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Shake, rattle & roll: Thousands gather for Jazz Fest Day 2

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 7:33pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Tens of thousands of people gathered Saturday for the second day of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, listening to an eclectic medley of music from big-name headliners like Rod Stewart to boot-stomping south Louisiana bands. It was also a day of remembrance for some of the musical talents the city has recently lost. Here's a look at some of the festival's highlights:...
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Influential Burning Man festival co-founder dead at 70

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 4:10pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Larry Harvey, whose whimsical decision to erect a giant wooden figure and then burn it to the ground led to the popular, long-running counterculture celebration known as "Burning Man," has died. He was 70....
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Missouri court: Woman in Greitens case must turn over phone

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 3:10pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A woman who had an extramarital affair with Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens must turn over her cellphone for a forensic investigation following a ruling by the Missouri Supreme Court....
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Countercultural guru who founded Burning Man dead at 70

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 1:55pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The co-founder of the "Burning Man" festival has died. He was 70....
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Drugmakers push back against lawmakers' calls to tax opioids

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 12:55pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Facing a rising death toll from drug overdoses, state lawmakers across the country are testing a strategy to boost treatment for opioid addicts: Force drug manufacturers and their distributors to pay for it....
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Azerbaijan: 2 fires strike high-rise planned as Trump hotel

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 12:55pm
BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) -- Two fires broke out Saturday at a vacant high-rise building in Azerbaijan's capital that was intended to be a Trump-branded hotel in the former Soviet republic before Donald Trump was elected as U.S. president....
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Asylum-seekers in Mexico snub warnings of stern US response

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 11:55am
TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) -- U.S. immigration lawyers are telling Central Americans in a caravan of asylum-seekers that traveled through Mexico to the border with San Diego that they face possible separation from their children and detention for many months. They say they want to prepare them for the worst possible outcome....
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Lawmakers debate opioid taxes as states grapple with crisis

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 9:40am
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Facing a rising death toll from drug overdoses, state lawmakers across the country are testing a strategy to boost treatment for opioid addicts: Force drug manufacturers and their distributors to pay for it....
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AP reporter views swing in Korean relations with wary hope

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 8:40am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- At the height of North Korea's torrid run of nuclear and missile tests last year, I was constantly joking with my Associated Press colleague Hyung-jin Kim about how we could be writing about something entirely different once the calendar turns to 2018....
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Trump says Democrat should quit over VA nomination brouhaha

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 7:25am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A furious President Donald Trump on Saturday called for the resignation of the Democratic senator who assembled and released what he called "false" allegations that scuttled the nomination of the White House doctor who'd been in line to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs....
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Land deal will preserve site linked to Lost Colony mystery

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 7:25am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Efforts to unravel the mysterious fate of North Carolina's fabled Lost Colony could benefit after a preservation group took out its first-ever loan to buy a coastal tract where some colonists may have resettled hundreds of years ago....
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Reporter views wild swing in Korean relations with wary hope

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 6:20am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- At the height of North Korea's torrid run of nuclear and missile tests last year, I was constantly joking with my Associated Press colleague Hyung-jin Kim about how we could be writing about something entirely different once the calendar turns to 2018....
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As states consider taxing opioids, drugmakers push back

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 6:20am
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Facing a rising death toll from drug overdoses, state lawmakers across the country are testing a strategy to boost treatment for opioid addicts: Force drug manufacturers and their distributors to pay for it....
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How states propose raising money from opioid sales

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 6:20am
State lawmakers across the country have been considering taxing prescription opioids. A look at what they would do:...
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Ex-con candidate compounding GOP woes in West Virginia

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 6:20am
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Republican Don Blankenship doesn't care if his party and his president don't think he can beat Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin this fall....
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Philippines latest foreign country to book Trump's DC hotel

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 11:41pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- First came Kuwait. Then Saudi Arabia and Turkey. Now it's the Philippines' turn....
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Pashtun rights group accuses Pakistan army of abuses

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 11:41pm
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) -- A Pakistani human rights group that has accused the military of widespread abuses as it battles Islamist militants in Pakistan's rugged border region with neighboring Afghanistan has emerged as a force among the country's Pashtun minority, drawing tens of thousands to rallies to protest what it contends is a campaign of intimidation that includes extrajudicial killings and thousands of disappearances and detentions....
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APNewsBreak: Serial killer search led to wrong man in 2017

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 10:22pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Investigators hunting down the so-called Golden State Killer used information from genetic websites last year that led to the wrong man, court records obtained Friday by The Associated Press showed....
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Korean summit provides unusual look at Kim Jong Un

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 10:22pm
GOYANG, South Korea (AP) -- A day after the two Korean leaders met for a summit along their shared border, the emotional, memorable, even funny scenes from their time together are both a bitter reminder of the Koreas' seven decades of division and an insight into the mysterious character of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un....
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Analysis: Korea summit puts nuclear ball in Trump's court

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 10:22pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- After a summit high on theatrics, emotional displays of Korean reconciliation and some important but familiar sounding plans to boost bilateral relations, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has safely returned to Pyongyang and South Korean President Moon Jae-in to his official residence in Seoul....
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