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TV and films turning to young girls for its new action stars

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 11:54pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- From the murderous Laura in "Logan" to the mysterious Eleven in "Stranger Things" to the audacious determination of Mija in "Okja," opening Wednesday, powerful young girls are starring in mainstream action fare like never before....
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New highly virulent strain of ransomware cripples networks

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 10:53pm
PARIS (AP) -- A new, highly virulent strain of malicious software that is crippling computers globally appears to have been sown in Ukraine, where it badly hobbled much of the government and private sector on the eve of a holiday celebrating a post-Soviet constitution....
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US envoy: China should allow Nobel laureate treatment abroad

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 10:53pm
BEIJING (AP) -- The new U.S. ambassador to Beijing said Wednesday that Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo should be allowed to receive treatment outside China after he was diagnosed with cancer while in prison for advocating democratic reforms....
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Rising violence takes huge psychological toll in Rio favelas

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 10:53pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Almir Arruda rode his bicycle quickly across the City of God slum in Rio de Janeiro when he heard there was shootout between drug traffickers and police near his 4-year-old daughter's preschool....
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New highly virulent strain of ransomware cripples networks

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 9:53pm
PARIS (AP) -- A new, highly virulent strain of malicious software that is crippling computers globally appears to have been sown in Ukraine, where it badly hobbled much of the government and private sector on the eve of a holiday celebrating a post-Soviet constitution....
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Utah lawsuits to test president's power to shrink monuments

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 9:53pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Native American tribes and environmental groups preparing for a legal battle to stop President Donald Trump from dismantling Utah's new national monument face a tougher challenge than anticipated....
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Making Ivanka Trump shoes: Long hours, low pay and abuse

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 8:53pm
GANZHOU, China (AP) -- A worker with blood dripping from his head marked a low point in the tense, grinding life at a southeastern China factory used by Ivanka Trump and other fashion brands. An angry manager had hit him with the sharp end of a high-heeled shoe....
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Utah officials blame lack of logging for major wildfire

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 8:53pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Insisting that logging could have cleaned up dead, bug-infested trees that are fueling a Utah wildfire, a Republican state lawmaker blamed federal mismanagement and lawsuits by "tree hugger" environmentalists for the blaze that has burned 13 homes and forced the evacuation of 1,500 people....
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Sarah Palin sues paper for tying her PAC ad to mass shooting

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 7:52pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Former vice presidential nominee and Alaska governor Sarah Palin is accusing The New York Times of defamation over an editorial that linked one of her political action committee ads to the mass shooting that severely wounded then-Arizona Congressman Gabby Giffords....
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Making Ivanka Trump shoes: Long hours, low pay and abuse

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 3:51pm
GANZHOU, China (AP) -- A worker with blood dripping from his head marked a low point in the tense, grinding life at a southeastern China factory used by Ivanka Trump and other fashion brands. An angry manager had hit him with the sharp end of a high-heeled shoe....
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The Latest: Trump says it's 'OK' if health bill doesn't pass

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 1:46pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the Republican legislation overhauling the Obama health care law (all times EDT):...
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New cyberattack wallops Europe; spreads more slowly in US

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 1:46pm
PARIS (AP) -- A new and highly virulent outbreak of data-scrambling software caused disruption across the world Tuesday. Following a similar attack in May , the fresh assault paralyzed some hospitals, government offices and major multinational corporations in a dramatic demonstration of how easily malicious programs can bring daily life to a halt....
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Lawyers prepare to defend travelers to US at airports

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 1:46pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- When the Trump administration's travel ban takes partial effect this week, immigrant-rights lawyers plan to head to the nation's major airports to make sure eligible foreigners are able to get into the country....
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FBI locates car related to missing Chinese scholar case

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 1:46pm
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- The FBI says it has located the car that a missing Chinese scholar studying at the University of Illinois was last seen getting into earlier this month....
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New president's politicking raises ethics flags

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 1:46pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Barely five months into office, President Donald Trump keeps taking time out from governing to run for re-election....
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3 Chicago police officers indicted in Laquan McDonald case

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 12:44pm
CHICAGO (AP) -- Three Chicago police officers were indicted Tuesday on felony charges that they conspired to cover up the actions of a white police officer who shot and killed 17-year-old Laquan McDonald....
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Merck says new type of cholesterol drug worked in big study

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 11:41am
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- Merck & Co. said Tuesday that a new type of cholesterol drug reduced heart attacks, deaths and other complications of heart disease in a huge, late-stage study....
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Minor New York City subway derailment causes outage, delays

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 9:41am
NEW YORK (AP) -- A subway train derailed near a station in Harlem on Tuesday, frightening passengers and resulting in a power outage as people were evacuated from trains along the subway line....
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Ten Commandments monument installed at Arkansas Capitol

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 9:41am
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- Workers have installed a Ten Commandments monument outside Arkansas' Capitol, two years after lawmakers approved a measure permitting the statue on state grounds....
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UN: Colombia disarmament process for individual arms ends

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 9:41am
MESETAS, Colombia (AP) -- The United Nations says it has concluded the disarmament process for individual arms as part of a peace deal between Colombia's leftist rebels and the government....
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