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Obama and Trump hurled insults, now trade pleasantries
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Did anyone see it coming, the apparent new rapport between President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump?...



Aid groups descend on Indonesia quake zone; deaths reach 102
MEUREUDU, Indonesia (AP) -- Humanitarian organizations descended on Indonesia's Aceh province Thursday as the local disaster agency called for urgent food supplies and officials raced to assess the full extent of damage from an earthquake that killed more than 100 people....



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Pirates preying on Venezuelan fishermen as industry unravels
PUNTA DE ARAYA, Venezuela (AP) -- The pirates had killed Flaco Marval's brother and two cousins, and word was they were coming for the rest of the family....



Syria president says victory in Aleppo won't end the war
BEIRUT (AP) -- President Bashar Assad said in comments published Thursday that Syrian forces' victory in the battle for Aleppo will be a "big gain" for his government but that it will not end of the country's civil war....



Assad supporters see domino effect in Aleppo government win
ALEPPO, Syria (AP) -- Aleppo shakes with explosions and gunfire day and night in both the government- and rebel-held sides of the divided Syrian city. But for supporters of President Bashar Assad, there is a growing sense of imminent victory....



Investigators to look at electrical system in Oakland fire
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Federal officials investigating a fire that killed 36 people during a party at an Oakland warehouse plan to bring in engineers to examine the building's electrical system, as they try to pinpoint the cause of a blaze that has cast a spotlight on similar artists' colonies around the country that offer cheap housing but unsafe living conditions....



Surgeon General calls youth vaping a public health threat
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. surgeon general is calling e-cigarettes an emerging public health threat to the nation's youth....



Review: 'Hairspray Live!' pushes the boundaries and wins big
NEW YORK (AP) -- There may have been enough aerosol spray to burn off the rest of our ozone layer, but Wednesday's ambitious live version of the musical "Hairspray" on NBC was worth the environmental damage. It was light and fun and soon had you stuck....



AP source: Chapman, Yankees reach deal for $86M, 5 years
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) -- Aroldis Chapman found a spot in a most familiar bullpen - a very rich spot, too....