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Sandy's mental health impact looms large

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 2:25am
LONG BEACH, N.Y. (AP) -- Kathy and Mark Michaels huddled in the attic of their Long Beach home as Superstorm Sandy turned streets into canals, ripped apart the iconic boardwalk and snapped electrical lines. As blue police lights flashed in the howling wind, the acrid stench of burning buildings wafted through the air....
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Myanmar's story, told by one crumbling building

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 12:04am
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- The little apartment building was graceful once. Maybe even beautiful. There is an elegance in the arched windows now covered with grime. It's in the ornamental pillars, coated with paint so faded that it's hard to say if the building is yellow or white. It's in wide windows kept open through the endless hot months, bringing in the breeze from the Yangon River....
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10 Things to Know for Wednesday

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 9:11pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:...
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Official allowed others to believe he had Ph.D.

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 8:50pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A key figure in a struggling Army intelligence program has for years allowed himself to be portrayed as a Ph.D. in engineering, even though he does not hold a doctoral degree, according to records and interviews....
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X-ray shows sick tortoise swallowed turtle pendant

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 8:50pm
MIAMI (AP) -- The source of a sick tortoise's discomfort became clear after a south Florida veterinarian took an X-ray: The animal had swallowed a turtle pendant....
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Politics of Ebola tricky for Christie, Cuomo

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 8:19pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Two ambitious governors - one Republican, one Democrat - known for their no-nonsense, take-charge style in a calamity have set off a furor with their aggressive handling of the Ebola crisis, and how it plays out could shape their political futures....
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Where's czar? Ebola raises management questions

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 8:19pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's commander in the fight against Ebola was expected to operate below the public radar. But did that mean invisible?...
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New Mexico deputy charged with shooting colleague

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 8:11pm
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) -- A northern New Mexico sheriff's deputy was charged with an open count of murder Tuesday after he allegedly fired several rounds from his handgun as his colleague tried to flee an alcohol-fueled argument at a hotel, police said....
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Senators stage their own 'Survivor' show

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 4:59pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Jeff Flake and Martin Heinrich were willing to go to great lengths to prove that a Democratic and Republican U.S. senator could work together....
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Southern Baptists tell pastors: hold line on gays

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 4:57pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- More than a thousand evangelical pastors and others - gathered for a three-day conference to steel the resolve of Christians who preach that gay relationships are sinful - were asked a simple question: How many live in a state that recognizes same-sex marriage?...
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'Hello Kitty' arrested on drunken driving charge

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 4:56pm
GORHAM, Maine (AP) -- Police say a Maine woman who was pulled over while wearing a Hello Kitty costume was arrested on a drunken driving charge....
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Ebola nurse on defensive gets call from Obama

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 4:12pm
ATLANTA (AP) -- A nurse who fueled Ebola fears by flying to Cleveland after being infected by her dying patient was released Tuesday from a hospital isolation unit, where doctors defended her as a courageous front-line caregiver....
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Electric-car drivers trading gas for solar power

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 3:57pm
DETROIT (AP) -- Owners of electric vehicles have already gone gas-free. Now, a growing number are powering their cars with sunlight....
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Retail skirmish blocks Apple Pay at checkout line

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 3:50pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Plan on paying in stores with your shiny new iPhone 6? Not so fast....
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Top UN Ebola official: new cases poorly tracked

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 2:59pm
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- Authorities are having trouble figuring out how many more people are getting Ebola in Liberia and Sierra Leone and where the hot spots are in those countries, harming efforts to get control of the raging, deadly outbreak, the U.N.'s top Ebola official in West Africa said Tuesday....
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Some eligible immigrants say no to US citizenship

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 2:53pm
MIAMI (AP) -- More than an estimated 8.5 million immigrants living in the U.S. were eligible for citizenship in 2012. Yet fewer than 800,000 took the leap, according to the latest Department of Homeland Security numbers....
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Bombing suspect's friend convicted of lying to FBI

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 2:29pm
BOSTON (AP) -- Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's friend was convicted Tuesday of lying to federal agents during the investigation into the deadly 2013 attack....
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Ukraine's parliament to remain a rowdy place

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 2:25pm
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Anti-corruption crusaders, paramilitary commanders, radical ultranationalists, remnants of the disgraced former president's entourage....
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AP PHOTOS: Top pictures from Europe and Africa

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 1:48pm
The U.S.-led coalition kept up its airstrikes last week on the northern Syrian town of Kobani, trying to make sure it does not fall to militants from the Islamic State group. One elderly Syrian refugee from Kobani cried at the damage to his hometown....
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Czechs honor Winton for trains evacuating children

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 12:33pm
PRAGUE (AP) -- The president of the Czech Republic awarded a Briton his country's highest state honor for organizing a mass evacuation of children to save them from Nazi death camps....
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