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Temperate Northwest gets blasted with furnace-like heat

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 4:14pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Forecasts for triple-digit heat have caused a minor panic across the Pacific Northwest, a region famous for cool weather where many people do not have air conditioning to help them endure the rare furnace-like blast....
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Trump backs GOP plan to push legal immigration changes

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 4:14pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump embraced legislation Wednesday that would dramatically reduce legal immigration and shift the nation toward a system that prioritizes merit and skills over family ties....
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Unwanted record: Biggest ever dead zone in Gulf of Mexico

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 4:14pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- There's an unwanted record in the Gulf of Mexico: This year's "dead zone ," a largely human-caused phenomenon where there's too little oxygen to support marine life, is the biggest ever measured....
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Justice denies broad move against college affirmative action

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 4:14pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Justice Department said Wednesday it had no broad plans to investigate whether college and university admission programs discriminate against students based on race, seeking to defray worries that a job posting signaled an effort to reverse course on affirmative action....
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Northwestern professor, Oxford employee sought in slaying

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 3:13pm
CHICAGO (AP) -- Police are searching for a Northwestern University professor and a University of Oxford employee suspected in the stabbing death of a Chicago man and have alerted law enforcement agencies around the country that the pair should be considered armed and dangerous....
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Trump's tweets blindsiding advisers searching for clarity

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 1:11pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Aides to President Donald Trump were in deep talks about how to defuse tensions between Qatar and other Arab nations when the door to the secure room at the White House burst open....
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Netanyahu steps in to stop brawl of Israeli, Jordanian MP

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 11:11am
JERUSALEM (AP) -- It had all the ingredients of a political brawl: a Jordanian and an Israeli lawmaker, both known for attention-seeking bluster, challenged each other to a showdown Wednesday on the border between their two countries....
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First safe repair of disease-causing gene in human embryos

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 11:11am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Altering human heredity? In a first, researchers safely repaired a disease-causing gene in human embryos, targeting a heart defect best known for killing young athletes - a big step toward one day preventing a list of inherited diseases....
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High court juvenile lifer ban spurs wider review of cases

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 11:11am
BALTIMORE (AP) -- A U.S. Supreme Court decision triggering new sentences for inmates serving mandatory life without parole for crimes committed as juveniles has had a far greater effect: The ruling is prompting lawyers to apply its fundamental logic - that it's cruel and unusual to lock teens up for life - to a larger population, those whose sentences include a parole provision but who stand little chance of getting out....
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Bizarre Foods host on new show, travel tips, addiction hope

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 10:10am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Andrew Zimmern, host of Travel Channel's "Bizarre Foods," thinks he's misunderstood....
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Trump joining with GOP senators to push immigration changes

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 9:08am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump plans to join with two Republican senators to unveil legislation that would place new limits on legal immigration. It would seek an immigration system based on merit and jobs skills instead of family connections....
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Boy Scouts: Top leaders didn't call Trump to praise speech

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 9:08am
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Boy Scouts denied Wednesday that the head of the youth organization called President Donald Trump to praise his recent, politically aggressive speech to its national jamboree....
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Trump signs bill imposing sanctions on Russia

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 9:08am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed a bill imposing new sanctions on Russia, conceding under pressure from his own party that a warmer relationship with Moscow was not in the country's best interest....
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Leftover opioids are a common dilemma for surgery patients

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 9:08am
CHICAGO (AP) -- Surgery patients often end up with leftover opioid painkillers and store the remaining pills improperly at home, a study suggests....
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Next big leap for Apple? - augmented reality

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 9:08am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Apple's iPhone may be ready for its next big act - as a springboard into "augmented reality," a technology that projects life-like images into real-world settings viewed through a screen....
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Apple takes Dow over 22,000 points; other stocks are mixed

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 8:05am
NEW YORK (AP) -- A big gain from Apple Wednesday morning sent the Dow Jones industrial average above 22,000 for the first time. Most other industries were trading lower, with health care and household goods companies slipping. Movie theater companies plunged after AMC Entertainment gave a weak forecast and said it will cut costs....
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James Comey has book deal, publication set for next spring

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 8:05am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Former FBI Director James Comey has a book deal....
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Bizarre Foods host on new show, travel tips, addiction hope

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 8:05am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Andrew Zimmern, host of Travel Channel's "Bizarre Foods," thinks he's misunderstood....
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Markets Right Now: Dow Jones industrials break above 22,000

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 7:05am
The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local):...
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Teen jumps out of plane emergency door at San Francisco

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 7:05am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A teenage boy traveling alone opened an emergency door after his plane landed, slid down the wing and jumped onto a tarmac at San Francisco before shocked passengers could do anything to stop him, witnesses said....
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