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Authorities brace for wave of hurricane-related fraud

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 9:58am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- As high water spreads from Houston through Texas and Louisiana, authorities are bracing for an inevitable wave of fraud and other criminal activity set into motion by Harvey's punishing rains....
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Judge tosses most serious charges in Penn State frat death

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 9:58am
BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) -- A judge on Friday threw out involuntary manslaughter and felony assault counts filed against members of a Penn State fraternity in a pledge's alcohol hazing-related death, ordering 12 of the frat brothers to stand trial on lesser counts....
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The Latest: Judge: 12 Penn State frat brothers go on trial

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 8:56am
BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) -- The Latest on a preliminary hearing for Penn State fraternity members charged after a pledge died (all times local):...
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Shelley Berman, comedian-bard of everyday life, has died

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 8:56am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Comedian Shelley Berman, who won gold records and appeared on top television shows in the 1950s and 1960s delivering wry monologues about the annoyances of everyday life, has died. He was 92....
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Heavily tattooed escaped inmate found in Pennsylvania

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 7:56am
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- New Hampshire authorities say an escaped inmate with tattoos covering his shaved head, face, neck, chest, arm and hands has been arrested in Pennsylvania, three days after he failed to return to a halfway house....
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Gas prices surge higher as drivers rush to fill their tanks

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 6:56am
ATLANTA (AP) -- Gasoline prices rose several cents overnight amid continuing fears of shortages in Texas and other states in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey's strike on the Gulf Coast....
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Pope: Seeking clarity, I saw psychoanalyst weekly years ago

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 5:55am
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis says that when he was 42 he had sessions weekly with a psychoanalyst who was female and Jewish to "clarify some things."...
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NFL players' union sues over Elliott's 6-game domestic ban

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 5:55am
The NFL players' union sued the league on behalf of Ezekiel Elliott late Thursday night, seeking to vacate the upcoming ruling of an arbitrator on the appeal of the Dallas running back's six-game suspension in a domestic violence case....
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A singular storm in Houston; a recurring nightmare in Mumbai

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 4:54am
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Two massive, rain-soaked cities on opposite sides of the world are struggling with swirling, brackish waters that have brought death and devastation. For Houston, it's unprecedented. For Mumbai, it's painfully common....
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After Taiwan stop, fugitive Red Bull heir's path a mystery

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 3:53am
BANGKOK (AP) -- As a hit-and-run charge effectively expires, the whereabouts of an heir to the Red Bull energy-drink empire accused of killing a Bangkok police officer five years ago remain unknown. The fugitive, whose family is worth billions, has apparently found a way to disappear....
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Authorities brace for wave of hurricane-related fraud

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 3:53am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- As high water spreads from Houston through Texas and Louisiana, authorities are bracing for an inevitable wave of fraud and other criminal activity set into motion by Harvey's punishing rains....
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Trump's hiring, budget raises questions about US Harvey help

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 2:53am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's hiring and budget plans are raising questions about whether he can deliver the "better-than-ever" recovery he's promised after Hurricane Harvey devastated a swath of the U.S. Gulf Coast....
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Plant explosions, spills test industry's response to Harvey

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 1:52am
Explosions that rocked a Texas chemical plant after it was inundated by Harvey's floodwaters are raising questions about the adequacy of industry preparations for the monster storm and stoking fears of more accidents in the days ahead....
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New Orleans' Katrina challenges may hold lessons for Houston

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 1:52am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- As the murky flood waters of Hurricane Katrina were slowly pumped out of New Orleans in 2005, the challenges the city faced were only beginning to come into focus....
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On Muslim holiday, Houston's mosques open to Harvey evacuees

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 1:52am
HOUSTON (AP) -- The gymnasium at the Champions Islamic Center is covered with mats and blankets, donated clothes and boxes of food lining its walls....
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On Muslim holiday, Houston's mosques open to Harvey evacuees

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 12:51am
HOUSTON (AP) -- Houston's Muslim community has opened many of its community centers to people seeking shelter from Harvey and sent hundreds of volunteers to serve food and deliver donations. Some have rescued neighbors from high water....
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Trump's travel restrictions have Muslims on hajj concerned

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 11:51pm
DETROIT (AP) -- Some 16,000 Muslims from the United States are in Saudi Arabia this week to perform the hajj pilgrimage, one of Islam's most sacred experiences. If the hajj is performed with sincere intentions, Muslims believe it can wipe away past sins, purify the soul and alleviate worldly stresses....
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After Taiwan stop, fugitive Red Bull heir's path a mystery

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 11:51pm
BANGKOK (AP) -- With the clock about to run out on a hit-and-run charge, the whereabouts of an heir to the Red Bull energy-drink empire accused of killing a Bangkok police officer five years ago are unknown. The fugitive, whose family is worth billions, has apparently found a way to disappear....
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Muslims around world celebrate Eid as hajj enters final days

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 11:51pm
MINA, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Muslims around the world are celebrating the Eid al-Adha holiday on Friday as some 2 million Muslim pilgrims carry out the final rites of the annual hajj in Saudi Arabia....
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Turmoil in Venezuela to vie for Pope's attention in Colombia

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 10:50pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- The brick-built Center for Migrants in Bogota opened its doors as a haven for families displaced by Colombia's then-raging internal conflict. So as peace came within reach two years ago, its work seemed to be coming to an end and the Scalabrinian nuns contemplated shuttering the 25-bed shelter....
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