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Iraqi Sunni tribe wages costly battle against IS group

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 2:29am
DULUIYAH, Iraq (AP) -- The consequences of the al-Jabouri tribe's decision to ally with Iraq's Shiite-led government against their fellow Sunnis in the Islamic State group are etched on row after row of gravestones in this palm-shaded town by the Tigris River....
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Arabs inch closer to old dream of joint Arab force

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 2:26am
SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) -- Arab leaders meeting this weekend in this Egyptian Red Sea resort are moving closer than ever to creating a joint Arab military force, a sign of a new determination among Saudi Arabia, Egypt and their allies to intervene aggressively in regional hotspots, whether against Islamic militants or spreading Iranian power....
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Bo knows when not to change a thing; can Irish slay Goliath?

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 2:24am
Bo Ryan is no fan of change....
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Fiancee of ex-NFL player Hernandez due to be called in trial

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 1:27am
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) -- The fiancee of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez is due to be called to testify by prosecutors in his murder trial, two people with knowledge of the matter told The Associated Press....
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Kentucky overwhelms West Virginia 78-39 in NCAA Sweet 16

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 1:24am
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Like a massive, unstoppable blue wave, Kentucky hit quickly and just kept coming. There was no escape for West Virginia, no place to hide....
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Thai junta leader to fight forced labor in fish industry

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 12:24am
BANGKOK (AP) -- Thailand's junta leader has vowed to take legal action against companies using forced labor, after an Associated Press investigation revealed that fish caught by enslaved migrant workers was being exported from Thai ports to global markets....
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Co-pilot was 'very happy' with Germanwings job

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 10:31pm
MONTABAUR, Germany (AP) -- Andreas Lubitz never appeared anything but thrilled to have landed a pilot's job with Germanwings, according to those who helped him learn to fly as a teenager in this town in the forested hills of western Germany....
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Top-seeded Wisconsin, Notre Dame advance to Elite Eight

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 10:30pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Sam Dekker scored a career-high 23 points, Frank Kaminsky added 19 and top-seeded Wisconsin rallied in the final 10 minutes to hold off North Carolina 79-72 on Thursday night and advance to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament....
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'Downton Abbey' to end after its upcoming 6th season

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 10:10pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- A grand manor will close its doors to millions of weekly guests after "Downton Abbey" concludes next year....
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Notre Dame races by Wichita State 81-70 for Elite Eight spot

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 9:37pm
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Notre Dame's march through March is picking up speed....
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10 Things to Know for Friday

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 9:07pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:...
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US: Chicago-area cousins planned US terrorist attack

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 8:58pm
CHICAGO (AP) -- An Illinois Army National Guard soldier vowed to bring "the flames of war to the heart" of America if he was unable to get to the Middle East to join the Islamic State group, and his cousin bragged he could kill up to 150 people in a terrorist attack in the U.S., federal prosecutors said Thursday in announcing the men's arrests. Both are also accused of hatching a plot to attack a U.S. military facility....
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Filing: Teen says mom killed her siblings found in freezer

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 7:56pm
DETROIT (AP) -- A teenager told authorities that her mother killed two siblings and forced her to put one of the bodies in the freezer of their Detroit home where both were found by an eviction crew....
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Latest on NY fire, building collapse: Partial collapse, too

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 7:30pm
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House OKs bipartisan Medicare doctor bill; fate up to Senate

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 5:17pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In uncommon bipartisan harmony, the House approved a $214 billion bill on Thursday permanently blocking physician Medicare cuts, moving Congress closer to resolving a problem that has plagued it for years....
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Bergdhal charges stoke fresh criticism of prisoner swap

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 4:53pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The tough military charges against Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl have revived the questions and controversy surrounding President Barack Obama's decision to swap five Taliban detainees to secure his release, as well as the wisdom of the White House fanfare that followed....
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Mentally stable at 38,000 feet: Can you trust your pilot?

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 4:42pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Airline pilots are supposed to be the ones we trust....
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US, Iran nuke talks enter critical round ahead of deadline

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 3:43pm
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- Nuclear negotiations between the United States and Iran entered a critical phase on Thursday with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meeting his Iranian counterpart less than a week away from a deadline to secure the outline of a deal....
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AP Exclusive: Special ops troops using flawed intel software

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 2:25pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Special operations troops heading to war zones are asking for commercial intelligence analysis software they say will help their missions. But their requests are languishing, and they are being ordered to use a flawed, in-house system preferred by the Pentagon, according to government records and interviews....
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Bergdahl charged despite torture, attempts to escape Taliban

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 2:08pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl says he was tortured repeatedly in the five years he was held captive by the Taliban: beaten with a copper cable, chained, held in a cage and threatened with execution after trying to escape....
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