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In this file photo taken Tuesday, March 9, 2010, elephants use their trunks to smell for possible danger in the Tsavo East national park, Kenya. The Trump administration is lifting a federal ban on the importation of body parts from African elephants shot for sport. (AP Photo/Karel Prinsloo, File)
November 18, 2017 - 11:54 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said he's delaying a new policy allowing trophies of African elephants shot for sport to be imported until he can review "all conservation facts." The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Thursday it would allow such importation, arguing that encouraging...
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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 - 11:44 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the death of fashion icon Azzedine Alaia (all times local): 5:45 p.m. Fashion and entertainment celebrities from around the world are mourning the death of Tunisian-born designer Azzedine Alaia (AZ'-uh-deen uh-LY'-uh). Fashion designer and former Spice Girl Victoria...
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November 18, 2017 - 11:26 am
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — A 34-year-old man is facing multiple charges after police say he took photos of a college student in a restroom on the Virginia Tech campus. The Roanoke Times reports ( http://bit.ly/2zeGNoW ) that Aldron Adams of Pulaski is facing a March 1 court appearance on charges...
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November 18, 2017 - 11:17 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Holy See says a fresh investigation has been opened into allegations a future priest had sex with a fellow student at its youth seminary in Vatican City. The Vatican on Saturday said there were "signals" starting in 2013, some of them provided anonymously, about the case at...
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Former Caracas Mayor Antonio Ledezma, left, sits with Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy during a meeting at the Moncloa Palace in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. The ousted mayor of Caracas pledged to spread his protest against Venezuela's socialist government across the world as he arrived in Spain on Saturday, a day after escaping from house arrest and slipping past security forces into Colombia. (AP Photo/Paul White)
November 18, 2017 - 10:47 am
MADRID (AP) — The ousted mayor of Caracas pledged to spread his protest against Venezuela's socialist government across the world as he arrived in Spain on Saturday, a day after escaping from house arrest and slipping past Venezuelan security forces into Colombia. Antonio Ledezma's flight from...
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FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2016, file photo, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones talks on the sideline before the Cowboys played the Washington Redskins during an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas. Jones has apologized, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, after a gossip website posted a 4-year-old video of him making a racially insensitive comment. The Blast website reported the video was shot in 2013 at a Dallas hotel by a white man who asked Jones if he would tape a message for his fiancee. Jones appeared to be joking when he said, "Hey, Jennifer, congratulations on the wedding. Now, you know he's with a black girl tonight, don't you?" (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins File)
November 18, 2017 - 10:46 am
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has apologized after a gossip website posted a 4-year-old video of him making a racially insensitive comment. The Blast website reported the video was shot in 2013 at a Dallas hotel by a white man who asked Jones if he would tape a message for...
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Part of an election poster from the 2008 Zanu Pf election campaign is seen the wall of a dilapidated building in the Mbara suburb of Harare, Friday Nov. 17, 2017. State broadcaster ZBC — for decades, a mouthpiece for the Robert Mugabe government — reported on the surging campaign for his ouster and showed video of ruling party members saying he should resign. (AP Photo)
November 18, 2017 - 10:13 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A lot has happened in the past few days in Zimbabwe, where the world's oldest head of state tries to remain in power even under military house arrest. Thousands of giddy Zimbabweans are in the streets to demand his departure, tired of a collapsing economy that once was one...
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November 18, 2017 - 10:13 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A blazing fireball lit up the dark skies of Arctic Finland for five seconds, giving off what scientists said was "the glow of 100 full moons" and igniting hurried attempts to find the reported meteorite. Finnish experts were scrambling to calculate its trajectory and find...
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FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2016, file photo, the guided missile destroyer USS Benfold arrives at port in Qingdao, China. According to the U.S. Navy 7th Fleet, a Japanese tug boat lost propulsion and drifted into the USS Benfold during a towing exercise in Sagami Bay on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Borg Wong, File)
November 18, 2017 - 9:52 am
TOKYO (AP) — The U.S. Navy says a Japanese tug boat lost propulsion and drifted into an American guided-missile destroyer during a towing exercise. The Navy said in a statement that the USS Benfold sustained minimal damage during Saturday's incident, including scrapes on its side. No one was...
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November 18, 2017 - 9:50 am
BOSTON (AP) — The charitable foundation founded by the Boston Marathon bombing hero seen in an iconic photo wearing a cowboy hat as he helped rescue victims is giving away Thanksgiving turkeys to veterans and their families. The Arredondo Family Foundation is handing out 100 turkeys at five...
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