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Not even helmets help pro bull riders stave off concussions

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 3:21pm
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) -- Kasey Hayes hopped on the bovine beast trapped in the narrow holding pen like he'd done hundreds of times. He adjusted a tight rope on his left hand, found his balance and signaled he was ready to dominate the bull for the next eight seconds - or, at least, hoped to....
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Tobacco firms get partial win over claims on smoking effects

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 1:30pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- America's largest tobacco companies must inform consumers that cigarettes were designed to increase addiction, but not that they lied to the public about the dangers of smoking, a federal appeals court ruled on Friday....
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US, Cuba close round of talks with no embassy announcement

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 12:19pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States and Cuba still have no agreement on re-establishing embassies....
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Surveillance debate produces unusual alliances in Capitol

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 10:26am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress' debate over domestic surveillance is scrambling partisan divisions in the Senate as libertarian-minded Republicans defy their leaders to make common cause with liberal Democrats....
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10 Things to Know for Today

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 9:23am
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:...
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South Korean court frees Korean Air 'nut rage' executive

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 8:46am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- A South Korean court on Friday suspended the prison term of a former Korean Air executive whose onboard "nut rage" tantrum delayed a flight last year, immediately ending her incarceration....
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Dutch art sleuth helps German police track down Nazi art

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 8:41am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- A Dutch art sleuth best known for identifying works looted from Jewish owners by the Nazis said he helped German police recover two massive bronze horse sculptures crafted for Adolf Hitler, as more details emerged Friday about an amazing trove of Nazi-era art seized by authorities this week....
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AP PHOTOS: Fleeing Yemen war, thousands stuck in Djibouti

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 4:40am
OBOCK, Djibouti (AP) -- Fleeing the war at home, thousands of Yemenis have made it across the Gulf of Aden to find refuge in Djibouti, a sleepy Horn of Africa nation where the United Nations has set up a staging hub for aid for the conflict-torn Arab country....
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The Latest on Rohingya: Myanmar rescues over 200 boat people

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 4:02am
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Archives show Hillary Clinton OK'd tax breaks for nonprofits

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 3:20am
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- As first lady in the final year of the Clinton administration, Hillary Rodham Clinton endorsed a White House plan to give tax breaks to private foundations and wealthy charity donors at the same time the William J. Clinton Foundation was soliciting donations for her husband's presidential library, recently released Clinton-era documents show....
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Side story of slain Salvadoran archbishop: A family divided

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 2:16am
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) -- Maria Luisa de Martinez is one of the staunchest defenders of the memory of slain Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero....
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Warriors hold off Harden, Rockets 99-98 to take 2-0 lead

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 12:53am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- James Harden had Game 2 on his fingertips - and then he didn't....
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Watchdog report examines FBI's use of Patriot Act authority

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 11:35pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The FBI has broadened the scope of records it seeks under a section of the Patriot Act that permits agents to gather wide-ranging materials during national security investigations, and also took too long to create procedures for the handling of certain nonpublic information it collects, according to a watchdog report issued Thursday as Congress weighs the future of government surveillance authority....
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10 Things to Know for Friday

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 9:09pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:...
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Prosecutor: 6 officers indicted in death of Freddie Gray

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 8:29pm
BALTIMORE (AP) -- A grand jury indicted all six officers charged in the case of Freddie Gray, who died of injuries he suffered in police custody, allowing the state's attorney to press ahead with the most serious charges despite criticism that she was part of an "overzealous prosecution."...
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Jeb Bush shifts style, critiques brother's budget management

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 8:27pm
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Only a few days after saying he wouldn't "go out of my way" to point out what he saw as mistakes made by his brother, Jeb Bush did just that Thursday, criticizing former President George W. Bush's record on the federal budget....
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States move to reduce time spent on Common Core-based exam

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 7:09pm
DENVER (AP) -- Students in 11 states and the District of Columbia will spend less time next year taking tests based on the Common Core standards, a decision made in response to widespread opposition to testing requirements....
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Former Boko Haram captives still held _ by Nigerian military

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 5:01pm
YOLA, Nigeria (AP) -- The accusations against a woman who was rescued from Boko Haram abductors came from fellow former captives during a group counseling session....
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Boy Scouts' leader says ban on gay adults not sustainable

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 4:35pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- The president of the Boy Scouts of America, Robert Gates, said Thursday that the organization's longstanding ban on participation by openly gay adults is no longer sustainable and called for change in order to prevent "the end of us as a national movement."...
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Mideast youth unemployment rises amid post-Arab Spring chaos

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 3:38pm
KITTEH, Jordan (AP) -- Fawziyeh Sharif and dozens of other young women who make jeans for the U.S. market in a factory in this village in northern Jordan consider themselves lucky - even though they spend 48 hours a week bent over sewing machines for minimum wage....
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