An investigator surveys the wreckage of a twin-engine aircraft that crashed Sunday near the South Coast Plaza shopping center Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, in Santa Ana, Calif. Five people were killed aboard the plane that crashed and there were no survivors. No

5 killed after plane nosedived into California parking lot

On a breezy morning, Floria Hakimi smiled as her photo was snapped on the steps leading up to a small plane that would usher her to a workshop for real estate agents in Southern California.

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In this Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018 photo, two women cry outside the Stroger Hospital in Chicago, after they were asked to leave due to overwhelming crowds of family and friends of shooting victims. Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson plans to discuss the weeken

11 killed and nearly 70 wounded in Chicago weekend shootings

At least 11 people were shot and killed and about 70 others were wounded over the weekend in Chicago, in a spasm of gun violence that police attributed mostly to gangs and that the president's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, used to criticize the city's Democratic leadership.

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An opposition MDC party supporters hold his hands up after being sprayed with a water canon and in clouds of teargas on a street in Harare during clashes with police Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018. Hundreds of angry opposition supporters outside Zimbabwe's elect

Deadly riots rock Zimbabwe's capital as vote results delayed

Soldiers and police fired live rounds, water cannons and tear gas at furious protesters who threw rocks and burned vehicles Wednesday in Zimbabwe's capital, dashing the optimism of an election that the country hoped would set it on a new course after decades of Robert Mugabe's rule.

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A U.S. soldier salutes during a repatriation ceremony for the remains of U.S. soldiers killed in the Korean War and collected in North Korea, at the Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018. North Korea handed over 55 boxes of the

Presumed American remains from Korea War head home

Decades after the end of the Korean War in 1953, the remains of dozens of presumed U.S. war dead were on their way Wednesday to Hawaii for analysis and identification.

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A firefighter runs while trying to save a home on Dessie Drive as a wildfire tears through Lakeport, Calif., Tuesday, July 31, 2018. The residence eventually burned. Firefighters pressed their battle against a pair of fires across Mendocino and Lake count

New fire erupts in Northern California; homes threatened

Firefighters struggling to contain destructive Northern California wildfires found themselves facing a new blaze that erupted Tuesday and drove through a rural area near a national forest.

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President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte at the White House, Monday, July 30, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump says 'no problem' shutting government, dismaying GOP

Unnerving fellow Republicans, President Donald Trump declared Monday he would have "no problem" shutting down the federal government this fall if Congress won't come up with more money for border security.

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President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte at the White House.

Trump says he has 'no problem' shutting down government

President Donald Trump said Monday he would have "no problem" shutting down the federal government this year if Congress doesn't agree to provide additional border security funding.

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Burned vehicles sit in front of a wildfire-ravaged home, Sunday, July 29, 2018, in Redding, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Number of people ordered to flee California fires hits 15K

The number of people ordered to flee from two Northern California wildfires has swelled to 15,000, authorities said Monday as flames rolled toward several small towns in a rural area of lakes, forests and mountains.

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A firefighter watches as the Cranston fire grows to more 1,200 acres in the San Bernardino National Forest above Hemet, Calif.

Homes burn as crews battle separate blazes in California

Homes burned as a fast-moving wildfire forced an entire Southern California mountain town to evacuate Wednesday, while tourists emptied from the heart of Yosemite National Park so firefighters could battle a growing blaze nearby.

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President Donald Trump meets with European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker in the Oval Office of the White House.

Trump to EU leaders: We want a 'fair trade deal'

President Donald Trump told European leaders Wednesday that the U.S. wants a "fair trade deal" with the European Union as both sides sought to defuse tensions in an escalating trade battle involving some of the world's biggest economies.

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This July 17, 2018 photo shows wrapped plastic straws at a bubble tea cafe in San Francisco.

San Francisco moves to ban plastic straws, containers

San Francisco supervisors voted Tuesday to give plastic straws the cold shoulder, following the lead of Seattle, another eco-conscious West Coast city where a ban went into effect this month.

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Desirae Shapiro, 19, next to wall kneeling at right, and her mother, Gina Shapiro, friends of 18-year-old Danforth shooting victim Reese Fallon, mourn while visiting a makeshift memorial, Monday, July 23, 2018, in Toronto.

In wake of shooting, gun ownership under debate in Toronto

Of all the things people in Toronto are horrified by in the aftermath of the shooting that killed two people and injured 13, this stands out: The man responsible had a handgun.

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New York Daily News staff reporter Chelsia Rose Marcius cries as she is hugged by staff photographer Todd Maisel after they were both laid off, Monday, July 23, 2018, in New York. The tabloid will cut half of its newsroom staff, saying it wants to focus m

NY Daily News slashes newsroom staffing in half

The New York tabloid Daily News cut half of its newsroom staff Monday including Jim Rich, the paper's editor in chief.

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This image made from video released by the Israeli Defence Forces on Sunday, July 22, 2018 shows a member of the White Helmets waving to Israeli soldiers as he and his family board a bus to Jordan. (Israeli Defence Forces via AP)

In an elaborate plan, Syrian White Helmets cross to freedom

The call came on Saturday night. In the raging war zone that is southwestern Syria, with enemy forces on the march, the 98 White Helmets volunteers brought their spouses, children and a personal bag each.

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Local residents walk past a tornado-damaged building on Main Street, Thursday, July 19, 2018, in Marshalltown, Iowa. Several buildings were damaged by a tornado in the main business district in town including the historic courthouse. (AP Photo/Charlie Nei

Iowa tornadoes hit unexpectedly, causing damage and injuries

Thousands of people were without power Friday after a flurry of unexpected tornadoes swept through central Iowa, injuring at least 17 people and flattening buildings in three cities.

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FILE - In this April 6, 2017 file photo, Air Force One, with President Donald Trump aboard, departs from Andrews Air Force Base, Md., en route to Mar-a-Largo, in Palm Beach, Fla., for a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping. Trump says Air Force One i

Trump says Air Force One to get red, white and blue makeover

President Donald Trump says Air Force One is getting a patriotic makeover.

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U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hand with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the end of the press conference after their meeting at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki.

Trump corrects his quote, says misspoke on Russian meddling

Blistered by bipartisan condemnation of his embrace of a longtime U.S. enemy, President Donald Trump sought Tuesday to "clarify" his public undermining of American intelligence agencies, saying he had misspoken when he said he saw no reason to believe Russia had interfered in the 2016 U.S. election.

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U.S. President Donald Trump, left, smiles beside Russian President Vladimir Putin during a press conference after their meeting at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland, Monday, July 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Trump: Putin made 'incredible offer' in Russian hacking case

President Donald Trump said Monday that Russian President Vladimir Putin privately made an "incredible offer" to help American investigators in their prosecution of 12 Russian intelligence officers accused of hacking crimes during the 2016 presidential election.

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This frame grab from police body cam video provided by the Chicago Police Department shows authorities trying to apprehend a suspect, center, who appeared to be armed, Saturday, July 14, 2018, in Chicago. The suspect was fatally shot by police during the

Man killed by Chicago police ran away, reached for waist

A man killed by Chicago police had a gun in a holster at his hip and was shot multiple times as he ran away, spun around and reached toward his waist, footage released Sunday from an officer's body-worn camera shows.

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British Prime Minister Theresa May takes the hand of President Donald Trump as they walk up red-carpeted steps to enter Blenheim Palace for a black tie dinner in Blenheim, England.

Trump says May's Brexit plan would kill UK-US trade deal

U.S. President Donald Trump lobbed a verbal hand grenade into Theresa May's carefully constructed plans for Brexit, saying Thursday that the British leader had wrecked the country's exit from the European Union and likely "killed" chances of a free-trade deal with the United States.

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Region

European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, left, and New Zealand Foreign Minister Winston Peters address a press conference after their meeting at Parliament in Wellington, New Zealand, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018.

EU says encouraging trade with Iran is crucial to nuke deal

The European Union's foreign policy chief encouraged companies to do more business with Iran despite new U.S. sanctions, saying Tehran had upheld its commitments under the deal to limit its nuclear program.

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