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Weapons convoys seen rolling in eastern Ukraine

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 4:22pm
KRASNODON, Ukraine (AP) -- For several evenings this month, convoys of military weaponry passed with clockwork-like regularity through Krasnodon, a rebel-held town in eastern Ukraine near the porous border with Russia....
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Greek archaeologists enter large underground tomb

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 2:45pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Archaeologists excavating an ancient tomb under a massive burial mound in northern Greece have entered the underground structure, which appears to have been looted in antiquity....
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French government dissolves over economic policy

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 1:07pm
PARIS (AP) -- President Francois Hollande is weighing his options after dissolving the government on Monday over open feuding in the Cabinet about how much cutting - or spending - will revive the country's stagnant economy....
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Dempsey in Afghanistan for transition talks

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 11:06am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The Pentagon has developed plans that would allow American forces to remain in Afghanistan beyond the end of the year if the contested presidential election drags on and a security agreement isn't signed soon, the top U.S. military officer said Monday....
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Back in spotlight, Sharpton seizes the moment

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 9:24am
Stepping to the pulpit at Greater Grace Church (AP) -- minutes from where a suburban St. Louis police officer shot and killed an unarmed black 18-year-old - the Rev. Al Sharpton wielded the fiery words that have marked his long, often notorious career....
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Pediatricians' Rx for schools: Later start times

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 8:25am
CHICAGO (AP) -- Pediatricians have a new prescription for schools: later start times for teens....
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Invasive insect threatens iconic Florida citrus

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 8:07am
LAKE WALES, Fla. (AP) -- The tourists stream to Florida in their cars, intent on a week at Disney or a sugar-sand seashore or a nonstop party on South Beach. Road weary and thirsty, they pull over at one of the state's five official welcome centers. They walk inside, and then they look up....
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Mimicking the airlines, hotels get fee-happy

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 7:38am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Forget bad weather, traffic jams and kids asking, "Are we there yet?" The real headache for many travelers is a quickly-growing list of hotel surcharges, even for items they never use....
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Edible insects a boon to Thailand's farmers

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 6:39am
THANON NANG KLARN, Thailand (AP) -- Depending solely on the rains to either yield a good rice crop or leave their fields dry and barren, farmers in this village in northeastern Thailand, the country's poorest region, led a precarious and back-breaking existence. Then they discovered bugs....
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Heart group: E-cigarettes might help smokers quit

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 1:51am
The American Heart Association's first policy statement on electronic cigarettes backs them as a last resort to help smokers quit. The American Cancer Society has no formal policy but quietly took a similar stance in May....
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Israel leader tries to link Hamas, Iraq extremists

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 1:22am
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's prime minister is trying to capitalize on the gruesome video of an American journalist's beheading by the Islamic State extremist group, saying Hamas is an equally vicious foe as he tries to rally international support in Israel's war in the Gaza Strip. But the comparisons between Hamas and Islamic State are being met with reservations by Israel's allies and enemies alike....
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Bow down: Beyonce owns the MTV Video Music Awards

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 12:46am
Bow down: Beyonce was the reigning queen of Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards....
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Bishop: Slain US journalist Foley opened our eyes

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 10:17pm
ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- Slain U.S. journalist James Foley was living his faith by bringing images to the world of people suffering from war and oppressive regimes, a Roman Catholic bishop said Sunday at a Mass in his honor....
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Rap mogul Suge Knight shot, wounded in nightclub

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 9:37pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Death Row Records founder and rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was shot and injured in a packed nightclub early Sunday, but he was expected to survive, a Los Angeles County sheriff's sergeant said....
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Actor-director Richard Attenborough dies at 90

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 9:19pm
LONDON (AP) -- Richard Attenborough was a lord, an Oscar-winning director for the much-lauded "Gandhi" and an unflagging pillar to British cinema. But Attenborough, who died Sunday at 90, was best known as Dickie....
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10 Things to Know for Monday

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 9:18pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:...
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Michael Brown called 'little kid in big body'

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 5:53pm
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Michael Brown Jr. was on the verge of starting college, eager to launch himself into the adult world. Instead, on Monday he'll be mourned at his funeral, more than two weeks after his fatal shooting by a white police officer- an act that ignited days of violent protests and reawakened racial tensions that still linger in the nation....
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California winemakers cleaning up after quake

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 5:29pm
NAPA, Calif. (AP) -- Winemakers in California's storied Napa Valley woke up to thousands of broken bottles and barrels as a result of Sunday's earthquake....
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Cristobal's pelting rains lash southeast Bahamas

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 2:54pm
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) -- Slow-moving Tropical Storm Cristobal lashed parts of the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands with heavy rainfall and white-crested surf after swollen rivers swept at least three people away on the Caribbean island shared by the Dominican Republic and Haiti....
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Minister: 2 people have died of Ebola in Congo

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 2:44pm
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) -- Two Ebola-related deaths have been confirmed in Congo, the country's health minister said Sunday, though local officials believe the cases are unrelated to the outbreak in West Africa that has killed more than 1,400 people....
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