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Flash flooding prompts rescues, closures in Kansas City
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Heavy rain has swamped several areas of Kansas City, prompting high-water rescues and a temporary stoppage of the city's downtown streetcar service.
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Prosecutor says might be OK with release of 'White Boy Rick'
DETROIT (AP) — The Wayne County prosecutor might reverse her opposition to the release of a Detroit-area drug dealer nicknamed "White Boy Rick," who has been in prison for 28 years for crimes when he was a teen.
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Man faces 2 capital murder charges in Mississippi nun deaths
LEXINGTON, Miss. (AP) — A man suspected in the slayings of two Mississippi nuns who were found dead inside a residence within the community they served has been arrested and charged with two counts of capital murder, Mississippi authorities said.
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The Latest: Congregation praises investigators working case
DURANT, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on the killing of two nuns in Mississippi (all times local):
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The Latest: Man, 46, charged in deaths of 2 Mississippi nuns
DURANT, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on the killing of two nuns in Mississippi (all times local):
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Police: Man, 46, arrested and charged with 2 counts of capital murder in deaths of Mississippi nuns
DURANT, Miss. (AP) — Police: Man, 46, arrested and charged with 2 counts of capital murder in deaths of Mississippi nuns.
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'SOS' in sand leads to rescue of 2 people stranded on island
CHUUK STATE, Micronesia (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says two stranded mariners were rescued Friday after crews saw their "SOS" in the sand on an uninhabited island in Micronesia, Hawaii News Now reports (http://bit.ly/2c3bhOD.)
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Transgender North Carolinians get restroom-access win
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge ruled Friday that two students and an employee must be allowed to use restrooms matching their gender identity at University of North Carolina campuses, and he said they have a strong chance of proving the
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Girl's killing is New Mexico's latest horrific child death
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The killing this week of a 10-year-old Albuquerque girl who police say was drugged, raped and dismembered is just the latest horrific child slaying case for New Mexico, which has the nation's highest youth poverty rate and a
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UN condemns 4 North Korean ballistic missile launches
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council strongly condemned four North Korean ballistic missile launches in July and August on Friday night, calling them "grave violations" of a ban on all ballistic missile activity.
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Italy buries quake dead, recalls sisters embracing in rubble
ASCOLI PICENO, Italy (AP) — A young man wept over a little girl's white coffin, while a woman nearby gently stroked another small casket, as Italians bid farewell Saturday to victims of the devastating earthquake that struck a mountainous region of
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The Latest: Number of Romanians killed in quake rises to 10
ASCOLI PICENO, Italy (AP) — The Latest on the Italian earthquake (all times local):
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Filipinos seen backing Duterte despite rising drug killings
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — On the day he was sworn into office, President Rodrigo Duterte went to a Manila slum and exhorted residents who knew any drug addicts to "go ahead and kill them yourself as getting their parents to do it would be too
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Fire sweeps through Russian warehouse, killing 17 workers
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian emergency services say a fire swept through a printing plant's warehouse in Moscow on Saturday, killing 17 migrant workers from Kyrgyzstan.
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Mosul fight is already redrawing the map of northern Iraq
QARQASHAH, Iraq (AP) — In the buildup to a long-awaited offensive on the city of Mosul, Kurdish forces are seizing new territory in northern Iraq that they say will become part of their autonomous region. The moves are further straining relations
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Comfort food: Eat all'amatriciana to help quake victims
ROME (AP) — Food lovers and chefs in Italy and beyond are urging restaurants to serve up more pasta all'amatriciana in a move to support the quake-hit hometown of the hearty dish.
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Kurdish-led Syrian forces report Turkish air raids on bases
BEIRUT (AP) — Kurdish-led forces in northern Syria say Turkish airstrikes hit bases and residential areas on Saturday near Jarablus, a town seized by Turkey-backed rebels earlier this week.
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Tunisia's new government seeks stronger economy, security
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia's Parliament has approved Youssef Chahed as prime minister along with a new government focused on boosting the economy and fighting terrorism.
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AP PHOTOS: Ganges overflows its banks in India holy town
VARANASI, India (AP) — As the mighty Ganges River overflowed its banks this past week following heavy monsoon rains, large parts of the Hindu holy town of Varanasi were submerged by floodwaters, keeping away thousands of Hindu devotees.
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Far-right anti-Islam activists protest atop Berlin monument
BERLIN (AP) — Anti-Islam activists have staged an hour-long demonstration atop Berlin's Brandenburg Gate.
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