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Head of popular girl band leads N. Korean team to S. Korea

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A North Korean delegation led by the head of a hugely popular girl band has arrived in South Korea to check preparations for a Northern art troupe during next month's Winter Olympics.

Authorities respond to possible drowning in South Brazos County; child taken to the hospital

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Brazos County Sheriff's deputies are investigating a possible drowning in the 13000 block of I and Gn Road.

Ellsworth shows independent streak in GOP candidates' forum

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Four Republican candidates vying for the nomination to challenge Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf in November's election worked to stand out to voters as they took their first questions together from a non-partisan moderator.

College Station authorities investigating shooting at apartment complex

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College Station police are investigating a shooting at The Marc Apartments on Harvey Road.

NYC teacher pleads not guilty to abusing 14-year-old student

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NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City schoolteacher has pleaded not guilty to charges she sexually abused a 14-year-old student.

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Crowds gather for Women's March 2018 in Louisiana

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Big crowds gathered in north and south Louisiana as part of women's marches worldwide Saturday to protest President Donald Trump's policies and focus public attention on issues ranging from sexual harassment to…

Gunmen storm Intercontinental Hotel in Afghan capital

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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — At least four gunmen stormed the Intercontinental Hotel in the Afghan capital on Saturday evening, triggering a shootout with security forces, officials said.

US marches for women's rights slam Trump, encourage voting

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Demonstrators from Los Angeles to New York marched in support of female empowerment and denounced President Donald Trump's views on immigration, abortion, LGBT rights and women's rights on Saturday, the anniversary of…

The Latest: Senate GOP plans a vote aimed at ending shutdown

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the government shutdown (all times local):

Congressman denies misconduct claim; ethics probe may follow

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan called for an Ethics Committee investigation Saturday after the New York Times reported that U.S. Rep. Patrick Meehan used taxpayer money to settle a complaint that stemmed from his hostility…

The Latest: Clinton lauds 'power and resilience' of women

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The Latest on women's marches around the world (all times local):

The Latest: Governor vows to reopen Statue of Liberty

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NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the closure of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island (all times local):

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Big Island commission plans visit to resort project site

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KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — A planning commission on the Big Island has scheduled a visit to the site of a proposed 40-unit resort development before considering approval for a slate of requests from the developer.

Shutdown closes Hawaii volcano park; Pearl Harbor still open

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HONOLULU (AP) — A federal government shutdown has caused one Hawaii national park to close and another to struggle to stay open.

The Latest: GOP says Trump trying to cushion shutdown impact

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on how the government shutdown is affecting national parks (all times local):

Democrats, GOP try to dodge blame for shuttered government

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Hours after shuttering much of the federal government, feuding Democrats and Republicans in Congress spent Saturday dodging blame for a paralyzing standoff over immigration and showed few signs of progress on negotiations…

Pope: Femicides in Latin America a scourge that must stop

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TRUJILLO, Peru (AP) — Pope Francis denounced femicides and other gender-based crimes that have turned Latin America into the most violent place on Earth for women, calling Saturday for legislation to protect them and a new cultural mindset…

Apple CEO to deliver Duke University commencement speech

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DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Apple CEO and Duke University business school graduate Tim Cook is the choice to deliver the school's commencement address this spring.

Kenai officials explore permits for dip net fishery vendors

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KENAI, Alaska (AP) — Officials in Kenai are exploring permit options for beach vendors, aiming to help local entrepreneurs and the city capitalize on the summer dip net fishery.

McCaskill among few Democrats voting to keep government open

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri was among a handful of Democrats in the Senate who voted to support a GOP measure that would have kept the government open through Feb. 16.

Utah woman's nonprofit mails thousands of books to prisons

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TOOELE, Utah (AP) — A nonprofit run by a Utah woman supplies books to men and women in 35 prisons in 13 states, helping to restock prison libraries often filled with decrepit texts.

Police fatally shoot knife-wielding man in Fairmont

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FAIRMONT, Minn. (AP) — Police in Fairmont have shot and killed a man who authorities say confronted the officers with two knives.

Women's march in Cambridge draws thousands of people

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A rally on Cambridge Common was among events held worldwide to mark one year since protest marches that followed the inauguration of President Donald Trump.

Oklahoma lawmaker sues private investigator in spying case

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma lawmaker who found a tracking device attached to his pickup truck last month is suing a private investigation company and an investigator who works for the company over the device.

The Latest: Police release name of suspect sought in manhunt

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HERRIMAN, Utah (AP) — The Latest on a Utah manhunt (all times local):

Vermont march puts focus on young leaders, empowering women

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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's capital on Saturday played host to a rally that put a focus on young people to try to re-energize the movement that drew millions to Women's March events last year.

Classes, sports to continue at West Point despite shutdown

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WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — The U.S. Military Academy at West Point says it is not canceling sporting events or classes despite the federal government shutdown.

Utility seeks new wind, solar farms for Facebook data center

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's largest electricity provider is seeking state regulatory approval for power purchase agreements with two companies that would build new wind and solar farms to serve Facebook's new data center.

1 arrest as thousands turns out for Seattle women's march

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SEATTLE (AP) — Tens of thousands of people marched through Seattle Saturday for the one-year anniversary of events supporting women's rights and other causes.