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Cardinals OF Taveras dies in car accident in DR

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 1:04am
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) -- St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras, a 22-year-old slugger who was regarded as one of the majors' top prospects, died Sunday in a car accident in his native Dominican Republic....
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Challenges face Brazil president after re-election

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 12:47am
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff was re-elected by the narrowest margin in three decades, handing her left-leaning Workers' Party its weakest mandate as it confronts some of the country's biggest challenges in years....
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10 Things to Know for Monday

Sun, 10/26/2014 - 9:25pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:...
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Spirits move 'Ouija' to No. 1 at the box office

Sun, 10/26/2014 - 4:59pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- The spirits moved "Ouija" to No. 1 at the box office, with the board-game adaption leading the weekend with a $20 million debut, according to studio estimates Sunday....
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Polls: pro-Western parties leading Ukraine vote

Sun, 10/26/2014 - 2:51pm
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Two exit polls indicated that Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko's party will secure a narrow win in Sunday's parliamentary election, falling substantially short of an outright majority....
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Maine bear bait vote sparks interest around US

Sun, 10/26/2014 - 2:10pm
WILTON, Maine (AP) -- In Maine, a hunter can shoot a bear while it's nose-deep in a barrel of doughnuts, after it's been chased up a tree by dogs, or when it's snared in a cable trap - but that could change in just a few days....
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Family ties can be a candidate's blessing or curse

Sun, 10/26/2014 - 1:20pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Ah, the family. They can be a candidate's sounding board, worthy surrogates and an attractive image for a television ad....
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Drugmakers bet on Ebola vaccines, treatments

Sun, 10/26/2014 - 1:20pm
Drugmakers are racing to develop vaccines and drugs to address the worst outbreak of Ebola in history. It's unclear who will pay for their products, but companies are betting that governments and aid groups will foot the bill....
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New home test shakes up colon cancer screening

Sun, 10/26/2014 - 12:05pm
Starting Monday, millions of people who have avoided colon cancer screening can get a new home test that's noninvasive and doesn't require the icky preparation most other methods do....
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Mali rushes to track Ebola after toddler dies

Sun, 10/26/2014 - 11:09am
KAYES, Mali (AP) -- After 2-year-old Fanta Kone's father died in southern Guinea, the toddler's grandmother took her from the forested hills where the Ebola outbreak first began months ago to bring her home to Mali. It wasn't long, though, before the little girl started getting nosebleeds....
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Cuba stalemate makes identifying rafters difficult

Sun, 10/26/2014 - 11:06am
MIAMI (AP) -- The bodies surfaced 20 miles out from a popular South Florida beach: Four men, still youthful. Their remains were badly deteriorated, bitten by sharks, their faces unrecognizable....
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Nurse criticizes Ebola quarantine, raising concern

Sun, 10/26/2014 - 10:35am
NEW YORK (AP) -- The nurse who was quarantined at a New Jersey hospital because she had contact with Ebola patients in West Africa criticized the way her case has been handled, raising concerns from humanitarian and human rights groups over unclear policies for the newly launched quarantine program....
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13 Europe banks flunk test, must find 10B euros

Sun, 10/26/2014 - 10:02am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- The European Central Bank says 13 of Europe's 130 biggest banks have flunked an in-depth review of their finances and need an extra 10 billion euros ($12.5 billion) to cushion themselves against any future crises....
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Israeli farmers observe sabbatical _ with a wink

Sun, 10/26/2014 - 9:58am
BNEI NETZARIM, Israel (AP) -- Every seven years, according to the Bible, Israeli farmers must give their lands a rest for a year....
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After Sandy: Are we ready for the next big storm?

Sun, 10/26/2014 - 9:47am
NEW YORK (AP) -- After Superstorm Sandy, officials in New York and New Jersey vowed to make sure the unprecedented destruction wouldn't happen again....
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Struggling governors could hurt GOP's Senate hopes

Sun, 10/26/2014 - 9:14am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- As David Perdue campaigns throughout Georgia, the Republican candidate for Senate describes a struggling economy and people yearning for good jobs....
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Tunisians in historic vote spurred by Arab Spring

Sun, 10/26/2014 - 7:49am
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- Tunisians expressed tentative hope for the future as they lined up Sunday to choose their first five-year parliament since they overthrew their dictator in the 2011 revolution that kicked off the Arab Spring....
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Pakistani military says jets kill 18 militants

Sun, 10/26/2014 - 5:52am
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) -- Pakistan's army says its jets have killed at least 18 militants as part of an ongoing offensive to eliminate militants' hideouts and ammunition stockpiles in the Khyber tribal region....
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UK ends combat operations in Afghan province

Sun, 10/26/2014 - 5:46am
LONDON (AP) -- Britain has ended combat operations in the Helmand province in Afghanistan, defense officials said Sunday....
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In Iowa Christie bemoans 'vacuum of leadership'

Sun, 10/26/2014 - 4:28am
CLIVE, Iowa (AP) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie presented himself in sharp contrast to President Barack Obama in a fiery speech that sounded like the early makings of a presidential pitch....
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