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Social Security benefits get another tiny increase

AP Top Stories - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 3:14pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Come January, nearly 60 million Social Security recipients will get benefit increases averaging $20 a month, the third straight year of historically small pay hikes....
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'Silicon Beach' brings tech boom to Los Angeles

AP Top Stories - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 2:24pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- So long Silicon Valley. These days entrepreneurs and engineers are flocking to a place better known for wave surfing than Web surfing. Amid the palm trees and purple sunsets of the Southern California coastline, techies have built "Silicon Beach."...
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A Republican Senate means changing the chairmen

AP Top Stories - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 1:59pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- If Republicans win the Senate, the Pentagon should brace for constant grilling from Sen. John McCain, who has found fault with nearly every aspect of President Barack Obama's national security policies....
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Ebola outbreak forces Liberians into exile

AP Top Stories - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 1:12pm
BUDUBURAM CAMP, Ghana (AP) -- Henry Boley left Liberia to attend a conference in Nigeria just days after his twins were born. Now, weeks later, he can't get home. Amanda Johnson, a 50-year-old Liberian living in Ghana, awaits her fiance's departure from their home country for their wedding, but refuses to return home because of Ebola....
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Blackwater guards found guilty in Iraq shootings

AP Top Stories - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 1:08pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Four former Blackwater security guards were found guilty Wednesday in the 2007 shootings of more than 30 Iraqis in Baghdad, and a federal judge ordered them immediately to jail....
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Doctors differ on preteen suspect's mental state

AP Top Stories - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 11:44am
WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) -- Doctors disagree over whether the second of two 12-year-old girls charged with stabbing a classmate to please the fictional horror character Slender Man is fit to stand trial, a judge and attorneys said Wednesday....
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The Clintons, the Democrats' 2014 super surrogates

AP Top Stories - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 10:31am
AURORA, Colo. (AP) -- Defending their allies, Bill and Hillary Clinton are barnstorming the country for Democrats struggling through a bleak campaign season in states where President Barack Obama is deeply unpopular....
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Analysis: Fowle was North Korea's easiest US case

AP Top Stories - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 9:39am
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- Why did North Korea free Jeffrey Fowle, and only him, when two other Americans remain in prison there? Probably because Pyongyang considered him the most minor of the three offenders, and may believe that releasing him could improve abysmal U.S. relations and even temper growing international criticism of its human-rights record....
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Ben Bradlee remembered for invigorating journalism

AP Top Stories - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 8:11am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a charmed life of newspapering, Ben Bradlee seemed always to be in just the right place....
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Bedouin Israeli doctor mysteriously turns jihadi

AP Top Stories - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 6:37am
HURA, Israel (AP) -- He was a quiet whiz kid at the top of his class in Israel, who overcame tough odds in this minority Arab village to become a star medical student and hospital intern....
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Tribes in tense Abu Ghraib vow to keep IS out

AP Top Stories - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 5:19am
ABU GHRAIB, Iraq (AP) -- The Baghdad suburb of Abu Ghraib, best known for its infamous prison, sits close enough to Baghdad's airport that you can see the control tower in the distance. It's an enticing potential prize for Islamic State militants....
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NKorea tries on the charm to avoid ICC referral

AP Top Stories - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 3:38am
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- For an envoy of the North Korean government, which virtually bans the average citizen's contact with the outside world, Kim Ju Song looks breezily connected. A tablet computer is propped on his table in the United Nations' bustling delegates lounge. He hands out his name card with a Gmail address and mobile number and suggests a "coffee meeting to exchange views."...
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AP-GfK Poll: 5 things to know about midterms poll

AP Top Stories - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 3:05am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Someone has to win....
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Investigators: Secret Service use 'problematic'

AP Top Stories - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 12:02am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A new government investigation questions a bizarre Secret Service mission that pulled agents from their assignment near the White House and sent them to the rural Maryland home of a headquarters employee embroiled in a personal dispute with a neighbor....
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Famed Elvis photographer Alfred Wertheimer dies

AP Top Stories - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 10:30pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Alfred Wertheimer, the photographer whose portraits of Elvis Presley documented the birth of a music legend, has died....
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10 Things to Know for Wednesday

AP Top Stories - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 9:27pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:...
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Indiana man was violent long before 7 killings

AP Top Stories - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 9:25pm
GARY, Ind. (AP) -- With hindsight, there were signs years ago of increasing violence against women by Darren Vann, who police said Tuesday has confessed to killing seven women in northwestern Indiana....
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Terrorist ideology blamed in Canada car attack

AP Top Stories - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 7:07pm
SAINT-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU, Quebec (AP) -- A young convert to Islam who killed a Canadian soldier in a hit-and-run had been on the radar of federal investigators, who feared he had jihadist ambitions and seized his passport when he tried to travel to Turkey, authorities said Tuesday....
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McDonald's CEO outlines changes as sales slide

AP Top Stories - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 6:11pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- After posting yet another disappointing quarter, McDonald's CEO Don Thompson said Tuesday the company hasn't been keeping up with the times and that changes are in store for its U.S. restaurants....
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'Girlfriend' crack makes Obama voting all laughs

AP Top Stories - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 6:08pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democrats say stay away from red states. Vladimir Putin says mitts off Ukraine....
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