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Iraq: Police Commandos recapture new neighborhood in Mosul

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 11:57:46 GMT2017-02-26T11:57:46Z

BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi militarized police captured two neighborhoods on the western side of Mosul on Sunday amid fierce clashes with Islamic State militants, as thousands of people continued to flee the battle to government-controlled areas, security officials said....

Malaysia: Poisoning of Kim caused paralysis, quick death

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 11:47:33 GMT2017-02-26T11:47:33Z

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysia's health minister said Sunday that the dose of nerve agent given to North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un's exiled half brother was so high that it killed him within 20 minutes and caused "very serious paralysis."...

Trump says he won't attend correspondents dinner this spring

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 23:58:11 GMT2017-02-25T23:58:11Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump, who has been criticizing the news media and is famously thin-skinned, says he won't be attending the White House Correspondents' Association dinner - sparing himself the dubious honor of being an in-the-house target of jokes....

Russians march to honor slain opposition leader Nemtsov

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 16:21:08 GMT2017-02-26T16:21:08Z

MOSCOW (AP) -- Thousands of Russians marched through Moscow on Sunday shouting slogans such as "Russia will be free!" and "Putin is war!" to mark two years since opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was gunned down outside the Kremlin....

Liberal activists, new DNC chief face a Trump-era reckoning

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 12:40:09 GMT2017-02-26T12:40:09Z

ATLANTA (AP) -- When Tom Perez stepped to the stage as the newly elected Democratic national chairman, his first official act was to invite his vanquished rival to join him as deputy chairman....

What popular tax breaks are at risk if GOP overhauls taxes?

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 13:42:26 GMT2017-02-26T13:42:26Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- When Republicans say they want to lower taxes and get rid of loopholes to make up the lost revenue, they're talking about eliminating some very popular tax breaks enjoyed by millions of people....

Congress returns, with health care, Supreme Court on agenda

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 13:24:39 GMT2017-02-26T13:24:39Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress returns to Washington this week to confront dramatic decisions on health care and the Supreme Court that may help determine the course of Donald Trump's presidency....

Report warns of state money fallout from health law repeal

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 15:51:38 GMT2017-02-26T15:51:38Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A sobering report to governors about the potential consequences of repealing the Obama-era health care law warns that federal spending cuts probably would create funding gaps for states and threaten many people with the loss of insurance coverage....

Family representative: 'Titanic' actor Bill Paxton has died

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 17:13:24 GMT2017-02-26T17:13:24Z

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Bill Paxton, the prolific and charismatic actor whose many memorable roles included an astronaut in "Apollo 13" and a treasure hunter in "Titanic," has died from complications due to surgery. He was 61....

DWI suspected in crash that hurt 28 at New Orleans parade

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 16:34:28 GMT2017-02-26T16:34:28Z

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Authorities on Sunday identified the man who allegedly plowed into a crowd enjoying a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans while intoxicated....