Ferris wheel malfunction leaves 7 stranded at N.J. fair

CAMDEN, N.J. -- Authorities say seven riders were rescued from a stuck Ferris wheel at a New Jersey county fair.
Gloucester Township police say they were called to assist the fire department after the malfunction was reported Saturday at the Camden County Fair.
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'No one is born a violent extremist': UN head says schools must fight extremism

PARIS -- The head of the U.N. education agency says schools are ground zero in the fight against anti-Semitism and extremist violence -- and she will push world leaders meeting in New York this week to invest more in teaching tolerance.
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Tackling climate change to be key talking point at UN summit

BERLIN -- With global temperatures rising, superstorms taking their deadly toll and a year-end deadline to firm up the Paris climate deal, leaders at this year's U.N. General Assembly are feeling a sense of urgency to keep up the momentum on combating climate change.
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China's drastic doctor shortage is driving a big rush for A.I. health care

Qu Jianguo, 64, had a futuristic medical visit in Shanghai as he put his wrist through an automated pulse-taking machine and received the result within two minutes on a mobile phone -- without a doctor present.
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Trump's 'America First' speech at the UN set to rattle both friends and foes

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. -- President Donald Trump is poised to redouble his commitment to "America First" on the most global of stages this week.
In the sequel to his stormy U.N. debut, Trump will stress his dedication to the primacy of U.S.
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Burials begin as deaths from capsized ferry rise to 224

UKARA ISLAND, Tanzania -- Relatives wept in grief on Sunday at the mass burial in Tanzania of many of the 224 people who drowned when a ferry in capsized on Lake Victoria.
Colorfully painted coffins were lined up to go into graves on Ukara Island.
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'House With a Clock in Its Walls' ticks to No. 1 in theatres

NEW YORK -- The gothic family fantasy "A House With a Clock in Its Walls" exceeded expectations to debut with an estimated $26.9 million in ticket sales at the weekend box office.
Audiences showed considerably less interest in Michael Moore's Donald Trump-themed documentary, "Fahrenheit 11/9," than his George W.
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Banana shipment to Texas prison contained $18M worth of cocaine: police

HOUSTON -- Authorities say bananas donated to a Texas prison turned out to have nearly $18 million worth of cocaine hidden inside the boxes.
The Texas Department of Criminal Justice says in a Facebook post that the drugs were found in two pallets of bananas that were donated because they were already ripe.
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Pope warns Lithuanians against rebirth of anti-Semitism

KAUNAS, Lithuania -- Pope Francis warned Sunday against historic revisionism and any rebirth of anti-Semitism that fueled the Holocaust as he marked the annual remembrance for Lithuania's centuries-old Jewish community that was nearly wiped out during World War II.
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Teen dies in hospital after shooting in Hamilton

Hamilton police are investigating a deadly shooting in the city's east end after a teenage gunshot victim died early Sunday morning.
Officers received calls to 470 Beach Road at 4 a.m. that a male, who is believed to be in his teens, had been shot.
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Ontario researchers 3D-print piece of new skull for dog with cancer

Researchers at an Ontario university have used 3D-printing technology to replace the majority of a dog's cancer-ridden skull, a novel procedure they say marks a major advancement in veterinary medicine.
Michelle Oblak, a veterinary surgical oncologist with the University of Guelph's Ontario Veterinary College, said she believes the procedure is the first of its kind in North America and a substantive leap from one other known case.
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Russia blames Israel for downing of plane by Syrian forces

MOSCOW -- The Russian Defence Ministry on Sunday again blamed Israel for the downing of a Russian plane by Syrian government forces and said Israel appeared "ungrateful" for Moscow's efforts to rein in Iran-backed fighters in Syria.
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