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Restaurant pays 101-year-old for his birthday breakfast

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 1:20pm
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- A restaurant's policy to give customers a percentage off their bill on their birthday actually became a 7-cent refund for man who turned 101....
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Mines, bombs slow Iraqi advance on Islamic State-held Tikrit

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 1:19pm
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi troops and Shiite militias battled the Islamic State group on Tuesday on the outskirts of militant-held Tikrit, unable to advance further on Saddam Hussein's hometown as roadside mines and suicide attacks slowed their progress....
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Agents target industry helping Chinese women have US babies

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 1:03pm
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) -- Federal agents searched more than a dozen homes Tuesday in a crackdown on so-called maternity tourism operators who arrange for pregnant Chinese women to give birth in the U.S., where their babies automatically become American citizens....
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Villarrica volcano erupts in southern Chile, thousands flee

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 11:57am
PUCON, Chile (AP) -- One of South America's most active volcanoes erupted early Tuesday in southern Chile, spewing heavy smoke into the air as lava surged down its slopes, prompting authorities to evacuate thousands of people....
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Health officials perplexed by vaccination skeptics

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 11:26am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Certain that they are right, struggling to find ways to get their message across, public health officials are exasperated by their inability to persuade more U.S. parents to vaccinate their children....
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Netanyahu to use Congress' bully pulpit to assail Iran talks

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 9:31am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is seizing the bully pulpit of Congress to warn against trusting Iran to curb its nuclear ambitions, even as President Barack Obama's negotiators continue talking with the Iranians Tuesday in hopes of closing a deal this month....
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Body-camera maker has financial ties to police chiefs

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 8:55am
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- Taser International, the stun-gun maker emerging as a leading supplier of body cameras for police, has cultivated financial ties to police chiefs whose departments have bought the recording devices, raising a host of conflict-of-interest questions....
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DNA tool helping biologists find elusive or invasive species

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 8:38am
BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) -- When salmon, salamanders or other aquatic animals poop or shed skin cells, they leave behind traces of their DNA in the water, like clues left behind at a crime scene....
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New chain stores aim to please Pyongyang consumers

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 4:16am
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- Workers in sharp new uniforms open the doors and turn on the lights about an hour before sunrise at their chain store on the corner of one of Pyongyang's main streets, right smack in the middle of a showpiece area of the capital....
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O'Malley now has 2016 option: a run for president, or Senate

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 3:32am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- If Martin O'Malley harbors any doubts about running for president against Hillary Rodham Clinton, he now has a viable alternative....
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Airlines move to better track planes a year after Flight 370

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 2:36am
NEW YORK (AP) -- At 656,000 pounds fully loaded and the length of six school buses, the Boeing 777-200ER is hard to miss....
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A year on, what's the latest in the hunt for Flight 370?

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 1:49am
SYDNEY (AP) -- Nearly a year has passed since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, sparking one of the most perplexing mysteries of modern times. Since then, search crews have taken to air, land and sea in a thus-far fruitless hunt for the plane and the 239 people who disappeared with it....
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For marathoners, the road to Boston is caked in snow and ice

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 1:16am
BOSTON (AP) -- "Bam! Bam! Bam!" That's the sickening thud Becca Pizzi says runners make when they're out training for the Boston Marathon and bite the dust....
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Veteran Democratic Sen. Mikulski won't seek re-election

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 10:03pm
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Sen. Barbara Mikulski, a tough and dogged daughter of working-class Baltimore who rose to become the longest-serving woman in the history of Congress, said she had one question as she weighed seeking a sixth term: "Do I spend my time raising money, or do I spend my time raising hell?"...
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Mom convicted of killing son, 5, by poisoning him with salt

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 9:37pm
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) -- A woman who blogged for years about her son's constant health woes was convicted Monday of poisoning him to death by force-feeding heavy concentrations of sodium through his stomach tube....
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10 Things to Know for Tuesday

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 9:00pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:...
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Artist: Clinton museum portrait has nod to Lewinsky's dress

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 8:45pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A Philadelphia artist has disclosed that his museum portrait of former President Bill Clinton contains a shadow reference to Monica Lewinsky's infamous blue dress....
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Television's 'Judge Judy' staying in session

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 6:14pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Daytime television's most popular personality, "Judge Judy" Sheindlin, has extended her contract for three years and plans to keep her court in session into 2020....
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Snowy Boston starts removing parking-space savers

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 5:39pm
BOSTON (AP) -- Bostonians have another reason to be steamed about this winter of epic snow: The city is starting to remove the lawn chairs, milk crates, coolers and other stuff that people put on the street to reserve the parking spaces they've dug out....
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Dot-com deja vu: Nasdaq tops 5,000, approaching record high

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 5:27pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- The last time the Nasdaq was this high, Bill Clinton was president, your Internet connection was probably still dial-up and the iPod, iPhone and iPad didn't exist....
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