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Wait for daughter's body ends on her 17th birthday

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 3:00am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Hwang In-yeol and his wife waited seven years to have a child, and then she was born on Oct. 29, 1997. After a ferry disaster in April that killed her and 303 others, the couple waited again for nearly seven months to see Ji-hyeon's body. The vigil ended Wednesday when divers retrieved their only child's body on her 17th birthday....
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Bumgarner, Giants beat KC 3-2 to win World Series

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 2:41am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A giant, indeed....
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Afghan war amputees find new life, pride in sports

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 2:07am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- From her wheelchair, Maryam Samimi punched the air as the referee's whistle signaled her basketball team's win in an Afghan national tournament, a moment of joy in a country often unkind to those missing limbs....
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Quarantines rarely used, effectiveness questioned

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 1:33am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Spanish flu pandemic a century ago prompted the last large-scale quarantines in this country. Now the Ebola outbreak is raising new questions about whether ordering quarantines is an effective way to fight deadly disease in the U.S....
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As Fed ends bond buys, Yellen to expand influence

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 12:35am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- When the Federal Reserve announced the end of its landmark bond buying program Wednesday, it also signaled the start of something else:...
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10 Things to Know for Thursday

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 11:50pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:...
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Al-Qaida: IS should rejoin group and fight West

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 9:39pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. intelligence analysts are closely watching al-Qaida's overtures to the renegade Islamic State to reunite and fight the West, and while a full reconciliation is not on the horizon, there is evidence the two groups have curtailed their feud and are cooperating on the Syrian battlefield....
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AP IMPACT: US health care unprepared for Ebola

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 9:39pm
The U.S. health care apparatus is so unprepared and short on resources to deal with the deadly Ebola virus that even small clusters of cases could overwhelm parts of the system, according to an Associated Press review of readiness at hospitals and other components of the emergency medical network....
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Suge Knight, Katt Williams charged with robbery

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 9:04pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Suge Knight and comedian Katt Williams were arrested and charged with robbery Wednesday after a celebrity photographer reported the men stole her camera last month....
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Rocket explosion setback for commercial space

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 8:39pm
CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. (AP) -- Crews searched for scorched wreckage along the Virginia coast Wednesday in hopes of figuring out why an unmanned commercial rocket exploded in a blow to NASA's strategy of using private companies to fly supplies and, eventually, astronauts to the International Space Station....
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Girls' jihadi quest stirs Muslim communities' fear

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 7:09pm
AURORA, Colo. (AP) -- The strange journey of three suburban Denver girls who authorities say tried to join Islamic State militants in Syria has many in their close-knit east African community worried about whether their own children will be the next to be lured to terror....
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Mexico archaeologists explore Teotihuacan tunnel

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 6:52pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A yearslong exploration of a tunnel sealed almost 2,000 years ago at the ancient city of Teotihuacan yielded thousands of relics and the discovery of three chambers that could hold more important finds, Mexican archaeologists said Wednesday....
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Pentagon orders 21-day Ebola quarantine for troops

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 5:59pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Ordering firm restrictions for U.S. troops returning from West Africa, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday that the military men and women helping fight Ebola must undergo 21-day quarantines - longer than required for many civilian health care workers....
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Court orders for Texas pastors' speeches withdrawn

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 5:40pm
HOUSTON (AP) -- Houston city attorneys have withdrawn subpoenas that sought speeches and other information from five pastors who publicly opposed an ordinance banning discrimination of gay and transgender residents, the mayor said Wednesday....
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Woman in zombie costume charged twice with DWI

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 4:27pm
GATES, N.Y. (AP) -- Police say a woman wearing a zombie costume and makeup was charged with drunken driving twice within three hours after attending an upstate New York bar's "zombie prom" party....
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Police: Man decapitates mother, is killed by train

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 4:17pm
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) -- A man with a history of psychiatric problems decapitated his mother, dragged her lifeless body into the street in front of their home and then killed himself by walking into the path of a nearby oncoming train, police said Wednesday....
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Health overhaul's subsidies at Supreme Court

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 3:42pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Supreme Court justices have their first chance this week to decide whether they have the appetite for another major fight over President Barack Obama's health care law....
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Taylor Swift talks books and music with kids

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 3:39pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Who says kids don't read? Not Taylor Swift....
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Hagel approves 21-day Ebola quarantine for troops

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 1:45pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- All American troops returning from Ebola response missions in West Africa will be placed in supervised isolation for 21 days, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday. He called it a "safety valve" sought by military members' families....
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White Zambian named acting president

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 1:28pm
LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) -- Zambia's vice president Guy Scott, a white Zambian of Scottish descent, became the country's acting president on Wednesday, making him the first white leader of a sub-Saharan African nation since 1994 when South Africa moved to majority rule....
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