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Ethics panel expands probe into GOP Rep. Farenthold of Texas

Fri, 2017-12-08 04:54
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House Ethics Committee says it is expanding an investigation into sexual harassment allegations against Republican Rep. Blake Farenthold of Texas....
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2 Australians jailed in brutal slaying of Aboriginal woman

Fri, 2017-12-08 04:54
SYDNEY (AP) -- A judge on Friday sentenced a man to at least 14 years in prison for the slaying of an Aboriginal woman who bled to death from a violent sexual assault on a remote beach, closing a six-year battle for justice by the woman's family in a case that exposed Australia's deep racial divide....
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'Not a drill': Students hid in classrooms as shooter kills 2

Fri, 2017-12-08 01:54
AZTEC, N.M. (AP) -- Students hid in their classrooms, some behind locked doors or in closets, as a gunman opened fire Thursday inside a New Mexico high school, killing two classmates before he died....
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Chief priest, 2 others dead in Tokyo shrine stabbings

Fri, 2017-12-08 01:54
TOKYO (AP) -- The head priest of a prominent shrine in Tokyo was ambushed and killed with a samurai sword, apparently by her brother, who then took his own life, police said Friday....
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Punishment testimony begins in ex-priest's murder trail

Fri, 2017-12-08 01:54
EDINBURG, Texas (AP) -- A former priest, convicted of murdering a female parishioner more than 57 years ago, now faces testimony on what punishment he should receive....
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Jordan's plan of shiny city in the desert met by skepticism

Fri, 2017-12-08 01:54
MADOUNEH, Jordan (AP) -- A shiny new city is to arise from Jordan's desert over the next three decades, potentially rivaling the kingdom's capital of Amman, a rapidly growing and increasingly unwieldy metropolis of 4 million people....
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Arizona GOP lawmaker resigns over surrogacy allegation

Thu, 2017-12-07 22:54
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona said Thursday he is resigning next month after revealing that he discussed surrogacy with two female staffers....
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Pearl Harbor survivors in their 90s attend solemn ceremony

Thu, 2017-12-07 22:54
HONOLULU (AP) -- Survivors gathered Thursday at the site of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor to remember fellow servicemen killed in the early morning raid 76 years ago, paying homage to the thousands who died with a solemn ceremony marking the surprise bombing raid that plunged the U.S. into World War II....
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Arizona GOP lawmaker resigns over surrogacy allegation

Thu, 2017-12-07 19:54
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona said Thursday he is resigning next month after revealing that he discussed surrogacy with two female staffers....
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EPA chief defends spending on travel and soundproof booth

Thu, 2017-12-07 19:54
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt on Thursday defended his frequent taxpayer-funded travel and his purchase of a custom soundproof communications booth for his office, saying both were justified....
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Keillor: Radio station fired me without full investigation

Thu, 2017-12-07 19:54
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Garrison Keillor says Minnesota Public Radio was wrong to fire him last week without fully investigating what a senior executive has described as "multiple allegations" spanning an extended period against the former "A Prairie Home Companion" host....
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A day later, no 'Jerusalem, Israel,' on US government maps

Thu, 2017-12-07 16:54
WASHINGTON (AP) -- You won't find "Jerusalem, Israel," on any U.S. government maps. Ditto for documents. And despite President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, you still won't....
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US Team still planning for Olympics despite confusion

Thu, 2017-12-07 16:54
Members of the Trump administration surprised the U.S. Olympic Committee by suggesting the nation's participation at the upcoming Pyeongchang Games in South Korea was "an open question," and the USOC responded by saying it has no plans on pulling out....
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Al Franken joins long list of lawmakers ousted by scandal

Thu, 2017-12-07 16:54
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota announced on Thursday that he will resign in the face of multiple allegations of sexual misconduct. He joins a long list of lawmakers ousted by scandal....
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White ex-cop gets 20 years in prison for fatal shooting

Thu, 2017-12-07 13:54
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- A white former South Carolina officer was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Thursday for fatally shooting an unarmed black motorist in the back in 2015, wrapping up a case that became a rallying cry for the Black Lives Matter movement....
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FBI director defends his agency against Trump's attacks

Thu, 2017-12-07 13:54
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Countering strident attacks on his agency from the president who appointed him, FBI Director Chris Wray on Thursday defended the tens of thousands of people who work with him and declared, "There is no finer institution, and no finer people, than the men and women who work there and are its very beating heart."...
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New Mexico school shooting leaves 2 students, suspect dead

Thu, 2017-12-07 13:54
AZTEC, N.M. (AP) -- A shooting at a high school in a small New Mexico town left two students and the suspect dead, authorities said Thursday as schools throughout the area remained on lockdown as a precaution....
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The Latest: FBI director defends agency amid Trump criticism

Thu, 2017-12-07 10:54
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on FBI Director Christopher Wray's testimony to Congress (all times local):...
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AP Interview: On North Korea, senator says China a problem

Thu, 2017-12-07 10:54
WASHINGTON (AP) -- China is more of a problem than a partner for the United States on dealing with nuclear-armed North Korea, a leading Republican senator and ally of President Donald Trump told the Associated Press during a wide-ranging interview Thursday....
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Pearl Harbor survivors to remember those killed

Thu, 2017-12-07 10:54
HONOLULU (AP) -- Survivors will gather at the site of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor to remember fellow servicemen killed in the early morning raid 76 years ago....
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