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The Latest: Clerk just happy to have touched winning ticket

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 4:24pm
BRAINTREE, Mass. (AP) -- The Latest on the lone winning ticket for the $758.7 million Powerball drawing that was sold in Chicopee, Massachusetts (all times local):...
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Harvey's perfect storm recipe: Warm water, calm air up high

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 4:24pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hurricane Harvey is following the perfect recipe to be a monster storm, meteorologists say....
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Bay area leaders strive to protect speech, prevent violence

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 2:23pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Police and civic leaders in the cradle of America's free speech movement will struggle to balance liberty of expression with safeguards against violence as demonstrators with varying political viewpoints travel to the San Francisco Bay Area for dueling rallies throughout the weekend....
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Supreme Court won't halt Florida man's execution

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 2:23pm
STARKE, Fla. (AP) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday refused to block the state's first execution in 18 months, one that also will mark the first use of the drug etomidate in a U.S. lethal injection....
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More than 200 doomed Puerto Rico dogs saved by airlift to US

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 2:23pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- They were a mix of breeds and sizes, ranging from puppies to seniors. All faced a grim future in Puerto Rico animal shelters, where chronic overcrowding results in many dogs being euthanized....
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Fired dishwasher shoots chef; takes hostages in Charleston

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 1:21pm
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- A fired dishwasher shot a chef and was holding a "small number" of people hostage at a crowded restaurant in a tourist-heavy area of downtown Charleston, South Carolina, on Thursday, authorities and one of the restaurant's owners said....
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US interior chief says he won't eliminate protected lands

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 12:20pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced Thursday he won't seek to rescind any national monuments carved from the wilderness and oceans by past presidents. But he said he will press for some boundary changes and left open the possibility of allowing drilling, mining or other industries on the sites....
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Mayor: Angry worker shoots 1, holds hostages in restaurant

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 12:20pm
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- An angry employee shot one person Thursday and was holding "a couple" of others hostage at a crowded restaurant during lunchtime in downtown Charleston, South Carolina, authorities said....
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Bookies will take a bath if McGregor knocks out Mayweather

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 12:20pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- If Conor McGregor manages to knock out Floyd Mayweather Jr., Las Vegas bookmakers will suffer the biggest single event loss in the history of sports betting....
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US interior chief says he won't eliminate protected lands

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 11:20am
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced Thursday he won't seek to eliminate any national monuments carved from the wilderness and oceans by past presidents. But he said he will press to change some boundaries and left open the possibility of allowing drilling, mining or other industries on some of the land....
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Hopes soar in Scotland: Edinburgh Zoo panda may be pregnant

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 11:20am
LONDON (AP) -- The only female giant panda in Britain is believed to be pregnant, Edinburgh Zoo said Thursday....
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Navy IDs dead, missing sailors from the USS John McCain

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 10:20am
The U.S. Navy has identified one sailor who died and nine others who remain missing after the USS John McCain collided with an oil tanker near Singapore....
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APNewsBreak: Zinke won't eliminate any national monuments

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 9:19am
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said he's recommending that none of 27 national monuments carved from wilderness and ocean and under review by the Trump administration be eliminated....
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Navy IDs dead, missing sailors from the USS John McCain

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 9:19am
The U.S. Navy has identified one sailor who died and nine others who remain missing after the USS John McCain collided with an oil tanker near Singapore....
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A puzzle for central bankers: Solid growth but low inflation

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 9:19am
JACKSON HOLE, Wyoming (AP) -- Against a backdrop of strengthening growth but chronically low inflation, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and other central bankers are taking their measure of the global economy at their annual conference in the shadow of Wyoming's Grand Teton Mountains....
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Philadelphia Eagles fan gets last laugh with obituary

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 9:19am
PORT REPUBLIC, N.J. (AP) -- A New Jersey man took a parting shot at the Philadelphia Eagles in his obituary....
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The Latest: Trump continues Twitter attack on McConnell

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 8:19am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the division between President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (all times local):...
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Some treatment centers keep addicts hooked for insurance $$

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 8:19am
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- The Reflections treatment center looked like just the place for Michelle Holley's youngest daughter to kick heroin. Instead, as with dozens of other Florida substance abuse treatment facilities, the owner was more interested in defrauding insurance companies by keeping addicts hooked, her family says....
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Where's the winner? Lottery's Powerball error adds intrigue

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 7:19am
CHICOPEE, Mass. (AP) -- A mistake by the Massachusetts State Lottery on Thursday injected a little extra drama into the massive $758.7 million Powerball drawing - the largest won by a single ticket in U.S. history - after lottery officials initially bungled their announcement and gave the wrong shop and location....
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Syria opposition told to come to terms with Assad's survival

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 6:19am
BEIRUT (AP) -- As Damascus reverses military losses in much of the country's strategically important west, and foreign states cut support for rebel forces, diplomats from Washington to Riyadh are asking representatives of Syria's opposition to come to terms with President Bashar Assad's political survival....
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