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Amid a flood of plastic, big companies see opportunity

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 7:29am
LONDON (AP) -- Once a month, accountant Michael Byrne pulls on his rubber boots and makes his way to a spot on the banks of the River Thames....
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Evangelist Billy Graham, who reached millions, dies at 99

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 6:27am
MONTREAT, N.C. (AP) -- The Rev. Billy Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, died Wednesday. He was 99....
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Billy Graham preached simple message, reached millions

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 6:27am
The Rev. Billy Graham was anxious about his 1954 appearance at the London School of Economics. The school was left-leaning and openly dismissive of religion, and Graham was insecure - he had no advanced theology degree....
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A look at the scandals surrounding Israel's prime minister

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 6:27am
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is fighting for his political life as a dizzying array of scandals has engulfed him, his family and his inner circle....
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Trump says more must be done to protect children

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 3:24am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- As a grieving Florida community demanded action on guns, President Donald Trump on Tuesday directed the Justice Department to move to ban devices like the rapid-fire bump stocks used in last year's Las Vegas massacre. It was a small sign of movement on the gun violence issue that has long tied Washington in knots....
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Colorado congressman booed as people demand action on guns

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 3:24am
GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. (AP) -- Grumbling and jeers met the request for a moment of silence for the 17 people killed last week in the Florida school shooting....
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In South Korea's Olympic hills, traces of the North abound

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 2:23am
GOSEONG, South Korea (AP) -- A former seaside villa for North Korea's ruling Kim family. A captured North Korean spy submarine. A front-line observatory that allows curious visitors to peer at parts of a picturesque North Korean mountain across the heavily-mined Demilitarized Zone....
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Migrant deported by Israel back to Africa recounts ordeal

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 1:22am
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- Inside the immigration office in Tel Aviv, Yohannes Tesfagabr considered his options. He could not return to Eritrea, a country he risked his life to flee in 2010. He hoped to avoid the fate of compatriots who languished in a desert jail for illegally staying in Israel....
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Trump Jr: 'Nonsense' that family's profiting from presidency

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 1:22am
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Donald Trump Jr. said Wednesday any talk that his family is profiting from his father's presidency is "nonsense" as he embarked on a highly publicized visit to India to promote real estate deals that bear his family's name....
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Vonn 3rd in last Olympic DH; her pal Goggia of Italy wins

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 12:20am
JEONGSEON, South Korea (AP) -- Lindsey Vonn knew that the bronze medal she earned Wednesday came in her final Olympic downhill, the signature event of her singular career. She knew that, but she didn't have an easy time processing it....
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In South Korea's Olympic hills, traces of the North abound

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 12:20am
GOSEONG, South Korea (AP) -- A former seaside villa for North Korea's ruling Kim family. A captured North Korean spy submarine. A front-line observatory that allows curious visitors to peer at parts of a picturesque North Korean mountain across the heavily-mined Demilitarized Zone....
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Colorado congressman booed as people demand action on guns

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 11:14pm
GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. (AP) -- Grumbling and jeers met the request for a moment of silence for the 17 people killed last week in the Florida school shooting....
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Trump says more must be done to protect children

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 11:14pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- As a grieving Florida community demanded action on guns, President Donald Trump on Tuesday directed the Justice Department to move to ban devices like the rapid-fire bump stocks used in last year's Las Vegas massacre. It was a small sign of movement on the gun violence issue that has long tied Washington in knots....
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Drought about to end: Russians 1-2 after short program

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 10:13pm
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) -- That Russian gold medal drought at the Pyeongchang Olympics is closer to ending....
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15-year-old shot 5 times protecting classmates from gunfire

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 9:13pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) -- A 15-year-old student who was shot five times during last week's massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is credited with saving the lives of at least 20 other students....
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Sofia Goggia takes downhill gold; Lindsey Vonn earns bronze

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 8:10pm
JEONGSEON, South Korea (AP) -- Lindsey Vonn cast a quick glance toward the sky after finishing what was likely her final Olympic downhill run, shrugged her shoulders at seeing her time and shook a friendly index finger at her good friend....
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School shooting videos could scar kids _ or galvanize them

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 7:10pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) -- When two teenagers slaughtered 12 students and a teacher at Columbine High School in Colorado 19 years ago, young people across the country learned the news the old-fashioned way: largely on television and in newspapers. It took days, if not weeks, to process the information and discover the full, horrific story....
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US: North Korea canceled meeting with Pence at last minute

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 6:06pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Vice President Mike Pence was all set to hold a history-making meeting with North Korean officials during the Winter Olympics in South Korea, but Kim Jong Un's government canceled at the last minute, the Trump administration said Tuesday....
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Palestinian leader calls for peace conference by mid-2018

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 6:06pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas ruled out the United States as a broker for peace with Israel on Tuesday, calling for an international peace conference by mid-2018 with the key goals of full U.N. membership for the state of Palestine and a timeframe for a two-state solution....
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US says North Korea canceled planned meeting with VP Pence

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 5:06pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Vice President Mike Pence was all set to hold a history-making meeting with North Korean officials during the Winter Olympics in South Korea, but Kim Jong Un's government canceled at the last minute, the Trump administration said Tuesday....
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