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Florida students pushing for gun regulations face pushback

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The students who swarmed Florida's state capitol in the wake of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High massacre face pushback in Legislature. More>>

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Students across US walk out of class to protest gun violence Video included

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Students at high schools across the U.S. are staging walk-outs to protest gun violence in the wake of last week's Florida school shooting. More>>

Superagers' brains offer clues for sharp memory in old age

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Scientists are peering into the brains of "superagers" in the hope of finding ways to protect others from memory loss. More>>

Pennsylvania congressional map battle lands in Supreme Court

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A request by Republican leaders in the Pennsylvania Legislature to stop a new congressional map from being implemented is now in the hands of the nation's highest court. More>>

Civil disobedience: Teen shooting survivors shake up Capitol Video included

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Some of the high school students who traveled to Florida's state capital for protests after last week's mass shooting committed what may have been their young movement's first act of civil disobedience. More>>

Republican congresswoman: Many mass murderers are Democrats

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Republican congresswoman says 'many' people who commit mass murder are Democrats, but she offers no evidence; Democratic challenger calls her comments 'disgusting' and 'toxic'. More>>

Trump endorsees raising minimum age to 21 for more weapons

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Students and parents appealed to President Donald Trump to set politics aside and protect America's school children from the scourge of gun violence. More>>

Again the question: Could armed teachers stop shootings?

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In the aftermath of yet another mass shooting inside a school, Trump says that if one of the victims had been armed "he would have shot and that would have been the end of it.". More>>

In Syria, a father says last goodbye to dead child

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A father saying his last goodbye to his dead child in a moment captured on video, before the shelling starts again. More>>

US women beat Canada for gold in a 3-2 shootout thriller

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The Americans' gold medal drought in women's hockey _ finally _ is over. More>>

Sen. Rubio says he would support raising age to buy rifles

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Republican Sen. Marco Rubio put on defensive at televised town hall event by angry students, teachers and parents demanding stronger gun-control measures after school shooting rampage. More>>

Nowitzki 'disgusted' by report of hostile workplace for Mavs

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The Dallas Mavericks have hired outside counsel to investigate allegations of inappropriate conduct by former team president Terdema Ussery in a Sports Illustrated report that described a hostile workplace environment for women. More>>

Shiffrin gets silver in Vonn's last Olympic race; Gisin wins

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American teammates Lindsey Vonn and Mikaela Shiffrin meet in their 1st Olympic race and it will go down to the wire. More>>

Experts: Underwater archaeology site imperiled in Mexico

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Mexican experts say the recently mapped Sac Actun cave system "is probably the most important underwater archaeological site in the world," but is threatened by pollution. More>>

Stuck in an opioids crisis, officials turn to acupuncture

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Ancient acupuncture is increasingly used as weapon in the nation's struggle with opioids. More>>

Insiders: Russia troll farm even zanier than indictment says

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Insiders say the U.S. indictment against the St. Petersburg troll farm only scratches the surface of the agency's zany, ambitious operations _ and glosses over just how unconvincing some of its stunts could be. More>>

The perils of live microphones tripping up NBC's Olympics

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'A screen grab away from infamy': The Olympics are a technological marvel to telecast every four years, yet NBC has been bedeviled by the very simple stumbling block of live announcers before live microphones with everybody listening. More>>

The Latest: Gold for US women's hockey after 20-year drought

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Russian state TV reports that curler Alexander Krushelnitsky will give back his Olympic bronze medal after failing a drug test at the Pyeongchang Winter Games. More>>

Correction: Florida Shooting-Mental Health story

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The U.S. medical community is voicing mounting frustration over the Trump administration's focus on mental illness to fight mass violence. More>>

The Latest: Franklin Graham remembers dad, Rev. Billy Graham

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The Rev. Billy Graham's son, the Rev. Franklin Graham, says his father would want to be remembered as a preacher. More>>

Shelters open amid Midwest flooding as rivers keep rising

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Shelters open to help people evacuated from their homes amid flooding in Indiana, Michigan and other parts of the Midwest. More>>

Crews used boats to help residents amid Midwest flooding

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Several states could see severe flooding and other weather-related problems amid a storm system that has brought rain, ice and snow to the Midwest and Great Plains. More>>

The Latest: School security camera delays misled police

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For almost a half-hour after a school shooter dropped his assault-style rifle and escaped Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, police officers thought they were seeing his actions live on the school's security system. More>>

The Latest: Angry students, parents confront Sen. Rubio

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The day before 17 people were gunned down inside a Florida school, a co-worker says the suspect made plans to go with him to a shooting range. More>>

Hospitals overwhelmed by bombing blitz of Damascus suburbs

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Syrian rescuers say 10 people have been killed by government airstrikes and shelling on a town in the suburbs of Damascus. More>>

Mystery cloaks Japanese dad of 13 born from Thai surrogates

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A Japanese man who has won legal custody of 13 surrogate children in Thailand has remained virtually anonymous in the Japanese media. More>>

AP Exclusive: Migrant recounts his deportation from Israel

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'They force you to deport yourself:' Migrant deported by Israel back to Africa recounts ordeal. More>>

State witness turning point in Netanyahu corruption case

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Israeli media are reporting that one of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's closest confidants has turned state witness and will incriminate Netanyahu in corruption allegations. More>>

Trump Jr: 'Nonsense' that family's profiting from presidency

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Donald Trump Jr. says any talk that his family is profiting from his father's presidency is "nonsense" as he kicked off a highly publicized visit to India to promote real estate deals that bear his family's name. More>>

Procession planned for 'America's Pastor,' Rev. Billy Graham Video included

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The Rev. Billy Graham, who was known as "America's Pastor," has died at his North Carolina home at 99. More>>

Oversight committee wants to look at Pruitt's travel records

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A congressional oversight committee wants to take a look at travel records for Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt. More>>

Much-touted MS-13 sweep keeps even most basic details secret

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A sweep of MS-13 gang members on New York's Long Island that was praised by President Donald Trump has been shrouded in secrecy, with authorities refusing to release the names of the suspects or the charges against them. More>>

Russian curler to return Olympic medal over failed drug test

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Spokeswoman for the Russian Curling Federation says curler Alexander Krushelnitsky will give back his Olympic bronze medal after failing a drug test. More>>

Angry teens swarm into Florida Capitol; demand new gun laws Video included

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Students who survived the Florida school shooting are preparing to flood the Capitol pushing to ban the assault-style rifle used to kill 17 people, vowing to make changes in the November election if they can't persuade lawmakers to change law now. More>>

Rev. Billy Graham, known as 'America's Pastor,' dies at 99 Video included

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The Rev. Billy Graham, counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, has died at age 99. Spokesman Mark DeMoss tell The Associated Press that Graham died Wednesday morning at his home in Montreat, North Carolina. More>>

To get a ride, Uber says take a walk

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Uber is rolling out a service called 'Express Pool,' which links riders in the same area who want to travel to similar destinations. More>>

'Fix it!' Gun violence plea to Trump from students, parents

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Trump declares that more must be done to protect America's children, asks Justice Department to seek ban on rapid-fire bump stocks. More>>

House panel seeks info on EPA chief's first-class flights

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A Republican-led congressional committee is demanding records related to premium-class flights taken by Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt. More>>

Billy Graham dies: 'America's Pastor,' adviser to presidents Video included

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The Rev. Billy Graham, dead at 99, was 'America's pastor' and a pioneer in use of television in mass evangelism. More>>

Billy Graham went from tent revivals to the White House Video included

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Billy Graham would be the first to say that his message was not complex or unique, but he won over audiences worldwide with his friendliness, openness, humility and unyielding religious conviction. More>>

Report: Russian curler drops doping appeal; to return medal

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Russian state TV reports that curler Alexander Krushelnitsky will give back his Olympic bronze medal after failing a drug test at the Pyeongchang Winter Games. More>>

Gold drought about to end: Russians 1-2 after short program

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That Russian gold medal drought at the Pyeongchang Olympics is closer to ending thanks to a pair of teen figure skaters who set world records in the short program. More>>

Vonn 3rd in last Olympic DH; her pal Goggia of Italy wins

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Sofia Goggia of Italy won the Olympic women's downhill race as Lindsey Vonn earned bronze. More>>

Colorado congressman booed as people demand action on guns

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A Denver-area congressman whose district was the site of the Aurora movie theater shooting in 2012 was booed at a town hall Tuesday night as people called for action after the Florida school shooting. More>>

Indictment: Social media firms got played by Russian agents

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Indictment shows how Facebook and Twitter got seriously played by Russian agents. More>>

The Latest: Bjoergen becomes most decorated Winter Olympian

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The Trump administration says Vice President Mike Pence was ready to meet with representatives from North Korea during his visit to the Olympic Games in South Korea but that North Korea canceled at the last minute. More>>

Correction: Peanut Allergy Treatment story

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The first treatment to help prevent serious allergic reactions to peanuts may be on the way. More>>

15-year-old shot 5 times protecting classmates from gunfire

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A 15-year-old Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student who was shot five times during the massacre is credited with saving the lives of at least 20 other students. More>>

State Department says NKorea passed up meeting with Pence

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State Department says North Korean officials passed up an opportunity to meet face to face with Vice President Mike Pence during his visit to South Korea for the Olympic Games. More>>

Russians charged with meddling in 2016 presidential race Video included

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The office of special counsel Robert Mueller says a grand jury has charged 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities. More>>

Lebanon gets tough on the press ahead of elections

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A string of criminal suits against Lebanese journalists and researchers has jolted this small country that is accustomed to styling itself as the main forum for ideas in the Middle East. More>>

AP Explains: Syria's starved, rebellious suburb under attack

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AP Explains: Syria's starved rebellious suburbs east of the Syrian capital, Damascus, are under attack. More>>

10 Things to Know for Today

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Among 10 Things to Know: Florida shooting survivors demand action on guns; Israeli media say Netanyahu confidant will testify against him; Lindsey Vonn wins bronze in final Olympic downhill. More>>

The Latest: 13 Russians accused of plot to disrupt election

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Deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein says the goal of 13 Russians and three Russian entities charged Friday was "spreading distrust" of 2016 candidates and the political system. More>>

Attorney admits he lied to Mueller's federal agents

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President Donald Trump is suggesting Democrats are hypocrites for insisting that past elections weren't rigged, only to blame Russians for meddling after he took the White House. More>>

Grocer Albertsons eyes Rite Aid deal in health care push

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The privately held owner of Safeway, Vons and other grocery brands is plunging deeper into the pharmacy business with a deal to buy Rite Aid, the nation's third-largest drugstore chain. More>>

Box Office Top 20: 'Black Panther' scores record Monday

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With largest Monday ever, 'Black Panther' zooms higher in the record books with $242 million gross in four days. More>>

Evangelist Billy Graham dies at age 99; reached millions Video included

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The Rev. Billy Graham, counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, has died. More>>

Palestinian leader calls for peace conference by mid-2018

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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is calling for an international peace conference by mid-2018 with key goals of full UN membership for the state of Palestine and a timeframe for resolving all issues with Israel for a two-state solution. More>>

Government bombing of Damascus suburbs kills more than 100 Video included

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Syrian activists, paramedics say 98 people were killed in government shelling of rebel-held Damascus suburbs on Monday. More>>

Louisville must vacate basketball title, NCAA denies appeal

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Louisville must vacate its 2013 men's basketball title following an NCAA appeals panel's decision to uphold sanctions against the men's program for violations committed in a sex scandal. More>>

MLB players honor Florida shooting victims, wear school hats

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Major League Baseball players will honor victims of last week's shooting in Florida by wearing Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School hats at spring training games this week. More>>

Luxury property ad blitz heralds Trump son's visit to India Video included

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The eldest son of President Donald Trump has arrived in India to help sell luxury apartments and lavish attention on Indians who have bought units in Trump-branded developments. More>>

School shooting videos could scar kids _ or galvanize them

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The school shooting in Florida that left 17 people dead appears to be the first major tragedy of its kind in which students were sharing horrific images in near-real time with young people elsewhere. More>>

Florida survivors, lawmakers on collision course over guns Video included

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A hundred Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students to head by bus to Florida's capital to urge lawmakers to act to prevent a repeat of massacre that claimed 17 lives. More>>

Storm system brings flooding, freezing rain, snow to Midwest

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A storm system stretching from Texas to the Great Lakes states with risks of flooding, freezing rain and snow is being blamed for fatal crashes in three states, including an accident that left four dead in Nebraska. More>>

Trump urges ban on gun devices like bump stocks

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Dozens of teens spread their bodies across the pavement outside the White House on Monday to symbolize the dead in the Florida school shooting and call for stronger gun controls. More>>

US: North Korea canceled meeting with Pence at last minute

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US says Pence was ready to meet with North Korea at Olympics, but North Korea canceled at last minute. More>>

Netanyahu confidant identified as scandals mount

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Israeli police name two Netanyahu associated arrested for their suspected role in a wide-ranging corruption probe. More>>

Stylish Queen Elizabeth II makes first Fashion Week visit

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Queen Elizabeth II has made her first visit to London Fashion Week to present an award design recognizing British excellence. More>>

The Latest: Stoneman Douglas students greeted in Tallahassee

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Two buses are preparing to take about 100 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students to Tallahassee so that they can pressure state lawmakers to pass more restrictive gun laws. More>>

Urged on by Trump, GOP to fight Pennsylvania's district map

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The map of congressional districts imposed by Pennsylvania's high court for the state's 2018 elections gives Democrats a boost in their mission to wrest control of the U.S. House. More>>

Students shaken by shooting focus on stopping gun violence

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Survivors of a Florida high school shooting that left 17 dead are channeling their anger and sadness into action. More>>

Virtue, Moir win ice dance for 3rd career Olympic gold medal

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Canadian stars Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir won the gold medal in ice dancing at the Pyeongchang Games on Tuesday, becoming the most decorated figure skaters in Olympic history with a dazzling, dramatic free skate set to the music of "Moulin Rouge.". More>>

Nigeria savors its Olympic bobsled debut moment

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Nigeria made its women's bobsled Olympic debut, and is in last place _ an irrelevant part of this team's story. More>>

The Latest: Attorney pleads guilty to lying

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Special counsel Robert Mueller's prosecutors have filed a new charge against a London-based lawyer they say lied to federal investigators in the Russia probe. More>>

Shulkin intends to stay in VA post with White House support

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Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, fighting for political survival, says he has the president's trust and will stay in his job. More>>

The Latest: Group says Syria death toll tops 100 for the day

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The Latest: UNICEF's 'blank' statement decries killings of scores, including children, in rebel-held Damascus suburb. More>>

Few states let courts take guns from people deemed a threat

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A growing number of states are considering laws allowing courts to temporarily remove guns from people considered to be dangerous. More>>

MLB imposes stricter mound limits, defers on pitch clocks

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MLB imposing stricter limits on mound visits but no pitch clocks in effort to speed games. More>>

Fergie says 'tried my best' after national anthem blowback

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Fergie tried something a little different with her national anthem at the NBA All-Star Game, and not everybody was cheering. More>>

Trump endorses Romney's Senate bid _ and Romney accepts

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President Donald Trump and Mitt Romney have been at odds off and on, but they now see eye to eye on Romney's bid for a Senate seat from Utah. More>>

The Latest: Highly-decorated Virtue, Moir win ice dancing

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Canadian ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir are aiming to become the most accomplished figure skaters in Olympic history as the free dance begins at Gangneung Ice Arena. More>>

Japanese man given custody of 13 surrogate kids

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A Thai court has granted legal custody of 13 babies carried by surrogate mothers to a Japanese millionaire who is their biological father. More>>

Zimbabwean opposition leader Tsvangirai buried in rural home

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Thousands of people in Zimbabwe gather for the burial of opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, whose death from cancer exacerbated divisions within his movement. More>>

Funerals: Grieving teens, raw emotions after school shooting

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Funerals for Florida shooting victims: Grieving teens, raw emotions as victims of Stoneman Douglas High massacre oare mourned. More>>

Joint Koreas hockey team ends historic Olympic run

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The Korean women's hockey team has ended its historic Olympic run with a five straight loss, with thousands of fans shouting "We are one" and waving a "unification flag.". More>>

Slovenia hockey player tests positive for doping at Olympics

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A Slovenian hockey player has become the third athlete to test positive for doping at the Pyeongchang Olympics. More>>

Trump revives push for limits on immigrants bringing family

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The family reunification system that has been central to U.S. immigration law for half a century is suddenly facing talk of a complete overhaul thanks to President Donald Trump. More>>

Flu shot only 36 percent effective, making bad year worse

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The flu vaccine is doing a poor job protecting older Americans and others against influenza. More>>

17 killed in garbage dump collapse in Mozambique

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Mozambican media say at least 17 people died when heavy rains triggered the partial collapse of a huge mound of garbage in Mozambique's capital. More>>

McDonald's moves cheeseburgers off Happy Meal menu

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McDonald's is banishing cheeseburgers and chocolate milk from its Happy Meal menu. More>>

Oxfam says staff intimidated witnesses in Haiti sex scandal

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Oxfam's report on sexual misconduct allegations in Haiti shows that three staff members intimidated and physically threatened witnesses as the charity investigated the original claims. More>>

Former AP photographer Max Desfor dies at 104

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Max Desfor, former AP photographer who won Pulitzer for Korean War photos, dies at 104. More>>

Ex-workers at Russian 'troll factory' trust US indictment

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The Kremlin has dismissed a U.S. indictment that charged 13 Russians with interfering in the 2016 presidential election as lacking evidence. More>>

Trump offers support for limited effort on background checks

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President Donald Trump spent the weekend fuming over the Russia investigation, staying largely silent about the nearby Florida school shooting victims and the escalating gun control debate. More>>

Trump endorses Romney for Senate bid in Utah

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President Donald Trump is endorsing Mitt Romney in Utah's Senate race, another sign that the two Republicans are burying the hatchet after a fraught relationship. More>>

Turkey warns as Syrian government poised to enter Afrin

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Syrian state TV says pro-government forces will start entering Syrian Kurdish enclave of Afrin 'within hours'. More>>

New CEO denies prior knowledge of sex claims against founder

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The new CEO of Las Vegas-based Wynn Resorts says he was not aware of any of the sexual misconduct accusations against casino mogul Steve Wynn before they surfaced in a news report last month. More>>

Doping charge could hurt Russia's chance at reinstatement

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Russian curlers said Monday a coach on their team told them that mixed doubles bronze medalist Alexander Krushelnitsky tested positive for a banned substance. More>>

What to wear at polls? High court will have a say on that

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A Minnesota law that bars voters from wearing political hats, T-shirts, buttons and other apparel to the polls is about to get a look from the Supreme Court. More>>

Pennsylvania's new congressional map could boost Democrats

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The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is on the cusp of imposing a new congressional district map for the state's 2018 elections, all but ensuring that Democratic prospects will improve for several seats. More>>

Wardrobe issues causes Olympic stress for French skaters

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Gabriella Papadakis had her costume come undone at the neck at the start of her short program with partner Guillaume Cizeron at the Pyeongchang Olympics. More>>

School shooting puts pressure on Florida lawmakers to act

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Pressure is growing for tougher gun-control laws after a shooting at a Florida high school that killed 17 people. More>>

The Latest: Suspect legally purchased at least 7 long guns

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The couple who took in the Florida school shooting suspect after his mother died says he told them he was sorry after the shooting. More>>

Once again, US will meet Canada for women's hockey gold

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US wins in women's hockey at the Pyeongchang Olympics, Canadians dazzle in ice dancing. More>>

Virginia stays at No. 1 in AP Top 25; Duke jumps to 5th

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Virginia strengthened its hold on No. 1 in the AP Top 25, while Duke jumped back into the top five after a pair of impressive wins. More>>

Was pirate Black Sam Bellamy found? DNA test could tell

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Researchers are set to discuss their efforts to determine whether human bones recovered from a Cape Cod shipwreck are those of the infamous pirate Samuel 'Black Sam' Bellamy. More>>

Indonesia's Sinabung volcano unleashes towering ash column Video included

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Rumbling Mount Sinabung on the Indonesian island of Sumatra has shot billowing columns of ash more than 5,000 meters (16,400 feet) into the atmosphere and hot clouds down its slopes. More>>

'Three Billboards' wins, women make waves at UK film awards Video included

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Ferocious female-led tragicomedy "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" was the big winner at the British Academy Film Awards, at a ceremony dominated by women demanding an end to harassment, abuse and inequality. More>>

The Latest: Trump again attacks Obama on Twitter

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White House says President Trump supports efforts to improve federal gun background check system. More>>

The Latest: Norway wins 2 gold, Canada and Germany share 1

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Ice dancing is underway at the Olympic Games with two-time medalists Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada and France's Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron the heavy favorites to win gold. More>>

Facebook to verify ads with postcards after Russian meddling

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Facebook will soon rely on centuries-old technology to try to prevent foreign meddling in U.S. elections: the post office. More>>

Report details harm to Cuba diplomats but offers no cause

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Doctors are releasing the first detailed medical reports about concussion-like symptoms suffered in what the State Department has called health attacks on U.S. diplomats in Cuba. More>>

The Latest: 'Three Billboards' named best picture in Britain

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Stars are starting to arrive for the British Academy Film Awards at London's Royal Albert Hall, where many women are walking the red carpet wearing black. More>>

Case against activists threatens Kuwait's political openness

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Case against dozens over 2011 parliament storming renews threat to Kuwait's unique political openness, a Gulf rarity. More>>

Cities pitching diversity in efforts to lure businesses

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Some cities wanting to lure new companies to town are including the diversity of the people who live and work there in pitches. More>>

Trump fumes about Russia investigation as nation mourns

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President Donald Trump is blasting the FBI, asking why they didn't investigate an Obama-era payment to Iran. More>>

What will Meghan wear? Royal wedding dress a top UK secret

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With three months to go before Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's May 19 wedding, the fashion and bridal worlds are abuzz with talk of who the bride will pick to design her dress and what kind of look she would go for. More>>

Iranian rescuers find wreckage from plane crash

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Iran's Press TV: Search teams reach site of plane crash that authorities say killed all 65 people on board. More>>

Disney says 'Black Panther' is raking it in

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The Walt Disney Co. estimated Saturday that "Black Panther" has earned $75.8 million domestically for its opening Friday, the eighth biggest day in industry history. More>>

Austin Dillon takes No. 3 back to victory lane at Daytona

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The green flag is a few hours away for the Daytona 500. More>>

For school shooting suspect, main question is life or death

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The evidence against the Florida school shooting suspect is likely so overwhelming, the only question left for the courts if he's convicted is whether he'll be sentenced to death or spend the rest of his life in prison. More>>

Germany's Merkel brings possible successor to Berlin

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel is reported to favor the governor of Saarland state to run her center-right party's day-to-day operations. More>>

Latvian member of European Central Bank detained in probe

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Latvia's state broadcaster says national anti-corruption agency raided office and property of the head of the country's central bank. More>>

The Latest: Shooting survivors focus anger at Trump, tweets

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Survivor of the shooting rampage at a Florida high school that killed 17 people are planning a march on Washington next month to pressure politicians to take action on gun violence. More>>

'Three Billboards' wins, women make waves at UK film awards Video included

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Many of Britain's most prominent female entertainment stars have signed an open letter demanding an end to sexual harassment ahead of Britain's major film awards. More>>

Israeli PM Netanyahu to Iran: Don't test Israel's resolve

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says an international agreement with Iran has emboldened the regime in Tehran to become increasingly aggressive in the region. More>>

Trump adviser: Russian meddling 'incontrovertible'

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One of the 13 Russians indicted by the United States for interfering in the American presidential election says the US justice system is unfair. More>>

Trump criticizes FBI over handling of shooting suspect tip

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President Donald Trump is criticizing the FBI over its handling of a tip on the suspect in the Florida school shooting, says bureau spending too much time on Russia probe. More>>

School shooting massacre victims torn from community fabric Video included

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Students with their whole lives ahead of them and the teachers who tried to protect them were among the 17 people killed when a gunman opened fire with an AR-15 at a large high school in south Florida. More>>

All 65 aboard plane feared dead in crash in southern Iran

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Iran's semi-official Fars news agency: Iranian commercial airplane carrying 66 people has crashed in country's south. More>>

4 survivors of Grand Canyon helicopter crash still critical

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Authorities say four people who survived when a sightseeing helicopter crashed at the Grand Canyon earlier this month are still hospitalized in critical condition. More>>

Biden, in public and private, tiptoes toward a 2020 run

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Former Vice President Joe Biden is tiptoeing toward a potential run in 2020, even broaching the possibility during a recent gathering of longtime foreign policy aides. More>>

Largely silent about Florida school shooting victims

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President Donald Trump will hold a listening session with high school students this week following the deadly school shooting in Florida. More>>

The Latest: Wallace overcome with emotion after historic run

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The Daytona 500 is sold out for the third straight year. More>>

NBC's ski announcers attempt to explain their blunder

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NBC had its roughest night of the Olympics so far, with prime-time viewership across all of its platforms down 16 percent from Sochi in 2014. More>>

American men in danger of being shut out of Alpine medals

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The U.S. men's Alpine team has no medals through four races at the Pyeongchang Games. More>>

Russia: 5 dead in church shooting; police kill suspect

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Russian news agency Tass is reporting that a gunman opened fire on people leaving a church service in Russia's Dagestan region, killing four and wounding four others. More>>

A fire alarm sounds, then gunfire erupts: Stay or flee?

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At many schools, fire alarms prompt evacuations and shootings prompt lockdowns, but the Florida school had the chaos of both. More>>

Trump focuses on first responders after Florida shooting

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President Donald Trump visited a Florida community reeling from a deadly school shooting, meeting privately with victims and cheering the heroics of first responders, but extending few public words of consolation to those in deep mourning. More>>

Food box idea draws criticism from Democrats, advocates

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The Trump administration considers replacing food stamps with pre-assembled boxes of canned foods and other shelf-stable goods. More>>

Kenworthy gets a kiss on TV; day made despite finishing last

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Norway's Oystein Braaten captured the gold medal in Olympic ski slopestyle, far outdistancing American Gus Kenworthy, who struggled throughout the day and came in last. More>>

The Latest: Contrasting games doubles for Hirscher, Fourcade

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Two top racers have had crashing falls though the finish line in the Olympic men's giant slalom. More>>

The Latest: Iran vows to respond if US gives up on nuke deal

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says that Israel "will never allow the rewriting of the historical truth" about the Holocaust _ a statement that comes as tensions between Israel and Poland over the issue flare anew. More>>

Head of Latvian Central Bank is detained for questioning

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The prime minister of Latvia says that the country's top central banker has been detained following questions from the national anti-corruption agency. More>>

Trump overreaches to claim indictment proves 'no collusion' Video included

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Trump over-reaches to claim Russian indictment is proof of 'no collusion'. More>>

FBI pressure increases with failure to avert school shooting

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The revelation that the FBI botched a tip on the Florida school shooting suspect intensifies pressure on the bureau. More>>

Pope revives lapsed sex abuse commission amid skepticism

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Pope Francis has revived his lapsed sex abuse advisory commission and named new members, after coming under fire for his overall handling of the scandal and his support for a Chilean bishop accused by victims of witnessing and ignoring their abuse. More>>

Copter on quake mission flips in Mexico, kills 13 on ground

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A military helicopter carrying officials assessing damage from a powerful earthquake crashed Friday in southern Mexico, killing 13 people and injuring 15, all of them on the ground. More>>

The Latest: US says unlikely Turkey used chemical weapons

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White House official says US thinks it is "extremely unlikely" Turkey used chemical weapons against Kurds. More>>

The Latest: Trump tweet undercuts McMaster Russia claims

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U.S. President Donald Trump's national security adviser has told an international audience that the evidence of Russian meddling in the 2016 American election is beyond dispute. More>>

Utility offered Burgum more than free Super Bowl tickets

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North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum's trip to the Super Bowl as a guest of a Minneapolis-based utility included free invitations to a rock concert, private parties, meals and other events. More>>

Florida, angry and grieving, takes gun protest to streets

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Anger bubbles over at funerals for students and teachers killed in Florida school shooting. More>>

Mueller charges Russians with meddling in 2016 race

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The U.S. special counsel has accused 13 Russians of an elaborate plot to disrupt the 2016 presidential election. More>>

Rodchenkov: Gov't order to protect doped Russian footballers

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Russian soccer players avoided being caught doping after laboratory director Grigory Rodchenkov said he followed direct government orders to cover up any positive tests. More>>

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The world's best male Alpine skier, Marcel Hirscher, will compete for his second gold medal of the Pyeongchang Olympics. More>>

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Ester Ledecka of the Czech Republic made a stunning run from back in the pack to take the Olympic super-G title on Saturday, with a mistake costing Lindsey Vonn a spot on the podium. More>>

Israel slams Polish PM for WWII 'Jewish perpetrators' remark

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Israeli politicians are accusing Poland's prime minister of anti-Semitism for saying there were Polish perpetrators in the Holocaust just like there were "Jewish perpetrators". More>>

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Suspect was a 'good shot' on NRA-backed school rifle team

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South African president pledges to "turn tide" on corruption

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'Black Panther' scores mighty $25.2 million Thursday debut

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No, Fidel Castro is not Canada PM Trudeau's father

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Court upholds surrogacy contracts as enforceable in Iowa

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Kelly overhauls White House clearance procedure

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UK blames Russian military for 'malicious' cyberattack

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Britain says the Russian government was behind a cyberattack that hit businesses across Europe last year. More>>

Chinese giant pandas unveiled to public in Finland

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Turkey: 6 journalists sentenced to life in prison

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Turkey's state-run news agency says a court in Istanbul has sentenced six journalists accused of involvement in a 2016 coup attempt to life prison terms. More>>

Magnitude-7.2 earthquake slams south, central Mexico

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  • North to send another senior delegation for Olympic closer

    North to send another senior delegation for Olympic closer

    Thursday, February 22 2018 9:47 AM EST2018-02-22 14:47:25 GMT
    (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue, File). North Korea supporters sing and wave flags ahead of the pairs free skate figure skating final in the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018.(AP Photo/Bernat Armangue, File). North Korea supporters sing and wave flags ahead of the pairs free skate figure skating final in the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018.
    North Korea to send a high-level delegation led by senior party official suspected of leading two deadly attacks on the South in 2010 to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics closing ceremony.More >
    North Korea to send a high-level delegation led by senior party official suspected of leading two deadly attacks on the South in 2010 to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics closing ceremony.More >
  • Unprepared and outclassed, North Korea wraps up Olympics

    Unprepared and outclassed, North Korea wraps up Olympics

    Thursday, February 22 2018 9:47 AM EST2018-02-22 14:47:11 GMT
    Unprepared and outclassed, North Korea's 22 athletes wrap up their competition at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics without a medal _ or even a finish higher than 13th.More >
    Unprepared and outclassed, North Korea's 22 athletes wrap up their competition at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics without a medal _ or even a finish higher than 13th.More >
  • US women beat Canada for gold in a 3-2 shootout thriller

    US women beat Canada for gold in a 3-2 shootout thriller

    Thursday, February 22 2018 9:46 AM EST2018-02-22 14:46:23 GMT
    (AP Photo/Matt Slocum). United States celebrates winning gold after the women's gold medal hockey game against Canada at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018.(AP Photo/Matt Slocum). United States celebrates winning gold after the women's gold medal hockey game against Canada at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018.
    The Americans' gold medal drought in women's hockey _ finally _ is over.More >
    The Americans' gold medal drought in women's hockey _ finally _ is over.More >
  • BusinessMore>>

  • Walmart to launch new online home shopping experience

    Walmart to launch new online home shopping experience

    Thursday, February 22 2018 9:48 AM EST2018-02-22 14:48:33 GMT
    (Walmart via AP). This undated artist rending provided by Walmart shows part of Walmart's new online home shopping experience that will let shoppers discover items based on their style. The move, announced Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, is the first glimpse ...(Walmart via AP). This undated artist rending provided by Walmart shows part of Walmart's new online home shopping experience that will let shoppers discover items based on their style. The move, announced Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, is the first glimpse ...
    Bohemian or traditional? Walmart is launching a new online home shopping experience that will let shoppers discover items based on their style.More >
    Bohemian or traditional? Walmart is launching a new online home shopping experience that will let shoppers discover items based on their style.More >
  • Book Trump? Interest groups press case at his properties

    Book Trump? Interest groups press case at his properties

    Thursday, February 22 2018 9:48 AM EST2018-02-22 14:48:16 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File). FILE - In this Dec. 21, 2016, file photo, the Trump International Hotel in Washington. Special interests are holding meetings at properties owned by President Donald Trump, putting money in his pockets as they seek to inf...(AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File). FILE - In this Dec. 21, 2016, file photo, the Trump International Hotel in Washington. Special interests are holding meetings at properties owned by President Donald Trump, putting money in his pockets as they seek to inf...
    Quid pro Trump? Special interests are holding meetings at properties owned by President Trump, putting money in his pockets as they seek to influence his administration.More >
    Quid pro Trump? Special interests are holding meetings at properties owned by President Trump, putting money in his pockets as they seek to influence his administration.More >
  • Foreign leaders seek fresh ties with US governors, mayors

    Foreign leaders seek fresh ties with US governors, mayors

    Thursday, February 22 2018 9:47 AM EST2018-02-22 14:47:58 GMT
    (Franck Robichon/Pool Photo via AP, File). FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2018, file photo, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull arrives at Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's official residence for a meeting in Tokyo. When Turnbull arrives in Washingt...(Franck Robichon/Pool Photo via AP, File). FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2018, file photo, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull arrives at Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's official residence for a meeting in Tokyo. When Turnbull arrives in Washingt...
    Foreign leaders are looking to cultivate stronger ties with US governors and mayors, an interest that will be on display at this weekend's meeting of governors.More >
    Foreign leaders are looking to cultivate stronger ties with US governors and mayors, an interest that will be on display at this weekend's meeting of governors.More >
  • TechnologyMore>>

  • Students across US walk out of class to protest gun violence

    Students across US walk out of class to protest gun violence

    Thursday, February 22 2018 9:49 AM EST2018-02-22 14:49:24 GMT
    (AP Photo/Evan Vucci). Gwendolyn Frantz, 17, of Kensington, Md., stands in front of the White House during a student protest for gun control, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, in Washington.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci). Gwendolyn Frantz, 17, of Kensington, Md., stands in front of the White House during a student protest for gun control, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, in Washington.
    Students at high schools across the U.S. are staging walk-outs to protest gun violence in the wake of last week's Florida school shooting.More >
    Students at high schools across the U.S. are staging walk-outs to protest gun violence in the wake of last week's Florida school shooting.More >
  • Walmart to launch new online home shopping experience

    Walmart to launch new online home shopping experience

    Thursday, February 22 2018 9:48 AM EST2018-02-22 14:48:33 GMT
    (Walmart via AP). This undated artist rending provided by Walmart shows part of Walmart's new online home shopping experience that will let shoppers discover items based on their style. The move, announced Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, is the first glimpse ...(Walmart via AP). This undated artist rending provided by Walmart shows part of Walmart's new online home shopping experience that will let shoppers discover items based on their style. The move, announced Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, is the first glimpse ...
    Bohemian or traditional? Walmart is launching a new online home shopping experience that will let shoppers discover items based on their style.More >
    Bohemian or traditional? Walmart is launching a new online home shopping experience that will let shoppers discover items based on their style.More >
  • Book Trump? Interest groups press case at his properties

    Book Trump? Interest groups press case at his properties

    Thursday, February 22 2018 9:48 AM EST2018-02-22 14:48:16 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File). FILE - In this Dec. 21, 2016, file photo, the Trump International Hotel in Washington. Special interests are holding meetings at properties owned by President Donald Trump, putting money in his pockets as they seek to inf...(AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File). FILE - In this Dec. 21, 2016, file photo, the Trump International Hotel in Washington. Special interests are holding meetings at properties owned by President Donald Trump, putting money in his pockets as they seek to inf...
    Quid pro Trump? Special interests are holding meetings at properties owned by President Trump, putting money in his pockets as they seek to influence his administration.More >
    Quid pro Trump? Special interests are holding meetings at properties owned by President Trump, putting money in his pockets as they seek to influence his administration.More >
  • EntertainmentMore>>

  • Weinstein uses quotes from female celebrities in his defense

    Weinstein uses quotes from female celebrities in his defense

    Thursday, February 22 2018 9:49 AM EST2018-02-22 14:49:31 GMT
    (AP Photo/John Carucci, File). FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2011 file photo, film producer Harvey Weinstein poses for a photo in New York. Weinstein has asked a judge to toss out a federal sexual misconduct lawsuit filed against him and he's invoking the wo...(AP Photo/John Carucci, File). FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2011 file photo, film producer Harvey Weinstein poses for a photo in New York. Weinstein has asked a judge to toss out a federal sexual misconduct lawsuit filed against him and he's invoking the wo...
    Harvey Weinstein has asked a judge to dismiss a federal sexual misconduct lawsuit against him and invoked the words of some A-list actresses in his defense.More >
    Harvey Weinstein has asked a judge to dismiss a federal sexual misconduct lawsuit against him and invoked the words of some A-list actresses in his defense.More >
  • UK police investigating package sent to Harry and Meghan

    UK police investigating package sent to Harry and Meghan

    Thursday, February 22 2018 9:47 AM EST2018-02-22 14:47:19 GMT
    London police say are investigating after a suspicious package was sent to Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle.More >
    London police say are investigating after a suspicious package was sent to Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle.More >
  • Next flight to Wakanda? Airports having some fun on Twitter

    Next flight to Wakanda? Airports having some fun on Twitter

    Thursday, February 22 2018 9:45 AM EST2018-02-22 14:45:14 GMT
    Now boarding the next flight to ... Wakanda? Some airports having fun on Twitter with the fictional African country in "Black Panther".More >
    Now boarding the next flight to ... Wakanda? Some airports having fun on Twitter with the fictional African country in "Black Panther".More >
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