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Learning how to survive a plane crash

AP Top Stories - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 12:46pm
LONDON (AP) -- They raced down the slide, one by one, like children on a playground. At the bottom, smartphone photos were snapped and high fives exchanged....
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Rape joke on Fox cartoons draws attention

AP Top Stories - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 10:53am
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Fox network isn't responding to suggestions that it edit its upcoming crossover episode of "The Simpsons" and "Family Guy" to remove a joke where the punch line is "your sister's being raped."...
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Turks leave for "family-friendly" IS group

AP Top Stories - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 10:50am
ISTANBUL (AP) -- Asiya Ummi Abdullah doesn't share the view that the Islamic State group rules over a terrorist dystopia and she isn't scared by the American bombs falling on Raqqa, its power center in Syria....
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Mars mission opens India for space business

AP Top Stories - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 10:41am
NEW DELHI (AP) -- India celebrated putting a spacecraft into orbit around Mars on Wednesday, hoping the rare feat will show the world it is open for business in space exploration and inspire a new generation of homegrown scientists to help drive growth....
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Deer are pests for airports, threats to pilots

AP Top Stories - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 10:17am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Long the bane of gardeners and unwary motorists, soaring deer populations are also nuisances for airports and threats to pilots, especially at this time of year, according to aviation and wildlife experts....
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Goodbye 300? World Bowling eyes radical changes

AP Top Stories - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 10:04am
INCHEON, South Korea (AP) -- About a month and a half ago, Kevin Dornberger and his Swedish friend Christer Jonsson were watching a tournament in Hong Kong. They made it through most of the afternoon before Jonsson, the secretary general of the World Tenpin Bowling Association, looked at Dornberger, the president of World Bowling....
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Snowden honored with 'alternative Nobel'

AP Top Stories - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 9:38am
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Edward Snowden has been selected among the winners of the Right Livelihood Award, also known as the "alternative Nobel," for his disclosures of top secret surveillance programs....
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Jordan acquits radical cleric of terrorism charges

AP Top Stories - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 9:17am
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- A Jordanian court on Wednesday acquitted radical Muslim preacher Abu Qatada - known for his fiery pro-al-Qaida speeches - of involvement in a plot to target Israeli and American tourists and Western diplomats in Jordan more than a decade ago....
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Anti-addiction groups call for new FDA chief

AP Top Stories - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 8:54am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Anti-addiction activists are calling for the Food and Drug Administration's top official to step down, saying the agency's policies have contributed to a national epidemic of prescription painkiller abuse....
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Indonesia enlists wasps in war on crop killer

AP Top Stories - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 8:42am
BOGOR, Indonesia (AP) -- They are the size of a pinhead and don't even pack a sting, but these tiny wasps are cold-blooded killers nonetheless. They work as nature's SWAT team, neutralizing a pest that threatens to destroy one of the developing world's most important staple foods: cassava....
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US strikes militant staging area in Syria

AP Top Stories - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 7:55am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Pentagon spokesman says the United States executed two airstrikes Wednesday on an Islamic State group staging area in eastern Syria....
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New photos show toll of age, prison on pop legend

AP Top Stories - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 5:15am
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Two newly released photos of Phil Spector show the toll of age and prison on the once flamboyant music legend....
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Cease-fire in eastern Ukraine violated

AP Top Stories - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 4:31am
MOSCOW (AP) -- Mortar fire struck an apartment block in the rebel-held city of Donetsk overnight, yet another violation of a cease-fire declared weeks earlier between government forces and pro-Russian insurgents....
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NYC mayor steps onto bigger political stages

AP Top Stories - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 1:54am
NEW YORK (AP) -- A speech at the United Nations. A spot next to Al Gore leading a massive climate change march. A prime speaking slot at a political conference in England....
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Drought worsens China's long-term water crisis

AP Top Stories - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 1:48am
HEXINGTEN, China (AP) -- The corn has grown to only half its normal height on Yan Shuqin's ranch in the hills of Inner Mongolia this year, as a swath of northern China suffers its worst drought in 60 years....
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Obama urges world to follow US lead on climate

AP Top Stories - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 1:13am
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The only thing rising faster than heat-trapping gases Tuesday were the statements of urgency by world leaders, who told each other at a United Nations summit how seriously they take global warming. Binding commitments and action are to come....
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Poor supports Brazil's president in re-election

AP Top Stories - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 12:01am
SAO PAULO (AP) -- Life may still be tough for millions of poor Brazilians - but it's also never been better....
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