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Total CEO killed in Moscow runway crash

AP Top Stories - 8 hours 29 min ago
MOSCOW (AP) -- Christophe de Margerie, the charismatic CEO of Total SA who helped establish the multinational oil company as one of the world's biggest, was killed at a Moscow airport when his private jet collided with a snowplow whose driver was reportedly drunk....
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New efforts to ban tobacco farm child labor

AP Top Stories - 8 hours 41 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two years after the Obama administration backed off a rule that would have banned children from dangerous agriculture jobs, public health advocates and lawmakers are trying anew to get kids off tobacco farms....
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In Louisiana, both sides claim defense of Medicare

AP Top Stories - 9 hours 25 min ago
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- An old political standby - the future of Medicare - is emerging as the go-to issue in Louisiana's bitter Senate race as the candidates woo seniors who typically wield strong influence in midterm elections....
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Hong Kong students, officials talk but don't agree

AP Top Stories - 9 hours 28 min ago
HONG KONG (AP) -- Hong Kong student leaders and government officials talked but agreed on little Tuesday as the city's Beijing-backed leader reaffirmed his unwillingness to compromise on the key demand of activists camped in the streets now for a fourth week....
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WHO: Ebola vaccine trials in W. Africa in January

AP Top Stories - 9 hours 50 min ago
GENEVA (AP) -- Tens of thousands of doses of experimental Ebola vaccines could be available for "real-world" testing in West Africa as soon as January as long as they are deemed safe, a top World Health Organization official said Tuesday....
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Oscar de la Renta, legendary designer, dead at 82

AP Top Stories - 10 hours 5 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) -- At his Fashion Week runway show in September, Oscar de la Renta sat in his usual spot: in a chair right inside the wings, where he could carefully inspect each model just as she was about to emerge in one of his sumptuous, impeccably constructed designs....
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America says no to cappuccino potato chips

AP Top Stories - 11 hours 41 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) -- America has rejected the idea of cappuccino-flavored Lay's potato chips....
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Ebola: Why virus kills some, other people survive

AP Top Stories - 11 hours 48 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- People who shared an apartment with the country's first Ebola patient are emerging from quarantine healthy. And while Thomas Eric Duncan died and two U.S. nurses were infected caring for him, there are successes, too: A nurse infected in Spain has recovered, as have four American aid workers infected in West Africa. Even there, not everyone dies....
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'Cadaver dog' work more accepted by cops, courts

AP Top Stories - 12 hours 19 min ago
BENTON, Calif. (AP) -- Increasingly, police investigators and courts are putting their faith in four-legged tools - canines that can detect even small particles of human remains....
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Reports: Televangelist urged vasectomies, abortion

AP Top Stories - 12 hours 49 min ago
AKRON, Ohio (AP) -- Televangelist Ernest Angley has long controlled members of his Akron-area congregation by advising them not to have children, shunning those who leave the church and using free labor at his for-profit buffet restaurant and television station, according to a two-month newspaper investigation....
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AP PHOTOS: Top pictures from Europe and Africa

AP Top Stories - 13 hours 29 min ago
The deadly virus Ebola dominated the news last week. AP photographers captured a health care worker donning protective gear before entering an Ebola treatment center in the hard-hit West African nation of Sierra Leone and followed an Ebola burial team in the Liberian capital of Monrovia....
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10 Things to Know for Today

AP Top Stories - 15 hours 39 min ago
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:...
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China economy grows at slowest pace in 5 years

AP Top Stories - 15 hours 42 min ago
BEIJING (AP) -- China's economic growth waned to a five-year low of 7.3 percent last quarter, raising concerns of a spillover effect on the global economy but falling roughly in line with Chinese leaders' plans for a controlled slowdown....
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AP Photos: Children learn wrestling in Old Havana

AP Top Stories - 15 hours 42 min ago
HAVANA (AP) -- In a wrestling suit the colors of the U.S. flag, 8-year-old Yodimiler Arias grapples with a classmate in the scorching heat of a Havana afternoon....
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On visit home, Obama looks backward and forward

AP Top Stories - 18 hours 16 min ago
CHICAGO (AP) -- A lesson from President Barack Obama's brief trip home, straight out of Shakespeare: What's past is prologue....
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The meaning of 'organic' hazy for nonfood items

AP Top Stories - 18 hours 17 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- There's a strict set of standards for organic foods. But the rules are looser for household cleaners, textiles, cosmetics and the organic dry cleaners down the street....
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Review: Apple Pay in action

AP Top Stories - 18 hours 55 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) -- If there ever comes a day I can ditch my wallet and use my phone to pay for everything, I'll look back to my first purchase through Apple Pay: a Big Mac and medium fries for $5.44. That wallet-free day won't be coming for a while, if ever, but Apple's new payments system brings us much closer....
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Democrats love seeing minimum wage on the ballot

AP Top Stories - 20 hours 15 min ago
CHICAGO (AP) -- As Democrats across the country make an election-year push to raise the minimum wage, they often point to fast food workers, baristas and others who are struggling to raise families, pay rent or get through school - some on as little as $7.25 per hour....
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AP PHOTOS: De la Renta's creations over the years

AP Top Stories - 20 hours 58 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) -- Oscar de la Renta, who died Monday at 82, shaped American couture half a century ago when it emerged as a serious rival to European fashion designers....
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Steelers rally past stunned Texans 30-23

AP Top Stories - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 11:57pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- One dizzying sequence, and the Pittsburgh Steelers were in complete control against J.J. Watt and the Houston Texans....
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