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Science Says: Era of monster hurricanes roiling the Atlantic

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 11:26am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's not just this year. The monster hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria, Jose and Lee that have raged across the Atlantic are contributing to what appears to be the most active period for major storms on record....
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Not so sweet: 75 percent of honey samples had key pesticide

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 11:26am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- When researchers collected honey samples from around the world, they found that three-quarters of them had a common type of pesticide suspected of playing a role in the decline of bees. Even honey from the island paradise of Tahiti had the chemical....
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Watching Netflix' 'Stranger Things' likely to cost you more

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 11:26am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Netflix is raising the price for its most popular U.S. video streaming plan by 10 percent - a move aimed at bringing in more money to outbid HBO, Amazon and other rivals for addictive shows such as "Stranger Things."...
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US seeks to quash lawsuit opposing transgender military ban

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:25am
The Justice Department is asking a federal court to dismiss a lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump's moves to curtail military service by transgender people....
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South Dakota St. Bernard has record-longest tongue for a dog

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:25am
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) -- A St. Bernard in South Dakota has set a new, slobbery world record....
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Technology crammed into cars worsens driver distraction

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 9:25am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The infotainment technology that automakers are cramming into the dashboard of new vehicles is making drivers take their eyes off the road and hands off the wheel for dangerously long periods of time, an AAA study says....
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Cleaning up 'Methadone Mile' and other drug havens

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 9:25am
BOSTON (AP) -- A young woman crouches on a dusty strip of grass alongside a busy Boston thoroughfare and plunges a needle into her arm. Around the corner, a couple stands zombie-like in the middle of the sidewalk, oblivious to passing pedestrians on a muggy morning....
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Spacewalkers installing new hand on station's robot arm

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 7:25am
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Spacewalking astronauts worked at giving the International Space Station's big robot arm a new hand Thursday....
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Netflix raising US prices by 10 pct for most popular plan

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 7:25am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Netflix is raising the price for its most popular U.S. video streaming plan by 10 percent- a move that could boost its profits but slow the subscriber growth that drives its stock price....
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Catholic school demands apology from Nick Cannon for show

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 6:24am
LAKEWOOD, N.J. (AP) -- Comedian Nick Cannon says he won't apologize for his performance during a New Jersey Catholic university's homecoming weekend....
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Ishiguro wins Nobel Literature Prize for 'uncovering abyss'

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 5:24am
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Kazuo Ishiguro, the Japanese-born British novelist best known for "The Remains of the Day," won the Nobel Literature Prize on Thursday....
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The Latest: Ishiguro is best known for Remains of the Day

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 4:23am
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- The Latest on the awarding of the Nobel Prize for Literature (all times local):...
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Vegas shooter's gambling draws new attention to video poker

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 1:15am
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Authorities trying to piece together the final days before Stephen Paddock unleashed his arsenal of powerful firearms on country music fans on the Las Vegas Strip have at least one potential trove of information: his gambling habits....
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Canadian shot in head at Vegas concert begins long trip home

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 1:15am
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Braden Matejka, a Canadian who was shot in the head in the weekend attack on a country music festival, left Las Vegas Wednesday on a 22-hour road trip back home....
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Threats to Supreme Court test Israel's democracy

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 12:15am
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's Supreme Court, widely seen as a guardian of the country's founding democratic principles, is facing fierce pressure from political hard-liners who are challenging what they see as the court's overreach and liberal slant....
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Bradley's stunning triple helps D-backs outslug Rockies 11-8

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 11:13pm
PHOENIX (AP) -- Three bags, four times....
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New cars increasingly crammed with distracting technology

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 10:13pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The infotainment technology that automakers are cramming into the dashboard of new vehicles is making drivers take their eyes off the road and hands off the wheel for dangerously long periods of time, an AAA study says....
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Cleaning up 'Methadone Mile' and other drug havens

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 10:13pm
BOSTON (AP) -- A young woman crouches on a dusty strip of grass alongside a busy Boston thoroughfare and plunges a needle into her arm. Around the corner, a couple stands zombie-like in the middle of the sidewalk, oblivious to passing pedestrians on a muggy morning....
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NKorean workers prep seafood going to US stores, restaurants

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 7:10pm
HUNCHUN, China (AP) -- The workers wake up each morning on metal bunk beds in fluorescent-lit Chinese dormitories, North Koreans outsourced by their government to process seafood that ends up in American stores and homes....
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GOP Rep. Tim Murphy to retire after reports of affair

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 6:06pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Republican congressman Tim Murphy of Pennsylvania announced Wednesday that he would not run for a ninth term, amid tawdry revelations of an extramarital affair in which the anti-abortion lawmaker urged his mistress to get an abortion when he thought she was pregnant....
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