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Deadly quake, Hurricane Katia a one-two punch for Mexico

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 11:21pm
JUCHITAN, Mexico (AP) -- One of the most powerful earthquakes ever recorded in Mexico and a raging hurricane dealt a devastating one-two punch to the country, killing at least 61 people as workers scrambled to respond to the twin national emergencies....
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Syrian army in race with US-armed fighters for eastern Syria

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 11:21pm
BEIRUT (AP) -- U.S.-backed Syrian fighters are preparing an offensive against the Islamic State group in eastern Syria along the border with Iraq in a race with government forces marching in the same direction against the extremists in their last major holdout in Syria....
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AP Exclusive: Flooding threatens toxic sites as Irma nears

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 10:21pm
MIAMI (AP) -- Dozens of staff from the Environmental Protection Agency are working to help secure some of the nation's most contaminated toxic waste sites as Hurricane Irma bears down on Florida. The agency said its employees are evacuating personnel, securing equipment and safeguarding hazardous materials ahead of expected storm surges and heavy rains....
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Judge blocks Elliott's 6-game suspension over domestic case

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 8:20pm
A federal judge blocked Dallas Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott's six-game suspension over a domestic violence case Friday, setting the stage for a potentially lengthy legal fight with the NFL....
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Giant portrait of toddler peers over US-Mexico border wall

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 7:19pm
TECATE, Calif. (AP) -- A photo of a giant toddler stands in Mexico and peers over a steel wall dividing the country from the United States....
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Helicopter crash kills country singer Troy Gentry and pilot

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 6:17pm
LUMBERTON, N.J. (AP) -- A helicopter carrying singer Troy Gentry, of the award-winning country music duo Montgomery Gentry, crashed on Friday, killing Gentry and the pilot....
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Equifax breach sows chaos among 143M Americans

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 6:17pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- A day after credit-reporting company Equifax disclosed that "criminals" had stolen vital data about 143 million Americans, it had somehow managed to leave much of the public in the dark about their exposure, how they should protect themselves and what Equifax planned to do for those affected....
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Irma bears down on Florida, more than 5M told to flee coast

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 5:16pm
MIAMI (AP) -- Irma trained its sights on Florida and officials warned more than 5 million people that time was running out Friday to evacuate ahead of the deadly hurricane as it followed a path that could take it from one end of the state to the other....
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Congress sends aid bill, debt hike to Trump

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 4:15pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress on Friday sent President Donald Trump a massive package of $15.3 billion in disaster aid linked to an increase in the nation's borrowing authority that angered conservative Republicans who hissed and booed senior administration officials dispatched to Capitol Hill to defend it....
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Clinton book relives Democrats' agonizing defeat

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 4:15pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- In a candid and pointed new book, Hillary Clinton relives her stunning defeat to Donald Trump, admitting to personal mistakes and defending campaign strategy even as her return to the stage refocuses attention on a race Democrats still can't believe they lost....
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Deal with Trump, GOP retirements have Dems riding higher

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 4:15pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Relegated for months to playing defense, congressional Democrats are rising again. They've been revitalized by the deal their leaders cut with President Donald Trump this week and by a trickle of GOP retirements that have boosted their hopes of capturing House control next year....
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Winds, fire, floods and quakes: A nutty run of nature

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 4:15pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- With four big hurricanes, a powerful earthquake and wildfires, it seems that nature recently has just gone nuts....
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Country star Don Williams, 'the Gentle Giant,' dead at 78

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 4:15pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Don Williams, an award-winning country singer with love ballads like "I Believe in You," has died. He was 78....
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In angry new book, Clinton defends campaign strategy

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 2:10pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Hillary Clinton is reliving her stunning defeat to Donald Trump in a new book....
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Audit: US misuses taxpayer cash for California water project

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 1:10pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The U.S. Department of Interior improperly contributed tens of millions of dollars in taxpayer money to help politically powerful California water districts plan for a massive project to ship the state's water from north to south, a new federal audit said Friday....
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After Trump deal, Pelosi predicts greater leverage for Dems

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 12:10pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi predicted on Friday that Democrats will have increased leverage on immigration and other issues, after a debt and disaster aid deal they cut with President Donald Trump passed the House on the strength of Democratic votes....
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APNewsBreak: US taxpayer money misused for water project

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 12:10pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The U.S. government improperly spent $84 million to help plan for a massive project to ship Northern California water to Southern California, a new federal audit said....
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Almanac forecast: Hurricanes will favor Atlantic Seaboard

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 12:10pm
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- The annual Old Farmer's Almanac, which claims an 80 percent accuracy rate in its forecasts, predicted the possibility of a major hurricane along the Atlantic Seaboard, but didn't have the same insight about the Gulf Coast....
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A hero’s welcome for Orange County’s California Task Force 5 FEMA Search & Rescue

Lariat Top Headlines - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 11:58am
California Task Force 5, an elite Orange County FEMA Search and Rescue Unit, returned from a 14-day deployment, where they assisted citizens who were ravaged by Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas, to a crowd of anxious and proud family, friends and co-workers at the Orange County Fire Authority in Irvine on Thursday. The 47-member team, […]
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Almanac forecast: Hurricanes will favor Atlantic Seaboard

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 11:09am
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- The annual Old Farmer's Almanac, which claims an 80 percent accuracy rate in its forecasts, predicted the possibility of a major hurricane along the Atlantic Seaboard, but didn't have the same insight about the Gulf Coast....
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