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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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USC's Shaw admits to lying about injuries, rescue

AP Top Stories - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 9:56pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Southern California cornerback Josh Shaw confessed that he lied to school officials about how he sprained his ankles last weekend, retracting his story about jumping off a balcony to save his drowning nephew....
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US to consider spousal abuse in immigration claims

AP Top Stories - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 8:50pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A government immigration board has determined for the first time that domestic violence victims may be able to qualify for asylum in the United States. The ruling comes in the case of a Guatemalan woman who crossed into the U.S. illegally in 2005 after fleeing her husband....
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Mother of US reporter in Syria begs for his life

AP Top Stories - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 7:55pm
BEIRUT (AP) -- The mother of a hostage American journalist pleaded for his release Wednesday in a video directed at the Islamic State group, while new images emerged of mass killings, including masked militants shooting kneeling men after the capture of a strategic air base in Syria....
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Chicago's Little League champs return as heroes

AP Top Stories - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 6:39pm
CHICAGO (AP) -- The ballpark gleams, exactly as the home of the Little League World Series national championship team should....
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Q-and-A on Westerners who join the fight in Syria

AP Top Stories - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 5:54pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Douglas McAuthur McCain, an American killed in Syria while fighting with the Islamic State group, was part of a growing number of Americans and other foreigners recruited by terror groups to help them wage war in the Mideast....
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Boston Marathon bombing victim marries his nurse

AP Top Stories - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 4:48pm
BOSTON (AP) -- If something good could come out of the Boston Marathon bombing, James Costello and Krista D'Agostino seem to have found it....
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UK sex abuse report prompts outrage, reflection

AP Top Stories - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 4:47pm
ROTHERHAM, England (AP) -- Rotherham is a working-class town that is remarkable in its ordinariness - a collection of charmless discount stores, betting shops and kebab counters, surrounded by sleepy residential streets lined with brick houses that have seen better days....
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Dad acquitted in slaying of driver who killed sons

AP Top Stories - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 4:25pm
ANGLETON, Texas (AP) -- A jury on Wednesday acquitted a southeast Texas man of murder in the fatal shooting of a drunken driver who had just caused an accident that killed the man's two sons....
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AP ANALYSIS: A grim stalemate at war's end in Gaza

AP Top Stories - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 4:20pm
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) -- The third Gaza War in six years appears to have ended in another sort of tie, with both Israel and Hamas claiming the upper hand. Their questionable achievements have come at a big price, especially to long-suffering Palestinians in Gaza....
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NFL suspends Browns star WR Gordon for 2014 season

AP Top Stories - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 3:15pm
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Josh Gordon's wait is over, so is his 2014 season. The star wide receiver's career is now in peril....
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3 ways insurers can discourage sick from enrolling

AP Top Stories - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 3:09pm
Insurers can no longer reject customers with expensive medical conditions thanks to the health care overhaul. But consumer advocates warn that companies are still using wiggle room to discourage the sickest - and costliest - patients from enrolling....
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Battle for key southeast coast heats up in Ukraine

AP Top Stories - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:54pm
MARIUPOL, Ukraine (AP) -- The battle for Ukraine's strategic coastline heated up Wednesday as a local mayor reported that pro-Russian rebel forces entered a key town in southeast Ukraine after three days of heavy shelling....
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Bound bodies of 2 found in Philly river; 3rd hurt

AP Top Stories - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:42pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The bodies of two men who had been bound with duct tape, stabbed and weighed down with makeshift anchors were pulled from a river Wednesday after a third bound man, wet and also covered with stab wounds, was found wandering along a road in the dark, police said....
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Time Warner Cable says outages largely resolved

AP Top Stories - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:42pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Time Warner Cable said Wednesday that service was largely restored after a problem during routine maintenance caused a nationwide outage of its Internet service for hours....
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IMF chief Lagarde under investigation in France

AP Top Stories - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:47am
PARIS (AP) -- Christine Lagarde, the chief of the International Monetary Fund, was put under official investigation for negligence in a French corruption probe that dates back to her days as France's finance minister....
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AP source: American militant said killed in Syria

AP Top Stories - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 8:34am
NEW HOPE, Minn. (AP) -- An American man believed to have been killed in Syria was there to fight alongside an extremist militant group, most likely the Islamic State, a U.S. official said Tuesday....
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Video games come of age as spectator sport

AP Top Stories - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 7:44am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Video games have been a spectator sport since teenagers crowded around arcade machines to watch friends play "Pac-Man." And for decades, kids have gathered in living rooms to marvel at how others master games like "Street Fighter II" and "Super Mario Bros."...
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