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Today is Saturday, Aug. 19, the 231st day of 2017. There are 134 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 19, 1942, during World War II, about 6,000 Canadian and British soldiers launched a disastrous raid against the Germans at Dieppe, France, suffering more than 50-...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ronald Dantowitz has been looking forward to Monday’s solar eclipse for nearly 40 years. An astronomer who specializes in solar imaging, he’s been photographing eclipses for more than three decades, and will be using 14 cameras to capture the Aug. 21 celestial event. The...
In this June 12, 2017 file photo, White House Senior Advisers Steve Bannon, left, and Adviser Jared Kushner attend a Cabinet meeting with President Donald Trump in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File
WASHINGTON (AP) — Steve Bannon, the blunt-spoken and divisive strategist who rose from Donald Trump’s conservative campaign to a top White House post, was pushed out by the president Friday, capping a turbulent seven months marked by the departure of much of Trump’s original senior staff. The...
In this Aug. 4, 1977 photo provided by NASA, the "Sounds of Earth" record is mounted on the Voyager 2 spacecraft in the Safe-1 Building at the Kennedy Space Center, Fla., prior to encapsulation in the protective shroud. Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017, marks the 40th anniversary of NASA's launch of Voyager 2, now almost 11 billion miles distant. AP Photo/NASA  
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Forty years after blasting off, Earth’s most distant ambassadors — the twin Voyager spacecraft — are carrying sounds and music of our planet ever deeper into the cosmos. Think of them as messages in bottles meant for anyone — or anything — out there. This Sunday...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. intelligence agencies’ assessments of the size of North Korea’s nuclear arsenal have a wide gap between high and low estimates. Size matters and not knowing makes it harder for the United States to develop a policy for deterrence and defend itself and allies in the...
NEW YORK (AP) — HBO says it has regained control of its social media accounts after the latest security breach to hit the entertainment company. The hacking group OurMine on Wednesday night took over several of HBO’s Twitter accounts, including ones for “Game of Thrones” and John Oliver’s show....
In this Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, photo, sculptor Sarah Pratt works on the Butter Cow at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa. More than 1 million people typically visit the Iowa State Fair annually, and sometimes it seems like all of them are clustered around Butter Cow. The creamy creation has been among the state fair's top attractions since 1911. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — More than 1 million people typically visit the Iowa State Fair each year, and sometimes it seems like every one of them is clustered around the Butter Cow’s climate-controlled glass enclosure. Here are some details about the creamy sculpture that has been an essential...
A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week. None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out; here are the real facts: NOT REAL: Charlottesville Killer Was Hillary Supporter,...
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The second-in-command at a Massachusetts police department has been placed on indefinite leave amid an investigation into procedures with the department’s evidence room. West Springfield’s mayor and the city’s police chief confirm that Capt. Daniel Spaulding was...
BOSTON (AP) — Organizers of a counter-protest to what’s being called a free speech rally on Boston Common say they expect as many as 20,000 to 30,000 people to join them. Boston-area leaders of Black Livers Matter said Friday that they don’t buy claims that the rally planned for Saturday that is...

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