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Powerful New York politician arrested on bribery charges

AP Top Stories - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 7:31pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who bent state government to his will for more than 20 years as one of New York's most powerful and canny politicians, was arrested Thursday on charges of taking nearly $4 million in payoffs and kickbacks....
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Measles outbreak casts spotlight on anti-vaccine movement

AP Top Stories - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 6:54pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A major measles outbreak traced to Disneyland has brought criticism down on the small but vocal movement among parents to opt out of vaccinations for their children....
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DAVOS WATCH: Merkel upstaged, more protests, currency wars

AP Top Stories - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 6:10pm
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) -- The World Economic Forum held in the Swiss ski resort of Davos has the official goal of "improving the state of the world." In practice, it's a massive networking event that brings together 2,500 heads of state, business leaders, philanthropists and artists....
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NTSB: Planes should have technologies so they can be found

AP Top Stories - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 5:58pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Responding to recent incidents in which airliners vanished, U.S. accident investigators recommended Thursday that all passenger planes making long flights over water carry improved technology that will allow them to be found more readily in the event of a crash....
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ECB unleashes its most aggressive effort to revive economy

AP Top Stories - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 5:15pm
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- Europe's ailing economy will get a major dose of stimulus from the European Central Bank - a bond buying program designed to make loans and exports cheaper so companies can hire and expand....
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Magnificent blue glow of Hong Kong seas also disturbing

AP Top Stories - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 4:52pm
Eerie fluorescent blue patches of water glimmering off Hong Kong's seashore are magnificent, disturbing and potentially toxic, marine biologists say....
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Surprise! Magnets used to plant drugs under cars from Mexico

AP Top Stories - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 4:47pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Drug smugglers are turning "trusted travelers" into unwitting mules by placing containers with powerful magnets under their cars in Mexico and then recovering the illegal cargo far from the view of border authorities in the United States....
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Iraq coalition tensions emerge in Islamic State fight

AP Top Stories - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 4:01pm
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi commanders heavily dependent on outside support to defeat the Islamic State group are increasingly voicing frustration over the U.S.-led coalition's efforts, complaining of miscommunication, failed deliveries of weapons, inadequate training and differences in strategy....
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Under pressure to govern, divisions emerge among House GOP

AP Top Stories - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 3:49pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a House Republican majority often driven by the most conservative lawmakers, the pragmatists are suddenly demanding to be heard....
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France tackles inequalities, extremism after attacks

AP Top Stories - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 3:35pm
MONTFERMEIL, France (AP) -- As France's prime minister kicks off a new plan to fix troubled schools and restive suburbs, the people he's trying to help are more skeptical than hopeful. They've heard these promises before....
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ECB unleashes its most aggressive effort to revive economy

AP Top Stories - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 3:23pm
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- Europe's ailing economy will get a major dose of stimulus from the European Central Bank - a bond buying program designed to make loans and exports cheaper so companies can hire and expand....
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Prisoners coordinated attacks from notorious Lebanese jail

AP Top Stories - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 3:15pm
ROUMIEH, Lebanon (AP) -- For years, Islamist prisoners of a Lebanese jail connected with fellow militants on the outside through smartphones and computers purchased from guards, operating freely in door-less cells of a notorious jail overlooking the seaside capital of Beirut as the country was struck by deadly bombings....
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Kerry: Iraq coalition has killed 50 percent of IS leaders

AP Top Stories - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 2:04pm
LONDON (AP) -- Iraq and its allies have made significant gains in battling Islamic State militants, killing thousands of fighters and 50 percent of the group's top commanders, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday as an international coalition promised stronger efforts to stop the group and squash the spread of its extremist ideology....
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Officer who carried dying girl comforts grieving father

AP Top Stories - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 1:01pm
EVERGREEN, Colo. (AP) -- Every year on his daughter's birthday, Ian Sullivan visits the grave of the child he lost when a gunman slipped into a Colorado movie theater and fatally shot the 6-year-old as she sat with mother in the third row....
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ECB launches bond-buying program to try to revive economy

AP Top Stories - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 12:48pm
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- The European Central Bank on Thursday launched its most aggressive effort to date to revive the region's ailing economy - a program to buy 1.1 trillion euros in government and private bonds starting in March....
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Obama visits GOP strongholds of Idaho, Kansas

AP Top Stories - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 12:18pm
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) -- President Barack Obama likes to say there are no red states or blue states, just the United States of America. Yet his first two stops on the traditional sell-the-speech tour after giving the annual State of the Union address were in Republican "red" states....
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10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

AP Top Stories - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 11:53am
Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see....
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Conflicting evidence clouds death of Argentine prosecutor

AP Top Stories - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 11:21am
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Argentine President Cristina Fernandez said Thursday she's "convinced" prosecutor Alberto Nisman did not commit suicide as more questions arose in the death of the man who had accused the president of a cover-up in the nation's worst terrorist attack....
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NATO: Fighting in eastern Ukraine fiercer than ever

AP Top Stories - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 11:20am
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Fighting in eastern Ukraine is fiercer than ever in some locations, NATO's top commander in Europe said Thursday - adding that the weapons systems seen now in the region have in the past heralded a fresh incursion by Russian troops....
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Aniston talks Oscar snub, Razzie nom and acting cred

AP Top Stories - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 11:18am
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Yes, Jennifer Aniston would like to thank the academy. But it won't be this year....
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