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Senate OKs Republican balanced-budget plan, following House

26 min 1 sec ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans muscled a balanced-budget plan through the Senate early Friday, positioning Congress for months of battling President Barack Obama over the GOP's goals of slicing spending and dismantling his health care law....
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Little vetting of pilots for mental health, US experts say

36 min 3 sec ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Pilots and safety experts say that despite U.S. and international regulations requiring that airline pilots be screened for mental health problems, little effective, real-world checking actually takes place....
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Complex US-Iran ties at heart of complicated Mideast policy

53 min 6 sec ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. and Iranian diplomats gather at a Baroque palace in Europe, a historic nuclear agreement within reach. Over Iraq's deserts, their militaries fight a common foe. Leaders in Washington and Tehran, capitals once a million miles from each other in ideological terms, wrestle for the first time in decades with the notion of a rapprochement....
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Iraqi Sunni tribe wages costly battle against IS group

1 hour 41 min ago
DULUIYAH, Iraq (AP) -- The consequences of the al-Jabouri tribe's decision to ally with Iraq's Shiite-led government against their fellow Sunnis in the Islamic State group are etched on row after row of gravestones in this palm-shaded town by the Tigris River....
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Arabs inch closer to old dream of joint Arab force

1 hour 44 min ago
SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) -- Arab leaders meeting this weekend in this Egyptian Red Sea resort are moving closer than ever to creating a joint Arab military force, a sign of a new determination among Saudi Arabia, Egypt and their allies to intervene aggressively in regional hotspots, whether against Islamic militants or spreading Iranian power....
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Bo knows when not to change a thing; can Irish slay Goliath?

1 hour 46 min ago
Bo Ryan is no fan of change....
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Utility: Inspectors found faulty work before NYC blast

1 hour 47 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) -- An hour before an apparent gas explosion sent flames soaring and debris flying at a Manhattan apartment building, injuring 19 people, utility company inspectors decided the work being done there was faulty....
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Lawyer: Woman talking to police, kidnapping wasn't hoax

1 hour 52 min ago
VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) -- The lawyer for a California woman who disappearance is being investigated as a possible hoax says she has met with police and is cooperating with the probe....
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Fiancee of ex-NFL player Hernandez due to be called in trial

2 hours 43 min ago
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) -- The fiancee of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez is due to be called to testify by prosecutors in his murder trial, two people with knowledge of the matter told The Associated Press....
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Kentucky overwhelms West Virginia 78-39 in NCAA Sweet 16

2 hours 46 min ago
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Like a massive, unstoppable blue wave, Kentucky hit quickly and just kept coming. There was no escape for West Virginia, no place to hide....
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Thai junta leader to fight forced labor in fish industry

3 hours 47 min ago
BANGKOK (AP) -- Thailand's junta leader has vowed to take legal action against companies using forced labor, after an Associated Press investigation revealed that fish caught by enslaved migrant workers was being exported from Thai ports to global markets....
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Critters found in Antarctic ice shows how tenacious life is

3 hours 56 min ago
DECEPTION ISLAND, Antarctica (AP) -- Deep below the ice, far from the playful penguins and other animals that bring tourists to Antarctica, is a cold and barren world that by all indications should be completely void of life....
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Co-pilot was 'very happy' with Germanwings job

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 10:31pm
MONTABAUR, Germany (AP) -- Andreas Lubitz never appeared anything but thrilled to have landed a pilot's job with Germanwings, according to those who helped him learn to fly as a teenager in this town in the forested hills of western Germany....
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Top-seeded Wisconsin, Notre Dame advance to Elite Eight

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 10:30pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Sam Dekker scored a career-high 23 points, Frank Kaminsky added 19 and top-seeded Wisconsin rallied in the final 10 minutes to hold off North Carolina 79-72 on Thursday night and advance to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament....
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'Downton Abbey' to end after its upcoming 6th season

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 10:10pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- A grand manor will close its doors to millions of weekly guests after "Downton Abbey" concludes next year....
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Notre Dame races by Wichita State 81-70 for Elite Eight spot

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 9:37pm
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Notre Dame's march through March is picking up speed....
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10 Things to Know for Friday

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 9:07pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:...
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US: Chicago-area cousins planned US terrorist attack

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 8:58pm
CHICAGO (AP) -- An Illinois Army National Guard soldier vowed to bring "the flames of war to the heart" of America if he was unable to get to the Middle East to join the Islamic State group, and his cousin bragged he could kill up to 150 people in a terrorist attack in the U.S., federal prosecutors said Thursday in announcing the men's arrests. Both are also accused of hatching a plot to attack a U.S. military facility....
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Co-pilot deliberately slams plane in Alps; families ask why

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 8:34pm
PARIS (AP) -- Passengers with moments to live screamed in terror and the pilot frantically pounded on the locked cockpit door as a 27-year-old German co-pilot deliberately and wordlessly smashed an Airbus carrying 150 people into an Alpine mountainside....
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Turmoil in Yemen escalates as Saudi Arabia bombs rebels

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 8:31pm
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- The turmoil in Yemen grew into a regional conflict Thursday, with Saudi Arabia and its allies bombing Shiite rebels allied with Iran, while Egyptian officials said a ground assault will follow the airstrikes....
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