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Surrogate offers clues into man with 16 babies

AP Top Stories - 11 hours 15 min ago
BANGKOK (AP) -- When the young Thai woman saw an online ad seeking surrogate mothers, it seemed like a life-altering deal: $10,000 to help a foreign couple that wanted a child but couldn't conceive....
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Take my sweat, please: Tennis' gross ritual

AP Top Stories - 11 hours 20 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) -- In a sport known for its genteel traditions, tennis has one increasingly common ritual that stands apart for its ickiness - the passing of the sweat-soaked towel. ...
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Marijuana's hazy contribution to highway deaths

AP Top Stories - 11 hours 31 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- New York teenager Joseph Beer smoked marijuana, climbed into a Subaru Impreza with four friends and drove more than 100 mph before losing control. The car crashed into trees with such force that the vehicle split in half, killing his friends....
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Australian dad accused of abusing Thai-born twins

AP Top Stories - 13 hours 10 min ago
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- An Australian man has been charged with sexually abusing twin girls he fathered several years ago to a Thai surrogate mother in another case that casts a harsh light on Thailand's beleaguered surrogacy industry....
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Top South America hackers rattle Peru's Cabinet

AP Top Stories - 14 hours 52 min ago
LIMA, Peru (AP) -- The Peruvian hackers have broken into military, police, and other sensitive government networks in Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Venezuela and Peru, defacing websites and extracting sensitive data to strut their programming prowess and make political points....
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10 Things to Know for Tuesday

AP Top Stories - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 9:00pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:...
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Americans detained in North Korea call for US help

AP Top Stories - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 5:55pm
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- North Korea gave foreign media access on Monday to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and - watched by officials as they spoke - called for Washington to send a high-ranking representative to negotiate for their freedom....
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Cuba cracks down on goods in travelers' luggage

AP Top Stories - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 4:08pm
HAVANA (AP) -- Lugging duffel bags crammed with soap, socks, toys and other hard-to-obtain consumer goods, travelers arriving in Cuba on Monday complained that new government restrictions on their imports would leave their families wanting....
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No gray area: Beliefs shape views of Brown killing

AP Top Stories - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 2:46pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Lamont Jones and Keith Stephens stood 60 feet from each other, separated by four lanes of pavement and a thousand miles of perception....
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UN backs inquiry of IS group's alleged crimes

AP Top Stories - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 12:45pm
GENEVA (AP) -- The U.N.'s top human rights body on Monday overwhelmingly approved the Iraqi government's request for an investigation into alleged crimes against civilians committed by the Islamic State group in its rampage across northeastern Syria and parts of Iraq....
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Surly 2014 electorate poised to 'keep the bums in'

AP Top Stories - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 12:32pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A surly electorate that holds Congress in even lower regard than unpopular President Barack Obama is willing to "keep the bums in," with at least 365 incumbents in the 435-member House and 18 of 28 senators on a glide path to another term when ballots are counted Nov. 4....
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David Muir takes over at ABC's 'World News'

AP Top Stories - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 11:38am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Among the stories David Muir will introduce during his first week as ABC's "World News" anchor is one he reported about a generation of Syrian refugees missing out on an education....
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Battle-hit Ukraine village picks up the pieces

AP Top Stories - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 10:23am
HRABSKE, Ukraine (AP) -- Alexander Bespalko and his son lifted parts from a burned-out Ukrainian armored personnel carrier in a village ravaged by the past week's battles. With homes destroyed and livelihoods lost, residents in the village of Hrabske must scrape for a living and at least scrap metal is reliable - with wrecked tanks, cars and APCs everywhere....
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Obama seeks to do no harm to Democrats in midterms

AP Top Stories - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 9:08am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hampered by low approval ratings and an unfriendly electoral map, President Barack Obama enters the fall campaign as a liability to some vulnerable Democrats and a target for Republicans trying to fire up conservatives and appeal to disillusioned independents....
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Israeli children return to school after Gaza war

AP Top Stories - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 8:01am
KIBBUTZ SAAD, Israel (AP) -- Thousands of Israeli children in areas near the Gaza Strip went back to school Monday after spending the summer in bomb shelters as rockets and mortars rained on their communities during the 50-day Israel-Hamas war, while schools in Gaza remained shuttered as the territory recovered from the fighting....
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China anti-dissent playbook may fail in Hong Kong

AP Top Stories - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 7:02am
HONG KONG (AP) -- China's Communist leaders have pulled out their usual playbook to suppress resistance to their plans to tightly limit the first direct election of Hong Kong's leader, but are likely to find that the results are quite different....
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Beijing faces defiance in Hong Kong on vote reform

AP Top Stories - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 4:38am
HONG KONG (AP) -- Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers disrupted a Beijing official's speech Monday as he sought to explain a decision announced over the weekend to tightly limit voting reforms for the southern Chinese financial hub....
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AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Asia

AP Top Stories - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 3:38am
In an oddball attempt at sports diplomacy with North Korea, a group of about 20 mixed martial artists from around the world, including former NFL player Bob "The Beast" Sapp, traveled to Pyongyang last week to engage in arm-wrestling and tug-of-war competitions with local children....
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Stewart back on the track, but big issues remain

AP Top Stories - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 3:06am
HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) -- His racing suit unzipped down to his waist, Tony Stewart walked glumly out of Atlanta Motor Speedway with two issues still hanging over him....
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Revel starts shutdown Monday after just 2 years

AP Top Stories - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 2:28am
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- The most spectacular and costly failure in Atlantic City's 36-year history of casino gambling begins to play out Monday when the $2.4 billion Revel Casino Hotel empties its hotel....
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