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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 16:08:00 EDT
Police say rifle carried by ambush suspect found
Nine days after a gunman opened fire in a deadly ambush at a Pennsylvania state police barracks, authorities said Sunday they have recovered one of the weapons he was carrying and believe they are hot on his trail.

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 15:56:00 EDT
Syria refugee flood to Turkey hits 100,000
The 19-year-old Kurdish militant, who has been fighting the Islamic State group in Syria, brought his family across the border into Turkey to safety Sunday. But in the tranquility of a Turkish tea garden just miles from...

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 15:38:00 EDT
Ex-stepson: White House intruder meant no harm
The former stepson of a man accused of sneaking into the White House says the Iraq war veteran owns "plenty of firepower" that he could have brought with him if he meant any harm.

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 14:47:00 EDT
32 structures destroyed in California wildfire
Nearly three-dozen structures were destroyed in a massive Northern California wildfire that continues to spread more than a week after it started, officials said Sunday.

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 14:46:00 EDT
'Maze Runner' races past 'Tombstones' with $32.5 M
The young-adult thriller "The Maze Runner" raced to the box-office top spot with $32.5 million, sprinting past Liam Neeson's "A Walk Among the Tombstones."

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 14:26:00 EDT
Thousands march in NYC, around globe over climate
Accompanied by drumbeats, wearing costumes and carrying signs, thousands of demonstrators filled the streets of Manhattan and other cities around the world on Sunday to urge policy makers to take action on climate change.

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 14:08:00 EDT
Sierra Leone reaches final day of Ebola lockdown
Frustrated residents complained of food shortages in some neighborhoods of Sierra Leone's capital on Sunday as the country reached the third and final day of a sweeping, unprecedented lockdown designed to combat the...

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 13:46:00 EDT
Kenya marks 1 year since Westgate mall attack
Relatives of the dead, survivors and shop owners converged outside Nairobi's Westgate Mall on Sunday, lighting candles and laying flowers in memory of those killed a year ago when gunmen stormed the upscale mall.

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 13:27:00 EDT
With Alibaba's big debut, 10 things to know
China's e-commerce giant Alibaba began trading its shares Friday on the New York Stock Exchange. Here are ten things to know about Alibaba, and why its initial public offering made history:

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 13:27:00 EDT
Pope in Albania urges Muslims to condemn extremism
Pope Francis called Sunday for Muslims and all religious leaders to condemn Islamic extremists who "pervert" religion to justify violence, as he visited Albania and held up the Balkan nation as a model for interfaith...

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 13:17:00 EDT
Some California wells run dry amid drought
Hundreds of domestic wells in California's drought-parched Central Valley farming region have run dry, leaving many residents to rely on donated bottles of drinking water to get by.

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 13:17:00 EDT
Pomp, little action expected at UN climate summit
New York City will be full of planet-saving pomp this coming week, but short on action to rescue the world.

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 12:57:00 EDT
Potential push for Obama to expand military effort
President Barack Obama's military campaign against the Islamic State group already has extended beyond the limits he first outlined.

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 12:26:00 EDT
Former Titans kicker Bironas killed in car crash
Rob Bironas, who worked his way through odd jobs and the Arena Football League before becoming one of the NFL's most accurate kickers, died in a car crash. He was 36.

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 11:57:00 EDT
New Afghan president, but vote totals kept secret
Ending months of vote-related tension, Afghanistan's election commission named a new president on Sunday only hours after the two leading candidates signed a power-sharing deal that names one of them as the...

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 11:26:00 EDT
Arab states lag in media war against extremists
As the Islamic State group battles across Syria and Iraq, pushing back larger armies and ruling over entire cities, it is also waging an increasingly sophisticated media campaign that has rallied disenfranchised youth and...

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 11:26:00 EDT
Thousands march in Moscow against Ukraine fighting
Tens of thousands of people marched through central Moscow on Sunday to demonstrate against the fighting in Ukraine and Russia's alleged complicity in the conflict.

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 08:26:00 EDT
At Asian Games, rivalries not always about sports
On the one hand, you have China and India, which account for about a quarter of the world's population. On the other, the Maldives, population 345,000. There's Bhutan, which has been described as the happiest place...

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 08:26:00 EDT
Wife of UK hostage issues plea to militants
The wife of a British aid worker held hostage by the Islamic State group has issued a statement pleading for the militants to release him and respond to her messages "before it is too late."

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 07:06:00 EDT
46 years later, owner to get stolen Jaguar back
Forty-six years ago Ivan Schneider, successful Manhattan lawyer, bought himself the Jaguar convertible that would feature in a most unusual tale of unrequited love.

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 06:43:00 EDT
SpaceX launches 3-D printer, other station gear
A SpaceX cargo ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Sunday, carrying the first 3-D printer for astronauts in orbit.

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 06:42:00 EDT
CIA stops spying on friendly nations in W. Europe
Stung by the backlash over a German caught selling secrets to the U.S. and the revelations of surveillance by the National Security Agency, the CIA has stopped spying on friendly governments in Western Europe, according to...

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 06:42:00 EDT
UN: 70,000 Syrians escape fighting to Turkey
The U.N. refugee agency says some 70,000 Syrians have crossed into Turkey in the past 24 hours to escape fighting between Kurdish forces and the Islamic State group.

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 02:19:00 EDT
5 ways to protect yourself from data breaches
Data breaches at retailers aren't going away but there are ways consumers can protect themselves from future heists of their payment card information.

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 02:18:00 EDT
Alibaba stock soars in jubilant trading debut
Alibaba debuted as a publicly traded company Friday and swiftly climbed nearly 40 percent in a mammoth IPO that offered eager investors seemingly unlimited growth potential and a way to tap into the burgeoning Chinese...

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 02:18:00 EDT
Home Depot breach affected 56M debit, credit cards
Home Depot said Thursday that a data breach that lasted for months at its stores in the U.S. and Canada affected 56 million debit and credit cards, far more than a pre-Christmas 2013 attack on Target customers.

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 02:18:00 EDT
With Alibaba's big debut, 10 things to know
China's e-commerce giant Alibaba began trading its shares Friday on the New York Stock Exchange. Here are ten things to know about Alibaba, and why its initial public offering made history:

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 01:56:00 EDT
Goodell: 'Same mistakes can never be repeated'
More defiant than contrite, Roger Goodell announced no sweeping changes in his first public statements in more than a week of turmoil surrounding the NFL's handling of players accused of crimes.

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 01:17:00 EDT
AP Interview: El-Sissi, Egypt and the terror fight
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is feeling vindicated by the world's alarm over Islamic extremism that is fueling wars and bloodshed across the Middle East.

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 00:52:00 EDT
Tense hunt in trooper ambush case hits 8 days
The suspect in the deadly ambush at a state police barracks in a remote part of northeastern Pennsylvania remained at large for an eighth day Saturday as police appeared to have narrowed their search, largely shutting down...

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Sat, 20 Sep 2014 23:06:00 EDT
Secret Service boosts security outside White House
The Secret Service chief has stepped-up security outside the White House after a man with a knife who jumped the fence made it into the presidential residence before being apprehended, officials said Saturday.

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Sat, 20 Sep 2014 22:45:00 EDT
Pope chooses a moderate for Chicago archbishop
By RACHEL ZOLL AP Religion Writer As the leader of two American dioceses, Roman Catholic Bishop Blase Cupich has staked out a firm position in the middle of the road.

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Sat, 20 Sep 2014 22:24:00 EDT
Doug E Fresh highlights BET Hip-Hop awards
With a picture of his mother on a large screen behind him, Doug E Fresh struggled to complete his sentence. The rapper dubbed "The Human Beat Box" choked up and shed tears as he received the "I Am Hip-Hop Award" at the...

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Sat, 20 Sep 2014 21:26:00 EDT
Turkish hostages freed, but questions linger
Turkish authorities say they have freed 49 hostages from one of the world's most ruthless militant groups without firing a shot, paying a ransom or offering a quid pro quo.

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Sat, 20 Sep 2014 19:36:00 EDT
After NFL, baseball addresses domestic violence
By EDDIE PELLS and HOWARD FENDRICH AP Sports Writers The recent spate of high-profile domestic violence cases involving Ray Rice and other NFL players prompted Major League Baseball and the players'...

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Sat, 20 Sep 2014 17:05:00 EDT
AP Interview: El-Sissi, Egypt and the terror fight
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is feeling vindicated by the world's alarm over Islamic extremism that is fueling wars and bloodshed across the Middle East.

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Sat, 20 Sep 2014 16:45:00 EDT
No boost yet for Dems from fight with extremists
It's a political rule of thumb that the public often rallies behind the president when the country faces peril from abroad. Sometimes, that can help candidates from his party in the next election.

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Sat, 20 Sep 2014 16:45:00 EDT
AP PHOTOS: Refugees stream into Turkey from Syria
Lugging sacks of belongings, hobbling on crutches, carrying children on their hip, more than 60,000 mostly Kurdish refugees in Syria have streamed across the dusty and barren border into Turkey, desperately seeking safety...

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Sat, 20 Sep 2014 15:15:00 EDT
Sierra Leone staggers in Ebola isolation effort
Some in Sierra Leone ran away from their homes Saturday and others clashed with health workers trying to bury dead Ebola victims as the country struggled through the second day of an unprecedented lockdown to combat the...

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Sat, 20 Sep 2014 13:26:00 EDT
Buffer zone agreed upon in Ukrainian peace talks
Sporadic artillery fire hit parts of eastern Ukraine on Saturday, hours after negotiators agreed to create a buffer zone between government troops and pro-Russian militants by halting their advances, pulling back heavy...

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Sat, 20 Sep 2014 12:45:00 EDT
Lack of trust keeps Iran, US away from coalition
Iran and the United States share a common enemy in the Islamic State militant group, but a deep-seated lack of trust has so far kept the longtime foes from publicly joining hands in a coalition to defeat the extremists.

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Sat, 20 Sep 2014 09:45:00 EDT
Scottish teens proud, passionate about voting
They arrived before polling stations even opened, dressed for the school day in striped ties and blazers, dress slacks and tartan skirts, book bags over their shoulders - and for the first time in British history, ballot...

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Sat, 20 Sep 2014 09:26:00 EDT
Guilty verdict in peanut trial should send warning
Food safety advocates say a guilty verdict in a rare federal food-poisoning trial should send a stern warning to anyone who may be tempted to place profits over people's welfare.

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Sat, 20 Sep 2014 08:34:00 EDT
Pope Albania visit showcases Muslim-Christian ties
The one-room, stone church of St. Nicholas has sat on the top of a hill here since the 16th century, destroyed three times and rebuilt in a testament to the Catholic presence in this region that dates to St. Paul. Its...

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Sat, 20 Sep 2014 08:15:00 EDT
Ebola survivor: No time to waste as Obama ups aid
An American doctor who survived Ebola said there's no time to waste as President Barack Obama outlined his plan to ramp up the U.S. response to the epidemic in West Africa.

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Sat, 20 Sep 2014 07:45:00 EDT
Brown credited with turning Scot independence tide
Dour. Grim. Downright uninspiring. When Gordon Brown ended a disappointing three years as British prime minister in 2010, few would have credited him as the man most likely to swing a popular vote ever again.

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Sat, 20 Sep 2014 05:14:00 EDT
Spokane's Cupich to be next Chicago archbishop
By RACHEL ZOLL AP Religion Writer Bishop Blase Cupich, a moderate who has called for civility in the culture wars and has embraced Pope Francis' focus on fighting poverty, will be named the next...

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Sat, 20 Sep 2014 02:44:00 EDT
India, China quietly struggle in Indian Ocean
At first glance, it looks like a diplomatic love-fest. There was Chinese President Xi Jinping, toasting the birthday of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a quiet dinner earlier this week in Modi's home state....

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Sat, 20 Sep 2014 01:34:00 EDT
Fence-jumper makes it into the White House
A man jumped over the fence of the White House on Friday and made it through the front door before officers managed to apprehend him, the Secret Service said. President Barack Obama had departed the White House just...

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Sat, 20 Sep 2014 00:57:00 EDT
Facebook CEO wants more students to explore tech
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants to turn more American high school students into well-paid techies - and even hire some of them to work at his social-media company.

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Sat, 20 Sep 2014 00:45:00 EDT
Florida State suspends Winston for entire game
Florida State has suspended Jameis Winston for the entire game against Clemson on Saturday, extending its initial punishment of one half after the quarterback made "offensive and vulgar" comments about female anatomy...

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Sat, 20 Sep 2014 00:05:00 EDT
Ambush suspect could be aided by dense woods
For a second night, authorities on Friday closed roads near a home where a suspect in the ambush killing of a Pennsylvania State Police trooper recently lived with his parents, and this time gunfire was reported in the area.

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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 22:54:00 EDT
Mexico agency hears witness of army-gang faceoff
Mexico's Civil Rights Commission said Friday it has talked to a witness in the case of a June 30 slaying of 22 people at a warehouse in southern Mexico.

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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:55:00 EDT
AP Exclusive: CIA halts spying in Europe
The CIA has curbed spying on friendly governments in Western Europe in response to the furor over a German caught selling secrets to the United States and the Edward Snowden revelations of classified information held by...

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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:45:00 EDT
Florida town knew shooter had troubled past
Most people in this rural, north Florida community seemed to know about the Spirit family's troubled and tragic past.

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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:24:00 EDT
Sierra Leone begins 3-day Ebola lockdown
Sierra Leone confined its 6 million people to their homes Friday for the next three days as the Ebola-ravaged West African country began what was believed to be the most sweeping lockdown against disease since the Middle...

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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 19:34:00 EDT
3 guilty in Ga. salmonella-tainted peanut trial
More than five years after hundreds of Americans got sick from eating salmonella-tainted peanut butter, the top executive at the Georgia plant where it was made was convicted Friday and faces prison time in a rare...

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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 19:06:00 EDT
License plate scanner networks capture movements
A rapidly expanding digital network that uses cameras mounted to traffic signals and police cruisers captures the movements of millions of vehicles across the U.S., regardless of whether the drivers are being investigated...

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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:15:00 EDT
France joins US against Islamic State over Iraq
France is back at America's side in conducting military strikes in Iraq.

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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:09:00 EDT
After vote to stay in UK, Scots must heal divide
Following a long night that brought floods of relief for some and bitter disappointment for others, Scotland awoke with a hangover Friday after voting to reject independence.

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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:00:00 EDT
Congress backs Obama on aid to Syrian rebels
President Barack Obama on Friday signed into law legislation authorizing the military to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels fighting Islamic State militants in the Middle East.

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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:05:00 EDT
Red tide off northwest Florida could hit economy
It's like Florida's version of The Blob. Slow moving glops of toxic algae in the northeast Gulf of Mexico are killing sea turtles, sharks and fish, and threatening the waters and beaches that fuel the region's...

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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:47:00 EDT
Kenya: 1 year after attack, guards still unarmed
David Odhiambo was one of the blue-uniformed security guards tasked with protecting Nairobi's Westgate Mall one year ago when four heavily armed terrorists attacked. The work David was paid to do - search purses and...

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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:47:00 EDT
Fierce fighting in Yemeni capital kills 120
Shiite rebels and Sunni militiamen battled in Sanaa for a second day Friday in battles that have killed at least 120 people and have shaken the Yemeni capital with thousands fleeing their homes. The violence raises fears...

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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:06:00 EDT
Scientists' colossal squid exam a kraken good show
It was a calm morning in Antarctica's remote Ross Sea, during the season when the sun never sets, when Capt. John Bennett and his crew hauled up a creature with tentacles like fire hoses and eyes like dinner plates...

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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:05:00 EDT
NASA picks Boeing and SpaceX to ferry astronauts
NASA is a giant step closer to launching Americans again from U.S. soil.

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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:37:00 EDT
Britain plans political upheaval after Scot vote
The saga of Scottish independence is over, but a new journey of political upheaval is only beginning for the United Kingdom.

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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:16:00 EDT
Iranian youth behind 'Happy' video sentenced
Six young Iranian men and women videotaped dancing to Pharrell Williams' "Happy" and the homemade video's director have been sentenced to suspended jail terms and lashes, their lawyer said Friday.

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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:55:00 EDT
2-time Grand Slam winner Li Na retires from tour
Relying on fitness and a strong baseline game, Li Na reached the pinnacle of tennis and lifted the level of the sport in Asia to unprecedented heights.

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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 06:25:00 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, 19 Sep 2014 05:45:00 EDT
Convicted Florida felon kills his 6 grandchildren
A man who spent time in prison a decade ago for the shooting death of his young son killed six of his grandchildren, including an infant, his adult daughter and himself in a rampage at a home where authorities in the small...

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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:24:00 EDT
UK to make changes after Scotland vote keeps union
Voters in Scotland have rejected independence, but leaders of Britain's three largest parties have promised Scots more autonomy than they have won so far. Prime Minister David Cameron said Friday he also wants to give...

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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 04:44:00 EDT
Islamic State plot in Australia raises questions
The Islamic State plot to carry out random beheadings in Sydney alleged by police is a simple and barbaric scheme that has shaken Australians. But terrorism experts on Friday questioned whether the ruthless movement had...

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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 03:44:00 EDT
Appeals judges skeptical of Bonds conviction
Skeptical members of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals questioned the soundness of Barry Bonds' obstruction of justice conviction for a rambling response to a grand jury in 2003 and left open the possibility they...

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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 03:24:00 EDT
Militants threaten ancient sites in Iraq, Syria
For more than 5,000 years, numerous civilizations have left their mark on upper Mesopotamia - from Assyrians and Akkadians to Babylonians and Romans. Their ancient, buried cities, palaces and temples packed with monumental...

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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 03:14:00 EDT
AP Photos: Scenes from Iraq's Mosul then and now
Iraq's second largest city, Mosul, is locked under the rule of extremists from the Islamic State group trying to purge it of everything they see as contradicting their stark vision of Islam.

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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 01:34:00 EDT
Vets work to save leg of dog hit by stolen van
Veterinarians on Thursday worked to save the leg of a fluffy white dog named Gordo who was run down by a stolen van during a wild police chase that was captured live by television helicopters.

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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:55:00 EDT
Falcons romp to 56-14 win over hapless Buccaneers
Devin Hester high-stepped into the NFL record book. Matt Ryan had as many touchdown passes as incompletions. Julio Jones made a spectacular over-the-shoulder catch tumbling into the end zone.

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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:15:00 EDT
Sheriff: Fla. man kills 6 grandchildren, daughter
A once-convicted felon killed six of his grandchildren, including an infant, his adult daughter and himself in a shooting at the man's home in a small North Florida town Thursday, a sheriff said.

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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:06:00 EDT
High turnout seen in Scotland's independence vote
From the capital of Edinburgh to the far-flung Shetland Islands, Scots embraced a historic moment - and the rest of the United Kingdom held its breath - after voters turned out in unprecedented numbers for an independence...

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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 23:14:00 EDT
Man arrested in fast-growing California wildfire
A man with a lengthy criminal history has been charged with deliberately starting a Northern California wildfire that has shown explosive growth and driven nearly 2,800 people from their homes, authorities said Thursday.

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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 22:25:00 EDT
10 Things to Know for Friday
By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:

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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 22:03:00 EDT
Passenger says JetBlue plane filled with smoke
A JetBlue airliner that experienced engine problems soon after takeoff returned to the Long Beach Airport on Thursday after smoke filled the cabin and passengers evacuated onto the runway using the plane's emergency...

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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 21:43:00 EDT
Kansas court: Remove Democrat from Senate ballot
Kansas must remove the name of the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate from the ballot, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday in a decision that could hinder three-term Sen. Pat Roberts' re-election in November and...

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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 21:07:00 EDT
Strong Senate vote for Obama on Syria rebel aid
In the heat of an election campaign, Congress cleared the way for the U.S. military to train and equip Syrian rebels for a war against Islamic State militants Thursday night, reluctant ratification of a new strategy that...

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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 19:29:00 EDT
Senate candidates face dilemma on arming Syrians
One of the most endangered Senate Democrats broke with President Barack Obama on Thursday over his request to train and arm Syrian rebels battling brutal Islamic State militants, while his Republican opponent backed the...

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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 19:28:00 EDT
Sierra Leone to shut down for 3 days to slow Ebola
In a desperate bid to slow West Africa's accelerating Ebola outbreak, Sierra Leone ordered its 6 million people confined to their homes for three days starting Friday while volunteers conduct a house-to-house search...

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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 19:10:00 EDT
Witness: 21 killed by Mexico army had surrendered
A woman says she saw Mexican soldiers shoot and kill her 15-year-old daughter after a confrontation with a suspected drug gang even though the teenager was lying wounded on the ground. Twenty others also were shot and...

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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 19:09:00 EDT
Militant gains illustrate plight of Syrian Kurds
Islamic State militiamen backed by tanks defiantly advanced Thursday in Syria, capturing more than 20 Kurdish villages as the international community strains to assemble a coalition that might destroy them.

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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:49:00 EDT
Cardinals debate marriage before crucial meeting
The battle lines are being drawn before a major church meeting on family issues that represents a key test for Pope Francis.

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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:09:00 EDT
A glance at disputed passages in Three Cups of Tea
By The Associated Press Greg Mortenson's best-selling book "Three Cups of Tea" came under intense scrutiny after 60 Minutes, author Jon Krakauer and some people in the book said some of the stories...

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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:55:00 EDT
Royal & Ancient votes to admit female members
By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer The Royal and Ancient Golf Club at St. Andrews is no longer just for men.

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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:46:00 EDT
Rob Ford releases audio statement from hospital
Just hours before he begins aggressive chemotherapy for a rare and difficult-to-beat cancer, a rough-sounding Toronto Mayor Rob Ford released an audio statement from his hospital room on Thursday urging people to vote for...

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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:37:00 EDT
Ukraine's pleas for lethal aid from US go unmet
In a show of solidarity with Ukraine, President Barack Obama welcomed the new leader of the embattled former Soviet republic to the White House Thursday, but he stopped short of fulfilling his visitor's urgent request...

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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:25:00 EDT
French president quizzed over domestic failures
French President Francois Hollande sought Thursday to stake out a forceful position on international affairs, even as his failures on the domestic stage continue to mount.

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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:25:00 EDT
Border Patrol to test wearing cameras
The U.S. Border Patrol will begin testing body-worn cameras on agents next month, the head of its parent agency said Thursday, a step toward seeing if the technology should be used in the field as the government seeks to...

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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:45:00 EDT
France to carry out airstrikes in Iraq
France has agreed to carry out airstrikes requested by Iraq to bolster its fight against the Islamic State group's fighters who've captured swathes of the country, President Francois Hollande said Thursday.

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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:57:00 EDT
Couple in Craigslist slaying sentenced to life
A newlywed couple whose Craigslist ad lured a stranger to his death were sentenced Thursday to life in prison without parole by a judge who said their "permanent removal" from society is appropriate.

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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:15:00 EDT
British hostage appears in new video
The Islamic State group on Thursday released a video showing a British journalist who says he is a prisoner of the extremists.

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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:55:00 EDT
'Three Cups of Tea' author plans reluctant return
Greg Mortenson doesn't want to talk about his best-selling "Three Cups of Tea" book, but everybody else does - including his own charity.

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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:38:00 EDT
PepsiCo boss decries NFL problems, backs Goodell
PepsiCo Inc.'s CEO Indra Nooyi has made a double-edged statement on the NFL's problems handling domestic violence, calling some players' behavior "repugnant" but saying that Commissioner Roger Goodell is "a man...

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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:56:00 EDT
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, 18 Sep 2014 11:14:00 EDT
Hospitals struggled during Sandy, report says
When Superstorm Sandy slammed into the Northeast nearly two years ago, hospitals found themselves dealing with surges in patients, lost power supplies and employees who couldn't get to work - problems that a new...

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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:47:00 EDT
Fed keeps rates low, but brace for the inevitable
Record-low interest rates will be around for at least a few more months, the Federal Reserve made clear Wednesday.

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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 06:34:00 EDT
A guide to Scotland as it votes on independence
The people of Scotland are deciding Thursday whether to end a partnership with the rest of the United Kingdom that has lasted more than 300 years. Here is a guide to Scotland as the historic vote nears.

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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 03:15:00 EDT
Vikings reconsider, put Peterson on paid leave
Adrian Peterson has had the potential to be that rare post-modern NFL running back playing productively into his 30s. After that extraordinary comeback from knee reconstruction, Emmitt Smith's career rushing record...

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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 01:55:00 EDT
UN's flight marks new era on Israel-Syria front
For four decades, a multinational United Nations mission has quietly monitored the sleepy Golan Heights - providing a symbol of stability between bitter enemies as it enforced a truce between Israel and Syria.

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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 01:55:00 EDT
Emotions mount on final day of Scottish campaign
For Scots, Wednesday was a day of excitement, apprehension, and a flood of final appeals before a big decision. In a matter of hours, they will determine whether Scotland leaves the United Kingdom and becomes an...

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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 01:14:00 EDT
Scotland's independence vote puts UK union on edge
Breaking up is hard to do, especially after 307 years. The entire United Kingdom will find out just how hard if Scotland chooses independence in Thursday's vote.

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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 01:14:00 EDT
Australian leader warns of planned random attack
Counterterrorism raids in Sydney on Thursday were sparked by security intelligence that the Islamic State movement was planning a random, violent attack in Australia as a demonstration of its reach, the prime minister said.

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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 21:13:00 EDT
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, 17 Sep 2014 21:04:00 EDT
House grudgingly approves arms for Syrian rebels
The Republican-controlled House voted grudgingly Wednesday to give the administration authority to train and arm Syrian rebels as President Barack Obama emphasized anew that American forces "do not and will not have a...

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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:43:00 EDT
Police: Ambush suspect was military re-enactor
By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press Schools closed, kids stayed inside and authorities chased down several false sightings Wednesday in their hunt for the suspect in a fatal ambush outside a rural...

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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:33:00 EDT
AP Interview: Iraq premier nixes US ground troops
Iraq's new prime minister ruled out stationing U.S. ground troops in his country, chiding the international community Wednesday for inaction in Syria and lamenting the "puzzling" exclusion of neighboring Iran from the...

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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:55:00 EDT
To 'get it right,' Vikings put Peterson on leave
Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson was declared out, back in, then out again as he faces a felony child-abuse charge in Texas.

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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:34:00 EDT
Online sleuths aid probe into gay couple's beating
Police searching for a group of people suspected in the beating of a gay couple got an outpouring of help from Twitter and Facebook users, who located a photo of the clean-cut young men and women at a restaurant and helped...

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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:33:00 EDT
US military role in Iraq raises combat questions
The White House and the Pentagon are grappling with how to explain what American military forces are doing and could do in Iraq as they battle the Islamic State militants.

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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:44:00 EDT
Self-driving cars now need a permit in California
Computer-driven cars have been testing their skills on California roads for more than four years - but until now, the Department of Motor Vehicles wasn't sure just how many were rolling around.

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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:43:00 EDT
Maps provide early warning of California fire risk
Fire-hardened Southern Californians know that when the Santa Ana winds blow, a wildfire probably isn't very far behind - the only questions are where it will erupt and how bad it will be.

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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:15:00 EDT
Liberia president praises US for Ebola help pledge
People critically ill with Ebola languishing in an ambulance for hours as paramedics seek a place for them. Treatment centers filling up as soon as they are opened. The situation is so dire in Liberia that its president...

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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:15:00 EDT
Desperate Gazans flee to Europe in risky sea trips
The university student was desperate to flee Gaza after suffering through years of border closures and three wars.

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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:03:00 EDT
Obama reaffirms opposition to US combat in Iraq
President Barack Obama reaffirmed Wednesday that he does not intend to send U.S. troops into combat against the Islamic State group, despite doubts about the ability of Iraqi forces, Kurdish fighters and Syrian rebels to...

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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:55:00 EDT
15 Syrian children die after getting vaccinations
At least 15 children died after receiving vaccinations in rebel-held parts of northwestern Syria, while the death toll from two days of government airstrikes on a central city climbed to nearly 50, a heavy toll even by the...

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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:13:00 EDT
Tracing the rise of Ebola in West Africa
Since the Ebola outbreak first emerged in West Africa, The Associated Press has been reporting on it. A timeline compiled from AP dispatches since March shows the dreaded disease being identified in a remote part of Guinea...

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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:35:00 EDT
2014 MacArthur 'genius grant' winners unveiled
A professor whose research is helping a California police department improve its strained relationship with the black community and a lawyer who advocates for victims of domestic abuse are among the 21 winners of this...

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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:14:00 EDT
Q&A: Barbra Streisand, the feminist, sings on
Barbra Streisand's new album of duets only includes male singers, but it wasn't a conscious effort to exclude females.

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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:46:00 EDT
Polish fears of Russia run high on war anniversary
It was an unexpected question from a woman hoping to sell me her Warsaw apartment: "Are you sure you want to buy now, when war could be coming?"

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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:33:00 EDT
Chinese city creates cellphone sidewalk lane
Taking a cue from an American TV program, the Chinese city of Chongqing has created a smartphone sidewalk lane, offering a path for those too engrossed in messaging and tweeting to watch where they're going.

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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:34:00 EDT
Celebrity rabbi takes plea bargain over bribery
A multimillionaire Israeli celebrity rabbi with a following in the United States has accepted a plea bargain in which he admits to attempting to bribe a senior police official, and could now face a one-year prison...

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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:03:00 EDT
Union appeals Rice's indefinite suspension by NFL
The NFL players' union appealed Ray Rice's indefinite suspension Tuesday night, saying that he shouldn't be punished twice for punching his fiancee in a casino elevator.

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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:03:00 EDT
Tycoon's arrest sends shock wave through Russia
The arrest of a Russian telecoms and oil tycoon has sent shock waves through the country's business community, with some fearing a return to the dark days of a decade ago, when the Kremlin asserted its power by...

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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:56:00 EDT
Exploring 'graveyard of ships' near San Francisco
Federal researchers are exploring several underwater sites where ships sank while navigating in the treacherous waters west of San Francisco in the decades following the Gold Rush.

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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:33:00 EDT
Dempsey: Half of Iraqi army not OK as US partners
About half of Iraq's army is incapable of partnering effectively with the U.S. to roll back the Islamic State group's territorial gains in western and northern Iraq, and the other half needs to be partially rebuilt...

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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:13:00 EDT
Milestones of Scots' journey to independence vote
These are the milestones of Scotland's journey from Great Britain to the United Kingdom and, following Thursday's vote, a possible return to independence.

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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 08:25:00 EDT
Separatists in Quebec, Scotland share lessons
Quebec's separatists are watching closely this week to see if the Scottish independence movement has learned from their failed attempts to break away from Canada. And they could be rejuvenated if Scotland breaks away...

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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:32:00 EDT
APNewsBreak: 'Easy Rider' bike going to auction
The customized Captain America chopper Peter Fonda rode in "Easy Rider" has come to symbolize the counterculture of the 1960s. Now it's for sale.

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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 06:32:00 EDT
Scots' inventions are fuel for independence debate
What has Scotland ever done for us? Plenty, it turns out.

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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 05:32:00 EDT
US man held for alleged attempt to swim to N Korea
South Korean border guards arrested an American man who they believe was attempting to swim across a river to rival North Korea, a South Korean defense official said Wednesday.

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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 04:13:00 EDT
Vikings bar Peterson from all team activities
After a day of public pressure from angry fans and concerned sponsors, the Minnesota Vikings have reversed course and placed star running back Adrian Peterson on the exempt-commissioner's permission list, a move that...

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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 01:52:00 EDT
Gaza widow offers insight into world of spies
The 48-year-old Palestinian woman's husband was shot to death in 2012 by militants in the Gaza Strip for spying for Israel. A mother of seven, she herself was jailed by Gaza's Hamas rulers for aiding and abetting a...

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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 01:12:00 EDT
Lumber town takes stock after wind-driven wildfire
They had prepared for wildfires and knew of the drought-parched forests, but the inferno that swirled through the California lumber town of Weed moved so quickly all people could do was flee.

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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:42:00 EDT
Financial markets awaiting any Fed signal on rates
Financial markets are awaiting the end of a Federal Reserve meeting Wednesday to see whether the Fed sends any clearer signal about the timing of an interest rate increase.

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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:12:00 EDT
Brazil election may change diplomatic direction
More than a decade of Workers Party rule has seen Brazil prioritize ties with its leftist regional neighbors, from helping muscle socialist Venezuela into the Mercosur trade bloc to financing a billion-dollar...

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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:03:00 EDT
Top general: US ground troops possible in Iraq
American ground troops may be needed to battle Islamic State forces in the Middle East if President Barack Obama's current strategy fails, the nation's top military officer said Tuesday as Congress plunged into an...

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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 23:03:00 EDT
Hunt on for survivalist charged in trooper killing
Hundreds of law enforcement officers fanned out across the dense northeastern Pennsylvania woods Tuesday in the hunt for a heavily armed survivalist suspected of ambushing two troopers as part of a deadly vendetta against...

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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 23:02:00 EDT
Mexico airlifts tourists after Hurricane Odile
The Mexican government began airlifting the first of tens of thousands of stranded tourists out of the hurricane-ravaged resort area of Los Cabos on Tuesday, as residents picked up the pieces of shattered, flooded homes.

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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 21:44:00 EDT
Obama's Ebola response: Is it enough and in time?
President Barack Obama declared Tuesday that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could threaten security around the world, and he ordered 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the region in emergency aid muscle for a crisis...

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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 21:12:00 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, 16 Sep 2014 20:52:00 EDT
Minneapolis-St. Paul 1 site of anti-terror program
The cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul will participate in a Department of Justice pilot program designed to engage at-risk communities and stop extremists from recruiting Americans to join terror organizations overseas,...

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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:12:00 EDT
Ukraine lawmakers ratify landmark deal with Europe
Ukraine moved to resolve months of crisis Tuesday by strengthening ties to Europe and loosening some controls over the country's rebellious eastern regions where it has been fighting Russian-backed separatists.

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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:02:00 EDT
Gamers use police hoax to lash out at opponents
The calls to 911 raised an instant alarm: One caller said he shot his co-workers at a Colorado video game company and had hostages. Another in Florida said her father was drunk, wielding a machine gun and threatening their...

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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:34:00 EDT
History books spark new Texas classroom battle
The long-running ideological dispute over what gets taught in Texas classrooms flared anew over proposed history textbooks Tuesday, with academics decrying lessons they said exaggerate the importance of Christian values on...

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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:15:00 EDT
New Jersey loses 4th casino as Trump Plaza closes
Beset by crushing debt, fleeing customers and run-down facilities, Trump Plaza on Tuesday became the fourth casino in Atlantic City to shut down this year.

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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:15:00 EDT
CBS: Rihanna out of NFL telecast
CBS and Rihanna are splitting up, more fallout from the Ray Rice domestic violence incident and the turmoil it has caused for the NFL.

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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:01:00 EDT
'Minecraft' could boost Microsoft's mobile reach
Microsoft's decision to spend $2.5 billion for the creator of the hit game "Minecraft" could help the Xbox maker grab attention on mobile phones, a new priority for the company.

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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:54:00 EDT
UN: Nearly $1 billion needed now to stop Ebola
The number of Ebola cases could start doubling every three weeks in West Africa, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, warning that the outbreak will cost nearly $1 billion to contain so it does not turn into a...

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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:34:00 EDT
Grand jury to weigh case of NASCAR's Tony Stewart
By CAROLYN THOMPSON Associated Press The decision whether to charge three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart in the August death of a fellow driver at a sprint car race in upstate New York will be up to a...

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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:23:00 EDT
Belgium grants jailed rapist, murderer euthanasia
A Belgian man convicted of murder and rape is being put to death. Yet the country doesn't have the death penalty. Confused? Authorities have granted a request for assisted suicide by the man, who says he's a menace...

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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:12:00 EDT
CDC study: Americans' bellies are expanding fast
The number of American men and women with big-bellied, apple-shaped figures - the most dangerous kind of obesity - has climbed at a startling rate over the past decade, according to a government study.

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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:46:00 EDT
Blacks, Hispanics have doubts about media accuracy
A new study shows a large majority of African-American and Hispanic news consumers don't fully trust the media to portray their communities accurately, a statistic that could be troubling for the news industry as the...

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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:02:00 EDT
Iraq parliament rejects interior, defense nominees
Iraqi lawmakers rejected Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's nominees Tuesday to lead the defense and interior ministries, leaving the crucial Cabinet posts unfilled as an emerging U.S.-led coalition intensifies its air...

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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:22:00 EDT
West Bank settler group boasts rapid growth
Israel's settler population in the West Bank increased by 2 percent in the first half of the year, an advocacy group announced Tuesday, signaling robust growth in the settlements even while Israel was conducting peace...

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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:02:00 EDT
European Space Agency picks site for comet landing
Talk about a moving target.

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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:43:00 EDT
Next title: Elizabeth, Queen of Scots?
Queen Elizabeth II can keep her magnificent Scottish castle at Balmoral should Scots vote for independence - and chances are she will be able to keep her role as well.

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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:12:00 EDT
Afghan suicide bomber kills 3 foreign troops
A Taliban attacker detonated his car bomb next to an international military convoy on Tuesday, killing three members of the NATO-led force and wounding nearly 20 troops and civilians, officials said.

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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:04:00 EDT
Kurds in Europe take up arms against IS group
Shaho Pirani says he's just a phone call away from leaving his quiet life in Denmark and joining Kurdish forces battling against Islamic State militants in Iraq.

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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:42:00 EDT
Pope to focus on grandparents after newlyweds
First, Pope Francis married 20 couples to highlight the role of families as the heart of the Catholic Church. Next up is a special Mass for grandparents.

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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:32:00 EDT
AP names Lynne O'Donnell Kabul bureau chief
Lynne O'Donnell, a foreign correspondent who has covered major stories throughout the Middle East and Asia for two decades, has been named Kabul bureau chief for The Associated Press, leading the agency's coverage...

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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:22:00 EDT
AP names Maya Alleruzzo Mideast photo editor
Maya Alleruzzo, a photographer who has covered wars in Iraq and Afghanistan during a 12-year stint in the region, has been named regional photo editor for the Middle East by The Associated Press.

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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:52:00 EDT
US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola
The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local...

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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:31:00 EDT
Scotland took long road to independence vote
On Calton Hill, overlooking Edinburgh, stands Scotland's National Monument. A colonnade of classical stone pillars modeled on the Parthenon in Athens, it's grand, inspiring - and unfinished, ever since the money to...

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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 05:01:00 EDT
Judge in Pistorius trial faces criticism
Several legal groups in South Africa have expressed concern about threats and harsh criticism of the judge who found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide, but not guilty of the more serious charge of murder.

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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 03:51:00 EDT
Northern California wildfire burns 100 homes
A fire driven by fierce winds raced through a small town near the Oregon border on Monday, burning a church to the ground, damaging or destroying 100 homes and prompting evacuation orders for at least 1,500 people,...

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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 03:31:00 EDT
As core al-Qaida weakened, its successors spread
Osama bin Laden is dead and al-Qaida dispersed, yet the horrors keep coming.

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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 03:22:00 EDT
AP sources: US would retaliate against Assad
The United States would retaliate against Syrian President Bashar Assad's air defenses if he were to go after American planes launching airstrikes in his country, senior Obama administration officials said Monday.

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 16:08:00 EDT
Lions stuff Packers 19-7
Don Carey returned a fumble 40 yards for a touchdown, and Detroit's defensive front smothered Green Bay on Sunday, leading the Lions to a 19-7 victory over Aaron Rodgers and the Packers.

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 15:08:00 EDT
Alabama's play ranged from great to awful in win
Alabama's numbers were a mish-mash of the awfully pretty and pretty awful: four turnovers, 11 penalties, 645 yards - and one more win.

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 14:36:00 EDT
No. 4 Oklahoma thrives in test at West Virginia
Playing a long stretch of games away from home doesn't stir great concern for Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops and his players.

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 14:16:00 EDT
East Carolina, Mississippi St move into AP Top 25
By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer East Carolina is ranked in The Associated Press college football poll for the first time since 2008 and Mississippi State moved into the Top 25 for the first...

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 13:56:00 EDT
Winston returns, Florida State believes it's No. 1
Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston is back.

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 06:43:00 EDT
No. 2 Oregon holds off Washington State, 38-31
Oregon coach Mark Helfrich had one word to describe Marcus Mariota's play against Washington State: "Ridiculous."

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 06:43:00 EDT
Those 0-2 teams better get started now
By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer Those sputtering machines in New Orleans and Indianapolis had better fire up soon.

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 02:08:00 EDT
No. 1 Florida St survives against No. 22 Clemson
No. 1 Florida State seemed destined to lose with its Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Jameis Winston standing on the sideline, suspended and relegated to cheerleader.

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 16:08:00 EDT
Oculus unveils new prototype VR headset
Oculus has unveiled a new prototype of its virtual reality headset. However, the VR company still isn't ready to release a consumer edition.

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 13:27:00 EDT
Alibaba mega IPO caps founder Jack Ma success tale
When Jack Ma founded Alibaba 15 years ago he insisted the e-commerce venture should see itself as competing against Silicon Valley, not other Chinese companies. That bold ambition from a time when China was still a...

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 13:27:00 EDT
China, US, India push world carbon emissions up
Spurred chiefly by China, the United States and India, the world spewed far more carbon pollution into the air last year than ever before, scientists announced Sunday as world leaders gather to discuss how to reduce...

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 11:36:00 EDT
Chrysler recalling nearly 189,000 SUVs
Chrysler is recalling almost 189,000 Jeep Grand Cherokees and Dodge Durangos in the U.S. to fix a fuel pump problem that can cause the SUVs to stall.

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 10:16:00 EDT
FDA revises food safety rules due next year
The Food and Drug Administration on Friday revised sweeping food safety rules proposed last year after farmers complained that the regulations could hurt business.

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 07:06:00 EDT
The Kuro taste: Peppery tang and hint of squid ink
The first Kuro, or black, burger had a black bun and sauce. Last year's edition, the Kuro Ninja, added a slice of (non-black) bacon to the signature black components. Now Burger King Japan is going black on black.

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 13:16:00 EDT
Whaling meeting votes against Japan's hunt
An international whaling conference voted Thursday against Japan's highly criticized plans to resume whaling in the Antarctic next year, but Japan vowed to go ahead anyway.

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 10:26:00 EDT
NASA's Maven explorer arriving at Mars after year
It's showtime at Mars.

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 10:26:00 EDT
Kiribati leader visits Arctic on climate mission
Fearing that his Pacific island nation could be swallowed by a rising ocean, the president of Kiribati says a visit to the melting Arctic has helped him appreciate the scale of the threat.

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 16:08:00 EDT
Man seen with UVa student faces driving charge
Police say a man seen with a University of Virginia student before she disappeared is being sought on an arrest warrant charging him with reckless driving.

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 11:37:00 EDT
Actress detained by police refuses to apologize
An actress who was detained by Los Angeles police is refusing to apologize for claiming race played a role in the incident, despite calls from local civil rights leaders.

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 10:16:00 EDT
700 babies maybe exposed to TB at Texas hospital
More than 700 infants may have been exposed to tuberculosis at an El Paso hospital over the past year by an employee recently diagnosed with the illness, health officials said Friday.

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 10:16:00 EDT
For victims, settlement marks a step in recovery
Maria Lennon said she felt some relief when she heard the news Friday afternoon: A judge had finalized a $190 million settlement between Johns Hopkins Hospital and more than 8,000 patients of a gynecologist who used tiny...

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 16:08:00 EDT
Polly Bergen, versatile actress, singer dies at 84
Emmy-winning actress and singer Polly Bergen, who in a long career played the terrorized wife in the original "Cape Fear" and the first woman president in "Kisses for My President," died Saturday, according to her...

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 16:08:00 EDT
Nelsons to debut as BSO music director this week
A new era begins this week for the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 16:08:00 EDT
2-day iHeartRadio festival kicks off on Las Vegas
Taylor Swift didn't divulge any more new secrets about her forthcoming album when she took the stage at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas, but the crowd's enthusiasm about her bouncy new single, "Shake it...

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 13:56:00 EDT
Craig Ferguson plays it loose with new game show
Craig Ferguson approached his first TV game show host's job with a subversive attitude. Then came the simple matter of his wardrobe for "Celebrity Name Game."

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 11:37:00 EDT
Lady Gaga: 'It's a very happy time in my life'
After hip surgery and parting ways with her longtime manager, Lady Gaga says things are looking up.

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 02:19:00 EDT
Apple locks itself out of devices with passwords
Apple has tightened its technological security so not even the company can pry into a password-protected iPhone or iPad, a move meant to reassure the millions of people who are increasingly storing vital pieces of their...

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 07:07:00 EDT
Skunk with head stuck in beer can rescued in Ohio
A skunk with a beer can stuck on its head had to be rescued near a fraternity house in southwestern Ohio.

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 07:07:00 EDT
Police: Lonely man made repeated 911 calls
A Pennsylvania man has been charged with making three 911 calls to report bogus emergencies simply because he was lonely and wanted paramedics to show up.

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 07:06:00 EDT
Police: Video shows man used banana to rob store
Police in Philadelphia say a man used a banana he swiped from a convenience store counter to simulate a gun while he robbed the place.

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 07:06:00 EDT
Ig Nobel winner: Using pork to stop nosebleeds
There's some truth to the effectiveness of folk remedies and old wives' tales when it comes to serious medical issues, according to findings by a team from Detroit Medical Center.

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 07:06:00 EDT
Man at Texas Chick-fil-A pays $1K to treat diners
A generous customer has paid $1,000 to pick up the tab for diners in dozens of vehicles at the drive-thru lanes of a West Texas fast-food restaurant.

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 07:06:00 EDT
Police: Man caused $14K damage by doing doughnuts
Police say a Pennsylvania man caused more than $14,000 damage to several other vehicles when he took a dare to do a "doughnut" with his pickup truck in a bar parking lot.

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 07:06:00 EDT
Leaking lime juice sends responders to cargo jet
A mysterious liquid leaking on a cargo jet sent emergency responders to the island that is home to the Ketchikan, Alaska, airport.

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