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AP Exclusive: Flooding threatens toxic sites as Irma nears

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 10:21pm
MIAMI (AP) -- Dozens of staff from the Environmental Protection Agency are working to help secure some of the nation's most contaminated toxic waste sites as Hurricane Irma bears down on Florida. The agency said its employees are evacuating personnel, securing equipment and safeguarding hazardous materials ahead of expected storm surges and heavy rains....
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Judge blocks Elliott's 6-game suspension over domestic case

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 8:20pm
A federal judge blocked Dallas Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott's six-game suspension over a domestic violence case Friday, setting the stage for a potentially lengthy legal fight with the NFL....
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Giant portrait of toddler peers over US-Mexico border wall

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 7:19pm
TECATE, Calif. (AP) -- A photo of a giant toddler stands in Mexico and peers over a steel wall dividing the country from the United States....
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Helicopter crash kills country singer Troy Gentry and pilot

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 6:17pm
LUMBERTON, N.J. (AP) -- A helicopter carrying singer Troy Gentry, of the award-winning country music duo Montgomery Gentry, crashed on Friday, killing Gentry and the pilot....
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Equifax breach sows chaos among 143M Americans

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 6:17pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- A day after credit-reporting company Equifax disclosed that "criminals" had stolen vital data about 143 million Americans, it had somehow managed to leave much of the public in the dark about their exposure, how they should protect themselves and what Equifax planned to do for those affected....
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Irma bears down on Florida, more than 5M told to flee coast

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 5:16pm
MIAMI (AP) -- Irma trained its sights on Florida and officials warned more than 5 million people that time was running out Friday to evacuate ahead of the deadly hurricane as it followed a path that could take it from one end of the state to the other....
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Congress sends aid bill, debt hike to Trump

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 4:15pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress on Friday sent President Donald Trump a massive package of $15.3 billion in disaster aid linked to an increase in the nation's borrowing authority that angered conservative Republicans who hissed and booed senior administration officials dispatched to Capitol Hill to defend it....
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Clinton book relives Democrats' agonizing defeat

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 4:15pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- In a candid and pointed new book, Hillary Clinton relives her stunning defeat to Donald Trump, admitting to personal mistakes and defending campaign strategy even as her return to the stage refocuses attention on a race Democrats still can't believe they lost....
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Deal with Trump, GOP retirements have Dems riding higher

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 4:15pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Relegated for months to playing defense, congressional Democrats are rising again. They've been revitalized by the deal their leaders cut with President Donald Trump this week and by a trickle of GOP retirements that have boosted their hopes of capturing House control next year....
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Winds, fire, floods and quakes: A nutty run of nature

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 4:15pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- With four big hurricanes, a powerful earthquake and wildfires, it seems that nature recently has just gone nuts....
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Country star Don Williams, 'the Gentle Giant,' dead at 78

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 4:15pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Don Williams, an award-winning country singer with love ballads like "I Believe in You," has died. He was 78....
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In angry new book, Clinton defends campaign strategy

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 2:10pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Hillary Clinton is reliving her stunning defeat to Donald Trump in a new book....
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Audit: US misuses taxpayer cash for California water project

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 1:10pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The U.S. Department of Interior improperly contributed tens of millions of dollars in taxpayer money to help politically powerful California water districts plan for a massive project to ship the state's water from north to south, a new federal audit said Friday....
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After Trump deal, Pelosi predicts greater leverage for Dems

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 12:10pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi predicted on Friday that Democrats will have increased leverage on immigration and other issues, after a debt and disaster aid deal they cut with President Donald Trump passed the House on the strength of Democratic votes....
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APNewsBreak: US taxpayer money misused for water project

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 12:10pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The U.S. government improperly spent $84 million to help plan for a massive project to ship Northern California water to Southern California, a new federal audit said....
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Almanac forecast: Hurricanes will favor Atlantic Seaboard

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 12:10pm
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- The annual Old Farmer's Almanac, which claims an 80 percent accuracy rate in its forecasts, predicted the possibility of a major hurricane along the Atlantic Seaboard, but didn't have the same insight about the Gulf Coast....
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Almanac forecast: Hurricanes will favor Atlantic Seaboard

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 11:09am
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- The annual Old Farmer's Almanac, which claims an 80 percent accuracy rate in its forecasts, predicted the possibility of a major hurricane along the Atlantic Seaboard, but didn't have the same insight about the Gulf Coast....
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Jennifer Lawrence suggests storms are 'Mother Nature's rage'

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 11:09am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Jennifer Lawrence is facing backlash online for suggesting that monster hurricanes that just devastated Texas and another nearing Florida may have been prompted by Donald Trump becoming president....
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Seth MacFarlane takes off on his space odyssey 'The Orville'

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 10:06am
NEW YORK (AP) -- "The Orville" could prove doubly surprising for viewers....
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GOP congressman apologizes after lashing out at colleague

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 9:06am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Veteran Alaska Rep. Don Young has apologized after he lashed out at a freshman lawmaker during a House floor debate, saying she "doesn't know a damn thing what she's talking about."...
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