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Woman dies after fire on casino boat off Florida's coast

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 13:00
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A casino company said Monday it never had a problem with the shuttle boat that erupted in flames off Florida's Gulf Coast, leading to the death of a female passenger. 2018-01-15T06:29:00-05:00 2018-01-15T11:29:28-05:00
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Future floods will be in mind as California town rebuilds

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 13:00
MONTECITO, Calif. (AP) — After power and drinking water return, and cleanup crews haul away the last of the boulders and muck that splintered homes like a battering ram, the wealthy seaside hideaway of Montecito, California, will start rebuilding with the possibility of another catastrophic flood in mind. 2018-01-15T05:46:00-05:00 2018-01-15T10:46:48-05:00
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Iowa lawsuit pits gay rights against religious freedom

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 13:00
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The University of Iowa is caught up in a legal fight with a conservative Christian student group that denied a leadership position to a student who is gay. 2018-01-15T06:16:00-05:00 2018-01-15T11:16:27-05:00
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Poverty, past linked to Native Americans focus on MLK Day

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 11:00
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Anti-poverty activists in Albuquerque and a groundbreaking Cherokee Nation declaration about the tribe's role in promoting equality after years of fighting to exclude descendants of slaves from its rolls are part of the focus of Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations. 2018-01-15T04:51:00-05:00 2018-01-15T09:51:59-05:00
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Woman dies after fire on casino boat off Florida's coast

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 11:00
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A female passenger has died hours after a casino boat caught fire off Florida's Gulf Coast, forcing her and about 50 other passengers and crew to jump into the chilly waters to escape. 2018-01-15T04:18:00-05:00 2018-01-15T09:18:13-05:00
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Missile-alert mistake feeds doubts about a real emergency

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 07:00
HONOLULU (AP) — When Jonathan Scheuer got an alert on his phone of a ballistic missile headed for Hawaii, he and his family didn't know what to do. They went to their guest bedroom, then decided it would be safer on the ground floor of their Honolulu home. 2018-01-15T00:22:00-05:00 2018-01-15T05:22:16-05:00
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Dozens escape casino shuttle boat off Florida's Gulf coast

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 07:00
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — First there were shouts, then screams and then black smoke billowing into sunny Florida skies as a shuttle boat used to carry patrons to a casino ship offshore rapidly became engulfed in flames. But all of the crew and dozens of passengers safely escaped by jumping overboard into chilly waters on an unusually cold winter day on the Gulf Coast. 2018-01-15T01:12:00-05:00 2018-01-15T06:12:47-05:00
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AP reporter recounts moments after Hawaii missile alert

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 05:00
HONOLULU (AP) — It was a beautiful Hawaii morning: nice breeze, blue skies, birds chirping. Then terror struck. 2018-01-14T22:02:00-05:00 2018-01-15T03:02:53-05:00
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Missile-alert mistake feeds doubts about a real emergency

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 03:00
HONOLULU (AP) — When Jonathan Scheuer got an alert on his phone of a ballistic missile headed for Hawaii, he and his family didn't know what to do. They went to their guest bedroom, then decided it would be safer on the ground floor of their Honolulu home. 2018-01-14T20:03:00-05:00 2018-01-15T01:03:25-05:00
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Residents grieve and commit to rebuilding after mudslides

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 03:00
MONTECITO, Calif. (AP) — At the end of a heartbreaking week that saw deadly mudslides kill at least 20, residents of Montecito gathered to grieve, pay tribute to victims and commit to rebuilding their cherished community on the Southern California coast. 2018-01-14T19:58:00-05:00 2018-01-15T00:58:34-05:00
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Missile-alert mistake feeds doubts about a real emergency

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 22:00
HONOLULU (AP) — A blunder that caused more than a million people in Hawaii to fear that they were about to be struck by a nuclear missile fed skepticism Sunday about the government's ability to keep them informed in a real emergency. 2018-01-14T15:45:00-05:00 2018-01-14T20:45:30-05:00
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Missile-alert mistake feeds doubts about a real emergency

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 20:00
HONOLULU (AP) — A blunder that caused more than a million people in Hawaii to fear that they were about to be struck by a nuclear missile fed skepticism Sunday about the government's ability to keep them informed in a real emergency. 2018-01-14T14:16:00-05:00 2018-01-14T19:16:05-05:00
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Prayers for California mudslide victims; death toll hits 20

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 20:00
MONTECITO, Calif. (AP) — Parishioners prayed Sunday for those killed and for families still searching for missing relatives in a Southern California community ravaged by mudslides, and authorities announced another body had been found, increasing the death toll to 20. 2018-01-14T14:53:00-05:00 2018-01-14T19:53:52-05:00
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King's words still inspire nearly 50 years after his death

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 18:00
ATLANTA (AP) — Though his voice was silenced nearly 50 years ago, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s message of nonviolence still resonates and inspires. 2018-01-14T07:49:00-05:00 2018-01-14T12:49:36-05:00
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AP reporter recounts moments after Hawaii missile alert

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 18:00
HONOLULU (AP) — It was a beautiful Hawaii morning: nice breeze, blue skies, birds chirping. Then terror struck. 2018-01-14T12:09:00-05:00 2018-01-14T17:09:56-05:00
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A wave of panic rattles Hawaii after false missile alert

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 16:00
HONOLULU (AP) — The second recent blunder in Hawaii's planning for a possible North Korean nuclear attack left islanders shaken after an emergency alert warning of an imminent strike sounded on hundreds of thousands of cellphones. 2018-01-14T09:35:00-05:00 2018-01-14T14:35:14-05:00
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Prayers for California mudslide victims; death toll hits 20

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 16:00
MONTECITO, Calif. (AP) — Parishioners prayed on Sunday for those killed and for families still searching for missing relatives in a Southern California community ravaged by mudslides, and authorities announced another body had been found, increasing the death toll to 20. 2018-01-14T10:40:00-05:00 2018-01-14T15:40:29-05:00
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Kennedy targets gun violence in Illinois governor campaign

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 16:00
CHICAGO (AP) — Few people running for public office have been more personally affected by gun violence than Chris Kennedy, who was a child when his father and uncle, Sen. Robert Kennedy and President John F. Kennedy, were assassinated. 2018-01-14T10:36:00-05:00 2018-01-14T15:36:50-05:00
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Body found, increasing California mudslides death toll to 20

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 14:00
MONTECITO, Calif. (AP) — The death toll at the scene of devastating mudslides in a Southern California community rose to 20 Sunday as the list of those still missing shrunk to four. 2018-01-14T08:06:00-05:00 2018-01-14T13:06:55-05:00
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Chelsea Manning confirms US Senate run

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 14:00
NORTH BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Chelsea Manning on Sunday confirmed via Twitter that she is a candidate for U.S. Senate. 2018-01-14T07:24:00-05:00 2018-01-14T12:24:16-05:00
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