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Thomas Berger, 'Little Big Man' author, dead at 89

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 11:07pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Thomas Berger, the witty and eclectic novelist who reimagined the American West in the historical yarn "Little Big Man" and mastered genres ranging from detective stories to domestic farce, has died at age 89....
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Friends: Man in NYC chokehold case 'gentle giant'

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 9:54pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Eric Garner was a familiar figure on the streets near Staten Island's ferry docks: to his friends, a congenial giant with a generous gesture or a calming word; to police, a persistent face of the small-time crime of selling loose, untaxed cigarettes....
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10 Things to Know for Tuesday

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 9:01pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:...
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Jeter turns small part of attention to business

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 7:38pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Pedestrians craned their necks as Derek Jeter stood in front of a food truck parked across the street from Central Park....
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Vital evidence feared withheld by Ukraine's rebels

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 7:22pm
LONDON (AP) -- "What exactly are they trying to hide?" President Barack Obama asked Monday as he demanded that Ukrainian rebels give investigators access to the wreckage of the downed jetliner....
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Americans from Texas, California killed in Gaza

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 5:45pm
Max Steinberg and Nissim Sean Carmeli grew up in America and had a passion for Israel....
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Gay, transgender workers gain US bias protection

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 5:42pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama on Monday ordered employment protection for gay and transgender employees who work for the federal government or for companies holding federal contracts, telling advocates he embraced the "irrefutable rightness of your cause."...
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Hopkins pays $190M in pelvis exam pix settlement

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 5:28pm
BALTIMORE (AP) -- A "rogue" gynecologist who used tiny cameras to secretly record videos and photos of his patients has forced one of the world's top medical centers to pay $190 million to 8,000 women and girls....
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Friend convicted of impeding Boston Marathon probe

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 5:26pm
BOSTON (AP) -- A college friend was convicted Monday of trying to protect Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev by agreeing with another friend to get rid of a backpack and disabled fireworks they took from his dorm room three days after the attack....
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Israeli mood turns dark with mounting casualties

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 5:25pm
JERUSALEM (AP) -- For almost two weeks, Israel practically bristled with confidence and pride: The Iron Dome air defense system was dependably zapping incoming Hamas rockets from the skies, the military was successfully repelling infiltration attempts on the ground and from the sea, and the conflict with Hamas was causing almost no casualties in Israel....
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Beef pollutes more than pork, poultry, study says

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 5:23pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Raising beef for the American dinner table does far more damage to the environment than producing pork, poultry, eggs or dairy, a new study says....
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Report: Retaliation by supervisors common at VA

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 5:17pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A pharmacy supervisor at the VA was placed on leave after complaining about errors and delays in delivering medications to patients at a hospital in Palo Alto, California. In Pennsylvania, a doctor was removed from clinical work after complaining that on-call doctors were refusing to go to a VA hospital in Wilkes-Barre....
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Microsoft makes design central to its future

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 3:16pm
REDMOND, Wash. (AP) -- Before Ralf Groene helped devise the look and feel of Microsoft's Surface tablet, he designed food - or "food concepts," he says, for people on the go. Among them: dried noodles that come wrapped around a pair of chopsticks; a tubular meal that can be pulled with two fingers from a car cup holder base; and a fork that squeezes out sauce....
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Star Wars Car, a Doomsday doll: Toys of Comic-Con

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 3:08pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- When it comes to designing coveted collectible toys for sale at Comic-Con, the annual celebration of pop culture lifting off Thursday in San Diego, the sky's the limit for the designers at Mattel. Fittingly, the building where Mattel's dreamers conceive of their limited-edition playthings is just down the street from the Los Angeles International Airport....
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Obama voices concern about casualties in Mideast

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 2:47pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama called Monday for the international community to focus on ending the fighting in the Gaza Strip, as Secretary of State John Kerry headed to the Middle East to make a renewed push for a cease-fire between Hamas and Israel....
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Dutch anger swells at treatment of Ukraine bodies

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 2:43pm
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- The families and friends of Dutch citizens blown out of the sky above Ukraine poured out their grief and anger Monday at a meeting with their monarch and political leaders....
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World breaks monthly heat record 2 times in a row

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 2:40pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The globe is on a hot streak, setting a heat record in June. That's after the world broke a record in May....
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Migrant smuggler costs for crossing Mexico to US

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 2:11pm
Migration experts and smugglers who charge from $4,000 to $10,000 to move Central Americans to the U.S. say these are some of the payments that must be made to get their human cargo to its destination:...
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Migration spotlights Mexican 'coyote' smugglers

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 2:09pm
TECUN UMAN, Guatemala (AP) -- The man-in-the-know nursed a late-morning beer at a bar near the Suchiate River that separates Guatemala from Mexico, and answered a question about his human smuggling business with a question: "Do you think a coyote is going to say he's a coyote?"...
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NASA names building for moonwalker Neil Armstrong

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 12:24pm
NASA honored one of its most famous astronauts Monday by renaming a historic building at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida....
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