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Oldest ever giant panda celebrates with bamboo, veggie cake

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 12:35pm
HONG KONG (AP) -- The oldest giant panda ever in captivity tasted a vegetable ice cake and, of course, bamboo in celebration of her 37th birthday....
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French archaeology students find 560,000-year-old tooth

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 12:14pm
PARIS (AP) -- Two students have found a human tooth from about 560,000 years ago in a famous prehistoric cave in southwestern France, a discovery praised by archaeologists as the oldest human body part ever discovered in the country and being rare from that period in Europe....
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High rollers: Dealers describe special treatment, abuse

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 12:13pm
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) -- One high roller requests a refrigerator full of bananas that he squeezes and throws as he gambles. Another urinates against a wall. Other high-stakes players described by a pit manager at Mohegan Sun, one of the world's largest casinos, throw chairs, scream at dealers and expect rules to be bent at the tables....
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Iraqi militias train young teens to face the threat of IS

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 11:05am
BAGHDAD (AP) -- A quiet middle-class Shiite neighborhood in western Baghdad was transformed recently into a mini-boot camp, training teenagers for battle against the Islamic State group....
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Obama: Africa must create jobs for its next generation

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 7:33am
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) -- Closing a historic visit to Africa, President Barack Obama on Tuesday urged the continent's leaders to prioritize creating jobs and opportunity for the next generation of young people or risk sacrificing future economic potential to further instability and disorder....
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ATM workers forget bag of cash, man drives off with $150K

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 7:30am
MAHWAH, N.J. (AP) -- Police say a man drove off with a bag containing $150,000 in cash after two employees who were replenishing ATMs mistakenly left it on a lawn in northern New Jersey....
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NATO holding rare emergency meeting at Turkey's request

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 6:53am
BRUSSELS (AP) -- NATO declared its "strong solidarity" with Turkey on Tuesday as ambassadors gathered for a rare emergency meeting about the threat faced by a member....
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The Latest: NATO declares 'strong solidarity' with Turkey

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 6:41am
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The Latest from NATO meeting on Islamic State group and related developments (all times local):...
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Theater shooting: No red flags reported at time of gun sale

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 5:30am
CARROLLTON, Ga. (AP) -- John Russell Houser's mental problems were well known to many, though perhaps not to the store that sold him the .40-caliber handgun used in a deadly attack on a Louisiana movie theater. A federal background check came back clean, the pawn shop said, with no red flags raised at the time of sale....
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AP source: Rockies trade SS Troy Tulowitzki to Blue Jays

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 5:08am
DENVER (AP) -- After all that speculation the past couple of years, the Colorado Rockies finally traded Troy Tulowitzki....
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For No Boston Olympics, time to celebrate, then 'go away'

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 3:25am
BOSTON (AP) -- On Boston's last day as a potential Olympic host, Chris Dempsey ate lunch at an Irish pub across from City Hall and waited for the bid for the 2024 Summer Games to crumble....
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5 things to consider as Trump dangles 3rd party prospect

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 3:24am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A lot of Republicans would like Donald Trump to go away. But not too far....
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Malaysian PM axes deputy, attorney general amid fund scandal

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 2:43am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, stung by allegations that he received some $700 million in government money, on Tuesday fired the attorney general who had been investigating him and a deputy who has been among his most prominent critics....
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IOC urges US to come up with another bid city for 2024 Games

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 2:01am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- With Boston no longer in contention, IOC President Thomas Bach urged U.S. Olympic leaders on Tuesday to pick "the most appropriate city" as a substitute candidate for the 2024 Games. Two-time Olympic host Los Angeles could fit the bill perfectly, according to several IOC board members....
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Rio de Janeiro prisons seek to protect transgender inmates

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 1:57am
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- When Estefanie Ferraz went to prison, she had been living as a woman for around a decade, had undergone more than half a dozen plastic surgeries including breast and cheek implants to enhance her feminine looks, and was saving up for a sex change operation....
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Thailand remains blacklisted by US for human trafficking

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 1:22am
BANGKOK (AP) -- Thai authorities are upset about being blacklisted by the U.S. for the second year in a row for failing to do enough to combat modern-day slavery....
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Bobby Brown 'completely numb' after death of daughter

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 12:40am
ATLANTA (AP) -- R&B singer Bobby Brown said Monday that his daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, was "an angel" and that the family must find a way to honor her memory....
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New York Gov. Cuomo announces new LaGuardia Airport

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 11:32pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- A year after comparing New York's LaGuardia Airport to "some Third World Country," Vice President Joe Biden helped unveil an ambitious plan Monday to rebuild its collection of aging terminals into a modern, unified hub while easing congestion by doubling the space available for planes to operate....
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Experts: Time is an enemy in solving Bobbi Kristina's death

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 11:20pm
Medical examiners performing an autopsy on Bobbi Kristina Brown said Monday their initial findings turned up no obvious cause of death, while experts said the months that have passed since Brown was found face-down in a bathtub are working against authorities now tasked with solving how she died....
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With Boston out, can Los Angeles revive a US Olympic bid?

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 11:01pm
Boston's bid to host the 2024 Olympics was undercut by its own mayor, its skeptical public and, finally, leaders of the U.S. Olympic Committee, who were tired of the city's ever-changing blueprint....
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