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Man who aided hospital patient discharged in gown shocked

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 9:06pm
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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Facing critics, Facebook wants feeds to be more 'meaningful'

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 9:06pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Facebook is tweaking what people see to make their time on it more "meaningful" in a move that could hurt publishers and news organizations that rely on it to spread their content....
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Actresses, shows about women win big at Critics' Choice

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 9:06pm
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) -- It was a good night for women at the Critics' Choice Awards. "Big Little Lies" was the biggest TV winner, with four awards, and "The Handmaid's Tale" won three. "Wonder Woman" was named best action movie and its star Gal Gadot accepted a special award for challenging gender stereotypes....
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James Franco wins early at Critics' Choice Awards

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 8:06pm
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) -- James Franco, who had new sexual misconduct allegations leveled against him earlier in the day, was among the early winners at the Critics' Choice Awards on Thursday, but the actor wasn't on hand to accept his award....
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What robot strippers say about sexism, tech and the future

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 4:03pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- On a recent evening in Las Vegas during the CES technology show, robot strippers offered a window into technology's gender fault lines - not to mention our robot future....
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Walmart boosts starting pay, closing dozens of Sam's Clubs

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 3:02pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Walmart confirmed Thursday that it is closing dozens of Sam's Club warehouse stores - a move that a union-backed group estimated could cost thousands of jobs - on the same day the company announced that it was boosting its starting salary for U.S. workers and handing out bonuses....
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AP Exclusive: Pope letter details concern over Chile bishop

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 3:02pm
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- The Vatican was so concerned about the fallout from Chile's most notorious pedophile priest that it planned to ask three Chilean bishops accused of knowing about his decades-long crimes to resign and take a year's sabbatical - a revelation that comes just days before Pope Francis makes his first visit to Chile as pope....
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The Latest: 6 senators say they've reached immigration deal

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 1:01pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on President Donald Trump, Congress and immigration (all times local):...
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States tackling shortcomings in sexual misconduct policies

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 1:01pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- After a tumultuous few months that saw numerous lawmakers accused of sexual misconduct, a majority of state legislatures across the country are considering strengthening sexual harassment policies that have gone unheeded or unchanged for years....
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GOP struggles to woo candidates in states where Trump won

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 1:01pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota (AP) -- Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer of North Dakota got a hard sell last week from President Donald Trump, who gave Cramer and his wife a personal tour of the West Wing and used the gilded luster of the newly renovated Oval Office to entreat Cramer to challenge popular Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp....
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Puerto Rico fears post-Maria murder surge: 11 days, 32 slain

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 11:58am
CAROLINA, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Before the sun rose on the first day of 2018, someone called 911 to report the charred, bullet-riddled body of a man with a snake-like tattoo on his left hand, lying beside a road in the Puerto Rican town of Vega Baja....
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A lofty proposal: 'Marry Me' etched in snow, seen from above

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 11:58am
NEVIS, Minn. (AP) -- An aviation student in northern Minnesota pulled off a sky-high marriage proposal by writing "Marry Me" in the snow, then flying his long-time girlfriend over his handiwork....
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More claim sexual inappropriateness against James Franco

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 10:56am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Several women have made further claims of inappropriate sexual behavior against James Franco in a Los Angeles Times article ....
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Local governments won't say what they're offering Amazon

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 9:55am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- State and local governments have been more than happy to play up the amenities they think make their locations the best choice for Amazon's second headquarters. But many of them will not disclose the tax breaks or other financial incentives they are offering the online giant....
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Ecuador grants nationality to WikiLeaks founder

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 9:55am
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) -- Ecuador has granted citizenship to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after more than five years of living in asylum at the nation's embassy in London, officials announced Thursday....
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Walmart boosts starting pay to $11 an hour, offers bonuses

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 9:55am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Walmart, the world's largest private employer, is boosting its starting salary for U.S. workers to $11 an hour, handing out one-time cash bonuses to those who don't benefit from the pay hike and expanding its maternity and parental leave benefits....
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Oklahoma jury: Woman guilty in daughter's crucifix death

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 9:55am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A jury in Oklahoma has convicted a woman of killing her 33-year-old daughter by forcing a crucifix and medallion down her throat because she believed the woman was possessed by the devil....
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Ecuador grants nationality to WikiLeaks founder

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 8:55am
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) -- Ecuador has granted citizenship to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has been living in asylum at the nation's embassy in London for more than five years....
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Walmart boosts starting pay to $11 an hour, offers bonuses

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 8:55am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Walmart, the world's largest private employer, is boosting its starting salary for U.S. workers to $11 an hour, handing out one-time cash bonuses to those who don't benefit from the pay hike and expanding its maternity and parental leave benefits....
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Cindy Crawford recreates iconic Super Bowl ad 26 years later

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 8:55am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Cindy Crawford is heading back to the Super Bowl: The model has recreated her iconic 1992 Super Bowl ad for Pepsi, now featuring her 18-year-old son....
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