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FILE - In this file image made from video provided by Russian Defence Ministry press service on Aug. 18, 2016, shows a Russian combat fighter bomber Su-34 unloads its bombs over a target in Syria. The Russian military claims it has killed the leader of the Islamic State group in an airstrike. The ministry said Friday, June 16, 2017, that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a Russian strike in late May along with other senior group commanders. (Russian Defence Ministry Press Service photo via AP, File)
June 16, 2017 - 4:47 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Russian claim of killing Islamic State group leader (all times local): 11:45 a.m. The spokesman for the U.S.-led anti-Islamic State coalition says he cannot confirm reports that IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed. The statement comes after Russia claimed it...
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June 16, 2017 - 4:38 am
LUXEMBOURG (AP) — Philip Hammond, Britain's finance minister, says protecting the British economy should be the main purpose of upcoming negotiations over the country's exit from the European Union. Arriving to a meeting with his counterparts in the 28-country EU, Hammond said his "clear view" is "...
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FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2015, file photo, polygamous sect leader Lyle Jeffs leaves the federal courthouse, in Salt Lake City. Polygamous sect leader Jeffs has been captured after being on the run for nearly a year. An FBI spokeswoman said Thursday, June 15, 2017, that Jeffs was arrested in South Dakota on Wednesday, June 14. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
June 16, 2017 - 4:33 am
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Polygamous leader Lyle Jeffs' one-year run from justice was ended by pliers, sharp-eyed pawn shop workers and an astute off-duty detective in a small town in South Dakota. The events leading to Jeffs' capture Wednesday in a lakeside area near the South Dakota-Nebraska state line...
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FILE - In this June 2, 2017, file photo, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt speaks to the media during the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. Newly obtained emails underscore just how closely Pruitt coordinated with fossil fuel companies while serving as Oklahoma’s state attorney general, a position in which he frequently sued to block federal efforts to curb planet-warming carbon emissions. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
June 16, 2017 - 4:12 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly obtained emails underscore just how closely Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt coordinated with fossil fuel companies while serving as Oklahoma's state attorney general, a position in which he frequently sued to block federal efforts to curb planet-warming...
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June 16, 2017 - 4:11 am
TOKYO (AP) — The Bank of Japan opted Friday to keep its lax monetary policy intact, while noting signs of improvement in the world's third largest economy. A statement issued by the central bank said it expects demand to accelerate, supporting a "moderate expansion." The central bank's key interest...
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FILE - This file image made from video posted on a militant website Saturday, July 5, 2014, purports to show the leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, delivering a sermon at a mosque in Iraq during his first public appearance. The Russian military claims it has killed the leader of the Islamic State group in an airstrike. The ministry said Friday, June 16, 2017, that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a Russian strike in late May along with other senior group commanders. (AP Photo/Militant video, File)
June 16, 2017 - 3:57 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia claimed Friday it killed the leader of the Islamic State group in an airstrike on a meeting of IS leaders just outside the IS de facto capital in Syria. The Russian Defense Ministry said Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a Russian strike in late May along with other senior...
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June 16, 2017 - 3:56 am
BEIJING (AP) — U.S. authorities have accused a Chinese company of helping North Korea evade financial sanctions and asked a court to seize $1.9 million they said was improperly moved through American financial institutions. A complaint released Thursday in Washington accused Mingzheng International...
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San Francisco police in the foreground and UPS workers in the background stand outside a UPS package delivery warehouse where a shooting took place Wednesday, June 14, 2017, in San Francisco. A UPS spokesman says four people were injured in the shooting at the facility and that the shooter was an employee. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
June 16, 2017 - 3:54 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jimmy Lam had his troubles: a drunk driving conviction, a grievance against his company, a struggle with personal issues and depression a few years ago. But colleagues and investigators say none of it helps explain why the UPS driver showed up at his San Francisco workplace and...
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Flowers are left at the UPS facility in San Francisco, Thursday, June 15, 2017. Officials say UPS employee Jimmy Lam shot and killed three fellow UPS drivers Wednesday before fatally shooting himself in the head in front of police officers. (AP Photo/Paul Elias)
June 16, 2017 - 3:53 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jimmy Lam had his troubles: a drunk driving conviction, a grievance against his company, a struggle with personal issues and depression a few years ago. But colleagues and investigators say none of it helps explain why the UPS driver showed up at his San Francisco workplace...
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ADDS THAT ROWE IS AT TOP AND DUBOSE AT BOTTOM - This photo provided by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation shows the arrest of the two Georgia fugitives Donnie Rowe, top, and Ricky Dubose, bottom, in Christiana, Tenn., Thursday, June 15, 2017. The escaped inmates sought in the killings of two guards on a Georgia prison bus were captured Thursday in Tennessee after holding an elderly couple captive and leading police on a chase by car and foot, authorities said. (Tennessee Bureau of Investigation via AP)
June 16, 2017 - 3:44 am
SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two escaped inmates sought in the killings of two guards on a Georgia prison bus were captured Thursday after a chase and being held at gunpoint by a rural Tennessee homeowner whose vehicle they were trying to steal, authorities said. Donnie Rowe and Ricky Dubose were...
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