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US wealth gap putting the squeeze on state revenue

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:31am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Income inequality is taking a toll on state governments....
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A Scottish 'Yes' also means exit from EU, NATO

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:09am
BRUSSELS (AP) -- If Scottish voters this week say Yes to independence, not only will they tear up the map of Great Britain, they'll shake the twin pillars of Western Europe's postwar prosperity and security - the European Union and the U.S.-led NATO defense alliance....
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Microsoft to buy 'Minecraft' maker for $2.5B

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 10:43am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Microsoft will acquire the maker of the long-running hit game Minecraft for $2.5 billion as the company continues to invest in its Xbox gaming platform and looks to grab attention on mobile phones....
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Chinese city creates cellphone sidewalk lane

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 9:28am
BEIJING (AP) -- Taking a cue from an American TV program, the Chinese city of Chongqing has created a smartphone sidewalk lane, offering a path for those too engrossed in messaging and tweeting to watch where they're going....
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Mideast complexities confound US coalition effort

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 8:10am
The Middle East has confounded outsiders for years, so it is no surprise that another U.S.-led project with a straightforward goal - destroying a marauding organization of extremists - is bumping up against age-old rivalries and a nod-and-a-wink-style political culture....
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US works to step up Ebola aid, but is it enough?

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 3:20am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The American strategy on Ebola is two-pronged: Step up desperately needed aid to West Africa and, in an unusual step, train U.S. doctors and nurses for volunteer duty in the outbreak zone. At home, the goal is to speed up medical research and put hospitals on alert should an infected traveler arrive....
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Envelopes in Marriott hotels invite tips for maids

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 2:56am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Do you leave a tip in your hotel room for the maid? Marriott is launching a program with Maria Shriver to put envelopes in hotel rooms to encourage tipping....
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Jay Cutler rallies Bears past 49ers in fourth

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 1:00am
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- Brandon Marshall walked up to Jay Cutler and planted a congratulatory kiss on his quarterback's head....
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Hurdles for Obama health law in 2nd sign-up season

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 12:34am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Potential complications await consumers as President Barack Obama's health care law approaches its second open enrollment season, just two months away....
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Japan: More and more, a land of centenarians

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 12:17am
TOKYO (AP) -- Reaching the century mark remains a relative rarity for humans, but it is increasingly less so, and perhaps nowhere more than in rapidly aging Japan....
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Hurdles for Obama health law in 2nd sign-up season

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 11:54pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Potential complications await consumers as President Barack Obama's health care law approaches its second open enrollment season, just two months away....
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Hillary Clinton in Iowa stirs 2016 speculation

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 10:18pm
INDIANOLA, Iowa (AP) -- Hillary Rodham Clinton, making her return to Iowa for the first time since the 2008 presidential campaign, implored Democrats on Sunday to choose shared economic opportunity over "the guardians of gridlock" in an high-profile appearance that drove speculation about another White House bid into overdrive....
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Public housing safety policy can hit whole family

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 10:06pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Wanda Coleman sits in the New York City public housing apartment where she's lived for 25 years, surrounded by empty rooms, bare walls and suitcases lined up by the front door....
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10 Things to Know for Monday

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 9:00pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:...
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Iowa Democrats react to Hillary Rodham Clinton

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 7:55pm
INDIANOLA, Iowa (AP) -- Iowa Democrats gave a warm welcome Sunday to Hillary Rodham Clinton at retiring Sen. Tom Harkin's annual fundraiser. But not all party loyalists from the early-voting state were ready to hand her the 2016 presidential nomination just yet....
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Sweden shifts to left in parliamentary election

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 7:37pm
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Sweden's Social Democrats were poised to return to power after a left-leaning bloc defeated the center-right government in a parliamentary election Sunday that also saw strong gains by an anti-immigration party....
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Britain mourns slain hostage; another under threat

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 6:11pm
LONDON (AP) -- Now it's Britain's turn to mourn....
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Dutch stage tomato fight against Russian sanctions

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 12:45pm
AMSTERDAM (AP) -- Hundreds of young Dutch men and women turned Amsterdam's central Dam square into a blizzard of red goop on Sunday, as they pelted each other mercilessly with overripe tomatoes....
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US man in North Korea given 6 years of hard labor

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 11:47am
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- North Korea's Supreme Court on Sunday convicted a 24-year-old American man of entering the country illegally to commit espionage and sentenced him to six years of hard labor....
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Greg Norman recovering from chain-saw accident

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 11:18am
ATLANTA (AP) -- Greg Norman is recovering from a chain saw accident that nearly cost him his left hand, but not his sense of humor....
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