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Convicted 'Pharma Bro' has an image problem, lawyer concedes

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 08/04/2017 - 1:57pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Martin Shkreli, the eccentric former pharmaceutical CEO notorious for a price-gouging scandal and for his snide "Pharma Bro" persona on social media, was convicted Friday on federal charges he deceived investors in a pair of failed hedge funds....
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Huff, puff, pass? AG's pot fury not echoed by task force

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 08/04/2017 - 1:57pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The betting was that law-and-order Attorney General Jeff Sessions would come out against the legalized marijuana industry with guns blazing. But the task force Sessions assembled to find the best legal strategy is giving him no ammunition, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press....
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The Latest: Suhr out of pole vault at world championships

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 08/04/2017 - 1:57pm
LONDON (AP) -- The Latest from the track world championships (all times local):...
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Taylor Swift, ex-radio host head to court over groping claim

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 08/04/2017 - 12:56pm
DENVER (AP) -- Taylor Swift and her support team didn't call police after she said she had been groped by a Denver radio host during a photo session before a concert....
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US court upends murder conviction of Blackwater contractor

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 08/04/2017 - 11:56am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A federal appeals court has overturned the first-degree murder conviction of a former Blackwater security contractor. The court has ordered a new trial for the man who prosecutors said fired the first shots in the 2007 slayings of 14 Iraqi civilians at a crowded traffic circle in Baghdad....
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Amanda Knox: Woman in texting suicide case deserves sympathy

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 08/04/2017 - 10:56am
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Amanda Knox, the American exchange student convicted and later cleared of a murder in Italy, is offering her support to a Massachusetts woman convicted of manslaughter for encouraging her suicidal boyfriend to kill himself....
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For homeless on heroin, treatment can be elusive with no ID

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 08/04/2017 - 9:55am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Nearly two decades of using heroin and a year of living on the streets of Philadelphia had led Steven Kemp to a simple conclusion: It was time to get sober. But when he staggered into a detox facility on a recent Friday night, his head brimming with the thought that suicide would end the pain, he was told he couldn't be admitted because he didn't have a photo ID....
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Amanda Knox: Woman in texting suicide case deserves sympathy

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 08/04/2017 - 9:55am
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Amanda Knox is offering her support to a Massachusetts woman convicted of manslaughter for encouraging her suicidal boyfriend to kill himself....
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2 Martin Shkrelis turn up in same courtroom, with same judge

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 08/04/2017 - 9:55am
NEW YORK (AP) -- A defendant in a money laundering case has at least two things in common with "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli - the same name and the same judge....
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Baby sitters accused of putting flea-infested kids in U-Haul

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 08/04/2017 - 8:55am
ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) -- Authorities say two baby sitters have been charged with putting five children infested with fleas, bedbugs and lice into the back of a U-Haul truck in Ohio....
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White House anger over leaks grows, crackdown promised

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 08/04/2017 - 7:55am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House's anger about leaks is growing, and the Trump administration is stepping up efforts to crack down on them....
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2 huge Trump murals on West Bank barrier _ Banksy's work?

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 08/04/2017 - 7:55am
BETHELEHEM, West Bank (AP) -- Has Banksy struck again in familiar territory?...
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Ziering: 'Sharknado' has 'secret sauce' he can't explain

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 08/04/2017 - 7:55am
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- The memes and mockery abound, but "Sharknado," which has conquered audiences, netted dozens of celebrity cameos such as George R.R. Martin, Ne-Yo and Kelly Osbourne, and has turned into an annual event. The fifth installment of the TV movie series about airborne sharks arrives Sunday with new celebrities and international settings....
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No ID? For the homeless on heroin, treatment can be elusive

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 08/04/2017 - 6:55am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Nearly two decades of using heroin and a year of living on the streets of Philadelphia had led Steven Kemp to a simple conclusion: It was time to get sober. But when he staggered into a detox facility on a recent Friday night, his head brimming with the thought that suicide would end the pain, he was told he couldn't be admitted because he didn't have a photo ID....
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Cannabis company plans to turn desert town into pot paradise

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 08/04/2017 - 5:55am
NIPTON, Calif. (AP) -- Now that one of the nation's largest cannabis companies has bought the entire California desert town of Nipton, a question remains: Will the new owners rename the place Potsylvania?...
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Flynn files new financial form reporting ties to data firm

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 08/04/2017 - 4:55am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, is revealing a brief advisory role with a firm related to a controversial data analysis company that aided the Trump campaign, The Associated Press has learned....
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A year later, Olympic displaced are left to rebuild lives

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 08/04/2017 - 2:52am
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- More than 70,000 people were displaced to make way for last year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Today some are satisfied in their new houses. Others had to start over and are struggling, bitter at the pressure from city officials and real estate speculators to relocate....
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Fire put out at 86-story residential skyscraper in Dubai

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 08/04/2017 - 1:50am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Firefighters have put out a blaze that broke out early Friday in one of the world's tallest residential towers in Dubai, engulfing part of the skyscraper and sending chunks of debris plummeting below, the city authorities said....
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Sea dispute, N. Korea, Muslim militants top ASEAN meetings

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 08/04/2017 - 1:50am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Alarm over North Korea's intercontinental ballistic missile tests, a tentative step to temper South China Sea disputes and unease over a disastrous siege by pro-Islamic State group militants will grab the spotlight in an annual gathering of Southeast Asia's top diplomats with their Asian and Western counterparts....
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Employer-based health coverage likely to stay awhile

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 08/04/2017 - 12:50am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Get your insurance through your employer? The ongoing political turmoil around "Obamacare" all but guarantees you'll still be able to do that....
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