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Taco Bell's waffle taco is dead; biscuit taco to replace

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 8:08am
NEW YORK (AP) -- The newest weapon in the breakfast wars is a biscuit shaped like a taco....
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30 years after Cold War killing, US officer is remembered

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 6:30am
BERLIN (AP) -- U.S. Col. Roland Lajoie had just arrived home in West Berlin on a cool March day in 1985 when he got the call from his headquarters: the Soviets were demanding to see him immediately in East Germany...
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Police report on Virginia gang-rape not the final word

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 4:36am
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- The article, titled "A rape on campus," revolved around a student identified only as "Jackie," who said she was raped at the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity more than two years earlier....
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Trouble at AmEx: Some cardholders can leave home without it

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 3:05am
NEW YORK (AP) -- For decades, American Express was the undisputed credit card of choice among corporate road warriors, the wealthy and the well-traveled, who lived by the company's slogan, "Don't leave home without it."...
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Nusra Front quietly rises in Syria as Islamic State targeted

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 2:01am
BEIRUT (AP) -- The Nusra Front, Syria's al-Qaida affiliate, is consolidating power in territory stretching from the Turkish border to central and southern Syria, crushing moderate opponents and forcibly converting minorities using tactics akin to its ultraconservative rival, the Islamic State group....
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George R.R. Martin won't let pressure rush his writing

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 1:58am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- George R.R. Martin has been feeling the heat to finish "The Winds of Winter," the long-awaited sixth novel in his best-selling series, "A Song of Ice and Fire," but he is not letting the pressure rush his writing....
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Official: Gunmen kill at least 13 in Afghan highway attack

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 1:25am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Gunmen in eastern Afghanistan attacked passing vehicles on a darkened highway during a midnight assault Tuesday, killing at least 13 people, authorities said....
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With high-profile trials come calls for courtroom cameras

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 1:10am
BOSTON (AP) -- Boston has seen its share of headline-grabbing federal trials, from the 2013 conviction of notorious gangster James "Whitey" Bulger to the ongoing prosecution of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. There's just one hitch. With cameras banned in the courtrooms, Boston residents haven't actually seen either trial, instead having to rely on the drawings of courtroom artists or descriptions by reporters....
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Looking for a job near home? Good luck, it's getting harder

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 1:09am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Remember the Detroit man who walked 21 miles to work?...
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Mastectomies on the rise in Venezuela amid economic crisis

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 12:46am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Oncologist Gabriel Romero performs hundreds of life-saving surgeries a year, but he no longer takes pleasure in his work....
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CDC: 11M fewer uninsured since passage of Obama's law

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 12:17am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of uninsured U.S. residents fell by more than 11 million since President Barack Obama signed the health care overhaul five years ago, according to a pair of reports Tuesday from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention....
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The Big Shift: Infields spin in response to data explosion

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 12:09am
COPLAY, Pa. (AP) -- Twentysomethings sit in rows inside a two-story, red brick building in an Allentown suburb that Norman Rockwell could have painted. Using a keyboard and a pair of screens each, the video scouts note every one of the 700,000 pitches and 130,000 batted balls in the major leagues each year, night after night after night....
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Search for missing Alaska family of 4 comes to grim end

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 11:26pm
KENAI, Alaska (AP) -- A nearly yearlong search for a missing Alaska family has come to a grim end with the discovery of four bodies, a dead dog and a handgun just off a trail in a rural area near the family's home....
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Darren Sharper admits drugging, rape counts in Los Angeles

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 10:50pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Former NFL star Darren Sharper removed all doubt Monday that he drugged and raped women, taking the first of several steps to own up to sex assaults in four states that will send him to federal prison for about nine years....
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Israel's Netanyahu apologizes to country's Arab minority

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 10:43pm
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu apologized to Israel's Arab citizens on Monday for remarks he made during last week's parliament election that offended members of the community....
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Utah to use firing squads if lethal drugs are unavailable

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 10:40pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Utah became the only state to allow firing squads for executions when Gov. Gary Herbert signed a law Monday approving the method for use when no lethal injection drugs are available, even though he has called it "a little bit gruesome."...
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Threat against Obama niece prompts security hike

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 10:20pm
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) -- A threat against President Barack Obama's niece, a player on Princeton's women's basketball team, prompted increased security at the Tigers' NCAA Tournament game at Maryland on Monday night....
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Cruz targets conservatives as he starts White House run

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 9:43pm
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) -- Launching his bid for the Republican presidential nomination, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas asked Christian conservative voters to imagine a United States without the IRS, Obamacare or abortion rights - and to imagine they can make that happen by supporting him....
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10 Things to Know for Tuesday

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 9:04pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:...
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No bond for millionaire Durst on New Orleans weapons charges

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 9:02pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Millionaire murder suspect Robert Durst is a flight risk and a danger to others, a judge decided Monday after considering what FBI agents found in his hotel room: an elaborate disguise and other escape tools fit for a spy movie....
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