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Turkish, Kurdish forces battle for border town in NE Syria

CEYLANPINAR, Turkey (AP) — Turkish artillery is pounding suspected Syrian Kurdish positions near a town in northeast Syria as Turkey’s military incursion enters its seventh day. An Associated Press journalist on Tuesday reported heavy bombardment of targets in the countryside of Ras al Ayn, days after Turkey announced that it had captured the border town. […]
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Sweet girl tells adoptive mom her 'heart fell in love' the first time they met

A sweet girl told the story of how she felt when she first met her adoptive mom.         [Author: Associated Press]
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California Sex Abuse Law Likely To Spur Thousands Of Claims

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Thousands of lawsuits will be filed against alleged child molesters as well as the institutions that employed them under a new California law taking effect next year, attorneys predicted Monday. The California School Boards Association called the new law an “existential threat” to smaller school districts. Attorneys said the Roman Catholic Church, Boy Scouts of America and other institutions will also face a flood of lawsuits that could force bankruptcies. They are newl...
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New California education law mandates later school start times

LOS ANGELES — A Southland lawmaker was celebrating a victory Monday, after Gov. Gavin Newsom signed his first-of-its-kind legislation to mandate later start times at California middle and high schools. Under SB 328 from state Sen. Anthony J. Portantino, D-La Cañada Flintridge, school days will begin no earlier than 8 a.m. at public middle schools and 8:30 a.m. at high schools, excluding some rural schools and a “zero period” offered before the start of the regular school day. The law is set to g...
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New California law allowing childhood sexual assault victims more time to report draws widespread praise

Advocates, lawyers and victims across the state on Monday lauded a new law signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom allowing victims of childhood sexual assault more time to file lawsuits. Assembly Bill 218 affects those abused in many walks of life, from Olympics swimmers and schoolchildren to Boy Scouts and young Catholic churchgoers. The bill, signed by the governor on Sunday and taking effect Jan. 1, gives victims of childhood sexual abuse either until age 40 or five years from discovery of the abuse to ...
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Warren, Buttigieg Dismiss O’Rourke’s Call to Strip Churches of Tax-Exempt Status If They Oppose Gay Marriage

Democratic presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg have both distanced themselves from fellow candidate Beto O’Rourke's call to revoke the tax-exempt status afforded to religious institutions that oppose same-sex marriage.“There can be no reward, no benefit, no tax break for anyone … that denies the full human rights and the full civil rights of every single one of us.” O'Rourke said during CNN’s “Equality in America” town hall last Thursday night. “And so as presiden...
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Harold Bloom, author of ‘Anxiety of Influence,’ dies at 89

NEW YORK (AP) — Literary critic and longtime Yale professor Harold Bloom has died. His wife, Jeanne, tells The Associated Press that he had been in failing health, although he was still teaching as of last week. Bloom died Monday at age 89. Bloom was the author of “The Anxiety of Influence,” ”The Western Canon” […]
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It Could Be Hard To Know If California Power Shutoffs Work

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Millions of Californians spent part of the week in the dark in an unprecedented effort by the state’s large electrical utilities to prevent another devastating wildfire. It was the fifth time Pacific Gas & Electric Co. has preemptively cut the power but by far the largest to date in the utility’s effort to prevent a deadly wildfire sparked by its power lines. But do the power shut-offs actually prevent fires? Experts say it’s hard to know what might have happened had the pow...
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Census Bureau seeks state data, including citizenship info

The U.S. Census Bureau is asking states for drivers’ license records that typically include citizenship data and has made a new request for information on recipients of government assistance after the U.S. Supreme Court blocked plans to include a citizenship question in its 2020 population count. The two approaches, documented by The Associated Press, alarm […]
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LSU moves to No. 2 in AP poll after beating Florida in Week 7

The LSU Tigers are now at No. in the Associated Press top 25. LSU moved up from No.
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U.S. ‘Withdraws’ as Kurds Strike Deal to Let Assad’s Forces Into Region

Khalil Ashawi/ReutersAmid a Turkish assault, the Kurds, or Syrian Democratic Forces, have struck a deal with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, backed by Russian President Vladimir Putin, that will bring forces loyal to Assad back into areas that have been under Kurdish control for years.“An agreement has been reached with the Syrian government—whose duty it is to protect the country’s borders and preserve Syrian sovereignty—for the Syrian Army to enter and deploy along the Syrian-Turkish border ...
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U.S. ‘Withdraws’ Forces to Let Turks Advance on America's Allies

Khalil Ashawi/ReutersIn the latest surge of anti-war rhetoric from the Trump administration, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said the U.S. is launching a “deliberate withdrawal” of American forces from northern Syria, but refused to say how long it will take.“We want to conduct it safely and quickly as possible,” Esper told CBS’s Face the Nation on Sunday morning, adding, “I’m not prepared to put a timeline on it, but that’s our general game plan.” Two knowledgeable U.S. officials told The Daily Be...
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Correction: California-New Laws story

In a story Oct. 12 about a California ban on the sale and manufacture of new fur products, The Associated Press erroneously identified the Humane Society of the United States as the Human Society of the United States. SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will be the first state to ban the sale and manufacture of new fur products and the third to bar most animals from circus performances under a pair of bills signed Saturday by Gov. Gavin Newsom.
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NFL reveals top characters, numbers 31-100

From a sackmaster defensive tackle to a do-everything running back, the list of the NFL’s greatest characters, numbers 31-100, is impressive. As much for their personalities as their impressive performances on the field. The NFL revealed results Friday night of balloting conducted by The Associated Press in conjunction with the league’s celebration of its 100th […]
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9 British students urged to leave Egypt after 2 detained

CAIRO (AP) — Britain’s Edinburgh University says two of its students studying in Cairo were recently detained and subsequently released by Egyptian authorities. According to a statement emailed to The Associated Press on Friday by the university’s press office, all nine of its students in the city were urged to return home. The statement said […]
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Correction: Bar Shooting story

In a story Oct. 7 about a deadly shooting at a bar in Kansas City, Kansas, The Associated Press, based on police reports, misspelled the first name of one of the victims. KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — One of two suspects in the fatal shooting of four people in a Kansas bar caused a disturbance two hours earlier that brought officers to the scene, but they couldn't find him in the area, the interim police chief said Monday. Michael York said Kansas City, Kansas, police were still searching for one s...
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Here’s The Latest On The Burgeoning Ukraine-Impeachment Story

It’s been a whirlwind week for the Ukraine pressure campaign, and as usual, quite a bit of news broke overnight. We’ve put together a run-down of several minor developments that might have slipped under your radar in the past 18 hours. U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland confirmed through his attorney that he will appear to testify before House committees steering the impeachment inquiry after the State Department blocked his deposition earlier this week. Notably, his attor...
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Travel News: October 11, 2019

Venice Sets Date for New Tourism Tax Implementation Travel Pulse Travelers concerned about paying the new taxes for visiting Venice should be aware of the new rules and regulations going into effect on July 1, 2020. According to The Associated Press, officials in Venice announced Wednesday the tax on day-trippers would range from $3.30 to $11 per person, per day, with the exact totals being determined closer to the implementation date.   Royal Caribbean’s fifth Oasis ship will sail from China T...
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AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean that were published in the past week. Anti-government protests convulsed Ecuador, with indigenous groups, union activists and others blocking roads and clashing with police after fuel prices jumped with the end of government subsidies. […]
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President Trump says he doesn't know anything about two charged businessmen

Two associates of Giuliani have been charged with funneling foreign money to U.S. political campaigns, and President Trump says he doesn't know them.         [Author: Associated Press]
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Top Diplomat Was Axed for Protesting Giuliani’s Back-Channel Ukraine Crusade

Alex Wong/GettyThe House impeachment inquiry dismissed as “illegitimate” by the White House is about to hear testimony from a former top aide ready to go on the record about Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani’s “shadow policy” in Ukraine—along with the former ambassador to Ukraine who was reportedly ousted for refusing to put up with all the off-the-books maneuvering. The Associated Press reports former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch, was dismissed from her post after calling out Giulia...
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Social Security checks to rise modestly amid push to expand benefits

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR WASHINGTON — Millions of retirees will get a modest 1.6% cost-of-living increase from Social Security in 2020, an uptick with potential political consequences in an election year when Democrats are pushing more generous inflation protection. The increase amounts to $24 a month for the average retired worker, according to estimates released Thursday by the Social Security Administration. Following a significant boost this year, the cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, fo...
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Erdogan Says 1998 Pact With Damascus Allows Turkey to Hit Kurds

(Bloomberg) -- President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said a 1998 security agreement with Damascus gave Turkey the right to attack Kurdish forces in Syria if they posed a threat.According to accounts published by Turkish media, Erdogan asserted on Tuesday that under the so-called Adana Agreement, which was updated in 2010, Turkey can act if the Syrian “regime doesn’t take measures” to ensure stability. The two-decade-old pact contained Syrian commitments to clamp down on operations in its territory of t...
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Bipartisan Senate bill could block military sales to Turkey

WASHINGTON (AP) — A sponsor of an emerging bipartisan Senate bill that would punish Turkey for its invasion of northern Syria says the measure could immediately block U.S. arms sales to Turkey. Democratic Sen. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland tells The Associated Press that he and Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina are also […]
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Clever pup finds ingenious way to play fetch by itself

A self-sufficient dog was seen playing fetch on its own at Rutgers University in New Jersey.         [Author: Associated Press]
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Week 6: Eastlake joins Associated Press state high-school football poll

The Wolves moved into the rankings after knocking off Mount Si last week.
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Clarification: United States-Syria-Republican Backlash story

In a story Oct. 7 about some of President Donald Trump's most loyal allies revolting against his decision to pull back U.S. troops from northern Syria, The Associated Press reported that Florida Sen. Marco Rubio has "shrugged off the key allegation in the impeachment inquiry." The story should have made clear that Rubio has said Trump was wrong to ask Ukraine's president to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, though Rubio has repeatedly called for all the facts to come out before taking...
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Best man pranks groom by wearing wedding dress for first look

A best man pulled a hilarious prank on his best friend's wedding day by surprising him in a wedding dress during the first look.         [Author: Associated Press]
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Nobel Prize in Chemistry split 3 ways for lithium-ion battery research

From left: Akira Yoshino, Dr. M. Stanley Whittingham and Dr. John Goodenough (Charles Dharapak / Yoshiaki Sakamoto / Kyodo News / Binghamton University) The 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to three scientists whose work developing lithium-ion batteries made mobile phones, iPads, laptops, and electric cars possible. The three recipients are U.S. engineer John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham of the U.K., and Akira Yoshino of Japan. They will share the 9 million Swedish kronor...
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David Biller named by AP as its news director for Brazil

MEXICO CITY (AP) — David Biller, who has reported on topics ranging from the rise of populism under Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro to an isolated indigenous tribe suffering the effects of Venezuela’s collapse, has been named by The Associated Press as its news director for Brazil. The announcement was made Wednesday by Matt Chandler, AP’s […]
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