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AP PHOTOS: US reflects on veterans' sacrifices

Mon, 05/25/2015 - 6:41pm
During Memorial Day observances at Arlington National Cemetery, President Barack Obama spoke about the sacrifices made by the nation's veterans - and felt by their loved ones....
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Biden reassures Iraqi prime minister of US support

Mon, 05/25/2015 - 5:52pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Vice President Joe Biden reassured Iraq's government on Monday of U.S. support in the fight against the Islamic State group, telephoning Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi with thanks for "the enormous sacrifice and bravery of Iraqi forces" one day after Defense Secretary Ash Carter questioned the Iraqi military commitment....
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Ex-Israeli Premier Olmert sentenced to 8 months in prison

Mon, 05/25/2015 - 8:53am
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was sentenced Monday to eight months in prison for unlawfully accepting money from a U.S. supporter, capping the dramatic downfall of a man who only years earlier led the country and hoped to bring about a historic peace agreement with the Palestinians....
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Forgotten for decades, fallen NY soldier finally honored

Mon, 05/25/2015 - 8:37am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Carroll Heath didn't have it easy growing up in the Great Depression. His father wasn't around, his mother was a patient in a mental hospital and he kept largely to himself. Soon after graduating high school, he enlisted in the Army and wound up in the Philippines, where he's believed to have died sometime in 1942....
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Defense chief's criticism of Iraqis raises policy questions

Mon, 05/25/2015 - 7:21am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Islamic State group's takeover of the Iraqi provincial capital Ramadi has prompted criticism from Defense Secretary Ash Carter and raised new questions about the Obama administration's strategy to defeat the extremist group....
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French president revives political duo with his ex

Mon, 05/25/2015 - 6:23am
PARIS (AP) -- Someone has been appearing more and more often alongside French President Francois Hollande on official visits abroad and in high-level meetings in Elysee Palace. It's no ordinary someone - it's Segolene Royal, the president's ex-partner and mother of his four children, and one of his most prominent government ministers....
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Perry seeks to win over Iowa with frequent visits

Mon, 05/25/2015 - 4:12am
LE MARS, Iowa (AP) -- Rick Perry's early, hands-on approach in Iowa contrasts with the 2016 presidential prospect's failed bid four years ago, when he entered the race relatively late and stumbled in the debates....
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UK airport expansion threatens to take out entire villages

Mon, 05/25/2015 - 4:09am
LONDON (AP) -- With its classic red phone booth, pub, and medieval church, Harmondsworth's center looks quintessentially British. But the search for a twee English village isn't what brings millions of people within a stone's throw of its boundaries....
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Sydney siege inquest: Gunman secretive, defiant narcissist

Mon, 05/25/2015 - 3:43am
SYDNEY (AP) -- The man who took 18 people hostage at a Sydney cafe last year was educated and erratic, secretive about his own life and public about his many grievances, and a self-obsessed fabulist whose life was spiraling downward in the lead-up to his deadly attack, lawyers told an inquest Monday....
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John Nash: A life of great struggle and even greater success

Mon, 05/25/2015 - 3:31am
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- Born to an electrical engineer, and later a precocious and dashing young man who attained an Ivy League education, John Nash seemed destined for a life of stunning success. That he achieved, winning a Nobel Prize in 1994, but not without a struggle with mental illness that would make him a household name even more so than his achievements in mathematics....
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Artsy coffee chain Blue Bottle brews long queues in Tokyo

Mon, 05/25/2015 - 3:12am
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan, famous for green tea, is welcoming artisanal American coffee roaster Blue Bottle with long lines that have at times meant a four-hour wait for a cup....
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Police: Pressure cooker from suspicious DC vehicle destroyed

Mon, 05/25/2015 - 12:49am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A bomb squad safely destroyed a pressure cooker found in a "suspicious" vehicle left unattended Sunday afternoon on the National Mall near the U.S. Capitol building and the vehicle's owner was located and arrested, a U.S. Capitol Police spokeswoman said....
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Businesses quietly switch to dollar in socialist Venezuela

Mon, 05/25/2015 - 12:13am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- It's still possible to buy a gleaming Ford truck in Venezuela, rent a chic apartment in Caracas, and snag an American Airlines flight to Miami. Just not in the country's official currency....
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The Latest in Cleveland: Holiday arraignments for protesters

Sun, 05/24/2015 - 11:50pm
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Kids on their own among migrants who arrived in Indonesia

Sun, 05/24/2015 - 11:46pm
KUALA CANGKOI, Indonesia (AP) -- It was just the two of them, brother and sister, out on the open ocean with hundreds of other desperate migrants, mostly Rohingya Muslims fleeing their homes in Myanmar. For nearly three months, the siblings comforted each other when rolling waves thrashed their boat, when their empty bellies ached and when they were beaten for trying to stand up to stretch their legs....
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Juan's World! Montoya beats Power for second Indy 500 win

Sun, 05/24/2015 - 6:42pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- His career at a crossroads, his confidence shot, Juan Pablo Montoya received a lifeline from The Captain....
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After officer's acquittal, 2 more cases loom for Cleveland

Sun, 05/24/2015 - 6:40pm
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Cleveland emerged unscathed and intact after a day of protests following the acquittal of a white patrolman who had been on trial in the shooting deaths of two unarmed black suspects killed in a 137-shot barrage of police gunfire....
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Audiard's 'Dheepan' wins Palme d'Or in upset Cannes finale

Sun, 05/24/2015 - 4:56pm
CANNES, France (AP) -- The 68th Cannes Film Festival was brought to a surprising close Sunday with Jacques Audiard's Sri Lankan refugee drama taking the festival's coveted top honor, the Palme d'Or....
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Federer 'not happy' about on-court fan's French Open selfie

Sun, 05/24/2015 - 3:01pm
PARIS (AP) -- Roger Federer was not amused....
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Gay couples awake to new Ireland, hope to wed by Christmas

Sun, 05/24/2015 - 2:50pm
DUBLIN (AP) -- Gay couples of Ireland woke up Sunday in what felt like a nation reborn, with dreams of wedding plans dancing in their heads....
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