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Departing AP reporter looks back at Venezuela's slide

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 10:01pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- The first thing the muscled-up men did was take my cellphone. They had stopped me on the street as I left an interview in the hometown of the late President Hugo Chavez and wrangled me into a black SUV....
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AP: Juvenile life ruling affects some with parole option

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 10:01pm
BALTIMORE (AP) -- A U.S. Supreme Court decision triggering new sentences for inmates serving mandatory life without parole for crimes committed as juveniles has had a far greater effect: The ruling is prompting lawyers to apply its fundamental logic - that it's cruel and unusual to lock teens up for life - to a larger population, those whose sentences include a parole provision but who stand little chance of getting out....
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Durkan takes early lead in primary to replace Seattle mayor

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 10:01pm
SEATTLE (AP) -- Seattle voters cast ballots Tuesday to start choosing a new mayor for the booming liberal city that is adding thousands of highly paid workers drawn by tech giants such as Amazon but also confronting fears the poor and middle class are being driven away by skyrocketing housing costs and a tax system favoring the wealthy....
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'Cousin Ness': Brad Nessler slips into Lundquist's CBS seat

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 9:00pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- In many ways, the only thing changing for Brad Nessler is the blazer he will be wearing in the booth....
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Islamic school seeks to steer sons of militants to new path

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 8:00pm
SEI MENCIRIM, Indonesia (AP) -- The slim boys in Muslim caps and robes at the Al Hidayah Islamic boarding school are grinning bolts of energy who love football, need a little coaxing to do their math and Quran lessons assiduously and aspire to become policemen or respected preachers....
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Lawsuit: Fox coordinated with White House on false story

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 8:00pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- A lawsuit filed Tuesday lays out an explosive tale of Trump allies, the White House and Fox News Channel conspiring to push a false story about Democratic leaks and an unsolved killing in order to distract attention from the Russia investigation that has been swirling around the president....
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Senate confirms Christopher Wray, Trump's choice for FBI

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 4:53pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate on Tuesday overwhelmingly confirmed Christopher Wray to lead the FBI, replacing James Comey, who was abruptly fired by President Donald Trump amid the investigation into Russian meddling in last year's presidential election....
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With baby steps, Senate Republicans abandoning the president

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 3:52pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- There wasn't a dramatic public break or an exact moment it happened. But step by step, Senate Republicans are turning their backs on President Donald Trump....
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Officer screams he was shot in fatal California shooting

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 3:52pm
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- A police officer in a deadly struggle with an armed man frantically screamed into his radio for help, telling dispatchers he'd been struck by gunfire and was bleeding. The shooting left the suspect dead and sent the officer who radioed for help and his partner to a hospital where they were recovering Tuesday from gunshot wounds....
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Senate confirms Christopher Wray, Trump's choice for FBI

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 2:52pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Christopher Wray to lead the FBI, replacing James Comey, who was abruptly fired by President Donald Trump amid the investigation into Russia meddling in last year's presidential election....
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Prosecutor: St. Louis officer 'executed' suspect

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 2:52pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A white former St. Louis police officer charged with killing a black man "executed" him after a car chase, then planted a gun in the slain drug suspect's vehicle as an excuse for opening fire, a prosecutor told a court Tuesday....
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Woman who left child in desert to die gets 20-year sentence

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 2:52pm
PHOENIX (AP) -- An Arizona woman who put her 17-month-old daughter in a stroller, pushed her into the desert and left her to die on the nation's largest American Indian reservation has been sentenced to 20 years in prison....
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Texas calf born looking like KISS rocker Gene Simmons

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 2:52pm
KERRVILLE, Texas (AP) -- KISS frontman Gene Simmons is udderly thrilled by a newborn calf born with strikingly similar black-and-white markings to the face paint he wears on stage....
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Arizona's Flake takes GOP to task over Trump

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 1:51pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican Sen. Jeff Flake has a message for his party: Get a spine and stand up to President Donald Trump. It's time for Congress to act as a brake on the president's erratic impulses....
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Bolt says no chance of loss or comeback in farewell worlds

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 12:50pm
LONDON (AP) -- An encore for Usain Bolt? Unthinkable....
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California man pleads guilty to killing son after Disneyland

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 11:49am
ALHAMBRA, Calif. (AP) -- A California man pleaded guilty Tuesday to killing his 5-year-old son after a family trip to Disneyland, setting off a search for the boy that lasted more than two months before his body was found near a lake....
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Texas calf looks like rocker Gene Simmons

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 11:49am
KERRVILLE, Texas (AP) -- A newborn calf in Texas has strikingly similar black-and-white facial markings to KISS frontman Gene Simmons, and the rock star likes their shared look....
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Trump on tricky legal ground with 'Obamacare' threat

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 10:49am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's threat to stop billions of dollars in government payments to insurers and force the collapse of "Obamacare" could put the government in a legal bind....
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Kushner says Trump campaign was too dysfunctional to collude

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 10:49am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's son-in-law told a group of congressional interns that the Trump campaign couldn't have colluded with Russia because the team was too dysfunctional and disorganized to coordinate with a foreign government....
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Flying ace Sully makes case against privatization

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 10:49am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Who are you going to trust when it comes to what's best for the flying public? Members of Congress or the hero of the Miracle on the Hudson, retired Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger?...
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