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Puerto Rico raises hurricane's official death count to 34

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 5:38pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- The governor of Puerto Rico says the official death toll from Hurricane Maria has been increased to 34 from 16....
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10 Things to Know for Wednesday

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 4:38pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:...
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APNewsBreak: White House to seek $29B disaster aid package

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 4:38pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Trump administration is finalizing a $29 billion disaster aid package that combines $16 billion to shore up the government-backed flood insurance program with almost $13 billion in new relief for hurricane victims, according to a senior administration official and top congressional aides....
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Evidence sought amid crushed plastic cups at shooting scene

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 4:38pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- FBI teams taking in the scene of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history Tuesday walked among upturned lawn chairs, an abandoned baby stroller and countless crushed plastic cups littering an abandoned field and stage at the edge of the iconic Las Vegas Strip....
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Einstein proof: Nobel winners find ripples in the universe

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 3:36pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- For decades astronomers tried to prove Albert Einstein right by doing what Einstein thought was impossible: detecting the faint ripples in the universe called gravitational waves. They failed repeatedly until two years ago when they finally spotted one. Then another. And another. And another....
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AP sources: White House to seek $29B disaster aid package

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 3:36pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Trump administration is finalizing a $29 billion disaster aid package that combines $16 billion to shore up the government-backed flood insurance program with almost $13 billion in new relief for hurricane victims, according to a senior administration official and top congressional aides....
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Musical theatre students perform “And Music by Richard Rodgers”

Lariat Top Headlines - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 3:08pm
The Saddleback College musical theatre students, led by director Scott Farthing and pianist Catherine Tibbitts, took the stage Wednesday night in the McKinney Theatre. The performance consisted of twenty-two different musical theatre students performing pieces from “And Music by Richard Rodgers”. “There is this notion that most people go to the theatre to be entertained […]
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Acts of heroism emerge in chaos of Las Vegas shooting

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 1:34pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Rob Ledbetter's battlefield instincts kicked in quickly as bullets rained overhead....
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AP Explains: Why gravitational wave researchers won a Nobel

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 1:34pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Three U.S.-based astrophysicists won the Nobel prize in physics Tuesday for their discovery of gravitational waves, a phenomenon Albert Einstein predicted a century ago in his theory of general relativity. Here's what their discovery means and why they won the prize worth $1.1 million (9 million kronor)....
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Vegas gunman had device that lets guns fire like automatic

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 12:33pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The man who unleashed hundreds of rounds of gunfire on a crowd of concertgoers in Las Vegas had two accessories that could have allowed his semi-automatic rifles to fire rapidly and continuously, as if they were fully automatic weapons, officials said....
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Talabani, Iraq's first Kurdish president, dies at 83

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 12:33pm
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) -- As he stepped into office to become Iraq's first Kurdish president, Jalal Talabani told his followers, "I am casting off my Kurdish clothes and wearing Iraqi ones instead. You must accept that." It was a symbolic call for unity: A longtime leader of Kurdish fighters, Talabani became the head of state in 2005 of what was supposed to be a new Iraq, freed two years earlier from the rule of Saddam Hussein....
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GOP pushes late-term abortion ban toward House passage

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 11:32am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans are pushing a bill banning many late-term abortions toward House passage. President Donald Trump is prepared to sign it, but it won't reach him because it lacks the votes to clear the Senate....
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Vegas gunman had device that lets guns fire like automatic

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 9:30am
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The man who unleashed hundreds of rounds of gunfire on a crowd of concertgoers in Las Vegas had two accessories that could have allowed his semi-automatic rifles to fire rapidly and continuously, as if they were fully automatic weapons, officials said....
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Aerosmith's Steven Tyler talks health after tour cut short

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 7:30am
Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler is disputing rumors about his health after an early end to the band's tour, saying he "certainly did not have a heart attack or seizure."...
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Nobel prize cites finding of ripples in fabric of universe

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 5:30am
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- The Nobel Physics Prize 2017 has been awarded to three scientists for their roles in detecting faint ripples flying through the universe called gravitational waves - proof of a theory developed by Albert Einstein a century ago and that scientists say fundamentally alters our understanding of the universe....
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Chiefs' Smith shines again in win over Redskins

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 5:30am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Alex Smith has earned plenty of detractors over the course of his career, getting labeled as a "game manager" and a quarterback who is unable to lead his team when the pressure is on....
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Nobel physics prize awards discovery in gravitational waves

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 4:29am
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- The Nobel Physics Prize 2017 has been awarded to three scientists for their discoveries in faint ripples flying through the universe called gravitational waves - proof of a theory developed by Albert Einstein a century ago and that scientists say fundamentally alters our understanding of the universe....
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The Latest: 3 share Nobel physics prize for gravity waves

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 3:29am
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- The Latest on the Nobel Physics Prize (all times local):...
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Trying to get sober? NIH offers tool to help find good care

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 2:29am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The phone calls come - from fellow scientists and desperate strangers - with a single question for the alcohol chief at the National Institutes of Health: Where can my loved one find good care to get sober?...
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