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April 18, 2015 - 8:34am
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Suddenly, bipartisanship has broken out on Capitol Hill.

Iran, Medicare, education, trade — Republicans and Democrats are coming together to make deals, and that's something rarely seen lately.

Republican Sen. John Cornyn of Texas says it's great, and the developments have Congress-watchers applauding.

Jason Grumet of the Bipartisan Policy Center says that "democracy had a pretty good week, and it's been a long...

April 18, 2015 - 7:49am
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RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinian president says he has reached an agreement with Israel in which tax revenues it collects for the Palestinians will be transferred following a three-month freeze.

Mahmoud Abbas said Saturday that "there is an agreement; the money will be sent in full."

Abbas initially rejected Israel's unfreezing of the tax funds because it included a deduction to settle debts incurred by his Palestinian Authority, including...

April 18, 2015 - 7:31am
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama plans to celebrate Earth Day this week with a visit to the Florida Everglades.

In his weekly radio address out Saturday, Obama says "there's no greater threat to our planet than climate change."

He says he'll visit the Everglades on Wednesday to talk about how global warming threatens the U.S. economy. He says rising sea levels are putting the "economic engine for the South Florida tourism industry" at risk....

April 18, 2015 - 7:18am
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JENNINGS, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say police officers shot and killed a suburban St. Louis man after he charged at them.

St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said at a news conference Saturday that the man's mother reported Friday night that her son had barricaded himself in a home in Jennings.

St. Louis television station KMOV reports that Belmar says the man had access to a sword and that officers tried but failed to engage him....

April 18, 2015 - 4:02am
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CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police have shot and killed a man in the city's South Shore neighborhood after officers said he pointed a gun at them.

The Chicago Police Department Office of News Affairs said in a statement early Saturday that officers heard shots fired at about 10:10 p.m. Friday and saw a van driving away. A male passenger jumped out of the van and began running.

Deputy Chief Dana Alexander told WLS-TV the man, whose identity and age were...

April 18, 2015 - 3:01am
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WASHINGTON (AP) — An all-day Earth Day rally and concert is drawing some big names to the National Mall.

Usher, Mary J. Blige, Gwen Stefani, Common and Train are scheduled to perform Saturday during the free event hosted by will.i.am and Soledad O'Brien. The rally runs from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. near the Washington Monument.

Earth Day organizers also are announcing plans with developers of the popular "Angry Birds" game to create a new in-game experience...

April 18, 2015 - 2:22am
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BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Real estate mogul and Michigan billionaire A. Alfred Taubman, whose business success and philanthropy was clouded by a criminal conviction late in his career, has died. He was 91.

Son Robert S. Taubman, the president and CEO of Taubman Centers, Inc., says his father died Friday night of a heart attack.

Taubman donated hundreds of millions of dollars to universities, hospitals and museums, and was a major backer of stem-...

April 18, 2015 - 1:08am
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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Los Angeles Kings center Jarret Stoll was arrested Friday for suspected cocaine possession at the MGM Grand Hotel's Wet Republic pool complex.

Las Vegas police Lt. Michael Mauntel said Stoll is being held at the Clark County Detention Center.

Stoll is the boyfriend of Erin Andrews, the "Dancing with the Stars" co-host and Fox Sports reporter. Stoll also was engaged to actress and model Rachel Hunter, singer Rod Stewart's former wife...

April 17, 2015 - 11:19pm
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HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii Gov. David Ige says a nonprofit company planning to build one of the world's biggest telescopes on a mountain many Native Hawaiians consider sacred will continue to postpone construction.

This is the second time the Thirty Meter Telescope has extended a moratorium on building at the summit of Mauna Kea, the highest peak on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Ige didn't say when construction would resume. He says further announcements...

April 17, 2015 - 11:15pm
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CHICAGO (AP) — Attorneys for a Chicago-area man charged with trying to join the Islamic State group in Syria are seeking the dismissal of the charges.

Lawyers for 19-year-old Mohammed Hamzah Khan also filed a motion Friday in U.S. District Court in Chicago seeking to suppress statements he made to law enforcement.

In seeking to dismiss the charges, Khan's attorneys contend the desire he expressed to "emigrate" to an "Islamic state" was just an...

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