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Patients' medical records under threat from data breaches

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 11:15am
CHICAGO (AP) -- Your private medical information is under threat. That's according to a study that found almost 30 million health records nationwide were involved in criminal theft, malicious hacking or other data breaches over four years. The incidents seem to be increasing....
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Hamas consolidates its grip on Gaza as reconstruction stalls

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 11:04am
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Eight months after a ruinous war with Israel, the reconstruction of Gaza has barely begun, and the Islamic militant group Hamas remains entrenched despite expectations that it cede some of its power to West Bank-based Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas....
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AP Interview: Afghan warlord warns of Islamic State rise

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 10:42am
HERAT, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghanistan could face a war with the Islamic State group if the government does not resolve internal differences and improve the security situation, one of the country's most powerful warlords warned in an interview with The Associated Press....
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Man kills armadillo, but ricochet gunshot hits mother-in-law

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 8:14am
LEESBURG, Ga. (AP) -- Authorities say a south Georgia man shot an armadillo, but ended up accidentally wounding his mother-in-law when the bullet ricocheted off the mammal known for its hard shell....
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Police use of stun guns eyed in officer-involved killings

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 7:38am
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- Before a bystander's video led to his murder charge and firing, North Charleston Police Officer Michael Slager said he killed a fleeing suspect in a traffic stop after a struggle over his Taser....
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Wallet squeeze: Apartment rents projected to rise again

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 7:20am
Living in an apartment? Expect your rent to go up again....
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Spain's leading parties feel voter anger seen across Europe

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 7:03am
MADRID (AP) -- Europe's political upheavals are knocking on Spain's door. Two upstart parties that hardly registered a year ago are mounting an unprecedented challenge to the governing Popular Party and the main opposition Socialist Party that have dominated Spanish politics for four decades....
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Visiting empty desk of S. Korea ferry victim helps mom cope

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 5:07am
ANSAN, South Korea (AP) -- Once or twice a week, a mother's ritual begins....
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Ex-guards sentenced for Iraq shootings plan appeal

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 4:42am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Defense lawyers are vowing to appeal the convictions of four former Blackwater security guards after a federal judge handed down lengthy prison terms for their roles in a 2007 shooting of unarmed civilians in Iraq....
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Ferry tragedy leaves Korean family reeling a year later

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 4:35am
ANSAN, South Korea (AP) -- Lee Keum-hui's face lights up when she shows off pictures of her daughter. It's one of the few times she's happy....
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Visiting empty desk of S. Korea ferry victim helps mom cope

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 4:05am
ANSAN, South Korea (AP) -- Once or twice a week, a mother's ritual begins....
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5 Things to know about Clinton's decision to run again

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 3:17am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The launch of Hillary Rodham Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign marks the end of a long and methodical decision-making process for the former secretary of state, senator and first lady....
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US vets return to Mideast to battle past and present demons

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 2:31am
BAGHDAD (AP) -- A decade after his first Iraq tour, former U.S. Marine Jamie Lane has returned to the battlefields of the Middle East to fight a still unvanquished enemy and wrestle with the demons of his past....
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Amid tight budgets, use of police reserve officers is common

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 2:09am
By the thousands, volunteers across the United States sign up to assist their local law enforcement agencies as reserve police officers and sheriff's deputies. Most perform routine duties in unpaid anonymity. A few become known as heroes or rogues....
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UN report: 2014 saw extremists use of rape, sexual slavery

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 1:31am
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said 2014 was marked by harrowing accounts of rape, sexual slavery and forced marriage being used by extremists including the Islamic State group and Boko Haram....
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Australia to withhold payments from parents against vaccine

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 1:11am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- The Australian government has ramped up pressure on parents who oppose vaccination by threatening to withhold child care and other payments from families that fail to immunize their children....
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10 Things to Know for Tuesday

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 9:34pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:...
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Convict trashes his lawyers, says execution would be better

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 8:33pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A man sentenced to death in the killings of a baby and her grandmother in what prosecutors called a botched kidnapping plot said Monday he's so dissatisfied with his attorneys he'd rather be executed now than continue seeking a new trial with them....
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Killer Jodi Arias gets life term with no chance for release

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 8:19pm
PHOENIX (AP) -- The nearly seven-year legal saga of Jodi Arias ended Monday as a judge sentenced her to life in prison for killing her ex-boyfriend, and the victim's sisters unleashed their pain over the 2008 murder that captivated social media with its salacious details....
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Impoverished tribe struggles to stop surge in teen suicides

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 7:39pm
PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) -- The people of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation are no strangers to hardship or to the risk of lives being cut short. But a string of seven suicides by adolescents in recent months has shaken this impoverished community and sent school and tribal leaders on an urgent mission to stop the deaths....
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