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Israel closes Jerusalem holy site after shooting

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 5:52pm
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel closed all access to Jerusalem's most sensitive religious site on Thursday, a rare move that ratcheted up already heightened tensions following the attempted assassination of a prominent Jewish religious activist and the killing of his suspected Palestinian assailant by police....
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Senate control could turn on 2 independents' moves

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 4:50pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- After millions of Americans vote next week, it's possible that one or two men will decide which party controls the Senate....
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A Headless Ranger? Mystery at Colonial burial site

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 4:48pm
FORT EDWARD, N.Y. (AP) -- Sleepy Hollow has the legend of the Headless Horseman. Does a community 150 miles farther up the Hudson River have a Headless Ranger buried in an unmarked cemetery from the 18th century?...
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Jorge Garcia makes the most of 'Hawaii Five-O'

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 4:47pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Since playing the lucky-unlucky lottery winner Hurley on "Lost," Jorge Garcia's career has moved along nicely from "Alcatraz" to "Hawaii Five-O" and upcoming big-screen movies....
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Man's own dog helps police bust him on drug charge

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 4:45pm
PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) -- Police in central Alabama say a man's own dog helped officers bust him on a drug charge....
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Taylor Swift gets a Bronx cheer as NYC Ambassador

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 3:31pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Welcome to New York, Taylor Swift! The locals are kvetching about you already....
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Menino, Boston's longest-serving mayor, dies at 71

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 3:05pm
BOSTON (AP) -- Thomas Menino, whose folksy manner and verbal gaffes belied his shrewd political tactics to govern as Boston's longest-serving mayor and one of its most beloved, died Thursday. He was 71....
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Chevy makes the best of exec's nervous speech

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 2:51pm
DETROIT (AP) -- Shortly before 9 a.m. on the day after the worst night of his life, Rikk Wilde got the phone call from his big boss at General Motors....
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PA peace activists charged in vicious attack

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 2:50pm
WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) -- Two "Stop the Violence" organizers allegedly beat one of their colleagues so severely that he vomited blood and was left unconscious in critical condition....
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Not so sweet: Chocolate prices are set to rise

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 1:19pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- That bowl of chocolates for ninjas and ghosts won't cost you more this Halloween. Picking the perfect sweet for your Valentine could....
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US voters deciding on billions for conservation

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 12:32pm
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Voters across the nation are deciding whether to set aside billions of dollars for parks and preservation in what some environmentalists are calling one of the most significant elections for land conservation in American history....
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10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 11:39am
Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see....
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Fearing Ebola? Doctors say get a flu shot

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 11:24am
CHICAGO (AP) -- Fever? Headache? Muscle aches? Forget about Ebola - chances are astronomically higher that you have the flu or some other common bug....
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Sweden recognizes Palestinian state; Israel upset

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 11:15am
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Sweden's new left-leaning government on Thursday recognized a Palestinian state - a move that comes during increased tensions between Arabs and Jews over Israel's plans to build about 1,000 housing units in east Jerusalem....
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Sri Lanka says no hope finding mudslide survivors

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 11:02am
KOSLANDA, Sri Lanka (AP) -- Hundreds of desperate Sri Lankan villagers dug with bare hands through the broken red earth of a deadly landslide Thursday, defying police orders after a top disaster official said there was no chance of finding more survivors at the high-elevation tea plantation....
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Gunfire, arrests erupt as Giants fans revel in win

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 10:48am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The celebration in San Francisco's streets over the Giants' World Series victory turned raucous and violent, with two people injured by gunfire and a third stabbed. Police got pelted with bottles as they tried to disperse crowds....
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Peshmerga troops start entering Syrian border town

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 10:29am
SURUC, Turkey (AP) -- Ten Iraqi peshmerga fighters entered the embattled Syrian border town of Kobani via Turkey on Thursday, the first from among a group of 150 Kurdish troops headed there, activists said....
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Elaborate FBI repairman ruse shown in videos

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 10:20am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Wearing a lapel camera and posing as an Internet repairman, an undercover government agent walked into a luxury villa at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and recorded everything he saw as part of a major international gambling bust....
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Viral video documents New York street harassment

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 8:16am
NEW YORK (AP) -- A video recording the comments a woman hears as she walks around the nation's biggest city is a testament to the pervasiveness of street harassment women face, its creators said....
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AP PHOTOS: A look back at the Rumble in the Jungle

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 7:58am
It was 40 years ago that two men met just before dawn on Oct. 30, 1974, to earn $5 million in the Rumble in the Jungle....
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