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Dow ends at record after Fed maintains low rates

AP Top Stories - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 4:22pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Dow Jones industrial average is closing at a record high after the Federal Reserve maintained its stance on record-low interest rates....
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Desperate Gazans flee to Europe in risky sea trips

AP Top Stories - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 3:05pm
ABASSAN, Gaza Strip (AP) -- The university student was desperate to flee Gaza after suffering through years of border closures and three wars....
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Study: Americans endure unwanted care near death

AP Top Stories - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 2:13pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Americans suffer needless discomfort and undergo unwanted and costly care as they die, in part because of a medical system ruled by "perverse incentives" for aggressive care and not enough conversation about what people want, according to a report released Wednesday....
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Obama reaffirms opposition to US combat in Iraq

AP Top Stories - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 1:56pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- President Barack Obama reaffirmed Wednesday that he does not intend to send U.S. troops into combat against the Islamic State group, despite doubts about the ability of Iraqi forces, Kurdish fighters and Syrian rebels to carry out the ground fight on their own....
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Q&A: Barbra Streisand, the feminist, sings on

AP Top Stories - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 12:10pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Barbra Streisand's new album of duets only includes male singers, but it wasn't a conscious effort to exclude females....
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Polish fears of Russia run high on war anniversary

AP Top Stories - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 11:37am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- It was an unexpected question from a woman hoping to sell me her Warsaw apartment: "Are you sure you want to buy now, when war could be coming?"...
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Red tide off northwest Florida could hit economy

AP Top Stories - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 11:02am
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) -- It's like Florida's version of The Blob. Slow moving glops of toxic algae in the northeast Gulf of Mexico are killing sea turtles, sharks and fish, and threatening the waters and beaches that fuel the region's economy....
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North Korea powerful temptation for some Americans

AP Top Stories - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 8:46am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- One shouted about God's love as he crossed a frozen river, clutching a Bible. Another swam, drunk and naked. Several U.S. soldiers dashed around land mines....
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APNewsBreak: 'Easy Rider' bike going to auction

AP Top Stories - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 8:10am
NEW YORK (AP) -- The customized Captain America chopper Peter Fonda rode in "Easy Rider" has come to symbolize the counterculture of the 1960s. Now it's for sale....
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Gaza widow offers insight into world of spies

AP Top Stories - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 8:08am
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- The 48-year-old Palestinian woman's husband was shot to death in 2012 by militants in the Gaza Strip for spying for Israel. A mother of seven, she herself was jailed by Gaza's Hamas rulers for aiding and abetting a spy - her husband....
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Celebrity rabbi takes plea bargain over bribery

AP Top Stories - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 7:13am
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A multimillionaire Israeli celebrity rabbi with a following in the U.S. has accepted a plea bargain in a high-profile bribery case and could face a year in prison, an Israeli official said Wednesday, bringing closer an end to one of the rabbi's various legal sagas....
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Ebola survivor: No time to waste as Obama ups aid

AP Top Stories - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 7:11am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An American doctor who survived Ebola said there's no time to waste as President Barack Obama outlined his plan to ramp up the U.S. response to the epidemic in West Africa....
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Scots' inventions are fuel for independence debate

AP Top Stories - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 6:24am
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) -- What has Scotland ever done for us? Plenty, it turns out....
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US man held for alleged attempt to swim to N Korea

AP Top Stories - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 5:29am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korean border guards arrested an American man who they believe was attempting to swim across a river to rival North Korea, a South Korean defense official said Wednesday....
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Separatists in Quebec, Scotland share lessons

AP Top Stories - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 1:20am
MONTREAL (AP) -- Quebec's separatists are watching closely this week to see if the Scottish independence movement has learned from their failed attempts to break away from Canada. And it could be rejuvenated if Scotland breaks away from the United Kingdom....
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2014 MacArthur 'genius grant' winners unveiled

AP Top Stories - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 1:02am
CHICAGO (AP) -- A professor whose research is helping a California police department improve its strained relationship with the black community and a lawyer who advocates for victims of domestic abuse are among the 21 winners of this year's MacArthur Foundation "genius grants."...
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Hospitals struggled during Sandy, report says

AP Top Stories - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 12:47am
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- When Superstorm Sandy slammed into the Northeast nearly two years ago, hospitals found themselves dealing with surges in patients, lost power supplies and employees who couldn't get to work - problems that a new federal report finds they were not prepared to handle....
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Minneapolis-St. Paul 1 site of anti-terror program

AP Top Stories - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 12:41am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul will participate in a Department of Justice pilot program designed to engage at-risk communities and stop extremists from recruiting Americans to join terror organizations overseas, U.S. Attorney Andy Luger said Tuesday....
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Union appeals Rice's indefinite suspension by NFL

AP Top Stories - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 11:05pm
BALTIMORE (AP) -- The NFL players' union appealed Ray Rice's indefinite suspension Tuesday night....
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AP Interview: Feds launch policing bias study

AP Top Stories - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 10:54pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Broadening its push to improve police relations with minorities, the Justice Department has enlisted a team of criminal justice researchers to study racial bias in law enforcement in five American cities and recommend strategies to address the problem nationally, Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday....
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