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Sun, 1 Feb 2015 09:37:00 EST
Officials meet to address safety after aviation calamities
Government and aviation industry officials from dozens of countries are meeting in Montreal this week to try to find consensus on how to keep from losing airliners like the one that vanished without a trace in Asia and...

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Sun, 1 Feb 2015 09:37:00 EST
Romney's exit unleashes race for donors among 2016 hopefuls
Mitt Romney's exit from the presidential campaign has unleashed a frenzy of fresh fundraising and set off a new race for the backing of donors who had remained loyal to the 2012 Republican nominee.

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Sun, 1 Feb 2015 09:36:00 EST
Egypt releases Australian Al-Jazeera reporter
A senior Egyptian prison official and the country's official news agency say Al-Jazeera's Australian reporter Peter Greste has been freed from prison and is on his way to Cairo airport to leave the country.

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Sun, 1 Feb 2015 09:14:00 EST
APNewsBreak: Obama ties foreign profits tax to public works
President Barack Obama's budget will propose an ambitious six-year, $478 billion public works program of highway, bridge and transit upgrades, half of it financed with a one-time mandatory tax on profits that U.S....

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Sun, 1 Feb 2015 09:14:00 EST
Flash floods hit Greece, Albania, force evacuations
Flash floods caused by heavy rains have hit northwestern Greece and southern Albania, forcing the evacuation of hundreds of villagers Sunday and destroying a famous 18th-century stone bridge.

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Sun, 1 Feb 2015 09:05:00 EST
Egypt antiquities showman tells the world it's safe to visit
Egypt's best-known archaeologist is a passionate showman with an explorer's fedora who joined the last, doomed Cabinet of President Hosni Mubarak, then resigned in a swirl of corruption allegations after the 2011...

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Sun, 1 Feb 2015 09:05:00 EST
Extremists attack biggest city in northeast Nigeria
Nigerian troops Sunday repelled Islamic extremists who attacked from four fronts on Maiduguri, the biggest city in northeast Nigeria, with several civilians killed by aerial bombs and grenades and mortar shells on the ground.

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Sun, 1 Feb 2015 08:54:00 EST
Djokovic wins 5th Australian Open title, denies Murray a 1st
Novak Djokovic won his fifth Australian Open title and his eighth career Grand Slam while extending Andy Murray's misery at Melbourne Park.

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Sun, 1 Feb 2015 08:44:00 EST
Romanian mountain Ice Church draws all types of Christians
High on a remote mountain in Romania, priests have blessed a church made entirely from ice, outstanding both for its architectural style as well as being a place for religious tolerance.

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Sun, 1 Feb 2015 08:35:00 EST
Ukraine: 13 troops killed in fight with Russia-backed rebels
Ukraine says 13 of its servicemen have been killed and 20 wounded in the fighting with Russia-backed separatist forces over the past 24 hours.

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Sun, 1 Feb 2015 07:35:00 EST
For Clinton, deciding how to prepare for a low-key primary
The challenge ahead for Hillary Rodham Clinton is one faced by few White House hopefuls: running a primary campaign in which she faces little competition, if any at all.

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Sun, 1 Feb 2015 07:25:00 EST
Horror in Japan as video purports to show hostage beheaded
Appalled and saddened by news of journalist Kenji Goto's purported beheading by Islamic State extremists, Japan ordered heightened security precautions Sunday and said it would persist with its non-military support for...

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Sun, 1 Feb 2015 07:05:00 EST
Pope to visit Sarajevo to boost 'brotherhood and peace'
Pope Francis says he will visit Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia-Herzegovina, in hopes of boosting efforts toward brotherhood in the country that was ravaged by war two decades ago.

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Sun, 1 Feb 2015 06:44:00 EST
Jordan renews swap offer to free pilot held by Islamic State
Jordan renewed an offer Sunday to swap an al-Qaida prisoner for a fighter pilot held captive by the Islamic State group, a day after a video purportedly showed the militants beheading a Japanese hostage.

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Sun, 1 Feb 2015 05:30:00 EST
Japan mourns Kenji Goto as caring and courageous reporter
Whether in tsunami-stricken northeastern Japan or conflict-ridden Sierra Leone, the stories of the vulnerable, the children and the poor drove the work of journalist Kenji Goto.

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Sun, 1 Feb 2015 03:39:00 EST
Detectives review video to find clues in 'Suge' Knight case
Investigators were reviewing a video of an incident in which Marion "Suge" Knight struck two men with his pickup - leaving one dead and the other injured - to help shed light on whether the rap music mogul was a...

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Sun, 1 Feb 2015 03:20:00 EST
Storm crawls into Midwest, threatens Northeast
A storm that gathered steam over the southern Rockies moved into the Midwest early Sunday and is expected to dump more than a foot of snow as it moves toward New England, which is still recovering from a winter walloping...

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Sun, 1 Feb 2015 03:10:00 EST
Analysis: The world's problems enter Japan's psyche, again
The Japanese, who inhabit one of the safest countries in the world, have been reminded in brutal fashion that the world is a dangerous place.

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Sun, 1 Feb 2015 02:47:00 EST
Seahawks repeat a scary prospect for NFL
Here are some scary thoughts for the rest of the NFL:

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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 23:44:00 EST
Shock and sadness as Japanese react to IS video
The news of a video purportedly showing the killing of Kenji Goto, a journalist held hostage by Islamic State militants, rushed through Japan early Sunday. Here are some voices and thoughts of ordinary people, Goto's...

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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 23:08:00 EST
Authorities review video of fatal parking lot run-in
Sheriff's investigators Saturday were reviewing a video of an incident in which hip-hop music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight hit two men with his pickup truck, killing one, that may help provide clarity on whether Knight...

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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 23:07:00 EST
Japan outraged as video purportedly shows hostage beheaded
Japan and other nations condemned with outrage and horror on Sunday the beheading purportedly by the Islamic State group of Kenji Goto, a journalist who sought through his coverage of Syria to convey the plight of...

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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 23:07:00 EST
Sons represent late Junior Seau at Hall of Fame announcement
One by one, the newest members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame stepped onto the stage as their names were called. When the eighth man elected Saturday, the late Junior Seau, was announced, his two sons stood with the group.

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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 21:49:00 EST
Watt unanimous top AP defensive player; Murray tops offense
J.J. Watt swept away the voters the way he sweeps quarterbacks off their feet.

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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 21:35:00 EST
Seau, Bettis, Brown, Haley, Shields voted into Hall of Fame
Junior Seau, Jerome Bettis, Tim Brown, Charles Haley and Will Shields were elected Saturday to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 21:35:00 EST
Arians and Bowles sweep AP coaching awards
NFL rushing leader DeMarco Murray of Dallas won The Associated Press Offensive Player of the Year award for 2014, while the Arizona Cardinals swept coaching honors Saturday night.

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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 19:24:00 EST
Obama calls on Congress to fund 'precision medicine' studies
Holding out the promise of major medical breakthroughs, President Barack Obama on Friday called on Congress to approve spending in medical research that tailors treatment to an individual's genes.

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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 19:23:00 EST
Flu hospitalizations of elderly hit record high, CDC says
Some new evidence this is a particularly bad flu season: Flu-related hospitalizations of the elderly are the highest since the government started tracking that statistic nine years ago.

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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 17:54:00 EST
AP Interview: NYC mayor says he has moved past police crisis
Weeks removed from an open revolt from his own police force that had officers turning their backs on him, Mayor Bill de Blasio now declares he has moved past the rift, striking a tenuous truce with a strategy to stay above...

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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 17:54:00 EST
Obama budget sets up battle with GOP-controlled Congress
After a year of relative peace in Washington's budget battles, President Barack Obama will lay out a $4 trillion budget on Monday that needles Republicans with proposals for higher taxes on the wealthy and businesses...

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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 17:42:00 EST
Whitney Houston's daughter found unresponsive in tub
The daughter of late singer and entertainer Whitney Houston was found unresponsive, face down in a bathtub Saturday and taken to a hospital in the north Atlanta suburbs, police said.

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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 17:13:00 EST
Japan 'indignant' over purported video of hostage beheading
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed outrage Sunday over a video purportedly from the Islamic State group that shows a militant beheading hostage Kenji Goto.

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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 17:05:00 EST
What slowing economy? US consumers are in a mood to spend
There's a good reason the U.S. economy is impressing the world right now despite a slowdown in the final three months of 2014: In a word, steadiness.

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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 17:05:00 EST
10 Super Bowl ads that everyone will be talking about
It's almost show time.

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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 16:45:00 EST
Japan self-censors images, words linked to hostage crisis
Images or mentions of knives, ransom or blood - or anything else that can be seen alluding to the hostage crisis involving two Japanese in Syria - have been omitted. Some anime and other entertainment programs are...

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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 14:23:00 EST
Drivers: Return to your dealers to fix a 2nd air bag recall
Drivers, bring your vehicles back to the shop for more work on faulty air bags.

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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 14:22:00 EST
Islamic State fighters admit defeat in Syrian town of Kobani
The Islamic State group has acknowledged for the first time that its fighters have been defeated in the Syrian town of Kobani and vowed to attack the town again.

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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 13:54:00 EST
Carroll says decision is Sherman's if baby arrives early
Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Friday it will be Richard Sherman's decision whether to play in Sunday's Super Bowl if his pregnant girlfriend goes into labor with the couple's first child sooner than...

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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 13:54:00 EST
Civilians flee east Ukraine town as fighting intensifies
Outgoing heavy-caliber fire boomed incessantly, shaking the ground and rattling windows around the besieged town. Residents of Debaltseve, seemingly inured to the racket, listened impassively as they mustered at the town...

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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 13:25:00 EST
Italy's lawmakers elect Sergio Mattarella as president
Sergio Mattarella, a Constitutional Court justice widely considered to be above the political fray, was elected Saturday as Italy's president in the third day of balloting by lawmakers.

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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 13:23:00 EST
Spanish radical left party gets boost with huge Madrid rally
At least 100,000 people marched through Madrid on Saturday in a show of strength by a fledgling radical leftist party, which hopes to emulate the success of Greece's Syriza party in the Spanish general election later...

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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 13:04:00 EST
NASA launches Earth-observing satellite
A NASA satellite lifted off early Saturday with the hope it will transmit data that will help the world do a better job of preparing for floods and droughts.

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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 12:54:00 EST
Woods out of top 50 for 1st time in more than 3 years
Tiger Woods, coming off an 82 for his worst round as a pro, will be out of the top 50 in the world ranking for the first time in more than three years.

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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 12:35:00 EST
Hatfields, McCoys make moonshine legally in southern W.Va.
After generations of bootlegging, direct descendants of the Hatfields have teamed up with the McCoy name to produce legal moonshine in southern West Virginia with the state's blessing - the start of a new legacy for...

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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 12:28:00 EST
US-backed Mexico dam project triggered protest, rare defeat
People in the hamlet of Santa Ursula began to worry when the logging started. In a few short weeks, more than a mile of densely forested riverbank was stripped from the Arroyo Sal to make way for heavy dredging equipment.

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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 12:13:00 EST
Former German president Richard von Weizsaecker dies at 94
Former German President Richard von Weizsaecker, who declared Germany's World War II surrender a "day of liberation" for his country as he urged it to confront the Nazi past, and promoted reconciliation during a tenure...

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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 11:36:00 EST
Chicago mayor wages lively campaign with no big challengers
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel doesn't face any big-name challengers in his push for a second term, but the former White House chief of staff isn't taking any chances.

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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 10:05:00 EST
South Africa riots raise worry about anti-foreign sentiment
South African youths recently swept through an intersection in the heart of Soweto township, breaking into immigrant-owned shops and grabbing whatever they could - soda, a loaf of bread, sometimes even the shelves. Nearly...

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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 09:36:00 EST
Poll shows giant gap between what public, scientists think
The American public and U.S. scientists are light-years apart on science issues. And 98 percent of surveyed scientists say it's a problem that we don't know what they're talking about.

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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 09:35:00 EST
Most of Hawaii's coral recover from mass bleaching
Coral rely on algae for food and their survival.

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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 09:35:00 EST
Cold-stunned turtles rehabilitated in New Orleans, released
Nearly two dozen turtles that were stranded by cold weather last year in Massachusetts have successfully undergone rehab and have been returned to waters off Louisiana's coast.

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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 09:23:00 EST
Serena Williams wins 6th Australian, 19th major title
Serena Williams won her 19th Grand Slam title and continued her unbeaten run in six Australian Open finals by extending her decade-long domination of Maria Sharapova.

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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 07:43:00 EST
After historic balloon journey, crew plans landing Saturday
Two pilots from the U.S. and Russia have traveled farther and longer in a gas balloon than anyone in history, trying to eliminate any remaining debate over a century of records in long-distance ballooning.

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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 07:35:00 EST
Pats backup QB Garoppolo helps defense prepare for Wilson
A rookie who probably won't play in the Super Bowl could help the New England Patriots win it.

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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 07:35:00 EST
Vatican hits sour note with women, but progress may come
A new Vatican outreach initiative to listen to women hit a sour note before it even got off the ground: The sexy blonde on its Internet promo video came under such ridicule that it was quickly taken down.

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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 04:33:00 EST
Iraqi libraries ransacked by Islamic State group in Mosul
When Islamic State group militants invaded the Central Library of Mosul earlier this month, they were on a mission to destroy a familiar enemy: other people's ideas.

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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 04:05:00 EST
A Super Bowl weekend at a golf tournament without Tiger
Three previous trips were enough for Tiger Woods to leave quite an impression at the Phoenix Open. The hole-in-one on the most raucous hole in golf. Fans moving a half-ton boulder. A kid tossing an orange onto the green...

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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 03:53:00 EST
California declares electronic cigarettes a health threat
California health officials Wednesday declared electronic cigarettes a health threat that should be strictly regulated like tobacco products, joining other states and health advocates across the U.S. in seeking tighter...

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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 03:36:00 EST
Mitt Romney bows out of 2016 race after a 3-week test run
He insists he could win, but Mitt Romney has stepped out of the 2016 presidential contest in favor of the "next generation of Republican leaders" following a three-week fact-finding effort that revealed significant...

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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 03:35:00 EST
Businesses stay clear of using Super Bowl name
It is the game that must not be named - at least not without permission.

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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 02:35:00 EST
NYC to pay $5M to kin of man killed in 'Mafia cops' case
Nicholas Guido was showing off his new car outside his mother's home on Christmas Day 1986 when he was gunned down because he'd been mistaken for a mobster with the same name. The bad information, prosecutors said,...

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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 02:04:00 EST
Is he dead? Philippines awaits answer of costly terror raid
The cellphone message of the Filipino police commandos to their base was triumphant: "Mike 1 bingo," a code meaning they have killed one of Southeast Asia's most-wanted terror suspects, Malaysian Zulkifli bin Hir, also...

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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 02:01:00 EST
Beijing Winter Olympics bid highlights skiing, hockey growth
Clad in neon-green from head to toe, Chinese snowboarder He Qiang is part of a growing cohort of middle-class enthusiasts in a country with little tradition of winter sports but that is now seeking to host the 2022 Winter...

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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 00:53:00 EST
Bill Cosby's show in Ohio draws a few protesters
Bill Cosby's stand-up tour has stopped in northern Ohio, where it drew several protesters before the show. The comedian himself received standing ovations before and after his performance.

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Fri, 30 Jan 2015 22:15:00 EST
Rap music mogul 'Suge' Knight arrested in fatal hit-and-run
Marion "Suge" Knight, the impresario of gangster rap, has long been a perpetrator and victim of the violent life he promoted in song.

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Fri, 30 Jan 2015 20:43:00 EST
Murder trial begins 35 years after 6-year-old vanished in NY
Thirty-five years after the disappearance of a 6-year-old boy in Manhattan ushered in an era of protectiveness for America's children, trial began Friday for a mentally ill man with a low IQ who confessed to his murder...

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Fri, 30 Jan 2015 19:06:00 EST
Balloon crew makes history crossing Pacific Ocean
A pair of American and Russian pilots has traveled farther and longer in a gas balloon than anyone in history, trying to eliminate any remaining debate over a century of records in long-distance ballooning.

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Fri, 30 Jan 2015 18:53:00 EST
IS hostage drama shows change in propaganda technique
The latest Islamic State hostage drama involving a veteran Japanese war correspondent and a young Jordanian pilot marks the first time the group has publicly demanded prisoner releases. It also signals a change in the...

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Fri, 30 Jan 2015 18:43:00 EST
White House grapples with fraught terrorism language
Twice this month, the White House has publicly grappled with the politically fraught language of terrorism.

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Fri, 30 Jan 2015 18:13:00 EST
NFL's Goodell seeks to look past 'tough year,' to future
As if wishing made it so, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell described his league - and himself - as having addressed missteps on difficult matters such as domestic violence and being ready to move on.

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Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:25:00 EST
Africans open new front in war on terror to fight Boko Haram
Schoolgirls torn from their families in a mass kidnapping and forced into sexual slavery. Bombs that ripped through bus stations. The slaughter of hundreds of villagers, many with their throats cut.

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Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:13:00 EST
Teen killed by police previously cited for resisting arrest
A 17-year-old girl who was shot to death by Denver police while driving a stolen car was accused in a separate incident of eluding a police officer and resisting arrest just three weeks before her death, court records...

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Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:13:00 EST
Propane deliveries part of daily life in Mexico
It was the sort of scene that plays out thousands of times a day across Mexico City: A tanker truck laden with propane rumbled down a crowded street, pulled up at a hospital and began to pump gas into its storage tanks.

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Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:04:00 EST
Romney not running: Former GOP nominee out of 2016 race
Mitt Romney ended his rollercoaster return to presidential politics on Friday, declaring his party would be better served by the "next generation of Republican leaders" and concluding his unlikely comeback as suddenly as...

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Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:25:00 EST
Bart the cat hit by car, buried and then crawls from grave
Bart the cat was hit by a car, buried and seemingly crawled back from the dead.

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Fri, 30 Jan 2015 15:32:00 EST
Kurd allies fighting IS in north Iraq hampered by rivalries
Kurdish forces in recent weeks have retaken parts of the strategic Iraqi town of Sinjar, whose Yazidi population was driven out in a humanitarian disaster last year that triggered U.S. intervention. But sniping among...

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Fri, 30 Jan 2015 15:23:00 EST
Jordan awaits proof hostage is alive after swap deadline
The fates of a Japanese journalist and Jordanian military pilot were unknown Friday, a day after the latest purported deadline for a possible prisoner swap passed with no further word from the Islamic State group holding...

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Fri, 30 Jan 2015 15:06:00 EST
Egypt blames Muslim Brotherhood for deadly Sinai attack
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi blamed the Muslim Brotherhood for playing a role in a sophisticated insurgent attack that killed 31 people in Egypt's volatile northern Sinai Peninsula. El-Sissi, a former army...

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Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:37:00 EST
Germany to Greece: Don't mess with us over debt, austerity
Greece and its European bailout creditors were in open dispute Friday, with Germany bluntly rejecting suggestions the heavily-indebted country should be forgiven part of its rescue loans and warning against "blackmail"...

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Fri, 30 Jan 2015 13:59:00 EST
Artillery fire kills at least 12 civilians in Donetsk
Artillery fire killed at least 12 civilians in the main rebel stronghold of Donetsk on Friday amid fierce fighting between pro-Russia separatists and government troops as hopes for a break in hostilities were dashed when...

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Fri, 30 Jan 2015 13:43:00 EST
French fracture laid bare as 8-year-old praises terrorists
It was bad enough when France learned that the minute of silence for victims of the nation's deadliest terror attacks in decades was not respected by all students. Some children contested it, others walked out. But...

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Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:40:00 EST
5 things to know before Obama rolls out his budget Monday
A quick quiz:

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Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:39:00 EST
After 150 years, Confederate submarine's hull again revealed
A century and a half after it sank and a decade and a half after it was raised, scientists are finally getting a look at the hull of the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley, the first sub in history to sink an enemy warship.

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Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:38:00 EST
US economy slowed last quarter, but signs are pointing up
The U.S. economy slowed in the final three months of 2014, but a burst in consumer spending and the prospect of continued low energy prices are bolstering confidence that growth will strengthen this year.

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Fri, 30 Jan 2015 09:43:00 EST
AP PHOTOS: Pinata-making art lives on in Mexican family
A Mexican party isn't complete without a piƱata, and Melesio Vicente Flores and Cecilia Albarran Gonzalez have spent the last 25 years making high-end versions of the papier-mache figures to later be stuffed with...

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Fri, 30 Jan 2015 09:42:00 EST
Battle with IS kills senior Kurdish general, 8 of his troops
Clashes with Islamic State militants killed a senior Kurdish military commander and eight of his fighters just outside the disputed northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Friday, officials said.

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Fri, 30 Jan 2015 09:16:00 EST
Mitt Romney to update supporters on 2016 presidential plans
By STEVE PEOPLES Associated Press Three weeks after unexpectedly saying he was considering another run for president, Mitt Romney plans to update supporters about his plans for the 2016 presidential...

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Fri, 30 Jan 2015 09:16:00 EST
10 Things to Know for Today
By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

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Fri, 30 Jan 2015 07:30:00 EST
Russia cuts key rate to help economy, leaving ruble to drop
In a surprise decision, Russia's central bank on Friday cut its key interest rate, which it had raised sharply last month to support the collapsing ruble, in order to help the fading economy.

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Fri, 30 Jan 2015 07:23:00 EST
Doug Baldwin headlines group of unheralded receivers
Doug Baldwin led the Seattle Seahawks in catches and yards receiving.

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Fri, 30 Jan 2015 04:13:00 EST
Pakistanis fleeing offensive find new dangers in Afghanistan
Tens of thousands of Pakistanis have sought shelter at a sprawling refugee camp in a volatile region of Afghanistan after crossing the mountainous border to escape a military onslaught against insurgents.

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Fri, 30 Jan 2015 04:01:00 EST
What red ink? As deficits dip, all sides seek more spending
The deficit is dead. Long live the deficit.

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Fri, 30 Jan 2015 03:58:00 EST
Key Romney donors and longtime staffer moving toward Bush
As Mitt Romney closes in on a decision about whether to again run for president, he does so without several major donors who supported him in the past and a veteran Iowa staffer - defections all to former Florida Gov. Jeb...

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Fri, 30 Jan 2015 02:10:00 EST
Feds: Treasure hunter eluded police with cash, tradecraft
A deep-sea treasure hunter who vanished during a court fight over his $50 million haul of gold bars and coins eluded capture by hiding in a two-room hotel suite under a fake name, paying for everything in cash and keeping...

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Fri, 30 Jan 2015 01:42:00 EST
Meet Ida May Fuller, recipient of 1st Social Security check
Seventy-five years ago, the government cut 65-year-old Ida May Fuller a check. It was numbered 00-000-001 - the first Social Security payout.

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Fri, 30 Jan 2015 00:22:00 EST
APNewsBreak: Suspected terrorist brother of no-fly-list man
The FBI on Thursday added a former taxi driver from northern Virginia to its list of most-wanted terrorists, saying he was a recruiter for the al-Shabab terror group in Somalia.

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Thu, 29 Jan 2015 23:46:00 EST
Katy Perry says halftime performance will make you 'Roar'
Katy Perry says her Super Bowl halftime performance will make you "Roar" - with animals.

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Thu, 29 Jan 2015 23:46:00 EST
10 Things to Know for Friday
By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:

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Thu, 29 Jan 2015 23:21:00 EST
Gas blast wrecks Mexico children's hospital, killing 3
Injured and bleeding, mothers grasping infants in their arms fled from a maternity hospital shattered by a powerful gas explosion Thursday, and rescuers began smashing sledgehammers through fallen concrete hunting for...

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Thu, 29 Jan 2015 22:09:00 EST
Families plead for lives of IS hostages as swap hopes fade
A deadline of sunset Thursday for a possible prisoner swap purportedly set by the Islamic State group holding a Japanese journalist and a Jordanian military pilot passed with no sign of whether the two men were still alive.

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Thu, 29 Jan 2015 20:40:00 EST
Senate passes bill approving Keystone XL oil pipeline
The Republican-controlled Senate on Thursday approved a bipartisan bill to construct the Keystone XL oil pipeline, defying a presidential veto threat and setting up the first of many battles with the White House over...

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Thu, 29 Jan 2015 20:35:00 EST
Obama calls for spending surge, buoyed by rising economy
Declaring an end to "mindless austerity," President Barack Obama called for a surge in government spending Thursday, and asked Congress to throw out the sweeping budget cuts both parties agreed to four years ago when...

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Thu, 29 Jan 2015 19:57:00 EST
Chief: Not clear how officer was hurt when teen was killed
A Denver police officer involved in the deadly shooting of a 17-year-old girl may have been injured trying to get out of the way of a stolen car the teenager was driving, the police chief said Thursday.

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Thu, 29 Jan 2015 19:43:00 EST
Some doctors won't see patients with anti-vaccine views
With California gripped by a measles outbreak, Dr. Charles Goodman posted a clear notice in his waiting room and on Facebook: His practice will no longer see children whose parents won't get them vaccinated.

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Thu, 29 Jan 2015 19:09:00 EST
NASA astronaut memorial stirs memories for shuttle veteran
Each year around this time, NASA honors fallen astronauts, including the 17 men and women killed in three separate wintertime accidents in the sky and on the earth.

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Thu, 29 Jan 2015 19:01:00 EST
Where did the snow go? Blizzard was a miss, but not a bust
By SETH BORENSTEIN and GEOFF MULVIHILL Associated Press In the wild world of winter weather, location is everything, which New York and Massachusetts learned too well Tuesday.

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Thu, 29 Jan 2015 18:59:00 EST
Simultaneous attacks in Egypt's Sinai kill 26
Militants struck more than a dozen army and police targets in the restive Sinai Peninsula with simultaneous attacks involving a car bomb and mortar rounds on Thursday, killing at least 26 security officers.

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Thu, 29 Jan 2015 18:20:00 EST
Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez goes on trial on murder charges
With his ex-teammates about to play in the Super Bowl, former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez went on trial on murder charges Thursday, watching from the defense table as prosecutors said DNA on a shell casing...

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Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:56:00 EST
Boy Scouts settle California suit over abuse
The Boy Scouts of America settled a sex abuse case Thursday involving a 20-year-old California man who was molested by a Scout volunteer in 2007 - a decision that will keep years' worth of "perversion" files detailing...

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Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:55:00 EST
Marshawn Lynch talks about why he doesn't talk to the media
Marshawn Lynch changed the script and fired back at his critics.

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Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:46:00 EST
Attorney General nominee wins GOP endorsements
Attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch won two key Republican endorsements Thursday en route to likely confirmation as the first black woman in the nation's top law enforcement job.

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Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:38:00 EST
Justin Bieber apologizes for bad behavior in online video
Justin Bieber has apologized for his bad behavior in a new video posted to Facebook.

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Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:21:00 EST
Last-ditch foreclosure hearings draw many Detroit homeowners
Hundreds of Detroit homeowners in danger of losing their properties flocked Thursday to hearings that offered a last-ditch chance to avoid foreclosure and to keep the houses from adding to the city's already huge glut...

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Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:59:00 EST
EU to extend existing Russia sanctions over Ukraine
The European Union extended by six months an existing set of sanctions against Russian and pro-Russia separatist officials because of the continued fighting in eastern Ukraine and was planning further action, officials...

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Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:59:00 EST
Ukraine: Russia-backed rebels overrun another town in east
Ukraine's military conceded Thursday that its forces had been overrun by Russian-backed separatist forces in another town in their battle to hold onto a strategically valuable railway hub.

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Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:50:00 EST
Correction: Super Bowl-No More Ad story
By The Associated Press In a story Jan. 28 about a domestic violence , The Associated Press misspelled the name of a singer who was quoted. It is American Idol winner Jordin Sparks, not Jordan Sparks.

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Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:39:00 EST
Tech advances lower chance that driver will die in car crash
The chances of a driver dying in a crash in a late-model car or light truck fell by more than a third over three years, and nine car models had zero deaths per million registered vehicles, according to a study by the...

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Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:12:00 EST
Ancient Israeli skull may document migration from Africa
Long ago, humans left their evolutionary cradle in Africa and passed through the Middle East on their way to Europe. Now scientists have found the first fossil remains that appear to document that journey, a partial skull...

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Thu, 29 Jan 2015 13:22:00 EST
10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos
By The Associated Press Associated Press Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and...

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Thu, 29 Jan 2015 13:10:00 EST
Islamic State standoff involves prisoner, pilot, journalist
A young Jordanian fighter pilot, a female al-Qaida recruit who tried to blow up a hotel ballroom in Amman and a veteran Japanese war correspondent are at the center of a life-and-death standoff with the Islamic State group.

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Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:39:00 EST
William Shatner knows the ups, downs of traveling
William Shatner is back as a shrewd, unflappable travel expert in his latest TV commercial for an online company.

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Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:59:00 EST
Squatters slow Detroit's plan to bulldoze way to prosperity
Chris Mathews' crew showed up this month to demolish one of the thousands of vacant homes destined for demolition as part of Detroit's grand plan to bulldoze its way to prosperity when a call from his office...

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Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:31:00 EST
Malaysia says MH370 crash an accident to clear compensation
Malaysia's government formally declared still-missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 an accident on Thursday and said all those on board were presumed dead, paving the way for compensation claims but angering...

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Thu, 29 Jan 2015 09:10:00 EST
As Iraqi Kurds gain ground from IS, local Sunnis are wary
An unarmed Sunni Arab man walked along a road in a patch of northern Iraq newly liberated from Islamic State extremists, holding a white surrender flag - a signal to Kurdish fighters that he is not a militant. Cars drove...

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Thu, 29 Jan 2015 08:54:00 EST
Indonesian investigators: Crashed AirAsia flown by co-pilot
Indonesian investigators announced Thursday the co-pilot of the crashed AirAsia jet was in control when he struggled to recover the aircraft as stall warnings sounded.

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Thu, 29 Jan 2015 04:23:00 EST
News Guide: A look at the Islamic State hostage crisis
By The Associated Press A new message purportedly from Islamic State group militants holding a Japanese journalist and a Jordanian air force pilot sets yet another deadline to meet their demands....

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Thu, 29 Jan 2015 03:09:00 EST
Human smugglers turn to cargo ships to ferry fleeing Syrians
The crew was about to dig into dinner when word of the "ghost ship" came through: a freighter hurtling out of control toward Italy with no crew - and hundreds of Syrians as cargo.

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Thu, 29 Jan 2015 02:09:00 EST
NYC mayor's vibrant deaf interpreter creates his own storm
They were hanging on his every word - and gesture, body movement, and definitely the facial expressions.

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Thu, 29 Jan 2015 01:50:00 EST
Israeli center-left alliance looks to unseat Netanyahu
When Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dissolved his unwieldy coalition and called new elections last month, he appeared almost certain to be returned once more to office. But a new center-left alliance has surged past his...

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Thu, 29 Jan 2015 00:19:00 EST
Fed sees strengthening economy but stays 'patient' on rates
The Federal Reserve's outlook for the U.S. economy is steadily brightening. Yet the Fed will be "patient" in raising interest rates from record lows.

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Wed, 28 Jan 2015 23:40:00 EST
Islamic State releases new audio message by Japanese hostage
The Islamic State group released a message late Wednesday purportedly extending the deadline for Jordan's release of an Iraqi would-be hotel bomber linked to al-Qaida.

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Wed, 28 Jan 2015 22:10:00 EST
Boston bounces back from 2 feet of snow after blizzard
Boston bounced back quickly Wednesday from the Blizzard of 2015, with subways, buses and trains up and running again the morning after the storm buried a swath of New England in 2 to 3 feet of snow.

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Wed, 28 Jan 2015 21:09:00 EST
Attorney General nominee defends Obama immigration changes
Confronting skeptical Republicans, attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch pledged a new start with Congress and independence from President Barack Obama Wednesday, even as she defended the president's unilateral...

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Wed, 28 Jan 2015 21:09:00 EST
10 Things to Know for Thursday
By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:

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Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:49:00 EST
Mom wants independent autopsy after police killed daughter
The mother of a 17-year-old girl who was shot and killed by Denver police said Wednesday that she wants a second, independent autopsy because she doesn't trust the official investigation into the death of her daughter.

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Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:39:00 EST
FACT CHECK: Both sides in Keystone XL debate bend facts
Supporters of the Keystone XL pipeline, which would run from Canada to the Gulf, say the privately funded, $8 billion project is a critically needed piece of infrastructure that will create thousands of jobs and make the...

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Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:39:00 EST
Treasure hunter who found a fortune in gold is captured
A treasure hunter accused of cheating his investors out of their share of one of the richest hauls in U.S. history - $50 million in gold bars and coins from a 19th-century shipwreck - was captured at an upscale Florida...

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Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:29:00 EST
Census: 1 in 5 children on food stamps
Sixteen million children were on food stamps as of last year, the highest number since the nation's economy tumbled in 2008.

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Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:17:00 EST
Hezbollah fires missile salvo, killing 2 Israeli soldiers
The Lebanese militant Hezbollah group fired a salvo of missiles at an Israeli military convoy in a disputed border area Wednesday, killing two soldiers and triggering deadly clashes that marked the most serious escalation...

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Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:51:00 EST
Mobile provider TracFone to pay $40M in federal settlement
The nation's largest prepaid mobile provider, TracFone Wireless, will pay $40 million to settle government claims that it misled millions of smartphone customers with promises of unlimited data service.

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Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:16:00 EST
Facebook's status update: Profit, revenue beat expectations
For the seventh quarter in a row Facebook beat profit and revenue forecasts, continuing to win more mobile advertising revenue as most users shift to using the site on smartphones and other portable devices.

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Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:16:00 EST
Record iPhone sales drive blowout quarter for Apple
Apple had another blowout quarter thanks to its new plus-sized iPhones, which helped the company smash sales records for the holiday season.

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Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:10:00 EST
Sheriffs expand concerns about Waze mobile traffic app
Sheriffs said Wednesday that Google's popular Waze traffic app is making it harder to nab speeders, adding to earlier police complaints that a feature in the software that lets drivers warn others about nearby police...

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Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:52:00 EST
Owners of Ohio mansion gutted by fire sue insurer for $60M
The owners of a $4 million suburban mansion that burned to the ground last year are suing their insurance company for almost $60 million, saying it didn't honor their claims.

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Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:40:00 EST
Main Denver airport bans sale of marijuana-themed souvenirs
Tourists who fly to Colorado, home of legal pot, can forget about buying souvenir boxer shorts, socks or sandals with a marijuana leaf on them when passing through the Denver airport.

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Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:00:00 EST
Libya hotel attack signals growing reach of Islamic State
Militants loyal to the Islamic State group on Wednesday claimed responsibility for a deadly and complex attack on a hotel in Libya's capital Tripoli, signaling an expansion of the jihadi group's reach in the...

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Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:56:00 EST
Brady fighting cold, not worried about health for Super Bowl
Tom Brady is dealing with a cold four days before the Super Bowl but says he'll be OK.

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Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:56:00 EST
Greece, eurozone creditors gear up for clash over bailout
Greece's new radical left government has shot the first salvo in what is expected to be a tough clash with fellow eurozone countries over budget cuts that Athens says are choking the life out of its economy.

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Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:49:00 EST
Medical pot only OK for sick kids failed by other drugs: MDs
With virtually no hard proof that medical marijuana benefits sick children, and evidence that it may harm developing brains, the drug should only be used for severely ill kids who have no other treatment option, the...

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Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:42:00 EST
TV star's plastic surgery disaster tests Brazil
Andressa Urach went from being a single teenage mom nicknamed "Beanpole" to a reality TV bombshell in Brazil thanks to silicone implants, anabolic steroids, a nose job, and gel and botox injections, a fact she wasn't...

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Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:12:00 EST
Millions of GMO insects could be released in Florida Keys
Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in the Florida Keys if British researchers win approval to use the bugs against two extremely painful viral diseases.

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Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:10:00 EST
Govt tells agents to ID which immigrants not to deport
The Obama administration has ordered immigration agents to ask immigrants they encounter living in the country illegally whether they might qualify under President Barack Obama's plans to avoid deporting them,...

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Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:29:00 EST
DEA chief: US abandoned plan to track cars near gun shows
The Drug Enforcement Administration abandoned an internal proposal to use surveillance cameras for photographing vehicle license plates near gun shows in the United States to investigate gun-trafficking, the agency's...

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Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:30:00 EST
Sochi hockey team thriving a year after Winter Olympics
Many Russians laughed when Sochi was selected to host the 2014 Winter Olympics. Not only was Sochi one of the warmest places in Russia, it also had no history of winter sports.

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Wed, 28 Jan 2015 08:50:00 EST
Museum vows to reopen after thieves swipe historic gold
Wells Fargo Bank officials vowed to reopen a popular corporate museum in the heart of San Francisco's financial district after thieves smashed a stolen SUV through its front door and made off with historic gold nuggets...

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Wed, 28 Jan 2015 08:24:00 EST
A chupacabra in Japan? Depp says it came from his suitcase
Johnny Depp has recovered from a cold. And a chupacabra attack.

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Wed, 28 Jan 2015 02:11:00 EST
Fiery Islamic State group cleric gives voice to radicals
Turki al-Binali has crisscrossed the Islamic State group's self-declared caliphate in Syria and Iraq with a pistol holstered at his side, delivering fiery sermons in which the 30-year-old provides religious...

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Wed, 28 Jan 2015 02:11:00 EST
Palestinian girl, 14, in Israel prison for throwing rocks
The fate of a 14-year-old Palestinian girl, tried before an Israeli military court for hurling rocks at passing cars in the West Bank and sentenced to two months in prison, has gripped Palestinians who say her treatment...

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Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:27:00 EST
Gunmen storm luxury Libyan hotel, killing American, 9 others
In the latest sign of Libya's descent into chaos, gunmen stormed a luxury hotel used by diplomats and businessmen in the capital Tuesday, killing 10 people, including an American, a French citizen and three people from...

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Tue, 27 Jan 2015 22:10:00 EST
'Wicked storm': Blizzard drops 2 feet of snow on New England
Its winds howling at more than 70 mph, the Blizzard of 2015 slammed Boston and surrounding parts of New England on Tuesday with none of the mercy it unexpectedly showed New York City, piling up more than 2 feet of snow.

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Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:29:00 EST
Japan's Abe calls latest hostage deadline 'despicable'
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed outrage and demanded Wednesday that Islamic State extremists release a Japanese journalist, as secret talks in Jordan sought the release of the Japanese and a Jordanian pilot...

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Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:24:00 EST
Mormon leaders call for measures protecting gay rights
The Mormon church announced a campaign Tuesday for new laws that protect gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people from discrimination while somehow also protecting people who assert their religious beliefs.

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Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:08:00 EST
10 Things to Know for Wednesday
By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:

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Tue, 27 Jan 2015 20:48:00 EST
White House drops plan to scale back college savings plans
The White House said Tuesday it is dropping a proposal to scale back the tax benefits of college savings plans amid a backlash from both Republicans and Democrats.

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Tue, 27 Jan 2015 20:08:00 EST
Son of ex-slave who fought in Union army dies at age 97
Luke Martin Jr., the son of an ex-slave and Civil War Union soldier, has died - 179 years after his father was born.

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Tue, 27 Jan 2015 19:59:00 EST
Yahoo CEO heeds shareholders' call to spin off Alibaba stake
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is spinning off the company's $39 billion stake in China's Alibaba Group Holding in a move that wards off a potential shareholder rebellion.

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Tue, 27 Jan 2015 19:19:00 EST
Belichick and The Beast talk but don't say much at Media Day
Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch knew he had to talk. It didn't mean he had to say anything.

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Tue, 27 Jan 2015 19:18:00 EST
AP PHOTOS: Snowstorm pounds Northeast _ most of it, anyway
By The Associated Press Arriving with warnings of "potentially historic" snowfall, Tuesday's snowstorm managed to deliver on that promise in New England, but dealt only a glancing blow of less than...

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Tue, 27 Jan 2015 18:58:00 EST
Diversity at Sundance doesn't carry over to Hollywood
One of the most buzzed-about movies at this year's Sundance Film Festival is "Dope," a coming-of-age story about three outcasts in the inner city.

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Tue, 27 Jan 2015 18:17:00 EST
Obama pays respects to Saudis, defends ties to kingdom
In a show of solidarity with Saudi Arabia, President Barack Obama led a parade of American dignitaries to the ultraconservative desert kingdom Tuesday to pay respects after King Abdullah's death and take measure of the...

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Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:30:00 EST
Obama sees need to move on drone rules now
President Barack Obama says the wayward quadcopter that crashed on the White House grounds - flown by an off-duty intelligence employee - shows that the U.S. must take steps to ensure commercial and consumer drones are...

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Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:40:00 EST
WHO adopts reforms to repair reputation after bungling Ebola
The World Health Organization has proposed reforms that could overhaul its structure after botching the response to the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak, a sluggish performance that experts say cost thousands of lives.

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Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:11:00 EST
US sees Kobani as key win, but Mosul may require new tactics
The Kurdish recapture of Kobani in northern Syria appears to have provided a blueprint for defeating the Islamic State, bringing together U.S. air power with an effective ground force and protected routes for the movement...

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Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:53:00 EST
What! Facebook's down? No storm selfies during brief outage
No storm selfies, hookups, status updates. With Facebook and Instagram down for nearly an hour overnight, what were legions of users to do?

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Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:52:00 EST
A US green-energy blueprint, meant to help Liberia, fails
On paper, the pitch was simple: A green energy company backed by $217 million in U.S. government loans would convert one of Africa's poorest countries into the world's first biomass-driven economy. But the plan to...

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Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:51:00 EST
Obama floats offering first-ever drilling lease in Atlantic
The Obama administration floated a plan Tuesday that for the first time would open up a broad swath of the Atlantic Coast to drilling, even as it moved to restrict drilling indefinitely in environmentally-sensitive areas...

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Sun, 1 Feb 2015 08:14:00 EST
Olympic ski jump champ Vogt wins World Cup event in Austria
Olympic ski jump champion Carina Vogt of Germany won a women's World Cup event Sunday for her second career victory, two weeks after her maiden win in Zao, Japan.

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Sun, 1 Feb 2015 07:13:00 EST
Court invader interrupts Australian Open men's final
A protester was stopped on court by security during the Australian Open men's final between Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray on Sunday night, causing a short delay in play during the second set.

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Sun, 1 Feb 2015 02:30:00 EST
Golden State Warriors snap 2-game skid, eclipse Suns 106-87
The Golden State Warriors have been rolling so much this season that the halftime locker room can be awfully quiet if they're not leading by a lot.

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Sun, 1 Feb 2015 01:44:00 EST
Snoop Dogg keeping focus on youth football before Super Bowl
Super Bowl weekend isn't just about the championship game for Snoop Dogg - it's also a reminder that the next generation of NFL greats need to develop.

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Sun, 1 Feb 2015 01:37:00 EST
Anderson Silva beats Nick Diaz in comeback fight at UFC 183
Maybe Anderson Silva wasn't quite the Spider again. After 13 months off with a broken leg, a comfortable victory over a taunting opponent was enough to make him collapse in tears.

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Sun, 1 Feb 2015 01:16:00 EST
Love booed loudly by fans in his return to Minnesota
Kevin Love expected to be booed by Timberwolves fans in his first game back in Minnesota since he was traded to Cleveland last summer.

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Sun, 1 Feb 2015 00:06:00 EST
LeBron makes Love a winner in return to Minnesota, 106-90
The boos were raining down on Kevin Love and his 3-pointer wasn't falling in the building he used to call home.

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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 23:35:00 EST
Horford, Hawks extend streak with 91-85 win over 76ers
The 76ers' decision to "let it fly" with 3-pointers almost grounded the Hawks' winning streak.

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Sun, 1 Feb 2015 07:54:00 EST
Germany's Merkel says she doesn't see another Greek debt cut
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has underlined the refusal of Greece's European creditors to consider forgiving part of the debt-ridden country's rescue loans, though she stressed in an interview published Saturday...

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Sun, 1 Feb 2015 02:29:00 EST
Greek leader tamps down rhetoric, vows to pay off debts
A day after Greece appeared on a collision course with its creditors, new radical left Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has tamped down the rhetoric by vowing to pay off debts and not act unilaterally.

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Sun, 1 Feb 2015 00:36:00 EST
Trade trip to Britain adds to Chris Christie's 2016 resume
As he considers a White House run, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's third trip abroad in recent months provides an opportunity to build his foreign policy resume and test whether he has the temperament for the world...

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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 19:05:00 EST
Stocks sag at the close; January finishes on weak note
By ALEX VEIGA AP Business Writer The U.S. stock market capped a rough month Friday, delivering its third loss in five days and extending its declines for the year.

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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 17:05:00 EST
Revel sale put on hold while nightclub appeals terms
The sale of Atlantic City's former Revel casino is on hold while the company that ran its popular nightclub and beach bar appeals.

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Sun, 1 Feb 2015 03:39:00 EST
Historic balloon flight ends on Mexican coast
Troy Bradley might have been exhausted and a bit dehydrated, but the words printed on his T-shirt said it all: "Failure is not an option."

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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 23:44:00 EST
Scientist considered father of birth control pill dies
Carl Djerassi, the chemist widely considered the father of the birth control pill, has died.

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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 17:06:00 EST
Charles Townes, who helped invent now-ubiquitous laser, dies
Charles H. Townes' inspiration for the predecessor of the laser came to him while sitting on a park bench, waiting for a restaurant to open for breakfast.

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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 17:06:00 EST
Dinosaur no more: UK museum's Dippy to be retired in 2017
Dippy the dinosaur is being retired from London's Natural History Museum - and his fans aren't happy.

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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 17:06:00 EST
Scientists abandon highly publicized claim about cosmic find
Scientists who made headlines last March by announcing that they'd found long-sought evidence about the early universe are now abandoning that claim.

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Sun, 1 Feb 2015 08:04:00 EST
Toddler wounds both parents with 1 shot from handgun
Authorities say a 3-year-old boy got ahold of a handgun from his mother's purse and fired just one shot that wounded both his parents.

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Sun, 1 Feb 2015 07:26:00 EST
Michigan Lottery drawings have some people seeing double
One day's Michigan Lottery drawings had some people seeing double.

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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 23:43:00 EST
Man arrested after body parts found in suitcase
San Francisco police arrested a man on suspicion of murder Saturday in connection with a suitcase found on a downtown street stuffed with dismembered human remains.

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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 22:53:00 EST
Police probing alleged corruption in Nevada Legislature
Las Vegas police have confirmed they are investigating allegations of corruption in the Nevada Legislature involving an extortion attempt aimed at a Republican assemblyman who has drawn criticism from more conservative...

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Sun, 1 Feb 2015 09:35:00 EST
Kanye West, Rihanna rock DirecTV party on eve of Super Bowl
The crowd at DirecTV's Super Saturday Night party came for Rihanna, and got a healthy dose of Kanye West as a bonus.

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Sun, 1 Feb 2015 05:29:00 EST
Steven Tyler headlines Rolling Stone party on Super Bowl eve
Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler charged up a frenzied crowd on the eve of the Super Bowl that features his beloved New England Patriots.

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Sun, 1 Feb 2015 03:46:00 EST
Wahlberg and Bay reunite for pre-Super Bowl charity event
"Transformers" star Mark Wahlberg and director Michael Bay reunited Saturday night for a charity event that organizers said raised more than $1 million.

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Sun, 1 Feb 2015 03:30:00 EST
Jimmy Fallon set for Super Bowl Sunday show in Phoenix
Jimmy Fallon is planning his own match-up on Super Bowl Sunday.

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Sun, 1 Feb 2015 02:06:00 EST
George R.R. Martin recalls TV pilot with alien at Super Bowl
The creator of "Game of Thrones" says he once wrote a TV pilot with a plot focused on an alien landing at the Super Bowl.

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Sun, 1 Feb 2015 01:53:00 EST
Val Kilmer says he's awaiting tests but doesn't have tumor
Val Kilmer confirmed Saturday that he is hospitalized and awaiting medical results, but said he has no tumor and hasn't had surgery.

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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 23:44:00 EST
'Me and Earl and the Dying Girl' sweeps Sundance Awards
Sundance breakout "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl," a quirky, heartfelt story about a pair of high school film lovers who befriend a girl with cancer, won both the U.S. dramatic audience award and the grand jury prize at...

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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 16:13:00 EST
New lottery tickets come with a side of bacon _ scent
New Hampshire's new scratch-and-sniff lottery ticket is off to a sizzling start.

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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 16:13:00 EST
Sale of Deflategate chocolate football nets $20K for charity
A dented chocolate football created by a Pennsylvania candy maker to poke fun at the New England Patriots' "Deflategate" scandal has ended up raising $20,000 for charity.

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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 16:13:00 EST
Suspicious package at NYC bus station filled with 1K condoms
Police say a suspicious package left behind a concrete barrier of a New York City bus station didn't contain any explosives but did have some unexpected contents - 1,000 individually packaged condoms for both men and...

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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 15:04:00 EST
Not so 'Good to Go' when man gets $18,000 toll bridge bill
A Washington state man says he just paid more than $18,000 in bridge tolls for his son who crossed the 520 bridge daily for work but never got a Good To Go pass.

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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 15:04:00 EST
Pro wrestler cheats at Wing Bowl, hides food in fanny pack
Professional wrestling star Mick Foley was ejected from the Wing Bowl eating contest Friday after stuffing uneaten chicken wings into a fanny pack.

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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 15:04:00 EST
Bats cause mayhem, send people screaming from Arkansas court
There was disorder in the court when 30 bats flew inside an Arkansas courtroom during a trial.

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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 15:04:00 EST
Crash on interstate caused by trucker pulling his tooth
Alabama authorities say a tractor-trailer crashed on Interstate 20 because the driver lost control while he was pulling one of his teeth.

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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 15:04:00 EST
Ohio pair say unhurried burglar fed dog bologna, made coffee
A northeast Ohio couple who reported a break-in say the burglar apparently was in no hurry because he or she took time to feed their dog bologna, make a pot of coffee and smoke some cigarettes.

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