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AP Exclusive: Study blames lost calves on panthers

11 hours 2 min ago
IMMOKALEE, Fla. (AP) -- Since Florida's frontier days when cattlemen drove their herds through the state's vast fields and forests, ranchers and native panthers have been natural enemies....
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GOP: Lerner emails show bias against conservatives

12 hours 26 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congressional investigators say this is why they want all of Lois Lerner's emails....
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State Dept: 'No American is proud' of CIA tactics

12 hours 27 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The State Department has endorsed the broad conclusions of a harshly critical Senate report on the CIA's interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks, a report that accuses the agency of brutally treating terror suspects and misleading Congress, according to a White House document....
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Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead

15 hours 10 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority. Obama and other Democrats derided the effort as a stunt aimed at tossing political red meat to conservative voters....
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AP PHOTOS: At least 17 die in Gaza school attack

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 10:57pm
JEBALIYA, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Shelling of a school crowded with refugees in Gaza early Wednesday killed at least 17 people and wounded 90 more, according to Palestinian health officials....
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AP PHOTOS: At least 17 die in Gaza school attack

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 10:57pm
JEBALIYA, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Shelling of a school crowded with refugees in Gaza early Wednesday killed at least 17 people and wounded 90 more, according to Palestinian health officials....
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House GOP scrambles for votes on border bill

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 10:13pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Republicans, scrambling to win conservative support for a bill addressing the immigration crisis on the border, have scheduled a companion vote on legislation to block President Barack Obama from extending deportation relief to any more immigrants here illegally....
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10 Things to Know for Thursday

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 9:51pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:...
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Obama takes tougher line against Gaza casualties

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 8:57pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration condemned the deadly shelling of a United Nations school in Gaza Wednesday, using tough, yet carefully worded language that reflects growing White House irritation with Israel and the mounting civilian casualties stemming from its ground and air war against Hamas....
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Powell maybe not told early about CIA techniques

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 8:30pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Senate report on the CIA's interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks concludes that the agency initially kept the secretary of state and some U.S. ambassadors in the dark about harsh techniques and secret prisons, according to a document circulating among White House staff....
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UCLA's Pauley Pavilion drenched in hoops history

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 6:28pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The House That Wooden Built is waterlogged....
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George W. Bush writes book about father

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 6:27pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- His paintings made news worldwide, but it turns out that former President George W. Bush has been working on another, highly personal project since leaving the White House: He has quietly completed a biography of his father, former President George H.W. Bush....
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Contract dispute delays 'Big Bang' production

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 5:42pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Production on a new season of "The Big Bang Theory" is being delayed because of a contract dispute with its top actors....
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Bank scandal tarnishes powerful Portuguese family

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 5:16pm
LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- Portugal's Espirito Santo family business survived wars, dictatorship, revolution and family feuds for almost 150 years. Now, one of Europe's last banking dynasties is being stripped of its wealth and influence amid accounting irregularities, huge unreported debts, record losses at the family bank and a police investigation....
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House approves VA health care overhaul

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 5:02pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House overwhelmingly approved a landmark bill Wednesday to refurbish the Veterans Affairs Department and improve veterans' health care....
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3 Putin allies among 8 hit with new EU sanctions

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 4:37pm
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union targeted Russian President Vladimir Putin's inner circle for the first time Wednesday for the Kremlin's actions in Ukraine, subjecting three of his long-time associates to EU-wide asset freezes and travel bans....
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Sanctions will damage Russia if not lifted quickly

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 4:11pm
MOSCOW (AP) -- U.S. and European sanctions against Russia's energy and finance sectors are strong enough to cause deep, long-lasting damage within months unless Moscow persuades the West to repeal them by withdrawing support for Ukrainian insurgents....
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Detroit police: Sleeping boy, 8, shot and killed

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 2:50pm
DETROIT (AP) -- Sporadic gunfire isn't an unusual sound in the Brewster Homes public housing complex in Detroit, but booming noises that shook Tenesha Higgins early Wednesday morning were way too close....
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Dissent quieted with most Israelis behind Gaza war

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 2:49pm
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Despite Israeli casualties and world criticism, a near-consensus in Israel supports the government's conduct of the Gaza war, views Hamas as the aggressor and considers outsiders' moralizing as hypocritical, ignorant or both. And in an echo-chamber fed by ubiquitous updates on Hamas rocket and tunnel attacks, the minority of local voices that do agonize over Gazans' suffering are being silenced in a way rarely seen in a country long proud of its spirited, democratic de...
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AP ANALYSIS: Amid war, endgames in Gaza emerge

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 2:44pm
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) -- The savage fighting between Israel and Hamas is escalating in Gaza, cease-fire efforts take on elements of farce, and bravado rules the public discourse. But even through the fog of war, a few endgame scenarios can nonetheless be glimpsed....
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