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New Kurdish offensive targets Islamic State group

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 1:41pm
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Kurdish forces, backed by U.S.-led airstrikes, launched a new offensive Wednesday targeting the Islamic State group in areas of Iraq that the extremists had captured this past summer....
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How to teach self-driving cars ethics of the road

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 12:42pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A large truck speeding in the opposite direction suddenly veers into your lane....
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Family, school spar in court in 'under God' suit

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 12:34pm
FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) -- Attorneys offered contrasting interpretations of the Pledge of Allegiance during oral arguments Wednesday in a New Jersey family's lawsuit claiming a school district is discriminating against their child's atheist beliefs....
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AP PHOTOS: Survivors of female genital mutilation

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 10:02am
SIDFA, Egypt (AP) -- In this ancient village in southern Egypt on the banks of the Nile, some women are now speaking out about a long-standing tradition once never discussed....
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Egypt making slow progress on genital mutilation

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 10:00am
MANSHIET EL-IKHWA, Egypt (AP) -- Raslan Fadl, the first doctor in Egypt to be put on trial for committing female genital mutilation, is still practicing even through a 13-year-old girl died after he performed the procedure. And in this Nile Delta Village, he has plenty of patients....
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Republicans: Keystone pipeline down, but not out

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 8:09am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is promising the new Republican majority will quickly resurrect Keystone XL pipeline legislation killed by Democrats, potentially setting up an early 2015 veto confrontation with President Barack Obama....
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Gun sales surge ahead of jury's Ferguson decision

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 7:36am
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Some suburban St. Louis gun dealers have been doing brisk business, particularly among first-time buyers, as fearful residents await a grand jury's decision on whether to indict the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown....
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Union, NFL at odds over personal conduct policy

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 6:38am
Saying the NFL is "making things up as they go along," players' union chief DeMaurice Smith wants the league and its owners to take disciplining players out of the hands of Commissioner Roger Goodell....
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Stranded on a snowy highway? Here's what to do

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 5:29am
Heavy snow has stranded many motorists on a western New York highway. Some tips on what to do if you find yourself stuck in the snow:...
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Gift Guide: Dragons, aliens, heroes for the gamer

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 3:59am
Sony's PlayStation 4 video-game console has built an impressive lead over its competitors. That's good news for holiday shoppers because it has driven Microsoft and Nintendo to offer more budget-friendly holiday deals on their consoles....
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After Keystone, Landrieu faces tougher re-election

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 3:19am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- A failed effort to push approval of the Keystone XL pipeline through Congress behind her, Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu now faces an even greater challenge to win a runoff election next month....
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Peru attacks illegal mining ahead of climate talks

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 1:17am
TAMBOPATA, Peru (AP) -- Peru has sent 1,000 police into its southeastern jungles to dismantle illegal gold-mining camps, just weeks before the country hosts global climate talks....
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Cuba says doctor catches Ebola in Sierra Leone

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 1:15am
HAVANA (AP) -- A member of the 165-member medical team Cuba sent to fight Ebola in Sierra Leone has been diagnosed with the disease, according to state media....
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Model-TV host Dickinson accuses Cosby of assault

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 1:10am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Model and TV host Janice Dickinson added her name to the women who have accused comic Bill Cosby of sexual assault....
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Safety agency to push for national air bag recall

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 9:22pm
DETROIT (AP) -- The federal government is demanding that the auto industry recall millions of additional cars equipped with faulty air bags that can injure - and even kill - a driver....
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10 Things to Know for Wednesday

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 9:04pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:...
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UN push against North Korea on rights moves ahead

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 8:32pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The world's boldest effort yet to hold North Korea and leader Kim Jong Un accountable for alleged crimes against humanity moved forward Tuesday at the United Nations, where a Pyongyang envoy threatened further nuclear tests....
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