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Saudi Arabia screens 'Black Panther' to mark cinema opening

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 11:25am
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Saudi Arabia held a private screening on Wednesday of the Hollywood blockbuster "Black Panther" to herald the launch of movie theaters in the kingdom, and tickets go on sale Thursday for public showings on Friday....
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Excavator blamed for island-wide blackout in Puerto Rico

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 11:25am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- An island-wide blackout hit Puerto Rico on Wednesday as the U.S. territory struggles to repair an increasingly unstable power grid nearly seven months after Hurricane Maria. Officials said an excavator accidentally downed a transmission line....
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'Poop Train' full of NYC sewage raises stink in Alabama town

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 11:25am
PARRISH, Ala. (AP) -- A stinking trainload of human waste from New York City is stranded in a tiny Alabama town, spreading a stench like a giant backed-up toilet - and the "poop train" is just the latest example of the South being used as a dumping ground for other states' waste....
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Island-wide blackout hits Puerto Rico; officials probe cause

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 10:25am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- An island-wide blackout hit Puerto Rico on Wednesday as the U.S. territory struggles to repair an increasingly unstable power grid nearly seven months after Hurricane Maria....
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Saudi Arabia to show 'Black Panther' to mark cinema opening

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 10:25am
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Saudi Arabia is to hold a private screening on Wednesday of the Hollywood blockbuster "Black Panther" to herald the launch of movie theaters in the kingdom that are expected to open to the public as early as next month....
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Team backed by Microsoft co-founder locates USS Helena wreck

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 8:10am
HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- A Microsoft co-founder's mission to locate sunken warships in the South Pacific has chalked up another victory with the discovery of the USS Helena nearly 75 years after it was sunk by Japanese torpedoes in the waters off the Solomon Islands, reviving stories of the battle-tested ship's endurance and the nearly unbelievable survival of 165 of the crewmen....
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Pot holiday traces roots to 5 California high school stoners

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 8:10am
SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) -- Friday is April 20, or 4/20. That's the numerical code for marijuana's high holiday, a celebration and homage to pot's enduring and universal slang for smoking....
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From catchphrases to fashion: 'Scandal's' pop culture impact

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 8:10am
NEW YORK (AP) -- As "Scandal" wraps up its seventh and final season on ABC, the political drama starring Kerry Washington as professional problem solver in the nation's capital will leave behind a number of contributions to pop culture including catchphrases and a killer wardrobe....
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Cuban state media say new president to be elected Wednesday

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 7:10am
HAVANA (AP) -- Cuba's National Assembly will elect a new president on Wednesday and announce the replacement for Raul Castro the next day, an unusual two-day process that will install someone from outside the Castro family in the country's highest government office for the first time in nearly six decades....
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'It smells like death:' Alabama endures NYC 'poop train'

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 6:04am
PARRISH, Ala. (AP) -- A stinking trainload of human waste from New York City is stranded in a tiny Alabama town, spreading a stench like a giant backed-up toilet - and the "poop train" is just the latest example of the South being used as a dumping ground for other states' waste....
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Pot holiday traces roots to California high school stoners

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 6:04am
SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) -- Friday is April 20, or 4/20. That's the numerical code for marijuana's high holiday, a celebration and homage to pot's enduring and universal slang for smoking....
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Parenting of the future: Many embryos, each with DNA profile

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 6:04am
NEW YORK (AP) -- So you want to have a baby....
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Syrian troops, Palestinians look to drive IS from capital

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 3:46am
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Syrian troops and allied Palestinian fighters are massing around the last Islamic State bastion in the capital, preparing for an all-out offensive if talks on an evacuation deal fall through....
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Israel at 70: Satisfaction and grim disquiet share the stage

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 3:46am
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Is Israel a success as it turns 70? As Israelis commemorate the milestone this week, satisfaction and a grim disquiet share the stage....
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Korean leaders can discuss peace, but can't end Korean War

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 10:58pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- President Donald Trump has given his "blessing" for North and South Korea to discuss the end of the Korean War amid a diplomatic push to end the North Korean nuclear standoff. One problem: There can be no real talks without the involvement of the other countries that fought the 1950-53 war, and especially the United States....
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Barbara Bush brought plainspoken, grandmotherly style to DC

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 10:58pm
HOUSTON (AP) -- Barbara Bush didn't hesitate to tell people that her trademark pearl necklaces were fake. Americans liked that everything else about the snowy-haired first lady was real....
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The day outspoken Barbara Bush regretted speaking her mind

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 10:58pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Barbara Bush leaned over the seat on Air Force Two and glared at me. It was 1984, and her husband, Vice President George Bush, was running for re-election with President Ronald Reagan. On that day, she was fuming and she didn't bother hiding it....
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Wyoming district allows armed staff in area cited by DeVos

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 10:58pm
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- The Wyoming school district where U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos suggested that teachers might need to be armed to protect children from grizzly bears voted Tuesday on doing just that, though concerns about school shootings worry parents more than the possibility of big bruins on the prowl....
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