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Lynch defends Obama's immigration policies

41 min 18 sec ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Challenged by Republicans, Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch on Wednesday defended President Barack Obama's decision to shelter millions of immigrants from deportation though they live in the country illegally. But she said they have no right to citizenship under the law....
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Sheriffs expand concerns about Waze mobile traffic app

53 min 43 sec ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A sheriffs' organization is broadening its concerns about the popular Waze (pronounced "ways") mobile traffic app. Now it says a feature that lets drivers warn others about nearby police cruisers not only presents a threat to police safety, it also interferes with the ability to write speeding tickets....
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Fugitive treasure hunter nabbed in Florida after 2-year hunt

1 hour 50 min ago
A treasure hunter locked in a legal battle over one of the greatest undersea hauls in American history has been arrested in Florida after more than two years on the lam, authorities said Wednesday....
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Ancient Israeli skull may document migration from Africa

1 hour 55 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) -- Long ago, humans left their evolutionary cradle in Africa and passed through the Middle East on their way to Europe. Now scientists have found the first fossil remains that appear to document that journey, a partial skull from an Israeli cave....
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AP Analysis: Youth concussion laws pushed by NFL lack bite

2 hours 24 min ago
PHOENIX (AP) -- Criticized for its own handling of head injuries, the NFL launched an extensive lobbying campaign to pass laws protecting kids who get concussions while playing sports. The result: Within just five years, every state had a law on the books....
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Jordan ready to swap inmate for pilot held by Islamic State

2 hours 27 min ago
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- Jordan is willing to swap an Iraqi woman prisoner involved in deadly 2005 hotel bombings for a Jordanian pilot captured in December by extremists from the Islamic State group, a government spokesman said Wednesday....
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Govt tells agents to ID which immigrants not to deport

3 hours 19 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration has ordered immigration agents to ask immigrants they encounter living in the country illegally whether they might qualify under President Barack Obama's plans to avoid deporting them, according to internal training materials obtained by The Associated Press....
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TV star's plastic surgery disaster tests Brazil

3 hours 26 min ago
SAO PAULO (AP) -- Andressa Urach went from being a single teenage mom nicknamed "Beanpole" to a reality TV bombshell in Brazil thanks to silicone implants, anabolic steroids, a nose job, and gel and botox injections, a fact she wasn't ashamed to share with fans....
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DEA chief: US abandoned plan to track cars near gun shows

3 hours 50 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Drug Enforcement Administration abandoned an internal proposal to use surveillance cameras for photographing vehicle license plates near gun shows in the United States to investigate gun-trafficking, the agency's chief said Wednesday....
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Friend disputes Denver police account of teen's death

3 hours 53 min ago
DENVER (AP) -- A teenage passenger who was in a car when a 17-year-old girl was shot and killed by Denver police has disputed authorities' account of her death, saying officers opened fire before one of them was struck by the vehicle....
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Bart the cat hit by car, buried and then crawls from grave

3 hours 53 min ago
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Bart the cat was hit by a car, buried and seemingly crawled back from the dead....
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Lebanese Hezbollah hits Israeli convoy, killing 2 soldiers

4 hours 17 min ago
SHEAR YASHUV, Israel (AP) -- Missiles fired by the Lebanese Hezbollah group struck an Israeli military convoy on Wednesday, killing two soldiers in an apparent retaliation for a deadly airstrike attributed to Israel that killed six Hezbollah fighters in Syria earlier this month....
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10 Things to Know for Today

5 hours 27 min ago
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:...
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Museum vows to reopen after thieves swipe historic gold

6 hours 26 min ago
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Wells Fargo Bank officials vowed to reopen a popular corporate museum in the heart of San Francisco's financial district after thieves smashed a stolen SUV through its front door and made off with historic gold nuggets on display....
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A chupacabra in Japan? Depp says it came from his suitcase

6 hours 36 min ago
TOKYO (AP) -- Johnny Depp has recovered from a cold. And a chupacabra attack....
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Greece sets up clash with eurozone over debt measures

6 hours 45 min ago
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece's radical new government on Wednesday signaled the country would backtrack or scrap a series of budget measures its eurozone creditor nations had demanded in exchange for bailout loans....
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10 Things to Know for Today

9 hours 10 min ago
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:...
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Snails slither into spa scene in Thailand and around world

10 hours 52 min ago
CHIANG MAI, Thailand (AP) -- The last time I encountered escargots they were served up by a French waiter, sizzling in garlic and herb butter. Now, one is slithering up the bridge of my nose while five others are being stuck onto other parts of my face by a Thai beautician, all secreting snail slime to hopefully smooth out some wrinkles and otherwise give me a younger-than-my-age look....
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After setting iPhone record, what does Apple do next?

11 hours 12 min ago
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Apple CEO Tim Cook says consumer demand for new iPhones has been "staggering" and "hard to comprehend." That helped the company report record-smashing earnings for its latest quarter and primed its stock for a rally Wednesday....
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Cuomo, de Blasio, defend strict NYC storm regulations

12 hours 19 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) -- They appeared to be scenes from a frozen apocalypse....
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