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Showdown looms between US gov't, air bag maker

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 5:14pm
DETROIT (AP) -- A showdown is looming between U.S. safety regulators and a Japanese company that makes air bags linked to multiple deaths and injuries. Car companies and the driving public are caught in the middle....
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Cuban couple keeps rodents called hutias as pets

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 5:01pm
BAINOA, Cuba (AP) -- Some people keep guinea pigs or hamsters as pets....
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Police: Man crawled into sunken car, saved baby

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 4:56pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- A Maine logger helped save an infant from drowning when he crawled into a car that was upside-down in water and used a knife to cut the straps off her car seat and pull her out, police said....
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Kerry in diplomatic overdrive on Iran nuclear deal

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 4:55pm
LONDON (AP) -- With a deadline for Iranian nuclear deal fast approaching, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry embarked Wednesday on a frenzy of high-stakes diplomacy in a last-minute push to secure an agreement - or at least prevent the process from collapsing....
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Aide: Obama open to limits in war authorization

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 3:58pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration is open to limits on the duration of its military efforts in Iraq and Syria and on the potential use of ground forces in a new war authorization against the Islamic State, a top presidential adviser said Wednesday....
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AP Exclusive: From IS militant to Iraq informant

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 2:15pm
BAGHDAD (AP) -- The former Islamic State group commander walked into the visitors' room of his Baghdad prison, without the usual yellow jumpsuit and shackles his fellow inmates wear. In slippers and a track suit, he greeted guards with a big smile, kissing them on the cheeks....
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Immigrants baffled by HealthCare.gov lapse

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 2:10pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- HealthCare.gov is working better, but immigrants are running into what looks like an obvious slip-up....
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Study: Banking industry culture fosters cheating

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 2:10pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The banking industry seems to bring out dishonesty in people, a new study suggests....
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New Kurdish offensive targets Islamic State group

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 1:41pm
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Kurdish forces, backed by U.S.-led airstrikes, launched a new offensive Wednesday targeting the Islamic State group in areas of Iraq that the extremists had captured this past summer....
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How to teach self-driving cars ethics of the road

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 12:42pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A large truck speeding in the opposite direction suddenly veers into your lane....
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Family, school spar in court in 'under God' suit

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 12:34pm
FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) -- Attorneys offered contrasting interpretations of the Pledge of Allegiance during oral arguments Wednesday in a New Jersey family's lawsuit claiming a school district is discriminating against their child's atheist beliefs....
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AP PHOTOS: Survivors of female genital mutilation

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 10:02am
SIDFA, Egypt (AP) -- In this ancient village in southern Egypt on the banks of the Nile, some women are now speaking out about a long-standing tradition once never discussed....
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Egypt making slow progress on genital mutilation

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 10:00am
MANSHIET EL-IKHWA, Egypt (AP) -- Raslan Fadl, the first doctor in Egypt to be put on trial for committing female genital mutilation, is still practicing even through a 13-year-old girl died after he performed the procedure. And in this Nile Delta Village, he has plenty of patients....
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Republicans: Keystone pipeline down, but not out

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 8:09am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is promising the new Republican majority will quickly resurrect Keystone XL pipeline legislation killed by Democrats, potentially setting up an early 2015 veto confrontation with President Barack Obama....
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Gun sales surge ahead of jury's Ferguson decision

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 7:36am
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Some suburban St. Louis gun dealers have been doing brisk business, particularly among first-time buyers, as fearful residents await a grand jury's decision on whether to indict the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown....
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Mexican boy has massive tumor removed in US

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 7:34am
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- An 11-year-old Mexican boy who had been suffering from a massive tumor and drew international attention after U.S. officials helped him get treatment in New Mexico had the growth removed after a long surgery, a church said Tuesday....
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Union, NFL at odds over personal conduct policy

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 6:38am
Saying the NFL is "making things up as they go along," players' union chief DeMaurice Smith wants the league and its owners to take disciplining players out of the hands of Commissioner Roger Goodell....
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Stranded on a snowy highway? Here's what to do

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 5:29am
Heavy snow has stranded many motorists on a western New York highway. Some tips on what to do if you find yourself stuck in the snow:...
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Gift Guide: Dragons, aliens, heroes for the gamer

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 3:59am
Sony's PlayStation 4 video-game console has built an impressive lead over its competitors. That's good news for holiday shoppers because it has driven Microsoft and Nintendo to offer more budget-friendly holiday deals on their consoles....
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After Keystone, Landrieu faces tougher re-election

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 3:19am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- A failed effort to push approval of the Keystone XL pipeline through Congress behind her, Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu now faces an even greater challenge to win a runoff election next month....
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