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Ex-Myanmar beauty queen accused of stealing crown

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 10:11am
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- Myanmar's first international beauty queen has absconded with her $100,000 crown after being stripped of her title for being rude and dishonest, organizers said Friday....
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In first, memorial will be open on night of 9/11

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 9:22am
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Sept. 11 memorial plaza will be open on the night of the attacks' anniversary this year, the first time the general public will be able to visit ground zero on the commemoration date....
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Malaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 staff in overhaul

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 6:51am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysia Airlines will cut 6,000 workers as part of a $1.9 billion overhaul announced Friday to revive its damaged brand after being hit by double passenger jet disasters....
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10 Things to Know for Today

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 5:56am
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:...
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German economic fears growing but Merkel strong

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 5:12am
BERLIN (AP) -- Ordinary Germans are spooked about the future. Businesses are starting to see black clouds on the horizon. And an economy that has been the envy of Europe is showing cracks, shrinking unexpectedly last quarter amid the conflict in Ukraine....
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Obama cautions against using force to solve crises

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 3:31am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Faced with deepening crises in the Middle East and Ukraine, President Barack Obama is putting the brakes on the notion that American military power can solve either conflict....
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Gun tourism grows in popularity in recent years

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 1:44am
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The death of an Arizona firearms instructor by a 9-year-old girl who was firing a fully automatic Uzi displayed a tragic side of what has become a hot industry in the U.S.: gun tourism....
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With a splat, paintball fires into Afghanistan

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 1:37am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The hidden gunman, dressed in long green coveralls and a SWAT-team-style vest and helmet, looks ominous as he takes aim and fires off a short burst....
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High school buddies followed similar path to jihad

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 12:15am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The two high school buddies loved to shoot hoops and crack jokes with their friends. They both converted to Islam in early adulthood. And both were recruited by terror groups to leave the United States and die for jihadist causes....
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Woman unearths past of forgotten Indian cemetery

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:05pm
WINSLOW, Ariz. (AP) -- A dusty, barren field in the shadow of a busy Arizona interstate was for decades a place where children played freely, teenagers spooked themselves on Halloween and locals dumped trash, seemingly unaware of the history beneath them....
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10 Things to Know for Friday

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 9:08pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:...
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California Legislature passes 'yes means yes' bill

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 9:02pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- State lawmakers on Thursday passed a bill that would make California the first state to define when "yes means yes" while investigating sexual assaults on college campuses....
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US rebukes Oklahoma for ditching school standards

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 7:21pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- President Barack Obama's administration on Thursday stripped Oklahoma of authority to decide how to spend $29 million in education funding because the state abandoned national academic standards known as Common Core, in a rebuke that a union official said could lead to teacher layoffs....
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Drugs killed Oklahoma inmate in troubled execution

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 6:59pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- An Oklahoma death row inmate who writhed, moaned and clenched his teeth before he was pronounced dead about 43 minutes after his execution began succumbed to the lethal drugs he was administered, not a heart attack, after the state's prisons chief halted efforts to kill him, an autopsy report released Thursday says....
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Obama sets no timeline for action on immigration

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 6:52pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- With a self-imposed deadline looming, President Barack Obama said Thursday he still intends to act on his own to change immigration policies but stopped short of reiterating his past vows to act by end of summer....
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After Rice, NFL increases domestic violence bans

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 5:53pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Acknowledging he "didn't get it right" with a two-game suspension for Ravens running back Ray Rice, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced tougher penalties for players accused of domestic violence, including six weeks for a first offense and at least a year for a second....
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Jihadists kill dozens of captured Syrian soldiers

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 5:53pm
BEIRUT (AP) -- The Islamic State group killed more than 160 Syrian government troops seized in recent fighting, posting pictures Thursday of terrified young conscripts stripped down to their underwear before meeting their deaths in the arid Syrian countryside....
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Jolie, Pitt wed privately at chateau in France

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 5:16pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- The wait is finally over: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Hollywood's reigning royal couple, have tied the knot....
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Obama tamps down prospect of strikes in Syria

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 5:08pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama played down the prospect of imminent U.S. military action in Syria on Thursday, saying "we don't have a strategy yet" for degrading the violent militant group seeking to establish a caliphate in the Middle East....
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Scientists dig into Ebola's deadly genes for clues

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 3:26pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A single funeral caused many....
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