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St. Louis faith leaders leading service in midst of unrest

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Protesters gathered outside the jail in downtown St. Louis on Monday night to show solidarity with those who remain behind bars after more than 120 people were arrested the day earlier. More>>

Toys R Us joins bankruptcy list as Amazon exerts influence

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Toys R Us, pioneering big box toy retailer, says it has filed voluntarily for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. More>>

White man arrested in slayings of 2 black men in Louisiana

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A 23-year-old white man was arrested Tuesday and accused of cold-bloodedly killing two black men and shooting up a black family's home in a string of attacks police say may have been racially motivated. More>>

Police give room to St. Louis protests until trouble starts

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Police give wide berth to St. Louis protesters, at least until trouble starts. More>>

After Irma, Florida Jews seek respite in High Holy Days

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The High Holy Days have taken on greater significance for Florida's large Jewish community after the ravages of Hurricane Irma. More>>

Officer who shot Ga Tech student had been on job 16 months

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Three people were arrested during protest after a vigil for a Georgia Tech student fatally shot by campus police last weekend. More>>

Ex-tennis star Blake testifies about his mistaken arrest

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Former pro tennis star James Blake's mistaken arrest in New York City has become the subject of a disciplinary trial for the arresting officer, who's accused of using excessive force. More>>

German WWI U-boat found off Belgium with 23 bodies inside

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Belgian regional authorities say an intact German World War I submarine has been found off the coast of Belgium and contains the bodies of 23 people. More>>

Senate panel cancels private interview with Trump lawyer

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Donald Trump's personal lawyer says a proposal to develop a Trump Tower in Moscow was "solely a real estate deal and nothing more.". More>>

AP Exclusive: Evidence of spills at toxic site during floods

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The government has received reports of three spills at one of Houston's dirtiest toxic waste sites since Hurricane Harvey. More>>

The Latest: Iran slams Trump's 'mean' UN remarks

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President Donald Trump is opening his maiden address in front of the United Nationals General Assembly by praising his accomplishments in office so far. More>>

FEMA isn't relying on trailers to house hurricane victims

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency won't be relying on government-issued trailers or mobile homes to shelter residents displaced by hurricanes Harvey and Irma. More>>

At UN, Trump threatens to 'totally destroy' North Korea Video included

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Trump to use his UN General Assembly address to press for UN members acting in their own self-interest to unite to face global dangers. More>>

The Latest: Quake kills at least 2 people in Mexico State

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The U.S. Geological Survey says it calculates the earthquake that struck central Mexico as magnitude 7.1 It says the epicenter was near the town of Raboso, about 76 miles (123 kilometers) southeast of Mexico City. More>>

The Latest: Graham upbeat about health care repeal effort

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is praising a last-ditch Republican bill to repeal and replace "Obamacare" _ the latest sign the GOP's repeal effort may be back from the dead. More>>

Senate leader praises revived GOP health law repeal drive

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Top Senate Republicans say their last-ditch push to uproot President Barack Obama's health care law is gaining momentum. More>>

Powerful earthquake hits central Mexico, collapses buildings

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A powerful earthquake has shaken Mexico City, causing buildings to sway sickeningly. More>>

The Latest: Maria rains lashing VI, Puerto Rico

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U.S. Virgin Islands Gov. Kenneth Mapp says that the track of Hurricane Maria has shifted and the eye is now expected to pass over the southwestern tip of St. Croix. More>>

The person named most dangerous online might surprise you

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Avril Lavigne leads all celebrities in 2017 as the one most likely to land users on websites that carry viruses or malware, according to a new study by cybersecurity firm McAfee. More>>

Facebook may be facing an 'era of accountability'

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Facebook may be facing an 'era of accountability'. More>>

Moscow unveils monument to Kalashnikov, designer of AK-47

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The new statue of Mikhail Kalashnikov cradling his signature AK-47 assault rifle unveiled Tuesday in Moscow commemorates one of Russia's most renowned and reviled inventions. More>>

Huntsman says Moscow's meddling led to low level of trust

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Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, President Donald Trump's nominee to be U.S. ambassador to Russia, says Moscow's meddling in the 2016 presidential election led directly to the low level of trust between the two former Cold War foes. More>>

Under fire over Rohingya, Suu Kyi defends Myanmar actions

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Rights groups are critical of Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi's defense of her country's conduct in violence that has driven out more than 400,000 Rohingya Muslims. More>>

The Latest: French president calls US climate move a mistake

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French President Emmanuel Macron says he isn't about to quit trying to convince President Donald Trump to reverse himself on his decision to exit the climate accords _ and thinks he will succeed. More>>

Hurricane Maria slams Dominica, now takes aim at Puerto Rico

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Hurricane Maria is sweeping over the small island of Dominica with catastrophic Category 5 winds, starting a charge into the eastern Caribbean that threatens islands already wrecked by Hurricane Irma and holds the chance of a direct hit on Puerto Rico. More>>

French president defends international cooperation at UN Video included

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President Donald Trump and French leader Emmanuel Macron are expected to take the spotlight at the annual gathering of world leaders at the U.N. _ but discussions will be dominated by tough challenges like North Korea and Myanmar's Muslim minority. More>>

Rohingya Muslims are being wiped off Myanmar's map

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Rights group: Muslim Rohingya almost completely erased from Myanmar's Maungdaw township; other townships also damaged. More>>

The Latest: Neighbor talks about her house being shot up

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Authorities say a 23-year-old white Baton Rouge man has been arrested and will be charged with murder in the fatal shootings of two black men in attacks that police said may have been racially motivated. More>>

White man accused of killing 2 blacks had Hitler speech

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Authorities say a 23-year-old white man has been arrested and accused of killing two black men and firing on a black family. More>>

AP Interview: Phelps has 'no desire' to return to swimming

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AP Interview: Michael Phelps says he has 'no desire' to return to competitive swimming" but eager to those who follow in his enormous wake. More>>

For a new Key West resident, Irma was her welcome-to-town

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Prudence Duchene moved to Key West on the day Irma was named, and rode out the storm in a courthouse there. More>>

Common Core used widely, despite continuing debate

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Common Core used in most states that initially adopted it, despite continue debate over standards' effect. More>>

Family of killed sailors hear Navy describe strain on force

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The Navy's top officer says that although commanders are ultimately responsible for problems leading to two fatal ship collisions, a spike in naval operations and budget shortfalls strained his force and made it hard to do needed training and maintenance. More>>

Senate GOP musters final push to erase Obama health care law

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Senate Republicans are planning a final, uphill push to erase President Barack Obama's health care law. More>>

GOP governors launch 'news' site critics call propaganda

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Republican governors have launched a website that appears to be a news outlet, but readers have to look carefully to see that The Free Telegraph is the product of a political party committee. More>>

Wallenberg relatives vow to appeal Russian court ruling

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Relatives of Raoul Wallenberg say they will appeal a Russian court's move to turn down their lawsuit asking the KGB's successor to provide full information about the Swedish diplomat who disappeared after helping 20,000 Hungarian Jews escape the Holocaust. More>>

Spicer suggests critics of Emmy appearance should lighten up

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Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer says his appearance at the Emmy Awards was a chance to have some fun, and that people who were critical of it were reading too much into things. More>>

Trump singles out Venezuela for criticism in UN speech

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President Donald Trump has singled out Venezuela in a speech to the U.N. as a threat to democratic principles alongside North Korea, Iran and Syria. More>>

Protesters make good on threat to disrupt St. Louis business

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When a former St. Louis police officer was acquitted in the fatal shooting of a black suspect, protesters vowed to show their disdain by disrupting business in downtown St. Louis. More>>

UN report says 40 million in 'modern slavery' in 2016

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U.N. agencies and partners say some 40 million people were ensnared by modern slavery last year, decrying a scourge that disproportionately affects women and girls. More>>

The Latest: UN head says nuclear threat at high level

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U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is warning the world's leaders that the threat of a nuclear attack is at its highest level since the end of the Cold War and "fiery talk can lead to fatal misunderstandings.". More>>

At least 65 skulls found so far at a mass grave in Bosnia

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Bosnian forensic experts find mass grave hiding remains of at least 65 victims of country's 1992-95 war. More>>

Stanislav Petrov, who averted nuclear war, dies at 77

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Stanislav Petrov, a former Soviet military officer known in the West as "The man who saved the world" for his role in averting a nuclear war has died. More>>

10 Things to Know for Today

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Among 10 Things to Know: Hurricane Maria lashes Dominica, now menaces other islands; UN General Assembly ready to tackle global challenges; Under fire over Rohingya, Suu Kyi defends Myanmar actions. More>>

Interior chief urges shrinking 4 national monuments in West

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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is recommending that six of 27 national monuments under review by the Trump administration be reduced in size, along with management changes to several other sites. More>>

America 2nd: Traditions mean Trump must wait his turn at UN Video included

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America 2nd: Tradition at the U.N. General Assembly means Brazil first, then the U.S. in speech lineup. More>>

Mattis: No need yet to shoot down NKorean missiles

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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the U.S. has not attempted to shoot down any of North Korea's missiles -- including two that recently overflew Japan -- because they have not posed a direct threat. More>>

11-year-old boy gets lawn-mowing gig at White House

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The president got what you might call a grassroots display of support at the White House, welcoming an 11-year-old Virginia boy who offered to help cut the lawn. More>>

Mars research crew emerges after 8 months of isolation

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Six NASA-backed research subjects who have been living in a Mars-like habitat on a remote Hawaii volcano since January have emerged from isolation. More>>

3 arrested during protest at Georgia Tech after vigil

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Georgia Tech alerted students to shelter indoors because of violent protests on campus Monday night after police fatally shot a student over the weekend. More>>

Floods, fires, other disasters add stress to state budgets

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Natural disasters such as this summer's hurricanes and wildfires can put a strain on state budgets, especially those experiencing an economic slowdown. More>>

Defending Myanmar, Suu Kyi says most Rohingya villages calm

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More than 10,000 Muslims in Bangladesh have marched toward Myanmar's embassy to protest the country's crackdown on Rohingya Muslims. More>>

The Latest: Envoy says China understands Myanmar's efforts

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Suu Kyi says most Rohingya Muslim villages not affected by violence in Myanmar, invites diplomats to visit them. More>>

The Latest: 3 arrested in protest at Georgia Tech

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Investigators say a Georgia Tech student who was killed by campus police was the one who called police to report a possibly intoxicated person holding a knife and possibly armed with a gun. More>>

Senate backs bill to pump $700 billion into military

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The Senate is poised to pass a defense policy bill that calls for a $700 billion Pentagon budget, expands U.S. missile defenses in response to North Korea's hostility and refuses to allow excess military bases to be closed. More>>

Stafford throws for 2 TDs as Lions beat Beckham, Giants

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Stafford throws for 2 TDs as Lions beat Beckham, Giants 24-10. More>>

AP Exclusive: Evidence of spills at toxic site during floods

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A U.S. government hotline received three reports of spills at a heavily polluted Superfund toxic waste site near Houston after Harvey flooding, and aerial photographs appear to show black-colored water surrounding the waste site, flowing out a bayou. More>>

Trump calls for UN reform, but with more restrained tones Video included

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President Donald Trump is plunging into a foreign policy-focused week that will be anchored by his first address to the United Nations General Assembly. More>>

The Latest: North Korea's top diplomat heading to UN meeting

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The plight of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims that U.N. officials have described as ethnic cleansing is getting early attention at the annual gathering of government leaders at the world body. More>>

Navy fires 2 commanders in connection with ship collisions

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Navy fires 2 commanders in connection with ship collisions as part of sweeping purge of leadership in the Japan-based fleet. More>>

New misconduct allegations hang over UN meeting on sex abuse

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U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says sexual abuse is problem that goes beyond peacekeeping missions and plagues the entire United Nations. More>>

US immigrants sue over Trump's end of deportation protection

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Six immigrants brought to the United States as children who became teachers, graduate students and a lawyer are suing the Trump administration over its decision to end a program shielding them from deportation. More>>

Rohingya Muslims being wiped off Myanmar's map

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Rights group: Muslim Rohingya almost completely erased from Myanmar's Maungdaw township; other townships also damaged. More>>

Organizers end Monday protests; more set for Tuesday Video included

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St. Louis police arrested dozens of people as protests over the acquittal of a white former police officer charged with killing a black suspect went from nonviolent demonstrations to vandalism for the third consecutive night. More>>

Students in France acid attack show compassion for assailant

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The four American college students attacked with acid at a Marseille train station have forgiven their assailant, who reportedly suffers from a mental illness, a spokesman for their school said on Monday. More>>

UK police quiz 2 ex-foster children over London subway bomb

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British police are still holding two suspects in custody over the London subway blast as commuters head to work Monday in the first morning rush hour since the attack. More>>

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

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Among 10 Things to Know: Where Hurricane Maria is headed; Tensions rise on Georgia Tech campus after police fatally shot student; which popular tax breaks are in the GOP's crosshairs. More>>

Hurricane Maria batters Dominica as a Category 5 storm

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A strengthening Hurricane Maria is swirling toward the eastern Caribbean, with forecasters warning it probably will be a major storm by the time it passes through the already battered Leeward Islands late Monday. More>>

French envoy at UN: Discord at highest level since Cold War

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France's foreign minister says dissention and conflict are at their highest level since the Cold War, while cooperation among nations has become more difficult. More>>

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

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Among 10 Things to Know: Dozens arrested as St. Louis readies for more protests; Interior secretary recommends shrinking 6 national monuments; Hurricane Maria heads toward already battered Caribbean islands. More>>

US flies powerful warplanes amid tensions with North Korea Video included

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South Korea says the U.S. military has flown powerful bombers and stealth jets over the Korean Peninsula in joint drills with South Korean warplanes. More>>

Charter bus barrels into NYC bus, killing 3 and injuring 16

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The Fire Department of New York says one person is dead and seven others are severely injured after a city bus and a tour bus collided in Queens. More>>

The Latest: Prime minister: 'Merciless' winds on Dominica

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The National Hurricane Center in Miami says that Hurricane Maria has strengthened to a Category 3 storm as it headed toward the Caribbean. More>>

Putin attends military drills that worry Russia's neighbors

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Russian President Vladimir Putin is attending military maneuvers that have worried his country's neighbors. More>>

Protesters make good on threat to disrupt St. Louis business

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Crowds protesting police verdict make good on promise to disrupt St. Louis business. More>>

Metallics and feathers galore on Emmys red carpet

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Metallics and feathers were plentiful on the Emmys red carpet, led by Tessa Thompson and Tracee Ellis Ross. More>>

Uproar in Turkey over removing evolution from biology class

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Students in Turkey are returning to school where they will be taught evolution for the last time in their biology classes. More>>

Study prompts call to examine flu vaccine and miscarriage

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A puzzling study of U.S. pregnancies suggests that women who received yearly vaccinations against swine flu between 2010 and 2012 had more miscarriages than others. More>>

AP NewsBreak: Medicare card remake to protect seniors

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Medicare cards are getting a makeover to fight identity theft. More>>

Opposition sees Brexit 'chaos' in UK govt shifts and feuds

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Britain's statistics regulator has accused Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson of misleadingly claiming that leaving the European Union will give Britain an extra 350 million pounds ($475 million) a week to spend on health care. More>>

Iraq's top court suspends Kurdish region's independence vote

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Iraq's Supreme Court temporarily suspends northern Kurdish region's referendum on independence due next week. More>>

Farewell Cassini: Saturn spacecraft makes fiery, final dive Video included

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NASA's Cassini spacecraft at Saturn is closing in on its fiery finish, following a remarkable voyage of 20 years. More>>

Lady Gaga postpones European leg of world tour

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Lady Gaga has postponed her world tour's European leg until next year because of ongoing health problems. More>>

Trump's childhood home becomes showcase for refugees

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President Donald Trump's childhood home had some new occupants over the weekend _ refugees. More>>

President Trump omnipresent over Emmy Awards ceremony

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He may not have an Emmy, but Donald Trump had a huge impact on television's annual awards ceremony. More>>

Falcons with a repeat performance in 34-23 win over Packers

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Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons picked up where they left off against the Green Bay Packers, building a big halftime on the way to a dominating 34-23 victory. More>>

US to press concerns over incidents in meeting with Cubans

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The Trump administration is considering closing down the U.S. Embassy in Havana following unexplained incidents that have affected the health of American diplomats. More>>

Disability backlog tops 1 million; thousands die on waitlist

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More than 1 million people who have been denied disability benefits from Social Security are waiting for new hearings. More>>

Cassini spacecraft: 'Magnifying glass' at Saturn until end Video included

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NASA's Cassini spacecraft took "a magnifying glass" to Saturn, its moons and rings. More>>

Age matters when it comes to screening for cervical cancer

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Getting checked for cervical cancer isn't one-size-fits-all, as draft guidelines offer women 30 and older a choice of testing. More>>

Trump: Fate of Iran nuclear deal hangs on tough UN policing

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U.S. President Donald Trump is warning that Washington will walk away from a nuclear deal it agreed to with Iran if it deems that the U.N. agency monitoring the agreement is not tough enough in monitoring it. More>>

The Latest: London bomb suspects fostered by British couple

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A local official and media reports say the two suspects arrested over last week's London subway bombing are an 18-year-old refugee from Iraq and a 21-year old believed to be from Syria, both of whom were fostered by a British couple. More>>

White House, black college heads to meet amid strained ties

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The White House is holding an annual gathering for presidents of historically black colleges and universities amid strained ties with school leaders. More>>

2 Louisiana slayings likely racially motivated, police say

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Authorities in Baton Rouge say there is a "strong possibility" that the slayings of two black men last week were racially motivated. More>>

Cuba mystery: What theories US investigators are pursuing

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U.S. investigators are chasing many theories about what's harming diplomats in Cuba, and they're pursuing a number of possibilities about the culprit. More>>

The Latest: Turkey warns Kurds against 'artificial' state

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The Latest: Iraq's Supreme Court temporarily suspends northern Kurdish region's referendum on independence. More>>

US coastal growth continues despite lessons of past storms

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Population growth and development along U.S. coastlines are increasing faster than in inland areas, potentially putting more people and buildings in the path of future destruction from violent storms and rising sea levels. More>>

Harvey recovery czar faces limits to 'future-proofing' Texas

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The man overseeing Texas' Hurricane Harvey rebuilding efforts sees his job as "future-proofing" before the next disaster, but he will face the same political and bureaucratic challenges that have long stalled meaningful storm protection improvements. More>>

'It' stomps 'Mother' with $60M in its second week

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The Stephen King adaption "It" continues to scare up record ticket sales, taking in an estimated $60 million in its second week and leaving a paltry $7.5 million for Darren Aronofsky's audacious genre-bending psychological thriller "mother!". More>>

Trump, in new dig, mocks North Korea leader as 'Rocket Man'

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President Donald Trump says he and South Korean President Moon Jae-in have discussed North Korea in their latest call, Trump tweets that he's asked Moon about "Rocket Man" _ an apparent reference to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. More>>

Top US diplomat says closing embassy in Cuba 'under review'

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the Trump administration is considering closing down the U.S. Embassy in Havana following unexplained incidents affecting the health of American diplomats. More>>

France: Acid attack on 4 US students not seen as terror act

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The Marseille prosecutor's office says four young female U.S. tourists have been attacked with acid in Marseille's main train station by a woman who has been arrested. More>>

UK lowers terror threat level as subway bomb probe advances

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London police say a second man has been arrested in connection with the London subway attack. More>>

Request denied: States try to block access to public records

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State lawmakers introduce dozens of bills to close or limit public access to government records. More>>

Interior secretary recommends shrinking 6 national monuments

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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is recommending that six of 27 national monuments under review by the Trump administration be reduced in size, along with management changes to several other sites. More>>

AP Top 25: Defending champion Clemson makes move to No. 2

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Clemson moved up to No. 2 in The Associated Press college football poll, jumping Oklahoma and closing in on Alabama after beating a team ranked in the top-15 for the second straight week. More>>

Scientists: Ash tree species pushed to brink of extinction

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Five prominent species of ash tree in the eastern U.S. have been driven to the brink of extinction from years of lethal attack by a beetle. More>>

Fatah welcomes Hamas pledge to try to end Palestinian split

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A senior Fatah leader has welcomed a pledge by the rival group Hamas, after talks with Egypt, to accept key conditions for ending a decade-old Palestinian political and territorial split. More>>

The Latest: Dozens arrested after St. Louis vandalism Video included

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Demonstrators are expected to reconvene near St. Louis Sunday afternoon for a third day of protests following the acquittal of a white former police officer in the fatal shooting of a black man. More>>

The Latest: A bar _ for engraving _ is hit at Emmys ball

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The Latest: Sterling K. Brown, Jackie Hoffman among early arrivals on Emmys red carpet. More>>

'Veep' and 'The Handmaid's Tale' win top Emmy Award prizes

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This Sunday's Emmy ceremony is about winners and losers and more, including politics and a cheeky turn by host Stephen Colbert. More>>

Police report arrests in 3rd night of demonstrations

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Protesters smashed windows with trash cans and left dozens of businesses damaged in a second night of violence after the acquittal of a white former St. Louis police officer in the fatal shooting of a black man. More>>

World leaders face crises in North Korea and Myanmar at UN

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Facing an escalating nuclear threat from North Korea and the mass flight of minority Muslims from Myanmar, world leaders gather at the United Nations starting Monday to tackle these and other tough challenges _ from terrorism to a warming planet. More>>

Strengthening Hurricane Maria a threat to Irma-hit Caribbean

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Hurricane season roared on as Jose threatened heavy surf along the U.S. East Coast, Tropical Storm Norma was set to brush Mexico's resort-studded Baja California Peninsula, and Tropical Storm Maria formed and was expected to strengthen into a hurricane. More>>

10 Things to Know for Monday

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Among 10 Things to Know: St. Louis area enters 3rd day of demonstration; Police say Louisiana killings likely racially motivated; Trump mocks North Korea's leader. More>>

The Latest: Falcons' Beasley hurts hamstring against Packers

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The Latest: Eagles lose 2 more secondary players. More>>

Seahawks Bennett continues to sit for anthem in home opener

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Michael Bennett gets ovation inside stadium and support from protesters outside. More>>

Claire Foy tries the scones at BAFTA's pre-Emmy tea party

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"The Crown" star Claire Foy nibbled on a scone with jam and cream while "Transparent" star Jeffrey Tambor eyed the finger sandwiches, including English cucumber and egg and watercress. More>>

Pro-Trump rally draws hundreds, not thousands to Washington

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Washington has always been a magnet for protests of all stripes, but Saturday's lineup is particularly intriguing. More>>

London Fashion Week: Burberry brings back vintage check

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Unfazed by the London subway attack, celebrities, models and fashion editors have flocked to London Fashion Week to celebrate all things stylish. More>>

The Latest: 4 Boston college students hurt in France attack

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The spokeswoman for the Marseille prosecutor's office says the suspect who attacked four American women with acid in the Marseille train station did not yell any out any terror-linked threats. More>>

Veteran Albuquerque TV reporter killed in helicopter crash

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A longtime reporter at an Albuquerque TV station has died after the news helicopter he was piloting crashed in central New Mexico. More>>

Golovkin and Alvarez fight to a brutal draw; rematch to come

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Gennady Golovkin has so many middleweight title belts that it's hard to keep track of them. More>>

The Latest: UK lowers its national threat level to "severe"

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A senior British minister has renewed criticism of U.S. President Donald Trump for tweeting about the police inquiry into the bombing of a subway train in London. More>>

BA flight in Paris gets extra security checks after threat

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Police and firefighters are verifying a British Airways plane on the tarmac of Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport after reports of a problem. More>>

Prime minister attends gay pride march in a first for Serbia

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Serbian riot police have cordoned off central Belgrade to protect a gay pride march that for the first time will be attended by a prime minister in the conservative Balkan country. More>>

Week 2 in the NFL starts with Irma ceremonies

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Jacksonville and Tampa Bay began their games with tributes to those affected by Hurricane Irma. More>>

Kenya dump dwellers make a living recycling hair extensions

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Kenyan dump dwellers make a living recycling hair extensions, from trash to beauty salons. More>>

Iraq says may use force if Kurdish referendum turns violent

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Iraqi Prime Minister says he's prepared to intervene militarily if Kurdish region's planned independence referendum results in violence. More>>

Officials: Returning Keys residents must be self-sustaining

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Officials in Florida are going door-to-door warning residents who live near the Withlacoochee River north of the Tampa Bay area of the potential for record-high flooding in the coming days. More>>

'Red flag' calls signaled post-Irma deaths at nursing home

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Three days after Hurricane Irma hit Florida, the first 911 call from the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills came in. Then came another call. Then another. More>>

Transgender troops can re-enlist in military _ for now

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Sen. John McCain says he's backing a bill that would bar the Pentagon from forcing transgender troops out of the armed forces. More>>

Iraq says may use force if Kurdish referendum turns violent

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Iraqi Prime Minister says he's prepared to intervene militarily if Kurdish region's planned referendum results in violence. More>>

Jury: Wisconsin girl mentally ill in stabbing of classmate

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Jury finds Wisconsin girl mentally ill in stabbing of classmate to appease horror character Slender Man. More>>

This week in odd news: 'Sewer war' and record-setting cats Video included

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This week in odd news: Britain launches 'sewer war;' Thieves take SUV pulling U-Haul with a casket inside; One home, two tabby records. More>>

Tropical storm warning for Los Cabos, Mexico due to Norma

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Hurricane season is roaring on as Norma edges toward Mexico's resort-studded Baja California Peninsula, Jose threatens heavy surf along the U.S. East Coast and Tropical Storm Lee forms in the Atlantic far from land. More>>

NATO concerned about Russia's transparency on military games

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A senior NATO official says there's reason to be concerned about the large-scale Zapad 2017 military maneuvers being conducted now by Russia and Belarus, since they could be seen as "a serious preparation for big war.". More>>

UK makes 'significant' bomb arrest but attack seen imminent

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British authorities are searching for suspects in the London subway blast that injured more than two dozen people as hundreds of soldiers are being deployed across the country. More>>

Child care choices limited for those working outside 9-to-5

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Parents who work outside traditional business hours often have few options when it comes to child care for their children. More>>

2nd night of violence in St. Louis after ex-cop acquitted Video included

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Activists say they will meet again Saturday to plan further protests after the acquittal of a white former St. Louis police officer in the fatal shooting of a black man. More>>

The Latest: Some public transportation halted after violence

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Activists say they will meet again Saturday to plan further protests after the acquittal of a white former St. Louis police officer in the fatal shooting of a black man. More>>

Hamas says it accepts reconciliation demands

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The Hamas militant group says it has accepted all of the conditions demanded by its rival, President Mahmoud Abbas, to clear the way for a reconciliation deal after a 10-year rift. More>>

Tall tail: Record-setting cats share home near Detroit

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Here's a very tall tail: A suburban Detroit couple's two house cats hold the Guinness World Records marks for tallest and longest tail. More>>

Dirty money? Wads of cut-up cash found in Geneva toilets

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A Geneva official has confirmed a local newspaper report saying wads of cut-up 500-euro (about $600) currency bills mysteriously turned up jammed into the toilets of three neighborhood restaurants and a bank in separate episodes in recent months. More>>

The Latest: Alvarez and Golovkin fight to brutal draw

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Crowd favorite clear in showdown between Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez. More>>

36 Burundi refugees killed in clashes with Congo forces: UN

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34 Burundian refugees killed by Congolese forces, UN peacekeeping official says. More>>

Questions of gun planting, outburst key in officer's verdict

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A judge's decision to acquit an officer of murder in the death of a black suspect came down to two major questions: Did he plant a gun, and did he premeditate the shooting. More>>

Don't remove the tie: France's Macron bound by unspoken rule

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French President Emmanuel Macron just won't take his tie off, even when picking his way in sweltering heat through the rubble left by Hurricane Irma on the French island of St. Martin. More>>

22 and through: Indians' AL record win streak stopped at 22

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Indians' winning streak stopped at 22 with 4-3 loss to Royals. More>>

The Latest: Iraq PM says Mosul abuses not systematic

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Iraqi Prime Minister says he's prepared to intervene militarily if Kurdish region's planned referendum results in violence. More>>

The Latest: UK police search home in bomb probe after arrest

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London transport authorities say they have re-opened the station where a bomb partially detonated on a subway car, injuring 29 people. More>>

Cuba mystery: Even Castro baffled by harm to US diplomats

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Cuban leader Raul Castro stepped in personally to deny his government was responsible after the United States demanded answers about a spate of diplomats harmed in Havana. More>>

700 Catalan mayors support holding independence vote

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More than 700 mayors from Catalonia are meeting in Barcelona in a show of strength amid pressure from Spain's central government not to hold an independence referendum for the northeastern region that has been deemed illegal by the courts. More>>

Bernie Sanders' health care plan puts Democrats on the spot

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is declining to endorse Sen. Bernie Sanders' universal coverage health care bill. More>>

Teen wanted for deportation is accused of California killing

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Authorities say federal agents were tracking a young immigrant who was facing deportation when he fatally shot a popular community volunteer during a robbery in San Francisco. More>>

Beloved character actor Harry Dean Stanton dies at 91

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Hollywood is mourning the loss of beloved character actor Harry Dean Stanton. More>>

Bangladesh accuses Myanmar of violating its airspace

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Amid refugee crisis, Bangladesh accuses Myanmar of violating its airspace; Myanmar denies charge. More>>

Iceland PM's resigns, new election expected on Nov.4

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Iceland's president has accepted the resignation of the volcanic island's prime minister, who says a new election mostly likely will be held on Nov. 4. More>>

Defiant N. Korea leader says he will complete nuke program

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North Korea says leader Kim Jong Un vows to complete his nuclear weapons program after he inspected a powerful new intermediate-range missile that was fired over Japan. More>>

FEMA auctioned disaster trailers before Harvey made landfall

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The federal government auctioned off disaster-response trailers at fire-sale prices just before Harvey devastated southeast Texas, reducing an already diminished supply of mobile homes ahead of what could become the nation's largest-ever housing mission. More>>

FEMA auctioned disaster trailers before Harvey made landfall

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The federal government auctioned off disaster-response trailers at fire-sale prices even as Harvey devastated southeast Texas, reducing an already diminished supply of mobile homes ahead of what could become the nation's largest-ever housing mission. More>>

Commander: Iraq launches operation near Syrian border

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An Iraqi military commander says troops have launched a multi-pronged operation to capture a town near the Syrian border from Islamic State group. More>>

What's changed with NKorea in 5 weeks since 'fire and fury'

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President Donald Trump's national security adviser says the U.S. has a military option for North Korea, but that is not its preferred route. More>>

Demonized Schumer and Pelosi now deal-makers with Trump

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Now, President Donald Trump genially calls them Chuck and Nancy. More>>

Tax cuts quiet once-deafening GOP call for fiscal discipline

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Tax cuts and calls for billions more for the military quiet once-deafening GOP call for fiscal discipline. More>>

Judge: Sessions can't deny grant money for sanctuary cities

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A federal judge has ruled that Attorney General Jeff Sessions cannot follow through with his threat to withhold public safety grant money to Chicago and other U.S cities for refusing to impose tough immigration policies. More>>

Defiant N. Korea leader says he will complete nuke program

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North Korea says leader Kim Jong Un vowed to complete his nuclear weapons program in the face of strengthening sanctions after he inspected a powerful new intermediate-range missile that was fired over Japan. More>>

Aided by Russia, Syrian forces consolidate military gains

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Observer group says intense clashes are ongoing in the Syrian central province of Hama between pro-government forces and members of the Islamic State group. More>>

Vatican diplomat recalled amid child porn investigation

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A Vatican diplomat working in the Holy See's embassy in Washington has been recalled after U.S. officials launched a child pornography investigation. More>>

How far can you go with English? Just ask Melania Trump

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How far can you get with a little bit of foreign language? Billboards say just ask Melania Trump. More>>

UK threat level raised to "critical" after subway bombing

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London's Metropolitan Police and ambulance services are confirming they are at the scene of "an incident" at the Parsons Green subway station in the southwest of the capital. More>>

The Latest: London attack highlights need to train US agents

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A commuter whose train had just left the Parsons Green station in southwest London says there was panic after a woman on the platform saw what appeared to be an explosion. More>>

The Latest: Chief says 10 officers hurt in St. Louis protest Video included

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A judge has acquitted a white former St. Louis police officer of first-degree murder in the 2011 shooting death of a black man. More>>

Protests follow ex-St. Louis officer's acquittal in killing Video included

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A judge has acquitted a white former St. Louis police officer of first-degree murder in the 2011 shooting death of a black man. More>>

Trump's tough talk on London bomb irks British leader Video included

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President Donald Trump is calling a fire at a London subway station another attack "by a loser terrorist" and suggesting police there may have missed an opportunity to prevent it. More>>

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