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Updated at 9:52 AM

MEUREUDU, Indonesia (AP) " Humanitarian organizations descended on Indonesia's Aceh province Thursday as the local disaster agency called for urgent food supplies and officials raced to assess the full extent of damage from an earthquake that killed more than 100 people. Volunteers and nearly 1,500 rescue personnel concentrated their search on the hard-hit town of Meureudu in Pidie Jaya district near the epicenter of the magnitude 6.5 quake that hit before dawn Wednesday. But the small...

Updated at 9:43 AM

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) " Paul Elvstrom, a yachtsman who won four straight Olympic sailing gold medals between 1948 and 1960, has died, the Danish sports confederation said Thursday. He was 88. Elvstrom, who was named Denmark's sportsman...

Updated at 9:39 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " President-elect Donald Trump took to Twitter to slam a union leader who criticized his deal to discourage air conditioner manufacturer Carrier Corp. from closing an Indiana factory and moving its jobs to Mexico Trump...

Updated at 8:45 AM

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) " The trucking industry scored a victory this week when Republican lawmakers effectively blocked Obama administration safety rules aimed at keeping tired truckers off the highway. But there's more coming down the...

Updated at 8:41 AM

Recently, we had the opportunity to meet gold medal winning Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez. It was a fantastic experience for us. Laurie does it all, besides being on tour with other gymnasts on the Kellogg's Tour of Gymnastic Champions, she...

Updated at 8:36 AM

With her personal running records getting faster and dreams of Olympic qualifiers swirling in her head, Stephanie Rothstein Bruce decided to have a second child. 'In the middle of my running career, I knew I wanted to have a family,'...

Updated at 8:30 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " The House is advancing hard-fought legislation to help Flint, Michigan, fix its lead-tainted water system and speed next year's confirmation for retired Gen. James Mattis as President-elect Donald Trump's defense...

Updated at 7:37 AM

BASEBALL OXON HILL, Md. (AP) " A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press that free agent closer Aroldis Chapman and the New York Yankees have reached agreement on an $86 million, five-year deal. The person spoke on...

Updated at 7:33 AM

MOSCOW (AP) " Even before Friday's publication of a new report into alleged state-sponsored drug use by Russian athletes, Russia and the World Anti-Doping Agency are at loggerheads. WADA has protested it was not consulted before a new board...

Updated at 7:28 AM

RENO, Nev. (AP) " Social media postings about a school district police officer shooting a Nevada high school student waving a knife toward classmates drew an immediate plea from authorities not to rush to conclusions about the on-campus...

Updated at 7:27 AM

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) " A fun-loving computer science graduate and 21-year-old college roommates were among the 36 people killed when fire engulfed a dance party inside an Oakland warehouse. Officials have identified all but one of the...

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