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The U.S. Navy expects one of its officers to be questioned as part of an investigation into the collision of a Norwegian warship and a commercial oil tanker this month in one of the Scandinavian nation's fjords.




Pacific summit ends with no communique as China, US differ

Vice President Mike Pence told reporters he had two "candid" conversations with Chinese President Xi Jinping, who is expected to meet President Donald Trump at a Group of 20 summit at the end of this month in Buenos Aires.


Single father, former soldier regroups after fire destroys family home

Billy Joe Norwood and his two children don't have much after a fire destroyed the family's home on Wednesday, but they have each other, their two dogs, and their pet tortoise Sammy.


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Iraqi war victims turn to social media to find medical help

It was spring 2007 in northern Iraq when 6-year-old Saja Saleem raced home from school with the good news about her excellent grades, hoping to receive the gift her father had promised her. "All of a sudden, I found myself spinning into the air with fire trailing from my school uniform after a loud boom," Saleem, now 17, recounted to The Associated Press.


As Florida recount wraps up, Democrat Gillum concedes

Democrat Andrew Gillum ended his hard-fought campaign for Florida governor Saturday with just hours remaining for counties to turn in official recount results, conceding to a Republican whose party has held that office since 1999.


Trump gets first-hand look at fire scars as California struggles to locate 1,000 people

From the ashes of a mobile home and RV park, President Donald Trump said Saturday he had to come to the heart of California's killer wildfire to fully grasp the scale of the desolation wrought on the landscape.



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Macon transition home helps veterans get back on their feet

Financial struggles following a divorce left Army Ranger Jason Cormier without a home and some uncertainty about if he would be able to finish college.


Pence, Xi deliver dueling speeches despite signs of trade detente

Vice President Mike Pence and Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered dueling speeches Saturday that offered a window into how the two governments are seeking a truce over tariffs - but remain fundamentally at odds over economics, diplomacy and the race for global influence and primacy.


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One measure that shows sanctions on Russia are working

Sanctions may have knocked as much as 6 percent off Russia's economy over the past four years and the drag isn't likely to go away anytime soon.


Taliban hold talks with US envoy in Qatar

Khairullah Khairkhwa, the former Taliban governor of Herat, and Mohammed Fazl, a former Taliban military chief, attended the marathon talks. Both were former inmates at the U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay.


C. African Republic militia leader turned over to tribunal

A commander in a Central African Republic militia has been arrested and turned over to the International Criminal Court to face charges that include murder and torture, the court announced Saturday.


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Macon transition home helps veterans get back on their feet

Financial struggles following a divorce left Army Ranger Jason Cormier without a home and some uncertainty about if he would be able to finish college.


Pence, Xi deliver dueling speeches despite signs of trade detente

Vice President Mike Pence and Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered dueling speeches Saturday that offered a window into how the two governments are seeking a truce over tariffs - but remain fundamentally at odds over economics, diplomacy and the race for global influence and primacy.


Analysis

One measure that shows sanctions on Russia are working

Sanctions may have knocked as much as 6 percent off Russia's economy over the past four years and the drag isn't likely to go away anytime soon.


Taliban hold talks with US envoy in Qatar

Khairullah Khairkhwa, the former Taliban governor of Herat, and Mohammed Fazl, a former Taliban military chief, attended the marathon talks. Both were former inmates at the U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay.


C. African Republic militia leader turned over to tribunal

A commander in a Central African Republic militia has been arrested and turned over to the International Criminal Court to face charges that include murder and torture, the court announced Saturday.




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18 tons of cocaine valued at half a billion dollars arrive at Florida port

More than 18 tons of cocaine worth an estimated $500 million have arrived at Port Everglades. The haul, that was offloaded Thursday afternoon, is the result of eight U.S. Coast Guard cutters intercepting 15 different smuggling vessels and more than 50 smugglers in the eastern Pacific Ocean off the coasts of Mexico, Central America and South America during the past month.


US Navy officer may face query in Norwegian frigate collision

The U.S. Navy expects one of its officers to be questioned as part of an investigation into the collision of a Norwegian warship and a commercial oil tanker this month in one of the Scandinavian nation's fjords.


Macon transition home helps veterans get back on their feet

Financial struggles following a divorce left Army Ranger Jason Cormier without a home and some uncertainty about if he would be able to finish college.


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18 tons of cocaine valued at half a billion dollars arrive at Florida port

More than 18 tons of cocaine worth an estimated $500 million have arrived at Port Everglades. The haul, that was offloaded Thursday afternoon, is the result of eight U.S. Coast Guard cutters intercepting 15 different smuggling vessels and more than 50 smugglers in the eastern Pacific Ocean off the coasts of Mexico, Central America and South America during the past month.


US Navy officer may face query in Norwegian frigate collision

The U.S. Navy expects one of its officers to be questioned as part of an investigation into the collision of a Norwegian warship and a commercial oil tanker this month in one of the Scandinavian nation's fjords.


Macon transition home helps veterans get back on their feet

Financial struggles following a divorce left Army Ranger Jason Cormier without a home and some uncertainty about if he would be able to finish college.



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Navy holds off Tulsa to snap seven-game losing streak

The good times for Navy football have been scarce this season, so the 34 Mids graduating seniors welcomed something happy to look back on Saturday. The memory of singing the alma mater after their final game at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium following a 37-29 win over Tulsa, their first victory in two months, might be the first choice.


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Navy holds off Tulsa to snap seven-game losing streak

The good times for Navy football have been scarce this season, so the 34 Mids graduating seniors welcomed something happy to look back on Saturday. The memory of singing the alma mater after their final game at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium following a 37-29 win over Tulsa, their first victory in two months, might be the first choice.