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Nats name LHP Gonzalez starter for Game 5 of NLDS vs. Cubs

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 2:54pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Left-hander Gio Gonzalez was picked to start Game 5 for the Washington Nationals on Thursday night in their NL Division Series against the Chicago Cubs....
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Ryan blasts states that send billions to federal government

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 1:53pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The top House Republican on Thursday blasted high-tax states that deliver billions to the federal government as he faced a backlash from rank-and-file GOP lawmakers over a sweeping tax-cut proposal....
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Congress OKs expanded protections for federal whistleblowers

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 1:53pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress voted Thursday to boost the protection of federal whistleblowers from retaliation, part of a bid to uncover bad behavior at the Department of Veterans Affairs and other government agencies....
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Fire survivor regrets not pulling neighbors from their home

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 12:51pm
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) -- As his house filled with smoke from one of California's devastating wine country fires, Ryan Nelson's thoughts went to his elderly neighbors - one of whom has multiple sclerosis....
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The sound in Havana: What Americans heard in Cuba attacks

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 11:51am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It sounds sort of like a mass of crickets. But not quite. A high-pitched whine, but from what? It seems to undulate, even writhe. Listen closely: Some hear multiple, distinct tones colliding in a nails-on-the-chalkboard effect....
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NYC, London police taking fresh look at Weinstein claims

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 10:50am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Police detectives in New York City and London are taking a fresh look into sexual assault allegations against Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein....
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Dog days? In Italy, count them like family sick days

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 9:49am
ROME (AP) -- An Italian librarian who says her English setter is her family has won the right from her employer to use family sick leave to care for her ailing pet instead of having to use vacation days....
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Twitter suspends account of Weinstein critic Rose McGowan

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 8:49am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Rose McGowan's Twitter account has been suspended, temporarily muting a central figure in the allegations against Harvey Weinstein....
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APNewsBreak: US closes trucking firm tied to smuggling case

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 8:49am
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- Federal safety regulators have shut down a troubled Iowa trucking company that owned the semitrailer involved in a human trafficking case in which 10 immigrants died in Texas....
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Rose McGowan's account suspended by Twitter

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 7:49am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Rose McGowan's Twitter account has been suspended, temporarily muting a central figure in the allegations against Harvey Weinstein....
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Family held captive by Taliban-linked group released

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 7:49am
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- An American woman, her Canadian husband and their three young children have been released after years of being held captive by a network with ties to the Taliban, U.S. and Pakistani officials said Thursday....
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AP-NORC Poll: Americans blame wild weather on global warming

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 7:49am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- After hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria blitzed the nation, most Americans think weather disasters are getting more severe and see global warming's fingerprints....
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US to pull out of UNESCO amid Palestinian tensions

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 7:49am
PARIS (AP) -- The United States is pulling out of UNESCO because of what Washington sees as its anti-Israel bias and a need for "fundamental reform" of the U.N. cultural agency....
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Paris hopes to ban gas-powered cars in city by 2030

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 7:49am
PARIS (AP) -- In the future, the noise of car engines revving around the streets of Paris might become just a memory....
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Family held captive by Taliban-linked group released

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 5:39am
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- An American woman, her Canadian husband and their three young children have been released after years held captive by a network with ties to the Taliban....
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House set to pass $36.5B for hurricane, wildfire relief

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

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

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

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

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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