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US man held for alleged attempt to swim to N Korea

AP Top Stories - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 5:29am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korean border guards arrested an American man who they believe was attempting to swim across a river to rival North Korea, a South Korean defense official said Wednesday....
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Separatists in Quebec, Scotland share lessons

AP Top Stories - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 1:20am
MONTREAL (AP) -- Quebec's separatists are watching closely this week to see if the Scottish independence movement has learned from their failed attempts to break away from Canada. And it could be rejuvenated if Scotland breaks away from the United Kingdom....
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2014 MacArthur 'genius grant' winners unveiled

AP Top Stories - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 1:02am
CHICAGO (AP) -- A professor whose research is helping a California police department improve its strained relationship with the black community and a lawyer who advocates for victims of domestic abuse are among the 21 winners of this year's MacArthur Foundation "genius grants."...
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Hospitals struggled during Sandy, report says

AP Top Stories - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 12:47am
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- When Superstorm Sandy slammed into the Northeast nearly two years ago, hospitals found themselves dealing with surges in patients, lost power supplies and employees who couldn't get to work - problems that a new federal report finds they were not prepared to handle....
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Minneapolis-St. Paul 1 site of anti-terror program

AP Top Stories - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 12:41am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul will participate in a Department of Justice pilot program designed to engage at-risk communities and stop extremists from recruiting Americans to join terror organizations overseas, U.S. Attorney Andy Luger said Tuesday....
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Union appeals Rice's indefinite suspension by NFL

AP Top Stories - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 11:05pm
BALTIMORE (AP) -- The NFL players' union appealed Ray Rice's indefinite suspension Tuesday night....
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AP Interview: Feds launch policing bias study

AP Top Stories - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 10:54pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Broadening its push to improve police relations with minorities, the Justice Department has enlisted a team of criminal justice researchers to study racial bias in law enforcement in five American cities and recommend strategies to address the problem nationally, Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday....
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Scientists' colossal squid exam a kraken good show

AP Top Stories - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 10:50pm
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- It was a calm morning in Antarctica's remote Ross Sea, during the season when the sun never sets, when Capt. John Bennett and his crew hauled up a creature with tentacles like fire hoses and eyes like dinner plates from a mile below the surface....
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10 Things to Know for Wednesday

AP Top Stories - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 9:06pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:...
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Anheuser-Busch, McDonald's voice NFL disapproval

AP Top Stories - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 7:02pm
Major sponsors including Anheuser-Busch are adding to the chorus of disapproval over the National Football League's recent scandals, but the companies are stopping short of pulling advertising....
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NASA picks Boeing and SpaceX to ferry astronauts

AP Top Stories - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 6:54pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- NASA is a giant step closer to launching Americans again from U.S. soil....
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History books spark new Texas classroom battle

AP Top Stories - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 5:23pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- The long-running ideological dispute over what gets taught in Texas classrooms flared anew over proposed history textbooks Tuesday, with academics decrying lessons they said exaggerate the importance of Christian values on the nation's Founding Fathers while conservatives complained of anti-American, pro-Islam biases....
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CDC study: Americans' bellies are expanding fast

AP Top Stories - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 5:12pm
CHICAGO (AP) -- The number of American men and women with big-bellied, apple-shaped figures - the most dangerous kind of obesity - has climbed at a startling rate over the past decade, according to a government study....
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New Jersey loses 4th casino as Trump Plaza closes

AP Top Stories - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 5:03pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- Beset by crushing debt, fleeing customers and run-down facilities, Trump Plaza on Tuesday became the fourth casino in Atlantic City to shut down this year....
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Belgium grants jailed rapist, murderer euthanasia

AP Top Stories - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 4:09pm
BRUSSELS (AP) -- A Belgian man convicted of murder and rape is being put to death. Yet the country doesn't have the death penalty. Confused? Authorities have granted a request for assisted suicide by the man, who says he's a menace to society and can't live knowing that....
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Al-Qaida's heirs thrive in Mideast, Africa chaos

AP Top Stories - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 3:51pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Osama bin Laden is dead and al-Qaida dispersed, yet the horrors keep coming....
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Blacks, Hispanics have doubts about media accuracy

AP Top Stories - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 3:32pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A new study shows a large majority of African-American and Hispanic news consumers don't fully trust the media to portray their communities accurately, a statistic that could be troubling for the news industry as the minority population of the United States grows....
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Grand jury to weigh case of NASCAR's Tony Stewart

AP Top Stories - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 2:55pm
CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. (AP) -- A grand jury will decide whether NASCAR driver Tony Stewart will be charged in the August death of a fellow driver at a sprint car race in upstate New York....
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West Bank settler group boasts rapid growth

AP Top Stories - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 2:26pm
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's settler population in the West Bank increased by 2 percent in the first half of the year, an advocacy group announced Tuesday, signaling robust growth in the settlements even while Israel was conducting peace talks with the Palestinians....
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Program that accepted Rice rare in domestic cases

AP Top Stories - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 1:48pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- The offender-rehabilitation program former Baltimore Raven Ray Rice entered after knocking his fiancee unconscious in an Atlantic City elevator is rarely used in domestic assault cases - but whether that means he got special treatment depends who you ask....
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