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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:57:00 EDT
Agents get subsidized 'Obamacare' using fake IDs
Undercover investigators using fake identities were able to secure taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's health care law, congressional investigators said Wednesday.

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:55:00 EDT
HIV pills show more promise to prevent infection
By The Associated Press There is more good news about HIV treatment pills used to prevent infection in people at high risk of getting the AIDS virus: Follow-up from a landmark study that proved the drug...

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:54:00 EDT
SEC poised to end $1 a share for some money funds
Regulators prepared to vote Wednesday to end a longtime staple of the investment industry - the fixed $1 share price for money-market mutual funds - at least for some money funds used by big investors.

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:40:00 EDT
Malaysia jet victims' bodies arrive in Netherlands
Two military transport planes carrying 40 coffins bearing victims of the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 landed Wednesday in the southern city of Eindhoven, and pro-Russian rebels shot down two fighter jets in...

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:38:00 EDT
New safety rules proposed to curb oil train fires
Thousands of older rail tank cars that carry crude oil would be phased out within two years under regulations proposed Wednesday in response to a series of fiery train crashes over the past year, including a runaway oil...

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:38:00 EDT
Plane crashes in Taiwan, 47 trapped, feared dead
A plane landing in stormy weather crashed outside an airport on a small Taiwanese island late Wednesday, and the transport minister said 47 people were trapped and feared dead.

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:37:00 EDT
US pushes for truce as Gaza battle rages
Israeli troops battled Hamas militants on Wednesday near a southern Gaza Strip town as the top U.S. diplomat reported progress in efforts to broker a truce in a war that has so far killed more than 680 Palestinians and 31...

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:36:00 EDT
Porch shooter's lawyer says he feared for his life
A Detroit-area man who killed a young, unarmed woman on his porch heard "boom, boom, boom" at least four separate times before he opened the door and shot her in the face.

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:25:00 EDT
House GOP: Send National Guard, speed removals
House Republicans want to slash President Barack Obama's emergency spending request for the border, speed young migrants back home to Central America, and send in the National Guard.

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:16:00 EDT
Kerry cites progress in Gaza cease-fire talks
Offering the first glimmer of hope for a Gaza cease-fire, the United States on Wednesday said negotiations to broker a truce between Israel and Hamas militants are making some progress even if an end to more than two weeks...

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:13:00 EDT
Veteran says he was forgotten in VA clinic
A veteran of the U.S. Marines says he was locked inside a central Florida community clinic operated by the Veteran's Administration.

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:32:00 EDT
Coroner: Heroin overdose killed Peaches Geldof
Model and TV personality Peaches Geldof died from a heroin overdose after relapsing from a battle to give up the drug, a British coroner ruled Wednesday.

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:13:00 EDT
With GOP runoff over, Perdue and Nunn face off
Now that Georgia Republicans have settled on businessman David Perdue as their nominee for the state's open Senate seat, the real battle begins with a marquee match-up in the fall against Democrat Michelle Nunn that...

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:22:00 EDT
Israel, Hamas battle over public opinion online
Beyond the boom of Israeli airstrikes and the stream of rockets fired from Gaza, Israel and Hamas are also battling to control the message emanating from this latest Israeli-Palestinian conflagration.

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:02:00 EDT
10 Things to Know for Today
By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:21:00 EDT
Flight bans show skittishness over trouble spots
By The Associated Press When U.S. and European airlines quickly canceled flights to Israel on Tuesday, they showed both a skittishness and a new sense of urgency in dealing with global trouble spots...

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 04:42:00 EDT
In international flight, volatile conflicts abound
In Libya, militias armed with shoulder-launched missiles are battling for control of the country's main airport. In Africa, the entire Sahel region is awash with weapons that include portable air defense systems...

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 03:34:00 EDT
Judges in health care rulings vote party line
In rapid succession, six federal judges on two appeals courts weighed in on a key component of President Barack Obama's health care law. Their votes lined up precisely with the party of the president who appointed them.

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 03:24:00 EDT
Genetic mapping triggers new hope on schizophrenia
Scientists have linked more than 100 spots in our DNA to the risk of developing schizophrenia, casting light on the mystery of what makes the disease tick.

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 01:22:00 EDT
Survey finds sharp increase in teen use of HGH
Experimentation with human growth hormones by America's teens more than doubled in the past year, as more young people looked to drugs to boost their athletic performance and improve their looks, according to a new,...

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:33:00 EDT
US: Russia 'created the conditions' for shoot-down
Senior U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday that Russia was responsible for "creating the conditions" that led to the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, but they offered no evidence of direct Russian...

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:53:00 EDT
New arrest linked to gun used after Boston attacks
A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is believed to have provided the handgun used to kill a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer during the manhunt, people with knowledge of the...

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:11:00 EDT
In international flight, volatile conflicts abound
In Libya, militias armed with shoulder-launched missiles are battling for control of the country's main airport. In Africa, the entire Sahel region is awash with weapons that include portable air defense systems...

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:10:00 EDT
10 Things to Know for Wednesday
By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:33:00 EDT
Dueling rulings: Courts split on health law clash
President Barack Obama's health care law is snarled in another big legal battle, with two federal appeals courts issuing contradictory rulings on a key financing issue within hours of each other Tuesday.

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:51:00 EDT
Police probing switch of flags on Brooklyn Bridge
Police are searching for four or five people they believe scaled to the top of the Brooklyn Bridge's two towers in the dead of night, disabled lights illuminating two large American flags and then replaced the flags...

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:42:00 EDT
Airlines ban flights to Israel after rocket strike
A Hamas rocket exploded Tuesday near Israel's main airport, prompting a ban on flights from the U.S. and many from Europe and Canada as aviation authorities responded to the shock of seeing a civilian jetliner shot...

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:21:00 EDT
End comes for notorious Venezuelan vertical slum
The beginning of the end came for the world's tallest slum Tuesday as officials began evicting thousands of squatters from a haphazard community inside the half-built Caracas skyscraper known as the Tower of David.

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:06:00 EDT
Plane crash bodies removed from war zone
A train bearing the dead from the downed Malaysian airliner finally reached Ukrainian government-held territory Tuesday, but the pro-Russian separatists in control of the crash site showed little willingness to allow the...

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:06:00 EDT
Big issues loom for Congress as Aug. recess nears
Pressure is on Congress to act in the next two weeks on several problems, from keeping highway projects on track and easing wait time for veterans seeking health care to the humanitarian crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:05:00 EDT
Lax security at crash site hampers investigations
When international monitors and Malaysian aviation experts arrived Tuesday at the two main sites where the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 smashed into the undulating countryside of eastern Ukraine, there was...

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:53:00 EDT
11 parents of Nigeria's abducted girls die
In the three months since Islamic extremists kidnapped more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls, 11 of their parents have died, town residents say.

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:40:00 EDT
World breaks monthly heat record 2 times in a row
The globe is on a hot streak, setting a heat record in June. That's after the world broke a record in May.

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:12:00 EDT
Bond insurers vow to fight Detroit financial plan
Companies that insure Detroit bonds and stand to lose millions repeated a pledge Tuesday to aggressively challenge the city's bankruptcy plan, a day after retirees endorsed pension cuts and qualified for a bailout led...

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:55:00 EDT
Gaza blockade key to any Israel-Hamas truce deal
Ibrahim Zain was driven from his home by Israeli tank fire this week, but says he'd rather endure more Israel-Hamas fighting than accept an unconditional cease-fire he fears will leave in place the blockade of the Gaza...

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:54:00 EDT
Peace talks eyed after Israel, Hamas cease-fire
The U.S. and Egypt sought Tuesday to find an end to two weeks of bloodshed in the Gaza Strip, and officials raised the possibility of restarting stalled peace talks between Israel and Palestinian authorities as a necessary...

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:11:00 EDT
NASA names building for moonwalker Neil Armstrong
By MALCOLM RITTER AP Science Writer NASA honored one of its most famous astronauts Monday by renaming a historic building at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:14:00 EDT
Parents of abducted girls, escapees meet president
President Goodluck Jonathan met for the first time Tuesday with parents of 219 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls and dozens of classmates who managed to escape from their Islamic extremist captors.

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:31:00 EDT
US to present intelligence data on plane crash
The Obama administration said Tuesday it would present data from the U.S. intelligence community laying out what's known about the Malaysia Airlines plane that was shot down in Ukraine.

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:12:00 EDT
Despite crush of children, illegal immigration low
Border Patrol agents stationed in South Texas are the busiest in the country, arresting tens of thousands of children illegally crossing the border without their parents and thousands more families with children.

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:22:00 EDT
Russians fed conspiracy theories on Ukraine crash
An assassination attempt against Russian President Vladimir Putin. A desperate ploy to draw the West into the battle for Ukraine's east. A botched mission to commit mass murder against Russian citizens.

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:07:00 EDT
American Jews, other 'lone soldiers' serve Israel
By JULIE WATSON Associated Press The two Americans killed in fighting in the Gaza Strip followed in the footsteps of scores of Jews from around the world who have volunteered to fight for Israel.

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:06:00 EDT
2008 law unexpectedly at center of border debate
Sen. Dianne Feinstein recalls turning on her television and seeing a young Chinese girl crying before a judge, without even an interpreter to help her after surviving a harrowing journey to the U.S.

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:22:00 EDT
Black-and-white stripes are the new orange
A Michigan sheriff says he's trading his inmates' orange jumpsuits for black-and-white stripes, in part due to pop culture.

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:03:00 EDT
Big milestone for Britain's little prince
The palace is releasing special pictures, the Royal Mint is striking a commemorative coin and newspapers are publishing glowing tributes.

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:22:00 EDT
Axed Nokia X phones suffered from lack of identity
The Nokia X phones that Microsoft discontinued this week blend two rival operating systems, but leave out the best of each.

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:51:00 EDT
Egypt calls for Israeli, Palestinian peace talks
Egypt's foreign minister raised the possibility Tuesday of restarting stalled peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians as part of negotiating a cease-fire in the war that has broken out on the Gaza Strip.

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:02:00 EDT
EU meets as some countries seek tougher sanctions
European Union foreign ministers are meeting to consider further sanctions against Russia because of the downing of the Malaysian jetliner, with Britain and some other countries demanding much tougher measures.

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 03:23:00 EDT
Dad: Boys charged in homeless deaths once homeless
A man who says he is the father of two of three teens charged with fatally beating two homeless men says that they too were once homeless, and he has no idea what prompted the brutal Friday night attack that police say...

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 02:41:00 EDT
Australia wants security job for wronged countries
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Tuesday countries that have been "so wronged" should take responsibility for securing the crime scene where the Malaysian jetliner was shot down in Ukraine.

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 02:41:00 EDT
Teen's death puts focus on caffeine powder dangers
A few weeks before their prom king's death, students at an Ohio high school had attended an assembly on narcotics that warned about the dangers of heroin and prescription painkillers.

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 02:21:00 EDT
Detroit retirees vote in favor of pension cuts
Workers and retirees approved pension cuts in Detroit's bankruptcy by a landslide, the city reported Monday, a crucial step to emerging from the largest municipal insolvency in U.S. history.

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 01:41:00 EDT
Witness: Sterling needs Clippers sale to pay debts
The chief financial officer of Donald Sterling's properties said Monday that the billionaire may be forced to sell a large portion of his real estate empire to cover $500 million in loans if he persists in refusing to...

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:13:00 EDT
Israeli aircraft hit more than 70 targets in Gaza
A police spokesman says Israeli aircraft have hit more than 70 targets in the Gaza Strip, including the home of the late leader of Hamas' military wing, five mosques and a football stadium.

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 23:10:00 EDT
Thomas Berger, 'Little Big Man' author, dead at 89
Thomas Berger, the witty and eclectic novelist who reimagined the American West in the historical yarn "Little Big Man" and mastered genres ranging from detective stories to domestic farce, has died at age 89.

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:41:00 EDT
Rebels release train with bodies from downed jet
Bowing to international pressure, pro-Moscow separatists released a train packed with bodies and handed over the black boxes from the downed Malaysia Airlines plane, four days after it plunged into rebel-held eastern Ukraine.

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:31:00 EDT
Gaza death toll rises as truce effort intensifies
A high-level attempt by the U.N. chief and the U.S. secretary of state to end deadly Israel-Hamas fighting was off to a rough start Monday: Gaza's Hamas rulers signaled they won't agree to an unconditional...

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:00:00 EDT
Friends: Man in NYC chokehold case 'gentle giant'
Eric Garner was a familiar figure on the streets near Staten Island's ferry docks: to his friends, a congenial giant with a generous gesture or a calming word; to police, a persistent face of the small-time crime of...

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:12:00 EDT
Obama urges immediate access to Ukraine crash site
President Barack Obama sternly called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to compel Kremlin-backed separatists to stop hampering the probe at the Ukraine site of a downed passenger jet and allow international investigators...

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:11:00 EDT
10 Things to Know for Tuesday
By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:13:00 EDT
Perry sending National Guard troops to border
Gov. Rick Perry is deploying up to 1,000 National Guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border over the next month to combat what he said Monday were criminals exploiting a surge of children pouring into the U.S. illegally.

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:31:00 EDT
Vital evidence feared withheld by Ukraine's rebels
"What exactly are they trying to hide?" President Barack Obama asked Monday as he demanded that Ukrainian rebels give investigators access to the wreckage of the downed jetliner.

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:32:00 EDT
Americans from Texas, California killed in Gaza
By TAMI ABDOLLAH and SARAH RANKIN Associated Press Max Steinberg and Nissim Sean Carmeli grew up in America and had a passion for Israel.

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:03:00 EDT
US urges global push for Israeli, Hamas cease-fire
With high hopes but low expectations, the U.S. stepped up calls Monday for an international push to end fighting in the Gaza Strip as President Barack Obama sent his top envoy to the Mideast to help broker a new cease-fire...

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:54:00 EDT
Gay, transgender workers gain US bias protection
President Barack Obama on Monday ordered employment protection for gay and transgender employees who work for the federal government or for companies holding federal contracts, telling advocates he embraced the...

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:44:00 EDT
Hopkins pays $190M in pelvis exam pix settlement
A "rogue" gynecologist who used tiny cameras to secretly record videos and photos of his patients has forced one of the world's top medical centers to pay $190 million to 8,000 women and girls.

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:43:00 EDT
Friend convicted of impeding Boston Marathon probe
A college friend was convicted Monday of trying to protect Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev by agreeing with another friend to get rid of a backpack and disabled fireworks they took from his dorm room...

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:42:00 EDT
Report: Retaliation by supervisors common at VA
A pharmacy supervisor at the VA was placed on leave after complaining about errors and delays in delivering medications to patients at a hospital in Palo Alto, California. In Pennsylvania, a doctor was removed from...

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:41:00 EDT
Beef pollutes more than pork, poultry, study says
Raising beef for the American dinner table does far more damage to the environment than producing pork, poultry, eggs or dairy, a new study says.

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:41:00 EDT
Israeli mood turns dark with mounting casualties
For almost two weeks, Israel practically bristled with confidence and pride: The Iron Dome air defense system was dependably zapping incoming Hamas rockets from the skies, the military was successfully repelling...

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:21:00 EDT
Star Wars Car, a Doomsday doll: Toys of Comic-Con
When it comes to designing coveted collectible toys for sale at Comic-Con, the annual celebration of pop culture lifting off Thursday in San Diego, the sky's the limit for the designers at Mattel. Fittingly, the...

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:53:00 EDT
Dutch anger swells at treatment of Ukraine bodies
The families and friends of Dutch citizens blown out of the sky above Ukraine poured out their grief and anger Monday at a meeting with their monarch and political leaders.

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:03:00 EDT
Rebels to give Flight 17 black boxes to Malaysia
The leader of the pro-Russian rebels has agreed to hand over both black boxes from Flight 17 to Malaysian investigators who are in Ukraine, Malaysia's prime minister said early Tuesday.

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:02:00 EDT
German supermarket tycoon Albrecht dead at 94
Karl Albrecht, co-founder of the Aldi grocery store empire and one of the world's richest people, has died in the western German city of Essen. He was 94.

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 11:12:00 EDT
Ukraine at potential turning point after crash
The crash of the Malaysian airliner in rebel-held eastern Ukraine is being viewed as a potential turning-point in the conflict - either, the international revulsion over the death of all 298 people on board will force the...

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 10:41:00 EDT
Flight 17 tragic end for family of 6 coming home
Mohammad Afif and his family were about to start a new chapter in their lives. Afif was getting set to begin his university studies in architecture, and his father was preparing to move back to Malaysia with his wife and...

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 09:40:00 EDT
Dog hailed as hero for alerting deaf boy to fire
A pit bull named Ace is being hailed as a hero for licking the face of a sleeping, deaf 13-year-old Indianapolis boy to alert him that the house was on fire.

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 09:20:00 EDT
'Modified duty' for medics after fatal NYC arrest
Four emergency workers involved in the medical response for a New York City man who died in police custody after being put in an apparent chokehold have been barred from responding to 911 calls, the Fire Department of New...

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 08:39:00 EDT
Florida town stunned by news of police KKK ties
Ann Hunnewell and her central Florida police officer husband knelt in the living room of a fellow officer's home, with pillow cases as makeshift hoods over their heads. A few words were spoken and they, along with a...

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 07:12:00 EDT
Charlie Hunnam talks about leaving 'Fifty Shades'
The first trailer for the "Fifty Shades of Grey" movie will be released this week and the original Christian Grey, Charlie Hunnam, says he can't wait for the finished product.

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 04:00:00 EDT
RJ Reynolds vows to fight $23.6B in damages
The nation's No. 2 cigarette maker is vowing to fight a jury verdict of $23.6 billion in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer.

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 03:40:00 EDT
AP PHOTOS: As Ramadan fast ends, the feasts begin
By The Associated Press For the millions of Muslims abstaining from food and drink from sunrise to sunset every day during Islam's holiest month of Ramadan, that first sip of water after a grueling...

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 02:40:00 EDT
Film, TV legend James Garner, reluctant hero, dies
Few actors could register disbelief, exasperation or annoyance with more comic subtlety.

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 01:40:00 EDT
66-yard crater appears in far northern Siberia
Russian scientists say they believe a 60-meter (66-yard) wide crater discovered recently in far northern Siberia could be the result of changing temperatures in the region.

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 01:39:00 EDT
After hybrid success, Toyota gambles on fuel cell
Rocket science long dismissed as too impractical and expensive for everyday cars is getting a push into the mainstream by Toyota, the world's top-selling automaker.

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 01:20:00 EDT
Microsoft CEO pivots sharply with 18,000 job cut
Microsoft announced the biggest layoffs in its 39-year history Thursday, outlining plans to cut 18,000 jobs in a move that marked the CEO's sharpest pivot yet away from his predecessor's drive for the company to...

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:30:00 EDT
3 teens held in Albuquerque homeless killings
Three teenagers ganged up on two homeless men and fatally beat them before leaving their bodies nearly unrecognizable, Albuquerque police said Sunday.

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:22:00 EDT
2 Americans killed in fighting in Gaza Strip
By TAMI ABDOLLAH and SARAH RANKIN Associated Press Two Americans who were soldiers for the Israel Defense Forces were killed in fighting in the Gaza Strip.

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:12:00 EDT
Kerry heads to Mideast in bid for cease-fire
Secretary of State John Kerry is heading back to the Middle East as the Obama administration attempts to bolster regional efforts to reach a ceasefire and sharpens its criticism of Hamas in its conflict with Israel.

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Sun, 20 Jul 2014 23:50:00 EDT
Q&A: How Malaysia Airlines can salvage its brand
By The Associated Press Malaysia Airlines is in uncharted territory after the disappearance of Flight 370 in March with 239 people aboard was followed this week by the downing of another of its jets,...

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Sun, 20 Jul 2014 23:49:00 EDT
Airlines symbolize nations' hopes or reflect shame
The jetliner is much more than a machine used to get from one spot to another. It often carries deep symbolism, especially when flying for a national airline.

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Sun, 20 Jul 2014 22:10:00 EDT
Scores dead in first major ground battle in Gaza
The first major ground battle in two weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting exacted a steep price Sunday: It killed 65 Palestinians and 13 Israeli soldiers and forced thousands of terrified Palestinian civilians to flee their...

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Sun, 20 Jul 2014 21:19:00 EDT
10 Things to Know for Monday
By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:

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Sun, 20 Jul 2014 20:30:00 EDT
Police: California bank robber linked to 2 heists
Police in Stockton, California, confirmed Sunday that a bank robber killed in a recent police shootout and hostage situation was among those suspected in an earlier heist at the same bank branch.

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Sun, 20 Jul 2014 20:30:00 EDT
Amid bloodshed, frenetic Gaza hospital improvises
In the heart of Gaza City, as its citizens again find themselves under fire from Israeli airstrikes and artillery, the wounded and their wailing families stream into Shifa Hospital without end.

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Sun, 20 Jul 2014 20:20:00 EDT
Helpful weather coming to Washington wildfires
Cooler temperatures and lighter winds are forecast to descend on wildfire-stricken Washington state, helping firefighters battle flames that have been growing unfettered for a week and have covered hundreds of square miles.

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Sun, 20 Jul 2014 19:50:00 EDT
Bodies from downed jet piled in boxcars in Ukraine
Pro-Moscow rebels piled nearly 200 bodies from the downed Malaysian jetliner into four refrigerated boxcars Sunday in eastern Ukraine, and cranes at the crash scene moved big chunks of the Boeing 777, drawing condemnation...

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Sun, 20 Jul 2014 19:10:00 EDT
Why airlines didn't avoid risky Ukraine airspace
By DAVID KOENIG and SCOTT MAYEROWITZ AP Airlines Writers The shooting down of a Malaysian Airlines plane with nearly 300 people on board over war-torn eastern Ukraine is likely to have profound...

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Sun, 20 Jul 2014 17:19:00 EDT
Without radar, missile may not have identified jet
If Ukrainian rebels shot down the Malaysian jetliner, killing 298 people, it may have been because they didn't have the right systems in place to distinguish between military and civilian aircraft, experts said Saturday.

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Sun, 20 Jul 2014 17:00:00 EDT
Rory McIlroy wins British Open for 3rd major
Walking off the 18th green as the British Open champion, Rory McIlroy kept gazing at all the greats on golf's oldest trophy.

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Sun, 20 Jul 2014 16:39:00 EDT
Distraught Dutch mother: 'Send my children home'
A distraught, grieving mother summed up a swelling mood of despair and anguish in the Netherlands on Sunday at faltering efforts to repatriate the bodies of loved ones killed in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17,...

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Sun, 20 Jul 2014 15:22:00 EDT
US outlines case against Russia on downed plane
Video of a rocket launcher, one surface-to-air missile missing, leaving the likely launch site. Imagery showing the firing. Calls claiming credit for the strike. Recordings said to reveal a cover-up at the crash site.

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Sun, 20 Jul 2014 15:11:00 EDT
Iraq vet cited for owning 14 therapeutic pet ducks
An Army veteran who hurt his back during the Iraq War is worried a citation will result in him losing his 14 pet ducks, which he says are therapeutic.

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Sun, 20 Jul 2014 14:24:00 EDT
Film, TV legend James Garner, reluctant hero, dies
Few actors could register disbelief, exasperation or annoyance with more comic subtlety.

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Sun, 20 Jul 2014 14:13:00 EDT
US turns up heat on Russia over downed plane
The Obama administration on Sunday turned up the heat on Russia for its support of Ukrainian separatists accused by the United States and others of shooting down a Malaysian passenger plane.

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Sun, 20 Jul 2014 13:57:00 EDT
New Peru law weakens environmental safeguards
Dozens of international groups, the United Nations, and even Peru's own citizen ombudsman are objecting to a new law that weakens environmental protections in the Andean nation even as it prepares to host international...

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Sun, 20 Jul 2014 08:52:00 EDT
Child migrant surge shifts politics of immigration
By NICHOLAS RICCARDI Associated Press The surge of Central American children crossing the U.S. southern border has shifted the politics of immigration, weakening one of the most potent arguments Democrats...

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Sun, 20 Jul 2014 08:51:00 EDT
US building case tying separatists to plane crash
The United States began building a case Friday linking pro-Russian separatists to the shocking downing of a passenger jet in Ukraine. A somber President Barack Obama declared the deaths of those on board, including at...

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Sun, 20 Jul 2014 07:13:00 EDT
Police: Movie, TV legend James Garner dies
Actor James Garner, whose whimsical style in the 1950s TV Western "Maverick" led to a stellar career in TV and films such as "The Rockford Files" and his Oscar-nominated "Murphy's Romance," has died, police said. He...

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Sun, 20 Jul 2014 07:12:00 EDT
Ukraine crisis shows divisions in old Soviet bloc
Poland's foreign minister had sharp words on the downing of the Malaysia Airlines jumbo jet in Ukraine - blaming the crash on Russia-backed "bandits." But throughout most of central and eastern Europe, leaders withheld...

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Sun, 20 Jul 2014 06:30:00 EDT
La democracia indonesia a punto de ser testada
Después de una desagradable campaña electoral para elegir presidente, Indonesia ha fijado el martes como el día en el que anunciará quien es el ganador, y por tanto nuevo presidente del país, sin embargo el anuncio puede...

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Sun, 20 Jul 2014 06:29:00 EDT
Double disasters taint Malaysia Airlines
Hit by two astonishing tragedies in quick succession, the Malaysia Airlines brand may become the airline industry's equivalent of asbestos or News of the World: toxic to the public and, experts say, impossible to redeem.

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Sun, 20 Jul 2014 02:03:00 EDT
Officer in fatal NY arrest stripped of gun, badge
A New York City police officer involved in the arrest of a man who died in custody after being placed in an apparent chokehold has been stripped of his gun and badge and placed on desk duty, police said Saturday.

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Sun, 20 Jul 2014 01:38:00 EDT
Israeli bulldozers destroy Hamas tunnels in Gaza
Israel said it widened its ground offensive early Sunday, sending more troops into Gaza after demolishing more than a dozen Hamas tunnels and intensifying tank fire on border areas.

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Sat, 19 Jul 2014 23:22:00 EDT
Monitors try to secure Ukraine plane crash site
International monitors moved gingerly Saturday through fields reeking of the decomposing corpses that fell from a Malaysian airliner shot down over rebel-held eastern Ukraine, trying to secure the sprawling site in hopes...

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Sat, 19 Jul 2014 21:59:00 EDT
Alleged leader of cocaine cartel arrested in Spain
Spanish police have arrested one of Colombia's most-wanted criminals, a 40-year-old man nicknamed the Rat who is one of leaders of a ruthless drug cartel linked to 400 murders and the shipment of largest amounts of...

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Sat, 19 Jul 2014 18:31:00 EDT
Russia bans congressman, 12 other Americans
Russia has placed a U.S. lawmaker and 12 other people connected with the Guantanamo Bay detention camp and the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq on its list of those banned from entering the country.

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Sat, 19 Jul 2014 18:18:00 EDT
Owner of raided Mexico child shelter was admired
For more than six decades, poor parents struggling to support their children or raise troubled youths sent them to a group home in western Mexico run by a woman who gained a reputation as a secular saint.

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Sat, 19 Jul 2014 14:41:00 EDT
Correction: Switzerland-Obit-Winter story
In a story July 17 about the death of Texas blues legend Johnny Winter, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Winter's last performance was on July 12 at the Lovely Days Festival in Wiesen, Austria. His last...

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Sat, 19 Jul 2014 14:40:00 EDT
Fox bid for Time Warner sparks content merger race
Even though Rupert Murdoch's $76 billion bid for rival media giant Time Warner Inc. has been rejected, that doesn't mean how you watch TV shows and movies will stop changing any time soon.

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Sat, 19 Jul 2014 14:11:00 EDT
DNA being collected to ID Ukraine crash victims
Forensic teams fanned out across the Netherlands on Saturday to collect material that will help positively identify the remains of victims killed in the downing of the Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine. Families and...

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Sat, 19 Jul 2014 12:48:00 EDT
Extremists kill more than 100 in northeast Nigeria
Boko Haram extremists have killed more than 100 people and hoisted their black and white flag over a town left undefended by Nigeria's military, just 85 kilometers (53 miles) from the northeastern state capital of...

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Sat, 19 Jul 2014 12:31:00 EDT
Mideast divisions cloud Gaza cease-fire efforts
Even as the death toll mounts in the Gaza Strip, attempts to broker a cease-fire between Hamas and Israel have so far run aground - in part because they have become mired in the deep divisions between Mideast countries.

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Sat, 19 Jul 2014 05:41:00 EDT
Kony's rebels change tactics to evade hunt
Knives, ropes, tarpaulins, AK-47s, and gun lubricant. These are some of the items handed over to the Ugandan army by three fighters who defected last month from Joseph Kony's rebels, the Lord's Resistance Army, in...

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Sat, 19 Jul 2014 05:09:00 EDT
Wildfires bring destruction to central Washington
By The Associated Press A wind-driven, lightning-caused wildfire racing through rural north-central Washington destroyed about 100 homes Thursday and Friday, leaving behind solitary brick chimneys and...

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Sat, 19 Jul 2014 03:39:00 EDT
Unlike 1st, Malaysia's 2nd disaster brings closure
Less than five months ago, they had rushed to Kuala Lumpur International Airport - anxious relatives with a hope in their hearts, however faint, that a missing jumbo jet with their loved ones had not crashed, and would...

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Sat, 19 Jul 2014 03:05:00 EDT
Unlike 1st, Malaysia's 2nd disaster brings closure
Less than five months ago, they had rushed to Kuala Lumpur International Airport - anxious relatives with a hope in their hearts, however faint, that a missing jumbo jet with their loved ones had not crashed, and would...

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Sat, 19 Jul 2014 01:51:00 EDT
Destructive Washington fire empties another town
A massive wildfire that has destroyed at least 100 homes has forced the residents of a second north-central Washington town to leave their homes, and prompted a partial evacuation of a third community, a sheriff said...

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Sat, 19 Jul 2014 00:13:00 EDT
Credible probe sought in downing of Malaysian jet
World leaders demanded Friday that pro-Russia rebels who control the eastern Ukraine crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 give immediate, unfettered access to independent investigators to determine who shot down the...

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Sat, 19 Jul 2014 00:13:00 EDT
AIDS conference attendees on downed Malaysian jet
A prominent researcher, two activists and at least three others headed to an AIDS conference in Australia were on the Malaysian jetliner shot down over Ukraine, news that sparked an outpouring of grief across the...

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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 23:21:00 EDT
Downed jet claimed victims from 13 countries
The human cost of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 hit home around the world Friday, upending scores of families and small communities spanning half of the planet, from a Dutch fishing village to an Australian...

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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 22:29:00 EDT
US: Can't rule out Russian role in plane downing
U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power told an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council on Friday that the United States cannot rule out that Russia helped in the launch of the surface-to-air missile that shot down a...

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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 20:50:00 EDT
Rory McIlroy builds a 4-shot lead at British Open
Rory McIlroy only saw birdies at Royal Liverpool, mostly on his scorecard, and even one pheasant that trotted across the eighth green as he was lining up a putt. That was but a minor interruption in his command performance...

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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 20:29:00 EDT
AP WAS THERE: Man walks on the moon
Two Americans landed on the moon and explored its surface for some two hours Sunday, planting the first human footprints in its dusty soil. They raised their nation's flag and talked to their President on earth 240,000...

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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 18:40:00 EDT
Israel pushes in Gaza, expanding ground operation
Israeli troops pushed deeper into Gaza on Friday in a ground offensive that officials said could last up to two weeks as the prime minister ordered the military to prepare for a "significantly" wider campaign.

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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 18:08:00 EDT
Obama opens Eastern Seaboard to oil exploration
The Obama administration is reopening the Eastern Seaboard to offshore oil and gas exploration, approving seismic surveys using sonic cannons that can pinpoint energy deposits deep beneath the ocean floor.

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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 18:07:00 EDT
1 in 5 of Gaza dead are children
Sobbing and shaking, Ismail Abu Musallam leaned against the wall of a hospital Friday, waiting for three of his children to be prepared for burial. They were killed as they slept when an Israeli tank shell hit their home,...

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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 17:04:00 EDT
What we know, and don't, 1 day after Ukraine crash
One day after the crash of a Malaysian jetliner carrying 298 people in eastern Ukraine, here's what is known, and what has been claimed:

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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 14:40:00 EDT
Downed plane could alter course of Ukraine fight
The downing of a passenger jet in Ukraine is likely to be a turning point in the country's conflict. But which way it turns depends mainly on who carried out the attack and how convincingly it can be proved to the world.

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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 14:40:00 EDT
AP ANALYSIS: Israel and Hamas dislike status quo
By DAN PERRY Associated Press If Israel and Hamas can agree on one point, it seems, it's that things have to change.

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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 14:39:00 EDT
In Iraq, Syria, militants try to govern as a state
Across the broad swath of territory they control bridging Syria and Iraq, extremist militants from the group known as the Islamic State have proven to be highly organized administrators. Flush with cash, they fix roads,...

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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 14:30:00 EDT
Key events in latest Israeli-Palestinian fighting
By The Associated Press Israeli troops pressed on with their ground offensive into Gaza on Friday after a 10-day military campaign aimed at destroying Hamas' weapons arsenal and rocket-firing...

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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 13:19:00 EDT
Who is to blame? Crash investigators face struggle
To figure out why a Malaysian jetliner fell from the sky, investigators will use the wreckage of any missile found to determine where it came from and who fired it, experts said Friday. That may be easier said than done in...

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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:28:00 EDT
AP PHOTOS: Malaysia plane carrying 298 shot down
In the sunflower fields around eastern Ukraine, lines of rescue workers disappeared into thick, tall growth, searching the wreckage of a Malaysia Airlines jet shot down as it flew miles above the country's battlefield....

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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:07:00 EDT
UK court orders 'Glee' name change in legal row
Glum news for "Glee" - Britain's High Court ruled Friday that the musical TV show must change its name because it breaches the trademark of a chain of comedy clubs.

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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 06:51:00 EDT
Woman loses relatives in 2 Malaysia air disasters
In an almost incomprehensible twist of fate, an Australian woman who lost her brother in the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 learned on Friday that her stepdaughter was on the plane shot down over Ukraine.

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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 06:09:00 EDT
10 Things to Know for Today
By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 03:16:00 EDT
Malaysia Airlines says changes route for planes
Malaysia Airlines says that in the wake of the shooting down of one of its passenger jets over Ukraine, it has changed the route it planes will take on flights to and from Europe.

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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 01:03:00 EDT
Ukraine: Pro-Russia rebels downed Malaysian plane
Ukraine accused pro-Russian separatists of shooting down a Malaysian jetliner with 298 people aboard, sharply escalating the crisis and threatening to draw both East and West deeper into the conflict. The rebels denied...

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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:53:00 EDT
AP source: Missile took down jet in Ukraine
American intelligence authorities believe a surface-to-air missile took down a passenger jet in eastern Ukraine on Thursday, a U.S. official said, but the Obama administration was still scrambling to confirm who launched...

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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:38:00 EDT
APNewsBreak: Manning to begin gender treatment
The Bureau of Prisons has rejected the Army's request to accept the transfer of national security leaker Pvt. Chelsea Manning from the military prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, to a civilian facility where she could...

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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:31:00 EDT
Malaysia says jetliner did not make distress call
The Malaysia Airlines jetliner that went down in war-torn Ukraine did not make any distress call, Malaysia's prime minister said Friday, adding that its flight route had been declared safe by the global civil aviation...

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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:30:00 EDT
AIDS conference attendees on downed Malaysian jet
Several world-renowned AIDS researchers and activists heading to an international AIDS conference in Australia were on board a Malaysian jetliner that was shot down over Ukraine, officials said Friday, as news of their...

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Thu, 17 Jul 2014 23:12:00 EDT
Jerry Sandusky son alleges even worse abuse
Jerry Sandusky's adopted son Matthew said in a television interview Thursday that his sexual abuse at the former Penn State coach's hands consisted of oral sex, a more serious allegation than he made to detectives...

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Thu, 17 Jul 2014 22:28:00 EDT
Prospects fade for resolution on border crisis
Prospects for action on the nation's border crisis faded Thursday as lawmakers traded accusations rather than solutions, raising chances that Congress will head out for its summer recess without doing anything about...

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Thu, 17 Jul 2014 22:23:00 EDT
Israel invades Gaza after Hamas rejects truce
The heavy thud of tank shells, often just seconds apart, echoed across the Gaza Strip early Friday as thousands of Israeli soldiers launched a ground invasion, escalating a 10-day campaign of heavy air bombardments to try...

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Thu, 17 Jul 2014 21:48:00 EDT
10 Things to Know for Friday
By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:

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Thu, 17 Jul 2014 21:30:00 EDT
For Malaysia Airlines, disaster strikes twice
Two Boeing 777s. Two incredibly rare aviation disasters. And one airline.

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Thu, 17 Jul 2014 21:05:00 EDT
Discoveries convince family pregnant woman is dead
Four days into searching for her pregnant half-sister, Phaedra Wais trudged through a rugged, wet jungle on Maui to chase a new lead in the disappearance.

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Thu, 17 Jul 2014 20:39:00 EDT
Malaysia Airlines says 298 on board doomed flight
Malaysia Airlines has increased the death toll from Flight 17 that was shot down over war-torn eastern Ukraine on Thursday to 298 from 295, saying that three infants had not been included in the original list.

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Thu, 17 Jul 2014 20:39:00 EDT
Prosecutor: Bank robbers intended to take hostages
Misty Holt-Singh had just popped into the bank, leaving her 12-year-old daughter in the car, when the horror began. An hour later, the mother of two lay dead after a bank robbery and planned hostage-taking spun into a...

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Thu, 17 Jul 2014 18:40:00 EDT
Afghan ballot audit starts; Kabul airport attacked
Afghanistan's election commission began auditing ballots Thursday following a U.S.-brokered deal between the two presidential contenders while a brazen attack on the Kabul airport underscored the dangers the country...

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Thu, 17 Jul 2014 18:04:00 EDT
Holocaust Museum opens UN archive on WWII crimes
From Adolf Hitler down to the petty bureaucrats who staffed the Nazi death camps, thousands of perpetrators of World War II war crimes were eventually written up in vast reams of investigative files - files that now, for...

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Thu, 17 Jul 2014 18:04:00 EDT
Senators call on GM CEO to fire top lawyer
Lawmakers demanded General Motors fire its chief lawyer and do more to help crash victims as a Senate subcommittee delved deeper into GM's mishandling of the recall of small cars with defective ignition switches.

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Thu, 17 Jul 2014 17:50:00 EDT
Elaine Stritch mourned as a feisty, funny broad
Elaine Stritch was more than a Broadway actress. She was a New York institution, strolling around in a fur coat, pork pie hat or oversized sunglasses. She often wore shorts and ties, or just black stockings and a white...

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Thu, 17 Jul 2014 17:19:00 EDT
Republicans criticize handling of IRS inquiry
Republicans chastised the Justice Department on Thursday for failing to share information with Congress about its investigation into the targeting of conservative groups by the Internal Revenue Service. Lawmakers called...

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Thu, 17 Jul 2014 17:01:00 EDT
Some defend founder of Mexican shelter
About 500 people marched through this western Mexico city Thursday in support of the embattled but highly regarded founder of a shelter raided amid allegations of sexual and physical abuse and filthy living conditions.

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Thu, 17 Jul 2014 17:00:00 EDT
Woman's jawbone aided murder charge in Hawaii case
Four days into the search for a missing pregnant woman in Maui, her half-sister and a group of volunteers got their first serious clues, finding a skirt, shirt and bra that appeared stained with blood. The sister...

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Thu, 17 Jul 2014 16:50:00 EDT
Number of people with HIV unchanged since 2012
The number of people living with HIV worldwide has remained virtually unchanged in the past two years and AIDS-related deaths are at their lowest since peaking almost a decade ago, according to a report from the United...

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Thu, 17 Jul 2014 16:49:00 EDT
Study: US Alzheimer's rate seems to be dropping
By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer The rate of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias is falling in the United States and some other rich countries - good news about an epidemic that is...

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Thu, 17 Jul 2014 16:40:00 EDT
Apple may refund $400M in digital book settlement
Apple will refund up to $400 million to consumers ensnared in a plot to raise the prices of digital books unless the company gets a court to overturn a decision affirming its pivotal role in the collusion.

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Thu, 17 Jul 2014 16:32:00 EDT
McIlroy and Woods deliver at British Open
Rory McIlroy had everything go his way Thursday in the British Open.

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Thu, 17 Jul 2014 13:50:00 EDT
Senate Dems, GOP woo female voters for this fall
Democratic and Republican Senators are pouring significant time and energy into pursuing female voters, a coveted prize in the Nov. 4 elections.

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Thu, 17 Jul 2014 13:30:00 EDT
Senators call on GM CEO to fire top lawyer
Lawmakers on Thursday demanded General Motors fire its chief lawyer and open its compensation plan to more potential victims as a Senate subcommittee delved deeper into GM's mishandling of the recall of small cars with...

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Thu, 17 Jul 2014 13:20:00 EDT
Top American spy in Germany has left country
The top U.S. intelligence official in Germany has left the country, a week after the government in Berlin asked him to go.

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:46:00 EDT
Mavericks' Felton pleads guilty in NYC gun case
Dallas Mavericks point guard Raymond Felton pleaded guilty Wednesday in a New York gun case, taking a plea deal that involved admitting a felony but spares him jail.

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:00:00 EDT
AP NewsBreak: Cities to meet with USOC about 2024
Leaders from the four U.S. cities in the running to bid for the 2024 Summer Games will meet with U.S. Olympic Committee leadership Friday in the first gathering to include representatives from all the major interested...

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:38:00 EDT
Majka wins short, steep Tour de France Stage 17
Poland's Rafal Majka has won the 17th stage of the Tour de France in a late breakaway on the last of four tough climbs in the Pyrenees.

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:13:00 EDT
Broncos owner giving up control due to Alzheimer's
Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen is giving up control of the team because of Alzheimer's disease.

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:19:00 EDT
LeBron James humbled by fans in Hong Kong
LeBron James was honored by the appearance of hundreds of fans who clutched his jersey or held up life-size cutouts of his face at a store in Hong Kong on Wednesday.

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 03:18:00 EDT
Your Top Plays for Today
By The Associated Press Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 03:16:00 EDT
CEO: Sterling staying on a 'disaster' for Clippers
Coach Doc Rivers has said he'll resign from the Los Angeles Clippers if Donald Sterling remains owner, the team's interim CEO testified, saying such a move would be a "disaster" for the franchise.

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 02:41:00 EDT
Headley wins it in 14th inning of Yankees debut
Chase Headley hustled to New York, eager to help his new team right away. That's exactly what he did - about 4 1/2 hours after pulling on his pinstripes.

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 01:30:00 EDT
Mercury win 13th straight, clinch playoff berth
Diana Taurasi isn't focused on winning streaks. She's just trying to get the Phoenix Mercury to keep improving.

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:01:00 EDT
US stocks drift following mixed corporate earnings
Stocks are little changed in midday trading as traders look over a mixed batch of corporate earnings.

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:33:00 EDT
China detains employees of suspect meat seller
Five employees of a company accused of selling expired beef and chicken to McDonald's, KFC and other restaurants in China were detained by police Wednesday after an official said illegal activity was an organized...

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:57:00 EDT
Senate panel backs McDonald for VA secretary
A Senate panel on Wednesday endorsed former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald to be the new secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:57:00 EDT
Senate bill targets companies that move overseas
The Senate voted Wednesday to advance an election-year bill limiting tax breaks for U.S. companies that move operations overseas. But big hurdles remain.

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:56:00 EDT
European carriers suspend more Tel Aviv flights
Air France and Germany's two largest airlines on Wednesday canceled more flights to Tel Aviv because of ongoing safety concerns amid the fighting between Israel and Hamas.

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:53:00 EDT
Global stocks bolstered by US earnings, home sales
Markets were steady Wednesday as the focus turned toward U.S. corporate earnings and as tensions between Russia and the West over the downing of a Malaysian jetliner in Ukraine eased.

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:53:00 EDT
IMF cuts forecast for US economic growth in 2014
The International Monetary Fund has shaved its forecast for U.S. economic growth this year, mostly because of a sharp contraction in the first quarter.

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:55:00 EDT
4-day Comic Con festival kicks off in San Diego
Like Batman responding to a beaming Bat signal in the sky, fans are streaming to San Diego for the 45th annual Comic-Con pop culture extravaganza.

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 04:03:00 EDT
Ultra high definition TVs boost LG Display profit
LG Display Co. said profit for the April-June quarter more than doubled as a stronger won reduced the value of its foreign debt and the World Cup boosted demand for ultra-high-definition TVs.

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 02:03:00 EDT
AP source: Thieves got into 1K StubHub accounts
Cyber thieves got into more than 1,000 StubHub customers' accounts and fraudulently bought tickets for events through the online ticket reseller, a law enforcement official and the company said.

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:24:00 EDT
AP source: Thieves got into 1K StubHub accounts
Cyber thieves got into more than 1,000 StubHub customers' accounts and fraudulently bought tickets for events through the online ticket reseller, a law enforcement official and the company said Tuesday.

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:51:00 EDT
Microsoft CEO sees 'bold' plan as 4Q tops Street
Microsoft Corp. CEO Satya Nadella painted an upbeat vision of the future Tuesday, saying that the next version of Windows will be unified across screens of all sizes and that two money-losing units - Nokia phones and Bing...

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:51:00 EDT
Netflix tops 50M subscribers as 2Q earnings soar
Netflix's second-quarter earnings more than doubled as new episodes from a hit series helped the Internet video service surpass 50 million worldwide subscribers for the first time.

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:23:00 EDT
Apple post biggest earnings gain in nearly 2 years
Apple's growth prospects are looking brighter as anticipation builds for the upcoming release of the next iPhone, a model that is expected to cater to consumers yearning for a bigger screen.

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:54:00 EDT
LinkedIn to buy ad tech company Bizo for $175M
LinkedIn Corp. is spending $175 million to buy Bizo, a provider of advertising technology and measurement services aimed at professionals.

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:41:00 EDT
At 101, weather observer gets a place in the sun
It takes only a couple of minutes, twice a day, but 101-year-old Richard Hendrickson is fiercely proud that he has done the same thing for his country and community nearly every day since Herbert Hoover was in the White...

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:58:00 EDT
Obama declares Washington wildfire emergency
Wetter, cooler weather has helped firefighters make progress in their efforts to get the largest wildfire in Washington state's history under control.

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:56:00 EDT
Hopkins pays $190M in pelvis exam pix settlement
For Myra James, the process of going to the gynecologist is now too much to bear.

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:46:00 EDT
Teacher slaying suspect in court on assault charge
A Massachusetts teenager charged with killing his teacher last year after following her into a bathroom similarly followed a worker at a youth detention facility into a locker room last month before choking and beating...

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:19:00 EDT
Arrest linked to gun used after Boston bombings
It has been one of the lingering questions since the dramatic manhunt that gripped the Boston area in the days after the marathon bombings: Where did the suspects get the gun that authorities say they used to kill a...

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:11:00 EDT
First Amendment fight won't stop Arizona execution
The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for Arizona to carry out its third execution in the last year Wednesday following a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs.

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:37:00 EDT
Memorial honoring injured veterans under way in DC
Army Lt. Dawn Halfaker was on patrol 10 years ago in Baqubah, Iraq, when a rocket-propelled grenade tore through her military vehicle and exploded inside.

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 02:31:00 EDT
Federal judge to rule on Colorado gay marriage ban
A federal judge in Denver is expected to rule Wednesday whether Colorado's same-sex marriage ban should be overturned immediately, or if the issue should be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:45:00 EDT
CBS event marks civil rights anniversary
A CBS News event Thursday marking the 50th anniversary of civil rights legislation is both a look back at history and a glimpse into future business opportunities for a broadcast news division.

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:42:00 EDT
Jury reconvenes in Ventura defamation case
Jurors have reconvened in St. Paul to deliberate on whether a late famed military sniper defamed former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura in his best-selling memoir.

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:51:00 EDT
Dumb Starbucks explained on Comedy Central show
Dumb Starbucks is coming back, but only on TV.

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:35:00 EDT
Americans aplenty as UK's Booker Prize goes global
The Americans have arrived in force for Britain's Booker literary prize.

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:34:00 EDT
No romance for 'Downton Abbey' in-laws, say actors
Michelle Dockery and Allen Leech of "Downton Abbey" say Cupid's arrow is not headed for their characters.

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:11:00 EDT
Swift, Coldplay set for iHeartRadio festival
Taylor Swift, Coldplay and One Direction are part of the star-studded lineup for this year's iHeartRadio Music Festival.

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:01:00 EDT
3 NYC students get recording contract approval
Three middle school students in a heavy metal band have gotten permission from a Manhattan judge to sign a multi-year recording contract with Sony.

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:01:00 EDT
Son of British singer Adele wins privacy case
British singer Adele's toddler son has won a five-figure sum in damages after paparazzi photographed private family moments.

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:39:00 EDT
Woman: Backyard near turnpike is not a rest stop
A Pennsylvania woman says she can see drivers who pull off the side of a highway relieving themselves near her backyard, and state police have been asked to increase patrols.

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:14:00 EDT
2 police cars collide when officer runs red light
Authorities say a Syracuse city police officer was looking at the computer inside his patrol car when he ran a red light and collided with an unmarked police vehicle.

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:50:00 EDT
Chase ends as man runs into a Miss. police academy
Police say a man who fled from a Mississippi traffic stop was apparently so focused on getting away he unknowingly ran into a law enforcement academy.

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:07:00 EDT
Legal marijuana milestone heads for Seattle museum
The first recreational marijuana sold legally in Seattle will be put on display at the city's Museum of History and Industry after a woman donated part of her purchase Tuesday.

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:07:00 EDT
Couple marries in Omaha's largest cemetery
A Nebraska couple chose an unusual venue for their wedding: the largest cemetery in Omaha.

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:21:00 EDT
170-foot ketchup bottle for sale in Illinois
Would you relish having a towering ketchup bottle? That emblem of roadside Americana could be yours if you fork over enough money.

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:10:00 EDT
Real estate heir charged for urinating on candy
A New York City real estate heir who admitted killing his neighbor a decade ago in Texas is facing a new charge in Houston that accuses him of urinating on candy at a drug store.

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:31:00 EDT
George Harrison memorial tree killed by beetles
A tree planted in Los Angeles to honor former Beatle George Harrison has been killed - by beetles.

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:22:00 EDT
Hunt on for possible anaconda in New Jersey lake
Reports of a 16-foot-long exotic snake - possibly an anaconda - slithering through New Jersey's largest lake have stoked fears among residents and led to searches and questions about what exactly is in the water.

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