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From 'Pulp Fiction' to Oscar meme, Travolta's highs and lows

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 10:14am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Since strutting onto the big screen in "Saturday Night Fever," John Travolta has had a career marked by dramatic ups and downs, from comeback king to Internet meme....
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Cuban cigar makers anticipate big bucks from US travelers

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 10:11am
HAVANA (AP) -- Over six decades rolling premium cigars with his small, wrinkled hands, Arnaldo Alfonso has taken pride in seeing his "habanos" sampled by visiting heads of state and other dignitaries....
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Study: Smokers may tap into multiple sources for nicotine

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 9:48am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The first peek at a major study of how Americans smoke suggests many use combinations of products, and often e-cigarettes are part of the mix....
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Scale of racism in World Cup host Russia exposed by study

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 9:15am
LONDON (AP) -- Russian football is plagued by a racist and far-right extremist fan culture that threatens the safety of visitors to the 2018 World Cup, a report provided to The Associated Press reveals....
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Some in GOP say DHS funding lapse not a big deal

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 8:20am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican leaders eager to avert a partial government shutdown are getting heat from conservative colleagues who ask what the fuss is all about....
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Netflix's 'House of Cards' returns in full for 3rd season

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 8:00am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Michael Kelly did everything he could to stay under the radar....
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Foreign tourists posing nude at temples infuriate Cambodians

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 5:45am
SIEM REAP, Cambodia (AP) -- Cambodia's most popular tourist attraction - the complex of ancient temples that includes Angkor Wat - is suffering from a form of overexposure: At least five foreign visitors have been arrested and deported this year for taking nude photos at the sacred sites....
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'House of Cards' dealt Netflix a winning hand

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 4:02am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Even if it never wins another award, "House of Cards" already ranks among the most influential series in television history....
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Islamic State threat boosts business for Kurdish gunsmith

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 3:38am
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) -- In gunsmith Bahktiyar Sadr-Aldeen's workshop in this Kurdish city in northern Iraq, every weapon has a story. These days, there are lots of stories to tell....
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News Guide: FCC 'net neutrality' vote and what it means

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 3:29am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Internet activists scored a major victory after the Federal Communications Commission agreed to rules that would ban service providers from creating Internet fast lanes....
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'House of Cards' dealt Netflix a winning hand

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 3:07am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Even if it never wins another award, "House of Cards" already ranks among the most influential series in television history....
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Despite spat with US, Israeli leader fighting Iran nuke deal

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 2:02am
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu heads to Washington next week on a last-gasp effort to seal what he hopes will become his signature achievement: preventing Iran from attaining a nuclear weapon. But the centerpiece of the visit, a much-hyped speech to Congress arguing against the international community's emerging nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic, has been overshadowed by a damaging battle with the White House and electoral intrigue back home....
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Indiana may allow 'baby boxes' for surrendering newborns

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 1:46am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- On the outside, the metal box looks like an oversized bread container. But what's inside could save an abandoned newborn's life....
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Prince William strikes a friendly contrast to Japan's prince

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 12:05am
TOKYO (AP) -- Britain's Prince William, on his second day of his four-day trip to Japan, is having tea Friday with Crown Prince Naruhito. Both princes may be equally charming, but it is no contest which one is seen as more approachable....
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Walker: Protesters prepared him to confront global terrorism

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 10:34pm
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Thursday that his experience taking on thousands of protesters in his state helped prepare him to take on terrorists across the world....
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10 Things to Know for Friday

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 9:13pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:...
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2 loose llamas lassoed after running amok near Phoenix

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 8:07pm
PHOENIX (AP) -- Two quick-footed llamas dashed in and out of traffic in a Phoenix-area retirement enclave before they were captured by authorities Thursday, causing a stir in the streets and on social media....
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Johansson: Nothing 'creepy or inappropriate' about Travolta

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 5:51pm
Scarlett Johansson defended John Travolta on Thursday, calling the actor "a class act" and denouncing the image of the two on the Academy Awards red carpet as "an unfortunate still-frame" that doesn't reflect a "totally sweet and totally welcome" encounter....
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Feds: 3 accused in Islamic State plot had vocalized beliefs

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 5:06pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Two men arrested on charges of plotting to help the Islamic State group were vocal both online and in person about their commitment and desire to join the extremists, with one speaking of shooting President Barack Obama to "strike fear in the hearts of infidels," federal authorities said....
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Judge rules for Peterson, opening door for reinstatement

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 5:02pm
A federal judge has opened the door for faster reinstatement of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, ruling an NFL arbitrator "failed to meet his duty" in a child abuse case that brought national backlash for the league and widened its rift with the players' union....
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