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Mexican boy recovering after huge tumor removed

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 8:35am
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- An 11-year-old Mexican boy with a massive tumor who drew international attention when U.S. officials helped him get treatment in New Mexico is still recovering after an 11-hour surgery to remove pieces of the growth....
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Transcript: Men debated killing final victim

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 7:32am
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) -- Late at night, the two convicted sex offenders exchanged text messages debating whether to kill their next victim or spare the life of the pretty, young woman they had picked up just hours before....
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Iraq to overhaul Baghdad security to stop bombings

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 7:26am
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Baghdad's neighborhood of Gorayaat, a small Shiite enclave on a bend in the Tigris River, exemplifies the failures of Iraq's security agencies trying to protect the capital from attacks by the Islamic State. The district has been a target for years, hit by so many bombings, suicide attacks, rockets and mortars that residents have lost count....
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Forsett dominant as Ravens beat Saints 34-27

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 7:10am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- After each of his two touchdowns, Justin Forsett kneeled in the end zone, spread his arms wide and tilted his head back as if gazing toward the heavens beyond the Superdome roof. As he did so, the Ravens running back couldn't help but think of how much his career has changed in a year....
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'Wizard of Oz' Cowardly Lion costume fetches $3M

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 6:08am
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Cowardly Lion costume from the classic film "The Wizard of Oz" and the piano from the movie "Casablanca" each sold for over $3 million at a New York City auction....
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Fires burn in Ferguson, gunshots heard in streets

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 3:48am
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Flames engulfed at least a dozen businesses in Ferguson early Tuesday and gunfire kept firefighters at bay after protests over the decision not to indict a police officer in Michael Brown's death turned violent, despite pleas for peace from Brown's family and others....
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Timeline of events after death of Michael Brown

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 3:32am
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....
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Bollywood women soar but ask: Where's the money?

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 3:27am
NEW DELHI (AP) -- This is Bollywood's year of the woman. Some of the biggest hits in India's prolific movie industry this year have female leads in female-oriented stories....
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Highlights of testimony in Michael Brown shooting

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 3:24am
A St. Louis County grand jury met for 25 days over three months and heard more than 70 hours of testimony from about 60 witnesses - many of whom gave conflicting statements - before deciding not to indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, according to prosecutor Bob McCulloch....
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Hagel resignation comes at messy moment for US

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 2:29am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is resigning at a particularly tough time for U.S. foreign and defense policy, with one war ending, another just beginning and the Pentagon struggling with the prospect of deeper budget cuts ahead....
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Britain wins 3 International Emmys

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 2:20am
NEW YORK (AP) -- British TV productions took three trophies Monday night at the 42nd International Emmy Awards, including best actor for Stephen Dillane and best drama for the thriller "Utopia."...
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A look at what's ahead in the Ferguson case

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 2:03am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A St. Louis County grand jury declined Monday to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri. The decision resolves one aspect of the case, but additional investigations remain and the community for months has been bracing for demonstrations in anticipation of the grand jury's decision....
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Broadway-bound magician shows what's up his sleeve

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 12:57am
NEW YORK (AP) -- One grew up idolizing Harry Houdini. The other worshipped David Copperfield. Now they're both in a place known more for jazz hands than sleight of hand....
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Pablo Sandoval reaches multiyear deal with Red Sox

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 12:07am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- From his three-homer game in the 2012 World Series to that lasting image of his arms in the air celebrating another championship last month, Pablo Sandoval made quite a mark in San Francisco....
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Answers to questions about the Ferguson grand jury

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 10:58pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A Missouri grand jury heard evidence for months before deciding not to indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 fatal shooting of Michael Brown. Some answers to common questions about the grand jury:...
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Japan's young fret as unexpected recession hits

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 9:49pm
TOKYO (AP) -- When Prime Minister Shinzo Abe responded to Japan's surprise recession by delaying a sales-tax increase, it was a cause for worry, not celebration, for many young Japanese. This generation, barely aware of their country's economic heyday, frets that putting off tough decisions now could make the future even worse....
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10 Things to Know for Tuesday

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 9:31pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:...
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Kerouac letter discovery shows poet didn't toss it

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 8:06pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- When a letter credited with inspiring Jack Kerouac to create a new literary genre suddenly surfaced, no one was happier than an 86-year-old poet and playwright from New Jersey....
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Fears of major flooding in snowbound Buffalo ease

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 7:51pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- Fears of disastrous flooding from a rapid meltdown of the Buffalo area's 7 feet of snow eased on Monday, but high winds became a menace, threatening to knock down trees and power lines....
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Pablo Sandoval reaches multiyear deal with Red Sox

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 6:42pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Kung Fu Panda is moving to Boston....
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