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Emergency responders work in the scene amid debris in Lee County, Ala., after what appeared to be a tornado struck in the area Sunday, March 3, 2019. Severe storms destroyed mobile homes, snapped trees and left a trail of destruction amid weather warnings extending into Georgia, Florida and South Carolina, authorities said. (WKRG-TV via AP)
March 04, 2019 - 6:44 am
BEAUREGARD, Ala. (AP) — A tornado roared into southeast Alabama and killed at least 23 people and injured several others Sunday, part of a severe storm system that caused catastrophic damage and unleashed other tornadoes around the Southeast. "Unfortunately our toll, as far as fatalities, does...
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February 15, 2019 - 10:19 am
By ALAN FRAM, CATHERINE LUCEY and ZEKE MILLER , Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Friday that he will declare a national emergency to fulfill his pledge to construct a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Trump said he will use executive powers to bypass Congress,...
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FILE- In this Dec. 12, 2018, file photo state Assemblyman Ron Kim, center, speaks at a rally opposing New York's deal with Amazon on the steps of New York's City Hall. Amazon said Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, that it will not be building a new headquarters in New York, a stunning reversal after a yearlong search. The online retailer has faced opposition from some New York politicians, who were unhappy with the tax incentives Amazon was promised. (AP Photo/Karen Matthews, File)
February 14, 2019 - 11:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon jilted New York City on Valentine's Day, scrapping plans to build a massive headquarters campus in Queens amid fierce opposition from politicians angry about nearly $3 billion in tax breaks and the company's anti-union stance. With millions of jobs and a bustling economy, New...
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February 14, 2019 - 3:32 pm
By ALAN FRAM, ANDREW TAYLOR AND JILL COLVIN , Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will sign Congress' border security compromise, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday. The announcement removed the last ounce of suspense over the fate of a bill that would...
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Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, pauses for reporters as he and other senior bipartisan House and Senate negotiators try to strike a border security compromise in hope of avoiding another government shutdown, at the Capitol in in Washington, Monday, Feb. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
February 12, 2019 - 8:16 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional negotiators reached agreement to prevent a government shutdown and finance construction of new barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border, overcoming a late-stage hang-up over immigration enforcement issues that had threatened to scuttle the talks. Republicans were...
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Ivanka Trump speaks during a roundtable on the Women's Global Development and Prosperity Initiative in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
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February 07, 2019 - 3:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump threw his weight behind his daughter's latest White House effort Thursday, backing her initiative to provide an economic boost to women in the developing world. The president on Thursday launched the Women's Global Development and Prosperity Initiative, a...
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FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2018, file photo, Toby Miller reacts after Japanese rider Ayumu Hirano landed his run in the men's snowboard superpipe finals at the Winter X Games in Aspen, Colo. Teenage snowboarder Toby Miller is the hand-picked successor of the best around, Shaun White. Now, Miller's trying to apply lessons from the Olympic gold medalist to forge his own way through the halfpipe. He competes Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, in the halfpipe final at the world championships in Park City, Utah. (Anna Stonehouse/The Aspen Times via AP, File)
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February 07, 2019 - 3:55 pm
The invitation was too good to pass up: Shadow none other than Shaun White at the Pyeongchang Games. As the hand-picked successor to the snowboarding icon, teenager Toby Miller jumped at the chance, even bringing along his board. He received a behind-the-scenes look at what White went through in...
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The Mercdes-Benz Stadium is seen ahead of the Super Bowl LIII, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)
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January 30, 2019 - 6:58 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The National Football League is not aware of any security threats against the Super Bowl, now four days away, the league's top security officer said Wednesday. "We have no credible or specific threats that have been brought to our attention," NFL Chief Security Officer Cathy Lanier...
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FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2017 file photo, Eric Paddock holds a photo of himself, at left, and his brother, Stephen Paddock, at right, outside his home in Orlando, Fla. The FBI has concluded its investigation into the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history without determining a motive. The FBI makes the conclusion in a report given to The Associated Press on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. After nearly 16 months, the agency says it can't determine why gunman Stephen Paddock killed 58 people and injured nearly 900 others in October 2017. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
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January 29, 2019 - 7:42 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The high-stakes gambler responsible for the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history sought notoriety in the attack but left his specific motive a mystery, the FBI said Tuesday as it concluded the investigation of the 2017 massacre that killed 58 country music fans. While the...
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