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UN: Iran cuts stock closest to nuke-arms grade

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 8:44am
VIENNA (AP) -- Iran has converted most of a nuclear stockpile that it could have turned quickly into weapons-grade uranium into less volatile forms as part of a deal with six world powers, the U.N. atomic agency reported Thursday....
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Tiny power plants hold promise for nuclear energy

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 8:24am
PARIS (AP) -- Small underground nuclear power plants that could be cheaper to build than their behemoth counterparts may herald the future for an energy industry under intense scrutiny since the Fukushima disaster, the incoming head of the Nuclear Energy Agency told The Associated Press....
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Little government response to bombing a year later

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 6:01am
BOSTON (AP) -- A year after homemade bombs ripped through the Boston Marathon, state and federal officials have enacted virtually no policy changes in response to the attack, a dramatic departure from previous acts of terrorism that prompted waves of government action....
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Classmates celebrating 60th birthday among missing

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 5:58am
MOKPO, South Korea (AP) -- Kim Jeong-keun woke up on his cabin bed to find out his friends had smeared lipstick on his face while he had been asleep, a prank harking back to their school days....
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Let the (real) games begin: It's NBA playoff time

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 3:46am
MIAMI (AP) -- Finally, the NBA playoffs are set....
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AP Photos: Colorado hosts its own fracking boom

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 3:00am
MEAD, Colo. (AP) -- Workers bustle at an oil and gas drilling site near Mead, Colo., a town of about 3,800 people north of Denver....
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Curious about Palestine, Israeli visitors return

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 2:55am
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- This bustling center of Palestinian life is just a 20-minute drive from Jerusalem, but for Israelis it might as well be on the other side of the world....
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Firetruck rams California eatery; 15 injured

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:12am
MONTEREY PARK, Calif. (AP) -- Two firetrucks heading to a burning home collided Wednesday in a Los Angeles suburb, sending one careening into a restaurant and injuring 15 people, including six firefighters....
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10 Things to Know for Thursday

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 9:47pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:...
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Jets sign former Titans RB Chris Johnson

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 9:29pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Always fast on the field, Chris Johnson is looking to quickly prove his critics wrong....
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Boston Marathon organizers confident of safe race

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 9:00pm
BOSTON (AP) -- The arrest of a man with a rice cooker in his backpack near the Boston Marathon finish line led police to step up patrols Wednesday, while organizers sought to assure the city and runners of a safe race next week....
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Study: Diabetic heart attacks and strokes falling

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 8:55pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- In the midst of the diabetes epidemic, a glimmer of good news: Heart attacks, strokes and other complications from the disease are plummeting....
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Hopes high Negro Leagues stadium makes comeback

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 8:55pm
PATERSON, N.J. (AP) -- The light touch of a paint roller is enough to dislodge a chunk of plaster from the crumbling walls of Hinchliffe Stadium....
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Experts say video doesn't show Earhart wreckage

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 8:40pm
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- Experts retained by an aircraft preservation group say underwater video shot in the South Pacific yields no evidence of the wreckage of the missing plane piloted by aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart....
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uFly fires flight instructor who appeared on CNN

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 8:18pm
TORONTO (AP) -- A Canadian flight simulator business fired an instructor who figured prominently in CNN's coverage of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, saying he showed up late to his regular job and "shamed Canadians" by dressing like a teenager....
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NATO ups military presence amid Russian threat

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 7:48pm
BRUSSELS (AP) -- NATO is strengthening its military footprint along its eastern border immediately in response to Russia's aggression in Ukraine, the alliance's chief said Wednesday....
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Ex-official leaves huge debt for California city

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 7:18pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A former city official who became a symbol of municipal greed was sentenced Wednesday to 12 years in prison - less than half the time it will take the nearly bankrupt Los Angeles suburb of Bell to dig itself out of the estimated $150 million in debt he left behind....
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NYC police rolling back some counterterror efforts

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 4:24pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- The move by New York City's new police commissioner to disband a unit that spied on the everyday activities of Muslims could be just the first step in a dismantling of some of the huge post-9/11 intelligence-gathering machinery built by his predecessor....
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Armed robber was never told to report to prison

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 3:51pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- After he was convicted of armed robbery in 2000, Cornealious Anderson was sentenced to 13 years behind bars and told to await instructions on when and where to report to prison. But those instructions never came....
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New SAT: What will those questions look like?

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 3:40pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Calculate the foreign exchange rate a vacationing American would pay in India. Estimate from a random sample the number of 18- to 34-year olds who voted for a candidate. These are sample questions from the newly redesigned SAT, which aims for more real-world applications and analysis from students....
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