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AP Exclusive: Key EU banker accused of bribery, Russia ties

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 9:30am
LONDON (AP) -- Latvia's top banking official explained the "rules of the game" for successful banking in the small European country. His sidekick sat the owner of Norvik bank down, scribbling the sum on a piece of paper: 100,000 euros ($125,000) a month....
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Trump revives push for limits on immigrants bringing family

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 9:30am
NEW YORK (AP) -- When the U.S. government approved Ricardo Magpantay, his wife and young children to immigrate to America from the Philippines, it was 1991. By the time a visa was available, it was 2005, and his children couldn't come with him because they were now adults....
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As 'Black Panther' shows, inclusion pays at the box office

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 9:30am
NEW YORK (AP) -- A lavish, headline-grabbing premiere. Lightning word-of-mouth stoked by glowing reviews. Packed movie theaters with sold-out shows, long lines and fans decked out as characters from the film....
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Freestyle skier's complex path offers Olympic Rorschach test

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 8:28am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) -- The words left Liz Swaney's lips without an ounce of irony. No telling curl of the lips. No wink. Nothing. She meant them. All of them....
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17 killed in garbage dump collapse in Mozambique

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 8:28am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Heavy rains triggered the partial collapse of a huge mound of garbage in Mozambique's capital on Monday, killing as many as 17 people who were buried by debris....
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Former AP photographer Max Desfor dies at 104

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 7:26am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former Associated Press photographer Max Desfor, whose photo of hundreds of Korean War refugees crawling across a damaged bridge in 1950 helped win him a Pulitzer Prize, died Monday. He was 104....
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Fergie's NBA All-Star Game national anthem confuses, amuses

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 5:23am
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Fergie tried something different with her national anthem at the NBA All-Star Game, and not everybody was cheering....
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Hero, harasser or both? Shaun White's newly complex legacy

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 2:20am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) -- It was expected to be a coronation: snowboarder Shaun White, shredding the halfpipe in an epic performance that won him Olympic gold at Pyeongchang four years after a devastating loss in Sochi and two years after a run that nearly killed him....
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High court asked to iron out polling place clothing dispute

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 11:07pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A "Make America Great Again" hat. A tea party T-shirt. A MoveOn.org button....
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As athletes struggle, Kim Jong Un dreams of Olympic glory

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 11:07pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) -- Kim Jong Un wants to turn his country into an international sports power - think East Germany in the 1970s and 80s. The North Korean leader is pouring resources into training and infrastructure, athletes are getting more recognition than ever and the country now even has an all-sports television channel, though it's not clear how many citizens are able to actually watch it....
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Russian curlers say bronze medalist suspected of doping

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 10:07pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) -- Russian curlers said Monday a coach told them that mixed doubles bronze medalist Alexander Krushelnitsky tested positive for a banned substance at the Pyeongchang Olympics....
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Museum to discuss efforts to see if bones belong to pirate

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 8:03pm
YARMOUTH, Mass. (AP) -- Researchers are set to discuss their efforts to determine whether human bones recovered from a Cape Cod shipwreck are those of the infamous pirate Samuel "Black Sam" Bellamy....
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4 survivors of Grand Canyon helicopter crash still critical

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 7:03pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Authorities say four people who survived when a sightseeing helicopter crashed at the Grand Canyon earlier this month are still hospitalized in critical condition....
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Kentucky 2030? Could Korea export its rural Olympic gamble?

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 7:03pm
JEONGSEON, South Korea (AP) -- A coal mine stands on the mountain exactly as it was the day it was abandoned, now a rusting relic of blue-collar glory lost to a globalized world....
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Austin Dillon takes No. 3 back to victory lane at Daytona

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 5:58pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- The No. 3 is No. 1 again at Daytona, on a day, in a race and at a place forever linked with the great Dale Earnhardt....
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Austin Dillon takes No. 3 back to victory lane at Daytona

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 4:56pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- The No. 3 is No. 1 again at Daytona, on a day, in a race and at a place forever linked with the great Dale Earnhardt....
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Few states let courts take guns from people deemed a threat

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 3:55pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- The warnings around Nikolas Cruz seemed to flash like neon signs: expelled from school, fighting with classmates, a fascination with weapons and hurting animals, disturbing images and comments posted to social media, previous mental health treatment....
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The Latest: Dillon drives 3 back to victory in Daytona 500

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 3:55pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- The Latest on the Daytona 500 (all times local):...
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Just a few states have gun laws targeting threatening people

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 2:55pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- The warnings around Nikolas Cruz seemed to flash like neon signs: expelled from school, fighting with classmates, a fascination with weapons and hurting animals, disturbing images and comments posted to social media, previous mental health treatment....
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'Three Billboards' wins, women make waves at UK film awards

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 2:55pm
LONDON (AP) -- Ferocious female-led tragicomedy "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" was the big winner Sunday at the British Academy Film Awards in London, where women demanding an end to harassment, abuse and inequality dominated the ceremony....
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