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House set to pass $36.5B for hurricane, wildfire relief

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 5:39am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House is on track to backing President Donald Trump's request for billions more in disaster aid, $16 billion to pay flood insurance claims and emergency funding to help the cash-strapped government of Puerto Rico stay afloat....
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Emergency alerts get scrutiny after deadly wildfires

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 4:37am
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) -- Communities in wildfire-prone Northern California have an array of emergency systems designed to alert residents of danger: text messages, phone calls, emails and tweets. But after days of raging blazes left at least 23 dead, authorities said those methods will be assessed....
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'Ring of Fire' volcanos remind Asia of seismic peril

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 3:34am
The horseshoe-shaped string of active volcanos bounding the Pacific Ocean has lived up to its "Ring of Fire" name in the past month, sparking mass evacuations in Indonesia and Vanuatu and now setting parts of southwestern Japan on edge. The 450 or so volcanos that make up the "Ring of Fire" are an outline of where the massive Pacific Plate is grinding against other plates that form the Earth's crust, creating a 40,000-kilometer (25,000-mile) -long zone prone to freq...
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Emergency alerts get scrutiny after deadly wildfires

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 1:34am
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) -- Communities in wildfire-prone Northern California have an array of emergency systems designed to alert residents of danger: text messages, phone calls, emails and tweets. But after days of raging blazes left at least 23 dead, authorities said those methods will be assessed....
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Some Democrats who opposed Iran nuke deal now want it upheld

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 1:34am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Several congressional Democrats who split with President Barack Obama to oppose the nuclear agreement with Iran are now urging President Donald Trump to uphold the international accord, arguing that robust enforcement is the best way to counter Tehran's malign behavior in the Middle East....
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Trump hopes to boost lower-premium health insurance plans

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 1:34am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Frustrated by failures in Congress, President Donald Trump will try to put his own stamp on health care with an executive order Thursday that aims to make lower-premium plans more widely available....
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Search for mother trapped in fires ends in heartbreak

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 12:34am
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) -- Jessica Tunis screamed at her mother to run out of the burning house but Linda Tunis said she was trapped, there was fire everywhere, and the last thing she said to her daughter was that she was going die before the call dropped....
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Rare photos by early NASA astronauts being auctioned off

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:32pm
BOSTON (AP) -- John Glenn was the first person to snap a photograph of Earth from outer space. Neil Armstrong took the first picture from the moon's surface....
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'Why so much hate?' Femicides plague Mexico's largest state

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 9:32pm
VILLA CUAUHTEMOC, Mexico (AP) -- Just like any other day, Dr. Jessica Sevilla Pedraza went to work at the hospital that morning, came home for a quick lunch and then left again. The plan was to see more patients, hit the gym and be back in time for her usual dinner with dad before he went to his night-shift job....
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Strasburg, Nationals beat Cubs 5-0, force NLDS to Game 5

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 8:26pm
CHICAGO (AP) -- Stephen Strasburg gave Washington everything he had, and it was more than enough....
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Woman who searched for days learns mother killed in wildfire

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 6:24pm
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) -- A frantic Jessica Tunis had been calling hospitals and posting on social media when her family's search ended up back at the charred ruins of her mother's Santa Rosa house on Wednesday, looking for clues in the debris as to where she might be....
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Judge won't order officials to allow abortion for immigrant

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 6:24pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A federal judge in San Francisco said Wednesday that the government cannot prevent a pregnant 17-year-old at a Texas facility for unaccompanied immigrant children from getting an abortion, but declined to issue an order that would bar federal officials from interfering in the girl's access to the procedure....
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Eminem slams Trump in profane video, calls him racist

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 6:24pm
Eminem has unleashed a profane lyrical tirade against President Donald Trump - saying he "came to stomp" and taking aim at Trump's Twitter habits, policy, appearance and supporters....
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Facebook exec meets with lawmakers amid Russia probe

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 4:21pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- One of Facebook's top executives met Wednesday with House members investigating the company's Russia-linked ads and told them the social media giant is serious about dealing with the issue....
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Democrats who opposed Iran nuke deal urge Trump to keep pact

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 4:21pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Several congressional Democrats who split with President Barack Obama to oppose the nuclear agreement with Iran are now urging President Donald Trump to uphold the international accord, arguing that robust enforcement is the best way to counter Tehran's malign behavior in the Middle East....
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Hundreds missing amid California fires; loved ones go online

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 3:21pm
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) -- Friends and relatives desperately checked hospitals and shelters and pleaded on social media for help finding loved ones missing amid California's wildfires, with hundreds of people unaccounted for Wednesday....
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Documents: Police did little to stop Waco biker showdown

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 3:21pm
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- Law enforcement officers prepared for war in Waco, Texas, on May 17, 2015....
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APNewsBreak: Steve Bannon had ties to Harvey Weinstein

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 3:21pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The multiplying tentacles of the Harvey Weinstein sex abuse scandal have touched a former president, a former presidential candidate and now a former presidential adviser....
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Hundreds missing amid California fires; loved ones go online

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 2:15pm
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) -- Friends and relatives desperately checked hospitals and shelters and pleaded on social media for help finding loved ones missing amid California's wildfires, with hundreds of people unaccounted for Wednesday....
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Judge allows Dakota Access pipeline to keep running

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 2:15pm
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the Dakota Access oil pipeline can continue operating while a study is completed to assess its environmental impact on an American Indian tribe....
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