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Dale Earnhardt Jr., right, gives autographs in the garage area during practice for Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla., Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
November 18, 2017 - 10:01 am
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. bounded out of the media center and was instantly swarmed by fans snapping photos and shoving Sharpies in his face. Earnhardt was tailed until he walked up the steps to another TV interview. "Did you see him?" a man yelled as more fans arrived a few strides...
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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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November 18, 2017 - 9:50 am
IGLS, Austria (AP) — Natalie Geisenberger led a German medal sweep Saturday at the first World Cup women's luge race of the Olympic season. Geisenberger, the reigning Olympic champion, earned her 39th career win on tour to extend her record. Dajana Eitberger was second and Tatjana Huefner third to...
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November 18, 2017 - 9:47 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says it has fired a tank shell into Syria as a "warning shot" after the Syrian military conducted construction along their border. The military says Syria violated the 1974 cease-fire agreement on the Golan Heights Saturday by using heavy tools to fortify a...
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November 18, 2017 - 9:23 am
BERLIN (AP) — German regulators have banned certain types of smartwatches marketed to children, saying the devices have been used to listen in on school classrooms and run afoul of Germany's surveillance restrictions. The Bundesnetzagentur, or Federal Network Agency, said in a statement issued...
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FILE- In this July 22, 1996 file photo, Naim Suleymanoglu, of Turkey, lifts 147.5kg, at the Summer Olympics in Atlanta. Turkey's official news agency said Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, Suleymanoglu, the Turkish weightlifter who was known as "Pocket Hercules" and who won three straight Olympic gold medals for Turkey between 1988 and 1996, has died. Suleymanoglu was considered one of the sport's greatest athletes and earned his nickname for his strength and diminutive size. He was 50. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)
November 18, 2017 - 9:20 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Naim Suleymanoglu, the Turkish weightlifter who won three Olympic gold medals and was known as "Pocket Hercules," died Saturday. He was 50. Suleymanoglu was considered one of the sport's greatest athletes and earned his nickname for his strength and diminutive size. He died at...
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November 18, 2017 - 9:16 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Higher monthly premiums for outpatient coverage await many Medicare beneficiaries next year, the government says. The additional expense will eat away at an increase in their Social Security checks. The news about "Part B" premiums was buried in the fine print of a notice issued...
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November 18, 2017 - 8:16 am
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, for the second time in as many days, has delivered a stern warning to Ethiopia over a dam it is building after the two countries along with Sudan failed to approve a study on its potential effects. Ethiopia is finalizing construction of Africa'...
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The sun sets behind wind turbines near Pokrent, northern Germany, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. (Jens Buettner/dpa via AP)
November 18, 2017 - 8:10 am
BONN, Germany (AP) — As the first glimmer of dawn appeared across the Rhine River, delegates stumbled out of an all-night negotiating session at this year's global climate talks, expressing satisfaction Saturday at the progress made toward creating a comprehensive rule book for fighting global...
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