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Flowers left by a well-wisher stand in the sand next to the Blue Parrot club, a day after a deadly early morning shooting, in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017. Mexican authorities said Tuesday they are investigating whether extortion, street-level drug sales or a murder plot was the motive behind a shooting at an electronic music festival at a Caribbean resort town that left several foreigners and Mexicans dead.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
Back-to-back shootings shake Mexico's tourism jewelsTwo consecutive days of shooting attacks that left a total of nine dead have put two of the jewels of Mexico's Caribbean coast on edge and spurred a warning to tourists by the U.S. government
The Associated Press27 minutes ago
FILE - In this March 22, 2014, file photo, Flight Officer Jack Chen uses binoculars at an observers window on a Royal Australian Air Force P-3 Orion during the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in Southern Indian Ocean, Australia. The Joint Agency Coordination Center in Australia said Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017 that the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 had officially been suspended after crews finished their fruitless sweep of the 120,000-square kilometer (46,000-square mile) search zone west of Australia. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith, File)
Australia defends end of MH370 hunt; investigation continuesAustralian officials have defended their suspension of the fruitless deep-sea sonar search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, insisting that the enormous costs involved played no role in their decision to halt the nearly three-year hunt
The Associated Press28 minutes ago
Business group: China preparing to retaliate on tradeAn American business group says China is preparing to retaliate if U.S. President-elect Donald Trump carries out promises to impose sanctions on Chinese goods
The Associated Press33 minutes ago
In this image provided by Karin van der Wiel/ NOAA/ Princeton University, shows climate change effects on patterns of mild weather. Kiss goodbye some of those postcard-perfect, ideal-for-outdoor-wedding days. A new study said global warming is going to steal some of those exceedingly pleasant weather days from our future. On average, Earth will have four fewer days of mild and mostly dry weather by 2035 and ten fewer of them by the end of the century, according to a first-of-its-kind projection of nice weather. (Karin van der Wiel/ NOAA/ Princeton University via AP)
Global warming could steal postcard-perfect weather daysA new study says those nice weather days _ the kind perfect for picnics and outdoor weddings _ will be dwindling in the future because of global warming
The Associated Press41 minutes ago
FILE - In this July 25, 2008, file photo, San Diego Padres closer Trevor Hoffman throws in the ninth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates in a baseball game at Pittsburgh. Tim Raines and Jeff Bagwell are likely to be voted into baseball's Hall of Fame on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, when Trevor Hoffman and Ivan Rodriguez also could gain the honor.  (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
Cloud of steroids hovers above Hall of Fame votingRaines and Bagwell figure to gain Hall of Fame election and Guerrero and Ivan Rodriguez also could, but many will focus on changing views of steroids-tainted Bonds and Clemens
The Associated Press56 minutes ago
In this 1994, William A. Hilliard poses for a photo. Hilliard, a former editor of The Oregonian and a national pioneer who paved the way for minorities in journalism, has died. He was 89. (Ross William Hamilton/The Oregonian via AP)
William Hilliard, former Oregonian editor, dies at 89William A. Hilliard, who became the first black reporter at The Oregonian newspaper and later its editor in a pioneering 42-year career, has died at age 89, the Oregonian/OregonLive reports
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Japan's Kei Nishikori celebrates after defeating France's Jeremy Chardy in their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
Birthday greetings, Kerber into 3rd round at Australian OpenAngelique Kerber smiled and waved her arms like an orchestra conductor as the Rod Laver Arena crowd sang "Happy Birthday" after her 6-2, 6-7 (3), 6-2 second-round win on Wednesday at the Australian Open
The Associated Press16 minutes ago
Secret Service settles racial discrimination lawsuitThe Department of Homeland Security and the Secret Service have reached an agreement to settle a class-action lawsuit alleging racial discrimination in promotion practices by the agency that protects the president and his family
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2016, file photo, Judge William Pryor, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, moderates a panel discussion during the Federalist Society's National Lawyers Convention in Washington. President-elect Donald Trump has met with one of the judges on his short list for potential Supreme Court nominees, less than two weeks before he is expected to announce his choice for the nation’s highest court. Pryor met with Trump in New York on Jan. 14, said two people familiar with the meeting.  (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
Trump meets with Supreme Court candidatePresident-elect Donald Trump has met with one of the judges on his shortlist for potential Supreme Court nominees
The Associated Press1 hour ago
A woman reacts after being evacuated from Plaza Las Americas mall following reports of gunfire in Cancun, Mexico, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017. Gunmen attacked the state prosecutor's office in this Caribbean resort city Tuesday, ratcheting up tensions just a day after a deadly shooting at a music festival in a nearby town. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
4 dead in new shooting in Mexico's Caribbean resort regionGunmen attack the state prosecutors' office in the Caribbean resort city of Cancun, and authorities say four people are dead, ratcheting up tensions just a day after a shooting at a music festival in a nearby town killed three foreigners and two Mexicans
The Associated Press1 hour ago
UN report: Asian growth outlook bright despite uncertaintyA United Nations report says Asia's economic outlook for 2017 is strong even as global growth stagnates due to sluggish international trade and investment
The Associated Press1 hour ago
President-elect Donald Trump speaks during the presidential inaugural Chairman's Global Dinner, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
The Latest: Tony Orlando to perform at an inaugural ballTony Orlando has joined the list of entertainers performing at galas around Washington the night of Donald Trump's inauguration
The Associated Press1 hour ago
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