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Experimental Ebola vaccine could stop virus in West Africa

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 2:06pm
LONDON (AP) -- An experimental Ebola vaccine tested on thousands of people in Guinea seems to work and might help shut down the waning epidemic in West Africa, according to interim results from a study published Friday....
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Despite bombing, Islamic State is no weaker than a year ago

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 1:36pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- After billions of dollars spent and more than 10,000 extremist fighters killed, the Islamic State group is fundamentally no weaker than it was when the U.S.-led bombing campaign began a year ago, American intelligence agencies have concluded....
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Higher wages a surprising success for Seattle restaurant

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 10:59am
SEATTLE (AP) -- Menu prices are up 21 percent and you don't have to tip at Ivar's Salmon House on Seattle's Lake Union after the restaurant decided to institute the city's $15-an-hour minimum wage two years ahead of schedule....
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WikiLeaks says US spied on Japanese government, companies

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 10:24am
TOKYO (AP) -- The WikiLeaks website published documents Friday that it said shows the U.S. government spied on Japanese officials and companies....
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Greek bailout talks shift into higher gear

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 10:20am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece's talks with its international creditors on a third bailout worth 85 billion euros ($93 billion) shifted into a higher gear on Friday, with lead negotiators from the European Union and International Monetary Fund meeting key ministers in Athens....
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Back to Beijing for 2nd Olympics in 14 years

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 10:11am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Throughout more than 120 years of Olympic history, no city has hosted both the winter and summer games. Now, Beijing will be the first do it - and in the span of just 14 years....
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10 Things to Know for Today

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 7:20am
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:...
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Tracing back debris to find Flight 370 may prove impossible

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 6:30am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- If it's confirmed that a wing fragment found on a remote island in the Indian Ocean is from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, lost more than 500 days ago, could scientists use their knowledge of ocean currents to trace back its path and pinpoint the bulk of the wreck?...
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More than just Cecil; big troubles for king of the jungle

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 3:37am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The circle of life is closing in on the king of the jungle....
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Questions remain after Boston's Olympics bid ends

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 2:38am
BOSTON (AP) -- Boston's bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics flamed out in spectacular fashion earlier this week, with local organizers and the U.S. Olympic Committee deciding to part ways after the Boston mayor and the Massachusetts governor refused to be rushed into a decision putting taxpayers on the hook if the games went over budget....
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Federal judge takes nuanced approach in US terrorism cases

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 2:17am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- U.S. District Judge Michael Davis had seen this in his courtroom before - a young Somali-American who hadn't previously been a troublemaker was now accused of conspiring to leave the U.S. and join the Islamic State group....
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Japanese girl's WWII job: waving goodbye to kamikaze pilots

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 2:09am
CHIRAN, Japan (AP) -- As young army pilots took off on suicide-attack missions in the closing days of World War II, the schoolgirls in this southwestern Japanese town waved handkerchiefs and branches of pink blossoms....
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AP investigation prompts new round of slave rescues

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 12:16am
Authorities in Papua New Guinea have rescued eight fishermen held on board a Thai-owned refrigerated cargo ship, and dozens of other boats are still being sought in response to an Associated Press report that included satellite photos and locations of slave vessels at sea....
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No move to alter Olympic venues despite water contamination

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 11:13pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Sailors and other athletes preparing for the Olympics have been training for months in contaminated waters where the Rio Games will be held. Many believe moving events now would put them at a disadvantage, even though water-quality tests analyzed by The Associated Press show athletes have a high chance of being exposed to viruses....
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Bush calls courtship of minority voters integral to campaign

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 10:08pm
ORLANDO, Florida (AP) -- Following his own advice, Jeb Bush is taking his presidential campaign to the neighborhoods and churches where Hispanics and African Americans live and worship in an effort to broaden his appeal among minority voters....
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Campus officer pleads not guilty in traffic stop shooting

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 9:42pm
CINCINNATI (AP) -- A University of Cincinnati police officer who fatally shot a motorist during a traffic stop pleaded not guilty Thursday to a charge of murder and was ordered jailed on $1 million bail....
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10 Things to Know for Friday

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 9:00pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:...
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Defense, DA argue reasons to spare Colorado gunman's life

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 7:50pm
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- Defense lawyers for James Holmes made one more appeal for mercy Thursday, urging jurors to consider mental illness in his sentencing even though they rejected his insanity claim when they convicted him of murdering 12 people and trying to kill 70 others at a Colorado movie theater....
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Pope's upcoming visit inspires anxiety in Philadelphia

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 7:19pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Pregnant women are calling up the mayor, concerned they won't be able to get to the delivery room. Some businesses say they've been told to close for a three-day weekend. Others are bringing in cots for workers to sleep. Taxi drivers, fearing onerous checkpoints and distant drop-off locations, are planning to stay home....
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Q&A: A look at the new leader of Afghanistan's Taliban

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 6:37pm
Mullah Mohammad Akhtar Mansoor, who has been tapped to succeed Mullah Mohammad Omar as the Taliban's leader, is said to have close ties with authorities in Pakistan....
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