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Dad: Girl, 13, accused in crime spree was never abused

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 3:26pm
CLARKSON, Ky. (AP) -- The father of a 13-year-old girl who police say went on a crime spree with her boyfriend said Tuesday that claims that she was abused at home are "completely bogus."...
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X-rays unlock secrets of ancient scrolls buried by volcano

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 11:24am
BERLIN (AP) -- Scientists have succeeded in reading parts of an ancient scroll that was buried in a volcanic eruption almost 2,000 years ago, holding out the promise that the world's oldest surviving library may one day reveal all of its secrets....
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A look at the hostages believed held by Islamic State group

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 10:47am
BEIRUT (AP) -- A list of foreign hostages believed held by the Islamic State group and some of those who have been released, reportedly in exchange for ransom money:...
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For Etan Patz's parents, man's murder trial a complex case

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 9:10am
NEW YORK (AP) -- For years, Etan Patz' parents were sure they knew who had kidnapped the first-grader on his way to school in 1979, and they devoted themselves to trying to hold him accountable....
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Man cited in Georgia for eating cheeseburger while driving

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 7:41am
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) -- A man says he was cited by police outside Atlanta for eating a cheeseburger while driving....
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Gordon Ramsay loses court battle over $1M rent on London pub

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 7:27am
LONDON (AP) -- Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay is facing a real-life kitchen nightmare after a British judge on Tuesday ruled him personally liable for the 640,000-pound ($1 million) annual rent on a London gastropub....
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Japan to sell talking robots that won't try to make sense

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 5:05am
TOKYO (AP) -- The scientist behind a new talking robot in Japan says people should stop expecting robots to understand them, and instead try to chime in with robotic conversations....
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Boy, 13, builds Braille printer with Legos, starts company

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 3:28am
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- In Silicon Valley, it's never too early to become an entrepreneur. Just ask 13-year-old Shubham Banerjee....
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AP PHOTOS: Pakistan's cross-dressing men dance despite fear

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 2:57am
RAWALPINDI, Pakistan (AP) -- By day, 27-year-old Waseem Akram sells mobile phone accessories from an alleyway shop in an old neighborhood of this Pakistani city. But by night, Akram stands before a mirror, shaving away his beard and picking through mascara and rouge to become Rani, a female wedding party dancer...
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Mark Wahlberg's victims divided over his pardon request

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 2:06am
BOSTON (AP) -- Victims of one of Mark Wahlberg's racially motivated attacks as a teenage delinquent in segregated Boston in the 1980s are divided over whether he should be granted a pardon for his crimes....
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MLK honored amid scattered protests over recent black deaths

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 11:10pm
ATLANTA (AP) -- Speakers honoring the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. at his spiritual home in Atlanta repeated the same message on his national holiday Monday: We've come a long way, but there's still much to be done to fulfill King's dream....
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AP PHOTOS: King's life, legacy celebrated across America

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 10:08pm
Tributes and rallies were held around the U.S. on Monday to celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr....
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10 Things to Know for Tuesday

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 9:01pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:...
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Jindal: Muslims form 'no-go zones' outside civic control

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 8:02pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Some countries have allowed Muslims to establish autonomous neighborhoods in cities where they govern by a harsh version of Islamic law, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said Monday during a speech in London....
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5 goals from Obama's 2014 State of the Union: Yay or Nay?

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 7:05pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama used his last State of the Union to declare 2014 a "Year of Action," and he can claim credit for accomplishing several of the goals he laid out. The smaller ones....
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AP source: Scherzer, Nationals agree to $210M, 7-year deal

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 4:23pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sure seems as if Max Scherzer and his wife now will be able to afford to buy themselves at least one of those nonstick baking sheets they were hoping to receive as a wedding gift....
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Q&A: Yemen power struggle threatens anti-al-Qaida campaign

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 3:20pm
CAIRO (AP) -- Fierce fighting broke out in Yemen on Monday between the U.S.-backed government and Shiite rebels known as Houthis who seized the capital in September. The power struggle threatens to undermine efforts to battle al-Qaida's potent Yemeni franchise, which claimed this month's attack on a French magazine....
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To counter terror, Europe's police reconsider their arms

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 2:56pm
PARIS (AP) -- One was a young policewoman, unarmed on the outskirts of Paris and felled by an assault rifle. Her partner, also without weapons, could do nothing to stop the gunman. Another was a first responder with a side arm, rushing to the Charlie Hebdo offices where a pair of masked men with high-powered weapons had opened fire on an editorial meeting. Among their primary targets: the armed police bodyguard inside the room....
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Pope's climate-change stand deepens conservatives' distrust

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 1:47pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Conservative distrust of Pope Francis, which has been building in the U.S. throughout his pontificate, is reaching a boiling point over his plan to urge action on climate change - and to do so through a document traditionally used for the most important papal teachings....
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GOP divided over using budget process on health care law

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 1:47pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans running Congress have promised to use every weapon in their arsenal to take down President Barack Obama's health care law....
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