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AP Explains: How the insurgency behind Myanmar attacks grew

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 6:39am
BANGKOK (AP) -- Armed with machetes and rifles, a ragtag band of insurgents comprised of members of Myanmar's Muslim Rohingya minority launched unprecedented attacks last week, triggering fighting with security forces that has left more than 100 people dead and forced at least 18,000 to flee into neighboring Bangladesh....
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AP Exclusive: China accuses outspoken tycoon in US of rape

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 5:38am
BEIJING (AP) -- Escalating efforts to repatriate one of the ruling Communist Party's most wanted exiles, Chinese police have opened an investigation on a new allegation, rape, against New York-based billionaire Guo Wengui, who has been releasing what he calls official secrets ahead of a pivotal party leadership conference....
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AP Exclusive: China accuses outspoken tycoon in US of rape

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 4:36am
BEIJING (AP) -- Escalating efforts to repatriate one of the ruling Communist Party's most wanted exiles, Chinese police have opened an investigation on a new allegation, rape, against New York-based billionaire Guo Wengui, who has been releasing what he calls official secrets ahead of a pivotal party leadership conference....
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AP Explains: A look at the insurgency behind Myanmar attacks

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 2:35am
BANGKOK (AP) -- Armed with machetes and rifles, a ragtag band of insurgents comprised of members of Myanmar's Muslim Rohingya minority launched unprecedented attacks last week, triggering fighting with security forces that has left more than 100 people dead and forced at least 18,000 to flee into neighboring Bangladesh....
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So far, cellphone networks have weathered Harvey

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 2:35am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Roads, refineries and other infrastructure have taken a beating in the Texas and Louisiana regions hit by Harvey - but cellphone networks so far remain largely functional....
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AP Exclusive: China accuses outspoken tycoon in US of rape

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 1:35am
BEIJING (AP) -- Escalating efforts to repatriate one of the ruling Communist Party's most wanted exiles, Chinese police have opened an investigation on a new allegation, rape, against New York-based billionaire Guo Wengui, who has been releasing what he calls official secrets ahead of a pivotal party leadership conference....
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Harvey tests political opposites in Texas' Abbott, Turner

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 1:35am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Harvey's devastation is testing two Texas leaders whose personal styles are as divergent as their politics....
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Americans fly out from North Korea before US travel ban

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 1:35am
BEIJING (AP) -- A handful of Americans have left Pyongyang on a flight to Beijing before the start of a U.S. ban on American citizens going to North Korea....
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AP Exclusive: China accuses outspoken tycoon in US of rape

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 12:35am
BEIJING (AP) -- Escalating efforts to repatriate one of the ruling Communist Party's most wanted exiles, Chinese police have opened an investigation on a new allegation, rape, against New York-based billionaire Guo Wengui, who has been releasing what he calls official secrets ahead of a pivotal party leadership conference....
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Harvey tests political opposites in Texas' Abbott, Turner

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 12:35am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Harvey's devastation is testing two Texas leaders whose personal styles are as divergent as their politics....
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Syrians adapt to exile in Jordan's 5-year-old Zaatari camp

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 11:34pm
ZAATARI REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan (AP) -- When life in exile seems unbearable, Alkhedawi al-Nabulsi sometimes seeks solace in memories of home, such as his backyard in a southern Syrian village where his children played in the shade of fig trees....
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Week 1 preview: 'Bama-FSU; Action Jackson; Sumlin vs Mora

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 11:34pm
College football owns Labor Day weekend and has turned it into five-day football holiday....
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Texas chemical plant poised to explode amid Harvey flood

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 10:33pm
DALLAS (AP) -- A flooded chemical plant in a small town outside of Houston was poised to explode, a spokeswoman for the French company that owns the plant said late Wednesday, though the timing and the extent of the danger weren't immediately clear....
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AP Exclusive: California taxpayers fund legislative mailings

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 10:33pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez sent more than 200,000 pieces of mail to constituents last winter. One letter invited women to self-defense classes, another highlighted a bird-watching event, and a third promoted a tree adoption day....
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Did 'Thelma & Louise' move the needle for female-led films?

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 10:33pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- When Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon clasped hands, stepped on the gas and flew over the canyon ridge in that memorable ending to "Thelma & Louise," many in Hollywood believed they were launching more than that turquoise Thunderbird....
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Texas chemical plant poised to explode amid Harvey flood

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 9:31pm
DALLAS (AP) -- A flooded chemical plant in a small town outside of Houston was poised to explode, a spokeswoman for the French company said late Wednesday, though the timing and the extent of the danger weren't immediately clear....
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Federal judge blocks Texas' tough 'sanctuary cities' law

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 8:26pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- A federal judge late Wednesday temporarily blocked most of Texas' tough new "sanctuary cities" law that would have let police officers ask people during routine stops whether they're in the U.S. legally and threatened sheriffs with jail time for not cooperating with federal immigration authorities....
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Grim reality in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey: More dead

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 8:26pm
HOUSTON (AP) -- Now that the sun is finally shining and the murky, brown floodwaters are slowly receding in much of the Houston area, grim reality is setting in....
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