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An army soldier, centre right, pleads with thousands of protesters demanding President Robert Mugabe stand down, to keep their calm and not try to surge forward, as they gather behind an army cordon on the road leading to State House in Harare, Zimbabwe Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. In a euphoric gathering that just days ago would have drawn a police crackdown, crowds marched through Zimbabwe's capital on Saturday to demand the departure of President Robert Mugabe, one of Africa's last remaining liberation leaders, after nearly four decades in power. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
November 18, 2017 - 1:13 pm
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on Zimbabwe's political turmoil (all times local): 8:15 p.m. Zimbabwe' state-run broadcaster says President Robert Mugabe will meet Sunday with the army commander who put him under house arrest. This will be the second meeting as their talks continue on the...
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FILE - In this June 13, 2017 file photo, Lupita Nyong'o attends the Women In Film 2017 Crystal and Lucy Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Nyong’o became the lone public woman of color among Weinstein’s litany of accusers, writing in a New York Times op-ed last month that she had an unsettling encounter with the producer in 2011 at his home in Connecticut. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
November 18, 2017 - 1:08 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In the weeks since dozens of women have accused movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of rape or sexual harassment, unleashing an avalanche of similar charges against other prominent men across American life, women and men of color have been largely absent from the national furor. The...
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A United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket lifts off carrying the Joint Polar Satellite System-1 (JPSS-1) satellite, Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. (NASA TV via AP)
November 18, 2017 - 1:06 pm
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — An advanced U.S. weather satellite designed to improve the accuracy of extended forecasts has been launched into polar orbit from California. The Joint Polar Satellite System-1 lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 1:47 a.m. PST Saturday atop a United...
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Former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks at a news conference, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, in Birmingham, Ala. The normally sleepy Senate Ethics Committee hasn't had a major case since 2011, but it could be deciding next year on the fate of three senators _ including two facing allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
November 18, 2017 - 1:01 pm
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama (all times local): 12:05 p.m. A leading figure among religious liberals is speaking out against Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore. The Rev. William J. Barber led a rally against Moore at a church in Birmingham...
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This Nov. 9, 2017, photo shows a replica of a conference table and chairs used by members of the Grateful Dead, along with a collection of Grateful Dead related memorabilia, at Stremmel Auctions in Reno, Nev. The widow of the Grateful Dead's longtime lawyer is auctioning off treasures from their long strange trip with the psychedelic rock-and-roll band. Hal and Jesse Kant’s memorabilia collection includes signed artwork by the band’s late leader, Jerry Garcia, and backstage passes from concerts spanning 30 years. (Jason Bean/The Reno Gazette-Journal via AP)
November 18, 2017 - 12:56 pm
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The widow of the Grateful Dead's longtime lawyer is auctioning off treasures from their long strange trip with the psychedelic rock-and-roll band. Hal and Jesse Kant's memorabilia collection includes signed artwork by the band's late leader, Jerry Garcia, and backstage passes from...
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November 18, 2017 - 12:55 pm
WARRINGTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a Pennsylvania man who was seriously burned when his chainsaw exploded has died from his injuries. Lehigh County officials say 68-year-old David Baker was working at his Warrington Township home when the explosion occurred Thursday. He was taken to a...
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. speaks with the media during a news conference before Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla., Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. Earnhardt is at peace with his decision to retire as he straps into the No. 88 Chevrolet for the final time in his NASCAR Cup career on Sunday. The 43-old Earnhardt has Homestead-Miami Speedway stamped as the final spot in his farewell tour. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
November 18, 2017 - 12:39 pm
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. got a firsthand look at Hurricane Irma's destruction when he made the drive from Key West to Homestead this week. Displaced residents. Damaged homes. Downed trees. Debris piles. It clearly affected NASCAR's most popular driver, who has a second home in Key...
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In this photo taken Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, Jodi Hicks, a lobbyist and partner oath the women-led Sacramento firm, DBHK, poses in Sacramento, Calif. As allegations of pervasive sexual harassment swirl in California's Capitol, Hicks says at least one male lawmaker said he may stop meeting with women lobbyist over drinks and another man told Hicks he would not hire er firm over her he'd have to "walk on eggshells." Hicks says that's the wrong way to fix the problem. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
November 18, 2017 - 12:35 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's Capitol is awash in allegations of sexual harassment, creating an atmosphere that's affecting how men and women interact. Holding meetings over drinks or winding down at a bar after a hectic day in the Legislature is a regular part of business in Sacramento,...
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FILE - In this June 27, 2017 file photo, the No. 1 subway train pulls into the South Ferry Station in New York. When it comes to the New York City subways, there's no such thing as ladies and gentlemen. Guidance issued by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority this Nov. 2017, tells subway train conductors to use gender-neutral "riders" or "passengers" instead. The change is just one in the new communication rules, which also include conductors giving delayed passengers as much information as they can, and pointing out nearby tourist attractions. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
November 18, 2017 - 12:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — When it comes to the New York City subways, there's no such thing as ladies and gentlemen. Conductors on subway trains have been told to stop addressing passengers as "ladies and gentlemen" when making announcements about delays, detours or other things, and instead use the gender-...
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In this Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013 photo, Turkish-Iranian businessman Reza Zarrab, who is charged currently in the U.S. for evading sanctions on Iran, is surrounded by the media members as he arrives at a courthouse in Istanbul, in a separate case against him. Turkish prosecutors on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, launched an investigation into two U.S. prosecutors involved in trying Zarrab, according to the country's official news agency. The case against gold trader Zarrab, 34, is built on work initially performed by Turkish investigators who targeted him in 2013 in a sweeping corruption scandal that led high up to Turkish government officials.(Depo Photos via AP)
November 18, 2017 - 11:58 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish prosecutors launched an investigation Saturday of two United States prosecutors involved in putting a Turkish-Iranian businessman on trial for allegedly violating U.S. sanctions against Iran, according to the country's official news agency. The Istanbul prosecutor's office...
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