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With Alibaba's big debut, 10 things to know

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 1:15am
NEW YORK (AP) -- China's e-commerce giant Alibaba began trading its shares Friday on the New York Stock Exchange. Here are ten things to know about Alibaba, and why its initial public offering made history:...
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Florida State suspends Winston for entire game

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 1:09am
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida State has suspended Jameis Winston for the entire game against Clemson on Saturday, extending its initial punishment of one half after the quarterback made "offensive and vulgar" comments about female anatomy earlier this week....
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5 ways to protect yourself from data breaches

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 1:05am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Data breaches at retailers aren't going away but there are ways consumers can protect themselves from future heists of their payment card information....
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Florida town knew shooter had troubled past

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 8:38pm
BELL, Fla. (AP) -- Most people in this rural, north Florida community seemed to know about the Spirit family's troubled and tragic past....
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Goodell: 'Same mistakes can never be repeated'

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 6:53pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- More defiant than contrite, Roger Goodell announced no sweeping changes in his first public statements in more than a week of turmoil surrounding the NFL's handling of players accused of crimes....
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License plate scanner networks capture movements

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 6:53pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A rapidly expanding digital network that uses cameras mounted to traffic signals and police cruisers captures the movements of millions of vehicles across the U.S., regardless of whether the drivers are being investigated by law enforcement....
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Alibaba stock soars in jubilant trading debut

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 6:29pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Alibaba debuted as a publicly traded company Friday and swiftly climbed nearly 40 percent in a mammoth IPO that offered eager investors seemingly unlimited growth potential and a way to tap into the burgeoning Chinese middle class....
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Brown credited with turning Scot independence tide

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 6:07pm
KIRKCALDY, Scotland (AP) -- Dour. Grim. Downright uninspiring. When Gordon Brown ended a disappointing three years as British prime minister in 2010, few would have credited him as the man most likely to swing a popular vote ever again....
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France joins US against Islamic State over Iraq

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 6:07pm
PARIS (AP) -- France is back at America's side in conducting military strikes in Iraq....
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After vote to stay in UK, Scots must heal divide

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 4:50pm
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) -- Following a long night that brought floods of relief for some and bitter disappointment for others, Scotland awoke with a hangover Friday after voting to reject independence....
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Congress backs Obama on aid to Syrian rebels

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 4:44pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama on Friday signed into law legislation authorizing the military to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels fighting Islamic State militants in the Middle East....
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After NFL, baseball addresses domestic violence

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 4:16pm
The recent spate of high-profile domestic violence cases involving Ray Rice and other NFL players prompted Major League Baseball and the players' union to open talks about the way that sport should deal with such episodes....
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No boost yet for Dems from fight with extremists

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 3:30pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The American public often rallies behind the president when the country faces an overseas threat. But so far, there's no evidence that the U.S-led fight against Islamic State militants in the Middle East is boosting people's satisfaction with President Barack Obama - especially in any way that might rub off on Democratic candidates....
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Twitter parody plays differently in middle America

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 11:50am
CHICAGO (AP) -- Jon Daniel was watching cartoons with one of his sons when he created a spoof Twitter account in the name of the Peoria mayor. Out of boredom, he said, he soon began sending profane messages about sex, drugs and alcohol....
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Britain plans political upheaval after Scot vote

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 11:23am
LONDON (AP) -- The saga of Scottish independence is over, but a new journey of political upheaval is only beginning for the United Kingdom....
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Artist says tax case shows China's dark side

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:49am
BEIJING (AP) -- China's best-known dissident artist, Ai Weiwei, has accused his country's Communist government of losing its principles and using underhanded ploys to try to silence critics....
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Florida felon kills his 6 grandchildren

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:39am
BELL, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities say a man with an extensive criminal record - he spent time in prison a decade ago after the shooting death of his young son - killed six of his grandchildren, his adult daughter and himself in a rampage Thursday at a home in a small Florida town outside of Gainesville....
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Scotland: Who won? Who lost?

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:32am
LONDON (AP) -- Who won and who lost in Scotland's independence referendum?...
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Iranian youth behind 'Happy' video sentenced

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:07am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Six young Iranian men and women videotaped dancing to Pharrell Williams' "Happy" and the homemade video's director have been sentenced to suspended jail terms and lashes, their lawyer said Friday....
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2-time Grand Slam winner Li Na retires from tour

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 7:46am
BEIJING (AP) -- Relying on fitness and a strong baseline game, Li Na reached the pinnacle of tennis and lifted the level of the sport in Asia to unprecedented heights....
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