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December 05, 2017 - 1:56 pm
ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan (AP) — Turkmenistan's state-controlled gas company says the Central Asian nation will go to arbitration to settle a gas dispute with Iran. The energy-rich Central Asian nation halted shipments of natural gas to Iran at the year's start, citing Iranian's debt for previous...
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FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2014 file photo a man carries the Russian national flag past the burning Olympic cauldron at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Russia could be banned from competing at the Pyeongchang Olympics. The decision will come on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 when the International Olympic Committee executive board meets in Lausanne, less than nine weeks before the games open on Feb. 9 in South Korea. (AP Photo/Peter Delong, file)
December 05, 2017 - 1:54 pm
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The Latest on Russian doping (all times local): ___ 7:50 p.m. The IOC has banned Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko for life from the Olympics for his role in the country's doping program. Mutko, who was sports minister at the time of the 2014 Sochi Olympics,...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011, file photo, former Romanian King Michael waves after delivering a speech in the country's parliament in Bucharest, Romania. Romania's royal house says former King Michael, who ruled Romania during WWII, has died, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, in Switzerland aged 96. (AP Photo/Octav Ganea, File)
December 05, 2017 - 1:53 pm
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Former Romanian King Michael I, who was forced to abdicate by the communists in the aftermath of World War II, died on Tuesday. He was 96. Michael, who played a pivotal role in Romania's switch to the Allied cause following a coup in 1944, spent decades in exile working as...
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FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2014 file photo a man carries the Russian national flag past the burning Olympic cauldron at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Russia could be banned from competing at the Pyeongchang Olympics. The decision will come on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 when the International Olympic Committee executive board meets in Lausanne, less than nine weeks before the games open on Feb. 9 in South Korea. (AP Photo/Peter Delong, file)
December 05, 2017 - 1:44 pm
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The Latest on Russian Doping (all times local): ___ 7:40 p.m. The International Olympic Committee says Russian athletes will be able to compete at the upcoming Pyeongchang Olympics as neutrals. The IOC, which also suspended the Russian Olympic committee and IOC member...
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This 2010 photo provided by Trent Procter shows Procter, of Swan River, Manitoba, during rehabilitation, months after his Savage Arms stainless steel 10ML-II muzzleloader exploded and severely injured his left hand. Savage Arms recently agreed to pay a confidential settlement to Procter to resolve his lawsuit, one of several that allege the company kept a defective firearm on the market. (Gordon Harris/Trent Procter via AP)
December 05, 2017 - 1:43 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — It was the opening day of deer hunting season, and Ronald Hansen says he loaded his rifle the same way he had countless times before, aimed at a target and fired a shot. This time, the gun barrel exploded, knocking the farmer from Hampton, Iowa, backward, severely damaging...
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Charlie Craig, left, and David Mullins touch foreheads after leaving the Supreme Court which is hearing the case, the 'Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission' today, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
December 05, 2017 - 1:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — His vote likely to decide the outcome, Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy voiced competing concerns Tuesday about respecting the religious beliefs of a Colorado baker who wouldn't make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, and the gay couple's dignity. Kennedy, the author of...
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In this photo taken Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, in Nogales Mexico, crosses with the names of migrants who have died on the northbound journey to the United States. The federal government on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, issued its most complete statistical snapshot of immigration enforcement under President Donald Trump, saying Border Patrol arrests plunged to a 45-year low while arrests by deportation officers soared. (AP Photo/Anita Snow)
December 05, 2017 - 1:42 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Border Patrol arrests plunged to a 45-year low, but detentions by deportation officers away from the U.S.-Mexico border soared during President Donald Trump's first months in office, as his efforts to overhaul the nation's immigration system took effect. In all, the Border Patrol...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, file photo, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki speaks during the introduction of YouTube TV at YouTube Space LA in Los Angeles. In a Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, blog post, Wojcicki said that more than 10,000 workers will be helping curb videos that violate YouTube's policies from the platform. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
December 05, 2017 - 1:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — YouTube is hiring more people to help curb videos that violate its policies. YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki said "some bad actors are exploiting" the Google-owned service to "mislead, manipulate, harass or even harm." Google will have more than 10,000 workers address the problem by next...
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FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2015 file photo, Palestinians pray during the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, near the Dome of the Rock Mosque in the Al Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem's old city. Saudi Arabia has spoken out strongly against any possible U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. In a statement on the state-run Saudi Press Agency, the Foreign Ministry said Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, that the kingdom affirms the rights of Palestinian people regarding Jerusalem which it said “cannot be changed.” (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean, File)
December 05, 2017 - 1:28 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on a possible U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital (all times local): 8:30 p.m. The U.N. says Secretary-General Antonio Guterres opposes any unilateral action on Jerusalem that could undermine a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict...
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FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, file photo, former South Carolina police officer Michael Slager, right, walks from the Charleston County Courthouse under the protection of the Charleston County Sheriff's Department after a mistrial was declared for his trial in Charleston, S.C. l Slager is in court Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, facing a possible life sentence for the April 2015 shooting death of Walter Scott. The foot chase and shooting were captured by a bystander on cellphone video that was seen by millions online. Slager pleaded guilty in May to violating Scott's civil rights. A state jury deadlocked last year on murder charges, which were dropped as part of his federal plea deal. (AP Photo/Mic Smith, File)
December 05, 2017 - 1:27 pm
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A white former police officer in South Carolina fought with an unarmed black man and said "let go of my Taser before I shoot you," a forensic video expert testified Tuesday. Grant Fredericks was a defense witness at the sentencing hearing for ex-North Charleston officer...
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