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Doctors differ on preteen suspect's mental state

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 11:44am
WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) -- Doctors disagree over whether the second of two 12-year-old girls charged with stabbing a classmate to please the fictional horror character Slender Man is fit to stand trial, a judge and attorneys said Wednesday....
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The Clintons, the Democrats' 2014 super surrogates

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 10:31am
AURORA, Colo. (AP) -- Defending their allies, Bill and Hillary Clinton are barnstorming the country for Democrats struggling through a bleak campaign season in states where President Barack Obama is deeply unpopular....
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Analysis: Fowle was North Korea's easiest US case

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 9:39am
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- Why did North Korea free Jeffrey Fowle, and only him, when two other Americans remain in prison there? Probably because Pyongyang considered him the most minor of the three offenders, and may believe that releasing him could improve abysmal U.S. relations and even temper growing international criticism of its human-rights record....
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Ben Bradlee remembered for invigorating journalism

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 8:11am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a charmed life of newspapering, Ben Bradlee seemed always to be in just the right place....
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Bedouin Israeli doctor mysteriously turns jihadi

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 6:37am
HURA, Israel (AP) -- He was a quiet whiz kid at the top of his class in Israel, who overcame tough odds in this minority Arab village to become a star medical student and hospital intern....
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Tribes in tense Abu Ghraib vow to keep IS out

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 5:19am
ABU GHRAIB, Iraq (AP) -- The Baghdad suburb of Abu Ghraib, best known for its infamous prison, sits close enough to Baghdad's airport that you can see the control tower in the distance. It's an enticing potential prize for Islamic State militants....
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NKorea tries on the charm to avoid ICC referral

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 3:38am
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- For an envoy of the North Korean government, which virtually bans the average citizen's contact with the outside world, Kim Ju Song looks breezily connected. A tablet computer is propped on his table in the United Nations' bustling delegates lounge. He hands out his name card with a Gmail address and mobile number and suggests a "coffee meeting to exchange views."...
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AP-GfK Poll: 5 things to know about midterms poll

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 3:05am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Someone has to win....
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Investigators: Secret Service use 'problematic'

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 12:02am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A new government investigation questions a bizarre Secret Service mission that pulled agents from their assignment near the White House and sent them to the rural Maryland home of a headquarters employee embroiled in a personal dispute with a neighbor....
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Famed Elvis photographer Alfred Wertheimer dies

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 10:30pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Alfred Wertheimer, the photographer whose portraits of Elvis Presley documented the birth of a music legend, has died....
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10 Things to Know for Wednesday

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 9:27pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:...
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Indiana man was violent long before 7 killings

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 9:25pm
GARY, Ind. (AP) -- With hindsight, there were signs years ago of increasing violence against women by Darren Vann, who police said Tuesday has confessed to killing seven women in northwestern Indiana....
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Terrorist ideology blamed in Canada car attack

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 7:07pm
SAINT-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU, Quebec (AP) -- A young convert to Islam who killed a Canadian soldier in a hit-and-run had been on the radar of federal investigators, who feared he had jihadist ambitions and seized his passport when he tried to travel to Turkey, authorities said Tuesday....
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McDonald's CEO outlines changes as sales slide

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 6:11pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- After posting yet another disappointing quarter, McDonald's CEO Don Thompson said Tuesday the company hasn't been keeping up with the times and that changes are in store for its U.S. restaurants....
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'Girlfriend' crack makes Obama voting all laughs

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 6:08pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democrats say stay away from red states. Vladimir Putin says mitts off Ukraine....
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From Kors to DVF, fashion mourns de la Renta

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 5:56pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Fun, sunny, romantic. Oscar de la Renta approached fashion and life on those terms, but there was more, so much more, those who loved and admired the designer say....
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Mormons address mystery surrounding undergarments

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 5:37pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The Mormon church is addressing the mystery that has long surrounded undergarments worn by its faithful with a new video explaining the practice in-depth while admonishing ridicule from outsiders about what it considers a symbol of Latter-day Saints' devotion to God....
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WHO: Ebola vaccine trials in W. Africa in January

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 4:47pm
GENEVA (AP) -- The World Health Organization is pressing the search for an Ebola vaccine and hopes to begin testing two experimental versions as early as January on more than 20,000 front-line health care workers and others in West Africa's hot zone - a bigger rollout than envisioned just a few months ago....
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Assad pursues withering campaign against rebels

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 4:45pm
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian President Bashar Assad is taking advantage of the U.S.-led coalition's war against the Islamic State group to pursue a withering air and ground campaign against more mainstream rebels elsewhere in the country, trying to recapture areas considered more crucial to the survival of his government....
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AP-GfK Poll: Most expect GOP victory in November

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 4:26pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two weeks before Election Day, most of the nation's likely voters now expect the Republican Party to take control of the U.S. Senate, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. And by a growing margin, they say that's the outcome they'd like to see....
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