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Pope on Guadalupe feast: Church is mestizo, native, black

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Pope Francis is urging Latin American and Caribbean Catholics to celebrate and defend their diversity, saying the face of the Catholic Church is indigenous, mestizo and black. More>>

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Paris hosts major climate summit _ and it's all about Trump

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More than 50 world leaders are gathering in Paris for a summit that President Emmanuel Macron hopes gives new momentum to the fight against global warming despite U.S. President Donald Trump's rejection of the Paris climate accord. More>>

Sessions: terror attacks show immigration a security issue

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U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions says attack on New York City subway system showed in "starkest terms" that the failures of the U.S. immigration system are a national security issue. More>>

The Latest: Prosecutor: Bomb suspect wanted maximum damage

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An NYPD official says the man accused of detonating a bomb in the New York City subway wasn't known to authorities before the incident. More>>

Prosecutors say suspect taunted Trump before subway bombing

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A would-be suicide bomber's rush-hour blast in the New York City subway system is adding new fuel to President Donald Trump's push to limit immigration based on family ties. More>>

New York commuters return to bombing site, shrug off attack

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New York subway riders are shrugging off the city's latest terrorist attack. More>>

Subway blast arrest leads to discussion of immigration rules

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Subway pipe bomb explosion, arrest of Bangladeshi immigrant lead to discussion of US immigration rules; Trump says 'inadequately vetted people' entering. More>>

After bitter campaign, Alabama Senate race goes to voters Video included

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An internationally watched Senate election is down to voters in Alabama who will choose between Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones. More>>

As Mueller closed in, pressure mounted on Flynn and family

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Flynn was feeling the pressure, anxious to get things settled before his guilty plea. More>>

Dems say Trump's tweets about Gillibrand sexist, crude

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President Donald Trump is lacing into Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand. More>>

Trump says accusations of sexual misconduct 'fabricated'

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President Donald Trump is pushing back against sexual misconduct allegations, saying he's the target of "false accusations and fabricated stories.". More>>

Stormtroopers and princes on London's 'Last Jedi' red carpet

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Princes William and Harry are due on the red carpet for the European premiere of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," in which the royal siblings reportedly make a cameo appearance. More>>

Late-night host Kimmel holds son, pleads for health care

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Jimmy Kimmel held his baby son as he returned to his late-night son from a week off for the boy's heart surgery. More>>

Moore's wife cites Jewish attorney to rebut bias claims Video included

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The wife of embattled Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore fought back against accusations that her husband doesn't support blacks or Jews, saying at one point that one of their attorneys "is a Jew.". More>>

The Latest: Jerry Brown to Trump: "Get out of the way"

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Activists pretending to represent a massive wave of oil are holding a protest in Paris at the start of an international climate summit. More>>

Trump signs $700 billion military budget into law

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President Donald Trump has signed into law a sweeping defense policy bill that authorizes a $700 billion budget for the military, including additional spending on missile defense programs to respond to the growing nuclear weapons threat from North Korea. More>>

German intelligence warns of increased Chinese cyberspying

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The head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency is warning that China is using social networks to try to cultivate sources of information. More>>

Bitcoin futures soar amid frenzy over virtual currency

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A major security based on bitcoin, the digital currency that has exploded in popularly and volatility this year, will begin trading on a major U.S. exchange for the first time on Sunday. More>>

Ancient penguin was as big as a (human) Pittsburgh Penguin

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Fossils from New Zealand have revealed a giant penguin that was about the size of a grown man. More>>

US-based climate scientists to take research to France

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Two U.S.-based climate scientists say it's a dream come true _ the offer of all-expenses-paid grants to advance their research in Europe instead of the United States under climate skeptic President Donald Trump. More>>

5 things to watch in Alabama's high stakes Senate race Video included

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5 things to watch in Alabama's high stakes Senate race. More>>

Ex-US deserter to NKorea who married Japanese abductee dies

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U.S Army deserter to North Korea, who married a Japanese abductee and lived in Japan after their release in the 2000s, has died. More>>

Bangladesh questions family of man accused of NYC attack

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Bangladesh counterterrorism officers are questioning the wife and other relatives of a man accused of carrying out a bomb attack in New York City's subway system. More>>

Tax package would ease hit to residents of high-tax states

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Administration asserts GOP-backed tax overhaul will deliver a swift adrenaline shot to the economy that will send hundreds of billions pouring into federal tax coffers. More>>

JK Rowling says she's proud to receive royal honor

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Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling can add another magic moment to her list of achievements _ she has been made a royal Companion of Honor. More>>

NFL Network suspends analysts over sexual misconduct suit

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NFL Network suspends Marshal Faulk, 2 other analysts over sexual misconduct suit by ex-employee. More>>

MLB ump Dale Scott retires rather than risk more concussions

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Major League Baseball umpire Dale Scott tells The Associated Press he's retiring rather than risk another concussion. More>>

Deaths from window blinds show need for cord ban, study says Video included

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Children's injuries and deaths from window blinds have not stalled over 26 years despite decades of safety concerns. More>>

Blood test may help predict which breast cancers will recur

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New research suggests that a blood test five years after breast cancer treatment may help identify some women who are more likely to relapse, long before a lump or other signs appear. More>>

Ash falls like snow as celebrities flee California community

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Officials say the largest, most destructive wildfire burning in Southern California is expected to grow as it enters its second week. More>>

Some glitches seen in deadline week for 'Obamacare' sign-ups

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Some HealthCare.gov customers get incorrect message that no plans are available to them. More>>

Baby formula maker calls global recall over salmonella fears

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French baby milk maker Lactalis has ordered a global recall of millions of its products over fears of salmonella bacteria contamination. More>>

As Mueller closed in, pressure mounted on Flynn and family

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Flynn was feeling the pressure, anxious to get things settled before his guilty plea. More>>

Crews protect hillside homes as California fire grows

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The winds aren't changing for Southern California's wildfires yet. The fifth largest blaze in state history was threatening thousands of homes as it churned through coastal mountains amid persistently dangerous weather conditions. More>>

San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee dies suddenly at 65

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The San Francisco Chronicle is reporting that Mayor Edwin Lee has died at the age of 65. More>>

Fat squirrel steals pricey goods left out for delivery folks Video included

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An obese squirrel has been caught on video stealing gourmet chocolate and lip balm that a New Jersey family leaves out every year as a holiday treat for delivery people. More>>

Stanton joins Judge as Yankees' Towers of Power

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The New York Yankees have officially acquired NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton from the Miami Marlins. More>>

Pentagon to allow transgender people to enlist in military

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The Pentagon is allowing transgender people to enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1, despite President Donald Trump's opposition. More>>

NATO prolongs chief Stoltenberg's term for 2 more years

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NATO is giving Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg two more years at the head of the world's biggest military alliance. More>>

US flu season off to an early start; widespread in 7 states

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Health officials say flu season is underway; illnesses widespread in 7 states. More>>

NTSB starts final probe of the El Faro's sinking

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Federal accident investigators are set to determine the probable cause of the sinking of the cargo ship El Faro in 2015, the worst maritime disaster for a U.S.-flagged vessel in decades in which 33 mariners were killed. More>>

Journalists consider response to errors after Trump attacks

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President Donald Trump is disputing a report that he watches hours of television each day, calling it, "Another false story.". More>>

Brady intercepted twice as Dolphins beat Pats 27-20

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Brady intercepted twice, Dolphins snap Patriots' eight-game winning streak. More>>

No. 2 Oklahoma leads with 3 1st-team AP All-Americans

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No. 2 Oklahoma will bring three All-Americans to the College Football Playoff. More>>

Eagles turn to Nick Foles after Carson Wentz goes down

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AP sources say doctors believe Eagles star Carson Wentz, an MVP favorite, has a torn ACL and will miss the rest of the season and the playoffs. More>>

Merriam-Webster's word of the year for 2017: 'Feminism'

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This may or may not come as a surprise: Merriam-Webster declares 'feminism' word of the year. More>>

10 Things to Know for Today

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Among 10 Things to Know: Turbulent Senate race now in hands of Alabama voters; After NYC subway bombing, Trump slams 'chain migration'; World leaders, high security at Paris climate summit. More>>

The Latest: Bitcoin futures end 1st day 20 pct higher

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Start of bitcoin futures trading overwhelms exchange. More>>

Surrounded by scandal, Globes turn to old favs & fresh faces

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Nominations for the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards will be announced Monday morning from Beverly Hills, California. More>>

Hyperactive Missouri Gov. Greitens touts his physical feats

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Republican Eric Greitens is earning a reputation for public displays of physical prowess and promoting them on Facebook. More>>

#MeToo spotlight increasingly pointed at past Trump conduct Video included

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Three women who have previously accused President Donald Trump of sexual harassment are sharing their stories on NBC's "Megyn Kelly Today." Jessica Leeds, Samantha Holvey and Rachel Crooks told of alleged harassment by Trump spanning decades. More>>

A confident and upbeat Putin goes on Mideast 'victory' tour

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived in Ankara to meet with the Turkish president, following visits to Syria and Egypt. More>>

Alabama foes make final push before big Senate vote Video included

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Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones are making their final pushes ahead of Tuesday's special Senate election in Alabama. More>>

In Putin's heartland, apathy and disappointment rule

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Three months ahead of Russia's presidential election, apathy and disappointment pervade incumbent Vladimir Putin's heartland. More>>

Iceland closes gender gap but violence against women remains

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Iceland scores high on studies of gender equality but still has high rates of violence against women. More>>

US Nobel laureate fears US politics could undermine science

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An American researcher who shared this year's Nobel Prize for medicine has bluntly criticized political developments at home in his address at the awards' gala banquet in Sweden. More>>

Pentagon to allow transgender people to enlist in military

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APNewsBreak: The Pentagon says that transgender individuals will be allowed to enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1, bowing to growing legal pressure despite staunch opposition from President Donald Trump. More>>

Houston 18-year-old arrested on charges of trying to aid IS

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A Houston 18-year-old has been arrested and charged with illegally distributing explosive-making information and attempting to support the Islamic State organization. More>>

Russia claims radioactivity spike not due to nuclear plant

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Russian authorities have denied that a radioactivity spike in Europe resulted from a nuclear fuel plant leak in the Urals, saying their probe has found no release of radioactivity there. More>>

Ukraine's anti-corruption agency faces strong resistance

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Ukraine's anti-corruption agency that was seen of symbol of reform comes under pressure from Ukrainian authorities. More>>

'Alternative facts' remark tops 2017 list of notable quotes

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The use of the term 'alternative facts' by Kellyanne Conway, an adviser to President Donald Trump, tops a Yale Law School librarian's list of the most notable quotes of 2017. More>>

Detained by US, Mexican journalist fears death if deported

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Advocates for a Mexican journalist detained in a remote West Texas facility asked the U.S. government on Monday to grant him asylum instead of deporting him to a country where he believes he'll be killed. More>>

Mario Batali steps down after sexual misconduct allegations

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Celebrity chef Mario Batali, facing sexual misconduct allegations, steps away from daily operations at his restaurant empire. More>>

France names winners of anti-Trump climate change grants

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A group of U.S.-based climate scientists are about to win multi-year grants worth more than $1 million each to relocate to France instead. More>>

'One of my nightmares': Pipe bomb attack hits in NYC subway Video included

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The New York Police Department is responding to a report of an explosion near Times Square. More>>

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

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Among 10 Things to Know: Pipe bomb attack hits in NYC subway; Southern California wildfire explodes in size; chef Mario Batali steps down after sexual misconduct allegations. More>>

The Latest: Celebrities among thousands fleeing wildfire

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Crews aided by calm overnight winds kept a wall of flames from descending from mountains into coastal towns after a huge Southern California wildfire exploded in size over the weekend. More>>

Charges: Turkish businessman exported US goods to Iran

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Federal prosecutors allege a Turkish businessman helped illegally route Wisconsin-made outboard engines and boat generators to the Iranian navy. More>>

The Latest: Moore's wife: 'One of our attorneys is a Jew' Video included

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Joyce Simmons, the GOP national committeewoman from Nebraska, resigns from the Republican National Committee because of the RNC's financial support of Moore in Alabama Senate race. More>>

Judge warns Manafort: No more op-eds about federal case Video included

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A federal judge is warning President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman that he shouldn't be trying his case in the press and that includes opinion essays published in other countries. More>>

Venezuela president's threat to ban opposition draws rebuff

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Venezuela's ruling socialists swept nearly all the races for mayors across the country, and President Nicolas Maduro is now threatening to ban key opposition parties from future elections in the oil-rich country wracked by economic crisis. More>>

The Latest: Suspect's family heartbroken, saddened by attack Video included

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Police say the pipe bomb explosion inside the New York City subway happened in an underground passageway. More>>

Pope urges nuclear disarmament, climate-change solutions

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Pope Francis is calling for a world without nuclear arms and for effective measures to fight climate change. More>>

Are 3-D mammograms really better? US puts scans to the test

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U.S. health officials are starting a huge study to tell if newer, sometimes pricier 3-D mammograms really improve screening for breast cancer. More>>

Start the clock for Trump, GOP in last push on taxes, budget

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Start the countdown clock on a momentous two weeks for President Donald Trump and the GOP-run Congress. More>>

Fed set to raise rates as Yellen gives final news conference

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Fed is set to lift rates for 3rd time this year as Yellen gives final news conference as chair. More>>

Tigertown: Morris, Trammell elected to baseball Hall of Fame

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Former Detroit Tigers teammates Jack Morris and Alan Trammell have been elected to the baseball Hall of Fame. More>>

EPA chief defends spending on travel and soundproof booth

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Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt says his proposed regulatory rollbacks and other policies are grounded in science, dismissing criticisms that he is ignoring experts in a push to appease favored industries. More>>

Putin declares victory on visit to air base in Syria Video included

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The Tass news agency says that Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived at a Russian military air base in Syria. More>>

10 Things to Know for Today

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Among 10 Things to Know: Putin announces partial pullout of Russian forces from Syria; Final push for Roy Moore and Doug Jones in Alabama Senate race; Start the clock for Trump, GOP in last push on taxes, budget. More>>

EU rebuffs idea of recognizing Jerusalem as Netanyahu visits

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European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini is meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address the issues of Jerusalem as Israel's capital and the chances of reinvigorating negotiations on the peace process. More>>

After allegations, Moore avoids spotlight, questions Video included

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Wounded by allegations of sexual misconduct with teens, Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore has largely disappeared from the traditional campaign trail in the race for U.S. Senate, relying on surrogates and social media. More>>

Snow wreaks havoc on travelers in Britain, schools closed

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Snow and wintry weather are still wreaking havoc on travelers in Britain, with flights cancelled, roads sheathed in ice and rail travel disrupted. More>>

Early praise for 'The Last Jedi' after elaborate premiere

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Final preparations under way for 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' premiere, which features the return of Luke Skywalker and Carrie Fisher's last role. More>>

Smoke alarm sets off fire scare in Austrian Alpine tunnel

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Austrian media are reporting that a tunnel-boring machine has caught fire at the construction site of a tunnel under the Alps that will link Austria with Italy. More>>

Shelby bucks Alabama GOP leaders in voting against Moore

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Most statewide Republican officeholders in Alabama say they will vote for Republican Roy Moore in the U.S. Senate race with at least one notable exception. More>>

Steelers lock up AFC North with 39-38 win over Ravens

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Steelers lock up AFC North with 39-38 victory over Ravens, run winning streak to eight. More>>

Clarification: Sweden-Synagogue-Arson story

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Three people arrested over fire bomb attack on Swedish synagogue in Goteborg. More>>

Trial begins against suspects in Istanbul nightclub attack

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Trial against dozens of suspects, including the alleged shooter in the New Year's Eve attack in Istanbul killing 39 people, has begun. More>>

Tears, pomp, extravagance as France mourns rocker Hallyday

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France is bidding farewell to its biggest rock star, honoring Johnny Hallyday with an exceptional funeral procession down the Champs-Elysees, a presidential speech and a public concert - all under intense security. More>>

Israeli, French leaders tangle over US Jerusalem decision

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Israel's defense minister is calling for a boycott of Arab businesses in an area where residents carried out violent protests against President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. More>>

US Nobel laureate worries politics could undermine science

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A leading activist in the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, this year's Nobel Peace Prize winner, has likened her group's aim with her struggle to survive the Hiroshima atomic bombing. More>>

A Medicaid challenge: Poor health, but a drive to improve

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AP Exclusive: People on Medicaid have worse health, but a new survey finds they're invested in improving. More>>

Firm convictions, uneasiness at churches before Senate race

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Roy Moore's chief strategist is tying the Republican Senate candidate to President Donald Trump's star in Alabama. More>>

Princes William and Harry chose sculptor for Diana statue

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Kensington Palace says Princes William and Harry have chosen sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley to create a statute of their mother, Princess Diana, to mark the 20th anniversary of her death. More>>

New evacuations as huge Southern California fire flares up

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A major flare-up on the western edge of Southern California's largest and most destructive wildfire has sent residents fleeing as flames churned through canyons and down hillsides toward coastal towns. More>>

The Latest: Steelers get emotional comeback win over Ravens

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Josh Gordon has his first touchdown in nearly four years for winless Cleveland Browns. More>>

Price hikes push health insurance shoppers into hard choices

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Some health insurance shoppers who make too much to receive income-based help paying their bill are struggling to stay insured heading into next year. More>>

Brexit secretary says a no-deal Brexit now less likely

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The man in charge of Britain's departure from the European Union says the chances the country will leave the 28-nation bloc with no trade deal "dropped dramatically" after the two sides reached a preliminary agreement on divorce terms last week. More>>

Trump draws protests while honoring civil rights heroes Video included

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Trump draws protests as he honors civil rights heroes, his commitment to their legacy at issue. More>>

10 Things to Know for Monday

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Among 10 Things to Know: Who lays low in Alabama election run; Where sexual harassment comes with the job. More>>

A stronger global economy is helping boost the US job market

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US employers added robust 228,000 jobs last month, unemployment rate stayed 4.1 percent. More>>

UN calls for urgent evacuation of 137 sick Syrian children

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The United Nations children's agency says 137 children stranded in a rebel-held suburb near the Syrian capital require immediate medical evacuation amid a crippling siege that reportedly killed five because of lack of medical care. More>>

Anti-migrant leader pushes to win national power in Italy

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An Italian right-wing party leader has used a rally opposing easier citizenship for foreigners to seek more support in Italy's upcoming national election. More>>

Congress averts shutdown, sends Trump stopgap spending bill Video included

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Congress seems set to prevent a weekend government shutdown. More>>

Walk-on to Heisman: Oklahoma's Mayfield wins in landslide

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Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield has won the Heisman Trophy, completing a climb from walk-on to one of the most accomplished players in the history of college football. More>>

Field goal try wide on final play, Army holds off Navy 14-13

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Bennett Moehring narrowly missed a 48-yard field goal in a swirling snow on the final play and Army held off Navy 14-13 to win its first Commander-in-Chief's Trophy since 1996. More>>

AP sources: Yankees set to reel in MVP Stanton from Marlins

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Person familiar with deal to AP: Yankees, Marlins working on Stanton trade. More>>

Israeli strikes kill 2 Hamas men after Gaza rocket attack

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Gaza officials say two Hamas members have been killed in Israeli airstrikes following a rocket attack on Israel. More>>

Snow disrupts road, air travel in England and northern Wales

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Heavy snow is causing road and travel disruption across central England and northern Wales, grounding flights, shutting roads and causing traffic accidents. More>>

Ex-aide: Rep. Franks offered $5 million to carry his child

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Republican Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona resigns; former aide says he offered $5 million to carry his child. More>>

'Firefighting at Christmas' may become normal in California

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Firefighters in Southern California were on high alert for dangerous fire potential even before the first blazes broke out. More>>

Trump hails civil rights heroes; protesters pan his record Video included

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President Donald Trump plans to celebrate heroes of the civil rights movement during a visit to Mississippi, but at least one leader of that era plans to be a no-show. More>>

PM announces on state TV Iraq's war against IS has ended

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A senior Iraqi military commander says his country's war against the Islamic State group is over. More>>

Celebrity publicist Clifford dies during sex crimes sentence

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Britain's Ministry of Justice says former celebrity publicist Max Clifford has died after collapsing in prison while serving his sentence for sexual assault. More>>

Aided by scandal, Dems fighting math and history in Alabama

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Aided by scandal, Democrats still fighting math and history in Alabama Senate race against Republican Roy Moore. More>>

Snow exits South, marches toward Northeast

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A winter storm has shrouded the Deep South in snow and threatened more overnight as it advances eastward. More>>

Arab ministers demand reversal of Trump Jerusalem decision

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Arab foreign ministers meet in Cairo amid wave of anger over Trump's decision on Jerusalem. More>>

Western Europe hit by high winds, rain from Storm Ana

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Spain and Portugal have issued warnings of high winds and heavy rain for Sunday as a storm reaches the Iberian Peninsula from the Atlantic. More>>

Archaeologists discover 2 ancient tombs in Egypt's Luxor

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Egypt's Antiquities Ministry says archaeologists have uncovered two ancient tombs in the southern city of Luxor. More>>

2 Democrats: Minnesota governor's top choice mulling '18 run

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Sen. Al Franken's resignation will open up a prized Senate seat for a temporary successor and a 2018 election. More>>

Prosecutor declines to charge officer in deaf man's killing

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Oklahoma prosecutor declines to charge officer in shooting death of deaf man holding a pipe. More>>

Video key in ex-officer's stiff sentence for killing

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Video of white police officer shooting Walter Scott to death in 2015 was key to the 20-year sentence the officer received. More>>

The Latest: Mississippi flag protested at museum opening

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President Donald Trump has arrived in Mississippi to help open a museum dedicated to the state's role in the civil rights movement. More>>

Nobel laureate: If atomic bombs exist, disaster inevitable

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The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, the recipient on this year's Nobel Peace Prize, has installed a 1,000 red paper cranes outside the Norwegian Parliament ahead of formally receiving the prize. More>>

The Latest: US congratulates Iraq on end of war against IS

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Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi tells the nation the fight against the Islamic State group is over after more than three years of combat operations. More>>

Italy's left rallies to warn that fascism could return

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Italy's governing Democrats have led a rally to warn about the danger of fascism making a comeback. More>>

The Latest: Stormtroopers, droids start 'Last Jedi' carpet

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The Latest: Fans, some in masks and others clutching Porgs, amass outside 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' premiere site. More>>

Japanese pitcher-hitter Shohei Ohtani chooses the LA Angels

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Japanese star Shohei Ohtani is bringing his arm and bat to the Los Angeles Angels, pairing him with 2-time MVP Mike Trout. More>>

Police: Woman drove with transit sign sticking out of car

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Police in New Jersey say a woman was drunk when she continued driving with a mass transit sign sticking out of the roof of her car. More>>

Ohio couple told again to get rid of 'support' goats

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An Ohio couple who say their three goats have helped ease the husband's depression has been ordered once again to get rid of them. More>>

New Mexico school shooter left note plotting attack, suicide

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A shooter killed two classmates at a New Mexico high school as students hid in their classrooms or in closets. More>>

Trump trying to help push Moore across Alabama finish line Video included

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President Donald Trump is warning that America "cannot afford" to have a Democrat win a hard-fought Alabama Senate campaign. More>>

Accusations of misconduct followed top gossip editor

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An Associated Press investigation shows that the top editor of the National Enquirer and Us Weekly was investigated over allegations of sexual misconduct at two companies in scarcely one year. More>>

This week in odd news: Dino mash, big avocado, elf returns

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This week in odd news: Police say woman was drunk when she continued driving with a mass transit sign sticking out of the roof of her car; Woman hopes her 5-pound avocado is the world's largest; DUI suspect dances on car, flees on kid's scooter. More>>

Trainers rushed to save terrified horses as flames closed in

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The California Horse Racing Board says approximately 25 race horses were killed when a wildfire engulfed about eight barns at a training center in northeast San Diego County. More>>

The Latest: Macron hails late rocker as 'a part of France'

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France is bidding farewell to its biggest rock star, honoring Johnny Hallyday with an exceptional funeral procession down the Champs-Elysees, a presidential speech and a public concert - all under intense security. More>>

Dems mourn Franken's demise but see a 2018 election benefit

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Shocking week that saw three members of Congress quit amid sexual harassment accusations could give Dems a political weapon in 2018. More>>

American evangelist leads rare event in communist Vietnam

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More than 10,000 Vietnamese have filled up a stadium in a rare Christian evangelistic event led by the Rev. Franklin Graham. More>>

14 Security Council member criticize US action on Jerusalem

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One by one, 14 members of the UN Security Council spoke out against President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on Friday, some with regret and some with anger at the United States, its remaining member. More>>

Moore accuser: Expert confirmed his 1977 yearbook signature

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An attorney for a woman who says Roy Moore sexually assaulted her in 1977 says a paid handwriting expert found his signature in her yearbook to be authentic. More>>

Trump says US 'cannot afford' Roy Moore loss in Alabama Video included

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President Donald Trump is urging Alabama voters to support Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, saying on Twitter the "LAST thing" his agenda needs is a "Liberal Democrat" in the Senate. More>>

Angry worshippers lash out against Trump across Muslim world Video included

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Massive Palestinian rallies expected after Friday prayers over Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. More>>

Southern snowfall isn't deep, but many fear overnight freeze

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The season's first snow and a wintry mix of precipitation are in the forecast around the South, cauing alarm among people who are not accustomed to the white stuff. More>>

UK, EU hail Brexit breakthrough despite unresolved questions

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British Prime Minister Theresa May is meeting with top European Union officials to make a final push to expand talks on her country leaving the bloc to the vital issues of future relations and trade. More>>

Court papers show Manafort drafting op-ed under house arrest Video included

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Special counsel Robert Mueller has produced hundreds of thousands of documents, copied 36 electronic devices and 2,000 "hot" documents in the government's case against Paul Manafort and Rick Gates. More>>

Ex-aide: Rep. Franks offered $5m to carry his child

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Republican Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona is resigning next month after revealing that he discussed surrogacy with two female staffers. More>>

New dinosaur looks like odd mix of duck, croc, ostrich, swan

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Scientists unveil a tiny dinosaur that looks like Dr. Seuss glued it together with the features of a duck, swan, croc, ostrich and penguin. More>>

Fast-moving flames force people to flee on a moment's notice

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California's newest wildfire tore through retirement communities built on golf courses and killed elite thoroughbred horses in its first destructive day. More>>

The Latest: EU's Tusk sees better ties with new Polish PM

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Poland's parliament has passed a bill that will change how the country's Supreme Court functions, a step critics see as an erosion of judicial independence under the populist Law and Justice party. More>>

Court: 'Making a Murderer' defendant's confession stands

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A federal appeals court has overturned a ruling that could have freed a Wisconsin inmate featured in the "Making a Murderer" series from prison. More>>

Ukraine arrests anti-corruption activist Saakashvili

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Ukraine's prosecutor-general says opposition figure Mikheil Saakashvili has been arrested. More>>

The Latest: Ex-aide: Franks offered $5m to carry his child

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Arizona officials are trying to figure out when to hold special elections to pick a midterm replacement for Republican Rep. Trent Franks. More>>

North Carolina steps in on child abuse cases involving sect

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North Carolina's child welfare agency will now review every new allegation of abuse involving a controversial church that has been the focus of an Associated Press investigation exposing years of physical and emotional mistreatment of congregants. More>>

Trump signs 2-week spending bill to avoid shutdown

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President Donald Trump has signed a spending bill to avoid a government shutdown and keep the federal government running through Dec. 22. More>>

Accusations of misconduct followed top gossip editor

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An Associated Press investigation reveals that the top editor at National Enquirer publisher American Media Inc., who previously faced allegations of sexual misconduct at the gossip news giant, was also accused of harassing behavior at another employer. More>>

Accusations of misconduct followed top gossip editor

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An Associated Press investigation reveals that the top editor at National Enquirer publisher American Media Inc., who previously faced allegations of sexual misconduct at the gossip news giant, was also accused of harassing behavior at another employer. More>>

Polish govt gets more power over the courts, defying EU

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Poland's outgoing prime minister says she will hold a job in the new government that is to be led by current Finance Minister Mateusz Morawiecki. More>>

Like Trump, Moore breaking the rules of modern-day politics

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