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Group: Israel violated rules of war in strikes on Gaza homes

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 1:59am
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A majority of Palestinians killed in dozens of Israeli attacks on Gaza homes in the 2014 war with Hamas were women, minors or the elderly, and some of the strikes violated the rules of war, an Israeli rights group said Wednesday....
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Poll: Most say restore health aid if court kills subsidies

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 12:14am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- More than 6 in 10 Americans would want Congress to restore federal financial assistance for millions buying health care coverage under President Barack Obama's health care law if the Supreme Court invalidates some of those government subsidies, a poll said Wednesday....
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Gunmen storm luxury Libyan hotel, killing American, 9 others

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 12:10am
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) -- In the latest sign of Libya's descent into chaos, gunmen stormed a luxury hotel used by diplomats and businessmen in the capital Tuesday, killing 10 people, including an American, a French citizen and three people from Asia....
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Mormon leaders call for measures protecting gay rights

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 9:07pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The Mormon church announced a campaign Tuesday for new laws that protect gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people from discrimination while somehow also protecting people who assert their religious beliefs....
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10 Things to Know for Wednesday

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 9:04pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:...
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White House drops plan to scale back college savings plans

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 8:36pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House said Tuesday it is dropping a proposal to scale back the tax benefits of college savings plans amid a backlash from both Republicans and Democrats....
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Son of ex-slave who fought in Union army dies at age 97

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 8:02pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Luke Martin Jr., the son of an ex-slave and Civil War Union soldier, has died - 179 years after his father was born....
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Jury convicts 2 ex-Vanderbilt players of raping woman

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 7:57pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A jury convicted two ex-Vanderbilt football players on Tuesday of raping a former student, rejecting claims that they were too drunk to know what they were doing and that a college culture of binge drinking and promiscuous sex should be blamed for the attack....
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Yahoo CEO heeds shareholders' call to spin off Alibaba stake

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 7:50pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is spinning off the company's $39 billion stake in China's Alibaba Group Holding in a move that wards off a potential shareholder rebellion....
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Diversity at Sundance doesn't carry over to Hollywood

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 6:45pm
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) -- One of the most buzzed-about movies at this year's Sundance Film Festival is "Dope," a coming-of-age story about three outcasts in the inner city....
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AP PHOTOS: Snowstorm pounds Northeast _ most of it, anyway

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 6:00pm
Arriving with warnings of "potentially historic" snowfall, Tuesday's snowstorm managed to deliver on that promise in New England, but dealt only a glancing blow of less than 10 inches in New York City and a whimper of 1.2 inches in Philadelphia....
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Obama pays respects to Saudis, defends ties to kingdom

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 5:59pm
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- In a show of solidarity with Saudi Arabia, President Barack Obama led a parade of American dignitaries to the ultraconservative desert kingdom Tuesday to pay respects after King Abdullah's death and take measure of the new monarch....
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Record iPhone sales drive blowout quarter for Apple

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 5:55pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Apple had another blowout quarter thanks to its new plus-sized iPhones, which helped the company smash sales records for the holiday season....
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Obama sees need to move on drone rules now

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 5:16pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama says the wayward quadcopter that crashed on the White House grounds - flown by an off-duty intelligence employee - shows that the U.S. must take steps to ensure commercial and consumer drones are used safely....
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Obama floats offering first-ever drilling lease in Atlantic

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 4:17pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration floated a plan Tuesday that for the first time would open up a broad swath of the Atlantic Coast to drilling, even as it moved to restrict drilling indefinitely in environmentally-sensitive areas off Alaska....
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US sees Kobani as key win, but Mosul may require new tactics

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 4:00pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Kurdish recapture of Kobani in northern Syria appears to have provided a blueprint for defeating the Islamic State, bringing together U.S. air power with an effective ground force and protected routes for the movement of fighters and weaponry. Taking back the key Iraqi city of Mosul may be an entirely different matter....
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A US green-energy blueprint, meant to help Liberia, fails

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 3:44pm
BUCHANAN, Liberia (AP) -- On paper, the pitch was simple: A green energy company backed by $217 million in U.S. government loans would convert one of Africa's poorest countries into the world's first biomass-driven economy. But the plan to help Liberia collapsed amid questionable business decisions and oversight....
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What! Facebook's down? No storm selfies during brief outage

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 3:37pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- No storm selfies, hookups, status updates. With Facebook and Instagram down for nearly an hour overnight, what were legions of users to do?...
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Michelle Obama navigates limits on women in Saudi Arabia

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 2:25pm
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- For first lady Michelle Obama, just a few hours in Saudi Arabia were enough to illustrate the stark limitations under which Saudi women live....
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On Auschwitz anniversary, leader warns Jews again targets

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 2:16pm
BRZEZINKA, Poland (AP) -- A Jewish leader stood before 300 survivors of the Nazis' most notorious death camp on Tuesday and asked world leaders to prevent another Auschwitz, warning of a rise of anti-Semitism that has made many Jews fearful of walking the streets, and is causing many to flee Europe....
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