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U.S. wants to cut money for Palestinian refugees

Times Record - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 10:33

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is preparing to withhold tens of millions of dollars from the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees, cutting the year’s first contribution by more than half or perhaps entirely, and making additional donations contingent on major changes to the organization, according to U.S. officials.

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Fire from sunken oil tanker burns out

Times Record - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 10:33
BY CHRISTOPHER BODEEN The Associated Press

BEIJING

The fire from a sunken Iranian tanker ship in the East China Sea has burned out, a Chinese transport ministry spokesman said today, although concerns remain about possible major pollution to the sea bed and surrounding waters.

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Missile-alert mistake feeds doubts about a real emergency

Times Record - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 10:33
BY JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER and BRIAN MELLEY The Associated Press

HONOLULU

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Trump defends himself anew against charges that he is racist

Times Record - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 10:33
BY DARLENE SUPERVILLE The Associated Press

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.

President Donald Trump is defending himself anew against accusations that he is racist, this time after recent disparaging comments about Haiti and African nations.

“No, No. I’m not a racist,” Trump said Sunday, after reporters asked him to respond to those who think he is. “I am the least racist person you have ever interviewed. That I can tell you.”

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Comedian Aziz Ansari responds to sex misconduct allegations

Times Record - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 10:33

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Comedian Aziz Ansari has responded to allegations of sexual misconduct by a woman he dated last year.

Ansari said in a statement Sunday that he apologized last year when she told him about her discomfort during a sexual encounter in his apartment he said he believed to be consensual.

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Koreas discuss art troupe’s Olympics visit

Times Record - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 10:33

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Officials from the two Koreas met today to work out details about North Korea’s plan to send an art troupe to the South during next month’s Winter Olympics, as the rivals tried to follow up on the North’s recent agreement to cooperate in the Games in a conciliatory gesture following months of nuclear tensions.

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Pope seeks to turn tide of Chilean church

Times Record - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 10:33

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Pope Francis’ visit to Chile was always going to be fraught, but it has taken on an unprecedented degree of opposition with the fire-bombings of Catholic churches ahead of his arrival today and protests by Chileans fed up with priest sex abuse and cover-up.

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Trump has kept many promises during his first year in office

Times Record - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 10:33

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump often brags that he’s done more in his first year in office than any other president. That’s a spectacular stretch.

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Mezzanine collapse inside Jakarta tower injures nearly 80 people

Times Record - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 10:33
The Associated Press

JAKARTA, Indonesia

A mezzanine floor inside the Jakarta Stock Exchange tower collapsed today, injuring nearly 80 people and forcing a chaotic evacuation.

Security camera footage circulated online showed the collapse, with a group of people plunging several feet to the ground as the structure gave way beneath them.

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Residents grieve and commit to rebuilding after Calif. mudslides

Times Record - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 10:33
BY MICHAEL BALSAMO The Associated Press

MONTECITO, Calif.

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Woman dies after fire on casino boat

Times Record - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 10:33
The Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla.

A female passenger has died hours after a casino boat caught fire off Florida’s Gulf Coast, forcing her and about 50 other passengers and crew to jump into the chilly waters to escape.

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New pickups from Ram, Chevy heat up big-truck competition

Times Record - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 10:33
BY TOM KRISHER and DEE-ANN DURBIN AP Auto Writers

DETROIT

The competition for full-size pickup truck customers in the U.S. is as rough-and-tumble as ever, with Ram and Chevrolet rolling out brawny-looking new models that are larger, lighter and more efficient than their predecessors.

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Sudoku

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Cryptoquote

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Crossword

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Dear Abby

Times Record - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 10:33

DEAR ABBY: I have just learned that a neighbor lost his wife. She died during childbirth. As a wife and mother, all I can think about is that newborn baby boy and his two beautiful sisters. It breaks my heart. I have never spoken to him, but I did chat from time to time with his wife.

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LETTER

Times Record - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 10:33

Take Care of Our Own

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Today in History

Times Record - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 10:33

Today is Monday, Jan. 15, the 15th day of 2018. There are 350 days left in the year. This is the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday.

Today's Highlight in History

On Jan. 15, 1943, work was completed on the Pentagon, the headquarters of the U.S. Department of War (now Defense).

On this date

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Ruminations of Dexter’s Past

Times Record - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 10:33
BY DOUGLAS MCINTIRE

As many of you know, I have a bit of an affinity for the structures — stores, bridges, things that used to stand where there’s now another bank. Sometimes I feel like I have a shared history with such places — even those who, like me, have undergone many transformations over the decades.

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We’re Happy to Be Here – As Long as We Can Sit

Times Record - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 10:33
BY JANINE TALBOT

Spouse, Second Born and I attended a country music concert recently.

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