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Poll: Confused by issues of the day? Join the club

AP Top Stories - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 2:41pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Confused by President Barack Obama's health care law? How about the debate over government surveillance? The way the Federal Reserve affects interest rates?...
Categories: Associated Press

US struggles to blunt Syria rebel anger at strikes

AP Top Stories - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 12:15pm
BEIRUT (AP) -- The U.S. is struggling to counter anger among the Syrian opposition, where many believe that the air campaign against extremists in the country is only helping President Bashar Assad and that Washington is coordinating with Damascus, despite American insistence it backs the rebel cause....
Categories: Associated Press

War vets, kids scarred by gangs help each other

AP Top Stories - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 11:51am
CHICAGO (AP) -- Jorge Maya sat in a circle at his neighborhood YMCA, a sturdy Afghanistan vet listening to a group of teenage boys scarred by gang violence....
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Who's a seaman? Supreme Court may chart the waters

AP Top Stories - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 11:20am
EWELL, Md. (AP) -- William Smith Dize's life revolved around water....
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Truck hits college softball team's bus, killing 4

AP Top Stories - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 10:29am
DAVIS, Okla. (AP) -- A tractor-trailer crossed a southern Oklahoma highway median and plowed into the side of a Texas college softball team's bus, killing four women on the team and injuring more than a dozen others, authorities said....
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Royals clinch playoff spot with win over White Sox

AP Top Stories - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 7:34am
CHICAGO (AP) -- As the Kansas City Royals celebrated in the clubhouse, George Brett watched from a distance....
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Police: Trooper ambush suspect plotted for years

AP Top Stories - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 7:31am
Police say the hard drive of a computer used by the suspect in the deadly ambush of Pennsylvania state police troopers provides evidence he has been planning an attack for years and preparing to avoid arrest....
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Holder departure clouds fate of civil rights cases

AP Top Stories - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 4:01am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Moments after making fresh demands that Attorney General Eric Holder open federal investigations into police shootings of unarmed black men, a cluster of civil rights activists learned, courtesy of whispers and a shared e-tablet, that the nation's first black attorney general was stepping down....
Categories: Associated Press

India: Graft in health care impoverishes millions

AP Top Stories - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 3:05am
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Digamber Rawat rarely emerges from the tiny windowless room he shares with his parents because a mysterious illness has wasted away the strength in his legs. His family can't afford private health care, but they must pay for it anyway, even when they go to free government hospitals for help....
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New mosquito-borne virus spreads in Latin America

AP Top Stories - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 2:48am
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) -- An excruciating mosquito-borne illness that arrived less than a year ago in the Americas is raging across the region, leaping from the Caribbean to the Central and South American mainland, and infecting more than 1 million people. Some cases have already emerged in the United States....
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Army unit in Mexico killings has past controversy

AP Top Stories - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 12:06am
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- An army officer and seven soldiers who face disciplinary action for their participation in the killing of 22 people in rural southern Mexico belong to an army battalion with a history of incidents....
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Britain joins fight against Islamic State group

AP Top Stories - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 9:45pm
LONDON (AP) -- Britain, Belgium and Denmark on Friday joined the U.S.-led coalition of nations that are launching airstrikes on the Islamic State group in Iraq, committing warplanes to the struggle against the extremists....
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Virus probed in paralysis cases in 9 Colorado kids

AP Top Stories - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 8:40pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Health officials are investigating nine cases of muscle weakness or paralysis in Colorado children and whether the culprit might be a virus causing severe respiratory illness across the country....
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Palestinian leader in new UN bid to end occupation

AP Top Stories - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 7:29pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Facing pressure at home to come up with a new strategy for achieving Palestinian statehood, Mahmoud Abbas said Friday he would ask the U.N. Security Council to dictate the ground rules for any talks with Israel, including setting a deadline for an Israeli withdrawal from Palestinian lands....
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Economy's Q2 rebound was even faster than thought

AP Top Stories - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 6:17pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. economy's bounce-back last quarter from a dismal winter was even faster than previously thought, a sign that growth will likely remain solid for rest of the year....
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Small towns rescuing, restoring movie theaters

AP Top Stories - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 4:53pm
WEBSTER CITY, Iowa (AP) -- When the historic downtown movie theater in Webster City, Iowa, went bankrupt and shut down last year, some wondered whether it was further proof of the small town's demise after a factory closure put hundreds out of work....
Categories: Associated Press

Stewart unsure if he'll race sprint cars again

AP Top Stories - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 1:57pm
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- For Tony Stewart, there was no greater joy than escaping his everyday life and climbing behind the wheel of a sprint car. He loves the feel, the way they drive, the purity he finds at all the tiny dirt tracks across the country....
Categories: Associated Press

Lawsuit accuses Indian PM of role in 2002 violence

AP Top Stories - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 1:44pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- A federal court in New York has summoned India's prime minister to respond to a lawsuit accusing him of human rights abuses, casting a shadow over the Indian leader's first trip to the U.S. on Friday as head of government....
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Constant phone calls allowed on European flights

AP Top Stories - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 12:47pm
BERLIN (AP) -- European skies may soon be alive with the sound of small talk with new safety rules allowing the use of all portable electronics, including cell phones, at any time during flights....
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EU proposes deal to ensure Ukraine gas supplies

AP Top Stories - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 12:34pm
BERLIN (AP) -- Ukraine would repay $3.1 billion in debts to Russia in exchange for guaranteed gas deliveries through the harsh winter months under a proposal unveiled Friday after talks brokered by the European Union....
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