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Alabama seeks to stay order overturning gay marriage ban

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 11:36am
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- The Alabama attorney general is asking a federal judge to stay a ruling that overturned Alabama's ban on gay marriage, as advocates cheer what once seemed an improbable victory in the deeply conservative state....
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Chicago Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie Banks dies at 83

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 11:01am
Even as the Chicago Cubs lost one game after another, Ernie Banks never lost hope....
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Oregon focus of effort to expand background checks for guns

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 10:48am
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) -- Fresh off a victory in Washington state, a leading gun control group backed by billionaire Michael Bloomberg is hoping to make Oregon its next prize in a campaign to require gun sales to go through universal background checks....
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Tide turning in Ebola fight after hard lessons

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 9:12am
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- A top U.N. official in the fight against Ebola greeted just three patients at one treatment center he visited this week in Sierra Leone. Families in Liberia are no longer required to cremate the remains of loved ones to halt the spread of the virulent disease....
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For first-time visitor, Havana is charming - and complicated

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 3:25am
HAVANA (AP) -- Everyone warns you Old Havana is a facade, but it's impossible not to be taken by its charms....
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Views of the ECB stimulus from those who must make it work

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 3:09am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- The fate of the European Central Bank's aggressive plan to stimulate the economy out of stagnation lies with the 340 million people in the 19-country euro alliance....
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Man wrongly convicted 4 decades ago freed from prison

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 2:22am
WHITEVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- For the third time in less than six months, a North Carolina inmate was exonerated by DNA evidence and freed after spending decades in prison for a wrongful murder conviction....
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Paraguay tries to stop execution of woman in China

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 1:01am
BEIJING (AP) -- Rosalia Amarilla stepped into the international terminal of Beijing's cavernous main airport on the afternoon of July 24, 2012, wearing more than 7 pounds (3 kilograms) of cocaine stuffed into her underwear and bra....
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SUNDANCE WATCH: Williams remembered, come for the tacos

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 11:58pm
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) -- The Associated Press is all over the Sundance Film Festival, from its premieres to the Hollywood glitz. Here's what they've seen and heard:...
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5 things to know about political crisis in Yemen

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 11:01pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Yemen's U.S.-backed president stepped down this week after Houthi rebels seized the capital of Sanaa, further destabilizing the region and hampering America's ability to fight al-Qaida and other extremists targeting the West. The country's parliament will meet Sunday, but the government's future is unclear....
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Eyeing 2016, Jeb Bush signals focus on middle class

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 10:42pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- In his first public event since taking steps toward a presidential run, Jeb Bush on Friday called on political leaders to overhaul the country's immigration and education systems, increase job training programs and ease energy regulations to spur economic growth....
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Kobe to be re-examined before deciding injury fate

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 9:11pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Kobe Bryant's torn right rotator cuff will be re-examined Monday before the Los Angeles Lakers decide whether the superstar guard needs potentially season-ending surgery....
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Privacy concerns over health care website prompt reversal

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 7:34pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Bowing to privacy concerns, the Obama administration reversed itself Friday, scaling back the release of consumers' personal information from the government's health insurance website to private companies with a commercial interest in the data....
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Justices will review use of midazolam as execution drug

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 6:49pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court is stepping into the issue of lethal injection executions for the first time since 2008 in an appeal filed by death row inmates in Oklahoma....
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Yemen's Shiite rebels try to avoid overstepping amid protest

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 6:01pm
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Yemen's Shiite rebels faced mounting pressures and signs of internal divisions Friday after the U.S.-backed president and his cabinet resigned rather than submit at gunpoint to their increasing demands for greater power....
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NFL says no conclusion yet on Pats' deflated footballs

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 5:15pm
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- The NFL said Friday it has interviewed dozens of people and collected physical evidence but has no conclusions yet on how the New England Patriots used underinflated balls in their last game, offering no timetable for resolving the cheating accusations with the Super Bowl nine days away....
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Thai ex-premier says 'democracy is dead' after impeachment

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 4:10pm
BANGKOK (AP) -- Thailand's former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said Friday that democracy in her country was dead, after the military-appointed legislature voted to ban her from politics for five years and the prosecutor announced plans to indict her on criminal charges in connection with a money-losing rice subsidy program....
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Obama heading to India, hoping to improve ties

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 2:45pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama arrives in India this weekend anxious to take another step in moving the world's two largest democracies beyond the deep tensions that have beset their relationship in recent years....
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Effort to get Obama library draws Chicago-style suspicions

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 2:29pm
CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago's rush to secure space in a public park for Barack Obama's presidential library has unleashed a tussle typical of the president's hometown - loud, contentious and full of suspicions about backroom deals and personal politics as tangled as the ivy at Wrigley Field....
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Garden gnome fans fret: SkyMall files for bankruptcy

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 2:10pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Apparently, airline passengers aren't buying enough garden gnomes, superhero pajamas and heated cat shelters. SkyMall has filed for bankruptcy....
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