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Rainstorm kills at least 91, injures over 160 in India

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 05/03/2018 - 2:34am
LUCKNOW, India (AP) -- A powerful dust storm and rain swept parts of north and western India overnight, causing house collapses, toppling trees and leaving at least 91 people dead and more than 160 injured, officials said Thursday....
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A look at the 3 Americans detained in North Korea

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 05/03/2018 - 2:34am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- U.S. President Donald Trump added to speculation that North Korea may make a goodwill gesture before his planned summit with leader Kim Jong Un when he tweeted of a possible update soon on the status of three detained Americans. Here's a brief look at those U.S. citizens:...
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Giuliani comments on Stormy payment raise legal questions

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 05/03/2018 - 1:22am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Rudy Giuliani's revelation that President Donald Trump reimbursed his personal attorney for a $130,000 payment to a porn star to keep her quiet about an alleged affair is raising new legal questions, including whether the president and his campaign violated campaign finance laws....
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Starving Yemen mothers skip meals to save their children

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 05/03/2018 - 1:22am
ADEN, Yemen (AP) -- The young mother stepped onto the scale for the doctor. Even with all her black robes on, she weighed only 84 pounds - 38 kilograms. Umm Mizrah is pregnant, but starving herself to feed her children....
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Transgender inmate says she was raped amid prison lawsuit

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 05/03/2018 - 1:22am
DENVER (AP) -- A transgender inmate who is suing Colorado's corrections agency says she was raped at a men's prison hours after a federal judge denied her request to block the prison from keeping her in a disciplinary unit, according to court records and the woman's attorney....
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Tough road for Iraq's female candidates in May 12 elections

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 05/03/2018 - 1:22am
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi women running for parliament this month are undaunted, despite many challenges they face ahead of the May 12 elections - including unprecedented smear campaigns complete with sex videos that have forced some to withdraw from the race....
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Trump's remarks on porn star payment differ from Giuliani's

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 9:58pm
Remarks by President Donald Trump and his lawyer Rudy Giuliani differ over the matter of the $130,000 payment by Trump's attorney Michael Cohen to porn star Stormy Daniels, who alleges a sexual tryst with Trump in 2006....
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Arizona teachers rally as funding vote nears to end strike

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 9:58pm
PHOENIX (AP) -- Striking Arizona teachers who won a big pay increase but came up substantially short of achieving their demands for more school funding flooded the Arizona Capitol for a fifth day Wednesday hoping it will be the last they are out of their classrooms....
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Ingles' career night leads Jazz over Rockets 116-108

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 9:58pm
HOUSTON (AP) -- Utah had a four-point lead in the fourth quarter on Wednesday night when Donovan Mitchell missed a jumper and sailed above three Houston Rockets to grab the rebound and finish with a nifty one-handed slam....
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The Latest: Giuliani says Trump repaid money paid to Daniels

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 7:56pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on porn actress Stormy Daniels' claims that she had sex with President Donald Trump (all times local):...
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Officers injured after explosion at barricade scene

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 7:56pm
NORTH HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- A barn behind a house in Connecticut exploded Wednesday night while police and a SWAT team were negotiating with a man who had taken his wife and family hostage, leaving at least six officers injured, state police and a town official said....
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Amazon halts Seattle construction project ahead of tax vote

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 7:56pm
SEATTLE (AP) -- Amazon has halted construction planning on a new high-rise building near its headquarters while it awaits the outcome of a Seattle city proposal to tax worker hours....
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Can Trump be forced to testify? Legal precedents suggest yes

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 4:28pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Can a president be forced to testify?...
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As girls arrive, Boy Scouts change name of flagship program

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 4:28pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- For 108 years, the Boy Scouts of America's flagship program has been known simply as the Boy Scouts. With girls soon entering the ranks, the group says that iconic name will change....
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ETA militants declare end to armed fight for Basque homeland

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 4:28pm
MADRID (AP) -- The Basque separatist group ETA said it has dismantled its organizational structure after a six-decade independence campaign that killed hundreds in Spain, taking the final step in disbanding after disarming last year and bringing an end to one of Europe's bloodiest nationalist conflicts in recent times....
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Passengers heard window popping on Southwest plane

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 4:28pm
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Passengers on a Southwest Airlines plane first heard a loud pop and then scurried away when they saw a jagged crack in a window that forced the jet to land in Cleveland on Wednesday....
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Arizona teachers rally as funding vote nears to end strike

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 4:28pm
PHOENIX (AP) -- Striking Arizona teachers who won a big pay increase but came up substantially short of achieving their demands for more school funding flooded the Arizona Capitol for a fifth day Wednesday hoping it will be the last they are out of their classrooms....
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Military plane crashes near airport in Georgia

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 10:14am
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) -- An Air National Guard C-130 cargo plane crashed Wednesday near an airport in Savannah, Georgia, the Air Force said. There was no immediate word of injuries....
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Southwest plane with cracked window diverted to Cleveland

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 10:14am
CLEVELAND (AP) -- A cracked window on a Southwest Airlines plane forced a plane heading from Chicago to New Jersey to land in Cleveland Wednesday, just two weeks after a jet engine blew apart and broke a window in a deadly accident aboard another Southwest flight...
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Hawking's last physics paper argues for a 'simpler' cosmos

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 10:14am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Weeks after his death, physicist Stephen Hawking has delivered his last thoughts about the nature of the cosmos, and he says it may be simpler than often believed....
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