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Lebanon prepares for Syria's post-war construction windfall

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 11:59pm
TRIPOLI, Lebanon (AP) -- The port of Tripoli in northern Lebanon wants the world to know it's ready for business....
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Kabul catwalk: Afghan models show off traditional clothing

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 11:59pm
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Amid tight security, over two dozen young models, including six women, strutted down the catwalk in the garden of a private Kabul villa, proudly displaying the traditional clothing and costumes of Afghanistan's many ethnic groups....
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Will war of words turn into war for real? Views in east Asia

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 10:59pm
BEIJING (AP) -- Tensions are swirling as North Korea and President Donald Trump exchange threats over Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs, leading to fears in east Asia of a possible armed conflict....
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Fugitive's trail exposes Red Bull co-owners' offshore deals

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 9:58pm
The Bangkok billionaire family that co-founded Red Bull, the world's leading energy drink, uses offshore companies to cloak purchases of jets and luxury properties, including the posh London home where the clan's fugitive son was last seen....
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Corporate chiefs flee Trump; he disbands WH advisory panels

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 7:56pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- With corporate chieftains fleeing, President Donald Trump abruptly abolished two of his White House business councils Wednesday - the latest fallout from his combative comments on racially charged violence in Charlottesville, Virginia....
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Scientists potentially narrow MH370 search area to 3 spots

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 6:56pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Scientists have potentially narrowed the search area for the missing Malaysian airliner to three specific locations in the southern Indian Ocean through new satellite and drift analysis of the 2014 crash released Wednesday....
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Business execs shunned Trump panels before he disbanded them

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 4:55pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump had pushed many of America's top corporate leaders to the breaking point with his inability to decisively condemn white supremacists - so they huddled on an 11:30 a.m. conference call Wednesday....
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Donald Trump's die-hard supporters show no signs of straying

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 4:55pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- They wash their hands of neo-Nazis and wag their fingers at leftists. They denounce a press corps they see as biased and controversies they view as manufactured. But in the frenzied blame game over the deadly violence at a rally of white supremacists, Donald Trump's loyal base is happy to absolve the president himself....
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Virginia clashes bring attention to anti-fascist movement

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 3:55pm
SEATTLE (AP) -- The deadly white nationalist demonstration in Virginia has brought new attention to an anti-fascist movement whose black-clad, bandanna-wearing members have been a regular presence at protests around the country in the last year....
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Charlottesville violence revives painful past for minorities

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 2:55pm
Bernard Lafayette fought to end segregation during the civil rights movement. But after watching events in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend and hearing President Donald Trump blame both sides for the deadly violence, he realized that changing laws did not change enough hearts and minds....
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AP FACT CHECK: Viral photo doesn't show 'antifa' beating cop

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 2:55pm
A widely spread photo that appears to show an anti-fascist activist beating a police officer is a doctored image....
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Trump's die-hard supporters show no signs of straying

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 2:55pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- They wash their hands of neo-Nazis and wag their fingers at leftists. They denounce a press corps they see as biased and controversies they view as manufactured. But in the frenzied blame game over the deadly violence at a rally of white supremacists, Donald Trump's loyal base is happy to absolve the president himself....
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Charlottesville victim's mother urges 'righteous action'

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 12:54pm
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- The mother of the young woman mowed down while protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville urged mourners at a memorial service Wednesday to "make my daughter's death worthwhile" by confronting injustice the way she did....
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Back to bomb shelters? North Korea threats revive nuke fears

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 12:54pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- After the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, the era of nuclear nightmares - of the atomic arms race, of backyard bomb shelters, of schoolchildren diving under desks to practice their survival skills in the event of an attack - seemed to finally, thankfully, fade into history....
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Is it really Lyme? Researchers developing a new test to tell

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 11:52am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Diagnosing if a tick bite caused Lyme or another disease can be difficult but scientists are developing a new way to do it early - using a "signature" of molecules in patients' blood....
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Express Scripts to limit opioids; doctors concerned

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 11:52am
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The nation's largest pharmacy benefit manager will soon limit the number and strength of opioid drugs prescribed to first-time users as part of a wide-ranging effort to curb an epidemic affecting millions of Americans....
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Couple's arranged marriage turned into 19-year 'love story'

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 11:52am
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- David and Elizabeth Weinlick's life together began like a reality TV show, blossomed into two decades out of a romance novel, and now seems destined to end in tragedy....
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Can't see the solar eclipse? Tune in online or on TV

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 11:52am
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Ronald Dantowitz has been looking forward to Monday's solar eclipse for nearly 40 years....
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Inside a day of violence, terror in Charlottesville

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 10:52am
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- It started with threats, taunting and racial slurs, and escalated to total pandemonium - hand-to-hand combat in the streets of Charlottesville....
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