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Helicopter Crashes on US Aircraft Carrier in Asia; Sailors Hurt

An U.S. Navy helicopter has crashed on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan, causing nonfatal injuries to sailors.   The Navy’s 7th Fleet said in a statement the MH-60 Seahawk crashed shortly after takeoff Friday while the carrier was off the Philippine coast.    The Navy said all affected sailors were in stable condition ...

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US, Saudi Arabia Have Leverage on Each Other; Using It Has Costs

The United States and Saudi Arabia have had a mutually dependent relationship for seven decades based on a central bargain: the kingdom would pump ...

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Trial Starts on Claim Harvard Discriminates against Asian-Americans

A trial began on Monday in a lawsuit alleging Harvard University discriminates against Asian-American applicants, a closely watched case that could ...

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Trump Suggests 'Rogue Killers' Could Have Murdered Saudi Journalist

U.S. President Donald Trump suggests "rogue killers" might have murdered missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, last seen two weeks ago entering ...

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Sears Files for Chapter 11 Amid Plunging Sales, Massive Debt

Sears has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, buckling under its massive debt load and staggering losses.  Sears once dominated the ...

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US Arms Makers Express Concern to Trump Administration Over Saudi Deals

Major U.S. defense contractors have expressed concern to the Trump administration that lawmakers angered by the disappearance of a Saudi journalist in Turkey will block further arms deals with Saudi Arabia, a senior U.S. official told Reuters on ...

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Harvard Bias Trial to Spotlight Use of Race in College Admissions

A lawsuit challenging the use of race as a factor in U.S. college admissions will go to trial in Boston on Monday, when Harvard University will face accusations that it discriminates against Asian-American applicants. The lawsuit, backed by the Trump administration, could eventually reach the Supreme Court, giving the newly cemented five-member ...

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China Says in 'Communication' Amid Report of Trump-Xi Meet

China said Friday it is in contact with the United States amid reports of a planned meeting between President Xi Jinping and President Donald Trump next month following a dive in the U.S. stock market blamed partly on a growing trade war between the world's two largest economies. Foreign Ministry Spokesman Lu Kang offered no specifics, but said ...

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Trump: US Investigators in Turkey Probing Saudi Journalist's Disappearance

President Donald Trump said Thursday the U.S. has investigators in Turkey trying to determine what happened to Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, last ...

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Ukraine ammo dump blasts blamed on 'possible sabotage'

Authorities evacuate about 12,000 people after explosions at the site to the north-east of Kiev.

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Hurricane Michael Gets Stronger on Approach to Florida

Forecasters say Hurricane Michael has strengthened into a powerful Category 2 storm as it continues on a dangerous path toward the southeastern U.S. state of Florida. Governor Rick Scott called it a "monstrous storm" and said residents could ...

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Expert: Hurricane Michael Could Be 'One of the Worst' to Strike Florida

Hurricane Michael, a Category 1 storm, has been gaining strength as it moves through the Gulf of Mexico threatening Cuba and Florida.  It is expected to become a Category 3 storm by the time it makes landfall on the Florida Panhandle sometime Wednesday. "#Michael could be one of the worst hurricanes to strike the Florida Big Bend and Florida ...

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Injuries reported as melee breaks out during Lil’ Wayne concert

At least 12 people were hurt in Atlanta Sunday when a disturbance forced rapper Lil’ Wayne to cut short his performance at the AC3 music festival, according to multiple reports. Unfounded reports of shots fired also helped set off the disturbance, that ignited shortly into the rapper’s set, according to Variety. READ MORE: Blessings: Chance ...

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Utah Vet Charged in Ricin Threat Against Trump, Mattis

A U.S. Navy veteran from Utah was charged Friday with threatening President Donald Trump, Defense Secretary James Mattis, the FBI director and an admiral by mailing them letters containing castor beans, from which the deadly poison ricin is ...

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Two Sudan military planes collide at Khartoum airport

The planes collided as they were landing after training flights, a military spokesman said.

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7 Officers Shot, 1 Fatally, in South Carolina; Suspect in Custody

Seven South Carolina law enforcement officers were shot Wednesday, one fatally, in a confrontation with a man who held children hostage as he fired ...

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'Warning Shot' Fired at Wanted Muslim Cleric's US Compound

State police say a security guard at the Pennsylania compound of a Turkish-born Muslim cleric fired a shot at an “unwanted person" outside the gate.   Police said in a news release Wednesday that the suspected intruder fled the scene.   Troopers were called to Fethullah Gulen's compound for a report of shots fired. Police searched the area but ...

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New FBI Investigation Begins Into Kavanaugh

The FBI has launched a new investigation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. President Donald Trump ordered the investigation at the request of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Trump posted on Twitter Friday night: Trump said in a statement the updated investigation, which follows sexual misconduct allegations, “must be limited in ...

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Personal and Political Debates Collide in Emotional US Supreme Court Fight

The nation was riveted but divided by dramatic testimony from Christine Blasey Ford, the university professor accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault when they were teenagers living in the DC area. The emotional debate could be a turning point in America's cultural and political discussions, galvanizing the MeToo movement ...

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Judge: Harvard Affirmative Action Case Can Go to Trial

A federal judge Friday cleared the way for a lawsuit to go to trial. It accuses Harvard University of discriminating against Asian-American ...

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China Tells UN It Will Not Be 'Blackmailed’ or Yield to Trade Pressure

The Chinese government's top diplomat Wang Yi said on Friday Beijing would not be “blackmailed or yield to pressure” over trade, and criticized ...

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Air Niugini plane comes down in Micronesia lagoon

Four people are reportedly seriously hurt after the Air Niugini aircraft missed the runway.

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Chinese Media: Trump Election Allegations 'Crazy Talk,' 'Creative Strategy'

China has rejected accusations from President Donald Trump that Beijing is meddling in the upcoming U.S. elections, with some Chinese media calling ...

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Trump accuses China of election 'meddling' against him

China is trying to interfere in US mid-terms to hurt his party, he says, without offering evidence.

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South Carolina to Get More Rain as Flooding Continues

The soggy remnants of Florence keep causing chaos in coastal South Carolina long after the hurricane swirled ashore, with rivers still flowing far beyond their banks and a new storm gathering more rain just offshore. Authorities urged up to 8,000 people leave their homes in Georgetown County, on the South Carolina coast, as the Pee Dee and ...

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Gray Muck in NC River Near Flooded Coal Ash Dump

Gray muck is flowing into the Cape Fear River from the site of a dam breach at a Wilmington power plant Friday where an old coal ash dump had been covered over by Florence’s floodwaters. Duke Energy spokeswoman Paige Sheehan said Friday the ...

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