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Milwaukee Red Cross reverses visit policy after criticism

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 2:05pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The American Red Cross of Wisconsin said Wednesday it was reversing a new policy in Milwaukee that would have forced predominantly black and Latino residents from low-income areas to travel to receive the organization's volunteer assistance after a house fire....
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Trump barrels into 2018 with fresh foreign fights on Twitter

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 2:05pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- You thought President Donald Trump might mellow out in 2018? Refrain from taunting world leaders tweet by tweet? Think again....
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Trump threat to cut aid to Palestinians carries risks

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 1:05pm
JERUSALEM (AP) -- With a Twitter post threatening to cut off U.S. aid to the Palestinians, President Donald Trump has expressed his frustration over the lack of progress in his hoped-for Mideast peace push. But things could deteriorate even further if Trump follows through on the threat....
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Cheetah at St. Louis Zoo gives birth to 8 cubs

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 1:05pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A cheetah named Bingwa at the St. Louis Zoo is a proud mother - eight times over....
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Price tag on gene therapy for rare form of blindness: $850K

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 12:05pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A first-of-its kind genetic treatment for blindness will cost $850,000 per patient, making it one of the most expensive medicines in the world and raising questions about the affordability of a coming wave of similar gene-targeting therapies....
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Thieves steal famed Indian jewels from Venice exhibit

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 12:05pm
ROME (AP) -- Thieves on Wednesday stole precious Indian jewels from the famed Al Thani Collection that were on show in a Venetian palace, making off with a brooch and a pair of earrings by mixing in with the crowd on the final day of the exhibition, police said....
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5 ways to assess whether the GOP tax plan is delivering

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 11:04am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- If President Donald Trump and his Republican allies are right, the $1.5 trillion tax cut plan they sped into law last month will make individuals and businesses more prosperous. Paychecks will grow. Stocks will surge further. Consumers will spend more. The economy will accelerate....
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This year's state elections could shape future for Congress

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 10:04am
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Buoyed by a string of electoral victories during President Donald Trump's first year in office, Democrats will be waging a renewed battle to wrest control of Congress from Republicans this year....
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Seth Meyers ready to be celebratory and serious at Globes

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 9:02am
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Seth Meyers regularly blends bad news with comedy on his nightly talk show, but as the host of Sunday's Golden Globes, he has the unenviable task of setting the tone for Hollywood's awards season as the sexual harassment crisis continues spreading throughout the industry and beyond....
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As men go quad crazy, women's figure skating bumps ceiling

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 8:00am
When the sprightly youngster with the blond hair and brilliant smile stepped onto the ice at the White Ring in Nagano, she knew it would take a flawless program to win Olympic gold....
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Price tag on gene therapy for rare form of blindness: $850K

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 6:56am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A first-of-its kind genetic treatment for blindness will cost $850,000, less than the $1 million price tag that had been expected, but it's still among the most expensive genetic therapies in the world....
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Price tag on gene therapy for rare form of blindness: $850K

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 5:56am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A first-of-its kind genetic treatment for blindness will cost $850,000, less than the $1 million price tag that had been expected, but it's still among the most expensive genetic therapies in the world....
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2 Democrats to be sworn in as senators, narrow GOP majority

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 4:54am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two new Democrats will be sworn in to the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, narrowing the Republican majority and complicating efforts by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to advance the White House's legislative agenda before the midterm elections in November....
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Winter storm threatens to dump ice, snow across South

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 4:54am
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) -- Brutal winter weather that's brought subzero temperatures to parts of the U.S. is threatening to dump snow and ice across parts of the South that rarely see flurries, much less accumulation....
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Thomas S. Monson, president of Mormon church, dies at 90

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 2:51am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- For more than 50 years, Thomas S. Monson served in top leadership councils for the Mormon church - making him a well-known face and personality to multiple generations of Mormons....
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Opportunity in Utah: Mitt Romney eyes political resurgence

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 1:51am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- He has already made a fortune in business, managed an Olympics, served as governor and secured a presidential nomination. Now, Mitt Romney, at 70 years old, is considering a new career in Congress....
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Winter storm forecast to dump snow from Florida to Carolinas

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 1:51am
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) -- Brutal winter weather that's brought subzero temperatures to parts of the U.S. is threatening to dump snow and ice across parts of the South that rarely see flurries, much less accumulation....
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2 Democrats to be sworn in as senators, narrow GOP majority

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 12:50am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two new Democrats will be sworn in to the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, narrowing the Republican majority and complicating efforts by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to advance the White House's legislative agenda before the November midterm elections....
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