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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 06:24:00 EST
Cash-strapped Ukraine struggles to keep Russia gas supplies
Cash-strapped Ukraine sought to buy time in its effort to ensure continued gas supplies from Russia, making a $15 million payment to Moscow on Friday as it waits for international rescue loans to arrive.

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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 06:13:00 EST
UK spies face questions about failure to stop 'Jihadi John'
British spy agencies are facing questions about how a young Londoner who was on their radar as part of terrorist investigations was able to travel to Syria and become the masked militant known as "Jihadi John."

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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 06:13:00 EST
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, 27 Feb 2015 05:33:00 EST
Police arrest 3rd man suspected of helping Copenhagen gunman
Danish police say they have arrested a third man suspected of assisting a gunman who killed two people in attacks in Copenhagen this month.

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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:04:00 EST
Ukraine rebels seen withdrawing heavy weapons front line
Separatist fighters in east Ukraine moved rocket launchers to a location 70 kilometers (43 miles) back from the front line with government troops Friday in the first confirmed compliance with a cease-fire agreed earlier...

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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 04:23:00 EST
Hesburgh, former Notre Dame president, dies at 97
The Rev. Theodore Hesburgh was always a man of conscience.

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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 04:14:00 EST
'House of Cards' dealt Netflix a winning hand
Even if it never wins another award, "House of Cards" already ranks among the most influential series in television history.

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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 03:44:00 EST
Republicans prepare to pass Homeland Security funding
Hours from a partial agency shutdown, Congress is moving to approve a short-term funding bill for the Homeland Security Department that leaves intact Obama administration immigration policies Republicans vowed to repeal.

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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 03:44:00 EST
Some in GOP say DHS funding lapse worth a fight, no big deal
Republican leaders eager to avert a partial government shutdown are getting heat from conservative colleagues who ask what the fuss is all about.

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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 03:44:00 EST
Islamic State threat boosts business for Kurdish gunsmith
In gunsmith Bahktiyar Sadr-Aldeen's workshop in this Kurdish city in northern Iraq, every weapon has a story. These days, there are lots of stories to tell.

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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 03:44:00 EST
News Guide: FCC 'net neutrality' vote and what it means
Internet activists scored a major victory after the Federal Communications Commission agreed to rules that would ban service providers from creating Internet fast lanes.

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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 03:34:00 EST
Study: Smokers may tap into multiple sources for nicotine
The first peek at a major study of how Americans smoke suggests many use combinations of products, and often e-cigarettes are part of the mix.

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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 03:24:00 EST
Buffalo engineers seek to build better NFL schedule
Two industrial engineering students at the University at Buffalo decided to see if they could build a fairer NFL schedule. It added up to a tougher challenge than anticipated.

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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 02:14:00 EST
Despite spat with US, Israeli leader fighting Iran nuke deal
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu heads to Washington next week on a last-gasp effort to seal what he hopes will become his signature achievement: preventing Iran from attaining a nuclear weapon. But the...

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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 02:03:00 EST
Missouri auditor dies in 'apparent suicide,' police say
Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich, who had recently launched a Republican campaign for governor, fatally shot himself in what police described as an "apparent suicide," minutes after inviting reporters to his suburban St....

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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 01:53:00 EST
Indiana may allow 'baby boxes' for surrendering newborns
On the outside, the metal box looks like an oversized bread container. But what's inside could save an abandoned newborn's life.

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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:14:00 EST
Spacewalking astronaut safe after water leaks into helmet
A spacewalking astronaut ended up with unwanted water in his helmet Wednesday after breezing through a cable and lube job outside the International Space Station.

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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:13:00 EST
Prince William strikes a friendly contrast to Japan's prince
Britain's Prince William, on his second day of his four-day trip to Japan, is having tea Friday with Crown Prince Naruhito. Both princes may be equally charming, but it is no contest which one is seen as more...

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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 23:04:00 EST
$150K dress worn by Lupita Nyong'o at Oscars reported stolen
The theft of a $150,000 pearl-covered gown worn by Lupita Nyong'o at the Oscars doesn't surprise Hollywood stylists who have personally experienced the seedy side of red carpet fashion.

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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 22:57:00 EST
Judge rules for Peterson, opening door for reinstatement
By DAVE CAMPBELL and JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Sports Writers In NFL limbo for the last five-plus months, Adrian Peterson's future with the Minnesota Vikings is still in question.

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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 22:43:00 EST
Walker: Protesters prepared him to confront global terrorism
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Thursday that his experience taking on thousands of protesters in his state helped prepare him to take on terrorists across the world.

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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 22:33:00 EST
GOP's Jeb Bush working to reassert conservative credentials
As Florida's governor, Jeb Bush was among the nation's most conservative state chief executives. He's quietly embarking on work to convince the right flank of the Republican Party that he would be that same...

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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 22:24:00 EST
Police call death of Missouri auditor an 'apparent suicide'
Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich, who had recently launched a Republican campaign for governor, fatally shot himself Thursday in what police described as an "apparent suicide," minutes after inviting reporters to his suburban...

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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 21:13:00 EST
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, 26 Feb 2015 20:14:00 EST
2 loose llamas lassoed after running amok near Phoenix
Two quick-footed llamas dashed in and out of traffic in a Phoenix-area retirement enclave before they were captured by authorities Thursday, causing a stir in the streets and on social media.

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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 20:03:00 EST
House GOP weighs new approach on Homeland Security
Sounding retreat, House Republicans agreed Thursday to push short-term funding to prevent a partial shutdown at the Homeland Security Department while leaving in place Obama administration immigration policies they have...

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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:04:00 EST
'Jihadi John' identified as London-raised college grad
The world knows him as "Jihadi John," the masked, knife-wielding militant in videos showing Western hostages being beheaded by the Islamic State group. On Thursday he was identified as a London-raised university graduate...

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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:04:00 EST
Johansson: Nothing 'creepy or inappropriate' about Travolta
By The Associated Press Scarlett Johansson defended John Travolta on Thursday, calling the actor "a class act" and denouncing the image of the two on the Academy Awards red carpet as "an unfortunate...

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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:24:00 EST
Johansson: Nothing 'creepy or inappropriate' about Travolta
Scarlett Johansson is defending John Travolta and calls the image of him kissing her on the Academy Awards red carpet "an unfortunate still-frame from a live-action encounter that was totally sweet and totally welcome."

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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:14:00 EST
Feds: 3 accused in Islamic State plot had vocalized beliefs
Two men arrested on charges of plotting to help the Islamic State group were vocal both online and in person about their commitment and desire to join the extremists, with one speaking of shooting President Barack Obama to...

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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:07:00 EST
Vandalism in Arizona shows the Internet's vulnerability
Computers, cellphones and landlines in Arizona were knocked out of service for hours, ATMs stopped working, 911 systems were disrupted and businesses were unable to process credit card transactions - all because vandals...

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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:07:00 EST
5 things to know about 'net neutrality'
Netflix, Twitter and Internet activists have won. Big cable has lost. At least until the federal courts get involved, when everything could change. Five things you need to know about the Federal Communications...

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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:07:00 EST
Regulators approve tougher rules for Internet providers
Internet activists declared victory over the nation's big cable companies Thursday, after the Federal Communications Commission voted to impose the toughest rules yet on broadband service to prevent companies like...

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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 16:14:00 EST
Ukraine, rebels start pulling back heavy weapons in the east
Warring parties in Ukraine took a major stride toward quelling unrest in the country's east Thursday with the declared start of a supervised withdrawal of heavy weapons from the front line.

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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:55:00 EST
Saudi man convicted of conspiracy in '98 US embassy bombings
A man prosecutors portrayed as one of al-Qaida's early leaders was convicted Thursday of conspiracy in the deadly 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa following a trial that showcased the terror group's...

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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:44:00 EST
Susan Rice, Samantha Power to address AIPAC meeting
In a move that may ease - or exacerbate - spiraling tensions with Israel over a potential Iran nuclear deal, the White House has decided against snubbing America's leading pro-Israel lobby and will send President...

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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:13:00 EST
Militants abduct more Christians, smash ancient artifacts
Islamic State militants seized more Christians from their homes in northeastern Syria in the past three days, bringing the total number abducted by the extremist group to over 220, activists said Thursday.

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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:56:00 EST
If Supreme Court says no, they'd lose health insurance help
Millions of Americans have a big personal stake in next Wednesday's Supreme Court challenge to the nation's health care law: Can they legally continue to get subsidies to help pay for their insurance? If the court...

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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:44:00 EST
Q&A: 'Modern Family' producer talks episode shot with iPhone
For this week's "Modern Family," producers put down their expensive professional cameras and shot the episode with iPhones and other Apple devices. Seen through the eyes of character Claire Dunphy as she uses a Mac...

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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:37:00 EST
HAL wins: Computer program bests humans at 'Space Invaders'
Computers already have bested human champions in "Jeopardy!" and chess, but artificial intelligence now has gone to master an entirely new level: "Space Invaders."

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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:36:00 EST
Senate panel greenlights Obama's attorney general pick
Loretta Lynch won approval from a key Senate committee Thursday to serve as the nation's next attorney general, as divided Republicans clashed over her support for President Barack Obama's immigration policies.

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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:35:00 EST
New IS video shows militants smashing ancient Iraq artifacts
The Islamic State group released a video on Thursday showing militants using sledgehammers to smash ancient artifacts in Iraq's northern city of Mosul, describing the relics as idols that must be removed.

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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:13:00 EST
Scientists witness carbon dioxide trapping heat in air
Scientists have witnessed carbon dioxide trapping heat in the atmosphere above the United States, chronicling human-made climate change in action, live in the wild.

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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:13:00 EST
UK 1st country to allow creation of embryos from 3 people
Britain has become the first country in the world to allow the creation of human embryos from the DNA of three people, a technique intended to help mothers avoid passing on genetically degenerative diseases to their babies.

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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:13:00 EST
IUDs, hormone implants growing more popular among US women
Long-acting but reversible methods of birth control are becoming increasingly popular among U.S. women, with IUDs redesigned after safety scares and the development of under-the-skin hormone implants, a government report...

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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:04:00 EST
News Guide: Latest developments on Islamic State group
By The Associated Press From Iraq and Syria, where Islamic State militants abducted Christians and destroyed Mesopotamian relics, to arrests of suspects in New York and a Muslim group in Britain shedding...

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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:25:00 EST
No thanks! Companies reject "Shark Tank" deals, still thrive
With the cameras rolling, Daniel and Stephanie Rensing accepted an offer from a "Shark Tank" investor. But after they had time to think about it, they changed their minds.

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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:24:00 EST
Oscar winner 'Ida' sparks accusations of being anti-Polish
The Oscar-winning Polish film "Ida" has found an enthusiastic reception worldwide. But in Poland it has provoked a debate over whether the film is anti-Polish.

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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:14:00 EST
FACT CHECK: Talking heads skew 'net neutrality' debate
Is President Barack Obama taking over the Internet? Not by a long stretch, but that's not stopping political banter in the "net neutrality" debate.

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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:14:00 EST
10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos
By The Associated Press 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...

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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:14:00 EST
Newly discovered wasp named after Boston Bruins goalie Rask
There's a new buzz surrounding Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask.

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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:14:00 EST
Aggressive owl sinks its talons into residents of Dutch town
The residents of one Dutch town are cowering under umbrellas after an aggressive eagle owl started swooping out of the sky, sinking its talons into them and gouging their flesh.

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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:14:00 EST
Cyber threats expanding, new US intelligence assessment says
The U.S. has elevated its appraisal of the cyber threat from Russia, the U.S. intelligence chief said Thursday, as he delivered the annual assessment by intelligence agencies of the top dangers facing the country.

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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 10:44:00 EST
Gemalto: probe into spy hack finds no massive privacy leak
A Dutch SIM-maker allegedly targeted by British and U.S. spying agencies says it believes there was a hacking operation, but it didn't result in a massive privacy leak.

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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 10:43:00 EST
Think tank: Some NATO countries cutting defense spending
Despite stern talk and solemn pledges from NATO, a British-based think tank says some alliance member nations are cutting their spending on defense.

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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 10:23:00 EST
3 men 1st to get reconstructed bionic hands after amputation
Three Austrians have replaced injured hands with bionic ones that they can control using nerves and muscles transplanted into their arms from their legs.

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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 08:43:00 EST
US looks to aid Syrian refugees amid security concerns
The Obama administration's commitment to take in potentially thousands of Syrian refugees is raising national security concerns among law enforcement officials and some congressional Republicans who fear clandestine...

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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 06:54:00 EST
South Korean court abolishes law criminalizing adultery
A South Korean court on Thursday abolished a 62-year-old law that criminalized extramarital affairs, and the stock price of a prominent condom maker immediately shot up 15 percent.

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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 06:43:00 EST
West Bank settlers vote although outside of sovereign Israel
When Israelis go to the polls next month, tens of thousands of Jewish settlers in the West Bank will also be casting votes, even though they do not live on what is sovereign Israeli territory.

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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 03:33:00 EST
Republicans seek the perfect date (read: candidate) for 2016
Let's say, for a moment, that America has given you the job of picking the perfect candidate for president. Good luck, Mr. or Ms. Voter, deciding what they've got to have - and what they can do without.

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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 03:23:00 EST
Pakistan tightens cellphone control after Taliban massacre
Almost every Pakistani citizen has a cellphone, but from now on, Big Brother is checking to make sure their name, number and fingerprints are on record. The measures are meant to tighten control of cellphones and avert...

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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 23:23:00 EST
Toddler dies of measles in Berlin, first death in outbreak
An 18-month-old boy has died of measles in Berlin, the first known death in an outbreak of the disease that has seen more than 570 cases in the German capital since October.

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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 23:13:00 EST
Lawyer: Trucker ran for life after stranding truck on tracks
A driver who abandoned his pickup truck on railroad tracks before a fiery crash with a commuter train made repeated attempts to get the vehicle off the rails and then ran for his life as the train approached, his lawyer...

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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 22:43:00 EST
Publishers stand by Bill O'Reilly despite accuracy questions
Book publishers for Fox News Channel host Bill O'Reilly say they stand behind his work despite questions that have been raised about his reporting.

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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 22:23:00 EST
3 in NY, Florida accused of plot to help Islamic State group
Three men were arrested Wednesday on charges of plotting to help the Islamic State group wage war against the United States, and federal officials said one of them spoke of shooting President Barack Obama or planting a...

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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 21:23:00 EST
10 Things to Know for Thursday
By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:

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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 20:57:00 EST
Life-saving train design is rarely used
Perhaps the most remarkable thing about the collision between a Southern California commuter train and a truck abandoned on the tracks was this: No one died and only eight people on board were admitted to hospitals.

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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 20:03:00 EST
Abducted Syrian Christians moved to militant stronghold
Islamic State militants have moved a large group of Christians they abducted to one of their strongholds as fighting raged on Wednesday between the extremists and Kurdish and Christian militiamen for control of a chain of...

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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 19:58:00 EST
Experts: Insanity case as in 'American Sniper' hard to win
The former Marine convicted of killing "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and another man was hospitalized multiple times for psychiatric treatment and was prescribed medication to treat schizophrenia. He spoke of...

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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 19:43:00 EST
Madonna takes a tumble at the Brit Awards
Madonna has given music fans a shock when she tumbled down several stairs at the Brit Awards.

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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 19:34:00 EST
AP: Trayvon Martin's mother says killer got away with murder
The mother of Trayvon Martin says she's disappointed that federal prosecutors decided not to charge a neighborhood watch volunteer with a hate crime for killing her son three years ago.

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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 19:14:00 EST
Deadline near, deal sets up Homeland Security vote in Senate
Three days before a partial Homeland Security shutdown, lawmakers cleared the way Wednesday for Senate passage of legislation to fund the agency without immigration-related provisions opposed by President Barack Obama.

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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 19:03:00 EST
US-Israel quarrel intensifies over Netanyahu speech
Trading barbs, the U.S. and Israel escalated their increasingly public spat Wednesday over Benjamin Netanyahu's GOP-engineered congressional speech next week, with the Israeli prime minister accusing world powers of...

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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 18:14:00 EST
Ortiz on pace-of-play fines: 'I might run out of money'
David Ortiz has a deliberate routine at the plate.

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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 18:04:00 EST
70-vehicle pileup in snowy Maine leaves at least 17 injured
More than 70 vehicles got tangled up in a series of chain-reaction pileups Wednesday along a snowy stretch of Interstate 95 in Maine, injuring at least 17 people, state police said.

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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:57:00 EST
Representatives grill Kerry on aspects of Iran nuclear talks
Secretary of State John Kerry played defense Wednesday on Capitol Hill, fielding dozens of questions from lawmakers worried about what Iran could get in a deal being negotiated to block its ability to make an atomic weapon.

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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 16:23:00 EST
CEO sells programs to predict crime while battling own cases
The CEO of a Utah company that has emerged as a key player in a national movement to overhaul the justice system is a repeat offender himself.

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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 15:33:00 EST
Senate moves ahead on bill to fund Homeland Security agency
The Senate has voted to move forward on a bill to fund the Homeland Security Department, days ahead of a threatened partial agency shutdown.

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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 15:33:00 EST
Pills before and after sex can help prevent HIV, study finds
For the first time, a study shows that a drug used to treat HIV infection also can help prevent it when taken before and after risky sex by gay men.

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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 15:03:00 EST
3 Al-Jazeera journalists arrested for flying drone in Paris
Three Al-Jazeera journalists have been arrested for illegally flying a drone in Paris Wednesday, after unidentified drones flew over the Eiffel Tower and key Paris landmarks for a second night running. It's further...

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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 14:33:00 EST
In Apple's latest update, emojis get diverse
Lovers of emojis, the cute graphics that punctuate online writing and texts, will soon be able to pick from different skin tones and depictions of families with two moms or two dads on Apple devices.

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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 14:23:00 EST
Justices appear to favor Muslim denied job over headscarf
Have you heard the one about the Sikh, the Hasidic Jew, the Muslim and the nun who walked into a job interview?

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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 13:04:00 EST
Too big to manage? HSBC's chiefs grilled over tax scandal
First there was money laundering. Then foreign-exchange rigging. Now tax evasion.

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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 13:04:00 EST
Ukrainian POWs dig out bodies of comrades killed at airport
Ukrainian POWs in the separatist stronghold of Donetsk began a task Wednesday that strained their hearts as well as their muscles: digging through the rubble to retrieve the bodies of fellow soldiers killed last month in...

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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:56:00 EST
Russian court refuses to release Ukrainian prisoner
A Russian court on Wednesday refused to release a Ukrainian prisoner whose fate has attracted global attention.

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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:43:00 EST
Fake US aircraft carrier the target in latest Iranian drills
With rockets roaring and guns blazing, more than a dozen swarming Iranian speedboats assaulted a replica of a U.S. aircraft carrier Wednesday during large-scale naval drills near the strategically vital entrance of the...

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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:43:00 EST
Netanyahu: World powers 'have given up' in Iran nuke talks
In his sharpest criticism yet, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday that world powers "have given up" on stopping Iran from developing nuclear weapons in ongoing negotiations.

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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 10:13:00 EST
Official says Afghan avalanches kill at least 124 people
Avalanches caused by a heavy winter snow killed at least 124 people in northeastern Afghanistan, an emergency official said Wednesday, as rescuers clawed through debris with their hands to save those buried beneath.

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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 07:42:00 EST
Rancic apologizes for 'weed' jab at Zendaya's dreadlocks
Giuliana Rancic is apologizing to Zendaya and others offended by Rancic's "Fashion Police" jab at the actress-singer's Oscar-night dreadlocks.

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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 07:12:00 EST
Anti-vaccine mothers discuss their thinking amid backlash
One is a businesswoman and an MBA graduate. Another is a corporate vice president. The third is a registered nurse.

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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 07:12:00 EST
AP PHOTOS: Antarctica, a window into mankind's future
Earth's past, present and future come together here on the northern peninsula of Antarctica, the wildest, most desolate and mysterious of its continents.

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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 06:32:00 EST
Overfishing driving slavery on Thailand's seafood boats
Urine pools under a bed where an emaciated Burmese man lies wearing only a T-shirt and a diaper.

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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 06:12:00 EST
Residents in Czech town honor 8 killed in shooting
Hundreds of residents of a small town in southeastern Czech Republic gathered Wednesday to honor the victims of the worst shooting attack in the country's history.

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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 05:33:00 EST
Chicago's painful night: Rose, Kane out with injuries
First, Blackhawks star Patrick Kane went crashing into the boards. Then the Bulls announced Derrick Rose was headed for another knee surgery.

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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 03:53:00 EST
Kerry braces for Day 2 of quizzing on Capitol Hill
Secretary of State John Kerry has implored skeptical senators not to criticize nuclear negotiations with Iran before a deal can be crafted, but he's certain to get another round of questions about the sensitive talks...

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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 03:22:00 EST
Voters wary of promises in Britain's unpredictable election
Posters are being printed and slogans are being polished as Britain's politicians battle it out in the most unpredictable national election in decades. One top election analyst has dubbed it "the lottery election."

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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 01:22:00 EST
Abandoned truck's driver arrested after commuter train crash
A commuter train bound for Los Angeles derailed before dawn Tuesday in a fiery collision with an abandoned commercial pickup after the truck's driver took a wrong turn and got stuck on the tracks.

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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 00:33:00 EST
Man convicted in deaths of 'American Sniper' author, friend
A former Marine was convicted Tuesday in the deaths of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and another man at a shooting range two years ago, as jurors rejected defense arguments that he was insane and suffered from...

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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 00:32:00 EST
NYC, Orthodox Jews reach deal on circumcision suction ritual
The city said Tuesday it has reached a tentative agreement with members of the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community over a tradition known as oral suction circumcision.

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Tue, 24 Feb 2015 23:56:00 EST
Dozens of Christians abducted by Islamic militants in Syria
The Islamic State militants struck before dawn, staging house-to-house raids in a cluster of villages nestled along the Khabur River in northeastern Syria. They abducted at least 70 Christians - many of them women and...

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Tue, 24 Feb 2015 23:22:00 EST
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, 24 Feb 2015 23:13:00 EST
AP PHOTOS: Manhattan ringed by ice
The freezing temperatures that have plagued much of the eastern U.S. haven't spared New York City. The waterways around the island of Manhattan are filled with ice.

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Tue, 24 Feb 2015 22:33:00 EST
Woman wishes she could have saved son killed by police
When Agapita Montes-Rivera first watched the video of her son being gunned down by police in Washington state, she rushed to the TV set in a futile effort to help him.

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Tue, 24 Feb 2015 21:33:00 EST
In a bind, Republicans offer vote on Homeland Security bill
A partial agency shutdown looming, Senate Republicans offered Tuesday to permit a vote on Homeland Security funding legislation stripped of immigration provisions backed by conservatives but strongly opposed by President...

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Tue, 24 Feb 2015 20:23:00 EST
Justice Dept.: No federal charges in Trayvon Martin death
George Zimmerman, the former neighborhood watch volunteer who fatally shot Trayvon Martin in a 2012 confrontation with the teenager, will not face federal charges, the Justice Department said Tuesday.

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Tue, 24 Feb 2015 18:22:00 EST
Ukraine disputes rebel claim that weapons pullback begins
Russian-backed separatists moved some heavy weapons well back from the front line Tuesday in eastern Ukraine, but the Ukrainian government disputed the rebels' claim that a real pullback had begun.

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Tue, 24 Feb 2015 17:43:00 EST
FIFA closes on dates for taboo-breaking World Cup in Qatar
By GRAHAM DUNBAR AP Sports Writer The World Cup in Qatar keeps provoking outrage and breaking taboos.

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Tue, 24 Feb 2015 17:22:00 EST
Early exposure to peanuts helps prevent allergies in kids
By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer For years, parents of babies who seem likely to develop a peanut allergy have gone to extremes to keep them away from peanut-based foods. Now a major study...

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Tue, 24 Feb 2015 17:12:00 EST
Williams and O'Reilly cases diverge
Two prominent television personalities are accused within weeks of each other of misrepresenting their wartime reporting experiences in ways that made those experiences seem more dangerous than they actually were.

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Tue, 24 Feb 2015 16:43:00 EST
Defying GOP, Obama vetoes Keystone XL pipeline bill
Defying the Republican-run Congress, President Barack Obama rejected a bill Tuesday to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, wielding his veto power for only the third time in his presidency.

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Tue, 24 Feb 2015 16:33:00 EST
ESPN's Olbermann out for week after Penn State comments
Keith Olbermann was taken off his ESPN show for the rest of the week after making insulting comments about Penn State students on Twitter.

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Tue, 24 Feb 2015 16:13:00 EST
Melee after Kansas State's upset puts spotlight on safety
More than a dozen security officials dressed in bright green shirts gathered behind the basket, just as they were trained. When the final seconds ticked away on Kansas State's stunning upset of rival Kansas, they...

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Tue, 24 Feb 2015 15:57:00 EST
9 dead including gunman in Czech restaurant shooting
A gunman opened fire inside a small-town restaurant in eastern Czech Republic Tuesday, killing eight people and seriously wounding a waitress before he fatally shot himself, officials said. It was the worst shooting attack...

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Tue, 24 Feb 2015 15:32:00 EST
Meaning of 4 words at center of high court health law fight
The Supreme Court next week hears a challenge to President Barack Obama's health care overhaul that hinges on just four words in the massive law that seeks to dramatically reduce the ranks of the uninsured. The...

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Tue, 24 Feb 2015 15:23:00 EST
Israeli challenger Herzog a determined underdog
Isaac Herzog would have faced an uphill climb even in a country without huge security problems and a history of placing its trust in tough guys. But he is running for prime minister in Israel.

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Tue, 24 Feb 2015 14:03:00 EST
South Africa spycraft on show in leaked intelligence cables
Once the small talk had subsided, the 2012 meeting between intelligence agents from Iran and South Africa in an Iranian guesthouse reportedly went downhill.

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Tue, 24 Feb 2015 13:55:00 EST
UK police believe 3 missing schoolgirls have entered Syria
Police investigating the disappearance of three British schoolgirls said Tuesday they believe the teenagers are no longer in Turkey and have crossed into Syria - likely joining dozens of other young women leaving Europe to...

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Tue, 24 Feb 2015 12:43:00 EST
Lobbying sting costs UK lawmaker top security watchdog role
Conservative Party lawmaker Malcolm Rifkind quit Tuesday as head of the Parliamentary committee overseeing Britain's intelligence services and announced his upcoming retirement after being caught in a hidden-camera...

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Tue, 24 Feb 2015 12:03:00 EST
Used cars often sold with unfixed defects, despite recalls
It's a case of buyer beware, with potentially dangerous consequences.

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Tue, 24 Feb 2015 12:03:00 EST
States predict inmates' future crimes with secretive surveys
On a hot Friday last July, a parolee was mowing a lawn in a small cul-de-sac on the west side of the city when he stopped to ask for a glass of water.

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Tue, 24 Feb 2015 11:33:00 EST
AP PHOTOS: Bolivian grandmothers stay fit with handball
Dozens of traditional Aymara grandmothers ease many of the aches and pains of aging by practicing a sport that is decidedly untraditional in Bolivia - team handball.

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Tue, 24 Feb 2015 11:02:00 EST
States predict inmates' future crimes with secretive surveys
States are trying to reduce prison populations with secretive, new psychological assessments to predict which inmates will commit future crimes and who might be safe to release, despite serious problems and high-profile...

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Tue, 24 Feb 2015 10:53:00 EST
Obama faces left-right opposition on trade, military force
Reps. Barbara Lee and John Fleming are highly dubious at best about President Barack Obama's requests for enhanced powers to make trade deals and to deploy the U.S. military. And that's like oil and water mixing...

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Tue, 24 Feb 2015 10:53:00 EST
AP PHOTOS: Top pictures from Europe and Africa
Scattered attacks in eastern Ukraine threatened a peace deal brokered by France and Germany that called on government forces and pro-Russia rebels to pull back heavy weapons.

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Tue, 24 Feb 2015 09:22:00 EST
'American Horror Story' actor Woolf dies after accident
Ben Woolf, an actor on "American Horror Story," has died after being injured in a street accident, a spokesman said. He was 34.

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Tue, 24 Feb 2015 09:02:00 EST
Oil slump threatens easy life of affluent Norwegians
Losing his job on a Norwegian oil rig meant more to Kristoffer Sandberg than saying goodbye to a high salary. It has caused a shift down in lifestyle and expectations, something an increasing number of people in this small...

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Tue, 24 Feb 2015 08:02:00 EST
Jimmy Page revels in new Led Zeppelin re-masters
Jimmy Page started the project because he couldn't believe how bad Led Zeppelin sounded.

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Tue, 24 Feb 2015 07:54:00 EST
Doctors say fitness trackers, health apps can boost care
That phone app keeping track of your exercise and meals might keep you out of the hospital one day.

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Tue, 24 Feb 2015 07:53:00 EST
Superfish points fingers over ad software security flaws
A little-known Silicon Valley startup was caught in a firestorm of criticism this week for making software that exposed Lenovo laptop users to hackers bent on stealing personal information. But Superfish Inc. has also won...

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Tue, 24 Feb 2015 07:53:00 EST
Jewish heirs sue Germany in US over medieval art treasure
The heirs of Nazi-era Jewish art dealers say they have filed a lawsuit in the U.S. suing Germany and a German museum for the return of a medieval treasure trove worth an estimated $226 million.

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Tue, 24 Feb 2015 07:23:00 EST
Husband, defense team doubt Vegas mom slaying was road rage
Robert Meyers thinks his 44-year-old wife realized she was in danger, and was fatally wounded after trying to lure a vehicle and motorist who threatened her away from her home.

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Tue, 24 Feb 2015 03:32:00 EST
GOP struggles for way out as Homeland shutdown looms
Divided Republicans are searching for a way out of an impasse over immigration that is threatening to shut down the Homeland Security Department within days.

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Tue, 24 Feb 2015 00:52:00 EST
Spacewalking astronauts turn cable guys in 1st of 3 jobs
Spacewalking astronauts routed more than 300 feet of cable outside the International Space Station on Saturday, tricky and tiring advance work for the arrival of new American-made crew capsules.

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Tue, 24 Feb 2015 00:52:00 EST
VA secretary apologizes for misstating military record
Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald apologized Monday for misstating that he served in the military's special forces.

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Tue, 24 Feb 2015 00:52:00 EST
Greece readies new list of bailout reforms
Caught between its own defiant campaign pledges and pressure from creditors, Greece's left-wing government will deliver a list of reforms Tuesday to debt inspectors for final approval of extended rescue loans,...

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Tue, 24 Feb 2015 00:51:00 EST
Lawmaker with lavish decor billed private planes, concerts
Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock, a rising Republican star already facing an ethics inquiry, has spent taxpayer and campaign funds on flights aboard private planes owned by some of his key donors, The Associated Press has found....

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Tue, 24 Feb 2015 00:51:00 EST
After the Oscars, diversity remains a topic of discussion
What was missing from the Academy Awards turned out to be the issue that could not be ignored on the night trophies were handed out.

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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 23:45:00 EST
Alaska becomes 3rd state with legal marijuana
Smoking, growing and possessing marijuana becomes legal in America's wildest state Tuesday, thanks to a voter initiative aimed at clearing away 40 years of conflicting laws and court rulings.

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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 23:45:00 EST
Alaska pot news guide: Marijuana becomes legal in Alaska
Questions to ponder as Alaska legalizes marijuana:

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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 21:11:00 EST
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, 23 Feb 2015 21:01:00 EST
US jury finds Palestinian groups liable for terror attacks
The Palestine Liberation Organization and the Palestinian Authority backed a series of terrorist attacks in the early 2000s in Israel that killed or wounded Americans, a U.S. jury found Monday in awarding hundreds of...

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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 20:51:00 EST
French president pledges to protect Jewish community
French president Francois Hollande said that the country must offer its protection and affection to the Jewish community as anti-Semitism is on the rise in France.

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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 20:22:00 EST
GOP leader offers immigration vote to try to resolve impasse
Days from a Homeland Security Department shutdown, Senate Republicans sought a way out Monday by splitting President Barack Obama's contested immigration measures from the agency's funding bill.

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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 18:32:00 EST
Saving for retirement: Obama proposal sets up Wall St. fight
Tapping the anxieties of aging baby boomers, President Barack Obama on Monday called for tougher standards on brokers who manage retirement savings accounts, a change that could affect the investment advice received by...

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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 18:01:00 EST
Girl suicide bomber kills 5 in northeastern Nigerian market
A girl as young as 10 blew herself up in a busy market in northeastern Nigeria, killing herself and four others, and fueling fears Islamic extremists are using kidnapped girls as suicide bombers.

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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 16:52:00 EST
Obama open to changes to military authority against IS
The White House is calling on lawmakers to work out their yawning divisions over an authorization to use military force against Islamic State militants and says President Barack Obama is open to changes to his initial...

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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 16:42:00 EST
Nielsen: Oscars viewership down 16 percent
Oscar viewership was down 16 percent from last year and reached its lowest point since 2009, with 36.6 million people watching the Neil Patrick Harris-hosted awards show on ABC Sunday night.

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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 16:12:00 EST
Lawyer: Man accused of luring teen via Facebook not a killer
A man accused of luring a 15-year-old girl to her death with a fake Facebook page was at home with his family the night of the killing, his attorneys said Monday, accusing the prosecution of making "big mistakes" in their...

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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 15:44:00 EST
Historic US-Iran nuclear deal could be taking shape
Edging toward a historic compromise, the U.S. and Iran reported progress Monday on a deal that would clamp down on Tehran's nuclear activities for at least 10 years but then slowly ease restrictions on programs that...

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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 15:03:00 EST
Ukraine delays heavy weapons pullback, blames rebel attacks
Ukraine delayed a promised pullback of heavy weapons from the front line Monday, blaming continuing attacks from separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine.

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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 14:52:00 EST
Egyptian court sentences activist to 5 years in prison
A prominent Egyptian activist behind the 2011 uprising was sentenced to five years in prison on Monday over an unauthorized but peaceful protest, signaling authorities' determination to stifle dissent a day after...

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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 14:22:00 EST
AP WAS THERE: 70 years ago, Marines raise flag on Iwo Jima
Hard-fighting United States marines, who have paid the Pacific's highest price for 58 hours of battle with 5,372 casualties at Iwo, wrested 546-foot Mt. Suribachi on the south tip of the island from the Japanese today.

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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 14:12:00 EST
State wants no questions on autopsy doctor in running death
Lawyers for an Alabama woman charged in the running death of her 9-year-old granddaughter shouldn't get to raise questions about the past of the doctor who performed the girl's autopsy, prosecutors told a judge.

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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 13:44:00 EST
Pentagon chief convenes counter-IS meeting, lauds strategy
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter convened an extraordinary war council Monday on Iraq's doorstep six days after taking office, gathering military and diplomatic leaders to discuss the Obama administration's...

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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 13:23:00 EST
Obama to governors: DHS shutdown would hurt state economies
President Barack Obama warned the nation's governors Monday that a looming shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security would have a direct impact on their states' economies, as well as on security throughout...

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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 13:11:00 EST
Families of 3 missing UK girls urge 'Please come home!'
Turkish police searched Monday for three missing British schoolgirls believed to be headed to Syria to join the Islamic State extremist group as their frightened families issued urgent pleas begging the girls to return home.

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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 13:02:00 EST
Michael Phelps takes plunge, gets engaged
By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer Michael Phelps has taken the plunge and gotten engaged.

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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 13:02:00 EST
Stakes high as teams try to judge character at NFL combine
The questions were similar, and Dorial Green-Beckham had virtually the same response for each one.

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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 11:53:00 EST
Anti-vaccine mothers discuss their thinking amid backlash
One is a businesswoman and an MBA graduate. Another is a corporate vice president. The third is a registered nurse.

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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 11:31:00 EST
2 UK politicians caught in lobbying sting deny wrongdoing
Two former senior British ministers denied wrongdoing Monday after being caught in a hidden-camera sting appearing to offer access to politicians and diplomats in return for cash.

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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 11:31:00 EST
Death toll rises to at least 70 in Bangladesh ferry disaster
The death toll from a weekend ferry disaster in central Bangladesh rose to 70 on Monday, as divers finished their search after the vessel was lifted to the surface and towed to shore.

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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 11:12:00 EST
AP Exclusive: Fuel-hauling trains could derail at 10 a year
The federal government predicts that trains hauling crude oil or ethanol will derail an average of 10 times a year over the next two decades, causing more than $4 billion in damage and possibly killing hundreds of people...

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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 10:52:00 EST
'American Sniper' suspect's ex-comrades mourn man they knew
For those who served with Eddie Ray Routh in the Iraqi desert, the man on trial for gunning down the famed "American Sniper" Chris Kyle and a friend is not the Marine they had come to know.

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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 10:21:00 EST
94-year-old charged with serving in Auschwitz death camp
German prosecutors have charged a 94-year-old man with 3,681 counts of accessory to murder on allegations he served in the Nazis' Auschwitz death camp.

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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 09:22:00 EST
'Birdman' tops Oscars defined by advocacy, originality
Hollywood is smarter than you thought. Whether by design or chance, the 87th Academy Awards elegantly and subtly shifted the tone of the season from a reductive fixation on snubs and fact-checking to a positive celebration...

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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 09:21:00 EST
Hollande: French Muslims have both rights, responsibilities
President Francois Hollande says France's millions of Muslims should be protected and respected and in turn they should also respect the nation's strict secular policies.

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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 08:01:00 EST
North Korea bars foreigners from Pyongyang marathon
Further restricting travel to the already isolated country, North Korea barred foreigners from one of its most popular tourist events - the annual Pyongyang marathon - because of concerns over the Ebola virus, travel...

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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 07:21:00 EST
Inarritu says Penn's immigration remark a joke among friends
Sean Penn's remark about Mexican-born Oscar-winner Alejandro Inarritu's immigration status at the end of Sunday's Academy Awards telecast struck many as an insult, but the director says it was nothing more than...

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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 07:02:00 EST
Oscars speeches filled with political activism, pet issues
By BETH J. HARPAZ Associated Press Much of the chatter going into the Oscars was about the lack of diversity in the Academy's choices, specifically the dearth of nominations for "Selma."

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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 06:42:00 EST
Phased Iran-US nuclear deal taking shape
The United States and Iran are shaping the contours of a deal that would initially freeze Tehran's nuclear program but would allow it to slowly ramp up activities that could be used to make nuclear arms over the last...

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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 06:31:00 EST
Snowden leak: NSA helped British steal cell phone codes
Britain's electronic spying agency, in cooperation with the U.S. National Security Agency, hacked into the networks of a Dutch company to steal codes that allow both governments to seamlessly eavesdrop on mobile phones...

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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 04:01:00 EST
Egypt postpones retrial of 2 Al-Jazeera English journalists
The retrial of two Al-Jazeera English journalists who face terror-related charges in a case widely criticized by human rights organizations and media groups has been postponed to March 8.

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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 02:01:00 EST
SHOW BITS: Stars linger with Lego replica Oscars
Show Bits brings you the 87th annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles through the eyes of Associated Press journalists. Follow them on Twitter where available with the handles listed after each item.

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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 01:52:00 EST
'Birdman' takes flight at an Oscars punctuated by politics
The long take of "Birdman" has stretched all the way to the Academy Awards, where the jazzy, surreal comedy about an actor fleeing his superhero past took Hollywood's top honor in a ceremony punctuated by passionate...

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Sun, 22 Feb 2015 23:12:00 EST
Joey Logano gives Roger Penske another Daytona 500 win
Soaked in booze but drinking a Coke, Joey Logano fretted over how he and his new bride would celebrate his most significant victory.

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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 02:44:00 EST
McIlroy gets off to a wind-blown start at Honda
Rory McIlroy is playing so well that he can easily manage a smile even on the bad days.

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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 02:14:00 EST
Your Top Plays for Today
By The Associated Press Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide

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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 01:53:00 EST
No. 13 Utah routs Arizona St 83-41 with dominant first half
The Utah Utes sent a message to the Pac-12-leading Arizona Wildcats with their play on Thursday night.

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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:54:00 EST
Earl Lloyd, first black player in NBA, dies at 86
By The Associated Press Earl Lloyd, the first black player in NBA history, died Thursday. He was 86.

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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:43:00 EST
LeBron scores 42, Cavs beat Warriors for 18th win in last 20
LeBron James says he isn't about personal statements. He made one anyway Thursday night.

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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 22:43:00 EST
No. 2 South Carolina women top No. 11 Mississippi St. 69-50
Tiffany Mitchell had another player-of-the-year performance to bring No. 2 South Carolina another Southeastern Conference title.

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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 22:14:00 EST
Bulls say Rose to have surgery on Friday
The Chicago Bulls are optimistic Derrick Rose will suit up again this season and that surgery Friday on his right knee won't sideline him the rest of the way.

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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 21:13:00 EST
Ex-Louisville guard Jones pleads not guilty to rape, sodomy
Louisville coach Rick Pitino had reached his limit with Chris Jones, even before he knew the senior guard was facing felony rape and sodomy charges.

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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 06:03:00 EST
German Parliament approves Greece's bailout extension
Germany's Parliament overwhelmingly approved the four-month extension of Greece's financial bailout on Friday, despite unease over the new government in Athens.

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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:04:00 EST
Sweden's Ericsson sues Apple in patent dispute
Wireless equipment maker Ericsson is suing Apple for alleged patent infringement.

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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 04:53:00 EST
Lloyds to pay dividend for first time since being bailed out
Lloyds Banking Group is recommending paying a dividend for the first time since it was rescued by British taxpayers after reporting net income of 1.13 billion pounds ($1.7 billion) compared with a loss in 2013.

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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 04:53:00 EST
Airbus says net profit soared in 2014
Airbus says its net profit soared 59 percent last year as a record-high number of jet deliveries helped offset a 551 million euros end-of-year charge against its delayed A400M military transporter program.

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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 04:23:00 EST
Global stocks lackluster ahead of revised US growth figures
Global stocks were lackluster Friday after Japan reported mixed economic data and investors waited for revised U.S. growth figures.

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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 03:45:00 EST
Oil train wrecks increase pressure for tougher safety rules
Fiery wrecks of trains hauling crude oil have intensified pressure on the Obama administration to approve tougher standards for railroads and tank cars despite industry complaints that it could cost billions and slow...

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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:23:00 EST
Hollande tours typhoon-hit Philippines ahead of climate deal
French President Francois Hollande on Friday took his warning about the need for funds for a landmark climate deal to a central Philippine town that was devastated by a killer typhoon in 2013.

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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 03:34:00 EST
Nickelodeon debuts mobile service Noggin for the pre-K set
Nickelodeon is creating brand-new content and resurrecting old shows for a mobile subscription service aimed at preschoolers.

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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:14:00 EST
Authorities recruit college for help finding human head
Authorities have recruited Idaho State University staff and graduate students to help search some large caves for a missing human head in a mysterious cold-case killing.

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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:13:00 EST
Call for study to settle if anesthesia poses risk to babies
Studies of baby animals have long suggested that going under anesthesia can have some harmful effects on a developing brain. Now some scientists want to find out whether those same drugs may pose subtle risks for human...

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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:13:00 EST
Head of UN climate panel steps down amid harassment case
The leader of the U.N.'s expert panel on climate change stepped down on Tuesday amid an investigation into a colleague's allegations of sexual harassment.

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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 04:43:00 EST
Pot fight between DC mayor, Congress could cost the city
The new mayor of the nation's capital gave her constituents what they wanted - the ability to legally grow and share marijuana in private.

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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 04:14:00 EST
Driver freed without charges in California train crash
Federal investigators said a pickup truck driver who turned on to railroad tracks before a crash that derailed a California commuter train made a "mistake," while prosecutors released him from jail as they considered...

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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 03:33:00 EST
Ebola doctor: Media, politicians fueled the public's fear
A doctor who contracted the deadly Ebola virus and rode the subway system and dined out before he developed symptoms said the media and politicians could have done a better job by educating people on the science of it...

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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 02:58:00 EST
Lawyer: Second autopsy shows officers shot man from behind
An independent autopsy of an unarmed Mexican man killed by police in Washington state shows he was shot as many as seven times - including twice from behind - contradicting earlier statements from authorities, an attorney...

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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 01:23:00 EST
Lights, camera, blossom! Disney films inspire floral fantasy
Lights, camera ... blossom!

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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 01:03:00 EST
LA teachers, union leaders rally amid stalled talks
Dressed in red and raising signs into the air, thousands of teachers filled a downtown Los Angeles park on Thursday in demand of higher wages and smaller class sizes amid stalled contract negotiations.

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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 04:03:00 EST
Madonna denounces rise of far right in Europe
Madonna is lamenting a rise in anti-Semitism and far right politics in France and Europe, re-igniting the anger of France's increasingly popular National Front party.

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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 03:23:00 EST
Rock 'n' roll dreams come true for adults at Minnesota camp
A Minnesota band camp is giving baby boomers and younger musicians a chance to prove they are never too old to rock and roll.

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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 02:43:00 EST
Kendall Jenner struts for Fendi, Kate Mara cozy in Max Mara
Shape and color engaged designers on the second day of Milan Fashion Week of womenswear previews for next autumn and winter, featuring shows by Fendi, Max Mara, Just Cavalli and Prada.

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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 23:23:00 EST
Harrison Ford to reprise role in 'Blade Runner' sequel
Harrison Ford is set to reprise his role as Rick Deckard in a sequel to the dystopian, neo-noir "Blade Runner," more than 31 years after the film first premiered.

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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 21:33:00 EST
Kanye West tweets apology to Beck for Grammys disruption
Kanye West is saying he's sorry to Beck on Twitter.

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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 04:14:00 EST
2 loose llamas lassoed after running amok near Phoenix
Two quick-footed llamas dashed in and out of traffic in a Phoenix-area retirement enclave before they were captured by authorities, causing a stir in the streets and on social media.

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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:33:00 EST
Woman knocked out in Seattle "drive-by egging"
Seattle police say a woman was knocked unconscious when she was pelted by an egg in a so-called drive-by egging.

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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:33:00 EST
Fog machine in art installation prompts false fire alarms
Where there's smoke, there's fire. But fog signals art, as Pittsburgh firefighters are quickly learning.

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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:25:00 EST
Toronto police stumped by mysterious tunnel
Police are asking for the public's help in trying to determine who built a mysterious underground tunnel near York University in Toronto.

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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:36:00 EST
2 men accused of parachuting 200 feet from crane get tickets
Police have ticketed two men accused of climbing a 200-foot crane in downtown Boulder, Colorado, at night and parachuting to the street below.

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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:14:00 EST
Refracted rays from Nutella jar blamed for UK house fire
London's firefighters say sun rays refracted by a Nutella jar likely caused a house fire.

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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:14:00 EST
Police: Bus aide stole lunch money, food from preschoolers
A school bus aide has been charged with stealing lunch money and bagged lunches from preschoolers in New Jersey.

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