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Convicted in girl's running death, grandma faces death

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 6:10am
GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) -- Jurors who convicted an Alabama woman in the running death of her 9-year-old granddaughter soon must decide whether to recommend she should die for the crime or spend the rest of her life in prison....
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Georgians hit by fallout from trouble in Russia, Ukraine

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 5:03am
TBILISI, Georgia (AP) -- For Mariam Matiashvili, Georgia's crumbling tourist trade is a health risk....
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FBI: Autopsy report days away in hanging of Mississippi man

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 4:36am
PORT GIBSON, Miss. (AP) -- The body of a black man found hanging in a tree in Mississippi has been sent from a state crime lab to a funeral home, but the FBI said it will be days before autopsy results are complete. Until then, investigators are holding off on saying whether Otis Byrd was killed or took his own life, and they're urging people to be patient....
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Judge orders US release of military detainee abuse photos

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 2:59am
NEW YORK (AP) -- The U.S. must release photographs showing abuse of detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan, a federal judge has ruled in a long-running clash over letting the world see potentially disturbing images of how the military treated prisoners....
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Favorites have a much better Day 2 of NCAA Tournament

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 1:28am
There were no big upsets in the first half of Friday's action in the NCAA Tournament. There will be, however, some good matchups in the round of 32, including one the state of Kansas has been anticipating for almost 20 years....
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The song is over, as 'Glee' ends its tuneful 6-season run

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 10:31pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- The "Glee" series finale delivered glorious news that William McKinley High School is being turned into an arts school and that Will Schuester, who started its glee club way back in 2009, will become its principal....
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Poll: Spend more, tax less, legalize pot

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 8:48pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans want lower taxes and more government spending both at once, although their support for spending more tax dollars on health care has dropped dramatically. They're likelier than ever to not feel connected to any particular religion, but no less likely to believe in God. And for the first time, most want to legalize marijuana....
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Gowdy asks Clinton to turn over email server for review

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 6:57pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The chairman of a House committee investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi formally requested Friday that Hillary Rodham Clinton turn over her email server for an independent review....
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Lawsuit: Dangerous arsenic levels found in California wine

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 6:35pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Dozens of bottles of low-priced California wines sold under such labels as Franzia, Mogen David and Almaden contain dangerously high levels of arsenic, according to a lawsuit filed by four California residents....
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APNewsBreak: Report says 640,200 Syrians in besieged areas

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 6:21pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Nearly 650,000 Syrians are living in besieged communities in the country's civil war, more than three times the U.N. estimate, according to a new report that offers a graphic account of hundreds of deaths in areas the world has struggled for years to reach....
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Northeast gets another blast of winter on 1st day of spring

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 5:28pm
BOSTON (AP) -- Just when flowering bulbs were poking out their heads and snow shovels were getting a well-deserved rest, winter weather has returned. And on the first day of spring no less....
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Known to police, Tunisia attackers had trained in Libya

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 5:22pm
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- Radicalized, trained in Libya, and already in police files, the two young men who shot dead 21 people at a renowned Tunisian museum embody what many see as the main threat to this North African country bent on building democracy....
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For Iraqis, years after US invasion seem like unending war

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 4:04pm
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Alaa al-Qureishi's home is full of ghosts - the photos of dead relatives decorating the walls of every room....
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Plans for leisurely visit in Tunisia turn to horror

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 4:04pm
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- Around lunchtime, the crackle of gunfire broke the leisurely calm of a visit to one of Tunisia's best-known museums: At least two attackers went on a rampage targeting tourists. By the end, after police traded fire with the gunmen and special forces barreled in, the duo and 21 others were dead....
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US opens criminal inquiry of resigning Illinois congressman

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 3:52pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Justice Department is investigating the congressional expenses and business deals of Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock, and FBI agents have begun issuing subpoenas to witnesses, a person familiar with the case told The Associated Press on Friday....
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Napa winemaker was unraveling before he shot investor, self

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 2:08pm
NAPA, Calif. (AP) -- Robert Dahl came west from Minnesota with a powerful desire to make his fortune in Napa Valley's famed wine country. And it looked like he had succeeded - for a while....
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Fracking: US tightens rules for chemical disclosure

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 1:49pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration said Friday it is requiring companies that drill for oil and natural gas on federal lands to disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing operations, a controversial drilling technique that has sparked an ongoing boom in natural gas production across the country....
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Can't remember your password? Here are 2 new ways to log in

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 1:47pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Tired of trying to remember a different password for each of your online accounts? Or worried about re-using the same password too many times? You're not alone. Tech experts agree that traditional passwords are annoying, outmoded and too easily hacked....
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AP PHOTOS: Millions in Europe view eclipse with odd devices

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 1:40pm
SVALBARD, Norway (AP) -- A solar eclipse briefly darkened the sky over northern Europe on Friday, and millions used sun viewers ranging from a welder's mask to a dental X-ray to watch the cosmic phenomenon....
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Emails: UN health agency resisted declaring Ebola emergency

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 1:04pm
GENEVA (AP) -- By early June of last year, the Ebola epidemic in West Africa was the deadliest ever recorded. There weren't enough beds for patients and many were refusing to seek treatment, driving the outbreak underground....
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