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FILE - In this April 18, 1958 file photo, Philip N. Brooks, right, a New York State surveyor, takes a look through his transit on the Tuscarora Indian Reservation near Niagara Falls, N.Y., while Tuscarora Chief Elton Black Cloud Greene watches. The tribe is resisting state seizure of their land for a power project. In 1959, the U.S. government started the switch from the U.S. survey foot to the international foot, and it will finish the job in 2022. (AP Photo)
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December 14, 2019 - 8:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Change is afoot for the official measuring stick used to size up big places in America. The reason? There are actually two different definitions of the 12-inch measurement known as a foot. Some land surveyors use what’s known as the U.S. survey foot. Others use the definition that...
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An anti-government demonstrator is sprayed by a police water cannon during a protest in Santiago, Chile, Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. Student protests have become a nationwide call for socio-economic equality and better social services, so far forcing Chilean President Sebastian Pinera to increase benefits for the poor and disadvantaged and start a process of constitutional reform. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
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December 14, 2019 - 1:07 am
Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see. This week's gallery includes people making their way through shadows in Tehran's Grand...
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December 13, 2019 - 7:06 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida city confirmed Friday that hackers seeking to extort money were responsible for crippling its computer systems earlier this week but officials have yet to decide whether they will pay a reported $1 million ransom. If they do opt to fork over the money, they may...
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This Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019 photo provided by the Sublette County Sheriff's Office shows a deer that deputies rescued from a frozen pond, after first lassoing it because the ice was too thin to approach, and pulled it to safety near Daniel, Wyo. According to a news release from the sheriff's office, deputies were dispatched about 12:45 p.m. Tuesday to a pond near the small ranching town of Daniel in southwest Wyoming where someone had reported a deer had fallen through the ice. Because the ice was too thin to walk on, deputies Justin Hays and Joshua Peterson lassoed the deer and pulled it to shore, the sheriff's office said. (Deputy Justin Hays/Sublette County Sheriff's Office via AP)
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December 11, 2019 - 5:46 pm
Two Wyoming sheriff's deputies channeled their inner cowboy and lassoed a deer flailing in a frigid pond after it fell through thin ice, authorities said Wednesday. Sublette County sheriff's Deputies Justin Hays and Joshua Peterson responded to a report Tuesday afternoon that a deer had fallen into...
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December 10, 2019 - 5:46 pm
Boeing's grounded 737 Max got a boost from two orders in November, but the American aircraft company continues to trail Europe's Airbus in both orders and deliveries of airline planes. Boeing disclosed Tuesday that it received 11 net orders in November — 63 new orders but 52 cancellations. Turkey's...
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December 10, 2019 - 6:06 am
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Employees at a Bed, Bath & Beyond in North Carolina discovered an uninvited sleepover guest hiding in the store when they opened up Monday morning. The Greenville employees called local police around 8:30 a.m. and officers responded to a “breaking and entering in...
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A mean leaves the singles entrance at a restaurant in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019. Women in Saudi Arabia will no longer need to use separate entrances from single men or sit behind partitions at restaurants and cafes in the latest measure announced Sunday by the government that upends a major hallmark of the conservative restrictions that had been in place for decades. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
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December 08, 2019 - 12:27 pm
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Women in Saudi Arabia will no longer need to use separate entrances from men or sit behind partitions at restaurants in the latest measure announced by the government that upends a major hallmark of conservative restrictions that had been in place for decades. The...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a small business roundtable in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
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December 06, 2019 - 5:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday that his administration is looking into relaxing water-saving regulations for toilets, sinks and showers, saying consumers end up using even more water by flushing multiple times and trying to get clean with low water streams. “People are...
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A U.S. Border Protection officer stands in heavy rain near the border fence between San Diego, Calif., and Tijuana, Mexico, on Jan. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
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December 05, 2019 - 9:44 am
Ours is a world of sweeping vistas, and intimate scenes. In 2019, Associated Press photographers captured both. A single Border Protection officer stands in the rain at the border; pieces of heavy equipment, replacing a stretch of border wall, are dwarfed by the open, blue sky. And the bodies of a...
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December 05, 2019 - 5:13 am
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Greece is repatriating the identified remains of six soldiers who were killed in action in Cyprus during Turkey’s 1974 invasion that split the island nation along ethnic lines. The soldiers’ relatives were honored during a church service and ceremony in Cyprus on Thursday...
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