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FILE - In this May 8, 2018, file photo, Taylor Swift performs during her "Reputation Stadium Tour" opener in Glendale, Ariz. Swift will open the “2018 American Music Awards.” The singer made the announcement Tuesday, Oct. 2, on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” (Photo by Rick Scuteri/Invision/AP, File)
October 02, 2018 - 9:38 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift will open the 2018 American Music Awards. The 28-year-old singer made the announcement Tuesday. This is her first awards show performance in nearly three years. Dick Clark Productions says Swift will sing "I Did Something Bad" from her "Reputation" album. Swift is...
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The sun sets as people attend a ceremony to dedicate a memorial garden for victims, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, on the anniversary of the mass shooting a year earlier, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
October 02, 2018 - 1:29 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The marquees on the glimmering Las Vegas Strip dimmed their lights for three minutes Monday night as officials slowly read the 58 names of the people killed one year earlier in the country's deadliest mass shooting in modern history. The names of the 58 slain were recited before a...
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In this Aug. 30, 2018 photo, Lorena Alaniz, a senior at Wisdom High School in Houston, reads a textbook in her Spanish class. Alaniz maintained a 3.5 GPA despite having to work part-time to help her family rebuild their flooded home after Hurricane Harvey. Wisdom and other Houston schools defied expectations and showed improvement in state scores, a feat attributed to perseverance in the face of adversity, and changes to the state accountability ratings that put more emphasis on progress. (AP Photo/Juan Lozano)
October 02, 2018 - 12:51 am
HOUSTON (AP) — In the chaotic aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, Principal Jonathan Trinh feared the worst for his Houston high school. He took in a hundred new pupils displaced by the storm, his students' overwhelmingly low-income families were struggling with lost jobs and other distractions, and...
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President Donald Trump acknowledges the crowd as he finishes speaking at a rally Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, in Johnson City, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
October 02, 2018 - 12:28 am
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — As the fate of his Supreme Court pick hangs in the balance, President Donald Trump barnstormed for a Republican Senate candidate in Tennessee, warning that Democrats will unleash havoc if they gain control of Congress and accusing them of trying to sink his nominee. "A...
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The sun sets as people attend a ceremony to dedicate a memorial garden for victims, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, on the anniversary of the mass shooting a year earlier, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
October 01, 2018 - 11:33 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — As a cloud-streaked orange sunset glowed over Las Vegas, officials, victims' families and survivors of year's mass shooting at a country music festival marked the first anniversary of the tragedy by placing roses on a tribute wall and dedicating a memorial garden Wednesday night...
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This still photo taken from video provided by KTTV-TV/foxla.com shows the wreckage of a small plane that crashed on the border between a nursery and Brackett Field Airport in La Verne, Calif., killing the pilot, the lone occupant, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Elizabeth Cory said the plane crashed while approaching the airport. Monday's crash was the second in two days at the same airport. On Sunday, Sept. 30, one person was killed and another seriously injured when an aircraft went down inside the nursery next to the same airfield. (KTTV-TV/foxla.com via AP)
October 01, 2018 - 10:10 pm
LA VERNE, Calif. (AP) — A pilot died Monday in the crash of a small plane at a Southern California airfield where one person was killed and another injured when an aircraft went down the day before. The latest crash at Brackett Field Airport occurred around 11:50 a.m., the La Verne Police...
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President Donald Trump acknowledges the crowd as he finishes speaking at a rally Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, in Johnson City, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
October 01, 2018 - 9:40 pm
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — As the fate of his Supreme Court pick hangs in the balance, President Donald Trump barnstormed Monday for a Republican Senate candidate in Tennessee, warning that Democrats will unleash havoc if they gain control of Congress and accusing them of trying to sink his nominee...
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October 01, 2018 - 9:33 pm
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The parents of a 9-year-old North Texas girl who has cancer obtained a temporary court order Monday to block a hospital from disconnecting their daughter from life support. Doctors at Cook Children's Medical Center in Fort Worth had planned to remove Payton Summons from...
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October 01, 2018 - 8:23 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A female bear and her two cubs mauled and killed a young man working at a remote mine site on a southeast Alaska island with one of the highest bear densities in the state, authorities said Monday. Anthony David Montoya, 18, a contract worker from Hollis, Oklahoma, died at a...
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From left, Linda Hazelwood, Michelle Hamel and Jann Blake, all from California, cry as they attend a prayer service on the anniversary of the Oct. 1, 2017 mass shooting, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, in Las Vegas. The three saw bullets hit the ground near them when they attended the country music festival last year, and housed other attendees in their hotel room that night. "We needed this closure," said Jann Blake, "It's been a heavy year." (AP Photo/John Locher)
October 01, 2018 - 8:19 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A year after Jann Blake and two friends survived the gunfire at a country music festival in Las Vegas, the trio returned to the city Monday to mark the 12 months that have passed since the deadliest mass shooting in the nation's modern history. "We need to have this. It's not a...
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