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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 17:47:00 EDT
Secret Service chief quits due to security lapses
Secret Service Director Julia Pierson abruptly resigned Wednesday in the face of multiple revelations of security breaches, bumbling in her agency and rapidly eroding confidence that the president and his family were being...

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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 17:47:00 EDT
Questions and answers about the US Ebola case
U.S. health officials have warned for months that someone infected with Ebola could unknowingly carry the virus to this country, and there is word now that it has happened: A traveler in a Dallas hospital became the first...

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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 17:47:00 EDT
US sharply criticizes new Israeli housing project
In a striking public rebuke, the Obama administration warned Israel on Wednesday that plans for a controversial new housing project in east Jerusalem would distance Israel from "even its closest allies" and raise questions...

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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 17:05:00 EDT
Ebola patient told hospital he was from Liberia
The first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. initially went to a Dallas emergency room last week but was sent home, despite telling a nurse that he had been in disease-ravaged West Africa, the hospital acknowledged...

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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 16:54:00 EDT
IOC laments withdrawal of Oslo bid for '22 Games
By The Associated Press The International Olympic Committee says Norway's decision to withdraw Oslo's bid for the 2022 Winter Games is a "missed opportunity" for the city and country.

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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 16:44:00 EDT
Iraqi Kurds fight Islamic State with aged weapons
The exhausted Kurdish fighters leaned against a pair of antiquated green cannons on a hill overlooking this northern Iraqi village, the ground around them littered with shrapnel from fierce battles with Islamic State...

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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 16:37:00 EDT
AP-GfK Poll: Divided voters still focus on economy
It's not Obamacare or climate change. It's not yet terrorism or fear of the Islamic State group. Those issues are on the minds of voters as they begin casting ballots in this year's midterm elections, but...

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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 16:37:00 EDT
EU says Apple gets illegal tax benefits in Ireland
Apple risks having to repay Ireland tax rebates worth billions of dollars after the European Union's competition watchdog said Tuesday the company appears to be benefiting from illegal tax deals there.

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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 16:36:00 EDT
Civilian casualty standard eased in Iraq, Syria
President Barack Obama announced in May 2013 that no lethal strike against a terrorist would be authorized without "near-certainty that no civilians will be killed or injured."

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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 16:14:00 EDT
Study: Recessions can postpone motherhood forever
When the economy tanks, women have fewer babies. But what happens in the following years, when conditions improve?

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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 15:55:00 EDT
Hong Kong protesters threaten to occupy buildings
Raising the stakes in their standoff with the authorities, Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters threatened to occupy key government buildings unless the territory's top official resigns by the end of the day Thursday.

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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 15:44:00 EDT
Hong Kong protesters try to win over tourists
The luxury boutiques of Hong Kong's Tsim Shai Tsui district are so mobbed with vacationing Chinese customers that store owners have put up red velvet ropes to control the crowds. Pro-democracy protesters saw it as a...

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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 15:33:00 EDT
Truck deals boost US auto sales in September
Big discounts on pickup trucks kept U.S. auto sales strong in September.

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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 15:23:00 EDT
Weather service storm forecasts get more localized
The next time some nasty storms are heading your way, the National Weather Service says it will have a better forecast of just how close they could come to you.

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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 14:33:00 EDT
Q&A: What are students in Colorado protesting?
A fight in Colorado over how United States' history is taught has pitted the new conservative majority on a suburban Denver school board against students and teachers who accuse the board of censorship.

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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 14:24:00 EDT
East Jerusalem construction plan moves ahead
City officials said Wednesday that they have granted final approval for the construction of a controversial new Israeli housing development in east Jerusalem, dealing a new blow to already tattered relations with the...

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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 13:55:00 EDT
Ukraine rebels close in on Donetsk airport
Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine advanced Wednesday on the government-held airport in Donetsk, pressing to seize the key transportation hub even as the two sides bargained over a troop pullout under a much-violated...

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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 13:24:00 EDT
New NATO chief: better ties with Russia possible
NATO's new secretary-general struck a more conciliatory tone Wednesday on Russia, saying there's a chance now for improved relations between Moscow and the West.

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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 13:24:00 EDT
Syria blasts at school kill 32, including 10 kids
Twin bombings near an elementary school in Syria killed at least 32 people on Wednesday, including at least 10 children, with the second blast going off as screaming parents frantically searched for their sons and...

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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 13:14:00 EDT
Wildlife populations plummet for 3,000 species
About 3,000 species of wildlife around the world have seen their numbers plummet far worse than previously thought, according to a new study by one of the world's biggest environmental groups.

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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 13:03:00 EDT
Mock, 1st female pilot to circle globe, dies at 88
By DAN SEWELL Associated Press Fifty years after she made aviation history, Jerrie Mock chuckled when asked whether she ever got scared while circling the globe alone.

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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 12:24:00 EDT
Saudi overhaul reshapes Islam's holiest city Mecca
As a child, Osama al-Bar would walk from his home past Islam's holiest site, the Kaaba, to the market of spice and fabric merchants where his father owned a store. At that time, Mecca was so small, pilgrims could sit...

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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 12:24:00 EDT
Liberia short on ambulances for Ebola patients
The man with reddened eyes sat in his underwear outside his thatched home. He was weak from diarrhea, so his wife called the Ebola hotline for an ambulance. Now that it was here, though, he didn't want to go.

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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 12:17:00 EDT
5 reasons bonds may be less safe than you think
Burned by the stock-market crash during the financial crisis, investors have poured a trillion dollars into bond funds in the past six years. They like the interest payments that bonds throw off, and that their prices...

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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 12:05:00 EDT
Why the bond market is more fragile than you think
A bottleneck is building in the global market for bonds.

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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 12:04:00 EDT
Why the bond market is more fragile than you think
A bottleneck is building in the global market for bonds.

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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 11:53:00 EDT
High court weighs same-sex marriage cases
Same-sex couples in 11 more states would win the right to marry, but the issue would remain unsettled nationwide if the Supreme Court were to surprise everyone and decline to take up gay marriage right now.

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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 11:23:00 EDT
More bodies found on Japanese volcano; toll now 47
One body recovered near the volcano's peak was in a squatting position and had to be dug out of a thick layer of ash. Another was caught between boulders bigger than large refrigerators. Police who recovered the bodies...

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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 11:15:00 EDT
World's 1st bullet train, made in Japan, turns 50
It was, retired Japanese railway engineer Fumihiro Araki recalls, "like flying in the sky."

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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 11:03:00 EDT
Fight for growing Pentecostal vote in Brazil
Brazil's rapid religious transformation is reverberating through the country's tight presidential race, where abortion and gay marriage have emerged as hot-button issues and Pentecostal televangelists are political...

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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 09:44:00 EDT
Karadzic: I am not linked to wartime atrocities
Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic insisted Wednesday that U.N. prosecutors do not have "a shred of evidence" linking him to atrocities throughout the Bosnian war and accused them of putting the Serb people on trial.

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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 08:54:00 EDT
Obama seeks traction on economy amid foreign tests
President Barack Obama's escalating military campaign in Iraq and Syria has drowned out the economic pitch he hoped would help salvage a midterm election that has been favoring Republicans. But the airstrikes against...

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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 08:44:00 EDT
Taliban suicide bombers kill 7 in Kabul, wound 21
Taliban suicide bombers struck two buses carrying Afghan soldiers in Kabul early Wednesday, killing seven people and wounding 21, just a day after the signing of a key U.S.-Afghan security pact.

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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 07:53:00 EDT
Families wait in agony for word on Ebola patients
First the ring tone echoed outside the barbed-wire-topped walls of the Ebola clinic. Then came the wails of grief, as news spread that 31-year-old Rose Johnson was dead just days after she was brought here unconscious by...

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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 07:33:00 EDT
Could a merger follow the PayPal-eBay split?
PayPal's split from long-time partner eBay Inc. makes Carl Icahn mighty happy. But he doesn't think PayPal should stay single for long.

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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 06:03:00 EDT
10 Things to Know for Today
By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 02:32:00 EDT
Algeria's ailing president absent amid crises
The silence of Algeria's ailing president since the kidnapping and beheading of a French hiker by Islamic State-inspired militants has ignited new concerns over his health and whether he's fit to rule the oil-rich...

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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 02:02:00 EDT
App teaches kindergartners basic computer coding
Researchers in Massachusetts have created an app that teaches basic computer programming to kindergartners.

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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 00:14:00 EDT
First ladies get the 'Project Runway' treatment
America's first ladies went under Tim Gunn's fashion microscope Tuesday night, and the results weren't always positive.

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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 00:14:00 EDT
Fight for growing Pentecostal vote in Brazil
Brazil's rapid religious transformation is reverberating through the country's tight presidential race, where abortion and gay marriage have emerged as hot-button issues and Pentecostal televangelists could be...

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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:53:00 EDT
The US Ebola case: 5 things to know
By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer Health officials on Tuesday announced the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the United States - a man isolated in intensive care at Texas Health Presbyterian...

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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:53:00 EDT
Government confirms first case of Ebola in US
The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. was confirmed Tuesday in a patient who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas - a sign of the far-reaching impact of the out-of-control epidemic in West Africa.

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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 22:52:00 EDT
Luck, instinct determined fates of volcano hikers
Huge boulders falling from the sky. Billowing gray smoke that cast total darkness over the mountain. Volcanic ash piling on the ground and fumes filling the air.

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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 22:45:00 EDT
Snapshots from the protest streets in Hong Kong
At first the students sat outside Hong Kong's government complex. Then the broader Occupy Central civil disobedience movement joined them to call for the right for the people in this Chinese territory to elect their...

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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 22:04:00 EDT
Olympian Michael Phelps apologizes for DUI arrest
By PAUL NEWBERRY AP National Writer Michael Phelps' comeback has been sidetracked by more trouble away from the pool.

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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:43:00 EDT
10 Things to Know for Wednesday
By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:

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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:03:00 EDT
Few signs of progress as Obama meets India's Modi
President Barack Obama showered praise on India's new prime minister in an Oval Office meeting Tuesday that sought to infuse new energy into the two countries' sluggish relationship. Yet for all the pomp and...

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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:53:00 EDT
What's PayPal's first solo move?
PayPal's impending split from long-time partner eBay Inc. will ratchet up its appeal to online retail competitors such as Amazon.com and give it the freedom to aggressively take on new mobile pay challenger Apple Pay....

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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:34:00 EDT
Forensic link at center of missing student case
Virginia police aren't saying much at all about their evidence against a suspect in the disappearance of a University of Virginia student, but they seem to be working systematically to link his DNA to an expanding...

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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:34:00 EDT
Secret Service chief on hot seat for WH breach
Under withering criticism from Congress, the director of the Secret Service on Tuesday admitted failures in her agency's critical mission of protecting the president but repeatedly sidestepped key questions about how a...

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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:24:00 EDT
Government confirms first case of Ebola in US
Federal health officials on Tuesday confirmed the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S., a patient who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas and a sign of the far-reaching impact of the out-of-control epidemic in...

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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:53:00 EDT
Government funds lawyers for immigrant children
The Obama administration is spending $4 million on lawyers for unaccompanied immigrant children in deportation proceedings, a move an influential Republican lawmaker says is illegal and will fuel an increase in illegal...

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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:44:00 EDT
Afghan pact signed amid questions on Iraq pullout
After lengthy delays, U.S. and Afghan officials signed a security pact Tuesday to keep American troops in Afghanistan beyond year's end, aiming to prevent the country from descending into the kind of chaos that has...

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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:43:00 EDT
US doctor exposed to Ebola virus admitted to NIH
An American doctor who was exposed to the Ebola virus while volunteering in Sierra Leone was admitted Sunday to a hospital at the National Institutes of Health near the nation's capital.

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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:53:00 EDT
Kurds claim advances in Iraq as Britain joins fray
Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq captured a border crossing with Syria on Tuesday, expelling Islamic State militants in heavy fighting that ground down to vicious house-to-house combat and close quarters sniping.

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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:33:00 EDT
Realtor's body found; suspect pleads not guilty
A parolee accused of abducting and killing a top-selling Arkansas real estate agent had contacted her to set up an appointment to view a vacant house, authorities said Tuesday, hours after discovering the woman's body...

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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:15:00 EDT
Officials confirm first Ebola case diagnosed in US
Federal health officials have confirmed that a patient being treated at a Dallas hospital has tested positive for Ebola.

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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:24:00 EDT
California becomes first state to ban plastic bags
Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags at grocery and convenience stores, driven to action by pollution in streets and waterways.

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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:33:00 EDT
Court mulls legality of firing for pot use off job
Pot may be legal in Colorado, but you can still be fired for using it.

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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:03:00 EDT
US-led airstrikes hit Islamic State near Turkey
U.S.-led coalition airstrikes targeted fighters, vehicles and artillery pieces of the Islamic State group on both sides of the Syria-Iraq frontier Tuesday, including around a beleaguered Kurdish town near the...

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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:55:00 EDT
Obama goal of Gitmo closure stalled at Pentagon
The transfer of prisoners out of Guantanamo Bay has ground to a halt amid a slow Pentagon approval process, causing deep frustration within the administration and raising doubts that President Barack Obama will be able to...

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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:54:00 EDT
Israel, Palestinians part ways in dueling speeches
In a pair of fiery speeches at the United Nations, the Israeli and Palestinian leaders appear to have abandoned any hope of reviving peace talks and instead seem intent on pressing forward with separate diplomatic...

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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:54:00 EDT
No images of Hong Kong protests in China's media
China's government has cut off news about Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests to the rest of the country, a clampdown so thorough that no image of the rallies has appeared in state-controlled media, and at least one...

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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:33:00 EDT
Oklahoma man charged with murder in beheading
An Oklahoma man apparently uttered Arabic words during an attack in which he allegedly severed a co-worker's head, and had "some sort of infatuation with beheadings," but the killing appeared to have more to do with...

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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:33:00 EDT
Sen. Harry Reid playing major role in Senate races
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has twice won elections he was supposed to lose. If Democrats maintain control of the Senate in November, much of the credit will go to the wily Nevada Democrat.

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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:42:00 EDT
Afghanistan, US sign long-awaited security pact
Afghanistan and the United States signed a security pact on Tuesday to allow U.S. forces to remain in the country past the end of year, ending a year of uncertainty over the fate of foreign troops supporting Afghans as...

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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:24:00 EDT
School spending by affluent is widening wealth gap
Education is supposed to help bridge the gap between the wealthiest people and everyone else. Ask the experts, and they'll count the ways:

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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:23:00 EDT
Wife of Islamic State hostage asks for his release
The wife of a British aid worker held hostage in Syria by the Islamic State group made a televised plea Tuesday asking her husband's captors to free him.

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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:44:00 EDT
NFL says Abdullah should not have been penalized
The NFL said Tuesday that Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah should not have been penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct when he dropped to his knees in prayer after an interception.

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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 11:42:00 EDT
Secret Service allowed to shoot WH intruders
Secret Service Director Julia Pierson says officers and agents are allowed to use "lethal force" to stop someone from getting into the White House.

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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 11:32:00 EDT
White House front door now locks automatically
Secret Service Director Julia Pierson says the front door to the White House now locks automatically in a security breach.

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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 11:13:00 EDT
Constant phone calls allowed on European flights
European skies may soon be alive with the sound of small talk with new safety rules allowing the use of all portable electronics, including cell phones, at any time during flights.

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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 11:02:00 EDT
They did. They do. Clooney/Alamuddin wedding No. 2
The romantic canaled city of Venice has been the venue for 323 weddings of foreign couples this year. Only one has drawn crowds and paparazzi.

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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:52:00 EDT
Secret Service boss vows no repeat of breach
Secret Service Director Julia Pierson vows that a security breach like the Sept. 19 incident in which a man scaled the White House fence and made his way well into the executive mansion will never happen again.

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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:43:00 EDT
Secret Service head takes responsibility in breach
Secret Service Director Julia Pierson told lawmakers she takes full responsibility for the serious breach of the White House mansion eight days ago. That's when an Army veteran with a knife climbed the fence and made...

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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:52:00 EDT
3rd-graders face high-stakes reading targets
The games, ice cream and play rehearsals that 9-year-old Joshua Rowell experienced during summer school this year weren't just for fun.

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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:22:00 EDT
Hostage tale suggests IS wary of upsetting Turkey
Turkish truck driver Ozgur Simsek was sleeping off a 1,000-kilometer (620-mile) fuel run to the Qayara power station in Iraq, he said, when he heard banging on his vehicle's door.

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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:52:00 EDT
Ebola clinics fill up as Liberia awaits aid
Doctors are in short supply. So are beds for patients. Six months after the Ebola outbreak emerged for the first time in an unprepared West Africa and eventually became the worst-ever outbreak, the gap between what has...

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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:46:00 EDT
AP PHOTOS: Rush-hour keeps billions on the move
By Adam Schreck Associated Press On packed subways and crowded highways, billions of people participate in a short-distance population shift twice a day: the rhythmic ritual of the daily commute to and...

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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:15:00 EDT
Ukrainians gear up for winter without Russian gas
For Alexei Polezhai, who sells water heaters and wood-burning stoves at his two shops in Kiev, sales this fall have been remarkably good considering the dramatic collapse in the rest of the Ukrainian economy this year.

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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:44:00 EDT
European Space Agency sets date for comet landing
The European Space Agency says it will attempt to land the first spacecraft on a comet on Nov. 12.

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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:02:00 EDT
Iraqi Arabs claim persecution by Kurds
When Sunni militants captured Mosul, Iraq's second largest city, in June, Abu Sara and his family feared their town of Taza, located some 50 kilometers southeast of the city, would inevitably be next. Government...

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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 05:52:00 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, 30 Sep 2014 02:01:00 EDT
Records, photos of famed US WWII bombers go online
Thousands of feet above the Pacific Ocean, the bullets were coming fast and the flak was flying. Japanese fighter planes whizzed around like bees as the American forces in their lumbering B-24 bombers tried everything to...

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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 01:21:00 EDT
Beheading suspect's conversion surprised family
Alton Nolen told relatives after his release from prison on drug and assault charges last year that he wanted to focus on getting his life in order.

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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:41:00 EDT
Developer asks for more time for LA football plan
A developer that proposed building an NFL stadium in downtown Los Angeles asked the mayor and other city officials Monday for more time to lure a professional football team.

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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:31:00 EDT
Convicted priest says El Salvador backed gang work
Those who love Antonio Rodriguez know him affectionately as "Father Tony," the Roman Catholic priest who spent 15 years working in El Salvador's roughest neighborhoods to get vulnerable young men out of a gang...

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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:12:00 EDT
Netanyahu: Hamas, Islamic State group share creed
In a blistering speech to the United Nations, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on Monday that Hamas and the Islamic State group are "branches of the same poisonous tree," both bent on world domination...

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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 22:12:00 EDT
Hong Kong protesters set deadline for government
Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong set a Wednesday deadline for a response from the government to meet their demands for reforms after spending another night blocking streets in an unprecedented show of civil disobedience.

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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 21:32:00 EDT
White House intruder gets far past front door
The intruder who climbed a fence made it farther inside the White House than the Secret Service has publicly acknowledged, a Republican congressman said Monday. The disclosures came on the eve of a congressional oversight...

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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 21:11:00 EDT
10 Things to Know for Tuesday
By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:

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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 19:52:00 EDT
Dozens of possible jurors rejected in Arias case
Roughly a third of 300 potential jurors were dismissed Monday in the penalty retrial of convicted murderer Jodi Arias after telling a judge they had seen too much media coverage of her first trial to be impartial or had...

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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 19:23:00 EDT
AP INTERVIEW: US should hit all militants in Syria
Syria's foreign minister said Monday that the U.S.-led bombing campaign should be expanded to target other militant groups besides the Islamic State group, noting that the fight against terrorism has aligned the Syrian...

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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 18:55:00 EDT
Big smile in Denver bank robbery suspect mug shot
The mug shot of a man captured after trying to flee a bank robbery in Denver shows him flashing a broad, toothy grin.

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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 18:13:00 EDT
Police link 2nd case to missing Va. student arrest
A forensic clue uncovered in the investigation of a missing University of Virginia student has led investigators to believe they have "a significant break" in the unsolved death of another young woman who had vanished from...

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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:03:00 EDT
Cancer doctor given 10 years for poisoning lover
A jury on Monday sentenced a Texas cancer researcher to 10 years in prison after she was convicted of poisoning her colleague, who was also her lover, by lacing his coffee with a sweet-tasting chemical found in antifreeze.

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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:03:00 EDT
Obama efforts to oust Assad pushed to back burner
By President Barack Obama's own admission, U.S. efforts to oust Syrian President Bashar Assad have been pushed to the back burner by a bombing campaign against Islamic State militants that could ultimately help him...

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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:32:00 EDT
Battle against Islamic State creates new alliances
On a recent evening, two of Jordan's top pro-al-Qaida ideologues held court on the rooftop of a villa decorated with strings of lights. Sporting shaggy beards and robes, the Muslim preachers whispered to each other and...

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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:32:00 EDT
Islamic State closes in on Kurdish area of Syria
Militants of the Islamic State group were closing in Monday on a Kurdish area of Syria on the border with Turkey - an advance unhindered so far by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes, including one that struck a grain silo,...

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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:13:00 EDT
Afghan president sworn in, paving way for US pact
Afghanistan swore in Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai as its second elected president on Monday, embarking on a new era with a national unity government poised to confront a resilient Taliban insurgency by signing an agreement with...

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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 14:31:00 EDT
Trial opens for Belgian terror suspects
A radical Muslim organization in Belgium was a terror group that brainwashed youngsters and sent them to fight in Syria, proseutors said Monday as a trial started for dozens of its alleged leaders and members.

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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:51:00 EDT
ATM fees keep climbing, survey says
The penalty for using an ATM that is not affiliated with your bank rose 5 percent over the past year.

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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:22:00 EDT
Obama: US 'underestimated' Islamic State threat
President Barack Obama is acknowledging that U.S. intelligence agencies underestimated the threat from Islamic State militants in the Middle East and overestimated the ability and will of Iraq's army to fight such...

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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 12:42:00 EDT
5 more bodies found at Japan volcano; toll now 36
Toxic gases and ash from still-erupting Mount Ontake forced Japanese rescue workers to call off the search for more victims Monday as dozens of relatives awaited news of their family members.

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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 12:41:00 EDT
China faces tricky balance in Hong Kong's protests
Pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong have handed China's Communist leadership a thorny political dilemma.

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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:52:00 EDT
Israel's shadowy Mossad looks to recruit online
It used to be that if you wanted to join one of the world's most secretive espionage organizations you had to sneak into a foreign embassy, answer a cryptic newspaper ad or show up in a nondescript building in Tel Aviv...

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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 07:22:00 EDT
News Guide: Issues, people in Hong Kong protests
Pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong are drawing thousands of mostly young residents of this former British colony into the streets in a massive but peaceful movement of civil resistance to Beijing's plans to screen...

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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 06:31:00 EDT
Key details in the penalty retrial of Jodi Arias
The murder conviction of Jodi Arias will stand, but she is returning to court Monday for a second penalty phase to determine her punishment for the 2008 killing of her ex-boyfriend. A new jury will decide if Arias is...

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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 04:51:00 EDT
Obama says mistrust of police corroding America
The widespread mistrust of law enforcement that was exposed by the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man in Missouri exists in too many other communities and is having a corrosive effect on the nation, particularly...

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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 03:31:00 EDT
Derek Jeter has RBI single in last at-bat
Red Sox Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski has seen the rivalry with the Yankees at the low points, at least from the Boston side: He was the left fielder who watched Bucky Dent's popup settle into the net above the Green...

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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 02:21:00 EDT
California adopts 'yes means yes' sex-assault rule
Gov. Jerry Brown announced Sunday that he has signed a bill that makes California the first in the nation to define when "yes means yes" and adopt requirements for colleges to follow when investigating sexual assault reports.

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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 01:32:00 EDT
Recovery of bodies suspended at Japanese volcano
Japanese soldiers managed to bring down eight more bodies by helicopter from the ash-blanketed peak of a still-erupting volcano on Monday, before toxic gases and ash forced them to suspend the recovery effort in the early...

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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:41:00 EDT
Jane Fonda gets personal at Rape Foundation brunch
Jane Fonda told an audience of activists and philanthropists that her mother had been sexually abused as a child before eventually committing suicide at 42.

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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:31:00 EDT
Pro-democracy protests expand in Hong Kong
Pro-democracy protesters, some wearing surgical masks and holding up umbrellas to protect against tear gas, expanded their rallies throughout Hong Kong on Monday, defying calls to disperse in a major pushback against...

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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:21:00 EDT
Jay Z, Beyonce take stage at Global Citizen fest
Jay Z is in a global state of mind: The rap star performed Saturday for thousands in New York's Central Park and encouraged the crowd to help end world poverty.

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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:12:00 EDT
No sign truck driver tried to avoid crash with bus
By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN Associated Press A tractor-trailer that collided with a bus and killed four members of a Texas community college women's softball team drove straight through an interstate...

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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:11:00 EDT
Neighborhood reborn amid Puerto Rico decline
Laura Feliciano was scouting locations for a new restaurant in the Puerto Rican capital when she discovered she was priced out of the upscale waterfront districts that were her first choice. Instead, she set up several...

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Sun, 28 Sep 2014 22:51:00 EDT
Iran-6 power talks turn into mostly Iran-US show
First there were three nations negotiating with Tehran over its nuclear program. Then six. And now, mostly one - the United States.

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Sun, 28 Sep 2014 22:11:00 EDT
Derek Jeter has RBI single in last at-bat
On the last day of his remarkable career, Derek Jeter performed one final amazing feat.

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Sun, 28 Sep 2014 21:51:00 EDT
Police: Man accused in Oklahoma beheading is awake
A man who was shot after authorities say he beheaded one woman and attacked another at an Oklahoma food processing plant from which he had just been fired has regained consciousness and was interviewed by detectives Saturday.

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Sun, 28 Sep 2014 21:41:00 EDT
Violent assault ruled out in death of Utah family
A preliminary autopsy has ruled out any violent assault in the deaths of five Utah family members including three children, police said Sunday.

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Sun, 28 Sep 2014 21:11:00 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, 28 Sep 2014 20:11:00 EDT
Ferguson officer shot; police say no protest link
Authorities searched Sunday for a suspect in the shooting of a police officer in Ferguson, the St. Louis suburb where there have been angry protests since a white officer fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old black man last...

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Sun, 28 Sep 2014 20:01:00 EDT
New mom Chelsea Clinton celebrates baby daughter
Former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton say they are "blessed, grateful, and so happy" to become grandparents.

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Sun, 28 Sep 2014 19:11:00 EDT
Obama: 'Contradictory' Syria policy helps Assad
President Barack Obama on Sunday gave voice to the conundrum at the heart of his Syria policy, acknowledging that the U.S.-led military campaign against the Islamic State group and al-Qaida's affiliate in Syria is...

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Sun, 28 Sep 2014 18:31:00 EDT
North West gets own seat at Givenchy next to mom
Mademoiselle North West is barely over a year old, but she's already commanding what fashionistas may have spent entire careers working toward: A front row seat at Givenchy.

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Sun, 28 Sep 2014 18:10:00 EDT
Modi tells Madison Sq Garden India won't look back
India's new prime minister, once shunned by Washington, appeared before an enthusiastic crowd in a famed New York sports arena Sunday where he appealed for help from Indian-Americans to help develop his country's...

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Sun, 28 Sep 2014 17:51:00 EDT
Gaza war deals blow to Israel's tourism industry
It was supposed to be a record-breaking year for tourist visits to Israel. But all that changed when the 50-day war between Israel and Hamas prompted jittery travelers to cancel trips en masse, leaving empty hotel rooms...

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Sun, 28 Sep 2014 17:41:00 EDT
Liberia: Top doctor goes under Ebola quarantine
Liberia's chief medical officer is placing herself under quarantine for 21 days after her office assistant died of Ebola.

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Sun, 28 Sep 2014 17:01:00 EDT
Europe wins the Ryder Cup again
The tone was set by Rory McIlroy, the best player in the world. The winning shot came from Jamie Donaldson, a Ryder Cup rookie.

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Sun, 28 Sep 2014 15:51:00 EDT
Al-Qaida leader warns of revenge for airstrikes
The leader of al-Qaida's Syria affiliate vowed Sunday that his group would "use all possible means" to fight back against airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition and warned that the conflict would reach Western countries...

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Sun, 28 Sep 2014 11:21:00 EDT
Europe half-point away from retaining Ryder Cup
Europe is closing in on another Ryder Cup victory.

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Sun, 28 Sep 2014 08:51:00 EDT
Correction: Movie Drones story
In a story Sept. 25 about the Federal Aviation Administration granting permits for drones to be used in moviemaking, The Associated Press reported erroneously that ConocoPhillips was the only company previously granted a...

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Sun, 28 Sep 2014 08:10:00 EDT
Catalonia defies Spain by calling secession vote
The president of Spain's powerful northeastern region of Catalonia on Saturday formally called an independence referendum, the latest secession push in Europe and one of the most serious challenges to the Spanish state...

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Sun, 28 Sep 2014 03:32:00 EDT
Police: Ferguson officer shot; 2 suspects wanted
A Ferguson police officer was shot in the arm Saturday night after encountering two men at a community center who ran from him and then opened fire during a foot chase, authorities said.

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Sun, 28 Sep 2014 03:00:00 EDT
Italy fights mafia with new strategy: banish sons
First Italy fought its mafia mobsters by confiscating their wealth. Now judges are taking away something more precious: their sons.

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Sun, 28 Sep 2014 02:52:00 EDT
Police: 5 bodies found in home south of Provo
Five members of a family were found dead Saturday night in a home near Provo, authorities said.

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Sun, 28 Sep 2014 02:40:00 EDT
Syrian rescuer, on a break, recalls horror of war
Thousands of miles from his ravaged homeland in the comfort and security of midtown Manhattan, Raed Saleh chokes up as he recalls some of the horrors he has witnessed as a rescue worker in northern Syria.

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Sun, 28 Sep 2014 01:40:00 EDT
AP Interview: Browns unmoved by chief's apology
The parents of Michael Brown told The Associated Press on Saturday they were unmoved by the apology given by the Ferguson, Missouri, police chief weeks after their unarmed 18-year-old son was killed by a police officer.

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Sun, 28 Sep 2014 01:10:00 EDT
Obama: Mistrust of police corrodes America
President Barack Obama on Saturday said the widespread mistrust of law enforcement that was exposed by the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man in Ferguson, Missouri, is corroding America, not just its black...

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Sun, 28 Sep 2014 01:01:00 EDT
7 rescued, 32 missing as volcano erupts in Japan
Military helicopters plucked seven people from a Japanese mountainside Sunday after a spectacular volcanic eruption sent officials scrambling to reach many more injured and stranded on the mountain.

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Sun, 28 Sep 2014 00:01:00 EDT
HK activists start bigger protest amid standoff
Hong Kong activists kicked off a long-threatened mass civil disobedience protest Sunday to challenge Beijing over restrictions on voting reforms, escalating the battle for democracy in the former British colony after...

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Sat, 27 Sep 2014 22:01:00 EDT
Indonesia enlists wasps in war on crop killer
They are the size of a pinhead and don't even pack a sting, but these tiny wasps are cold-blooded killers nonetheless. They work as nature's SWAT team, neutralizing a pest that threatens to destroy one of the...

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Sat, 27 Sep 2014 19:50:00 EDT
Clooney marries human rights lawyer in Venice
George Clooney married human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin Saturday, the actor's representative said, out of sight of pursuing paparazzi and adoring crowds.

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Sat, 27 Sep 2014 19:31:00 EDT
Texas college grieves after 4 killed in bus crash
By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN A North Texas community college brought in counselors to comfort grieving students Saturday and canceled athletic competitions after four women's softball players were killed...

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Sat, 27 Sep 2014 19:30:00 EDT
James Traficant, convicted ex-congressman, dies
James Traficant, the colorful Ohio politician whose conviction for taking bribes and kickbacks made him only the second person to be expelled from Congress since the Civil War, died Saturday. He was 73.

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Sat, 27 Sep 2014 19:00:00 EDT
Survivalist still on run 15 days after cop's death
Authorities hunting for a survivalist suspected of killing a state trooper at a police barracks remained in the thick woods near his parents' house Saturday to further narrow down the search area more than two weeks...

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Sat, 27 Sep 2014 18:40:00 EDT
Help wanted: Free lawyers for immigrant children
Most of the nearly 60,000 Central American children who have arrived on the U.S.-Mexico border in the last year still don't have lawyers to represent them in immigration court, and advocates are scrambling to train...

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Sat, 27 Sep 2014 17:20:00 EDT
After sabotage, air travel system slowly recovers
The nation's air travel system slowly began to recover Saturday after an alleged act of employee sabotage at a large regional air traffic control center brought Chicago's two international airports to a halt.

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Sat, 27 Sep 2014 16:20:00 EDT
Spain celebrates beatification of Opus Dei leader
The second most important figure in the Opus Dei order was beatified Saturday at an open air Mass attended by tens of thousands of Catholics that sent Alvaro Del Portillo on a key step toward sainthood and illustrated how...

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Sat, 27 Sep 2014 14:50:00 EDT
US-led planes strike fighters attacking Syria town
U.S.-led coalition warplanes struck Islamic State fighters in Syria attacking a town near the Turkish border for the first time Saturday, as well as positions in the country's east, activists and a Kurdish official said.

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Sat, 27 Sep 2014 14:31:00 EDT
US: Most new immigrant families fail to report
For nearly three months this summer, the Obama administration carefully avoided answering questions about what happened to tens of thousands of immigrant families caught illegally crossing the Mexican border and released...

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Sat, 27 Sep 2014 14:10:00 EDT
Stewart unsure if he'll race sprint cars again
For Tony Stewart, there was no greater joy than escaping his everyday life and climbing behind the wheel of a sprint car. He loves the feel, the way they drive, the purity he finds at all the tiny dirt tracks across the...

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Sat, 27 Sep 2014 12:20:00 EDT
Life or death? Arias set for sentencing retrial
Jodi Arias' guilt has been determined. The only thing that remains is whether she dies for killing her ex-boyfriend.

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Sat, 27 Sep 2014 11:41:00 EDT
US struggles to blunt Syria rebel anger at strikes
The U.S. is struggling to counter anger among the Syrian opposition, where many believe that the air campaign against extremists in the country is only helping President Bashar Assad and that Washington is coordinating...

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Sat, 27 Sep 2014 07:40:00 EDT
Royals clinch playoff spot with win over White Sox
As the Kansas City Royals celebrated in the clubhouse, George Brett watched from a distance.

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Sat, 27 Sep 2014 03:30:00 EDT
Poll: Confused by issues of the day? Join the club
Confused by the federal health care law? How about the debate over NSA surveillance? The way the Federal Reserve affects interest rates?

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Fri, 26 Sep 2014 23:20:00 EDT
AP Source: Video addressed to NFL security chief
The video of Ray Rice punching his fiancee inside a casino elevator was sent to NFL headquarters to the attention of league security chief Jeffrey Miller in April, a law enforcement official says.

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Fri, 26 Sep 2014 23:20:00 EDT
Iran's president: no major progress at nuke talks
Iran's president on Friday urged faster progress at nuclear talks between his country and six world powers, joining other top international officials who say the current round has failed to make substantial headway...

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Fri, 26 Sep 2014 23:00:00 EDT
Illinois air traffic center fire snarls flights
A contract employee set fire at a suburban Chicago air traffic control center where he worked, bringing two of the nation's busiest airports to a halt Friday, according to a criminal complaint.

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Fri, 26 Sep 2014 21:50:00 EDT
Britain joins fight against Islamic State group
Britain, Belgium and Denmark on Friday joined the U.S.-led coalition of nations that are launching airstrikes on the Islamic State group in Iraq, committing warplanes to the struggle against the extremists.

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Fri, 26 Sep 2014 20:41:00 EDT
Mexico army holds 8 soldiers in June killing of 22
An army officer and seven soldiers face disciplinary action for their participation in the killing of 22 people in rural southern Mexico, but the army remained mum Friday on what roles they played.

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Fri, 26 Sep 2014 20:10:00 EDT
Police: Woman beheaded at Oklahoma workplace
A man fired from an Oklahoma food processing plant beheaded a woman with a knife and was attacking another worker when he was shot and wounded by a company official, police said Friday.

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Fri, 26 Sep 2014 19:43:00 EDT
Palestinian leader in new UN bid to end occupation
Facing pressure at home to come up with a new strategy for achieving Palestinian statehood, Mahmoud Abbas said Friday he would ask the U.N. Security Council to dictate the ground rules for any talks with Israel, including...

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Fri, 26 Sep 2014 17:00:00 EDT
Lawsuit accuses Indian PM of role in 2002 violence
A U.S. human rights group on Friday offered a $10,000 reward for anyone who can serve on India's prime minister a summons issued by a federal court in New York to respond to a lawsuit accusing him of serious abuses...

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Fri, 26 Sep 2014 16:00:00 EDT
US-led strikes hit IS group as coalition grows
American warplanes and drones hit Islamic State group tanks, Humvees, checkpoints and bunkers in airstrikes Friday targeting the extremists in Syria and Iraq, as the U.S.-led coalition expanded to include Britain, Denmark...

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Fri, 26 Sep 2014 14:30:00 EDT
Holder departure will bring civil rights questions
Moments after making fresh demands that Attorney General Eric Holder open federal investigations into police shootings of unarmed black men, a cluster of civil rights activists learned, courtesy of whispers and a shared...

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Fri, 26 Sep 2014 13:00:00 EDT
EU proposes deal to ensure Ukraine gas supplies
Ukraine would repay $3.1 billion in debts to Russia in exchange for guaranteed gas deliveries through the harsh winter months under a proposal unveiled Friday after talks brokered by the European Union.

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Fri, 26 Sep 2014 12:20:00 EDT
Businesses and investors pressing for green policy
Hundreds of corporations, insurance companies and pension funds are calling on world leaders gathering for a U.N. summit on climate change this week to attack the problem by making it more costly for businesses and...

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Fri, 26 Sep 2014 09:11:00 EDT
A departing Obama friend leaves mixed legal legacy
It wasn't difficult for Barack Obama and Eric Holder to be in the same orbit. Both were sons of immigrants, Columbia Ivy Leaguers, basketball fans and prominent African-American political figures.

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Fri, 26 Sep 2014 05:19:00 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, 26 Sep 2014 04:59:00 EDT
AP PHOTOS: Scenes of toil from Iran's coal mines
In the coal mines of northern Iran men with their faces smeared black push rusty metal carts down into the earth in grim scenes that seem to belong to another century.

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Fri, 26 Sep 2014 04:09:00 EDT
FBI: About 12 Americans fighting in Syria, not 100
The U.S. believes there are about a dozen Americans fighting alongside extremist groups in Syria, not more than 100, as has been cited for months.

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Fri, 26 Sep 2014 02:40:00 EDT
Change afoot in N. Korean capital? In fashion, yes
High heels, with sequins. Brightly colored, tight-fitting dresses. Hairstyles and makeup that are almost like what you would expect on streets of Beijing or Seoul.

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Fri, 26 Sep 2014 01:09:00 EDT
Jeter gives Yankees win at stadium finale
Derek Jeter didn't want the night to end.

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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 18:14:00 EDT
Tigers hope starters can outdo Orioles bullpen
The Detroit Tigers' starting pitchers in the first three games of the AL Division Series have a combined 329 wins, three Cy Young Awards and 35 games of postseason experience.

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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 18:03:00 EDT
NFL extends 'Sunday Ticket' deal with DirecTV
The NFL has extended its contract with satellite provider DirecTV to carry the "Sunday Ticket" package, which allows viewers to watch out-of-market games.

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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 17:54:00 EDT
Oslo latest city to drop out of 2022 Olympic race
By STEPHEN WILSON AP Sports Writer The Olympics that no one seems to want is down to just two candidates.

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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 17:34:00 EDT
Wambach, players file lawsuit over World Cup turf
By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer American soccer star Abby Wambach and a group of elite international players filed a lawsuit in Canada on Wednesday challenging plans to play the 2015 Women's...

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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 17:14:00 EDT
Rookie managers Williams, Ausmus reach postseason
Matt Williams was in his 18th game as a major league manager, still learning on the job, when he went with his gut.

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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 16:55:00 EDT
Midseason firings are a tricky choice for schools
By JOHN MARSHALL and STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writers If recent history is any indication, Kansas won't be the only school to fire its football coach before the end of the regular season.

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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 16:55:00 EDT
Police: Phelps' eyes, speech affected at DUI stop
Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps registered .14 percent on a blood-alcohol test after he was stopped on a speeding violation, according to charging documents released Wednesday.

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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 16:55:00 EDT
Wacha in bullpen to start NL Division Series
Michael Wacha, who starred in the postseason as a rookie last fall, will be in the St. Louis Cardinals' bullpen for the start of the NL Division Series.

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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 16:37:00 EDT
Pac-12, Big Ten, ACC notify NCAA of proposals
By The Associated Press The five wealthiest college football conferences have notified the NCAA of their proposals to provide more benefits to athletes under the new governance model that allows the...

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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 18:03:00 EDT
Judge: City must pay creditors and pension fund
A federal judge has ruled that Stockton, California, must follow U.S. bankruptcy laws and pay its creditors as well as its pension fund.

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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 18:03:00 EDT
Man with Ebola in US flew part of trip on United
By DAVID KOENIG and SCOTT MAYEROWITZ AP Airlines Writers The man hospitalized with Ebola shortly after arriving in the U.S. says he flew part of the way on United Airlines on Sept. 20.

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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 17:54:00 EDT
App teaches kindergartners basic computer coding
This computer programming app is so easy to use that even a kindergartener can do it.

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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 17:34:00 EDT
Facebook apologizes to drag queens for name policy
Facebook is apologizing to drag queens and the transgender community for deleting accounts that used drag names like Lil Miss Hot Mess rather than legal names such as Bob Smith.

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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 17:25:00 EDT
AP-GfK Poll: Top issues in the midterm election
It's October and in some places, voters are already voting. The latest Associated Press-GfK poll finds those likely to cast a ballot are focused more on the economy than other issues. But that hasn't stopped...

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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 17:23:00 EDT
US stocks drop sharply; Airlines sink
It was a rough start to October for financial markets.

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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 17:14:00 EDT
Amazon closing distribution plant in Kansas
Amazon.com plans to close a distribution center in southeast Kansas in February, a move that will affect hundreds of workers in this rural area, the online retailer said Wednesday.

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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 16:55:00 EDT
US issues final minimum wage rule for contractors
Labor Secretary Thomas Perez issued a final rule on Wednesday raising the minimum wage for employees of federal contractors to $10.10 an hour.

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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 16:54:00 EDT
GM looks to new vehicles, China to boost profit
General Motors CEO Mary Barra told investors Wednesday that GM plans a raft of new models and a big push to sell more cars in China to drive profits in coming years, as the biggest U.S. automaker tries to shift the...

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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 17:05:00 EDT
US appeals court OKs evidence from no-warrant GPS
A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday ruled that prosecutors can use evidence gathered after a GPS device was put on a suspect's van without a warrant.

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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 16:44:00 EDT
San Francisco expands free public Wi-Fi access
San Francisco launched free Wi-Fi access at more than 30 public parks, plazas and recreation areas on Wednesday, thanks to a grant from Google.

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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 16:14:00 EDT
Alaska refuge proposes killing invasive caribou
A federal agency is considering lethal measures to protect an Alaska island refuge from an invasive species - caribou.

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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 16:03:00 EDT
Review: Pay by phone or just keep using plastic?
PayPal, Apple and others are betting on billions in mobile payments.

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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 15:55:00 EDT
Feds say hackers targeted Microsoft, game makers
Two members of an international hacking ring that gained access to a U.S. Army computer network while targeting computer giant Microsoft and several video game developers pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges Tuesday in...

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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 15:55:00 EDT
Report IDs 'weaknesses' at nuclear weapons lab
A report issued Wednesday by the inspector general of the U.S. Department of Energy squarely places blame for the shutdown of the nation's only underground nuclear waste repository on failures at Los Alamos National...

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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 17:54:00 EDT
Timeline for first case of Ebola diagnosed in US
By The Associated Press The first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States traveled from Liberia to Dallas, where he is being treated at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. Key dates in the...

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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 17:47:00 EDT
Oregon man gets 30 years in Christmas bomb plot
A young Somali American was sentenced Wednesday to 30 years in prison for plotting to detonate a bomb in Portland's downtown square while 10,000 revelers gathered to watch the mayor light a towering Christmas tree.

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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 17:47:00 EDT
Court blocks part of new North Carolina voting law
Parts of North Carolina's new voting law, considered one of the toughest in the nation, were set aside for next month's elections because they were likely to disenfranchise black voters, a federal appeals court...

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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 17:47:00 EDT
3 Afghan soldiers who fled say they can't go home
Three Afghan military officers who sought refuge in Canada after taking off from a military training exercise in Massachusetts said Wednesday they were trying to escape Taliban violence at home but now face the wrath of...

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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 17:34:00 EDT
Girl missing for 12 years found with mom in Mexico
A Texas girl reported kidnapped 12 years ago was found near Mexico City with her mother after authorities received a tip, and the mother was quickly flown to Texas and jailed on kidnapping charges, investigators said...

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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 17:34:00 EDT
Ebola worries could keep some Dallas students home
The announcement that five Dallas schoolchildren were possibly exposed to the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. has some nervous parents planning to keep their kids home.

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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 17:25:00 EDT
911 caller: Cop told man to drop gun at Wal-Mart
A 911 caller who reported a man carrying a gun in Wal-Mart told state investigators he heard an officer repeatedly say "put it down" about two seconds before police shot the man, killing him, according to a summary of the...

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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 18:03:00 EDT
Musical of 'Doctor Zhivago' coming to Broadway
The latest version of "Cinderella" will soon disappear from the Broadway Theatre, but another sweepingly romantic musical is ready to take its place - "Doctor Zhivago."

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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 17:14:00 EDT
'Orange is the New Black' author talks Season 3
The woman whose best-selling prison memoir has been adapted into the "Orange is the New Black" Netflix series says Season 3 "holds some really amazing stories and twists and turns."

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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 17:03:00 EDT
Tony Bennett sets mark as oldest act with No. 1 LP
Even at age 88, Tony Bennett is still reaching No. 1 on the charts.

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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 15:23:00 EDT
Bieber, Kardashian, Vuitton $100M venue wrap Paris
Louis Vuitton's show caused traffic chaos early Wednesday with photographers clambering to get the must-have shot of guests Jennifer Connelly, Selena Gomez, Sofia Coppola and Michelle Williams.

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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 14:47:00 EDT
Schuller's grandson launches new 'Hour of Power'
The grandson of televangelist Robert H. Schuller will follow in his grandfather's footsteps with an hour-long religious TV program called "Hour of Power with Bobby Schuller."

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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 14:14:00 EDT
GLAAD study: Gay depictions increase on TV
Television has increased its depiction of gay, lesbian and bisexual characters, with the edge going to cable and the Internet over broadcast networks, according to a study released Wednesday by the advocacy group GLAAD.

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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 13:53:00 EDT
Joy Behar to debut a 1-woman show in New York
Joy Behar may have left "The View" but she's not finished offering her views on everything.

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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 15:44:00 EDT
Police nab suspect after he's invited into home
Authorities in Northern California have arrested a fraud suspect accused of evading police for more than four hours by befriending a homeowner who invited him into his home for a meal.

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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 13:46:00 EDT
New Mexico hopes 'singing road' curbs speeding
New Mexico transportation officials are hoping an experiment along historic Route 66 will curb speeding.

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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 13:46:00 EDT
Police: Worker hid $1,200 worth of meat in pants
A New York supermarket employee has been accused of leaving the store with $1,200 worth of meat hidden in his pants.

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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 13:46:00 EDT
Correction: Buffalo Silos-Beer Ad story
In a story Sept. 30 about a beer advertisement being installed on grain silos, The Associated Press erroneously reported the company that paid for the ad. The ad was paid for by Buffalo-based Labatt USA, not Toronto-based...

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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 11:34:00 EDT
Mexican's 'Harry Potter' hoard is world's biggest
A Mexico City man is in Hogwarts heaven after his collection of "Harry Potter" memorabilia was named the world's largest.

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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 11:34:00 EDT
Falcon has cataract surgery, gets new lenses
A falcon in New Hampshire has undergone eye surgery to remove cataracts and has received new synthetic lenses.

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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 05:33:00 EDT
Reports: China body-searched 10,000 pigeons
The 10,000 doves released in a ceremony Wednesday for China's National Day underwent unusual scrutiny, each having its feathers and anus checked for dangerous materials, state-run media reports said, reflecting...

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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 22:13:00 EDT
Cat, dog, lasers: A senior portrait to remember
A New York boy and his cat, a principal and her dog - and lasers.

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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:53:00 EDT
Elk nose into Grand Canyon water stations
Grand Canyon officials have reduced waste by banning disposable plastic water bottles and installing water stations for visitors.

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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:52:00 EDT
FTC to retailers: Drop your caffeinated drawers
If you purchased caffeine-infused underwear because of promises it will make you thinner, federal regulators say you were hoodwinked - but at least you can get your money back.

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