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Official says hackers hit up to 25,000 fed workers

AP Top Stories - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 7:16pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The internal records of as many as 25,000 Homeland Security Department employees were exposed during a recent computer break-in at a federal contractor that handles security clearances, an agency official said Friday....
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Islamic State backers under scrutiny in US

AP Top Stories - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 3:32pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Officially, the FBI agents who swarmed Donald Ray Morgan at Kennedy Airport this month were there to arrest him on a mundane gun charge. But they whisked him away to their Manhattan office and grilled him for two hours on an entirely different topic: Islamic State extremists....
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Ice bucket challenge may change nonprofit world

AP Top Stories - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 2:30pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- The ice bucket challenge's phenomenal success is making other charitable organizations rethink how they connect with a younger generation of potential donors....
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UN: death toll from Syrian civil war tops 191,000

AP Top Stories - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 1:37pm
GENEVA (AP) -- The death toll from three years of Syria's civil war has risen to more than 191,000 people, the United Nations reported Friday....
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Ferguson fallout: A call for police 'body cams'

AP Top Stories - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:05pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- What if Michael Brown's last moments had been recorded?...
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Ice bucket challenge may change nonprofit world

AP Top Stories - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:54am
NEW YORK (AP) -- The ice bucket challenge's phenomenal success is making other charitable organizations rethink how they connect with a younger generation of potential donors....
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AP Photos: Pakistani protesters sleep on streets

AP Top Stories - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:08am
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- They swarmed into Pakistan's capital in their thousands, protesters calling for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's resignation and the dissolution of parliament....
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MH17 bodies returned as Malaysia battles fallout

AP Top Stories - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 9:29am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Carried by soldiers and draped in the national flag, coffins carrying Malaysian victims of Flight MH17 returned home Friday to a country still searching for those onboard another doomed jet and a government battling the political fallout of both tragedies....
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More schools are mixing beer, football at stadiums

AP Top Stories - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 9:01am
Walk through the tailgate area at a college football stadium, and beer drinking is as common a sight as fans adorned in jerseys of their favorite players....
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American Ebola doc urges help fighting outbreak

AP Top Stories - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 4:27am
ATLANTA (AP) -- As one of few Ebola survivors with medical expertise, Dr. Kent Brantly seems keenly aware of the position his painful experience has put him in. He hasn't spoken yet about his plans, but spent much of his first public appearance pleading for help for countries still struggling with the virus....
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Slaying of American reopens debate on ransoms

AP Top Stories - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 3:48am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- By rejecting demands for a nine-digit payment to save kidnapped American journalist James Foley, the United States upheld a policy choice that some European and Arab governments have long found too wrenching to make themselves: ruling out ransom to rescue any citizen held captive by militant organizations, in hopes the tough stand will make Americans safer from kidnapping and attacks by extremists....
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Jell-O can't stop slippery sales slide

AP Top Stories - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 3:31am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Jell-O has lost its jiggle and nobody knows how to fix it....
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Coal gas boom in China holds climate change risks

AP Top Stories - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 3:19am
HEXIGTEN, China (AP) -- Deep in the hilly grasslands of remote Inner Mongolia, twin smoke stacks rise more than 200 feet into the sky, their steam and sulfur billowing over herds of sheep and cattle. Both day and night, the rumble of this power plant echoes across the ancient steppe, and its acrid stench travels dozens of miles away....
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Deported Mexicans find new life at call centers

AP Top Stories - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:33am
TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) -- Henry Monterroso is a foreigner in his own country. Raised in California from the age of 5, he was deported to Mexico in 2011 and found himself in a land he barely knew....
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10 Things to Know for Friday

AP Top Stories - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 9:02pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:...
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Irish peacemaker, ex-premier Reynolds dies at 81

AP Top Stories - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 7:33pm
DUBLIN (AP) -- Albert Reynolds, the risk-taking Irish prime minister who played a key role in delivering peace to Northern Ireland but struggled to keep his own governments intact, died Thursday after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. He was 81....
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Questions, answers about use of force by police

AP Top Stories - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 7:05pm
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- The fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer has opened a debate over what level of force is appropriate when law enforcement confronts a citizen perceived to be a threat....
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Bank of America settlement likely to benefit few

AP Top Stories - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 5:35pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Bank of America's record $16.65 billion settlement for its role in selling shoddy mortgage bonds - $7 billion of it geared for consumer relief - offers a glint of hope for desperate homeowners....
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Some US colleges calling students back from Israel

AP Top Stories - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 5:09pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Some U.S. colleges are pulling students from overseas study programs in Israel as the Gaza war rages, though the relative calm beyond the immediate battle areas is raising questions in some quarters about why they had to leave....
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US judge strikes down Florida gay marriage ban

AP Top Stories - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 3:59pm
MIAMI (AP) -- A federal judge on Thursday declared Florida's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, joining state judges in four counties who have sided with gay couples wishing to tie the knot....
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