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Court received 1.17 million war crimes claims from Afghans

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 1:31pm
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Since the International Criminal Court began collecting material three months ago for a possible war crimes case involving Afghanistan, it has gotten a staggering 1.17 million statements from Afghans who say they were victims....
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From comfort to high-tech: Food a serious quest at Olympics

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 12:31pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) -- First, U.S. snowboarding star Chloe Kim tweeted about being "down for some ice cream" while competing in Pyeongchang, then about being "hangry" because she hadn't finished her breakfast sandwich....
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Flu shot only 36 percent effective, making bad year worse

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 11:31am
NEW YORK (AP) -- The flu vaccine is doing a poor job protecting older Americans and others against the bug that's causing most illnesses....
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Russian mother grieves for son killed by US strike in Syria

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 11:31am
KEDROVOYE, Russia (AP) -- For Russian mother Farkhanur Gavrilova, the blow came a week ago when an acquaintance called her to say that her son was killed in a U.S. airstrike in Syria that pitted Russian and U.S. combatants against each other for the first time in the Syrian war....
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Grammys defends itself about women representation

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 11:31am
NEW YORK (AP) -- After a few missteps, The Recording Academy is reassuring its members that it is not lagging behind the music industry when it comes to female representation....
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Topless Tongan set to ski but not dressed for success

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 10:31am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) -- Tongan cross-country skier Pita Taufatofua joked that he has two immediate goals when he competes in his first Winter Olympic event on Friday: Don't hit a tree and finish before they turn off the lights....
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McDonald's moves cheeseburgers off Happy Meal menu

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 10:31am
NEW YORK (AP) -- McDonald's is taking cheeseburgers and chocolate milk off its Happy Meal menu in an effort to cut down on the calories, sodium, saturated fat and sugar that kids consume at its restaurants....
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Trump cites mental health in shooting, no mention of guns

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 9:29am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump struck a solemn tone Thursday after the deadly school shooting in Florida, describing a "scene of terrible violence, hatred and evil" and promising to "tackle the difficult issue of mental health," but avoiding any mention of guns....
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Abortion-rights supporters push back against gains by foes

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 9:29am
Foes of abortion have pushed through several hundred state laws restricting access to the procedure over the past decade. This year, as never before, abortion-rights supporters are fighting back nationwide with proposals to protect and expand access to abortion and contraception....
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Trump to address nation on deadly mass shooting

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 8:26am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a now-familiar White House ritual, President Donald Trump planned to address the nation about that deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school, after tweeting about mental health rather than guns early Thursday....
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Coach who shielded students among shooting victims

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 7:26am
A football coach who also worked as a security guard is among the dead in a school shooting that claimed 17 lives in Parkland, Florida....
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Ramaphosa set to become new South African president Thursday

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 3:25am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- South Africa's acting President Cyril Ramaphosa was poised to become the country's new leader in a parliament vote Thursday following the resignation of Jacob Zuma, whose scandals brought the ruling party to its weakest point since taking power at the end of apartheid....
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Government says American detainee worked for IS in Syria

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 3:25am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An American detained by U.S. forces was carrying thumb drives containing files on how to make bombs plus administrative spreadsheets describing work he did for the Islamic State group at the time he surrendered in Syria last year, according to documents the U.S. government filed in federal court....
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McDonald's slims down Happy Meal by banishing cheeseburgers

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 2:22am
NEW YORK (AP) -- McDonald's will soon banish cheeseburgers and chocolate milk from its Happy Meal menu in an effort to cut down on the calories, sodium, saturated fat and sugar that kids consume at its restaurants....
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Suspect's 'disturbing' social media posts being dissected

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 12:21am
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) -- The suspect in a deadly rampage at a Florida high school is a troubled teenager who posted disturbing material on social media before the shooting spree that killed at least 17 people, according to a law enforcement official and former schoolmates....
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Shiffrin wins giant slalom for 2nd career Olympic gold

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 12:21am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) -- Mikaela Shiffrin placed her right glove over her heart soon after crossing the finish line, her mouth slightly agape in astonishment....
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How Abdul-Jabbar became Kareem and decided to talk about it

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 12:21am
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has been a best-selling author, civil-rights activist, actor, historian and one of the greatest basketball players who ever lived....
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A look at some deadly US school shootings of years past

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 11:18pm
Authorities say a former student opened fire at a Florida high school Wednesday, killing "numerous" people. The Broward County sheriff said 14 people were taken to hospitals. Here's a look at some recent U.S. school shootings, and some of the deadliest of years past:...
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Shiffrin wins giant slalom for 2nd career Olympic gold

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 11:18pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) -- One Olympic gold medal down for Mikaela Shiffrin. More just might be on deck....
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As Gaza deteriorates, Israel turns to world for help

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 11:18pm
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Four years ago, Israel inflicted heavy damage on Gaza's infrastructure during a bruising 50-day war with Hamas militants. Now, fearing a humanitarian disaster on its doorstep, it's appealing to the world to fund a series of big-ticket development projects in the war-battered strip....
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