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November 18, 2017 - 2:51 pm
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — The board of directors of a regional managed-care mental health agency fired its CEO on Friday, barely a month after his pay had been reduced in response to a state audit questioning his salary and benefits. The Winston-Salem Journal reports Cardinal Innovations...
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In this photo made from video, Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri, fourth from left, arrives in Paris, France, Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. Hariri arrived in France from Saudi Arabia, seeking to dismiss fears that he had been held against his will and forced to resign by Saudi authorities. (AP Photo)
November 18, 2017 - 2:49 pm
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on developments surrounding Lebanon's crisis with Saudi Arabia in the wake of Prime Minister Saad Hariri's resignation (all times local): 8:50 p.m. The French presidency says it is essential to protect Lebanon from "negative" foreign influences because the country needs a "...
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November 18, 2017 - 2:46 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Robert Raiford, a North Carolina radio personality whose career spanned decades, has died at age 89. Jay Wilkinson, funeral director and vice president at Wilkinson Funeral Home in Concord, said Raiford died Friday. For 30 years, Raiford served as the so-called "curmudgeon at...
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FILE - A Friday, Sept. 26, 2014 file photo of Tunisian-born fashion designer Azzedine Alaia arriving at Christian Dior's Spring/Summer 2015 ready-to-wear fashion collection presented in Paris, France. Alaia, an iconoclast whose clingy dresses marked the 1980s and who dressed famous women from Hollywood to the White House, has died at age 77. The French Haute Couture Federation announced Alaia's death on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, without providing details. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)
November 18, 2017 - 2:19 pm
PARIS (AP) — Tunisian-born designer Azzedine Alaia, a fashion iconoclast whose clingy styles helped define the 1980s and who dressed famous women from Hollywood to the White House, has died. The French Haute Couture Federation announced Alaia's death on Saturday without providing details. Twitter...
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A young Kashmiri girl watches the funeral proceedings of local rebel Mugees Ahmad Mir on the outskirts of Srinagar, India, Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. The body of Mir was recovered from the area hours after a rebel attack left a police officer dead on the outskirts of Srinagar on Friday, police said. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)
November 18, 2017 - 2:15 pm
Here are the AP's latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EST. ---------------- TOP STORIES ---------------- ZIMBABWE-POLITICAL TURMOIL — In a euphoric gathering that just days ago would have drawn a police crackdown, crowds march through Zimbabwe's capital to demand...
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November 18, 2017 - 1:53 pm
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A jury has convicted a 37-year-old man of three counts of aggravated murder in the 2016 shooting deaths of three people in a home in Washington state. The Columbian reports ( http://bit.ly/2hzG9a9 ) a jury on Friday also convicted Brent Luyster of one count of attempted...
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FILE--This photo from Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009 shows New York State Police waiting with families for students to be released after a lockdown at Stissing Mountain Middle School and High School in Pine Plains, N.Y. The president of the National Association of School Resource Officers says schools regularly practice safety plans and have gotten good at taking action anytime they hear about a potential threat in or outside the building. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)
November 18, 2017 - 1:47 pm
It's a familiar scenario: A school official, hearing about a potential danger that's too close for comfort, locks down the building. A nearby bank may have been robbed. Officers might be serving a warrant in the neighborhood. There are reports of shots fired in the area. For a northern California...
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November 18, 2017 - 1:47 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Fotis Kafatos, a Greek molecular biologist who had a distinguished academic career in both the United States and Europe and became the founding president of the European Research Council, has died. He was 77. His family announced his death in Heraklion, Crete on Saturday "...
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November 18, 2017 - 1:40 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Officials in Washington state say they're delaying the start of Dungeness crab season by two weeks because of harmful algae. KING-TV reports ( http://kng5.tv/2hAYDHh ) that the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife announced Friday that the opening of the season on Washington's...
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FILE - In this July 18, 2017 file photo, Harry Styles attends the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' "Dunkirk" at AMC Loews Lincoln Square in New York. Styles and R&B star Miguel will perform at the Victoria’s Secret fashion show in Shanghai on Monday, Nov. 20. People magazine reports that Tony winner Leslie Odom Jr. and Chinese singer Jane Zhang will also perform at the Mercedes-Benz Arena. The show will air Nov. 28 on CBS.(Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
November 18, 2017 - 1:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Singer Harry Styles and R&B star Miguel will perform at the Victoria's Secret fashion show in Shanghai on Monday. People magazine reports that Tony winner Leslie Odom Jr. and Chinese singer Jane Zhang will also perform at the Mercedes-Benz Arena. The show will air Nov. 28 on CBS...
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