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11 rescued from sinking tow vessel off Hawaiian island

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 6:13am
HONOLULU (AP) -- Officials say 11 people are safe after being rescued from their sinking tow boat off the Hawaiian island of Oahu....
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AP Video: Former NFL quarterback talks deflated footballs

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 3:26am
RENTON, Wash. (AP) -- The NFL is investigating whether the New England Patriots used underinflated footballs during their AFC championship game victory over the Indianapolis Colts. But what advantages does a deflated football hold for a team? Former NFL quarterback Hugh Millen, who played two seasons for the New England Patriots and now helps designs footballs for manufacturer Baden in Washington state, explains....
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What issues roil Washington? Obama's veto threats are clues

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 3:23am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama has a telling hit list....
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Hands-on with Microsoft's hologram device

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 3:11am
REDMOND, Wash. (AP) -- Microsoft didn't use skydivers or stunt cyclists to introduce what it hopes will be the next big leap in computing technology. Instead, with its new HoloLens headset, the company is offering real-world examples to show how you might use three-dimensional digital images - or holograms - in daily life....
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Town once run by polygamist leader is sharply divided

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 2:23am
HILDALE, Utah (AP) -- As polygamist leader Warren Jeffs awaited his fate in a Texas prison, he sent an order to his followers on the Utah-Arizona border: Build me a new compound....
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ECB has done its part. Now, these 5 things need to happen

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 12:43am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- What now?...
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Deflategate? Patriots Nation is pumped, not deflated

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 12:08am
BOSTON (AP) -- Make no mistake: New England fans are pumped, not deflated....
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NY asks feds to probe 2013 Rikers Island inmate death

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 11:17pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Federal prosecutors should launch a civil rights probe into the 2013 death of a mentally ill Rikers Island inmate who was locked in his cell for six days without care or medication, a state oversight panel concluded in a review that called the treatment "so incompetent and inadequate as to shock the conscience."...
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AP Exclusive: Rogen responds to 'American Sniper' comments

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 10:17pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Seth Rogen responded to the outrage incited by a series of tweets he wrote regarding the film "American Sniper" in a statement issued exclusively to the Associated Press on Thursday, saying it wasn't his intent to offend anyone or to say anything with political implications....
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Saudi's new king, Salman, a force for unity in royal family

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 9:56pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Saudi Arabia's new king, Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud, is a veteran of the country's top leadership, versed in diplomacy from nearly 50 years as the governor of the capital Riyadh and known as a mediator of disputes within the sprawling royal family....
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US officials detail Islamic State kills, but hard part ahead

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 9:49pm
LONDON (AP) -- The U.S. and its allies sought to put a good face on the coalition's deliberate campaign to roll back the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria on Thursday, boasting of having killed thousands of militants while acknowledging that ousting the group from key cities remains a distant aspiration....
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US, Cuba move toward embassies, disagree on human rights

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 9:49pm
HAVANA (AP) -- The United States and Cuba closed two days of historic talks in Havana with some progress toward restoring diplomatic ties after a half-century of estrangement, but sharp differences over the role of human rights in their new relationship....
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10 Things to Know for Friday

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 9:36pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:...
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10 Things to Know for Friday

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 9:02pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:...
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Saudi Arabia nears generational change in the throne

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 8:33pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- With the death of King Abdullah, the throne of Saudi Arabia passed to another son of the country's founder as it has relatively smoothly for the past six decades. But it brings the oil-rich kingdom one step closer to a question that will test the unity of its royal family: Who in the next generation will reign?...
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UN meeting challenges world to stand up to anti-Semitism

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 7:59pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The first U.N. General Assembly meeting on anti-Semitism on Thursday sparked calls for global action to combat the rising hatred of Jews and a surprising denunciation from the world's 57 Islamic nations of all words and acts that lead "to hatred, anti-Semitism, Islamaphobia."...
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GOP pushes abortion bill through House on March for Life Day

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 7:54pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- With thousands of abortion protesters swarming the city in their annual March for Life, Republicans muscled broadened abortion restrictions through the House on Thursday after a GOP rebellion forced leaders into an awkward retreat on an earlier version....
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Euro plunges, but European brands are not on sale in US

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 7:48pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Americans hoping to save on European goods thanks to a falling euro shouldn't rush to uncork that bottle of French Bordeaux. There's very little to celebrate....
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Powerful New York politician arrested on bribery charges

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 7:31pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who bent state government to his will for more than 20 years as one of New York's most powerful and canny politicians, was arrested Thursday on charges of taking nearly $4 million in payoffs and kickbacks....
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Measles outbreak casts spotlight on anti-vaccine movement

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 6:54pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A major measles outbreak traced to Disneyland has brought criticism down on the small but vocal movement among parents to opt out of vaccinations for their children....
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