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US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola

23 min 22 sec ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local health care systems and to boost the number of beds needed to isolate and treat victims of the epidemic....
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Ukraine parliament ratifies EU pact

48 min 17 sec ago
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Ukraine's parliament ratified an agreement to deepen economic and political ties with the European Union on Tuesday, and passed legislation to grant autonomy to the rebellious east as part of a peace deal....
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Scotland took long road to independence vote

1 hour 2 min ago
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) -- On Calton Hill, overlooking Edinburgh, stands Scotland's National Monument. A colonnade of classical stone pillars modeled on the Parthenon in Athens, it's grand, inspiring - and unfinished, ever since the money to build it ran out two centuries ago....
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Pope to focus on grandparents after newlyweds

1 hour 17 min ago
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- First, Pope Francis married 20 couples to highlight the role of families as the heart of the Catholic Church. Next up is a special Mass for grandparents....
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Trump Plaza shuts down; 4th AC casino to close

1 hour 34 min ago
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino closed its doors early Tuesday, the fourth Atlantic City casino to go belly-up so far this year....
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Scientists' colossal squid exam a kraken good show

1 hour 34 min ago
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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Researchers explore shipwrecks near San Francisco

1 hour 40 min ago
GULF OF THE FARALLONES NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY (AP) -- Federal researchers are exploring several underwater sites where ships sank while navigating in the treacherous waters west of San Francisco in the decades following the Gold Rush....
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Afghan suicide bomber kills 3 foreign troops

2 hours 59 min ago
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- A Taliban attacker detonated his car bomb next to an international military convoy on Tuesday, killing three troops from the NATO-led force and wounding nearly 20 troops and civilians, officials said....
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10 Things to Know for Today

3 hours 34 min ago
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:...
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Kurds in Europe take up arms against IS group

3 hours 41 min ago
KOEGE, Denmark (AP) -- Shaho Pirani says he's just a phone call away from leaving his quiet life in Denmark and joining Kurdish forces battling against Islamic State militants in Iraq....
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Judge in Pistorius trial faces criticism

4 hours 36 min ago
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Several legal groups in South Africa have expressed concern about threats and harsh criticism of the judge who found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide, but not guilty of the more serious charge of murder....
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Vikings bring back Peterson despite abuse charge

4 hours 39 min ago
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) -- Adrian Peterson was back at Minnesota Vikings headquarters on Monday, and the first thing fullback Jerome Felton did when he saw his star running back was give him a high-five....
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Northern California wildfire devastates town

5 hours 37 min ago
WEED, Calif. (AP) -- Dan Linville and his son were sitting in their living room when they smelled smoke. When they looked outside, they saw a black cloud coming over the hills....
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As core al-Qaida weakened, its successors spread

6 hours 6 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Osama bin Laden is dead and al-Qaida dispersed, yet the horrors keep coming....
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Congress scrutinizes Obama military strategy

6 hours 9 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's strategy to combat Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria is being scrutinized in Congress, where the expanded military campaign has broad support but faces skepticism rooted in more than a decade of war....
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AP sources: US would retaliate against Assad

6 hours 10 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States would retaliate against Syrian President Bashar Assad's air defenses if he were to go after American planes launching airstrikes in his country, senior Obama administration officials said Monday....
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Ukraine village hopes for chance to rebuild

7 hours 5 min ago
NOVOSVITLIVKA, Ukraine (AP) -- The kindergarten building in this village in eastern Ukraine was once a source of pride. Renovated and brightly decorated with money provided by German donors, its classrooms were opening the doors of education to 120 pupils at a time....
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DOJ extremism fight could take cue from Minnesota

7 hours 39 min ago
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- When young men from Minneapolis began traveling to Somalia seven years ago to join a terror group in the midst of a civil war, investigators trying to stop the recruiting went straight to the city's large Somali community to build trust and gain understanding....
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Street gangs tone down use of colors, tattoos

7 hours 57 min ago
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Nearly gone are the gang days of the 1980s and '90s, when the Bloods wore head-to-toe red, the Crips wore blue and Latin Kings wore black and gold....
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Foles leads Eagles to 30-27 win against Colts

8 hours 12 min ago
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- With Nick Foles at quarterback and LeSean McCoy and Darren Sproles in the backfield, the Philadelphia Eagles are never out of the game....
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