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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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More businesses are mellowing out over hiring pot smokers

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 10:14am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- FPI Management, a property company in California, wants to hire dozens of people. Factories from New Hampshire to Michigan need workers. Hotels in Las Vegas are desperate to fill jobs....
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Is Trump right about judges' leanings? Maybe, review shows

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 9:09am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- President Donald Trump has called courts unfair and political and repeatedly assailed the 9th Circuit, the U.S. court system's westernmost division, where some of his key immigration policies have stalled....
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Fingerprint left in Play-Doh leads to shoplifting suspect

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 9:09am
LEICESTER, Mass. (AP) -- A Massachusetts police department says a fingerprint left in a hunk of Play-Doh led them to a shoplifting suspect....
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With girls joining the ranks, Boy Scouts plan a name change

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 7:40am
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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Is Trump right about judges' leanings? Maybe, review shows

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 7:40am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- President Donald Trump has called courts unfair and political and repeatedly assailed the 9th Circuit, the U.S. court system's westernmost division, where some of his key immigration policies have stalled....
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AP Interview: Pashinian warns Armenia not to deploy troops

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 7:40am
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) -- The opposition leader spearheading weeks of protest in Armenia warned the government Wednesday not to deploy troops and said the country's political crisis can't be solved by force....
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Iowa lawmakers approve the most restrictive US abortion bill

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 7:40am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Republican lawmakers with control of the Iowa statehouse fast-tracked a bill early Wednesday that would ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, usually around six weeks of pregnancy, sending what could be the nation's most restrictive abortion legislation to the governor....
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Is Trump right about judges' leanings? Maybe, review shows

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 2:52am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- President Donald Trump has called courts unfair and political and repeatedly assailed the 9th Circuit, the U.S. court system's westernmost division, where some of his key immigration policies have stalled....
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Anti-Semitic conspiracy theories roil DC city government

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 2:52am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A spiraling controversy over anti-Semitic comments and conspiracy theories has roiled the city government, seemingly getting worse with every public attempt to ease the tensions....
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