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Surrogate children granted legal recognition in France

AP Top Stories - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 1:44pm
PARIS (AP) -- France's highest court has granted legal recognition to surrogate children, in a major turnaround that will make their daily lives easier and could lead to greater acceptance of new forms of families....
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Greek villagers' secret weapon: Grow your own food

AP Top Stories - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 12:21pm
KARITAINA, Greece (AP) -- Ilias Mathes has protection against bank closures, capital controls and the slashing of his pension: 10 goats, some hens and a vegetable patch....
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AP PHOTOS: Surfing takes Brazilian kids out of Rio slum

AP Top Stories - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 11:21am
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- It's dawn and barefoot boys are hustling down the inclined alleys of Rio de Janeiro slums, surfboards under their arms. They're heading to nearby Sao Conrado and Arpoador beaches, where they catch waves and momentarily leave their impoverished lives behind....
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Could searchers' sonars have missed wreckage of Flight 370?

AP Top Stories - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 11:12am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Amid rising frustrations over the expensive, so-far fruitless search for vanished Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, experts are questioning the competence of the company in charge, including whether crews may have passed over the sunken wreckage without even noticing....
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Thousands truckin' to Chicago for final Grateful Dead shows

AP Top Stories - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 10:21am
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Grateful Dead is closing the lid on its storied half-century of concerts this weekend in Chicago, where a museum has captured the band's prankster heart by displaying its artifacts, skeletons-and-roses iconography included, in the shadow of a world-famous dinosaur....
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Rarely seen color photos by Robert Capa in Budapest exhibit

AP Top Stories - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 9:36am
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- Rarely seen color photographs by Robert Capa, the legendary Hungarian photographer best known for his battlefield pictures from the Spanish Civil War and D-Day, are being shown for the first time in Europe at the Budapest institution which bears his name....
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AP Exclusive: China Ministry posted bootleg 'Liar's Poker'

AP Top Stories - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 6:46am
SHANGHAI (AP) -- A complete bootlegged copy of Michael Lewis' bestselling book about Wall Street, "Liar's Poker," was hosted on the official website of the Chinese Commerce Ministry, the agency responsible for intellectual property protection in China, The Associated Press has found....
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AP Exclusive: North Korean farmers face dry fields, drought

AP Top Stories - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 5:02am
UNPHA, North Korea (AP) -- North Korean farmers work to pump underground water into parched fields. Instead of rice seedlings standing in flooded paddies, the baked earth is cracked. A big lake that used to supply surrounding farmland with water is almost completely dry....
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Let's make a deal: mega-mergers drive M&A frenzy

AP Top Stories - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 3:11am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Deal makers from New York to London had a busy first half of the year, and mega-mergers drove the frenzy....
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Company town? In Seattle, some fret over Amazon's growth

AP Top Stories - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 3:10am
SEATTLE (AP) -- Seattle, notorious for boom-and-bust cycles stretching back to the 19th century Alaska gold rush, is booming once again....
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Analysis: Root of tattered US-Russia ties date back decades

AP Top Stories - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 3:07am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The stumbles, blunders, and policy chaos that have sent increasingly frosty U.S.-Russia relations into what many now call a new Cold War might have been inevitable....
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VA hospital that once treated Civil War veterans could close

AP Top Stories - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 1:45am
HOT SPRINGS, S.D. (AP) -- Perched atop a bluff in the remote Black Hills, a veterans hospital built of thick blocks of pink sandstone and topped with red-tiled roofs in a Spanish mission style overlooks the tiny town of Hot Springs, South Dakota, and has provided recovering soldiers a bucolic haven for more than a century....
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Obama's counterterrorism policy facing mounting criticism

AP Top Stories - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 10:58pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- At the CIA's Counterterrorism Center, it was a cause for celebration: Meticulous intelligence analysis backed by Hellfire missiles had paid off, once again....
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AP Interview: Wade chooses to stay with Heat

AP Top Stories - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 10:23pm
MIAMI (AP) -- After 12 years with the Miami Heat, Dwyane Wade needed a reminder of how much the franchise valued him....
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Reelz rescues Miss USA pageant, dropped by NBC in Trump flap

AP Top Stories - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 9:08pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Miss USA pageant, left without a TV home following blowback against co-owner Donald Trump over his comments on Mexican immigrants, has been rescued by the Reelz channel....
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10 Things to Know for Friday

AP Top Stories - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 9:03pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:...
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Federal report: Polar bears in peril due to global warming

AP Top Stories - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 8:25pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Polar bears are at risk of dying off if humans don't reverse the trend of global warming, a blunt U.S. government report filed Thursday said....
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Gimmicks and technology: California learns to save water

AP Top Stories - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 7:58pm
RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif. (AP) -- Billboards and TV commercials, living room visits, guess-your-water-use booths, and awards for water stinginess - a wealthy swath of Orange County that once had one of the worst records for water conservation in drought-stricken California is turning things around, proving it's possible to get people to change their ways....
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10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

AP Top Stories - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 7:06pm
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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Documents: Mexican army ordered troops to 'kill criminals'

AP Top Stories - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 6:31pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A human rights group said Thursday that military documents show high-ranking officers had given Mexican soldiers standing orders to kill criminals ahead of an army mass slaying of suspected cartel members after they surrendered....
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