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Josh Donaldson agrees to $23M, 1-year deal with Blue Jays

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 11:36am
TORONTO (AP) -- Third baseman Josh Donaldson and the Toronto Blue Jays agreed to a $23 million contract, the largest one-year deal for an arbitration-eligible player....
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'Mississippi Burning' KKK leader Killen dies in prison at 92

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 10:36am
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Edgar Ray Killen, a 1960s Ku Klux Klan leader who was convicted decades later in the "Mississippi Burning" slayings of three civil rights workers, has died in prison at the age of 92, the state's corrections department announced Friday....
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A look at Facebook's changes over the years in what you see

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 10:36am
Facebook is once again tweaking what you see to focus more on personal connections and take the spotlight off brands and news articles....
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Haiti 'shocked and outraged' over reported Trump remarks

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 9:35am
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- Haitians reacted with outrage Friday to reports that President Donald Trump used a vulgar remark to describe the country on the eve of the anniversary of the 2010 earthquake, one of the deadliest disasters in modern history....
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Mississippi Burnings KKK leader Killen dies in prison at 92

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 9:35am
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Edgar Ray Killen, a former Ku Klux Klan leader who was convicted in the 1964 "Mississippi Burning" slayings of three civil rights workers, has died in prison at the age of 92, the state's corrections department announced Friday....
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Allegations against Missouri governor raise legal risks

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 9:35am
Allegations that Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens threatened a woman with whom he had an affair raise the question of whether the Republican could potentially be in legal jeopardy....
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Billie Jean King backs calls to rename Margaret Court Arena

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 9:35am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Billie Jean King thinks one of the main venues at the Australian Open should be renamed because of Margaret Court's comments about the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community....
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Britain's queen dishes on weight of the crown in documentary

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 8:34am
LONDON (AP) -- Britain's Queen Elizabeth II has revealed the secrets of giving a speech while wearing a weighty crown, in unusually candid comments in a new documentary on her 1953 coronation and the symbolism of the crown jewels....
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'Versace' stars: Anti-gay bias led to designer's death

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 7:32am
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) -- Do the intersecting lives of a fashion designer and the serial killer who murdered him add up to a political saga?...
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Missouri governor fighting for political life after affair

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 6:31am
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Admitting to an extramarital affair but denying anything more, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens appears to be digging in for a fight to preserve his political life as other public officials weigh whether to stand with or against the once rising Republican star....
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Cybersecurity firm: US Senate in Russian hackers' crosshairs

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 5:30am
PARIS (AP) -- The same Russian government-aligned hackers who penetrated the Democratic Party have spent the past few months laying the groundwork for an espionage campaign against the U.S. Senate, a cybersecurity firm said Friday....
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McSally launches Senate campaign in heated Arizona contest

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 4:30am
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- Arizona Republican Congresswoman Martha McSally called on the national GOP to "grow a pair of ovaries" as she launched her bid for the U.S. Senate on Friday, joining the race to replace retiring GOP Sen. Jeff Flake by embracing President Donald Trump and his outsider playbook in one of the nation's premier Senate contests....
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AP FACT CHECK: Trump claims London embassy is 'bad deal'

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 4:30am
LONDON (AP) -- President Donald Trump says he has decided not to come to London to open the new U.S. Embassy, blaming the Obama administration for doing a "bad deal" to move the diplomatic mission....
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Missouri governor fighting for political life after affair

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 3:17am
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Admitting to an extramarital affair but denying anything more, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens appears to be digging in for a fight to preserve his political life as other public officials weigh whether to stand with or against the once rising Republican star....
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McSally launches Senate campaign in heated Arizona contest

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 2:14am
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- Arizona Republican Congresswoman Martha McSally called on the national GOP to "grow a pair of ovaries" as she launched her bid for the U.S. Senate on Friday, joining the race to replace retiring GOP Sen. Jeff Flake by embracing President Donald Trump and his outsider playbook in one of the nation's premier Senate contests....
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Africa startled by Trump's sudden and vulgar attention

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 12:12am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Africans woke up on Friday to find President Donald Trump had finally taken an interest in their continent. It wasn't what people had hoped for....
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Trump's first medical check-up as president set for Friday

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 11:11pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump will be the patient, not the commander in chief offering comfort, when he visits the Walter Reed military hospital on Friday....
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Man who aided hospital patient discharged in gown shocked

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 11:11pm
BALTIMORE (AP) -- The man who said he came to the aid of a woman discharged from a Baltimore hospital wearing only a gown and socks on a cold winter's night, says he was left outraged and stunned at how she was treated....
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Members of Haitian community react to Trump's comments

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 10:11pm
President Donald Trump on Thursday questioned why the U.S. would accept more immigrants from "shithole countries" after senators discussed revamping rules affecting those from Africa and Haiti, according to people briefed on the conversation. Members of the Haitian community react to Trump's comments:...
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Bill Cosby's next trial will carry weight of #MeToo movement

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 10:11pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Jurors couldn't agree the first time around whether to accept a woman's story that "America's Dad," Bill Cosby, sexually assaulted her over a decade ago. Now he faces a retrial in less than 90 days in a vastly different cultural climate, one in which powerful men from Hollywood to the U.S. Senate are being toppled by allegations of sexual misconduct....
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