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Hacker who helped stop global cyberattack arrested in US

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 5:40pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Marcus Hutchins, a young British researcher credited with derailing a global cyberattack in May, was arrested for allegedly creating and distributing malicious software designed to collect bank-account passwords, U.S. authorities said Thursday....
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West Virginia governor, a Democrat, to switch to Republican

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 5:40pm
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) -- West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice announced Thursday he's switching parties to join Republicans as President Donald Trump visited the increasingly conservative state....
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Flames engulf 86-story residential skyscraper in Dubai

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 5:40pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- A fire broke out after midnight Friday in one of the world's tallest residential towers in Dubai, engulfing part of the skyscraper and sending chunks of debris plummeting below....
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Cities baffled as Jeff Sessions targets them on immigration

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 5:40pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Attorney General Jeff Sessions took new steps Thursday to punish cities he believes are not cooperating with federal immigration agents in a move that was met with bewilderment by local officials who said they did not know why they were being singled out....
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APNewsBreak: Flynn details tie to data firm, transition pay

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 3:40pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's former national security adviser is detailing previously undisclosed paid speaking engagements, business positions and income from the presidential transition that he left off his public financial disclosure....
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The Latest: Lawyer says president not under investigation

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 2:38pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on investigations into Russian meddling in the 2017 campaign (all times EDT):...
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Congress recessing, leaving much undone, tensions with Trump

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 2:38pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Lawmakers scattered for their summer recess Thursday, leaving behind a slim record of achievements and a steaming President Donald Trump. The president is angry about what the Republican-led Congress couldn't do - repeal Obamacare - as well as one of the few things it did: approve a Russia sanctions bill he detests....
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West Virginia governor, a Democrat, to switch to Republican

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 2:38pm
West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice is switching parties to join Republicans as President Donald Trump plans a visit to the increasingly conservative state....
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Military scrambles for transgender policy after Trump tweets

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 2:38pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's tweets declaring transgender people unwelcome in the armed forces have plunged the Pentagon into a legal and moral quagmire, sparking a flurry of meetings to devise a new policy that could lead to hundreds of service members being discharged....
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Trump talked tersely with leaders of Mexico, Australia

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 12:35pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Transcripts of President Donald Trump's conversations with the leaders of Mexico and Australia in January offer new details on how the president parried with the leaders over the politics of the border wall and refugee policy - with random asides on such subjects as drug abuse in New Hampshire....
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Official: Rapper accused of murder thought man hit on him

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 11:32am
NEW YORK (AP) -- A founding member of Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five stabbed a homeless man to death after a passing remark made him think the man was hitting on him, a law enforcement official said Thursday....
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60-year-old man charged in slaying of Wayne State officer

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 11:32am
DETROIT (AP) -- Authorities charged a 60-year-old man with first-degree murder Thursday in the slaying of a Wayne State University police officer near campus, the third officer the man is accused of shooting in Detroit....
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Trump announces new ways to help veterans get medical care

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 9:31am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government wants to make it easier for veterans to get medical care and is promoting new ways to use technology to help....
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Scientists ID tiny prehistoric sea worm with 50 head spines

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 9:31am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Long before dinosaurs roamed the Earth, a bizarre creature with a Venus flytrap-like head swam the seas....
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4 sanctuary cities facing loss of crime-fighting assistance

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 8:31am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Attorney General Jeff Sessions moved Thursday to again punish so-called sanctuary cities, this time threatening to deny federal crime-fighting resources to four cities beset by violence if they don't step up efforts to help detain and deport people living in the country illegally....
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'Dukes of Hazzard' star faces indecent assault, drug charges

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 8:31am
WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) -- The actor who played Luke Duke in the 1980s television show "The Dukes of Hazzard" is facing indecent assault and battery and drug charges in Massachusetts....
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Trump set to embark on 1st vacation since inauguration

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 6:28am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump once questioned the wisdom of taking vacations. "What's the point?" he asked....
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Former heavyweight world champion Wladimir Klitschko retires

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 3:26am
BERLIN (AP) -- Former heavyweight world champion Wladimir Klitschko announced his immediate retirement from boxing on Thursday....
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AP Exclusive: Inside a nerve-rattling trip to pay pot taxes

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 2:25am
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Jerred Kiloh's eyes narrowed as he checked his mirror again. The black Chevy SUV with tinted windows was still behind him....
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