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Syrians flee shelling by Turkish forces in Ras al Ayn, northeast Syria, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced Wednesday the start of a Turkish military operation against Kurdish fighters in northeastern Syria. (AP Photo/Baderkhan Ahmad)
October 10, 2019 - 2:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two British militants believed to be part of an Islamic State group that beheaded hostages and was known as "The Beatles" have been moved out of a detention center in Syria and are in American custody, U.S. officials said Wednesday. President Donald Trump said earlier Wednesday...
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In this Friday, Oct. 4, 2019 photo, a goat stands in the bathroom of a home in Sullivan Township, Ohio. The goat named "Big Boy," who had escaped from a farm several miles away, was found napping in the bathroom after it broke into the home by ramming through a sliding glass door. (Jenn Keathley via AP)
October 09, 2019 - 7:01 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio homeowner never envisioned becoming semi-famous because of a goat butting its way into her home and taking a nap in her bathroom. "This is the most random story in the world," Jennifer Keathley said Tuesday, breaking out into laughter. The break-in happened Friday when an...
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FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2010, file photo, Vice President Joe Biden, left, with his son Hunter, right, at the Duke Georgetown NCAA college basketball game in Washington. Since the early days of the United States, leading politicians have had to contend with awkward problems posed by their family members. Joe Biden is the latest prominent politician to navigate this tricky terrain. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
October 06, 2019 - 9:27 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Since America's early days, leading politicians have had to contend with awkward problems posed by their family members. Joe Biden is the latest to navigate this tricky terrain. President Donald Trump has sought, without evidence, to implicate Biden and his son Hunter in the kind...
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White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner, left, and National Security Adviser Robert C. O'Brien walk to the White House in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, as they return with President Donald Trump from attending the United Nations General Assembly in New York. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
October 05, 2019 - 8:53 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican judge says it was OK for Jared Kushner to get a top national award despite derogatory comments about Mexican migrants that were made by his father-in-law, President Donald Trump. A non-profit group in Mexico, the Center Against Discrimination, said Saturday that the...
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Hot air balloons are inflated during the annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque, N.M., on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. Organizers are expecting tens of thousands of spectators for opening weekend and exponentially more over the course of the nine-day event. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)
October 05, 2019 - 5:47 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta kicked off Saturday, but balloons were mostly tethered to the ground because of fog. The fiesta draws pilots from around the world and from 41 U.S. states. Mass ascension was canceled Saturday morning over the weather...
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FILE - In this May 30, 2019, file photo, traffic passes a mural of the slave ship Clotilda along Africatown Blvd. in Mobile, Ala. The discovery of the last ship that brought Africans to the United States as slaves may offer a test case for reparations. Relatives of steamship owner Timothy Meaher, who financed the trip in 1860, still live in Mobile, Alabama. So do descendants of the people he enslaved. Many Clotilda descendants say reconciliation with the Meahers would suffice. Others say they want more. The discussion comes as Congress considers whether to create a reparations study commission.(AP Photo/Kevin McGill, File)
October 05, 2019 - 8:41 am
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Alabama steamship owner Timothy Meaher financed the last slave vessel that brought African captives to the United States, and he came out of the Civil War a wealthy man. His descendants, with land worth millions, are still part of Mobile society's upper crust. The people whom...
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FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2018, file photo, a limousine, left, has landed in the woods following a fatal crash in Schoharie, N.Y. A memorial to the 20 people killed when the limousine barreled into an embankment a year ago is being unveiled at the rural upstate New York crash site. The memorial featuring 20 stones in a semicircle is to be viewed privately by family members and first responders Saturday morning, Oct. 5, 2019. (Tom Heffernan Sr. via AP, File)
October 05, 2019 - 5:06 am
SCHOHARIE, N.Y. (AP) — A memorial to the 20 people killed when a limousine barreled into an embankment a year ago is being unveiled at the rural upstate New York crash site. The memorial featuring 20 stones in a semicircle is to be viewed privately by family members and first responders Saturday...
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A masked protester sits near graffiti during a protest in Hong Kong, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced that protesters are banned from wearing masks to conceal their identities in a hardening of the government's stance against the 4-month-old demonstrations. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
October 04, 2019 - 8:20 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — The now-banned masks Hong Kong protesters use to conceal their identities are a consequence of living in the shadow of Big Brother. Across the border that separates Hong Kong from the rest of China, high-tech surveillance is ubiquitous, with facial recognition, forests of cameras,...
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October 04, 2019 - 7:01 pm
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Claressa Shields' fight against Ivana Habazin on Saturday night has been called off after Habazin's trainer was injured in an altercation before the weigh-in. Salita Promotions says the remainder of the event will go on as scheduled, and Showtime will televise a two-fight card...
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Spectators hold up a poster of high jumper Mutaz Essa Barshim, of Qatar, at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
October 04, 2019 - 6:16 pm
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Even when it all seemed to finally go right for the Qataris and their hometown hero, there was still a hitch. High jumper Mutaz Essa Barshim — "The Qatari Falcon" — had the hopes of a nation and a screaming, standing-room-only crowd in Khalifa Stadium behind him Friday night. The...
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