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World leaders, high security at Paris climate summit

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 2:58am
PARIS (AP) -- More than 50 world leaders are joining bankers, energy magnates and others Tuesday in Paris for a summit that President Emmanuel Macron hopes will give new momentum to the fight against global warming - despite U.S. President Donald Trump's rejection of the Paris climate accord....
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5 things to watch in Alabama's high stakes Senate race

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 12:56am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- As Alabama votes to fill the seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the choice between Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones has taken on outsized significance. Moore has faced allegations of sexual misconduct with teenagers, dividing the GOP and giving Democrats hope of picking up a seat in a reliably red state. Here is what to look for in Tuesday night's results:...
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Iceland closes gender gap but violence against women remains

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 12:56am
REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) -- For nine years in a row, the World Economic Forum has ranked Iceland as having the world's smallest gender-equality gap, and for about as long gender studies professor Gyda Margret Petursdottir has been asked how the Nordic island nation became such a paradise for women....
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Ex-US deserter to NKorea who married Japan abductee dies

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 10:56pm
TOKYO (AP) -- Charles Jenkins, a U.S Army deserter to North Korea who married a Japanese abductee and lived in Japan after their release, has died. He was 77....
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Freed prisoner witnessed radicalization in Egyptian jails

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 10:56pm
DUBLIN (AP) -- An Irish citizen recently acquitted after four years of being imprisoned in Egypt says he saw dozens of cellmates become radicalized and adopt views of the Islamic State group during his brutal captivity in overcrowded jails....
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After NYC subway bombing, Trump slams 'chain migration'

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 9:52pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- A would-be suicide bomber's rush-hour blast in the heart of the New York City subway system failed to cause the bloodshed he intended, authorities said, but it gave new fuel to President Donald Trump's push to limit immigration....
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Brady intercepted twice as Dolphins beat Pats 27-20

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 9:52pm
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) -- The Miami Dolphins wore their perfect season uniforms, and for at least one game in 2017, they looked the part....
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Merriam-Webster's word of the year for 2017: 'Feminism'

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 9:52pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- This may or may not come as a surprise: Merriam-Webster's word of the year for 2017 is "feminism."...
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'Alternative facts' remark

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 9:52pm
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- The use of the term "alternative facts" by Kellyanne Conway, an adviser to President Donald Trump, tops a Yale Law School librarian's list of the most notable quotes of 2017....
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Pentagon to allow transgender people to enlist in military

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 7:51pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Transgender recruits will be allowed to enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1, the Pentagon said Monday, as President Donald Trump's ordered ban suffered more legal setbacks....
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Subway blast arrest leads to discussion of immigration rules

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 5:49pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- The arrest of a Bangladeshi immigrant accused of making a homemade pipe bomb and setting it off in the New York subway system has led to discussion of the nation's immigration system, with President Donald Trump repeating his refrain that it needs to be overhauled in favor of more restrictions....
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Stanton joins Judge as Yankees' Towers of Power

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 5:49pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) -- Giancarlo Stanton eased his 6-foot-6 frame into a pinstriped No. 27 jersey, ready to join 6-foot-7 Aaron Judge as the Towers of Power on the resurgent New York Yankees....
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Charges: Turkish businessman exported US goods to Iran

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 4:46pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Federal prosecutors allege a Turkish businessman helped illegally route Wisconsin-made outboard engines and boat generators to the Iranian navy....
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The Latest: Bitcoin futures end 1st day 20 pct higher

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 2:43pm
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Latest on the debut of bitcoin futures trading (all times local):...
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Journalists consider response to errors after Trump attacks

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 1:43pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Some stinging mistakes in stories involving President Donald Trump have given him fresh ammunition in his battle against the media while raising questions about whether news organizations need to peel back the curtain on how they operate....
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Eagles turn to Nick Foles after Carson Wentz goes down

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 1:43pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Carson Wentz got the Eagles this far. Now, it's up to Nick Foles to deliver Philadelphia its first Super Bowl title....
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France names winners of anti-Trump climate change grants

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 12:42pm
PARIS (AP) -- Eighteen climate scientists from the U.S. and elsewhere hit the jackpot Monday as French President Emmanuel Macron awarded them millions of euros in grants to relocate to France for the rest of Donald Trump's presidential term....
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Mario Batali steps down after sexual misconduct allegations

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 11:41am
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Mario Batali has surrendered oversight of daily operations at his restaurant empire following reports of sexual misconduct by the celebrity chef over a period of at least 20 years....
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Russian and Turkish presidents meet in Ankara

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 11:41am
ISTANBUL (AP) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived in Ankara to meet his Turkish counterpart, following visits to Syria and Egypt....
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APNewsBreak: Transgender people can enlist in military Jan 1

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 10:41am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pentagon is allowing transgender people to enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1, despite President Donald Trump's opposition....
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