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Harvey's floodwaters give way to steaming piles of garbage

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 3:55pm
HOUSTON (AP) -- Roiling waters in the streets have given way to steaming piles of garbage on the curbs....
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Prosecutors: Minnesota girl held 29 days, tied up and raped

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 3:55pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A 15-year-old Minnesota girl who thought she was helping a friend's dad was instead kidnapped and held captive for 29 days during which she was repeatedly raped, tied up with zip ties and locked in a closet before escaping and swimming across a lake to safety, prosecutors said Thursday in announcing charges against three men....
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Irma looms as the mythical 'Big One' Florida has long feared

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 2:55pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- They call it the Big One - a mythic, massive hurricane that would obliterate the densely populated southeast coast. And it has long been the stuff of Florida's nightmares....
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Lack of technology left officials in dark during dam crisis

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 2:55pm
A towering spillway at the nation's tallest dam was crumbling, and tens of thousands of people were fleeing for their lives. But as darkness fell, state officials realized dealing with the unfolding crisis in Northern California was about to get even worse: They couldn't see....
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Prosecutors: Minnesota girl held 29 days, tied up and raped

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 2:55pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A Minnesota teenager was held captive for 29 days, repeatedly raped, locked in a closet and bound by zip ties before she escaped and swam across a lake to safety, according to criminal charges filed Thursday against three men....
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The Latest: Harvey telethon to now include Irma victims

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 1:52pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- The Latest on Hurricane Irma (all times local):...
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Irma looms as the mythical 'Big One' Florida has long feared

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 1:52pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- They call it the Big One - a mythic, massive hurricane that would obliterate the densely populated southeast coast. And it has long been the stuff of Florida's nightmares....
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Navy says tight budget, stress on fleet don't excuse crashes

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 1:52pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A senior U.S. Navy officer told a congressional oversight panel Thursday that the hectic pace of military operations and a constrained military budget don't excuse two warship accidents in the Pacific region that killed 17 American sailors and led the sea-going service to order a broad investigation into its performance and readiness....
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SpaceX launches Air Force's super-secret minishuttle

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 1:52pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- SpaceX launched the Air Force's super-secret space shuttle on Thursday, a technology tester capable of spending years in orbit....
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Kate Millett, feminist author of 'Sexual Politics,' dies

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 12:51pm
PARIS (AP) -- Kate Millett, the activist, artist and educator whose best-selling work "Sexual Politics" was a landmark of cultural criticism and a manifesto for the modern feminist movement, has died at 82....
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AP Exclusive: 'Is risk gone?' Confusion as dam crisis grew

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 11:51am
A towering spillway at the nation's tallest dam was crumbling, and tens of thousands of people were fleeing for their lives. But as darkness fell, state officials realized dealing with the unfolding crisis in Northern California was about to get even worse: They couldn't see....
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Gene Michael, who built Yankees' 1990s dynasty, dies at 79

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 11:51am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Gene Michael, the slick-fielding shortstop nicknamed Stick who went on to manage the New York Yankees and then as an executive built a power that won four World Series in five years, died Thursday. He was 79....
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James Franco doubles up for '70s New York drama 'The Deuce'

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 10:49am
NEW YORK (AP) -- You don't have to look far to find a New Yorker who beefs about what 42nd Street has become....
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Gene Michael, who built Yankees' 1990s champions, dies at 79

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 10:49am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Former Yankees shortstop, manager and executive Gene Michael has died at 79....
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AP Exclusive: Most Florida flood zone property not insured

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 8:45am
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- As Hurricane Irma bears down on Florida, an Associated Press analysis shows a steep drop in flood insurance across the state, including the areas most endangered by what could be a devastating storm surge....
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Billions of dead trees force US fire crews to shift tactics

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 8:45am
ALBANY, Wyo. (AP) -- Vast stands of dead timber in the Western U.S. have forced firefighters to shift tactics, trying to stay out of the shadow of lifeless, unstable trees that could come crashing down with deadly force....
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SpaceX launches Air Force's super-secret minishuttle

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 8:45am
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- SpaceX launched the Air Force's super-secret space shuttle on Thursday, a technology tester capable of spending years in orbit....
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DeVos expected to share plans on Title IX enforcement

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 8:45am
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has said Obama administration guidance on how colleges should handle sexual assault complaints isn't working and suggested it needs to be revised....
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