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Top general: US ground troops possible in Iraq

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American ground troops may be needed to battle Islamic State forces in the Middle East if President Barack Obama's current strategy fails, the nation's top military officer said Tuesday as Congress plunged into an... More>>

Lumber town takes stock after wind-driven wildfire

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They had prepared for wildfires and knew of the drought-parched forests, but the inferno that swirled through the California lumber town of Weed moved so quickly all people could do was flee. More>>

NASA picks Boeing and SpaceX to ferry astronauts

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NASA is a giant step closer to launching Americans again from U.S. soil. More>>

Gamers use police hoax to lash out at opponents

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The calls to 911 raised an instant alarm: One caller said he shot his co-workers at a Colorado video game company and had hostages. Another in Florida said her father was drunk, wielding a machine gun and threatening their... More>>

Hunt on for survivalist charged in trooper killing

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Hundreds of law enforcement officers fanned out across the dense northeastern Pennsylvania woods Tuesday in the hunt for a heavily armed survivalist suspected of ambushing two troopers as part of a deadly vendetta against... More>>

Mexico airlifts tourists after Hurricane Odile

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The Mexican government began airlifting the first of thousands of stranded tourists out of the hurricane-ravaged resort area of Los Cabos on Tuesday, as residents picked up the pieces of shattered, flooded homes. More>>

Criticism mounting for Vikings, Adrian Peterson Video included

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For as long as he's been in the NFL, Adrian Peterson has been one of the most popular and most marketable stars in the league, an approachable superstar with the kind of inspirational comeback story that made him an... More>>

Obama's Ebola response: Is it enough and in time?

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President Barack Obama declared Tuesday that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could threaten security around the world, and he ordered 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the region in emergency aid muscle for a crisis... More>>

History books spark new Texas classroom battle

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The long-running ideological dispute over what gets taught in Texas classrooms flared anew over proposed history textbooks Tuesday, with academics decrying lessons they said exaggerate the importance of Christian values on... More>>

New Jersey loses 4th casino as Trump Plaza closes

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Beset by crushing debt, fleeing customers and run-down facilities, Trump Plaza on Tuesday became the fourth casino in Atlantic City to shut down this year. More>>

CBS: Rihanna out of NFL telecast

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CBS and Rihanna are splitting up, more fallout from the Ray Rice domestic violence incident and the turmoil it has caused for the NFL. More>>

'Minecraft' could boost Microsoft's mobile reach

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Microsoft's decision to spend $2.5 billion for the creator of the hit game "Minecraft" could help the Xbox maker grab attention on mobile phones, a new priority for the company. More>>

UN: Nearly $1 billion needed now to stop Ebola

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The number of Ebola cases could start doubling every three weeks in West Africa, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, warning that the outbreak will cost nearly $1 billion to contain so it does not turn into a... More>>

Self-driving cars now need a permit in California

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Computer-driven cars have been testing their skills on California roads for more than four years - but until now, the Department of Motor Vehicles wasn't sure just how many were rolling around. More>>

Grand jury to weigh case of NASCAR's Tony Stewart

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By CAROLYN THOMPSON Associated Press The decision whether to charge three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart in the August death of a fellow driver at a sprint car race in upstate New York will be up to a... More>>

Minneapolis-St. Paul 1 site of anti-terror program

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The cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul will participate in a Department of Justice pilot program designed to detect American extremists who are looking to join terror organizations overseas, U.S. Attorney Andy Luger said... More>>

Belgium grants jailed rapist, murderer euthanasia

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A Belgian man convicted of murder and rape is being put to death. Yet the country doesn't have the death penalty. Confused? Authorities have granted a request for assisted suicide by the man, who says he's a menace... More>>

CDC study: Americans' bellies are expanding fast

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The number of American men and women with big-bellied, apple-shaped figures - the most dangerous kind of obesity - has climbed at a startling rate over the past decade, according to a government study. More>>

Blacks, Hispanics have doubts about media accuracy

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A new study shows a large majority of African-American and Hispanic news consumers don't fully trust the media to portray their communities accurately, a statistic that could be troubling for the news industry as the... More>>

Ukraine lawmakers ratify landmark deal with Europe

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Ukraine moved to resolve months of crisis Tuesday by strengthening ties to Europe and loosening some controls over the country's rebellious eastern regions where it has been fighting Russian-backed separatists. More>>

Iraq parliament rejects interior, defense nominees

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Iraqi lawmakers rejected Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's nominees Tuesday to lead the defense and interior ministries, leaving the crucial Cabinet posts unfilled as an emerging U.S.-led coalition intensifies its air... More>>

West Bank settler group boasts rapid growth

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Israel's settler population in the West Bank increased by 2 percent in the first half of the year, an advocacy group announced Tuesday, signaling robust growth in the settlements even while Israel was conducting peace... More>>

European Space Agency picks site for comet landing

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Talk about a moving target. More>>

Tracing the rise of Ebola in West Africa

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Since the Ebola outbreak first emerged in West Africa, The Associated Press has been reporting on it. A timeline compiled from AP dispatches since March shows the dreaded disease being identified in a remote part of Guinea... More>>

Next title: Elizabeth, Queen of Scots?

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Queen Elizabeth II can keep her magnificent Scottish castle at Balmoral should Scots vote for independence - and chances are she will be able to keep her role as well. More>>

Afghan suicide bomber kills 3 foreign troops

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A Taliban attacker detonated his car bomb next to an international military convoy on Tuesday, killing three members of the NATO-led force and wounding nearly 20 troops and civilians, officials said. More>>

Kurds in Europe take up arms against IS group

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Shaho Pirani says he's just a phone call away from leaving his quiet life in Denmark and joining Kurdish forces battling against Islamic State militants in Iraq. More>>

Pope to focus on grandparents after newlyweds

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First, Pope Francis married 20 couples to highlight the role of families as the heart of the Catholic Church. Next up is a special Mass for grandparents. More>>

AP names Lynne O'Donnell Kabul bureau chief

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Lynne O'Donnell, a foreign correspondent who has covered major stories throughout the Middle East and Asia for two decades, has been named Kabul bureau chief for The Associated Press, leading the agency's coverage... More>>

AP names Maya Alleruzzo Mideast photo editor

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Maya Alleruzzo, a photographer who has covered wars in Iraq and Afghanistan during a 12-year stint in the region, has been named regional photo editor for the Middle East by The Associated Press. More>>

Chinese city creates cellphone sidewalk lane

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Taking a cue from an American TV program, the Chinese city of Chongqing has created a smartphone sidewalk lane, offering a path for those too engrossed in messaging and tweeting to watch where they're going. More>>

Exploring 'graveyard of ships' near San Francisco

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Federal researchers are exploring several underwater sites where ships sank while navigating in the treacherous waters west of San Francisco in the decades following the Gold Rush. More>>

US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola

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The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local... More>>

Scotland took long road to independence vote

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On Calton Hill, overlooking Edinburgh, stands Scotland's National Monument. A colonnade of classical stone pillars modeled on the Parthenon in Athens, it's grand, inspiring - and unfinished, ever since the money to... More>>

Scientists' colossal squid exam a kraken good show

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It was a calm morning in Antarctica's remote Ross Sea, during the season when the sun never sets, when Capt. John Bennett and his crew hauled up a creature with tentacles like fire hoses and eyes like dinner plates... More>>

10 Things to Know for Today

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By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: More>>

Judge in Pistorius trial faces criticism

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Several legal groups in South Africa have expressed concern about threats and harsh criticism of the judge who found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide, but not guilty of the more serious charge of murder. More>>

Northern California wildfire burns 100 homes

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A fire driven by fierce winds raced through a small town near the Oregon border on Monday, burning a church to the ground, damaging or destroying 100 homes and prompting evacuation orders for at least 1,500 people,... More>>

As core al-Qaida weakened, its successors spread

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Osama bin Laden is dead and al-Qaida dispersed, yet the horrors keep coming. More>>

AP sources: US would retaliate against Assad

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The United States would retaliate against Syrian President Bashar Assad's air defenses if he were to go after American planes launching airstrikes in his country, senior Obama administration officials said Monday. More>>

Ukraine village hopes for chance to rebuild

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The kindergarten building in this village in eastern Ukraine was once a source of pride. Renovated and brightly decorated with money provided by German donors, its classrooms were opening the doors of education to 120... More>>

Xi's India visit highlights changing power dynamic

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Chinese President Xi Jinping's trip to India this week highlights subtle shifts in the regional power dynamic that are bringing warmer ties between the two Asian giants, challenging China's traditional relationship... More>>

Foles leads Eagles to 30-27 win against Colts

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With Nick Foles at quarterback and LeSean McCoy and Darren Sproles in the backfield, the Philadelphia Eagles are never out of the game. More>>

Foles leads Eagles to 30-27 win against Colts

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Nick Foles threw a tying touchdown pass with 3:25 to go, and then set up Cody Parkey for the winning 36-yard field goal as time expired, lifting Philadelphia to a 30-27 win at Indianapolis on Monday night. More>>

Brazil's indigenous seek out city, end up in slums

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They huddle in a tight circle, shaking seed-filled maracas and shuffling in time to a rhythm that has pulsed through their tribes for generations. The dancers raise their voices in song, conjuring an ancient spirit that... More>>

Odile slams Mexico's Baja California

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Odile weakened to a tropical storm Monday night after blazing a trail of destruction through Mexico's Baja California Peninsula that leveled everything from ramshackle homes to luxury hotels, and left entire... More>>

6 killed, 15 wounded in east Ukraine city

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Shelling killed six people and wounded 15 others in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, the city council said Monday - the worst reported violence since a cease-fire between Russian-backed rebels and Ukrainian troops took... More>>

Kerry: US open to talks with Iran on Islamic State

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As more than two dozen nations pledged Monday to help Iraq fight the Islamic State militants, the United States said it was open to talking to Iran about a role in resolving the crisis, despite Washington's earlier... More>>

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

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By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday: More>>

Cat Stevens announces 5-city US concert tour

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New Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Cat Stevens is taking the "Peace Train" back on the road. More>>

Once-troubled reverse mortgages poised for rebound

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Advertised as a path to an affordable retirement, federally insured reverse mortgages are showing signs of a rebound, drawing the scrutiny of regulators seeking to reduce historically high default rates that have cost the... More>>

Vikings bring back Peterson despite abuse charge Video included

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The Minnesota Vikings have seen the details. They have seen photos of the injuries that Adrian Peterson's 4-year-old son suffered at the hands of the star running back. They have a history of punishing players who have... More>>

Generation gap: Young Scots favor independence

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Across Scotland, dinner table talk is getting heated as families argue over how to vote in Scotland's independence referendum. A generation gap has opened up, with younger voters more inclined to back independence and... More>>

Revamped 'View' begins its daytime run

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Daytime's "The View" revealed its latest makeover Monday, opening the post-Barbara Walters era with a new set, new boss, mostly new team and a promise to be provocative again. More>>

Judge sees confession tape in '79 missing boy case

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After the videotape clicks on, the 53-year-old calmly tells investigators how he choked 6-year-old Etan Patz in the basement of a Manhattan convenience store on May 25, 1979. He describes putting the boy, who was still... More>>

Tiny Qatar plays outsize role in US war strategy

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Just miles from where former Guantanamo Bay terror suspects have resettled, American warplanes take off from Qatar's al-Udeid air base in the global war on extremism. More>>

Gazans rush to enjoy life after ruinous war

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After a ruinous war, Gaza is rushing back to a veneer of normalcy at astonishing speed. Street cafes and beaches are packed with people until late at night. Families crowd the few public parks. Wedding halls are booked solid. More>>

700 feared dead in 2 Mediterranean boat wrecks

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This year is on track to become the deadliest ever for migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea after two heavily loaded boats were wrecked in the past week, possibly killing 700 people fleeing Africa for Europe - the same... More>>

Will Apple's digital wallet kill the card swipe?

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Apple wants the plastic credit card to become as rare as the paper check. More>>

Islamic State group issues new curriculum in Iraq

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The extremist-held Iraqi city of Mosul is set to usher in a new school year. But unlike years past, there will be no art or music. Classes about history, literature and Christianity have been "permanently annulled." More>>

US wealth gap putting the squeeze on state revenue

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Income inequality is taking a toll on state governments. More>>

A Scottish 'Yes' also means exit from EU, NATO

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If Scottish voters this week say Yes to independence, not only will they tear up the map of Great Britain, they'll shake the twin pillars of Western Europe's postwar prosperity and security - the European Union and... More>>

Hurricane Odile in Baja slams Baja California

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Hurricane Odile raked the Baja California Peninsula with strong winds and heavy rains early Monday as locals and tourists in the resort area of Los Cabos began to emerge from shelters and assess the damage. More>>

Sweden's far-right rises amid immigration debate

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A Swedish far-right party demanding sharp cuts in immigration has more than doubled its support in a parliamentary election. More>>

Mideast complexities confound US coalition effort

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By DAN PERRY Associated Press The Middle East has confounded outsiders for years, so it is no surprise that another U.S.-led project with a straightforward goal - destroying a marauding organization of... More>>

Beckham urges Scottish voters to keep union

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David Beckham is urging voters in Scotland to vote against independence. More>>

Locals, tourists ride out Hurricane Odile in Baja

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Residents and tourists hunkered down in shelters and hotel conference rooms overnight as a powerful and sprawling Hurricane Odile made landfall on the southern Baja California peninsula. More>>

Scottish independence could mean messy divorce

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How do you divorce after a 300-year union? It's complicated, and there is a deadline. More>>

Envelopes in Marriott hotels invite tips for maids

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Do you leave a tip in your hotel room for the maid? Marriott is launching a program with Maria Shriver to put envelopes in hotel rooms to encourage tipping. More>>

Happy red cup leads to happy new Miss America

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Miss New York Kira Kazantsev won the Miss America pageant Sunday night, with the help of a red plastic cup. More>>

Japan: More and more, a land of centenarians

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Reaching the century mark remains a relative rarity for humans, but it is increasingly less so, and perhaps nowhere more than in rapidly aging Japan. More>>

Jay Cutler rallies Bears past 49ers in fourth

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Down big, Jay Cutler kept his poise on the road while Colin Kaepernick struggled in prime time. More>>

Obama condemns beheading of Briton by extremists

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President Barack Obama on Saturday condemned as a "barbaric murder" the slaying of British aid worker David Haines by Islamic State extremists. More>>

Police: Trooper hurt in ambush conscious, talking

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A Pennsylvania state trooper who was injured when a gunman ambushed him and killed another trooper outside a police barracks is conscious and talking for the first time since he underwent surgery, a spokesman said Sunday. More>>

10 Things to Know for Monday

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By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday: More>>

An emotional Beyonce, Jay Z end tour in Paris

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An emotional Beyonce was in tears as she and husband Jay Z wrapped up their "On the Run" stadium tour Saturday night in Paris, where the duo said they got engaged years ago. More>>

Diplomatic push grows against Islamic State group

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Newly outraged by the beheading of yet another Western hostage, diplomats from around the world are in Paris pressing for a coherent global strategy to combat extremists from the Islamic State group - minus two of the main... More>>

Hillary Clinton in Iowa stirs 2016 speculation

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Hillary Rodham Clinton, making her return to Iowa for the first time since the 2008 presidential campaign, implored Democrats on Sunday to choose shared economic opportunity over "the guardians of gridlock" in an... More>>

Iowa Democrats react to Hillary Rodham Clinton

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Iowa Democrats gave a warm welcome Sunday to Hillary Rodham Clinton at retiring Sen. Tom Harkin's annual fundraiser. But not all party loyalists from the early-voting state were ready to hand her the 2016 presidential... More>>

Sweden shifts to left in parliamentary election

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Sweden's Social Democrats were poised to return to power after a left-leaning bloc defeated the center-right government in a parliamentary election Sunday that also saw strong gains by an anti-immigration party. More>>

Vikings miss Peterson in 30-7 loss to Patriots Video included

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The face of the franchise was nowhere to be found as the Minnesota Vikings flailed away against the New England Patriots on Sunday, and it's not clear when, if ever, Adrian Peterson will rejoin them. More>>

Britain mourns slain hostage; another under threat Video included

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Now it's Britain's turn to mourn. More>>

Silicon Valley struggles to speak FDA's language

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From Apple's new smartwatch that tracks heartbeats to contact lenses that measure blood sugar - Silicon Valley is pouring billions into gadgets and apps designed to transform health care. But the tech giants that have... More>>

From Ebola front line: Teaching how to stay safe Video included

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He's traveled to the sites of worrisome outbreaks of SARS, bird flu, MERS. But the Ebola outbreak that's spiraled out of control in West Africa presents new challenges for even a veteran infectious disease doctor -... More>>

Residents emerge in shell-shocked Ukrainian city

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Months of daily shelling reduced the east Ukraine city of Luhansk to a ghost town, silent but for the explosions. More>>

Dutch stage tomato fight against Russian sanctions

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Hundreds of young Dutch men and women turned Amsterdam's central Dam square into a blizzard of red goop on Sunday, as they pelted each other mercilessly with overripe tomatoes. More>>

Cops photograph alleged sleeping Florida burglar

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Talk about a heavy sleeper. More>>

'New' Scots vote crucial to independence result

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On the south side of Glasgow, in the heartland of Scotland's Asian community, support for independence from the United Kingdom is strong as Thursday's referendum nears. More>>

Greg Norman recovering from chain-saw accident

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Greg Norman is recovering from a chain saw accident that nearly cost him his left hand, but not his sense of humor. More>>

Ferguson video shows witness raising hands in air

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Cellphone video that shows a witness raising his hands in the air immediately after the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer in Ferguson appears to support previous accounts and could bolster... More>>

Gaza children return to school after war

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Some half million Gaza children made a delayed return to school on Sunday after a devastating 50-day war with Israel that killed more than 2,100 Palestinians and damaged hundreds of school buildings. More>>

Russia-annexed Crimea votes for legislature

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Residents of Crimea, the Black Sea peninsula that Russia annexed from Ukraine in March, are voting for their regional parliament in elections expected to be dominated by Russian President Vladimir Putin's backers. More>>

Statue of singer Amy Winehouse unveiled in London

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Late singer Amy Winehouse has been honored on what would have been her 31st birthday with a life-size statue in her beloved Camden Town neighborhood of north London. More>>

Obama: Combating Islamic State not US fight alone Video included

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President Barack Obama is distinguishing the military campaign against Islamic State militants from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. More>>

Holocaust experts work to preserve WWII-era items

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With survivors dying in growing numbers and their live testimonies soon to be a thing of the past, Holocaust commemoration efforts are increasingly focused around preserving the belongings that contain their stories. More>>

Scientists say the ozone layer is recovering

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Earth's protective ozone layer is beginning to recover, largely because of the phase-out since the 1980s of certain chemicals used in refrigerants and aerosol cans, a U.N. scientific panel reported Wednesday in a rare... More>>

High-tech survey exposes hidden Stonehenge

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There is more to Stonehenge than meets a visitor's eye. More>>

40 'I'do's' at Vatican as Pope marries 20 couples

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Forty "I do's" - or "Si" in Italian - were pronounced in St. Peter's Basilica Sunday as Pope Francis married 20 couples, with one bride already a mother. More>>

Iowa steak fry may help Democrat in Senate race

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Retiring Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin's final steak fry fundraiser may provide some much-needed sizzle for Rep. Bruce Braley, the Democrat locked in a close race to replace the liberal lawmaker. More>>

Turkey seeks behind-scene role in NATO coalition

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Turkey is the big Muslim power that sits atop raging conflicts in Iraq and Syria, so it might be expected to take a leading role in the NATO coalition announced this month to take on the Islamic State group. More>>

US, EU levy sanctions on Russia despite cease-fire Video included

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Unsatisfied with a fragile cease-fire in Ukraine, the United States and the European Union levied new sanctions Friday against major Russian banks and defense companies, as well as penalties aimed at curtailing... More>>

North Korea holds trial of American Matthew Miller

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North Korea held a trial Sunday morning for American Matthew Miller, who was detained in April for violating his tourist status when he entered the country. Details were not immediately available. More>>

Video shows slaying of British aid worker

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Islamic State extremists released a video showing the beheading of British aid worker David Haines, who was abducted in Syria last year, and British Prime Minister David Cameron late Saturday condemned his slaying as "an... More>>

Miss America contestants showcase shoes in parade

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Contestants vying for the Miss America title showed off some fancy footwear along a New Jersey boardwalk. More>>

Pa. State Police identify trooper killed in ambush

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A late-night ambush outside a state police barracks in Pennsylvania's rural northeastern corner left one trooper dead and another critically wounded, and authorities scoured the densely wooded countryside and beyond on... More>>

Ukraine government repels rebel attack on airport

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A convoy of more than 200 white trucks crossed the Russian border to deliver humanitarian aid to a battered Ukrainian city on Saturday, a move made without Kiev's consent yet met with silence by Ukraine's top leaders. More>>

Oscar Pistorius convicted of culpable homicide Video included

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A judge convicted Oscar Pistorius of culpable homicide Friday in the death of his girlfriend, ruling that the former track star was negligent when he opened fire in his home after hearing what he said sounded like an... More>>

In drought, "pop-up" wetlands provide bird habitat

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For the swirling flock of migrating shorebirds banking to a landing in California's Central Valley, a recently flooded rice field is providing a new kind of triage station during a drought that's drastically... More>>

Review: Apple Watch looks to be another winner Video included

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As computerized wristwatches go, the upcoming Apple Watch looks impressive. More>>

Pope urges world to shed apathy toward new threats

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Pope Francis urged the world Saturday to shed its apathy in the face of what he characterizes as a third world war, intoning "war is madness" at the foot of a grandiose monument to soldiers killed in World War I. More>>

After Iraqi battles, residents choose displacement

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Misspelled graffiti on walls pockmarked by bullets and torn up propaganda stickers make up the few remaining traces of the Islamic State group in this northern Iraqi ghost town after Kurdish forces finally managed to free... More>>

Syrians attacked in Lebanon after soldiers killed

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Syrian refugee Ibrahim Abbas Ali and his family awoke in the middle of the night to the sound of gunfire outside their tent in Lebanon, and for a second time they raced off into the fields, fleeing a war that now seems to... More>>

Investigations underway into Ohio prison escape

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Criminal and internal investigations are underway to determine how a convicted killer of three Ohio high school students managed to escape from prison, along with two other inmates, state correction officials say. More>>

Man wins fight to get same-sex union recognized Video included

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In a ruling that calls into question Arizona's gay marriage ban, a judge handed a victory Friday to a gay man who lost his spouse to cancer last month and was denied death benefits because the state prohibits same-sex... More>>

Vikings' Adrian Peterson accused of child abuse Video included

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Authorities in Texas issued an arrest warrant Friday for star Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson after he was indicted on a charge of child abuse for using a branch to spank his son. He was swiftly benched by... More>>

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford withdraws re-election bid Video included

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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford withdrew his re-election bid Friday as he seeks treatment for a tumor in his abdomen, dramatically ending a campaign he had doggedly pursued despite a stint in rehab and calls for him to quit amid... More>>

Charges in dead babies case; neighbors soul-search

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A woman who lived in a squalid, vermin-infested home where the bodies of three infants were found was charged Friday with covering up the deaths, while neighbors said they wish they had acted themselves to call attention... More>>

Investigations underway in Ohio prison escape

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Criminal and internal investigations were underway Friday to determine how three Ohio inmates including a convicted killer of three students were able to escape from prison during recreation a day earlier. More>>

San Diego cabbies cry foul over body odor test

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Body odor is among 52 criteria that officials at San Diego International Airport use to judge taxi drivers. Cabbies say that smacks of prejudice and discrimination. More>>

Autopsy: Inmate died from heat, meds in NYC cell

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The death of a mentally ill, homeless former Marine in a 101-degree New York City jail cell was caused by hyperthermia due to environmental exposure to heat, according to a spokeswoman for the medical examiner, who ruled... More>>

AP: More than 5,000 dead in C. African Republic

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More than 5,000 people have died in sectarian violence in Central African Republic since December, according to an Associated Press tally, suggesting that a U.N. peacekeeping mission approved months ago is coming too late... More>>

Missouri enacts 72-hour abortion waiting period

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Missouri women seeking abortions will face one of the nation's longest waiting periods, after state lawmakers overrode the governor's veto to enact a 72-hour delay that includes no exception for cases of rape or... More>>

NFL: 3 in 10 ex-players face Alzheimer's, dementia

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The NFL estimates that nearly three in 10 former players will develop debilitating brain conditions, and that they will be stricken earlier and at least twice as often as the general population. More>>

US will be ramping up airstrikes soon _ in Iraq

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As U.S. forces gear up for airstrikes in Syria, the first demonstration of President Barack Obama's more aggressive military campaign against the Islamic State group is likely to unfold first in Iraq as early as next... More>>

Cobbling coalition for Iraq, Syria no easy task Video included

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Assembling a coalition to fight the militants from the Islamic State group is proving to be a complicated affair. More>>

Ukraine will delay implementation of EU deal

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European leaders said Friday that they would allow Ukraine to delay putting a landmark trade deal into effect, a major concession to Russia which has repeatedly threatened retaliation if Kiev implements the measure. More>>

Can Obama wage war without consent of Congress?

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On the cusp of intensified airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, President Barack Obama is using the legal grounding of the congressional authorizations President George W. Bush relied on more than a decade ago to go to war. But... More>>

Football coach moves game for daughter's wedding

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You think fall weddings are inconvenient for college football fans? Imagine being a coach with a daughter who has her heart set on a Saturday in late September. More>>

Pistorius trial: Judge's verdict explained

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Did Oscar Pistorius get away with murder? More>>

Paris wants Iran to help crush Islamic radicals

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France is prepared to invite Iran to an international conference Monday aimed at coordinating actions to knock out the Islamic State extremists in Iraq - even though that runs counter to the U.S. refusal to deal with Tehran. More>>

Vintage baseball proves a hit with modern players

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From afar, it looks and sounds like a regular recreational baseball game: the crack of the bat, the cheering from the bench, the sliding into home. More>>

Pakistan nabs militants linked to attack on Malala

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Pakistan's army said Friday that it has arrested 10 militants suspected of involvement in the 2012 attack on teenage activist Malala Yousafzai, who won world acclaim after she was shot in the head by the Taliban for... More>>

Olive Garden investor: Back off on the breadsticks

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Maybe there is such a thing as too many breadsticks. More>>

Iraq premier says France to join airstrikes effort

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France will join the U.S.-led airstrikes targeting extremists in Iraq as part of an expanding international effort to combat the Islamic State group, Iraq's new prime minister said after talks with the French president... More>>

Pistorius can compete again in Paralympics

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By STEVE DOUGLAS AP Sports Writer Oscar Pistorius will be free to compete again once he has served any punishment for killing his girlfriend, the International Paralympic Committee said Friday. More>>

AP: More than 5,000 dead in C. African Republic

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There are no headstones to mark these graves, no loving words, nothing to tell the world who lies in these two giant pits full of bodies, or why. Yet a handful of village elders are determined that nobody will be forgotten. More>>

Protestant firebrand Ian Paisley dies aged 88

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For most of his half-century in Northern Ireland politics, Ian Paisley was synonymous with two words: "No" and "Never." More>>

Museum traces fragments of Star-Spangled Banner Video included

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If you happen to find some remnants of woven wool in your attic - in red, white or blue and marked Fort McHenry - the Smithsonian Institution would like to know. More>>

Ian Paisley's many faces: orator, inciter, charmer

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Much like the Ulster weather, Ian Paisley could offer beaming sunshine one minute, stinging hailstones the next. More>>

Sponsors keep close watch on NFL investigation

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By MAE ANDERSON and TOM MURPHY AP Business Writers Major brand sponsors are watching closely to make sure the National Football League doesn't fumble the investigation into how its executives handled... More>>

Nevada governor enacts Tesla tax break package

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Calling it one of the most important pieces of legislation in Nevada history, Gov. Brian Sandoval signed into law Thursday night an unprecedented package of incentives to seal a deal to bring Tesla Motors' $5 billion... More>>

Scottish celebrities take sides on independence

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Scotland's independence battle is a tough one to call. The Yes side has James Bond, but the No campaign has Harry Potter. More>>

Evidence growing that Hamas used residential areas

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Two weeks after the end of the Gaza war, there is growing evidence that Hamas militants used residential areas as cover for launching rockets at Israel, at least at times. Even Hamas now admits "mistakes" were made. More>>

Convicted killer in Ohio school shootings escapes

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An intensive manhunt was underway in western Ohio early Friday for the teen convicted of killing three students at a suburban Cleveland high school after his escape from prison. More>>

Apple unveils smartwatch, bets on wearable devices Video included

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Apple unveiled its long-anticipated smartwatch Tuesday, introducing a device that transplants the features of an iPhone onto a smaller screen that's never more than an arm's length away. More>>

Ravens fans, men and women, wear No 27 for Rice Video included

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Music blared from the purple bus, and Baltimore Ravens fan Racquel Bailey stood with drink in hand amid her usual tailgate buddies while making a bold fashion statement: a black, rhinestone-decorated jersey with the white... More>>

10 Things to Know for Friday

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By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday: More>>

Yahoo says gov't threatened $250,000 a day fine

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Yahoo said Thursday the government threatened to fine the company $250,000 a day if it did not comply with demands to go along with an expansion of U.S. surveillance by surrendering online information, a step the company... More>>

Venezuela's UN Security Council bid gains backing

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Venezuela's socialist government has quietly secured the backing of Latin America and the Caribbean to obtain a diplomatic trophy that long eluded the late Hugo Chavez: a seat on the United Nations Security Council. More>>

New terror fight casts shadow over 9/11 ceremonies

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The nation's gathering war against a new upsurge in Islamic terror hung heavy over the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks Thursday, stirring both anxiety and determination among those who came to ground zero to... More>>

Case worker: Dad overwhelmed before 5 kids killed

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The South Carolina man accused of killing his five children was an ex-convict whose homes were visited by social workers a dozen times in the last three years. More>>

Owners say Rice investigation will be independent

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The two NFL owners overseeing the investigation into how the league pursued and handled evidence in the Ray Rice domestic violence case pledged Thursday to make the findings of the probe public, and said their goal was "to... More>>

Arab allies pledge to fight Islamic State group

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Key Arab allies promised Thursday to "do their share" to fight Islamic State militants, but NATO member Turkey refused to join in, signaling the struggle the U.S. faces in trying to get front-line nations to put aside... More>>

Across the years, Obama's 9/11 message varies

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Six times, President Barack Obama has come before the American people to reckon with the legacy of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the anniversary of that awful day. Each time, he has tailored his message to the moment, at... More>>

4th Sierra Leonean doctor infected with Ebola

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Another doctor from Sierra Leone who has tested positive for Ebola will be evacuated for medical treatment, an official said Thursday, making her the first citizen of a hard-hit country to be treated abroad. More>>

Feds tighten rules on workplace death reporting

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Tightening its standards, the government issued new regulations Thursday that will require managers to file a detailed report within eight hours on fatal workplace accidents. More>>

UN: 45 Fijian peacekeepers freed in Syria Video included

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Al-Qaida-linked militants released 45 Fijian peacekeepers captured two week ago in Syria, ending the U.N.'s fourth crisis over abducted soldiers in the Golan Heights since March 2013 amid questions about the future of... More>>

AP PHOTOS: US marks anniversary of 9/11 attacks

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By The Associated Press The United States marked the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks against a troubling backdrop. The ceremonies came just hours after President Barack Obama told the country he... More>>

Eying Scotland, Spain Catalans seek secession vote Video included

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Hundreds of thousands of Catalans energized by Scotland's upcoming independence referendum protested Thursday for a secession vote aimed at carving out a new Mediterranean nation in what is now northeastern Spain. More>>

APNewsBreak: US sharply cutting deportations

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President Barack Obama is on pace this year to deport the fewest number of immigrants since at least 2007, even as he has postponed until after Election Day his promised unilateral action that could shield millions more... More>>

Rights group accuses Israel of war crimes in Gaza

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A leading international rights group on Thursday alleged that Israel committed war crimes during this summer's Gaza war, saying it reached that conclusion after investigating three attacks on or near United Nations-run... More>>

House, Senate weigh bills that are going nowhere

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House and Senate leaders, usually proud sorts, staged showdown votes in their chambers Thursday on measures that are going nowhere. And in the logic that prevails during the weeks before crucial congressional elections,... More>>

Pistorius not guilty of murder but was negligent Video included

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During his trial, Oscar Pistorius sometimes retched and sobbed. The double-amputee Olympian sobbed again on Thursday, this time in apparent relief as a judge said the evidence did not support a murder conviction for... More>>

Attacking Syria may entangle US in rebel rivalries Video included

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In expanding its airstrikes into Syria against Islamic State extremists, the U.S. could find itself entangled in a morass of jihadis, rebel rivalries and religious hatred. More>>

Scottish banks to move if independence is approved

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Scotland's leading banks warned Thursday that they would move their headquarters to England if Scots vote to leave the United Kingdom, intensifying doubts about the territory's economic future and dealing a blow to... More>>

Top banks plan move in case of Scots' independence Video included

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In a blow to the Scottish independence campaign, top financial groups including the Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds Banking Group say they will move their headquarters to England if Scots vote to break away from the... More>>

Despite economic fears, EU sanctions Russia again Video included

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The European Union on Thursday slapped more sanctions on Russia for helping separatists destabilize Ukraine, limiting Russia's access to its financial market, hitting the country's vital oil industry, curbing... More>>

10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

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By The Associated Press Associated Press Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and... More>>

Pistorius: How the verdict is being delivered Video included

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Guilty or not guilty? The verdict in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial is not being delivered so simply. More>>

Report: Progress slow in Nazi art restitution

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Fifteen years after the first international agreement on the restitution of Nazi-era looted art, more than half of the countries that endorsed such accords have done "little or nothing" to implement them, the Jewish Claims... More>>

Syria, Iran slam US strategy in fighting militants Video included

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Syrian and Iranian officials criticized the Obama administration on Thursday for excluding them from an international coalition coming together in the battle against the Islamic State group, while a state-run Syrian daily... More>>

Currency question at heart of Scottish debate Video included

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In for a penny, in for a pound. More>>

Jaws actor from Bond films Richard Kiel dies at 74

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Richard Kiel, the towering actor best known for portraying steel-toothed villain Jaws in a pair of James Bond films, has died. He was 74. More>>

Yes camp winning battle of ads Scotland campaign Video included

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When the campaign to keep Scotland in the United Kingdom launched a recent TV ad, the spot went viral - but for all the wrong reasons. More>>

EU agrees to introduce new sanctions on Russia Video included

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The European Union has decided to slap new economic sanctions on Russia over its actions in Ukraine, diplomats said Thursday. More>>

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  • Anheuser-Busch, McDonald's voice NFL disapproval

    Anheuser-Busch, McDonald's voice NFL disapproval

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 7:12 PM EDT2014-09-16 23:12:34 GMT
    By MAE ANDERSON The Associated Press Major sponsors including Anheuser-Busch are adding to the chorus of disapproval over the National Football League's recent actions but the companies are...
    By MAE ANDERSON The Associated Press Major sponsors including Anheuser-Busch are adding to the chorus of disapproval over the National Football League's recent scandals, but the companies are stopping...
  • NASA picks Boeing and SpaceX to ferry astronauts

    NASA picks Boeing and SpaceX to ferry astronauts

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 7:02 PM EDT2014-09-16 23:02:51 GMT
    NASA is a giant step closer to launching Americans again from U.S. soil.
    NASA is a giant step closer to launching Americans again from U.S. soil.
  • Criticism mounting for Vikings, Adrian Peterson

    Criticism mounting for Vikings, Adrian Peterson

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 6:42 PM EDT2014-09-16 22:42:47 GMT
    Adrian Peterson was back at Minnesota Vikings headquarters on Monday, and the first thing fullback Jerome Felton did when he saw his star running back was give him a high-five.
    For as long as he's been in the NFL, Adrian Peterson has been one of the most popular and most marketable stars in the league, an approachable superstar with the kind of inspirational comeback story that made him an...
  • TechnologyMore>>

  • NASA picks Boeing and SpaceX to ferry astronauts

    NASA picks Boeing and SpaceX to ferry astronauts

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 7:02 PM EDT2014-09-16 23:02:51 GMT
    NASA is a giant step closer to launching Americans again from U.S. soil.
    NASA is a giant step closer to launching Americans again from U.S. soil.
  • Gamers use police hoax to lash out at opponents

    Gamers use police hoax to lash out at opponents

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 7:02 PM EDT2014-09-16 23:02:43 GMT
    Authorities are increasingly concerned about a hoax in which video game players lash out at online opponents by making fake 911 calls that send SWAT teams to their homes.
    The calls to 911 raised an instant alarm: One caller said he shot his co-workers at a Colorado video game company and had hostages. Another in Florida said her father was drunk, wielding a machine gun and threatening their...
  • Probe: HealthCare.gov website must boost security

    Probe: HealthCare.gov website must boost security

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 6:13 PM EDT2014-09-16 22:13:11 GMT
    Nonpartisan congressional investigators say the HealthCare.gov website has significant security weaknesses that could put Americans' personal information at risk.
    HealthCare.gov, the health insurance website serving more than 5 million Americans, has significant security flaws that put users' personal information at risk, nonpartisan congressional investigators have concluded.
  • EntertainmentMore>>

  • Miley Cyrus date barely makes court appearance

    Miley Cyrus date barely makes court appearance

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 7:12 PM EDT2014-09-16 23:12:08 GMT
    The young homeless man who accompanied Miley Cyrus to the MTV Video Music Awards arrived 45 minutes late for his arraignment on a charge that he violated his probation in Oregon.
    The young homeless man who accompanied Miley Cyrus to the MTV Video Music Awards arrived 45 minutes late for his arraignment Tuesday on a charge that he violated his probation in Oregon.
  • Gamers use police hoax to lash out at opponents

    Gamers use police hoax to lash out at opponents

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 7:02 PM EDT2014-09-16 23:02:43 GMT
    Authorities are increasingly concerned about a hoax in which video game players lash out at online opponents by making fake 911 calls that send SWAT teams to their homes.
    The calls to 911 raised an instant alarm: One caller said he shot his co-workers at a Colorado video game company and had hostages. Another in Florida said her father was drunk, wielding a machine gun and threatening their...
  • Criticism mounting for Vikings, Adrian Peterson

    Criticism mounting for Vikings, Adrian Peterson

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 6:42 PM EDT2014-09-16 22:42:47 GMT
    Adrian Peterson was back at Minnesota Vikings headquarters on Monday, and the first thing fullback Jerome Felton did when he saw his star running back was give him a high-five.
    For as long as he's been in the NFL, Adrian Peterson has been one of the most popular and most marketable stars in the league, an approachable superstar with the kind of inspirational comeback story that made him an...
  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Police: Ex-boyfriend of missing woman killed himself

    Police: Ex-boyfriend of missing woman killed himself

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 6:56 PM EDT2014-09-16 22:56:42 GMT
    Roy BlancoRoy Blanco
    MIAMI -- The ex-boyfriend of Tanya Gonzalez, the missing South Florida woman whose body was believed to be discovered in the trunk of her car Tuesday, died after stabbing himself in the abdomen.
    MIAMI -- The ex-boyfriend of Tanya Gonzalez, the missing South Florida woman whose body was believed to be discovered in the trunk of her car Tuesday, died after stabbing himself in the abdomen.
  • Corruption trial begins for former Homestead mayor

    Corruption trial begins for former Homestead mayor

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 6:38 PM EDT2014-09-16 22:38:53 GMT
    MIAMI -- Former Homestead mayor Steven Bateman appeared before a judge for the first full day of his trial Tuesday after being arrested in Aug. 2013 on two felony corruption charges.
    MIAMI -- Former Homestead mayor Steven Bateman appeared before a judge for the first full day of his trial Tuesday after being arrested in Aug. 2013 on two felony corruption charges.
  • Wilton Manors man attacked in hate crime

    Wilton Manors man attacked in hate crime

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 6:16 PM EDT2014-09-16 22:16:01 GMT
    WILTON MANORS, Fla. -- A Wilton Manors man was left physically and emotionally battered after he was followed home and hit with rocks by an attacker who yelled gay slurs Tuesday morning.
    WILTON MANORS, Fla. -- A Wilton Manors man was left physically and emotionally battered after he was followed home and hit with rocks by an attacker who yelled gay slurs Tuesday morning.
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