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New IS video shows militants smashing ancient Iraq artifacts

AP Top Stories - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 9:17am
BAGHDAD (AP) -- The Islamic State group released a video on Thursday showing militants using sledgehammers to smash ancient artifacts in Iraq's northern city of Mosul, describing the relics as idols that must be removed....
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US looks to aid Syrian refugees amid security concerns

AP Top Stories - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 8:29am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration's commitment to take in potentially thousands of Syrian refugees is raising national security concerns among law enforcement officials and some congressional Republicans who fear clandestine radicals could slip into the country among the displaced....
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South Korean court abolishes law criminalizing adultery

AP Top Stories - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 6:41am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- A South Korean court on Thursday abolished a 62-year-old law that criminalized extramarital affairs, and the stock price of a prominent condom maker immediately shot up 15 percent....
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AP Exclusive: Wal-Mart CEO talks workers, customers, critics

AP Top Stories - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 6:40am
BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) -- When Wal-Mart CEO Doug McMillon took the top job at the world's largest retailer last year, he inherited some big problems....
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Vilsack: Smart phones could tell consumers what's in food

AP Top Stories - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 3:29am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In the ever-complicated debate over labeling of genetically modified foods, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says he has an idea: use your smart phone....
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GOP may need House Dems to help resolve DHS funding impasse

AP Top Stories - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 3:27am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- For all the talk of Republican House Speaker John Boehner being trapped by the quarrel over funding the Homeland Security Department, he holds a potential escape key, if he's willing to use it: cooperative Democrats....
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Pakistan tightens cellphone control after Taliban massacre

AP Top Stories - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 1:55am
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Almost every Pakistani citizen has a cellphone, but from now on, Big Brother is checking to make sure their name, number and fingerprints are on record. The measures are meant to tighten control of cellphones and avert their use for militant attacks after the Taliban massacre two months ago at a school in Peshawar....
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West Bank settlers vote although outside of sovereign Israel

AP Top Stories - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 1:24am
JERUSALEM (AP) -- When Israelis go to the polls next month, tens of thousands of Jewish settlers in the West Bank will also be casting votes, even though they do not live on what is sovereign Israeli territory....
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Official: Mexican man killed by officers wasn't shot in back

AP Top Stories - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 1:02am
KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) -- The three officers involved in the death of an unarmed Mexican man in Washington state fired 17 shots, including several that struck the former orchard worker but none that hit him in the back, a task force spokesman said Wednesday....
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10 Things to Know for Thursday

AP Top Stories - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 9:18pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:...
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Life-saving train design is rarely used

AP Top Stories - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 8:39pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Perhaps the most remarkable thing about the collision between a Southern California commuter train and a truck abandoned on the tracks was this: No one died and only eight people on board were admitted to hospitals....
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Experts: Insanity case as in 'American Sniper' hard to win

AP Top Stories - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 7:47pm
STEPHENVILLE, Texas (AP) -- The former Marine convicted of killing "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and another man was hospitalized multiple times for psychiatric treatment and was prescribed medication to treat schizophrenia. He spoke of pig-human hybrids and the apocalypse and was described by Kyle himself as "straight-up nuts."...
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Madonna takes a tumble at the Brit Awards

AP Top Stories - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 7:36pm
LONDON (AP) -- Madonna has given music fans a shock when she tumbled down several stairs at the Brit Awards....
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AP: Trayvon Martin's mother says killer got away with murder

AP Top Stories - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 7:27pm
MIAMI (AP) -- The mother of Trayvon Martin says she's disappointed that federal prosecutors decided not to charge a neighborhood watch volunteer with a hate crime for killing her son three years ago....
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Lawyer: Trucker ran for life after stranding truck on tracks

AP Top Stories - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 7:24pm
OXNARD, Calif. (AP) -- A driver who abandoned his pickup truck on railroad tracks before a fiery crash with a commuter train made repeated attempts to get the vehicle off the rails and then ran for his life as the train approached, his lawyer said Wednesday....
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Publishers say they stand by Fox's Bill O'Reilly

AP Top Stories - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 6:09pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Bill O'Reilly's book publishers say they stand behind the Fox News Channel host's work despite questions that have been raised about his reporting....
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70-vehicle pileup in snowy Maine leaves at least 17 injured

AP Top Stories - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 5:53pm
ETNA, Maine (AP) -- More than 70 vehicles got tangled up in a series of chain-reaction pileups Wednesday along a snowy stretch of Interstate 95 in Maine, injuring at least 17 people, state police said....
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Representatives grill Kerry on aspects of Iran nuclear talks

AP Top Stories - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 5:42pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Secretary of State John Kerry played defense Wednesday on Capitol Hill, fielding dozens of questions from lawmakers worried about what Iran could get in a deal being negotiated to block its ability to make an atomic weapon....
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Scientists witness carbon dioxide trapping heat in air

AP Top Stories - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 4:19pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Scientists have witnessed carbon dioxide trapping heat in the atmosphere above the United States, chronicling human-made climate change in action, live in the wild....
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Senate moves ahead on bill to fund Homeland Security agency

AP Top Stories - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 3:21pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate has voted to move forward on a bill to fund the Homeland Security Department, days ahead of a threatened partial agency shutdown....
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