The Latest: Macron says trying to avoid Mideast favoritism
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The Latest: Macron says trying to avoid Mideast favoritism

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments surrounding Lebanon’s crisis with Saudi Arabia in the wake of Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s resignation (all times local): 10:30 p.m. President Emmanuel Macron says that France doesn’t want to choose one camp against another in the Middle East or become involved in “national or regional divisions.” Macron spoke … Continue reading

Neighbors help during massive senior living center fire
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Neighbors help during massive senior living center fire

Dozens of neighbors rushed to the scene of a massive late-night fire that injured nearly 30 people at a Pennsylvania senior living community, wrapping the elderly in blankets and carrying them to ambulances in makeshift gurneys. Larry Kingsland, 62, said Friday he and scores of people who live around the Barclay Friends Senior Living Community … Continue reading

As sex scandals topple the powerful: Why not Trump?
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As sex scandals topple the powerful: Why not Trump?

WASHINGTON (AP) — “You can do anything,” Donald Trump once boasted, speaking of groping and kissing unsuspecting women. Maybe he could, but not everyone can. The candidate who openly bragged about grabbing women’s private parts — but denied he really did so — was elected president months before the cascading sexual harassment allegations that have … Continue reading

Keystone pipeline leak won’t affect Nebraska ruling
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Keystone pipeline leak won’t affect Nebraska ruling

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Discovery of a 210,000-gallon oil spill from the Keystone pipeline that critics say demonstrates the risks of energy transport to the environment, will not affect Nebraska regulators’ decision next week on an expansion of the system because they are not allowed to consider pipeline safety, a state official said Friday. Keystone … Continue reading

Tax split between House, Senate poses a big challenge
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Tax split between House, Senate poses a big challenge

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House and Senate tax overhaul plans are broadly similar, but crucial differences are creating headaches for Republican leaders determined to keep myriad interest groups and factions of the GOP satisfied. And then there’s the ambitious timetable they’ve set of finishing in time to get legislation to President Donald Trump by Christmas. … Continue reading

Saudi arrest of Binladin family scion shatters royal entente
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Saudi arrest of Binladin family scion shatters royal entente

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Among those caught in the unprecedented arrests this week of top princes, wealthy businessmen and senior officials was the scion of one of Saudi Arabia’s most recognizable families: Bakr Binladin, the chairman of the kingdom’s pre-eminent contractor — and Osama bin Laden’s half-brother. It was a stunning end to … Continue reading

Louis C.K. says he misused his power and ‘brought pain’
Celebrities / Health

Louis C.K. says he misused his power and ‘brought pain’

NEW YORK (AP) — With his career imploding over allegations of sexual misconduct, comedian Louis C.K. confessed Friday to masturbating in front of women and expressed remorse for wielding his influence “irresponsibly.” The comedian said in a statement that the harassment claims by five women detailed in a New York Times report published Thursday “are … Continue reading

Josh Norman trying to raise money for ‘ignored’ Puerto Rico
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Josh Norman trying to raise money for ‘ignored’ Puerto Rico

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Josh Norman doesn’t believe enough attention is being paid to the situation hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico and is trying to change that. The Washington Redskins cornerback is donating $50,000 to the Boys & Girls Clubs in Puerto Rico and wants to convince other athletes, celebrities, corporations and foundations to donate another $200,000. … Continue reading

Sri Lanka govt faces pressure over torture, rape allegations
Health / International News

Sri Lanka govt faces pressure over torture, rape allegations

GENEVA (AP) — Sri Lanka’s government faced increasing pressure Friday to answer for alleged human rights violations following a recent war crimes lawsuit and allegations from over 50 men who said they were raped, branded or tortured as recently as this year. The men’s anguished descriptions of their abuses come nearly a decade after Sri … Continue reading