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At least 10 dead as fires rage in California wine country
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SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Wildfires whipped by powerful winds swept through California wine country Monday, killing at least 10 people, destroying 1,500 homes and businesses and sending thousands fleeing as flames raged unchecked through high-end resorts, grocery stores and tree-lined
Turkey wants U.S. to reverse visa services decision
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ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey on Monday pressed the United States to reverse its decision to suspend most visa services for Turkish citizens, saying people from both countries are suffering from the move, a Turkish official said. The U.S. on Sunday suspended the issuing of visas for Turks
VP Pence leaves NFL game after players protest during anthem
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence left the 49ers-Colts game after about a dozen San Francisco players took a knee during the national anthem Sunday, the latest move by President Donald Trump's administration to clash with NFL players over patriotism and public demonstrations. The
At party meeting, Kim Jong Un's sister gets promotion
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TOKYO (AP) — Kim Jong Un has promoted his younger sister to a new post within North Korea's ruling party. The promotion of Kim Yo Jong came at a meeting of senior party members as North Korea marked the 20th anniversary of Kim Jong Il's acceptance of the title of general secretary of the
Testy tweeting free-for-all between Trump, GOP Sen. Corker
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WASHINGTON (AP) — An enraged President Donald Trump and a prominent Republican senator who fears the country could be edging toward "chaos" engaged in an intense and vitriolic back-and-forth bashing on social media Sunday, a remarkable airing of their party's profound rifts. In political
Police: At least 12 dead in capsizing of boat of Rohingya
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COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) — An overcrowded boat carrying Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar capsized in the confluence of a river and the Bay of Bengal and at least 12 people died, police said Monday. Five of the dead were children. Up to 35 people were on the boat and eight survived the
Film producer Harvey Weinstein ousted from Weinstein Co.
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NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein, the sharp-elbowed movie producer whose combative reign in Hollywood made him an Academy Awards regular, was fired from The Weinstein Company on Sunday following an expose that detailed decades of sexual harassment allegations made against Weinstein by actresses
US and Turkey suspend bilateral non-immigrant visa services
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ISTANBUL (AP) — The U.S. said Sunday it was suspending non-immigrant visa services at its diplomatic facilities in Turkey following the arrest of a consulate employee, prompting Turkey to halt visa services in the U.S. The U.S. Embassy in the capital of Ankara tweeted a statement from the U.S.
Hundreds of thousands rally against Catalonia secession
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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people rallied Sunday in downtown Barcelona to protest against the plans of Catalonia's regional government to secede from the rest of Spain. The march was the largest pro-union showing since the rise of separatist sentiment in the prosperous
Madagascar's Red Cross works to curb deadly plague outbreak
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JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Madagascar's Red Cross is stepping up efforts to stem a plague outbreak that has killed 30 people and spread into urban areas. Red Cross officials said Friday that the situation is particularly worrying because pneumonic plague, which is spread from person to person, has
Protesters rally across Russia on Putin's 65th birthday
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MOSCOW (AP) — In a challenge to President Vladimir Putin on his 65th birthday, protesters rallied across Russia on Saturday, heeding opposition leader Alexei Navalny's call to pressure authorities into letting him enter the presidential race. Police allowed demonstrators in Moscow to rally
Attack on Saudi palace in Jiddah kills 2 royal guards
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CAIRO (AP) — A gunman opened fire outside a Saudi royal palace on Saturday, killing two members of the Saudi Royal Guard, an official Saudi news agency reported. The Saudi Press Agency quoted the security spokesman for the Interior Ministry as saying that the attacker exited a vehicle and
Official: Ghana gas station explosions kill number of people
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ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — A tanker explosion at a gas-filling station in Ghana late Saturday, followed by a secondary blast, has left a number of casualties in the Legon suburb in northwest Accra, authorities said. Ghana's deputy information minister Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah said the fire has been
Danish police find severed head in Kim Wall submarine case
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COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish divers found the decapitated head, legs and clothes of a Swedish journalist who was killed after going on a trip with an inventor on his submarine, police said Saturday. The body parts and clothing were found Friday in plastic bags with a knife and "heavy
Thousands demand that Spanish, Catalan leaders negotiate
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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Thousands rallied in Madrid and Barcelona on Saturday in a last-ditch call for Spanish and Catalan leaders to stave off a national crisis amid Catalonia's threat to secede. The rallies in the Spanish capital and the Catalan city were held with the slogan "Shall We
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