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Wanted: Volunteer shooters to thin Grand Canyon bison herd

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 4:05pm
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- The National Park Service plans to thin a herd of bison in the Grand Canyon through roundups and by seeking volunteers who are physically fit and proficient with a gun to kill the animals that increasingly are damaging park resources....
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How to fix identity-theft issues posed by the Equifax hack

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 3:05pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Equifax breach didn't just expose sensitive personal information of 143 million Americans - it underscored the huge vulnerabilities that make widespread identity theft possible....
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Volunteer shooters to help thin Grand Canyon bison herds

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 3:05pm
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- The National Park Service plans to thin a herd of bison in the Grand Canyon through roundups and by seeking volunteers who are physically fit and proficient with a gun to kill the animals that increasingly are damaging park resources....
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Aircraft carrier is rushed to the hurricane-battered Keys

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 2:04pm
MIAMI (AP) -- Authorities sent an aircraft carrier and other Navy ships to Florida to help with search-and-rescue operations Monday as a flyover of the hurricane-battered Keys yielded what the governor said were scenes of devastation....
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Irma's roar gives way to grinding chorus of saws, generators

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 2:04pm
SWEETWATER, Fla. (AP) -- A grinding chorus of chain saws and generators kicked in quickly after Hurricane Irma's roar left Sweetwater, a small, mostly Spanish-speaking town west of Miami where streets were swamped, fences and trees fell, cars got stuck in floodwater and shed roofs bent like tin foil....
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Harvey and Irma to slow US growth but rebound should follow

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 2:04pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- With businesses disrupted, fuel and chemical refineries out of commission and consumers struggling to restore their lives, Hurricanes Harvey and Irma will likely pack a tough double-whammy for the U.S. economy....
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California challenges Trump's end to young immigrant program

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 2:04pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California sued the Trump administration Monday over its decision to end a program that shields young immigrants from deportation, saying it would be especially hard hit because it has more of the immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally by parents or by parents who overstayed visas than any other U.S. state....
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Security clearance backlog leads to risky interim passes

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 1:04pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A government backlog of 700,000 security clearance reviews has led agencies like the Defense Department to inadvertently issue interim passes to criminals - even rapists and killers - fueling calls for better and faster vetting of people with access to the nation's secrets....
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Catholic leaders decry Dems' questioning of judicial pick

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 12:03pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Roman Catholic leaders are objecting to Democratic senators' line of questioning for one of President Donald Trump's judicial nominees, arguing the focus on her faith is misplaced and runs counter to the Constitution's prohibition on religious tests for political office....
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Catholic leaders decry Dems' questioning of judicial pick

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 11:02am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Roman Catholic leaders are objecting to Democratic senators' line of questioning for one of President Donald Trump's judicial nominees, arguing the focus on her faith is misplaced and runs counter to the Constitution's prohibition on religious tests for political office....
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Solemn, personal ceremonies as US commemorates 9/11

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 10:01am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Holding photos and reading names of loved ones lost 16 years ago, 9/11 victims' relatives marked the anniversary of the attacks at ground zero on Monday with a solemn and personal ceremony....
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Militants attack convoy in Egypt's Sinai, kill 18 police

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 8:01am
EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) -- Islamic State militants ambushed a police convoy in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula on Monday, killing 18 police and wounding seven others in one of the deadliest attacks this year in the restive region bordering Israel and the Gaza Strip....
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Pope blasts climate change doubters: cites moral duty to act

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 7:01am
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) -- Pope Francis has sharply criticized climate change doubters, saying history will judge those who failed to take the necessary decisions to curb heat-trapping emissions blamed for the warming of the Earth....
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UN rights chief: Rohingya seemingly face 'ethnic cleansing'

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 7:01am
GENEVA (AP) -- The U.N. human rights chief said Monday that the violence and injustice faced by the ethnic Rohingya minority in Myanmar, where U.N. rights investigators have been barred from entering, "seems a textbook example of ethnic cleansing."...
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Trump and first lady prepare to commemorate Sept. 11

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 4:59am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump is preparing to preside over his first 9/11 commemoration in office, a solemn and nonpartisan occasion in which he will be joined by first lady Melania Trump....
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TV correspondents face danger they told others to avoid

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 2:58am
NEW YORK (AP) -- It's a paradox of hurricane coverage: people on television spend days warning the public to get out of harm's way, then station their correspondents squarely in the middle of howling wind and rain and hope they don't get hurt....
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US commemorates 9/11; thousands expected at ground zero

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 1:57am
NEW YORK (AP) -- While the U.S. contends with the destruction caused by two ferocious hurricanes in three weeks, Americans also are marking the anniversary of one of the nation's most scarring days....
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Apple may test the bounds of iPhone love with a $1,000 model

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 1:57am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Apple is expected to sell its fanciest iPhone yet for $1,000, crossing into a new financial frontier that will test how much consumers are willing to pay for a device that's become an indispensable part of modern life....
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TV correspondents face danger they told others to avoid

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 1:57am
NEW YORK (AP) -- It's a paradox of hurricane coverage: people on television spend days warning the public to get out of harm's way, then station their correspondents squarely in the middle of howling wind and rain and hope they don't get hurt....
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Crossing Trump on climate, new Miss America fears no tweet

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 1:57am
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- Cara Mund is not worried that she may begin her year-long reign as Miss America by starting a Twitter war with the nation's Tweeter-In-Chief....
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