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CHICAGO (AP) — A leading medical journal has retracted six food research articles by a Cornell University marketing professor, saying the results can’t be verified. The papers under question include a 2005 study that said people eat more when served food in large bowls and a 2013 article that said hungry grocery shoppers buy foods with more calories but not more food. They appeared in...

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NEW YORK (AP) — Arthur Mitchell, who broke barriers for African-Americans in the 1950s as a ballet dancer with the New York City Ballet and who would go on to become a driving force in the creation of the Dance Theatre of Harlem, has died. He was 84. Mitchell died Wednesday at a New York City hospital according to his niece, Juli Mills-Ross. She said the death came after renal failure led to heart...

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MEXICO CITY (AP) — Soldiers executed two men and planted rifles on their bodies during a 2017 shootout between authorities and fuel thieves in the Mexican state of Puebla, the country’s National Human Rights Commission said Wednesday. A total of six civilians and four soldiers died in the running confrontation that erupted in the town of Palmarito when authorities tried to arrest people who...

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is set to nominate former Federal Reserve economist Nellie Liang to the central bank’s board of governors, tapping an official who played a key role at the Fed in dealing with the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis. White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters confirmed the president’s intention, which was first reported Wednesday by The Wall...

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police in Las Vegas have released more body-worn camera video of officers responding to the deadliest mass shooting in the nation’s modern history nearly a year ago. The 42 clips made public Wednesday under a court order show displaced hotel guests sleeping in hotel hallways, officers checking Las Vegas Strip convenience stores and an argumentative man being arrested after...

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ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia’s Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp has unveiled a $90 million proposal for school security focused on mental health and local control. But absent from his plan was any mention of the topic that has dominated the national conversation around school safety: guns. “This is a school safety proposal. This has nothing to do with Second Amendment...

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GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The U.N. secretary-general is rejecting a Guatemalan request to name a new head of a U.N. commission investigating corruption in the Central American nation. Florencia Soto is a spokeswoman for Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. She says the agreement between Guatemala and the United Nations stipulates that Guterres gets to determine the head of the commission. Soto said...

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has a sentencing date. A judge on Wednesday scheduled Flynn’s sentencing for Dec. 18, more than a year after he pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI. The move comes just days after prosecutors working for special counsel Robert Mueller said they were ready for Flynn’s case to conclude after months of delays. Flynn has been...

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MILAN (AP) — Milan Fashion Week launched Wednesday on a note of optimism with news that sales have reached pre-crisis levels. The Italian Fashion Chamber says sales are expected to reach 90 billion euros ($105 billion) this year, matching levels of a decade ago, with exports driving growth of 3 percent. More numbers: The September spring-summer womenswear previews are the highlight of the Milan...

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BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Officials say a woman is in critical condition after she was mauled by a shark on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Ambulance spokeswoman Tracey Eastwick says the 46-year-old tourist from Tasmania state was swimming Wednesday from a yacht in Cid harbor on Whitsunday Island off the Queensland state coast when she was attacked by the shark that mauled her upper thigh.

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