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Critics slam HBO drama 'Game of Thrones' for rape scene

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 7:30am
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A U.S. senator is among those condemning a rape scene on HBO's "Game of Thrones."...
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Use of video visits for inmates grows, along with concerns

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 3:37am
RICHMOND, Texas (AP) -- Four-year-old William Cole saw his father's face and reached out to touch it during a jail visit. But he could only feel a video screen....
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Freed from reef off Bermuda, cruise ship awaits inspection

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 12:45am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- A cruise ship carrying nearly 3,500 passengers and crew spent the early hours of Wednesday anchored off Bermuda after being grounded on a reef close to the British island....
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AP PHOTOS: Peruvians seek relief from ills at the seaside

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 12:44am
LIMA, Peru (AP) -- They arrive at Lima's coast shortly before dawn and wade into the Pacific Ocean, seeking relief from the ailments doctors have been unable to cure....
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Timberwolves win draft lottery, Lakers move to No. 2

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 10:45pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Minnesota Timberwolves too often came to the NBA draft lottery and left in worse shape than they arrived....
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Survivors stunned by loss in Colombian town hit by flood

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 10:38pm
SALGAR, Colombia (AP) -- Hector Raul Henao wept as he surveyed the barren landscape of mud and uprooted trees that had been a vibrant community of small coffee farmers. In the distance, across the still-raging La Libordiana ravine, he pointed to the zinc-roofed house he fled - one of just two left standing in an area devastated by a mudslide that killed at least 78 people....
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10 Things to Know for Wednesday

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 9:07pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:...
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Los Angeles becomes latest US city to favor $15 minimum wage

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 8:59pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Los Angeles City Council gave initial approval Tuesday to raising minimum pay in the nation's second-largest city to $15 an hour by 2020, a key step as wages in America have stagnated....
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US looking into whether hostage was kept by IS leader

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 8:01pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. intelligence agencies are investigating the possibility that the Islamic State militant leader killed Friday was the captor of American hostage Kayla Mueller for a time....
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Takata air bag recall doubles to nearly 34 million

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 7:43pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Under pressure from U.S. safety regulators, Takata Corp. has agreed to declare 33.8 million air bags defective, a move that will double the number of cars and trucks included in what is now the largest auto recall in U.S. history....
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House bill would cap expenses for ex-presidents

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 7:28pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and other former presidents who earn lucrative speaking fees and draw other income would no longer be able to count on taxpayer dollars to pay for their post-White House office space and staff under a bill in the House....
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Unions urge Amtrak to put 2nd crew member in locomotives

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 6:06pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The union for Amtrak's locomotive engineers urged the railroad on Tuesday to put a second crew member at the controls of trains on the busy Northeast Corridor, where a derailment killed eight people and injured more than 200 others....
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China's impact looms large as US debates its own trade deals

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 3:36pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- If the U.S. doesn't write the rules of international trade, President Barack Obama warns, China will. In fact, China is already helping write those rules, and in some ways has jumped ahead of the game....
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Iraqis abandoned US-supplied equipment in Ramadi

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 2:27pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Iraqi troops abandoned dozens of U.S military vehicles, including tanks, armored personnel carriers and artillery pieces when they fled Islamic State fighters in Ramadi on Sunday, the Pentagon said Tuesday....
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FTC: Family raised $187M for cancer, spent it on themselves

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 1:38pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Tennessee man and his family used much of the $187 million it collected for cancer patients to buy themselves cars, gym memberships and take luxury cruise vacations, pay for college tuition and employ family members with six-figure salaries, federal officials alleged Tuesday in one of the largest charity fraud cases ever, involving all 50 states....
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Woman charged with marrying 10 times is a day late for court

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 1:14pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- A woman accused of marrying 10 times in an immigration scam has reported to a Bronx court a day late after a warrant was issued for her arrest....
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Shooter was fixated on George Zimmerman, police report says

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 12:11pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida man charged with shooting at George Zimmerman last week had "a fixation" on the former neighborhood watch leader and had recently been admitted to a mental institution, according to a police report made public Tuesday....
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Sarah Palin says daughter Bristol's wedding called off

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 11:47am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin says her daughter, Bristol, won't marry Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer this month....
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State Supreme Court considers trooper's firing over lost hat

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 11:46am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- If a state trooper doesn't tell the truth about why he lost his hat, can he be trusted when he faces a heavier moral choice? North Carolina's highest court was mulling this question on Tuesday....
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Evidence to be revealed in killings of California family

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 10:34am
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) -- It was a case that stumped investigators for years. A family of four, with two young boys, vanished mysteriously from their California home in 2010, leaving eggs to rot in the kitchen, their dogs without food and freshly made popcorn on the counter....
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