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As Iraqi Kurds gain ground from IS, local Sunnis are wary

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 5:21am
ESKI MOSUL, Iraq (AP) -- An unarmed Sunni Arab man walked along a road in a patch of northern Iraq newly liberated from Islamic State extremists, holding a white surrender flag - a signal to Kurdish fighters that he is not a militant. Cars drove by, a similar white banner flying from their windows....
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News Guide: A look at the Islamic State hostage crisis

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 4:09am
A new message purportedly from Islamic State group militants holding a Japanese journalist and a Jordanian air force pilot sets yet another deadline to meet their demands. Here's a look at the latest twists and turns in this crisis....
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Mother of girl shot by Denver police seeks separate autopsy

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 4:05am
DENVER (AP) -- The mother of a 17-year-old girl who was shot and killed by Denver police said that she wants a second, independent autopsy because she doesn't trust the official investigation into the death of her daughter....
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Israel-Lebanon border calm day after escalation

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 3:05am
SHEAR YASHUV, Israel (AP) -- The Israeli-Lebanese border is calm but Israel remains on alert a day after the deadliest escalation since the two sides' 2006 war....
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Israeli center-left alliance looks to unseat Netanyahu

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 1:40am
JERUSALEM (AP) -- When Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dissolved his unwieldy coalition and called new elections last month, he appeared almost certain to be returned once more to office. But a new center-left alliance has surged past his Likud party in the polls, turning the March 17 contest into a toss-up....
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Fed sees strengthening economy but stays 'patient' on rates

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 12:12am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Federal Reserve's outlook for the U.S. economy is steadily brightening. Yet the Fed will be "patient" in raising interest rates from record lows....
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AP Analysis: Youth concussion laws pushed by NFL lack bite

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 11:04pm
PHOENIX (AP) -- Criticized for its own handling of head injuries, the NFL launched an extensive lobbying campaign to pass laws protecting kids who get concussions while playing sports. The result: Within just five years, every state had a law on the books....
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Boston bounces back from 2 feet of snow after blizzard

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 10:03pm
BOSTON (AP) -- Boston bounced back quickly Wednesday from the Blizzard of 2015, with subways, buses and trains up and running again the morning after the storm buried a swath of New England in 2 to 3 feet of snow....
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10 Things to Know for Thursday

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 9:04pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:...
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FACT CHECK: Both sides in Keystone XL debate bend facts

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 7:25pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Supporters of the Keystone XL pipeline, which would run from Canada to the Gulf, say the privately funded, $8 billion project is a critically needed piece of infrastructure that will create thousands of jobs and make the U.S. dependent on oil from friends, rather than foes....
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Census: 1 in 5 children on food stamps

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 7:23pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sixteen million children were on food stamps as of last year, the highest number since the nation's economy tumbled in 2008....
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Facebook's status update: Profit, revenue beat expectations

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 6:03pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- For the seventh quarter in a row Facebook beat profit and revenue forecasts, continuing to win more mobile advertising revenue as most users shift to using the site on smartphones and other portable devices....
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Sheriffs expand concerns about Waze mobile traffic app

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 4:48pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sheriffs said Wednesday that Google's popular Waze traffic app is making it harder to nab speeders, adding to earlier police complaints that a feature in the software that lets drivers warn others about nearby police activity is putting officers' lives at risk....
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Main Denver airport bans sale of marijuana-themed souvenirs

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 4:30pm
DENVER (AP) -- Tourists who fly to Colorado, home of legal pot, can forget about buying souvenir boxer shorts, socks or sandals with a marijuana leaf on them when passing through the Denver airport....
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Mobile provider TracFone to pay $40M in federal settlement

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 2:57pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The nation's largest prepaid mobile provider, TracFone Wireless, will pay $40 million to settle government claims that it misled millions of smartphone customers with promises of unlimited data service....
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Ancient Israeli skull may document migration from Africa

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 1:15pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Long ago, humans left their evolutionary cradle in Africa and passed through the Middle East on their way to Europe. Now scientists have found the first fossil remains that appear to document that journey, a partial skull from an Israeli cave....
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Govt tells agents to ID which immigrants not to deport

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 11:51am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration has ordered immigration agents to ask immigrants they encounter living in the country illegally whether they might qualify under President Barack Obama's plans to avoid deporting them, according to internal training materials obtained by The Associated Press....
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TV star's plastic surgery disaster tests Brazil

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 11:44am
SAO PAULO (AP) -- Andressa Urach went from being a single teenage mom nicknamed "Beanpole" to a reality TV bombshell in Brazil thanks to silicone implants, anabolic steroids, a nose job, and gel and botox injections, a fact she wasn't ashamed to share with fans....
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DEA chief: US abandoned plan to track cars near gun shows

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 11:20am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Drug Enforcement Administration abandoned an internal proposal to use surveillance cameras for photographing vehicle license plates near gun shows in the United States to investigate gun-trafficking, the agency's chief said Wednesday....
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Bart the cat hit by car, buried and then crawls from grave

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 11:17am
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Bart the cat was hit by a car, buried and seemingly crawled back from the dead....
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