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Over 7,000-strong, migrant caravan pushes on; still far from U.S.

TAPACHULA, Mexico — Thousands of Central American migrants resumed an arduous trek toward the U.S. border Monday, with many bristling at suggestions there could be terrorists among them and saying the caravan is being used for political ends by U.S. President Donald Trump.

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Category 4 Hurricane Willa threatens Mexico's Pacific coast

MEXICO CITY— A potential catastrophic Hurricane Willa swept toward Mexico's Pacific coast with winds of 155 mph Monday, threatening a stretch of high-rise resort hotels, surfing beaches and fishing villages.

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Trump 'not satisfied' with explanations of Khashoggi death

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Monday he's not satisfied with the explanations he's heard about the death of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi and is awaiting reports from U.S. personnel returning from the region.

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Huge lottery prizes due to simple math, with a few surprises

DES MOINES, Iowa — For all the anticipation about whether someone will finally snag the gigantic Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots, the games come down to two things: simple math — and very long odds.

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In a prison and a temple, Oregonians help detained migrants

SALEM, Ore. — With the sun bearing down, Norm and Kathy Daviess stood in the shade of a prison wall topped with coiled razor wire, waiting for three immigrants to come out.

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Leaked video shows Khashoggi 'body double' after killing

ISTANBUL — Just hours after writer Jamal Khashoggi was killed in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, a man strolled out of the diplomatic post apparently wearing the columnist's clothes as part of a macabre deception to sow confusion over his fate, according to surveillance video leaked Monday.

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Growing caravan of migrants grows ahead of push into Mexico

Thousands of Central American migrants hoping to reach the U.S. were deciding Monday whether to rest in this southern Mexico town or resume their arduous walk through Mexico as President Donald Trump rained more threats on their governments.

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'Extremely dangerous' Hurricane Willa aims for Mexico's west

Hurricane Willa has grown rapidly into an "extremely dangerous" near-Category 5 storm in the eastern Pacific, on a path to smash into Mexico's western coast between Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta by Wednesday.

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Trump says he's reducing Central American aid over migrants

President Donald Trump said Monday the U.S. would begin "cutting off, or substantially reducing" aid to three Central American nations over a migrant caravan heading to the U.S. southern border.

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Turkey to reveal details of probe into Khashoggi's killing

ISTANBUL — In a sign of growing pressure on Saudi Arabia, Turkey said it will announce details of its investigation into the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi on Tuesday and U.S. congressional leaders said the Gulf kingdom — in particular its crown prince — should face severe consequences for the death of the writer in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

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Mega Millions players ponder how to spend record $1.6B prize

CHICAGO — With the Mega Millions lottery jackpot at a record $1.6 billion, people are snapping up tickets across the U.S.

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Bolton faces tense talks with Russia over nuclear treaty

MOSCOW — U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton faces two days of high-tension talks in Moscow beginning Monday after President Donald Trump announced his intention to withdraw from a landmark nuclear weapons treaty.

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Migrant caravan swells to 5,000, resumes advance toward US

CIUDAD HIDALGO, Mexico — A growing throng of Central American migrants resumed their advance toward the U.S. border in southern Mexico on Sunday, overwhelming Mexican government attempts to stop them at the border.

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Paul Allen’s passions: Rock ’n’ roll, sports and philanthropy

Personal computers, conservation, pro football, rock ’n’ roll and rocket ships: Paul G. Allen couldn’t have asked for a better way to spend, invest and donate the billions he reaped from co-founding Microsoft with childhood friend Bill Gates.

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Trump says US will pull out of intermediate range nuke pact

President Donald Trump said Saturday he will pull the United States from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty because Russia has violated the agreement, but he provided no details on the violations.

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Impoverished farm town is left behind in California

A rooster signals the start of the day as workers wearing sombreros emerge from the shadows and shuffle past boarded-up businesses in this tiny farm town.

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Caravan at Mexico-Guatemala border shrinks as migrants cross

A U.S.-bound caravan that once totaled more than 3,000 Central American migrants looked to be about a third that size Saturday morning, when its remaining members woke up on a bridge that divides the borders of Guatemala and Mexico and waited to get past a crossing guarded by hundreds of Mexican federal police.

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Saudi account of Khashoggi killing is widely denounced

ISTANBUL — Turkey will "never allow a cover-up" of the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul, a senior official in Turkey's ruling party said Saturday, reflecting international skepticism over the Saudi account that the writer died during a "fistfight."

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Candles, flashlights, no AC in Florida's hurricane zone

PANAMA CITY, Fla. — It's the greatest need after a hurricane and sometimes the hardest one to fulfill: Electricity.

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No Mega Millions winner, jackpot climbs to $1.6 billion

No one won the latest Mega Millions drawing, meaning the jackpot climbs to a staggering $1.6 billion.

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Poll: 1 in 4 say Kavanaugh was totally truthful; Ford ‘scripted’

Just 1 in 4 people thinks Brett Kavanaugh was completely honest when he heatedly rebuffed charges of sexual assault and heavy drinking during his Supreme Court confirmation hearing, and Republicans and Democrats hold starkly divergent views of whether his sworn testimony to senators was credible, a poll released Friday showed.

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Trump revives fiery immigration talk for ‘caravan’ election

Donald Trump fueled his 2016 campaign with fiery immigration rhetoric, visions of hordes flowing across the border to assault Americans and steal their jobs.

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Trump wants to cut red tape, hasten water projects in West

DENVER — President Donald Trump on Friday ordered the government to speed up environmental reviews and streamline regulations that he says are hindering work on major water projects in the Western United States.

THE TRAVEL TROUBLESHOOTER: Why won’t Expedia refund our missing flight leg?

QUESTION: My wife and I recently booked two one-way tickets from Orlando to Paris and from Paris to Orlando through Expedia.

US stocks wobble at the end of another shaky week of trading

U.S. stocks gave up an early rally Friday and struggled to another mixed finish as investors continued sell former favorites like retailers. Household goods makers rose again as a week of choppy trading concluded.