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In 'Gasland' community, new tests revive old drilling debate

AP Top Headlines - Sat, 09/02/2017 - 6:15am
DIMOCK, Pa. (AP) -- The well water at Ken Morcom and Kim Grosso's house is laced with so much explosive methane that a Pennsylvania environmental regulator who went there to collect samples this summer decided it would be safer to coast her SUV down the driveway....
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Singer Tom Jones postpones US tour due to health issues

AP Top Headlines - Sat, 09/02/2017 - 6:15am
LONDON (AP) -- Singer Tom Jones has postponed his planned U.S. tour because of health issues....
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Clooney depicts American dream as nightmare in 'Suburbicon'

AP Top Headlines - Sat, 09/02/2017 - 5:14am
VENICE, Italy (AP) -- George Clooney has arrived in Venice with a twisted tale of darkness at the heart of the American dream....
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No decision yet on who gets Trump's pledge of disaster aid

AP Top Headlines - Sat, 09/02/2017 - 4:11am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House is still trying to decide who will get President Donald Trump's pledged $1 million donation for Harvey storm relief efforts, one of the largest gifts ever given by a president but one that has evoked his checkered charitable past....
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Kenya faces ethnic tensions as fresh vote approaches

AP Top Headlines - Sat, 09/02/2017 - 4:11am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- As gunfire and screams rang out in her Nairobi neighborhood after last month's disputed presidential election, Lucy Anyango stepped outdoors and across a tense ethnic divide....
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Booming Houston built over land meant for flood projects

AP Top Headlines - Sat, 09/02/2017 - 12:10am
HOUSTON (AP) -- The explosive expansion of Houston subdivisions into prairies far to the west helped make the city affordable for the average 345 people who moved there each day, but it also paved over thousands of acres that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers had intended for a reservoir and other flood-control projects to help against deluges like the ones from Harvey....
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NKorea missile fear sets pre-emptive strike debate in Japan

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 09/01/2017 - 9:06pm
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan is debating whether to develop a limited pre-emptive strike capability and buy cruise missiles - ideas that were anathema in the pacifist country before the North Korea missile threat. With revisions to Japan's defense plans underway, ruling party hawks are accelerating the moves, and some defense experts say Japan should at least consider them....
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What's on US astronaut's wish list after 9 months in space?

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 09/01/2017 - 9:06pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- After 9 ½ months in orbit, what's on Peggy Whitson's wish list? Will the record-setting NASA astronaut miss anything about space life?...
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California braces for severe heatwave through Labor day

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 09/01/2017 - 7:05pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Dozens of cooling centers opened throughout California, schools let students out early and outdoor events were cancelled as temperatures soared from a heat wave expected to last through the Labor Day weekend....
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Space superwoman returning to Earth with records galore

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 09/01/2017 - 7:05pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Astronaut Peggy Whitson is closing out a space streak unmatched by any other American....
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Residents in Harvey's path return to find devastation

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 09/01/2017 - 6:03pm
CROSBY, Texas (AP) -- Silvia Casas' eyes welled with tears Friday as she surveyed the damage from Harvey to what once was a working class, mostly Hispanic neighborhood near Crosby, Texas....
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Harvey package grows; likely to include debt ceiling hike

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 09/01/2017 - 6:03pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's initial request for a multibillion-dollar down payment for initial Harvey recovery efforts is growing. Republican leaders are already making plans to use the aid package, certain to be overwhelmingly popular, to win speedy approval of a contentious increase in the federal borrowing limit....
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Utah officer put on leave after handcuffing screaming nurse

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 09/01/2017 - 5:03pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A Utah nurse said she was scared to death when a police officer handcuffed and dragged her screaming from a hospital after she refused to allow blood to be drawn from an unconscious patient....
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The Latest: American Querrey into round of 16

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 09/01/2017 - 5:03pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Latest on the U.S. Open, the year's last Grand Slam tennis tournament (all times local):...
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Gauchos celebrate 50 years of football

Lariat Top Headlines - Fri, 09/01/2017 - 4:16pm
The football team comes into the season ranked No. 16 in the nation. The Saddleback College Gauchos celebrate 50 years of football by kicking off the season at College of the Desert on Sat. 2. Head coach Mark McElroy also celebrates his 19th year as coach for Saddleback. The team starts the season ranked No. […]
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Grab a mattress: Businesses become storm shelters in Texas

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 09/01/2017 - 3:02pm
HOUSTON (AP) -- Of all the places that have been turned into shelters for Hurricane Harvey victims - a megachurch, a ballpark, a gas station, a bowling alley, among them - the one with the most comfortable sleeping arrangements surely must be the Gallery Furniture showroom....
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Mattress store serves as cushy shelter for Harvey's victims

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 09/01/2017 - 2:00pm
HOUSTON (AP) -- Of all the places that have been turned into shelters for Hurricane Harvey victims - a megachurch, a ballpark, a gas station, a bowling alley, among them - the one with the most comfortable sleeping arrangements surely must be the Gallery Furniture showroom....
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Young US immigrants mobilize effort to avoid deportation

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 09/01/2017 - 2:00pm
PHOENIX (AP) -- President Donald Trump is facing increasing pressure from CEOs, Roman Catholic bishops, celebrities and a national mobilization effort as he weighs eliminating an Obama-era program that shields young immigrants from deportation....
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Harvey aid package likely vehicle for debt ceiling increase

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 09/01/2017 - 12:59pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House plans to ask Congress Friday for a $5.9 billion down payment for initial Harvey recovery efforts. Republican leaders are already making plans to use the aid package, certain to be overwhelmingly popular, to win speedy approval of a contentious increase in the federal borrowing limit....
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