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BAGHDAD (AP) " Militants unleashed a wave of bombings targeting commercial areas in and around Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 20 people, officials said as Iraqi troops poised to recapture the Islamic State-held city of Fallujah, west of Iraq's capital. Shortly after the bombs hit, the extremist Islamic State, which has been behind recent deadly attacks in Baghdad and beyond, claimed responsibility for two of the explosions, both in the Iraqi capital. Such assaults are seen as an...

Updated May 30, 2016 at 4:43 AM

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) " Nursing assistant Tom Alligood wears camouflage scrubs during his emergency room shifts at the Dorn VA hospital because he says it helps other veteran patients realize they've "walked over the same dirt," the 62-year-old...

Updated at 3:17 AM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) " Alexander Rossi spent the biggest weekend in auto racing last year in Monaco, looking for a television that was broadcasting the Indianapolis 500. Back then, American was still hoping he could land a full-time ride in Formula...

Updated at 2:31 AM

SYDNEY (AP) " Mass bleaching has killed more than a third of the coral in the northern and central parts of Australia's Great Barrier Reef, though corals to the south have escaped with little damage, scientists said on Monday. Researchers...

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NEW YORK (AP) " A computer outage at JFK Airport's Terminal 7 has caused massive check-in delays. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey spokesman Neal Buccino says a server providing Internet service had problems at about 4 p.m. Sunday,...

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CHICAGO (AP) " A police spokeswoman says two officers were hospitalized after a man set himself and a building on fire during a Chicago street festival. Officer Michelle Tannehill tells The Associated Press the officers were being treated...

Updated at 11:23 PM

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) " Lifeguards shut down a Southern California beach on Sunday after a swimmer was pulled injured from the water with bite marks in a possible shark attack, authorities said. The woman, swimming in a wetsuit, was...

Updated at 11:04 PM

It was all about family this week on Game of Thrones. Sam (

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A graduation poses challenges for the multi-wedded. I’ve been married three times, odd for a spirituality columnist to admit, but guess what? I’m an optimist. Experience decrees that when breaking bread with exes, stay positive.

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) " Tropical Depression Bonnie reached the South Carolina coast early Sunday before stalling just inland, bringing heavy rain and rough tides to an area packed with tourists for the Memorial Day weekend. The National...

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