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Northeast blizzard wasn't a bust, but it was a miss for many

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 1:05pm
In the wild world of winter weather, location is everything. So small last minute changes in the air morphed what was supposed to be crippling feet of snow into a handful of inches, leading forecasters to apologize, politicians to explain themselves and some Northeast residents wondering where the much-hyped snow went....
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Kraft takes the offensive, defends team, seeks NFL apology

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 11:38am
CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) -- The New England Patriots came out swinging upon their arrival at the Super Bowl....
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The latest on the Northeast snowstorm

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 10:51am
10:30 A.M. EST...
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Obama promotes religious and gender equity in India speech

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 8:20am
NEW DELHI (AP) -- President Barack Obama gently nudged India Tuesday to fulfill its constitution's pledge to uphold the "dignity of the individual," drawing on his own experience as a minority in the United States as he closed out a three-day visit to New Delhi....
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Obama leads US dignitaries paying respects in Saudi Arabia

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 7:28am
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- President Barack Obama is leading a high-level delegation of current and former American officials to Saudi Arabia Tuesday to pay respects following King Abdullah's death and to take measure of the kingdom's new monarch....
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Israel says 2 rockets from Syria strike Golan Heights

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 6:57am
JERUSALEM (AP) -- At least two rockets launched from Syria struck the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights on Tuesday and Israel responded with artillery fire, the Israeli military said....
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Federal government failing to protect children, report says

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 1:52am
The federal government's failure to enforce the nation's child protection laws is a "national disgrace" that leaves abused children vulnerable to future harm, according to a three-year study by two child advocacy groups....
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Fidel Castro writes statement on shift in Cuba-US relations

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 1:25am
HAVANA, Cuba (AP) -- Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro ended his long silence over his country's decision to restore diplomatic ties with the United States, writing that he backs the negotiations even though he distrusts politics in Washington....
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Arab lawmakers shake up Israeli politics with historic union

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 1:17am
HAIFA, Israel (AP) -- Israel's Arab political parties are banding together under one ticket for the first time ever ahead of national elections in March, hoping to boost turnout and help unseat Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu....
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Failed Iraqi bomber named in Islamic State hostage crisis

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 10:34pm
BEIRUT (AP) -- In the moments after her husband blew himself up in the ballroom of a Jordanian hotel as part of an al-Qaida plot, Sajida al-Rishawi fled the scene of chaos wearing her own explosive belt....
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First Look: Sundance doc pulls back curtain on Scientology

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 9:13pm
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) -- "Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief" premiered Sunday at the Sundance Film Festival to a packed house - not with a star-studded red carpet, but with police protection....
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10 Things to Know for Tuesday

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 9:02pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:...
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US announces charges in New York Russian spy ring case

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 8:17pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Three Russian citizens were charged Monday in connection with a Cold War-style Russian spy ring that spoke in code, passed messages concealed in bags and magazines, and tried to recruit people with ties to an unnamed New York City university, authorities said....
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UN: deadly attack on Ukraine city could be war crime

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 6:20pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Deadly rocket attacks on the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol this weekend that "knowingly targeted civilians" violated international humanitarian law and could amount to war crimes, the U.N. political chief said Monday....
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Egypt: Release of Mubarak's sons caps weekend of violence

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 6:08pm
CAIRO (AP) -- In a sign of confidence by a tough Egyptian government, Hosni Mubarak's two sons were freed Monday after almost four years in prison, following a weekend marked by a spate of protester killings by an increasingly heavy-handed police force....
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Kurds celebrate ousting Islamic State fighters from Kobani

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 5:28pm
BEIRUT (AP) -- Jubilant Kurdish fighters ousted Islamic State militants from the key Syrian border town of Kobani on Monday after a four-month battle - a significant victory for both the Kurds and the U.S.-led coalition....
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What you need to know about northeastern US snowstorm

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 4:38pm
The busy Northeast corridor was in line for a winter wallop that was predicted to bring up to 2 to 3 feet of snow from northern New Jersey to Maine. Here's what residents of the big cities in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic need to know about the storm:...
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AP PHOTOS: 10 worst Northeast snowstorms in last 60 years

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 4:11pm
The National Weather Service was predicting a "potentially historic" storm on par with some of the biggest to ever hit the densely populated northeastern U.S....
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Greece's first radical left prime minister sworn in

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 4:02pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Tieless and eschewing the traditional religious swearing-in ceremony, but with a surprise coalition deal in the bag and a sanguine international reception, radical left leader Alexis Tsipras took over Monday as austerity-wracked Greece's new prime minister....
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Twins who became 'significant rats' to cartel await sentence

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 3:55pm
CHICAGO (AP) -- In the underworld of illegal drug trafficking, identical twins Pedro and Margarito Flores rose from middling Chicago dealers to partners of Mexico's most notorious cartel lord, eventually building a nearly $2 billion franchise that spanned much of North America....
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