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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 13:18:00 EDT
Gunman in delivery man garb kills 4 kids, parents
Officials say a gunman dressed as a parcel delivery man forced his way into his sister-in-law's suburban Houston home and shot her dead, along with her husband and four of their children.

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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 13:10:00 EDT
Israel escalates Gaza offensive, casualties mount
Israel dramatically escalated its aerial assault targeting hundreds of Hamas sites in the Gaza Strip Thursday as Palestinians reported the strikes also hit a home and a beachside cafe, raising the total number of people...

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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:54:00 EDT
Benghazi: 2 days, 2 distinct attacks on Americans
Well-trained attackers executed the deadly dawn assault on a CIA complex in Benghazi, Libya, suggesting different perpetrators from those who penetrated the U.S. diplomatic mission the previous night, according to newly...

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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:31:00 EDT
Germany kicks out top US spy over spy spat
Germany announced Thursday it is kicking out Washington's top spy in Berlin, a dramatic response from a key U.S. ally to a yearlong spying dispute over eavesdropping on Chancellor Angela Merkel's cellphone calls...

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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:24:00 EDT
Boehner, McConnell blast Obama border request
Congressional Republican leaders on Thursday blasted President Barack Obama's emergency spending request for the border crisis, saying Obama caused the problem and now wants Congress to sign off on more of the same.

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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:21:00 EDT
Divisions appear among Ukraine's eastern rebels
Divisions are appearing among the pro-Russia separatists fighting government troops in eastern Ukraine.

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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:04:00 EDT
A rare look inside Pakistan's militant haven
The streets of the one-time militant haven of Miran Shah were all but deserted, with only a few donkeys wandering around and soldiers standing guard in the alleys and roads. The destroyed buildings were testament to the...

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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 11:57:00 EDT
'Game of Thrones' earns a leading 19 Emmy nods
The sprawling and bloodthirsty saga "Game of Thrones," defying the Emmy Awards' grudging respect for such fantasy fare, emerged as the leader in the nominations announced Thursday with 19 bids, including best drama...

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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 11:57:00 EDT
Proposed bill to regulate NYC costumed characters
The New York City Council is considering legislation to regulate the costumed characters who roam Times Square.

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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 10:21:00 EDT
UK govt seeks data retention law after EU verdict
Concerned after a European court ruled in favor of citizens' right to privacy, Britain's prime minister pledged Thursday to rush through emergency measures to force phone and Internet companies to store call and...

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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 07:30:00 EDT
Obama aims to shift border crisis political debate
Faced with a potentially awkward scene at the Texas-Mexico border, President Barack Obama sought to recast the political debate over a flood of young migrants as a question of Republican willingness to tackle the problem,...

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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 07:27:00 EDT
'Calm' Kardashian joins Emma Watson at Valentino
She says her life is a lot calmer since she married fashionista-rapper Kanye West. And she prefers to stay at home with her baby.

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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 07:18:00 EDT
Indonesia deadlock: court may decide new president
A day after Indonesia's presidential elections failed to produce a clear winner, Jakarta's police chief promised to prevent violence by cracking down on anyone celebrating prematurely. With both candidates...

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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 06:17:00 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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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 05:57:00 EDT
Heads up, World Cup teams: The robots are coming
When robots first started playing soccer, it was a challenge for them just to see the ball. And to stay upright.

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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 03:30:00 EDT
WHO: Basic hygiene can help prevent MERS spread
A World Health Organization official on Thursday urged millions of Muslims making the pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, to exercise basic hygiene as mass gatherings pose risks of spreading the Middle East respiratory...

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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 03:27:00 EDT
VA apologizes to whistleblowers facing retaliation
A top official at the Veterans Affairs Department says he is sorry that VA employees have suffered retaliation after making complaints about poor patient care, long wait times and other problems.

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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 03:27:00 EDT
No practicing on patients: New docs get boot camp
First-day jitters come with any new job but when the work involves pushing needles into strangers' bellies, stitching up gaping wounds or even delivering babies, that debut can be especially nerve-wracking - for...

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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 03:21:00 EDT
Top Army brass defend troubled intelligence system
When Gen. John Campbell, the Army's vice chief of staff, appeared last year at a budget hearing on Capitol Hill, he cited his son's experiences as a soldier in Afghanistan to answer a senator's tough questions...

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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 03:07:00 EDT
Water levels at Nevada's Lake Mead drop to new low
Drought in the southwestern U.S. will deplete the vast Lake Mead this week to levels not seen since Hoover Dam was completed and the reservoir on the Colorado River was filled in the 1930s, federal water managers said...

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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 02:58:00 EDT
Stigmatized nuclear workers quit Japan utility
Stigma, pay cuts, and risk of radiation exposure are among the reasons why 3,000 employees have left the utility at the center of Japan's 2011 nuclear disaster. Now there's an additional factor: better paying jobs...

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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 02:49:00 EDT
Researchers try to save huge US salamander
With a long, slimy body and beady eyes, North America's largest salamander wouldn't top any cutest animal lists. The hellbender's alien appearance and mysterious ways have earned the big amphibian a bad...

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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 02:38:00 EDT
Jazz fans seek ways to spend eternity with greats
Some jazz fans are devoted to the very end.

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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 02:07:00 EDT
Bay Area governments make big electric-vehicle buy
A group of San Francisco Bay Area cities, counties and water agencies has joined forces for what is being billed as one of the largest single government purchases of all-electric vehicles in the country.

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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 01:19:00 EDT
Authorities: Prostitute gave exec fatal heroin hit
A Silicon Valley success story turned sordid this week with the arrest of an upscale prostitute who allegedly left a Google executive dying on his yacht after shooting him up with a deadly hit of heroin.

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Wed, 9 Jul 2014 23:48:00 EDT
Report: Chinese hackers hit US personnel networks
Chinese hackers broke into the computer networks of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management earlier this year with the intention of accessing the files of tens of thousands of federal employees who had applied for...

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Wed, 9 Jul 2014 22:27:00 EDT
Dodgers found partly responsible in fan beating
A San Francisco Giants fan who suffered brain damage in a beating in a Dodger Stadium parking lot won his negligence lawsuit Wednesday, with a jury agreeing that the Dodgers didn't provide adequate security and were...

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Wed, 9 Jul 2014 22:27:00 EDT
Israel steps up offensive as diplomacy kicks off
With rockets raining deep inside Israel, the military pummeled Palestinian targets Wednesday across the Gaza Strip and threatened a broad ground offensive, while the first diplomatic efforts to end two days of heavy...

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Wed, 9 Jul 2014 22:10:00 EDT
Sterling says he won't sell team, calls wife a pig
A raging Donald Sterling denounced his wife, her lawyers and the NBA from the witness stand Wednesday, saying he will never sell the Los Angeles Clippers and vowing a lifetime of lawsuits against the league.

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Wed, 9 Jul 2014 21:28:00 EDT
Colorado completes 1st legal pot market study
Colorado is smoking pot by the ton, and visitors are, too.

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Wed, 9 Jul 2014 21:17:00 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, 9 Jul 2014 20:50:00 EDT
Obama to border critics: 'This is not theater'
President Barack Obama, seeking to keep a humanitarian crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border from becoming a deeper political liability, pushed back Wednesday at critics who have cast his administration's response to the...

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Wed, 9 Jul 2014 20:27:00 EDT
ON THIS DAY: Bulgaria beats Germany in 1994
By PAN PYLAS and ANNE-MARIE BELGRAVE Associated Press On July 10 in World Cup history: Iordan Letchkov's header enough for Bulgaria to beat Germany in East Rutherford, New Jersey, in 1994.

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Wed, 9 Jul 2014 20:20:00 EDT
Obama presses Congress to consent on border money
Tens of thousands of children streaming from chaotic Central American nations to the U.S. border have overwhelmed the government's ability to respond, senior administration officials said Wednesday as President Barack...

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Wed, 9 Jul 2014 20:08:00 EDT
APNewsBreak: Different attackers in Benghazi?
Newly revealed testimony from top military commanders involved in the U.S. response to the Benghazi attacks suggests that the perpetrators of a second, dawn attack on a CIA complex probably were different from those who...

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Wed, 9 Jul 2014 19:48:00 EDT
Utah to appeal gay marriage ruling to high court
Utah is going directly to the nation's highest court to challenge an appellate ruling that gay couples have a constitutional right to marry, the state attorney general's office announced Wednesday.

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Wed, 9 Jul 2014 18:50:00 EDT
New York police see risks with drones' popularity
One private drone crash-landed in midtown Manhattan. Another caused alarm by hovering over Times Square amid tight security during Super Bowl week. Most recently, authorities say, another had a close brush with a police...

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Wed, 9 Jul 2014 17:58:00 EDT
Forgotten vials of smallpox found in storage room
A government scientist cleaning out an old storage room at a research center near Washington made a startling discovery last week - decades-old vials of smallpox packed away and forgotten in a cardboard box.

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Wed, 9 Jul 2014 17:20:00 EDT
Germans probe 2nd spy case reportedly involving US
German authorities are investigating a second spy case reportedly involving the United States, a week after the arrest of a German intelligence employee cast a new shadow over relations between the two countries.

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Wed, 9 Jul 2014 17:18:00 EDT
EU to sanction 11 more people over Ukraine
A European Union source says ambassadors of the trade bloc's countries have agreed to add 11 new names to the list of people sanctioned for participating in the pro-Russian insurgency in Ukraine's east.

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Wed, 9 Jul 2014 16:39:00 EDT
Improper payments by federal government top $100B
Tax credits for families that don't qualify. Medicare payments for treatments that might not be necessary. Unemployment benefits for people who are secretly working. Federal agencies reported making $100 billion in...

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Wed, 9 Jul 2014 16:28:00 EDT
Officials say juvenile started California wildfire
Investigators who spent weeks examining photos and tips from the public have identified a juvenile as a suspect for intentionally starting the most destructive of nearly a dozen wildfires that ripped through Southern...

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Wed, 9 Jul 2014 16:20:00 EDT
American author gored at Spain's Pamplona festival
An American who co-authored the book "Fiesta: How to Survive the Bulls of Pamplona" became one of their victims Wednesday when he was one of two men gored at the festival.

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Wed, 9 Jul 2014 16:18:00 EDT
Iraqi leader accuses Kurds of hosting militants
The ethnic and sectarian tensions that threaten to tear Iraq apart flared Wednesday as the prime minister accused the Kurdish self-rule region of harboring the Sunni militants who have overrun much of the country, and 50...

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Wed, 9 Jul 2014 16:10:00 EDT
MIT finger device reads to the blind in real time
Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are developing an audio reading device to be worn on the index finger of people whose vision is impaired, giving them affordable and immediate access to printed words.

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Wed, 9 Jul 2014 16:08:00 EDT
Ghana: Quarantined US citizen tested for Ebola
Health officials in Ghana say a U.S. citizen is being tested for Ebola and remains in quarantine after he fell ill while in West Africa.

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Wed, 9 Jul 2014 14:58:00 EDT
Rift over religious exemption in anti-bias order
By DAVID CRARY and LISA LEFF Associated Press In the intensifying debate over religious liberty, President Barack Obama faces pressure from opposite flanks as he prepares to issue an executive order...

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Wed, 9 Jul 2014 14:49:00 EDT
Udall stays away as Obama raises cash for campaign
President Barack Obama urged Colorado Democrats to throw their support and their money behind the state's Sen. Mark Udall, who is locked in a tight re-election bid. But the senator himself was nowhere to be seen,...

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Wed, 9 Jul 2014 13:58:00 EDT
Brazil's World Cup dream turns to nightmare
It wasn't just a bad dream.

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Wed, 9 Jul 2014 13:28:00 EDT
AP PHOTOS: Argentine WCup fans follow team on bus
Talk about commitment to your sports team.

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Wed, 9 Jul 2014 13:08:00 EDT
Sigourney Weaver reprises 'Alien' role in new game
Sigourney Weaver and the cast of "Alien" are virtually returning to the starship Nostromo.

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Wed, 9 Jul 2014 12:59:00 EDT
Pro-Kiev Ukrainians face intimidation in the east
Since April, when pro-Russia rebels took over her city, Maria Oleinik hasn't slept in the same house for more than one night running.

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Wed, 9 Jul 2014 12:39:00 EDT
Maine police get Facebook boost with stuffed duck
Police here believe they have quacked the code for finding followers on social media.

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Wed, 9 Jul 2014 12:39:00 EDT
Q&A on push to treat young immigrants as refugees
Pressure continues to mount on the federal government to treat as refugees the thousands of children traveling alone from Central America and crossing the border into the U.S.

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Wed, 9 Jul 2014 12:00:00 EDT
Germany's WCup victory sets Twitter sports record
It won't be what Brazil's fans will remember, but the first World Cup semifinal is the most tweeted-about sports event in Twitter history.

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Wed, 9 Jul 2014 11:20:00 EDT
Website apologizes for Clooney mother-in-law story
The British website Mail Online apologized Wednesday to George Clooney for alleging that his fiancee's mother opposed their marriage on religious grounds - a story Clooney called both wrong and irresponsible.

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Wed, 9 Jul 2014 10:58:00 EDT
Bosnians pay respect to 175 Srebrenica victims
Hundreds of people turned out in Sarajevo's main street on Wednesday to pay respect to 175 victims of the Srebrenica massacre - Europe's worst since World War II - as a truck carried their coffins to a final...

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Wed, 9 Jul 2014 09:50:00 EDT
Brazilians struggling to explain loss to Germany
Brazilians are having a difficult time trying to fathom how it all went wrong so quickly against Germany in the World Cup semifinals.

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Wed, 9 Jul 2014 09:38:00 EDT
AP PHOTOS: How marijuana goes from garden to store
Top Shelf Cannabis was able to open its doors to sell marijuana when Washington state's recreational pot industry finally opened for business because of growers like Sea of Green Farms.

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Wed, 9 Jul 2014 09:28:00 EDT
UN: Afghan civilian death toll up 17 percent
Insurgent suicide bombers and gunmen staged a deadly assault on government compounds Wednesday in southern Afghanistan, even as the U.N. warned that such fighting in populated areas was a major cause for a 17 percent...

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Wed, 9 Jul 2014 08:49:00 EDT
Somali leader fires police, intelligence chiefs
Somalia's government fired the police and intelligence chiefs a day after Islamic militants attacked the heavily guarded presidential palace in the capital, Mogadishu, the information minister announced Wednesday.

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Wed, 9 Jul 2014 08:48:00 EDT
Lawyer: Snowden asks to extend stay in Russia
Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has applied to extend his stay in Russia, his lawyer said Wednesday.

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Wed, 9 Jul 2014 07:27:00 EDT
Germany delighted, astonished by Brazil rout
Germans awoke on Wednesday to discover the 7-1 demolition of Brazil in their World Cup semifinal was not a delightful dream but a scarcely believable reality.

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Wed, 9 Jul 2014 06:07:00 EDT
10 Things to Know for Today
By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

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Wed, 9 Jul 2014 05:48:00 EDT
World Cup entangled with Mideast conflicts
With the World Cup in faraway Brazil coming at a time of unprecedented sectarian violence and soaring tension in the Middle East, some Arab football fans have been reduced to watching matches in secret or even - and this...

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Wed, 9 Jul 2014 02:07:00 EDT
Typhoon heads toward Kyushu after slamming Okinawa
A powerful storm slammed through the southwestern Japanese island of Okinawa, leaving at least 28 people injured and 63,000 homes without power before swerving toward the bigger island of Kyushu on Wednesday.

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Wed, 9 Jul 2014 01:37:00 EDT
Spy case threatens to sour German-US ties anew
German-U.S. relations are facing a new test over a German intelligence employee who reportedly spied for the U.S., with Germany's president saying if the allegations are true, that kind of spying on allies must stop.

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Wed, 9 Jul 2014 01:28:00 EDT
5 things about Cleveland, likely GOP host in 2016
Good or bad, Cleveland - all but certain to host the Republican Party's presidential nominating convention in 2016 - is hard to ignore. It's a city with a rich history and bragging rights to things both quirky and...

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Wed, 9 Jul 2014 01:27:00 EDT
Brazil tries to come to grips with big WCup loss
Catastrophic. Suffering. A Historic Humiliation.

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Tue, 8 Jul 2014 23:49:00 EDT
Sterling testifies in Los Angeles Clippers trial
Donald Sterling, challenging the sale of his Los Angeles Clippers, gave testy, bombastic testimony Tuesday, contending he's mentally sound, sparring with his wife's lawyer and repeatedly drawing laughter from...

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Tue, 8 Jul 2014 22:47:00 EDT
Watchdog: Retaliation complaints jump at VA
A federal investigative agency is examining 67 claims of retaliation by supervisors at the Department of Veterans Affairs against employees who filed whistleblower complaints - including 25 complaints filed since June 1,...

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Tue, 8 Jul 2014 21:17:00 EDT
Hundreds line up for legal pot in Washington state
Surrounded by thousands of packages of marijuana, Seattle's top prosecutor sought some advice: Which one should he buy?

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Tue, 8 Jul 2014 21:17:00 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, 8 Jul 2014 20:57:00 EDT
NYPD arrests mother of baby left in subway station
Security video showed nothing amiss when Frankea Dabbs - wearing dark glasses, pushing a baby stroller and pulling a rolling suitcase - entered a busy Manhattan subway station Monday night.

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Tue, 8 Jul 2014 20:37:00 EDT
World Cup scalping scandal continues in Brazil
A World Cup ticket scalping case has revived a reputation FIFA tries hard to fight, and threatens to stain a tournament which has been better than critics expected.

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Tue, 8 Jul 2014 20:27:00 EDT
Remembering game-changing Grand Canyon plane crash
Visitors peered through binoculars and spotting scopes into the depths of the Grand Canyon, straining to see the spot where two commercial airliners crashed after colliding in mid-air nearly 60 years ago. Family members of...

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Tue, 8 Jul 2014 20:08:00 EDT
Brazil fans crushed by 7-1 loss to Germany
The tears started flowing before half time, and by the end of a 7-1 shellacking in the World Cup semifinal, millions across Brazil were in dazed, damp-eyed disbelief.

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Tue, 8 Jul 2014 19:56:00 EDT
AP PHOTOS: Brazil fans in shock after 7-1 loss
By The Associated Press The sadness, frustration and disappointment were palpable as Brazil fans watched Germany score goal after goal after goal (after goal after goal after goal after goal) at the...

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Tue, 8 Jul 2014 19:27:00 EDT
ON THIS DAY: Zidane headbutts Materazzi in 2006
By PAN PYLAS and ANNE-MARIE BELGRAVE Associated Press On July 9 in World Cup history: Zinedine Zidane loses his cool as Italy beats France to win 2006 final in Berlin.

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Tue, 8 Jul 2014 19:18:00 EDT
Obama urgently asks $3.7 billion for border crisis
President Barack Obama appealed to Congress on Tuesday for $3.7 billion in emergency spending to deal with the immigration crisis on the nation's southern border, where unaccompanied children have been showing up by...

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Tue, 8 Jul 2014 19:07:00 EDT
Germany routs Brazil 7-1, reaches World Cup final
With Neymar out injured, just about everyone in Brazil knew it would be tough against Germany.

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Tue, 8 Jul 2014 18:29:00 EDT
Cleveland tops Dallas in bid to host RNC in 2016
Cleveland won the unanimous backing of a Republican National Committee panel on Tuesday, all but guaranteeing the GOP's 2016 presidential pick will accept the party's nomination in perennially hard-fought Ohio.

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Tue, 8 Jul 2014 18:19:00 EDT
Nigeria: 'Good news' soon on kidnapped girls
Nigeria's National Council of State is promising to deliver "some good news" very soon about more than 200 schoolgirls held captive by Islamic extremists for nearly three months.

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Tue, 8 Jul 2014 18:19:00 EDT
Rockets hit Israeli heartland as offensive begins
Israel on Tuesday launched its largest offensive in the Gaza Strip in nearly two years, carrying out a blistering aerial assault on scores of targets and killing 25 people in what officials called an open-ended operation...

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Tue, 8 Jul 2014 18:18:00 EDT
Holder: Threat from Syria endangers Europe, US
Attorney General Eric Holder called on European nations Tuesday to deal more aggressively with the threat posed by the thousands of Westerners who have traveled to Syria to join the fighting there.

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Tue, 8 Jul 2014 17:37:00 EDT
Troops retake stormed Somali presidential palace
Somali troops retook the presidential palace in the capital of Mogadishu after militants forced their way in and exchanged heavy gunfire with troops and guards Tuesday, the latest attack underscoring the threat posed by...

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Tue, 8 Jul 2014 17:28:00 EDT
Pink, Hudson, Leto make Armani a celebrity circus
Fashion is the playground for the rich and famous.

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Tue, 8 Jul 2014 16:50:00 EDT
Crumbs shows dangers of focusing on single product
Turns out, being a one-hit wonder is risky.

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Tue, 8 Jul 2014 16:49:00 EDT
World Cup entangled with Mideast soaring conflicts
With the World Cup in faraway Brazil coming at a time of unprecedented sectarian violence and soaring tensions in the Middle East, some Arab football fans have been reduced to watching matches in secret or even - and this...

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Tue, 8 Jul 2014 16:38:00 EDT
South African train collision injures at least 52
Two trains collided in the South African city of Durban on Tuesday evening, injuring more than 50 passengers in an accident that officials said could have been much worse.

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Tue, 8 Jul 2014 16:37:00 EDT
Slovyansk struggles back after rebels are routed
For the first time in three months, Alla Grebenkova says she can go out on the streets of this city in eastern Ukraine without fear of being recognized as Ukrainian.

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Tue, 8 Jul 2014 15:58:00 EDT
Afghan candidate rejects election results
Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah defiantly told thousands of supporters Tuesday that he will declare victory in the country's election, claiming massive fraud was responsible for preliminary results that...

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Tue, 8 Jul 2014 15:50:00 EDT
Tree toppled onto coaster; left riders dangling
An entire tree fell onto a roller coaster's tracks in California, dislodging the front car and keeping nearly two dozen riders hanging 20 to 30 feet in the air for hours, according to the state agency that investigates...

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Tue, 8 Jul 2014 15:50:00 EDT
Ukraine takes aggressive stance toward separatists
Ukraine's government took an increasingly aggressive stance Tuesday toward the pro-Russia separatists, vowing to expunge them from their reduced area of control and imposing new conditions before peace talks can restart.

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Tue, 8 Jul 2014 15:49:00 EDT
Luxury Rolls-Royce car sales soar worldwide
They are rolling symbols of wealth and excess, starting at $263,000 a pop, with many buyers choosing custom options that can easily double the price. And they are more popular than ever before.

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Tue, 8 Jul 2014 15:38:00 EDT
Grand Canyon plane crash site designated historic
About 200 people have gathered for a ceremony marking the site of a 1956 airliner crash over the Grand Canyon as a national landmark.

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Tue, 8 Jul 2014 14:16:00 EDT
UK trip leader: I tried to gouge polar bear's eyes
A British expedition leader says he tried to gouge a polar bear's eyes to stop it from attacking teens on an Arctic adventure trip.

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Tue, 8 Jul 2014 13:59:00 EDT
UN pushes for migrants to be called refugees
United Nations officials are pushing for many of the Central Americans fleeing to the U.S. to be treated as refugees displaced by armed conflict, a designation meant to increase pressure on the United States and Mexico to...

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Tue, 8 Jul 2014 13:58:00 EDT
'Half of a Yellow Sun' to premiere in Nigeria
The Nigerian civil war movie "Half of a Yellow Sun" will finally premier in its home country in August, the film's producer announced Tuesday. The move came after Nigerian censors had earlier refused to approve it,...

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Tue, 8 Jul 2014 13:18:00 EDT
Obama seeks $3.7 billion to deal with border kids
Tackling what he has called a humanitarian crisis, President Barack Obama on Tuesday asked Congress for $3.7 billion to cope with a tide of minors from Central America who are illegally crossing the U.S. border, straining...

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Tue, 8 Jul 2014 12:00:00 EDT
EU's united front on Russia falling amid gas needs
A clutch of countries is breaking ranks with the EU's efforts to put economic and diplomatic pressure on Russia over Ukraine and building a pipeline meant to carry huge amounts of Russian gas to their doorstep.

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Tue, 8 Jul 2014 11:51:00 EDT
Pistorius trial: Defense ends its case
The murder trial of Oscar Pistorius moved closer to a verdict on Tuesday when the defense ended its case. In early August the judge will hear final arguments that will highlight opposing portraits of the Paralympic athlete...

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Tue, 8 Jul 2014 11:50:00 EDT
Nigeria's Abuja airport closing for runway repairs
Nigeria's airports authority says it is again closing the capital's international airport for runway repairs from Saturday night to Monday morning.

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Tue, 8 Jul 2014 09:51:00 EDT
Who's Next? Pot changes won't stop with Washington
Advocates seeking more lenient marijuana laws have no intention of stopping with Colorado and Washington. Twenty-three states and the District of Columbia have allowed marijuana for medicinal purposes, and more could...

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Tue, 8 Jul 2014 08:37:00 EDT
Pistorius defense team closes case
The defense team for Oscar Pistorius closed its case in the athlete's murder trial on Tuesday, bringing a legal case that has transfixed South Africans and others around the world closer to a verdict.

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Tue, 8 Jul 2014 07:57:00 EDT
All riders now off disabled California coaster
A roller coaster hit a tree branch at the Six Flags Magic Mountain amusement park Monday, dislodging the front car, leaving four people slightly injured and keeping nearly two dozen summer fun-seekers hanging 20 to 30 feet...

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Tue, 8 Jul 2014 07:47:00 EDT
How 'hope' became Obama's fight against cynicism
To hear President Barack Obama describe it, there's a creeping case of cynicism setting in across the country, leading Americans to suspect that not only is Washington broken, it's beyond fixing.

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Tue, 8 Jul 2014 07:36:00 EDT
Vet sues after burial with gay partner is denied
A U.S. Navy veteran filed a civil rights lawsuit Monday after the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery refused to allow her to be buried with the ashes of her late wife.

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Tue, 8 Jul 2014 07:18:00 EDT
NYPD: Drone came within 800 feet of chopper
Police have arrested two people for operating a drone over the George Washington Bridge that came within 800 feet of a police helicopter.

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Tue, 8 Jul 2014 06:07:00 EDT
10 Things to Know for Today
By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

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Tue, 8 Jul 2014 01:47:00 EDT
Expedience, pragmatism shape new Asian alliances
Moscow is cozying up to its old rival China. China is holding hands with Seoul. Tokyo is striking deals with Pyongyang.

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Tue, 8 Jul 2014 01:47:00 EDT
Myanmar camp baby a brief chapter in painful story
Hours after Shamshu Nahad gave birth to her second child, a beautiful baby girl, her husband was digging its grave.

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Tue, 8 Jul 2014 01:26:00 EDT
Shevardnadze: Fearless life, sad political ending
Eduard Shevardnadze was sitting in the front of the small Yak-40 jet that was screaming toward liftoff from Sukhumi. It was 10 p.m. The runway and cabin lights were off. The Georgian leader had spent the day with his...

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Tue, 8 Jul 2014 00:10:00 EDT
Israeli army launches offensive on Gaza Strip
The Israeli army said it launched an offensive operation early Tuesday against the Gaza Strip to quell rocket attacks, and a Palestinian official said Israeli airstrikes injured at least nine Palestinians.

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Mon, 7 Jul 2014 22:07:00 EDT
Sterling trial gets underway after delay
A neurologist testified Monday that Donald Sterling likely has Alzheimer's disease as a trial over the $2 billion Los Angeles Clippers sale finally got underway.

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Mon, 7 Jul 2014 22:06:00 EDT
Israeli army launches offensive on Gaza Strip
The Israeli army said it launched an offensive operation early Tuesday against the Gaza Strip to quell rocket attacks, and a Palestinian official said Israeli airstrikes injured at least nine Palestinians.

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Mon, 7 Jul 2014 21:06:00 EDT
10 Things to Know for Tuesday
By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:

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Mon, 7 Jul 2014 20:46:00 EDT
Bahrain orders US diplomat to leave
Bahrain ordered a top U.S. diplomat to leave the country on Monday after he met with a leading Shiite opposition group.

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Mon, 7 Jul 2014 20:39:00 EDT
63 abducted females escape extremists in Nigeria
More than 60 Nigerian girls and women abducted two weeks ago by Islamic extremists have managed to escape, officials said Monday, though more than 200 girls kidnapped in April still remain missing.

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Mon, 7 Jul 2014 20:17:00 EDT
Washington state issues 24 marijuana shop licenses
Washington state issued its first retail marijuana licenses Monday a day ahead of the start of legal sales, and 21 hours before the only store licensed to sell in Seattle was set to open, a line was already forming.

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Mon, 7 Jul 2014 19:26:00 EDT
ON THIS DAY: West Germany beats France in 1982
By PAN PYLAS and ANNE-MARIE BELGRAVE Associated Press On July 8 in World Cup history: In classic semifinal that sees first penalty shootout, West Germany beats France in Seville, Spain, in 1982. Late...

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Mon, 7 Jul 2014 18:19:00 EDT
White House: Most kids at border won't stay in US
The White House said Monday that most unaccompanied children arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border are unlikely to qualify for humanitarian relief that would prevent them from being sent back to their home countries.

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Mon, 7 Jul 2014 18:06:00 EDT
Same-party November battles for Calif. lawmakers
Voters can forget the traditional Republican-Democratic matchups in at least seven California congressional districts come November. Contenders for those seats will have to do battle against challengers from their own...

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Mon, 7 Jul 2014 17:06:00 EDT
3 bridges blown up in Ukraine near rebel-held city
After Ukrainian forces' seizure of a key rebel stronghold in the east, the major cities of Donetsk and Luhansk could be the next focus of major fighting. Three bridges on roads leading to Donetsk were blown up Monday -...

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Mon, 7 Jul 2014 16:47:00 EDT
Pope: Bishops must be held accountable for abuse
Pope Francis begged forgiveness Monday in his first meeting with Catholics sexually abused by members of the clergy and went further than any of his predecessors by vowing to hold bishops accountable for their handling of...

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Mon, 7 Jul 2014 16:37:00 EDT
5 things to know as the Tour de France hits London
It may be as French as camembert, but the Tour de France is coming to London. Almost 200 speeding cyclists are set to race past the city's greatest landmarks, from the Tower of London to the Houses of Parliament and...

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Mon, 7 Jul 2014 16:37:00 EDT
Europe takes rehab approach to Islamic extremists
Chris Boudreau's son Damian told her over dinner on a November evening in 2012 that he was going to Egypt to study Arabic, the language of Islam.

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Mon, 7 Jul 2014 16:09:00 EDT
Afghan officials: Ahmadzai leads in disputed vote
Afghan officials released preliminary election results Monday showing former finance minister Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai well in the lead for the presidency but said no winner can be declared because millions of ballots were...

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Mon, 7 Jul 2014 14:57:00 EDT
Some US-bound air travelers must turn on phones
Passengers at some overseas airports that offer U.S.-bound flights will soon be required to power on their electronic devices in order to board their flights - a measure intended to enhance aviation security at a time when...

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Mon, 7 Jul 2014 13:57:00 EDT
Shevardnadze, ex-Georgian president, dies at 86
Eduard Shevardnadze was a key figure in revolutions abroad and the victim of one at home. As the Soviet Union's foreign minister, he helped topple the Berlin Wall and end the Cold War, but as the leader of post-Soviet...

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Mon, 7 Jul 2014 13:57:00 EDT
Headbanging caused brain bleed in Motorhead fan
It may not destroy your soul, but it turns out heavy metal music can be hazardous to your brain. At least in some rare cases.

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Mon, 7 Jul 2014 10:59:00 EDT
'Cats' gets rap twist for West End revival
"Cats" is back - and now one of the felines raps.

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Mon, 7 Jul 2014 08:16:00 EDT
McCartney returns to stage after hospitalization
Paul McCartney returned to a concert stage Saturday after being sidelined for two months because of a virus, spinning out songs from the Beatles, Wings and a solo career that has spanned more than 50 years of rock...

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Mon, 7 Jul 2014 07:16:00 EDT
Report: Ordinary Americans caught up in data sweep
When the U.S. National Security Agency intercepted the online accounts of legally targeted foreigners over a four-year period it also collected the conversations of nine times as many ordinary Internet users, both...

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Mon, 7 Jul 2014 06:16:00 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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Mon, 7 Jul 2014 02:46:00 EDT
Misconceptions helped kill Australian carbon tax
In 2007, Australians were ready to do something to combat climate change, even if it was expensive. More than two-thirds of them said so in a poll, and both major political parties vowed to make industries pay for...

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Mon, 7 Jul 2014 01:16:00 EDT
Free birth control is emerging standard for women
More than half of privately insured women are getting free birth control under President Barack Obama's health law, a major coverage shift that's likely to advance.

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Mon, 7 Jul 2014 00:16:00 EDT
Hamas says 7 militants killed in Israeli strikes
Israel arrested six Jewish suspects Sunday in the grisly slaying of a Palestinian teenager who was abducted and burned alive last week - a crime that set off a wave of violent protests in Arab sections of the country.

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Sun, 6 Jul 2014 21:46:00 EDT
Soviet defector's trove of KGB secrets made public
The papers spent years hidden in a milk churn beneath a Russian dacha and read like an encyclopedia of Cold War espionage.

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Sun, 6 Jul 2014 21:05:00 EDT
10 Things to Know for Monday
By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:

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Sun, 6 Jul 2014 20:38:00 EDT
TSA: Some at US-bound flights must turn on phones
Passengers at some overseas airports that offer U.S.-bound flights will be required to power on their electronic devices in order to board their flights, the Transportation Security Administration said Sunday.

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Sun, 6 Jul 2014 19:46:00 EDT
Weekend shootings add to violent year for Indy
The fatal shooting of a decorated police officer this holiday weekend and a gun battle that wounded seven people the same day in a popular nightlife district have underscored what so far has been a violent year in...

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Sun, 6 Jul 2014 19:06:00 EDT
California shark bite victim feared for his life
Steven Robles was an hour into his regular weekend swim off some of Southern California's most popular beaches when he came face-to-face with a great white shark.

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Sun, 6 Jul 2014 16:56:00 EDT
Electric cord sparked fire that killed firefighter
A high-rise blaze that killed a fire lieutenant started in a pinched electrical cord in a cluttered apartment, fire officials said Sunday, adding that the fire had been ruled accidental.

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Sun, 6 Jul 2014 16:56:00 EDT
J-Lo, Versace lead Paris' haute couture revival
Just a few years ago it was on the brink of extinction. Now, haute couture - the 150-year-old Parisian tradition of making unique, astronomically-priced handmade gowns - is back.

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Sun, 6 Jul 2014 16:36:00 EDT
What a final! Djokovic tops Federer at Wimbledon
Novak Djokovic's large lead in the rollicking Wimbledon final was slipping away, due in no small part to Roger Federer's regal presence and resurgent play.

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Sun, 6 Jul 2014 16:19:00 EDT
Pro-Russia separatists vow to keep up the fight
Discouraged but defiant, pro-Russia separatists vowed to keep fighting the government in Kiev from the largest city in eastern Ukraine, where they regrouped Sunday after being driven out of a key stronghold.

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Sun, 6 Jul 2014 15:55:00 EDT
Church parade past Mafia home a challenge to pope
In apparent defiance of Pope Francis, a church procession detoured from its route through a southern Italian town to honor a convicted mobster under house arrest.

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Sun, 6 Jul 2014 15:55:00 EDT
Atlantic Canada cleans up after Arthur strikes
Arthur was moving across Newfoundland on Sunday a day after striking Canada's Maritime provinces with near-hurricane strength winds and torrential rains, knocking down trees and leaving tens of thousands of people...

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Sun, 6 Jul 2014 15:26:00 EDT
Iraq analyzing tape purported to show top militant
Iraq security agencies are working to verify the authenticity of a video that purportedly shows the elusive leader of the Sunni extremist group that has declared an Islamic state in a large chunk of territory it controls...

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Sun, 6 Jul 2014 14:25:00 EDT
Brazil tries to stay confident after losing Neymar
Still coping with the loss of its biggest star, Brazil is trying to find ways to remain upbeat about its prospects at the World Cup.

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Sun, 6 Jul 2014 14:15:00 EDT
Video footage shows Pistorius re-enacting killing
Newly released video footage shows Oscar Pistorius participating in a re-enactment of how he says he fatally shot girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and then carried her out of a toilet cubicle in his home.

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Sun, 6 Jul 2014 12:46:00 EDT
Afghan candidates spar over release of results
Afghanistan's election crisis deepened Sunday as the two presidential candidates sparred over the release of preliminary results and calls mounted for a broader investigation of suspect ballots amid allegations of...

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Sun, 6 Jul 2014 12:45:00 EDT
Oregon mental hospital to honor 'forgotten souls'
They were dubbed the "forgotten souls" - the cremated remains of thousands of people who came through the doors of Oregon's state mental hospital, died there and whose ashes were abandoned inside 3,500 copper urns.

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Sun, 6 Jul 2014 12:35:00 EDT
Oregon's 'forgotten souls' by the numbers
Cremated and forgotten, their remains became a symbol of Oregon's - and the nation's - dark history of treating the mentally ill. A two-year research effort is now shining a light on the 3,500 people whose ashes...

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Sun, 6 Jul 2014 11:55:00 EDT
Clippers sale hangs in balance as trial begins
With the potentially record-breaking $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers hanging in the balance, a trial beginning Monday will focus on whether Donald Sterling's estranged wife had the authority under terms of...

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Sun, 6 Jul 2014 11:36:00 EDT
Red Cross: 22 dead in attacks on Kenyan coast
Twenty-two people were killed in overnight attacks by gunmen on the Kenyan coast, the Kenya Red Cross said Sunday. Al-Qaida-linked militants claimed responsibility but Kenyan officials blamed local separatists.

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Sun, 6 Jul 2014 11:05:00 EDT
Veterans turn to American Legion for medical help
A counselor at the local Veterans Affairs office looked at Rebecca King, a victim of domestic violence and abuse who was seeking help for depression, and told her she would not be able to see a psychologist. She looked too...

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Sun, 6 Jul 2014 10:45:00 EDT
Backlash stirs in US against foreign worker visas
By LAURA WIDES-MUNOZ and PAUL WISEMAN Associated Press Kelly Parker was thrilled when she landed her dream job in 2012 providing tech support for Harley-Davidson's Tomahawk, Wisconsin, plants. The...

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Sun, 6 Jul 2014 09:09:00 EDT
What's making US economy a world beater? 5 factors
How does the U.S. economy do it?

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Sun, 6 Jul 2014 09:06:00 EDT
New VA secretary nominee not a health care expert
A onetime Army Ranger and former CEO of a Fortune 500 consumer products company, Robert McDonald may face his toughest challenge yet in fixing the huge, scandal-plagued Veterans Affairs Department.

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Sun, 6 Jul 2014 09:06:00 EDT
Ex-editor Coulson gets 18 months for hacking
Andy Coulson went from the editor's office at Britain's best-selling newspaper to the corridors of 10 Downing St. as Prime Minister David Cameron's communications chief. On Friday, he went to prison for...

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Sun, 6 Jul 2014 09:06:00 EDT
Solid US job gains pointing to a stronger recovery
The 5-year-old U.S. recovery is gaining momentum from a surprisingly robust job market and moving the economy closer to full health.

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Sun, 6 Jul 2014 06:16:00 EDT
Amid positive jobs numbers, politicians hedge bets
The top jobs numbers for June would have seemed to be cause for some appreciation. After all, the unemployment rate dipped to 6.1 percent, the lowest in six years, and hiring showed five months of steady growth.

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Sun, 6 Jul 2014 03:05:00 EDT
NATO signals no new members for the present
Faced with a newly aggressive Russia, NATO has been mulling how to react, but it is ruling out one option: rapid expansion.

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Sun, 6 Jul 2014 02:28:00 EDT
Germany summons US envoy over spy case
Germany summoned the U.S. ambassador in Berlin on Friday following the arrest of a man reported to have spied for the United States, heightening friction between the two countries over alleged U.S. eavesdropping in Germany.

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Sun, 6 Jul 2014 01:55:00 EDT
NYC firefighter killed battling Brooklyn blaze
A blaze broke out on an upper floor of a Brooklyn public-housing high-rise Saturday, trapping a New York City fire lieutenant who was overcome by smoke and later died.

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Sat, 5 Jul 2014 21:57:00 EDT
Philadelphia fire kills 4 kids, engulfs 10 houses
Fire raced through a row of two-story homes in southwest Philadelphia early Saturday, killing three 4-year-olds and a baby and engulfing at least 10 houses, officials said. A woman and three other children escaped through...

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Sat, 5 Jul 2014 21:35:00 EDT
Obama: US always has been a nation of immigrants
Celebrating the ethnic diversity of America, President Barack Obama said more than two dozen foreign-born service members who became U.S. citizens at the White House on the Fourth of July are vivid reminders that welcoming...

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Sat, 5 Jul 2014 21:05:00 EDT
Shark bites man near Southern California beach
A swimmer was bitten Saturday by a juvenile great white shark that grew agitated trying to free itself from a hook a fisherman had thrown into the water off Southern California's Manhattan Beach Pier, officials said.

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Sat, 5 Jul 2014 21:05:00 EDT
Messi guides Argentina into semis, Dutch scrape in
The Argentines didn't need a late winner from Lionel Messi this time, settling in to protect a 1-0 margin against Belgium that earned them a first trip to the World Cup semifinals in 24 years.

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Sat, 5 Jul 2014 20:05:00 EDT
Only road onto NC island reopening after Arthur
North Carolina's popular beach towns began returning to the business of recreation Saturday, after Arthur lashed the state's coast with forceful winds and heavy rain and then churned northward without leaving a...

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Sat, 5 Jul 2014 19:55:00 EDT
ON THIS DAY: Poland beats Brazil for 3rd in 1974
By PAN PYLAS and ANNE-MARIE BELGRAVE Associated Press On July 6 in World Cup history: Grzegorz Lato claims "Golden Boot" as Poland beats Brazil to claim third in Munich in 1974.

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Sat, 5 Jul 2014 19:35:00 EDT
Video purportedly shows extremist leader in Iraq
A man purporting to be the leader of the Sunni extremist group that has declared an Islamic state in territory it controls in Iraq and Syria has made what would be his first public appearance, delivering a sermon at a...

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Sat, 5 Jul 2014 19:25:00 EDT
Palestinian teen burned to death, autopsy shows
An autopsy showed an Arab teenager who Palestinians say was killed in a revenge attack was burned to death, officials said Saturday, while Palestinian militants fired two rockets toward a major southern city deeper into...

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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:23:00 EDT
Greipel wins 6th Tour de France stage in a sprint
Andre Greipel of Germany won the sixth stage of the Tour de France in a sprint as the pack entered Champagne country, and Vincenzo Nibali of Italy retained the yellow jersey on Thursday.

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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:09:00 EDT
FIFA rejects Suarez appeal against ban for biting
FIFA has rejected Luis Suarez's appeal against his lengthy ban for biting an opponent in a World Cup match.

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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 11:30:00 EDT
Cavs' 3-way trade official, waiting on James
The three-team trade that gave the Cavaliers salary cap space to possibly land LeBron James is official.

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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 10:50:00 EDT
$14M to beaten Giants fan returns security focus
Three years after his savage beating at the hands of Los Angeles fans at Dodger Stadium drew attention to sporting event violence, Bryan Stow was awarded about $14 million when a jury found the team was negligent.

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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 10:50:00 EDT
Uehara takes early lead; Wie struggles at Birkdale
Ayako Uehara of Japan got her one mistake out of the way early and opened with a 4-under 68 to lead the Women's British Open on Thursday.

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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 06:17:00 EDT
Vatican casts doubt on papal World Cup party
The Vatican says it is unlikely that Pope Francis and his predecessor, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, would get together to watch their home teams in the World Cup final on Sunday.

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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 02:20:00 EDT
Clippers' Sterling berates NBA, wife in court
Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling made a dramatic scene from the witness stand then an even more dramatic one from the audience.

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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 02:08:00 EDT
Parsons signs 3-year offer sheet with Mavericks
By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer The Dallas Mavericks have made a move at small forward, with restricted free agent Chandler Parsons signing a three-year offer sheet worth more than $45 million.

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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 01:28:00 EDT
Yankees put Tanaka on DL with elbow inflammation
Masahiro Tanaka was placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday, perhaps the biggest blow yet to the New York Yankees' battered rotation.

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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 13:17:00 EDT
FTC sues Amazon over kids' app charges
The Federal Trade Commission is suing Amazon over charges that the company has not done enough to prevent children from making millions of dollars in unauthorized in-app purchases, according to a complaint filed Thursday...

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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:31:00 EDT
Plan to keep highway aid flowing advances in House
A House committee has taken a step toward keeping highway and transit aid flowing to states just three weeks before transportation programs are forecast to go broke.

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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:38:00 EDT
US stocks fall on Portugal worries
Worries about the soundness of a European bank pushed U.S. stocks lower Thursday and sent global investors hunting for less risky assets.

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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:20:00 EDT
US stocks fall at midday over Portugal worries
U.S. stocks are lower at midday as fears about the health of a European bank weigh on the market.

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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:08:00 EDT
Hoping to project power, China finds itself alone
Nearly three decades after Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping famously instructed his diplomats to "be good at maintaining a low profile and never claim leadership," a new generation of rulers has made it clear that they're...

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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:07:00 EDT
France pleads for new EU economic strategy
France's economy minister is blaming European authorities for the lack of growth in France and Europe, and says it's time for a new economic policy that shuns austerity measures.

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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:03:00 EDT
Portuguese bank fears rekindle euro market tension
Worries over the health of one of Portugal's largest financial groups hit the country's stock market hard Thursday, pushing up its borrowing rates and unsettling investors across Europe.

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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:03:00 EDT
Market mood turns sour amid Portugal tensions
Renewed financial jitters in Europe and the failure of U.S. indexes to break through key thresholds weighed on markets Thursday as investors grew skeptical over the outlook for stocks.

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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 11:39:00 EDT
Boeing raises forecast for new airplane demand
Boeing Co. raised its long-term forecast for new airplane demand by more than 4 percent, based on expected orders of smaller, more fuel-efficient planes and burgeoning travel in Asia.

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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:54:00 EDT
Police: Prostitute left Google exec to die on boat
As a Google executive lay dying on his yacht, an upscale prostitute casually walks over him, picks up her clothes and heroin and swallows the last of a glass of wine before lowering the boat's blinds and walking back...

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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:39:00 EDT
Report: Chinese hackers hit US personnel networks
Chinese hackers broke into the computer networks of the Office of Personnel Management earlier this year with the intention of accessing the files of tens of thousands of federal employees who had applied for top-secret...

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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 09:00:00 EDT
US, China talk cyberhacking amid new allegations
Top American officials said Thursday they challenged their counterparts in China to rein in alleged cybersecurity infringements as a new allegation emerged of a brazen attempt by Chinese hackers to break into U.S....

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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 08:38:00 EDT
Samsung earnings hit by slowing China sales
Samsung Electronics Co. said operating profit declined to a two-year low in the second quarter, hit by the strong local currency and slowing demand for smartphones in China.

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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 06:08:00 EDT
Samsung faces fresh child labor claim in China
Samsung is facing a fresh accusation that one of its China suppliers hired children to meet production targets during a period of high demand from the South Korean electronics giant.

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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 13:11:00 EDT
Colorado clerk OK'd to give gay marriage licenses
A Boulder County clerk who has been issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in defiance of Colorado's gay-marriage ban can continue, a judge ruled Thursday.

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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 13:11:00 EDT
4 adults, 3 kids die in apartment building fire
An intense fire ravaged a three-story apartment building before dawn Thursday, killing four adults and three children, forcing tenants to jump or hand their children to safety, and leading to dramatic rescues from upper...

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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 13:01:00 EDT
Some in GOP worried over Fla. governor's missteps
Florida Gov. Rick Scott's campaign for re-election is hitting Democratic rival Charlie Crist with a barrage of attacks but his campaign team has also committed a series of blunders this year.

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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 13:00:00 EDT
Some in GOP worried over Fla. governor's missteps
Republican Gov. Rick Scott is a multimillionaire and flies in a private jet, yet his campaign decided to criticize Democratic challenger Charlie Crist as an elitist for wearing a Rolex watch.

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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:23:00 EDT
Parts of US Capitol closed after incident
An accident involving asbestos forced a temporary closure of the House side of the Capitol on Thursday and prompted House leaders to delay the day's session for two hours.

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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 11:30:00 EDT
North Dakota pipeline spill cleanup may take weeks
A pipeline has leaked 1 million gallons of oil drilling saltwater into the ground at a North Dakota Indian reservation, and some of the byproduct ended up in a bay that feeds the lake that provides the reservation's...

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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 13:17:00 EDT
Redford to play Rather in film about CBS fallout
Robert Redford will play Dan Rather in a film about the former CBS anchor's disputed report about President George W. Bush's National Guard service during the Vietnam War.

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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 13:17:00 EDT
David Byrne readies 'Here Lies Love' in London
David Byrne has gone more than an extra mile to ensure his immersive show "Here Lies Love" about Filipino ex-first lady Imelda Marcos is as authentic as possible as it goes international: He's just finished casting in...

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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:59:00 EDT
Brooks' music coming to digital via his own site
Garth Brooks, one of the last musicians to refuse put his music on iTunes, will make his songs available digitally on his own website.

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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:53:00 EDT
'Birdman' to open Venice Film Festival
Alejandro Inarritu's "Birdman," starring Michael Keaton, will open the 71st Venice Film Festival.

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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 08:57:00 EDT
Emmy nominations for actress in a TV drama series
The Primetime Emmy nominations for best actress in a television drama series have been announced in Los Angeles by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 08:47:00 EDT
Emmy nominations for actor in a TV drama series
The Primetime Emmy nominations for best actor in a television drama series have been announced in Los Angeles by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 07:17:00 EDT
Hollywood 'Godzilla' finally stomps home to Japan
Tokyo is rolling out the red carpet for Hollywood's "Godzilla" remake although the nation that gave birth to the fire-breathing monster is seeing the latest movie after it opened everywhere else.

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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 03:38:00 EDT
Cairo cinema gives Egypt home for alternative film
Squeezed in between auto parts shops and cafes off the crowded avenues of downtown Cairo, no blaring marquee announces this cinema. Instead look for a small blue doorway, marked by a discrete neon calligraphy sign and...

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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:55:00 EDT
3 skulls donated to Seattle-area thrift store
Officials in Washington state are searching for the person who donated three human skulls to a thrift store in a Seattle suburb.

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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:04:00 EDT
14,000 draft notices sent to men born in 1800s
By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press No, the United States military isn't trying to build a force of centenarians.

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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 11:58:00 EDT
Massachusetts man injured when dragged by wires
A Massachusetts man was injured when overhead wires pulled down by a passing truck wrapped around him and dragged him down the sidewalk.

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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 11:09:00 EDT
Pig threatens children walking through Maine woods
Police in the Maine town of Oakland are looking for a pig that threatened two children walking through the woods.

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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 10:29:00 EDT
Naked Seattle intruder recites Scripture in home
It was little comfort to the residents of a Seattle home along Lake Washington when the naked man who crashed through their front door began loudly reciting Scripture.

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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 08:27:00 EDT
Cat in central Florida goes wild; owner calls 911
A 4-year-old Russian blue cat named Kush is being quarantined after apparently going berserk inside a central Florida home, prompting its owners to call 911.

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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 08:27:00 EDT
Freak accident sends chisel through gym window
A woman working out at a Manhattan fitness center suffered cuts from shards of glass after a piece of construction equipment crashed through the gym's fourth-floor window.

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Wed, 9 Jul 2014 18:58:00 EDT
Probation for official who stole $460K in quarters
The former public works inspector for a northern New Jersey town who admitted stealing $460,000 in quarters over two years has been spared a prison term.

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Wed, 9 Jul 2014 18:04:00 EDT
Heart pounds, eyes close on the tallest waterslide
Halfway up the 264 stairs leading to the top of the world's tallest waterslide, it was clear this was the most breathtaking ride I'd ever encountered.

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Wed, 9 Jul 2014 18:02:00 EDT
Farmer loses phone, returned 8 months later
Oklahoma farmer Kevin Whitney thought his iPhone was lost for good when it fell into a grain elevator last year. Eight months later, his phone was returned unscathed after a trip to Japan.

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