Top Headlines for August 15, 2017

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Headline News from the Associated Press
  • Deadly rally accelerates removal of Confederate statues

    In Gainesville, Florida, workers hired by the Daughters of the Confederacy chipped away at a Confederate soldier's statue, loaded it quietly on a truck and drove away with little fanfare….
  • Protesters topple Confederate statue in North Carolina

    DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Protesters in North Carolina toppled a nearly century-old statue of a Confederate soldier Monday at a rally against racism….
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  • Both Korean leaders, US signal turn to diplomacy amid crisis

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea's military on Tuesday presented leader Kim Jong Un with plans to launch missiles into waters near Guam and "wring the windpipes of the Yankees," even as both Koreas and the United States signaled their willingness to avert a deepening crisis, with each suggesting a path toward negotiations….
  • Analysis: To launch or not? Either way, North Korea may gain

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — If, after all the fanfare, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un doesn't actually launch missiles toward Guam, many may write the whole episode off as another of the North's seemingly endless bluffs. But from Pyongyang's perspective and in the eyes of some U.S. military experts, Kim and his generals have already won this round….
  • Dubai magnate tied to Trump brand seeks new ventures abroad

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — During recent trips to Croatia and Malta, a Dubai-based billionaire and business partner of the Trump Organization looked more like a head of state himself – mingling with government dignitaries, receiving a presidential reception and visiting the glittering Mediterranean Sea….
  • High-tech US plants offer jobs even as the laid-off struggle

    NORWOOD, Ohio (AP) — Herbie Mays is 3M proud, and it shows – in the 3M shirt he wears; in the 3M ring he earned after three decades at the company's plant in suburban Cincinnati; in the way he shows off a card from a 3M supervisor, praising Mays as "a GREAT employee."…
  • Science Says: Lightning is zapping fewer Americans, not more

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Lightning – once one of nature's biggest killers -is claiming far fewer lives in the United States, mostly because we've learned to get out of the way….
  • US vet returns dead Japanese soldier’s flag

    HIGASHISHIRAKAWA, Japan (AP) — Tatsuya Yasue buried his face into the flag and smelled it. Then he held the 93-year-old hands that brought this treasure home, and kissed them….
  • Scaramucci: If it were up to me, Bannon would be gone

    NEW YORK (AP) — Short-lived White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci says if it were up to him, top adviser Steve Bannon would be gone from President Donald Trump's administration….

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