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PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — President Barack Obama has paid tribute to those who died and those who survived Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor. Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (shin-zoh ah-bay) visited the memorial constructed on the hallowed waters above the sunken USS Arizona. Obama said the presence of Abe shows what is possible between nations and people. Abe offered "sincere and everlasting condolences" to the U.S. service members who died.

NEW YORK (AP) — A report of a suspicious package at Trump Tower has prompted police to evacuate the lobby. Video taken by a bystander and posted on Twitter shows some people running through the lobby for the exits. The package was checked out and police gave an "all-clear." President-elect Donald Trump lives in the tower and has his offices there, though he is presently at his estate in Florida.

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A former Donald Trump campaign official who wrote that he wanted to see Barack Obama dead of mad cow disease and Michelle Obama living with a gorilla in Africa now says the comments were "inappropriate" and not intended for publication. Carl Paladino, a millionaire developer and co-chairman of Trump's New York campaign, says he apologizes to "the minority community." It isn't the first time Paladino has transmitted racist material. He apologized in 2010 for forwarding emails that included racist jokes and pornography.

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A draft U.N. resolution would impose sanctions on 11 Syrians and 10 Syrian organizations and companies allegedly involved in chemical weapons attacks in the war-ravaged country. The measure, drafted by Britain and France, would also ban all countries from supplying Syria's government with helicopters, which investigators have determined were used in chemical attacks. Russia, Syria's closest ally, has repeatedly questioned conclusions linking chemical weapons

NEW YORK (AP) — Carrie Fisher is being remembered for her ability, for being a survivor and for her openness about personal struggles. Fisher, most known as Princess Leia of "Star Wars," died today. Four days ago she became ill aboard a flight. Media reports say Fisher had a heart attack. She was the daughter of Hollywood stars Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds. In her 60 years, she dealt with early fame, drug addiction and bipolar disorder.

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