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Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez hangs himself in his prison cell

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 3:51pm
BOSTON (AP) -- Hours before his former New England Patriots teammates were due to visit the White House to celebrate their Super Bowl victory, prison officials say, Aaron Hernandez tied one end of his bedsheet to a window and the other around his neck and hanged himself....
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AP Source: Exxon seeks OK to resume Russian oil venture

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 3:51pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Exxon Mobil is seeking permission from the U.S. government for approval to resume drilling around the Black Sea with a Russian partner, state-owned Rosneft, according to a person familiar with the matter....
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Ann Coulter vows to speak at Berkeley despite cancellation

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 3:51pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Ann Coulter fired off an angry stream of tweets Wednesday vowing to speak as planned next week at the University of California, Berkeley after campus officials called off the event for security concerns....
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Bill O'Reilly out at Fox News Channel after 20 years

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 2:50pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Fox News Channel's parent company fired Bill O'Reilly on Wednesday following an investigation into harassment allegations, bringing a stunning end to cable news' most popular program and one that came to define the bravado of his network over 20 years....
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Utah Rep. Chaffetz says he won't run for re-election

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 2:50pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz, a Republican who doggedly investigated Hillary Clinton before the 2016 presidential election but declined to investigate President Donald Trump, abruptly announced Wednesday that he won't run for re-election....
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The Latest: Venezuela mayor confirms 2nd death in protests

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 1:50pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- The Latest on opposition and pro-government marches in Venezuela. (all times local):...
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Internal memo on Bill O'Reilly sent to Fox News employees

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 12:49pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- The following internal memo was sent to Fox News Channel employees on Wednesday:...
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How dangerous air bags can find their way into used cars

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 11:49am
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A Nevada crash that nearly killed a young woman has exposed a hole in the government's efforts to get dangerous Takata air bag inflators off the road: There's nothing that prevents the devices from being taken from wrecked cars and reused....
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Another nearby planet found that may be just right for life

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 11:49am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Astronomers have found yet another planet that seems to have just the right Goldilocks combination for life: Not so hot and not so cold. It's not so far away, either....
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Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez hangs himself in his prison cell

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 10:48am
BOSTON (AP) -- Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez hanged himself in the prison cell where he was serving a life sentence for murder, officials said Wednesday, the same day his ex-teammates on the New England Patriots were set to visit the White House to mark their Super Bowl victory....
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How dangerous air bags can find their way into used cars

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 10:48am
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A Nevada crash that nearly killed a young woman has exposed a hole in the government's efforts to get dangerous Takata air bag inflators off the road: There's nothing that prevents the devices from being taken from wrecked cars and reused....
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Crack open a lukewarm one: Indiana's quirky rules about beer

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 10:48am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Indiana law allows someone to walk out of a convenience store and crack open a beer purchased there, but it can't be a cold one....
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Oklahoma City bombing remembered 22 years later

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 10:48am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Family and friends of those killed in the Oklahoma City bombing placed wreaths, photos and balloons on the metal chairs that memorialize the 168 people who died in the 1995 attack....
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Haiti aims to revive military as end of UN mission looms

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 9:47am
GRESSIER, Haiti (AP) -- Their heads held high and chests puffed out, a group of nearly 100 Haitian men in camouflage fatigues do jumping jacks or march around an abandoned U.N. compound on a recent morning. But after a few drills, they seek shelter from the blazing sun in the absence of anything else to do....
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Utah Rep. Chaffetz says he won't run for re-election

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 8:47am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz, a Republican who doggedly investigated Hillary Clinton before the 2016 presidential election but declined to investigate President Donald Trump, said Wednesday he won't for re-election or any other office in 2018....
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Women in the military: US Navy redesigning its submarines

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 7:46am
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Every submarine in the U.S. fleet was designed with the height, reach and strength of men in mind, from the way valves are placed to how display screens are angled....
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AP Exclusive: Dam managers made missteps in handling crisis

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 7:46am
OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) -- Late in the afternoon of Feb. 12, Sheriff Kory Honea was at the emergency operations center for the tallest dam in America when he overheard someone say something that stopped him in his tracks:...
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Star QB Tom Brady to miss NFL champs' visit to White House

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 7:46am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Star quarterback Tom Brady will not join his New England Patriots teammates when the Super Bowl champions visit the White House on Wednesday to accept congratulations from President Donald Trump for another NFL title....
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Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez dead after hanging self in cell

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 6:46am
BOSTON (AP) -- Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez hanged himself in his prison cell early Wednesday while serving a life sentence for murder, authorities said....
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