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On the road to find the world's funniest person

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 3:41am
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- It was last summer and Israeli-Palestinian tensions were at the highest they'd been in some time when Jamie Masada hit on a formula for world peace: Forget about guns and bombs, and just tell jokes to each other....
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Indian schools face decayed buildings, poverty

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 2:16am
WINSLOW, Ariz. (AP) -- On a desert outpost miles from the closest paved road, Navajo students at the Little Singer Community School gleefully taste traditional fry bread during the school's heritage week....
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Fire exposes illegal Chinese factories in Italy

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 1:55am
PRATO, Italy (AP) -- The first thing the firefighters saw was the arm sticking out of the barred window on the second floor of the factory. Flames reached through the partially collapsed roof and a high column of smoke darkened the winter sky. This fire had been burning for some time....
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Manning breaks Favre's TD mark in 42-17

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 1:08am
DENVER (AP) -- Peyton Manning's receivers played keep-away with his milestone memento and the NFL's new leader in career touchdown passes toyed with the San Francisco 49ers in the Denver Broncos' 42-17 victory Sunday night....
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Marine accused in Philippine killing tests US ties

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 9:06pm
OLONGAPO, Philippines (AP) -- Inside a funeral parlor, a Filipino mother sits and weeps next to a coffin containing the body of her daughter and demands answers. On a hulking American assault ship moored at a nearby port sits a man who might have them - a U.S. Marine authorities suspect in the brutal slaying at a cheap hotel more than a week ago....
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10 Things to Know for Monday

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 9:03pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:...
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Romo, Murray carry Cowboys past Giants 31-21

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 7:53pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- DeMarco Murray moved ahead of Jim Brown in the NFL record book. Tony Romo moved the Dallas Cowboys up and down the field for their sixth straight win....
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Denkinger's miss revisited as Series returns to KC

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 7:40pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Of course Don Denkinger plans to watch the World Series. He always does. He'll tune in to root for the umpires, check out familiar faces on the Giants and Royals, and see how Kansas City is looking these days....
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CDC to revise Ebola protocol, Pentagon preps team

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 7:15pm
ATLANTA (AP) -- Revised guidance for health care workers treating Ebola patients will include using protective gear "with no skin showing," a top federal health official said Sunday, and the Pentagon announced it was forming a team to assist medical staff in the U.S., if needed....
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'Fury' blasts 'Gone Girl' from top of box office

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 4:47pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The bloody World War II drama "Fury" blew past "Gone Girl" at theaters this weekend....
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Friends, family of Ebola patient reach milestone

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 4:21pm
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- As her boyfriend Thomas Eric Duncan lay dying of Ebola in a Dallas hospital bed, Louise Troh battled loneliness and fear that she too had contracted the disease while confined to a stranger's home under armed guard....
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Pope beatifies Paul VI at remarkable synod's end

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 2:16pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis on Sunday beatified Pope Paul VI, concluding the remarkable meeting of bishops debating family issues that drew parallels to the tumultuous reforms of the Second Vatican Council which Paul oversaw and implemented....
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SEC is 1st conference to put 4 in top 5 of AP poll

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 2:15pm
The Southeastern Conference has reached a new milestone in The Associated Press college football poll, becoming the first league to place four teams in the top five - all from the western division....
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Obama switches gears, confronting Ebola head on

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 2:11pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama delayed acting on immigration and an attorney general nomination this fall to dodge the politics of the midterm campaign season. But there was one topic he could not push aside - Ebola....
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Ebola: Africa's image takes a hit

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 12:46pm
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- In the United States, some parents fearful of deadly Ebola pulled children out of a school after the principal returned from Zambia, an African nation far from the area hit by the disease. In Geneva, a top U.N. official warned against anti-African discrimination fueled by fears of Ebola. The disease has ravaged a small part of Africa, but the international image of the whole continent is increasingly under siege, reinforcing some old stereotypes....
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Cruise ship docks with Ebola-watched health worker

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 12:29pm
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) -- A cruise ship carrying a Dallas health care worker who was being monitored for Ebola returned to port Sunday after an eventful seven-day trip in which passengers had their vacations briefly disrupted with an infectious disease scare....
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New England raking in millions from leaf peepers

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 12:23pm
JAFFREY, N.H. (AP) -- On Mount Monadnock, hikers file up the 3,165-foot peak in lockstep, protected from drizzling rain by a luminous golden canopy of leaves. They're not just gazing at foliage - they're looking at cold, hard cash....
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Cyanide homicide trial likely battle of experts

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 11:51am
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Nobody had any reason to question why a University of Pittsburgh medical researcher bought more than a half-pound of cyanide with his school-issued credit card, until his neurologist wife suddenly fell ill and died a few days later....
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Economic malaise clouds Florida governor's race

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 11:27am
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) -- By many measures, Republican Rick Scott should have a strong case for a second term as governor....
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Mayhem erupts near pumpkin fest in New Hampshire

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 10:38am
KEENE, N.H. (AP) -- Violent disturbances near Keene State College during an annual pumpkin festival lasted until early Sunday and involved dozens of arrests and injuries, as well as police in riot gear using tear gas to disperse crowds....
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