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Representatives grill Kerry on aspects of Iran nuclear talks

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 5:42pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Secretary of State John Kerry played defense Wednesday on Capitol Hill, fielding dozens of questions from lawmakers worried about what Iran could get in a deal being negotiated to block its ability to make an atomic weapon....
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Scientists witness carbon dioxide trapping heat in air

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 4:19pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Scientists have witnessed carbon dioxide trapping heat in the atmosphere above the United States, chronicling human-made climate change in action, live in the wild....
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Senate moves ahead on bill to fund Homeland Security agency

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 3:21pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate has voted to move forward on a bill to fund the Homeland Security Department, days ahead of a threatened partial agency shutdown....
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3 Al-Jazeera journalists arrested for flying drone in Paris

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 2:55pm
PARIS (AP) -- Three Al-Jazeera journalists have been arrested for illegally flying a drone in Paris Wednesday, after unidentified drones flew over the Eiffel Tower and key Paris landmarks for a second night running. It's further baffled French authorities who are investigating a spate of unidentified flying objects in the Paris skies at a time of high security across the country....
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Justices appear to favor Muslim denied job over headscarf

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 2:09pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Have you heard the one about the Sikh, the Hasidic Jew, the Muslim and the nun who walked into a job interview?...
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HAL wins: Computer program bests humans at `Space Invaders'

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 1:17pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Computers already have bested human champions in "Jeopardy!" and chess, but artificial intelligence now has gone to master an entirely new level: "Space Invaders."...
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Netanyahu: World powers 'have given up' in Iran nuke talks

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 12:54pm
JERUSALEM (AP) -- In his sharpest criticism yet, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday that world powers "have given up" on stopping Iran from developing nuclear weapons in ongoing negotiations....
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Q&A: 'Modern Family' producer talks episode shot with iPhone

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 11:56am
NEW YORK (AP) -- For this week's "Modern Family," producers put down their expensive professional cameras and shot the episode with iPhones and other Apple devices. Seen through the eyes of character Claire Dunphy as she uses a Mac laptop, characters only appear on her computer's FaceTime video-calling app....
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FACT CHECK: Talking heads skew 'net neutrality' debate

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 11:33am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Is President Barack Obama taking over the Internet? Not by a long stretch, but that's not stopping political banter in the "net neutrality" debate....
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Fake US aircraft carrier the target in latest Iranian drills

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 10:35am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- With rockets roaring and guns blazing, more than a dozen swarming Iranian speedboats assaulted a replica of a U.S. aircraft carrier Wednesday during large-scale naval drills near the strategically vital entrance of the Persian Gulf....
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Official says Afghan avalanches kill at least 124 people

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 10:03am
PANJSHIR VALLEY, Afghanistan (AP) -- Avalanches caused by a heavy winter snow killed at least 124 people in northeastern Afghanistan, an emergency official said Wednesday, as rescuers clawed through debris with their hands to save those buried beneath....
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Rancic apologizes for 'weed' jab at Zendaya's dreadlocks

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 7:27am
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Giuliana Rancic is apologizing to Zendaya and others offended by Rancic's "Fashion Police" jab at the actress-singer's Oscar-night dreadlocks....
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Chicago's painful night: Rose, Kane out with injuries

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 7:09am
CHICAGO (AP) -- First, Blackhawks star Patrick Kane went crashing into the boards. Then the Bulls announced Derrick Rose was headed for another knee surgery....
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Overfishing driving slavery on Thailand's seafood boats

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 6:23am
SAMUT SAKHON, Thailand (AP) -- Urine pools under a bed where an emaciated Burmese man lies wearing only a T-shirt and a diaper....
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Too big to manage? HSBC's chiefs to testify on tax scandal

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 5:46am
LONDON (AP) -- First there was money laundering. Then foreign-exchange rigging. Now tax evasion....
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A criminal justice advocate wages his own battle with crime

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 5:25am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The CEO of a Utah company that has emerged as a key player in a national movement to overhaul the justice system is a repeat offender himself....
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Residents in Czech town honor 8 killed in shooting

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 4:53am
PRAGUE (AP) -- Hundreds of residents of a small town in southeastern Czech Republic have gathered to honor the victims of the worst shooting attack in the country's history....
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Without hate crime, US limited in prosecuting Zimmerman

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 4:46am
MIAMI (AP) -- The Justice Department's decision to not prosecute a civilian neighborhood watch volunteer for a hate crime in the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager is not necessarily a harbinger of how it will rule in two other high-profile deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of police officers, legal experts say....
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House to debate partisan bill to fix No Child Left Behind

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 3:49am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- No Child Left Behind is a widely criticized law, but a GOP bill intended to fix it isn't winning popularity contests among House Democrats....
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Calling for cooperation, Obama engages in confrontation

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 3:48am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Amid appeals for bipartisanship, President Barack Obama in just three days has provoked Republicans on issues as disparate as immigration, Wall Street and the Keystone XL pipeline - a combative mix of defense and offense that underscores Washington's political realignment....
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