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1 Marine killed, 9 hurt in helicopter hard landing

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 7:41am
CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) -- One Marine has been killed and 9 others were hurt when a helicopter made a hard landing at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina....
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10 Things to Know for Today

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 6:25am
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:...
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China shows off rising power in marking WWII defeat of Japan

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 6:09am
BEIJING (AP) -- With fighter jets roaring overhead, China's leader presided Thursday over a massive parade of tanks, missiles and troops that displayed growing military might, but also pledged to reduce the army by 300,000 troops in a bid to show that his country poses no expansionist threat....
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Judge, clerk in marriage case dealt with nepotism charges

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 4:47am
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- Kim Davis and the judge that will decide her fate have at least one thing in common: They both had to deal with questions of nepotism when they got their jobs....
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On Arctic voyage, Obama banks on power of his celebrity

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 3:41am
KOTZEBUE, Alaska (AP) -- President Barack Obama brought no grand policy pronouncements, new legislative proposals or major tranches of federal aid with him to Alaska. Instead, he sought to use the power of his own celebrity to command attention to the issue of climate change....
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Hewitt, in final US Open, not relishing match vs countryman

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 3:21am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Lleyton Hewitt cheered from the stands Tuesday night as one young Australian took the court in the U.S. Open....
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Big cities scramble to be prepared for an oil train disaster

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 2:27am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- They rumble past schools, homes and businesses in dozens of cities around the country - 100-car trains loaded with crude oil from the Upper Midwest....
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UNICEF: 40 percent school dropouts in Mideast conflict areas

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 1:55am
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- Forty percent of children from five conflict-scarred Middle Eastern countries are not attending school, the United Nations agency for children said Thursday, warning that losing this generation will lead to more militancy, migration and a dim future for the region....
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New Ferguson report offers lessons on handling protests

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 9:33pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The police response to unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, last summer offers lessons in how not to handle mass demonstrations, according to a Justice Department report that warns such problems could happen in other places roiled by mistrust between law enforcement and the community....
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Judge refuses to drop charges against police in Gray death

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 9:26pm
BALTIMORE (AP) -- A Baltimore judge on Wednesday refused to dismiss charges against six police officers in connection with the death of a black man from injuries he suffered while in custody. The judge also refused to remove the prosecutor in the case....
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10 Things to Know for Thursday

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 9:01pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:...
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Judge OKs gender surgery opposed by 48-year-old's parents

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 8:42pm
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A judge on Wednesday cleared the way for a 48-year-old transgender woman to undergo gender-reassignment surgery, rejecting her parents' effort to block the operation because they say she's mentally incompetent....
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Watchdog: 900,000 vets may have pending health care requests

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 7:30pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Nearly 900,000 military veterans have officially pending applications for health care from the Department of Veterans Affairs, the department's inspector general said Wednesday, but "serious" problems with enrollment data make it impossible to determine how many veterans were actively seeking VA health care....
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Sheriff: Texas man killed by deputies appeared to hold knife

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 6:45pm
DALLAS (AP) -- A second video that captured Texas deputies fatally shooting a man whose hands were raised appears to show that he was holding a knife, a sheriff said Wednesday, declining to release the video because the investigation is still going on....
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Sony, back in the crosshairs, defends 'Concussion'

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 6:23pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Nearly a year after the devastating hacking attack that leaked thousands of emails, Sony Pictures Entertainment again finds itself trying to justify its own inner dealings, this time over the upcoming Will Smith film about head trauma and the NFL, "Concussion."...
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Lesbian couple, like Kentucky clerk, standing up for beliefs

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 5:59pm
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) -- As April Miller drove to work, still too stunned to grasp the magnitude of the fight erupting around her, an old song crackled over the car radio....
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Are more police getting killed? A look at officer deaths

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 5:31pm
CHICAGO (AP) -- The killing of a veteran police officer north of Chicago is the latest in a string of recent law enforcement deaths. Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz' death on Tuesday triggered a manhunt for three suspects around the small Illinois community where the 52-year-old officer worked. A look at some of the latest slayings and data on other officer killings:...
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Obstacle to moving Rio Olympic venues? 1,400 silent athletes

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 4:57pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Olympic organizers have agreed to test for viruses in Rio's sewage-filled waters....
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AP PHOTOS: Chaos and quiet in 24 hours of European migration

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 3:39pm
For the hundreds of thousands of migrants on the move across Europe, the pace of a day is dictated by forces almost entirely beyond their control: the heat of the sun, the location of guards or police, the reliability of a cellphone signal....
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Fox News anchor sues Hasbro over toy hamster with her name

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 2:26pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- An anchor for Fox News is suing Hasbro for more than $5 million over a toy hamster that shares her name - and possibly even her resemblance....
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