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Interpol seeks clues to Thai 'baby factory'

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 9:23pm
BANGKOK (AP) -- Interpol said it has launched a multinational investigation into what Thailand has dubbed the "Baby Factory" case: a 24-year-old Japanese businessman who has 16 surrogate babies and an alleged desire to father hundreds more....
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Costa Rica to investigate US anti-Cuba program

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 8:57pm
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) -- The Costa Rican government will investigate undercover U.S. programs operated from the Central American country and using its citizens in a ploy to destabilize the government in Cuba, the director of intelligence and security said Friday....
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US won't let borders hamper fight vs. extremists

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 8:23pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A senior White House official raised the possibility Friday of a broader American military campaign that targets an Islamic extremist group's bases in Syria, saying the U.S would take whatever action is necessary to protect national security....
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Gov't warns US retailers about hacking software

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 7:44pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- More than 1,000 U.S. retailers could be infected with malicious software lurking in their cash register computers, allowing hackers to steal customer financial data, the Homeland Security Department said Friday....
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Official says hackers hit up to 25,000 fed workers

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 7:16pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The internal records of as many as 25,000 Homeland Security Department employees were exposed during a recent computer break-in at a federal contractor that handles security clearances, an agency official said Friday....
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Islamic State backers under scrutiny in US

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 3:32pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Officially, the FBI agents who swarmed Donald Ray Morgan at Kennedy Airport this month were there to arrest him on a mundane gun charge. But they whisked him away to their Manhattan office and grilled him for two hours on an entirely different topic: Islamic State extremists....
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Ice bucket challenge may change nonprofit world

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 2:30pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- The ice bucket challenge's phenomenal success is making other charitable organizations rethink how they connect with a younger generation of potential donors....
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UN: death toll from Syrian civil war tops 191,000

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 1:37pm
GENEVA (AP) -- The death toll from three years of Syria's civil war has risen to more than 191,000 people, the United Nations reported Friday....
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Ferguson fallout: A call for police 'body cams'

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:05pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- What if Michael Brown's last moments had been recorded?...
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Ice bucket challenge may change nonprofit world

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:54am
NEW YORK (AP) -- The ice bucket challenge's phenomenal success is making other charitable organizations rethink how they connect with a younger generation of potential donors....
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AP Photos: Pakistani protesters sleep on streets

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:08am
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- They swarmed into Pakistan's capital in their thousands, protesters calling for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's resignation and the dissolution of parliament....
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MH17 bodies returned as Malaysia battles fallout

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 9:29am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Carried by soldiers and draped in the national flag, coffins carrying Malaysian victims of Flight MH17 returned home Friday to a country still searching for those onboard another doomed jet and a government battling the political fallout of both tragedies....
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More schools are mixing beer, football at stadiums

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 9:01am
Walk through the tailgate area at a college football stadium, and beer drinking is as common a sight as fans adorned in jerseys of their favorite players....
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Dempsey hits Islamic militant 'end-of-days' vision

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 7:56am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- America's top-ranked military officer says the surging Islamic State group has an "apocalyptic, end-of-days strategic vision" in the Middle East and cannot be defeated unless the United States and a coalition of partners confront it head-on in Syria....
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10 Things to Know for Today

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 5:55am
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:...
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American Ebola doc urges help fighting outbreak

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 4:27am
ATLANTA (AP) -- As one of few Ebola survivors with medical expertise, Dr. Kent Brantly seems keenly aware of the position his painful experience has put him in. He hasn't spoken yet about his plans, but spent much of his first public appearance pleading for help for countries still struggling with the virus....
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Slaying of American reopens debate on ransoms

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 3:48am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- By rejecting demands for a nine-digit payment to save kidnapped American journalist James Foley, the United States upheld a policy choice that some European and Arab governments have long found too wrenching to make themselves: ruling out ransom to rescue any citizen held captive by militant organizations, in hopes the tough stand will make Americans safer from kidnapping and attacks by extremists....
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Jell-O can't stop slippery sales slide

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 3:31am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Jell-O has lost its jiggle and nobody knows how to fix it....
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Coal gas boom in China holds climate change risks

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 3:19am
HEXIGTEN, China (AP) -- Deep in the hilly grasslands of remote Inner Mongolia, twin smoke stacks rise more than 200 feet into the sky, their steam and sulfur billowing over herds of sheep and cattle. Both day and night, the rumble of this power plant echoes across the ancient steppe, and its acrid stench travels dozens of miles away....
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Deported Mexicans find new life at call centers

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:33am
TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) -- Henry Monterroso is a foreigner in his own country. Raised in California from the age of 5, he was deported to Mexico in 2011 and found himself in a land he barely knew....
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