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Plot Targeting Mecca's Grand Mosque Foiled

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) Lebanon's Hezbollah has condemned a bombing near the Grand Mosque in Mecca. Saudi security officials said Saturday that a suicide bomber blew himself up near the Grand Mosque as police disrupted a plot to target the…

Death Toll in Pakistan Attacks Rises to 85

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) A Pakistani official says the death toll from twin bombings at a crowded market at northwestern town of Parachinar has risen to 67, bringing the overall death toll from three separate attacks to 85. Shahid Khan, a…

US Officials Lift Yellowstone Grizzly Bear Protections

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - U.S. government officials say grizzly bears in Yellowstone National Park region are no longer threatened, and they will lift protections that have bene in place for more than 40 years. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Thursday…

Senate GOP Releases Bill to Cut Medicaid, Alter 'Obamacare'

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Republicans released their long-awaited bill Thursday to dismantle much of Barack Obama's health care law, proposing to cut Medicaid for low-income Americans and erase tax boosts that Obama imposed on high-earners and medical companies to finances…

Trump Says He Didn't Tape His Conversations with Comey

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he “did not make” and doesn’t have any recordings of his private conversations with James Comey — his fired FBI director. Trump also tweets that he has “no idea” whether other “tapes” or…

Uber CEO Resigns Under Investor Pressure

NEW YORK (AP) - Uber CEO and co-founder Travis Kalanick has resigned. Kalanick said in a statement to The New York Times on Tuesday that he has accepted a request form investors to step aside. He says the move will…

Flu Vaccine Ineffective for People 65 and Older Last Winter

NEW YORK (AP) — The flu vaccine did a poor job protecting older Americans against the illness last winter, even though the vaccine was well-matched to the flu bugs going around. U.S. health officials on Wednesday released new vaccine data…

79 Now Believed to have Died in London High-Rise Fire

In this photo released by the Metropolitan Police on Sunday, June 18, 2017, a view of an apartment in the Grenfell Tower after fire engulfed the 34-story building, in London. Experts believe the exterior cladding, which…

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