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March 27, 2017 - 10:58 am
SENATE-SUPREME COURT Senate panel to meet on court nominee WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate panel is meeting to consider President Donald Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court and Democrats are widely expected to delay a vote until next week. The Judiciary Committee is gathering at noon on Monday...
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FILE - The Dec. 12, 2010 file photo shows the gold coin 'Big Maple Leaf' in the Bode Museum in Berlin. The 100-kilogram (220 pound) gold coin disappeared from the museum. (Marcel Mettelsiefen/dpa via AP)
March 27, 2017 - 10:54 am
BERLIN (AP) — Thieves broke into the German capital's Bode Museum before dawn Monday and made off with a massive 100-kilogram (221-pound) gold coin worth millions of dollars, police said. Police spokesman Stefen Petersen said thieves apparently entered through a window about 3:30 a.m. Monday, broke...
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Dogs sit near pictures of the French former soccer player and administrator Michel Platini in a museum dedicated to him, owned by Philippos Stavrou Platini, who legally adopted his sports hero's surname, in Mosfiloti, Cyprus on Sunday, March 26, 2017. A Cypriot fan Michel Platini is renewing a bid to be entered in the Guinness Book of World Records for the biggest collection of Plantini memorabilia. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
March 26, 2017 - 1:26 pm
MOSFILOTI, Cyprus (AP) — A Cypriot fan of former soccer player and administrator Michel Platini renewed a bid Sunday to be entered in the Guinness Book of World Records for the biggest collection of Plantini memorabilia. Philippos Stavrou Platini — yes, he legally adopted his sports hero's surname...
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FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2013 file photo, dealer Han Kim, center, gathers up chips after a hand of Texas Hold 'em at a poker room in Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas. Unlike the 2000s when casinos competed to lure fans of the game, poker's appeal has been weakening during this decade. Strip casinos had 405 tables and made $97 million in 2007. In contrast, the game only netted casinos $78 million last year after the number of tables decreased to 320. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
March 25, 2017 - 1:11 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — When the Monte Carlo casino closes its eight-table poker room in about a month as part of a $450 million overhaul, the Las Vegas Strip will be down nearly a quarter of the tables it had a decade ago. Casinos constantly adjust their floors to meet customer demand. And unlike the...
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March 25, 2017 - 12:27 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — When the Monte Carlo casino closes its eight-table poker room in about a month as part of a $450 million overhaul, the Las Vegas Strip will be down nearly a quarter of the tables it had a decade ago. Casinos constantly adjust their floors to meet customer demand. And unlike the...
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March 25, 2017 - 10:12 am
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia wildlife officials are aiming to track the numbers of turkeys taken by hunters with some high-tech help. This weekend is the opening of turkey hunting season in Georgia. There is a three-gobbler limit per hunter in Georgia during the season which runs through May 15. The...
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March 25, 2017 - 9:41 am
A person with knowledge of the situation says the NBA is suspending Joakim Noah of the New York Knicks for 20 games for violating the league's anti-drug policy. The suspension is to be announced Saturday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press because the league has not...
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The burial place of President James K. Polk and his wife, Sarah Polk, is seen on the grounds of the state Capitol in Nashville, Tenn., on Friday, March 24, 2017. A resolution being considered in the state Legislature calls for exhuming their bodies and moving them to the James K. Polk Home and Museum in Columbia, Tenn. (AP Photo/Erik Schelzig)
March 24, 2017 - 5:23 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — President James K. Polk did big things for America, dramatically expanding its borders by annexing Texas and seizing California and the Southwest in a war with Mexico. Achieving undisturbed eternal rest has proved more difficult. In a proposal that has riled some folks in...
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FILE - In this April 15, 2014 file photo, a cast of a Tyrannosaurus rex discovered in Montana greets visitors as they enter the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington. Tyrannosaurus Rex and his buddies are on the move as a new study proposes a massive shake up of the dinosaur family tree. A new study that looks at more than 450 characteristics of 75 dinosaur species proposes a different evolutionary history of dinosaurs, moves the theropods such as T. Rex to a new branch of the family tree and even suggests a bit earlier and more northerly origins for dinosaurs. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
March 22, 2017 - 2:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tyrannosaurus Rex and his buddies could be on the move as a new study proposes a massive shake-up of the dinosaur family tree. Scientists who took a deeper look at dinosaur fossils suggest a different evolutionary history for dinosaurs. Their research moves the theropods such as T...
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FILE - In this April 15, 2014 file photo, a cast of a Tyrannosaurus rex discovered in Montana greets visitors as they enter the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington. Tyrannosaurus Rex and his buddies are on the move as a new study proposes a massive shake up of the dinosaur family tree. A new study that looks at more than 450 characteristics of 75 dinosaur species proposes a different evolutionary history of dinosaurs, moves the theropods such as T. Rex to a new branch of the family tree and even suggests a bit earlier and more northerly origins for dinosaurs. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
March 22, 2017 - 2:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tyrannosaurus Rex and his buddies could be on the move as a new study proposes a massive shake-up of the dinosaur family tree. Scientists who took a deeper look at dinosaur fossils suggest a different evolutionary history for dinosaurs. Their research moves the theropods such as T...
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