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US to begin safety testing Ebola vaccine next week

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 12:12pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal researchers next week will start testing humans with an experimental vaccine to prevent the deadly Ebola virus....
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10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 11:44am
Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see....
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Shaun the shaggy Aussie sheep finally shorn smooth

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 9:50am
SYDNEY (AP) -- Shaun the shaggy Australian sheep has at last been shorn smooth. But the woolly wanderer wasn't the wooliest of them all....
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Tim Hortons a big part of Canadian identity

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 7:56am
TORONTO (AP) -- Few things unite Canadians the way Tim Hortons does. For half a century, they have warmed themselves on chilly mornings with the chain's coffee and Timbits - or doughnut holes to Americans....
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A flavor out of favor: Dog meat fades in S. Korea

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 4:05am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- For more than 30 years, chef and restaurant owner Oh Keum-il built her expertise in cooking one traditional South Korean delicacy: dog meat....
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Poll: Parents uncomfortable with youth football

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 3:43am
Parents are worried about their children playing football, but most haven't decided to keep their kids from putting on a helmet and stepping onto the field....
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Tim Hortons a big part of Canadian identity

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 1:47am
TORONTO (AP) -- Few things unite Canadians the way Tim Hortons does. For half a century, they have warmed themselves on chilly mornings with the chain's coffee and Timbits - or doughnut holes to Americans....
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A look at the Islamic State militants in Syria

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 1:41am
BEIRUT (AP) -- As the U.S. strikes Islamic State targets in Iraq, extremists belonging to the same militant group across the border in Syria are capturing new territory and becoming bolder by the day....
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Cowabunga! Storm sends big waves to California

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:02pm
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- Thundering surf spawned by a Pacific hurricane pounded the Southern California coast Wednesday, causing minor flooding in a low-lying beach town while drawing daredevil surfers and body-boarders into churning, 20-foot waves as crowds of spectators lined the shore....
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10 Things to Know for Thursday

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:50pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:...
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USC's Shaw admits to lying about injuries, rescue

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 9:56pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Southern California cornerback Josh Shaw confessed that he lied to school officials about how he sprained his ankles last weekend, retracting his story about jumping off a balcony to save his drowning nephew....
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US to consider spousal abuse in immigration claims

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 8:50pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A government immigration board has determined for the first time that domestic violence victims may be able to qualify for asylum in the United States. The ruling comes in the case of a Guatemalan woman who crossed into the U.S. illegally in 2005 after fleeing her husband....
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Mother of US reporter in Syria begs for his life

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 7:55pm
BEIRUT (AP) -- The mother of a hostage American journalist pleaded for his release Wednesday in a video directed at the Islamic State group, while new images emerged of mass killings, including masked militants shooting kneeling men after the capture of a strategic air base in Syria....
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Chicago's Little League champs return as heroes

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 6:39pm
CHICAGO (AP) -- The ballpark gleams, exactly as the home of the Little League World Series national championship team should....
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Q-and-A on Westerners who join the fight in Syria

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 5:54pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Douglas McAuthur McCain, an American killed in Syria while fighting with the Islamic State group, was part of a growing number of Americans and other foreigners recruited by terror groups to help them wage war in the Mideast....
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Boston Marathon bombing victim marries his nurse

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 4:48pm
BOSTON (AP) -- If something good could come out of the Boston Marathon bombing, James Costello and Krista D'Agostino seem to have found it....
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UK sex abuse report prompts outrage, reflection

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 4:47pm
ROTHERHAM, England (AP) -- Rotherham is a working-class town that is remarkable in its ordinariness - a collection of charmless discount stores, betting shops and kebab counters, surrounded by sleepy residential streets lined with brick houses that have seen better days....
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Dad acquitted in slaying of driver who killed sons

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 4:25pm
ANGLETON, Texas (AP) -- A jury on Wednesday acquitted a southeast Texas man of murder in the fatal shooting of a drunken driver who had just caused an accident that killed the man's two sons....
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AP ANALYSIS: A grim stalemate at war's end in Gaza

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 4:20pm
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) -- The third Gaza War in six years appears to have ended in another sort of tie, with both Israel and Hamas claiming the upper hand. Their questionable achievements have come at a big price, especially to long-suffering Palestinians in Gaza....
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NFL suspends Browns star WR Gordon for 2014 season

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 3:15pm
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Josh Gordon's wait is over, so is his 2014 season. The star wide receiver's career is now in peril....
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