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Florida woman latest to accuse Cosby of forced sex

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 11:44pm
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida woman who came forward Thursday became the fourth in recent weeks to say Bill Cosby gave her pills that made her feel groggy then forced himself on her sexually....
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Florida State shooter was well-liked but troubled

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 10:54pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida State University alumnus and attorney who shot three people at the school's library early Thursday believed the government was targeting him for persecution, detailing his thoughts in a journal and in videos detectives obtained, authorities said....
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Union: Charges seem unlikely for Ferguson officer

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 9:47pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The suburban St. Louis police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown seems confident that he will not face criminal charges from a grand jury that has been investigating the case for several months, a police union official said Thursday....
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Senators get no clear answers on air bag safety

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 9:16pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- There were apologies and long-winded explanations, but after nearly four hours of testimony about exploding air bags, senators never got a clear answer to the question most people have: whether or not their cars are safe....
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10 Things to Know for Friday

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 9:05pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:...
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Mike Nichols, crafter of films, plays, dies at 83

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 6:09pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- A legend of film, theater and comedy in nearly equal measure, Mike Nichols was an unquestioned fixture of smart, urbane American culture across a relentlessly versatile, six-decade career that on stage or screen, reliably coursed with crackling intelligence....
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Boko Haram said to kill about 45 people in Nigeria

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 5:14pm
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- The leader of a vigilante fighter group in Nigeria says Boko Haram militants have killed about 45 people in an attack on a village....
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5 things to watch in Obama's immigration speech

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 4:31pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- After years of wrangling with Congress over how to fix the country's immigration system, President Barack Obama is ready to announce his plan to take action alone....
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Kerry to join Iran nuclear talks in Vienna

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 4:14pm
VIENNA (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry held out hope of a last-minute nuclear deal with Iran Thursday, as he added his diplomatic muscle to talks aimed at overcoming deep differences with Tehran over the size and scope of its future atomic activities....
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NOAA: Globe sets 5th hottest-month record of 2014

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 4:14pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Despite a bitter U.S. cold snap, the globe is rushing hell-bent toward its warmest year on record with last month setting the fifth monthly heat record of the year....
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St. Louis region prepares for Ferguson decision

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 2:42pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis region is on edge in anticipation of an announcement from the grand jury that is weighing whether to charge police officer Darren Wilson in the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown. The August shooting led to weeks of protests, some of them violent, and many people fear renewed violence after the decision, particularly if the panel does not issue an indictment. Some key things to know about the situation:...
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Corruption saps enthusiasm for east Ukraine rebels

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 12:42pm
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- As battle raged in rebellion-wracked eastern Ukraine, cargo trains piled high with coal thundered along rail tracks to keep heating and power going to households in rebel-held territory....
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Iraq: Ballet school speaks to city's resilience

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 12:30pm
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Ann Khalid did not feel well but she insisted on dancing a brief scene from Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake with her classmates. The 12-year-old is determined to one day have a career dancing and teaching ballet, not an easy path in a country torn for years by conflict....
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10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 12:05pm
Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see....
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AP Exclusive: Some in NSA warned of a backlash

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 11:26am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Dissenters within the National Security Agency, led by a senior agency executive, warned in 2009 that the program to secretly collect American phone records wasn't providing enough intelligence to justify the backlash it would cause if revealed, current and former intelligence officials say....
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Attacks in Kabul raise concerns about security

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 8:15am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The Afghan capital has become a city under siege as the Taliban stage almost daily attacks against government and foreign targets, penetrating layers of heightened security and fueling concerns that insurgents have infiltrated the security forces....
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Judge says crowing Oregon rooster must go

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 8:04am
CORNELIUS, Ore. (AP) -- It was just the first of Mr. Rooster's problems that he was first believed to be a Ms....
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Cost of Thanksgiving is going up, but not by much

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 7:16am
Giving thanks will be a little costlier this year, but - and here's something you can be truly thankful for - it probably won't empty your wallet....
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Amnesty report: Turkey strained by Syrian refugees

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 4:00am
ISTANBUL (AP) -- With Turkey's government-run refugee camps operating at full capacity, more than 1 million Syrian refugees who have flocked to Turkey to escape fighting at home are struggling to survive on their own, according to an Amnesty International report released Thursday....
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NBA's Silver sends message on domestic violence

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 3:54am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- NBA Commissioner Adam Silver wanted to send a strong message on the league's lack of tolerance for domestic violence....
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