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Oldest zoo gorilla doing well after biopsy before birthday
POWELL, Ohio (AP) — The oldest known gorilla living in a zoo is doing well after a surgical biopsy ahead of her 60th birthday on Dec. 22.
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Correction: Oil Pipeline-Protest-Lynch story
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — In a story Dec. 2 about Attorney General Loretta Lynch's video statement on the Dakota Access pipeline protests, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Lynch did not refer to her call with the Morton County sheriff. Her
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Overnight house fire in Ohio kills 2 adults, 2 children
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An overnight house fire has killed two adults and two young girls in Akron, Ohio.
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Airbnb drops lawsuit against NYC over new state law
NEW YORK (AP) — Airbnb has agreed to drop a lawsuit against New York City over a new state law it said could have deterred hosts and impaired its revenues.
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At least 9 killed in warehouse fire, dozens still missing
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — At least nine people died in a blaze that broke out during a party in a converted warehouse late Friday night in the San Francisco Bay Area, according to fire officials.
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The Latest: 25 unaccounted for after fatal warehouse fire
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly fire in warehouse party in Oakland, California(all times local):
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Muslim cleric heads back to court to fight off deportation
PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — The leader of one of New Jersey's largest mosques is heading to court to fight from being deported after federal authorities say he lied on his green card application.
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Man convicted of murder in hot car death to be sentenced
ATLANTA (AP) — A judge is set to sentence a Georgia man Monday after a jury last month found that he intentionally left his toddler son in a hot SUV to die.
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'This means war' _ New AP book draws on Pearl Harbor reports
Seventy-five years after the Japanese attack on Hawaii that brought the United States into World War II, The Associated Press is publishing "Pearl Harbor: An AP Special Anniversary Edition." The e-book explores the historic relationship between
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Police: Trio taunted Muslim woman aboard subway train
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police are looking for three men who taunted a Muslim woman aboard a subway train, yelling "Donald Trump" and calling her a terrorist.
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Israeli TV journalist becomes a thorn in Netanyahu's side
JERUSALEM (AP) — After a series of embarrassing reports about Israel's first family, an investigative journalist has become a particular target of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
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Syrian and allied troops advance in besieged Aleppo
ALEPPO, Syria (AP) — Syrian warplanes, artillery and mortar rounds pounded areas in eastern Aleppo on Saturday drawing rebel rockets, as government troops gain new ground in the shrinking opposition-held enclave.
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Ruins of homes in Kirkuk a sign of divisions to come in Iraq
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — All along the street, houses have been reduced to rubble in the central Iraqi city of Kirkuk. The work of Kurdish security forces retaliating against Sunni Arabs after a recent Islamic State group attack, residents say.
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IS exploits rain, hits Iraqi militias west, south of Mosul
BAGHDAD (AP) — Islamic State militants have staged near simultaneous attacks on positions of state-sanctioned militias west and south of Iraq's northern city of Mosul, apparently taking advantage of bad weather conditions that normally disrupt air
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Duterte says Trump wished his drug crackdown 'success'
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — President Rodrigo Duterte said Saturday Donald Trump wished his deadly crackdown on illegal drugs would succeed during a telephone call, and he assured the U.S. president-elect the Philippines would maintain its ties with
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AP INTERVIEW: Election winner promises 'a new Gambia'
YUNDUM, Gambia (AP) — Gambia's newly elected president is urging exiles who fled during the 22-year reign of his predecessor to return from abroad and help him reform the tiny West African country.
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Russia warns Japan not to expect quick progress on islands
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's foreign minister warned Japan Saturday against expecting a quick breakthrough in the territorial dispute between the two nations ahead of President Vladimir Putin's upcoming visit to Japan.
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Rain and sorrow accentuate memorial for dead at Brazil club
CHAPECO, Brazil (AP) — On a rainy Saturday that only accentuated the grief, 20,000 people filled a tiny stadium under umbrellas and plastic ponchos to say goodbye to members of the Chapecoense soccer club who died in a plane crash.
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Iran condemns US senate vote to extend sanctions
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's foreign minister condemned the U.S. Senate's extension of a piece of anti-Iran legislation, state TV reported Saturday.
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S. Koreans rally for 6th weekend calling for leader's ouster
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Rallying for the sixth straight weekend in what has become perhaps South Korea's biggest protest movement ever, hundreds of thousands of demonstrators in Seoul got the closest yet Saturday to the president they desperately
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