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A morning's baseball drill becomes an assault on Republicans

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 10:48pm
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) -- First came the ping of baseball bats, a familiar sound of the leafy neighborhood's morning. Then the crack of gunfire, which isn't....
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Rodman gives North Korean official Trump's 'Art of the Deal'

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 10:48pm
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- Former NBA star Dennis Rodman, on low-key return to Pyongyang, has given the North Korean sports minister a copy of President Donald Trump's book "The Art of the Deal."...
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Researcher finds Georgia voter records exposed on internet

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 10:48pm
HOUSTON (AP) -- A security researcher disclosed a gaping security hole at the outfit that manages Georgia's election technology, days before the state holds a closely watched congressional runoff vote on June 20....
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Survivors tell of bloody restaurant siege by extremists

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 10:48pm
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- Somalia's security forces early Thursday morning ended a night-long siege by al-Shabab Islamic extremists at a popular Mogadishu restaurant....
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The Latest: APNewsBreak: Gunman had filed grievance

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 8:47pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The Latest on a shooting in San Francisco (all times local):...
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Amid uproar, Southern Baptists condemn 'alt-right' movement

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 4:46pm
PHOENIX (AP) -- Southern Baptists on Wednesday formally condemned the political movement known as the "alt-right," in a national meeting that was thrown into turmoil after leaders initially refused to take up the issue....
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Mayweather coming back to fight UFC star McGregor Aug. 26

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 4:46pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Floyd Mayweather Jr. will come out of retirement to meet UFC star Conor McGregor in an Aug. 26 boxing match that will feature two of the top-selling fighters in the world....
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Panicked UPS workers flee California gunfire that killed 4

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 3:44pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A UPS employee opened fire at one of the company's package delivery facilities in San Francisco on Wednesday, killing three co-workers and then himself as officers closed in and workers ran frantically into the streets, police and company officials said....
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Congressman shot at baseball practice is avid sports fan

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 2:44pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Rep. Steve Scalise, a member of the House Republican leadership, is known for his love of baseball and the late-night meals he often serves his colleagues in his office near the Capitol's ornate Statuary Hall....
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Poll shows most doubt Trump's respect for institutions

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 2:44pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Most Americans say they think President Donald Trump has little to no respect for the country's democratic traditions, according to a new poll that underscores the difficulty Trump faces in uniting a country deeply divided about his leadership....
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Gunman who shot congressman had history of anti-GOP activity

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 12:44pm
BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) -- The gunman who shot a top GOP congressman and several other people Wednesday at a baseball practice outside the nation's capital had a long history of lashing out at Republicans and once frightened a neighbor by firing a rifle into a field behind his Illinois house....
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US blames North Korea for series of cyberattacks

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 12:44pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. officials are blaming the North Korean government for a series of cyberattacks dating to 2009 against media, aerospace, financial sectors and infrastructure in the United States and around the world....
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Fed raises key rate and unveils plan to reduce bond holdings

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 11:43am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Federal Reserve has raised its benchmark interest rate for the third time in six months, providing its latest vote of confidence in a slow-growing but durable economy. The Fed also announced plans to start gradually paring its bond holdings later this year, which could cause long-term rates to rise....
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Gunman who shot top GOP congressman had history of arrests

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 10:18am
BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) -- The Illinois man who shot a top Republican congressman and several other people Wednesday while they practiced baseball outside the nation's capital had several minor run-ins with the law in recent years and belonged to a Facebook group called "Terminate the Republican Party."...
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Multiple victims from UPS center shooting in San Francisco

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 10:18am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A shooting Wednesday at a sprawling UPS warehouse and customer service center in San Francisco sent multiple victims to a hospital, officials said....
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Southern Baptist Convention in uproar over 'alt-right'

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 9:17am
PHOENIX (AP) -- A national meeting of Southern Baptists will consider condemning the political movement known as the "alt-right" amid an uproar over the denomination's commitment to confronting prejudice....
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5 people, including Michigan health chief, charged in Flint

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 9:17am
FLINT, Mich. (AP) -- Five people, including the head of Michigan's health department, were charged Wednesday with involuntary manslaughter in an investigation of Flint's lead-contaminated water, all blamed in the death of an 85-year-old man who had Legionnaires' disease....
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Wallenda discusses hanging by her teeth over Niagara Falls

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 9:17am
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) -- The trapeze-artist wife of daredevil Nik Wallenda says she'll be tethered to a helicopter when she hangs from the aircraft by her teeth as it flies over Niagara Falls....
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Top GOP lawmaker wounded; gunfire at baseball practice

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 8:17am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A top House Republican, Steve Scalise of Louisiana, was shot and wounded by a rifle-wielding gunman Wednesday at a congressional baseball practice just outside of Washington. Several other people were also wounded, and at least two were in critical condition....
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Conservative lawmaker known for love of baseball

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 8:17am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Rep. Steve Scalise, a member of the House Republican leadership, is known for his love of baseball and the late-night meals he often serves his colleagues in his office near the Capitol's ornate Statuary Hall....
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