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Husband, defense team doubt Vegas mom slaying was road rage

AP Top Stories - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 7:14am
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Robert Meyers thinks his 44-year-old wife realized she was in danger, and was fatally wounded after trying to lure a vehicle and motorist who threatened her away from her home....
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Waning funds may end Philippines' 40-year bamboo organ fest

AP Top Stories - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 5:20am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- It has survived time, storms and wars. But a nearly 200-year-old bamboo pipe organ, said to be the oldest and most complete in the world, is facing what may be its biggest threats yet: pop music and dwindling donations....
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5 things to know about state efforts to predict future crime

AP Top Stories - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 3:13am
States have turned to a data-driven movement to drive down prison populations, reduce recidivism and save billions of dollars. One core element is the use of risk-and-needs assessment tools that explore issues well beyond criminal history. These include detailed surveys given to offenders making their way through the justice system....
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Alaska pot news guide: Marijuana becomes legal in Alaska

AP Top Stories - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 2:47am
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- Questions to ponder as Alaska legalizes marijuana:...
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New flight paths cause turbulence for Phoenix neighborhoods

AP Top Stories - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 2:27am
PHOENIX (AP) -- Steve Dreiseszun says he cannot sit in his backyard or read a story to his son without a sense of dread....
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Oil slump threatens easy life of affluent Norwegians

AP Top Stories - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 2:14am
STAVANGER, Norway (AP) -- Losing his job on a Norwegian oil rig meant more to Kristoffer Sandberg than saying goodbye to a high salary. It has caused a shift down in lifestyle and expectations, something an increasing number of people in this small oil-rich country are facing....
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VA secretary apologizes for misstating military record

AP Top Stories - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 12:43am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald apologized Monday for misstating that he served in the military's special forces....
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IUDs, hormone implants growing more popular among US women

AP Top Stories - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 12:38am
CHICAGO (AP) -- Long-acting but reversible methods of birth control are becoming increasingly popular among U.S. women, with IUDs redesigned after safety scares and the development of under-the-skin hormone implants, a government report shows....
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CBS News releases video referenced in O'Reilly dispute

AP Top Stories - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 11:24pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- CBS News on Monday released video from four stories it aired about the Falklands War in 1982, all part of a dispute involving Fox News Channel host Bill O'Reilly and his subsequent statements about covering the war....
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Ebola drug shows some promise in first tests in West Africa

AP Top Stories - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 9:17pm
SEATTLE (AP) -- An experimental antiviral drug shows some early, encouraging signs of effectiveness in its first human test against Ebola in West Africa, but only if patients get it when their symptoms first appear....
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10 Things to Know for Tuesday

AP Top Stories - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 9:01pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:...
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French president pledges to protect Jewish community

AP Top Stories - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 8:40pm
PARIS (AP) -- French president Francois Hollande said that the country must offer its protection and affection to the Jewish community as anti-Semitism is on the rise in France....
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Lawmaker with lavish decor billed private planes, concerts

AP Top Stories - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 8:03pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock, a rising Republican star already facing an ethics inquiry, has spent taxpayer and campaign funds on flights aboard private planes owned by some of his key donors, The Associated Press has found. There also have been other expensive travel and entertainment charges, including for a massage company and music concerts....
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Girl bomber kills 5 in northeastern Nigerian market

AP Top Stories - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 6:59pm
POTISKUM, Nigeria (AP) -- A girl as young as 10 blew herself up in a busy market in northeastern Nigeria, killing herself and four others, and fueling fears Islamic extremists are using kidnapped girls as suicide bombers....
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Canada: Oil train accident shows new safety rules inadequate

AP Top Stories - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 6:44pm
TORONTO (AP) -- A fiery oil train derailment in Ontario this month suggests new safety requirements for tank cars carrying flammable liquids are inadequate, Canada's transport safety board announced Monday....
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Saving for retirement: Obama proposal sets up Wall St. fight

AP Top Stories - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 6:19pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Tapping the anxieties of aging baby boomers, President Barack Obama on Monday called for tougher standards on brokers who manage retirement savings accounts, a change that could affect the investment advice received by many Americans and aggravate tensions between the White House and Wall Street....
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After the Oscars, diversity remains a topic of discussion

AP Top Stories - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 6:12pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- What was missing from the Academy Awards turned out to be the issue that could not be ignored on the night trophies were handed out....
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Greece readies new list of bailout reforms

AP Top Stories - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 4:58pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Caught between its own defiant campaign pledges and pressure from creditors, Greece's left-wing government will deliver a list of reforms Tuesday to debt inspectors for final approval of extended rescue loans, officials said....
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Early exposure to peanuts helps prevent allergies in kids

AP Top Stories - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 4:56pm
For years, parents of babies who seem likely to develop a peanut allergy have gone to extremes to keep them away from peanut-based foods. Now a major study suggests that is exactly the wrong thing to do....
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Obama open to changes to military authority against IS

AP Top Stories - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 4:45pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House is calling on lawmakers to work out their yawning divisions over an authorization to use military force against Islamic State militants and says President Barack Obama is open to changes to his initial proposal to achieve a compromise....
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