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People walk 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 03, 2019 - 10:52 pm
The Latest on Deep South storms (all times local): 10:25 p.m. The National Weather Service says a tornado with at least an F3 rating and a track at least half a mile (.8 kilometers) wide caused the deadly destruction in Alabama. Meteorologist Chris Darden in Alabama traveled to the scene and...
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In this Feb. 14, 2019 photo, patrons play the slot-style machines at the Ponca Tribe's Prairie Flower Casino in Carter Lake, Iowa. Some 150 years after suffering the loss of tribal lands and near-extinction at the hands of the U.S. government, the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska is celebrating a triumph with the opening of a casino intended to secure a stream of revenue for the long-struggling tribe, but is fighting to keep it open in the face of lawsuits by officials in Nebraska and Iowa. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
March 03, 2019 - 2:49 pm
CARTER LAKE, Iowa (AP) — Some 150 years after suffering the loss of its homeland at the hands of the U.S. government, the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska is celebrating a triumph with the opening of a casino intended to secure a stream of revenue for the long-struggling tribe. The only thing standing in...
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FILE - This May 4, 2016 file photo shows Gdansk mayor Pawel Adamowicz speaking at a commemoration ceremony for late Bremen Mayor Hans Koschnick in Bremen, Germany. Residents in Poland's northern city of Gdansk are voting in a by-election Sunday, March 3, 2019 to choose the successor to late Mayor Pawel Adamowicz, who was fatally stabbed during a charity event. Adamowicz's killing in January has become a platform for calls for political reconciliation but also criticism of the ruling conservative Law and Justice party. (Carmen Jaspersen/dpa via AP, file)
March 03, 2019 - 1:15 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Residents in Poland's northern city of Gdansk voted Sunday in a by-election to choose the successor to late Mayor Pawel Adamowicz, who was fatally stabbed during a charity event. The slaying of the liberal longtime mayor became a platform for calls for political reconciliation...
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March 03, 2019 - 6:54 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A debate over whether New York City should make a pioneering move to require paid vacations has both sides saying: Give me a break. Mayor Bill de Blasio wants New York to become the first place in the 50 states to make private businesses provide time off with pay . The idea is...
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Protesters gather in Paris, France, Saturday, March 2, 2019. French yellow vests are protesting for a 16th straight weekend in Paris and other cities to show they are still mobilized against the government's economic policies they see as favoring the rich. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)
March 02, 2019 - 11:57 am
PARIS (AP) — Thousands of French yellow vests protested Saturday for a 16th straight weekend in Paris and other cities to show they are keeping up momentum against the government's economic policies they see as favoring the rich. In Paris, more than a thousand protesters marched peacefully through...
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Carnival King Momo Wilson Neto, center holds the key to the city at a ceremony marking the official start of Carnival at the Sambadrome, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, March 1, 2019. Marcelo Crivella, mayor of Rio de Janeiro, opted not to attend the ceremony, and in his place Rio's Tourism President Marcelo Alves handed over the key. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
March 01, 2019 - 7:05 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro's world-famous Carnival officially began with streets parties and revelry Friday amid expectations the first such celebration since Jair Bolsonaro took office would target the far-right president known for offending the LGBT community and minorities. At...
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February 28, 2019 - 6:28 pm
WACO, Texas (AP) — A Central Texas jury on Thursday found a former Baylor University football player not guilty of raping another student in 2016, the latest case linked to a scandal that rocked the nation's largest Baptist university and led to the departure of several top leaders. The McLennan...
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An Indian paramilitary soldier stands guard outside a closed market during a strike in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019. As tensions escalate between India and Pakistan, shops and business remained closed for the second consecutive day in Indian portion of Kashmir following a strike call by separatist leaders to protest Tuesday's raids on key separatist leaders by Indian intelligence officers. (AP Photo/ Dar Yasin)
February 28, 2019 - 10:12 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Latest on escalating India-Pakistan tensions (all times local): 9:10 p.m. Turkish officials say Pakistan's prime minister Imran Khan has called President Recep Tayyip Erdogan amid his country's standoff with India. A statement from Erdogan's office said the two discussed the...
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Mayoral candidate Lori Lightfoot and her daughter Vivian Lightfoot appear with supporters at EvolveHer in Chicago Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. Former federal prosecutor Lightfoot, who could become the first African-American woman to lead the nation's third-largest city, was the top vote-getter in a field of 14 that included a member of the Daley family that has dominated Chicago politics for much of the last six decades. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune via AP)
February 27, 2019 - 8:55 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A political outsider who campaigned on reforming Chicago's police department after a white officer's fatal shooting of a black teenager said Wednesday that voters likely had the high-profile case on their minds when they advanced her to an April runoff for mayor, assuring for the...
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President Donald Trump has dinner with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, in Hanoi. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
February 27, 2019 - 6:47 pm
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The Latest on the summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (all times local): 7:45 a.m. Thursday North Korean state media says leader Kim Jong Un exchanged "sincere and deep opinions" with U.S. President Donald Trump at their dinner meeting...
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