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Spy museum's newest: ax used on Trotsky, parts of Powers' U2

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 12:54pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- H. Keith Melton spent 40 years looking for the ice-climbing ax used in the bloody assassination of Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky. It had been sitting under a bed in Mexico City for decades....
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Police respond to shooting reports at Washington high school

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 11:52am
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Authorities are responding to reports of a shooting at a high school south of Spokane, Washington....
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Hunky cops photo prompts Facebook users to ask for arrests

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 10:51am
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- A group selfie from some Florida police officers has caused a social media stir, prompting some Facebook users to inquire about their marital status and others to ask to be arrested....
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Josh Duggar welcomes baby amid battle over fondling claims

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 10:51am
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) -- Reality TV star Josh Duggar has announced the birth of a baby boy a day after a judge halted his lawsuit over the release of information related to allegations he fondled his sisters as a child....
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FEMA insurance chief: Harvey losses could top $11 billion

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 9:50am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The head of the National Flood Insurance Program said Wednesday early estimates show Hurricane Harvey will result in about $11 billion in payouts to insured homeowners, mostly in southeast Texas....
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Lawsuit targets searches of electronic devices at US border

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 9:50am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A federal lawsuit filed Wednesday claims the U.S. government's growing practice of searching laptops and cellphones at the border is unconstitutional because electronic devices now carry troves of private personal and business information. The government has vociferously defended its searches as critical to protecting the homeland....
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Son: Pete Domenici, former GOP senator, has died

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 9:50am
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Former New Mexico Sen. Pete V. Domenici, a Republican who became a power broker in the Senate for his work on the federal budget and energy policy over more than 30 years, died Wednesday....
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AP interview: Ryan won't say tax cut won't raise deficit

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 8:50am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Speaker Paul Ryan declined Wednesday to say the evolving Republican tax cut plan won't add to already mammoth budget deficits. A chief goal of the effort will be to spark national economic growth, he said in an AP Newsmaker interview....
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Hurricane victims facing a long road to home reconstruction

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 8:50am
With floodwaters nearing knee height, Arlene Estle fled to the upstairs of the Houston house where she's lived for 50 years and raised four children. It was many hours later before her son-in-law arrived by boat to rescue her....
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Son: Pete Domenici, former GOP senator, has died

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 8:50am
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Former New Mexico Sen. Pete V. Domenici, a Republican who became a power broker in the Senate for his work on the federal budget and energy policy over more than 30 years, died Wednesday....
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There's no need to spend $999 for a good phone these days

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 8:50am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Apple's new iPhone X is special. It has flashy upgrades, facial recognition and animated emoji, all in celebration of the iPhone's 10-year anniversary. And its price tag is appropriately special: $999 and up....
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Self-driving boats: The next tech transportation race

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 7:50am
BOSTON (AP) -- Self-driving cars may not hit the road in earnest for many years - but autonomous boats could be just around the pier....
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There's no need to spend $999 for a good phone these days

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 7:50am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Apple's new iPhone X is special. It has flashy upgrades, facial recognition and animated emoji, all in celebration of the phone's 10-year anniversary. And its price tag is appropriately special: $999 and up....
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Florida nun dons habit, grabs chain saw to help after Irma

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 5:44am
MIAMI (AP) -- A Florida nun is pitching in on the cleanup efforts following Hurricane Irma by taking a chain saw to downed trees while dressed in her full habit....
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German right-wing party on course to enter parliament

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 2:39am
PFORZHEIM, Germany (AP) -- A nationalist party that wants Germany to close its borders to migrants, leave Europe's common currency and end sanctions against Russia is predicted to enter Parliament for the first time this month....
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EU chief says bloc 'bouncing back' after crisis-hit decade

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 2:39am
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union is in a healthier economic state than it's been for more than a decade and is ready to move on from Brexit, the bloc's top official said Wednesday....
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Sanders, GOP push banner health care bills

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 1:38am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Liberal Sen. Bernie Sanders is ready to unveil his bill for starkly reshaping the country's current hodge-podge health care system into one where the government provides medical insurance for everybody....
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Amid NKorea crisis, Mattis focuses on US doomsday arsenal

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 1:38am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- As North Korea flaunts its new nuclear muscle, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is spotlighting the overwhelming numerical superiority of America's doomsday arsenal....
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Study prompts call to examine flu vaccine and miscarriage

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 1:38am
NEW YORK (AP) -- A puzzling study of U.S. pregnancies found that women who had miscarriages between 2010 and 2012 were more likely to have had back-to-back annual flu shots that included protection against swine flu....
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