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Paraguayan firefighters get naked in calendar to raise funds

SAN ROQUE GONZALEZ, Paraguay (AP) — Fatima Olmedo was first to pose naked for the calendar, holding a rolled-up hose in her hands that barely covered her pregnant belly. Other volunteer firefighters then followed. There’s Jorge Leiva, who used a chain saw to cover the area south of his navel and north of his knees. […]
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Taiwan holds live-fire exercises following China threats

HSINCHU, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan is holding live-fire military exercises following extended threats against the island by China. Artillery and assault helicopters fired at targets off the west coast city of Taichung on Thursday, while Mirage fighter jets took off amid rainy conditions from the air base at Hsinchu to the north. The drills are […]
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California voters must approve law to end bail before trial

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The nation’s first law eliminating bail for suspects awaiting trial is on hold until California voters decide whether to overturn it, officials said Wednesday. A referendum that qualified for the 2020 state ballot would overturn the law signed last year by then-Gov. Jerry Brown, Secretary of State Alex Padilla said in […]
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Email prompts man to attend stranger’s bachelor party

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — An email about a bachelor party sent to the wrong person has led to an Arizona man taking a trip to a Vermont ski resort to attend the party of someone he doesn’t know this weekend. William Novak of Phoenix got the email on Jan. 7 about the ski weekend for […]
Tags: News, Nation, Arizona, Vermont, Phoenix, MONTPELIER, Vt AP, Nation & World, William Novak


Indonesian presidential campaign heats up with first debate

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Echoing the campaign tactics of Donald Trump, former Indonesian Gen. Prabowo Subianto says his country, the world’s third-largest democracy, is in dire shape and he is the leader who will restore it to greatness. Subianto, running for president a second time in the April 17 elections, faces a major campaign test […]
Tags: News, Nation, Donald Trump, Jakarta, Indonesia AP, Nation & World, Prabowo Subianto, Subianto


Bob Costas exiting longtime home at NBC Sports

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bob Costas, who stepped down as NBC’s prime-time Olympics host two years ago, has left the network’s sports division altogether. NBC Sports said Wednesday that Costas parted ways with his longtime employer, providing no further details. A representative for Costas didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. Costas, 66, served […]
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Horror movie release moved from school shooting anniversary

MIAMI (AP) — A horror movie called “Happy Death Day 2U” is getting a new release date following complaints its original release date coincided with the Florida school shooting anniversary. Universal Pictures released a statement Wednesday saying the film’s North American release would be moved from Feb. 14 to Feb. 13. The studio also decided […]
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Chicago inspectors find code violations at R. Kelly’s studio

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago building inspectors have found code violations at R. Kelly’s recording studio, including evidence the industrial space was used as a residence. Building Department spokesman Gregg Cunningham says the agency will list the violations during a court hearing next week. He says the inspectors were looking at plumbing, electrical systems and carpentry. […]
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John Bogle dies at 89; fought for lower fees for investors

VALLEY FORGE, Pa. (AP) — John C. Bogle, who simplified investing for the masses by launching the first index mutual fund and founded Vanguard Group, died Wednesday. He was 89. Bogle did not invent the index fund, but he expanded access to no-frills, low-cost investing in 1976 when Vanguard introduced the first index fund for […]
Tags: Business, News, Ap, Nation, Vanguard, Vanguard Group, John C Bogle, John Bogle, Bogle


Clemson Tigers invited to enjoy fine dining in Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — After dining on fast food during their visit to the White House, the Clemson Tigers have been invited to eat at some of Chicago’s most acclaimed restaurants. Nick Kokonas, the co-owner of the Alinea Group, invited the college football national champions “to experience what an actual celebration dinner should be.” The move […]
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In tough speech, new governor sees need to rebuild Kansas

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — New Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly told Kansas legislators Wednesday that the state faces an emergency in its child welfare system and is “completely unprepared” for the next national economic downturn. Kelly outlined an agenda for the Republican-dominated Legislature that includes increased spending on public schools and expanding the state’s Medicaid health […]
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SpaceX to build Mars spaceship in Texas, not Los Angeles

HAWTHORNE, Calif. (AP) — SpaceX says it will build its Mars spaceship in south Texas instead of the Port of Los Angeles, dealing another blow to the local economy only days after the company announced massive layoffs. The Southern California-based company announced Wednesday that test versions of its Starship and Super Heavy rocket will be […]
Tags: Business, Spacex, Texas, Technology, News, Los Angeles, Ap, Nation, Port Of Los Angeles, Mars, Southern California, Hawthorne Calif


Connecticut students hit by shutdown can seek tuition relief

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The leader of Connecticut’s state college and university system has directed schools to suspend tuition payments for students impacted by the federal shutdown. In a letter released Wednesday, Mark Ojakian (oh-JAY’-kee-an), president of Connecticut State Colleges and Universities, says there’s a “high likelihood” students who are federal employees or dependents will […]
Tags: News, Nation, Connecticut, Hartford, Conn AP, Mark Ojakian, JAY kee, Connecticut State Colleges and Universities


Survey: Offensive sexual jokes top harassment list at UN

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A survey of sexual harassment within the far-flung United Nations system found a third of respondents experienced at least one incident in the last two years — most commonly sexual stories or jokes that were offensive. The online survey conducted by the consulting company Deloitte in November was sent to all […]
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Muhammad Ali’s name to go on airport in Kentucky hometown

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Muhammad Ali’s Kentucky hometown will honor the late boxer by renaming its airport for him. The Louisville Regional Airport Authority’s board voted Wednesday to change the name to Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport. Ali would have turned 77 Thursday. He died in 2016. Ali’s widow, Lonnie Ali, said in a news […]
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3 months after deadly NY crash, NTSB has yet to inspect limo

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — More than three months after 20 people died in a stretch limousine crash in rural upstate New York, federal safety investigators have yet to get their hands on the most crucial piece of evidence: the wrecked vehicle itself. The National Transportation Safety Board says it has been blocked from getting within […]
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Suspect in 2 armed robberies shot, killed by police officer

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina say a suspect in a pair of armed robberies has been shot and killed by an officer. Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney told reporters that police on Wednesday afternoon spotted a car believed to have been involved in two armed robberies that took place earlier in […]
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Syria attack kills 4 Americans, complicates withdrawal plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — A suicide bombing claimed by the Islamic State killed two U.S. soldiers and two American citizens in northern Syria Wednesday, less than a month after President Donald Trump declared he was pulling U.S. forces and that IS had been defeated. The attack, which also wounded three U.S. service members along with other […]
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Unbearable stench: Giant sewage spill befouls Peru’s capital

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Amid an unbearable stench, thousands of workers, police and soldiers struggled Wednesday to contain and clean up a flood of sewage that has caused the government to declare a health emergency in one of the most populous parts of Peru’s capital. The foul flood was caused by a blockage in a […]
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Venezuela: 12 charged in detention of opposition leader

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan authorities say 12 officials with the country’s intelligence agency will be tried for their role in the brief detention of an opposition leader whose confinement sparked international outrage as he ramps up pressure on President Nicolas Maduro. Authorities announced Wednesday that a court in Venezuela’s capital has decided to keep […]
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Third party to run center where comatose woman had baby

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona care facility where a woman in a vegetative state was raped and then gave birth must relinquish control to an outside party. Hacienda HealthCare officials say state regulators ordered them Wednesday to hire an independent management team to run the Phoenix facility. In a statement, Hacienda’s board of directors says […]
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US agent: Mexican police excluded from 2014 El Chapo manhunt

NEW YORK (AP) — An American drug enforcement agent says he purposely kept Mexican police in the dark about efforts in 2014 to hunt down the drug lord known as El Chapo. DEA Agent Victor Vasquez testified Wednesday at the U.S. trial of Joaquin Guzman (wah-KEEN’ gooz-MAHN’) about how he organized an operation involving only […]
Tags: New York, News, US, Nation, Joaquin Guzman, Víctor Vásquez, El Chapo DEA


Watchdog: GSA ignored emoluments in OKing Trump hotel lease

WASHINGTON (AP) — The inspector general for the General Services Administration says the agency improperly ignored the U.S. Constitution’s emoluments provision outlawing foreign gifts when it approved President Donald Trump’s management of his Washington hotel soon after his 2016 election. The GSA’s inspector general said in a report released Wednesday that the “president’s business interest” […]
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Resource chairman: Halt drilling permit work during shutdown

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The chairman of the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee is calling on the Interior Department to halt work on oil and gas development permits and leases in Alaska and elsewhere during the partial government shutdown. A letter from Rep. Raul Grijalva (gri-HAWL-vah) to Acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt objects to the […]
Tags: Business, News, Ap, Nation, Alaska, Interior Department, Northwest, Anchorage Alaska, Raúl Grijalva, David Bernhardt, U S House Natural Resources Committee


Report: Woman said Kentucky lawmaker made unwanted advances

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The woman who accused Kentucky’s former House speaker of sexual harassment said in a deposition that the lawmaker made more than 50 unwanted sexual advances while she worked for the House Republican Caucus, according to media accounts of the woman’s testimony. The Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting and Kentucky Public Radio […]
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Russia: Ex-Marine held on spying charge gets prison visit

MOSCOW (AP) — The brother of a former U.S. Marine with multiple citizenships says Irish government representatives have visited Paul Whelan at the Russian prison where he is being held on spying charges. David Whelan said in a Wednesday statement that diplomatic staff members from Ireland reported that conditions were good in the Moscow prison […]
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New Orleans police arrest man after rapper was gunned down

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans police have arrested a man accused of being involved in the slaying of rapper Young Greatness outside of a Waffle House. Citing records, Nola.com/The Times-Picayune reports 38-year-old Donald Reaux was arrested Wednesday. He was booked on charges including accessory to second-degree murder and obstruction of justice. Police didn’t immediately […]
Tags: News, Entertainment, Ap, Nation, New Orleans, Waffle House, NOLA, The Times Picayune, Donald Reaux


Rallies call for release of detained immigration activist

BOSTON (AP) — Rallies at federal immigration offices across the country Wednesday called for the release of Eduardo Samaniego, an immigration activist from Massachusetts facing deportation. In New York City, Los Angles, Boston, Springfield, Massachusetts, and Hartford, Connecticut, small crowds of supporters held signs saying “Free Eduardo Now” and chanted and banged drums as they […]
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Mexico to ship gas on trains, thieves siphon whole pipelines

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s president says that the government is acquiring 500 more tanker trucks to carry gasoline and diesel while pipelines are shut down to combat fuel-theft gangs and that officials are also arranging with private railroads to transport fuel. After taking office Dec. 1, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador launched an offensive […]
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Medical tech in Hepatitis C outbreak challenges sentence

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A traveling hospital technician who was sentenced to 39 years in prison for infecting patients in multiple states with hepatitis C through tainted syringes has asked a federal judge to vacate his sentence, saying his lawyer was ineffective in representing him. David Kwiatkowski, 39, was a cardiac technologist in 18 hospitals […]
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