Today in History for October 16th

Today in History for October 16th

Highlights of this day in history: John Brown raids Harper's Ferry; France's Marie Antoinette beheaded; John Paul II chosen as pope; Chile's ex-dictator Augusto Pinochet detained; 'Baby Jessica' rescued; Novelist James Michener dies.
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Government inaction leaves toxic PCBs in schools

Government inaction leaves toxic PCBs in schools

An AP investigation finds that a toxic chemical known as PCBs, or polychlorinated biphenyls, remain in tens of thousands of U.S. schools — with little action to test or clean them up.
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Celebrity game show hosts not a new concept

Celebrity game show hosts not a new concept

Jamie Foxx, Dax Shepard and Snoop Dogg are a few celebs who've added game show host to their resumes. It may seem like a new trend but it's not a new concept. Johnny Carson, Jackie Gleason, and Dick Van Dyke also hosted game shows at some point in...
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Fuel storage tanks up in flames near San Francisco

Fuel storage tanks up in flames near San Francisco

A fire at an oil storage facility in the San Francisco Bay Area prompted a hazardous materials emergency Tuesday afternoon that led authorities to order about 12,000 people in two communities to stay inside with all windows and doors closed.
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AP Top Stories 15

AP Top Stories 15

Here's the latest for Tuesday, Oct. 15th: Hunter Biden addresses Trump accusations; Cuba Gooding Jr. pleads not guilty; Convictions of Catalan separatist leaders lead to clashes in Northeastern Spain; France's lower house of Parliament approves IV...
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Pence leading US delegation to Turkey Wednesday

Pence leading US delegation to Turkey Wednesday

President Donald Trump says Vice President Mike Pence will be traveling to Turkey on Wednesday to try to reach a ceasefire deal.
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Police find bodies in car, home after confession

Police find bodies in car, home after confession

Police in Northern California have identified the suspect who they say showed up at a police station with a dead body in his car and confessed to killing that person and another three members of a family.
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Police chief: ‘No excuse’ for black woman’s death

Police chief: ‘No excuse’ for black woman’s death

Fort Worth’s police chief pleaded with the city to not allow the killing of a black woman by a white police officer reflect badly on the entire department.
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Police find bodies in car, home after confession

Police find bodies in car, home after confession

Police in Northern California have identified the suspect who they say showed up at a police station with a dead body in his car and confessed to killing that person and another three members of a family.
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Cuba Gooding lawyer outraged at groping charges

Cuba Gooding lawyer outraged at groping charges

Up to a dozen accusers could testify at the sexual misconduct trial of Cuba Gooding Jr., a Manhattan prosecutor said Tuesday.
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Google unveils new phone, connected gadgets

Google unveils new phone, connected gadgets

Google unveiled a new Pixel smartphone and other hardware devices Tuesday, all aimed at getting people even more reliant on its artificial-intelligence services.
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The man behind a Broadway play that is a ‘deeply raw space’

The man behind a Broadway play that is a ‘deeply raw space’

Playwright Jeremy O. Harris has a rule that he doesn’t cry in public. He broke that rule the night Rihanna attended his Broadway debut. Harris uses the singer’s 2017 hit single “Work” throughout his searing “Slave Play” and the pop star had promis...
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LeBron James no longer King James in Hong Kong

LeBron James no longer King James in Hong Kong

Basketball player Lebron James' standing among basketball fans in Hong Kong took a hit because of comments the NBA star made about free speech.
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Officer arrested in fatal Texas shooting

Officer arrested in fatal Texas shooting

Fort Worth police are telling a grieving public that "we feel and understand your anger," after a white officer was charged with murder for shooting a black woman through a window of her home.
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AP Top Stories October 15

AP Top Stories October 15

Here's the latest for Tuesday, Oct. 15th: Kurdish-led administration says conditions worsening in northern Syria; Officer arrested in shooting of woman at her home; Democratic debate to be held in Ohio; Man wins big pumpkin competition in California.
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AP Explains: The Impeachment Process

AP Explains: The Impeachment Process

Impeachment is a rarely used procedure that often comes with some misunderstanding. The Associated Press explains the process.
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Brexit secretary: Deal with EU still very possible

Brexit secretary: Deal with EU still very possible

British Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay said on Tuesday that talks on Britain's departure from the European Union were ongoing and "a deal is still very possible."
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Kent arrives to Capitol to testify on Ukraine

Kent arrives to Capitol to testify on Ukraine

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State George Kent arrived on Capitol Hill to testify.as part of the House Democrats' impeachment probe into Trump's dealings with Ukraine.
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Google creates new gadgets in hardware design lab

Google creates new gadgets in hardware design lab

Google designers show their latest devices during a visit to its hardware studio where they designed the company's new Pixel 4 flagship phone, Pixel Go laptop, Pixel Buds wireless headphones, Nest Mini smart speaker and Nest Wifi system.
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#MeToo launches new hashtag to mobilize voters

#MeToo launches new hashtag to mobilize voters

The founder of #MeToo is using the second anniversary of the movement to launch a new effort intended to mobilize voters heading into the 2020 election.
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On This Day 15 October 2017

On This Day 15 October 2017

Alyssa Milano helped kick-start the #MeToo movement, with a single Tweet.
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Cyntoia Brown-Long argues for redemption in memoir

Cyntoia Brown-Long argues for redemption in memoir

Cyntoia Brown-Long’s case drew celebrity and national attention to juvenile justice reform. Now released from prison, Brown-Long tells her story in a new memoir and says that “everyone is capable of receiving redemption.”
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Stars glam up in black for Elle Women in Hollywood

Stars glam up in black for Elle Women in Hollywood

Charlize Theron, Gwyneth Paltrow, Nicole Kidman, Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman among stars wearing plenty of black at the Elle Women in Hollywood event.
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ShowBiz Minute: Houston, Booker, Trump

ShowBiz Minute: Houston, Booker, Trump

Whitney Houston, Notorious B.I.G. nominated for Rock Hall of Fame; It's a tie: Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo share fiction's Booker Prize; Trump calls for Sean Spicer votes on "Dancing with the Stars."
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Charlize on 'Bombshell' impact on women depicted in it

Charlize on 'Bombshell' impact on women depicted in it

Charlize Theron, who produced and stars in "Bombshell" - based on alleged events around the expulsion of Fox News’ Roger Ailes - says that she's trying to get all the women portrayed in the film to see it; while co-star Nicole Kidman reveals whet...
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Today in History for October 15th

Today in History for October 15th

Highlights of this day in history: Convicted Nazi war criminal Herman Goering commits suicide behind bars; World War I spy Mata Hari executed; Nikita Khrushchev ousted as Soviet Union's leader; 'I Love Lucy' premieres on TV.
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LaQuan Smith is pushing the fashion culture forward

LaQuan Smith is pushing the fashion culture forward

LaQuan Smith is all about the Champagne lifestyle - bubbly, luxurious and sexy - when it comes to the women’s clothes he creates; the designer discusses changing fashion and promoting diversity.
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Wide gaps in legal protection for LGBT workers

Wide gaps in legal protection for LGBT workers

The Supreme Court’s decision on whether federal law shields LGBT people from job discrimination could leave millions of gay and transgender workers vulnerable in parts of the U.S. without protections at the state or local level.
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What Can Be Saved? Owl killings spur moral debate

What Can Be Saved? Owl killings spur moral debate

In a last-ditch effort to save spotted owls, federal officials are killing hundreds of barred owls in the hopes they can stave off their spotted cousins' potential extinction. This is the latest installment in the AP series, "What Can Be Saved?"
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Columbus statue vandalized in San Francisco

Columbus statue vandalized in San Francisco

Several statues of Christopher Columbus, including one in San Francisco, were vandalized with red paint. The US holiday named for the explorer was celebrated on Monday.
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Chicago teachers rally ahead of strike deadline

Chicago teachers rally ahead of strike deadline

Chicago teachers want district leaders to meet their demands just days before a threatened strike in the country's third-largest school district.
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How to clone Will Smith

How to clone Will Smith

The SFX team at Peter Jackson's Weta discuss creating a completely digital version of Will Smith for new movie, "Gemini Man."
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Ryan Blaney gets big NASCAR win at Talladega

Ryan Blaney gets big NASCAR win at Talladega

Ryan Blaney ensured he would advance in NASCAR'S playoffs with a win at Talladega. Blaney edged Ryan Newman in a photo finish.
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Texas officer named in fatal shooting has resigned

Texas officer named in fatal shooting has resigned

The interim police chief says the Fort Worth, Texas, officer who shot a 28-year-old black woman inside her own home over the weekend resigned before he could be fired.
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AP Top Stories October 14

AP Top Stories October 14

Here's the latest for Monday, Oct. 14th: President Trump says he'll impose sanctions on Turkey; Texas officer resigns after killing black woman; Parents of British teen killed in accident with diplomat's wife demand justice; Witches celebrate full...
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Family: Cop should be charged in fatal shooting

Family: Cop should be charged in fatal shooting

Family members of a black Texas woman who was shot to death inside her home by a white police officer are calling for an independent investigation of her killing as well as the arrest and prosecution of the officer involved.
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Harry Dunn's mother speaks out in NY on his death

Harry Dunn's mother speaks out in NY on his death

The parents of a motorcyclist killed in an accident with an American diplomat's wife are urging the alleged driver to return to Britain.
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MIT professors discuss Nobel economics win

MIT professors discuss Nobel economics win

Two researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a third from Harvard University won the 2019 Nobel Prize in economics on Monday for groundbreaking research into what works and what doesn't in the fight to reduce global poverty.
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Protests erupt as Spain convicts Catalan separatists

Protests erupt as Spain convicts Catalan separatists

Riot police charged at protesters outside Barcelona's airport Monday after 12 prominent Catalan separatists were sentenced to lengthy prison terms for their roles in a secession effort in 2017.
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Steelers QB Hodges gets win in first NFL start

Steelers QB Hodges gets win in first NFL start

Pittsburgh Steelers QB Devlin Hodges discusses his first NFL start after he helped direct a 24-17 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers.
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Suns' Ayton shows improvement in sophomore year

Suns' Ayton shows improvement in sophomore year

Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton and his coach Monty Williams discuss Ayton’s development in the offseason.
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Turkish military convoy crosses into Syria

Turkish military convoy crosses into Syria

A Turkish military convoy carrying tanks and additional soldiers crossed into Syria Monday. Syrian troops, meanwhile, entered several northern towns and villages near the border as Turkey's army marched south, raising concerns of clashes.
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Graham: Turkey will face 'crippling sanctions'

Graham: Turkey will face 'crippling sanctions'

Echoing President Donald Trump, Sen. Lindsey Graham said on Fox News Channel that the situation in Northern Syria was Erdogan's fault and Turkey would face "crippling sanctions" from the U.S. on its economy.
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Police: Death in cop shooting 'unspeakable loss'

Police: Death in cop shooting 'unspeakable loss'

Police say they have communicated with the family of a woman fatally shot by a police officer in her Texas home, calling her death an "unspeakable loss."
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AP Top Stories October 14

AP Top Stories October 14

Here's the latest for Monday October 14th: Syrian government troops move north; Former national security expert to be heard on impeachment inquiry; Officer who fatally shot woman in her home to be interviewed; Nobel prize in economics awarded.
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UK announces post-Brexit immigration reforms

UK announces post-Brexit immigration reforms

The British government says it will end free movement from the EU in 2021 as part of post-Brexit immigration reforms. The plan was announced in the Queen's Speech, which outlines the programs of new Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government.
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Dolly celebrates 50 years at the Grand Ole Opry

Dolly celebrates 50 years at the Grand Ole Opry

Dolly Parton is still out there working "9 to 5" after celebrating her 50th anniversary as a Grand Ole Opry member.
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Paul Rudd: I still haven't seen 'Game of Thrones'

Paul Rudd: I still haven't seen 'Game of Thrones'

Paul Rudd, the star of new Netflix series "Living with Yourself," says "there are so many shows I haven't seen that I know are spectacular."
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