Amazon using Prime service to court food shoppers

NEW YORK -- Amazon wants you to order your turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce online this Thanksgiving - its latest effort to make its Prime subscription service a central part of food shopping, much the way it's done for other consumer goods.
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Jury awards $72M to woman in baby powder lawsuit

ST. LOUIS — A St. Louis jury on Thursday awarded a California woman more than $70 million in her lawsuit alleging that years of using Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder caused her cancer, the latest case raising concerns about the health ramifications of extended talcum powder use.
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Police arrest, evict oil pipeline protesters in North Dakota

CANNON BALL, N.D. - A months-long protest over the Dakota Access oil pipeline reached its most chaotic pitch yet when hundreds of law enforcement officers moved in to force activists off private property.
Thursday's nearly six-hour operation dramatically escalated the dispute over Native American rights and the project's environmental impact, with officers in riot gear firing bean bags and pepper spray.
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Britney Spears 'invigorated' by wardrobe malfunction

Britney Spears felt "invigorated" when she almost bared her breasts at a concert in Las Vegas on Saturday.
The pop star was performing her cover of Joan Jett’s I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll during her Piece of Me show at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino when the hook keeping her striped and studded bra together snapped and almost led to a boob-popping wardrobe malfunction.
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Saudi Arabia accuses Yemen of firing missile towards Mecca

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Shiite rebels in Yemen fired a ballistic missile toward the holy Muslim city of Mecca overnight, Saudi Arabia said Friday, the insurgents' deepest strike yet into the kingdom amid the country's stalemate civil war.
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Nobel laureate Toni Morrison receives lifetime achievement award from PEN

NEW YORK -- Toni Morrison has received a lifetime achievement award from the PEN American Center.
Hundreds of people gathered Thursday night at the New School auditorium in Manhattan to recognize Morrison. The Nobel laureate received a prize named for a previous Nobel winner, the PEN/Saul Bellow Award.
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Alberta mayor, MP say they will fight move of immigration processing centre

VEGREVILLE, Alta. - The mayor of an Alberta town says he will fight the relocation of the federal immigration and refugee processing centre that has been the community's major employer since it opened in 1994.
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Brazil valley waits for recovery one year after mine flood

BENTO RODRIGUES, Brazil - Spreading below lush mountains, this valley is rich in mineral wealth, including veins of gold and one of the largest iron ore deposits in the planet, discoveries that turned the area into Brazil's mining country and the birthplace of one of the world's top producers of minerals.
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Mayor among 10 killed by anti-narcotics officers in Philippines

Philippine anti-narcotics officers gunned down a town mayor and nine of his men in a clash Friday in one of the bloodiest operations since President Rodrigo Duterte launched a crackdown on illegal drugs.
Mayor Samsudin Dimaukom of Datu Saudi Ampatuan town, who was killed with the nine others, has been publicly named by Duterte among many politicians he accused of involvement in illegal drugs as part of a shame campaign.
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Charles Manson's 'right-hand man' denied parole

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California officials are considering whether the self-described right-hand man of murderous cult leader Charles Manson should be released from prison.
The parole hearing on Thursday came 47 years after Manson orchestrated the killings of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and six other people in California.
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Filipino mayor among 10 killed by anti-drug police

KORONADAL, Philippines - Philippine anti-narcotics officers gunned down a town mayor and nine of his men in a clash Friday in one of the bloodiest operations since President Rodrigo Duterte launched a crackdown on illegal drugs.
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Families plead for answers in Australian theme park deaths

SYDNEY, Australia - Relatives of some of the people killed at a theme park when their ride malfunctioned are pleading for answers into their loved ones' deaths.
Shayne Goodchild is the father of two of the four adults killed earlier this week at Dreamworld on Queensland state's Gold Coast.
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