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Harvey Weinstein to take leave amid sexual harassment report

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 3:34pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Harvey Weinstein, the larger-than-life Hollywood executive and Oscar-winner, is taking a leave of absence from his own company after an explosive expose revealing decades of sexual harassment against women, from employees to actress Ashley Judd, was published in The New York Times Thursday....
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Ryan touts GOP tax plan during visit to Maryland factory

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 3:34pm
CHESTERTOWN, Md. (AP) -- Easing taxes on manufacturers and other businesses is critical to helping America remain competitive in an increasingly global economy, House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday during a visit to a century-old manufacturing business on Maryland's Eastern Shore....
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Las Vegas gunman may have scoped out other music festivals

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 2:34pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Investigators are looking into whether gunman Stephen Paddock scoped out bigger music festivals in Las Vegas and Chicago - and perhaps Boston's Fenway Park - before setting up his perch in a casino hotel and raining deadly fire on country music fans....
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AP-NORC Poll: Most dislike NFL protests _ and Trump comments

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 2:34pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Most Americans think refusing to stand for the national anthem is disrespectful to the country, the military and the American flag. But most also disapprove of President Donald Trump's calling for the firing of NFL players who refuse to stand....
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Harvey Weinstein to take leave amid sexual harassment report

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 2:34pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Harvey Weinstein, the larger-than-life Hollywood executive and Oscar-winner, is taking a leave of absence from his own company after an explosive expose revealing decades of sexual harassment against women, from employees to actress Ashley Judd, was published in The New York Times Thursday....
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AP FACT CHECK: Trump strikes false notes on Puerto Rico

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 2:34pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump struck false notes in addressing Puerto Rico's crisis in recent days, exaggerating both the ferocity of a truly ferocious hurricane and the pace of recovery. He also seemed to raise false hope that the territory's staggering debt would go away....
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The Latest: NRA open to regulation of bump stocks

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 12:26pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the idea in Congress of banning "bump stocks" like the device used by the Las Vegas shooter (all times local):...
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When Vegas gunfire began, off-duty police sprang into action

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 12:26pm
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) -- Fred Rowbotham's plan was to leave job stress behind with a trip to Las Vegas to celebrate his 45th birthday at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival....
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Report: Trump-tied lobbyists cash in on their connections

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 12:26pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The day after the presidential election, the Washington lobbying firm Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck touted its Republican team's "significant relationships ... with those who will steer the incoming Trump administration." It highlighted Marc Lampkin, managing partner of its Washington office and a Trump fundraiser....
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Thwarted in Congress, gun-control groups see hope in states

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 12:26pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Brushed aside by the Republican-controlled Congress, gun control advocates have shifted much of their campaign for tighter firearms laws to the states - and they've chalked up some modest, unexpected successes....
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Trump Justice Dept ends transgender workplace protections

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 12:26pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal civil rights law does not protect transgender people from discrimination at work, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a memo released Thursday that rescinds guidance issued under the Obama administration....
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Las Vegas crowd included many off-duty police, firefighters

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 11:26am
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) -- Fred Rowbotham's plan was to leave job stress behind with a trip to Las Vegas to celebrate his 45th birthday at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival....
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Trump-tied lobbyists cash in on their connections

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 11:26am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A new study identifies scores of individuals with ties to President Donald Trump's campaign, his transition team and his young administration setting up shop as lobbyists in Washington and cashing in on their connections....
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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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