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  • The Latest: US official: American on plane from North Korea

    The Latest on the deportation of an American man from North Korea (all times local): 3 p.m. A U.S. official says an American citizen detained last month by North Korea has been deported and is on a flight back to the United States. The official was not authorized to discuss the...

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  • Fugitive Macedonian ex-PM 'passed through' Montenegro

    A former prime minister who fled Macedonia while facing prison for a corruption conviction entered Montenegro from Albania on Sunday but left the same day, Montenegro's police said Friday. Nikola Gruevski passed through Montenegro on Nov. 11, when he wasn't the subject of arrest warrants or...

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  • Caravan migrants and worried families try to stay in touch

    There was cake at little Brithani Lizeth's third birthday party, and also tears. Though her grandmother and aunt tried to make their simple cinder block home festive, the little girl could not be consoled. She missed her parents. Orbelina Orellana and Elmer Alberto Cardona were hundreds...

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  • USA Gymnastics chief operating officer Ron Galimore resigns

    Longtime USA Gymnastics chief operating officer Ron Galimore resigned Friday, the latest high-profile departure for the embattled organization in the wake of the Larry Nassar scandal. The move came as USA Gymnastics is facing decertification of its status as the national governing body for...

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  • Kids' postcards blanket Alpine glacier in eco-friendly stunt

    Kids across the world expressed concerns about global warming by joining forces to create what organizers say is the world's biggest postcard on a glacier in the Swiss Alps. Bearing messages of hope and commitment, more than 125,000 colorful and hand-written postcards from kids around the...

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  • Holocaust scholar sues group that said he 'slandered' Poland

    A prominent Holocaust researcher said Friday that he is suing a Polish organization for libel after it waged a public campaign last year accusing him of slandering Poland's good name with his work exploring Polish violence against Jews during World War II. Historian Jan Grabowski, of the...

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  • Cargo ship launch clears way manned mission to space station

    A Russian Soyuz rocket sent a cargo ship on its way to the International Space Station on Friday, a successful launch clearing the way for the next crew to travel to the space outpost. The launch of the Russian Progress MS-10 resupply ship from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan marked...

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  • The Latest: Hamas abides by cease-fire, restrains protests

    The Latest on the political developments in Israel (all times local): 5:35 p.m. Gaza's Hamas rulers are sticking to cease-fire with Israel by keeping border protests widely restrained. Thousands of Palestinians participated Friday in a Hamas-organized rally along the perimeter fence...

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  • Jury indicts Puerto Rico man accused of threatening CNN

    A federal grand jury in Puerto Rico has indicted a man accused of posting threatening messages on Twitter about wanting to bomb CNN. The U.S. Attorney's Office on Friday identified him as Carlos Rodriguez Vidal from the southwestern coastal town of Cabo Rojo. Authorities say he posted...

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  • Fashion show blends Cuban private enterprise, US sponsorship

    Models strutting in paint-stained shirts and leather construction boots have shed light on an unusual blend of Cuban private enterprise and American corporate sponsorship. An open-air fashion show Thursday put on by the Cuban label Clandestina and internet giant Google was titled "Country...

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  • Greece's Church says priests should keep state jobs

    Greece's powerful Orthodox Church says it wants priests to remain civil servants, rejecting part of a recent government offer to switch a payroll system for clergymen. The church's governing Holy Synod said Friday that it had voted unanimously "to retain the existing payroll status of the...

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  • Iraq resumes Kirkuk oil exports after yearlong pause

    Iraq began piping oil from its fields around the disputed city of Kirkuk on Friday, more than a year after exports were halted over troubles with the autonomous Kurdish administration north of the country. The region will export between 50,000 to 100,000 barrels of crude oil per day through...

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  • Texas hospital system accused of holding patients illegally

    A Texas corporation that runs behavioral health hospitals is accused of illegally holding four patients. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that SAS Healthcare Inc. was indicted Wednesday on nine counts of violating the Texas Mental Health Code. The indictment alleges the...

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  • Ex-minister Lieberman: Israel-Hamas truce a 'capitulation'

    Israel moved closer to early elections Friday after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's main coalition partner, the ultra-nationalist Jewish Home party, said it wants a vote "as soon as possible," and will press for consultations on a date on Sunday. The call for early elections came after...

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  • Spat over WWII brothels shows Japan's trouble in facing past

    A journalist close to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has defended her view that Korean women who were sent to Japanese wartime military brothels were not sex slaves, and accused a liberal-leaning newspaper of fabrication. One of the newspaper's reporters said a day earlier that the...

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  • Oscar winner for 'Butch Cassidy' has died

    William Goldman, the Oscar-winning screenwriter and Hollywood wise man who won Academy Awards for "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" and "All the President's Men" and summed up the mystery of making a box office hit by declaring "Nobody knows anything," has died. He was 87. Goldman's...

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  • Tech companies, retailers weigh on US stocks; Oil prices up

    U.S. stock indexes were mostly lower in early trading Friday, erasing some of the market's gains from a day earlier. Losses in technology companies, big retailers and banks outweighed gains in health care and energy stocks. Crude oil prices headed higher for the third day in a row. KEEPING...

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  • Theresa May: A resilient politician facing a tough fight

    As Cabinet ministers quit and lawmakers demanded her resignation, cricket-loving British Prime Minister Theresa May summoned the spirit of one of her sports heroes. Asked by a reporter "how many wickets need to fall" before she was out, May spoke of her admiration for Geoffrey Boycott, a...

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  • Philippines' Duterte to cut short APEC trip, officials say

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will cut short his participation in the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in Papua New Guinea, officials said Friday. He has come under criticism for skipping some regional meetings earlier in Singapore. Duterte will attend the first of two days of...

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  • Markets Right Now: Stocks open lower on Wall Street

    The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): ——— 9:35 a.m. Stocks are opening mostly lower on Wall Street, erasing some of the market's gains from a day earlier. Technology stocks fell more than the rest of the market in early trading...

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  • Goldberg, Hathaway, Bourdain among NJ Hall of Fame nominees

    Actresses Whoopi Goldberg and Anne Hathaway, comedian Chris Rock, Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito and documentarian Anthony Bourdain are among new nominees to the New Jersey Hall of Fame

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  • US industrial production ticks up 0.1 percent in October

    U.S. industry expanded slightly in October, with manufacturing growth offsetting declines in mining and utility production. Industrial production ticked up a modest 0.1 percent, the fifth straight monthly gain, following a 0.2 percent advance in September and a sizable 0.8 percent advance...

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  • Correction: Argentina-G20-Security story

    Correction: Argentina-G20-Security story

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  • US industrial production expanded at modest 0.1 percent in October

    US industrial production expanded at modest 0.1 percent in October .

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