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Solar plane lands in Hawaii after record-breaking flight

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 6:04pm
KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) -- A plane powered by the sun's rays landed in Hawaii Friday after a record-breaking five-day journey across the Pacific Ocean from Japan....
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Egypt marks 2nd anniversary of Islamist ouster with mourning

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 4:57pm
CAIRO (AP) -- Two years to the day after the army overthrew Egypt's Islamist president, the sounds coming from the mosque at Cairo's Tahrir Square were sadly telling. At the focal point of Egypt's upheavals, where authorities had hoped to stage celebrations, there was instead a prayer for the week's dead, including soldiers cut down by militants in Sinai and the country's chief prosecutor, assassinated by car bomb in the capital....
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The Latest: Greek PM urges voters to ignore scaremongers

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 3:49pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- The latest news on Greece's financial woes and its upcoming referendum on Sunday (all times local):...
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Who's John Jay? Scholars urge new look at forgotten founder

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 3:24pm
KATONAH, N.Y. (AP) -- The inner circle of founders has been set for as long as anyone can remember - Washington, Jefferson, Adams, Franklin, Hamilton and Madison....
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Surrogate children granted legal recognition in France

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 1:44pm
PARIS (AP) -- France's highest court has granted legal recognition to surrogate children, in a major turnaround that will make their daily lives easier and could lead to greater acceptance of new forms of families....
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Greek villagers' secret weapon: Grow your own food

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 12:21pm
KARITAINA, Greece (AP) -- Ilias Mathes has protection against bank closures, capital controls and the slashing of his pension: 10 goats, some hens and a vegetable patch....
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AP PHOTOS: Surfing takes Brazilian kids out of Rio slum

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 11:21am
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- It's dawn and barefoot boys are hustling down the inclined alleys of Rio de Janeiro slums, surfboards under their arms. They're heading to nearby Sao Conrado and Arpoador beaches, where they catch waves and momentarily leave their impoverished lives behind....
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Could searchers' sonars have missed wreckage of Flight 370?

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 11:12am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Amid rising frustrations over the expensive, so-far fruitless search for vanished Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, experts are questioning the competence of the company in charge, including whether crews may have passed over the sunken wreckage without even noticing....
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Thousands truckin' to Chicago for final Grateful Dead shows

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 10:21am
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Grateful Dead is closing the lid on its storied half-century of concerts this weekend in Chicago, where a museum has captured the band's prankster heart by displaying its artifacts, skeletons-and-roses iconography included, in the shadow of a world-famous dinosaur....
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Rarely seen color photos by Robert Capa in Budapest exhibit

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 9:36am
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- Rarely seen color photographs by Robert Capa, the legendary Hungarian photographer best known for his battlefield pictures from the Spanish Civil War and D-Day, are being shown for the first time in Europe at the Budapest institution which bears his name....
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AP Exclusive: China Ministry posted bootleg 'Liar's Poker'

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 6:46am
SHANGHAI (AP) -- A complete bootlegged copy of Michael Lewis' bestselling book about Wall Street, "Liar's Poker," was hosted on the official website of the Chinese Commerce Ministry, the agency responsible for intellectual property protection in China, The Associated Press has found....
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AP Exclusive: North Korean farmers face dry fields, drought

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 5:02am
UNPHA, North Korea (AP) -- North Korean farmers work to pump underground water into parched fields. Instead of rice seedlings standing in flooded paddies, the baked earth is cracked. A big lake that used to supply surrounding farmland with water is almost completely dry....
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Let's make a deal: mega-mergers drive M&A frenzy

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 3:11am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Deal makers from New York to London had a busy first half of the year, and mega-mergers drove the frenzy....
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Company town? In Seattle, some fret over Amazon's growth

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 3:10am
SEATTLE (AP) -- Seattle, notorious for boom-and-bust cycles stretching back to the 19th century Alaska gold rush, is booming once again....
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Analysis: Root of tattered US-Russia ties date back decades

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 3:07am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The stumbles, blunders, and policy chaos that have sent increasingly frosty U.S.-Russia relations into what many now call a new Cold War might have been inevitable....
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Russian supply ship launched to International Space Station

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 2:32am
MOSCOW (AP) -- A Russian booster rocket on Friday successfully launched an unmanned cargo ship to the International Space Station, whose crew is anxiously awaiting it after the successive failures of two previous supply missions....
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VA hospital that once treated Civil War veterans could close

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 1:45am
HOT SPRINGS, S.D. (AP) -- Perched atop a bluff in the remote Black Hills, a veterans hospital built of thick blocks of pink sandstone and topped with red-tiled roofs in a Spanish mission style overlooks the tiny town of Hot Springs, South Dakota, and has provided recovering soldiers a bucolic haven for more than a century....
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Obama's counterterrorism policy facing mounting criticism

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 10:58pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- At the CIA's Counterterrorism Center, it was a cause for celebration: Meticulous intelligence analysis backed by Hellfire missiles had paid off, once again....
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AP Interview: Wade chooses to stay with Heat

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 10:23pm
MIAMI (AP) -- After 12 years with the Miami Heat, Dwyane Wade needed a reminder of how much the franchise valued him....
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Reelz rescues Miss USA pageant, dropped by NBC in Trump flap

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 9:08pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Miss USA pageant, left without a TV home following blowback against co-owner Donald Trump over his comments on Mexican immigrants, has been rescued by the Reelz channel....
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