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Crystal Pepper daughter of Dr. David Dao accompanied by attorney Stephen Golan, speaks at a news conference Thursday, April 13, 2017, in Chicago. Dao a passenger dragged from a United Express flight Sunday April 9, 2017, suffered a "significant" concussion and broken nose, and he lost two front teeth, attorney Thomas Demetrio said Thursday. Dao was removed from the plane after he refused to give up his seat on the full flight from Chicago to Louisville to make room for four crew members. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)
April 14, 2017 - 7:04 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Dr. David Dao was trying to return home from a California vacation with his wife when he refused to give up his seat to an airline crew member on a full United Express flight. Now his lawyer hopes the 69-year-old grandfather and Kentucky physician, who suffered a concussion and lost...
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April 14, 2017 - 6:56 am
ROME (AP) — Italian Premier Paolo Gentiloni is urging Alitalia workers to approve a compromise deal to relaunch Italy's struggling flagship airline that was reached in last-ditch negotiations between unions and Alitalia management. The government-mediated deal reached early Friday reduces proposed...
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CIA Director Mike Pompeo speaks at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, Thursday, April 13, 2017. Pompeo denounced WikiLeaks, calling the anti-secrecy group a "hostile intelligence agency." (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
April 14, 2017 - 6:48 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — CIA Director Mike Pompeo has denounced the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks as a "hostile intelligence service" and a threat to U.S. national security, a condemnation that differed sharply from President Donald Trump's past praise of the organization. In his first public speech since...
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April 14, 2017 - 6:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hey, procrastinators: Don't freak out if you haven't finished your taxes. The IRS is giving you a reprieve until Tuesday. The usual April 15 deadline falls on Saturday this year. That would normally push the deadline to Monday. However, Monday is a holiday in the District of...
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April 14, 2017 - 6:28 am
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Police at airports in the New York City metropolitan area are taking a hands-off approach when it comes to removing passengers from overbooked flights. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Superintendent Michael Fedorko on Thursday issued a new policy after a...
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Han Song Ryol, North Korea's vice minister of foreign affairs speaks during an interview with The Associated Press on Friday, April 14, 2017, in Pyongyang, North Korea. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
April 14, 2017 - 6:25 am
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — The Latest on tensions on the Korean Peninsula (all times local): 6:30 p.m. The Kremlin says it's watching the developments around North Korea with "great concern." President Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Friday that Russia is calling on all parties to...
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov listens to his Syrian counterpart Walid Muallem during their meeting in Moscow, Russia, on Thursday, April 13, 2017. Lavrov said he expected the OPCW ( Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons ) to conduct an extensive probe into the suspected nerve gas attack on Khan Sheikhoun, Syria, which could produce a report within about three weeks, the British delegation to the commission said Thursday. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
April 14, 2017 - 6:11 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Syria (all times local): 1:05 p.m. Russia, Syria and Iran have strongly warned the United States against launching new strikes on Syria. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, who hosted his Iranian and Syrian counterparts at Friday's trilateral meeting in Moscow,...
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FILE-In this Oct. 21, 2002 photo shows Pittsburgh Steelers owner Dan Rooney, left, visiting with former Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Fame quarterback Terry Bradshaw during a halftime welcome home ceremony for Bradshaw, in Pittsburgh. The Steelers announced that Mr. Rooney died Thursday, April 13, 2017. He was 84. (AP Photo/John Heller/File)
April 14, 2017 - 6:04 am
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. PYONGYANG TO TRUMP: PIPE DOWN North Korea's vice foreign minister tells the AP that the president's "aggressive" tweets are building up a "vicious cycle" of tensions on the Korean Peninsula. 2...
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Han Song Ryol, North Korea's vice minister of foreign affairs speaks during an interview with The Associated Press on Friday, April 14, 2017, in Pyongyang, North Korea. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
April 14, 2017 - 6:00 am
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — The Latest on tensions on the Korean Peninsula (all times local): 6:30 p.m. The Kremlin says it's watching the developments around North Korea with "great concern." President Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Friday that Russia is calling on all parties to...
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Han Song Ryol, North Korea's vice foreign minister, listens to a translator during an interview with The Associated Press on Friday, April 14, 2017, in Pyongyang, North Korea. Han Song Ryol said the situation on the Korean Peninsula is now in a "vicious cycle." (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
April 14, 2017 - 5:57 am
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — President Donald Trump's tweets are adding fuel to a "vicious cycle" of tensions on the Korean Peninsula, North Korea's vice foreign minister told The Associated Press in an exclusive interview Friday. The official added that if the U.S. shows any sign of "reckless"...
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