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A world apart: 2 women with birthdates in 1800s still alive

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 8:48pm
When Susannah Mushatt Jones and Emma Morano were born in 1899, there was not yet world war or penicillin, and electricity was still considered a marvel. The women are believed to be the last two in the world with birthdates in the 1800s....
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Union sues feds over hack, says agency had ample warning

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 6:37pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The largest federal employee union filed a class action lawsuit Monday against the federal personnel office, its leaders and one of its contractors, arguing that negligence contributed to what government officials are calling one of the most damaging cyberthefts in U.S. history....
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As Kurds gain in Syria, Turkish govt ponders military action

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 6:31pm
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- As Kurdish rebels in northern Syria rack up wins against the Islamic State group, Turkish media is abuzz with talk of a long-debated military intervention to push the Islamic militants back from the Turkish border - a move that will also outflank any Kurdish attempts to create a state along Turkey's southern frontier....
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Trooper had the law on his side when he shot unarmed escapee

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 5:53pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- A state trooper had the law on his side when he shot unarmed prison escapee David Sweat, apparently in the back, as the convicted killer ran toward a forest near the Canadian border....
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Political opposition groups gain money for 2016 race

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 5:12pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It was the perfect loop: The Republican opposition research group America Rising finds footage of Democratic Senate candidate Bruce Braley in agriculture-loving Iowa, seeming to put down the intelligence of farmers. That footage becomes part of a 30-second TV ad, by the super PAC American Crossroads, boosting the Republican candidate, Joni Ernst....
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For world, limited options if Iran talks fall apart

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 3:14pm
CAIRO (AP) -- The Iranian nuclear talks are playing out in classic fashion: A self-imposed deadline appears to have been extended due to stubborn disputes, with the sides publicly sticking to positions and facing internal pressure from opponents ready to pounce on any compromise....
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Dangerous men, careful plans and a bold escape for the ages

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 2:21pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- It was dawn in the cellblocks of Dannemora, time for a round of bed checks on the convicted killers, rapists and other criminals held behind the stark 19th-century walls. Guards went along the lattice of light-green bars in A Block, where well-behaved prisoners are held....
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US program to train Syrian rebels losing ground

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 1:53pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. military's program to train and equip thousands of moderate Syrian rebels is faltering, with fewer than 100 volunteers, raising questions about whether the effort can produce enough capable fighters quickly enough to make a difference in the war against the Islamic State....
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Justices uphold Arizona's system for redistricting

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 1:25pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the power of independent commissions used by 13 states to draw congressional districts, in a ruling that could spur efforts in other states to reduce partisan influence in the creation of electoral districts....
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New arrests in Tunisia attack as Europeans honor victims

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 12:47pm
SOUSSE, Tunisia (AP) -- Top European security officials paid a somber homage on Tunisian sands Monday to 38 people killed at a beach resort, as Tunisian authorities announced the arrest of seven alleged accomplices of the gunman....
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The Latest: Captured convict's condition upgraded to serious

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 12:01pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- The latest on the capture of one convicted murderer from a maximum-security prison and the killing of the other. (all times local):...
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Looking for love on a dating app? You may find music instead

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 11:47am
NEW YORK (AP) -- In your quest to find a date, a spouse or a hook-up, you might discover something else when using dating apps: new music....
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The Latest: Tunisia official says 7 arrested in beach attack

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 11:01am
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- The latest on the response to last week's beach attack in Tunisia that killed dozens (all times local)....
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Petition for NBC to cut ties with Trump draws 200,000 names

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 10:46am
NEW YORK (AP) -- A petition asking NBC to fire Donald Trump has collected more than 200,000 signatures....
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2 Uber managers detained in France over low-cost service

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 10:44am
PARIS (AP) -- French authorities took two Uber managers into custody for questioning on Monday over "illicit activity" involving its low-cost service....
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Supreme Court will re-hear Texas affirmative action

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 9:50am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court said Monday it will dive back into the fight over the use of race in admissions at the University of Texas, a decision that presages tighter limits on affirmative action in higher education....
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Truffle dogs sniff out pungent fungus prized by foodies

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 7:37am
CARNEROS, Calif. (AP) -- The growing appetite for truffles is feeding demand for dogs trained to sniff out the pungent fungus prized by chefs and foodies....
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Tunisia struggles to find balanced response to terror

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 4:54am
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- Tunisia has reason to fear a terror attack. The only democracy that emerged from the turmoil of the 2011 Arab Spring has seen more of its young men join the Islamic State group than any other nation, and many have returned, battle-hardened, to spread radical ideologies back home. It's also a country full of vulnerable targets, with an economy that depends on welcoming European tourists to its warm Mediterranean shore....
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Athletes adjusting to cameras all over arenas, stadiums

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 3:06am
When LeBron James pulls into the parking lot at Quicken Loans Arena, there are cameras waiting....
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