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Self-driving boats: The next tech transportation race

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 12:37am
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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History of Syria's war at risk as YouTube reins in content

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 11:32pm
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syria's civil war has been one of the modern world's most brutal conflicts and one of its most heavily filmed. Hundreds of thousands of amateur videos uploaded to YouTube document every heartbeat of the war over the past seven years, from momentous events like cities under bombardment to intimate scenes like a father cradling his dead children....
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Rights group blasts Israeli banks for settlement expansion

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 11:32pm
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli banks are contributing to the proliferation of West Bank settlements by providing loans and mortgages for construction there, violating their human rights obligations, Human Rights Watch said in a report Wednesday....
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ESPN distances itself from anchor Jemele Hill's Trump tweets

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 11:32pm
BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) -- ESPN distanced itself from anchor Jemele Hill's tweets one day after she called President Donald Trump "a white supremacist" and "a bigot."...
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Detained university janitor, in US 11 years, awaits his fate

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 10:32pm
BOSTON (AP) -- Francisco Rodriguez-Guardado's first son was born just days after he was taken into custody by federal immigration officials for deportation back to his native El Salvador. He has yet to meet his son but is told there's a resemblance....
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Stars turn out to push for donations for hurricane relief

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 10:32pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Dozens of stars turned out to sing, tell stories and plead for support for hurricane victims on Tuesday, in a one-hour televised benefit that had raised $14.5 million by the time cameras were turned off....
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Stars turn out to push for donations for hurricane relief

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 9:30pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Dozens of stars turned out to sing, tell stories and plead for support for hurricane victims on Tuesday, in a one-hour televised benefit that had raised $14.5 million by the time cameras were turned off....
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Roaring 20: Indians tie AL record with 20th straight win

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 8:30pm
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Francisco Lindor skipped through the doorway and into the Indians' clubhouse, where the pulsating music was at an ear-splitting level....
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Rebel Wilson awarded millions in Australia defamation case

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 8:30pm
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- A judge awarded Rebel Wilson record damages of 4.56 million Australian dollars ($3.66 million) on Wednesday over magazine articles the actress said cost her roles in Hollywood films....
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Suicide of teen who made sex video shows dilemma for schools

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 7:30pm
CHICAGO (AP) -- Staff at a suburban Chicago high school called 16-year-old Corey Walgren to the dean's office to ask about a video he made of himself having sex with a classmate. A few hours later, the teen walked to the top of a five-story parking deck and jumped....
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Resignation an ignoble end to Seattle mayor's long career

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 7:30pm
SEATTLE (AP) -- Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, beset over the past five months by sex abuse allegations, plans to resign Wednesday, bringing an ignoble end to a lengthy political career in which he championed gay rights and better pay for workers....
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First look: Apple's luxury iPhone both copies and innovates

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 6:28pm
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) -- As soon as you see the iPhone X up close, you'll realize that it's nothing like any of the previous models that Apple has released during the past decade....
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Election panel vice-chair: Group may not recommend changes

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 6:28pm
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- The vice chairman of President Donald Trump's commission on election fraud on Tuesday dismissed criticism that the panel is bent on voter suppression, saying there is a "high possibility" it will make no recommendations when it finishes its work - and even if it does, it can't force states to adopt them....
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US Justice Department won't charge Baltimore police officers

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 5:28pm
BALTIMORE (AP) -- The U.S. Department of Justice said Tuesday it won't bring federal civil rights charges against six Baltimore police officers involved in the arrest and in-custody death of Freddie Gray, a young black man whose death touched off weeks of protests and unrest in the city....
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Irma's girth and path made for a bizarre Florida storm surge

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 3:27pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Hurricane Irma's devastating storm surge came with weird twists that scientists attribute to the storm's girth, path and some geographic quirks....
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Edith Windsor, who helped end gay marriage ban, dies at 88

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 3:27pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Edith Windsor, a widow who brought a landmark Supreme Court case that struck down parts of a federal anti-gay marriage law and paved a path toward legalizing same-sex nuptials nationwide, died Tuesday. She was 88....
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Without air conditioning, steamy Florida yearns for power

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 2:27pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- In a state built on air conditioning, millions of Florida residents now want to know one thing: When will the power be back on?...
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Seattle's mayor resigns after 5th sex abuse claim emerges

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 2:27pm
SEATTLE (AP) -- Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announced his resignation Tuesday after a fifth man - one of his cousins - came forward and accused him of sexual abuse decades ago....
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Big holdup for borrowers claiming for-profit college fraud

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 2:27pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Tens of thousands of former students who say they were swindled by for-profit colleges are being left in limbo as the Trump administration delays action on requests for loan forgiveness, according to court documents obtained by The Associated Press....
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J.J. Abrams to write and direct 'Star Wars: Episode IX'

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 2:27pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- J.J. Abrams is returning to "Star Wars," and will replace Colin Trevorrow as writer and director of "Episode IX," pushing the film's release date back seven months....
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