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Pakistan under pressure to rein in blasphemy law

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 10:21pm
LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) -- One of the most frightening things about Pakistan's blasphemy law is that the simplest act can spiral into charges that can bring the death penalty. In the case of Aasia Bibi, a Christian woman, it started when she brought water to her fellow women workers on a farm....
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Turkey's war on Kurds unsettles fronts in northern Syria

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 10:21pm
BEIRUT (AP) -- Turkey's war on a Syrian Kurdish militia that is closely aligned with the United States is forcing the group to give up positions against Islamic State militants in the Syrian desert to defend against the advancing Turkish troops....
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Watchdog: Western tech used for hacking in Turkey, Syria

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 10:21pm
PARIS (AP) -- A Canadian company's hardware is being used to hack internet users along Turkey's border with Syria, researchers said Friday, adding that there were signs that Kurdish forces aligned with the United States might have been targeted....
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Crew with seeds, corals restore environment in Puerto Rico

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 10:21pm
FAJARDO, Puerto Rico (AP) -- As crews re-string electric lines and clear debris from Hurricane Maria, a small group of Puerto Rican and international conservationists is working on rebuilding natural wonders destroyed by the strongest storm to hit the island in nearly a century....
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'Pharma Bro' faces high stakes sentencing in fraud case

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 9:21pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Is "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli a master manipulator who conned wealthy investors or a misunderstood eccentric who used unconventional means to make those same investors even wealthier?...
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South Korea's president praises potential Trump-Kim meeting

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 9:21pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in says a planned summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will be a "historical milestone" that will put the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula "really on track."...
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Chaos of school shooting shown in 911 calls, radio traffic

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 8:21pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- In the minutes after a gunman opened fire in a Florida high school, killing 17, frantic students and parents begin flooding 911 with calls....
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Democrats' Texas rift shows difficulty in retaking Congress

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 8:21pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Democrats are salivating at the prospect of flipping a wealthy Houston enclave that has been solidly Republican since sending George H.W. Bush to Congress in 1967 - the kind of race they'll have to win for any hope of retaking the House in the November midterms....
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Trump teases big news; it arrives in the dark, on driveway

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 7:20pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The first inkling that something big was afoot on North Korea came from President Donald Trump himself: He popped his head into the White House briefing room late Thursday afternoon to tease a "major statement" coming soon - from South Korean officials....
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Trump says SKorea to make 'major statement' on NKorea

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 4:20pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump said South Korea will be making a "major statement" about North Korea on Thursday evening....
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White House aide launches first wave in final-days PA push

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 4:20pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- In the first wave of the White House's new western Pennsylvania offensive, one of President Donald Trump's chief aides on Thursday attacked Democratic congressional candidate Conor Lamb on abortion while casting Republican Rick Saccone as "a reliable vote" for the president....
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Q&A: How tariffs would work _ and whether they likely will

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 4:20pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Ever a deal-maker, President Donald Trump is making a bold gamble by inviting the countries of the world to negotiate their way out of heavy new taxes on steel and aluminum imported to the United States....
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911 calls show chaos, calm during Florida school massacre

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 3:20pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- When emergency calls began pouring in from parents and students during the Florida high school massacre, 911 operators at first tried to grasp the enormity of the emergency and then sought to calm the callers while gathering information to assist arriving law enforcement officers....
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Trump discusses violence with video game execs and critics

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 2:20pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump raised concerns about the graphic depiction of violence in video games at a White House meeting Thursday with members of the industry and some of their most vocal critics....
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The Latest: Trump signs orders on steel, aluminum tariffs

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 1:19pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on President Donald Trump's plan to impose tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum (all times local):...
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Study finds false stories travel way faster than the truth

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 1:19pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Twitter loves lies. A new study finds that false information on the social media network travels six times faster than the truth and reaches far more people....
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Bones found in 1940 seem to be Amelia Earhart's, study says

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 1:19pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Bones found in 1940 on a western Pacific Ocean island were quite likely to be remains from famed aviator Amelia Earhart, a new analysis concludes....
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Democrats' Texas rift shows difficulty in retaking Congress

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 12:19pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Democrats are salivating at the prospect of flipping a wealthy Houston enclave that has been solidly Republican since sending George H.W. Bush to Congress in 1967 - the kind of race they'll have to win for any hope of retaking the House in the November midterms....
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