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Hawaii Rep. Beth Fukumoto talks to reporters about why she's leaving the Republican Party on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, in Honolulu. Rep. Fukumoto resigned from the GOP Wednesday because she says its members refuse to oppose racism and sexism and that she was pressured to give up her leaders…

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  • By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Technology Writer
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — AT&T, Verizon and several other major advertisers are suspending their marketing campaigns on Google's YouTube site after discovering their brands have been appearing alongside videos promoting terrorism and other unsavory subjects.

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  • By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO and HANNAH WEIKEL Associated Press
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NEW YORK (AP) — Sears, a back-to-school shopping destination for generations of kids, has said that after years of losing money that there is "substantial doubt" it will be able to keep its doors open. But it also insisted that its actions to turn around its business should help reduce that risk.

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HONOLULU (AP) — In a story March 17, about an endangered Hawaiian Monk seal dying in a fish farm pen, The Associated Press reported erroneously a funding source for the farm. The farm, Blue Ocean Mariculture, has not received federal funding. The NOAA research funding was granted to the prev…

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  • By KYLE HIGHTOWER AP Sports Writer
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BOSTON (AP) — Now that authorities believe they have recovered the jersey stolen from Tom Brady's locker following the Patriots' Super Bowl win last month, the next step will be determining whether it is in fact the MVP quarterback's missing grass-stained garment.

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FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2017, file photo, Cincinnati Bengals NFL football player Adam "Pacman" Jones speaks to reporters as he is released from the Hamilton County Justice Center in Cincinnati. Jones faces three misdemeanor charges, including assault, but no longer is charged with a felony fo…

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  • By BILL BARROW Associated Press
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ATLANTA (AP) — Sen. Johnny Isakson is recuperating from his second back surgery this year at his Georgia home, complicating Republican leaders' plans as they count the votes for the GOP health care overhaul and a Supreme Court nominee.

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FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2017 file photo, Dr. Larry Nassar listens to testimony of a witness during a preliminary hearing in Lansing, Mich. Nassar, a sports doctor at Michigan State University sexually assaulted a teen gymnast during treatments for back pain in 2000, according to a campus inv…

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  • By BARBARA ORTUTAY AP Technology Writer
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NEW YORK (AP) — As far as the indignities of modern air travel go, the latest ban on laptops and tablets on some international flights falls somewhere between taking your shoes off at the security checkpoint and having your baby food and milk tested for bomb residue.

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  • By JOCELYN GECKER Associated Press
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YOUNTVILLE, Calif. (AP) — On a sunny morning in Napa Valley, America's most celebrated chef is reflecting on his career, the culinary empire it spawned and why he just spent $10 million to upgrade his famed restaurant, the French Laundry.

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  • By JOE MANDAK Associated Press
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Massachusetts man who died saving a waitress from being stabbed by a mentally ill man and a 12-year-old Pennsylvania boy who died trying to save his father from a house fire are among 20 people being honored with Carnegie medals for heroism.

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  • Matt Slocum
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Acting New Jersey U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick speaks during a news conference announcing corruption charges against Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams, Tuesday, March 21, 2017, in Philadelphia. Williams, Philadelphia's top prosecutor, was charged Tuesday with taking more t…

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Greg Floyd, left, acting special agent in charge of the IRS-criminal Investigation, Philadelphia Office, speaks during a news conference announcing corruption charges against Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams, Tuesday, March 21, 2017, in Philadelphia. Williams, Philadelphia's top …

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FBI special agent in charge Michael Harpster, left, speaks during a news conference announcing corruption charges against Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams, Tuesday, March 21, 2017, in Philadelphia. Williams, Philadelphia's top prosecutor, was charged Tuesday with taking more than…

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  • By YOUKYUNG LEE AP Business Writer
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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Shares fell in Asia early Wednesday after U.S. stocks took their biggest loss in five months. The sell-off overnight on Wall Street was spurred by obstacles to a health care bill backed by President Donald Trump that also raised questions over prospects for his agen…

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  • By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and ALAN FRAM Associated Press
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Time for talk running out, President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned wavering House Republicans that their jobs were on the line in next year's elections if they failed to back a GOP bill that would upend Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act.

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  • By DAVID KOENIG AP Airlines Writer
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DALLAS (AP) — A new security measure banning many electronic devices on flights from 10 mostly Muslim countries is leading travelers to reconsider their plans to fly through some airports in the Middle East and Africa.

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FILE - In this July 29, 2015, file photo, Derek Stevens, owner and CEO of the D Casino, listens during a news conference at Las Vegas City Hall. A bet between two Las Vegas casino owners will cost one of them $1 million if Michigan wins the NCAA mens' basketball tournament. Stevens, who owns…

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  • Wayne Parry
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In this Aug. 31, 2012 photo, Golden Nugget casino owner Tilman Fertitta speaks at a meeting in Atlantic City, N.J. Fertitta has allowed a rival Las vegas casino owner, Derek Stevens, to place a bet on Michigan to win the 2017 NCAA mens' basketball tournament that would pay Stevens $1 million…

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  • By EMILY SWANSON and MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN Associated Press
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WASHINGTON (AP) — A rare poll of Cuban public opinion has found that most of the island's citizens approve of normal relations with the United States and large majorities want more tourists to visit and the expansion of private business ownership.

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  • By MICHAEL CATALINI Associated Press
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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Joe Piscopo won't run as a Republican in New Jersey's upcoming governor's race, but the comedian best known for his Frank Sinatra impression on "Saturday Night Live" says he is "more serious than ever" about joining the field as an independent.

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  • By KEN RITTER Associated Press
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LAS VEGAS (AP) — The former mixed martial arts fighter known as War Machine was found guilty Monday of kidnapping, beating and sexually assaulting his porn actress ex-girlfriend over several months in 2014, and of beating her male friend when he found them together in her bedroom.

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FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, file photo, electronic screens post prices of Alphabet stock at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York. An organization affiliated with Google is offering tools for news organizations and other election-related sites to protect themselves from hacking. Jigsaw,…

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  • By DAVID SHARP Associated Press
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Venezuela's economic turmoil has placed in limbo that country's participation in a free heating oil program run by a Massachusetts-based nonprofit that has helped hundreds of thousands of people, signaling that the program may be kaput.