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Former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks at a rally Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, in Fairhope, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
September 26, 2017 - 8:40 am
FAIRHOPE, Ala. (AP) — Sen. Luther Strange and firebrand jurist Roy Moore face off in Alabama's U.S. Senate runoff Tuesday in a race where Moore ended his last full day of campaigning by whipping out a handgun as he lashed out at attack ads run against him. The race to fill the remainder of Attorney...
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Britain's Prince Harry, middle row right, takes in the opening ceremonies of the Invictus Games in Toronto on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. Front row from left, Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine, Maryna Poroshenko, first lady of Ukraine, middle row from left, Melania Trump, first lady of the United States, and Prince Harry, back row from left, Dr. Ralf Speth, CEO Jaguar Land Rover, and Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
September 26, 2017 - 8:07 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine's president has signed a controversial law on education, causing fury in Hungary which is threatening to block Ukraine's efforts to integrate with the European Union. The law that President Petro Poroshenko signed late Monday restructures Ukraine's education system and...
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In this Friday, Sept. 22, 2017 photo, Syrian refugee children rehearse before their graduation concert in Beirut, Lebanon. The UNESCO-funded program of Action for Hope Music School has trained 24 children displaced from the Syrian war in Lebanon for over a year and a half. It also aims to preserve the musical heritage of Syria and the region, offering classes of theory and history of Arabic music. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
September 26, 2017 - 8:04 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Hassan Youssef was 10 years old when a local Syrian composer discovered his talent: a deep powerful voice that was particularly resonant for traditional songs. It wasn't long, however, before Syria's grinding civil war nearly shattered Youssef's hope of polishing his natural gift. He...
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September 26, 2017 - 7:45 am
SKOKIE, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago high school has suspended varsity football activities amid an investigation into alleged hazing involving the team. Niles North High School Principal James Edwards sent a letter to parents and guardians on Monday about the alleged hazing, which reportedly...
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Rohingya Muslim children, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, wait to receive aid during a distribution near Balukhali refugee camp, Bangladesh, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. More than 400,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh since Aug. 25, when deadly attacks by a Rohingya insurgent group on police posts prompted Myanmar's military to launch "clearance operations" in Rakhine state. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
September 26, 2017 - 7:38 am
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh is planning to build separate shelters for 6,000 Rohingya Muslim children who entered the country without parents to escape violence in neighboring Myanmar, a government official said Tuesday. Children make up about 60 percent of the more than 420,000 Rohingya...
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Rohingya Muslim children, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, wait to receive aid during a distribution near Balukhali refugee camp, Bangladesh, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. More than 400,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh since Aug. 25, when deadly attacks by a Rohingya insurgent group on police posts prompted Myanmar's military to launch "clearance operations" in Rakhine state. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
September 26, 2017 - 7:13 am
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh says it is planning to build separate shelters for 6,000 Rohingya Muslim children who entered the country without parents to escape violence in neighboring Myanmar. Junior minister Nuruzzaman Ahmed said Tuesday the social welfare ministry has asked local...
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U.S. Capitol Police begin to detain protesters laying on the ground in an attempt to maintain order in the hallways outside the Senate Finance Committee hearing on the last-ditch GOP push to overhaul the nation's health care system, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
September 26, 2017 - 7:10 am
Here are the AP's latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EDT. --------------- ONLY ON AP --------------- CHINA-IVANKA'S SECRETS — The Chinese supply chains of Ivanka Trump's brand are more opaque than ever before. That raises questions about who the company that has...
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September 26, 2017 - 6:26 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Police have ramped up patrols following three hate crimes targeting one Jewish family in North Carolina. The Charlotte Observer reports that the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department has increased foot and bike patrols, alerted federal law enforcement, conducted "zone...
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Ole von Uexkull, Executive Director of the Right Livelihood Award Foundation, right, and jury member Maina Kiai announce the Right Livelihood Award laureates in Stockholm Sweden, Tuesday Sept. 26, 2017. Projected in the background clockwise from top left the laureates are, Khadija Ismayilova, Azerbaijan, Colin Gonsalves, India, Yetnebersh Nigussie, Ethiopia, and Robert Bilott, USA. (Janerik Henriksson /TT via AP)
September 26, 2017 - 5:33 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The "Alternative Nobel" was given to four people Tuesday for their "courageous work" in human rights, public health and good governance. The prize foundation announced the 2017 winners as Indian human rights lawyer Colin Gonsalves, Azeri journalist Khadija Ismayilova and...
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FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2017, file photo a protester holds a sign at San Francisco International Airport during a demonstration to denounce President Donald Trump's executive order that bars citizens of seven predominantly Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. The Trump administration announced new restrictions after spending months hashing out the details determined to avoid a repeat of the chaos of Trump’s first travel ban. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
September 26, 2017 - 4:50 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration says new measures to restrict immigration are required to keep the nation safe. President Donald Trump has signed a measure imposing new restrictions on travelers from a handful of countries. And that includes five that were covered by his travel ban that...
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