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The Latest: New champion happy but 'pretty tired of poker'

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New Jersey's Scott Blumstein is this year's World Series of Poker champion. More>>

Federal grand jury indicts US soldier on terrorism charges

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A federal grand jury in Hawaii has indicted a U.S. soldier for attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State group. More>>

'Let 1994 go': Simpson case's racial symbolism now a relic

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A generation later, OJ Simpson's racial symbolism is now largely a relic as black Americans wrestle with more familiar injustices. More>>

California governor turns to housing, rail after climate win

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Gov. Jerry Brown's plea to lawmakers to renew California's signature climate change law proved fruitful, bolstering his credibility as a world climate leader. More>>

Arizona tells armed drivers how to avoid deadly police stops

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Gun-friendly Arizona is trying to avoid deadly encounters between police and drivers by teaching armed motorists how they should handle themselves when they are pulled over. More>>

Next Minneapolis police chief has deep community roots

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Minneapolis police chief says she wants to let 'fresh set of leadership eyes' be in charge of department, resigns amid criticism over shooting of Australian woman who had called 911. More>>

Rookie from New Jersey wins World Series of Poker, $8.1M

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The marquee no-limit Texas Hold 'em main event of the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas is down to the final three players vying for the top prize of more than $8.1 million. More>>

Spieth 1 round away from 3rd leg of Grand Slam

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Jordan Spieth shoots 65 in British Open to build 3-shot lead, move a big step closer to 3rd leg of career Grand Slam. More>>

Protests across Poland over law to control judiciary

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The spokesman for Poland's president says the leader sees flaws in contentious legislation adopted by the Senate that gives politicians significant influence over the nation's top court. More>>

Mexico murders up with deadliest month in at least 20 years

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Mexico's spiraling violence reached new heights with 2,234 murders in June, the country's deadliest month in at least 20 years, according to government data. More>>

Bodies buried after being missing in Swiss Alps for 75 years

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A Swiss couple whose bodies were found on an Alpine glacier after they went missing for nearly 75 years has been buried in Switzerland. More>>

UAE official: Qatar must change its ways as part of talks

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A top official in the Arab bloc isolating Qatar says the Gulf state needs to change its policies as part of any direct negotiations to resolve the crisis. More>>

Lawmakers herald agreement on sweeping Russia sanctions bill

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A senior House Democrat says congressional negotiators have reached agreement on a sweeping Russia sanctions package, paving the way for passage of the popular bill before Congress departs for the August recess. More>>

Strong aftershocks test nerves on Greek island after quake

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Hundreds of residents and tourists on the eastern Greek island of Kos have spent the night sleeping outdoors a night after a powerful earthquake killed two tourists and injured nearly 500 others across the Aegean Sea region, in Greece and Turkey. More>>

Princes William, Harry remember their final call with Diana

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Prince William and Prince Harry are paying tribute to their mother, Princess Diana, as the 20th anniversary of her death in a car crash approaches. More>>

UK to tighten rules on drones after near-misses with planes

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British officials have announced plans to regulate drone use in a bid to prevent accidents and threats to commercial aviation. More>>

Israel installs new security cameras at Jerusalem holy site

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The Israeli military says it has carried out a wave of West Bank arrests following a deadly stabbing attack against an Israeli family. More>>

German runaway girl who converted to Islam is found in Iraq

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A prosecutor says that a German girl, who ran away from home after converting to Islam, has been found in Iraq. More>>

The Latest: Aide says Palestinian leader consulting on site

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Israel has installed new security cameras at the entrance to a sensitive Jerusalem holy site. More>>

Trump: USS Ford is '100,000-ton message to the world'

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President Donald Trump will help commission the USS Gerald R. Ford, a $12.9 billion warship. More>>

Trump asserts all agree he has 'complete power' to pardon

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President Donald trump has fired off a volley of early morning tweets that again showed how furious he remains over multiple investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. More>>

Charlie Gard protesters to rally as hospital reports threats

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Campaigners who want critically ill baby Charlies Gard to receive experimental treatment are planning a rally and prayer vigil as hospital officials say they have received death threats related to the heartbreaking case. More>>

US states vie for big Foxconn display panel factory

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Taiwanese electronics maker Foxconn's plan to build a display panel factory in the U.S. has sparked a flurry of lobbying by states vying to land what some economic development officials say is a once-in-a-generation prize. More>>

No dye: Cancer patients' gray hair darkened on immune drugs

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Cancer patients' gray hair unexpectedly turned youthfully dark in a development that has doctors scratching their heads. More>>

AP-NORC Poll: Shift to political left seen on health care

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AP-NORC Poll: 62 percent say feds should make sure that all Americans have health care coverage as public opinion shifts. More>>

Trump administration pulls health law help in 18 cities

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Shoppers will have fewer places to turn for help signing up for coverage on the Affordable Care Act's insurance exchanges after President Donald Trump's administration ended contracts that brought assistance into 18 cities. More>>

Actor John Heard, of 'Home Alone' movies, dies at 71

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Actor John Heard, best known for playing the father in the 'Home Alone' movie series, has died at age 72. More>>

Princes William, Harry remember their final call with Diana

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Prince William and Prince Harry are paying tribute to their mother, Princess Diana, as the 20th anniversary of her death in a car crash approaches. More>>

The Latest: Peace 'Quartet' urges restraint in Jerusalem

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A relative says Israeli troops have arrested the brother of a 20-year-old Palestinian who stabbed to death three members of an Israeli family. More>>

Robot finds likely melted fuel heap inside Fukushima reactor

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An underwater robot has captured images of massive deposits believed to be melted nuclear fuel and covering the floor of a damaged reactor at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant. More>>

Trump's new message man deletes inconvenient tweets

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One of Anthony Scaramucci's first acts after accepting President Donald Trump's offer to be the new White House communications director was to apologize to Trump. More>>

The Latest: Trump lawyer says there's no pardon discussion

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In a barrage of tweets, Trump asserts he has "complete power" to issue pardons _ and defends his son and takes a swipe at Hillary Clinton. More>>

The Latest: Trump calls aircraft carrier a symbol of power

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President Donald Trump has arrived in Virginia to help commission the USS Gerald R. Ford, a $12.9 billion warship that will officially be turned over to the Navy. More>>

Lifestyle changes to stave off Alzheimer's? Hints, no proof

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There are no proven ways to stave off Alzheimer's, but a new report raises the prospect that avoiding nine risks starting in childhood just might delay or even prevent about a third of dementia cases. More>>

Researchers in Cambodia find nest of rare riverine bird

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Wildlife researchers in Cambodia say they have found a breeding location for the masked finfoot bird, one of the world's most endangered, raising hopes of its continuing survival. More>>

Israeli troops placed on high alert after deadly stabbings

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Six people dead after Israeli-Palestinian tensions over the Holy Land's most contested shrine boiled over into violence. More>>

Audi to update 850,000 cars as diesel recalls widen

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German automaker Audi says it will fit up to 850,000 diesel cars with new software to improve their emissions performance, following a similar move by rival Daimler. More>>

The Latest: 2 aftershocks hit damaged Greek island of Kos

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The family of a Turkish tourist who was one of two people to have died in the powerful earthquake that struck the eastern Greek island of Kos is on the island to prepare for the body's repatriation. More>>

The Latest: Spieth will take a 3-shot lead into final round

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The first weekend score is in the books at the British Open _ and it's a good one. More>>

Spicer out, Sanders and Scaramucci rise in Trump shake-up

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As Sean Spicer prepares to leave White House, Sarah Huckabee Sanders to take over as press secretary and Anthony Scaramucci as head of the presidential communications team. More>>

Country singer Scotty McCreery cited for handgun at airport

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Country singer Scotty McCreery cited after authorities say he had a loaded handgun with him in Raleigh-Durham International Airport. More>>

The Latest: Anti-govt protesters march in Polish cities

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A pro-democracy movement in Poland says that former president and democracy icon Lech Walesa will join a protest they are holding against new legislation that gives politicians significant control of the nation's top court. More>>

Linkin Park cancels tour after Chester Bennington's death Video included

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Chester Bennington died by hanging, Los Angeles County coroner confirms. More>>

UK palace releases Prince George's 4th birthday portrait

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Kensington Palace has released a portrait to mark the fourth birthday of Prince George. More>>

Lawsuit: Effects of 'bathroom bill' linger in North Carolina

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A revised lawsuit says transgender people in North Carolina say are still effectively prevented from using restrooms matching their gender identity under a law that replaced the state's notorious "bathroom bill.". More>>

The Latest: German girl found in Mosul is in good health

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Three Iraqi intelligence and investigative officials have told The Associated Press that 26 foreigners have been arrested in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul _ including two men, eight children and 16 women _ and they have been taken to Baghdad. More>>

Trump Jr., Manafort may be interviewed privately by senators

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Avoiding subpoenas to testify before Congress, Trump Jr. and Manafort consider undergoing private interviews with Senate investigators. More>>

Police: Errant US bombing kills 12 Afghan security forces

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Helmand provincial police chief says errant US airstrike confirmed by Pentagon killed 12 Afghan National Police personnel and wounded two others. More>>

Quake rattles Italian town devastated by 2016 temblor

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An earthquake has rattled Amatrice, the central Italian town that was devastated by a temblor in 2016. More>>

McDonald's adds Big Mac onesie, sweatsuit to delivery items

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With McDonald's now offering a delivery service, the fast food giant is looking to make customers comfortable eating at home with a new clothing line that includes an adult-size Big Mac onesie. More>>

Is that really a beached whale beneath Paris' Notre Dame?

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A sperm whale appears to have beached on an embankment in the shadow of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris _ but it's really just an art installation from a Belgian artists' collective. More>>

UK girl left in tears after she's fined for selling lemonade

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A British man and his young daughter have gained international attention after being fined for selling lemonade outside. More>>

O.J. Simpson will get his freedom, but then what?

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When O.J. Simpson gets out of prison in October after nine years, he will have some sports mementos, his NFL pension and, with any luck, certain life skills he says he acquired behind bars. More>>

Sean Spicer unlikely to disappear from television

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He won't be behind a podium at the White House, but it's unlikely Sean Spicer will disappear from television. More>>

World's plastic waste could bury Manhattan 2 miles deep

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New study finds that production of plastic is soaring; three-quarters ends up as waste. More>>

Philippine Congress extends martial law in south amid siege

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The Philippine Congress has approved the president's appeal for martial law in the country's south to be extended to the end of the year, in a boost to a massive offensive aimed at quelling a two-month siege by Islamic State group-linked militants. More>>

Hungary's leader: EU and Soros seek to "Muslimize" Europe

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Hungary's radically anti-migration prime minister says European Union leaders and Hungarian-American billionaire George Soros seek a "new, mixed, Muslimized Europe". More>>

Abortion fight rages in Kentucky, which has just 1 clinic

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A federal judge has issued an order to keep protesters away from a "buffer zone" outside Kentucky's only abortion clinic, which is targeted by a national anti-abortion group. More>>

Creators of new HBO series address fears it glorifies racism

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Creators of new HBO series address fears it glorifies racism. More>>

Small seaplane makes hard landing in NY's East River.

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A small seaplane has made a hard landing in New York's East River. More>>

Poland's senators approve contentious court overhaul

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Special commission of Poland's Senate has summarily reviewed and approved a contentious bill that gives politicians influence on the nation's top court and has sent the to the Senate for a vote on Friday. More>>

Minneapolis shooting brings unwelcome attention to Somalis

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An unarmed Australian woman's fatal shooting by a Minneapolis police officer who is a Somali-American has turned an unwelcome spotlight on the city's Somali community. More>>

Hawaii prepares for 'unlikely' North Korea missile threat

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Hawaii is the first state to prepare the public for the possibility of a ballistic missile threat from North Korea. More>>

In Senate, ailing lawmakers given plenty of time to recover

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Sen. John McCain's treatment for brain cancer could keep him out of Washington for weeks, perhaps months, and yet it's unlikely anyone will challenge his extended leave. More>>

Trump Jr., Manafort in talks with Senate panel Video included

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President Donald Trump's legal team is evaluating potential conflicts of interest among members of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigative team. More>>

2 dead, 500 hurt as deadly quake rattles Greece, Turkey Video included

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A powerful earthquake sends a building crashing down on tourists at a bar on Greek holiday island of Kos and strikes panic on the nearby shores of Turkey, as 2 people killed and more than a hundred injured. More>>

Spicer exits as Trump shakes up his beleaguered press team Video included

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New York financier Anthony Scaramucci is under consideration to join the Trump administration as communications director. More>>

The Latest: UN deplores Palestinians deaths in Jerusalem

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A spokesman has confirmed that Israel's government decided not to overrule an earlier police decision to install metal detectors at a contested Jerusalem holy shrine. More>>

The Latest: Trump tweets that Spicer's future is 'bright'

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White House chief of staff Reince Priebus says he supports incoming communications director Anthony Scaramucci "100 percent.". More>>

Mexico City sees drug-war-style violence come to the capital

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In a raging gun battle with burnt-out vehicles and road blockades, drug war-style mayhem comes to the Mexican capital. More>>

Minneapolis police chief resigns after shooting by officer

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The Minneapolis police chief says an Australian woman should not have been shot to death by an officer responding to her 911 call and that she doesn't support the officer's actions. More>>

3 Palestinians, 3 Israelis killed in violence over holy site

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An Israeli police spokesman says police are banning Muslim men under the age of 50 from a contested Jerusalem shrine ahead of feared mass protests over the installation of metal detectors there. More>>

Exhumation of Dali's remains finds his mustache still intact

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Officials in Spain say that hair, nails and two long bones were removed from Salvador Dali's embalmed remains for a paternity test that could open a judicial battle for the artist's estate. More>>

Hints that lifestyle changes might guard against dementia

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There are no proven ways to stave off Alzheimer's, but a new report raises the prospect that avoiding nine risks starting in childhood just might delay or even prevent about a third of dementia cases. More>>

US bans travel for Americans to NKorea after Warmbier death

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U.S. officials say the Trump administration will ban American citizens from traveling to North Korea following the death of university student Otto Warmbier. More>>

The Latest: Mayor nominates Arradondo as Minneapolis chief

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Minneapolis police chief resigns following fatal shooting of Australian woman by police officer. More>>

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

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

Experts: No duty for laughing teens to rescue drowning man

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Authorities in Florida say a group of teens watched and laughed as a man drowned in a retention pond last week. More>>

US says ban on laptops in airplane cabins has been lifted

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The US says a 4-month ban on laptops in the cabins of some planes heading for the US is over. More>>

O.J. Simpson triumphant, others devastated as he gets parole Video included

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Barring any last-minute snafus, O.J. Simpson will walk out of prison a free man in about three months. More>>

Utah's crowded Zion National Park may require reservations

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The sweeping red-rock vistas at Zion National Park are increasingly filled with a bumper crop of visitors, and now park managers are weighing an unusual step to stem the tide: Requiring tourists to make reservations. More>>

The Latest: Spieth leading going into weekend at Birkdale

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Matt Kuchar is trying to set the target in blustery conditions at the British Open. More>>

AP Explains: What's behind N. Korean silence to talks offer

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North Korea's silence to South Korea's offer for rare talks raises many questions, speculation. More>>

Kentucky told to pay attorney fees in same-sex marriage case

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Judge: Kentucky must pay more than $220,000 in attorneys' fees for clerk who refused marriage licenses for gay couples. More>>

Freeze resigns as Ole Miss football coach after 5 seasons

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Hugh Freeze resigns as Ole Miss football coach after 5 seasons; assistant Matt Luke named interim coach. More>>

Alex Bowman to replace Earnhardt Jr. in No. 88 car in 2018

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Hendrick Motorsports has picked 24-year-old Alex Bowman as Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s replacement next season. More>>

The Latest: 2 dead, 500 hurt as 6.7 quake rocks Aegean Sea

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A powerful earthquake shook beach resorts Friday in Greece and Turkey, killing two tourists crushed when a building collapsed on a bar in the Greek island of Kos and injuring nearly 500 others across the Aegean Sea region. More>>

For 1st time, over half of people with HIV taking AIDS drugs

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For the 1st time, UN says more than half of people with HIV are on drugs to treat the virus. More>>

Militants burst from tunnels, hit weak points in Raqqa fight

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The spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State says advances against the group in their stronghold of Raqqa have slowed. More>>

Doctors consider next treatment for McCain's brain tumor Video included

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Sen. John McCain's tumor is one of the most aggressive forms of brain cancer. More>>

Despite cancer diagnosis, McCain says, 'I'll be back soon' Video included

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Doctors say Arizona Sen. John McCain has a brain tumor associated with a blood clot that was removed last week. More>>

The Latest: Swede confirmed as one of those killed in quake Video included

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An officials in Turkey says about 70 people were treated in hospitals in the Turkish resort of Bodrum for minor injuries after a powerful 6,3 magnitude earthquake sent people rushing to the streets. More>>

UK royals make pretzels, visit German cancer research center

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have visited a cancer research center and made pretzels in the university city of Heidelberg on the second day of their visit to Germany. More>>

10 Things to Know for Today

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Among 10 Things to Know: Trump's legal team evaluating possible conflicts of interest among Mueller's investigators; parole board paves way for O.J. Simpson's release; powerful earthquake shakes Greek island of Kos. More>>

The Latest: Spain court drops probe into Syrian crimes

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The spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State says advances against the group in their stronghold of Raqqa have slowed. More>>

GOP leaders plan Tuesday health vote, it's an uphill climb

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Republican senators are hunkering down for a last-ditch attempt to prevent their own divisions from pushing their health care bill to oblivion. More>>

Syrian army and Hezbollah launch attack near Lebanese border

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The Syrian army and members of Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group have launched a major ground offensive in a border area between the two countries. More>>

Bennington's death mirrors that of close friend Cornell Video included

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The death of Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington came as a surprise to the world, but it also struck similarities to the death of fellow rocker and close friend Chris Cornell, who killed himself in May. More>>

Man beats odds of catching blue lobster, donates to science

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A New Hampshire lobsterman joined an elite club after catching a rare blue lobster. More>>

Swimming robot probes Fukushima reactor to find melted fuel

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An underwater robot has captured images and other data inside Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant on its first day of work. More>>

Seoul calls for Pyongyang to respond to overture for talks

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South Korea has urged North Korea to accept its offers for talks as Pyongyang continues to ignore Seoul's proposal for a military meeting to ease animosities along their tense border. More>>

Trump legal team looking to investigate Mueller aides Video included

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President Donald Trump's legal team is evaluating potential conflicts of interest among members of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigative team. More>>

Power-sharing deal between former foes taking shape in Gaza

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A power-sharing deal negotiated by two former rivals is slowly taking shape in Gaza. More>>

Venezuela strike erupts into violence leaving 2 dead Video included

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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and his opponents face a crucial showdown as the country's oppositions calls the first national strike since a 2002 stoppage that failed to topple Maduro's predecessor Hugo Chavez. More>>

'Juice' will be loose: OJ Simpson granted parole in robbery Video included

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O.J. Simpson will command the world's attention once more as he pleads for his freedom before parole board. More>>

The Latest: OJ Simpson is granted parole in armed robbery Video included

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O.J. Simpson's supporters have arrived at a Nevada prison where the incarcerated former football star will ask a parole board for his freedom. More>>

The Latest: 2 tourists killed in quake from Turkey, Sweden

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Authorities say two people have been killed and a number have been injured in a powerful earthquake that rattled Greek islands and Turkey's Aegean coast. More>>

CIA director: Moscow loves to 'stick it to America'

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CIA Director Mike Pompeo says Russia is expected to stay in Syria, partly because they "love to stick it to America.". More>>

Cancer isn't silencing McCain in career's latest chapter Video included

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Cancer, calls to Graham, work from bed latest chapters in McCain chronicles. More>>

Publicly assailed by Trump, Sessions says he's staying on Video included

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Trump's extraordinary public denouncement of AG Sessions reflects long-simmering frustration with one of his staunchest allies. More>>

Greece: Quake kills two, sends island tourists into panic Video included

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An earthquake of 5.3 magnitude has rattled the Greek island of Crete, the Institute of Geodynamics in Athens reports. More>>

Even with Trump warning, Mueller likely to probe finances Video included

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Members of the Trump campaign's inner circle are being called before Senate committees next week to talk about the 2016 election. More>>

Palestinians clash with Israel police at Jerusalem holy site

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Israel's public security minister says metal detectors are essential to maintain security at a contested Jerusalem shrine despite rising tensions. More>>

10 Things to Know for Friday

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Among 10 Things to Know Friday: OJ goes free, Sessions stays, McCain's not silent. More>>

Television networks return to old obsession with Simpson Video included

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Television networks return to an old obsession by presenting live coverage of O.J. Simpson's parole hearing in Nevada on Thursday. More>>

Chief: Death of Australian woman 'should not have happened'

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A Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an Australian woman still hasn't spoken with investigators and doesn't have to. More>>

In surrealist twist, Dali exhumed in paternity lawsuit

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Salvador Dali's eccentric artistic and personal biography is taking yet another bizarre turn Thursday with the exhumation of his embalmed remains to settle whether one of the founding figures of surrealism fathered a girl. More>>

Brain scans may change care for some people with memory loss

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Not everyone needs a brain scan to diagnose Alzheimer's, but new research suggests PET scans may lead to treatment changes for a surprising number of patients whose memory problems are hard to pin down. More>>

Self-described drug dealer calls 911, reports stolen cocaine

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Calling 911 to report a stolen bag of cocaine probably wasn't the best idea for a self-described Florida drug dealer. More>>

APNewsBreak: Claims of human rights abuses in Hawaii fleet

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A human rights complaint has been filed on behalf of foreign fishermen working in Hawaii's longline fishing fleet. More>>

Girl says her mom asked for forgiveness before stabbing her

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A 9-year-old girl who survived when her siblings and father were stabbed to death said she saw her mother stab the others and that her mother asked for forgiveness before stabbing her. More>>

Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington dies in LA at 41 Video included

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The Los Angeles County coroner says Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington, who sold millions of albums with a unique mix of rock, hip-hop and rap, has died in his home near Los Angeles. More>>

No foul play: Burundi robotics teens likely meant to vanish

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Six teenage members of the Burundi robotics team have been reported missing after traveling to Washington for an international competition. More>>

Capitol Hill Buzz: Miami fan Rubio ponders a Brady-free NFL

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Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, a lifelong fan of the Miami Dolphins, has grown weary of watching the New England Patriots rack up Super Bowl wins while his team watches from afar. More>>

Trump's envoy picks hesitate on question of Russian meddling

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Several of President Donald Trump's nominees for key ambassador posts are declining to say unequivocally whether Russia sought to meddle in the election. More>>

The Latest: Exxon sues to stop $2M fine for sanctions breach

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Exxon Mobil is suing the U.S. government to stop a $2 million fine on the oil giant for violating U.S. sanctions on Russia. More>>

Rapper Common surprises students at NY school, donates money

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Oscar and Grammy winner Common surprised a group of New York students by donating $10,000 to help their teachers buy supplies like calculators and science kits. More>>

The Latest: Official: NFL arena has panels like London tower

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Cleveland's chief building official says panels used on a city-owned NFL stadium are "similar if not identical" to those used on a London apartment tower that burned. More>>

The Latest: Rahm escapes penalty for moving vine at Open

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Royal Birkdale bares its teeth as players find going difficult in early play. More>>

The Latest: Poland prime minister defends courts legislation

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Polish lawmakers have voted to approve a contentious law that gives control of the top court to politicians instead of judges. More>>

Analysis: Trump Sessions comments show penchant for shaming Video included

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The art of humiliation appears to be a key operating principle for President Donald Trump, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions is the latest example of the ease with which Trump is willing to air grievances about members of his team. More>>

Dog pulls baby deer from water to save it from drowning

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A dog that saw a baby deer in danger of drowning near his suburban New York home jumped in and dragged it to shore. More>>

They escaped Islamic State's bastion, but remain terrified

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Displaced residents of Raqqa still fear militants of the Islamic State group and their possible return. More>>

Pelosi speaks to ailing lawmaker, says he sounds wonderful

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Democratic Rep. Nancy Pelosi says she has spoken with House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, who was critically wounded in a shooting at a baseball practice nearly a month ago, and "he sounded wonderful.". More>>

Ryan Seacrest back as host of 'Idol' when it returns on ABC

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Ryan Seacrest says he will be back hosting "American Idol" when it returns for a first season on ABC. More>>

Fearsome 6th hole the ultimate test at Birkdale

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The sixth hole at Royal Birkdale has played the hardest on the course in each of the last two British Opens there. More>>

France's Macron visits air force base amid military crisis

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French President Emmanuel Macron is flying in a military jet and visiting nuclear forces as he tries to show his commitment to the troops amid an intense crisis over defense spending. More>>

UN slaps sanctions on 8 linked to Islamic State and al-Qaida

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The UN Security Council has voted unanimously to impose sanctions against eight individuals and businesses linked to the Islamic State extremist group and al-Qaida. More>>

Lawn-mowing Indiana man charged in neighbor shooting spat

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An Indianapolis-area man who was wounded when an argument with a neighbor escalated into across-the-fence gunfire has been charged in the shooting. More>>

Lawyer: Russian programmer sought by US is political victim

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The lawyer defending a Russian computer programmer arrested in Spain says that flaws in the extradition request by the United States signal a political motivation behind the prosecution. More>>

By embracing Russia, Trump bumps up against top advisers

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President Donald Trump's persistent overtures toward Russia are placing him increasingly at odds with his national security and foreign policy advisers, who have long urged a more cautious approach to dealing with the foreign adversary. More>>

AP-NORC poll: Negotiate on 'Obamacare,' don't just kill it

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AP-NORC poll: Negotiate on health care overhaul; only 13 percent back "Obamacare" repeal without a replacement. More>>

House GOP defiant on health bill amid Senate uncertainty

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Vulnerable House Republicans are defiant in their support for an unpopular health bill that collapsed in the Senate. More>>

10 Things to Know for Today

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Among 10 Things to Know: Sen. John McCain's tumor among most aggressive forms of brain cancer; O.J. Simpson poised for hearing before Nevada parole board; bag containing traces of moon dust up for auction. More>>

Fire racing near Yosemite park destroys dozens of structures Video included

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A wildfire burning in the rugged mountains outside of Yosemite National Park has destroyed eight structures and damaged another as it rages toward a Gold Rush era town. More>>

Trump exhorts Senate anew to rid US of Obamacare

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President Donald Trump says it's probably time to "just let Obamacare fail" after the latest humiliating heath bill collapse in the Senate. More>>

Report: Trump ends covert plan to arm Syrian rebels

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President Donald Trump had decided to halt the CIA's years-long covert program to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels battling the regime of the nation's president Bashar al-Assad. More>>

Trump's embrace of Russia making top advisers wary

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President Donald Trump had another, previously undisclosed conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin at a summit in Germany this month. More>>

McCain's brain tumor is particularly aggressive type Video included

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Sen. John McCain's tumor is one of the most aggressive forms of brain cancer. More>>

Minneapolis police officer has yet to talk to investigators

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The partner of a police officer who shot and killed an Australian woman who had called 911 told investigators he was startled by a loud sound near their squad car seconds before his partner fired his weapon. More>>

Remains found likely is 10th victim of Arizona flash flood

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Dozens of searchers are again combing an Arizona riverbed, looking for the body of a 27-year-old man missing since flash flooding killed nine family members. More>>

Doctors: Sen. John McCain has brain tumor Video included

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Doctors say Arizona Sen. John McCain has a brain tumor associated with a blood clot that was removed last week. More>>

House panel approves budget with hopes for tax reform

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Republicans are pressing ahead with a budget plan designed to help the party to deliver on a GOP-only effort to overhaul the tax code. More>>

Trump campaign inner circle called before Senate committees

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The Russian lawyer who met with President Donald Trump's eldest son during the election campaign says she's ready to testify before the U.S. Senate. More>>

Sod, silversmith and a funky clubhouse all in play at Open

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A guide to The Open, where sod, silversmith and a funky clubhouse are all in play. More>>

Trump rages at Sessions in New York Times interview Video included

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President Donald Trump says he never would have appointed Jeff Sessions as attorney general had he known that Sessions would recuse himself from overseeing the Russia investigation. More>>

Key events in OJ Simpson's fall from sports hero, movie star Video included

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O.J. Simpson's story represents one of the most dramatic falls from grace in the history of American pop culture. More>>

O.J. Simpson's hearing revisits old obsession for TV Video included

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Television networks return to an old obsession by presenting live coverage of O.J. Simpson's parole hearing in Nevada on Thursday. More>>

From sports star to inmate: OJ Simpson to plead for parole Video included

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Decades after dazzling sports fans and movie audiences, an aging O.J. Simpson will ask for parole after spending more than eight years in a remote Nevada prison for armed robbery and assault with a weapon. More>>

AP names Benjaminson as national news editor for beats

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The Associated Press has named Wendy Benjaminson, a senior leader in its Washington bureau, to a role directing coverage of the cooperative's national reporting teams. More>>

AP Explains: What are Trump's options in Venezuela?

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The Trump administration is threatening to take "strong and swift economic actions" if Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's proceeds with his plan to rewrite the troubled nation's constitution. More>>

Saudis release woman in viral miniskirt video without charge

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Saudi Arabia says a woman detained after wearing a miniskirt in a video that went viral has been released without charge. More>>

10 Things to Know for Thursday

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Among 10 Things to Know: 'Obamacare' beneficiaries still fearful for future of program; Trump had another, previously undisclosed conversation with Putin during G-20; Minneapolis officer: Partner fired fatal shot moments after loud sound. More>>

Kelly: States should ask feds for help to secure elections

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Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly says states should not be wary of asking for the federal government's help to strengthen election systems in light of Russian meddling in last year's election. More>>

The Latest: Senators end meeting stalemated on health care

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President Donald Trump says a bill to overhaul the Obama health care law will "get even better" during a White House lunch with Republican senators. More>>

AP FACT CHECK: On a doubt voiced about 2016 election result

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AP FACT CHECK: The vice chairman of Trump's voting commission casts doubt on popular vote margins in 2016 presidential race although certified results show Hillary Clinton received nearly 2.9 million more votes than Trump. More>>

Trump says he wants voter fraud commission to have open mind

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President Donald Trump's voter integrity commission is meeting for the first time amid outrage over its request for extensive personal voter data. More>>

Trump had second conversation with Putin in Germany

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President Donald Trump had a second, previously undisclosed conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin at a summit it Germany. More>>

Minnesota shooting shows underuse of police body cameras

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Killing of Australian woman by Minneapolis police officer shows body camera use depends on officers turning on devices, and often they don't do so. More>>

Justices allow strict refugee ban but say grandparents OK

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The Supreme Court is granting the Trump administration's request to more strictly enforce its ban on refugees, at least until a federal appeals court weighs in. More>>

16-year-old from Minnesota ID'd as victim of John Wayne Gacy

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A Chicago-area sheriff has identified another victim of serial killer John Wayne Gacy as a 16-year-old boy from Minnesota. More>>

5 killed in Salem witch hunt remembered on 325th anniversary

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The victims of the Salem witch trials are being honored by two Massachusetts communities. More>>

Trump pulls out props for latest 'theme week'

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Seeking to shift attention from Russia and health care struggles, President Donald Trump pulled out all the stops _ and props. More>>

The Latest: Putin spokesman says Trump chat was no secret

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A senior Russian lawmaker is dismissing media reports of an undisclosed conversation between Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump as sensationalist. More>>

Crumbling health bill dents McConnell image as top tactician

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The crumbling Republican health care bill has tarnished Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's image as a dauntless legislative tactician. More>>

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