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May 06, 2017 - 1:13 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Danielle Bunker's flowery hat drooped and rain dripped from her pink poncho as she settled into the waterlogged Churchill Downs infield, but she wasn't going to let gloomy weather dampen her Kentucky Derby bachelorette party. "It's all in the experience," Bunker, 28, said...
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Actress Priyanka Chopra is photographed during an interview with the Associated Press in Johannesburg, Saturday, May 6, 2017. Chopra said after visiting Zimbabwe Friday as a UNICEF goodwill ambassador she is dismayed by the level of sexual violence against children in Zimbabwe. She says government officials there told her many young girls are "asking for it." (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)
May 06, 2017 - 1:02 pm
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Actress Priyanka Chopra says she is dismayed by the level of sexual violence against children in Zimbabwe, with government officials there telling her many young girls are "asking for it." Chopra spoke to The Associated Press on Saturday after visiting the southern African...
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May 06, 2017 - 1:01 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Ponchos and rain boots are in fashion on a day usually devoted to sundresses and fancy suits at the Kentucky Derby. Steady rain has turned part of the sprawling Churchill Downs infield into a muddy pit hours before the Derby. But some hardy fans staked out prime spots to...
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This photo provided by the Parker County Sheriff's Office shows Roy Oliver. Oliver, a Texas police officer, faces a murder charge in the shooting of a teenager after being fired earlier in the week over the incident, authorities said Friday, May 5, 2017. Oliver fired a rifle at a car full of teenagers leaving a party April 29, killing 15-year-old Jordan Edwards. (Parker County Sheriff's Office via AP)
May 06, 2017 - 1:01 pm
DALLAS (AP) — A white Texas police officer who fired into a car of teenagers leaving an unruly party, killing a black 15-year-old passenger, faces a murder charge, authorities say. Roy Oliver turned himself in Friday night, just hours after the Dallas County Sheriff's Office issued a warrant for...
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Blues guitarist Sonny Landreth plays the slide guitar at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans, Friday, May 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
May 06, 2017 - 12:03 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — For seven days, the blare of trombones, tubas, washboards, guitars and soul-stirring vocals washes over this city as artists perform at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Jazz Fest features an assortment of well-known out-of-town artists such as Stevie Wonder and...
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People wave flags as they take part in the "Freedom March" organized by the main opposition parties in a protest against the ruling Law and Justice party and to support European Union ideas in Warsaw, Poland, Saturday, May 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
May 06, 2017 - 11:45 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Thousands of Poles marched through Warsaw on Saturday to protest the policies of the populist ruling party under Jaroslaw Kaczynski, describing them as attacks on the country's democracy. Speakers at the "March of Freedom" said the government under the conservative Law and...
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In this April 28, 2017 photo, Randy Ellis, a guitarist from Thibodaux, La. who was playing in the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, poses for a photo at the festival in New Orleans. The seven-day festival features hundreds of acts from around the state as well as popular, out-of-town acts.(AP Photo/Rebecca Santana)
May 06, 2017 - 11:38 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — For seven days, the blare of trombones, tubas, washboards, guitars and soul-stirring vocals washes over this city as artists perform at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Jazz Fest features an assortment of well-known out-of-town artists such as Stevie Wonder or Maroon...
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FILE - In this April 12, 2017 file photo, Nepalese mountain climber Min Bahadur Sherchan, 85, smiles as he finishes his morning yoga workout at his residence in Kathmandu, Nepal. Officials say Sherchan who was attempting to scale Mount Everest to regain his title as the oldest person to scale the world’s highest peak has died at the base camp on Saturday, May 6, but was not clear about the cause of the death. The grandfather of 17 and great-grandfather of six first scaled Everest in May 2008, when he was 76 and at the time declared the oldest climber. His record was broken by then 80-year-old Japanese Yuichiro Miura in 2013. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha, File)
May 06, 2017 - 11:36 am
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — An 85-year-old man from Nepal died Saturday while attempting to scale Mount Everest to regain his title as the oldest person to climb the world's highest peak, officials said. Min Bahadur Sherchan died at the Everest base camp on Saturday evening but the cause of death was...
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FILE - In this Friday, Dec. 12, 2014 file photo, Palestinian top Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh greets supporters during a rally to commemorate the 27th anniversary of the Hamas militant group, at the main road in Jebaliya in the northern Gaza Strip. Hamas confirms Ismail Haniyeh, a former Gaza prime minister, has been elected as Islamic militant group's top leader. (AP Photo/Adel Hana, File)
May 06, 2017 - 11:13 am
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Hamas Islamic militant movement that controls the Gaza Strip announced Saturday it had chosen its former Gaza prime minister Ismail Haniyeh as the group's new political chief. Haniyeh succeeds Hamas' longtime exiled leader Khaled Mashaal, and the move comes shortly...
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Col. Gen. Sergei Rudskoi of the Russian General Staff, speaks to the media in the Defense Ministry in Moscow, Russia, Friday, May 5, 2017. Russia's military says the agreement setting up four de-escalation zones in Syria will go into effect at midnight. The military also says the deal, which was signed by Russia, Iran and Turkey in Kazakhstan the day before, could be extended to more areas of the war-torn country. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
May 06, 2017 - 11:11 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Syria developments (all times local): 6:15 p.m. Russia's Defense Ministry says its military chief of staff and the chairman of the US joint chiefs of staff have confirmed their readiness to restore a communications channel aimed at preventing midair incidents between...
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