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FILE- In this Nov. 17, 2017, photo, Johnny Bobbitt Jr., left, Kate McClure, right, and McClure's boyfriend Mark D'Amico pose at a Citgo station in Philadelphia. When McClure ran out of gas, Bobbitt, who is homeless, gave his last $20 to buy gas for her. McClure started a Gofundme.com campaign for Bobbitt that has raised more than $275,000. (Elizabeth Robertson/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, File)
November 23, 2017 - 10:51 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A fund set up to raise money for a homeless man who helped a woman when her car ran out of gas in Philadelphia has collected more than $275,000. The GoFundMe campaign was started by Bordentown, New Jersey, resident Kate McClure this month after she was stuck along Interstate 95...
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November 23, 2017 - 10:37 pm
FAIRFIELD, Texas (AP) — A man suspected of killing a Texas state trooper during a traffic stop was taken into custody more than 100 miles away, authorities said Thursday night. The Harris County Sheriff's Office announced on Twitter that the suspect was apprehended in neighboring Waller County. The...
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People walk past a bank electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange Friday, Nov. 24, 2017. Asian stock markets were mostly lower Friday with investors finding little guidance with Wall Street closed for the Thanksgiving holiday and Chinese markets in focus after a big sell-off the previous day. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
November 23, 2017 - 10:30 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly lower Friday with investors finding little guidance with Wall Street closed for the Thanksgiving holiday and Chinese markets in focus after a big sell-off the previous day. KEEPING SCORE: Japanese shares resumed trading a day after a holiday, with...
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This image provided by Refugee Action Coalition shows police entering the immigration camp on Manus Island, Papua New Guinea, Thursday Nov. 23, 2017. Papua New Guinea authorities on Thursday ratcheted up pressure on more than 300 asylum seekers to abandon a decommissioned immigration camp, where refugees reported their shelters, beds and other belongings have been destroyed. (Refugee Action Coalition via AP)
November 23, 2017 - 9:57 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Papua New Guinea authorities said Friday they had relocated the last asylum seekers who had refused for three weeks to leave a closed immigration camp for fear they would face violence in the alternative accommodations. Police Chief Superintendent Dominic Kakas said...
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A wooden boat is moored at a nearby marina, in Yurihonjo, Akita prefecture, northern Japan, Friday, Nov. 24, 2017. Japanese police are investigating eight men found on Japan's northern coast who say they are from North Korea and washed ashore after their boat broke down. Akita prefectural police said Friday they found the men late Thursday after receiving a call that a group of suspicious men were standing around at the seaside in Yurihonjo town. Police also found the wooden boat at the marina. (Kyodo News via AP)
November 23, 2017 - 9:54 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese police said Friday they are investigating eight men found on Japan's northern coast who say they are from North Korea and washed ashore after their boat broke down. Akita prefectural police found the men late Thursday after receiving a call that suspicious men were standing...
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November 23, 2017 - 9:12 pm
LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Police say nine coaches of a train have derailed in northern India, killing at least three people and injuring another 13. Police officer Pratap G. Yadav says the derailment occurred early Friday near Manikpura station in Uttar Pradesh state. The area is nearly 200 kilometres...
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FILE - In this June 10, 2011 file photo, Rep. Maurice Hinchey, D-N.Y. speaks in Fort Edward, N.Y. Former U.S. Rep. Hinchey, a veteran lawmaker known for pressing to protect the environment during a career that spanned from the era of the Love Canal toxic waste site to the recent debate over natural-gas fracking, has died at age 79. Hinchey, a Democrat, died Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, at his home in Saugerties, in the Hudson Valley, his family said in a statement on his Facebook page. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)
November 23, 2017 - 8:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Maurice Hinchey, a veteran lawmaker known for pressing to protect the environment during a career that spanned from the era of the Love Canal toxic waste site to the recent debate over natural-gas fracking, has died. He was 79. Hinchey, a Democrat, died Wednesday at...
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People look at Apple products as they shop a Black Friday sale at a Best Buy store on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017, in Overland Park, Kan. Shoppers are hitting the stores on Thanksgiving as retailers under pressure look for ways to poach shoppers from their rivals. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
November 23, 2017 - 8:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Shoppers are hitting the stores on Thanksgiving as retailers under pressure look for ways to poach shoppers from their rivals. As the holiday shopping season officially kicked off, retailers are counting on a lift from a better economy. But they're also looking beyond economic data...
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In this Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017 photo, Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez and current presidential candidate, speaks during his closing campaign rally, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Less than a decade ago, even talk of re-election was enough to get a Honduran president overthrown. Now Hernandez appears likely to win a second term in the Sunday, Nov. 26 election. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
November 23, 2017 - 8:07 pm
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Less than a decade ago, even talk of re-election was enough to get a Honduran president overthrown. Now Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez appears likely to win a second term on Sunday as well as bolstering the strength of his conservative National Party across...
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In this Nov. 9, 2017, photo, workers from Nepal's election commission load polling materials to be delivered to various districts for the upcoming legislative election in Kathmandu, Nepal. Eleven years after Nepal began its journey toward democracy by stripping its authoritarian king of his powers, the nation’s 30 million people will finally get a say in running their local regions, giving voice to those who feel overlooked in a country with diverse ethnic groups and cultures. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
November 23, 2017 - 7:54 pm
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Eleven years after Nepal began its journey toward democracy by stripping its authoritarian king of his powers, the nation's 30 million people will finally get a say in running their local regions, giving voice to those who feel overlooked in a country with diverse ethnic...
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