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Syria, Iraq oil controlled by Islamic State group

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 1:47pm
BEIRUT (AP) -- For the first time since the Unites States and five Arab countries started bombing positions of the Islamic State group in Syria, oil installations under control of the militants were targeted overnight and early on Thursday. Here is a look at the oil in the hands if the Islamic State group, which has overrun several large oil fields in Syria and a smaller one in Iraq....
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Kurds see Turkey impeding Islamic State fight

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 1:29pm
SURUC, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey and its Kurdish population - for decades in conflict - suddenly find themselves facing a common enemy in the Islamic State group. So it may reasonable to expect prospects for long elusive peace between Turkey and Kurdish rebels to improve....
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Sierra Leone quarantines 2 million to fight Ebola

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 1:16pm
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- Sierra Leone on Thursday took the dramatic step of sealing off districts where more than 1 million people live as it and other West African countries struggle to control the Ebola outbreak that has claimed thousands of lives....
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Qatar women withdraw over Asian Games hijab ban

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 1:09pm
INCHEON, South Korea (AP) -- The Qatari women's basketball team withdrew from the Asian Games in protest against international rules that ban players from wearing Muslim headscarves in competition....
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10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 12:31pm
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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3rd US Ebola patient released from hospital

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 12:26pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- The third American aid worker who contracted Ebola in Africa was released Thursday from a Nebraska hospital....
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Obama urges world to do more to tackle Ebola

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 12:21pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- President Barack Obama, in a chilling assessment of international efforts to stem a deadly Ebola outbreak, said the world has not done enough to respond to a health crisis that poses a growing threat to regional and global security....
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Rouhani: extremists want to destroy civilization

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 11:49am
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Iran's president warned world leaders at the U.N. General Assembly on Thursday that the goal of extremists creating chaos in the Mideast is the destruction of civilization and rise of Islamophobia....
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Mexican cartels steal billions from oil industry

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 11:22am
CIUDAD MIER, Mexico (AP) -- Mexico overcame 75 years of nationalist pride to reform its flagging, state-owned oil industry. But as it prepares to develop rich shale fields along the Gulf Coast, and attract foreign investors, another challenge awaits: taming the brutal drug cartels that rule the region and are stealing billions of dollars' worth of oil from pipelines....
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Donkeys reunited at Polish zoo after sex scandal

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 10:15am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Napoleon is now back with his Antosia....
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5 teams passed on 'young colt' Jeter before Yanks

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 9:24am
NEW YORK (AP) -- The 17-year-old kid from Kalamazoo drew all sorts of raves....
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'Eau de Revolution': Cuba scents honor Che, Chavez

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 9:00am
HAVANA (AP) -- Call it "Eau de Revolution."...
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US man's N. Korean prison life: Digging, isolation

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 7:02am
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- An American man recently sentenced by North Korea to six years of hard labor says he is digging in fields eight hours a day and being kept in isolation, but that so far his health isn't deteriorating....
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End of line for thoroughbred racing in New England

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 6:21am
BOSTON (AP) -- Suffolk Downs, New England's last thoroughbred racing track which once hosted Seabiscuit and other premier horses of the day, is closing this year, a victim of changes in a gaming industry that now revolves around lotteries and casinos....
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10 Things to Know for Today

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 5:55am
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:...
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Trouble in Hong Kong? Beijing summons tycoons

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 4:18am
HONG KONG (AP) -- As trouble brews in Hong Kong, who's Beijing going to call? The billionaires....
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Nuremberg stenographer's mementos to be auctioned

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 4:14am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- The old trunk was locked when it was found by auction house workers clearing a long-vacant home in Alaska that was about to be listed for sale....
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Venezuela's Maduro calls for shakeup at UN

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 1:11am
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro called for a "re-founding" of the United Nations late Wednesday in his first speech before the international organization....
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FBI releases report examining mass shootings

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 12:51am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of shootings in which a gunman wounds or kills multiple people has increased dramatically in recent years, with the majority of attacks in the last decade occurring at a business or a school, according to an FBI report released Wednesday....
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10 Things to Know for Thursday

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 9:07pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:...
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