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Drone operator faulted in NY collision with helicopter

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 10:41am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal investigators say a recreational drone operator was at fault in the first confirmed midair collision in the U.S. between a drone and a manned aircraft....
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Feds: Oklahoma man kept stepdaughter captive for 19 years

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 10:41am
MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) -- A federal grand jury in Oklahoma has indicted a 63-year-old man accused of kidnapping his stepdaughter and holding her captive for 19 years in Mexico and elsewhere, during which time he fathered her nine children....
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Tavis Smiley, suspended by PBS, vows to fight back

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 9:40am
NEW YORK (AP) -- PBS has suspended radio and TV host Tavis Smiley after finding what it called "troubling allegations" of sexual misconduct, making him the second high-profile star to be ousted from a network known for its high-brow, genteel programming....
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Farenthold to retire from House amid harassment accusations

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 8:40am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Texas Republican Rep. Blake Farenthold won't seek re-election next year, two Republicans said Thursday, adding his name to the list of lawmakers leaving Congress amid sexual harassment allegations that have cost powerful men their jobs in politics, the arts and other businesses....
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AP Explains: What is net neutrality and why does it matter?

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 7:38am
NEW YORK (AP) -- "Net neutrality" regulations, designed to prevent internet service providers like Verizon, AT&T, Comcast and Charter from favoring some sites and apps over others, are on the chopping block. On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission plans to vote on a proposal that would not only undo the Obama-era rules that have been in place since 2015, but will forbid states to put anything similar in place....
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Fertility doctor faces judge for lying about using own sperm

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 7:38am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- A retired Indianapolis fertility doctor accused of inseminating patients with his own sperm is set to plead guilty to charges that he lied to investigators....
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Ohio high court shields full au

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 6:38am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- A divided Ohio Supreme Court on Thursday rejected requests for unredacted autopsy reports from the unsolved slayings of eight family members....
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Disney buying large part of 21st Century Fox in $52.4B deal

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 5:37am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Disney is buying a large part of the Murdoch family's 21st Century Fox for about $52.4 billion in stock, including film and television studios and cable and international TV businesses, as it tries to meet competition from technology companies in the entertainment business....
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Putin: US hurts itself with "invented" Trump collusion case

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 5:37am
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday scoffed at allegations of collusion between U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia, saying they have been "invented" by Trump's foes and have hurt the U.S. political system....
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Israeli drugmaker Teva to cut quarter of global work force

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 4:37am
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., the world's largest generic drugmaker, says it is laying off 14,000 workers as part of a global restructuring....
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Las Vegas' struggles of the past decade are all too visible

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 4:37am
Even as a handful of major U.S. cities around the country have flourished in the 10 years since the Great Recession officially began in December 2007, other large cities have eked out only modest recoveries. Some are still straining to shed the scars of recession....
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PBS suspends distribution of Smiley show for misconduct

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 3:35am
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- PBS says it has indefinitely suspended distribution of Tavis Smiley's talk show after an independent investigation uncovered "multiple, credible allegations" of misconduct by its host....
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Coroner: Accused Ky. lawmaker's death apparently suicide

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 2:35am
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- Dan Johnson, a Republican state lawmaker in Kentucky who defiantly denied allegations that he sexually assaulted a teenage girl in the basement of his home, died in an apparent suicide, the county coroner said....
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Bannon, undeterred, under siege from GOP after Alabama loss

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 1:32am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Former White House strategist Steve Bannon is catching blame from fellow Republicans for coughing up a safe Senate seat in deep-red Alabama and foisting damaging political advice on President Donald Trump. But in the aftermath of this week's stinging Alabama defeat, Bannon is showing no signs of abandoning his guerrilla war against the GOP establishment....
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Decade since recession: Thriving cities leave others behind

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 12:32am
As the nation's economy was still reeling from the body blow of the Great Recession, Seattle's was about to take off....
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As Olympics near, South Korea agonizes over post-Games costs

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 11:29pm
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) -- South Korean officials have ruled out turning a state-of-the-art Olympic skating arena into a giant seafood freezer. Other than that, not much is certain about the country's post-Winter Games plans for a host of expensive venues....
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AP Explains: What is net neutrality and why does it matter?

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 10:28pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- "Net neutrality" regulations, designed to prevent internet service providers like Verizon, AT&T, Comcast and Charter from favoring some sites and apps over others, are on the chopping block. On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission plans to vote on a proposal that would not only undo the Obama-era rules that have been in place since 2015, but will forbid states to put anything similar in place....
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Palestinians, a large Jerusalem minority, feel Trump snub

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 10:28pm
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Pedestrians walk on a thick layer of soot from tires set ablaze in frequent clashes with Israeli troops. Cars navigate around potholes in streets littered with garbage. Motorists honk in a traffic jam near an Israeli checkpoint that is framed by the towering cement slabs of Israel's separation barrier....
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South Korean President Moon in China on visit to repair ties

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 10:28pm
BEIJING (AP) -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in was due to meet his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping Thursday on a visit to Beijing aimed at repairing ties frayed by a dispute over the deployment of an anti-missile system....
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Judges to examine if drug stash-house stings racially biased

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 10:28pm
CHICAGO (AP) -- The question of whether federal agents display racial bias by staging phony drug stash-house stings overwhelmingly in black neighborhoods is the focus of hearings beginning Thursday in Chicago and could determine whether agencies curtail or even abandon their use nationwide....
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