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California Legislature passes 'yes means yes' bill

AP Top Stories - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 9:02pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- State lawmakers on Thursday passed a bill that would make California the first state to define when "yes means yes" while investigating sexual assaults on college campuses....
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US rebukes Oklahoma for ditching school standards

AP Top Stories - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 7:21pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- President Barack Obama's administration on Thursday stripped Oklahoma of authority to decide how to spend $29 million in education funding because the state abandoned national academic standards known as Common Core, in a rebuke that a union official said could lead to teacher layoffs....
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Drugs killed Oklahoma inmate in troubled execution

AP Top Stories - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 6:59pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- An Oklahoma death row inmate who writhed, moaned and clenched his teeth before he was pronounced dead about 43 minutes after his execution began succumbed to the lethal drugs he was administered, not a heart attack, after the state's prisons chief halted efforts to kill him, an autopsy report released Thursday says....
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Obama sets no timeline for action on immigration

AP Top Stories - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 6:52pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- With a self-imposed deadline looming, President Barack Obama said Thursday he still intends to act on his own to change immigration policies but stopped short of reiterating his past vows to act by end of summer....
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After Rice, NFL increases domestic violence bans

AP Top Stories - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 5:53pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Acknowledging he "didn't get it right" with a two-game suspension for Ravens running back Ray Rice, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced tougher penalties for players accused of domestic violence, including six weeks for a first offense and at least a year for a second....
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Jihadists kill dozens of captured Syrian soldiers

AP Top Stories - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 5:53pm
BEIRUT (AP) -- The Islamic State group killed more than 160 Syrian government troops seized in recent fighting, posting pictures Thursday of terrified young conscripts stripped down to their underwear before meeting their deaths in the arid Syrian countryside....
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Jolie, Pitt wed privately at chateau in France

AP Top Stories - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 5:16pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- The wait is finally over: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Hollywood's reigning royal couple, have tied the knot....
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Obama tamps down prospect of strikes in Syria

AP Top Stories - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 5:08pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama played down the prospect of imminent U.S. military action in Syria on Thursday, saying "we don't have a strategy yet" for degrading the violent militant group seeking to establish a caliphate in the Middle East....
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Scientists dig into Ebola's deadly genes for clues

AP Top Stories - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 3:26pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A single funeral caused many....
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Gun company cuts ties with reality TV star

AP Top Stories - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 1:10pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- A Louisiana firearms company at the center of the reality TV show "Sons of Guns" distanced itself from the program's star this week after he was arrested on charges of repeatedly raping a child....
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US to begin safety testing Ebola vaccine next week

AP Top Stories - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 12:12pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal researchers next week will start testing humans with an experimental vaccine to prevent the deadly Ebola virus....
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10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

AP Top Stories - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 11:44am
Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see....
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Shaun the shaggy Aussie sheep finally shorn smooth

AP Top Stories - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 9:50am
SYDNEY (AP) -- Shaun the shaggy Australian sheep has at last been shorn smooth. But the woolly wanderer wasn't the wooliest of them all....
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Tim Hortons a big part of Canadian identity

AP Top Stories - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 7:56am
TORONTO (AP) -- Few things unite Canadians the way Tim Hortons does. For half a century, they have warmed themselves on chilly mornings with the chain's coffee and Timbits - or doughnut holes to Americans....
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A flavor out of favor: Dog meat fades in S. Korea

AP Top Stories - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 4:05am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- For more than 30 years, chef and restaurant owner Oh Keum-il built her expertise in cooking one traditional South Korean delicacy: dog meat....
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Poll: Parents uncomfortable with youth football

AP Top Stories - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 3:43am
Parents are worried about their children playing football, but most haven't decided to keep their kids from putting on a helmet and stepping onto the field....
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Tim Hortons a big part of Canadian identity

AP Top Stories - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 1:47am
TORONTO (AP) -- Few things unite Canadians the way Tim Hortons does. For half a century, they have warmed themselves on chilly mornings with the chain's coffee and Timbits - or doughnut holes to Americans....
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A look at the Islamic State militants in Syria

AP Top Stories - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 1:41am
BEIRUT (AP) -- As the U.S. strikes Islamic State targets in Iraq, extremists belonging to the same militant group across the border in Syria are capturing new territory and becoming bolder by the day....
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Cowabunga! Storm sends big waves to California

AP Top Stories - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:02pm
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- Thundering surf spawned by a Pacific hurricane pounded the Southern California coast Wednesday, causing minor flooding in a low-lying beach town while drawing daredevil surfers and body-boarders into churning, 20-foot waves as crowds of spectators lined the shore....
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10 Things to Know for Thursday

AP Top Stories - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:50pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:...
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