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Defense Secretary James Mattis arrives at the office of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., for a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
October 22, 2017 - 7:51 pm
CLARK FREEPORT, Philippines (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, paving the way for a visit next month by President Donald Trump, congratulated the Philippine army for its successes against militants in the southern city of Marawi. The U.S. and the Philippines are decades-old treaty allies,...
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In this Oct. 20, 2017 photo, Ashley Bennett, a Democratic candidate for freeholder in Atlantic County, N.J., speaks about her campaign in Northfield, N.J. She decided to make her first run for public office after an incumbent Republican on the freeholder board posted a meme on social media asking whether participants in the Women's March on Washington would be home in time to cook dinner. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
October 22, 2017 - 11:03 am
MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) — When a New Jersey politician shared a meme on Facebook during January's Women's March on Washington asking whether the protest would be "over in time for them to cook dinner," it sparked an uproar that led women to pack a meeting to demand an apology . One woman brought a...
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Thousents protesters wave Catalonia independence flags as they take part at a rally against the National Court's decision to imprison civil society leaders, in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017. The Spanish government moved decisively Saturday to use a previously untapped constitutional power so it can take control of Catalonia and derail the independence movement led by separatist politicians in the prosperous industrial region.(AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
October 21, 2017 - 5:25 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain announced an unprecedented plan Saturday to sack Catalonia's separatist leaders, install its own people in their place and call a new local election, using previously untapped constitutional powers to take control of the prosperous region that is threatening to secede...
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October 21, 2017 - 3:24 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis will begin regulating Airbnb and other short-term vacation rentals, a move the city wanted to get done before the 2018 Super Bowl. The Minneapolis City Council on Friday approved a pair of ordinances requiring those rental hosts to be licensed with the city. The...
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FILE - In this April 15, 2011, file photo, a bottle of Johnson's baby powder is displayed in San Francisco. A judge on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017 tossed out a $417 million jury award to a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer by using Johnson & Johnson talc-based baby powder for feminine hygiene. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Maren Nelson granted the company's request for a new trial, saying there were errors and jury misconduct in the previous trial that ended with the award two months ago. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
October 21, 2017 - 6:00 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge on Friday tossed out a $417 million jury award to a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer by using Johnson & Johnson talc-based baby powder for feminine hygiene. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Maren Nelson granted the company's request for a new...
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This Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 frame grab made from drone video shows damaged buildings in Raqqa, Syria, two days after Syrian Democratic Forces said that military operations to oust the Islamic State group have ended and that their fighters have taken full control of the city. (AP Photo/ Gabriel Chaim)
October 20, 2017 - 3:29 pm
RAQQA, Syria (AP) — Drone footage from the northern Syrian city of Raqqa shows the extent of devastation caused by weeks of fighting between Kurdish-led forces and the Islamic State group and thousands of bombs dropped by the U.S.-led coalition. Footage from Thursday shows the bombed-out shells of...
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October 20, 2017 - 10:28 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The attorney general says a 72-year-old Pennsylvania prosecutor obstructed justice and misused the power of his office by improperly intervening in criminal cases involving his 39-year-old girlfriend. The charges filed late Thursday against Mercer County District Attorney Miles...
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This Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 frame grab made from drone video shows damaged buildings in Raqqa, Syria, two days after Syrian Democratic Forces said that military operations to oust the Islamic State group have ended and that their fighters have taken full control of the city. (AP Photo/ Gabriel Chaim)
October 20, 2017 - 5:40 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local): 12:40 p.m. A U.S.-backed Syrian force has declared victory over the Islamic State group in its former "capital" of Raqqa, declaring the city free of any extremist presence. At a press conference held inside the city Friday, the...
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Kurdish security forces stand guard in Alton Kupri, on the outskirts of Irbil, Iraq, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. Kurdish media said Thursday that Iraqi Kurdish officials have postponed elections for parliament and president of the autonomous region originally slated for November 1, in the wake of the withdrawal of Kurdish forces from disputed regions across northern and eastern Iraq. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
October 19, 2017 - 8:18 pm
KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) — A Baghdad court issued an arrest warrant for the vice president of Iraq's autonomous northern Kurdish region on Thursday for saying that Iraqi forces had "occupied" the disputed province of Kirkuk this week. However, the warrant against Kosrat Rasul is unlikely to be executed as...
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October 19, 2017 - 5:42 pm
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — A northern Virginia man accused of killing a Muslim teen as she walked back to her mosque was back in court to face charges that could bring the death penalty. The June slaying of 17-year-old Nabra Hassanen of Reston rattled the region's Muslim community. She was attacked as she...
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