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US companies distance themselves from NRA as pressure mounts

1 hour 2 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. companies are taking a closer look at investments, co-branding deals and other ties to the gun industry and its public face, the National Rifle Association, after the latest school massacre....
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Ivanka Trump to push for 'maximum pressure' on North Korea

2 hours 3 min ago
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Ivanka Trump told South Korea's president on Friday that she will use her visit to the Winter Olympics to advocate maximum pressure on North Korea to halt its nuclear program....
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The language of 'Black Panther'? It's real. Give it a try.

2 hours 3 min ago
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Much of what is seen in "Black Panther" is fictional, including the country where the movie is based. But in Wakanda, they do speak a language that is very much real, with distinctive click sounds that had some cast members struggling to speak it....
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Stores make push in scan and go tech, hope shoppers adopt it

3 hours 3 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) -- Shoppers at self-checkout lanes scanning all their groceries after they're done shopping? Old school. More stores are letting customer tally their choices with a phone app or store device as they roam the aisles....
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AP-NORC Poll: Most have dour outlook on America's direction

4 hours 3 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Chester Trayhan's grandchildren are working, so he's feeling better about the economy these days. But his view of the country's overall direction is pretty grim, darkened by what he sees as a surge in racism and violence fueled by President Donald Trump....
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Ivanka Trump to push for 'maximum pressure' on North Korea

4 hours 3 min ago
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Ivanka Trump told South Korea's president on Friday that she will use her visit to the Winter Olympics to advocate maximum pressure on North Korea to halt its nuclear program....
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Russians get 1st gold thanks to 15-year-old Zagitova

5 hours 3 min ago
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) -- A few years back, Alina Zagitova nearly was sent home from training for not working hard enough....
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AP sources: Adelson offers to help pay for Jerusalem embassy

8 hours 8 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Trump administration is considering an offer from Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson to pay for at least part of a new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, four U.S. officials told The Associated Press....
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AP sources: Adelson offers to help pay for Jerusalem embassy

9 hours 9 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Trump administration is considering an offer from Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson to pay for at least part of a new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, four U.S. officials told The Associated Press....
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Trump Jr.'s foreign policy speech in India boosts concerns

9 hours 9 min ago
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Donald Trump Jr., the eldest son of the U.S. president, will be pushing another ethics boundary on his whirlwind trip to India where he has been promoting Trump-brand real estate....
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AP EXPLAINS: What's N. Korea up to with provocative visit?

10 hours 9 min ago
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) -- It seems a brazen choice, even for North Korea....
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AP Exclusive: Medal haul well short of USOC projections

10 hours 9 min ago
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) -- It was a sweeping goal, spelled out on a colorful, full-screen slide and presented to leaders of the U.S. Olympic Committee in a meeting last year....
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Myanmar bulldozes what is left of Rohingya Muslim villages

11 hours 10 min ago
BANGKOK (AP) -- First, their villages were burned to the ground. Now, Myanmar's government is using bulldozers to literally erase them from the earth - in a vast operation rights groups say is destroying crucial evidence of mass atrocities against the nation's ethnic Rohingya Muslim minority....
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Putin is heir to Russia's long disinformation experience

11 hours 10 min ago
MOSCOW (AP) -- Vladimir Putin doesn't tweet and he claims he doesn't have a smartphone. At first sight, the Russian president's reluctance to adopt the hyperconnected world's technology might seem at odds with the widespread belief that he signed off on a campaign to undermine the United States via social media....
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Myanmar bulldozes what is left of Rohingya Muslim villages

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 10:02pm
BANGKOK (AP) -- First, their villages were burned to the ground. Now, Myanmar's government is using bulldozers to literally erase them from the earth - in a vast operation rights groups say is destroying crucial evidence of mass atrocities against the nation's ethnic Rohingya Muslim minority....
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Florida man screams, yells 'murderers!' as he's put to death

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 10:02pm
STARKE, Fla. (AP) -- As the execution drugs were being administered, inmate Eric Scott Branch let out a blood-curdling scream. Then he yelled "murderers! murderers! murderers!" as he thrashed on a gurney as he was being put to death for the 1993 rape and slaying of a college student....
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Russians get 1st gold thanks to 15-year-old Zagitova

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 10:02pm
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) -- The Russians finally have a gold medal at the Pyeongchang Olympics, thanks to a 15-year-old who beat the fellow teen who inspired her to become a figure skater....
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The 'Garlic Girls': South Korean curlers a global sensation

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 10:02pm
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) -- Forget Lindsey Vonn and Adam Rippon. The real rock stars of the Pyeongchang Olympics are a humble group of Korean curlers who have no idea they've become a global sensation....
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AP Explains: Rare honor reserved for Graham at the Capitol

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 10:02pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress is reserving one of the nation's greatest distinctions for the Rev. Billy Graham, selecting him to lie in honor in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda next Wednesday and Thursday....
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