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Iraqi military clashes with militants in Tikrit

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 12:21pm
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Skirmishes broke out Tuesday between Iraqi security forces and militants on the outskirts of Tikrit, a local official and a resident said, a day after the Iraqi and Kurdish troops backed by U.S. airstrikes dislodged Islamic militants from a strategic dam in the country's north....
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Man shows up for jail in T-shirt with mug shot

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 10:42am
MADISON, Maine (AP) -- A Maine man who served a 48-hour sentence for drunken driving wore something special for his jail booking photo: a T-shirt featuring his mug shot....
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Thousands of intense earthquakes rock Iceland

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 10:26am
LONDON (AP) -- Thousands of small intense earthquakes are rocking Iceland amid concerns that one of the country's volcanoes may be close to erupting....
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His 101st birthday present? Another day at work

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 7:13am
EAST HANOVER, N.J. (AP) -- Herman "Hy" Goldman turned 101 this weekend and won't quit after 73 years working at the same New Jersey job....
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Syria strikes militants as US targets them in Iraq

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 4:44am
BEIRUT (AP) -- As the U.S. military strikes the Islamic State group in Iraq, Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces have significantly stepped up their own campaign against militant strongholds in Syria, carrying out dozens of airstrikes against the group's headquarters in the past two days....
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New report warns of anti-aircraft weapons in Syria

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 3:24am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Armed groups in Syria have an estimated several hundred portable anti-aircraft missiles that could easily be diverted to extremists and used to destroy low-flying commercial planes, according to a new report by a respected international research group. It cites the risk that the missiles could be smuggled out of Syria by terrorists....
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Police mistrust still prevalent years later

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 3:21am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- For one night, all was well in Ferguson, Missouri. After a change in police command, violent protests decrying the shooting death of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown at the hands of white police officer Darren Wilson suddenly gave way to peaceful demonstrations....
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Thailand's military ruler dons a suit and tie

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 2:48am
BANGKOK (AP) -- When Thailand's military ruler appears in public, he usually is seen in full military regalia....
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Ex-NFL lineman tops bill for Pyongyang fight night

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 2:28am
TOKYO (AP) -- Former NFL player Bob "The Beast" Sapp isn't exactly a household name back home in the United States. But he's big in Japan. Very big. And soon he hopes to be living large - for a week, anyway - in North Korea....
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No arrest for Gov. Perry, but mug shot to be taken

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 9:34pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- A Texas judge opted Monday not to issue an arrest warrant against Gov. Rick Perry, but the Republican still faces the unflattering prospect of being booked, fingerprinted and having his mug shot taken - and has assembled a team of high-powered attorneys to fight the two felony counts of abuse of power against him....
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Questions, answers about Guard's role in Ferguson

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 9:16pm
The National Guard is a regular presence in responding to natural disasters, but it also has a long history in helping curb civil disturbances....
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10 Things to Know for Tuesday

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 9:08pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:...
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Strong DOJ response to Ferguson seeks truth, calm

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 8:25pm
The U.S. Department of Justice has mounted an unusually swift and aggressive response to the death of Michael Brown, from an independent autopsy to dozens of FBI agents combing Ferguson, Missouri, for witnesses to the shooting of the unarmed black 18-year-old by a white police officer....
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Guide to developments in Missouri police shooting

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 7:33pm
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Protesters have gathered daily, with some crowds turning violent, since a police officer fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9 in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson. Here's a look at key elements of the shooting and the unrest that followed:...
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Key events following the death of Michael Brown

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 7:30pm
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- A timeline of key events following the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri....
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Eyes on 2016? Clinton goes to Iowa next month

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 6:16pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Hillary Rodham Clinton will headline a high-profile fundraiser next month in the nation's first presidential caucus state of Iowa, creating a big campaign splash as Democrats scramble to hold a key Senate seat in November and the former secretary of state considers a campaign of her own in 2016....
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Less shake from artificial quakes, fed study says

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 6:02pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Man-made earthquakes, a side effect of some high-tech energy drilling, cause less shaking and in general are about 16 times weaker than natural earthquakes with the same magnitude, a new federal study found....
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Simms, Dungy likely not to use 'Redskins' on TV

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 5:32pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Two influential NFL voices - including CBS lead analyst Phil Simms, who will handle Washington's Week 4 game - said Monday they likely won't use the term "Redskins" when discussing the franchise....
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Pope OKs protecting Iraq minorities, wants UN OK

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 5:10pm
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) -- Pope Francis on Monday said efforts to stop Islamic militants from attacking religious minorities in Iraq are legitimate but said the international community - and not just one country - should decide how to intervene....
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Alleged lover of Marine's missing wife arrested

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 3:41pm
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) -- The alleged lover of the pregnant missing wife of a U.S. Marine based in Southern California has been arrested in Alaska on suspicion of homicide nearly two months after the 20-year-old woman's disappearance from her Southern California home sparked a massive search, authorities said Monday....
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