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November 18, 2017 - 12:00 am
Zimbabweans say Mugabe must quit now, but more talks planned HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Giddy with joy and finally free to speak out, vast throngs of demonstrators turned Zimbabwe's capital into a carnival ground on Saturday in a peaceful outpouring of disdain for President Robert Mugabe and calls for...
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November 17, 2017 - 11:52 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations is seeking to put human rights advisers and monitors into the 5,000-troop African force that is charged with fighting extremists in western Africa's vast Sahel region. Assistant Secretary-General Andrew Gilmour, the deputy human rights chief who recently...
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FILE - In this April 22, 2017 file photo, Jeffrey Tambor arrives at the "Transparent" FYC special screening in Los Angeles. Trace Lysette, an actress on "Transparent," says the show’s star Tambor pressed his body against hers in a sexually aggressive manner during filming and made inappropriate and unwanted sexual statements. Tambor denies the allegations saying he has “never been a predator - ever.” (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)
November 17, 2017 - 11:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — When "Transparent" debuted four years ago on Amazon with a transgender lead character, it was a special moment for TV. It won Emmys and seemed a perfect fit for a burgeoning civil rights movement. Now the show's future may be in flux following allegations against star Jeffrey Tambor...
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November 17, 2017 - 10:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on sexual harassment allegations against celebrities and media (all times local): 7:15 p.m. Ryan Seacrest is disputing an allegation that he engaged in inappropriate behavior with an employee at E! News nearly a decade ago. In a statement Friday, Seacrest says his former...
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Choe Ryong Hae, second from right, vice chairman of the Central Committee of North Korea's ruling party holds a talk with Song Tao, second from left, the head of China's ruling Communist Party's International Liaison Department, at the Mansudae Assembly Hall, in Pyongyang, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. The highest-level Chinese envoy to North Korea in two years arrived in the country’s capital on Friday to try to improve relations that have soured over Beijing’s tightening of sanctions and expressions of support for U.S. President Donald Trump’s calls for more pressure on the North to abandon its nuclear weapons program. (Kyodo News via AP)
November 17, 2017 - 10:11 pm
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — The highest-level Chinese envoy to North Korea in two years held meetings in the country's capital to try to improve relations that have soured over Beijing's tightening of sanctions and expressions of support for President Donald Trump's calls for more pressure on the...
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FILE - This Aug. 25, 2017, booking photo originally provided by the Gallatin County Detention Center shows U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Mont. A Montana judge has ordered the release on Monday, Oct. 10, 2017, of the mug shot taken of the state's lone Congressman after he was convicted of assaulting a Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs on the eve of the special election that put him in office. More than 100 pages of documents, photos and audio from the investigation into Gianforte were released under a court order on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. (Gallatin County Detention Center via AP, File)
November 17, 2017 - 9:46 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana congressman misled investigators about his assault on a reporter the day before he was elected and claimed that the "liberal media" was "trying to make a story" out of it, according to documents released Friday. U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte, a Republican, told an...
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FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2016, file photo, provided by the Syrian anti-government activist group Aleppo Media Center (AMC), shows medical staff treating a man suffering from breathing difficulties inside a hospital in Aleppo, Syria after a chemical attack. Rival U.S. and Russian resolutions to extend the mandate of experts trying to determine who was responsible for chemical attacks in Syria were defeated Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, at a United Nations Security Council meeting. (Aleppo Media Center via AP, File)
November 17, 2017 - 9:26 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia again vetoed a U.N. resolution Friday that would extend the mandate of the expert body charged with determining responsibility for chemical weapons attacks in Syria, dooming its operation and making it exceedingly difficult to hold anyone accountable for the deaths of...
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FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2015 file photo Rev. Jesse Jackson speaks during a news conference in Chicago. Rev. Jackson says he's been seeking outpatient care for two years for Parkinson's disease and plans to "dedicate" himself to physical therapy. In a Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 letter to supporters, the 76-year-old says family and friends noticed a change in him about three years ago and he could no longer ignore symptoms. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green File)
November 17, 2017 - 9:25 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Rev. Jesse Jackson disclosed publicly Friday that he has been seeking outpatient care for two years for Parkinson's disease and plans to "dedicate" himself to physical therapy to slow the progress of the disease. In a letter to supporters, the 76-year-old civil rights icon said...
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FILE - in this Nov. 15, 2017, photo, medical doctor Lee Cook-jong describes the parasites found inside the body of a North Korean soldier at Ajou University Medical Center in Suwon, South Korea. Hospital officials say on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, the condition of the North Korean soldier severely wounded by gunfire while escaping to South Korea is gradually improving after two surgeries but it's too early to tell whether he makes a recovery.(Kim In-chul/Yonhap via AP, File)
November 17, 2017 - 9:10 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The condition of a North Korean soldier severely wounded by gunfire while escaping to South Korea is gradually improving after two surgeries but it's too early to tell whether he makes a recovery, hospital officials said Saturday While the soldier's vital signs are...
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November 17, 2017 - 9:08 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a wreck involving a Los Angeles County sheriff's vehicle that killed two children (all times local): 5:50 p.m. A witness says a Los Angeles County sheriff's vehicle wasn't using its sirens or lights before it crashed with another car, jumped a curb and killed two...
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