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Trump’s first pardon spares political ally Arpaio

PHOENIX (AP) — President Donald Trump spared former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio the prospect of serving jail time in granting the first pardon of his turbulent tenure, wiping away the lawman's recent federal conviction stemming from his immigration patrols that focused on Latinos.

National security aide Sebastian Gorka leaves White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sebastian Gorka, a national security aide whose hard-line views on immigration and terrorism caused discord inside and outside the White House, is the latest official to exit President Donald Trump's administration.

Trump’s low approval ratings set an unwanted record

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump started as the most unpopular new president in the history of modern polling. After seven months, things have only gotten worse.

Fate of transgender already in military unclear under order

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday directed the Pentagon to extend indefinitely a ban on transgender individuals joining the military, but he appeared to leave open the possibility of allowing some already in uniform to remain.

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Damaging Hurricane Harvey settles in over southeast Texas

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — Hurricane Harvey settled over southeast Texas early Saturday, lashing the state's Gulf Coast with damaging winds and dumping torrents of rain over hundreds of miles of coastline that braced for what forecasters predicted would be life-threatening storm surges — basically walls of water moving inland.

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Trump adviser says he nearly quit over president’s remarks

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's top economic adviser sharply denounced the president's response to the racial violence in Charlottesville, saying in an interview that he felt "compelled" to speak out. Gary Cohn, who is Jewish, was so upset by Trump's comments that he wrote a letter of resignation but never submitted it.

Gas prices rise, flights stall as Hurricane Harvey nears

DALLAS (AP) — Refinery operators along the Texas Gulf Coast are hunkering down for Hurricane Harvey, while motorists far from the storm's path are also feeling the effects as gasoline prices rise.

Stocks climb; S&P 500 breaks two-week losing streak

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks rose on Friday, and the Standard & Poor's 500 index cruised to its first winning week in the last three.

Draghi urges cooperation to combat anti-globalization

JACKSON HOLE, Wyoming (AP) — Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, said Friday that the global economy is strengthening but warned that countries must work together to resist a growing backlash against open trade.

Yellen defends bank regulations passed after 2008 crisis

JACKSON HOLE, Wyoming (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Friday emphatically defended the web of regulations the Fed helped enact after the 2008 financial crisis, saying it helped restore the banking system's health and disputing criticism that the rules have hurt lending.

The Latest: Poland slams comments by French leader Macron

VARNA, Bulgaria (AP) — The Latest on French President Emmanuel Macron's visit to central and eastern Europe (all times local):

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From teacher to tragic figure, the life of Princess Diana

LONDON (AP) — It has been 20 years since the death of Princess Diana in a car crash in Paris and the outpouring of grief that followed the death of the "people's princess."

Lifestyle

Day 3 of Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week’s most inspiring

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Official: Death toll from mosque attack in Kabul reaches 28

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The number of people killed in an attack on a Shiite mosque in the Afghan capital during Friday prayers rose to at least 28 — up from 20 — including women and children, the chief of Kabul's hospitals said Saturday. Meanwhile, hundreds took part in the burial of two dozen victims in the mosque compound.

Tech

Q&A: Samsung chief is jailed. Here’s what you need to know.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong, the de facto leader of South Korea's most successful business group, was sentenced Friday to five years prison for offering bribes and other crimes.

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From teacher to tragic figure, the life of Princess Diana

LONDON (AP) — It has been 20 years since the death of Princess Diana in a car crash in Paris and the outpouring of grief that followed the death of the "people's princess."

Official: Death toll from mosque attack in Kabul reaches 28

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The number of people killed in an attack on a Shiite mosque in the Afghan capital during Friday prayers rose to at least 28 — up from 20 — including women and children, the chief of Kabul's hospitals said Saturday. Meanwhile, hundreds took part in the burial of two dozen victims in the mosque compound.

Uneasy calm after 30 die in India riots over guru verdict

PANCHKULA, India (AP) — Hundreds of security forces marched through a northern Indian town on Saturday to maintain calm after supporters of a quasi-religious sect leader protested his rape conviction with violence that left at least 30 people dead.

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Trump adviser says he nearly quit over president’s remarks

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's top economic adviser sharply denounced the president's response to the racial violence in Charlottesville, saying in an interview that he felt "compelled" to speak out. Gary Cohn, who is Jewish, was so upset by Trump's comments that he wrote a letter of resignation but never submitted it.

Gas prices rise, flights stall as Hurricane Harvey nears

DALLAS (AP) — Refinery operators along the Texas Gulf Coast are hunkering down for Hurricane Harvey, while motorists far from the storm's path are also feeling the effects as gasoline prices rise.

Stocks climb; S&P 500 breaks two-week losing streak

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks rose on Friday, and the Standard & Poor's 500 index cruised to its first winning week in the last three.

Draghi urges cooperation to combat anti-globalization

JACKSON HOLE, Wyoming (AP) — Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, said Friday that the global economy is strengthening but warned that countries must work together to resist a growing backlash against open trade.

Yellen defends bank regulations passed after 2008 crisis

JACKSON HOLE, Wyoming (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Friday emphatically defended the web of regulations the Fed helped enact after the 2008 financial crisis, saying it helped restore the banking system's health and disputing criticism that the rules have hurt lending.

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