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This undated photo provided by the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission shows Akayed Ullah, the suspect in the explosion near New York's Times Square on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. Ullah is suspected of strapping a pipe bomb to his body and setting off the crude device in a passageway under 42nd Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues, injuring himself and a few others. (New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission via AP)
December 12, 2017 - 7:58 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the blast in the New York City subway system (all times local): 9 a.m. Bomb-sniffing dogs are part of the police presence as commuters resume their daily activities in the wake of the blast in a New York City subway passageway. A passageway connecting the Port...
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Rohima Islam, left, the owner of the building, where 27-year-old Bangladeshi man Akayed Ullah, used to live talks to journalists in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017. Bangladesh counterterrorism officers are questioning the wife and other relatives of Ullah, who is accused of carrying out a bomb attack in New York City's subway system, officials said Tuesday. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)
December 12, 2017 - 7:09 am
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh counterterrorism officers are questioning the wife and other relatives of a man accused of carrying out a bomb attack in New York City's subway system, officials said Tuesday. Bangladesh's government condemned the attack, saying it opposes all forms of terrorism...
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Rachel Crooks, left, Jessica Leeds, center, and Samantha Holvey attend a news conference, Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, in New York to discuss their accusations of sexual misconduct against Donald Trump. The women, who first shared their stories before the November 2016 election, called for a congressional investigation into Trump's alleged behavior. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
December 12, 2017 - 6:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is pushing back against sexual misconduct allegations, saying he's the target of "false accusations and fabricated stories of women who I don't know and/or have never met." Trump lashed out on Twitter Tuesday, a day after three women who previously accused...
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Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Doug Jones speaks during a rally Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, in Birmingham, Ala. Jones is facing Republican Roy Moore. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
December 12, 2017 - 6:37 am
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Depending on who is making the case, Alabama's special Senate election Tuesday is about either continuing the "Trump miracle" in Washington or allowing "decency" to prevail back home. At the center is Roy Moore — "Judge Moore," to his supporters. The 70-year-old Republican...
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Poland's President Andrzej Duda, second left, hands new Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, left, and Beata Szydlo talk during a ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Warsaw, Poland, Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. Morawiecki is to focus on developing Poland's economy and improving the government's image abroad. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
December 12, 2017 - 6:37 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's new Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki is to outline his foreign and home policy goals, a day after he was sworn in and tasked with boosting the economy and Poland's image abroad. Morawiecki, who will deliver a policy speech later Tuesday, succeeds Beata Szydlo who for...
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This image released by Lucasfilm shows Chewbacca, left, and a Porg in a scene from "Star Wars: The Last Jedi." (Lucasfilm via AP)
December 12, 2017 - 6:00 am
LONDON (AP) — Princes William and Harry are due on the red carpet for the European premiere of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," in which the royal siblings reportedly make a cameo appearance. Royal officials refuse to comment on reports that the princes played stormtroopers in the sci-fi saga when they...
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Law enforcement officials work following an explosion near New York's Times Square on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. Police said a man with a pipe bomb strapped to him set off the crude device in an underground passageway under 42nd Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
December 12, 2017 - 5:24 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A would-be suicide bomber's rush-hour blast in the heart of the New York City subway system failed to cause the bloodshed he intended, authorities said, but it gave new fuel to President Donald Trump's push to limit immigration. Hours after Monday's explosion in an underground...
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U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks at a campaign rally, Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, in Midland City, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
December 12, 2017 - 3:10 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — As Alabama votes to fill the seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the choice between Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones has taken on outsized significance. Moore has faced allegations of sexual misconduct with teenagers, dividing the GOP and giving Democrats...
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FILE - In this March 27, 2008 file photo, the Pentagon is seen in this aerial view in Washington. A Pentagon official tells The Associated Press that transgender people can enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1, despite President Donald Trump's opposition. The new policy reflects growing legal pressure on the issue. Potential transgender recruits will have to overcome a lengthy and strict set of physical, medical and mental conditions that make it possible, although difficult, for them to join the armed services. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
December 12, 2017 - 2:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Transgender recruits will be allowed to enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1. That's the word from the Pentagon. The latest decision means the ban that President Donald Trump ordered has suffered another legal setback. The new policy reflects the difficult hurdles the federal...
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FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 11, 2017 file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses a media conference with European Union High Representative Federica Mogherini at the EU Council building in Brussels. With the prime minister facing a slew of corruption allegations, the peace process at a standstill and the government moving to stifle critics, it is no secret that Israel is a deeply divided nation. But a new survey released Tuesday shows just how divided the country has become. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, File)
December 12, 2017 - 2:37 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — With the prime minister facing a slew of corruption allegations, the peace process at a standstill and the government moving to stifle critics, it is no secret that Israel is a deeply polarized nation. But a new survey released on Tuesday shows just how divided the country has...
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