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Scramble to flee Irma underscores rich, poor divide

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 4:42pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- Hotel dishwasher Wilman Hernandez waited with his wife and young son at a Miami Beach bus stop, desperately looking for a way to get to a shelter where they could ride out Hurricane Irma....
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As Irma nears Florida, concern for animals a major issue

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 3:42pm
MIAMI (AP) -- The evacuation took 12 seconds....
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Son of ex-Fox News host Eric Bolling dies in Colorado

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 3:42pm
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) -- The son of former Fox News host Eric Bolling has died, just hours after Fox announced that Bolling was leaving the network....
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DNA lab techniques, 1 pioneered in New York, now under fire

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 2:40pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Two techniques for analyzing DNA evidence that were once considered cutting edge are now under fire amid questions about their reliability, and criminal defense attorneys in New York have asked a state agency to investigate the renowned lab that once used both methods....
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As Irma nears Florida, concern for animals a major issue

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 1:40pm
MIAMI (AP) -- The evacuation took 12 seconds....
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Tank failures in Harvey reveal vulnerabilities in storm

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 11:39am
More than two dozen storage tanks holding crude oil, gasoline and other contaminants ruptured or otherwise failed when Harvey slammed into the Texas coast, spilling at least 145,000 gallons (548,868 liters) of fuel and spewing toxic pollutants into the air, according to an Associated Press analysis of pollution reports submitted to state and federal regulators....
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DNA lab techniques pioneered in New York now under fire

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 11:39am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Two techniques for analyzing DNA evidence that were once considered cutting edge are now under fire amid questions about their reliability, and criminal defense attorneys in New York have asked a state agency to investigate the renowned lab that once used both methods....
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Keys, Stephens in 1st all-American US Open final in 15 years

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 11:39am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Madison Keys and Sloane Stephens are set to meet in the first all-American final at the U.S. Open since the Williams sisters played each other for the title in 2002....
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Car-centric Houston struggles after loss of countless autos

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 8:38am
KATY, Texas (AP) -- Bryan Harvey is frequently reminded that he shares a name with the storm that dumped 50 inches of rain on metropolitan Houston and unleashed the floods that have him working 14-hour days towing water-logged cars....
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Woman who chose baby instead of chemotherapy has died

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 8:38am
DETROIT (AP) -- A Michigan woman who sacrificed the chance to prolong her life in order to give birth to her sixth child has died....
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Hurricanes drive addiction issues into public square

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 8:38am
In the whirr of preparations for Hurricane Irma, a needle exchange program in Miami's Overtown neighborhood handed out extra syringes to heroin users. Others trying to break from the drug's grasp picked up advance medication from methadone clinics....
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Menendez trial factoring into New Jersey governor's race

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 7:37am
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez's criminal case instantly became an issue in the New Jersey governor's race when his trial began last week....
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Trump flashes independent streak in pursuit of deal

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 7:37am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump was in the mood to celebrate after cutting a big deal with opposition Democrats....
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Egypt announces discovery of 3,500-years old tomb in Luxor

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 5:35am
LUXOR, Egypt (AP) -- Egypt has announced the discovery in the southern city of Luxor of a pharaonic tomb belonging to a royal goldsmith who lived more than 3,500 years ago during the reign of the 18th dynasty....
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Norway wrestles with EU ties, national values before vote

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 3:32am
STAVANGER, Norway (AP) -- Norway's upcoming election has sparked a wide-ranging debate about national values, leaving voters wrestling with how close the Nordic country should be to the European Union and what its responsibilities are toward migrants and asylum-seekers....
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Little US pressure amid talk of ethnic cleansing in Myanmar

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 2:32am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Don't expect the United States to step in and resolve what is increasingly being describing as an ethnic cleansing campaign against Myanmar's downtrodden Rohingya Muslims....
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Deadly quake, Hurricane Katia a one-two punch for Mexico

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 11:21pm
JUCHITAN, Mexico (AP) -- One of the most powerful earthquakes ever recorded in Mexico and a raging hurricane dealt a devastating one-two punch to the country, killing at least 61 people as workers scrambled to respond to the twin national emergencies....
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Syrian army in race with US-armed fighters for eastern Syria

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 11:21pm
BEIRUT (AP) -- U.S.-backed Syrian fighters are preparing an offensive against the Islamic State group in eastern Syria along the border with Iraq in a race with government forces marching in the same direction against the extremists in their last major holdout in Syria....
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