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Cleveland welcomes growing field of server farms

AP Top Stories - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 1:03pm
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Northeast Ohio is hardly ready to usurp Silicon Valley as a high-tech mecca, but a growing number of data centers are choosing to locate in and around Cleveland to take advantage of cheap power, an abundance of fiber-optic cable and one of the safest environments in the country for storing digital information....
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House, Senate intel chiefs flag Islamic State risk

AP Top Stories - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 12:38pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Leaders of the House and Senate intelligence committees on Sunday prodded President Barack Obama to take decisive action against what they say are growing threats from Islamic State militants on U.S. soil....
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China: No open nominations for Hong Kong leader

AP Top Stories - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 11:27am
BEIJING (AP) -- China's legislature on Sunday ruled out allowing open nominations in the inaugural election for Hong Kong's leader, saying they would create a "chaotic society." Democracy activists in the Asian financial hub responded by saying that a long-threatened mass occupation of the heart of the city "will definitely happen."...
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Israeli fire on Gaza town raises war crimes claim

AP Top Stories - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 8:00am
RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) -- The first of August dawned as a day of promise for the Mahmoum clan and thousands of other Palestinians stuck in United Nations shelters in Rafah - thanks to a temporary cease-fire with Israel they could go home for three days....
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Algeria soccer death seen as part of wider ills

AP Top Stories - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 7:55am
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) -- The rocks came raining down after the final whistle of the Algerian soccer match, an increasingly common ritual in stadiums across the country. This time, the violence ended in tragedy: Hit in the head, Albert Ebosse, the league's top goal scorer last season, crumbled to the ground and died in a hospital....
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Pakistani protester dies in clashes with police

AP Top Stories - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 2:33am
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistani police on Sunday clashed with scattered pockets of anti-government protesters trying to advance on the prime minister's residence after a night of violence that saw hundreds wounded and the first death in more than two weeks of demonstrations....
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Judge finds Texas abortion rules unconstitutional

AP Top Stories - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 9:18pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Tough new Texas abortion restrictions are on hold after a federal judge found Republican-led efforts to hold abortion clinics to hospital-level operating standards unconstitutional in a ruling that spares more than a dozen clinics from imminent closure....
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Sam cut from Rams, but may still have NFL future

AP Top Stories - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 7:50pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Not long after Michael Sam waved to an adoring crowd at Missouri's season opener, he looked down at his cell phone....
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Trapped miners rescued in Nicaragua; 5 remain

AP Top Stories - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 6:50pm
BONANZA, Nicaragua (AP) -- Rescue workers and trapped miners alike frantically dug away at opposite sides of rock and mud that blocked a Nicaragua gold mine, finally succeeding in freeing at least 20 men. Efforts to reach five miners still missing continued Saturday....
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AP PHOTOS: Fairy-tale night for girls in Rio slum

AP Top Stories - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 6:24pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Dressed in long evening gowns, girls from Rio de Janeiro's Santa Marta "favela" slum have celebrated a fairy-tale evening in a debutante ball sponsored by local police....
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5 US airstrikes target Islamic State fighters

AP Top Stories - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 5:07pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. military says fighter aircraft and unmanned drones have struck Islamic State militants near Iraq's Mosul Dam....
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Rebuilding Gaza will take 20 years, group says

AP Top Stories - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 3:29pm
JERUSALEM (AP) -- An international organization involved in assessing post-conflict reconstruction says it will take 20 years under current levels of restrictions to rebuild the Gaza Strip's battered and neglected housing stock following the war between Hamas and Israel....
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Pro-Russia rebels confident after making gains

AP Top Stories - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 3:11pm
STAROBESHEVE, Ukraine (AP) -- As the survivor of a tank attack on a Ukrainian army truck was being carried into an ambulance, he was showered with verbal abuse by a rebel fighter....
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Saudi king warns of terrorist threat to Europe, US

AP Top Stories - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 3:10pm
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- The king of Saudi Arabia has warned that extremists could attack Europe and the U.S. if there is not a strong international response to terrorism after the Islamic State group seized a wide territory across Iraq and Syria....
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Few women in construction; recruiting efforts rise

AP Top Stories - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 12:49pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Janice Moreno graduated from college with a degree in English literature, but never landed a job paying more than $12 an hour. Now, at 36, she's back in the classroom - in safety glasses and a T-shirt - learning how to be a carpenter....
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Study: Novel heart failure drug shows big promise

AP Top Stories - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 11:37am
A new study reports one of the biggest potential advances against heart failure in more than a decade - a first-of-a-kind, experimental drug that lowered the chances of death or hospitalization by about 20 percent....
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Ebola takes big toll on already poor health care

AP Top Stories - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 11:19am
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- When the dreaded Ebola virus began infecting people in the Sierra Leone town of Kenema, Dr. Sheik Humarr Khan and his team were on the front lines. After stepping out of his protective suit following hours on a sweltering ward, he would jump on the phone to coordinate with the Ministry of Health, to deal with personnel issues and tend to hospital business....
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Liberian Ebola survivor praises experimental drug

AP Top Stories - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 11:13am
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- A Liberian health worker who recovered from Ebola after receiving an experimental drug urged the manufacturer to speed up its production and send it to Africa, while crowds celebrated in the streets Saturday after authorities reopened a slum that had been barricaded for more than a week to try to contain the disease....
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EU leaders to pick new foreign policy chief

AP Top Stories - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 10:39am
BRUSSELS (AP) -- European Union leaders will pick the 28-nation bloc's foreign policy chief for the next five years at a summit Saturday, with Italy's top diplomat Federica Mogherini widely seen as the front-runner for the prestigious job....
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In quake, barrels became quarter-ton projectiles

AP Top Stories - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 10:35am
NAPA, Calif. (AP) -- Napa Valley's seismically reinforced winery buildings generally held up to the largest earthquake to hit Northern California in a quarter-century, but the precious wine piled inside often did not....
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