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August 12, 2020 - 3:46 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The mother of a baby born on an airplane that was taking her to a hospital in Anchorage has named her son Sky because of his unique birth and first experience. Chrystal Hicks gave birth to Sky Airon Hicks on Aug. 5 around 1 a.m. after boarding a plane to be flown from the...
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In this image made from video, Saninu Laizer, a small scale miner, holds a six kilograms (13 pounds) tanzanite stone he dug up in Mererani, Tanzania, Monday Aug. 3, 2020. Saninu Laizer who had become an overnight millionaire over a month ago when he unearthed two of the biggest rough tanzanite gemstones ever found has struck it rich again, digging up a third stone weighing 6 kilograms (13 pounds) with an estimated value of $2 million. The first two stones have an estimated value of $3.4 million. (AP Photo)
August 05, 2020 - 6:52 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A small-scale miner in Tanzania who had become an overnight millionaire over a month ago when he unearthed two of the biggest rough tanzanite gemstones ever found has struck it rich again, digging up a third stone weighing 6 kilograms (13 pounds) with an estimated value of $2...
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President Donald Trump participates in a roundtable discussion on the coronavirus outbreak and storm preparedness at Pelican Golf Club in Belleair, Fla., Friday, July 31, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
July 31, 2020 - 9:36 pm
ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (AP) — President Donald Trump said he will take action as soon as Saturday to ban Chinese-owned video app TikTok from the United States. Trump made the announcement to reporters Friday on Air Force One as he returned from Florida. “As far as TikTok is concerned, we’re banning...
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July 25, 2020 - 10:23 am
PARIS (AP) — France's interior minister vowed Saturday to fight “hateful ideology” after far-right extremists posted photos of a protest outside the offices of a Black lawmaker. The lawmaker, Sira Sylla, tweeted a photo of the small demonstration along with the words “You will never affect me.” The...
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FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2008 file photo, former congressman Jim Ryun speaks to supporters during an election watch party in Topeka, Kan. Ryun announced the race too close to call. President Donald Trump is awarding the nation's highest civilian honor to Jim Ryun, a former Kansas congressmen who was the first high school runner to clock a mile in under 4 minutes. Trump is scheduled to honor the three-time Olympian with the Presidential Medal of Freedom at the White House on Friday. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
July 21, 2020 - 12:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is awarding the nation’s highest civilian honor to Jim Ryun, a former Kansas congressman who was the first high school runner to clock a mile in under 4 minutes. Trump is scheduled to honor the three-time Olympian with the Presidential Medal of Freedom at...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, March 10, 2020, file photo, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross testifies before a House Appropriations subcommittee on Capitol Hill, in Washington. A department spokesperson said Saturday, July 18, 2020, that Ross has been hospitalized for “minor, non-coronavirus related issues." (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
July 18, 2020 - 9:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross was hospitalized for “minor, non-coronavirus related issues,” a department spokesperson said Saturday. Ross, 82, is “doing well” and is expected to be released from the hospital soon, the spokesperson said in a statement. The department did not...
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July 18, 2020 - 7:22 am
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Days of fighting between armed groups in villages in Congo’s South Kivu province killed at least 43 people, many of them women and children, residents said Saturday. At least 40 others disappeared after members of the armed group known as Ngumino attacked the village of...
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Workers pull a wire rope as they prepare to raise a shipwreck on Salamina island, west of Athens, on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. Greece this year is commemorating one of the greatest naval battles in ancient history at Salamis, where the invading Persian navy suffered a heavy defeat 2,500 years ago. But before the celebrations can start in earnest, authorities and private donors are leaning into a massive decluttering operation. They are clearing the coastline of dozens of sunken and partially sunken cargo ships, sailboats and other abandoned vessels. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
July 18, 2020 - 1:10 am
SALAMINA, Greece (AP) — Greece is commemorating one of the greatest naval battles in ancient history this year at Salamis, the claw-shaped island skirting the mainland near Athens. It’s where the invading Persian navy suffered a heavy defeat 2,500 years ago, their large vessels unable to properly...
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In a photo provided by Amazon, the company's smart shopping cart is seen in spring 2020 in Los Angeles. The cart, which Amazon unveiled Tuesday, July 14, 2020, uses cameras, sensors and a scale to automatically detect what shoppers drop in. It keeps a tally and then charges their Amazon account when they leave the store. No cashier is needed. (Amazon via AP)
July 14, 2020 - 5:24 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon has a new cure for long supermarket lines: a smart shopping cart. The cart, which Amazon unveiled on Tuesday, uses cameras, sensors and a scale to automatically detect what shoppers drop in. It keeps a tally and then charges their Amazon account when they leave the store. No...
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FILE - In this March 2, 2017 file photo, Tucker Carlson, host of "Tucker Carlson Tonight," poses for photos in a Fox News Channel studio, in New York. Tucker Carlson’s top writer has resigned from Fox News after secretly posting racists and sexist remarks online. CNN reported Friday, July 10, 2020 that writer Blake Neff used a pseudonym to write bigoted comments about Black and Asian people, as well as women, on the online platform AutoAdmit.(AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
July 13, 2020 - 10:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News' Tucker Carlson said Monday that his former writer who posted racist comments online was wrong but criticized “ghouls now beating their chests in triumph” after his staffer's resignation. “When we pose as blameless in order to hurt other people, we are committing the...
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