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'Star Wars' lightsaber and 'Ben Hur' chariot to be auctioned

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 05/03/2018 - 7:21am
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- More than 2,000 pieces of movie memorabilia including costumes and props used by James Dean and the lightsaber wielded by Obi-Wan Kenboi in "Star Wars" are headed to the auction block....
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Wife: Cosby convicted by 'mob justice, not real justice'

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 05/03/2018 - 6:15am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Bill Cosby's wife called Thursday for a criminal investigation into the suburban Philadelphia prosecutor behind his sexual assault conviction, saying the case that could put the 80-year-old comedian in prison for the rest of his life was "mob justice, not real justice" and a "tragedy" that must be undone....
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The Latest: 1 body found after explosion during standoff

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 05/03/2018 - 6:15am
NORTH HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- The Latest on an explosion during a standoff in Connecituct (all times local):...
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Texas officials ignore dioxin spread in Houston waterways

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 05/03/2018 - 6:15am
HIGHLANDS, Texas (AP) -- Evelyn and Jerome Matula were still polka-dancing newlyweds in 1950 when they spotted a half-finished cottage in the woods along the San Jacinto River east of Houston. It seemed idyllic, with panoramic views and a sandy path to the river, where their three children and later their grandchildren fished. Now, the retired refinery worker and former educator fear their kin were poisoned by carcinogenic dioxin in the fish and well water....
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Iran's foreign minister says no renegotiating nuclear deal

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 05/03/2018 - 5:06am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's foreign minister has taken to YouTube to criticize President Donald Trump's threat to withdraw from the nuclear deal, saying Iran will not "renegotiate or add onto" the atomic accord....
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Texas officials ignore dioxin spread in Houston waterways

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 05/03/2018 - 5:06am
HIGHLANDS, Texas (AP) -- Evelyn and Jerome Matula were still polka-dancing newlyweds in 1950 when they spotted a half-finished cottage in the woods along the San Jacinto River east of Houston. It seemed idyllic, with panoramic views and a sandy path to the river, where their three children and later their grandchildren fished. Now, the retired refinery worker and former educator fear their kin were poisoned by carcinogenic dioxin in the fish and well water....
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A look at the 3 Americans detained in North Korea

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 05/03/2018 - 5:06am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- U.S. President Donald Trump added to speculation that North Korea may make a goodwill gesture before his planned summit with leader Kim Jong Un when he tweeted of a possible update soon on the status of three detained Americans. Here's a brief look at those U.S. citizens:...
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Rainstorm kills at least 91, injures over 160 in India

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 05/03/2018 - 2:34am
LUCKNOW, India (AP) -- A powerful dust storm and rain swept parts of north and western India overnight, causing house collapses, toppling trees and leaving at least 91 people dead and more than 160 injured, officials said Thursday....
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A look at the 3 Americans detained in North Korea

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 05/03/2018 - 2:34am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- U.S. President Donald Trump added to speculation that North Korea may make a goodwill gesture before his planned summit with leader Kim Jong Un when he tweeted of a possible update soon on the status of three detained Americans. Here's a brief look at those U.S. citizens:...
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Giuliani comments on Stormy payment raise legal questions

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 05/03/2018 - 1:22am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Rudy Giuliani's revelation that President Donald Trump reimbursed his personal attorney for a $130,000 payment to a porn star to keep her quiet about an alleged affair is raising new legal questions, including whether the president and his campaign violated campaign finance laws....
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Starving Yemen mothers skip meals to save their children

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 05/03/2018 - 1:22am
ADEN, Yemen (AP) -- The young mother stepped onto the scale for the doctor. Even with all her black robes on, she weighed only 84 pounds - 38 kilograms. Umm Mizrah is pregnant, but starving herself to feed her children....
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Transgender inmate says she was raped amid prison lawsuit

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 05/03/2018 - 1:22am
DENVER (AP) -- A transgender inmate who is suing Colorado's corrections agency says she was raped at a men's prison hours after a federal judge denied her request to block the prison from keeping her in a disciplinary unit, according to court records and the woman's attorney....
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Tough road for Iraq's female candidates in May 12 elections

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 05/03/2018 - 1:22am
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi women running for parliament this month are undaunted, despite many challenges they face ahead of the May 12 elections - including unprecedented smear campaigns complete with sex videos that have forced some to withdraw from the race....
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Trump's remarks on porn star payment differ from Giuliani's

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 9:58pm
Remarks by President Donald Trump and his lawyer Rudy Giuliani differ over the matter of the $130,000 payment by Trump's attorney Michael Cohen to porn star Stormy Daniels, who alleges a sexual tryst with Trump in 2006....
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Arizona teachers rally as funding vote nears to end strike

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 9:58pm
PHOENIX (AP) -- Striking Arizona teachers who won a big pay increase but came up substantially short of achieving their demands for more school funding flooded the Arizona Capitol for a fifth day Wednesday hoping it will be the last they are out of their classrooms....
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Ingles' career night leads Jazz over Rockets 116-108

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 9:58pm
HOUSTON (AP) -- Utah had a four-point lead in the fourth quarter on Wednesday night when Donovan Mitchell missed a jumper and sailed above three Houston Rockets to grab the rebound and finish with a nifty one-handed slam....
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The Latest: Giuliani says Trump repaid money paid to Daniels

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 7:56pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on porn actress Stormy Daniels' claims that she had sex with President Donald Trump (all times local):...
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Officers injured after explosion at barricade scene

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 7:56pm
NORTH HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- A barn behind a house in Connecticut exploded Wednesday night while police and a SWAT team were negotiating with a man who had taken his wife and family hostage, leaving at least six officers injured, state police and a town official said....
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Amazon halts Seattle construction project ahead of tax vote

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 7:56pm
SEATTLE (AP) -- Amazon has halted construction planning on a new high-rise building near its headquarters while it awaits the outcome of a Seattle city proposal to tax worker hours....
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Can Trump be forced to testify? Legal precedents suggest yes

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 4:28pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Can a president be forced to testify?...
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