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Gay rights advocates: Jailed Kentucky clerk is no martyr

Fri, 09/04/2015 - 6:06pm
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) -- As a defiant Kentucky clerk sat in jail Friday, choosing indefinite imprisonment over licensing gay marriages, her lawyers approached the microphones outside and compared her to Dr. Martin Luther King....
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Benghazi panel questions Clinton aide amid public spat

Fri, 09/04/2015 - 5:59pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A senior member of Hillary Rodham Clinton's inner circle testified Friday before a House panel investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in Libya as a nasty spat erupted between a Republican staffer and a Democratic lawmaker who insists it's time for the committee to disband....
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Amid grief, Jill Biden said to share VP's hesitation on 2016

Fri, 09/04/2015 - 5:46pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Vice President Joe Biden's reluctance to enter the presidential race centers on his family. His wife, Jill, has never relished political life and is said to share his misgivings about whether the Bidens are emotionally equipped for another campaign....
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US jobless rate falls to 7-year low; Fed move still unclear

Fri, 09/04/2015 - 5:33pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. unemployment fell to a seven-year low of 5.1 percent last month, but hiring slowed - a mixed bag of news that offers few clues to whether the Federal Reserve will raise rock-bottom interest rates later this month....
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AP PHOTOS: Haunting images of people fleeing their homelands

Fri, 09/04/2015 - 4:45pm
Wrenching images of a drowned Syrian boy focused the world's attention this week on the plight of people fleeing their homelands. But the crisis has been developing for years. Here are other indelible images taken by Associated Press photographers that you may have missed....
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A photo, a turning point? All depends on Europe's leaders

Fri, 09/04/2015 - 4:04pm
PARIS (AP) -- The 3-year-old boy could have been dressed for preschool. Instead he was lying face down in the surf....
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Fired regulator: Governor pushed to waive oil safeguards.

Fri, 09/04/2015 - 3:32pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- California's top oil and gas regulators repeatedly warned Gov. Jerry Brown's senior aides in 2011 that the governor's orders to override key environmental safeguards in granting oil industry permits would violate state and federal laws protecting groundwater from contamination, one of the former officials has testified....
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Contours of landmark UN climate pact starting to take shape

Fri, 09/04/2015 - 2:32pm
BONN, Germany (AP) -- U.N. climate talks are plodding ahead toward a worldwide deal to fight global warming, with negotiators agreeing to start work on a draft agreement....
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Cardin's opposition to Iran deal sets back White House hopes

Fri, 09/04/2015 - 2:19pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- White House hopes for stopping a congressional challenge to the Iran nuclear deal and sparing President Barack Obama from using a veto suffered a blow Friday when a key Senate Democrat announced his opposition....
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Expensive ad space almost sold out for debate

Fri, 09/04/2015 - 2:06pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Get in your bids fast. CNN said Friday that only one commercial slot is still available for its coverage of the Sept. 16 debate between top Republican presidential contenders, and it's expected to draw top dollar....
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Obama says US, Saudis want functioning government in Yemen

Fri, 09/04/2015 - 1:48pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hosting Saudi Arabia's new monarch for the first time, President Barack Obama said Friday the U.S. shares King Salman's desire for an inclusive, functioning government in Yemen that can relieve that impoverished Arab country's humanitarian crisis. Their talks also addressed the Iran nuclear deal, a source of lingering tension in the U.S.-Saudi relationship....
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Cardin's opposition to Iran deal sets back White House hopes

Fri, 09/04/2015 - 1:32pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- White House hopes for stopping a congressional challenge to the Iran nuclear deal and sparing President Barack Obama from using a veto suffered a blow Friday when a key Senate Democrat announced his opposition....
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Disney unveils Star Wars toys amid marketing blitz

Fri, 09/04/2015 - 12:29pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- The release of the new Star Wars movie may still be months off, but Disney is unleashing its full marketing "Force" behind the launch of hundreds of toys and other items related to the film....
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2 men claiming to have found Nazi gold train go on Polish TV

Fri, 09/04/2015 - 12:12pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Two men appeared on Polish TV Friday saying they are the finders of a Nazi train said to be laden with gold - a claim that came as the Polish military inspected the alleged site in southwestern Poland....
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Drowned Syrian boys buried in hometown they fled

Fri, 09/04/2015 - 9:46am
KUCUK KENDIRLI, Turkey (AP) -- A Syrian woman and her two young sons who drowned on a desperate voyage from Turkey to Greece were buried Friday in their hometown of Kobani, returning to the conflict-torn Syrian Kurdish region they had fled....
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More heartbreak for Ebola survivor after baby boy dies

Fri, 09/04/2015 - 9:24am
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- It was the new beginning that Sierra Leone's first Ebola survivor, Victoria Yillia, had yearned for after losing 21 of her relatives to the disease: a newborn who would allow her and her husband to start a new family....
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10 Things to Know for Today

Fri, 09/04/2015 - 6:17am
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:...
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Players hoping "Deflategate" can usher in change

Fri, 09/04/2015 - 4:03am
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Tom Brady is free and Ramon Foster can't help but laugh. Sorry, the irony is just a little too delicious....
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Airman who helped stop train attack set returns to US

Fri, 09/04/2015 - 3:18am
TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) -- The U.S. Air Force airman who was injured when he and two childhood friends tackled a heavily armed gunman on a Paris-bound train returned to his native California Thursday night....
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In India, bail demands keep the poor imprisoned for years

Fri, 09/04/2015 - 3:12am
LUCKNOW, India (AP) -- Sixteen-year-old Suraj Chaudhry has been waiting for most of his life: for lawyers, for justice, for his father's eventual release from the prison after 14 years....
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