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Once in million years: Comet buzzing Mars on Sun.

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 3:31pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- The heavens are hosting an event this weekend that occurs once in a million years or so....
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Thinner iPads, sharper iMacs in Apple's lineup

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 3:21pm
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) -- Apple unveiled a thinner iPad Thursday with a faster processor and a better camera as it tries to drive excitement for tablets amid slowing demand. The company also released an update to its Mac operating system and introduced a high-resolution iMac model that might appeal to heavy watchers of television over the Internet....
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'Kerry Air' grounded again, this time in Vienna

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 2:50pm
VIENNA (AP) -- The United States may be the mightiest military and economic power in the world but when it comes to shuttling its top diplomat around the globe, it's beginning to look like a poor orphan....
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Africa stems Ebola via border closings, luck

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 2:37pm
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Health officials battling the Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 4,500 people in West Africa have managed to limit its spread on the continent to five countries - and two of them appear to have snuffed out the disease....
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Feds: Don't expect winter to be polar vortex redux

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 1:11pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- If you thought last winter was a horror show, with cold blasts from the polar vortex and a lack of California rain, here's some good news: No sequel is expected this year, federal forecasters say....
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Modest response by donors thus far to Ebola crisis

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 12:43pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Individual Americans, rich or not, donated generously in response to many recent international disasters, including the 2010 earthquake in Haiti and last year's Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. The response to the Ebola epidemic is far less robust, and experts are wondering why....
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10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 12:03pm
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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Fan dispute at Fla. debate prompts finger-pointing

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 11:10am
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- It's no secret in Florida that former Gov. Charlie Crist likes to stay cool by using a portable fan....
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Existing protocols might not be enough for Ebola

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 10:50am
DALLAS (AP) -- As Thomas Eric Duncan's health deteriorated, nurses Amber Joy Vinson and Nina Pham were at the Ebola patient's side....
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AP NewsBreak: Iran looks at compromise nuke offer

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 10:17am
VIENNA (AP) -- Iran is considering a U.S. proposal at nuclear talks that would allow it to keep more of its nuclear infrastructure intact while still reducing its ability to make an atomic bomb, two diplomats told The Associated Press on Thursday....
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US jobless aid applications fall to 14-year low

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 10:03am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid dropped to the lowest level in 14 years last week, the latest sign of a strengthening labor market that could help blunt worries about the impact of weak global growth....
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Exodus campaign to Berlin sparks outrage in Israel

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 7:23am
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) -- A group of young Israeli expats have unleashed controversy back home by encouraging others to join them in Berlin, touching on two of the most sensitive issues in Israel: the country's high cost of living and Jews' tortured history with Germany....
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'Modern Family' actress Elizabeth Pena dies at 55

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 7:23am
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Elizabeth Pena, the versatile actress who shifted between dramatic roles in such films as "Lone Star" and comedic parts in TV shows like "Modern Family," has died. She was 55....
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Royals headed to World Series after ALCS sweep

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 5:11am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- When the final out was made on another improbable night, and the Kansas City Royals were headed back to the World Series, Ned Yost stood in the dugout and watched....
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Thai soaps trigger outcry over romanticizing rape

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 3:45am
BANGKOK (AP) -- In a famous scene from Thailand's award-winning soap opera "The Power of Shadows," the handsome protagonist gets drunk and rapes the leading lady. He later begs her forgiveness, and the producers say they will live happily ever after in the sequel....
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Florida out of the gate at start of early voting

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 3:13am
ATLANTA (AP) -- Midterm elections are almost three weeks away, yet more than 904,000 Americans already have cast their ballots, with almost 60 percent of those early votes in Florida, according to data compiled by The Associated Press from election officials in 11 states....
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Pilot funding returns arts to California prisons

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 1:57am
NORCO, Calif. (AP) -- Christopher Bisbano leaps onto the stage and his body transforms: He cries out for his true love, and then contorts his face into a droopy pout as the audience bellows with laughter....
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Asian stocks sag as US growth jitters mount

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 11:22pm
TOKYO (AP) -- Asian stock markets sank Thursday after a torrid session on Wall Street triggered by jitters the recovery in the world's No. 1 economy is weakening....
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10 Things to Know for Thursday

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 8:56pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:...
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Royals hold off Orioles 2-1, finish ALCS sweep

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 8:55pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- James Shields led thousands of fans in a celebratory chant. Lorenzo Cain pranced along the warning track, cradling his newborn son. Ned Yost finally allowed himself to smile....
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