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6 killed, 7 hurt when SUV rolls during Texas police chase

EDNA, Texas (AP) — Police say six people died and seven were hurt when their SUV rolled during a police chase in South Texas.

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 September 2015

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Papa! DC crowds cheer pope; he calls for climate action

WASHINGTON (AP) — Plunging headlong into the issues of the day, Pope Francis opened his visit to the United States with a strong call for action to combat climate change, calling it a problem that "can no longer be left to a future generation." President Barack Obama, in turn, hailed the pontiff as a moral force who is "shaking us out of our complacency" with reminders to care for the poor and the planet.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 September 2015

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Ad blockers rise as ads annoy, bog down websites

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When you visit a website, you often find yourself waiting and waiting for advertisements to load. Video starts playing automatically, and animated ads jump in front of what you were there to see. The seconds tick by.

It doesn't have to be this way.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 September 2015

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Volkswagen CEO steps down, takes responsibility for scandal

BERLIN (AP) — Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn resigned Wednesday, days after admitting that the world's top-selling carmaker had rigged diesel emissions to pass U.S. tests during his tenure.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 September 2015

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Coastal Louisiana community struggling 10 years after Rita

CAMERON, La. (AP) — Vacant slabs, weed-choked lots and solitary stairs to nowhere permeate this tiny town in southwest Louisiana. All that remains of the Klean-N-Kruise car wash is a rusted white sign overlooking an empty, overgrown lot. Residents travel 30 miles away for anything they can't get at the local gas station because there is no grocery store.

And everywhere there are the campers.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 September 2015

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Highly endangered Sumatran rhino pregnant with 2nd calf

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A Sumatran rhinoceros is pregnant with her second calf at an Indonesian sanctuary in the original habitat of the highly endangered species, a government conservation official said Wednesday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 September 2015

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President Obama welcomes Pope Francis to the White House before a cheering throng of thousands

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama welcomed Pope Francis to Washington on Wednesday. The pope arrived before an adoring crowd of 15,000 and a nation that seemingly cannot get enough of the humble pontiff who is rejuvenating American Catholicism while giving heartburn to some of its conservatives.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 September 2015

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US-China summit takes place amid human rights crackdown

MATTHEW PENNINGTON, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has warned that the toughest crackdown in years on Chinese activists threatens to cloud the high-profile state visit by President Xi Jinping. Yet the issue of human rights is unlikely to dominate the agenda when Xi is welcomed at the White House on Friday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 September 2015

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