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Friend of ex-S. Korean president, Lotte chairman get prison

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 7:48am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- A confidante accused of collaborating with South Korea's former president for personal gain was sentenced Tuesday to 20 years in prison for bribery and other crimes in a political scandal that triggered the country's first presidential impeachment and the conviction of an heir to the Samsung empire....
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Olympics are a chance to go home again for Korean-American

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 5:47am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) -- When Song Hong used to tell his grandchildren about his childhood, he would joke that they were "country folks" from a rugged and rural corner of the world that none of their fellow Americans had ever heard of, or likely ever would....
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The Latest: South Africa's ANC says Zuma must leave office

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 4:46am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- The Latest on South Africa's leadership crisis (all times local):...
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Danielle Herrington covers Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 4:46am
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Danielle Herrington is the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover model for 2018....
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Bill, Melinda Gates turn attention toward poverty in America

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 2:43am
KIRKLAND, Wash. (AP) -- Bill and Melinda Gates, as the world's top philanthropists, are rethinking their work in America as they confront what they consider their unsatisfactory track record on schools, the country's growing inequity and a president they disagree with more than any other....
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For Korean-American, Olympics are a chance to go home again

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 2:43am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) -- When Song Hong used to tell his grandchildren about his childhood, he would joke that they were "country folks" from a rugged and rural corner of the world that none of their fellow Americans had ever heard of, or likely ever would....
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The Latest: Israel closes doors on trial of Palestinian teen

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 1:42am
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Latest on the trial of Palestinian teenager who slapped, punched two Israeli soldiers in December (all times local):...
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The AP Asks: What would South Koreans ask a North Korean?

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 12:41am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) -- The Koreas share a border, a culture and a language. But 70 years after they were separated, North and South are about as divided as divided gets....
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At Olympics, Chloe Kim takes family on one more epic ride

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 12:41am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) -- Chloe Kim stamped her name on a new era of snowboarding with a run down the halfpipe that, officially, did not mean anything, but to her, meant everything....
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Mardi Gras parade honors New Orleans' tricentennial

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 12:41am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Tens of thousands of revelers are expected on New Orleans streets for parades and rowdy fun as Mardi Gras caps the Carnival season in a city with a celebration of its own, its 300th anniversary....
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Israeli military court to try Palestinian teen protest icon

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 11:40pm
OFER MILITARY BASE, West Bank (AP) -- Palestinian protest icon Ahed Tamimi is to go on trial before an Israeli military court for slapping and punching two Israeli soldiers in December in a case that has drawn wide criticism of Israel for prosecuting the teenager....
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US tells anti-ISIS coalition to 'keep eyes on prize'

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 11:40pm
KUWAIT CITY (AP) -- The Trump administration, increasingly concerned that the 74-strong coalition it cobbled together to destroy the Islamic State group is losing sight of the prime objective, is pressing its partners to refocus efforts, overcome rivalries and concentrate on the task at hand: the eradication from Iraq and Syria of the extremist group....
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Conservatives lash out at GOP spending binge

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 10:39pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- The GOP is the party of fiscal responsibility no more....
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Winners and losers under Medicare drug plan in Trump budget

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 10:39pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Some Medicare beneficiaries would face higher prescription drug costs under President Donald Trump's budget even as the sickest patients save thousands of dollars, a complex trade-off that may make it harder to sell Congress on the plan in an election year....
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The AP Asks: What would South Koreans ask a North Korean?

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 10:39pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) -- The Koreas share a border, a culture and a language. But 70 years after they were separated, North and South are about as divided as divided gets....
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Afghan officials and Taliban talk despite wave of violence

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 10:39pm
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghan officials are carrying out at least two tracks of talks with the Taliban, The Associated Press has learned, even after a month of brutal bombings and attacks by the militants that killed nearly 200 and despite President Donald Trump's angry rejection of any negotiations for now....
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Can gene therapy be harnessed to fight the AIDS virus?

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 10:39pm
For more than a decade, the strongest AIDS drugs could not fully control Matt Chappell's HIV infection. Now his body controls it by itself, and researchers are trying to perfect the gene editing that made this possible....
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Trump has a tweet for everything, but none yet for Olympics

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 10:39pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump has a tweet for just about everything, but he's got nothing so far for Team USA a few days into the 2018 Olympic Games....
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14 worms pulled from woman's eye after rare infection

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 9:39pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- An Oregon woman who had worms coming out of her eye is being called the first known human case of a parasitic infection spread by flies....
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Snow Queen: Kim dominates to take gold in women's halfpipe

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 7:32pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) -- Chloe Kim's coronation is complete....
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