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Retailers work to attract shoppers to stores on Black Friday

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Retailers kick off holiday shopping season with an eye toward wooing shoppers away from rivals.

Consumer watchdog head names a successor, and Trump does too

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Richard Cordray, the first director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, tenders his resignation.

Amazon workers in Germany, Italy stage Black Friday strike

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A labor union says workers at a half dozen Amazon.com distribution centers in Germany have walked off the job, the latest in a string of walkouts in a long-running wage dispute with the American online retailer at one of its busiest times.

The Latest: UN condemns deadly mosque attack in Egypt

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Egyptian state news agency reports 54 killed in bombing and shooting attack on mosque in volatile northern Sinai Peninsula.

Militants attack Egyptian mosque, kill at least 235 people

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Egyptian security officials say militants have attacked a mosque in volatile Sinai Peninsula, leaving dozens of casualties.

US backtracks on decision to close Palestinian office in DC

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Trump administration backtracking on its decision to order the Palestinians' office in Washington to close.

The Latest: Time magazine says Trump's got it wrong

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President Donald Trump says he'll be speaking with Turkish President Recep Erdogan on Friday "about bringing peace to the mess that I inherited in the Middle East.

Trump tells Turkey's leader: US to stop arming Syrian Kurds

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Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Friday that U.S. President Donald Trump told his Turkish counterpart that the United States will no longer supply arms to Syrian Kurdish fighters.

Pope's place as refugee champion tested in Myanmar

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Pope Francis heads to Myanmar and Bangladesh with the international community excoriating the crackdown on Rohingya Muslims as "ethnic cleansing" but his own church resisting the label.

'We dare not squander the moment:' Zimbabwe's new leader

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Zimbabweans preparing to greet country's new leader after whirlwind political drama.

"Die Hard" for jihadists? IS recruits with heroic tales

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The Islamic State is targeting Western recruits _ especially recent Muslim converts _ with videos that follow a screenwriter's standard blueprint for heroic storytelling.

Bannon-sponsored candidates often picked for Trump loyalty

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Loyalty to Trump, not ideology, often the litmus test for Bannon-sponsored candidates.

Flynn may be moving to cooperate with Mueller's Russia probe

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AP source: Flynn's lawyers tell Trump's legal team they are no longer communicating with them about Mueller's investigation, a possible sign of cooperation with the government.

As 4 more Russians banned, Olympic leader Bach warns critics

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As four more Russians were disqualified Friday for doping at the Sochi Olympics, IOC President Thomas Bach told critics not to put pressure on his executive board before a key decision next month on the country's participation at the Pyeongchang Games.

Shoppers mobilize on Thanksgiving, as retailers branch out

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Retailers kick off holiday shopping season with an eye toward wooing shoppers away from rivals.

Good night, night: Light pollution increasing around globe

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A new study shows the world's nights getting alarmingly brighter.

'Gunfire' sparks panic in London, but police find nothing

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British police say they are responding to reports of an incident at Oxford Circus subway station, one of London's busiest.

The Latest: Zimbabwe's new leader promises era of democracy

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The Latest: Zimbabweans cheer arrival of army commander as inauguration set to begin.

AT&T suit may herald a new antitrust era - or Trumpian pique

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Epic antitrust fight looms for AT&T's $85B Time Warner deal after Justice Department sues to stop it.

Miami's iconic offshore Stiltsville survived Hurricane Irma

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Stiltsville stood up to Hurricane Irma, to the surprise of the Miami landmark's caretakers.

Man charged with killing Texas trooper who had stopped him

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The suspect in the fatal shooting of a Texas state trooper during a Thanksgiving Day traffic stop has been charged with capital murder of a law enforcement officer.

Texas woman accused of mailing bombs to Obama, Abbott

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A Texas woman is accused of sending homemade bombs in 2016 to then-President Barack Obama and Texas Governor Greg Abbott that prosecutors say could have maimed or killed.

Macy's Thanksgiving parade revels on amid tight security

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New faces and old favorites will fly, float and march in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, and police are going all-out to secure it in a year marked by attacks on outdoor gathering spots.

Uma Thurman lashes out at Harvey Weinstein in cryptic post

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Uma Thurman has wished everyone a happy Thanksgiving except disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, who has been accused by dozens of women of sexual harassment or assault.

Argentina president: Search for missing sub will continue

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Argentina says it's accelerating the search for a submarine that has been lost in the South Atlantic for nine days amid growing fears for its 44 crew members.

Tiger escapes from zoo, roams streets of Paris

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Police in Paris say that a tiger that escaped from a circus in the city center is dead after it was "neutralized" by circus personnel.

Trump wants to end welfare as Bill Clinton knows it

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Trump wants to make changing the welfare system a new priority.

Rivers, Chargers beat fading Cowboys 28-6 on Thanksgiving

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Philip Rivers threw for 434 yards and three touchdowns in his first Thanksgiving game in his 14th season and the Los Angeles Chargers beat the fading Dallas Cowboys 28-6.

Boom! Luxury converted nuclear missile silo lists on Airbnb

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A Cold War-era missile silo in rural northeast Kansas that housed a nuclear warhead 65 years ago and was later converted into an underground mansion is now finding a new lease on life as an Airbnb location.

Woman raises more than $60K for homeless man who helped her

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A New Jersey woman who was helped by a homeless man when she ran out of gas is raising money to help the man recover.

The Latest: Oxford Circus subway station reopens after alert

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British police say they have responded to reports of "shots fired" in and around Oxford Circus subway station, but have not located any casualties.

Democrats also juggling politics of sexual predation

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Facing Conyers and Franken allegations, Democrats, too, are juggling the hot-potato politics of sexual predation.

Oscar Pistorius' sentence increased to 13 years, 5 months

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Oscar Pistorius' prison sentence has been increased to 13 years and five months by South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal.

Pakistan releases US-wanted militant suspect on court order

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Pakistani authorities acting on a court order have released a U.S.-wanted militant who allegedly founded a banned group linked to the 2008 Mumbai attack.

George Avakian, jazz producer and scholar, dies at 98

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George Avakian, a Russian-born jazz scholar and architect of the American music industry who produced essential recordings by Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis and other stars has died at age 98.

Texans displaced by Harvey readjust plans for holiday feast

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A Texas family is readjusting its annual Thanksgiving feast as the home where it's normally been prepared undergoes renovations following Hurricane Harvey.

Report: N. Korea replaces border guards following defection

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South Korean media say North Korea appears to have replaced all of its guards at a jointly patrolled border area where a North Korean soldier defected last week under a hail of gunfire.

Olympic gymnastics ex-doctor pleads guilty to sex charges

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A person with knowledge of the deal says a former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics doctor will pleaded guilty to sexual assault charges and face at least 25 years in prison.

Sound heard in Argentine sub search was likely 'explosion'

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More help is arriving in a multinational search for a missing Argentine submarine with 44 crew members as concerns grow that the vessel's oxygen supply could soon start to run out.

Papua New Guinea officials remove last refugees from camp

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The last asylum seekers have abandoned a closed immigration camp on Papua New Guinea, ending a three-week standoff between police and hundreds of men who had been prepared to suffer squalid conditions rather than leave.

Nick Carter 'shocked,' 'saddened' by singer's assault claim

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Nick Carter says he's 'shocked and saddened' by the accusations made by a singer who said he raped her about 15 years ago.

Barton to go mum over disclosed photo, citing probe

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A published report says U.S. Rep. Joe Barton of Texas told a woman to whom he had sent sexually explicit photos, videos and messages that he would report her to U.S. Capitol Police for exposing his behavior.

Trump credits troops, and himself, for military advances

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President Donald Trump has a Thanksgiving Day message for the nation: Look at all I've done.

AP source: Flynn lawyers make a break with Trump team

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AP source: Flynn lawyers have stopped discussing Russia probe with Trump team.

Pro-Roy Moore group fundraises off Trump's near endorsement

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President Donald Trump is discounting accusations of sexual misconduct against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, telling voters not to support his "liberal" rival.

APNewsBreak: Ferguson leaders wonder if monitor worth cost

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APNewsBreak: Ferguson, Missouri, has paid nearly a half-million dollars to the monitor team overseeing its police and court reforms, but city leaders question what they've gotten for their money after the original lead monitor's departure.

Raisman embraces role as 'Fierce' advocate for abuse victims

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Olympic champion Aly Raisman is using her platform to become an advocate for sexual abuse victims.

Baron Cohen to pay fine for Czechs sporting Borat mankinis

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Sacha Baron Cohen has offered to pay the fines for six Czech tourists who were reportedly detained by authorities in Kazakhstan's capital Astana for dressing up in skimpy swimsuits made famous by his "Borat.".

Ruling party assured Mugabe he wouldn't face prosecution

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Zimbabwe, facing incoming leader, wonders about fate of Mugabe and his wife.

Papua New Guinea officials remove last refugees from camp

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Papua New Guinea authorities have ratcheted up pressure on more than 300 asylum seekers to abandon a decommissioned immigration camp, where refugees reported their shelters, beds and other belongings were destroyed.

Myanmar, Bangladesh sign agreement on Rohingya refugees

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Myanmar and Bangladesh have signed an agreement covering the return of Rohingya Muslims who fled across their mutual border to escape violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state.

In terror-wary NYC, security tight for Thanksgiving parade

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Security for the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will feature trucks filled with sand, concrete barriers and scores of police officers.

Startup wants to bring back Vioxx for hemophilia joint pain

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A tiny pharmaceutical company is trying to bring back the arthritis pill Vioxx but for patients with a bleeding disorder.

Self-harm, suicide attempts climb among US girls, study says

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Attempted suicides, drug overdoses, cutting and other types of self-injury have increased substantially in U.S. girls.

VA study shows parasite from Vietnam may be killing vets

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A half century after serving in Vietnam, hundreds of veterans have a reason to believe they may be dying from a silent bullet _ test results show some men may have been infected by a slow-killing parasite while fighting in the jungles of Southeast Asia.

Big Tobacco's anti-smoking ads begin after decade of delay Video included

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U.S. tobacco companies will begin running court-ordered ads on the dangers of smoking.

Franken's rising political star obscured by accusations

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The rising trajectory of Minnesota Democrat Al Franken has been abruptly interrupted by allegations of sexual misconduct.

Education Dept. wants to narrow civil rights work in schools

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The Education Department is considering narrowing the scope of its civil rights work by no longer looking for systematic discrimination problems in schools across the country when it examines individual complaints.

Ships, aircraft search for 3 US sailors missing in crash

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U.S. and Japanese ships and aircraft are searching in the Philippine Sea for three sailors missing since the crash of a U.S. Navy aircraft a day earlier.

Trump calls father of freed UCLA player an 'ungrateful fool'

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A feud between President Donald Trump and the father of a UCLA basketball player detained for shoplifting in China is intensifying.

Unrepentant Mladic sentenced to life for Bosnia atrocities

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The UN Yugoslav war crimes tribunal is passing judgment on former Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic, who is accused of crimes including genocide for allegedly masterminding atrocities by Serb forces throughout Bosnia's war.

Lebanese PM puts resignation on hold, in surprise reversal

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Lebanon is celebrating its Independence Day, with a military parade attended by the president and the Prime minister who resigned from Saudi Arabia earlier this month.

US declares 'ethnic cleansing' against Rohingya in Myanmar

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is declaring the violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar to be "ethnic cleansing.".

Ships, aircraft search Philippine Sea for 3 missing in crash

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The U.S. Navy says an aircraft carrying 11 crew and passengers has crashed into the Pacific Ocean while on the way to the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan.

The Latest: Kosovo welcomes verdict for Serb military leader

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The UN Yugoslav war crimes tribunal is passing judgment on former Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic, who is accused of crimes including genocide for allegedly masterminding atrocities by Serb forces throughout Bosnia's war.

Bosnian ex-prisoner says justice served with Mladic verdict

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A former prisoner of Serb-run camps in northwestern Bosnia who became a symbol of the 1992-95 war says justice has finally been served with the sentencing of former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic.

Zimbabwe's incoming leader returns home to cheers

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Zimbabwe poised to swear in new president, Mnangagwa, after Mugabe's stunning resignation.

Sochi gold medalist among 4 Russians banned for doping

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Two more Russian athletes were stripped of their Olympic medals from the 2014 Sochi Games, leaving the United States as the country with the most medals.

Poll: Many want to avoid political talk this Thanksgiving

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A poll shows more than a third of Americans dread the prospect of political talk over Thanksgiving.

Report: Rep. Joe Barton threatened ex-lover with police

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A published report says U.S. Rep. Joe Barton told a woman that he would complain to U.S. Capitol Police if sexually explicit photographs of him and other material from their relationship were to be exposed publicly.

Democrats face hot-potato politics of sexual predation, too

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Facing Conyers and Franken allegations, Democrats, too, are juggling the hot-potato politics of sexual predation.

The Latest: Report: Barton said he'd go to police over photo

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A published report says U.S. Rep. Joe Barton of Texas told a woman to whom he had sent sexually explicit photos, videos and messages that he would report her to U.S. Capitol Police for exposing his behavior.

Cold War drama caught on video as N. Korean soldier escapes

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On a cold, grey afternoon, a lone North Korean soldier races toward freedom, the shock of his comrades palpable as they realize he is defecting to the South and start sprinting after him.

Syria talks in Russia, Saudi Arabia aim to unify rival sides

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U.N. envoy for Syria urges Syrian opposition to come up with united delegation for Geneva talks later this month.

The Latest: Search continuing for 3 sailors after Navy crash

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The U.S. Navy says an aircraft carrying 11 crew and passengers has crashed into the Pacific Ocean while on the way to the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan.

Weinstein's Impact: List of men accused of sexual misconduct

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The Weinstein Effect: A list of men in the entertainment and media industries accused of sexual harassment, abuse, or other misconduct.

Rand Paul's wife speaks out on 'blindside attack' on husband

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The wife of U.S. Sen. Rand Paul says her husband hasn't taken a single breath without pain since police say he was attacked by a neighbor at his Kentucky home earlier this month.

Uber reveals cover-up of hack affecting 57M riders, drivers

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Uber is coming clean about its cover-up of a year-old hacking attack that stole personal information about more than 57 million of the beleaguered ride-hailing service's customers and drivers.

Uber reveals cover-up of hack affecting 57M riders, drivers

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Uber is coming clean about its cover-up of a year-old hacking attack that stole personal information about more than 57 million of the beleaguered ride-hailing service's customers and drivers.

On Thanksgiving, family hurt by Harvey counts its blessings

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Almost three months to the day after Harvey slammed into Texas, killing more than 80 people and damaging at least 200,000 homes, residents of the Texas Gulf Coast are celebrating Thanksgiving however they can.

Trump: Prayers in order for 'all involved' in Navy crash

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The White House says President Donald Trump has been briefed on the Navy aircraft mishap in the Pacific Ocean.

FCC chairman sets out to scrap open internet access rules

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Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai is following through on his pledge to repeal 2015 regulations designed to ensure that internet service providers treat all online content and apps equally.

CBS News and PBS cut ties to Rose following sex allegations

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"CBS This Morning" will be without one of its hosts Tuesday after the network suspended Charlie Rose over sexual misconduct allegations leveled against the veteran newsman.

New allegations against Rose emerge from women at CBS News

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Details emerge about further sexual misconduct allegations against Charlie Rose, this time by three women at CBS News.

New York tabs share 'I'm With Perv' headlines on Trump

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President Trump's hometown tabloid newspapers have identical cover headlines to report his endorsement of Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, who has been accused of child molestation.

Haitians relieved to stay in US for now, upset status to end

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The Trump administration says it is ending a temporary residency permit program that has allowed almost 60,000 citizens from Haiti to live and work in the United States since a powerful earthquake shook the Caribbean nation in 2010.

N. Korea criticizes US over designation as terror sponsor

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North Korea has called U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to relist the country as a state sponsor of terrorism a "serious provocation" that justifies its development of nuclear weapons.

New US sanctions target North Korean, Chinese companies

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The Trump administration has imposed new sanctions on a slew of North Korean shipping firms and Chinese trading companies in its latest push to isolate the rogue nation over its nuclear weapons development and deprive it of revenue.

Conyers confirms harassment settlement; ethics probe opens Video included

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A news website Is reporting that Michigan Rep. John Conyers settled a complaint in 2015 from a woman who alleged she was fired from his Washington staff because she rejected his sexual advances.

Disney Animation, Pixar chief John Lasseter taking leave

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Pixar co-founder and Walt Disney Animation chief John Lasseter is taking a six-month leave of absence citing "missteps" with employees.

10 Things to Know for Today

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Among 10 Things to Know: UN court convicts Mladic of genocide over Bosnia's horrors; After Mugabe resignation, Zimbabwe poised to swear in new president; US Navy plane with 11 crashes into Pacific; 8 found alive.

100 full moons: Blazing fireball lights up Arctic sky

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Finnish experts were scrambling to calculate the trajectory of a blazing fireball which lit up the dark skies of Arctic Finland for five seconds in an attempt to find the celestial body.

Trump pardons Thanksgiving turkeys Drumstick and Wishbone Video included

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President Donald Trump is using his pardon power to keep a pair of turkeys from the Thanksgiving roaster.

The Latest: Triumphant Hariri declares "Lebanon First!"

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Prime Minister Saad Hariri has arrived at Lebanon's Independence Day military parade, his first official appearance after his shock resignation nearly three weeks ago from Saudi Arabia.

The Latest: PBS cuts ties with Rose after misconduct claims

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CBS morning show co-hosts say they're shaken by reports of sexual misconduct by suspended co-host Charlie Rose but support women who have come forward with their story.

FBI: Border agent's death a 'potential assault '

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A U.S. official says investigators believe a border patrol agent who died in Texas after suffering extensive injuries to his head and body may have fallen down a 14-foot culvert.

Ethics probe begins after Conyers confirms harassment deal

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A proposed federal lawsuit shows a former scheduler alleged sexual harassment, retaliation and a hostile work environment against U.S. Rep. John Conyers.

Lewis, Urlacher, Moss, Seymour among hall semifinalists

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First-year eligibles Ray Lewis and Randy Moss are among 27 semifinalists for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Morgan urges voters to keep steroid users out of Hall

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Hall of Fame 2B Joe Morgan urging voters to keep "known steroid users" out of Cooperstown.

AP Explains: The search for Argentina's missing submarine

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AP Explains: A round-the-clock international search is being mounted for the Argentine submarine ARA San Juan, which went missing in the South Atlantic last week with 44 crew members aboard.

Trump all but endorses GOP's Moore despite sex accusations

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President Donald Trump is discounting accusations of sexual misconduct against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, telling voters not to support his "liberal" rival.

Teen idol David Cassidy, 'Partridge Family' star, dies at 67

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David Cassidy of "The Partridge Family" fame has at age 67.

Mugabe leaves legacy of economic ruin, upheaval in Zimbabwe

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From magnanimous liberator to despotic dictator, Robert Mugabe's 37-year rule of Zimbabwe has been one of Africa's most controversial and influential.

Robert Mugabe resigns as Zimbabwe's president after 37 years

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Impeachment of Zimbabwe's Mugabe set to begin; ministers told to boycott Cabinet meeting.

Dramatic video shows escape, shooting of N. Korean defector

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The U.S.-led U.N. command has released a dramatic video showing the desperate dash to freedom and shooting of a North Korean soldier.

Lebanon's Hariri returns to Beirut amid resignation saga

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Lebanon premier to head from Paris to Egypt amid political tensions.

Bombing at Nigeria mosque kills at least 50

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At least 20 killed as teenage suicide bomber detonates at northern Nigeria mosque, police say.

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

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Among 10 Things to Know: Trump all but endorses GOP's Moore despite sex accusations; Robert Mugabe resigns as Zimbabwe's president after 37 years; Uber reveals cover-up of hack affecting 57M riders, drivers.

Trump, Putin discuss Syria, NKorea, more in hour-plus call

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The White House says President Donald Trump plans to speak with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday.

US slaps new sanctions on North Korean, Chinese companies

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The Trump administration is due to announce new sanctions on North Korea on Tuesday after declaring it a state sponsor of terrorism.

Phil Knight's tourney draws top-10 teams to Oregon this week

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Phil Knight is bringing some of the nation's best teams to Oregon this week for a tournament to help the Nike founder celebrate his 80th birthday.

The Latest: US says Zimbabwe's people want end to isolation

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The Latest: Zimbabwe's Mugabe must resign immediately, fired VP Mnangagwa says.

New allegation against Franken, this time met with silence

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A second woman has accused Minnesota Sen. Al Franken of inappropriate touching.

Climate talks wrap up with progress on Paris rulebook

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Global talks on curbing climate change are wrapping up Friday, with progress on several key details of the 2015 Paris accord.

On surprise Russia trip, Assad and Putin talk post-war Syria

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Russian state TV reports that Vladimir Putin has met with Syrian President Bashar Assad in Sochi.

Melania Trump, son Barron receive White House Christmas tree

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Melania Trump has continued a time-honored, first lady tradition: receiving the official White House Christmas tree.

Sexual abuse is pervasive in Islamic schools in Pakistan

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An AP investigation has found that sexual abuse is a pervasive problem at madrassas in Pakistan.

The Latest: US slaps new sanctions on NKorean, Chinese firms

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Japan's leader has welcomed America's re-designation of North Korea as a state sponsor of terror.

Ryan's 2 TD passes enough as Falcons hold off Seahawks 34-31

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Ryan throws 2 TD passes, Seattle's late rally falls short as Falcons beat Seahawks 34-31.

German police retrieve 100 stolen John Lennon items

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A cigarette case, a handwritten musical score, three diaries and two pairs of John Lennon's signature metal-rimmed glasses were among stolen goods belonging to Beatles' star that have been retrieved in Germany.

UN panel agrees to move ahead with debate on 'killer robots'

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A U.N. panel is moving ahead with efforts to define and possibly set limits on weapons that can kill without human involvement, but not as quickly as some human rights groups and other opponents think is necessary to keep up with technological advances.

Bonn climate talks end with progress despite US stance

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Negotiators worked through the night on the technical details of the Paris climate accord before two weeks of global talks on climate change finally ended in Bonn.

Justice Dept. sues to stop AT&T's $85B Time Warner deal

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The Justice Department intends to sue AT&T to stop its $85 billion purchase of Time Warner.

Investigators: Roy Halladay performed turns before crash

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Federal aviation investigators say retired star pitcher Roy Halladay performed steep turns and flew feet above the water in his small plane moments before his fatal crash two weeks ago.

LaVar Ball questions Trump's role in son's release

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LaVar Ball questions Trump's involvement in son's release, again declines to thank president.

Kathy Griffin: Trump photo put me on 'Hollywood blacklist'

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Kathy Griffin says she is in the middle of a "Hollywood blacklist" after taking a photo holding a fake severed head that resembled President Donald Trump.

US ending temporary permits for almost 60,000 Haitians

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The Trump administration says it is ending a temporary residency permit program that has allowed almost 60,000 citizens from Haiti to live and work in the United States since a 2010 powerful earthquake shook the Caribbean nation.

European cities battle fiercely for top agencies leaving UK

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Brexit is still well over year away but two cities on Monday will already be celebrating Britain's departure from the European Union.

10 Things to Know for Today

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Among 10 Things to Know: Trump administration to announce sanctions against North Korea; Putin holds surprise talks with Assad in Russia; Fired Zimbabwean VP says Mugabe should resign immediately.

Roy Moore accuser says she was not paid to tell her story Video included

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An aide says President Donald Trump isn't campaigning for Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore because of "discomfort" with the sexual misconduct allegations against the controversial judge.

CBS suspends Rose, PBS halts his show following allegations

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CBS suspends morning show host Charlie Rose, PBS halts his interview show after eight women accuse the veteran newsman of inappropriate behavior.

Trump promises Americans 'huge tax cut' for Christmas

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President Donald Trump's budget director says the White House is willing to remove a health-care provision currently in the Senate tax-cut bill.

US first loosened limits on lion trophies, then elephants

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Federal officials quietly loosen restrictions on the importation of heads and hides of lions shot for sport.

Myanmar treatment of Rohingya called apartheid in new report

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Amnesty International says Myanmar's treatment of Rohingya Muslims amounts to "dehumanizing apartheid," raising questions about what those who've fled a violent military crackdown would face if they returned home.

Nebraska gives long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline new life

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A Nebraska regulator is set to decide whether to approve the proposed route of the long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline through the state.

US declares NKorea a terror sponsor; new sanctions expected Video included

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President Donald Trump is announcing his intent to declare North Korea a state sponsor of terror.

Report: Rep. Conyers settled complaint over sexual conduct Video included

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A news website is reporting that Michigan Rep. John Conyers settled a complaint in 2015 from a woman who alleged she was fired from his Washington staff because she rejected his sexual advances.

Manson has endured as the face of evil for nearly 50 years

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Other killers snuffed out far more lives than Charles Manson did in 1969. Yet Manson _ the murderous cult leader who died over the weekend at 83 _ has endured for nearly a half century as the personification of evil.

Germany faces uncertainty after coalition talks break down

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel is to meet with the country's president after talks on forming a new government collapsed in the night, raising the possibility of new elections.

Zimbabwe's Mugabe ignores calls to quit, faces impeachment Video included

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Zimbabweans, baffled by Mugabe's lack of resignation under pressure, worry about nation's fate.

Prosecutor seeks probe of US personnel in Afghanistan

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The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has asked judges to authorize an investigation in Afghanistan into allegations of war crimes by the U.S. military and CIA, crimes against humanity by the Taliban and war crimes by Afghan security forces.

Defense lawyer: Mladic may not be fit to hear verdicts

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Mladic lawyer says it is not certain the former Bosnian Serb military commander will show up in a United Nations courtroom when judges deliver their verdicts in his long-running trial for allegedly masterminding atrocities during Bosnia's 1992-95 war.

Before elephants, US loosened limits on lion trophies

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A month before the Trump administration sparked outrage by reversing a ban on body parts from threatened African elephants, federal officials quietly loosened restrictions on the importation of heads and hides of lions shot for sport.

Suu Kyi blames world conflicts partly on illegal immigration

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The European Union's top diplomat says she is encouraging Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi's willingness to implement the recommendations of an expert panel on ensuring stability in troubled Rakhine state.

Warming to make thunderstorms larger and more frequent

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A new study says severe thunderstorms in North America will likely be larger and more frequent in a warmer world.

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

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Among 10 Things to Know: US declares NKorea a terror sponsor; Justice Dept. sues to stop AT&T's $85B Time Warner deal; entertainer Della Reese dead at 86.

Kenya top court upholds Kenyatta's win in repeat election

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Kenya braced for court decision on election challenge amid fears of more deadly clashes.

The Latest: Moore campaign fires back against media, accuser

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White House counselor Kellyanne Conway is attacking the Democrat running in the Alabama Senate race that has been rocked by sexual misconduct allegations against Republican Roy Moore.

Charles Manson used charm to turn youths into mass killers

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Cult leader Charles Manson, whose followers killed actress Sharon Tate and six others in 1969, has died.

3-2-1, BAM! Georgia Dome imploded in downtown Atlanta Video included

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One of the nation's largest domed stadiums is set for implosion at 7:30 a.m.

The Latest: Zimbabwe army says Mugabe working on 'solution'

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The Latest: Zimbabwe war veterans group: Military should let people, politics oust Mugabe.

Charles Manson, whose brutality made him face of evil, dead

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Cult leader Charles Manson, whose followers killed actress Sharon Tate and six others in 1969, has died.

Bush administration alums rising in Trump's orbit

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For all the lingering tensions between President Donald Trump and former President George W. Bush, Trump's White House has one thing in common with his predecessor's: People.

AP Interview: Scaramucci says don't rule out beltway return

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AP Interview: Washington may not have seen the last of 'The Mooch' as he plans role in Trump's re-election campaign.

Musicians unite at AMAs in wake of tumultuous year Video included

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The performers at the 2017 American Music Awards are evenly split between men and women, but the nominees, not so much.

Women dominate American Music Awards, but not as nominees Video included

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This year's American Music Awards was a reflection of the year in pop music, with women dominating the show, but not as nominees or winners.

Federal "extreme vetting" plan castigated by tech experts

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Leading researchers castigated a federal plan that would use artificial-intelligence methods to scrutinize immigrants and visa applicants.

10 Things to Know for Today

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Among 10 Things to Know: Charles Manson, whose cult slayings horrified world, dies at 83; Zimbabwe's Mugabe passes deadline to resign; now faces impeachment; In AP Interview, Scaramucci sees future role as aide to Trump.

Tambor doesn't see how he can return to 'Transparent'

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Actor Jeffrey Tambor says he doesn't see how he can return to the Amazon series "Transparent" following two allegations of sexual harassment against him.

Many Christian conservatives are backing Alabama's Roy Moore

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Roy Moore's staunchest supporters say they won't quit him in the Alabama Senate rate because he never quit them.

France wrestles with the line between seduction, harassment

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France, the country of both Brigitte Bardot and Simone de Beauvoir, is in a bind over the limits of seduction.

Border agent dies after being injured in Texas

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Authorities are searching Texas' Big Bend for potential suspects and witnesses after a U.S. Customs Border Patrol agent was fatally injured responding to activity there.

Argentina says it may have received signals from missing sub

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Argentina's Navy says it's ramping up the search for a submarine that hasn't been heard from in three days.

Figure known as 'Crocodile' could replace Zimbabwe president

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New leader of Zimbabwe could be longtime Mugabe enforcer known as the Crocodile.

LaToya Cantrell becomes New Orleans' 1st woman mayor

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It's a historic election night in New Orleans, where voters have elected the first woman mayor and the first member of the Vietnamese community to serve on the City Council.

Wentz, Eagles roll over Cowboys 37-9 after losing kicker

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Carson Wentz threw for two touchdowns and three 2-point conversions after Philadelphia lost kicker Luke Elliott to a head injury, and the Eagles all but wrapped up the NFC East with a 37-9 victory over the Dallas Cowboys.

Official says Trump doesn't know who to believe about Moore Video included

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A White House aide says President Donald Trump isn't campaigning for Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore due to "discomfort" with allegations that the former judge initiated sexual contact with teenage girls decades ago.

Mixed signals sent on fate of tax bill's health provision

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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says he's been having "very good" discussions with Republican senators who oppose or have concerns about tax-cut bill.

The Latest: Plans for Manson's remains 'undetermined'

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Prison officials say it's 'undetermined' what will happen with the remains of the cult leader Charles Manson.

Palestinians vow to suspend talks if US closes PLO mission

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Trump administration turns to obscure law to pressure Palestinians to enter into serious peace talks with Israel.

The Latest: Suu Kyi blames conflicts on illegal immigration

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Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi says the world is facing instability and conflict in part because illegal immigration spreads terrorism in a speech that comes as her country is accused of pushing out Rohingya Muslims.

AP Top 25: Alabama still No. 1; Boise State, Northwestern in

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The top nine teams in The Associated Press college football poll held their spots, led by No. 1 Alabama, and Northwestern and Boise State moved into the Top 25 for the first time this season.

Ex-President Pinera leads Chile vote, but faces runoff

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Former President Sebastian Pinera is widely expected to win Sunday's election backed by Chileans who hope the billionaire businessman can lift the country from an economic slowdown, but he's unlikely to avoid a runoff.

VA exploring idea of merging health system with Pentagon

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As part of its effort to expand private health care, the Department of Veterans Affairs has been developing plans to merge its health system with the Pentagon's.

German government talks collapse; Merkel seeks to reassure

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Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc and two smaller parties are seeking compromises on the thorny issues of migration and climate change policies so they can proceed with formal talks on forming a new coalition government.

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