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March 03, 2017 - 8:58 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Fire Department of New York says it has put out an apartment fire at the Trump International Hotel and Tower in Manhattan. There were no serious injuries reported. One person refused medical attention. The fire was reported around 4:15 a.m. Friday in a 47th floor apartment at...
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FILE -This file image posted online on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016, by the Aamaq News Agency, a media arm of the Islamic State group, purports to show a general view of the ancient ruins of the city of Palmyra, in Homs province, Syria, with the Citadel of Palmyra in the background. Syrian state media said on Thursday, March 2, 2017 that military forces have entered Palmyra in the quest to again take the town from the Islamic State group. Palmyra, home to some of the world's most prized Roman ruins, was seized again by IS in December. (Amaq News Agency via AP, File)
March 03, 2017 - 8:55 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Syria (all times local): 4 p.m. The Russian military says its officers have planned and directed the Syrian operation to recapture Palmyra. Col. Gen. Sergei Rudskoi of the military's General Staff said Friday Russian warplanes and special forces have played a "decisive...
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks at the Justice Department in Washington, Thursday, March 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
March 03, 2017 - 8:53 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions may not have been clear about his contacts with Russian officials during the 2016 election, but this much is evident: The controversy over any Kremlin involvement in American politics is not going to fade away anytime soon. Sessions on Thursday...
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A Banksy wall painting showing Israeli border policeman and Palestinian in a pillow fight is seen in one of the rooms of the "The Walled Off Hotel" in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, Friday, March 3, 2017. The owner of a guest house packed with the elusive artist Banksy's work has opened the doors of his West Bank establishments to media, showcasing its unique "worst view in the world." The nine-room hotel named "The Walled Off Hotel" will officially open on March 11. (AP Photo/Dusan Vranic)
March 03, 2017 - 8:42 am
BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — A Palestinian guest house packed with artwork of the elusive British graffiti artist Banksy unveiled itself Friday in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, with a sneak peek of what the owner sarcastically called the "hotel with the worst view in the world." Wisam Salsaa, 42...
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March 03, 2017 - 6:45 am
YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Friday kicked off a visit to spotlight Africa's worst humanitarian crisis as millions face hunger amid the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria and the Lake Chad region. "We came in order to show that this will no longer be a neglected crisis,"...
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March 03, 2017 - 6:44 am
PARIS (AP) — French conservative Francois Fillon's presidential bid has suffered another blow as his spokesman, Thierry Solere, resigned from the campaign team. Solere's departure on Friday was the latest in a series of defections related to pending corruption charges against Fillon. The campaign...
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FILE - In this June 22, 2016 file photo, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen adjusts her glasses as she testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. several Federal Reserve officials have signaled in recent days that the Fed is ready to resume raising interest rates as soon as March 2017. The question is whether the official who matters most, Yellen, will add her own voice to that impression. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
March 03, 2017 - 6:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — One by one, several Federal Reserve officials have signaled in recent days that the Fed is ready to resume raising interest rates as soon as this month. The question is whether the official who matters most — Chair Janet Yellen — will add her own voice to that impression. When...
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March 03, 2017 - 6:35 am
YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Friday kicked off a visit to spotlight Africa's worst humanitarian crisis as millions face hunger amid the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria and the Lake Chad region. One question in the aid response is the United States, which pledged no funding...
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In this Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, photo, a lone pedestrian walks past a mural championing the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood of Chicago where access to the Norfolk Southern rail yard goes unimpeded in Chicago. The 2015 heist of over 100 guns, preceded by one in 2014, and another last September from the same 63rd Street Rail Yard highlight a tragic confluence. Chicago’s biggest rail yards are on the gang- and homicide-plagued South and West Sides where most of the city’s hundreds of killings happened last year. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
March 03, 2017 - 6:30 am
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHY THE TRUMP-RUSSIA QUESTIONS WON'T FADE AWAY ANYTIME SOON Attorney General Jeff Sessions is now the second high-ranking member of the Trump administration to take a hit over conversations...
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March 03, 2017 - 6:19 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A wildlife charity says rare Ethiopian wolves are making a comeback after losses from disease and drought. The Britain-based Born Free Foundation said Friday that the birth of 60 new wolf pups has been recently recorded in the stronghold of the species in the Bale mountains of...
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