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Myanmar: 71 die in militant attacks on police, border posts

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 9:33am
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- Ethnic Rohingya militants in western Myanmar launched overnight attacks on more than two dozen police and border outposts, leaving 12 security personnel and 59 Rohingya dead, the government said Friday, in a dramatic escalation of fighting in the troubled region....
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Economic adviser knocks Trump's response to Charlottesville

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 8:31am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A top economic adviser to President Donald Trump said he's come under "enormous pressure" both to quit and to remain at the White House following the administration's widely criticized response to violence at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia....
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RNC to vote on condemning, but some roll eyes

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 8:31am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Republican National Committee is headed toward adoption of a resolution condemning white supremacists, at the strong urging of the party's national chairwoman but also with groans from some party activists....
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In the Persian Gulf, Iran's drones pose rising threat to US

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 8:31am
ABOARD THE USS NIMITZ (AP) -- High above the Persian Gulf, an Iranian drone crosses the path of American fighter jets lining up to land on the USS Nimitz....
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Yellen defends banking overhaul passed after 2008 crisis

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 7:31am
JACKSON HOLE, Wyoming (AP) -- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is defending the web of regulations the Fed helped enact after the 2008 financial crisis, saying it helped restore the banking system's health and disputing criticism that the rules have hurt lending....
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13 dead after Indian guru's rape conviction triggers riots

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 7:31am
PANCHKULA, India (AP) -- Mobs rampaged across a north Indian town on Friday, leaving 13 people dead and buildings in flames, after a court declared a quasi-religious sect leader guilty of raping two of his followers, authorities said....
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Atlanta homeless wary as city closes its last-resort shelter

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 6:30am
ATLANTA (AP) -- Cities across the U.S. are trying to help the homeless find beds of their own, rather than a cot for the night. In theory, no one should stay in a shelter very long....
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Myanmar: 71 dead in militant attacks on police, border posts

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 6:30am
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- Ethnic Rohingya militants in western Myanmar launched overnight attacks on more than two dozen police and border outposts, leaving 71 people dead, the government said Friday, in a significant escalation of their armed struggle....
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