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Governments turn tables by suing public records requesters

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 10:42am
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- An Oregon parent wanted details about school employees getting paid to stay home. A retired educator sought data about student performance in Louisiana. And college journalists in Kentucky requested documents about the investigations of employees accused of sexual misconduct....
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Police think 2 Louisiana slayings likely racially motivated

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 9:42am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Police believe the slayings of two black men in Baton Rouge were likely racially motivated and said Sunday they have a suspect - a 23-year-old white man - in custody....
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Irma evacuation nightmare: Next time some may not leave

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 9:42am
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- After a painful flight across several states to escape unpredictable Hurricane Irma, Suzanne Pallot says it's unlikely she would evacuate South Florida again - an attitude echoed by other evacuees that experts say could put them in danger when the next storm hits....
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Police think 2 Louisiana slayings likely racially motivated

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 8:42am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Police believe the slayings of two black men in Baton Rouge were likely racially motivated and said Sunday they have a person of interest - a 23-year-old white man - in custody....
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Crash kills veteran reporter-pilot of Albuquerque TV station

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 8:42am
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- A longtime reporter at an Albuquerque TV station has died after the news helicopter he was piloting crashed in central New Mexico, authorities said Sunday....
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Trump advisers warn North Korea to give up weapons programs

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 8:42am
SOMERSET, N.J. (AP) -- Top advisers to President Donald Trump on Sunday warned North Korea to give up its missile and nuclear weapons programs and to quit making threats against the U.S. and its allies or face destruction....
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Irma's damage a reminder of Florida economy's vulnerability

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 8:42am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Florida's economy has long thrived on one import above all: People....
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Uproar in Turkey over removing evolution from biology class

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 6:41am
ISTANBUL (AP) -- Students in Turkey are returning to school Monday where they will be taught evolution for the last time in their biology classes. Next fall, evolution and Charles Darwin will be scrapped from their textbooks....
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Serbia's leader attends gay pride march for first time

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 5:40am
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) -- Serbia's first ever openly gay prime minister joined several hundred gay activists Sunday at a pride event in Belgrade amid tight security in the conservative Balkan country....
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Abuse allegations, arrests mount at state mental hospital

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 4:39am
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- At Connecticut's only maximum-security psychiatric hospital, staff members put a diaper on a patient's head, threw food at him, poured water over him, put salt in his coffee, kicked him and placed a mop on his head after cleaning a floor, according to a state report....
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Kenya dump dwellers make a living recycling hair extensions

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 3:39am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- In one of Africa's largest dumps, some residents are making a living by collecting and recycling hair from mountains of rubbish....
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Shadows of secrecy begin to spread across federal government

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 12:34am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- There are cracks in the curtains President Donald Trump tried to draw around the government early in his presidency, but the slivers of light aren't making it easier to hold federal officials accountable for their actions....
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Across US, lawmakers chip away at public's access to records

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 12:34am
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- In February, Arkansas lawmakers marked the 50-year anniversary of the Freedom of Information Act with a resolution calling it "a shining example of open government" that had ensured access to vital public records for generations....
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Fatah welcomes Hamas pledge to try to end Palestinian split

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 12:34am
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah movement on Sunday welcomed a pledge by its Hamas rivals to accept key conditions for ending a decade-old Palestinian political and territorial split, but said it wants to see vows implemented before making the next move....
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Golovkin and Alvarez fight to a brutal draw; rematch to come

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 10:32pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin argued afterward about who won their middleweight showdown....
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To fight wildlife crime, experts say 'follow the money'

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 9:32pm
BANGKOK (AP) -- In most cases, the conviction of a Thai man trafficking rhino horns through a bizarre scheme that involved hiring prostitutes to pose as trophy hunters would have marked the end of the story....
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Golovkin and Alvarez fight to a brutal draw; rematch to come

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 9:32pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Gennady Golovkin retained his middleweight titles Saturday night, fighting to a draw with Canelo Alvarez in a brutal battle that ended with both fighters with their hands aloft in victory....
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Claire Foy tries the scones at BAFTA's pre-Emmy tea party

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 8:31pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- "The Crown" star Claire Foy nibbled on a scone with jam and cream while "Transparent" star Jeffrey Tambor eyed the finger sandwiches, including English cucumber and egg and watercress....
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The Latest: Alvarez is the aggressor early against GGG

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 8:31pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The Latest on the Genady Golovkin- Canelo Alvarez fight (all times local):...
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