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Magnitude-7.5 earthquake slams south, central Mexico

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 4:02pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A powerful earthquake has shaken south and central Mexico, causing people to flee buildings and office towers in the country's capital, and setting off quake alert systems....
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Court upholds surrogacy contracts as enforceable in Iowa

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 4:02pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- The birth mother of an 18-month-old girl, who agreed to be paid as a surrogate to have the baby, is not legally the child's parent, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday in an emotional case that concluded surrogacy contracts can be enforced in Iowa....
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'Putin's chef' among Russians indicted by Mueller

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 3:01pm
MOSCOW (AP) -- He's known as "Putin's chef" - a wealthy Russian businessman and restaurateur who gained favor with Vladimir Putin through his stomach....
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Shooting suspect was on school rifle team that got NRA grant

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 3:01pm
The troubled teen authorities say killed 17 people at a Florida high school excelled in an air-rifle marksmanship program supported by a grant from the National Rifle Association Foundation, part of a multimillion-dollar effort by the gun group to support youth shooting clubs and other programs....
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Young shooting survivors stepped from school into gun debate

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 3:01pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) -- Dead bodies were still inside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School when survivors of this week's shooting began speaking out about gun violence. It seemed as if the teens had stepped straight from the bullet-scarred school into the nation's gun debate....
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Shooting suspect was on school rifle team that got NRA grant

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 1:58pm
The troubled teen authorities say killed 17 people at a Florida high school excelled in an air-rifle marksmanship program supported by a grant from the National Rifle Association Foundation, part of a multimillion-dollar effort by the gun group to support youth shooting clubs....
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Under fire, Kelly overhauls White House clearance procedure

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 1:58pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Chief of staff John Kelly is ordering changes to the White House security clearance process after allegations against an ex-aide....
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Shooting suspect was on school rifle team that got NRA grant

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 12:58pm
The troubled teen authorities say killed 17 people at a Florida high school excelled in an air-rifle marksmanship program supported by a grant from the National Rifle Association Foundation, part of a multimillion-dollar effort by the gun group to support youth shooting clubs....
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Britain announces temporary halt to Oxfam funding

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 12:58pm
LONDON (AP) -- The British government on Friday suspended new funding to aid agency Oxfam, which had some staff accused of sexually exploiting people in crisis zones. The group's chief called the allegations "a stain" that shames the organization....
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Humble, kind and fair: Can curling cure our troubled world?

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 12:58pm
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) -- The world, some fret, is falling apart. Politicians spar viciously on social media. Leaders lie. Former heroes fall like dominoes amid endless scandals. Cruelty has come to feel commonplace....
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Magazine obtains ex-playmate's account of Trump affair

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 11:55am
NEW YORK (AP) -- President Donald Trump had a nine-month extramarital affair with the 1998 Playboy Playmate of the year beginning in 2006, showing the woman his wife's bedroom in Trump Tower and bringing her to his private bungalow at the Beverly Hills Hotel, according to the woman's eight-page, handwritten account of the relationship obtained by The New Yorker magazine....
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Romney makes it official: He's running for Utah Senate seat

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 11:55am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Former presidential hopeful Mitt Romney is running for a Utah Senate seat, officially launching his political comeback attempt Friday by praising his adopted home state as a model for an acrimonious national government in Washington....
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Magazine obtains ex-playmate's account of Trump affair

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:52am
NEW YORK (AP) -- President Donald Trump had a nine-month extramarital affair with the 1998 Playboy Playmate of the year beginning in 2006, showing the woman his wife's bedroom in Trump Tower and bringing her to his private bungalow at the Beverly Hills Hotel, according to the woman's eight-page, handwritten account of the relationship obtained by The New Yorker magazine....
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In many US states, 18 is old enough to buy a semiautomatic

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 9:52am
Just months after his 18th birthday, Nikolas Cruz went to a Florida gun store to buy a weapon. But there were limits on what he could purchase at his age....
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6 inseparable friends now even closer after school shooting

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 9:52am
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) -- It was the final period of the day at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High and Jonathan Blank was in history class, learning about the Holocaust. Across campus, five of his friends, pals since grade school, sat in different classrooms watching the clock. In 19 minutes, school would be out and the buddies had plans this Valentine's Day: a little basketball and boys' time....
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With Koreas Olympic thaw, war-split families want reunions

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 9:52am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) -- When Kang Hwa-seon married into a family that lived in a thatched house in this eastern coastal city in the early 1940s, she was in essence a mother to her little brother-in-law. She fed him, took him to school, watched him grow into a handsome boy who carried her baby daughter on his shoulder....
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Old yearbook photo spurs effort to find missing WWII pilot

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 9:52am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- During World War II, four American servicemen who graduated from the same upstate New York high school had their photo taken for the yearbook: a Coast Guardsman, a Navy pilot, a sailor and a soldier. The pilot never made it home and is still listed as missing in action....
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Romney makes it official: He's running for Utah Senate seat

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 8:51am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Former presidential hopeful Mitt Romney is running for a Utah Senate seat, officially launching his political comeback attempt Friday by praising his adopted home state as a model for an acrimonious national government in Washington....
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Black athletes in 1980s, 90s not outspoken, but not silent

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 8:51am
By the 1980s, America finally publicly embraced the black athlete, looking past skin color to see athleticism and skill, rewarding stars with multimillion-dollar athletic contracts, movie deals, lucrative shoe endorsements and mansions in all-white enclaves....
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Euthanasia dispute in Belgium: When do doctors cross a line?

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 7:48am
A disputed case of euthanasia in Belgium, involving the death of a dementia patient who never formally asked to die, has again raised concerns about weak oversight in a country with some of the world's most liberal euthanasia laws....
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