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U.S., Russian militaries hold unprecedented talks on Syria

WASHINGTON – Senior American and Russian military leaders met for an unprecedented, face-to-face session somewhere in the Middle East this week to discuss the growing tensions in the competing...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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On work trips, DeVos flies on her own dime

WASHINGTON – Education Secretary Betsy DeVos flies on her personal plane at her own expense when she visits schools around the country, according to her office, as other Cabinet secretaries’ flying...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2017 | UPDATED: 1 hour 14 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Despair rises for relatives of the missing in Mexico quake

MEXICO CITY – As painstaking attempts to reach survivors in quake-ravaged buildings across Mexico City stretched into a third day Thursday, desperation mounted among loved ones who earlier had high...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2017 | UPDATED: 1 hour 12 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Was it a crime? 10 patients at nursing home died after Irma

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – A 10th elderly patient has died after being kept inside a nursing home that turned into a sweatbox when Hurricane Irma knocked out its air conditioning for three days, even though...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Facebook to release Russia ads to Congress amid pressure

NEW YORK – Facebook will provide the contents of 3,000 ads bought by a Russian agency to congressional investigators, bowing to pressure that it be more forthcoming with information that could shed...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2017 | UPDATED: 2 hours 34 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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A stunned Puerto Rico seeks to rebuild after Hurricane Maria

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The sky was darkening Thursday afternoon as 10-year-old Sarah Jimenez laid out three plastic buckets on her grandmother’s patio in hopes of capturing rainwater. “We can use...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2017 | UPDATED: 1 hour 56 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Trump vows more sanctions over North Korea’s nuclear buildup

NEW YORK – President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday aiming to tighten an economic noose around North Korea, days after he threatened to “totally destroy” the country if forced to...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Pelosi: Put off immigration overhaul, save ‘Dreamers now’

WASHINGTON – House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday that she respects young immigrants who shouted her down at an event in San Francisco, but said their call for a comprehensive...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Fed says it will start modest reduction of its bond holdings

WASHINGTON – The Federal Reserve will begin shrinking the enormous portfolio of bonds it amassed after the 2008 financial crisis to try to sustain a frail economy. The move reflects a strengthened...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Colorado cops search for poop-and-run jogger

COLORADO SPRINGS – Police in Colorado are looking for a jogger they say is repeatedly interrupting her runs to defecate in public in one neighborhood. Cathy Budde says she was first alerted to the...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Grand Junction woman wins $133.2 million from Powerball

GRAND JUNCTION – Grand Junction area resident Judy Finchum says she has played the same five numbers in the Powerball every week, without fail, for the past 30 years. On Sunday, her persistence won...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Hurricane Maria hits Puerto Rico after slamming Dominica

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – One of the strongest hurricanes to ever hit Puerto Rico pummeled the island Wednesday, tearing off roofs and sending doors flying from hinges as officials warned Hurricane...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2017 | UPDATED: 23 hours 17 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Nation & World