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Attacker drives van into Barcelona crowd

Attacker drives van into Barcelona crowd

BARCELONA, Spain - A van veered onto a promenade Thursday and barreled down the busy walkway in central Barcelona, swerving back and forth as it mowed ...

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Trump's ardent backers support him more than ever

Trump's ardent backers support him more than ever

SUN CITY, Arizona - President Donald Trump's most ardent champions are sticking by him, happy to absolve him of any wrong in the blame game ...

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Overdoses on the road climbing

Overdoses on the road climbing

COLUMBUS, Ohio - An SUV crashed after all four occupants overdosed on heroin in North Carolina. The same day, a man in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, grabbed the ...

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Charlottesville victim's mother urges 'righteous action'

Charlottesville victim's mother urges 'righteous action'

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — The mother of the young woman mowed down while protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville urged mourners at a memorial service Wednesday ...

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Express Scripts to limit opioids

Express Scripts to limit opioids

ST. LOUIS — The nation's largest pharmacy benefit manager will soon limit the number and strength of opioid drugs prescribed to first-time users as part ...

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Express Scripts to limit opioids

Express Scripts to limit opioids

ST. LOUIS — The nation's largest pharmacy benefit manager will soon limit the number and strength of opioid drugs prescribed to first-time users as part ...

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Scientists: Lightning is zapping fewer Americans, not more

Scientists: Lightning is zapping fewer Americans, not more

WASHINGTON — Lightning — once one of nature's biggest killers —is claiming far fewer lives in the United States, mostly because we've learned to get ...

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Defiant Trump insists anew: Blame both sides for violence

Defiant Trump insists anew: Blame both sides for violence

NEW YORK — Combative and insistent, President Donald Trump declared anew Tuesday "there is blame on both sides" for the deadly violence last weekend in Charlottesville ...

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Bowing to pressure, Trump denounces hate groups by name

Bowing to pressure, Trump denounces hate groups by name

WASHINGTON - Bowing to pressure from right and left, President Donald Trump condemned white supremacist groups by name on Monday, declaring "racism is evil" after two ...

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Many Americans find their workplace hostile or threatening

Many Americans find their workplace hostile or threatening

WASHINGTON - The American workplace is grueling, stressful and surprisingly hostile.

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Officials: White nationalist rally linked to 3 deaths

Officials: White nationalist rally linked to 3 deaths

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — A car plowed into a crowd of people peacefully protesting a white nationalist rally Saturday in a Virginia college town, killing one person ...

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2016 weather report: Extreme and anything but normal

2016 weather report: Extreme and anything but normal

WASHINGTON — Last year's global weather was far more extreme or record breaking than anything approaching normal, according to a new report.

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American flight underscores hazards posed by turbulence

American flight underscores hazards posed by turbulence

DALLAS — At some point during many flights, the captain will calmly announce that there could be some bumps ahead and so passengers must be seated ...

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Study boosts hope of 'liquid biopsies' for cancer screening

Study boosts hope of 'liquid biopsies' for cancer screening

Scientists have the first major evidence that blood tests called liquid biopsies hold promise for screening people for cancer. Hong Kong doctors tried it for ...

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Trump warns N. Korea of 'fire and fury'

Trump warns N. Korea of 'fire and fury'

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — President Donald Trump threatened North Korea "with fire and fury like the world has never seen" on Tuesday after suggestions the communist ...

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Ongoing health crisis in Appalachia

Ongoing health crisis in Appalachia

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Placing much of the blame on smoking, a study chronicling the ongoing health crisis in Appalachia has concluded that the 13-state region suffers ...

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Report reveals underground haven for heroin, drug users in US

Report reveals underground haven for heroin, drug users in US

NEW YORK - A safe haven where drug users inject themselves with heroin and other drugs has been quietly operating in the United States for the ...

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Trump: My base is stronger than ever

Trump: My base is stronger than ever

WASHINGTON - After six months of infighting, investigations and legislative failures, President Donald Trump is trying to combat new signs of weakness in his Republican base ...

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Should release of terrorism convicts alarm Americans?

Should release of terrorism convicts alarm Americans?

WASHINGTON — Dozens of convicts serving time in U.S. prisons for terrorism-related offenses are due to be released in the next several years, raising the ...

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Jobless rate at 16-year low

Jobless rate at 16-year low

WASHINGTON — A drop in the unemployment rate to a 16-year low raises a tantalizing question about the job market: How much better can it get?

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FedEx, in online pivot, backs away from holiday surcharges

FedEx, in online pivot, backs away from holiday surcharges

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — FedEx will skip special charges for most packages shipped during the holiday season this year as it seeks to undercut rival UPS in ...

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How realistic are plans to ban new gas and diesel cars?

How realistic are plans to ban new gas and diesel cars?

FRANKFURT, Germany — Ban the sale of gasoline and diesel cars by a deadline — 2040, 2030, even 2025. More and more governments are proposing just that.

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Is there finally some relief from annoying robocalls?

Is there finally some relief from annoying robocalls?

NEW YORK — For Michael Rizzo, answering the phone is too often a waste of time.

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Workplace accident death rate higher for older workers

Workplace accident death rate higher for older workers

Older people are dying on the job at a higher rate than workers overall, even as the rate of workplace fatalities decreases, according to an ...

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Flying ace Sully makes case against privatization

Flying ace Sully makes case against privatization

WASHINGTON (AP) — Who are you going to trust when it comes to what's best for the flying public? Members of Congress or the hero ...

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US hospitals set record for quick heart attack care

US hospitals set record for quick heart attack care

There's never been a better time to be treated for a heart attack. U.S. hospitals have set a record for how quickly they ...

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Updated: jul. 31, 2017 9:33 p.m.
Tropical Storm Emily makes landfall

Tropical Storm Emily makes landfall

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Tropical Storm Emily weakened to a tropical depression Monday afternoon as it slogged eastward across the Florida peninsula, spreading drenching rains, causing ...

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Trump threatens to end required health payments

Trump threatens to end required health payments

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Saturday threatened once more to end required payments to insurance companies unless lawmakers repeal and replace the Obama-era health care ...

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Crash of health bill incites blame-a-thon among Republicans

Crash of health bill incites blame-a-thon among Republicans

WASHINGTON - The resounding Senate crash of the seven-year Republican drive to scrap the Obama health care law incited GOP finger-pointing Friday but left the party ...

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Economy rebounds during 2nd quarter

Economy rebounds during 2nd quarter

WASHINGTON - The U.S. economy revved up this spring after a weak start to the year, fueled by a surge in consumer spending. But the ...

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Ohio State Fair reopens 'low-impact' rides

Ohio State Fair reopens 'low-impact' rides

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Rides at the Ohio State Fair's Kiddieland and some elsewhere in the amusement park reopened Friday with the OK of inspectors two ...

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Trump pushes out Priebus

Trump pushes out Priebus

WASHINGTON - His White House in turmoil, President Donald Trump abruptly announced late Friday he was appointing Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly to be his chief ...

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GOP dealt stiff blow in Senate's bid to repeal Obamacare

GOP dealt stiff blow in Senate's bid to repeal Obamacare

WASHINGTON — Dealing a serious blow to President Donald Trump's agenda, the Senate early Friday rejected a measure to repeal parts of former President Barack ...

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Sessions tells AP he's not stepping down unless asked

Sessions tells AP he's not stepping down unless asked

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador — After being berated for a week by President Donald Trump, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Thursday he will stay in the ...

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House GOP advancing spending boosts for Pentagon, veterans

House GOP advancing spending boosts for Pentagon, veterans

WASHINGTON — The GOP-controlled House has given tentative approval to a $1.6 billion down payment for President Donald Trump's long-promised wall along the U ...

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Senate opens 'Obamacare' debate

Senate opens 'Obamacare' debate

WASHINGTON — Prodded by President Donald Trump, a bitterly divided Senate voted at last Tuesday to move forward with the Republicans' long-promised legislation to repeal and ...

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Trump: USS Ford is '100,000-ton message to the world'

Trump: USS Ford is '100,000-ton message to the world'

NORFOLK, Va. — With praise and a blessing for the military, President Donald Trump helped hand over the USS Gerald R. Ford to the Navy on ...

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McCain: 'I'll be back soon'

McCain: 'I'll be back soon'

WASHINGTON — Battling brain cancer, John McCain on Thursday vowed to return to the Senate, leveling fresh criticism at the Trump administration and aiming a good-natured ...

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The Juice will be loose

The Juice will be loose

LOVELOCK, Nev. — O.J. Simpson was granted parole Thursday after more than eight years in prison for a Las Vegas hotel-room heist, successfully making his ...

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Doctors: Sen. John McCain has brain tumor

Doctors: Sen. John McCain has brain tumor

WASHINGTON  — Arizona Sen. John McCain has been diagnosed with a brain tumor after doctors removed a blood clot above his left eye last week, his ...

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