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Cosby testimony describes accuser's spiked story

17 hours 36 min ago
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Bill Cosby testified under oath in 2005 that he gave the National Enquirer an exclusive interview about looming sexual-assault accusations by a Canadian woman against him in exchange for the tabloid spiking a second accuser's story....
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Private firms filling Latin America's security gap

19 hours 4 min ago
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A panic alert flashed across Alberto Herrera's computer screen. Men claiming to be with the notorious Gulf Cartel had stopped a convoy transporting chemicals through a lawless region of northeastern Mexico. They seized two drivers from an escort truck and demanded the valuable cargo in exchange for their release....
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Holiday travelers greeted by cheap gas, storms

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 11:36pm
Some holiday travelers are giving thanks for the cheapest gas prices in years. But that's cold comfort to those beating a path through stormy weather, including a nor'easter affecting a wide swath of the East Coast....
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Hong Kong police arrest protesters, 7 officers

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 10:57pm
HONG KONG (AP) -- Hong Kong police arrested 11 more people in a second night of scuffles with demonstrators angry at having their 2-month-old pro-democracy protest camp in a volatile neighborhood shut down, officials said Thursday....
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Ferguson grand jury papers full of inconsistencies

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 10:40pm
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Some witnesses said Michael Brown had been shot in the back. Another said he was face-down on the ground when Officer Darren Wilson "finished him off." Still others acknowledged changing their stories to fit published details about the autopsy or admitted that they did not see the shooting at all....
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Snow makes Thanksgiving travel `a little hairy'

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 6:59pm
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) -- A sloppy mix of rain and snow rolled into the Northeast on Wednesday just as millions of Americans began the big Thanksgiving getaway, grounding hundreds of flights and turning highways hazardous along the congested Washington-to-Boston corridor....
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In Ferguson, mundane choices lead to tragedy

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 6:30pm
The two friends' morning intersected by chance in the parking lot of the Canfield Green apartment complex. Dorian Johnson had been up since 7 a.m. on this overcast August Saturday and after getting dressed, he was ready for a smoke - on any other morning a carefree ritual for easing into his day's routine in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson....
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Obama defends legal authority _ to pardon turkeys

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 5:53pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama has issued an executive action that some of his Republican opponents may be hard-pressed to disagree with - sparing Thanksgiving turkeys from the dinner table....
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Thanksgiving Eve: Very busy, but not busiest

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 4:45pm
The Wednesday before Thanksgiving is often called the nation's busiest travel day of the year, and it surely feels that way sometimes. But it's probably not entirely true....
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Turkey's great escape foils my Thanksgiving plans

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 3:44pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Two Sundays before Thanksgiving, my farming partner and I brought a live turkey in a burlap sack to our urban farm on the outskirts of Portland. The lanky brown-feathered bird quietly took her place in our chicken coop....
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Canada police arrest ex-radio host in sex case

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 2:55pm
TORONTO (AP) -- Prominent former Canadian Broadcasting Corp. radio host Jian Ghomeshi was arrested Wednesday on sexual assault charges and ordered to live with his mother while the case that has rocked Canada's vaunted public broadcaster is heard....
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Turkey's great escape foils our Thanksgiving plans

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 2:41pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Two Sundays before Thanksgiving, my farming partner and I brought a live turkey in a burlap sack to our urban farm on the outskirts of Portland. The lanky brown-feathered bird quietly took her place in our chicken coop....
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Spy balloons give police new view of Jerusalem

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 2:35pm
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli police are watching from above in their attempts to keep control in Jerusalem in the face of the city's worst wave of violence in nearly a decade....
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Obama gets the bill for White House Thanksgiving

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 1:50pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- There's no free lunch - or breakfast or dinner - for President Barack Obama on Thanksgiving Day. Or any other day for that matter....
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At 1 month, US Ebola monitors finding no cases

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 1:29pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- For three weeks, Dr. John Fankhauser and his family lived in two RVs in a meadow in North Carolina, watching movies, playing cards and huddling around a fire pit - with no other campers around....
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FBI data show thousands of gun sales beat checks

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 12:33pm
BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. (AP) -- More gun sales than ever are slipping through the federal background check system - 186,000 last year, a rate of 512 gun sales a day, as states fail to consistently provide thorough, real-time updates on criminal and mental histories to the FBI....
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Ferguson protesters across US peaceful, disruptive

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 11:15am
People protesting the Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury decision took to the streets in cities across the U.S. for a second day Tuesday, showing that the racially charged case has inflamed tensions thousands of miles from the predominantly black St. Louis suburb....
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Hiker photographed bear before it killed him

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 10:51am
WEST MILFORD, N.J. (AP) -- A New Jersey hiker killed by a bear in September took a series of photos of the animal with his cellphone before it mauled him to death....
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Prosecutor faces new criticism over Ferguson case

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 9:09am
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- He criticized the media. He talked about witness testimony that didn't match physical evidence. And he did it at night, as a city already on edge waited to learn if a grand jury would indict a white Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old....
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Rickshaw research reveals extreme Delhi pollution

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 8:48am
NEW DELHI (AP) -- The three-wheeled rickshaw lurched through New Delhi's commuter-clogged streets with an American scientist and several air pollution monitors in the back seat. Car horns blared. A scrappy scooter buzzed by belching black smoke from its tailpipe. One of the monitors spiked....
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