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March 05, 2017 - 8:34 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Hundreds of health care providers are asking state authorities for increased support for community-based services to help uninsured patients. On Monday more than 900 community health care supporters will ask Albany lawmakers to preserve health care in federally qualified health...
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Conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon gestures as he arrives to deliver his speech during a campaign meeting in Aubervilliers, outside Paris, France, Saturday, March 4, 2017. Fillon, whose campaign has been unraveling over impending corruption charges, vowed to remake France in a speech on Saturday, a day before what amounts to his last stand, a rally near the Eiffel Tower widely seen as a test of his staying power via the number of supporters he can muster. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
March 05, 2017 - 8:20 am
PARIS (AP) — France's presidential campaign is facing a potential turning point as conservative candidate Francois Fillon, facing corruption charges, holds a rally Sunday that could determine whether he stays in the race. The rally across from the Eiffel Tower is meant to gauge Fillon's remaining...
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March 05, 2017 - 6:41 am
KENT, Wash. (AP) — Police in a Seattle suburb say they are seeking a white gunman after an Indian Sikh man reported he was shot in the arm and told to "go back to your own country." India's foreign minister said on Twitter early Sunday that the victim is identified as Deep Rai and that he told...
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FILE - In this feb. 17, 2017 file photo the president of the civic Momentum Movement Andras Fekete-Gyor, center, submits the collected signatures of Budapest residents against the bid of the Hungarian capital to host the the 2024 summer Olympic games in Budapest, in the Municipal Electoral Office, in Budapest. The Momentum Movement, a new group whose push for a referendum made Budapest withdraw its bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games, says it has become a political party. Led by 28-year-old Andras Fekete-Gyor, said Sunday March 5, 2017 that it rejects the left-right political divide and seeks to replace ideologies with “value-based politics. (Noemi Bruzak/MTI via AP,file)
March 05, 2017 - 6:35 am
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The Momentum Movement, a new group in Hungary whose push for a referendum made Budapest withdraw its bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games, says it has become a political party. Led by 28-year-old Andras Fekete-Gyor, the party said Sunday that it rejects the left-right...
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March 05, 2017 - 6:24 am
LONDON (AP) — British asset management firms Aberdeen and Standard Life are in talks about a possible merger that could create one of the country's largest fund managers. The move would create an 11 billion-pound ($13.5 billion) company, reflecting the combined market capitalization of the two...
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March 05, 2017 - 6:21 am
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Libyan armed forces based in the east launched more airstrikes Saturday against militias that seized oil terminals a day earlier, a spokesman said, accusing troops from the country's rival west of launching a war. Three strikes hit vehicles and targets in the area around the...
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Former Zimbabwean Deputy Prime Minister Thokozani Khupe crosses a flooded road on her way to assess damages caused by floods in Tsholostho about 200 kilometres north of Bulawayo, Saturday, March 4, 2017. Zimbabwe says floods have killed over 200 people and left close to 2,000 homeless since December. The Southern African country has appealed to International donors for $100 million to help those affected by floods. (AP Photo/ Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
March 05, 2017 - 6:14 am
TSHOLOTSHO, Zimbabwe (AP) — From kitchen items to livestock and even her house, Assa Mkwananzi says she has "lost it all" to floods that have hit southern Zimbabwe. "We lost all our blankets, pots and cooking utensils, our goats and chickens as well because of the heavy rains," Mkwananzi told The...
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FILE- In this July 28, 2013 file photo, Bahraini lawmakers participate in a special session of parliament to discuss how to handle the uprising in the Gulf island kingdom, convened in Manama, Bahrain. Bahrain has approved a constitutional change allowing military courts to try civilians, a move widely criticized by activists. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali, File)
March 05, 2017 - 5:02 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Bahrain on Sunday approved a constitutional change allowing military courts to try civilians, the kingdom's latest rollback on reforms made after its 2011 Arab Spring protests that likely will stoke an ongoing government crackdown on dissent. Activists warn the...
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Conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon gestures as he arrives to deliver his speech during a campaign meeting in Aubervilliers, outside Paris, France, Saturday, March 4, 2017. Fillon, whose campaign has been unraveling over impending corruption charges, vowed to remake France in a speech on Saturday, a day before what amounts to his last stand, a rally near the Eiffel Tower widely seen as a test of his staying power via the number of supporters he can muster. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
March 05, 2017 - 5:00 am
PARIS (AP) — France's presidential campaign is facing a potential turning point as conservative candidate Francois Fillon, facing corruption charges, holds a rally that could determine whether he stays in the race. Sunday's rally across from the Eiffel Tower is meant to gauge Fillon's remaining...
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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang is displayed on screens as he delivers a work report at the opening session of the annual National People's Congress at Beijing's Great Hall of the People, Sunday, March 5, 2017. China's top leadership as well as thousands of delegates from around the country are gathered at the Chinese capital for the annual legislature meetings. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
March 05, 2017 - 4:39 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's top economic official trimmed the country's growth target and warned Sunday of dangers from global pressure for trade controls as Beijing tries to build a consumer-driven economy and reduce reliance on exports and investment. In a speech to the national legislature, Premier...
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