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Once-troubled reverse mortgages poised for rebound

AP Top Stories - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 2:46pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Advertised as a path to an affordable retirement, federally insured reverse mortgages are showing signs of a rebound, drawing the scrutiny of regulators seeking to reduce historically high default rates that have cost the government billions....
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Gazans rush to enjoy life after ruinous war

AP Top Stories - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 2:42pm
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- After a ruinous war, Gaza is rushing back to a veneer of normalcy at astonishing speed. Street cafes and beaches are packed with people until late at night. Families crowd the few public parks. Wedding halls are booked solid....
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Miss America: More to worry about than red cup

AP Top Stories - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 2:28pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- The new Miss America says there are more important things for people to worry about than her little red cup....
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European Space Agency picks site for comet landing

AP Top Stories - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 1:36pm
BERLIN (AP) -- Talk about a moving target....
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Fla.'s 'Gray Belt' a glimpse at nation's future

AP Top Stories - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 1:00pm
INVERNESS, Fla. (AP) -- A billboard at the county line advertises home health care services. Local churches try to create a feeling of belonging for elderly members who may be disconnected from family up north. Lawyers and accountants make house calls like doctors. Elderly residents get ferried to stores by a fleet of county minivans....
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Islamic State group issues new curriculum in Iraq

AP Top Stories - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 12:06pm
BAGHDAD (AP) -- The extremist-held Iraqi city of Mosul is set to usher in a new school year. But unlike years past, there will be no art or music. Classes about history, literature and Christianity have been "permanently annulled."...
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Migrant group: 500 feared dead after boat rammed

AP Top Stories - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:47am
GENEVA (AP) -- About 500 Syrians, Palestinians, Egyptians and Sudanese are feared to have died after their boat was rammed and sank off the Malta coast last week, the International Organization for Migration said Monday....
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Gamers use police hoax to lash out at opponents

AP Top Stories - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:37am
DENVER (AP) -- The calls to 911 raised an instant alarm: One caller said he shot his co-workers at a Colorado video game company and had hostages. Another in Florida said her father was drunk, wielding a machine gun and threatening their family....
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US wealth gap putting the squeeze on state revenue

AP Top Stories - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:31am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Income inequality is taking a toll on state governments....
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A Scottish 'Yes' also means exit from EU, NATO

AP Top Stories - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:09am
BRUSSELS (AP) -- If Scottish voters this week say Yes to independence, not only will they tear up the map of Great Britain, they'll shake the twin pillars of Western Europe's postwar prosperity and security - the European Union and the U.S.-led NATO defense alliance....
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Microsoft to buy 'Minecraft' maker for $2.5B

AP Top Stories - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 10:43am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Microsoft will acquire the maker of the long-running hit game Minecraft for $2.5 billion as the company continues to invest in its Xbox gaming platform and looks to grab attention on mobile phones....
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Chinese city creates cellphone sidewalk lane

AP Top Stories - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 9:28am
BEIJING (AP) -- Taking a cue from an American TV program, the Chinese city of Chongqing has created a smartphone sidewalk lane, offering a path for those too engrossed in messaging and tweeting to watch where they're going....
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Mideast complexities confound US coalition effort

AP Top Stories - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 8:10am
The Middle East has confounded outsiders for years, so it is no surprise that another U.S.-led project with a straightforward goal - destroying a marauding organization of extremists - is bumping up against age-old rivalries and a nod-and-a-wink-style political culture....
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US works to step up Ebola aid, but is it enough?

AP Top Stories - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 3:20am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The American strategy on Ebola is two-pronged: Step up desperately needed aid to West Africa and, in an unusual step, train U.S. doctors and nurses for volunteer duty in the outbreak zone. At home, the goal is to speed up medical research and put hospitals on alert should an infected traveler arrive....
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Envelopes in Marriott hotels invite tips for maids

AP Top Stories - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 2:56am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Do you leave a tip in your hotel room for the maid? Marriott is launching a program with Maria Shriver to put envelopes in hotel rooms to encourage tipping....
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Jay Cutler rallies Bears past 49ers in fourth

AP Top Stories - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 1:00am
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- Brandon Marshall walked up to Jay Cutler and planted a congratulatory kiss on his quarterback's head....
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Hurdles for Obama health law in 2nd sign-up season

AP Top Stories - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 12:34am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Potential complications await consumers as President Barack Obama's health care law approaches its second open enrollment season, just two months away....
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Japan: More and more, a land of centenarians

AP Top Stories - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 12:17am
TOKYO (AP) -- Reaching the century mark remains a relative rarity for humans, but it is increasingly less so, and perhaps nowhere more than in rapidly aging Japan....
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Hurdles for Obama health law in 2nd sign-up season

AP Top Stories - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 11:54pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Potential complications await consumers as President Barack Obama's health care law approaches its second open enrollment season, just two months away....
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