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December 11, 2017 - 12:01 am
HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A new sewing internship at a local nonprofit is stitching together hope, healing and skills for the future. Sewing Our World Together is the newest internship program at Safelight, an agency that provides support for victims of interpersonal violence, sexual assault and...
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December 11, 2017 - 12:00 am
Myanmar military's rape of Rohingya sweeping, methodical 21 Rohingya women recount rape by Myanmar armed forces Ukraine's anti-corruption agency faces strong resistance Saudi Arabia to allow movie theaters after decades of ban American diplomat: US looks to counter Iran in post-war Iraq Russia's...
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December 11, 2017 - 12:00 am
Russia's Putin stops at Russian military base in Syria MOSCOW (AP) — Declaring a victory in Syria, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday visited a Russian military air base in the country and announced a partial pullout of Russian forces from the Mideast nation. Putin's visit marks his first...
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December 11, 2017 - 12:00 am
Russia's Putin stops at Russian military base in Syria Final push for Moore and Jones in Alabama Senate race 10 Things to Know for Today Myanmar military's rape of Rohingya sweeping, methodical Start the clock for Trump, GOP in last push on taxes, budget Will misconduct scandals make men wary of...
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A man cycles past in front of an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. Share prices were higher in Asia early Monday, lifted by encouraging employment data from the U.S. that lifted the Standard & Poor’s 500 index to its third straight weekly gain on Friday despite weakness earlier in the week. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
December 10, 2017 - 11:03 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Share prices were higher in Asia on Monday, lifted by encouraging employment data from the U.S. that took the Standard & Poor's 500 index to its third straight weekly gain on Friday despite weakness earlier in the week. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 stock index was up 0.2...
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December 10, 2017 - 10:06 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Police say a man was shot and killed in Oklahoma City by an officer after he took pepper spray and a Taser away from the officer during a scuffle. Oklahoma City Police Sgt. Robbie Robertson says an officer responded to a request to check on a person lying on the side of the...
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December 10, 2017 - 9:56 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea added several North Korean groups and individuals to its sanctions list Monday in a largely symbolic move that is part of efforts to cut off funding for the North's weapons programs. The government said those added were 20 North Korean groups, including several...
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Firefighters light backfire while trying to keep a wildfire from jumping Santa Ana Rd. near Ventura, Calif., on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
December 10, 2017 - 9:23 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A powerful flare-up on the western edge of Southern California's largest and most destructive wildfire sent residents fleeing Sunday, as wind-fanned flames churned through old-growth brush in canyons and along hillsides toward coastal towns. Crews with help from a fleet water-...
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Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz gets tackles during the second half of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, in Los Angeles. Wentz left the game shortly after the play and did not return to the game. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
December 10, 2017 - 9:12 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two sources familiar with the injury tell The Associated Press that doctors believe Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz tore his left anterior cruciate ligament in a win over the Rams on Sunday and will miss the rest of the season and playoffs. Wentz, a favorite in the...
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December 10, 2017 - 8:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Simeon Booker, a trail-blazing African-American journalist and the first full-time black reporter at The Washington Post, died Sunday at the age of 99. Booker died at an assisted-living community in Solomons, Maryland, according to a Post obituary, citing his wife Carol. He had...
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