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Dems hope for strong get-out-the-vote success

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 7:28pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- Democrats claimed a big success after former President Bill Clinton campaigned across several college campuses in Arkansas recently, saying they signed up enough partisans to fill more than 4,000 volunteer shifts in their drive to re-elect Sen. Mark Pryor....
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HBO Go-ing away from cable, will stand on its own

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 7:03pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Next year HBO is cutting the cord and selling its popular streaming video service HBO Go as a stand-alone product, as more Americans choose to watch the Web, not the TV. Viewers longing to see "Game of Thrones", "True Detective" and "Veep" will no longer have to pay big bucks for cable and satellite contracts. So, is this the end of pay-TV as we know it?...
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2 men cleared in 1985 NYC kidnapping, killing

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 6:40pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Cleared of the murder that had put him behind bars for almost 30 years, David McCallum sobbed and thought of the man who wasn't there with him....
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What's at stake in Iran nuclear talks?

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 5:38pm
VIENNA (AP) -- An Iranian nuclear agreement is the Obama administration's grandest foreign policy objective, a legacy-defining endeavor that holds the prospect of ending the gravest potential threat to Israel and the Middle East and reintegrating Iran into the world community....
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Saudi court convicts outspoken Shiite cleric

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 5:13pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- A widely revered Shiite Muslim cleric was convicted Wednesday in Saudi Arabia of sedition and other charges and sentenced to death, raising fears of renewed unrest from his supporters in the kingdom and neighboring Bahrain....
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Ebola crisis puts pressure on human rights

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 5:11pm
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Some doctors in countries hit hardest by the deadly Ebola disease decline to operate on pregnant women for fear the virus could spread. Governments face calls from frightened citizens to bar travel to and from afflicted nations. Meanwhile, the stakes get higher as more people get sick, highlighting a tricky balance between protecting people and preserving their rights in a global crisis....
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A wild day on Wall Street ends with Dow down 173

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 4:13pm
Stocks are ending a wild day mostly lower as indexes recover much of an early plunge....
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Syria-Iraq fight gets a name: 'Inherent Resolve'

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 3:59pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's less punchy than previous nicknames for U.S. conflicts in the Middle East -- remember Operation Desert Storm and its thunderous attacks against Saddam Hussein? -- but the Pentagon has finally named its fight against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria: Operation Inherent Resolve....
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Contents of 1901 Boston time capsule revealed

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 1:52pm
BOSTON (AP) -- A Boston time capsule dating to 1901 contained letters, photographs, newspaper clippings, political campaign buttons and a presidential message on U.S. foreign relations, archivists said Wednesday....
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Stocks swoon, extending losses; Bond prices soar

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 1:30pm
Stocks are plunging as traders dump risky assets and park their money in investments seen as relatively safe, such as U.S. government bonds....
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Illinois pet dubbed world's tallest cow

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 11:45am
ORANGEVILLE, Ill. (AP) -- A 6-foot-4-inch cow owned by an Illinois woman was recently dubbed the world's tallest....
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Success for 2nd station spacewalk in 2 weeks

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 11:10am
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Spacewalking astronauts replaced a failed electrical unit at the International Space Station on Wednesday, restoring full power to the orbiting lab....
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Record number of black candidates seeking office

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 10:40am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- More than 100 black candidates will be on the ballot in statewide and congressional races next month, a post-Reconstruction record that some observers say is a byproduct of Barack Obama's historic presidency....
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Wounded AP reporter vows to return to Afghanistan

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 10:04am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Over and over, Kathy Gannon has re-lived the decisions that led to her close friend's death - and almost her own - in Afghanistan....
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Jay Leno returning to series TV with CNBC car show

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 9:49am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Jay Leno is returning to nightly television....
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Baptist pastor sued after revelation of affairs

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 9:17am
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- The Rev. Juan D. McFarland is described as a man of "passion, prayer and purpose" in a three-paragraph summary on the website of the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church. The site concludes by saying such an overview "does not begin to tell his story."...
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Serbia accuses Albania of provocation after brawl

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 9:15am
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) -- Serbian officials accused Albania on Wednesday of a deliberate political provocation after a drone flew an Albanian nationalist banner over a stadium in Belgrade during a soccer match between the two Balkan rivals, sparking violence between players and fans....
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Facebook, Apple pay for egg freezing, sperm donors

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 9:07am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Free lunches, dry cleaning, massages - frozen eggs?...
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Dallas nurses cite sloppy conditions in Ebola care

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 8:28am
DALLAS (AP) -- A Liberian Ebola patient was left in an open area of a Dallas emergency room for hours, and the nurses treating him worked for days without proper protective gear and faced constantly changing protocols, according to a statement released late Tuesday by the largest U.S. nurses' union....
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Amid Ebola fear, West Africans in US try to help

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 6:05am
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- When a friend called Togar Johnson from a bus stop last month to ask for a lift, Johnson made what he considered a difficult but prudent decision: He said no....
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