panhandle radio stations after Hurricane Michael but that doesn't stop 2 hosts from continuing mission to inform public about where to find food. More>>

Nevada legal pimp, candidate, star of HBO series found dead

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Nevada authorities say a legal pimp who has fashioned himself as a Donald Trump-style Republican candidate has died. More>>

Body found in rain-swollen lake amid Texas flooding

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Fast-moving floodwaters destroy bridge, force evacuations and lead to numerous water rescues in Central Texas after heavy rainfall in recent days. More>>

Sheriff: Missing Wisconsin teenager in danger, not a runaway

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Police say a girl resembling a missing, endangered Wisconsin teen has been spotted at a gas station in Florida. More>>

Indicted California incumbent steps up attacks on Democrat

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Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter steps up attacks on opponent's family's background _ something contender rejects as desperate attempt by indicted incumbent. More>>

Paul Allen's passions: Rock n' roll, sports and philanthropy

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Personal computers, conservation, pro football, rock n' roll and rocket ships: Paul G. Allen pursued a wide range of philanthropic interests and passions after making his early mark co-founding Microsoft with childhood friend Bill Gates. More>>

Chance the Rapper weighs in on Chicago mayoral race

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Chance the Rapper is weighing in on the Chicago mayor's race. More>>

Uber driver charged with kidnapping New York woman

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Authorities say an Uber driver in New York City kidnapped a woman who fell asleep in his vehicle, groped her then left her on the side of a highway in Connecticut. More>>

Could rebuilding ruin 'mom-and-pop' Florida beach town?

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Residents of Florida's Mexico Beach worry that its "mom-and-pop" authenticity could become a casualty of Hurricane Michael. More>>

Mega Millions jackpot now $868M, 2nd largest in US history Video included

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The fourth-largest lottery prize in US history will be on the line as numbers are drawn for the Mega Millions game's $654 million jackpot. More>>

Estimated 129 guns found in home of police ambush suspect

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Authorities say nearly 130 guns were found inside the South Carolina home of a man charged with killing a police officer and wounding six others earlier this month. More>>

Police head challenges part of report on Starbucks arrests

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The police commissioner of Philadelphia is taking issue with parts of a review by the police advisory commission after the high-profile arrest of two black men at a Starbucks coffee house. More>>

Hurricane is blamed for 16 deaths in Florida alone Video included

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In the aftermath of Hurricane Michael, Florida Panhandle residents are struggling to locate friends and loved ones who haven't been heard from, and it's unclear how many people are missing. More>>

Sears' bankruptcy will have ripple effect, not all of it bad

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Sears' Chapter 11 bankruptcy will have a ripple effect but not all of it will be bad. More>>

As an oil giant, Saudi threats against US loom large

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Saudi Arabia's status as the biggest oil exporter gives it power to jolt the global economy but it's not expected to carry out threats against the US. More>>

Canada to pardon pot possession as it legalizes marijuana

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Canada is about to become the second and largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace. More>>

Salesforce vs. Twitter in San Francisco homeless tax fight

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San Francisco voters have a measure on the Nov. 6 ballot that would tax hundreds of the city's wealthiest companies to help thousands of homeless and mentally ill. More>>

Murder charge for grandmother after toddler found in oven

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Mississippi officials are investigating after a dead girl was found in an oven. More>>

In Florida, determining hurricane death toll proves elusive

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In Florida, determining how many people were killed in Hurricane Michael's rampage is proving somewhat elusive. More>>

Suspicious letter was addressed to Sen. Collins' husband

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A spokeswoman says Republican Sen. Susan Collins has been cleared to stay in her Maine home while an investigation continues into a suspicious envelope. More>>

Guards, inmates ally against state in radon-exposure cases

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Guards and inmates at a Connecticut prison are on the same side of a legal fight against the state over radon. More>>

First-ever child porn suspect on FBI list pleads guilty

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The first-ever child pornography suspect on the FBI's Most Wanted list has pleaded guilty to a child porn charge in Montana. More>>

The Latest: Sheriff dismisses Miami tip in missing girl case

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Authorities say a Wisconsin teenager who has been missing since her parents were found dead in their home isn't a runaway and that they think she's in danger. More>>

California winds easing, wildfire risk narrowing

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California utilities are restoring electricity after intentionally cutting it to tens of thousands of people because of extreme fire danger but high winds expected to sweep the area could see more outages. More>>

Study: DNA websites cast broad net for identifying people

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A new study estimates that about 60 percent of the U.S. population with European heritage can be identified from their DNA by searching consumer websites, even if they've never made their own genetic information available. More>>

How DC unleashed fossil-fuel exports despite climate worries

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On oil and gas exports, Trump administration took cues from Obama officials. More>>

1 year after MeToo, survivors reflect on their disclosures

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One year after the #MeToo hashtag set Twitter ablaze, survivors who shared their stories in the past year reflect what the movement means to them. More>>

Idaho wildlife official resigns after killing baboon family

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A top Idaho wildlife official has resigned amid outrage over a photo of him posing with a baboon family he killed in Africa. More>>

Gecko butt-dials 'bazillion' times from Hawaii seal hospital

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If you got incessant phone calls last week from a hospital that cares for Hawaiian monk seals: You were butt-dialed by a gecko. More>>

Girdles and socket wrenches: Sears was the Amazon of its day Video included

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How the might have fallen: Sears, which was the Amazon of its day, files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. More>>

Far from coast, rural counties also recovering from Michael

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In Hurricane Michael's aftermath much of the world's attention has been focused on Florida's battered coastal communities, but rural communities all the way to the Georgia and Alabama borders also felt its fury. More>>

Police to file criminal complaint after fetus remains found

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State and city police and other officials are investigating how the remains of 11 infants ended up in the ceiling of a former funeral home in Detroit. More>>

Microsoft co-founder, philanthropist Paul Allen dies at 65

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Paul Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with his childhood friend Bill Gates and went on to become a billionaire philanthropist, has died. More>>

West Coast military installations eyed for US fuel exports

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The Trump administration is considering using West Coast military bases or other federal properties as transit points for shipments of U.S. coal and natural gas to Asia. More>>

Episcopal Church confronts past role in sexual exploitation

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The Episcopal Church is acknowledging the potency of the #MeToo movement by officially lamenting its past role in sexual exploitation and pledging multiple steps to combat it. More>>

California utilities shut off power amid wildfire concerns

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Concerned about downed power lines sparking wildfires, a major California utility for the first time cut power to tens of thousands of customers amid high winds _ and other power providers were considering similar action. More>>

Paul Allen, Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist, dies

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Paul Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with his childhood friend Bill Gates, has died at 65. More>>

Jurors: Don't throw out $289M weed killer cancer verdict

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Jurors who found that Roundup weed killer contributed to a school groundskeeper's cancer are urging a San Francisco judge not to throw out the bulk of their $289 million award in his favor. More>>

Families search for the missing in the hurricane's aftermath

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Upon touring the damage in several towns along Florida's Panhandle, Federal Emergency Management Agency chief Brock Long called the destruction left by Hurricane Michael some of the worst he's ever seen. More>>

Mega Millions prize up to $654M, 4th largest in US history

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After nearly three months without a winner, the Mega Millions lottery game has climbed to an estimated $654 million jackpot. More>>

Firms cite law in Missouri boat accident, seek mediation

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Companies facing multiple lawsuits over a summer tourist boat accident in Missouri that killed 17 people are invoking an 1851 law that allows vessel owners to try to avoid or limit legal damages. More>>

Deputies search for Wisconsin girl whose parents are dead

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Authorities say a missing 13-year-old girl could be in danger after two adults were found dead in a home in western Wisconsin. More>>

Grizzly attacks hunter in mountains north of Yellowstone

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A grizzly bear attacked an elk hunter who surprised the sow and her cub north of Yellowstone National Park. More>>

Suspicious envelope causes ricin scare at Sen. Collins' home

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Police say a hazardous materials team has been called to the Maine home of Republican Sen. Susan Collins to investigate a suspicious letter. More>>

California man exonerated, 2 arrested in 1998 killing

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Authorities say a California man wrongly convicted of murdering his lover two decades ago has been exonerated and new arrests have been made in the case. More>>

Microsoft co-founder, philanthropist Paul Allen dies at 65

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Paul Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with his childhood friend Bill Gates, has died. More>>

In Florida, a slow wait for news on hurricane's death toll

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In Florida, a grim task is unwinding slowly: determining how many people were killed in Hurricane Michael's rampage. More>>

Man said to be Jamaican lottery scam kingpin gets 6 years

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A Jamaican man who authorities said masterminded a lottery scam that defrauded at least 95 mostly elderly Americans out of more than $5.8 million has been sentenced to six years in federal prison. More>>

The Latest: US wants drugmakers to put prices in TV ads

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Federal government wants drugmakers to disclose list price of prescription drugs in TV commercials. More>>

January trial set for man charged with killing golf champ

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A judge has scheduled a January trial for a 22-year-old Iowa man charged with killing a top amateur golfer from Spain. More>>

Harvard: Race can only help, never harm, applicants' chances

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A group suing Harvard University says the school uses a loosely defined "personal rating" to discriminate against Asian-Americans who apply to the school. More>>

Thousands of young US children get no vaccines, survey finds

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Worried health officials say a small but growing proportion of the youngest children in the U.S. have not been vaccinated against any disease. More>>

Social Security checks will grow in 2019 as inflation rises

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Tens of millions of Social Security beneficiaries and other retirees can expect a modest increase in benefits next year as inflation edges higher. More>>

Finding answers for patients with rarest of rare diseases

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Some patients with mysterious symptoms are getting answers through a network of hospitals that tackles the rarest of rare diseases. More>>

Cattle roundup over: Last cow caught weeks after truck crash

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Authorities say last escaped cow on the lam after a tractor-trailer overturned two weeks ago near Atlanta has been captured in some woods. More>>

Baldwin urges 'overthrow' of Trump government via voting Video included

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Actor Alec Baldwin says voters should see the Nov. 6 midterm elections as an opportunity to peacefully "overthrow the government of Donald Trump.". More>>

Death sentence vacated for man who threw children off bridge

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A man convicted of killed four children by throwing them from an Alabama bridge has had his death sentence reduced to life imprisonment after tests showed he had an IQ of 51. More>>

Hurricane Michael adds to hardship of Florida's poor Video included

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Many residents of the Florida Panhandle who are dealing with damage from Hurricane Michael were struggling even before the storm made landfall. More>>

Sears files for Chapter 11 amid plunging sales, massive debt Video included

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Sears has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. More>>

Fast, furious: How Michael grew into a 155 mph monster Video included

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Hurricane Michael went from a 90 mph storm Tuesday morning to a 140 mph monster 24 hours later. More>>

Sessions: MS-13 gang, drug cartels among top threats to US

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions says taking down the brutal MS-13 street gang and international drug cartels will be a priority for federal law enforcement. More>>

Ronald Reagan is back on the campaign trail - as a hologram Video included

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Ronald Reagan waves to a crowd from aboard a rail car during a 1984 campaign stop in a new hologram revealed at the late president's namesake library in California. More>>

Michael lays bare Panhandle's weaker building codes Video included

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Unlike in South Florida, the state's Panhandle region did not have tighter building codes until just 11 years ago. More>>

Woman who refused to let black neighbor into building fired

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A white woman who refused to allow a black neighbor into their downtown St. Louis apartment building because he wouldn't show her proof that he lived there has been fired. More>>

California judge mulls new trial in $289M Roundup award

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A San Francisco jury's $289 million verdict in favor of a school groundskeeper who says Roundup weed killer caused his cancer will face its first court test. More>>

Correction: Gas Explosions story

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Federal investigators are confirming that over pressurized natural gas lines were the source of a series of explosions and fires in communities north of Boston last month. More>>

Calls for new regulation mount as limo crash victims mourned

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U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer says there are glaring gaps in safety data about limousines because federal officials haven't done enough to investigate limo wrecks. More>>

New York's Cuomo blasts Trump, Republicans in protest clash

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is questioning why state Republicans would have invited the founder of a far-right group to speak in Manhattan and blamed them and President Donald Trump for violent clashes. More>>

Analysts: Florida insurers will survive hit from Michael Video included

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Florida's disjointed property insurance system that relies almost exclusively on small and midsize companies will take a multi-billion dollar loss from Hurricane Michael, but has sufficient reserves and backups that providers should be able to pay claims. More>>

Heavy snow blankets Colorado, Wyoming in early season storm

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Residents in Colorado and Wyoming woke up Sunday to find that an early season snowstorm blanketed their homes and roadways with up to a foot of snow and sent temperatures plunging as much as 40 degrees overnight. More>>

US lacks Latino historical sites and landmarks, scholars say

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The lack of historical markers and preserved historical sites connected to Latino civil rights worries scholars who feel the scarcity is affecting how Americans see Hispanics in U.S. history. More>>

4 men killed in shooting at child's birthday party in Texas

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Investigators say a party in South Texas to mark a toddler's first birthday erupted in gunfire, leaving four men dead and a fifth man wounded. More>>

Florida Panhandle building codes lagged behind rest of state

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Building codes in sections of Florida slammed by Hurricane Michael have historically been weaker than the rest of the state. More>>

For those without much, Hurricane Michael creates hardship Video included

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For people without a lot of money, the destruction caused by Hurricane Michael on the Florida Panhandle is especially devastating. More>>

New strategy: Democrats go all-in on health care in midterms

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President Donald Trump may be the impetus for Democratic anger that is powering the midterm elections, but the Democrats' top issue isn't the president. It's health care. More>>

Bus crashes on Pennsylvania interstate, killing 1

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A passenger bus has crashed on a Pennsylvania interstate, killing a woman and injuring an unknown number of passengers. More>>

4 days after storm, large swath of Panhandle suffering

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Search and rescue personnel are continuing to comb through the ruins of a small Florida Panhandle community destroyed by Hurricane Michael, which has left hundreds thousands without power and without easy access to supplies. More>>

The Latest: FEMA Chief: Florida damage among worst he's seen

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Florida officials have evacuated nearly 3,000 inmates after two prisons were damaged during Hurricane Michael. More>>

Handling of sex assault claim in state government questioned

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A New Jersey woman says she was sexually assaulted by a man who went on to work in Gov. Phil Murphy's administration and tried for a year to get authorities to take action but with no result. More>>

North Dakota Democrat Heitkamp scrambles to catch Cramer

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An already tenuous bid for a second term has taken on new urgency for North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp since she voted against Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court. More>>

William Coors, former chair of Adolph Coors, dies at 102

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William Coors, former chairman of Adolph Coors Co. and grandson of the brewing company's founder, has died at 102. More>>

Mourners pack funeral for 8 of 20 killed in NY limo crash

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4 sisters, spouses being mourned together as funerals begin for 20 killed in New York limo crash. More>>

Record-setting rainfall slows Phoenix traffic, shutters fair

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Record-setting rainfall closed the Arizona State Fair on Saturday and slowed traffic on a freeway and local streets across metro Phoenix. More>>

Florida insurers to weather effects of Michael, analysts say Video included

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Florida's disjointed property insurance system that relies almost exclusively on small and midsize companies will take a multi-billion dollar loss from Hurricane Michael, but has sufficient reserves and backups that providers should be able to pay claims. More>>

Houston firefighters take battle over pay to voters

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Voters in Houston are being asked to resolve a contentious battle between the city and its firefighters over pay raises. More>>

'It was life or death': Face-to-face with Michael's fury Video included

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'It was life or death': Resident of beach town devastated by hurricane stayed to face storm's fury. More>>

Tip leads to hidden infant remains at Detroit funeral home

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Authorities say an anonymously written letter led them to the decomposed remains of 11 infants hidden in a ceiling compartment of a Detroit funeral home that was shuttered this year after state inspectors found embalmed bodies in deplorable condition. More>>

#MeToo inspires wave of old misconduct reports to colleges

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#MeToo movement inspires wave of sexual misconduct reports to colleges, some of them decades old. More>>

Searches intensify after body is found in Michael's wake Video included

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Search-and-rescue teams find body in Florida Panhandle town nearly wiped out by Hurricane Michael; authorities express little doubt death toll will rise as searchers continue their work. More>>

Matthew Shepard's murder still haunts Wyoming after 20 years

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After 20 years, Wyoming still struggles with emotions and tarnished image from Matthew Shepard murder. More>>

Views are mixed on hate crime law named for Matthew Shepard

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Twenty years after Matthew Shepard's death, the federal hate crimes law bearing his name is viewed with mixed feelings by LGBT organizations that lobbied hard for its passage. More>>

Retailers up their game after Toys R Us closures

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After Toys R Us: Toy sellers focus on ramping up shoppers' experience to compete with Amazon. More>>

Biden, Pence rally Indiana voters in fierce Senate race

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Sen. Joe Donnelly is hoping a visit from former Vice President Joe Biden will help his effort to run up the vote in the Democratic stronghold of northwest Indiana. More>>

Bill Cosby switches up legal team with appeal looming

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Bill Cosby is switching up his legal team as he looks to appeal his conviction and three- to 10-year sentence in his Pennsylvania sex assault case. More>>

No winning Mega Millions ticket, jackpot now $654 million Video included

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A lucky player could soon overcome remarkably bad odds to win the nation's ninth-largest lottery jackpot. More>>

Joint funeral set for sisters killed in New York limo crash

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4 sisters, spouses to be mourned together as funerals begin for 20 killed in New York limo crash. More>>

Storm's fury differed in neighboring towns on Florida coast

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Neighboring Gulf Coast communities see very different sides of Hurricane Michael's fury. More>>

Hurricane survivors wander debris, search for the missing

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'It was life or death': Resident of beach town devastated by hurricane stayed to face storm's fury. More>>

Manhattan DA drops part of Harvey Weinstein case

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Harvey Weinstein is set to appear before a New York judge as his lawyers try to get the charges dismissed in his criminal case. More>>

Lawyer: Missouri farmer was leader of organic fraud scheme

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A defense lawyer says the Nebraska farmers charged in an organic grain fraud scheme were working under a Missouri businessman who marketed ordinary corn and soybeans as organic. More>>

Democratic presidential prospects swarm South Carolina

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Even by South Car Even by South Carolina standards, the state is about to be visited by a lot of Democratic presidential contendersolina standards, this is a lot. More>>

New technology, housekeeping among concerns in hotel strikes

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New technology threatening to make some hotel jobs obsolete is among the concerns prompting thousands of Marriott workers to walk off their jobs across the U.S. in recent weeks. More>>

Official: Searchers find body in hurricane-stricken town Video included

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Michael, the most potent hurricane to hit the continental U.S. in a half century, leaves stunned survivors gaping at the destruction, wondering how they will ever recover. More>>

Band halftime program _ police held at gunpoint _ draws ire

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Mississippi high school band sanctioned for halftime program depicting police being held at gunpoint, which was performed in a community reeling from fatal shootings of 2 officers. More>>

Lawsuit: Man convicted after mother rejected 'dirty cop'

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A lawsuit alleges that a man from Kansas City, Kansas, who spent 23 years in prison for a double murder he didn't commit was targeted after his mother rebuffed a homicide detective's sexual advances. More>>

Georgia girl, 11, dies as Michael hurls debris through roof Video included

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Eleven-year-old Georgia girl dies when Hurricane Michael hurls debris through a roof, fatally striking the child in the head. More>>

Harrowing tales of survival from town ravaged by storm

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Residents of Mexico Beach that stayed during the storm are emerging from the debris with harrowing tales. More>>

Judge's vacation delays fatal warehouse fire court case

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One of two men charged in an Oakland warehouse fire that killed 36 people is attempting to resurrect a scuttled plea agreement. More>>

Correction: Tropical Weather-The Latest story Video included

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An official with an emergency management agency says Tropical Storm Michael has killed a child in Georgia. More>>

Correction: Border-Abandoned Migrant Families story

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Smugglers in recent weeks have been abandoning large groups of mostly Guatemalan adult and child migrants near Arizona's boundary with Mexico, alarming Border Patrol officials who say the trend puts hundreds of children and adults at risk. More>>

Authorities find remains of child in alleyway

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Authorities say human remains found in Camden this week were those of a child believed to have been a toddler. More>>

Images trickle out of Michael's vast devastation Video included

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Images trickle out of Michael's vast devastation. More>>

APNewsBreak: Army expelled 500 immigrant recruits in 1 year

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The Associated Press has found that the U.S. Army discharged more than 500 immigrant recruits over a year who had enlisted as a pathway to citizenship. More>>

Washington state ends 'racially biased' death penalty Video included

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The Washington Supreme Court has ruled that the death penalty violates the state's Constitution. More>>

California canine blood bank disputes PETA abuse claims

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The animal rights group PETA alleges dogs at one of the nation's largest canine blood banks are mistreated, but the non-profit that runs the Southern California facility says the retired racing greyhounds are well-cared for and save other dogs' lives. More>>

Investigators want to know who left gator in Lake Michigan Video included

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Authorities don't yet know who dumped the four-foot long animal in Lake Michigan but they now know the kind of animal it is. More>>

Promoter of failed Fyre Festival gets 6 years in prison

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A federal judge has given the creator of the highly publicized, failed Fyre Festival in the Bahamas a six-year prison term. More>>

AP Photos: Hurricane leaves Florida's Mexico Beach in shreds

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AP Photos: Hurricane leaves Florida's Mexico Beach in shreds. More>>

Trump returning to Ohio to rally Republican voters

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President Donald Trump is returning to Ohio to try to boost GOP candidates in a Republican-dominated area. More>>

Court filing: Steve Bannon urged Census citizenship question

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Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says he now remembers speaking with former senior White House adviser Steve Bannon in spring 2017 about adding a censorship question to the 2020 U.S. census. More>>

Georgia girl dies when storm sends carport leg through roof

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Georgia girl dies when storm sends carport leg through roof. More>>

'Apocalyptic:' 1 Florida town demolished by Michael Video included

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The small Gulf Coast community of Mexico Beach was known as a slice of old Florida. Now it lies in splinters. More>>

'Changed Forever': Florida Panhandle devastated by Michael Video included

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A weakened Michael smashes across the Southeast after crashing ashore and leaving wide destruction in parts of the Florida Panhandle; at least one death. More>>

Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen switches to Democratic Party Video included

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Republican President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen has returned to the Democratic Party. More>>

AP Exclusive: Costly plan aims to stem inmate overdoses

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The federal official who controls medical care in California state prisons is seeking up to a quarter-billion dollars annually to provide medication designed to stem a record increase in fatal drug overdoses among inmates. More>>

'Greedy' young mayor stole from investors, feds say

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A Massachusetts mayor who was first elected at age 23 is facing criminal charges. More>>

More cases potentially tainted by high lab worker tossed out

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The highest court in Massachusetts has ordered the dismissal of more drug cases potentially tainted by a former chemist authorities say was frequently high. More>>

APNewsBreak: Louisiana pays $149K to settle harassment suit

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Louisiana is paying $149,075 to end a sexual misconduct lawsuit against former Secretary of State Tom Schedler that was filed by one of his former employees. More>>

Democrats try to flip Washington district for the first time

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A political newcomer is trying to capture an open U.S. House seat in Washington state for Democrats for the first time while facing a well-known Republican. More>>

Prosecutors: Father helped daughter in murder-suicide plot

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Prosecutors: Former Missouri jailer persuaded terminally ill father to kill her estranged husband to resolve a custody dispute and then to kill himself so it appeared to be a murder-suicide. More>>

3 farmers to plead guilty in organic grain fraud scheme

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Three Nebraska farmers have agreed to plead guilty to fraudulently marketing non-organic corn and soybeans as certified organic as part of a multi-million-dollar scheme from 2010 until 2017. More>>

Limousine service operator charged in crash that killed 20

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The wife of a limousine driver involved in a New York crash that killed 20 people says her late husband had previously expressed concerns about the company's vehicles. More>>

FBI says man planned to bomb National Mall on Election Day

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Federal authorities have charged a New York man with building a 200-pound bomb that he planned to detonate on Election Day on the National Mall in Washington. More>>

Coroner: Verne Troyer death suicide by alcohol intoxication

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The Los Angeles County coroner says diminutive actor Verne Troyer died last April of suicide by alcohol intoxication. More>>

Months of anxiety for Wisconsin manufacturers amid trade war Video included

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Anxiety grips Wisconsin's vital manufacturers in midst of Trump trade war. More>>

Judge cites father's 'callous' 911 call; orders murder trial

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A judge has ordered two Michigan parents to stand trial for murder in the death of their malnourished 10-month-old daughter, citing the "callousness" of the father's 911 call in which he referred to the child as "dead as a door knob.". More>>

Tennessee Senate candidates exchange barbs in final debate

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Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn repeatedly attempted to tie her Democratic opponent Phil Bredesen to national Democrats in their second and final debate. More>>

Michael offers exposure, and risk, to Gillum in gov's race Video included

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Hurricane Michael whirled into the Florida governor's race days before it came ashore, and one of the beneficiaries could be Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, the Democratic nominee. More>>

The Latest: Michael still a hurricane hours after landfall Video included

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The National Hurricane Center says Michael has become an extremely dangerous Category 4 storm. More>>

UN report on global warming carries life-or-death warning

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UN report says limiting global warming to just under a single degree could mean the difference between life and death in the coming decades. More>>

More than 100 pot shops set to open as Canada legalizes weed

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Next week, Canada becomes the largest country with a legal national marijuana market, but rollout will vary from province to province. More>>

Attorney: Ronaldo rape report documents altered, fabricated

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Cristiano Ronaldo's new Las Vegas lawyer says claims that the soccer star raped a woman are "complete fabrications" and the encounter was consensual. More>>

SpaceX satellite launch lights up night sky, social media

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When SpaceX launched a rocket carrying an Argentine Earth-observation satellite from California, both the night sky and social media lit up. More>>

Mexican policeman held after meth found in car

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Southern California authorities have arrested a Mexican police officer they say had 50 pounds of methamphetamine in his car. More>>

Hurricane Michael slams into Florida, charges into Southeast Video included

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Hurricane Michael slams into the Florida Panhandle, leaving wide destruction and at least one death before continuing its powerful charge across the U.S. Southeast. More>>

Gunman arrested near California park where camper was shot

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A gunman found in a rugged Malibu-area canyon area has been arrested for a series of burglaries, and authorities will investigate whether he's linked to the killing of a camper at a nearby park. More>>

Appeals court stays execution of Tennessee death row inmate

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A federal appeals court panel stays Thursday's scheduled execution of a Tennessee inmate, allowing time for consideration of arguments he had poor legal representation at trial. More>>

Storm offers exposure, risk to Democrat in governor's race

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Hurricane Michael brings exposure, and risk, to Democrat running for Florida governor. More>>

'Catching some hell': Hurricane Michael slams into Florida Video included

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Preparations for Hurricane Michael stretched late into Tuesday evening as the major storm sped toward Florida's Panhandle, bringing with it strong winds and rain. More>>

All 15 Texas Catholic dioceses to name accused priests

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The 15 Catholic dioceses in Texas early next year will release the names of clergy who have served in a parish since 1950 who have been "credibly accused" of sexual abuse of a minor. More>>

Judge: Video 'casts doubt' on police account of killing

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A federal judge says video of a racially charged, fatal San Francisco police shooting "casts doubt" on officers' accounts that a black man was moving quickly toward them when they shot. More>>

After backlash, Amazon to boost pay for longtime workers

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Amazon, facing a backlash from longtime warehouse workers who say its $15 hourly minimum wage wouldn't benefit them, will now get a bigger raise. More>>

From 'special seed' to 2,170-pound winning pumpkin Video included

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A commercial pilot from Oregon says "one special seed" and months of care produced a massive pumpkin that tipped the scales at a contest in Northern California. More>>

Libertarian says Trump, Democrats need a swing-vote senator

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2016 presidential candidate Gary Johnson is steering back into the eye of the Washington political storm with a bid to join the Senate as a Libertarian swing vote. More>>

Betty Grissom, widow of astronaut Virgil 'Gus' Grissom, dies

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Betty Lavonne Grissom, the widow of astronaut Virgil "Gus" Grissom who successfully sued a NASA contractor after his death in the 1967 Apollo launch pad fire, has died. More>>

Melania Trump: Women accusing men should 'show the evidence'

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First lady Melania Trump says women who make accusations of sexual abuse "need to be heard" and need to be supported but so do men. More>>

  • InternationalMore>>

  • Turkish police search Saudi consul's home in Khashoggi case

    Turkish police search Saudi consul's home in Khashoggi case

    Tuesday, October 16 2018 11:48 PM EDT2018-10-17 03:48:40 GMT
    Wednesday, October 17 2018 12:49 PM EDT2018-10-17 16:49:12 GMT
    (Leah Millis/Pool Photo via AP). U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo talks to the media before leaving Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018.(Leah Millis/Pool Photo via AP). U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo talks to the media before leaving Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018.
    U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says Saudi Arabia told him their investigation by Saudi Arabia into the disappearance and alleged killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi won't spare anyone, including royals.More
    U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says Saudi Arabia told him their investigation by Saudi Arabia into the disappearance and alleged killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi won't spare anyone, including royals.More
  • Trump starts leaving postal union in latest anti-China move

    Trump starts leaving postal union in latest anti-China move

    Wednesday, October 17 2018 10:48 AM EDT2018-10-17 14:48:19 GMT
    Wednesday, October 17 2018 1:19 PM EDT2018-10-17 17:19:03 GMT
    President Donald Trump is initiating the process of leaving the Universal Post Union Wednesday, which sets flat rates for international postage.More
    President Donald Trump is initiating the process of leaving the Universal Post Union Wednesday, which sets flat rates for international postage.More
  • Bomb kills Afghan candidate as Taliban vow to attack polls

    Bomb kills Afghan candidate as Taliban vow to attack polls

    Wednesday, October 17 2018 8:21 AM EDT2018-10-17 12:21:16 GMT
    Wednesday, October 17 2018 1:13 PM EDT2018-10-17 17:13:46 GMT
    (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul). Afghan police stand guard at a checkpoint ahead of parliamentary elections scheduled for Oct. 20, at the Independent Election Commission compound in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018.(AP Photo/Rahmat Gul). Afghan police stand guard at a checkpoint ahead of parliamentary elections scheduled for Oct. 20, at the Independent Election Commission compound in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018.
    Bomb kills Afghan parliamentary candidate as Taliban warn teachers, students not to take part in elections on Saturday.More
    Bomb kills Afghan parliamentary candidate as Taliban warn teachers, students not to take part in elections on Saturday.More
  • NationalMore>>

  • Canada now world's largest legal marijuana marketplace

    Canada now world's largest legal marijuana marketplace

    Tuesday, October 16 2018 10:38 PM EDT2018-10-17 02:38:03 GMT
    Wednesday, October 17 2018 12:03 PM EDT2018-10-17 16:03:32 GMT
    (Paul Daly/The Canadian Press via AP, File). FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2018, file photo, Thomas Clarke poses for a photo outside his cannabis store, THC Distribution, in Portugal Cove-St. Philip's, Newfoundland and Labrador. On Wednesday, Oct. 17, Canada ...(Paul Daly/The Canadian Press via AP, File). FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2018, file photo, Thomas Clarke poses for a photo outside his cannabis store, THC Distribution, in Portugal Cove-St. Philip's, Newfoundland and Labrador. On Wednesday, Oct. 17, Canada ...
    And they're off: Canada starts legal marijuana sales and becomes world's largest national pot marketplace.More
    And they're off: Canada starts legal marijuana sales and becomes world's largest national pot marketplace.More
  • New deal keeps open facility that detains immigrant families

    New deal keeps open facility that detains immigrant families

    Wednesday, October 17 2018 12:41 PM EDT2018-10-17 16:41:29 GMT
    Wednesday, October 17 2018 12:41 PM EDT2018-10-17 16:41:31 GMT
    A 2,400-bed detention facility that the Trump administration is using to detain immigrant mothers and children will now operate under an arrangement the U.S. government quietly reached with a private prison...More
    A 2,400-bed detention facility that the Trump administration is using to detain immigrant mothers and children will now operate under an arrangement the U.S. government quietly reached with a private prison operator and the city where it's located.More
  • NASA astronaut describes close call following failed launch

    NASA astronaut describes close call following failed launch

    Tuesday, October 16 2018 12:56 PM EDT2018-10-16 16:56:14 GMT
    Wednesday, October 17 2018 10:59 AM EDT2018-10-17 14:59:25 GMT
    (NASA TV via AP). In this frame from video from NASA TV, NASA astronaut Nick Hague, who survived the Oct. 11, 2018, failed launch and emergency landing, speaks Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, from the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston. Hague and Russian Ale...(NASA TV via AP). In this frame from video from NASA TV, NASA astronaut Nick Hague, who survived the Oct. 11, 2018, failed launch and emergency landing, speaks Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, from the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston. Hague and Russian Ale...
    The NASA astronaut who survived last week's failed launch and emergency landing says he knew he needed to stay calm.More
    The NASA astronaut who survived last week's failed launch and emergency landing says he knew he needed to stay calm.More
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