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Canadian crabs with bad attitude threaten coastal ecosystem

BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — Canadians are known as friendly folks, but these crabby brutes migrating from Canadian waters are better suited for the hockey rink. Green crabs from Nova Scotia are the same species as their cousins that already inhabit Maine waters, but are ornerier and angrier,...
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China looks unlikely to give in after US tariff hike

BEIJING (AP) — China unveiled a slew of changes under mounting pressure from U.S. President Donald Trump over technology. Beijing promised to cut tariffs, open its auto industry and buy American exports. But none of that was what Trump wanted: An end to development policies Washington says are...
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The Latest: Kim promises to visit Seoul 'in near future'

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — The Latest on the summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in (all times local): 12:10 a.m. A joint statement released by Seoul shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has promised to visit Seoul "in the near future." South...
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Kim, Moon start possibly most challenging Korean summit yet

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in arrived in North Korea on Tuesday for his third and possibly most challenging summit yet with leader Kim Jong Un in which he hopes to break an impasse in talks with the United States over the North's denuclearization and breathe...
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The Latest: 'Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' wins best comedy Emmy

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 70th prime-time Emmy Awards being presented Monday at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles (all times local): 7:50 p.m. "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" is the winner of the best comedy series Emmy Award. The Amazon series stars newcomer Rachel Brosnahan as...
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Claire Foy and Matthew Rhys win top drama acting Emmys

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Claire Foy of "The Crown" and Matthew Rhys of "The Americans" won top drama acting Emmys as Monday's ceremony spread its wealth around to streaming and cable but largely snubbed broadcasting and diversity. "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," Amazon's freshman sitcom about a 1950s...
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South Korea plays down chance of nuke progress at Kim summit

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A senior South Korean official on Monday played down the chance that this week's inter-Korean summit will result in major progress in efforts to rid North Korea of its nuclear program. South Korean President Moon Jae-in flies to Pyongyang on Tuesday for his third summit of...
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Death tolls often rise weeks after storm hits

It's not uncommon for death tolls to rise weeks after a natural disaster has hit. More than six months after Hurricane Irma's catastrophic rampage across the Caribbean and the southeastern United States, the U.S. National Hurricane Center raised the death toll to 129 — more than twice the amount...
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WHAT'S HAPPENING: Rain, floods still in Florence's forecast

MIAMI (AP) — The forecast for Florence has not changed, unfortunately: It's still raining, and rivers are still rising. All roads in and out of a North Carolina city of 120,000 people are underwater. Residents of inland communities who thought they were safe from the storm have to find high ground...
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Mangkhut weakens to tropical storm after plowing into China

HONG KONG (AP) — Mangkhut weakened from a typhoon to a tropical storm as it moved deeper into southern China on Monday, leaving death and destruction from Hong Kong to the Philippines. The storm was still affecting southern China's coast and the provinces of Guangdong, Guangxi and Hainan and rain...
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