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Global cruise lines set sail for China

11 min 25 sec ago
HONG KONG (AP) -- Royal Caribbean's newest ship has attractions not usually seen on cruise liners, including bumper cars, a skydiving simulator and a glass observation capsule on a mechanical arm that lifts its passengers high into the air....
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Embattled Sen. Begich's secret weapon: Alaska

14 min 16 sec ago
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Begich wants Alaskans to know he is one of them and an independent voice against President Barack Obama....
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Latest Ferguson protests are smaller, more subdued

33 min 18 sec ago
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Police and protesters in Ferguson were finally able to share the streets again at night, putting aside for at least a few hours some of the hostility that had filled those hours with tear gas and smoke....
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Israel, Gaza militants trade fire after talks fail

35 min 18 sec ago
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Palestinian militants launched dozens of rockets and Israel responded with airstrikes on Wednesday after Egyptian efforts to mediate a lasting truce in the monthlong Gaza war collapsed in a hail of fire a day earlier....
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Chinese, Russian media turn criticisms back on US

38 min 25 sec ago
BEIJING (AP) -- Chinese and Russian state media have seized on the U.S. police shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old and ensuing protests to fire back at Washington's criticisms of their own governments, portraying the United States as a land of inequality and brutal police tactics....
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Ukraine's rebel capital seeks ersatz normality

54 min 50 sec ago
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- It has been weeks since Donetsk last had a traffic jam....
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North Korea insults John Kerry over his looks

1 hour 13 min ago
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- In its latest personal attack on a prominent official from a rival country, North Korea on Wednesday called U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a wolf with a "hideous lantern jaw."...
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Jubilation as Pakistan protests reach parliament

1 hour 22 min ago
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Jubilant anti-government demonstrators in Pakistan on Wednesday claimed victory after tearing down barricades and occupying a key road outside Parliament, where they are demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif over alleged voting fraud....
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Another American hostage at risk by Islamic State

1 hour 32 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a horrifying act of revenge for U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq, militants with the Islamic State extremist group have beheaded American journalist James Foley - and are threatening to kill another hostage, U.S. officials say....
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In 3 deadly NYC jail beatings, no criminal charges

1 hour 58 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) -- Agitated and hallucinating from alcohol and heroin withdrawal, inmate Angel Ramirez took a swing at a jail guard and missed....
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10 dead, 22 missing in Hiroshima landslide

2 hours 11 min ago
TOKYO (AP) -- Rain-sodden slopes collapsed in torrents of mud, rock and debris early Wednesday in the outskirts of Hiroshima, killing at least 10 people and leaving 22 missing, the government said....
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Israeli-US relations tested once again in Gaza war

2 hours 22 min ago
JERUSALEM (AP) -- When Israel completes its damage assessment from its latest war with Hamas, it may conclude that one of the biggest casualties was its all-important relationship with the United States....
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Volunteers a buffer between police, protesters

2 hours 45 min ago
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- The tall black man walked up and down West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Missouri, working a bullhorn, imploring protesters to behave themselves....
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American journalist killed in Syria aware of risks

3 hours 6 min ago
ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- Journalist James Foley had worked in a number of conflict zones in the Middle East, but the danger didn't stop him from doing the job he loved....
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Holder brings his civil rights push to Ferguson

3 hours 32 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Eric Holder talks about the nation's civil rights struggles in a way no previous U.S. attorney general could - by telling his own family story....
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US officials: Video shows American's beheading

3 hours 55 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A grisly video released Tuesday shows Islamic State militants beheading American journalist James Foley, U.S. officials said, in what the extremists called retribution for recent U.S. airstrikes in Iraq. The militants threatened to kill another captive they also identified as an American journalist....
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AP PHOTOS: Peruvian nurse cares for 175 sick cats

4 hours 46 min ago
LIMA, Peru (AP) -- At her job, Maria Torero cares for sick human beings. At home, she lavishes love on slowly dying cats - 175 of them at last count....
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10 Things to Know for Wednesday

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 10:56pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:...
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News Guide: Primary election highlights

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 10:26pm
Highlights from Tuesday's primary elections in Alaska and Wyoming....
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No photos: Parents opt to keep babies off Facebook

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 9:25pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Behold the cascade of baby photos, the flood of funny kid anecdotes and the steady stream of school milestones on Facebook....
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