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An emotional Beyonce, Jay Z end tour in Paris

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 12:16am
PARIS (AP) -- An emotional Beyonce was in tears as she and husband Jay Z wrapped up their "On the Run" stadium tour Saturday night in Paris, where the duo said they got engaged years ago....
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Obama condemns beheading of Briton by extremists

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 11:05pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama on Saturday condemned as a "barbaric murder" the slaying of British aid worker David Haines by Islamic State extremists....
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Video shows slaying of British aid worker

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 11:05pm
BEIRUT (AP) -- Islamic State extremists released a video showing the beheading of British aid worker David Haines, who was abducted in Syria last year, and British Prime Minister David Cameron late Saturday condemned his slaying as "an act of pure evil."...
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Peterson case creates new crisis for NFL

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 11:00pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson's booking on a child abuse charge Saturday has created another crisis for the embattled NFL, already derided for not responding strongly enough to acts of domestic violence by its players....
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Miss America contestants showcase shoes in parade

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 10:20pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- Contestants vying for the Miss America title showed off some fancy footwear along a New Jersey boardwalk....
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Feds chase treasure hunter turned fugitive

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 6:15pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- One of the last times anyone ever saw Tommy Thompson, he was walking on the pool deck of a Florida mansion wearing nothing but eye glasses, leather shoes, socks and underwear, his brown hair growing wild....
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Egypt seeks broader alliance with US over Libya

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 3:07pm
CAIRO (AP) -- As U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sought Egyptian support on Saturday for an international coalition to combat jihadi groups, Egypt pressed for broader international efforts to fight militants in its troubled neighbor, Libya....
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AP Enterprise: al-Qaida's Syrian cell alarms US

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 1:57pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- While the Islamic State group is getting the most attention now, another band of extremists in Syria - a mix of hardened jihadis from Afghanistan, Yemen, Syria and Europe - poses a more direct and imminent threat to the United States, working with Yemeni bomb-makers to target U.S. aviation, American officials say....
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Rampant Ebola fear takes toll on Africa tourism

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 12:44pm
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- Ebola is thousands of miles away from Kenya's pristine Indian Ocean beaches, but the deadly disease appears to be discouraging tourism there and elsewhere in this vast continent....
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Will Apple's digital wallet kill the card swipe?

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 11:19am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Apple wants the plastic credit card to become as rare as the paper check....
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Where's the tape? America responds to video

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 10:42am
We only respond if there's video....
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'New' Scots vote crucial to independence result

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 10:29am
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) -- On the south side of Glasgow, in the heartland of Scotland's Asian community, support for independence from the United Kingdom is strong as Thursday's referendum nears....
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Pope urges world to shed apathy toward new threats

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 7:13am
REDIPUGLIA, Italy (AP) -- Pope Francis urged the world Saturday to shed its apathy in the face of what he characterizes as a third world war, intoning `'war is madness" at the foot of a grandiose monument to soldiers killed in World War I....
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After Iraqi battles, residents choose displacement

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 5:27am
GWER, Iraq (AP) -- Misspelled graffiti on walls pockmarked by bullets and torn up propaganda stickers make up the few remaining traces of the Islamic State group in this northern Iraqi ghost town after Kurdish forces finally managed to free it from militant control....
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Syrians attacked in Lebanon after soldiers killed

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 3:39am
BRITAL, Lebanon (AP) -- Syrian refugee Ibrahim Abbas Ali and his family awoke in the middle of the night to the sound of gunfire outside their tent in Lebanon, and for a second time they raced off into the fields, fleeing a war that now seems to have followed them across the border....
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Iowa steak fry may help Democrat in Senate race

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 3:37am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Retiring Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin's final steak fry fundraiser may provide some much-needed sizzle for Rep. Bruce Braley, the Democrat locked in a close race to replace the liberal lawmaker....
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Analysis: Both parties in Congress play it safe

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 3:34am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Seven weeks before the elections, Republicans and Democrats are both playing it safe, willing to make short-term sacrifices of long-held positions in hopes of maximizing their chances for victory at the polls....
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Ferguson video shows witness raising hands in air

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 3:28am
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Cellphone video that shows a witness raising his hands in the air immediately after the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer in Ferguson appears to support previous accounts and could bolster arguments that Michael Brown was surrendering when he was shot, legal experts said Friday....
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Investigations underway into Ohio prison escape

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 3:13am
LIMA, Ohio (AP) -- Criminal and internal investigations are underway to determine how a convicted killer of three Ohio high school students managed to escape from prison, along with two other inmates, state correction officials say....
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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford withdraws re-election bid

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 12:49am
TORONTO (AP) -- Ailing Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's dramatic decision to drop his re-election bid opened a new chapter in the saga, as his tough-talking but less magnetic brother runs in his place and brings his own storied past into the scandal-laden campaign....
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