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NOAA: Globe sets 5th hottest-month record of 2014

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 4:14pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Despite a bitter U.S. cold snap, the globe is rushing hell-bent toward its warmest year on record with last month setting the fifth monthly heat record of the year....
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St. Louis region prepares for Ferguson decision

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 2:42pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis region is on edge in anticipation of an announcement from the grand jury that is weighing whether to charge police officer Darren Wilson in the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown. The August shooting led to weeks of protests, some of them violent, and many people fear renewed violence after the decision, particularly if the panel does not issue an indictment. Some key things to know about the situation:...
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Corruption saps enthusiasm for east Ukraine rebels

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 12:42pm
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- As battle raged in rebellion-wracked eastern Ukraine, cargo trains piled high with coal thundered along rail tracks to keep heating and power going to households in rebel-held territory....
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Iraq: Ballet school speaks to city's resilience

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 12:30pm
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Ann Khalid did not feel well but she insisted on dancing a brief scene from Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake with her classmates. The 12-year-old is determined to one day have a career dancing and teaching ballet, not an easy path in a country torn for years by conflict....
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10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 12:05pm
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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AP Exclusive: Some in NSA warned of a backlash

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 11:26am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Dissenters within the National Security Agency, led by a senior agency executive, warned in 2009 that the program to secretly collect American phone records wasn't providing enough intelligence to justify the backlash it would cause if revealed, current and former intelligence officials say....
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Attacks in Kabul raise concerns about security

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 8:15am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The Afghan capital has become a city under siege as the Taliban stage almost daily attacks against government and foreign targets, penetrating layers of heightened security and fueling concerns that insurgents have infiltrated the security forces....
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Judge says crowing Oregon rooster must go

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 8:04am
CORNELIUS, Ore. (AP) -- It was just the first of Mr. Rooster's problems that he was first believed to be a Ms....
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Cost of Thanksgiving is going up, but not by much

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 7:16am
Giving thanks will be a little costlier this year, but - and here's something you can be truly thankful for - it probably won't empty your wallet....
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Amnesty report: Turkey strained by Syrian refugees

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 4:00am
ISTANBUL (AP) -- With Turkey's government-run refugee camps operating at full capacity, more than 1 million Syrian refugees who have flocked to Turkey to escape fighting at home are struggling to survive on their own, according to an Amnesty International report released Thursday....
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NBA's Silver sends message on domestic violence

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 3:54am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- NBA Commissioner Adam Silver wanted to send a strong message on the league's lack of tolerance for domestic violence....
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Gift Guide: Help your selfie with some add-on gear

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 3:39am
ATLANTA (AP) -- Not all selfies are created equal. Some are blurry, are poorly framed or miss the action entirely because you might be scrubbing your thumb fishing for a virtual shutter button as the moment passes you by....
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Ebola heightens need for aid for orphans

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 3:15am
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Ebola epidemic has put adoptions in impacted west African countries at a standstill for obvious reasons....
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2 injured after shooting at Florida State campus

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 1:49am
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- At least two people have been shot on the campus of Florida State University....
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L.A. becomes stage for high-speed luxury cars

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 1:02am
DETROIT (AP) -- Few people need an SUV with 567 horsepower that can scream around a racetrack and go from zero to 60 in four seconds....
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'Booze Traveler' host explores how world drinks

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 1:02am
BOSTON (AP) -- Jack Maxwell drinks for a living....
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Disappointed Vikings drop hope of Peterson return

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 11:32pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Adrian Peterson's last appearance in the Minnesota locker room was nearly 10 weeks ago. The Vikings have played all but one game this season without his swift and strong running ability....
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Records reveal divide on Ferguson police tactics

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 10:21pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Newly released emails, sent to and from Missouri's top public-safety officials, show that the state police captain placed in charge of security in Ferguson after Michael Brown's death was both vilified and praised for attempting to replace authorities' militarized approach with one more sympathetic to protesters....
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10 Things to Know for Thursday

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 9:28pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:...
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'This is my jail': Corruption case goes to trial

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 6:51pm
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Gang leaders ruled the Baltimore City Detention Center, using smuggled cellphones to direct crimes on the streets outside, dealing drugs and getting four guards pregnant, a prosecutor said Wednesday at the opening of a major corruption trial involving dozens of officers and inmates....
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