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Pyongyang's pop queens stage comeback

8 hours 8 min ago
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- Step aside, Sea of Blood Opera. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's favorite guitar-slinging, miniskirt-sporting girl group, the Moranbong Band, is back. And these ladies know how to shimmy....
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Arab-Israeli women break ground on pro soccer team

8 hours 40 min ago
PETAH TIKVA, Israel (AP) -- When the Israeli women's soccer team Hapoel Petah Tikva lost a number of its players to Israel's national team ahead of World Cup qualifiers, founder Rafi Subra made a decision that sets the team apart from many of its rivals - he recruited from the Arab villages of northern Israel....
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Last year's deadbeats do best as stocks stall

8 hours 56 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) -- Financial markets rarely stick to the script, and this year is no different....
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Obama: New sanctions against Russia are 'teed up'

10 hours 28 min ago
TOKYO (AP) -- Warning Russia that new economic sanctions are "teed up," President Barack Obama accused Moscow of failing to live up to an agreement last week to ease tensions in eastern Ukraine....
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FCC to propose pay-for-priority Internet standards

12 hours 16 min ago
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Federal Communications Commission is set to propose new open Internet rules that would allow content companies to pay for faster delivery over the so-called "last mile" connection to people's homes, but enhance scrutiny of such deals so they don't harm competition or limit free speech....
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Costa Rica is demanding US explain 'Cuban Twitter'

12 hours 17 min ago
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) -- The Costa Rican government says it's still waiting for the Obama administration to explain why it launched the secret "Cuban Twitter" network from inside the Central American nation's borders despite warnings in 2009 that the plan could jeopardize the two countries' diplomatic relations....
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Pineda tossed for pine tar; Red Sox beat Yanks 5-1

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 10:53pm
BOSTON (AP) -- Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda was ejected for using a foreign substance less than two weeks after appearing to get away with it in another game against Boston, and the Red Sox beat New York 5-1 on Wednesday night....
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10 Things to See in Sports: AP's top sports photos

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 9:44pm
Here's a look at some of the defining moments, exciting scenes, triumphs and defeats from the world of sports....
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FCC to propose pay-for-priority Internet standards

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 9:27pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Federal Communications Commission is set to propose new open Internet rules that would allow content companies to pay for faster delivery over the so-called "last mile" connection to people's homes, but enhance scrutiny of such deals so they don't harm competition or limit free speech....
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10 Things to Know for Thursday

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 9:03pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:...
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Witness: Iraqi teens posed no threat before death

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 8:49pm
JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) -- Two unarmed Iraqi brothers posed no threat as they herded cattle in a palm grove where a U.S. Army reconnaissance team was hidden one day seven years ago, a former soldier said Wednesday at a preliminary hearing....
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Syrian activists accuse Assad of new gas attacks

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 7:58pm
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian government forces have attacked rebel-held areas with poisonous chlorine gas in recent weeks and months, leaving men, women and children coughing, choking and gasping for breath, according to Associated Press interviews with more than a dozen activists, medics and residents on the opposition side....
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Gacy probe helps solve unrelated Chicago-area case

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 6:40pm
MAYWOOD, Ill. (AP) -- Ruth Rodriguez didn't want to believe her brother was one of more than 30 young men and boys John Wayne Gacy lured into his Chicago-area house and strangled, but she was willing to provide her DNA to find out....
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Facebook 1Q results soar; CFO to step down

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 6:35pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Facebook's earnings nearly tripled and revenue grew sharply in the first quarter, surpassing Wall Street's expectations thanks to an 82 percent increase in advertising revenue....
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Gun carry rights expanded in Ga. under new law

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 6:22pm
ELLIJAY, Ga. (AP) -- Criticized by one group as the "guns everywhere" bill, Georgia took a big step Wednesday toward expanding where licensed carriers can take their weapons, with the governor signing a law that allows them in bars without restriction and in some churches, schools and government buildings under certain circumstances....
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Party a century in the making for Wrigley Field

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 6:20pm
CHICAGO (AP) -- There was a giant replica cake right next to the Ernie Banks statue, and an old-time band played as fans made their way through the main entrance....
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US weighs clemency for inmates jailed for 10 years

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 5:49pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration is encouraging many nonviolent federal prisoners to apply for early release - and expecting thousands to take up the offer. It's an effort to deal with high costs and overcrowding in prisons, and also a matter of fairness, the government says....
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Soldier convicted in WikiLeaks case gets new name

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 5:31pm
LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) -- An Army private convicted of providing classified documents to WikiLeaks won an initial victory Wednesday toward living as a woman when a Kansas judge granted a petition to change her name to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning....
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Happy 100th, Wrigley Field! A few memories

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 5:26pm
CHICAGO (AP) -- Wrigley Field, the home of the Chicago Cubs, marks the 100th anniversary of its first game on Wednesday with a matchup against Arizona. The ballpark that opened as Weeghman Park on April 23, 1914, has hosted millions of fans and been the scene of some of baseball's most indelible moments. Some stars who graced its friendly confines offer their memories:...
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Jodie Foster weds artist Alexandra Hedison

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 4:40pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Jodie Foster is a married woman....
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