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Honduran migrants hoping to reach the U.S. sleep in the southern Mexico city of Tapachula, Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, in a public plaza featuring a statue of Mexican national hero Miguel Hidalgo, a priest who launched Mexico's War of Independence in 1810. Keeping together for strength and safety in numbers, some huddled under a metal roof in the city's main plaza Sunday night. Others lay exhausted in the open air, with only thin sheets of plastic to protect them from ground soggy from an intense Sunday evening shower. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
Patrick Gentry
October 22, 2018 - 10:32 am
TAPACHULA, Mexico (AP) — Thousands of Central American migrants hoping to reach the U.S. were deciding Monday whether to rest in this southern Mexico town or resume their arduous walk through Mexico as President Donald Trump rained more threats on their governments. After blaming the Democrats for...
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Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, is escorted by U.S. Capitol Police after meeting with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., to delay a final vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh to allow time for an investigation by the FBI of the sexual misconduct allegations against him, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Patrick Gentry
September 28, 2018 - 8:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 8 p.m. Former Vice President Joe Biden is praising senators for delaying further action on Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination until the FBI can investigate charges of sexual misconduct. Biden...
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Trader Edward McCarthy work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. U.S. stocks veered broadly lower in early trading Monday as losses in health care companies and banks outweighed gains elsewhere. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
October 22, 2018 - 4:48 pm
Banks led a broad slide in U.S. stocks Monday as an early rally faded, giving the benchmark S&P 500 index its fourth straight loss. Health care and energy stocks also helped pull the market lower, outweighing gains by technology and consumer-focused stocks. Crude oil prices eked out a small...
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FILE. In this file photo taken Friday, Dec. 9, 2016 photo former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev speaks to the Associated Press during an interview at his foundation's headquarters in Moscow, Russia. Trump's announcement that the United States would leave the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty brought sharp criticism on Sunday Oct. 21, 2018, from Russian officials and from former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, who signed the treaty in 1987 with President Ronald Reagan. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev, File)
October 22, 2018 - 4:42 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on The Latest on President Donald Trump's decision to pull the U.S. from an arms control agreement with Russia (all times local): 11:35 p.m. President Donald Trump is reiterating his intent to pull out of a landmark arms control agreement, saying the Russians have not...
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October 22, 2018 - 4:33 pm
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Congo's health ministry says health teams in the latest Ebola outbreak are attacked about three or four times a week by wary residents, a level of violence unseen in the country's nine previous outbreaks of the deadly virus. The coordinator of the outbreak response, Dr. Ndjoloko...
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Jean Pierre fills out several Mega Millions lottery tickets for purchase at a convenience store Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, in Orlando, Fla. No one won the $1 billion jackpot in Saturday night's drawing, which means the top prize for Tuesday night's Mega Millions drawing would be the largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
October 22, 2018 - 4:27 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — For all the anticipation about whether someone will finally snag the gigantic Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots, the games come down to two things: simple math — and very long odds. But there are some quirks and surprises about the math equations that likely will soon...
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The National Center for Transgender Equality, NCTE, and the Human Rights Campaign gather on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House in Washington, Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, for a #WontBeErased rally. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
October 22, 2018 - 4:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — LGBT leaders across the U.S. reacted with fury Monday to a report that the Trump administration is considering adoption of a new definition of gender that would effectively deny federal recognition and civil rights protections to transgender Americans. "I feel very threatened, but...
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This image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment shows Gal Gadot in a scene from "Wonder Woman." Warner Bros. announced Monday that “Wonder Woman 1984” will now open on June 5, 2020. The film starring Gal Gadot as the Amazonian superhero had been slated for a November 2019 release. (Clay Enos/Warner Bros. Entertainment via AP)
October 22, 2018 - 3:23 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The world will have to wait a little longer for the "Wonder Woman" sequel, which will now arrive in theaters in summer 2020. Warner Bros. announced Monday that "Wonder Woman 1984" will now open on June 5, 2020. The film starring Gal Gadot as the Amazonian superhero had been...
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This GOES East satellite image provided by NOAA shows Hurricane Willa in the eastern Pacific, on a path toward Mexico's Pacific coast on Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. (NOAA via AP)
October 22, 2018 - 1:49 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hurricane Willa grew into a potentially catastrophic Category 5 storm and swept toward Mexico's Pacific coast with winds of 160 mph (260 kph) Monday, threatening a stretch of high-rise resort hotels, surfing beaches and fishing villages. The hurricane was expected to pass over or...
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FILE - In this March 10, 2018, file photo, Kansas' Silvio De Sousa (22) celebrates during the second half of the NCAA college basketball championship game against West Virginia in the Big 12 men's tournament, in Kansas City, Mo. Kansas is ranked No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason Top 25 poll released Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
October 22, 2018 - 1:47 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Kansas coach Bill Self sees big holes when he looks at his roster after losing three starters, including Associated Press All-American Devonte' Graham. The voters in the AP Top 25 poll see something different: a roster restocked so well that Jayhawks will start the season as...
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