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Popular pesticide hurts wild bees in major field study

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 1:26pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A common type of pesticide is dramatically harming wild bees, according to a new in-the-field study that outside experts say may help shift the way the U.S. government looks at a controversial class of chemicals....
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Health law brings growth in food stamps in some states

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 1:12pm
CHICAGO (AP) -- President Barack Obama's health care law has had a surprising side effect: In some states, it appears to be enticing more Americans to apply for food stamps, even as the economy improves....
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With bird flu spreading, USDA starts on potential vaccine

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 12:50pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture is working on a vaccine to counter a deadly strain of bird flu, as losses to poultry producers mount....
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Scottish collie behind wheel of runaway vehicle causes scare

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 12:30pm
LONDON (AP) -- Don the Sheepdog might want to learn a new trick: applying the brakes....
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Dr. Oz: We will not be silenced

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 11:56am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Vowing that "we will not be silenced," television's Dr. Oz is fighting back against critics who are trying to get him removed from a faculty position at Columbia University....
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Officials:extremist's misfire foiled attack on Paris church

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 11:44am
PARIS (AP) -- An Islamic extremist with an arsenal of loaded guns was prevented from opening fire on churchgoers only because he accidentally shot himself in the leg, French officials said Wednesday....
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PHOTOS: Hubble's turn to smile, marks 25 years in orbit

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 11:29am
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Hubble, it's your turn to smile for the cameras!...
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Sandra Bullock named People's 'Most Beautiful Woman'

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 10:21am
NEW YORK (AP) -- People magazine has named Sandra Bullock as the "World's Most Beautiful Woman" for 2015....
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Former Auschwitz guard describes camp in chilling detail

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 10:18am
LUENEBURG, Germany (AP) -- A former SS sergeant described in chilling detail Wednesday how cattle cars full of Jews were brought to the Auschwitz death camp, the people stripped of their belongings and then most led directly into gas chambers....
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Brian Wilson happy to have an old friend on new record, tour

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 8:52am
NEW YORK (AP) -- While Brian Wilson doesn't plan to officially reunite with the surviving members of the Beach Boys, having an old friend sing on a new record certainly provided a comfort zone....
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Privacy advocates seek more openness on NSA surveillance

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 7:41am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- As Congress considers whether to extend the life of a program that sweeps up American phone records, privacy advocates and civil liberties groups say too much about government surveillance remains secret for the public to fully evaluate the program's reach or effectiveness....
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Migrants take long, winding road to reach EU gateway Hungary

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 6:59am
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- When Jean-Paul Apetey thinks of all he has endured, he finds it hard to believe he made it to Europe....
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Iraqi tribesmen fight their own after breaking with IS group

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 6:08am
MAKHMOUR, Iraq (AP) -- When Islamic State militants swept across northern Iraq last summer, the Sunni al-Lehib tribe welcomed them as revolutionaries fighting the Shiite-led government in Baghdad. But less than a year later, the tribe is bitterly split between those who joined the extremist group and those resisting its brutal rule....
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New Zealand prime minister apologizes for ponytail pulling

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 5:59am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key has apologized to a cafe worker for repeatedly pulling her ponytail when he visited the cafe over several months, even after she'd told him to stop....
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For Clinton campaign, all in the family - not so much Bill

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 3:21am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hillary Rodham Clinton's granddaughter, Charlotte, is a symbol of the future. Clinton's late parents offer lessons about hard work and resiliency. Her own daughter, Chelsea, gives voters a window into her mother's life long before she was one of the world's most famous women....
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Officer who shot Washington farmworker dragged him from fire

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 3:06am
SEATTLE (AP) -- One of the officers who killed an immigrant farmworker in Washington state in a shooting that helped fuel the nationwide debate over police use of force had dragged the man away from his burning rental home just weeks earlier....
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'Tiger Man' fights for return of seized animals to sanctuary

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 2:25am
STONY RIDGE, Ohio (AP) -- The maze of steel cages where bears and black leopards roamed for more than three decades are quiet now. The growls and roars of tigers and lions no longer echo across Kenny Hetrick's backyard and into his neighbor's windows....
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Afghan deportees from Iran return to a home they barely know

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 2:14am
ISLAM QALA, Afghanistan (AP) -- Tajigul Haidary had overstayed her residents' visa in Iran and was expecting just a hefty fine when she went to renew it, she said. Instead, she was arrested as an illegal immigrant, imprisoned, held in a transit center with hundreds of other Afghans and, early this week, deported at a dusty border point back to Afghanistan....
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Pope accepts resignation of bishop who didn't report abuse

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 10:58pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Pope Francis accepted the resignation Tuesday of a U.S. bishop who was convicted of failing to report a suspected child abuser, answering calls by victims to take action against bishops who cover up for pedophile priests....
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Anger at acquittal of Chicago policeman in shooting of woman

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 10:49pm
CHICAGO (AP) -- A judge's surprise acquittal of an off-duty Chicago police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed woman called into question prosecutors' decision not to charge the man with murder, and set off protests for a second day Tuesday....
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