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President Donald Trump steps off Air Force One as he arrives at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, N.J., Friday, June 9, 2017. Trump is spending the weekend at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
June 10, 2017 - 12:48 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Arab states that have laid virtual siege on Qatar praised U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday for enthusiastically supporting their stance when he called on the Gulf state to stop "the funding of terrorism." Trump has aligned himself closely with Saudi Arabia...
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June 10, 2017 - 12:30 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey appeals court has overturned the conviction of a former Rutgers University professor who was found guilty of sexually assaulting a disabled man she said consented to the relationship by communicating on a keyboard. The court also ruled Friday that Anna Stubblefield...
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June 10, 2017 - 12:28 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The family of Adam West, whose straight-faced portrayal of Batman in a 1960s TV series lifted the tight-clad Caped Crusader into the national consciousness, says he has died at age 88. Family members said on a verified Facebook page that West died Friday night after "a short but...
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June 10, 2017 - 11:42 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Two U.S. soldiers were killed Saturday when an Afghan army solider opened fire on them in eastern Afghanistan, an Afghan official said. Attahullah Khogyani, spokesman for the provincial governor in Nangarhar province, said that two other U.S. soldiers are wounded in the...
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June 10, 2017 - 11:40 am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Powerball players apparently will have a chance to win the 10th largest lottery prize in U.S. history. Saturday night's drawing will be for the estimated $435 million jackpot. It costs $2 for a Powerball ticket and a chance to dream of instant riches, but the odds of winning...
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Ramush Haradinaj, parliamentary election Prime Minister candidate from the PAN coalition (PDK, AAK, NISMA), posses for a picture with a supporter during the closing election campaign rally in Kosovo capital Pristina on Friday, June 9, 2017. Kosovars go to the polls on Sunday to choose the new 120-seat parliament that will face some seemingly intractable issues. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)
June 10, 2017 - 11:34 am
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovars vote on Sunday to choose the new 120-seat parliament that will face some seemingly intractable problems. There is the thorny issue of the border demarcation deal with Montenegro that brought down the previous government; the continuation of fraught talks with Serbia...
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This file photo made Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, shows the gallery during a Dallas Police & Fire Pension System board of trustees meet in Dallas. Gov. Greg Abbott recently signed two bills aimed at fixing troubled pensions in Dallas and Houston respectively. Both are projected to have billions of dollars in unfunded liabilities that could have caused them to go broke in a decade or less. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
June 10, 2017 - 11:34 am
DALLAS (AP) — One by one, Pete Bailey, Clint Conway, Julian Bernal and a half dozen other retired police officers and firefighters stood up in December and told the Dallas Police and Fire Pension Board that they had been counting on their deferred retirement accounts to supplement their pensions...
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This file photo made Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, shows the gallery during a Dallas Police & Fire Pension System board of trustees meet in Dallas. Gov. Greg Abbott recently signed two bills aimed at fixing troubled pensions in Dallas and Houston respectively. Both are projected to have billions of dollars in unfunded liabilities that could have caused them to go broke in a decade or less. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
June 10, 2017 - 11:33 am
DALLAS (AP) — Texas recently enacted two laws that state and local officials hope will stabilize the Dallas Police and Fire Pension and a similar one affecting Houston's police, fire and municipal workers. The state stepped in after the Dallas fund saw about 20 percent of its assets withdrawn in...
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June 10, 2017 - 11:32 am
PARIS (AP) — The chief prosecutor in Paris says the hammer-wielding man who attacked police officers patrolling in front of Notre Dame Cathedral is being charged with attempted murder in connection with a terrorist enterprise. Francois Molins says the 40-year-old Algerian appeared to have...
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FILE - In this June 1, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump shakes hands with EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt after speaking about the US role in the Paris climate change accord in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. Trump's recent decision to pull the United States from the international climate deal reached in Paris was but the latest in a rapid-fire series of moves that would weaken or dismantle federal initiatives to reduce carbon emissions, which scientists say are heating the planet to levels that could have disastrous consequences. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
June 10, 2017 - 11:29 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — While President Donald Trump's beliefs about global warming remain something of a mystery, his actions make one thing clear: He doesn't consider it a problem for the federal government to solve. Trump's recent decision to pull out of the Paris climate deal was just his latest...
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