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'Watching my family burn': Woman frantic after copter crash

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 2:34pm
RATON, N.M. (AP) -- Andra Cobb was frantic when she called for help, telling an emergency operator that a helicopter she was riding in with her father, longtime partner and others had crashed in a remote part of New Mexico and that she was watching her "family burn."...
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Kim and Kanye choose Chicago for their new baby's name

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 1:34pm
It's Chicago - where Kanye West was raised - as the name of baby No. 3 with Kim Kardashian West....
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Good dog, bad dog ... Delta wants to know before you board

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 12:34pm
DALLAS (AP) -- Delta Air Lines will soon require owners of service and support animals to provide more information before their animal can fly in the passenger cabin, including an assurance that it's trained to behave itself....
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Mattis says US competitive warfighting edge has eroded

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 11:34am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Countering China's rapidly expanding military and an increasingly aggressive Russia are now the U.S. military's top national security priorities, outpacing the threat of terrorism, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Friday. He said competition with those adversaries has threatened America's military advantage around the world....
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Italian who survived Auschwitz as a child given top honor

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 11:34am
ROME (AP) -- A woman who was one of the few Italian children to survive deportation to a Nazi death camp has been made a senator-for-life in Italy....
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Killing of small-town online exhibitionist shocks community

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 9:33am
CALERA, Ala. (AP) -- Kathleen Dawn West described herself as a full-time wife and mom on Facebook but lived another life on other social media platforms, calling herself an exhibitionist and posting risque photos with a chance for subscribers to see sexier images for $15.99 a month....
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Congestion pricing: Driving in Manhattan could cost $11.52

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 9:33am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Motorists would have to shell out $11.52 to drive into the busiest parts of Manhattan under a new proposal commissioned by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo to ease traffic congestion and raise vital funds for mass transit....
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Paula Cole, a best new artist Grammy winner, looks back

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 9:33am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Twenty years ago, Paula Cole heard her name called, went up to the stage and took home the Grammy Award for best new artist. It was an amazing achievement on a night that turned out to be quite complicated....
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IOC: More initiatives coming to promote Korean unity

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 8:33am
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- Olympics organizers on Friday welcomed an agreement between North and South Korea to unite athletes at the upcoming Winter Games in Pyeongchang, and promised that "much more exciting initiatives" promoting Korean unity will emerge this weekend....
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Congestion pricing: Driving in Manhattan could cost $11.52

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 7:30am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Motorists would have to shell out $11.52 to drive into the busiest parts of Manhattan under a new proposal floated by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to ease traffic congestion and raise vital funds for mass transit....
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Hippo-y birthday to Fiona! The popular preemie is turning 1

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 7:30am
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Some days, it's more like being a Hollywood star's agent than a communications official for the zoo. That's what happens when your prematurely born hippopotamus becomes a global celebrity....
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APNewsBreak: Border wall models thwart US commandos in tests

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 6:29am
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- A U.S. official says rigorous testing of prototypes of President Donald Trump's proposed wall with Mexico has found their heights should stop border crossers....
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Congress likely racing toward a government shutdown

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 5:29am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A bitterly divided Congress hurtled toward a government shutdown this weekend in a partisan stare-down over demands by Democrats for a solution on politically fraught legislation to protect about 700,000 younger immigrants from being deported....
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Christa McAuliffe's lost lessons finally taught in space

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 5:29am
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Christa McAuliffe's lost lessons are finally getting taught in space....
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Drone rescue off Australian beach heralded as world-first

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 5:29am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- A flying drone has dropped a flotation device to two teens caught in a riptide in heavy seas off the Australian coast in what officials describe as a world-first rescue....
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Former employee: Michael Douglas fondled himself

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 5:29am
NEW YORK (AP) -- A woman who worked for Michael Douglas in the late 1980s says he fondled himself in front of her - an allegation the actor has vigorously denied....
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Shutdown? Terrible, say GOP, Dems. But both threatened it

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 4:29am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Threatening to shutter the federal government unless demands are met - who would do that?...
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Anti-smoking plan may kill cigarettes--and save Big Tobacco

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 3:28am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Imagine if cigarettes were no longer addictive and smoking itself became almost obsolete; only a tiny segment of Americans still lit up. That's the goal of an unprecedented anti-smoking plan being carefully fashioned by U.S. health officials....
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Thailand's ruling generals running out of time

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 2:28am
BANGKOK (AP) -- Entering their fifth year in power, Thailand's ruling generals may be running out of time and it's not for a lack of watches....
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Trump steps to forefront of anti-abortion movement

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 1:27am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- He once called himself "pro-choice." But a year into his presidency, Donald Trump is stepping to the forefront of his administration's efforts to roll back abortion rights....
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