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Back-to-back shootings shake Mexico's tourism jewels

2 min 42 sec ago
CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — Two consecutive days of shooting attacks that left a total of nine dead have put two of the jewels of Mexico's Caribbean coast on edge and spurred a warning to tourists by the U.S. government. 2017-01-17T19:26:00-05:00 2017-01-18T00:26:40-05:00

For driverless cars, a moral dilemma: Who lives or dies?

2 min 42 sec ago
BOSTON (AP) — Imagine you're behind the wheel when your brakes fail. As you speed toward a crowded crosswalk, you're confronted with an impossible choice: veer right and mow down a large group of elderly people, or veer left into a woman pushing a stroller. 2017-01-17T19:24:00-05:00 2017-01-18T00:24:36-05:00

Australia defends end of MH370 hunt; investigation continues

2 min 42 sec ago
SYDNEY (AP) — Australian officials defended their suspension of the fruitless deep-sea sonar search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, insisting on Wednesday that the enormous costs involved played no role in their decision to halt the nearly three-year hunt. 2017-01-17T19:26:00-05:00 2017-01-18T00:26:09-05:00

In Africa, Obama's presidency couldn't help but be personal

2 min 42 sec ago
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Africa was electrified by the rise of Barack Obama, the first U.S. president of African descent. It was in Africa that he signaled a historic opening toward Cuba, took aim at the twin scourges of corruption and dictatorship and sent thousands of troops to fight one of the most terrifying disease outbreaks in decades. 2017-01-17T19:15:00-05:00 2017-01-18T00:15:26-05:00

Obama shortens Manning's term, grants clemency to hundreds

2 min 42 sec ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama granted clemency to Chelsea Manning on Tuesday, allowing the transgender Army intelligence officer convicted of leaking more than 700,000 U.S. documents to go free nearly three decades early. 2017-01-17T15:40:00-05:00 2017-01-17T20:40:17-05:00

With clemency for Manning, attention turns to WikiLeaks head

20 min 34 sec ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's decision Tuesday to commute Chelsea Manning's sentence brought fresh attention to another figure involved in the Army leaker's case: Julian Assange. 2017-01-17T17:01:00-05:00 2017-01-17T22:01:47-05:00

DeVos pledges not to undo public education, pushes choice

20 min 34 sec ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a sometimes contentious confirmation hearing, education secretary pick Betsy DeVos pledged that she would not seek to dismantle public schools amid questions by Democrats about her qualifications, political donations and long-time work advocating for charter schools and school choice. 2017-01-17T17:10:00-05:00 2017-01-17T22:10:02-05:00

18 million more uninsured if Obamacare killed, not replaced

20 min 34 sec ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Insurance premiums would soar for millions of Americans and 18 million more would be uninsured in just one year if Republicans scuttle much of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul without a replacement, Congress' budget analysts said Tuesday. 2017-01-17T13:35:00-05:00 2017-01-17T18:35:16-05:00

Caroline Kennedy leaves Japan after 3 years as US ambassador

42 min 40 sec ago
TOKYO (AP) — Caroline Kennedy is stepping down Wednesday after three years as U.S. ambassador to Japan, where she was welcomed like a celebrity and worked to deepen the U.S.-Japan relationship despite regular flare-ups over American military bases on the southern island of Okinawa. 2017-01-17T16:08:00-05:00 2017-01-17T21:08:18-05:00

Putin: Obama administration trying to undermine Trump

42 min 40 sec ago
MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin took a parting shot at the Obama administration Tuesday, accusing it of trying to undermine Donald Trump's legitimacy with fake allegations and "binding the president-elect hand and foot to prevent him from fulfilling his election promises." 2017-01-17T09:22:00-05:00 2017-01-17T14:22:07-05:00

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

Tue, 2017-01-17 23:45
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday: 2017-01-17T16:02:00-05:00 2017-01-17T21:02:07-05:00

With clemency for Manning, attention turns to WikiLeaks head

Tue, 2017-01-17 22:05
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's decision Tuesday to commute Chelsea Manning's sentence brought fresh attention to another figure involved in the Army leaker's case: Julian Assange. 2017-01-17T15:54:00-05:00 2017-01-17T20:54:48-05:00

DeVos pledges not to undo public education, pushes choice

Tue, 2017-01-17 22:05
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a sometimes contentious confirmation hearing, education secretary pick Betsy DeVos pledged Tuesday not to dismantle public education and said she wasn't selected for the job simply because of her wealthy family's generous contributions to the Republican Party. 2017-01-17T15:17:00-05:00 2017-01-17T20:17:48-05:00

Obama shortens Manning's term, grants clemency to hundreds

Tue, 2017-01-17 20:46
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama granted clemency to Chelsea Manning on Tuesday, allowing the transgender Army intelligence officer convicted of leaking more than 700,000 U.S. documents to go free nearly three decades early. 2017-01-17T15:07:00-05:00 2017-01-17T20:07:57-05:00

With clemency for Manning, attention turns to WikiLeaks head

Tue, 2017-01-17 20:46
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's decision Tuesday to commute Chelsea Manning's sentence brought fresh attention to another figure involved in the Army leaker's case: Julian Assange. 2017-01-17T14:10:00-05:00 2017-01-17T19:10:13-05:00

Caroline Kennedy leaves Japan after 3 years as US ambassador

Tue, 2017-01-17 20:25
TOKYO (AP) — Caroline Kennedy is stepping down Wednesday after three years as U.S. ambassador to Japan, where she was welcomed like a celebrity and worked to deepen the U.S.-Japan relationship despite regular flare-ups over American military bases on the southern island of Okinawa. 2017-01-17T14:46:00-05:00 2017-01-17T19:46:36-05:00

Obama shortens Manning's term, grants clemency to hundreds

Tue, 2017-01-17 20:06
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama commuted the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning on Tuesday, allowing the Army intelligence officer who leaked scores of classified documents to go free nearly three decades early. 2017-01-17T13:20:00-05:00 2017-01-17T18:20:44-05:00

Interior nominee Zinke disputes Trump on climate change

Tue, 2017-01-17 19:45
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's choice to head the Interior Department on Tuesday rejected the president-elect's claim that climate change is a hoax, saying it is indisputable that environmental changes are affecting the world's temperature and human activity is a major reason. 2017-01-17T13:03:00-05:00 2017-01-17T18:03:36-05:00

Australia defends end of MH370 hunt; investigation continues

Tue, 2017-01-17 19:05
SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's Transport Minister Darren Chester said on Wednesday that experts will continue analyzing data and scrutinizing debris washing ashore from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in a bid to narrow down where it crashed in the southern Indian Ocean. But Chester declined to specify what kind of breakthrough would convince officials to resume the search for the missing airliner that was suspended this week after almost three fruitless years of searching. 2017-01-17T13:25:00-05:00 2017-01-17T18:25:44-05:00

University of California's Napolitano in hospital for cancer

Tue, 2017-01-17 18:25
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — University of California President Janet Napolitano, a former U.S. Homeland Security secretary, has been undergoing cancer treatment for five months and has been hospitalized after suffering complications, the school system said Tuesday. 2017-01-17T13:08:00-05:00 2017-01-17T18:08:29-05:00

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