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Farage fights for seat as UKIP tries to build on gains

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 6:26am
DOVER, England (AP) -- Saul Webster enjoys a good tipple, and nobody begrudges him one. But that doesn't make it good politics for the retired schoolteacher to pose for a campaign event with Nigel Farage, the U.K. Independence Party leader, while carrying a bottle of hard cider and a half-drained glass....
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Police say 5 adults found dead inside Phoenix home

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 3:51am
PHOENIX (AP) -- Five adults were found dead inside a Phoenix home after a shooting in a suspected dispute over the family's business, police said....
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Google embraces 'mobile-friendly' sites in search shake-up

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 3:37am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Google is about to change the way its influential search engine recommends websites on smartphones and tablets in a shift that's expected to sway where millions of people shop, eat and find information....
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India's rising tiger numbers may be victory only on paper

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 3:02am
SUNDARBAN TIGER RESERVE, India (AP) -- At first, the numbers seem impressive: India's tiger population has gone up 30 percent in just four years. The government lauded the news as astonishing evidence of victory in conservation....
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Playoffs set to open without Kobe, D-Wade and more stars

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 2:47am
MIAMI (AP) -- No Kobe. No D-Wade....
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AP PHOTOS: Images of Oklahoma City bombing

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 1:26am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A cargo truck laden with more than two tons of explosives was detonated in front of Oklahoma City's nine-story federal building on April 19, 1995 - an act of terrorism that at the time was the worst such attack ever committed on U.S. soil....
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Physicians want Dr. Oz gone from Columbia medical faculty

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 10:58pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Columbia University has not removed TV celebrity doctor Mehmet Oz from his faculty position as a group of top doctors has demanded, citing his "egregious lack of integrity" for promoting what they call "quack treatments."...
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'Suge' Knight is ordered to stand trial, taken to hospital

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 10:56pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Former rap music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was hospitalized again on Thursday after a judge ordered him to stand trial on murder and attempted murder charges filed after he ran over two men in a parking lot....
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AP Was There: Original AP report of Oklahoma bombing

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 10:25pm
EDITOR'S NOTE: On April 19, 1995, a pair of former U.S. Army soldiers loaded a rented Ryder truck with explosives in Oklahoma City and blew up a federal building and surrounding structures. The blast killed 168 people and injured more than 500 others, and the attack is the worst homegrown terror attack on American soil....
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Homeland chief: Gyrocopter came in 'under the radar'

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 9:43pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Florida postal carrier charged Thursday with two federal crimes for steering his small gyrocopter through protected Washington airspace "literally flew under the radar" to the lawn of the Capitol, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said as key lawmakers raised alarms about security risks....
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Bush backs confirmation of attorney general nominee Lynch

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 9:21pm
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Likely presidential contender Jeb Bush said Thursday the Senate should confirm attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch despite objections from many of his fellow Republicans....
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10 Things to Know for Friday

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 9:02pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:...
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UN: Graphic briefing on suspected Syria chlorine attacks

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 7:22pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- U.N. Security Council members were moved to tears Thursday as the first eyewitness to the latest suspected chlorine attacks on civilians in Syria emerged from the country to give a graphic eyewitness account of dying children....
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Q&A: Who is this flying mailman with a message for Congress?

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 6:58pm
RUSKIN, Fla. (AP) -- Many questions surround the political stunt of a postal worker charged Thursday with violating national airspace and operating an unregistered aircraft by landing his gyrocopter on Capitol Hill....
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Driver who hit toddler starts events that leave 4 dead

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 6:50pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Damani Terry just wanted to join a group of girls dancing in a park across the street. The 2-year-old stepped into the road - right into the path of an oncoming van....
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Amid chaos, Al-Qaida consolidates hold of Yemen province

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 6:12pm
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Al-Qaida's branch in Yemen consolidated control over much of the country's largest province on Thursday, capturing a major airport, an oil terminal and the area's main military base, and striking an alliance with local tribal leaders to administer the region....
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Newspaper's role in Capitol stunt examined

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 6:07pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- A Florida newspaper that knew ahead of time that a man planned to fly a gyrocopter into restricted airspace at the U.S. Capitol faced questions Thursday about whether its editors should have used this knowledge to try and stop the risky stunt....
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WikiLeaks creates online archive of hacked Sony documents

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 5:56pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Sony's hacking problems aren't over yet....
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UN chief set to nominate new special envoy to Yemen

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 5:51pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday is expected to nominate the head of the U.N. Ebola mission as the new special envoy to Yemen, the country's U.N. ambassador said Thursday....
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Secrecy shrouds decade-old oil spill in Gulf of Mexico

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 4:41pm
OVER THE GULF OF MEXICO (AP) -- A blanket of fog lifts, exposing a band of rainbow sheen that stretches for miles off the coast of Louisiana. From the vantage point of an airplane, it's easy to see gas bubbles in the slick that mark the spot where an oil platform toppled during a 2004 hurricane, triggering what might be the longest-running commercial oil spill ever to pollute the Gulf of Mexico....
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