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Hairstylist uses pepper spray on unhappy client, police sayBLOOMFIELD, N.J. (AP) ? Authorities say a New Jersey hairstylist used pepper spray on a client who was unhappy with her haircut.
Dozens of civilians abducted and killed in AfghanistanGunmen rounded up and shot dozens of civilians in a remote part of Afghanistan on Tuesday, UN officials said, in an attack that prompted angry protests from residents about government failure to protect them. The provincial governor's spokesman blamed fighters from Islamic State for the killings in the central-western province of Ghor, but there was no independent confirmation. Government security forces have long struggled to exert control in Ghor, a poor and mountainous province with sharp ethnic and tribal divisions and illegal armed groups that operate with impunity.
Clinton ally on emails: 'They wanted to get away with it'
The email from Neera Tanden, who currently helps run Clinton's transition team, is dated March 2, 2015, the day The New York Times revealed that Clinton had used a homebrew email server while serving as secretary of state rather than her secured government account. While the FBI concluded earlier this year that federal charges against Clinton were not justified in the case, the issue has dogged her campaign to become America's first woman president. Tanden, the president of the liberal think tank Center for American Progress, was trading messages with John Podesta, who was at the time preparing to chair Clinton's campaign.
5 actresses to star in benefit 'Love, Loss and What I Wore'
If there's a 'Splash' remake, Tom Hanks wants in on it
US, Israel condemn new UNESCO resolution on Jerusalem
PARIS (AP) ? UNESCO's World Heritage Committee on Wednesday approved a new resolution on the status of conservation of the Old City of Jerusalem, infuriating Israel which says the document's wording denies Judaism's deep ties to the holy site Temple Mount. The move also drew an angry condemnation from the United States, which called it "inflammatory."
AP News Guide: New phase for Dakota Access pipeline protest
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) ? Activists who have been protesting the nearly 1,200-mile Dakota Access oil pipeline for months ratcheted up the pressure this week by moving onto private land owned by the pipeline developer. Here's a guide to the latest developments and key background about the protest:
Group: Senate flier exploits Hassan's 'Muslim-sounding name'
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) ? A Muslim civil rights group says a campaign flier targeting U.S. Senate candidate Maggie Hassan (HAS'-uhn) in New Hampshire associates Muslims with violence and exploits her "Arab and Muslim-sounding name," though similar mailers are targeting candidates in other states.
Russia beefs up Baltic Fleet amid NATO tensions: reports
By Andrew Osborn and Simon Johnson MOSCOW/STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Russia is sharply upgrading the firepower of its Baltic Fleet by adding warships armed with long-range cruise missiles to counter NATO's build-up in the region, Russian media reported on Wednesday. There was no official confirmation from Moscow, but the reports will raise tensions in the Baltic, already heightened since Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea, and cause particular alarm in Poland and Lithuania which border Russia's base there. The reported deployment comes as NATO is planning its biggest military build-up on Russia's borders since the Cold War to deter possible Russian aggression.