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April 06, 2018 - 12:08 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local): 7:15 p.m. Syrian state TV is reporting that government forces are advancing in farms outside the rebel-held town of Douma near the capital Damascus, getting close to the last rebel-held area in eastern Ghouta. The channel said...
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April 06, 2018 - 12:06 pm
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The longtime leader of a champion Pennsylvania-based drum and bugle corps has resigned in the wake of a newspaper report that contained allegations of sexual misconduct spanning nearly four decades. George Hopkins, who led The Cadets to renown and a slew of national and world...
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FILE- In this March 14, 2018, file photo, Indiana Wesleyan University senior Courtney Kingma, left, thanks Jennie Hehe, community resource manager for Tangram, for talking with her during the Experience Indiana job fair event in the student center at IWU in Marion, Ind. On Friday, April 6, the U.S. government issues the March jobs report. (Jeff Morehead/The Chronicle-Tribune via AP, File)
April 06, 2018 - 12:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added a modest 103,000 jobs in March after several months of robust gains, though the government's overall jobs report Friday suggested that the labor market remains fundamentally healthy. The unemployment rate remained at 4.1 percent, a 17-year low, for a sixth...
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April 06, 2018 - 12:03 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local): 7:05 p.m. Syrian opposition activists say government airstrikes on the rebel-held town of Douma near the capital Damascus have killed at least 25 people. Violence resumed in and around Douma Friday afternoon after the main rebel...
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Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak is seen on television as he speaks during a nationally televised in Putrajaya, Malaysia, Friday, April 6, 2018. Prime Minister Razak said Friday, he'll dissolve Parliament on Saturday, paving the way for general elections expected to be held next month.(AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
April 06, 2018 - 12:01 pm
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's scandal-tainted prime minister announced Friday that Parliament will be dissolved to pave the way for general elections, expected to be held next month that will pit his long-ruling coalition with a revived opposition led by former strongman Mahathir Mohamad...
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April 06, 2018 - 11:14 am
ERIE, Pa. (AP) — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Erie, Pennsylvania, has published a list of 34 priests and 17 lay people who have faced credible accusations of sexual abuse or inappropriate behavior. It's the first time the diocese has revealed the names of those accused of abuse. The move comes as...
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A Palestinian protester hurls stones at Israeli troops during a protest at the Gaza Strip's border with Israel, Friday, April 6, 2018. (AP Photo/ Khalil Hamra)
April 06, 2018 - 11:13 am
KHUZAA, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli troops killed three men in the second mass protest in a week along Gaza's volatile border, as Palestinians torched piles of tires to create a smoke screen to block the view of snipers. Friday's death brought to 25 the number of Palestinians killed by Israeli fire...
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Supporters of Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, with signs that read in Portuguese "No to prison for Lula," gather outside the Metallurgic Union headquarters after an arrest warrant for da Silva was issued, in Sao Bernardo do Campo, Brazil, Thursday, April 5, 2018. The warrant came after the country’s top court denied da Silva's request to stay out of prison while he appealed a corruption conviction that he contends was simply a way to keep him off the ballot ahead of October's elections. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
April 06, 2018 - 10:41 am
SAO BERNARDO DO CAMPO, Brazil (AP) — Latin America's largest nation prepared for what would have been unimaginable just a few years ago: the arrest of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, a once wildly popular leader whose administrations were credited with bringing millions out of poverty...
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FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2018, file photo, Cardi B arrives at the 2018 Pre-Grammy Gala And Salute To Industry Icons at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel in New York. Cardi B isn’t just going to sing during her upcoming appearance on “The Tonight Show”, she’ll also be asking questions. The hip-hop will co-host the April 9 show with Jimmy Fallon, interviewing guests in addition to promoting her debut album, “Invasion of Privacy.” (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
April 06, 2018 - 10:35 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The anticipation around Cardi B's debut album has been scorching hot, so when breakthrough artist finally debuted the full album at a party late Thursday, she told the DJ to make sure the sound level was perfect. "DJ, make it a little loud 'cause I don't feel it in my bones," she...
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FILE - IN this Jan. 22, 2018 file photo, Operating Officer of Facebook, Sheryl Sandberg attends a meeting with France's President Emmanuel Macron, during the "Choose France" summit, at the Chateau de Versailles, outside Paris. Sandberg says Facebook should have conducted an audit after learning that a political consultancy’s improperly accessed user data nearly three years ago. The company’s chief operating officer told NBC’s Today show, Friday, April 6, that Facebook is now undertaking that audit. Sandberg said that at the time, Facebook received legal assurances that Cambridge Analytica had deleted the improperly obtained information.(AP Photo/Thibault Camus, Pool, File)
April 06, 2018 - 10:33 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook's No. 2 executive says the company should have conducted an audit after learning that a political consultancy improperly accessed user data nearly three years ago. Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg told NBC's "Today" show that at the time, Facebook received legal...
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