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March 11, 2017 - 2:42 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Federal judges found more problems in Texas' voting rights laws, ruling that Republicans racially gerrymandered some congressional districts to weaken the growing electoral power of minorities, who former President Barack Obama set out to protect at the ballot box before...
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March 11, 2017 - 12:46 pm
SAO PAULO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro state plans to vaccinate its entire population against yellow fever as a precaution amid Brazil's largest outbreak of the disease in years. The Health Ministry has confirmed more than 300 cases of yellow fever so far during Brazil's summer rainy season. Over 100 of...
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German foreign minister Sigmar Gabriel, left, and Polish foreign minister Witold Waszczykowski meet in Warsaw, Poland, Wednesday, March 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
March 11, 2017 - 12:43 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's foreign minister says the government needs to have less confidence in the European Union and make its policy more aggressive. Witold Waszczykowski said, however, that Poland wants to remain in the EU, which it joined in 2004. He was quoted by the Super Express tabloid...
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The body of a bear pictured after it was shot in the zoo in Osnabruech, Germany, Saturday, March 11, 2017. The bear has been killed after it escaped from its enclosure from a zoo in the northern German town of Osnabrueck. The German news agency dpa reported the bear was shot dead by zoo personnel and all visitors were temporarily evacuated on Saturday. The head of the zoo, Andreas Busemann, said that, “We reacted immediately with our team, and in order to protect the visitors, we had to shoot him.” ( Festim Beqiri/dpa via AP)
March 11, 2017 - 12:20 pm
BERLIN (AP) — A bear has been killed after it escaped from its enclosure at a zoo in the northern German town of Osnabrueck. The German news agency dpa reported the bear was shot by zoo personnel and all visitors were temporarily evacuated on Saturday. The head of the zoo, Andreas Busemann, said...
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A huge poster of Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for the upcoming April 16 referendum near the Dutch consulate in Istanbul, Saturday, March 11, 2017. Turkey and the Netherlands sharply escalated a dispute between the two NATO allies on Saturday as the Dutch withdrew landing permission for the Turkish foreign minister's aircraft, drawing Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to call them "fascists." (AP Photo/ Emrah Gurel)
March 11, 2017 - 12:17 pm
ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — Turkey and the Netherlands sharply escalated a dispute between the two NATO allies on Saturday as the Dutch blocked a campaign visit by the Turkish foreign minister, prompting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to call them "fascists." The Netherlands withdrew the...
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March 11, 2017 - 12:09 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Wade Marrs leads out of the halfway point of Alaska's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. The 26-year-old veteran musher left Huslia at 7:05 p.m. Friday with 14 dogs. Current champ Dallas Seavey was 34 minutes behind him to take second place, after dropping one of his 14 dogs...
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March 11, 2017 - 12:07 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Wade Marrs leads out of the halfway point of Alaska's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. The 26-year-old veteran musher left Huslia at 7:05 p.m. Friday with 14 dogs. Current champ Dallas Seavey was 34 minutes behind him to take second place, after dropping one of his 14 dogs...
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Police guard in front of a shopping mall in Essen, Germany, Saturday, March 11, 2017. Police have ordered the shopping mall in the western German city of Essen not to open after receiving credible tips of an imminent attack. The shopping center and the adjacent parking lot stayed closed Saturday morning as over a hundred police officers searched the compound. (Bernd Thissen/dpa via AP)
March 11, 2017 - 11:52 am
BERLIN (AP) — Police ordered a shopping mall in the western German city of Essen not to open Saturday after receiving credible tips of an imminent attack. The shopping center and the adjacent parking lot stayed closed as about 100 police officers — many armed with machine pistols and bullet-proof...
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Graphic to be used as a reminder to turn the clocks forward one hour.; 1c x 4 inches; 46.5 mm x 101 mm;
March 11, 2017 - 10:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Time marches on, with a bit more skip this weekend. Daylight saving time officially re-emerges at 2 a.m. local time Sunday for most of the United States, so it's best to advance your clocks by 60 minutes before bed. You'll lose an hour's sleep Saturday night, but gain more evening...
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses his supporters in Istanbul, Saturday, March 11, 2017. The Dutch government on Saturday withdrew landing permission for the Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu's aircraft, drawing the ire of the Turkish president and escalating a diplomatic dispute between the two NATO allies over campaigning for a Turkish referendum on constitutional reform. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan promised retaliation against Dutch diplomatic flights.(Pool Photo via AP)
March 11, 2017 - 10:31 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Latest on Dutch barring Turkish foreign minister (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Around 100 people have marched in Istanbul to protest Netherlands' decision to bar Turkey's foreign minister from campaigning. The demonstrators have laid a black wreath in front of the...
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