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Faux pas: France's Macron says Aussie PM's wife 'delicious'

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 2:52am
SYDNEY (AP) -- Was it a Freudian slip by French President Emmanuel Macron? A joke linked to French gastronomy? Or even, a week after his visit to Washington, a parody of President Donald Trump's infamous comments about Macron's wife?...
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West's wild words stir again: Kanye calls slavery a 'choice'

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 2:52am
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Before the last one had a chance to simmer down, Kanye West caused another stir, calling American slavery a "choice" in an interview Tuesday....
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Stephen Curry returns to score 28, Warriors beat Pelicans

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 2:52am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Long before tipoff, Stephen Curry swished his routine tunnel shot on the second try. Once the game began, the two-time MVP stood along the bench anxiously waiting for his turn, shaking his legs and clapping his hands with nervous energy and anticipation....
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Trump hails bravery of crew, passengers aboard damaged plane

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 05/01/2018 - 4:50pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump on Tuesday hailed the "tremendous bravery" of the crew and passengers aboard a damaged Southwest Airlines plane that was forced into an emergency landing in Philadelphia last month, saying, "Everybody's talking about it."...
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Texas suing to end 'Dreamers' program once and for all

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 05/01/2018 - 4:50pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Texas and six other states are suing to end once and for all a program that would protect some young immigrants from deportation....
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Group home pays $450K to family of boy who recorded abuse

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 05/01/2018 - 4:50pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- A group home in upstate New York will pay $450,000 to the family of a developmentally disabled boy who used his PlayStation to record caretakers threatening his life....
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California sues over plan to scrap car emission standards

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 05/01/2018 - 2:12pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California and 16 other states sued the Trump administration Tuesday over its plan to scrap Obama-era auto-emissions standards that would require vehicles to get significantly higher gas mileage by 2025....
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Most of Central American migrant caravan waiting at border

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 05/01/2018 - 2:12pm
TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) -- U.S. border inspectors allowed some of the Central American asylum-seekers to enter the country for processing, ending a brief impasse over lack of space. But the migrants who crossed Mexico in a caravan may face a long legal path....
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Trump welcomes Southwest Airlines flight crew, passengers

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 05/01/2018 - 2:12pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump is hailing the actions of the crew and passengers on a damaged Southwest Airlines flight, saying they showed "great character."...
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SOCCCD appoints Kathleen Burke as chancellor

Lariat Top Headlines - Tue, 05/01/2018 - 1:51pm
By a unanimous vote, the South Orange County Community College District Board of Trustees has appointed Dr.Kathleen Burke to serve as chancellor. She will begin employment on July 1. The chancellor acts as chief executive officer of the district, overseeing an $800 million budget, nearly 4,000 employees, and operations for the district, which includes Saddleback […]
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Comey: Trump's attacks on FBI make US less safe

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 05/01/2018 - 12:00pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's political attacks on the FBI make America less safe because they undermine public confidence that the bureau is an "honest, competent and independent" institution, fired director James Comey told The Associated Press on Tuesday....
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Israel's Mossad spy agency shrouded in mystery and mystique

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 05/01/2018 - 12:00pm
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's seizure of Iran's purported nuclear program archive and the dramatic display of the documents taken from a facility in the heart of Tehran marked a rare case of Israel going public about the operations of its top-secret Mossad spy agency....
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Man on a "jihad" sentenced to life without parole for murder

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 05/01/2018 - 12:00pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- A former Seattle resident who admitted killing four people on a self-proclaimed "jihad" to avenge U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East received a life sentence without parole Tuesday for the 2014 ambush of a college student sitting in his car at a traffic light....
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Pompeo vows to reinvigorate diplomacy, restore US 'swagger'

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 05/01/2018 - 12:00pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- He didn't mention Rex Tillerson by name. But the contrast was clear as new Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived at the State Department on Tuesday vowing to reinvigorate American diplomacy and help the United States get "back our swagger."...
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Tina Fey's 'Mean Girls,' 'SpongeBob' musical lead Tony nods

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 05/01/2018 - 8:32am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Two popular entertainment brands - Tina Fey's high school morality tale "Mean Girls" and the goofy undersea cartoon "SpongeBob SquarePants" - lead the Tony Award nominations with 12 apiece. Another massive property, a play based on the wizard Harry Potter, also cast a spell, earning 10 nods....
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Leaders of South Korea, Japan, China to discuss North Korea

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 05/01/2018 - 8:32am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Leaders of South Korea, Japan and China will meet next week for a summit expected to focus on North Korea's nuclear program and other regional issues....
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Feds process asylum-seekers from caravan criticized by Trump

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 05/01/2018 - 5:52am
TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) -- U.S. border inspectors allowed some of the Central American asylum-seekers to enter the country for processing, ending a brief impasse over lack of space. Now, the migrants who crossed Mexico in a caravan may face a long legal path....
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Ashley Judd wants movie mogul Weinstein held accountable

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 05/01/2018 - 5:52am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Ashley Judd says she wants Harvey Weinstein to be held accountable for "illegal conduct" that caused her to lose money, status, prestige and power....
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Feds process asylum-seekers from caravan criticized by Trump

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 05/01/2018 - 2:56am
TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) -- U.S. border inspectors allowed some of the Central American asylum-seekers to enter the country for processing, ending a brief impasse over lack of space. Now, the migrants who crossed Mexico in a caravan may face a long legal path....
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AP Analysis: Iran has few options to avenge Syria strikes

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 05/01/2018 - 2:56am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- After a second suspected Israeli strike killing Iranian forces in Syria, the Islamic Republic has few ways to retaliate as its leaders wrestle with both unrest at home and the prospect of its nuclear deal collapsing abroad....
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