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October 27, 2018 - 11:38 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In New York state political news, there's still time for another debate in the governor's race, though Gov. Andrew Cuomo may not participate. The Democratic incumbent is the only one of five candidates not to agree to the League of Women Voters' debate, scheduled for Thursday in...
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FILE - In this Thursday, April 27, 2017 file photom, George Soros, Founder and Chairman of the Open Society Foundation, waits for the start of a meeting at EU headquarters in Brussels. (Olivier Hoslet/Pool Photo via AP)
October 27, 2018 - 11:38 am
NEW YORK (AP) — When pipe bombs turned up in the mail of Hillary Clinton and other prominent Democrats this week, the first recipient — billionaire investor and liberal philanthropist George Soros — quickly fell out of the headlines. But there's no chance his many critics and enemies have forgotten...
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Angel Nelson is pictured in the apparel closet at the Oklahoma City Day Shelter in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018. Nelson had three children when she did her first 18-month stint in an Oklahoma prison at age 24 for writing a bogus check. Nelson finished her most recent stint in March and now works two jobs. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
October 27, 2018 - 11:28 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Since the days of frontier justice, lawmakers in conservative Oklahoma have viewed harsh prison sentences as the politically expedient solution to crime, including nonviolent offenses. That approach has imposed a high price, leaving the state with the nation's highest...
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Migrants, who are part of a caravan of Central American migrants slowly makes its way toward the U.S. border, rest on the rails in Arriaga, Mexico, Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. Many migrants said they felt safer traveling and sleeping with several thousand strangers in unknown towns than hiring a smuggler or trying to make the trip alone. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
October 27, 2018 - 9:56 am
ARRIAGA, Mexico (AP) — Hundreds of Mexican federal officers carrying plastic shields blocked a Central American caravan from advancing toward the United States on Saturday, after a group of several thousand migrants turned down the chance to apply for refugee status and obtain a Mexican offer of...
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October 27, 2018 - 9:53 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Member of the Islamic State group killed at least 40 U.S.-backed Syrian fighters, captured several alive and regained areas they lost earlier this month in eastern Syria near the border with Iraq in some of the most intense fighting in weeks, a war monitor and an agency linked to IS...
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Russia's President Vladimir Putin arrives in Istanbul to attend a summit on Syria, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. The leaders of Turkey, Russia, France and Germany were gathering on Saturday for a summit about Syria, hoping to lay the groundwork for eventual peace in a country devastated by years of civil war. (Arif Hudaverdi Yaman/Anadolu Agency, Pool via AP)
October 27, 2018 - 9:50 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — The leaders of Turkey, Russia, France and Germany were holding talks about Syria at a summit on Saturday, hoping to lay the groundwork for eventual peace in a country devastated by years of war. A key challenge is their divided opinions about Syrian President Bashar Assad, who is...
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FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2016, file photo, voters collect their ballot papers at a polling station during a parliamentary election runoff in Tbilisi, Georgia. Oct. 28, 2018’s election will be the last time residents of the former Soviet republic of Georgia get to cast a ballot for president - that’s if any of the 25 candidates running gets an absolute majority. (AP Photo/Shakh Aivazov, File)
October 27, 2018 - 8:48 am
TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Sunday's election will be the last time residents of the former Soviet republic of Georgia get to cast a ballot for president — that's if any of the 25 candidates gets an absolute majority. Opinion polls suggest that none of the candidates will exceed the 50 percent needed...
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Hammer holes in the glass case that housed the Magna Carta, at Salisbury Cathedral after a 45-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of its attempted theft, in Salisbury, England, Friday Oct. 26, 2018. British police said Friday that cathedral alarms sounded Thursday when a person tried to smash the glass display box surrounding the Magna Carta, which was then removed from display in Salisbury Cathedral, and a man has been arrested. (Ben Birchall/PA via AP)
October 27, 2018 - 8:43 am
LONDON (AP) — An American tourist from Louisiana reportedly tackled a hammer-wielding thief who unsuccessfully tried to steal the Magna Carta at Salisbury Cathedral, holding him on the ground until help could arrive. Matt Delcambre, of Little Iberia, Louisiana, told The Sun newspaper in an...
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October 27, 2018 - 8:26 am
SCHOHARIE, N.Y. (AP) — A benefit concert is being held for the families of the victims of a limousine crash that killed 20 people this month. The concert on Sunday also will benefit first responders to the scene of the Oct. 6 accident in rural Schoharie county. The limo barreled through a stop sign...
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October 27, 2018 - 8:24 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Public health officials in New York state want residents to dispose of their unused, unwanted or expired drugs the safe way. The Department of Health says hundreds of sites around the state — including many local police stations — will be open for drug disposal on Saturday for...
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