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After NFL, baseball addresses domestic violence

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 4:16pm
The recent spate of high-profile domestic violence cases involving Ray Rice and other NFL players prompted Major League Baseball and the players' union to open talks about the way that sport should deal with such episodes....
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No boost yet for Dems from fight with extremists

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 3:30pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The American public often rallies behind the president when the country faces an overseas threat. But so far, there's no evidence that the U.S-led fight against Islamic State militants in the Middle East is boosting people's satisfaction with President Barack Obama - especially in any way that might rub off on Democratic candidates....
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Kenya: 1 year after attack, guards still unarmed

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 12:33pm
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- David Odhiambo was one of the blue-uniformed security guards tasked with protecting Nairobi's Westgate Mall one year ago when four heavily armed terrorists attacked. The work David was paid to do - search purses and bags, mostly - earned him two bullets in the head, injuries that cost him his job....
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Twitter parody plays differently in middle America

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 11:50am
CHICAGO (AP) -- Jon Daniel was watching cartoons with one of his sons when he created a spoof Twitter account in the name of the Peoria mayor. Out of boredom, he said, he soon began sending profane messages about sex, drugs and alcohol....
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Britain plans political upheaval after Scot vote

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 11:23am
LONDON (AP) -- The saga of Scottish independence is over, but a new journey of political upheaval is only beginning for the United Kingdom....
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Artist says tax case shows China's dark side

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:49am
BEIJING (AP) -- China's best-known dissident artist, Ai Weiwei, has accused his country's Communist government of losing its principles and using underhanded ploys to try to silence critics....
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Florida felon kills his 6 grandchildren

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:39am
BELL, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities say a man with an extensive criminal record - he spent time in prison a decade ago after the shooting death of his young son - killed six of his grandchildren, his adult daughter and himself in a rampage Thursday at a home in a small Florida town outside of Gainesville....
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Scotland: Who won? Who lost?

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:32am
LONDON (AP) -- Who won and who lost in Scotland's independence referendum?...
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Iranian youth behind 'Happy' video sentenced

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:07am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Six young Iranian men and women videotaped dancing to Pharrell Williams' "Happy" and the homemade video's director have been sentenced to suspended jail terms and lashes, their lawyer said Friday....
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2-time Grand Slam winner Li Na retires from tour

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 7:46am
BEIJING (AP) -- Relying on fitness and a strong baseline game, Li Na reached the pinnacle of tennis and lifted the level of the sport in Asia to unprecedented heights....
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UK to make changes after Scotland vote keeps union

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 6:19am
LONDON (AP) -- Voters in Scotland have rejected independence, but leaders of Britain's three largest parties have promised Scots more autonomy than they have won so far. Prime Minister David Cameron said Friday he also wants to give England, Wales and Northern Ireland greater independence from central government. Here's a look at how things might change....
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Islamic State plot in Australia raises questions

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 4:34am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- The Islamic State plot to carry out random beheadings in Sydney alleged by police is a simple and barbaric scheme that has shaken Australians. But terrorism experts on Friday questioned whether the ruthless movement had the capacity or inclination to sustain a terror campaign so far from the Middle East....
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Appeals judges skeptical of Bonds conviction

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 3:34am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Skeptical members of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals questioned the soundness of Barry Bonds' obstruction of justice conviction for a rambling response to a grand jury in 2003 and left open the possibility they may throw out the verdict....
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Militants threaten ancient sites in Iraq, Syria

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 3:14am
BAGHDAD (AP) -- For more than 5,000 years, numerous civilizations have left their mark on upper Mesopotamia - from Assyrians and Akkadians to Babylonians and Romans. Their ancient, buried cities, palaces and temples packed with monumental art are scattered across what is now northern Iraq and eastern Syria....
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AP Photos: Scenes from Iraq's Mosul then and now

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 3:08am
CAIRO (AP) -- Iraq's second largest city, Mosul, is locked under the rule of extremists from the Islamic State group trying to purge it of everything they see as contradicting their stark vision of Islam....
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Artist says tax case shows China's dark side

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 1:59am
BEIJING (AP) -- China's best-known artist dissident Ai Weiwei blasted his country's Communist government for losing its principles and using underhanded ploys to try to silence critics....
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Falcons romp to 56-14 win over hapless Buccaneers

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 12:47am
ATLANTA (AP) -- Devin Hester high-stepped into the NFL record book. Matt Ryan had as many touchdown passes as incompletions. Julio Jones made a spectacular over-the-shoulder catch tumbling into the end zone....
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New round of Iran nuclear talks faces old hurdles

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 12:30am
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Seven months and more than a half dozen rounds into talks on a substantive nuclear deal, Iran and six world powers gathering for another session appear no closer to an agreement....
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Mexico rights body probes deadly army-gang faceoff

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 12:02am
ARCELIA, Mexico (AP) -- Mexico's Civil Rights Commission says it is investigating the circumstances of a June confrontation between the army and a suspected drug gang that left 22 people dead....
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Sheriff: Fla. man kills 6 grandchildren, daughter

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 12:00am
BELL, Fla. (AP) -- A once-convicted felon killed six of his grandchildren, including an infant, his adult daughter and himself in a shooting at the man's home in a small North Florida town Thursday, a sheriff said....
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