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Governor hikes Puerto Rico storm toll to 2,975

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The Latest on the death toll from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico (all times local): 3:55 p.m. Gov. Ricardo Rossello is raising Puerto Rico’s official toll from Hurricane Maria from 64 to 2,975 in response to a new, government-commissioned study finding deaths from the ...

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AP: Multiple dead in shooting at Jacksonville mall

From the AP Newsroom JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida authorities are reporting multiple people dead and “many transported” to hospitals after a mass shooting at a riverfront mall in Jacksonville that was hosting a video game tournament. The Jacksonville Sherriff’s Office is reporting that one suspect is dead at the ...

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Soldier killed in Iraq helicopter crash was with 160th at Fort Campbell

WASHINGTON – (CLARKSVILLENOW) – The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve. Chief Warrant Officer 3 Taylor J. Galvin, 34, from Spokane, Washington, died Aug. 20, 2018, in Baghdad, Iraq, as a result of injuries sustained when his helicopter crashed in Sinjar, ...

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Physicist Stephen Hawking passed away at 76

ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON (AP) — Stephen Hawking, whose brilliant mind ranged across time and space though his body was paralyzed by disease, has died, a family spokesman said early Wednesday. “He was a great scientist and an extraordinary man whose work and legacy will live on for many years,” his ...

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Back to work: Government shutdown ending as Dems relent

By ALAN FRAM, ANDREW TAYLOR and ZEKE MILLER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress sped toward reopening the government late Monday as Democrats reluctantly voted to temporarily pay for resumed operations. They relented in return for Republican assurances that the Senate will soon take up the plight of young immigrant “dreamers” ...

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AP: US government shuts down; Dems, GOP blame each other

The federal government shut down at the stroke of midnight Friday, halting all but the most essential operations and marring the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration in a striking display of Washington dysfunction. Last-minute negotiations crumbled as Senate Democrats blocked a four-week stopgap extension in a late-night vote, ...

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