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Trump reverses ban on importing elephants killed as trophies

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 1:41pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Trump administration said it will allow the importation of body parts from African elephants shot for sport, contending that encouraging wealthy big-game hunters to kill them will aid the vulnerable species....
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California rampage puts spotlight on homemade 'ghost guns'

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 12:40pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The gunman who killed his wife and four others in a rampage in Northern California this week found an easy way around a court order prohibiting him from having guns: He built his own at home....
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Radio anchor says Franken groped, kissed her without consent

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 11:40am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Minnesota Sen. Al Franken apologized Thursday and faced a likely Senate ethics investigation after a Los Angeles radio anchor accused him of forcibly kissing her during a 2006 USO tour. Fellow Democrats as well as Republican colleagues called for an investigation....
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Museum of the Bible, built by Hobby Lobby owner, opens in DC

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 11:40am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Eight years ago, Hobby Lobby president Steve Green found a new way to express his Christian faith. His family's $4 billion arts and craft chain was already known for closing stores on Sundays, waging a Supreme Court fight over birth control and donating tens of millions of dollars to religious groups....
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Radio anchor says Franken groped, kissed her without consent

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 9:39am
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Minnesota Sen. Al Franken apologized Thursday after a Los Angeles radio anchor accused him of forcibly kissing her during a 2006 USO tour and of posing for a photo with his hands on her breasts as she slept....
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Toxic algae: Once a nuisance, now a severe nationwide threat

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 9:39am
MONROE, Mich. (AP) -- Competing in a bass fishing tournament two years ago, Todd Steele cast his rod from his 21-foot motorboat - unaware that he was being poisoned....
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Manfred: MLB pace changes will happen with or without union

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 9:39am
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says rule changes to speed games will be put in place next year with or without an agreement with the players' association....
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Radio anchor says Franken forcibly kissed her amid USO tour

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 8:39am
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- A Los Angeles radio news anchor says Democratic Sen. Al Franken forcibly kissed her during a 2006 USO tour. The anchor says Franken posed for a photo with his hands on her breasts as she slept....
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GOP, Democratic senators back bill to bolster FBI gun checks

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 7:39am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A bipartisan group of senators has reached agreement on legislation to ensure federal agencies and state governments accurately report relevant criminal history to the FBI's database of prohibited gun buyers....
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Algae plague raises doubts about voluntary runoff prevention

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 7:39am
MONROE, Mich. (AP) -- Competing in a bass fishing tournament two years ago, Todd Steele cast his rod from his 21-foot motorboat - unaware that he was being poisoned....
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Famed London theater receives 20 allegations against Spacey

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 7:39am
LONDON (AP) -- London's Old Vic Theatre said Thursday it has received 20 allegations of inappropriate behavior by its former artistic director Kevin Spacey, and acknowledged that a "cult of personality" around the Hollywood star had made it difficult for the alleged victims to come forward....
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Judge reviews claims of neck slashing gesture at FIFA trial

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 7:39am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Testimony is continuing while a New York judge and others review prosecutors' claims that a former South American soccer official made a slashing motion across his throat as their star witness testified at his bribery trial....
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Quick-thinking school staff saved kids at California school

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 5:39am
RANCHO TEHAMA RESERVE, Calif. (AP) -- A school secretary at a tiny elementary school rushed out to shoo children inside. A custodian swooped in, yelling "get into the classrooms," at kids in the play yard....
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Who invented Game of Life? Court aims to find out

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 5:39am
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Who will win The Game of Life?...
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Trump exhorts UCLA trio to thank Xi for release in China

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 4:39am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump is exhorting three suspended UCLA basketball players to thank Chinese President Xi Jinping (shee jihn-peeng) for their freedom following a shoplifting incident while they were in China....
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Zimbabwe leader Robert Mugabe seemed invincible but era ends

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 2:37am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe seemed almost untouchable for much of his nearly four-decade rule. Shrewd and ruthless, he stayed in power despite advancing age, growing opposition, international sanctions and the dissolving economy of a once-prosperous nation....
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Cambodia's top court orders opposition party dissolved

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 2:37am
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) -- Cambodia's Supreme Court has ordered the country's main opposition party be dissolved, in one of the biggest blows yet to democratic aspirations in the Southeast Asian state....
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France says Hariri accepts invitation, will come within days

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 1:36am
PARIS (AP) -- The French president's office said Thursday that Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has accepted an invitation to come to France after his surprise resignation from Saudi Arabia nearly two weeks ago that stunned Lebanon and rattled the region....
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Museum of the Bible, built by Hobby Lobby owner, opens in DC

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 12:34am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Eight years ago, Hobby Lobby president Steve Green found a new way to express his Christian faith. His family's $4 billion arts and craft chain was already known for closing stores on Sundays, waging a Supreme Court fight over birth control and donating tens of millions of dollars to religious groups....
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Rohingya woman in Bangladesh helps others flee Myanmar

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 11:33pm
KUTUPALONG, Bangladesh (AP) -- Zahida Begum doesn't remember her home village, a tiny speck amid the mountains and forests of Myanmar. She was only 18 months old when her mother smuggled her across the Naf River on a fishing boat, carrying her into Bangladesh, among hundreds of thousands of Muslim Rohingya fleeing persecution in their home country....
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