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Crop circle in Germany attracts many visitors

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 8:48am
BERLIN (AP) -- Thousands of people are trekking to a Bavarian farmer's field to check out a mysterious set of crop circles....
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What's a group selfie? Usie (pronounced uss-ee)

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 8:22am
NEW YORK (AP) -- What do you call a group selfie? An usie, of course!...
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How high-level Chinese officials are taken down

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 6:41am
BEIJING (AP) -- The investigation into China's former security chief Zhou Yongkang could pave the way for him to stand trial as the most senior politician ever prosecuted for graft. It's hard to predict how his case will be handled in the opaque, secretive world of Chinese politics, but here's how such prosecutions tend to play out, though not necessarily always in this sequence:...
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AP PHOTOS: Face of Syrian war seen in youngest

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 5:08am
ZAATARI, Jordan (AP) -- At Jordan's Zaatari refugee camp near the border with Syria, the horror of the neighboring country's civil war can be seen in the faces of its youngest refugees....
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US appeals court blocks Mississippi abortion law

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 4:30am
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Mississippi's governor and attorney general will have to decide whether to challenge a federal appeals court ruling that is keeping the state's only abortion clinic in business....
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Poll: Americans cool to border-crossing children

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 4:25am
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Americans are wary of granting refugee status to children crossing the U.S. border to flee strife-torn countries in Central America, and most in an Associated Press-GfK poll say the U.S. does not have a moral obligation to accept asylum seekers generally....
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Partisan gridlock robs senators of feel-good laws

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 4:23am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The "Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act of 2014" seemed ideal for Sen. Kay Hagan's re-election bid in politically divided North Carolina, where many people like to hunt and fish. Her bill would open more federal lands to hunters, and conservation groups liked it too....
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ESPN suspends Smith for comments on abuse

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 1:55am
NEW YORK (AP) -- ESPN has suspended outspoken sportscaster Stephen A. Smith for a week because of his comments about domestic abuse suggesting women should make sure that they don't do anything to provoke an attack....
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Ticket me Elmo? NYC mulls law for impersonators

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 1:44am
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City officials are turning up the heat on Elmo, Cookie Monster and Statues of Liberty impersonators - Times Square costumed characters who often demand money for posing in photos with tourists....
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Official: 13 killed as shells hit Gaza UN school

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 12:49am
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- A Palestinian health official says 13 people were killed after tank shells hit a U.N. school in Gaza where hundreds of Palestinians had taken refuge from Israeli attacks....
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Twitter 2Q results soar, stock flies high

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 11:35pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- The little blue bird is flying high. Stronger-than-expected financial results pushed Twitter's stock sharply higher on Tuesday after the short messaging service said its revenue more than doubled in the second quarter....
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China: Ex-security czar Zhou under investigation

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 10:55pm
BEIJING (AP) -- China's ruling Communist Party announced an investigation into a feared ex-security chief, demonstrating President Xi Jinping's firm grip on power and breaking a longstanding taboo against publicly targeting the country's topmost leaders....
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China reports deadly attack in northwest

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 9:26pm
BEIJING (AP) -- A mob armed with knives and axes rampaged through part of China's volatile northwestern region of Xinjiang and police responded with gunfire, leaving dozens of people dead in the latest violence blamed Islamic militants, state media reported Tuesday....
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10 Things to Know for Wednesday

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 9:01pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:...
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Generation of tanners see spike in deadly melanoma

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 8:22pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Stop sunbathing and using indoor tanning beds, the acting U.S. surgeon general warned in a report released Tuesday that cites an alarming 200 percent jump in deadly melanoma cases since 1973....
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Elegant Louvre Garden in Paris infested with rats

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 8:21pm
PARIS (AP) -- Rats are on the rampage in the elegant garden of the Louvre Museum, so bold they romp on the grass in broad daylight, defying death threats from sanitation workers and scaring tourists....
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Last crew member of Enola Gay dies in Georgia

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 8:12pm
ATLANTA (AP) -- The last surviving member of the crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, hastening the end of World War II and forcing the world into the atomic age, has died in Georgia....
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Senate passes highway bill, sends it back to House

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 7:33pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate on Tuesday voted to change the funding and timing of a House bill to keep federal highway funds flowing to states in an effort to force Congress to come to grips with chronic funding problems that have plagued transportation programs in recent years....
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$1,000 Sovaldi now hepatitis treatment of choice

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 6:47pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The price is sky-high, but so is demand. A new $1,000-per-pill drug has become the treatment of choice for Americans with hepatitis C, a liver-wasting disease that affects more than 3 million....
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Senate bill would end NSA phone records collection

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 6:06pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. Patrick Leahy on Tuesday introduced a bill to end the National Security Agency's bulk collection of phone records, a proposal that goes further than a similar House measure and has drawn support from civil liberties groups, the White House and Republicans....
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