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Robin Williams' wife: He had Parkinson's disease

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 2:45am
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Robin Williams was in the early stages of Parkinson's disease at the time of his death, his wife said Thursday....
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San Francisco saying goodbye to Candlestick Park

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:42am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- San Francisco said goodbye Thursday to Candlestick Park - the stadium where the city's beloved Giants and 49ers celebrated some of their greatest triumphs....
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10 Things to Know for Friday

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:57pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:...
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Congressman wants to curb military surplus program

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 9:44pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Democratic congressman plans to introduce a bill to restrict a Defense Department program that provides machine guns and other surplus military equipment for free to local law enforcement agencies across the country....
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Rob Manfred elected next MLB commissioner

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 9:02pm
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Rob Manfred was elected baseball's 10th commissioner Thursday, winning a three-man race to succeed Bud Selig and given a mandate by the tradition-bound sport to recapture young fans and speed play in an era that has seen competition increase and attention spans shrink....
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Missouri troopers to take over Ferguson security

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 4:58pm
FLORISSANT, Mo. (AP) -- The Missouri State Highway Patrol will take over supervising security in the St. Louis suburb that's been the scene of violent protests since a police officer fatally shot an unarmed black teenager, the governor announced Thursday....
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Praise for 'small-town boy' hit by Stewart's car

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 3:59pm
TURIN, N.Y. (AP) -- Kevin Ward Jr.'s friends, family and fellow racing enthusiasts overflowed a high school auditorium Thursday to grieve and share stories about the 20-year-old dirt-track racer who was struck and killed by a car driven by NASCAR champion Tony Stewart....
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Displaced Iraqis escape fighting, but not hardship

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 2:49pm
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- Abbas Mohammed Habib was born into Iraq's rapidly expanding world of the displaced....
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Subtle voices of dissent surface in war-torn Gaza

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 2:40pm
BEIT LAHIYA, Gaza Strip (AP) -- The group of neighbors surveyed the destruction wreaked on their residential complex by Israeli bombardment, with building after building flattened or punctured by shells. The men then began to voice something almost never heard out loud in Gaza: criticism of its Hamas rulers....
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Subtle voices of dissent surface in war-torn Gaza

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 1:51pm
BEIT LAHIYA, Gaza Strip (AP) -- The group of neighbors surveyed the destruction wreaked on their residential complex by Israeli bombardment, with building after building flattened or punctured by shells. The men then began to voice something almost never heard out loud in Gaza: criticism of its Hamas rulers....
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The fashion world looks back on Lauren Bacall

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 1:22pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Lauren Bacall had one condition when the Fashion Institute of Technology wrote recently to ask if it could turn hundreds of personal garments she donated into an exhibition about her style....
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Obama appeals for 'peace and calm' in Ferguson

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 1:19pm
EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) -- President Barack Obama on Thursday appealed for "peace and calm" on the streets of a St. Louis suburb besieged by violent clashes between police and crowds protesting the shooting death of an unarmed teenager....
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10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 1:05pm
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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New study explores sinister side of meerkats

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:43pm
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- One of the most captivating sights of African wildlife is that of dark-eyed meerkats standing side-by-side on their hind legs, as though posing for a group photograph. They look cuddly and endearing. But a new study says they have a dark side....
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Eurozone recovery grinds to halt amid Ukraine fear

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:59am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- Well, that didn't last long....
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Candidate's sudden death transforms Brazil race

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:39am
SAO PAULO (AP) -- Brazil's political landscape was being redrawn Thursday, a day after a small plane crash killed a top presidential candidate less than two months before the election....
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AP PHOTOS: Die-hards sleep over at College FB Hall

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:12am
ATLANTA (AP) -- One hundred contest winners who wrote essays detailing their love of college football were selected to stay with a guest overnight in Atlanta's College Football Hall of Fame before its grand opening and win a year's supply of Chick-fil-A. The 200 die-hards, who came from as far away as Hawaii, were among the first to see the College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience before it opens to the public Aug. 23. After touring the exhibits, guest were served di...
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Pope's small car fascinates South Koreans

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 9:15am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Pope Francis' choice of wheels during his five-day South Korean visit has surprised many in this painfully self-conscious country, where big shots rarely hit the streets in anything but expensive luxury cars....
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