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Draft US report says extreme storms driven by climate change

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 11:44am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A draft report produced by 13 federal agencies concludes that the United States is already feeling the impacts of climate change, with a stark increase in the frequency of extreme weather over the last four decades....
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Accused burglar doesn't flush toilet, leaves DNA for police

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 11:44am
VENTURA, Calif. (AP) -- A man accused of burglarizing a Southern California home took a bathroom break and left DNA evidence in the toilet that led to his arrest, an investigator said Tuesday....
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'Despacito' opening doors for Spanish songs on English radio

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 11:44am
NEW YORK (AP) -- "Despacito" is easily the song of the summer with the success of the hit stretching beyond Spanish-speaking audiences to make it the year's most recognized song in the U.S. and elsewhere....
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Report: US assesses NKorea can fit nuke inside a missile

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 10:44am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Washington Post is reporting that U.S. intelligence officials assess that North Korea has successfully produced a miniaturized nuclear warhead that can fit inside its missiles....
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From jail to Yale: Felon faces scrutiny in bid to be lawyer

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 10:44am
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- A convicted felon who graduated from Yale Law School and won acclaim as a poet is being asked by a Connecticut committee to prove his "good moral character" before he is allowed to practice law....
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Lawyer in Swift groping case says falsely accusing is wrong

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 10:44am
DENVER (AP) -- An attorney for a former radio DJ told jurors Tuesday that inappropriate touching is wrong but falsely accusing someone of the offense is equally unacceptable....
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Report: Brussels police open fire on car in Molenbeek suburb

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 10:44am
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Brussels police have opened fire on a car after a high-speed chase in the suburb of Molenbeek and the driver has told officers there are explosives inside the vehicle....
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Accused burglar doesn't flush toilet, leaves DNA for police

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 10:44am
VENTURA, Calif. (AP) -- Investigators say a suspect accused of burglarizing a Southern California home took a bathroom break and left DNA evidence in the toilet that led to his arrest....
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APNewsBreak: Dems seek federal payments to Trump business

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 9:43am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- As President Donald Trump spends much of August at his New Jersey golf club, Democratic lawmakers are making a new push for information about how much money the federal government is spending at his for-profit properties....
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Nevada senator faces pro-Trump challenge in GOP primary

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 9:43am
Republican Danny Tarkanian, a prominent Las Vegas businessman, announced Tuesday he is mounting a primary challenge to Nevada Sen. Dean Heller, considered one of the Senate's most vulnerable Republicans in 2018....
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Acclaimed singer and actress Barbara Cook has died at 89

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 9:43am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Barbara Cook, whose shimmering soprano made her one of Broadway's leading ingenues and later a major cabaret and concert interpreter of popular American song, has died. She was 89....
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David Letterman headed back to talk TV with Netflix series

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 9:43am
NEW YORK (AP) -- David Letterman, who said goodbye to his long-running talk show two years ago, will say hello to TV again with a new show for Netflix....
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APNewsBreak: Dems seek federal payments to Trump business

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 8:43am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- As President Donald Trump spends much of August at his New Jersey golf club, Democratic lawmakers are making a new push for information about how much money the federal government is spending at his for-profit properties....
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Acclaimed singer and actress Barbara Cook has died at 89

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 8:43am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Barbara Cook, whose shimmering soprano made her one of Broadway's leading ingenues and later a major cabaret and concert interpreter of popular American song, has died. She was 89....
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Marines eye plan to put women in West Coast combat training

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 7:38am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. Marine Corps for the first time is eyeing a plan to let women attend what has been male-only combat training in Southern California, as officials work to quash recurring problems with sexism and other bad behavior among Marines, according to Marine Corps officials....
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Sinead O'Connor pleads for help, says she's living in motel

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 5:37am
SOUTH HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) -- Sinead O'Connor has emotionally pleaded for help and opened up about her struggles with mental illness in a rambling Facebook video....
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US nixes sleep apnea test plan for truckers, train engineers

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 4:36am
U.S. officials are abandoning plans to require sleep apnea screening for truck drivers and train engineers, a decision that safety experts say puts millions of lives at risk....
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Pence carves his own political ID, on behalf of Trump

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 3:35am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Shuttling across the country aboard Air Force Two, Vice President Mike Pence has been a loyal messenger for President Donald Trump. At the same time, he has been carving out his own political identity as the steady understudy to a mercurial president....
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Marine mammal used in pioneering research back in limelight

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 2:31am
WAIMANALO, Hawaii (AP) -- Compared with other marine mammals, 40-year-old Kina has lived a particularly winding and high-profile life....
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US nixes sleep apnea test plan for truckers, train engineers

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 1:28am
U.S. officials are abandoning plans to require sleep apnea screening for truck drivers and train engineers, a decision that safety experts say puts millions of lives at risk....
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