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California agency, gas tax backers worked closely together

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — As the political battle to overturn California's gas tax increase intensified, the state transportation agency coordinated frequently with the public affairs firm working to block the repeal on behalf of unions, construction companies and local government groups, emails obtained by The Associated Press show. Read more

Shanghai airport automates check-in with facial recognition

SHANGHAI (AP) — It's now possible to check in automatically at Shanghai's Hongqiao airport using facial recognition technology, part of an ambitious rollout of facial recognition systems in China that has raised privacy concerns as Beijing pushes to become a global leader in the field. Read more

Hurricane is blamed for 16 deaths in Florida alone

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Hurricane Michael killed at least 16 people in Florida, most of them in the coastal county that took a direct hit from the storm, state emergency authorities said Tuesday. That's in addition to at least 10 deaths elsewhere across the South. Read more

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Basking in the Tuscan Sun

CORTONA, Italy (AP) — After my breast cancer diagnosis and as I was going through what would be more than a year of treatments that included chemotherapy and radiation, I vowed I would return to Italy. Both sets of my grandparents emigrated from there, and I always turned to Italy as a source of comfort. Read more

Egyptian president urges Russia to resume flights to resorts

MOSCOW (AP) — Egypt's president urged Russia on Tuesday to resume direct flights to Egyptian resorts as he discussed ways to bolster ties with Russian officials and lawmakers. Read more

Couple plans to visit 6 Disney parks on 2 coasts in 1 day

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Tennessee couple plans to visit six Disney parks on two U.S. coasts in one day. Read more

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The Ayahuasca brew is sacred to Ceu do Mapia villagers, who use it in rituals that blend Indian beliefs with Roman Catholicism. Read more

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Photos: A bird's-eye view of the Olympic city

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Photos: This Moscow museum offers a trip back in time—and defense against disaster

MOSCOW — For Boris Solomatin, a Moscow railway museum guide, steam locomotives are nothing short of time machines. Read more

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Bus plows into cars on Los Angeles highway, 13 injured

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say a bus on a Los Angeles highway plowed into other vehicles and crashed through a concrete divider, injuring at least 13 people. Read more

Officials fear Hawaii hotel worker strike could go into 2019

HONOLULU (AP) — Officials are worried a strike involving about 2,700 Marriott hotel workers in Hawaii could continue into next year. Read more

Wind, rain nixes Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta farewell launch

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Bad weather has cancelled the farewell launch on the final day of this year's Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Read more

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