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In this photo taken Aug. 10, 2016, Blandine poses for a portrait in the Congo Ituri province capital Bunia. Blandine said she was raped at age 15 by a Moroccan peacekeeper but has spared her 8-year-old son Michael the story. Michael has never met his father, and only knows that he was a foreigner from one of the peacekeeping missions in the country. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
September 21, 2017 - 8:01 pm
BUNIA, Congo (AP) — She had been orphaned by a brutal conflict, but the 14-year-old Congolese girl found refuge in a camp protected by United Nations peacekeepers. The camp should have been safe the day she was raped. A delegation from the U.N. was paying a visit, and her grandmother had left her...
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FILE- In this March 23, 2017, file photo, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman nominee Jay Clayton testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Banking Committee. The SEC says a cyber breach of a filing system it uses may have provided the basis for some illegal trading in 2016. In a statement posted Wednesday, Sept. 20, evening on the SEC’s website, Clayton says a review of the agency’s cybersecurity risk profile determined that the previously detected “incident” was caused by “a software vulnerability” in its EDGAR filing system. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
September 21, 2017 - 8:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Securities and Exchange Commission waited until Wednesday to disclose a hack of its corporate filing system that occurred last year. The disclosure raises questions about the agency's ability to protect important financial information and comes as Americans are still weighing...
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This combination photo shows Ryan Gosling at CinemaCon 2017 on March 27, 2017, in Las Vegas, left, and Jay Z performing at a campaign rally for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in Cleveland on Nov. 4, 2016. Gosling will host the 43rd season opener of "Saturday Night Live," on Sept. 30. Jay-Z will be the musical guest. (AP Photo/File)
September 21, 2017 - 8:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — "Saturday Night Live" says it's kicking off its 43rd season Sept. 30 with guest host Ryan Gosling and musical guest Jay-Z. For Gosling's encore host appearance he'll be on hand to promote his new film, "Blade Runner 2049." Jay-Z will be plugging a world tour that starts next month...
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FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2015, file photo, Kazumi Matsui, right, mayor of Hiroshima, and the family of the deceased bow before they place the victims list of the Atomic Bomb at Hiroshima Memorial Cenotaph during the ceremony to mark the 70th anniversary of the bombing at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, western Japan. The outspoken mayor praised atomic bombing survivors, or "hibakusha," for their lifelong devotion to the effort. He urged Japan's government to change its policy of relying on the U.S. nuclear umbrella and join the nuclear prohibition treaty as soon as possible. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
September 21, 2017 - 7:59 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Japan, the only country to have suffered atomic bomb attacks, has repeatedly called for a global ban on nuclear weapons. Yet it sided with the nuclear powers and NATO in refusing to sign a treaty to ban such weapons during the U.N. General Assembly meeting in New York. The treaty, the...
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In this Sept. 20, 2017 photo, a young girl is carried out of the seating area after being hit by a line drive during the fifth inning of a baseball game between the New York Yankees and Minnesota Twins, at Yankee Stadium in New York. About a third of the 30 major league teams, the Yankees not among them, have extended the netting to protect fans from balls entering the bleachers to at least the end of the dugout. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)
September 21, 2017 - 7:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — It might be the shot heard around the baseball world: the rocket-like foul ball that hit a young girl at a New York Yankees game. In the hours after the girl was struck in the face by the 105-mph screamer, the game's commissioner vowed to push harder for all teams to extend...
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Antigua and Barbuda's Prime Minister Gaston Alphonso Browne addresses the United Nations General Assembly Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, at the United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
September 21, 2017 - 7:52 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The latest on the U.N. General Assembly meeting (all times local): 7:40 p.m. Antigua and Barbuda's prime minister is pleading for debt relief to help rebuild from Hurricane Irma, which decimated the tiny island of Barbuda and forced the evacuation of its entire population...
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September 21, 2017 - 7:42 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister on Friday urged restraint in the nation's same-sex marriage debate after a former prime minister who gave the people a direct say in the divisive issue said he was head-butted by a gay rights advocate while walking in a city street. Former Prime...
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September 21, 2017 - 7:41 pm
ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) — It took nearly 80 years, but a book borrowed during the Great Depression has been returned to a Massachusetts public library. The Attleboro Public Library posted on its Facebook page Thursday pictures of a copy of "The Young Lady at Home," by T.S. Arthur. The book was...
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President Donald Trump gestures for people to take their seat at a luncheon with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the Palace Hotel during the United Nations General Assembly, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, in New York. From left, Vice President Mike Pence, Trump, and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
September 21, 2017 - 7:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and North Korea (all times local): 7:30 p.m. President Donald Trump has added economic action to his fiery military threats against North Korea, authorizing stiffer new sanctions in response to the Koreans' nuclear weapons advances. Its leader...
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Gigi Hadid wears a creation as part of the Moschino women's Fall/Winter 2018/19 fashion collection, presented in Milan, Italy, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
September 21, 2017 - 7:32 pm
MILAN (AP) — The Milan fashion world is responding to global crises with transparency and lightness. Designers are choosing diaphanous textiles to create airy looks, often layering sheer trench coats and anoraks over form-fitting knit dresses or jumpsuits for contrast. It's about comfort, being...
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