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2 dead in shooting attack at Canada's Parliament

AP Top Stories - 40 min 32 sec ago
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) -- A gunman with a scarf over his face shot to death a Canadian soldier standing guard at the nation's war memorial Wednesday, then stormed Parliament in a hail of gunfire before he was killed by the usually ceremonial sergeant-at-arms, authorities and witnesses said....
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APNewsBreak: Care questioned in 15 NY jail deaths

AP Top Stories - 1 hour 41 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) -- These are the deaths in New York City's Rikers Island jail that don't make headlines - prisoners with diseases, disorders and addictions who succumb to heart attacks, infections and other causes officially filed away as "medical."...
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California malpractice cap generates big spending

AP Top Stories - 1 hour 44 min ago
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Bob Pack wanted to go after the HMO doctors for recklessly prescribing painkillers to a drug-abusing nanny who ran over his 10-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter as they were heading for ice cream one early fall evening in 2003....
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North Korean detainee reunites with family in Ohio

AP Top Stories - 1 hour 44 min ago
WEST CARROLLTON, Ohio (AP) -- An American arrested and held for nearly six months in North Korea for leaving a Bible at a nightclub returned home to Ohio on Wednesday to tears of joy and hugs from his wife and surprised children....
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Renee Zellweger: 'People don't know me in my 40s'

AP Top Stories - 2 hours 7 min ago
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Renee Zellweger says she looks different because she's "living a different, happy, more fulfilling life."...
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Man suspected of killing 7 refuses to answer judge

AP Top Stories - 2 hours 11 min ago
CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) -- A man who allegedly confessed to killing seven women in Indiana refused to even acknowledge his name to a judge Wednesday, and a sheriff explained later that the suspect was upset his hearing was in open court before dozens of journalists....
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Social Security benefits get another tiny increase

AP Top Stories - 2 hours 25 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Come January, nearly 60 million Social Security recipients will get benefit increases averaging $20 a month, the third straight year of historically small pay hikes....
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Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers OK fighters for Syria

AP Top Stories - 2 hours 34 min ago
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) -- Lawmakers in Iraq's largely autonomous Kurdish region Wednesday authorized peshmerga forces to go to neighboring Syria and help fellow Kurds combat Islamic State militants in the key border town of Kobani, providing much-needed boots on the ground....
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US to track everyone coming from Ebola nations

AP Top Stories - 3 hours 7 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Stepping up their vigilance against Ebola, federal authorities said Wednesday that everyone traveling into the U.S. from Ebola-stricken nations will be monitored for symptoms for 21 days. That includes returning American aid workers, federal health employees and journalists, as well as West African travelers....
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'Silicon Beach' brings tech boom to Los Angeles

AP Top Stories - 3 hours 16 min ago
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- So long Silicon Valley. These days entrepreneurs and engineers are flocking to a place better known for wave surfing than Web surfing. Amid the palm trees and purple sunsets of the Southern California coastline, techies have built "Silicon Beach."...
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A Republican Senate means changing the chairmen

AP Top Stories - 3 hours 41 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- If Republicans win the Senate, the Pentagon should brace for constant grilling from Sen. John McCain, who has found fault with nearly every aspect of President Barack Obama's national security policies....
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Goofy dinosaur blends Barney and Jar Jar Binks

AP Top Stories - 4 hours 24 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Nearly 50 years ago, scientists found bones of two large, powerful dinosaur arms in Mongolia and figured they had discovered a fearsome critter with killer claws....
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Ebola outbreak forces Liberians into exile

AP Top Stories - 4 hours 28 min ago
BUDUBURAM CAMP, Ghana (AP) -- Henry Boley left Liberia to attend a conference in Nigeria just days after his twins were born. Now, weeks later, he can't get home. Amanda Johnson, a 50-year-old Liberian living in Ghana, awaits her fiance's departure from their home country for their wedding, but refuses to return home because of Ebola....
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Blackwater guards found guilty in Iraq shootings

AP Top Stories - 4 hours 32 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Four former Blackwater security guards were found guilty Wednesday in the 2007 shootings of more than 30 Iraqis in Baghdad, and a federal judge ordered them immediately to jail....
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Doctors differ on preteen suspect's mental state

AP Top Stories - 5 hours 56 min ago
WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) -- Doctors disagree over whether the second of two 12-year-old girls charged with stabbing a classmate to please the fictional horror character Slender Man is fit to stand trial, a judge and attorneys said Wednesday....
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Experts: Autopsy shows close-range wound for Brown

AP Top Stories - 6 hours 27 min ago
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Michael Brown's official autopsy shows the 18-year-old was shot in the hand at close range during a struggle with the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot him, two experts said in a published report Wednesday....
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The Clintons, the Democrats' 2014 super surrogates

AP Top Stories - 7 hours 9 min ago
AURORA, Colo. (AP) -- Defending their allies, Bill and Hillary Clinton are barnstorming the country for Democrats struggling through a bleak campaign season in states where President Barack Obama is deeply unpopular....
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Colorado girls make possible bid to join militants

AP Top Stories - 7 hours 58 min ago
DENVER (AP) -- Three teenage girls from suburban Denver flew to Europe in a possible bid to join Islamic State militants in Syria, and now authorities are looking at their friends to see if any have similar intentions....
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Analysis: Fowle was North Korea's easiest US case

AP Top Stories - 8 hours 1 min ago
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- Why did North Korea free Jeffrey Fowle, and only him, when two other Americans remain in prison there? Probably because Pyongyang considered him the most minor of the three offenders, and may believe that releasing him could improve abysmal U.S. relations and even temper growing international criticism of its human-rights record....
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Ben Bradlee remembered for invigorating journalism

AP Top Stories - 9 hours 29 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a charmed life of newspapering, Ben Bradlee seemed always to be in just the right place....
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