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Snow, ice and record cold grip the South; at least 10 dead

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 2:41pm
ATLANTA (AP) -- Snow, ice and a record-breaking blast of cold closed runways, highways, schools and government offices across the South and sent cars sliding off roads Wednesday in a corner of the country ill-equipped to deal with wintry weather. At least 10 people died, including a baby in a car that plunged off a slippery overpass into a Louisiana canal....
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Apple to build 2nd campus, hire 20,000 in $350B pledge

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 2:41pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Apple is planning to build another corporate campus and hire 20,000 workers during the next five years as part of a $350 billion commitment to the U.S. that will be partially financed by an upcoming windfall from the country's new tax law....
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Column: Kim Jong Un plays the Olympics like a champion

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 2:41pm
North Korea suddenly making nice for the duration of next month's Olympic Games in South Korea, putting seven decades of enmity on hold for 16 days with its offers to send athletes and entertainers across their heavily militarized border, won't fundamentally change what happens next....
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Apple to build 2nd campus, hire 20,000 in $350B pledge

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 12:40pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Apple is planning to build another corporate campus and hire 20,000 workers during the next five years as part of a $350 billion commitment to the U.S. that will be partially financed by an upcoming windfall from the country's new tax law....
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Cellphone jamming system tested at Maryland prison

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 12:40pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Federal prisons officials on Wednesday tested a jamming technology inside the walls of a federal prison, a rare move move that authorities said they hope will help combat the danger posed by inmates with cellphones....
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Hidden cameras offer unique glimpse of animals in the wild

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 12:40pm
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- How does a bighorn sheep say "cheese?"...
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AP FACT CHECK: Trump's alternate reality marks presidency

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 11:40am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- For all his errant swings at the facts, President Donald Trump sometimes gets it just right....
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Apple to build 2nd campus, hire 20,000 in $350B pledge

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 11:40am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Apple is planning to build another corporate campus and hire 20,000 workers during the next five years as part of a $350 billion commitment to the U.S. that will be partially financed by an upcoming windfall from the country's new tax law....
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Christie ends term unpopular, but with legs left unbroken

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 11:40am
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- Republican Chris Christie left the New Jersey governor's office with his popularity in tatters, but at least he didn't break a leg....
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Fundraiser saves pony who lost penis to cancer, frostbite

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 11:40am
BRIDGTON, Maine (AP) -- A Maine animal rescue group says it has raised enough money to save a 15-year-old pony that lost part of its penis due to cancer and frostbite....
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Christie ends term unpopular, but with legs left unbroken

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 10:40am
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- Republican Chris Christie left the New Jersey governor's office with his popularity in tatters, but at least he didn't break a leg....
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'Cocaine cowboys' smuggler convicted in auto fraud case

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 9:37am
MIAMI (AP) -- A pilot who once smuggled tons of drugs for Colombian cartels during Miami's "cocaine cowboys" era in the 1980s was convicted Wednesday of playing a key role in an auto fraud ring that stole at least 150 cars using a fake paper trail....
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Science panel backs lower drunken driving threshold

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 9:37am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A prestigious scientific panel is recommending that states significantly lower their drunken driving thresholds as part of a blueprint to eliminate the "entirely preventable" 10,000 alcohol-impaired driving deaths in the United States each year....
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Curry says she wasn't surprised by Lauer allegations

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 9:37am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Former "Today" show anchor Ann Curry says she's not surprised by the allegations that got former colleague Matt Lauer fired and that there was an atmosphere of verbal sexual harassment at the NBC show when she worked there....
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GOP senator denounces Trump attacks, recalls Stalin rhetoric

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 8:36am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Republican senator is denouncing President Donald Trump's use of the terms "fake news" and "enemy of the people" to describe the news media and stories he doesn't like....
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Meteor credited for bright light, noise rattling Michigan

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 8:36am
DETROIT (AP) -- Experts say a bright light and what sounded like thunder in the sky above Michigan was a meteor....
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Curry says she wasn't surprised by Lauer allegations

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 8:36am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Former "Today" show anchor Ann Curry says she's not surprised by the allegations that got former colleague Matt Lauer fired and that there was an atmosphere of verbal sexual harassment at the NBC show when she worked there....
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South sees snow, ice and record-breaking cold

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 6:34am
ATLANTA (AP) -- The South awoke on Wednesday to a two-part Arctic mess. First came a thin blanket of snow and ice, and then came the below-zero wind chills and record-breaking low temperatures in New Orleans and other cities....
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Nearly 4 years on, much of Syrian rebel 'capital' abandoned

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 6:34am
HOMS, Syria (AP) -- Sumaya Bairuty walked through abandoned streets pocked with shell craters amid rows of destroyed buildings, at times climbing over giant sand barriers before reaching her parent's apartment in the once rebel-held district of Bab Dreib in this central Syrian city....
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Century after pandemic, science takes its best shot at flu

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 6:34am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The descriptions are haunting....
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