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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu waves during the opening ceremony for a bomb-proof emergency room in a hospital in Ashkelon, Israel, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
February 20, 2018 - 2:00 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, already reeling from a damaging police report into alleged corruption, faced yet another scandal on Tuesday — with allegations that a longtime confidant attempted to bribe a judge in exchange for dropping a corruption case against the Israeli...
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Mourners react as they leave the funeral services for slain Marjory Stoneman Douglas student Carmen Schentrup, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, at St. Amdrews Catholic Church in Coral Springs, Fla. Nilolas Cruz is charged with killing over a dozen people and wounding many others in the attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. (Joe Cavaretta/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)
February 20, 2018 - 1:55 pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the deadly Florida high school shooting (all times local): 1:50 p.m. A group of students who survived the Florida school shooting have started their 400-mile trip to the state capital to pressure lawmakers to act on a sweeping package of gun control laws. The...
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February 20, 2018 - 1:55 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Wine makers, residents and local officials are urging New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration to reject calls for a massive trash incinerator in the Finger Lakes region. Several members of a coalition gathered Tuesday in Albany to call on the Democratic governor to come out...
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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, left, meets with United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
February 20, 2018 - 1:46 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. Security Council meeting on Mideast issues (all times local): 1:45 p.m. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is giving the United Nations' strong support to a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, stressing: "There is no Plan B." But...
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India's opposition Congress party supporters shout slogansas they burn an effigy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi as they protest against the alleged $1.8 billion bank fraud in Lucknow, India, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
February 20, 2018 - 1:34 pm
NEW DELHI (AP) — India's federal investigating agency on Tuesday arrested another five executives as it swooped down on companies run by two main suspects in an alleged $1.8 billion bank fraud case that continued for six years. Central Bureau of Investigation spokesman Abhished Dayal said the five...
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American Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, foreground left, Jared Kushner, background center, and Jason Greenblatt, background right, listen to Nikolay Mladenov speak during a Security Council meeting on the situation in Palestine, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
February 20, 2018 - 1:34 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. Security Council meeting on Mideast issues (all times local): 1:30 p.m. The U.N. Mideast envoy is warning that if the window of opportunity for peace between Israel and the Palestinians isn't seized quickly, the conflict "will be engulfed in the...
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FILE- In this Nov. 9, 2017, file photo, Walmart employee Kenneth White scans items while conducting an exercise during a Walmart Academy class session at the store in North Bergen, N.J. Walmart reports financial results Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
February 20, 2018 - 1:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart is taking some bruises from its battle with online leader Amazon. The world's largest retailer reported a lower-than-expected fourth-quarter profit and wrestled with slower e-commerce sales during the busiest time of the year, signs that underscore the company's challenges...
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Britain's Queen Elizabeth sits next to fashion editor Anna Wintour as they view Richard Quinn's runway show before presenting him with the inaugural Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design, as she visits London Fashion Week's BFC Show Space in central London, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. (Yui Mok/Pool photo via AP)
February 20, 2018 - 1:33 pm
LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II has always dressed with style and flair — but Tuesday marked her first visit to the showy catwalks of London Fashion Week. The monarch squeezed in the front row, chatting with American Vogue editor Anna Wintour — who wore her trademark sunglasses — and presented an...
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The eldest son of US President Donald Trump, Donald Trump Jr's Trump Towers ads are seen in major newspapers in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. "Trump has arrived. Have you?" shout the barrage of glossy front-page advertisements in almost every major Indian newspaper. The ads, which have run repeatedly in the past few days, herald the arrival not of the American president but of his eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., who is in New Delhi to sell luxury apartments and lavish attention on wealthy Indians who have already bought units in a Trump-branded development outside of the Indian capital. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
February 20, 2018 - 12:40 pm
NEW DELHI (AP) — "Trump has arrived. Have you?" shout the barrage of glossy front-page advertisements in almost every major Indian newspaper. The ads, which have run repeatedly in the past few days, herald the arrival not of the American president but of his eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., who is in...
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February 20, 2018 - 12:39 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state's adult smoking rate inched to its lowest recorded level in the latest numbers from state health officials. The administration of Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday that 14.2 percent of adults were smokers in 2016, compared to 14.5 the year before. Smoking rates...
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