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Let's make a deal: mega-mergers drive M&A frenzy

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 3:11am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Deal makers from New York to London had a busy first half of the year, and mega-mergers drove the frenzy....
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Company town? In Seattle, some fret over Amazon's growth

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 3:10am
SEATTLE (AP) -- Seattle, notorious for boom-and-bust cycles stretching back to the 19th century Alaska gold rush, is booming once again....
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Analysis: Root of tattered US-Russia ties date back decades

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 3:07am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The stumbles, blunders, and policy chaos that have sent increasingly frosty U.S.-Russia relations into what many now call a new Cold War might have been inevitable....
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VA hospital that once treated Civil War veterans could close

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 1:45am
HOT SPRINGS, S.D. (AP) -- Perched atop a bluff in the remote Black Hills, a veterans hospital built of thick blocks of pink sandstone and topped with red-tiled roofs in a Spanish mission style overlooks the tiny town of Hot Springs, South Dakota, and has provided recovering soldiers a bucolic haven for more than a century....
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Obama's counterterrorism policy facing mounting criticism

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 10:58pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- At the CIA's Counterterrorism Center, it was a cause for celebration: Meticulous intelligence analysis backed by Hellfire missiles had paid off, once again....
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AP Interview: Wade chooses to stay with Heat

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 10:23pm
MIAMI (AP) -- After 12 years with the Miami Heat, Dwyane Wade needed a reminder of how much the franchise valued him....
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Reelz rescues Miss USA pageant, dropped by NBC in Trump flap

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 9:08pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Miss USA pageant, left without a TV home following blowback against co-owner Donald Trump over his comments on Mexican immigrants, has been rescued by the Reelz channel....
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10 Things to Know for Friday

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 9:03pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:...
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Federal report: Polar bears in peril due to global warming

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 8:25pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Polar bears are at risk of dying off if humans don't reverse the trend of global warming, a blunt U.S. government report filed Thursday said....
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Gimmicks and technology: California learns to save water

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 7:58pm
RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif. (AP) -- Billboards and TV commercials, living room visits, guess-your-water-use booths, and awards for water stinginess - a wealthy swath of Orange County that once had one of the worst records for water conservation in drought-stricken California is turning things around, proving it's possible to get people to change their ways....
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10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 7:06pm
Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see....
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Documents: Mexican army ordered troops to 'kill criminals'

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 6:31pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A human rights group said Thursday that military documents show high-ranking officers had given Mexican soldiers standing orders to kill criminals ahead of an army mass slaying of suspected cartel members after they surrendered....
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Summer is sizzling: Heat records fall across US West

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 5:45pm
From Seattle to Salt Lake City, the West is baking under record heat. Temperatures reaching the triple digits have made fire conditions extreme and sent folks looking for relief heading into the Fourth of July weekend. Unfortunately, the forecast in many areas calls for more sun and sweat....
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Jim Webb, Iraq war critic in Senate, running for president

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 5:08pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Jim Webb, a decorated Vietnam veteran and accomplished novelist who became a fierce critic of the Iraq war in the Senate, announced Thursday that he's challenging Hillary Rodham Clinton and other rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination....
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The case for Greece: when it forgave Germany's debt

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 4:51pm
LONDON (AP) -- Forgiving debt, if done right, can get an economy back on its feet....
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$18.7B deal clears path for BP to close books on Gulf spill

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 4:46pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Trying to close the books on the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history, BP agreed Thursday to provide billions of dollars in new money to five Gulf Coast states in a deal the company said would bring its full obligations to an estimated $53.8 billion....
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Egypt's warplanes strike back at militants in troubled Sinai

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 4:35pm
CAIRO (AP) -- Egyptian warplanes launched new airstrikes and troops went house-to-house Thursday in the troubled Sinai Peninsula, a day after Islamic State-linked militants set off the area's bloodiest fighting in decades in an unprecedented, coordinated attack....
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With social media tease, Wisconsin's Walker jumps into 2016

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 3:46pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a preacher's son who withstood a recall election spawned by his fight with public employee unions, is joining the crowded Republican presidential race, aides said on Thursday....
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Top US auto safety regulator says Chrysler to face sanctions

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 3:43pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Fiat Chrysler will be punished soon for failing to follow the law in 23 recalls involving more than 11 million vehicles, the nation's top auto safety regulator said Thursday....
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Catholic leaders press GOP to heed pope on climate, poor

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 3:36pm
ANKENY, Iowa (AP) -- Roman Catholic leaders in the early voting state of Iowa implored candidates for president Thursday to take up Pope Francis' call for "profound political courage" by focusing their campaigns as much on improving the environment and income inequality as they have on opposing gay marriage and abortion in past elections....
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