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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 07:32:00 EDT
Replacing carpet at Jerusalem shrine reveals religious rift
It began as a routine remodeling project: Muslim authorities replacing an old carpet worn thin by masses of worshippers at the Dome of the Rock, the iconic, gold-topped shrine that overlooks the Old City of Jerusalem.

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 07:23:00 EDT
Pope OKs resignation of US bishop for not reporting abuse
Pope Francis on Tuesday accepted the resignation of a U.S. bishop who pleaded guilty to failing to report a suspected priestly child abuser in the first known case of a pope sanctioning bishops for covering up for pedophiles.

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 07:12:00 EDT
Court sentences ousted Egypt president to 20 years in prison
An Egyptian criminal court on Tuesday sentenced ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi to 20 years in prison on charges linked to the killing of protesters in 2012, the first verdict to be issued against the...

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 06:53:00 EDT
Prosecutors build case against traffickers as EU mulls plan
Italian prosecutors on Tuesday began building their case against the traffickers responsible for the drowning of as many as 950 migrants in the Mediterranean, as European Union leaders mulled a new plan to undermine...

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 06:52:00 EDT
Why McDonald's is still a powerhouse, despite troubles
McDonald's sales have been sputtering for more than two years and the company seems trapped in a cycle of bad headlines that likely won't end soon.

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 06:32:00 EDT
US couple sentenced to prison in Bali suitcase killing
An Indonesian court found an American couple guilty of premeditated murder and sentenced them to prison on Tuesday in the killing of the woman's mother on the resort island of Bali.

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 06:23:00 EDT
How countries cope with migrants arriving by boat
By ROD McGUIRK Associated Press Two recent shipwrecks in the Mediterranean Sea believed to have taken the lives of as many as 1,300 asylum seekers and migrants has highlighted the escalating flow of...

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 06:12:00 EDT
San Francisco poised to ban performances by exotic animals
San Francisco is poised to ban performances using bears, lions, elephants and other wild animals and join dozens of other places that have some kind of prohibition on using exotic animals for entertainment.

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 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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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 05:22:00 EDT
Lawyer: No answer on why man who died in custody was stopped
The lawyer for the family of Freddie Gray, a black man who died of spinal injuries he sustained during an arrest in Baltimore, said he believes the police had no reason to stop the man in the first place.

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 03:33:00 EDT
5 Things to know about Jeb Bush's campaign finance strategy
Republican presidential prospect Jeb Bush is preparing to embark on an experiment in presidential politics. Here's a look at his plans to vastly enhance the role his super PAC will play in his all-but-announced...

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 03:33:00 EDT
Bush preparing to delegate many campaign tasks to super PAC
Jeb Bush is preparing to embark on an experiment in presidential politics: delegating many of the nuts-and-bolts tasks of seeking the White House to a separate political organization that can raise unlimited amounts of...

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 03:23:00 EDT
Bush preparing to delegate many campaign tasks to super PAC
Jeb Bush is preparing to embark on an experiment in presidential politics: delegating many of the nuts-and-bolts tasks of seeking the White House to a separate political organization that can raise unlimited amounts of...

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 03:23:00 EDT
Pill-taking can be less yucky for kids, study review finds
Many sick kids can't or won't swallow pills - and that can make them sicker. But there may be some pretty simple ways to help the medicine go down, a new study says.

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 03:13:00 EDT
Desisa wins 119th Boston Marathon; Rotich takes women's race
Lelisa Desisa ran through the rain to earn a second Boston Marathon victory and his first chance to enjoy it.

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 03:13:00 EDT
AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd pleads guilty to threatening to kill
AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd pleaded guilty in a New Zealand court Tuesday to a charge of threatening to kill a man who used to work for him. He also pleaded guilty to possessing methamphetamine and marijuana.

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 02:32:00 EDT
Mother of Ukraine pilot jailed in Russia seeks global help
The mother of a Ukrainian helicopter pilot imprisoned in Russia is on a global campaign seeking support from world leaders to pressure President Vladimir Putin to free her daughter.

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 02:22:00 EDT
Minnesota men charged with trying to join Islamic militants
When Guled Ali Omar made up his mind to join the Islamic State group, authorities said, he wasn't easily deterred.

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 01:52:00 EDT
S. Carolina paper's domestic killings series wins Pulitzer
It was a list no state wanted to top. And when South Carolina was ranked as having the highest rate of women being killed by men, The Post and Courier of Charleston set out to explore why.

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 01:32:00 EDT
Questions, answers about police officers who confuse weapons
By RYAN J. FOLEY Associated Press Robert Bates, the volunteer sheriff's deputy who killed an unarmed suspect in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on April 2, says he accidentally fired his handgun when he meant to...

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 01:03:00 EDT
South Korea's prime minister offers to resign amid scandal
South Korea's prime minister has offered to resign amid a bribery scandal just two months after he took up the country's No. 2 post, officials said Tuesday, in the latest political crisis to hit President Park...

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 00:42:00 EDT
A small victory for fliers: summer domestic fares fall $2.01
By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ AP Airlines Writer After years of steadily-rising airfare, travelers this summer can expect a tiny bit of relief - $2.01 in savings to be exact.

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 00:12:00 EDT
Al-Shabab bombs UN van in Somalia, 4 UNICEF workers killed
Islamic extremists set off a bomb in a U.N. van in normally tranquil northern Somalia on Monday, killing at least seven people, including four employees of the U.N. children's agency in an attack that was widely...

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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 23:03:00 EDT
The Latest: Captain and crew member arrested
By The Associated Press SYDNEY (AP) -

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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 21:23:00 EDT
The Latest: Wheelchair champ gives wreath to Richards family
By The Associated Press 9:00 p.m.

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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 21:23:00 EDT
Minnesota men charged with trying to join Islamic militants
When Guled Ali Omar made up his mind to join the Islamic State group, authorities said, he wasn't easily deterred.

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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 21:12:00 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, 20 Apr 2015 21:02:00 EDT
Prosecutors: Capsized boat captain and crew member arrested
Prosecutors said Tuesday that they arrested the captain and a crew member of the boat in which as many as 900 people are feared to have drowned in the unremitting waves of migrants seeking to escape from war-torn Libya.

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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 20:42:00 EDT
Baltimore on edge after arrestee's fatal spine injury
Baltimore's top police officials, mayor and prosecutor sought to calm a "community on edge" Monday while investigating how a man suffered a fatal spine injury while under arrest. Six officers have been suspended, but...

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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 20:33:00 EDT
Utah woman gets up to life in prison in deaths of 6 newborns
A mother who killed six of her newborn babies and hid their bodies in her garage was sentenced to up to life in prison Monday at an emotional hearing in which a prosecutor depicted her as an "incredibly indifferent and...

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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 18:53:00 EDT
Bombs shatter houses in Yemen capital, hit near Iran Embassy
Saudi-led airstrikes hit weapons caches held by Iran-backed Shiite rebels, touching off massive explosions Monday in Yemen's capital that killed at least 19 people and buried scores of others under the rubble of...

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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 18:23:00 EDT
US warship heads to Yemeni waters; could block Iran weapons
In a stepped-up response to Iranian backing of Shiite rebels in Yemen, the Navy aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt is steaming toward the waters off Yemen to beef up security and join other American ships that are...

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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 18:03:00 EDT
Clinton defends family foundation from charges of favoritism
Hillary Rodham Clinton dismissed swirling questions about her family foundation Monday as little more than political attacks from Republicans eager to gain an early advantage in the 2016 presidential contest.

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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 17:43:00 EDT
SC paper wins Pulitzer for reporting on domestic violence
The Post and Courier of Charleston, South Carolina, won the Pulitzer Prize for public service Monday for an examination of the deadly toll of domestic violence, while The New York Times collected three awards and the Los...

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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 17:33:00 EDT
Talks begin on Capitol Hill budget measure
Lawmakers quarreled Monday over Medicare, taxes and almost $40 billion in unrequested money for overseas war-fighting as House and Senate negotiators kicked off work on a Republican budget blueprint for next year and beyond.

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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 16:03:00 EDT
Clinton dismisses allegations of favoritism at foundation
Hillary Rodham Clinton is rejecting a book's allegations that foreign governments that made donations to her family foundation received favorable treatment from the State Department while she served in the Obama...

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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:24:00 EDT
Prosecutor: Convict offered sale of art stolen in 1990 heist
A reputed mobster told an undercover FBI agent that he had access to two of the long-sought paintings stolen from Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in 1990 and could negotiate a sale of each for $500,000, a...

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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:24:00 EDT
A list of the 2015 Pulitzers in journalism and the arts
By The Associated Press The 2015 Pulitzer Prize winners:

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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:24:00 EDT
Many migrants drawn by jobs, welfare in northern Europe
For tens of thousands of migrants who survive the hazardous crossing of the Mediterranean, the journey often continues as they slip through cracks in Italy's border controls and head north.

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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 14:32:00 EDT
Lawyer: Washington Post reporter in Iran faces 4 charges
A Washington Post reporter jailed for nearly nine months in Iran faces charges of espionage and three other crimes, his lawyer revealed Monday following her first in-depth meeting with the journalist.

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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 14:03:00 EDT
WikiLeaks creates online archive of hacked Sony documents
Sony's hacking problems aren't over yet.

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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 14:02:00 EDT
Spain: Student armed with crossbow, machete kills teacher
A 13-year-old Spanish boy armed with a crossbow and a machete killed a substitute teacher and wounded four other people at his school in Barcelona on Monday, police said.

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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 13:53:00 EDT
Ugly Olympic conflict breaks into open at Sochi conference
Never in recent memory has the Olympic movement seen anything quite like this.

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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 13:52:00 EDT
Unpopular at home, Jindal getting little traction for 2016
Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal's focus on states important in the presidential campaign is drawing lots of criticism at home and doing little apparent good for his 2016 prospects.

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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 13:34:00 EDT
Google shaking up search recommendations on smartphones
Google is about to change the way its influential search engine recommends websites on smartphones in a shift that's expected to sway where millions of people shop, eat and find information.

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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 13:34:00 EDT
Email: Affleck asked PBS to not reveal slave-owning ancestor
Ben Affleck requested that the PBS documentary series "Finding Your Roots" not reveal he had a slave-owning ancestor, according to emails published online by whistleblower site WikiLeaks, and the information never appeared...

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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 12:24:00 EDT
Sperm bank sued after donor details emerge 7 years later
He was good on paper: Eloquent, mature, healthy and smart to boot.

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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 11:44:00 EDT
Arab journalist defiantly accepts Israeli honor
When 14 Israelis light torches in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the country at Israel's splashy Independence Day ceremony on Thursday, Arab newscaster Lucy Aharish will stride across the stage in an...

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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 11:26:00 EDT
Almonds get roasted in debate over California water use
California almonds are becoming one of the world's favorite snacks and creating a multibillion-dollar bonanza for agricultural investors. But the crop extracts a staggering price from the land, consuming more water...

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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 10:44:00 EDT
SS 'accountant of Auschwitz' going on trial in Germany
Hedy Bohm had just turned 16 when the Nazis packed her and her parents onto a cattle car in May 1944 and sent them from Hungary to the Auschwitz death camp in occupied Poland.

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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 09:53:00 EDT
Kids of Cold War crocs going to Cuba on conservation mission
Cuba's efforts to sustain the critically endangered Cuban crocodile are getting a boost from Sweden, home to a pair of reptiles that Fidel Castro gave to a Soviet cosmonaut four decades ago.

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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 09:33:00 EDT
Members of hip-hop group Migos arrested after Georgia show
All three members of the hip-hop group Migos face drug and weapon charges following their arrests after they left the stage at a weekend performance at Georgia Southern University, authorities said.

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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 06:43:00 EDT
Crusading women blaze justice trail in post-Soviet Romania
Prosecutor Denisa Cristodor made history last fall, launching Romania's first case against a communist-era prison guard suspected of crimes against humanity.

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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 05:43:00 EDT
Full circle: Chlorine now chemical weapon of choice in Syria
Exactly one century ago Wednesday, German troops opened the taps on a line of chlorine tanks to send a poisonous cloud drifting across no man's land and into World War I Allied trenches. The gas blinded soldiers and...

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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 05:33:00 EDT
World finance leaders see threats ahead for global economy
The world's financial leaders see a number of threats facing a global economy still on an uneven road to recovery with U.S. and European officials worrying that Greece will default on its debt.

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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 05:13:00 EDT
Lambert wins 4, but Luke Bryan takes top prize at ACM Awards
Miranda Lambert won four awards, including album and song of the year, but the singer lost the night's top prize to Luke Bryan at Sunday's Academy of Country Music Awards.

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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 05:13:00 EDT
ACM Awards: Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan, Taylor Swift shine
The 2015 Academy of Country Music Awards jam-packed more than three hours of music, from classic country stars such as George Strait and Alan Jackson to contemporary favorites Miranda Lambert and Luke Bryan and pop and...

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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 03:25:00 EDT
Bipartisanship breaks out on Capitol Hill _ at least for now
Suddenly, bipartisanship has broken out on Capitol Hill.

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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 03:14:00 EDT
Iconic Israeli actor Chaim Topol reflects on long career
He was Tevye the milkman of "Fiddler on the Roof" fame, James Bond's wingman in "For Your Eyes Only" and a nutty professor in the 1980's cult classic "Flash Gordon."

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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 03:13:00 EDT
Ringo Starr, Green Day rock their way into Rock Hall
Ringo Starr was ushered into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with a little help from one of his famous friends.

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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 02:45:00 EDT
Things to look for in Monday's Boston Marathon
The Boston Marathon will never be just another race again. The twin bombs at the finish line of the 2013 race made sure of that.

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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 02:34:00 EDT
Authorities make 6 arrests in 2 states in terrorism probe
Six people were arrested Sunday in connection with a terrorism investigation in Minnesota, where authorities have been tracking youths who have traveled or tried to travel to Syria to fight with militants, including the...

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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 00:32:00 EDT
In Puerto Rico, a push to revive indigenous culture
In Puerto Rico's misty, bamboo-studded mountains, elementary school students are studying a nearly extinct language, beating on drums and growing native crops like cassava and sweet potato as they learn about the...

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Sun, 19 Apr 2015 21:43:00 EDT
Family wins back seized gold coins that could be worth $80M
A family was awarded the rights to 10 rare gold coins possibly worth $80 million or more on Friday after a U.S. appeals court overturned a jury verdict.

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Sun, 19 Apr 2015 21:32:00 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, 19 Apr 2015 20:43:00 EDT
AP Sources: Tim Tebow expected to sign with Eagles on Monday
It's Tebow Time in the City of Brotherly Love.

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Sun, 19 Apr 2015 20:33:00 EDT
Bobby Brown tells concert goers his ailing daughter is awake
Bobby Brown told concert goers Saturday night that his daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown is awake nearly three months after she was found face down and unresponsive in a tub at her Georgia home.

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Sun, 19 Apr 2015 19:13:00 EDT
Survivor: Smugglers locked hundreds in hold of capsized boat
A smuggler's boat crammed with hundreds of people overturned off Libya's coast as rescuers approached, causing what could be the Mediterranean's deadliest known migrant tragedy and intensifying pressure on the...

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Sun, 19 Apr 2015 17:43:00 EDT
Empty chairs honor 168 victims of Oklahoma City bombing
Every day when Dr. Rosslyn Biggs goes to work as a federal government veterinarian she is reminded of her mother, one of 168 people killed in the Oklahoma City bombing and honored Sunday on the 20th anniversary of the...

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Sun, 19 Apr 2015 17:23:00 EDT
Tank named "Beautiful Bulldog" in Iowa contest
The pups came from as far away as New Jersey and Tennessee in hopes of landing a new nickname: "Beautiful Bulldog."

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Sun, 19 Apr 2015 17:03:00 EDT
Researcher denied flight after tweet poking United security
United Airlines stopped a prominent security researcher from boarding a California-bound flight late Saturday, following a social media post by the researcher days earlier suggesting the airline's onboard systems could...

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Sun, 19 Apr 2015 16:32:00 EDT
The Latest: Migrant survivor says 950 aboard capsized boat
By The Associated Press 10:20 p.m. (2020 GMT, 4:20 p.m.)

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Sun, 19 Apr 2015 16:32:00 EDT
Turkish Cypriot leadership election to go into 2nd round
The election for the Turkish Cypriot leadership will go to a second round after none of the candidates managed to garner enough votes Sunday to avoid a runoff, authorities said, as talks to reunify the ethnically-split...

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Sun, 19 Apr 2015 15:53:00 EDT
Officials: 3 shot, injured at Delaware State cookout
Three men were shot and injured Saturday night at a cookout on the Delaware State University campus, officials said, and authorities are searching for the shooter.

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Sun, 19 Apr 2015 13:33:00 EDT
Video: Islamic State kills Ethiopian Christians in Libya
Islamic State militants in Libya shot and beheaded groups of captive Ethiopian Christians, a video purportedly from the extremists showed Sunday. The attack widens the circle of nations affected by the group's...

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Sun, 19 Apr 2015 12:33:00 EDT
Short portraits of 11 who died on the Deepwater Horizon
By The Associated Press Portraits of the 11 who died on the Deepwater Horizon:

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Sun, 19 Apr 2015 12:03:00 EDT
Sea of sorrows: Many migrants drown trying to reach Italy
Migrants seeking a better life in Europe have died by the thousands in the Mediterranean Sea in recent years while fleeing poverty and bloodshed in Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

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Sun, 19 Apr 2015 11:33:00 EDT
Extremist past mars makeover of France's far-right party
The timing could not have been worse. Daggers were already drawn in a father-daughter duel within the far-right National Front when a judicial investigation began circling closer and closer to the party leadership.

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Sun, 19 Apr 2015 11:24:00 EDT
Ceremonies mark liberation of 2 Nazi camps 70 years ago
Officials in Germany solemnly commemorated the liberation of two Nazi concentration camps 70 years ago in the closing days of World War II.

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Sun, 19 Apr 2015 11:24:00 EDT
Austerity's legacy: British election focused on UK economy
Prime Minister David Cameron and his main opponent agree on one thing going into Britain's May 7 election: Voters should choose the next leader based on the health of the economy.

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Sun, 19 Apr 2015 10:32:00 EDT
Reagan shooter finds rejection, indifference in future home
The last man to shoot an American president now spends most of the year in a house overlooking the 13th hole of a golf course in a gated community.

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Sun, 19 Apr 2015 10:23:00 EDT
30K runners, 28,200 bananas: Boston Marathon by the numbers
The Boston Marathon includes 26.2 miles, 34 elite athletes, 30,000 runners, 87 countries, 1 million spectators and $830,500 in prize money.

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Sun, 19 Apr 2015 10:02:00 EDT
Gyrocopter pilot frustrated message isn't getting through
The letter carrier who caused a full-scale security review in Washington when he violated national airspace by landing his gyrocopter on Capitol Hill expressed frustration Sunday that his message wasn't getting through.

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Sun, 19 Apr 2015 08:53:00 EDT
GOP White House hopefuls bicker over America's role in world
Rand Paul lashed out Saturday at military hawks in the Republican Party in a clash over foreign policy dividing the packed GOP presidential field.

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Sun, 19 Apr 2015 08:42:00 EDT
New Hampshire Republican voters are relishing crowded field
For New Hampshire Republicans, the early days of the 2016 presidential campaign feel like an embarrassment of riches.

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Sun, 19 Apr 2015 08:12:00 EDT
5 things from former Bush press secretary Perino's book
Dana Perino, President George W. Bush's spokeswoman at the end of his presidency, is out with a book that is part memoir, part career advice. Perino is the only Republican woman ever to serve as White House press...

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Sun, 19 Apr 2015 08:12:00 EDT
For next president, a way out of the health care fights?
Republican or Democrat, the next president will have the chance to remake the nation's health care overhaul without fighting Congress.

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Sun, 19 Apr 2015 08:12:00 EDT
Clinton patches relations with liberals at campaign's outset
This time, Hillary Rodham Clinton wants to be on liberals' good side.

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Sun, 19 Apr 2015 06:42:00 EDT
First WWI gas attack produced new horrors, changed warfare
As a spring breeze wafted into his trench, commander Georges Lamour of the French 73rd infantry saw something almost surreal drift his way. A yellow-green cloud.

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Sun, 19 Apr 2015 05:53:00 EDT
Boston Marathon winner who died century ago in WWI honored
At the Vlamertinge Military Cemetery in Flanders Fields, the headstone of James Duffy usually stands unnoticed among the solemn rows.

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Sun, 19 Apr 2015 05:02:00 EDT
Australia arrests 5 for alleged IS-inspired terror plot
Five Australian teenagers were arrested Saturday on suspicion of plotting an Islamic State group-inspired terrorist attack at a Veterans' Day ceremony that included targeting police officers, officials said.

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Sun, 19 Apr 2015 05:02:00 EDT
AP Exclusive: Chinese activist more determined after lockup
The most prominent of five recently released Chinese women's rights activists feels her dedication to the cause has grown stronger after spending 37 days in detention with interrogators who blew smoke onto her face and...

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Sun, 19 Apr 2015 03:12:00 EDT
After Alps crash, some experts ponder flights without pilots
To improve airline safety, maybe we need to remove the pilots.

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Sun, 19 Apr 2015 02:11:00 EDT
Opt-out movement accelerates amid Common Core testing
Thousands of students are opting out of new standardized tests aligned to the Common Core standards, defying the latest attempt by states to improve academic performance.

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Sun, 19 Apr 2015 01:42:00 EDT
Harden has 24 points, Rockets beat Mavs 118-108 in Game 1
James Harden loves games like the one Houston had Saturday night.

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Sun, 19 Apr 2015 00:42:00 EDT
Email: Affleck asked PBS to not reveal slave-owning ancestor
Ben Affleck requested that the PBS documentary series "Finding Your Roots" not reveal he had a slave-owning ancestor, according to emails published online by whistleblower site WikiLeaks, and the information never appeared...

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Sat, 18 Apr 2015 22:33:00 EDT
Those puppy eyes can help a dog bond with owner
Oh, those puppy eyes.

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Sat, 18 Apr 2015 22:02:00 EDT
The Latest: Presidential contenders woo New Hampshire voters
By The Associated Press 7 p.m. (EDT)

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Sat, 18 Apr 2015 18:36:00 EDT
Finance officials see rising risks to economic recovery
World finance officials said Saturday they see a number of threats on the horizon for a global economy still clawing back from the deepest recession in seven decades, and a potential Greek debt default presents the most...

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Sat, 18 Apr 2015 17:23:00 EDT
Sheriff: Cannot yet arrest woman bragging of killing cat
A Texas sheriff said Saturday that he could not arrest and charge a veterinarian shown in a Facebook post bragging about killing a cat with a bow and arrow unless an investigation determines the picture of the dead cat is...

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Sat, 18 Apr 2015 15:42:00 EDT
Islamic State blamed for Afghan suicide bombing killing 35
A motorcycle-riding suicide bomber attacked a line of people waiting outside a bank Saturday in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least 35 and wounding 125 in an assault the country's president blamed on the Islamic...

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Sat, 18 Apr 2015 15:23:00 EDT
Philanthropist, shopping mall developer Taubman dies at 91
A. Alfred Taubman, the self-made Michigan billionaire whose philanthropy and business success - including weaving the enclosed shopping mall into American culture - was clouded by a criminal conviction late in his career,...

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Sat, 18 Apr 2015 15:12:00 EDT
Pope asks Europe to do more for migrants flooding into Italy
Pope Francis on Saturday joined Italy in pressing the European Union to do more to help the country cope with rapidly mounting numbers of desperate people rescued in the Mediterranean during journeys on smugglers'...

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Sat, 18 Apr 2015 12:12:00 EDT
2 Cuban dissidents up for election in unprecedented vote
At least two dissidents made it past a first round of voting and are standing as candidates in municipal elections that will be watched on and off the island Sunday as an unprecedented test of Cuba's single-party system.

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Sat, 18 Apr 2015 10:11:00 EDT
Egypt runners defy Cairo mayhem as sport's popularity grows
Young Egyptians are once again organizing on social media and taking to the streets of Cairo by the hundreds every Friday, not to protest injustice or clash with police, but to enjoy long runs through one of the...

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Sat, 18 Apr 2015 04:37:00 EDT
Robin Williams the posthumous star of '3 Still Standing'
Before the late Robin Williams enthralled television audiences on "Mork and Mindy," he already was a star on the 1970s stand-up comedy circuit - and by the '80s was a leading light for a new stand-up generation.

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Sat, 18 Apr 2015 01:50:00 EDT
Gas-line blast closes major highway, injures at least 11
A large gas pipeline exploded into a tower of fire Friday in Central California, closing both directions of a major highway in the region and injuring at least 11 people, three of them critically, authorities said.

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Sat, 18 Apr 2015 01:41:00 EDT
Amid growing migrant crisis, 20 burn victims rescued at sea
The unabated flow of migrants fleeing instability in Libya brought a new horror on Friday: The discovery of 20 migrants adrift at sea who had suffered grave burn injuries in a cooking gas explosion before departing Libya,...

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Sat, 18 Apr 2015 01:30:00 EDT
NHL player Jarret Stoll arrested in Las Vegas
Los Angeles Kings center Jarret Stoll was arrested Friday for suspected cocaine possession at the MGM Grand Hotel's Wet Republic pool complex.

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Sat, 18 Apr 2015 01:11:00 EDT
Cardinal Francis George, key Catholic orthodoxy voice, dies
Cardinal Francis George, a vigorous defender of Roman Catholic orthodoxy who played a key role in the church's response to the clergy sex abuse scandal and led the U.S. bishops' fight against Obama's health...

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Fri, 17 Apr 2015 22:30:00 EDT
Bryant 0 for 4 with 3 Ks in debut as Cubs lose to Padres 5-4
Kris Bryant absorbed the sights and smells and sounds of Wrigley Field. He cherished playing in front of 30,000 charged-up fans. He appreciated all the family members and friends who turned out for his big league debut.

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Fri, 17 Apr 2015 21:00:00 EDT
The Latest: White House hopefuls gather in New Hampshire
By The Associated Press 8:30 p.m. (EDT)

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Fri, 17 Apr 2015 19:30:00 EDT
Global finance leaders see economy strengthening
Financial officials from the world's major economies on Friday welcomed modest improvements in the global economy while side-stepping fears rattling global financial markets that Greece will default on its bailout loans.

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Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:13:00 EDT
Obama, Italian Prime Minister Renzi to meet at White House
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is getting an audience with President Barack Obama.

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Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:23:00 EDT
McVeigh defense archive shows bomber viewed blast as failure
Timothy McVeigh considered the bombing of the Oklahoma City federal building 20 years ago somewhat of a failure, viewed himself as a "Paul Revere-type messenger" and even suggested his defense team should receive $800,000...

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Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:13:00 EDT
Peevish or loaded for bear _ Obama getting tough on critics
Just as Congress is hitting something of a bipartisan stride on such issues as Medicare, Iran and trade, President Barack Obama and his White House team have decided to go after their Republican critics, picking fights and...

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Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:13:00 EDT
Iraqi officials believe Saddam's top deputy killed
He was the last member of Saddam Hussein's inner circle still on the run, depicted with his distinctive red moustache as the "king of clubs" on the U.S. military's deck of cards of most-wanted Iraqi regime fugitives.

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Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:01:00 EDT
AP Was There: Original AP report of Oklahoma bombing
By JUDY GIBBS EDITOR'S NOTE: On April 19, 1995, a former U.S. Army soldier parked a rented Ryder truck packed with explosives outside a federal building in Oklahoma City. The blast killed 168 people...

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Fri, 17 Apr 2015 15:44:00 EDT
Correction: AP Was There-Oklahoma City Bombing story
By The Associated Press In an April 16 story about the 20th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing, The Associated Press erroneously reported the date and location of where the truck was loaded with...

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Fri, 17 Apr 2015 15:42:00 EDT
Spanish language 'Sabado Gigante' ends 53-year run
Television's longest-running variety show is calling it a wrap after 53 years.

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Fri, 17 Apr 2015 14:29:00 EDT
Obama open to 'creative negotiations' on Iran sanctions
President Barack Obama on Friday left open the door to "creative negotiations" in response to Iran's demand that punishing sanctions be immediately lifted as part of a nuclear deal, even though the initial agreement...

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Fri, 17 Apr 2015 14:00:00 EDT
Fiorina aims to keep Clinton from playing the 'gender card'
Carly Fiorina, the lone Republican woman eying the White House, wants to block Hillary Rodham Clinton from playing the "gender card" in the 2016 presidential race.

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Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:42:00 EDT
Police: Woman blames coffee-drinking parrot for car crash
State police say a woman blames her coffee-drinking pet parrot for distracting her moments before she crashed her car into a guardrail in Pennsylvania.

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Fri, 17 Apr 2015 12:50:00 EDT
UK prosecutors drop reporter bribe charges after acquittals
An expensive and wide-ranging British investigation into alleged bribery by reporters crumbled Friday, after a jury acquitted four tabloid journalists of paying prison officers for information.

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Fri, 17 Apr 2015 12:00:00 EDT
Intersex surgeries spark move away from drastic treatment
She was born to a young Chicago couple, named Jennifer, and grew into a beautiful long-lashed child with wavy dark hair, big brown eyes and a yearning, youthful desire to be just like all the other girls.

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Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:20:00 EDT
S. Africa: Rape sentencing delayed in Bob Hewitt trial
A South African judge on Friday postponed the sentencing hearing of former doubles tennis champion Bob Hewitt, who was convicted of rape and sexual assault.

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Fri, 17 Apr 2015 09:40:00 EDT
Gulf health 5 years after BP spill: Resilient yet scarred
By SETH BORENSTEIN and CAIN BURDEAU Associated Press From above, five years after the BP well explosion, the Gulf of Mexico looks clean, green and whole again, teeming with life - a testament to the...

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Fri, 17 Apr 2015 09:40:00 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, 17 Apr 2015 08:50:00 EDT
Farage fights for seat as UKIP tries to build on gains
Saul Webster enjoys a good tipple, and nobody begrudges him one. But that doesn't make it good politics for the retired schoolteacher to pose for a campaign event with Nigel Farage, the U.K. Independence Party leader,...

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Fri, 17 Apr 2015 08:19:00 EDT
Algeria sees leadership vacuum in face of oil challenges
When Abdelaziz Bouteflika ran for a fourth term as Algeria's president a year ago, the opposition cautioned that he would be too sick to govern.

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Fri, 17 Apr 2015 03:30:00 EDT
GOP contenders gather in NH: 5 things to watch for
Nearly 20 Republican White House prospects will court presidential primary voters in New Hampshire this weekend at a state GOP meeting in Nashua. It's the first gathering of its kind in the first-in-the-nation primary...

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Fri, 17 Apr 2015 03:05:00 EDT
Playoffs set to open without Kobe, D-Wade and more stars
No Kobe. No D-Wade.

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Fri, 17 Apr 2015 01:39:00 EDT
AP PHOTOS: Images of Oklahoma City bombing
A cargo truck laden with more than two tons of explosives was detonated in front of Oklahoma City's nine-story federal building on April 19, 1995 - an act of terrorism that at the time was the worst such attack ever...

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Fri, 17 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EDT
Police: 5 adults found dead inside Phoenix home
Five adults were found dead inside a north Phoenix home after a shooting Thursday in a suspected dispute about the family's business, police said.

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Thu, 16 Apr 2015 23:10:00 EDT
Physicians want Dr. Oz gone from Columbia medical faculty
Columbia University has not removed TV celebrity doctor Mehmet Oz from his faculty position as a group of top doctors has demanded, citing his "egregious lack of integrity" for promoting what they call "quack treatments."

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Thu, 16 Apr 2015 23:09:00 EDT
'Suge' Knight is ordered to stand trial, taken to hospital
Former rap music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was hospitalized again on Thursday after a judge ordered him to stand trial on murder and attempted murder charges filed after he ran over two men in a parking lot.

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Thu, 16 Apr 2015 21:49:00 EDT
Homeland chief: Gyrocopter came in 'under the radar'
The Florida postal carrier charged Thursday with two federal crimes for steering his small gyrocopter through protected Washington airspace "literally flew under the radar" to the lawn of the Capitol, Homeland Security...

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Thu, 16 Apr 2015 21:29:00 EDT
Bush backs confirmation of attorney general nominee Lynch
Likely presidential contender Jeb Bush said Thursday the Senate should confirm attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch despite objections from many of his fellow Republicans.

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Thu, 16 Apr 2015 21:09:00 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, 16 Apr 2015 19:39:00 EDT
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Thu, 16 Apr 2015 19:29:00 EDT
UN: Graphic briefing on suspected Syria chlorine attacks
U.N. Security Council members were moved to tears Thursday as the first eyewitness to the latest suspected chlorine attacks on civilians in Syria emerged from the country to give a graphic eyewitness account of dying...

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Thu, 16 Apr 2015 19:10:00 EDT
Q&A: Who is this flying mailman with a message for Congress?
Many questions surround the political stunt of a postal worker charged Thursday with violating national airspace and operating an unregistered aircraft by landing his gyrocopter on Capitol Hill.

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Thu, 16 Apr 2015 19:03:00 EDT
Driver who hit toddler starts events that leave 4 dead
Damani Terry just wanted to join a group of girls dancing in a park across the street. The 2-year-old stepped into the road - right into the path of an oncoming van.

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Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:20:00 EDT
Amid chaos, Al-Qaida consolidates hold of Yemen province
Al-Qaida's branch in Yemen consolidated control over much of the country's largest province on Thursday, capturing a major airport, an oil terminal and the area's main military base, and striking an alliance...

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Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:19:00 EDT
Newspaper's role in Capitol stunt examined
A Florida newspaper that knew ahead of time that a man planned to fly a gyrocopter into restricted airspace at the U.S. Capitol faced questions Thursday about whether its editors should have used this knowledge to try and...

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Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:09:00 EDT
UN chief set to nominate new special envoy to Yemen
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday is expected to nominate the head of the U.N. Ebola mission as the new special envoy to Yemen, the country's U.N. ambassador said Thursday.

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Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:51:00 EDT
EU alleges Google's abuses hurt consumers, innovation
The European Union's escalating legal attack on Google is likely to ignite a debate about whether the Internet search leader makes life more convenient for consumers or abuses its power to squeeze out rivals who might...

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Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:21:00 EDT
Putin confident on economy, offers to mend ties with West
Russia has weathered the worst of its economic troubles and is on the road to recovery, President Vladimir Putin said Thursday during a marathon call-in TV show, offering to normalize ties with the West if it treats Moscow...

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Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:21:00 EDT
Vatican unexpectedly ends crackdown of US nun group
The Vatican has unexpectedly ended its controversial overhaul of the main umbrella group of U.S. nuns, cementing a shift in tone and treatment of the U.S. sisters under the social justice-minded Pope Francis.

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Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:10:00 EDT
NFL reinstates Adrian Peterson from suspension
Adrian Peterson has been cleared to return to the NFL. Now all that remains to be settled is where he will play next season.

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Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:59:00 EDT
Clinton charity to allow 6 countries to donate, not others
In its decision to limit contributions from foreign governments to six nations and provide more frequent disclosures about donations, the Clinton Foundation alluded Thursday to the political dimensions of its new moves....

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Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:52:00 EDT
Obama could ease many Iranian sanctions without Congress
Even if Congress rejects his final Iranian nuclear deal, President Barack Obama could use his executive pen to offer Tehran a hefty portion of sanctions relief on his own.

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Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:29:00 EDT
Thousands flee as IS group advances on Iraq's Ramadi
More than 2,000 families have fled the Iraqi city of Ramadi with little more than the clothes on their backs, officials said Thursday, as the Islamic State group closed in on the capital of western Anbar province, clashing...

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Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:11:00 EDT
Walker's Wisconsin budget shows his conservative ideals
Best known nationally for his struggle with unions, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is staking out conservative ground in broader ways as he prepares for a likely run for the Republican presidential nomination.

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Thu, 16 Apr 2015 14:10:00 EDT
New Kansas rules would limit spending of welfare benefits
A new Kansas law tells poor families that they can't use cash assistance from the state to attend concerts, get tattoos, see a psychic or buy lingerie. The list of don'ts runs to several dozen items.

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Thu, 16 Apr 2015 13:59:00 EDT
Court skeptical of challenge to Obama's climate change plan
Two out of three judges on a federal appeals court panel expressed doubts Thursday about a legal challenge to the Obama administration's far-reaching plan to address climate change.

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Thu, 16 Apr 2015 13:29:00 EDT
Saudi-Iran rivalry over Yemen deepens Mideast sectarianism
Saudi Arabia's government insists it is not at war with Iran despite its three-week air campaign against Tehran-backed rebels in Yemen, but the kingdom's powerful clerics, and its regional rival's theocratic...

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Thu, 16 Apr 2015 13:01:00 EDT
Why it's proving hard to save Greece
By the day, Greece is getting closer to a potentially catastrophic debt default that could force it out of the euro bloc.

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Thu, 16 Apr 2015 13:01:00 EDT
Europe dithers in face of unprecedented wave of migrants
An unprecedented wave of migrants has headed for the European Union's promised shores over the past week, with 10,000 people making the trip. Hundreds - nobody knows how many - have disappeared into the warming waters...

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Thu, 16 Apr 2015 12:50:00 EDT
Standards for organic seafood coming this year, USDA says
After more than a decade of delays, the government is moving toward allowing the sale of U.S.-raised organic fish and shellfish. But don't expect it in the grocery store anytime soon.

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Thu, 16 Apr 2015 12:50:00 EDT
GOP investigators asked Clinton about private email in 2012
Hillary Rodham Clinton was asked by congressional investigators more than two years ago whether she had used a private email account while serving as secretary of state but the State Department later declined to address...

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Thu, 16 Apr 2015 12:39:00 EDT
NBC and its networks miss out on Fallon hit
When Jimmy Fallon sought to turn the popular lip sync competition feature from the "Tonight" show into a television series, NBC turned down one of its biggest stars - a decision that at least initially seems like an...

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Thu, 16 Apr 2015 12:10:00 EDT
10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos
By The Associated Press Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments...

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Thu, 16 Apr 2015 11:09:00 EDT
Angry kin unmoved by S. Korean leader's vow to salvage ferry
With public anger and grief raw one year after a ferry sinking killed 304 people, South Korea's president promised on Thursday to raise the submerged vessel, even as relatives of the victims snubbed her appearance at a...

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Thu, 16 Apr 2015 10:59:00 EDT
Ukraine's disabled condemned to life in institutions
An international rights group said in a report Thursday that growing numbers of disabled children in Ukraine are being condemned to life in orphanages and institutions blighted by neglect and abuse.

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Thu, 16 Apr 2015 10:53:00 EDT
California man, 95, sets world record as oldest active pilot
A 95-year-old Northern California man has become the world's oldest active pilot.

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Thu, 16 Apr 2015 10:39:00 EDT
India's die-hard Hindus push to ban beef in blow to poor
Every morning just before dawn, hundreds of trucks loaded with buffaloes trundle into New Delhi's sprawling slaughterhouse complex where young men rush to unload the bellowing cargo. Skidding on heaps of fresh dung,...

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Thu, 16 Apr 2015 10:09:00 EDT
Chimp Tushi turns drone-buster in Dutch Burgers' Zoo
Beware! Chimp Tushi at the Dutch Burgers' Zoo is a real drone-buster.

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Thu, 16 Apr 2015 10:00:00 EDT
Stories of love, life, death in high court gay marriage case
A middle-of-the night trip to the emergency room, with her 9-month-old son coughing and laboring to breathe, gave Pam Yorksmith her latest reminder of why she took up the fight for same-sex marriage.

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Thu, 16 Apr 2015 10:00:00 EDT
Super PAC formed to help Wisconsin's Walker in '16 campaign
Scott Walker's expected campaign for the White House got a boost Thursday as his former campaign managers formed a political group able to raise and spend unlimited amounts of money.

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Thu, 16 Apr 2015 09:09:00 EDT
Search area for Flight 370 to be doubled if plane not found
The search area for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 will be expanded by another 60,000 square kilometers (23,000 square miles) in the Indian Ocean if the jetliner is not found by May, officials said Thursday,...

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Thu, 16 Apr 2015 09:09:00 EDT
Finally, Congress OKs bill reshaping Medicare doctors' fees
Conservatives hated that it's expected to swell federal deficits over the coming decade. Liberals complained that it shortchanged health programs for children and women.

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Thu, 16 Apr 2015 08:59:00 EDT
Man kills armadillo, but ricochet gunshot hits mother-in-law
Authorities say a south Georgia man shot an armadillo, but ended up accidentally wounding his mother-in-law when the bullet ricocheted off the mammal known for its hard shell.

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Thu, 16 Apr 2015 08:09:00 EDT
The Latest: Putin wants refund if French don't deliver ship
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Thu, 16 Apr 2015 07:59:00 EDT
A look at EU's handling of the Mediterranean migrant influx
More than 400 migrants were reported missing and at least 10,000 more have been rescued in the Mediterranean this week, highlighting the scope of the challenge facing the European Union and further exposing weaknesses in...

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Thu, 16 Apr 2015 07:50:00 EDT
Authorities: Cardiologist tried to have rival doctor killed
A Long Island cardiologist had the office of another doctor torched, then hired someone who turned out to be an undercover police officer in a failed attempt to have the doctor hurt or killed, authorities said.

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 03:42:00 EDT
LEADING OFF: Carrasco back on mound after being hit
By The Associated Press A look at what's happening all around the major leagues today:

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 03:13:00 EDT
Detroit expects Abdelkader back for Game 3 against Tampa Bay
Even though they managed a split in the first two games at Tampa Bay, the Detroit Red Wings are trying to turn this playoff series around.

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 03:13:00 EDT
Little guys will need to come up big for Celtics, Mavs
By JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Basketball Writer While LeBron James and his star-studded supporting cast were firing away at underdog Boston in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference playoff series, the smallest guy...

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 03:02:00 EDT
Warriors beat Pelicans 97-87 to take 2-0 series lead
Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr likes to say his team teeters on "explosive and careless" basketball, pulling off an astonishing play one moment and a perplexing one the next.

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 02:42:00 EDT
Reds manager Bryan Price goes on profanity-filled rant
Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price went on a profanity-filled rant during his pregame meeting with media Monday, taking exception with the way his team was being covered.

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 02:12:00 EDT
Ducks rally for 5-4 OT win, lead series 3-0
Fired up for the first NHL playoff game in town in 19 years, Winnipeg Jets fans booed Corey Perry off the ice in warmups and cheered every icing call against the Anaheim Ducks.

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 00:22:00 EDT
Pominville, Parise give Wild 3-0 win over Blues
The St. Louis Blues have been busy trying to agitate the Minnesota Wild into costly mistakes.

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 00:12:00 EDT
Rangers shut down Penguins 2-1 to reclaim momentum
Henrik Lundqvist stopped 23 shots and the New York Rangers regained control of their first-round series against the Pittsburgh Penguins with a 2-1 win in Game 3 on Monday night.

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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 23:23:00 EDT
Hall of Famer Bob St. Clair dies at 84
Hall of Fame offensive tackle Bob St. Clair, a five-time Pro Bowler with a big personality who played all 11 of his seasons with his hometown San Francisco 49ers, died Monday. He was 84.

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 07:22:00 EDT
Greek municipalities outraged by state move to use funds
Authorities from municipalities across Greece will hold an emergency meeting Tuesday after the government ordered reserves from state enterprises to be placed in a common account to help the country meet its financial...

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 07:12:00 EDT
DuPont reports decline in first-quarter earnings
The DuPont Co. says the strong dollar and challenges in the agriculture and performance chemicals industries contributed to lower sales and earnings in the first quarter.

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 06:32:00 EDT
German investor sentiment edges down on global fears
German investor optimism unexpectedly fell in April after five months of increases due to fears about the global economy.

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 06:02:00 EDT
World stocks rally on China measures, earnings
World stock markets rallied Tuesday, boosted by investor optimism over recent stimulus efforts, market reform measures in China and quarterly earnings from U.S. and European companies.

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 03:33:00 EDT
Stronger markets boost earnings at Swiss bank Credit Suisse
Buoyant financial markets helped Credit Suisse Group AG overcome the impact of a surging Swiss franc to post a solid 23 percent increase in first quarter profit.

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 02:53:00 EDT
Bird flu takes biggest toll yet as virus hits chicken farms
Poultry producers and scientists have been hoping warmer weather would knock down a virulent strain of bird flu that has hammered the Midwest, but the virus recently took its biggest toll yet, hitting a farm in Iowa that...

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 01:43:00 EDT
US, Japan say no deal on farm, auto trade but end in sight
U.S. and Japanese trade officials failed to resolve differences on autos and farm exports that are hindering progress toward a Pacific Rim trade deal but say they believe agreement is within reach.

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 06:03:00 EDT
Japan mulls 2018 moon landing, seeks to keep up with rivals
Japan's space agency is considering an unmanned mission to the moon by 2018 or early 2019, part of an effort to beef up aerospace technology and keep pace with China and other emerging powers.

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 03:42:00 EDT
Japan's maglev train breaks own speed record at 603 kph
A Japanese maglev that is the fastest passenger train in the world has broken its own speed record.

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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 22:02:00 EDT
Agency proposes lifting protections for most humpback whales
The federal government on Monday proposed removing most of the world's humpback whales from the endangered species list, saying the massive mammals have rebounded after 45 years of protection and restoration efforts.

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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 18:53:00 EDT
Nuclear waste drums appear stable after signs of reactions
Dozens of drums of radioactive waste at one of the nation's premier weapons laboratories are stable after some showed signs of chemical reactions over the past year, according to federal officials.

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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 18:52:00 EDT
Running out of time: Limited-time deals can be limiting
Target shoppers found out this weekend that when stores make deals to carry merchandise from high-end designers for a limited time, it can be, well, really limiting.

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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 18:42:00 EDT
Data deluge: MLB rolls out Statcast analytics on Tuesday
Which outfielder sprints the fastest and runs the longest to snag line drives into the gap? Which shortstop is best at throwing from the grass to nip the runner at first? Which catcher gets the ball to second base the...

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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 17:13:00 EDT
Large measles outbreak traced to Disneyland is declared over
California health authorities on Friday declared an end to a large measles outbreak that started at Disneyland and triggered a national debate about vaccinations.

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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:02:00 EDT
ESPN says Verizon's new FiOS TV packages violate agreements
Breaking up the cable-TV bundle won't be easy.

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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 14:43:00 EDT
Chemistry Ph.D. student illustrates her thesis in comic book
Late last spring, a doctoral student worked late into the night. As she doodled, her chemistry thesis took on a life of its own, transforming into a comic book.

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 07:23:00 EDT
California court ruling could limit drought fighting tools
In a ruling that Gov. Jerry Brown says puts a "straitjacket" on local governments trying to fight the severe statewide drought, an appeals court has found that an Orange County city's tiered water rates are...

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 04:12:00 EDT
Arizona sheriff faces contempt hearing in profiling case
The sheriff for metro Phoenix begins a four-day hearing Tuesday that could bring him fines, damage his credibility and make him politically vulnerable for his acknowledged violations of a judge's orders in a racial...

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 03:52:00 EDT
Judge returns ultra-rich club founder Tim Blixseth to jail
Attorneys for the founder of Montana's Yellowstone Club for the ultra-rich planned Tuesday to file an emergency request with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals seeking to free their client after he was jailed by a...

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 03:33:00 EDT
Utah woman gets maximum sentence in deaths of 6 newborns
Family members of a Utah woman sentenced to the maximum penalty Monday for killing six of her newborn babies said they were shocked at the grisly crimes from the woman they knew as a loving mother.

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 02:53:00 EDT
Agency proposes lifting protections for most humpback whales
The humpback whale became the unofficial symbol for the conservation movement in the last century.

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 01:13:00 EDT
100-carat diamond could bring $25M at auction
A "perfect" 100-carat diamond in a classic emerald-cut could fetch between $19 million to $25 million at auction.

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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 20:12:00 EDT
Bobby Brown's lawyer: Bobbi Kristina Brown has opened eyes
Bobby Brown's lawyer issued a statement Monday saying the singer's daughter has "opened her eyes" nearly three months after being found unresponsive in a bathtub in her Georgia home.

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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 19:43:00 EDT
Little 9: Cavaliers bench players boosting team's "Big 3"
For all their talent and celebrity, the Cavaliers' "Big 3" can't win an NBA title by themselves.

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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 17:43:00 EDT
Doerr, Guirgis among Pulitzer winners in arts
Anthony Doerr's "All the Light We Cannot See," an emotional and intimate World War II novel that has been one of the top-selling literary works of the past year, has won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.

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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 17:43:00 EDT
Box Office Top 20: 'Furious 7' nears $300 million
Newcomers "Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2" and "Unfriended" were still no match for "Furious 7" in its third week in release. Universal's high-octane movie took in $29.2 million, bringing its domestic total to a stunning...

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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 17:33:00 EDT
US writer who fled Austria to escape Holocaust dead at 90
U.S. writer Frederic Morton, who became internationally recognized in part through books on the Austrian homeland that he was forced to flee because of the Holocaust, has died, his Austrian publishers said Monday. He was 90.

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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 17:12:00 EDT
Dr. Oz tells critics: No conflict of interest on my TV show
Dr. Mehmet Oz is defending himself against 10 doctors who've accused him of promoting "quack treatments" on his TV show.

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 07:23:00 EDT
Firefighters rescue duck stuck in Louisiana fireplace
Firefighters in Louisiana have rescued a duck lodged in a fireplace.

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 07:13:00 EDT
Cops: Woman arrested at JFK hid cocaine in girdle, underwear
Authorities quickly found out why an arriving passenger at John F. Kennedy International was so nervous: She had four pounds of cocaine hidden in her girdle and underwear.

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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 17:12:00 EDT
Colorado law enforcement switches message to safe pot use
Breaking from decades of "Just Say No"-type messaging about marijuana use, Colorado law enforcement officials are starting a new campaign designed to promote safe marijuana use.

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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 17:03:00 EDT
Missing wedding ring plucked from dog doo, returned to owner
An Alaska woman suspected her family's dog snatched her wedding ring, but she couldn't find proof - until the diamond-encrusted platinum band turned up months later at a local ball field.

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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 14:43:00 EDT
California woman eats 3 steak dinners in 20 minutes in Texas
A competitive eater has conquered three 72-ounce steak dinners in about 20 minutes during a food challenge held at a restaurant in Amarillo, Texas.

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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 14:12:00 EDT
Correction: Obama Surprise story
In a story April 8 about a Utah man's meeting with President Barack Obama, The Associated Press reported erroneously the name of the company the man works for. The company's name is Vivint Solar, not Vivant Solar.

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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 13:03:00 EDT
Egypt court sentences belly dancer for 'insulting' flag
An Egyptian court has sentenced a popular Armenian belly dancer to six months in prison for "insulting the Egyptian flag" after she allegedly wore a tight dress in its red, white and black color scheme.

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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 11:34:00 EDT
Parking lot honker: Grumpy goose takes over high school lot
There's a lot of honking going on at a suburban New York high school parking lot, and it's not coming from the drivers.

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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 11:26:00 EDT
Man charged in fight over whether Jordan or LeBron is better
Police say an argument over whether Michael Jordan or LeBron James is a better basketball player ended in a Pennsylvania man's arrest on aggravated assault and other charges.

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