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Civilian and security forces walk inside a mosque after a suicide attack in Heart, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017. An Afghan hospital official says an explosion inside a minority Shiite mosque in western Herat, on the border with Iran, has killed at least 20 people. (AP Photo/Hamed Sarfarazi)
August 02, 2017 - 2:08 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan authorities have tightened security ahead of a mass funeral for the victims of last night's suicide attack at a Shiite mosque that killed 29 people. A suicide attacker opened fire inside a mosque packed with worshippers at evening prayers, before detonating his...
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A pedestrian glances at an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo, on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017. Asian stock markets were higher on Wednesday following Dow industrial’s record-high finish as upbeat corporate earnings reports and China factory data boosted investor confidence. (AP Photo/Sherry Zheng)
August 02, 2017 - 1:00 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets were higher on Wednesday following the Dow industrial's record-high finish as upbeat corporate earnings reports and China factory data boosted investor confidence. Apple's surprise earnings report pushed up share prices of its Asian suppliers. KEEPING...
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People pass by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017. Asian stock markets were higher on Wednesday following Dow industrial’s record-high finish as upbeat corporate earnings reports and China factory data boosted investor confidence. (AP Photo/Sherry Zheng)
August 02, 2017 - 12:55 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets were higher on Wednesday following Dow industrial's record-high finish, as upbeat corporate earnings reports and China factory data boosted investor confidence. Apple's surprise earnings report pushed up share prices of its Asian suppliers. KEEPING...
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One man drops a ballot in a voting box as another waits as voters cast ballots to start choosing a new mayor, Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017, in Seattle. Voters were choosing from a field of 21 mayoral candidates and the top two vote-getters will advance to a November election. Ballots in the all-mail election had to be postmarked or dropped in ballot boxes by Tuesday and the finalists may not be known for several days if the race is close. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
August 02, 2017 - 12:35 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle voters cast ballots Tuesday to start choosing a new mayor for the booming liberal city that is adding thousands of highly paid workers drawn by tech giants such as Amazon but also confronting fears the poor and middle class are being driven away by skyrocketing housing costs...
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August 01, 2017 - 11:16 pm
Reports say the Trump administration may use a rarely invoked trade law to compel China to crack down on theft of copyrights, patents and other intellectual property. The Wall Street Journal and New York Times reported Wednesday that U.S. trade officials are discussing ways to counter such piracy...
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August 01, 2017 - 9:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate approved a pair of bills Tuesday taking aim at urgent problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs, clearing a $3.9 billion emergency spending package to fix a looming budget crisis and adopting new measures to pare down a rapidly growing backlog of veterans'...
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Officers search for a suspect after a shooting in Dobbins, Calif., Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017. Two California sheriff's deputies were shot and wounded Tuesday after they responded to reports of an armed and agitated man pulling up plants in the garden of a rural Rastafarian church, authorities said. The shooter remained at large, and the Yuba County deputies were in serious condition and undergoing surgery at Sutter Roseville Medical Center after the shooting in the rural community of Oregon House about 55 miles north of Sacramento. (AP Photo/Sophia Bollag)
August 01, 2017 - 9:33 pm
OREGON HOUSE, Calif. (AP) — A gunman was found dead inside a rural home Tuesday after he shot and wounded two California sheriff's deputies responding to reports of someone pulling up marijuana plants on a farm that supplies pot to a Rastafarian church, authorities said. It began shortly before 9 a...
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August 01, 2017 - 9:21 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Officials say a deadly fire in a Honolulu high-rise apartment building caused an estimated $100 million or more in damage. Honolulu Fire Captain David Jenkins said Tuesday the blaze is considered one of the most destructive in Honolulu's recent history. He says more than 80 units...
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FILE- In this Sunday, May 4, 2014 file photo, an Etihad Airways plane prepares to land in Abu Dhabi Airport, United Arab Emirates. The United Arab Emirates' national airline says it is working with Australian police in its investigation into an attempted airplane attack. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)
August 01, 2017 - 9:12 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A man arrested over the weekend in Sydney has been released without charge and was shocked to be questioned about a plot to bring down an airliner, his lawyer and police said Wednesday. Four Lebanese-Australian men had been arrested late Saturday by police who also...
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Women activists protest in front Jordan's parliament in Amman on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 with banners calling on legislators to repeal a provision that allows a rapist to escape punishment if he marries his victim. Parliament is to vote on the proposed change to the penal code Tuesday. The banner in the middle in Arabic reads: Article 308 is a disgrace in the Jordanian justice system, the banner on the left says: Article 308 does not protect honor, it protects the culprit. (AP Photo/Reem Saad)
August 01, 2017 - 9:06 pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday: 1. WHY MADURO CAN DO AS HE PLEASES The Venezuelan president appears to have the full support of the country's most important institutions, including the military. 2. LAWSUIT: FOX SCHEMED WITH...
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