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Holder resigning: Attorney general backed rights

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 5:54pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Eric Holder, America's first black attorney general and an unflinching champion of civil rights in enforcing the nation's laws, announced his resignation Thursday after leading the Justice Department since the first days of President Barack Obama's term. He is the fourth-longest-serving attorney general in U.S. history....
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345 rescued people refuse to leave Cypriot ship

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 5:49pm
LIMASSOL, Cyprus (AP) -- A cruise line official says more than 300 people, apparent refugees fleeing from Syria, are refusing to disembark from a cruise ship that rescued them from a small boat stranded off Cyprus....
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Syria's Islamic rebels fear US could hit them

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 5:36pm
BEIRUT (AP) -- When the United States opened its aerial campaign against the Islamic State group in Syria this week, its first salvo also hit an al-Qaida cell it says was planning terror attacks - a move that has injected more chaos into the conflict and could help President Bashar Assad....
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Drones for moviemaking win FAA approval

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 4:53pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government granted six movie and television production companies permission to use drones for filming, an important step toward greater use of the technology by commercial operators, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced Thursday....
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Dashboard video shows shooting of unarmed driver

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 3:31pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- A South Carolina state trooper's dashboard video shows an unarmed driver being shot just seconds after he was stopped for a seatbelt offense - and the trooper, who was fired last week, has now been charged with assault....
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Kardashian gets scare outside Paris fashion show

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 3:15pm
PARIS (AP) -- Kim Kardashian received a fright at a Paris Fashion Week event Thursday when she was apparently jostled by someone waiting in a large crowd outside her car....
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Iraqi woman activist killed by Islamic State

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 3:03pm
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Militants with the Islamic State group tortured and then publicly killed a human rights lawyer in the Iraqi city of Mosul after their self-proclaimed religious court ruled that she had abandoned Islam, the U.N. mission in Iraq said Thursday....
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Iraqi PM: Plot to attack US, Paris Subways

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 1:53pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Iraq's prime minister said Thursday that captive Islamic State militants told his intelligence agents of an alleged plot to attack subways in the United States and Paris....
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Syria, Iraq oil controlled by Islamic State group

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 1:47pm
BEIRUT (AP) -- For the first time since the Unites States and five Arab countries started bombing positions of the Islamic State group in Syria, oil installations under control of the militants were targeted overnight and early on Thursday. Here is a look at the oil in the hands if the Islamic State group, which has overrun several large oil fields in Syria and a smaller one in Iraq....
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Kurds see Turkey impeding Islamic State fight

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 1:29pm
SURUC, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey and its Kurdish population - for decades in conflict - suddenly find themselves facing a common enemy in the Islamic State group. So it may reasonable to expect prospects for long elusive peace between Turkey and Kurdish rebels to improve....
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Qatar women withdraw over Asian Games hijab ban

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 1:09pm
INCHEON, South Korea (AP) -- The Qatari women's basketball team withdrew from the Asian Games in protest against international rules that ban players from wearing Muslim headscarves in competition....
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10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 12:31pm
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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3rd US Ebola patient released from hospital

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 12:26pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- The third American aid worker who contracted Ebola in Africa was released Thursday from a Nebraska hospital....
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Obama urges world to do more to tackle Ebola

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 12:21pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- President Barack Obama, in a chilling assessment of international efforts to stem a deadly Ebola outbreak, said the world has not done enough to respond to a health crisis that poses a growing threat to regional and global security....
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Rouhani: extremists want to destroy civilization

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 11:49am
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Iran's president warned world leaders at the U.N. General Assembly on Thursday that the goal of extremists creating chaos in the Mideast is the destruction of civilization and rise of Islamophobia....
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Mexican cartels steal billions from oil industry

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 11:22am
CIUDAD MIER, Mexico (AP) -- Mexico overcame 75 years of nationalist pride to reform its flagging, state-owned oil industry. But as it prepares to develop rich shale fields along the Gulf Coast, and attract foreign investors, another challenge awaits: taming the brutal drug cartels that rule the region and are stealing billions of dollars' worth of oil from pipelines....
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Donkeys reunited at Polish zoo after sex scandal

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 10:15am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Napoleon is now back with his Antosia....
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5 teams passed on 'young colt' Jeter before Yanks

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 9:24am
NEW YORK (AP) -- The 17-year-old kid from Kalamazoo drew all sorts of raves....
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'Eau de Revolution': Cuba scents honor Che, Chavez

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 9:00am
HAVANA (AP) -- Call it "Eau de Revolution."...
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US man's N. Korean prison life: Digging, isolation

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 7:02am
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- An American man recently sentenced by North Korea to six years of hard labor says he is digging in fields eight hours a day and being kept in isolation, but that so far his health isn't deteriorating....
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