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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 22:54:00 EST
N Korea-linked Sony hack may be costliest ever
A U.S. official says North Korea has been linked to the unprecedented act of cyberwarfare against Sony Pictures that exposed tens of thousands of sensitive documents and escalated to threats of terrorist attacks that...

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 22:41:00 EST
AP source: US probe links NKorea to Sony hacking
Federal investigators have now connected the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. to North Korea, a U.S. official said Wednesday, though it remained unclear how the federal government would respond to a break-in...

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 21:44:00 EST
US, Cuba patch torn relations in historic accord
After a half-century of Cold War acrimony, the United States and Cuba moved on Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations - a historic shift that could revitalize the flow of money and people across the narrow waters that...

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 21:43:00 EST
Australian leader: Siege may have been preventable
Australia's prime minister said Thursday that a deadly siege in a Sydney cafe may have been preventable, as the chorus of critics demanding to know why the gunman was out on bail despite facing a string of violent...

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 21:33:00 EST
A look at 'Cuban 5' agents who were jailed in US
The "Cuban Five" refers to intelligence agents whose so-called "Wasp Network" operated in Florida in the 1990s. They were arrested in 1998 and later convicted on charges including conspiracy and failing to register as...

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 21:12:00 EST
10 Things to Know for Thursday
By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 21:06:00 EST
14 charged in deadly 2012 meningitis outbreak
Mold and bacteria were in the air and on workers' gloved fingertips. Pharmacists used expired ingredients, didn't properly sterilize them and failed to test drugs for purity before sending them to hospitals and...

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 20:12:00 EST
Palestinians set deadline for Israeli occupation
Israel suffered back-to-back diplomatic setbacks in Europe on Wednesday, while the Palestinians at the United Nations set a deadline for an Israeli withdrawal from lands captured nearly 50 years ago by the end of 2017.

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 20:07:00 EST
Ax, machete, pill bottles near rampage suspect
Former Marines who served with a man believed to have killed his ex-wife and five of her relatives said he fought constantly with her, although a Veterans Administration psychiatrist deemed him free of any suicidal or...

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 19:56:00 EST
Guilty verdict in German exchange student's death
A Montana man who shot and killed a German exchange student caught trespassing in his garage was convicted of deliberate homicide Wednesday despite arguing that a state "castle doctrine" law allowed him to use deadly force...

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 19:11:00 EST
Cubans cheer historic renewal of US relations
Bells tolled in celebration and teachers halted lessons midday as President Raul Castro told his country Wednesday that Cuba was restoring relations with the United States after more than a half-century of hostility.

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 19:03:00 EST
New York to ban fracking; environmentalists cheer
Handing environmentalists a breakthrough victory, New York plans to prohibit fracking for natural gas because of what regulators say are its unexplored health risks and dubious economic benefits.

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:41:00 EST
AP EXPLAINS: Montana's 'stand your ground law'
By The Associated Press The murder trial of a Montana man who shot and killed 17-year-old German exchange student Diren Dede in his garage tested a state law that gives a person the right to use force or...

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:52:00 EST
Pope played crucial role in US-Cuba rapprochement
The crucial role played by Pope Francis in bringing Cuba and the United States together signals that history's first Latin American pope has no qualms about putting the Holy See on the front lines of diplomacy,...

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:24:00 EST
After 53 years, time is right for US and Cuba
After 53 years of hostility between the United States and Cuba, the timing to make amends was perfect for both governments.

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:24:00 EST
Key dates in US relations with Cuba
By The Associated Press Key events in U.S.-Cuba relations:

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:16:00 EST
Freed American endured years of declining health
Alan Gross spent five years wasting away in a Cuban prison, losing hope that he would ever be free and at one point apparently contemplating suicide. He dropped more than 100 pounds, developed hip problems and lost most of...

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:05:00 EST
Rain could spell trouble for Calif. water conservation
After California's driest three years on record, there have been few sounds as disturbing to water conservationists as the whisk-whisk-whisk of automatic lawn sprinklers kicking on directly behind TV reporters covering...

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:28:00 EST
NYC premiere of Rogen film canceled as threats fly
The blow that the hacking attack has dealt Sony is spreading beyond the entertainment corporation itself to theater chains and movie goers alike. And the financial toll is adding up too.

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:28:00 EST
Study: Alcatraz inmates could have survived escape
The three prisoners who escaped from Alcatraz in one of the most famous and elaborate prison breaks in U.S. history could have survived and made it to land, scientists concluded in a recent study.

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:26:00 EST
Apple wins class-action lawsuit over iPod prices
A federal jury decided Tuesday that Apple didn't compete unfairly when it sold music players and songs with copy-protection software that was incompatible with rival devices and music from competing online stores.

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:51:00 EST
APNewsBreak: Garcia resigns as FIFA prosecutor
The American lawyer who led the investigation into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bid process resigned from the FIFA ethics committee on Wednesday in protest over the handling of his findings.

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:14:00 EST
AP Exclusive: Sydney hostage planned daring escape
The siege at the Sydney cafe had been going on for more than five hours and 82-year-old John O'Brien had become convinced the gunman was insane and they would likely all end up dead.

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:36:00 EST
Dow jumps after Fed pledges patience in rate hikes
The Dow Jones industrial average surged as much as 300 points after the Federal Reserve signaled it was edging closer to raising interest rates because of a strengthening U.S. economy, but promised to be "patient" in its...

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:35:00 EST
Pakistan buries victims of school massacre
As they buried their children Wednesday, the families spoke of their dreams. One boy had just gotten high marks on his midterm and hoped to become a pilot. A 13-year-old wanted to become a doctor. Another kid just loved...

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:23:00 EST
Steps Pakistan is taking after school massacre
A look at steps the Pakistani government is taking to address militancy following Tuesday's Taliban massacre of 148 people at a school:

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:23:00 EST
Quotes from Pakistani families over school attack
Reaction to the killings of 148 people - almost all of them students - at a military-run school in northwestern Pakistan:

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:13:00 EST
Russians flock to stores to pre-empt price rises
Russian consumers flocked to the stores Wednesday, frantically buying a range of big-ticket items to pre-empt the price rises kicked off by the staggering fall in the value of the ruble in recent days.

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:12:00 EST
Survey: E-cigs surpass regular cigs in teen use
Electronic cigarettes have surpassed traditional smoking in popularity among teens, the government's annual drug use survey finds.

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:06:00 EST
Robin Williams tops 2014 list of Google searches
Robin Williams' suicide seared into the world's collective mindset more than anything else this year, based on what people were searching for on Google.

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:45:00 EST
113th Congress ends with more fights than feats
The tempestuous 113th Congress has limped out of Washington for the last time, capping two years of modest and infrequent legislating that was overshadowed by partisan clashes, gridlock and investigations.

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 11:44:00 EST
Alcohol calorie counts to be on menus by next year
Don't want to be confronted with the number of calories in that margarita or craft beer? Then avoid the menu and order at the bar.

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 11:02:00 EST
UK proposes rules for embryos made from 3 people
New rules proposed in Britain would make it the first country to allow embryos to be made from the DNA of three people in order to prevent mothers from passing on potentially fatal genetic diseases to their babies.

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 11:01:00 EST
10 Things to Know for Today
By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 10:32:00 EST
Pampered pets that don duds move to the mainstream
These clothing designers have to think about pattern, fabric and fit - as well as where to put the poo bags.

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 10:04:00 EST
AP sources: NFL employees turn over phone, email records
By ROB MAADDI AP Pro Football Writer Nearly 500 employees at NFL headquarters in New York turned over phone and email records to investigators looking into how Commissioner Roger Goodell and his staff...

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 09:51:00 EST
Insurers ease 'Obamacare' deadline
Trying to head off a new round of consumer headaches with President Barack Obama's health care law, the insurance industry said Tuesday it will give customers more time to pay their premiums for January.

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 07:31:00 EST
Country singer Boyd crowned 'The Voice' champion
Country fans have spoken again.

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 07:31:00 EST
AP PHOTOS: A look at 2014 in the business world
No one said the recovery from the global financial crisis would be easy and 2014 provided that in spades.

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 07:21:00 EST
Church of England appoints first female bishop
The Church of England on Wednesday named the first female bishop in its 500-year history, promoting saxophone-playing, soccer-loving vicar Libby Lane to bishop of Stockport.

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 04:41:00 EST
McDonald's in Japan limits orders of fries
Only small fries with that? McDonald's in Japan is limiting the serving size of fries as stocks run short due to labor disruptions on the U.S. West Coast.

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 01:49:00 EST
No doubt now: Jeb Bush eyeing 2016 race
It's suddenly become crystal clear that Jeb Bush has his eye on the presidency.

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 01:41:00 EST
Under Abbas, majority say they can't speak freely
Two-thirds of Palestinians say they are afraid to criticize Mahmoud Abbas, according to a poll, and some of the Palestinian president's recent actions only seem to confirm claims that dissent comes at a price.

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 01:11:00 EST
Aussie leader: Siege gunman dropped off watch list
A gunman responsible for a deadly siege in a Sydney cafe was once on the national security agency's watch list - but was dropped off it years ago for reasons that remain unclear, Australia's prime minister said...

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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 23:41:00 EST
Senate OKs nominees and tax bill as term ends
The Democratic-controlled Senate confirmed the last batch of President Barack Obama's judicial appointees and sent the White House legislation extending tax breaks for working-class millions and special interests alike...

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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 21:12:00 EST
10 Things to Know for Wednesday
By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:

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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 20:41:00 EST
Ex-Marine wanted in 6 killings commits suicide
An Iraq War veteran suspected of killing his ex-wife and five of her relatives in a shooting and slashing frenzy was found dead of self-inflicted stab wounds Tuesday in the woods of suburban Philadelphia, ending a...

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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 20:41:00 EST
Cosby won't be charged over molestation claim
Los Angeles prosecutors on Tuesday declined to file any charges against Bill Cosby after a woman recently claimed the comedian molested her around 1974.

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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 19:00:00 EST
Bush (almost) announces; he'll 'explore' candidacy
Jeb Bush answered the biggest question looming over the Republican Party's next campaign for the White House on Tuesday, all but declaring his candidacy for president more than a year before the first primaries.

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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 18:37:00 EST
Sony facing 2 suits by ex-workers over data breach
Sony Pictures Entertainment now faces two lawsuits from four former employees who claim the company did not do enough to prevent hackers from stealing nearly 50,000 social security numbers, salary details and other...

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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 17:31:00 EST
Marijuana fight riskier for Congress in states
It's easy for Congress to meddle with the District of Columbia's decision to legalize recreational use of marijuana, but taking on the states is a different matter.

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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 17:13:00 EST
Ruble collapse shakes Russian economy, consumers
Russian President Vladimir Putin faces a major new challenge after a catastrophic fall in the value of the ruble, which hit a new low Tuesday despite the Central Bank's desperate efforts to halt the selling.

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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:21:00 EST
Taliban assault on Pakistan school leaves 141 dead
In the deadliest slaughter of innocents in Pakistan in years, Taliban gunmen attacked a military-run school Tuesday and killed 141 people - almost all of them students - before government troops ended the siege.

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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:12:00 EST
Quotes from around the world on Pakistan attack
[By The Associated Press] Reactions from around the world to the deadly Taliban attack on a military-run school in Peshawar, Pakistan on Tuesday.

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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 15:52:00 EST
End game: No immigration deal, just divisions
A Congress that began with bright hopes for immigration legislation is ending in bitter divisions on the issue even as some Republicans warn that the political imperative for acting is stronger than ever for the GOP.

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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 14:51:00 EST
Vatican offers olive branch to US nuns
A sweeping Vatican investigation into Roman Catholic nuns in the U.S. that began amid fears they had become too feminist and secular ended up praising the sisters for their selfless work caring for the poor - a major shift...

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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 14:21:00 EST
IllRideWithYou: Aussies offer support to Muslims
By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press Some Australian social media users sent a message of solidarity to Muslims as the Sydney cafe siege went on for almost a day, offering to accompany anyone who felt...

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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 14:05:00 EST
AP WAS THERE: Romania's Revolution in 1989
The uprising against dictator Nicolae Ceausescu gave rise to fierce resistance by his secret police, turning Romania into a land of fear, suspicion and retribution. I became a victim of that chaos Saturday night.

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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 13:50:00 EST
American pops question at Eiffel Tower ice-rink
It could have been a scene from fairytale movie "Frozen."

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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 13:49:00 EST
Islamic State recruits broadly, not just fighters
As it looks to expand its territorial base across broad swaths of Iraq and Syria, the Islamic State group is recruiting for more than just fighters.

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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 13:49:00 EST
AP PHOTOS: A ' senseless and cold blooded act of terror'
An uncle and a cousin comfort an injured student mourning the loss of his mother, a teacher. The lifeless body of a Pakistani student lies in a casket at a local hospital. A security officer escorts students evacuated from...

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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 13:49:00 EST
A look at the Pakistani Taliban militant group
By The Associated Press A look at the Pakistani Taliban, a militant organization that has claimed responsibility for a deadly attack on a school in the northwestern city of Peshawar:

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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 13:20:00 EST
Police altering tactics after killings, protests
With tensions running high over the killings of blacks by police, departments around the country are changing policies and procedures to curb the use of deadly force, ease public distrust and protect officers from...

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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 11:32:00 EST
Study: Hotter days in US mean less cold cash
Hotter days mean less cold cash for Americans, according to a new study matching 40 years of temperatures to economics.

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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 11:13:00 EST
People finding their 'waze' to once-hidden streets
When the people whose houses hug the narrow warren of streets paralleling the busiest urban freeway in America began to see bumper-to-bumper traffic crawling by their homes a year or so ago, they were baffled.

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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 10:50:00 EST
Communism to capitalism: Romania sees huge changes
Romania has changed dramatically in the 25 years since the people rose up against dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, executed him and began the slow transformation to a market economy and democracy.

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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 09:10:00 EST
Major militant attacks in Pakistan in recent years
Pakistan has been gripped by an insurgency for more than a decade, an internal war with the Taliban and other radical groups that has killed tens of thousands of civilians and security personnel since successive...

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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 09:09:00 EST
Navajos buy back sacred masks at Paris auction
When diplomacy and a plea to return sacred ceremonial masks to an American Indian tribe in the United States failed, officials from the Navajo Nation traveled to the Paris auction house selling the items and started...

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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 09:00:00 EST
10 Things to Know for Today
By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 07:51:00 EST
UN envoy urges future focus to cut disaster risks
The world is better prepared to face past calamities like the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami but it's not ready for the extreme weather of the future, the U.N.'s top natural disaster official said Tuesday.

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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 07:30:00 EST
Saints beat Bears 31-15, grab South lead
Drew Brees saw a different attitude, noticed a better vibe this time.

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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 07:20:00 EST
'Deluded' hostage-taker saw himself as a martyr
He wrote letters to grieving families of Australian troops killed in Afghanistan that likened them to "Hitler's soldiers." He was accused of being an accomplice in the murder of his ex-wife, who was stabbed and set on...

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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 02:51:00 EST
Ruble rallies on Central Bank rate hike
A massive overnight rate hike by Russia's Central Bank pushed the ruble 5 percent higher in early trading on Tuesday, reversing the currency's fall but spelling troubles for the economy ahead.

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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 02:00:00 EST
Iraq government combats 'ghost soldier' corruption
The Iraqi government has identified and stopped payment of tens of millions of dollars in salaries previously disbursed to nonexistent troops, known here as "ghost soldiers," as part of the prime minister's vow to...

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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 01:30:00 EST
Australian PM says hostage taker was disturbed
Australia's prime minister says the gunman who took hostages in a Sydney cafe was "a deeply disturbed individual' known to the police but he was not on a terror watch list.

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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 01:20:00 EST
Saints beat Bears 31-15, grab South lead
Turns out all Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints needed to solve their problems was to show up in Chicago.

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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 00:10:00 EST
Australia PM lays flowers at memorials for victims
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has laid flowers at a makeshift memorial in Sydney for the victims of a central city cafe siege which left three people dead.

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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 22:40:00 EST
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, 15 Dec 2014 21:50:00 EST
Camille Cosby defends husband as 'kind, generous'
Bill Cosby's wife rejected sex assault allegations against her husband of a half-century on Monday, saying the man being accused by at least 15 women of drugging and having sex with them is "a man I do not know."

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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 21:11:00 EST
As Ukraine truce holds, Russia vows economic pain
Fighting in eastern Ukraine between government troops and Russian-backed separatist forces has ground almost to halt. That should be good news for Ukraine, but Russia looks intent to pile on the economic misery.

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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 21:11:00 EST
6 dead, suspect on loose in suburban Philadelphia
A man suspected of going to three houses in the Philadelphia suburbs and fatally shooting six people, including his ex-wife and her teenage niece, was at large, and prosecutors said investigators didn't know where he...

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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 20:51:00 EST
Senate approves Obama pick for surgeon general
The Senate on Monday approved President Barack Obama's nomination of Dr. Vivek Murthy to serve as U.S. surgeon general, despite opposition from Republicans and some Democrats over his support for gun control and past...

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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 20:29:00 EST
Russia raises key rate to protect ailing economy
The Bank of Russia has raised its key interest rate to 17 percent from 10.5 percent in a desperate move to boost its currency and rescue its troubled economy.

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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 19:39:00 EST
Kerry, Netanyahu meet as UN efforts heat up
Secretary of State John Kerry met Monday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as the U.S. and Israel developed their responses to a draft U.N. resolution that would set a two-year timetable for an...

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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 19:00:00 EST
Jailed Venezuela opposition leader rattles cage
Locked up and denounced by Venezuela's government as a terrorist, Leopoldo Lopez may be out of sight, but he is not out of mind.

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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:50:00 EST
Navajos buy back artifacts at disputed auction
The largest Native American tribe in the American Southwest won its bid Monday to buy back seven sacred masks at a contested auction of tribal artifacts in Paris that netted over a million dollars.

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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:30:00 EST
Republicans blame Cruz for year-end confirmations
Unhappy Republicans say Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas has given President Barack Obama a present this holiday season - a gift certificate good for confirmation of 12 judicial appointments, not long after the voters had delivered...

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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 17:49:00 EST
Can identifying mental illness stop terror attacks?
A radical Muslim killed a soldier outside Canada's Parliament. A right-wing extremist opened fire on buildings in Texas' capital and tried to burn down the Mexican Consulate. An Al-Qaida-inspired assailant hacked...

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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 17:30:00 EST
At UN climate talks, a crack in rich-poor barrier
A last-minute deal that salvaged U.N. climate talks from collapse early Sunday sends a signal the rich-poor divide that long held up progress can be overcome with a year to go before a landmark pact is supposed to be...

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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 17:14:00 EST
Chicago thieves adopt 'crash-and-grab' tactics
All the burglars use the same audacious tactics: A vehicle crashes through a storefront in the wee hours and up to six people in dark clothing and ski masks pour out, grabbing whatever they can with the speed of a NASCAR...

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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 15:51:00 EST
Netanyahu years continue surge in settlements
The population of Jewish settlers in the occupied West Bank has continued to surge during Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's years in office, growing at more than twice the pace of Israel's overall population,...

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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 15:19:00 EST
Spending deal may not offer 2015 Congress road map
Optimists might think twice before seeing Congress' bipartisan agreement to keep the government running another year as a road map for 2015.

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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 15:00:00 EST
California battles whooping cough epidemic
California officials are battling the worst whooping cough epidemic to hit the state in seven decades as a recent rebound in cases raises questions about the effectiveness of the pertussis vaccine.

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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 12:31:00 EST
Identity theft victims face months of hassle
As soon as Mark Kim found out his personal information was compromised in a data breach at Target last year, the 36-year-old tech worker signed up for the retailer's free credit monitoring offer so he would be notified...

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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 12:09:00 EST
Crunch time again for health insurance sign-ups
President Barack Obama's push to cover America's uninsured faces another big test Monday.

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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 11:19:00 EST
Merriam-Webster names 'culture' word of the year
A nation, a workplace, an ethnicity, a passion, an outsized personality. The people who comprise these things, who fawn or rail against them, are behind Merriam-Webster's 2014 word of the year: culture.

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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 11:09:00 EST
10 Things to Know for Today
By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 10:32:00 EST
Ted Cruz's moves on spending bill roil Republicans
One colleague called the tactics of tea party-backed Sen. Ted Cruz on the $1.1 trillion spending bill a painful echo of last year's 16-day partial government shutdown.

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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 10:19:00 EST
Spanish news to vanish from Google News globally
Google is locking Spanish publishers out of its popular Google News service in response to a new Spanish law that imposes fees for linking to the headlines and news stories on other websites.

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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 09:59:00 EST
In or out? Jeb Bush keeps on mulling 2016 decision
Jeb Bush's big donors and allies are tantalized by his promise to decide "in short order" whether to run for president.

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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 09:40:00 EST
US Marine charged in Filipino transgender slaying
Philippine government prosecutors charged a U.S. Marine with murder Monday in the killing of a Filipino, saying the suspect acknowledged attacking the victim after he found out she was a transgender woman.

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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 09:19:00 EST
Abe emerging as a rare strong leader in Japan
Most Japanese prime ministers come and go, their names soon forgotten. Yasuhiro Nakasone was an exception in the 1980s as well as Junichiro Koizumi in the early years of this century. Now, Shinzo Abe could be emerging as...

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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 08:00:00 EST
American seeks to preserve storied Afghan past
Nancy Hatch Dupree fell in love with Afghanistan on her first visit in 1962, and embarked on a lifelong mission to preserve the rich cultural heritage of an ancient land scarred by modern wars.

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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 07:38:00 EST
Friends try to correct record on UVa rape story
Three friends of an alleged victim of gang rape at a University of Virginia frat house say a magazine article wrongly portrayed them as uncaring students who were more concerned about their reputations than her well-being.

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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 07:29:00 EST
'Gone with the Wind' premiere sparked tension
Seventy-five years after the premiere of the movie "Gone with the Wind," research is shedding light on the racial tensions that existed at the time between the producer and city of Atlanta officials.

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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 07:10:00 EST
US protesters march against police slayings of black men
Demonstrators nationwide protesting the fatal shootings of unarmed black men killed by police chanted "I can't breathe!" ''Hands up, don't shoot!" and waved signs that read "Black lives matter!" as family...

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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 07:10:00 EST
Bryant has 3 TD catches, Cowboys beat Eagles 38-27
Dez Bryant backed up his bravado in a big way.

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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 04:59:00 EST
Sales of macadamias soar in Korea after nut rage
Nut rage imploded the career of a Korean Air Lines executive and embarrassed her family and country. Now South Korean retailers are experiencing the unexpected upside: a boom in sales of macadamias.

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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 02:41:00 EST
Japan's Abe faces battle on reforms despite win
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe vowed Monday to prevail over resistance to his plans for economic and political change following a weekend election victory that gives him up to four more years in power.

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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:59:00 EST
Bryant has 3 TD catches, Cowboys beat Eagles 38-27
Dez Bryant went after Malcolm Jenkins in warmups and ran away from the rest of Philadelphia's secondary and into the end zone the rest of the night.

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Sun, 14 Dec 2014 23:09:00 EST
Kobe surpasses Jordan, Lakers beat Timberwolves
Kobe Bryant has shot more than 11,000 free throws in his NBA career. He has been at the line in critical moments with championships hanging in the balance.

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Sun, 14 Dec 2014 23:08:00 EST
Bryant passes Jordan for 3rd on scoring list
Kobe Bryant has reached rarefied air.

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Sun, 14 Dec 2014 22:49:00 EST
Japan Abe faces battle on reforms despite vote win
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe faces strong resistance to a promised economic and political overhaul despite a weekend election victory that gives him up to four more years in power.

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Sun, 14 Dec 2014 20:39:00 EST
CIA report revives legal debate on interrogation
When the CIA sought permission to use harsh interrogation methods on a captured al-Qaida operative, the response from Bush administration lawyers was encouraging, even clinical.

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Sun, 14 Dec 2014 20:29:00 EST
Girlfriend: Mitchell in argument before shooting
The girlfriend of a slain Auburn football player said he was arguing with a man at a party when a third man pulled a handgun and opened fire.

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Sun, 14 Dec 2014 17:48:00 EST
Friends say they pushed UVA 'Jackie' to call cops
Three friends of an alleged victim of a gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity told The Associated Press that a magazine article about the attack was wrong on a number of key points.

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Sun, 14 Dec 2014 14:48:00 EST
Texas weighs allowing open carry of handguns
Long depicted as the rootin'-tootin' capital of American gun culture, Texas is one of the few states with an outright ban on the open carry of handguns.

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Sun, 14 Dec 2014 12:41:00 EST
Cancer patients testing drugs on mouse 'avatars'
By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer Scientists often test drugs in mice. Now some cancer patients are doing the same - with the hope of curing their own disease.

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Sun, 14 Dec 2014 12:09:00 EST
Bond producers say screenplay stolen in Sony hack
The producers of James Bond films have acknowledged that an early version of the screenplay for the new movie "SPECTRE" was among the material stolen in the massive cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment.

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Sun, 14 Dec 2014 11:59:00 EST
US man illegally in NKorea says he's not detained
North Korea on Sunday presented to the media an American man who says he illegally crossed into the country but has not been put into custody and is seeking asylum in Venezuela.

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Sun, 14 Dec 2014 08:58:00 EST
Sam Smith, Taylor Swift own the night at Jingle Ball
If you wanted to make a time capsule of what happened in pop music this year, Friday night's Jingle Ball - the annual extravaganza held in Madison Square Garden put on by pop station Z100 - would most likely provide...

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Sun, 14 Dec 2014 08:31:00 EST
A lonely fight defending Egypt's jailed dissidents
When a group of activists is arrested in Egypt, the call for help goes most often to lawyer Ragia Omran. She then starts a long trek through police stations and prosecutors' offices, trying to get their release or at...

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Sun, 14 Dec 2014 07:48:00 EST
Car plunges through roof of California home
A sport utility vehicle went airborne and sailed through the roof of a home in California's San Diego County, but the residents inside weren't hurt.

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Sun, 14 Dec 2014 07:40:00 EST
Weddings, winning as easy as 12-13-14 for some
It's rare. It's orderly. And when it comes to remembering an anniversary date, it's as easy as 12/13/14.

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Sun, 14 Dec 2014 04:58:00 EST
Deal salvaged at UN climate talks in Peru
Climate negotiators salvaged a compromise deal in Lima early Sunday that sets the stage for a global pact in Paris next year, but rejected a rigorous review of the greenhouse gas emissions limits they plan.

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Sun, 14 Dec 2014 04:48:00 EST
Crew in Korean Air nut rage says he was insulted
A Korean Air flight attendant described being insulted and shamed by the airline's executive who ordered him removed and the plane returned over macadamia nuts, and then being asked to lie about the incident to...

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Sun, 14 Dec 2014 03:39:00 EST
UN still struggling to move aid into Syria
The U.N.'s decision in July to begin moving aid into war-torn Syria without the consent of President Bashar Assad was heralded as unprecedented. It was the first time that humanitarian need trumped a nation's...

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Sun, 14 Dec 2014 03:39:00 EST
Defiant Afghan president condemns terror attacks
Defying insurgents, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday condemned the wave of militant attacks striking his country ahead of the withdrawal of most foreign troops, vowing: "We will never surrender."

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Sun, 14 Dec 2014 03:28:00 EST
Haiti PM resigns amid political discontent
Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe announced early Sunday that he was resigning along with several ministers in the wake of violent anti-government protests and a commission's call for him to step down.

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Sun, 14 Dec 2014 02:38:00 EST
Developments in Newtown 2 years after massacre
By The Associated Press As the second anniversary of the Newtown school shooting arrives on Sunday, local officials and others touched by the tragedy have been busy on many fronts as the town continues...

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Sun, 14 Dec 2014 02:19:00 EST
Oregon QB Marcus Mariota wins Heisman Trophy
Marcus Mariota wrote it all down, every word of his Heisman Trophy acceptance speech. It was a good thing, too, because getting through it might have been tougher than sprinting away from a linebacker or tossing a...

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Sun, 14 Dec 2014 00:39:00 EST
Thousands protest police slayings of black men
Family members of young, unarmed black men killed by police - from Michael Brown and Eric Garner in recent months, to Amadou Diallo more than 15 years ago - packed a stage in front of the U.S. Capitol on Saturday, using a...

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Sat, 13 Dec 2014 23:47:00 EST
AP Source: Justice won't ask Risen about source
The Justice Department has ruled out forcing New York Times reporter James Risen to divulge his source in the upcoming trial of a former CIA officer accused of disclosing government secrets, a person familiar with the...

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Sat, 13 Dec 2014 22:39:00 EST
The mystery of where Earth's water came from deepens
The mystery of where Earth's water came from got murkier Wednesday when some astronomers essentially eliminated one of the chief suspects: comets.

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Sat, 13 Dec 2014 22:30:00 EST
Congress sends Obama $1.1 T spending bill
Congress cleared a $1.1 trillion spending bill for President Barack Obama's signature late Saturday night after a day of Senate intrigue capped by a failed, largely symbolic Republican challenge to the...

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Sat, 13 Dec 2014 22:29:00 EST
Congress sends Obama $1.1 trillion spending bill
A $1.1 trillion spending bill is on its way to President Barack Obama for his signature.

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Sat, 13 Dec 2014 20:27:00 EST
Condition of Portland shooting victim improves
A 16-year-old girl wounded in a shooting outside a Portland high school has been upgraded from critical to serious condition.

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Sat, 13 Dec 2014 19:28:00 EST
Wealth gap widens between whites and minorities
The economic recovery has not been equal among the races, according to a Pew Research Center study released Friday.

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Sat, 13 Dec 2014 19:28:00 EST
Higher prices, shortages create pressure for IS
Saadi Abdul-Rahman was recently forced to pull his three children out of school in the Iraqi city of Mosul, where Islamic State militants have ruled with an iron fist since June. The cost of living has soared there, and...

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Sat, 13 Dec 2014 19:28:00 EST
Oil plunges again, reaches recession-level depths
Another forecast of weak global demand, another nosedive for oil.

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Sat, 13 Dec 2014 19:18:00 EST
Japan holds vote expected to back Abe's policies
Japanese voters headed to the polls Sunday in a parliamentary election that is expected to reaffirm the ruling Liberal Democratic Party's majority, though many analysts were predicting a record low turnout.

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Sat, 13 Dec 2014 19:08:00 EST
High-speed Internet on its way to more schools
The Federal Communications Commission agreed Thursday to dramatically boost spending to bring high-speed Internet access to schools and libraries in poor or rural areas, a move that would likely increase Americans'...

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Sat, 13 Dec 2014 17:08:00 EST
Japan's weak opposition makes Abe default choice
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is counting on a landslide victory in parliamentary elections Sunday that will likely return his ruling coalition to power with an even bigger majority, empowering him to pursue an...

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Sat, 13 Dec 2014 10:58:00 EST
Islamic State group shoots down Iraqi helicopter
Islamic State group militants shot down an Iraqi military helicopter, officials said Saturday, killing the two pilots onboard and raising fresh concerns about the extremists' ability to attack aircraft amid ongoing...

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Sat, 13 Dec 2014 10:29:00 EST
Day of insurgent violence kills 19 in Afghanistan
Three separate Taliban attacks killed at least 19 people in Afghanistan on Saturday, including a senior judicial official and personnel working to clear one of the most heavily mined regions of the world.

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Sat, 13 Dec 2014 05:39:00 EST
Russia reaches out to Europe's far-right parties
A Russian loan to France's National Front. Invitations to Moscow for leaders of Austria's Freedom Party. Praise for Vladimir Putin from the head of Britain's anti-European Union party.

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Sat, 13 Dec 2014 02:17:00 EST
Surfs up in Gaza Strip for the brave amid hardship
As wintry winds battered the Gaza Strip, sending many inside, two Palestinian men instead rushed for the breaking waves of the Mediterranean Sea.

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Sat, 13 Dec 2014 01:07:00 EST
Obama urges Senate to pass $1.1 T spending bill
President Barack Obama on Friday urged the Senate to ratify a $1.1 trillion, House-passed spending bill that has roiled his Democratic Party, judging it an imperfect measure that stems from "the divided government that the...

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Fri, 12 Dec 2014 22:47:00 EST
Korean Air chairman, daughter sorry for nut rage
The Korean Air Lines Co. executive who delayed a flight in an incident dubbed "nut rage" bowed deep in apology before facing questioning by transport officials. Her father, the airline's chairman, also apologized...

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Fri, 12 Dec 2014 22:10:00 EST
Major storm sweeps through Southern California
Californians got a lot of what they wanted and not too much of what they didn't from a major storm that finally blew out of the state Friday.

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Fri, 12 Dec 2014 19:27:00 EST
Police: 3 people fled after Oregon shooting
Police say a shooting outside a Portland, Oregon, high school that hospitalized three people may have been preceded by an argument, and the shooter was accompanied by two others when he ran from the scene.

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Fri, 12 Dec 2014 17:58:00 EST
Questions rising over who's in charge of protests
Who, if anyone, is leading the emerging movement around the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner - younger activists or legacy civil rights groups?

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Fri, 12 Dec 2014 17:48:00 EST
Senate OKs defense policy bill
Congress on Friday sent President Barack Obama a massive defense policy bill that endorses his stepped-up military campaign of air strikes and training of Iraqis and moderate Syrian rebels in the war against Islamic State...

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Fri, 12 Dec 2014 15:28:00 EST
London hit by air traffic control computer failure
The British government has demanded an investigation after a computer failure Friday at one of Britain's two air traffic control centers caused a major disruption of air traffic into and out of London.

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Fri, 12 Dec 2014 14:17:00 EST
Hungary's leader wants drug tests for journalists
The Hungarian prime minister, who has vowed to remake his country into a "non-liberal" state as he moves closer to Moscow, called Friday for mandatory drug testing of journalists and politicians.

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Fri, 12 Dec 2014 14:17:00 EST
Before his death, teen felt comfortable in Kabul
A teenager described in a blog post from his home in Afghanistan how he felt more comfortable there than in his native South Africa, which has a high crime rate. Just weeks later, he was killed by Taliban gunmen who...

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Fri, 12 Dec 2014 13:17:00 EST
Report: CIA medics aided, complained about tactics
From the early stages of the CIA's coercive interrogations of terror detainees, the agency's health professionals were intimately involved.

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Fri, 12 Dec 2014 12:49:00 EST
'Unbroken' strikes a nerve in Japan over WWII past
Angelina Jolie's new movie "Unbroken" has not been released in Japan yet, but it has already struck a nerve in a country still wrestling over its wartime past.

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Fri, 12 Dec 2014 12:08:00 EST
Greek Crisis 2.0? Not quite yet
Greek stocks and bonds have been hammered this week, a reminder of the bad old days of Europe's debt crisis when the very future of the euro currency was called into question.

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Fri, 12 Dec 2014 12:00:00 EST
French court says Uber may infringe on taxi law
A French court has ruled that Uber's ride-hailing service may infringe French law and ordered the company to make changes to its popular mobile app-based service.

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Fri, 12 Dec 2014 12:00:00 EST
5 Things to Know from AP-NORC environment poll
The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and Yale University surveyed 1,578 Americans on a wide range of environmental and energy matters, including global warming. Here are some key findings by category:

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Fri, 12 Dec 2014 11:52:00 EST
Pulitzer-winning photojournalist dies in Liberia
Photojournalist Michel du Cille, a three-time Pulitzer Prize winner who recently captured compelling images of Ebola patients and their caretakers, died in Liberia while on assignment for The Washington Post. He was 58.

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Fri, 12 Dec 2014 09:56:00 EST
Last call for sleeper trains linking Berlin, Paris
Commuters jostle on and off their gleaming high-speed trains at Berlin's main railway station on a cold December morning, but one platform stays stubbornly empty. Finally, a grimy engine draws in, pulling carriages...

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Fri, 12 Dec 2014 09:27:00 EST
Spain's 'Xnet' corruption fighters expose graft
From the street, where passers-by can see only a falling-down sign saying "canned food," the building looks like an abandoned grocery store in one of Barcelona's seediest downtown neighborhoods.

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Fri, 12 Dec 2014 07:16:00 EST
House approves $1.1T bill financing government
Swapping crisis for compromise, the House narrowly approved $1.1 trillion in government-wide spending Thursday night after President Barack Obama and Republicans joined forces to override Democratic complaints that the...

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Fri, 12 Dec 2014 07:07:00 EST
Christmas tree shopping: Cost vs. convenience
Some U.S. consumers are going over the Internet or through the woods to find fresh Christmas trees this year, taking advantage of shopping options at opposite ends of the cost spectrum.

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Fri, 12 Dec 2014 06:07:00 EST
10 Things to Know for Today
By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

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Fri, 12 Dec 2014 04:56:00 EST
Black sororities, fraternities differ on protests
Recent protests against the police killings of Eric Garner and Michael Brown have created a conundrum for the nation's black fraternities and sororities: to remain relevant in the black community they need to be...

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Fri, 12 Dec 2014 03:37:00 EST
Torture report pits senator vs CIA chief yet again
Their disputes over who spied on whom and censoring the Senate's scathing torture report are history. But the personal feud between Sen. Dianne Feinstein and CIA Director John Brennan may only be getting worse.

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Fri, 12 Dec 2014 02:17:00 EST
Scant progress as UN climate enter final stretch
U.N. global warming talks head into their last scheduled day Friday with rich and poor countries arguing over what kind of climate action plans they should present in the run-up to a key summit in Paris next year.

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Fri, 12 Dec 2014 02:08:00 EST
'Bibi Fatigue' could factor into Israeli election
With elections on the horizon, the greatest obstacle standing between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and a return to high office could be Netanyahu himself.

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Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:46:00 EST
Cardinals end Rams' shutout streak, win 12-6
Bruce Arians was sick and tired of talk about the St. Louis Rams' consecutive shutouts.

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Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:09:00 EST
Police demonstrations inspire new protest songs
Stop. Hey, what's that sound? Protest songs are taking their place alongside chants of "I can't breathe" and "Hands up, don't shoot" as demonstrators raise their voices to condemn the deaths of unarmed black...

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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 23:48:00 EST
California whacked by 'Pineapple Express' storm
A powerful storm churned down the West Coast on Thursday, bringing strong gales and much-needed rain and snow that caused widespread blackouts in Northern California and whiteouts in the Sierra Nevada.

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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 23:47:00 EST
Traffic resumes after Hong Kong clears protesters
Traffic was back to normal Friday in Hong Kong's financial district after authorities demolished a protest camp at the heart of the city's 2 ½-month pro-democracy movement.

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 22:21:00 EST
Chattanooga women stun No. 7 Stanford 54-46
The star power of the opponent doesn't concern Chattanooga. As long as the Mocs are playing at home, they believe they are going to win.

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 21:51:00 EST
Mack leads surging Hawks to blowout in Cleveland
Shelvin Mack scored a career-high 24 points and the Atlanta Hawks routed the Cleveland Cavaliers 127-98 Wednesday night for their 11th victory in 12 games.

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 21:13:00 EST
Wisconsin brings Pitt's Chryst home as coach
Paul Chryst is back at Wisconsin, settling into familiar surroundings in his hometown.

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 21:05:00 EST
APNewsBreak: Judge rejects NCAA concussions deal
A federal judge in Chicago rejected a proposed $75 million class-action head injury settlement with the NCAA on Wednesday, portraying the deal as too unwieldy and potentially underfunded and urging both sides to go back to...

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 20:52:00 EST
For MLB, changes in Cuba will take time to sort out
Fred Claire can see the day when Major League Baseball teams open academies for prospects in Cuba.

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 20:52:00 EST
Liverpool advances in League Cup; Brooks scores in Germany
By The Associated Press Liverpool will play Chelsea in the League Cup semifinals after Raheem Sterling scored twice in a 3-1 victory over second-tier Bournemouth on Wednesday night, and Tottenham...

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 20:13:00 EST
Kurt Busch testifies at no-contact order hearing
NASCAR driver Kurt Busch had his turn on the witness stand Wednesday and testified that he repeatedly told his ex-girlfriend to leave his motorhome the night she claims he assaulted her.

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 19:43:00 EST
Pelini ripped Neb's AD in last talk with players
On the day he was introduced as Youngstown State's new head coach, the ugly nature of Bo Pelini's departure from Nebraska was revealed.

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 19:32:00 EST
Revis heads back to MetLife Stadium as Jets' enemy
Darrelle Revis has been back before, as an opposing player taking on the New York Jets.

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 19:32:00 EST
Track coach Drummond gets 8-year doping suspension
Over an angst-filled summer of 2012, track coach Jon Drummond and his ailing star sprinter, Tyson Gay, wrestled with whether Gay should use a mysterious medicine that might help him run pain-free at the London Olympics.

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 22:54:00 EST
Nightlife king faces queries from gaming regulator
A Los Angeles nightlife entrepreneur who revamped Las Vegas' Sahara Hotel and Casino into a hipper, sleeker destination is getting ready to defend his past again so he can obtain a Nevada gambling license after...

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 22:40:00 EST
Fed rate wording boosts Asian stock markets
By The Associated Press Asian stock markets powered higher Thursday, sweeping aside worries about a flagging global economy after the U.S. Federal Reserve said it would to remain "patient" in its...

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 21:44:00 EST
Sony cancels 'The Interview' amid terror hack threats
Under the threat of terrorist attacks from hackers and with the nation's largest multiplex chains pulling the film from their screens, Sony Pictures Entertainment took the unprecedented step of canceling the Dec. 25...

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 20:42:00 EST
Stolen emails reveal lapses in Sony security practices
In the weeks before hackers broke into Sony Pictures Entertainment, the studio suffered significant technology outages it blamed on software flaws and incompetent technical staffers who weren't paying attention, even...

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 20:30:00 EST
Avon Products settles bribery charges for $135M
The world's largest direct seller of cosmetics, Avon Products Inc., will pay $135 million to settle criminal and civil charges after its China unit pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiring to violate the Foreign Corrupt...

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 20:11:00 EST
BlackBerry launches Classic in last-ditch effort
BlackBerry is returning to its roots with a new phone that features a traditional keyboard at a time when rival Apple and Android phones - and most smartphone customers - have embraced touch screens.

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 19:31:00 EST
Fed to be 'patient' about a rate hike; stocks soar
The Federal Reserve is edging closer to raising interest rates from record lows given a strengthening U.S. economy. But it will be "patient" in deciding when to do so.

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 19:31:00 EST
Obama says people should 'go to the movies'
President Barack Obama says his administration is taking the cyberattack against Sony studios seriously. He says people should "go to the movies."

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 19:11:00 EST
Washington governor proposes carbon pollution cap
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday proposed an ambitious cap-and-trade program to require the state's largest industrial polluters to pay for every ton of carbon they release.

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 19:02:00 EST
Amid scrutiny, Uber says it will focus more on safety
Uber promises to focus on rider safety amid increasing concerns that its drivers are not adequately screened for past criminal convictions.

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:07:00 EST
Colorado funds medical marijuana research, a first
Colorado will spend more than $8 million researching marijuana's medical potential - a new frontier because government-funded marijuana research traditionally focuses on the drug's negative health effects.

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 21:06:00 EST
$10 million in stolen Los Angeles art recovered
Authorities have recovered $10 million worth of art - including paintings by Chagall and Diego Rivera - that were stolen in one of Los Angeles' largest art heists.

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 20:45:00 EST
California gets more rain, 1 big mudslide
The latest in a string of storms noisily marched across Southern California on Wednesday, hurling lightning bolts, coating mountains with snow and unleashing downpours that triggered a freeway-blocking mudslide before...

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 20:45:00 EST
Man gets life sentence in Vermont teacher's death
A man accused with his wife of kidnapping and killing a teacher was sentenced on Wednesday to life in prison, with the judge saying they hunted their victim like prey.

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 19:44:00 EST
Doctor says Oklahoma inmate suffered in execution
A doctor who examined the body of an Oklahoma inmate who died during a botched execution told a federal judge Wednesday that he is convinced the man suffered after being declared unconscious.

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 19:12:00 EST
US backs off death penalty in Iowa slayings
In a surprising reversal, federal prosecutors on Wednesday abandoned their 12-year pursuit of the death penalty for a woman convicted of helping kill five people, including two children, in Iowa to protect her...

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 20:11:00 EST
Film students to play role in Academy Awards show
As many as six aspiring filmmakers will appear in next year's Academy Awards ceremony, and Channing Tatum will help them get there.

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:43:00 EST
NYC rapper Bobby Shmurda arrested in drug case
An up-and-coming rapper was among several people arrested Wednesday in an investigation into a series of gang-related shootings and drug trafficking in the city.

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:13:00 EST
Broadway seeks a new Carole King with open auditions
If you think you can sing "It's Too Late" and "So Far Away" like Carole King, some Broadway producers would like to hear from you.

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:31:00 EST
Canadian chain postpones 'The Interview' showings
Canada's dominant theater chain has postponed its planned showings of the film "The Interview."

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:21:00 EST
Johns Hopkins mistakenly welcomes wrong students
Johns Hopkins University mistakenly sent nearly 300 applicants welcome messages when they were actually rejected or deferred, and now the school has issued an apology.

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:14:00 EST
Mystery man hands out $100 bills in Massachusetts
A generous mystery man has made the holiday season a little brighter for employees of two Massachusetts coffee shops.

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:14:00 EST
Dognapped! 13 puppies snatched from pet store
Police in New Hampshire say they have collared the humans responsible for snatching 13 puppies from a New Hampshire pet store in a smash-and-grab dognapping.

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:14:00 EST
Massachusetts baby born at 10:11, 12-13-14
A Massachusetts couple is celebrating the birth of their daughter with a numerically unusual birth time and date.

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 10:21:00 EST
Among change, gift of jewels for Salvation Army
In one of its famous red kettles in South Florida, the Salvation Army has received a gift worth more than a little bit of change: an emerald and diamond necklace.

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 09:13:00 EST
NY man returns library statue 43 years overdue
A 52-year-old New York man has returned a marble sculpture he borrowed in the early 1970s to get him through troubled times.

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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 18:11:00 EST
Man unable to use arms faces gun possession charge
A man who can't use his arms because of a spinal condition is being held in jail while facing a gun possession charge his lawyer calls shocking.

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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 17:32:00 EST
'Nut rage' gives Hawaii macadamia nuts a boost
A Korean Air Lines executive's tantrum over bagged nuts in a first-class cabin is drawing enough attention to give Hawaii's $38 million macadamia nut industry a boost.

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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 17:02:00 EST
Walker says he joked with rabbis about 'molotov' error
Gov. Scott Walker is trying to take his "Molotov" gaffe in stride.

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