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As Marines depart Afghanistan, legacy lingers

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 6:46pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Marines' handover of Camp Leatherneck to the Afghans is more than a signal that America's longest war is ending. It is a reminder that the Marines' battlefield gains were tempered by losses: 378 killed, nearly 5,000 wounded....
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Possible complete mammoth skeleton found in Idaho

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 5:35pm
AMERICAN FALLS, Idaho (AP) -- A portion of a Columbian mammoth skull and tusks have been uncovered in southeastern Idaho, and experts say a rare entire skeleton might be buried there....
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Ancient shipwreck discovered near Aeolian Islands

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 5:16pm
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- The divers descended 410 feet into dark Mediterranean waters off Italy, their lights revealing the skeleton of a ship that sank thousands of years ago when Rome was a world power. A sea-crusted anchor rested on a rock. The ship's cargo lay scattered amid piles of terra cotta jars, called amphora....
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Ukraine looks to reform with an eye on Europe

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 3:48pm
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- As Ukraine's most ardently pro-European parties pocketed a resounding collective election triumph Monday, thoughts turned to a reform agenda that promises pain and progress in equal doses....
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Cuba builds first new church in 55 years

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 3:46pm
HAVANA (AP) -- Cuba has allowed construction of the country's first new Catholic church in 55 years, the church said Monday. Experts said it's a sign of improving relations between the Vatican and Cuba's communist government....
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Toyota tops Consumer Reports reliability rankings

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 3:30pm
DETROIT (AP) -- Toyota continues its winning streak atop Consumer Reports' annual reliability rankings....
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INSIDE WASHINGTON: Profiting from failure

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 3:11pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Army's $5 billion intelligence network has largely failed in its promise to make crucial data easily accessible to soldiers and analysts in the field. But for a select group of companies and individuals, the system has been a bonanza....
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Newly re-elected Brazil leader faces house divided

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 2:23pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Brazil's re-elected leader Dilma Rousseff on Monday faced a house divided after a bitterly fought election that ended with the narrowest presidential win since the nation's return to democracy three decades ago....
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Cardinals stunned by death of young Oscar Taveras

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 1:19pm
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) -- St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said Monday he was stunned by the death of 22-year-old outfielder Oscar Taveras in a car accident and his players were struggling with deep anguish after losing a young teammate....
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US official urges allies to combat IS ideology

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 11:18am
KUWAIT CITY (AP) -- The United States is pressing Arab nations and other allies to do more to counter the Islamic State group's slick propaganda campaign, with a top American envoy on Monday describing efforts to combat the extremist messages as a vital pillar in the fight to defeat the group....
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Prosecutors say will appeal Pistorius verdict

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 11:09am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Prosecutors said Monday they will file appeal papers in the next few days against the verdict and sentencing in the case of Oscar Pistorius, who was given a five-year prison term after being convicted of culpable homicide for killing his girlfriend....
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APNewsBreak: Poland to move 1,000s of troops east

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 10:29am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Poland will move thousands of troops toward its eastern borders in a historic realignment of a military structure built in the Cold War, the country's defense minister told The Associated Press on Monday....
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From job to job to job, a life lived _ and lost

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 10:22am
ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) -- The fumes, reeking of gasoline, poured from the white Kia SUV as soon as an emergency medical technician broke one of the rear windows. Inside, the body of a dark-haired young woman with a beauty mark on her left cheek reclined in the driver's seat, keys dangling from the ignition....
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International community ramps up Africa Ebola aid

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 10:10am
ACCRA, Ghana (AP) -- German Capt. Mattias Reichenbach has loaded protective gear, soap and other cargo onto his plane and is ready to take off from the United Nations' main staging area in Ghana during a crisis that has claimed thousands of lives in three African countries....
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South Africa: Police hunt soccer captain's killers

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 9:25am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- South African police on Monday launched a massive operation to find the killers of the national soccer team captain who was fatally shot during an apparent house robbery, underscoring the country's high rate of violent crime....
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'Welcome Back, Kotter' star Marcia Strassman dies

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 8:40am
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Marcia Strassman, who played Gabe Kaplan's wife, Julie, on the 1970s sitcom "Welcome Back, Kotter," has died. She was 66....
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South Korea seeks death penalty for ferry captain

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 6:25am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korean prosecutors on Monday demanded the death penalty for the captain of a ferry that sank earlier this year, killing more than 300 people, blaming his negligence and failure to rescue passengers in need for the massive loss of life, a court official and news reports said....
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Before US, gay marriage accepted in parts of world

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 4:05am
LONDON (AP) -- The U.S. Supreme Court's refusal this month to review rulings that overturned bans on same-sex marriage marked a milestone in gay rights in the United States. Around the world, many countries have come to accept such unions as part of the tapestry of everyday life. But there are still pockets of resistance. Here is a look at some countries that have made same-sex marriage common practice:...
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The SUV goes from All-American to global star

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 3:17am
DETROIT (AP) -- Once a hulking symbol of American excess, sport utility vehicles are quickly becoming the world's favorite way to get around....
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Hunting for whale & votes above the Arctic Circle

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 2:20am
BARROW, Alaska (AP) -- Three children whiz by on a snowmobile as Gabe Tegoseak, crunching through icy streets in the town that's as far north as you can go and still be in the United States, is hunting for votes....
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