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Japanese girl's WWII job: waving goodbye to kamikaze pilots

AP Top Stories - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 2:09am
CHIRAN, Japan (AP) -- As young army pilots took off on suicide-attack missions in the closing days of World War II, the schoolgirls in this southwestern Japanese town waved handkerchiefs and branches of pink blossoms....
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AP investigation prompts new round of slave rescues

AP Top Stories - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 12:16am
Authorities in Papua New Guinea have rescued eight fishermen held on board a Thai-owned refrigerated cargo ship, and dozens of other boats are still being sought in response to an Associated Press report that included satellite photos and locations of slave vessels at sea....
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No move to alter Olympic venues despite water contamination

AP Top Stories - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 11:13pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Sailors and other athletes preparing for the Olympics have been training for months in contaminated waters where the Rio Games will be held. Many believe moving events now would put them at a disadvantage, even though water-quality tests analyzed by The Associated Press show athletes have a high chance of being exposed to viruses....
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Bush calls courtship of minority voters integral to campaign

AP Top Stories - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 10:08pm
ORLANDO, Florida (AP) -- Following his own advice, Jeb Bush is taking his presidential campaign to the neighborhoods and churches where Hispanics and African Americans live and worship in an effort to broaden his appeal among minority voters....
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Campus officer pleads not guilty in traffic stop shooting

AP Top Stories - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 9:42pm
CINCINNATI (AP) -- A University of Cincinnati police officer who fatally shot a motorist during a traffic stop pleaded not guilty Thursday to a charge of murder and was ordered jailed on $1 million bail....
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10 Things to Know for Friday

AP Top Stories - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 9:00pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:...
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Pope's upcoming visit inspires anxiety in Philadelphia

AP Top Stories - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 7:19pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Pregnant women are calling up the mayor, concerned they won't be able to get to the delivery room. Some businesses say they've been told to close for a three-day weekend. Others are bringing in cots for workers to sleep. Taxi drivers, fearing onerous checkpoints and distant drop-off locations, are planning to stay home....
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Q&A: A look at the new leader of Afghanistan's Taliban

AP Top Stories - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 6:37pm
Mullah Mohammad Akhtar Mansoor, who has been tapped to succeed Mullah Mohammad Omar as the Taliban's leader, is said to have close ties with authorities in Pakistan....
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Congress heading on vacation, putting off messy decisions

AP Top Stories - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 5:44pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress is heading out for a five-week summer recess in anything but a cheerful vacation mood, leaving behind a pile of unfinished business that all but guarantees a painful fall....
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Confederate flags left near Rev. Martin Luther King's church

AP Top Stories - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 5:09pm
ATLANTA (AP) -- Police worked Thursday to identify two white males who were caught on surveillance camera laying Confederate battle flags neatly on the ground near the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s church....
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Fire chief: More training planned after dispatcher hung up

AP Top Stories - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 4:45pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- All Albuquerque Fire Department employees in emergency situations will undergo additional training after a dispatcher told a 911 caller trying to help a teenage shooting victim to "deal with it yourself."...
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Man stabs several people at Jerusalem gay pride parade

AP Top Stories - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 4:23pm
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Revelers dancing and singing through the streets of Jerusalem during the holy city's annual gay pride parade were left shrieking in pain and panic Thursday night, as an anti-gay extremist lunged into a group leading the march and stabbed six people, Israeli police and witnesses said....
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Blue Jays land Price in Toronto's 2nd big trade of week

AP Top Stories - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 2:43pm
DETROIT (AP) -- Toronto acquired All-Star left-hander David Price from the Detroit Tigers on Thursday, the second major move in less than a week by the Blue Jays as they chase their first postseason appearance since 1993....
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Zimbabwean baffled by foreign concern for killed lion

AP Top Stories - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 1:56pm
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- While the death of a protected lion in Zimbabwe has caused outrage in the United States - much of it centered on the Minnesota dentist who killed the animal - most in Zimbabwe expressed a degree of bafflement over the concern....
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Valerie Harper hospitalized after falling ill before musical

AP Top Stories - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 1:05pm
OGUNQUIT, Maine (AP) -- Officials at a Maine playhouse say Valerie Harper has been hospitalized after falling ill before a performance....
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Senate passes 6-year highway bill, short-term patch needed

AP Top Stories - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 12:48pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate passed a long-term transportation bill, but with House lawmakers already dispersed for their August recess, the bill will become just one more sticky issue on a jam-packed congressional agenda in the fall....
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10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

AP Top Stories - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 11:39am
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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Jon Stewart signing off 'Daily Show' fake newscast for real

AP Top Stories - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 10:58am
NEW YORK (AP) -- After more than 16 years and nearly 2,600 telecasts, Jon Stewart can feel proud of his scads of Emmys and his pair of Peabody Awards, his cultural gravitas (he hung with the Prez, both on and off the air!), even his reprobate status at Fox News....
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Police: Man named Huckleberry Finn charged with sex assault

AP Top Stories - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 10:24am
KEENE, N.H. (AP) -- Police in New Hampshire say a man named Huckleberry Finn followed a woman into her home and sexually assaulted her....
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For some, hunting lions in Africa is the ultimate experience

AP Top Stories - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 8:27am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- It is, for some well-heeled foreign visitors, the ultimate African experience: the thrill of hunting a lion, one of the so-called "Big Five" animals whose habitats are under increasing pressure from human encroachment. Now an American dentist's killing of a celebrity lion in Zimbabwe has triggered global revulsion, highlighting what critics say is an industry of trophy hunting that threatens vulnerable species across sub-Saharan Africa....
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