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In this photo provided by the Shenyang Municipal Information Office, Liu Xia, the wife of imprisoned Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, watches as Liu's ashes are buried at sea off the coast of Dalian in northeastern China's Liaoning Province, Saturday, July 15, 2017. China cremated the body of Liu on Saturday, July 15, 2017, who died this week after a battle with liver cancer amid international criticism of Beijing for not letting him travel abroad as he had wished. (Shenyang Municipal Information Office via AP)
July 15, 2017 - 10:12 am
SHENYANG, China (AP) — Family members of Liu Xiaobo scattered the Nobel Peace Prize laureate's ashes into the sea on Saturday in funeral proceedings closely orchestrated by the Chinese government following his death from cancer while in custody. Liu's supporters said the move was intended by the...
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July 15, 2017 - 10:10 am
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Firestone Country Club will honor the late golf legend Arnold Palmer by naming a stone bridge after him at the signature 16th hole he dubbed "The Monster." The Akron Beacon Journal ( http://bit.ly/2tQsGBH ) reports the Arnold Palmer Bridge will be dedicated with a plaque Aug. 2...
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July 15, 2017 - 10:10 am
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — A government official says a prominent Rwandan academic has been sentenced to life in jail after being convicted of genocide. Rwandan Prosecutor General John Bosco Mutangana said Saturday that Leopold Munyakazi was convicted Friday by a court in the south of the East African...
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A Honolulu Fire Department helicopter flies near a fire burning on a floor at the Marco Polo apartment complex, Friday, July 14, 2017, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)
July 15, 2017 - 10:08 am
HONOLULU (AP) — Karen Hastings was in her 31st floor Honolulu apartment when she smelled smoke. She ran out to her balcony, looked down, and saw flames five floors below her. "The fire just blew up and went flying right out the windows," the 71-year-old Hastings said of the first moments of the...
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July 15, 2017 - 9:29 am
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Descendants of hundreds of black men who participated in the infamous Tuskegee Syphilis Study want a judge to give them any money remaining from a $9 million legal settlement over the program. The head of an organization for descendants of the Tuskegee Syphilis Study, Lillie...
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FILE - In this May 9, 2017, file photo, U.S. Cyber Command and the National Security Agency Director Adm. Mike Rogers testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. U.S. officials say the Trump administration, after months of delay, is finalizing plans to revamp the nation's military command for defensive and offensive cyber-operations. The plan would eventually split it from the intelligence-focused National Security Agency in hopes of intensifying America's ability to wage cyber war against the Islamic State group and other foes. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
July 15, 2017 - 9:22 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say that after months of delay, the Trump administration is finalizing plans to revamp the nation's military command for defensive and offensive cyber operations. They say the intention is eventually to split it from the intelligence-focused National Security Agency...
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July 15, 2017 - 9:04 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani police say a Christian teenager has been detained on blasphemy charges for allegedly using derogatory remarks against Islam's prophet Muhammad. Umair Ahmed, a police officer in the town of Kharian in eastern Punjab province, said Saturday that the teenager, 16, was booked...
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FILE - In this July 13, 2017 file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. walks to his office on Capitol Hill in Washington. Republicans’ latest health care plan would create winners and losers among Americans up and down the income ladder, and across age groups. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
July 15, 2017 - 8:01 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two of the insurance industry's most powerful organizations say a crucial provision in the Senate Republican health care bill allowing the sale of bare-bones policies is "unworkable in any form." The criticism was lodged in an unusual joint statement by America's Health Care Plans...
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July 15, 2017 - 7:59 am
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — France's foreign minister on Saturday called on Qatar's neighbors to immediately lift measures impacting thousands of people in the Gulf, becoming the latest foreign diplomat to visit the region and attempt to find a resolution to a crisis that has dragged on for more than a...
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, left, attends a ceremony marking the July 15, 2016 failed coup attempt anniversary, in Ankara, Turkey, Friday, July 14, 2017. Turkey commemorates the first anniversary of the July 15 failed military attempt to overthrow Erdogan, with a series of events honouring some 250 people who were killed across Turkey while trying to oppose coup-plotters.(Presidency Press Service/Pool Photo via AP)
July 15, 2017 - 7:56 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish authorities sacked nearly 7,400 civil servants for alleged links to terror groups as the country marked the first anniversary of quashing last summer's coup attempt on Saturday. Thousands are expected to turn out for "national unity marches" in Istanbul and Ankara over the...
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