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Bereaved Syrian father: US missile strike not enough

Sat, 04/08/2017 - 2:35pm
ISTANBUL (AP) -- Abdel Hameed al-Yousef woke to the sound of an early morning bombardment in the northern Syrian town of Khan Sheikhoun and told his wife Dalal to take their twins Aya and Ahmed to safety outside....
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APNewsBreak: FBI reviews handling of terrorism-related tips

Sat, 04/08/2017 - 1:35pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The FBI has been reviewing the handling of thousands of terrorism-related tips and leads from the past three years to make sure they were properly investigated and no obvious red flags were missed, The Associated Press has learned....
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No-cell zone: Masters clings to ban on mobile phones

Sat, 04/08/2017 - 1:35pm
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) -- When you walk through the gates of Augusta National, it really is a throwback to a different era....
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Q&A: Who has chemical weapons in Syria?

Sat, 04/08/2017 - 12:34pm
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian President Bashar Assad was required to declare and dispose of all his chemical weapons under U.N. supervision in 2014, but his forces have been accused of using them since then, most recently this week, when a chemical attack in northern Syria killed nearly 90 people....
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California's gas tax hike shows governor's political skill

Sat, 04/08/2017 - 11:30am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California Gov. Jerry Brown employed all the tricks he's accumulated over a lifetime in politics to pass one of the largest state tax increases in recent memory in one frenzied week....
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After Syria strike, Trump's emerging doctrine is flexibility

Sat, 04/08/2017 - 10:30am
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- In the aftermath of President Donald Trump's surprise strikes on Syria, his allies and adversaries have searched for some broader meaning in his decision....
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APNewsBreak: FBI reviews handling of terrorism-related tips

Sat, 04/08/2017 - 9:28am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The FBI has been reviewing the handling of thousands of terrorism-related tips and leads from the past three years to make sure they were properly investigated and no obvious red flags were missed, The Associated Press has learned....
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Could Rikers Island spell relief for busy LaGuardia Airport?

Sat, 04/08/2017 - 9:28am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Travelers stuck in endless delays at New York City's cramped and congested LaGuardia Airport can feel like prisoners. Now there's a plan to liberate them by closing the city's most notorious jail....
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Republicans hope Trump amenable to food stamp restrictions

Sat, 04/08/2017 - 8:26am
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) -- Maine resident Zak McCutcheon says he likes soda but acknowledges he'd drink less of it if his governor convinced Republican President Donald Trump to put restrictions on the approximately $200 a month he receives in food stamps. He thinks it may even make recipients healthier and less overweight....
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In Georgia race, Republicans battle as Democrat chases upset

Sat, 04/08/2017 - 8:26am
ATLANTA (AP) -- A Georgia special congressional campaign has become an internal conservative squabble, with a national conservative group blasting a Republican establishment favorite as a big-spending "career politician," while other GOP hopefuls argue over who's most loyal to President Donald Trump....
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Joining high court, the real Neil Gorsuch set to stand up

Sat, 04/08/2017 - 7:26am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Somewhere between the Republican caricature of the next justice of the Supreme Court as a folksy family guy and the Democrats' demonization of him as a cold-hearted automaton, stands Neil Gorsuch....
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Housing options help autistic adults find independence

Sat, 04/08/2017 - 7:26am
DALLAS (AP) -- Masha Gregory was nervous to move out of her parents' home and into her own place, where the 26-year-old Pennsylvania woman worried about making friends and being away from her parents. But after living in her own apartment at a complex that focuses on adults with autism, she's made new friends and found she loves her independence....
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Joining high court, the real Neil Gorsuch set to stand up

Sat, 04/08/2017 - 6:26am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Somewhere between the Republican caricature of the next justice of the Supreme Court as a folksy family guy and the Democrats' demonization of him as a cold-hearted automaton, stands Neil Gorsuch....
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First months of Trump, GOP Congress produce few victories

Sat, 04/08/2017 - 5:26am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump is approaching the end of his first 100 days in office without having signed a single major bill into law....
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Rock Hall 2017 class includes Pearl Jam, Tupac and Journey

Sat, 04/08/2017 - 5:26am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Seattle rockers Pearl Jam, the late rapper Tupac Shakur and 1970s hitmaking band Journey were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Friday night....
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Retail store job cuts deepen as more buyers migrate online

Sat, 04/08/2017 - 4:25am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Retail stores are cutting jobs at the sharpest pace in more than seven years, evidence of a seemingly inexorable shift away from employee-heavy stores as Americans increasingly shop online....
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Filipino Bataan Death March survivors mark 75th anniversary

Sat, 04/08/2017 - 3:25am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Ramon Regalado was starving and sick with malaria when he slipped away from his Japanese captors during the infamous 1942 Bataan Death March in the Philippines, escaping a brutal trudge through steamy jungle that killed hundreds of Americans and thousands of Filipinos who fought for the U.S. during World War II....
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The Latest: Rouhani wants impartial investigation on Syria

Sat, 04/08/2017 - 3:25am
BEIRUT (AP) -- The Latest on Syria (all times local):...
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McConnell vindicated as Supreme Court nominee confirmed

Sat, 04/08/2017 - 1:21am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court was vindication for Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who made a risky bet more than a year ago that paid off big time for President Donald Trump and the Republican leader himself....
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Seattle mayor denies sex abuse claims - 'simply not true'

Sat, 04/08/2017 - 12:19am
SEATTLE (AP) -- Ed Murray led a long campaign to legalize same-sex marriage in Washington state, toiled for nearly two decades as a state lawmaker and won his biggest personal political victory in 2013 when he unseated Seattle's incumbent mayor by promising the ultra-liberal city to raise the minimum hourly wage to $15....
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