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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:21:00 EDT
Shooting by 9-year-old girl stirs debate over guns
The accidental shooting death of a firing-range instructor by a 9-year-old girl with an Uzi has set off a powerful debate over youngsters and guns, with many people wondering what sort of parents would let a child handle a...

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:58:00 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, 27 Aug 2014 21:38:00 EDT
Cowabunga! Storm sends big waves to California
Thundering surf spawned by a Pacific hurricane pounded the Southern California coast Wednesday, causing minor flooding in a low-lying beach town while drawing daredevil surfers and body-boarders into churning, 20-foot...

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:01:00 EDT
US to consider spousal abuse in immigration claims
A government immigration board has determined for the first time that domestic violence victims may be able to qualify for asylum in the United States. The ruling comes in the case of a Guatemalan woman who crossed into...

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:49:00 EDT
USC's Shaw admits to lying about injuries, rescue
Southern California cornerback Josh Shaw confessed that he lied to school officials about how he sprained his ankles last weekend, retracting his story about jumping off a balcony to save his drowning nephew.

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:59:00 EDT
Mother of US reporter in Syria begs for his life
The mother of a hostage American journalist pleaded for his release Wednesday in a video directed at the Islamic State group, while new images emerged of mass killings, including masked militants shooting kneeling men...

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:48:00 EDT
AP PHOTOS: Storm-roiled waves hit beach towns
Massive waves turned into floodwaters Wednesday along the Southern California shore as Hurricane Marie stirred up the surf from afar.

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:38:00 EDT
Dad acquitted in slaying of driver who killed sons
A southeast Texas man says that despite his acquittal Wednesday for the shooting death of the drunken driver who caused a crash that killed his two sons, there are no winners.

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:28:00 EDT
Boy hurt in California quake: 'I should be dead'
Thirteen-year-old Nicholas Dillon's screams could be heard throughout his pitch black house when the earth shook and the falling bricks hit him. His mother, who later called it the worst night of her life, couldn't...

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:18:00 EDT
Obama crafts legal rationale for immigration steps
The White House is crafting a blame-it-on-Congress legal justification to back up President Barack Obama's impending executive actions on immigration.

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:48:00 EDT
Chicago's Little League champs return as heroes
The ballpark gleams, exactly as the home of the Little League World Series national championship team should.

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:08:00 EDT
Minister: 2 people have died of Ebola in Congo
Two Ebola-related deaths have been confirmed in Congo, the country's health minister said Sunday, though local officials believe the cases are unrelated to the outbreak in West Africa that has killed more than 1,400...

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:08:00 EDT
UN panel: Global warming human-caused, dangerous
Global warming is here, human-caused and probably already dangerous - and it's increasingly likely that the heating trend could be irreversible, a draft of a new international science report says.

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:59:00 EDT
Police: Deaths of 2 dumped in river drug-related
Two men were found dead in a river Wednesday, bound and weighted down with makeshift anchors and their throats slit, in drug-related abductions and killings that authorities said may also have been gang-related. A third...

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:59:00 EDT
Q-and-A on Westerners who join the fight in Syria
Douglas McAuthur McCain, an American killed in Syria while fighting with the Islamic State group, was part of a growing number of Americans and other foreigners recruited by terror groups to help them wage war in the Mideast.

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:59:00 EDT
UK sex abuse report prompts outrage, reflection
Rotherham is a working-class town that is remarkable in its ordinariness - a collection of charmless discount stores, betting shops and kebab counters, surrounded by sleepy residential streets lined with brick houses that...

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:59:00 EDT
Boston Marathon bombing victim marries his nurse
If something good could come out of the Boston Marathon bombing, James Costello and Krista D'Agostino seem to have found it.

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:51:00 EDT
NFL suspends Browns star WR Gordon for 2014 season
Josh Gordon's wait is over, and so is his 2014 season. Now the star wide receiver's career is in peril.

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:39:00 EDT
Study: Social media users shy away from opinions
People who use Facebook and Twitter are less likely than others to share their opinions on hot-button issues, even when they are offline, according to a surprising new survey by the Pew Research Center.

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:33:00 EDT
AP ANALYSIS: A grim stalemate at war's end in Gaza
The third Gaza War in six years appears to have ended in another sort of tie, with both Israel and Hamas claiming the upper hand. Their questionable achievements have come at a big price, especially to long-suffering...

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:29:00 EDT
Battle for Ukraine's southeast coast heats up
Pushing west in a new offensive along Ukraine's strategic coastline, heavily armed Russian-backed separatist forces captured new territory Wednesday far from their previous battles with government troops.

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:09:00 EDT
Israeli premier, Hamas declare victory in Gaza war
Both Israel's prime minister and Hamas declared victory Wednesday in the Gaza war, though their competing claims left questions over future terms of their uneasy peace still lingering.

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:49:00 EDT
Greek archaeologists enter large underground tomb
Archaeologists excavating an ancient tomb under a massive burial mound in northern Greece have entered the underground structure, which appears to have been looted in antiquity.

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:29:00 EDT
Sources: US considering new relief mission in Iraq
The Obama administration is considering a humanitarian relief operation for Shiite Turkmen in northern Iraq who have been under siege for weeks by Islamic State militants, U.S. defense officials said Wednesday.

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:29:00 EDT
US official warns Ebola outbreak will get worse
A third top doctor has died from Ebola in Sierra Leone, a government official said Wednesday, as a leading American health official warned that the outbreak sweeping West Africa would get worse.

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:20:00 EDT
3 ways insurers can discourage sick from enrolling
By TOM MURPHY AP Business Writer Insurers can no longer reject customers with expensive medical conditions thanks to the health care overhaul. But consumer advocates warn that companies are still using...

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:29:00 EDT
IMF chief Lagarde under investigation in France
Christine Lagarde, the chief of the International Monetary Fund, was put under official investigation for negligence in a French corruption probe that dates back to her days as France's finance minister.

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:48:00 EDT
US journalist thankful for work to secure freedom
A U.S. journalist speaking publicly for the first time since his release from a Syrian extremist group said Wednesday that he was overwhelmed to learn that so many "brave, determined and big-hearted" people were behind...

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:38:00 EDT
Experts want to see NFL act on domestic violence
Ravens running back Ray Rice is sitting out two games for domestic violence. A positive marijuana test triggered a yearlong ban for Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon, costing him the 2014 season.

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:31:00 EDT
10 things to know about corporate inversions
Burger King is drawing a lot of flak over plans to shift its legal address to a foreign country by merging with Tim Hortons, the Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain.

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:08:00 EDT
AP PHOTOS: Workers clear debris from busy runway
Nearly 100 workers at the world's busiest airport are volunteering their time to pick up trash that could be dangerous when planes land and take off.

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:51:00 EDT
Time Warner Cable says outages largely resolved
Time Warner Cable said Wednesday that service was largely restored after a problem during routine maintenance caused a nationwide outage of its Internet service for hours.

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:21:00 EDT
Video games come of age as spectator sport
Video games have been a spectator sport since teenagers crowded around arcade machines to watch friends play "Pac-Man." And for decades, kids have gathered in living rooms to marvel at how others master games like "Street...

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:59:00 EDT
2 Europe navigation satellites in the wrong orbits
European space officials say they're investigating whether the inaccurate deployment of two satellites will complicate their efforts to develop a new Galileo satellite navigation system that would rival America's...

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:49:00 EDT
Afghan presidential candidates pull out of audit
Afghanistan's troubled presidential election was rocked by more turmoil on Wednesday as both candidates vying to succeed Hamed Karzai pulled their observers out of a ballot audit meant to determine the winner of a June...

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 08:20:00 EDT
Experts find 283 DNA samples from MH17 site
Experts working to identify the victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 have gathered DNA samples from 283 people and have positively identified 173.

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 06:38:00 EDT
Malaysia Airlines set for shakeup after disasters
Malaysia is preparing to unveil the latest overhaul of its beleaguered state-owned airline, which is reeling from twin disasters months apart that killed hundreds of passengers.

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 06:00:00 EDT
Pediatricians' Rx for schools: Later start times
Pediatricians have a new prescription for schools: later start times for teens.

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 06:00:00 EDT
Heart group: E-cigarettes might help smokers quit
By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer The American Heart Association's first policy statement on electronic cigarettes backs them as a last resort to help smokers quit. The American Cancer...

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:38:00 EDT
Even if attacked, airline could be liable in crash
By DAVID KOENIG AP Airlines Writer Families of passengers who were on the Malaysia Airlines plane shot down over Ukraine are starting to sort through the long process of gaining compensation for their loss.

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 03:48:00 EDT
Women's World Cup turf war heats up
By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer Even actor Tom Hanks has an opinion about whether the athletes at the 2015 Women's World Cup should play on artificial turf or grass.

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 03:08:00 EDT
AP source: American militant said killed in Syria
An American man believed to have been killed in Syria was there to fight alongside an extremist militant group, most likely the Islamic State, a U.S. official has said.

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 01:48:00 EDT
Can Ferguson change the 'ritual' of black deaths?
The choir sang, the preachers shouted and the casket stayed closed. The body was taken to the cemetery, and Michael Brown was laid to rest.

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 01:31:00 EDT
Afghanistan's one-time booming war economy slows
Rows of dusty trucks and used cars sit unsold in Afghanistan's capital, where real estate agents bemoan a lack of sales and international businessmen no longer frequent top hotels. Even government employees nervously...

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:19:00 EDT
Crist makes Florida comeback bid as 4 states vote
Former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist continued his political comeback Tuesday as Democratic voters selected him as their nominee to challenge Republican Gov. Rick Scott in Florida, one of four states where voters were...

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:08:00 EDT
Ebola has 'upper hand' says US health official
Ebola still has the "upper hand" in the outbreak that has killed more than 1,400 people in West Africa, but experts have the means to stop it, a top American health official said during a visit to the hardest-hit countries.

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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 22:10:00 EDT
American woman is being held hostage in Syria
The Islamic State militant group is holding hostage a young American woman who was doing humanitarian aid work in Syria, a family representative said Tuesday. The 26-year-old woman is the third American known to have been...

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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 22:00:00 EDT
Judges chide state lawyers over gay marriage bans
Federal appeals judges bristled on Tuesday at arguments defending gay marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin, with one Republican appointee comparing them to now-defunct laws that once outlawed weddings between blacks and...

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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 21:41:00 EDT
Quake is major test for hard-luck California city
The historic blue-collar town of Vallejo is a short distance but a far cry from the touristy Napa Valley vineyards and quaint towns. So when Sunday's earthquake struck, the damage to the wine industry took center stage...

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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 21:28:00 EDT
Federal prosecutions not easy in police shootings
As the Justice Department probes the police shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old in Missouri, history suggests there's no guarantee of a criminal prosecution, let alone a conviction.

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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 21:08:00 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, 26 Aug 2014 20:38:00 EDT
Miley Cyrus' date wanted by Oregon police
The young homeless man who accompanied Miley Cyrus to the MTV Video Music Awards has a warrant out for his arrest in Oregon.

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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20:20:00 EDT
No sign of quick end to Ukraine conflict
Ukraine's president said Wednesday that Vladimir Putin accepts the principles of a peace plan for Ukraine but the Russian leader insisted that only Kiev can reach a cease-fire deal with the pro-Moscow separatists.

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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20:18:00 EDT
Obama to award Medal of Honor to Civil War officer
A century and a half after his valiant death at the Battle of Gettysburg, a Union Army officer is being awarded the nation's highest military decoration, thanks to a decades-long campaign by his descendants and Civil...

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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:18:00 EDT
Report finds 1,400 children exploited in UK town
About 1,400 children were sexually exploited in a northern England town, a report concluded Tuesday in a damning account of "collective failures" by authorities to prevent victims as young as 11 from being beaten, raped...

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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:18:00 EDT
Health-care fears loom large in gay marriage cases
When Niki Quasney felt a piercing pain in her ribcage in March, the oncologist treating her advanced ovarian cancer told her to get to an emergency room immediately.

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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:08:00 EDT
Possible airstrikes in Syria raise more questions
The intelligence gathered by U.S. military surveillance flights over Syria could support a broad bombing campaign against the Islamic State militant group, but current and former U.S. officials differ on whether air power...

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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 17:48:00 EDT
Gaza truce open-ended, but puts off tough issues
Israel and Gaza's ruling Hamas agreed Tuesday to an open-ended cease-fire after seven weeks of fighting - an uneasy deal that halts the deadliest war the sides have fought in years, with more than 2,200 killed, but...

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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:50:00 EDT
Arab strikes in Libya show impatience with US
Egypt and the United Arab Emirates secretly carried out airstrikes against Islamist militias inside Libya, the United States publicly acknowledged Tuesday, another sharp jolt to American-led attempts over the past three...

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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:57:00 EDT
Burger King plans expansion of Tim Hortons
The fight for the coffee and breakfast crowd is heating up, both at home and abroad.

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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:30:00 EDT
Obama vows justice in murder of American
His standing with veterans damaged by scandal, President Barack Obama on Tuesday defended his administration's response to Veterans Affairs lapses that delayed health care for thousands of former service members, but...

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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:57:00 EDT
Secret US-Russia talks on Ukraine held in Finland
The Finnish Foreign Ministry says that the United States and Russia held secret talks over Ukraine in Finland in June.

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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:28:00 EDT
Gov't warns US retailers about hacking software
More than 1,000 U.S. retailers could be infected with malicious software lurking in their cash register computers, allowing hackers to steal customer financial data, the Homeland Security Department said Friday.

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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:58:00 EDT
Iceland lowers aviation alert level from volcano
Iceland lowered its aviation alert level to orange from red Sunday, saying there was no sign of an imminent eruption at the Bardarbunga volcano. And scientists at the Icelandic Meteorological Office said their announcement...

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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:37:00 EDT
Dempsey in Afghanistan for transition talks
The Pentagon has developed plans that would allow American forces to remain in Afghanistan beyond the end of the year if the contested presidential election drags on and a security agreement isn't signed soon, the top...

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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:20:00 EDT
5 things to watch for at the Venice Film Festival
It has Al Pacino and zombie girlfriends, Owen Wilson and Lars von Trier.

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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:08:00 EDT
AP PHOTOS: Cubans trek to beach to cool off
In the long, sticky Cuban summer, keeping cool is serious business.

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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 10:37:00 EDT
10 new fall TV shows worthy of a first-night look
It's a time-honored rite harking back to an era of black-and-white TVs and the trio of networks whose programs they delivered: the grand unveiling of new fall fare.

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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
Correction: Ebola story
In a story Aug. 22 about Ebola, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Nigeria's total of confirmed infections was 16. In fact, the number of Ebola cases confirmed by the WHO was 12.

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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 08:41:00 EDT
Murray grits through cramps to win at US Open
Spinning in 70 mph second serves, grabbing at his hamstring during points, Andy Murray gritted his way through head-to-toe cramps to win at the U.S. Open.

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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 05:57:00 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, 26 Aug 2014 04:30:00 EDT
SHOW BITS: A last hurrah for 'Breaking Bad'
Show Bits brings you the 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles through the eyes of Associated Press journalists. Follow them on Twitter where available with the handles listed after each item.

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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 04:08:00 EDT
'Breaking Bad' and 'Modern Family' win Emmy Awards
"Modern Family" and "Breaking Bad" triumphed at Monday's Emmy Awards, proving that established broadcast and cable fare retains the power to fend off challenges from upstart online series such as "Orange Is the New...

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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 02:07:00 EDT
AP sources: US surveillance planes fly over Syria
The U.S. has begun surveillance flights over Syria after President Barack Obama gave the OK, U.S. officials said, a move that could pave the way for airstrikes against Islamic State militant targets there.

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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 22:29:00 EDT
Syria warns US: No unilateral strikes on militants
Syria said Monday it was ready to help confront the rising threat from the Islamic State group, but warned the United States against carrying out airstrikes without Damascus' consent, saying any such attack would be...

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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 21:47:00 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, 25 Aug 2014 19:39:00 EDT
Businesses: Quake cleanup shouldn't deter tourists
The earthquake that jarred California's wine capital caused $1 billion in damage, Napa County officials estimated Monday as business owners mopped up high-end vintages that spilled from barrels and bottles and swept...

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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 19:01:00 EDT
Mourners urge black Americans to take action
The mourners filled an enormous church to remember Michael Brown - recalling him as a "gentle giant," aspiring rapper and recent high school graduate on his way to a technical college.

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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 18:18:00 EDT
American held in Syria freed after nearly 2 years
As the U.S. mourned an American journalist beheaded by Islamic militants, the nation found something of a reprieve with the release of another freelance reporter who had been held hostage for nearly two years by an...

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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 18:10:00 EDT
Liberia: Doctor given experimental Ebola drug dies
A Liberian doctor who received one of the last known doses of an experimental Ebola drug has died, officials said Monday. Separately, Canada said it has yet to send out an untested vaccine that the government is donating.

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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 17:57:00 EDT
Gaza attacks triggers Israeli exodus from border
Hundreds of Israelis left their homes along the border with the Gaza Strip on Monday, reflecting growing frustration over the war with Hamas and the Palestinian mortar fire raining down on their communities. Tens of...

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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 17:27:00 EDT
A look at earthquake's impact on California region
A strong earthquake rattled a swath of Northern California's wine country in the early hours of Sunday morning, unleashing most of its damage on the city of Napa in the heart of the vineyard-studded region.

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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 16:57:00 EDT
Hard to swallow? Burger King may move to Canada
Some Burger King customers are finding it hard to swallow that the home of the Whopper could move to Canada.

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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 16:47:00 EDT
Ukrainian president dissolves parliament
Ukraine's president on Monday dissolved parliament and called for early elections in October as his country continues to battle a pro-Russian insurgency in its eastern regions.

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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 16:39:00 EDT
Weapons convoys seen rolling in eastern Ukraine
For several evenings this month, convoys of military weaponry passed with clockwork-like regularity through Krasnodon, a rebel-held town in eastern Ukraine near the porous border with Russia.

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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 16:17:00 EDT
American Ebola doc urges help fighting outbreak
As one of few Ebola survivors with medical expertise, Dr. Kent Brantly seems keenly aware of the position his painful experience has put him in. He hasn't spoken yet about his plans, but spent much of his first public...

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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 15:57:00 EDT
Weapons convoys seen rolling in eastern Ukraine
AP reporters say convoys of military weaponry and supplies have been coming from the direction of Russia into rebel-held Ukraine.

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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 14:17:00 EDT
Obama back in DC amid crises, as if he never left
While in office, former President George H. W. Bush once plaintively asked, "What is it about August?"

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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 13:19:00 EDT
French government dissolves over economic policy
President Francois Hollande is weighing his options after dissolving the government on Monday over open feuding in the Cabinet about how much cutting - or spending - will revive the country's stagnant economy.

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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 12:36:00 EDT
Correction: Britain-Obit-Richard Attenborough
In an obituary Aug. 24 on actor-director Richard Attenborough, The Associated Press erroneously reported that "In Which We Serve," a movie starring Attenborough, won an Oscar for Best Picture in 1942. The film did not win...

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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 06:57:00 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, 25 Aug 2014 02:09:00 EDT
Strong California quake shakes famed wine country
The San Francisco Bay Area's strongest earthquake in 25 years struck the heart of California's wine country early Sunday, igniting gas-fed fires, damaging some of the region's famed wineries and historic...

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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 00:56:00 EDT
Bow down: Beyonce owns the MTV Video Music Awards
By MESFIN FEKADU AP Music Writer Bow down: Beyonce was the reigning queen of Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards.

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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 00:19:00 EDT
Girls from Brazil's favelas find escape in ballet
Past the graffiti-covered overpass and subway tracks, in a slum penned in by high-rises, 8-year-old Gabriela Aparecida fixes her curly hair into a bun as she waits for a ride to her new favorite activity: ballet. Peeling...

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Sun, 24 Aug 2014 23:57:00 EDT
Dad of 18-year-old shot by officer asks for peace
The father of a black 18-year-old shot to death by a white police officer in Ferguson pleaded Sunday for a "day of silence" as he lays his son to rest Monday.

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Sun, 24 Aug 2014 22:36:00 EDT
Obama back at White House after summer 'vacation'
The "vacation" is over and it's back to the White House for President Barack Obama.

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Sun, 24 Aug 2014 22:27:00 EDT
Bishop: Slain US journalist Foley opened our eyes
Slain U.S. journalist James Foley was living his faith by bringing images to the world of people suffering from war and oppressive regimes, a Roman Catholic bishop said Sunday at a Mass in his honor.

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Sun, 24 Aug 2014 22:27:00 EDT
US says American held in Syria has been freed
An American journalist kidnapped and held hostage for nearly two years by an al-Qaida-linked group in Syria was released Sunday, less than a week after the horrific execution of American journalist James Foley by Islamic...

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Sun, 24 Aug 2014 21:49:00 EDT
Rap mogul Suge Knight shot, wounded in nightclub
Death Row Records founder and rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was shot and injured in a packed nightclub early Sunday, but he was expected to survive, a Los Angeles County sheriff's sergeant said.

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Sun, 24 Aug 2014 21:27:00 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, 24 Aug 2014 17:57:00 EDT
Michael Brown called 'little kid in big body'
Michael Brown Jr. was on the verge of starting college, eager to launch himself into the adult world. Instead, on Monday he'll be mourned at his funeral, more than two weeks after his fatal shooting by a white police...

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Sun, 24 Aug 2014 17:48:00 EDT
Cristobal's pelting rains lash southeast Bahamas
Slow-moving Tropical Storm Cristobal lashed parts of the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands with heavy rainfall on Sunday, and one man died and two other people were earlier left missing when they were caught up by...

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Sun, 24 Aug 2014 17:47:00 EDT
Palestinian president prepares new UN appeal
Aides to the Palestinian president said Sunday that he will soon appeal to the international community to set a deadline for Israel to end its occupation of lands captured in the 1967 Mideast war and make way for an...

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Sun, 24 Aug 2014 17:37:00 EDT
Lovefest: Kevin Love traded to Cavs, joins LeBron
Olympic champions together, Kevin Love and LeBron James spent the last 30 days waiting to become teammates again.

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Sun, 24 Aug 2014 17:28:00 EDT
Questions and answers about California earthquake
By TERRY TANG Associated Press A magnitude-6.0 earthquake struck the San Francisco Bay Area early Sunday. Scientists say it was the largest earthquake to hit the region in 25 years. The quake struck at...

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Sun, 24 Aug 2014 16:49:00 EDT
California winemakers cleaning up after quake
Winemakers in California's storied Napa Valley woke up to thousands of broken bottles and barrels as a result of Sunday's earthquake.

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Sun, 24 Aug 2014 16:38:00 EDT
Biggest quakes by magnitude in California
By The Associated Press California, where a quake and fire devastated the city of San Francisco in 1906, once again showed it is earthquake country.

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Sun, 24 Aug 2014 15:57:00 EDT
Official: British Ebola patient to be evacuated
The first British citizen confirmed to be infected with the deadly Ebola disease is being evacuated from Sierra Leone on a jet sent by the Royal Air Force, a Sierra Leone official said Sunday.

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Sun, 24 Aug 2014 15:46:00 EDT
Israel leader tries to link Hamas, Iraq extremists
Israel's prime minister is trying to capitalize on the gruesome video of an American journalist's beheading by the Islamic State extremist group, saying Hamas is an equally vicious foe as he tries to rally...

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Sun, 24 Aug 2014 15:37:00 EDT
Rebels parade captured Ukrainian soldiers in east
To shouts of "Fascists!" and "Hang them from a tree!" captured Ukrainian soldiers were paraded through the streets of the rebel stronghold of Donetsk on Sunday as bystanders pelted them with eggs, water bottles and tomatoes.

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Sun, 24 Aug 2014 12:46:00 EDT
Islamic authority: Extremists no 'Islamic State'
The top Islamic authority in Egypt, revered by many Muslims worldwide, launched an Internet-based campaign Sunday challenging an extremist group in Syria and Iraq by saying it should not be called an "Islamic State."

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Sun, 24 Aug 2014 12:46:00 EDT
Iran says it downs Israeli drone near nuclear site
Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards said Sunday its forces shot down an Israeli drone as it approached an Iranian nuclear site, recovering major parts of what it described as an advanced aircraft. Israeli officials could...

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Sun, 24 Aug 2014 12:46:00 EDT
Ambassador: UK close to Identifying Foley killer
Police and spy agencies are close to identifying the English-accented militant depicted on video showing the killing of U.S. journalist James Foley, Britain's ambassador to the United States said Sunday.

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Sun, 24 Aug 2014 10:46:00 EDT
Ferguson residents struggling with daily life
Life in this working-class St. Louis suburb of modest brick homes and low-rise apartments hasn't been the same since Angelia Dickens' son tearfully told her, "The police shot a boy."

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Sun, 24 Aug 2014 08:06:00 EDT
Obama urges renewal of US Export-Import Bank
President Barack Obama is trying to rally support for a taxpayer-subsidized bank that he says creates jobs.

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Sun, 24 Aug 2014 07:09:00 EDT
History in flames: Belgium recalls Leuven's ruins
A century after German forces burned down the Leuven University library, Marie Legrand still has visions of the horrid scene. Even the scent of smoke she smelled as a 3-year-old stings in her mind to this day.

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Sun, 24 Aug 2014 05:46:00 EDT
White House aides to attend Michael Brown funeral
President Barack Obama is sending three White House aides to the funeral of Michael Brown, the young black man whose fatal shooting by a white police officer sparked days of racial unrest in Ferguson, Missouri.

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Sun, 24 Aug 2014 05:38:00 EDT
Pakistan's largest city thirsts for a water supply
On the outskirts of the slums of Pakistan's biggest city, protesters burning tires and throwing stones have what sounds like a simple demand: They want water at least once a week.

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Sun, 24 Aug 2014 02:36:00 EDT
Hot-sauce plant's tour offers whiff of excitement
A Southern California hot sauce plant that came under fire for its spicy odors is throwing open its doors to the public, offering a whiff of excitement and perhaps a breath of fresh air in its relations with its neighbors.

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Sun, 24 Aug 2014 02:08:00 EDT
China defends intercepting US Navy plane
China's Defense Ministry rejected U.S. accusations that a Chinese fighter jet's intercept of a U.S. Navy surveillance aircraft off the southern Chinese coast was dangerous, and blamed Washington for mounting...

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Sun, 24 Aug 2014 00:56:00 EDT
Protesters, police march peacefully in Ferguson
A diverse group of protesters, many of them children, marched peacefully Saturday as calm prevailed for a fourth straight day in the St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black 18-year-old was shot by a white police officer,...

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Sat, 23 Aug 2014 21:28:00 EDT
Official says hackers hit up to 25,000 fed workers
The internal records of as many as 25,000 Homeland Security Department employees were exposed during a recent computer break-in at a federal contractor that handles security clearances, an agency official said Friday.

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Sat, 23 Aug 2014 18:25:00 EDT
No arrests as thousands rally over chokehold death
Thousands of people expressing grief, anger and hope for a better future marched peacefully through Staten Island on Saturday to protest the chokehold death of an unarmed black man by a white police officer.

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Sat, 23 Aug 2014 18:07:00 EDT
Residents say assault case erodes trust in police
Residents of a neighborhood where an Oklahoma City officer is accused of sexually assaulting women said Saturday the allegations make them distrust police.

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Sat, 23 Aug 2014 17:48:00 EDT
Airlines on alert as eruption begins in Iceland
Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano burst forth with a small eruption Saturday under the ice of Europe's largest glacier, scientists said, prompting the country to close airspace over the area.

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Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:56:00 EDT
Bombings kill 42 in Iraq after Sunni mosque attack
Bombings in Baghdad and the northern city of Kirkuk killed at least 42 people in Iraq on Saturday as the government investigated a deadly attack on a Sunni mosque the day before that has heightened sectarian tensions amid...

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Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:18:00 EDT
Russian aid trucks leave; highlight dire needs
Hundreds of Russian aid trucks returned home from rebel-held eastern Ukraine on Saturday, highlighting a dire need for long-term assistance to the region where homes and livelihoods have been destroyed by months of fighting.

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Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:05:00 EDT
Sierra Leone makes hiding Ebola patients illegal
Sierra Leone has passed a new law imposing possible jail time for anyone caught hiding an Ebola patient - a common practice that the World Health Organization believes has contributed to a major underestimation of the...

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Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:45:00 EDT
Israeli airstrike collapses Gaza apartment tower
Israel bombed an apartment tower in downtown Gaza City on Saturday, collapsing the 12-story building in an unprecedented strike, while Hamas kept up heavy rocket fire that sent more Israelis fleeing border areas close to...

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Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:35:00 EDT
Phelps wins gold, Ledecky breaks 400 world record
The second coming of Michael Phelps gained momentum with another gold medal at the Pan Pacific championships on a night when U.S. teenager Katie Ledecky set yet another world record.

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Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:26:00 EDT
Social media pushes back at militant propaganda
The extremists of the Islamic State group have turned their social media into a theater of horror, broadcasting a stomach-turning stream of battles, bombings and beheadings to a global audience.

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Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:26:00 EDT
Neanderthals and humans had 'ample time' to mix
Humans and Neanderthals may have coexisted in Europe for more than 5,000 years, providing ample time for the two species to meet and mix, according to new research.

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Sat, 23 Aug 2014 07:46:00 EDT
Debaters hope to sway undecided in Scotland vote
Scotland's long debate over whether the country should become independent has proved a bonanza for printers of bumper stickers, posters, balloons and even umbrellas.

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Sat, 23 Aug 2014 05:15:00 EDT
Few details month after reporters detained in Iran
An Iranian-American correspondent for the Washington Post and his journalist wife have been held in custody for a month in Iran, suggesting a possible struggle between a new guard of moderates pushing for greater freedom...

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Sat, 23 Aug 2014 04:45:00 EDT
Coal gas boom in China holds climate change risks
Deep in the hilly grasslands of remote Inner Mongolia, twin smoke stacks rise more than 200 feet into the sky, their steam and sulfur billowing over herds of sheep and cattle. Both day and night, the rumble of this power...

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Sat, 23 Aug 2014 02:18:00 EDT
Iraq family's flight reveals depth of Sunni grief
For nearly a decade Abu Omar has been fleeing Iraq's many conflicts, but they always seem to catch up to him.

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Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:35:00 EDT
New fear: What happens in Ferguson if no charges?
Conditions calmed this week in Ferguson after nights of sometimes violent unrest stemming from the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer. But a delicate and crucial question lingers: What happens...

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Fri, 22 Aug 2014 21:25:00 EDT
Interpol seeks clues to Thai 'baby factory'
Interpol said it has launched a multinational investigation into what Thailand has dubbed the "Baby Factory" case: a 24-year-old Japanese businessman who has 16 surrogate babies and an alleged desire to father hundreds more.

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Fri, 22 Aug 2014 20:54:00 EDT
Costa Rica to investigate US anti-Cuba program
The Costa Rican government will investigate undercover U.S. programs operated from the Central American country and using its citizens in a ploy to destabilize the government in Cuba, the director of intelligence and...

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Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:55:00 EDT
West condemns Russia over convoy to Ukraine
Tensions between Russia and Ukraine escalated sharply on Friday as Moscow sent more than 130 trucks rolling across the border in what it said was a mission to deliver humanitarian aid. Ukraine called it a "direct...

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Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:38:00 EDT
Hamas kills 18 suspected informers to deter leaks
Gaza militants Friday gunned down 18 alleged spies for Israel in an apparent attempt to plug security breaches and deter others, a day after Israel killed three top Hamas military commanders in an airstrike likely guided...

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Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18:46:00 EDT
Policeman accused of serial sex assault on patrol
An Oklahoma City police officer arrested on charges of serial sexual assault preyed on women in the rundown neighborhoods he was assigned to patrol - picking some up off the street, pulling others over at traffic stops and...

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Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:55:00 EDT
Mosque attack kills 64 in Iraq, Sunnis halt talks
Gunmen attacked a Sunni mosque during Friday prayers and killed at least 64 people, prompting Sunni lawmakers to withdraw from talks on forming a new, more inclusive government capable of confronting the Islamic extremists...

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Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:44:00 EDT
Islamic State backers under scrutiny in US
Officially, the FBI agents who swarmed Donald Ray Morgan at Kennedy Airport this month were there to arrest him on a mundane gun charge. But they whisked him away to their Manhattan office and grilled him for two hours on...

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Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:15:00 EDT
Foley's death isn't changing views in Congress
For all its horror, the beheading of an American journalist in Syria appears unlikely to change lawmakers' minds about military intervention against Islamic State extremists. It's equally unclear whether the Obama...

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Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:34:00 EDT
NATO criticizes Russian convoy sent into Ukraine
NATO's secretary general has condemned Russia for sending a "so-called humanitarian convoy" into eastern Ukraine without the consent of the Ukrainian government.

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Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:05:00 EDT
Ice bucket challenge may change nonprofit world
The ice bucket challenge's phenomenal success is making other charitable organizations rethink how they connect with a younger generation of potential donors.

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Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:15:00 EDT
AP Photos: Pakistani protesters sleep on streets
They swarmed into Pakistan's capital in their thousands, protesters calling for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's resignation and the dissolution of parliament.

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Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:34:00 EDT
MH17 bodies returned as Malaysia battles fallout
Carried by soldiers and draped in the national flag, coffins carrying Malaysian victims of Flight MH17 returned home Friday to a country still searching for those onboard another doomed jet and a government battling the...

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Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:25:00 EDT
Emmy hopefuls play the angles to nab trophies
If it walks like a drama and talks like a drama and yet calls itself a comedy, that's just fine with the Emmy Awards.

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Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:07:00 EDT
Dempsey hits Islamic militant 'end-of-days' vision
America's top-ranked military officer says the surging Islamic State group has an "apocalyptic, end-of-days strategic vision" in the Middle East and cannot be defeated unless the United States and a coalition of...

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Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:37:00 EDT
UN: death toll from Syrian civil war tops 191,000
The death toll from three years of Syria's civil war has risen to more than 191,000 people, the United Nations reported Friday.

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Fri, 22 Aug 2014 06:06:00 EDT
10 Things to Know for Today
By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

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Fri, 22 Aug 2014 03:45:00 EDT
Obama faces options in Iraq and Syria
At the heart of President Barack Obama's quandary over the Islamic State militants is their haven in Syria.

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Fri, 22 Aug 2014 03:45:00 EDT
US special ops tried but failed to find hostages
President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State extremists, but they did not find them,...

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Fri, 22 Aug 2014 03:45:00 EDT
As US airstrikes in Iraq grow, details stay thin
America has returned to war, of a sort, in Iraq with airstrikes that have intensified in recent days against Islamic State militants. But details about the execution of this limited campaign, which so far includes no...

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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:44:00 EDT
Gov. Nixon taking National Guard out of Ferguson
Gov. Jay Nixon on Thursday ordered the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, where nightly scenes of unrest have erupted since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old nearly...

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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:34:00 EDT
Malaysia receives bodies from Flight 17 crash
The bodies and ashes of 20 Malaysians killed when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine in July arrived home on Friday, the first day of national mourning in the country's history.

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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:34:00 EDT
Foley case lays bare debate over paying ransom
The beheading of freelance journalist James Foley has forced a new debate between the longtime U.S. and British refusal to negotiate with terrorists, and Europe and the Persian Gulf's increasing willingness to pay...

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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 21:14:00 EDT
10 Things to Know for Friday
By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:

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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:34:00 EDT
Irish peacemaker, ex-premier Reynolds dies at 81
Albert Reynolds, the risk-taking Irish prime minister who played a key role in delivering peace to Northern Ireland but struggled to keep his own governments intact, died Thursday after a long battle with Alzheimer's...

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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:34:00 EDT
Prison time for woman charged in baby sitter death
When she died, Alexis Rasmussen was a 16-year-old Utah girl trying to find her own identity, her mother said.

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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:25:00 EDT
American Ebola doc: 'I am thrilled to be alive'
Calling it a "miraculous day," an American doctor infected with Ebola left his isolation unit and warmly hugged his doctors and nurses on Thursday, showing the world that he poses no public health threat one month after...

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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:25:00 EDT
Liberia gives food in slum sealed to stop Ebola
Government officials handed out bags of rice and sachets of drinking water Thursday to residents of an impoverished slum in Liberia's capital where tens of thousands of people have been barricaded in an effort to stop...

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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:16:00 EDT
Questions, answers about use of force by police
The fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer has opened a debate over what level of force is appropriate when law enforcement confronts a citizen perceived to be a threat.

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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:34:00 EDT
US judge strikes down Florida gay marriage ban
A federal judge on Thursday declared Florida's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, joining judges across the country who have sided with gay couples wishing to tie the knot.

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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:04:00 EDT
George W. Bush takes ice bucket challenge
Former President George W. Bush took the ice bucket challenge then nominated former President Bill Clinton to do it next.

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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:04:00 EDT
Israel kills 3 Hamas military commanders in Gaza
Israel stepped up its campaign against Gaza's ruling Hamas on Thursday, killing three of the group's senior military commanders in an airstrike that pulverized a four-story home, the second such attack targeting...

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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:24:00 EDT
Russian aid convoy advances toward Ukraine
Fierce fighting raged in eastern Ukraine on Thursday in what appeared to be a last-gasp attempt by government troops to snatch back territory from pro-Russian separatists before the arrival of a Russian aid convoy overseen...

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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:34:00 EDT
Supreme Court case to shape Ferguson investigation
It started with a bottle of orange juice 30 years ago.

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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:14:00 EDT
Hamas admits kidnapping Israeli teens
A senior Hamas leader has said the group carried out the kidnapping and killing of three Israeli teens in the West Bank in June - the first time anyone from the Islamic militant group has said it was behind an attack that...

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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:45:00 EDT
100,000 elephants killed in Africa, study finds
Poachers killed an estimated 100,000 elephants across Africa between 2010 and 2012, a huge spike in the continent's death rate of the world's largest mammals because of an increased demand for ivory in China and...

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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:34:00 EDT
United lures top fliers with promise of a hot meal
To win the hearts of frequent business travelers, United Airlines is going through their stomachs.

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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:14:00 EDT
A look at govt ransom polices in US, Europe
By The Associated Press A look at how the United States and various European nations have dealt with hostage-taking and ransom demands for their citizens in recent years:

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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:24:00 EDT
US won't reveal records on health website security
After promising not to withhold government information over "speculative or abstract fears," the Obama administration has concluded it will not publicly disclose federal records that could shed light on the security of the...

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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:14:00 EDT
Greek archaeology site sparks intense interest
Archaeologists excavating a large burial mound in northern Greece that has captivated the public's imagination have asked politicians and others seeking guided tours of the site to leave them in peace.

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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:59:00 EDT
Maria Sharapova comes through in 3 sets at US Open
A year ago at this time, Maria Sharapova was sitting out the U.S. Open, getting checked by doctors and having tests on the surgically repaired right shoulder that has troubled her off and on.

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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:30:00 EDT
US OPEN SCENE: Philosopher Gulbis' rules for life
For Ernests Gulbis, the unexamined life really is worth living.

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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:21:00 EDT
FBS season kicks off quietly with Georgia State
The first season major college football's champion will be decided by a playoff began Wednesday night in a mostly empty Georgia Dome, with one of the newest members of FBS taking on a team starting its second season in...

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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Yankees chase Price in 3rd, beat Tigers 8-4
It was an inning that defied explanation - the New York Yankees banging out hit after hit against one of the best pitchers in baseball.

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:38:00 EDT
Royals score 6 runs in 8th to beat Twins 6-1
The Kansas City Royals conjured up a little more late-game magic Wednesday night.

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:18:00 EDT
Fedora: No. 23 UNC suspends 4 players for opener
North Carolina coach Larry Fedora said Wednesday the team has suspended four players for this weekend's season opener, a day after a report of an alleged hazing altercation that left a redshirt freshman walk-on...

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:29:00 EDT
Philadelphia honors Little League team with parade
Ryan Howard, meet Mo'ne Davis.

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:08:00 EDT
Olivier Giroud out 4 months following leg surgery
Arsenal forward Olivier Giroud will be sidelined for about four months after surgery to repair a broken left leg.

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:28:00 EDT
Arsenal in 17th straight Champions group stage
Alexis Sanchez scored his first Arsenal goal, and the Gunners beat Besiktas 1-0 Wednesday night to reach the Champions League group stage for the 17th consecutive season.

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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:59:00 EDT
Deal reached to sell supermarket chain to ex-CEO
A New England supermarket chain that has been in turmoil for weeks over a workers' revolt and customer boycott has announced that the former CEO is buying the company from rival relatives.

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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:30:00 EDT
Tim Hortons a big part of Canadian identity
Few things unite Canadians the way Tim Hortons does. For half a century, they have warmed themselves on chilly mornings with the chain's coffee and Timbits - or doughnut holes to Americans.

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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:29:00 EDT
Asian stocks post cautious gains, Qantas surges
Asian stock markets were mostly higher Thursday but gains were muted ahead of U.S. economic data and possible policy announcements from Japan.

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:09:00 EDT
FBI investigating reports of attacks on US banks
The FBI said Wednesday it's working with the Secret Service to determine the scope of recently reported cyberattacks against several U.S. financial institutions.

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:08:00 EDT
Qantas Airways posts $2.6 billion loss for year
Qantas Airways Ltd. on Thursday posted a record 2.8 billion Australian dollar ($2.6 billion) loss, reflecting a profit-draining battle with its smaller rival Virgin Australia and aircraft write downs.

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:48:00 EDT
Deal on health care aids port contract talks
Negotiators hoping to forge a new contract for dockworkers and keep hundreds of billions of dollars in cargo moving smoothly through West Coast seaports made significant progress with a tentative deal on health care...

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:28:00 EDT
SEC adopts rules on loan-backed securities
Federal regulators on Wednesday voted to require financial firms that sell securities backed by loans, like the kind that fueled the 2008 financial crisis, to give investors details on borrowers' credit records and...

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:18:00 EDT
GM to move Cadillac SRX production to Tennessee
General Motors announced Wednesday that it is moving production of its next-generation Cadillac SRX crossover SUV from Mexico to its plant in Tennessee, leading United Auto Workers leaders to chide Tennessee Republicans...

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:18:00 EDT
Stocks drift higher; S&P 500 holds on to 2,000
By The Associated Press Stocks are drifting mostly higher as a main U.S. index sets a record for a third day in a row.

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:38:00 EDT
Alibaba's revenue growth surges in latest quarter
Alibaba's quarterly revenue growth is surging again, a development that should help the Chinese e-commerce company sell its shares in what could be one of the world's largest IPOs.

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:38:00 EDT
Hackerspaces help techies turn ideas into reality
Inside a nondescript garage-like workshop nestled between restaurants, a flower shop and jewelry stores along Main Street, ideas are taking shape.

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:38:00 EDT
Feds allow logging after huge California wildfire
U.S. Forest Service officials say they tried to balance competing interests in a plan released Wednesday that allows loggers to remove trees killed in a massive central California wildfire last year, but environmentalists...

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:28:00 EDT
Apple loses bid to block sales of 9 Samsung phones
A federal judge has rejected Apple's attempt to block the sale of several older Samsung smartphones that copied features in the iPhone.

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:29:00 EDT
Mom: captured son 'honorable' US journalist
An American freelance journalist held hostage and threatened with death by Islamic militants wanted to tell the world through his writing about oppressed people in the Middle East, his mother said in a video released...

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:18:00 EDT
Feds protect 20 species of coral as threatened
The federal government is protecting 20 types of colorful coral by putting them on the list of threatened species, partly because of climate change.

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:29:00 EDT
Boston suspect's sister charged in NY bomb threat
Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's sister was arrested Wednesday on suspicion she threatened to bomb a woman who previously had a romantic relationship with her boyfriend.

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:30:00 EDT
Pilot's fate unknown in fighter jet crash
An experienced pilot was missing Wednesday after the flier's F-15 fighter jet crashed in the mountains of western Virginia, shaking residents but causing no injuries on the ground, military and law enforcement...

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:38:00 EDT
Utah approves winery in town with polygamous sect
A town on the Utah-Arizona border largely controlled by Warren Jeffs' polygamous sect moved closer to opening its first commercial winery, a new venture and a signal of yet another lifestyle choice that separates the...

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:48:00 EDT
Parents: Mom didn't understand abandoning baby
A newborn girl was fighting for her life a day after Utah police say her mother dumped her in a neighbor's trash can, an act the woman's parents said Wednesday that she didn't fully comprehend.

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:48:00 EDT
'Cops' crew member killed in Omaha police shooting
Police officers who opened fire while disrupting a robbery at a fast-food restaurant in Omaha killed a crew member with the TV show "Cops" as well as the suspect, who was armed with a pellet gun that they thought was a...

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:18:00 EDT
Judge lets 'X-Men' director's accuser drop lawsuit
A former child model can drop his lawsuit accusing "X-Men" director Bryan Singer of sex abuse in Hawaii and has the option of refiling it later, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:08:00 EDT
Final ruling issued against part of polygamy ban
A federal judge in Utah has issued a final ruling that strikes down parts of the state's anti-polygamy law in a lawsuit filed by the family that appears on the TV show "Sister Wives."

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:01:00 EDT
William Greaves, TV host and filmmaker, dead at 87
William Greaves, the Emmy-award winning co-host and executive producer of a groundbreaking television news program and a prolific filmmaker whose subjects ranged from Muhammad Ali to the Harlem Renaissance to the black...

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:18:00 EDT
Diane Sawyer exits as ABC evening anchor
Diane Sawyer signed off as anchor of ABC's "World News" on Wednesday, telling viewers that it has been wonderful to be the "home port" of the network's news team each weeknight.

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:38:00 EDT
Rapper Young Jeezy pleads not guilty to gun charge
California prosecutors say platinum-selling rapper Young Jeezy has pleaded not guilty to possessing an illegal assault weapon during an investigation into a fatal shooting at a rap concert.

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:48:00 EDT
Source: BET suspends producer after Blue Ivy joke
BET has suspended a producer after a joke about Beyonce and Jay Z's daughter that aired Monday on the network's music video countdown show, "106 & Park."

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:48:00 EDT
Reality star accused of rape, child molestation
The Discovery Channel has canceled reality TV star Will Hayden's popular "Sons of Guns" show after his arrest on an aggravated rape charge.

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:38:00 EDT
Source: BET suspends producer after Blue Ivy joke
BET has suspended a producer after a joke about Beyonce and Jay Z's daughter that aired Monday on the network's music video countdown show, "106 & Park."

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:18:00 EDT
Celebrities join public TV anti-dropout effort
Tony Bennett and Edward James Olmos are among the celebrities joining a public media effort to boost school graduation rates.

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:38:00 EDT
5-pound Pomeranian is world's fastest on 2 feet
Jiff was already cute, lovable and talented. Now he's proven he's speedy too.

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:48:00 EDT
Woman accused of setting fire with burned bacon
A Utah woman accused of using a pound of bacon to start a fire in her ex-boyfriend's house will stand trial on arson charges.

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:49:00 EDT
Tortoises in controversial art exhibit removed
Three tortoises wearing iPads for a controversial Aspen, Colorado, art exhibit have been removed at a veterinarian's request because of wet, cool weather.

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:49:00 EDT
Vermont bistro scolded for removing its bacon sign
A Vermont restaurant that removed a bacon advertisement called insensitive to vegans and Muslims is being criticized for doing so.

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:49:00 EDT
Maine lobsterman catches rare blue lobster
A Maine lobsterman says he and his 14-year-old daughter caught a one-in-two-million crustacean: a blue lobster.

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:49:00 EDT
Crested Butte to be Bud Light's 'Whatever' town
Some people in normally laid back Crested Butte are not up for "Whatever" - a secretive Bud Light plan to paint their mountain town blue and turn it into a fantasy town for an online and television ad campaign.

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:49:00 EDT
Moose shows up at German office canteen
Maybe he got hungry?

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:28:00 EDT
Arizona man drives hour to save injured bear
An injured bear cub is recovering in Arizona after a man who initially thought it was a dead dog along the side of the road scooped it up and drove it 80 miles to get help.

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:28:00 EDT
State court: Workers' comp OK for kickball injury
Have you ever been hurt in a company softball or kickball game? The South Carolina Supreme Court says you may be entitled to workers' compensation.

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:19:00 EDT
New York meat truck driver charged in stinky spill
State authorities have charged the driver of a truck that lost part of its load of expired meat outside an upstate New York mall, resulting in some irate motorists whose vehicles drove over the stinky spill.

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