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Young people lead global climate change protests

By ROD McGUIRK and FRANK JORDANS BERLIN (AP) — In Canberra and Kabul, Cape Town and Berlin, and across the globe, hundreds of thousands of people took the streets Friday to demand that leaders tackle…
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Nevada desert towns prep for possible ‘Storm Area 51’ influx

By KEN RITTER LAS VEGAS (AP) — Visitors descending on the remote Nevada desert for “Storm Area 51” are from Earth, not outer space. No one knows what to expect, but the two tiny towns…
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Dillinger family members apply again to exhume his grave

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Family members of 1930s gangster John Dillinger have submitted a new application to exhume his Indianapolis gravesite. The Indiana State Department of Health said it received the latest application Tuesday. Dillinger’s family…
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Purdue Pharma begins Chapter 11 bankruptcy journey

By TOM MURPHY and ANNE D'INNOCENZIO NEW YORK (AP) — Purdue Pharma gets its day in court Tuesday after the OxyContin maker filed for bankruptcy and negotiated a potential multi-billion dollar settlement to resolve thousands…
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No Deal: Auto workers strike against GM in contract dispute

By TOM KRISHER and MIKE HOUSEHOLDER DETROIT (AP) — More than 49,000 members of the United Auto Workers walked off General Motors factory floors or set up picket lines early Monday as contract talks with…
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PG&E reaches $11B deal with California wildfire insurers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric and a group of insurers announced Friday they reached an $11 billion settlement to cover most of the claims from wildfires in California in 2017 and 2018.…
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18 years later, America vows to ‘never forget’ 9/11

By KAREN MATTHEWS and JENNIFER PELTZ NEW YORK (AP) — Americans commemorated 9/11 with solemn ceremonies and vows Wednesday to “never forget” 18 years after the deadliest terror attacks on American soil. A crowd of…
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Share of uninsured Americans rises for 1st time in a decade

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans without health insurance edged up in 2018 — the first evidence from the government that coverage gains from President Barack Obama’s health…
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Juul warned over claims e-cigarette safer than smoking

By MATTHEW PERRONE (AP) — Federal health authorities on Monday blasted vaping company Juul for illegally pitching its electronic cigarettes as a safer alternative to smoking and ordered the company to stop making unproven claims…
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Aid effort picks up momentum as some Bahamians seek way out

By MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN ABACO, Bahamas (AP) — A few meager possessions stuffed in plastic bags, some of the haggard Bahamians who lost homes to the ravages of Hurricane Dorian are waiting at a small airport…
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