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Judge in Hawaii blocks latest version of Trump's travel ban

Tue, 2017-10-17 17:16
HONOLULU (AP) -- A federal judge in Hawaii blocked the Trump administration Tuesday from enforcing its latest travel ban just hours before it was set to take effect, saying the president's revised order "suffers from precisely the same maladies as its predecessor."...
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Israel says no talks if Hamas in Palestinian government

Tue, 2017-10-17 17:16
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel said Tuesday it would not conduct diplomatic negotiations with a Palestinian government that includes a role for the militant Hamas group, laying down a significant potential roadblock to already complicated Palestinian reconciliation efforts....
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DA who dropped Weinstein case rethinking campaign donations

Tue, 2017-10-17 17:16
NEW YORK (AP) -- A furor over the Manhattan district attorney's decision to shut down a groping investigation of Harvey Weinstein two years ago is putting a spotlight on the DA's practice of taking campaign contributions from defense attorneys....
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Maltese reporter killed by bomb crusaded against corruption

Tue, 2017-10-17 17:16
ROME (AP) -- Daphne Caruana Galizia, a Maltese journalist killed by a bomb that blew up her car, was fearless and formidable, colleagues and admirers recall....
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NTSB: Balloon crash pilot was as impaired as a drunk driver

Tue, 2017-10-17 17:16
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- The pilot in the deadliest hot air balloon crash in U.S. history was probably impaired by Valium, opioids and cold and allergy medicine when he ignored weather warnings and flew the ride into a power line, investigators said Tuesday....
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Trump warns 'I fight back' after McCain hits foreign policy

Tue, 2017-10-17 14:16
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned Sen. John McCain that "I fight back" after McCain questioned "half-baked, spurious nationalism" in America's foreign policy....
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Trump: Drug czar nominee pulls his name from consideration

Tue, 2017-10-17 14:16
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Rep. Tom Marino, President Donald Trump's nominee to be the nation's drug czar, has withdrawn from consideration following reports that he played a key role in weakening the federal government's authority to stop companies from distributing opioids....
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The Latest: Senator says deal set on insurers' cost-sharing

Tue, 2017-10-17 14:16
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on Congress and health care legislation (all times local):...
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Key senators say they have outline of health insurance deal

Tue, 2017-10-17 14:16
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two leading senators said Tuesday they have the "basic outlines" of a bipartisan agreement to resume federal payments to health insurers that President Donald Trump has blocked. Both said in separate interviews that they still have unresolved issues but expressed optimism that a compromise was near....
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Appeals court tosses $72 million award in talcum powder case

Tue, 2017-10-17 14:16
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A Missouri appeals court on Tuesday threw out a $72 million award to a woman who claimed talcum powder made by Johnson & Johnson contributed to her ovarian cancer, saying Missouri was not the proper jurisdiction for the lawsuit....
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Trump: Drug czar nominee pulls his name from consideration

Tue, 2017-10-17 11:15
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Rep. Tom Marino, President Donald Trump's nominee to be the nation's drug czar, is withdrawing from consideration following reports that he played a key role in weakening the federal government's authority to stop companies from distributing opioids....
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Bannon boosts Flake challenger, snubs Trump plea to back off

Tue, 2017-10-17 11:15
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Former presidential strategist Steve Bannon is rebuffing President Donald Trump's public plea for him to retreat in his war on the Republican establishment, personally boosting the candidacy of a challenger to incumbent Sen. Jeff Flake....
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325-pound woman charged with killing girl by sitting on her

Tue, 2017-10-17 11:15
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) -- A 325-pound (150-kilogram) Florida woman is charged with killing her 9-year-old cousin by sitting on the child as punishment....
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Book's challenge: Can you do squats like Justice Ginsburg?

Tue, 2017-10-17 11:15
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Personal trainer Bryant Johnson hears it all the time: Four more years....
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A new spectator sport for the TV superfan: 'binge racing'

Tue, 2017-10-17 11:15
NEW YORK (AP) -- For a special breed of TV superfans, this isn't streaming. This is a gusher....
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Trump's claim about predecessors, fallen troops disputed

Tue, 2017-10-17 08:15
WASHINGTON (AP) -- For U.S. presidents, meeting the families of military personnel killed in war is about as wrenching as the presidency gets. President Donald Trump's suggestion Monday that his predecessors fell short in that duty brought a visceral reaction from those who witnessed those grieving encounters....
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Trump getting more open to chatting in public

Tue, 2017-10-17 05:15
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Reporters were seated in the White House briefing room awaiting an appearance by press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Monday when a call went out over a loudspeaker to head to the Rose Garden. There was no time to lose: President Donald Trump wanted to talk. Again....
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Me Too: Alyssa Milano elevates Harvey Weinstein conversation

Tue, 2017-10-17 05:15
NEW YORK (AP) -- Alyssa Milano was in bed with her two young children when a friend of a friend on Facebook suggested something that struck her as a great way to elevate the Harvey Weinstein conversation. She took the idea to Twitter, posting: "If you've been sexually harassed or assaulted write 'me too' as a reply to this tweet."...
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US tech giants may find their future shaped by Europe

Tue, 2017-10-17 05:15
LONDON (AP) -- Silicon Valley is a uniquely American creation, the product of an entrepreneurial spirit and no-holds-barred capitalism that now drives many aspects of modern life....
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AP News Guide: The rise and fall of the Islamic State group

Tue, 2017-10-17 02:15
BEIRUT (AP) -- The Islamic State group, responsible for some of the worst atrocities perpetrated against civilians in recent history, appears on the verge of collapse....
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