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PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) " A South African judge has said she has taken into consideration mitigating factors as she started reading out Oscar Pistorius' sentence for murdering girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Judge Thokozile Masipa began with the background to her decision of Pistorius' sentence. The double-amputee Olympian faces a possible 15-year jail term for shooting Steenkamp in 2013, although Masipa can give a reduced sentence if she believes there are compelling circumstances to...

Updated at 7:08 AM

GAZIANTEP, Turkey (AP) " Along the border near the southern Turkish city of Gaziantep, a wall of giant concrete blocks is going up as Turkey tries to seal off a region that for years was a jihadi highway through which thousands of extremist...

Updated at 7:03 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Two years after a scandal over long wait times for veterans seeking health care, the Department of Veterans Affairs still has "profound deficiencies" in delivering health care to millions of veterans, a congressional commission...

Updated at 7:02 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " The Obama administration is increasing the number of patients whom doctors can treat for opioid addiction with a medication called buprenorphine. The cap is being raised from 100 patients per doctor to 275 as the White...

Updated at 7:01 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Key assertions by Hillary Clinton in defense of her email practices have collapsed under FBI scrutiny. The agency's yearlong investigation found that she did not, as she claimed, turn over all her work-related messages for...

Updated at 7:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " House Democrats and Republicans seem just as destined for an election-season clash over guns as they did before a Democratic sit-in on the chamber's floor ushered in lawmakers' July 4 recess two weeks ago. Nearly a month...

Updated at 6:22 AM

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) " A basic rule on what to do when encountering a bear in the wilderness is so common, it's long been a mantra: "If it's brown, you lie down. If it's black, you fight back." But there's a caveat for run-ins with brown...

Updated at 5:39 AM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) " No jackpot-winning ticket was sold in the latest Mega Millions drawing, increasing the prize to an estimated $508 million, a lottery official said. Virginia Lottery spokesman John Hagerty told The Associated Press...

Updated at 5:12 AM

Brock Lesnar could absorb the beatings he suffered inside the cage. Lesnar was built to fight " to conquer all " on a mat, in a ring or inside metal, and no man could cross over genres and collect championships with his ease. His rapid...

Updated at 5:05 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Fear and uncertainty about the global economy are leading investors to embrace the relative safety of U.S. government debt and slashing yields to record lows. Interest paid on the 10-year Treasury note reached 1.38 percent...

Updated at 4:57 AM

LONDON (AP) " The official inquiry into Britain's role in the Iraq War is releasing its findings Wednesday, more than seven years after hearings began and 13 years on from the 2003 U.S.-led invasion. Retired civil servant John Chilcot is...

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