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30 teens escape from Nashville detention center

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Authorities say eight juvenile delinquents are still on the run after a mass breakout from a detention center in Nashville overnight. More>>

Los Angeles jury convicts man of 3 serial murders

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A jury in Los Angeles convicted a career criminal Tuesday in the serial strangling of three women in the 1980s in Los Angeles. More>>

Top South America hackers rattle Peru's Cabinet

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The Peruvian hackers have broken into military, police, and other sensitive government networks in Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Venezuela, defacing websites and extracting sensitive data to strut their programming prowess... More>>

Ill UK boy's parents freed from custody in Spain

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The British parents who took their critically ill child for treatment abroad without doctors' consent were released from custody in Spain on Tuesday after authorities in the United Kingdom dropped charges of child... More>>

Video purports to show beheading of US journalist

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Islamic State extremists released a video Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff, and warning President Barack Obama that as long as U.S. airstrikes against the militant... More>>

Detroit's historic bankruptcy trial begins

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Detroit's bankruptcy trial has adjourned for the day and will resume in the morning. More>>

Family: Joan Rivers on life support

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Joan Rivers' family is confirming that the comedian is on life support after going into cardiac arrest last week during a procedure at a doctor's office. More>>

US eating habits improve a bit _ except among poor

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Americans' eating habits have improved - except among the poor, evidence of a widening wealth gap when it comes to diet. Yet even among wealthier adults, food choices remain far from ideal, a 12-year study found. More>>

Obama to Europe: NATO to oppose Russian aggression

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Confronted by a Kremlin-backed military offensive in Ukraine, President Barack Obama and Western allies will approve plans this week to position at least 4,000 troops and military equipment in Eastern Europe, bolstering... More>>

Judge cautions Blackwater jury on immunity

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A federal judge Tuesday urged jurors in the criminal case against four Blackwater security guards to proceed with caution when assessing testimony by the defendants' former colleagues given under immunity. More>>

Ukrainian troops routed as Russia talks tough

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The ferocity of the attack on the fleeing Ukrainian troops was clear, days after the ambush by Russian-backed separatist forces. More>>

US strike targets leader of Somali extremist group

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U.S. airstrikes in Somalia may have killed the leader of the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, with a militant commander saying Tuesday that he was in a car that was struck and that six people died. More>>

It's no longer safe to recline your airplane seat

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Squeezed into tighter and tighter spaces, airline passengers appear to be rebelling, taking their frustrations out on other fliers. More>>

School starts in Chicago with more safety guards

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School opened in Chicago on Tuesday, with children and parents making their way past security guards whose bright neon vests served as a reminder of the city's efforts to protect students from the violence that plagues... More>>

US family grieving over new beheading video

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A family spokesman says relatives of freelance journalist Steven Sotloff are aware of a new video purporting to show his beheading by Islamic State militants. More>>

Pakistan lawmakers back premier amid mass protests

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Pakistan's lawmakers rallied behind the country's embattled prime minister Tuesday in an emergency session, even as thousands of protesters remained camped outside of parliament demanding his ouster. More>>

A look at dangers posed by the Islamic State group

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The Islamic State militant group that has taken over large parts of Syria and Iraq and declared a self-styled caliphate poses one of the most significant threats to stability in the Middle East in years. But what danger... More>>

AP Analysis: Putin digs in for long Ukraine fight

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Riding a wave of military gains by Russia-backed rebels, President Vladimir Putin has made it exceedingly clear that he wants a peace deal for Ukraine on his terms and will not be stopped by economic costs. More>>

Russia's gains cloud Obama's assurances to Baltics

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For the second time this year, President Barack Obama will travel to Russia's backyard to assure nervous nations of his ironclad commitment to their security. But his objectives will be clouded by the West's... More>>

Ebola takes big toll on already poor health care

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When the dreaded Ebola virus began infecting people in the Sierra Leone town of Kenema, Dr. Sheik Humarr Khan and his team were on the front lines. After stepping out of his protective suit following hours on a sweltering... More>>

Political skills above language for EU's Tusk

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Donald Tusk's English is shaky, his French nonexistent, and his nation - Poland - has only sat at the EU table since 2004. More>>

Report accuses Islamic State group of war crimes

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An international rights group accused the extremist Islamic State group on Tuesday of systematic "ethnic cleansing" in northern Iraq targeting indigenous religious minorities, as well as conducting mass killings of men and... More>>

2016ers jockey even before congressional elections

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One set of elections ends in early November as another begins when presidential hopefuls cross the unofficial starting line in the 2016 race for the White House. More>>

AP Interview: Iran says it disrupts nuclear plots

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Iran has disrupted plots by foreign spies to recruit its nuclear experts and stopped sabotage attempts through faulty foreign equipment supplied for its facilities, the deputy head of the Islamic Republic's nuclear... More>>

Tax forms could pose challenge for HealthCare.gov

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If you got health coverage through President Barack Obama's law this year, you'll need a new form from your insurance exchange before you can file your tax return next spring. More>>

Syrian rebels issue demands for captive UN troops

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Al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels holding 45 Fijian peacekeepers hostage have issued a set of demands for their release, including the extremist group's removal from a U.N. terrorist list and compensation for the killing... More>>

10 Things to Know for Today

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By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: More>>

Australian dad accused of abusing Thai-born twins

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An Australian man has been charged with sexually abusing twin girls he fathered several years ago to a Thai surrogate mother in another case that casts a harsh light on Thailand's beleaguered surrogacy industry. More>>

Take my sweat, please: Tennis' gross ritual

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In a sport known for its genteel traditions, tennis has one increasingly common ritual that stands apart for its ickiness - the passing of the sweat-soaked towel. More>>

US military targets extremists in Somalia

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U.S. military forces targeted the Islamic extremist al-Shabab network in an operation Monday in Somalia, the Pentagon said. More>>

Pro-Russian rebels lower demands in peace talks

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Pro-Russian rebels softened their demand for full independence Monday, saying they would respect Ukraine's sovereignty in exchange for autonomy - a shift that reflects Moscow's desire to strike a deal at a new... More>>

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

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By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday: More>>

Americans detained in North Korea call for US help

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North Korea gave foreign media access on Monday to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and - watched by officials as they spoke - called for Washington to send a high-ranking... More>>

Obama: 'Revving' economy calls for higher wages

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President Barack Obama renewed his push for Congress to raise the minimum wage Monday in a buoyant accounting of the economy's "revving" performance, delivered on behalf of Democrats opening their fall campaigns for... More>>

No gray area: Beliefs shape views of Brown killing

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Lamont Jones and Keith Stephens stood 60 feet from each other, separated by four lanes of pavement and a thousand miles of perception. More>>

Parents of ill UK boy fight extradition from Spain

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The parents say they want to give their 5 year-old-boy with a brain tumor the best chance to live with a revolutionary new treatment they learned about on the Internet. Their British hospital says the boy has a 70 percent... More>>

Cuba cracks down on goods in travelers' luggage

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Lugging duffel bags crammed with soap, socks, toys and other hard-to-obtain consumer goods, travelers arriving in Cuba on Monday complained that new government restrictions on their imports would leave their families wanting. More>>

Iraqi prime minister pledges to root out militants

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Iraq's outgoing prime minster pledged Monday to turn his country into "a big grave" for Sunni militants from the Islamic State group and commended security forces who achieved a rare victory over insurgents by ending... More>>

Study claims cave art made by Neanderthals

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A series of lines scratched into rock in a cave near the southwestern tip of Europe could be proof that Neanderthals were more intelligent and creative than previously thought. More>>

Pakistan's premier challenged by raging protests

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Ahead of a joint session of parliament, Pakistan's prime minister and army chief held marathon meetings Monday over violent anti-government protests that could force the premier of this nuclear-armed country to resign. More>>

Ebola in mind, US colleges screen some students

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College students from West Africa may be subject to extra health checks when they arrive to study in the United States as administrators try to insulate campuses from the worst Ebola outbreak in history. More>>

Poland's PM: Ukraine's war must be stopped now

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The outbreak of World War II 75 years ago shows why Europe must put an end to the war in Ukraine now, Poland's prime minister said Monday. More>>

UN backs inquiry of IS group's alleged crimes

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The U.N.'s top human rights body on Monday overwhelmingly approved the Iraqi government's request for an investigation into alleged crimes against civilians committed by the Islamic State group in its rampage... More>>

David Muir takes over at ABC's 'World News'

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Among the stories David Muir will introduce during his first week as ABC's "World News" anchor is one he reported about a generation of Syrian refugees missing out on an education. More>>

Atlantic City's Revel starts closing after 2 years

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The most spectacular and costly failure in Atlantic City's 36-year history of casino gambling began to play out Monday when the $2.4 billion Revel Casino Hotel emptied its hotel. More>>

Battle-hit Ukraine village picks up the pieces

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Alexander Bespalko and his son lifted parts from a burned-out Ukrainian armored personnel carrier in a village ravaged by the past week's battles. With homes destroyed and livelihoods lost, residents in the village of... More>>

Surly 2014 electorate poised to 'keep the bums in'

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A surly electorate that holds Congress in even lower regard than unpopular President Barack Obama is willing to "keep the bums in," with at least 365 incumbents in the 435-member House and 18 of 28 senators on a glide path... More>>

Israeli children return to school after Gaza war

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Thousands of Israeli children in areas near the Gaza Strip went back to school Monday after spending the summer in bomb shelters as rockets and mortars rained on their communities during the 50-day Israel-Hamas war, while... More>>

US to begin safety testing Ebola vaccine next week

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Federal researchers next week will start testing humans with an experimental vaccine to prevent the deadly Ebola virus. More>>

Scientists dig into Ebola's deadly genes for clues

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A single funeral caused many. More>>

China anti-dissent playbook may fail in Hong Kong

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China's Communist leaders have pulled out their usual playbook to suppress resistance to their plans to tightly limit the first direct election of Hong Kong's leader, but are likely to find that the results are... More>>

Beijing faces defiance in Hong Kong on vote reform

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Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers disrupted a Beijing official's speech Monday as he sought to explain a decision announced over the weekend to tightly limit voting reforms for the southern Chinese financial hub. More>>

5 US airstrikes target Islamic State fighters

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The U.S. military says fighter aircraft and unmanned drones have struck Islamic State militants near Iraq's Mosul Dam. More>>

Islamic State group becomes target of Arab satire

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The bumbling young militant first drops the rocket launcher on the toes of his boss before taking aim and firing toward a military checkpoint outside of an Iraqi town - not realizing he's fired it backward at his leader. More>>

Tony Stewart's return to race track ends early

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Tony Stewart climbed from his battered car, took a big gulp of water, and surveyed the damage. More>>

Islamist militia now guards US Embassy in Libya Video included

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An Islamist-allied militia group in control of Libya's capital now guards the U.S. Embassy and its residential compound, a commander said Sunday, as onlookers toured the abandoned homes of diplomats who fled the... More>>

Cuba cracks down on goods in flyers' luggage

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A carload of burly nephews and grandsons greeted Martha and Alfredo Gonzalez when they stepped out of Havana's international airport into the blazing heat of an August afternoon. More>>

Shaun the shaggy Aussie sheep finally shorn smooth

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Shaun the shaggy Australian sheep has at last been shorn smooth. But the woolly wanderer wasn't the wooliest of them all. More>>

Philippine troops pull 'greatest escape' in Golan

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Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers escaped their besieged outpost in the Golan Heights after a seven-hour gunbattle with Syrian rebels, Philippine officials said Sunday. Al-Qaida-linked insurgents still hold... More>>

Ukraine: rebels fire on border guard vessel

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Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday called on Ukraine to immediately start talks on a political solution to the crisis in eastern Ukraine. More>>

Tesla Motors dealing as states play factory poker

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From the start, little has been typical about Tesla Motors' plan for a $5 billion factory to make batteries for a new generation of electric cars. More>>

Iraqi forces break militant siege of Shiite town

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Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen on Sunday broke a six-week siege imposed by the Islamic State extremist group on the northern Shiite Turkmen town of Amirli, as a suicide bombing killed 14 people in Anbar... More>>

Police, protesters clash in Pakistani capital

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Anti-government protesters armed with slingshots and hammers clashed repeatedly with police Sunday in the Pakistani capital, and the powerful military cautioned the prime minister against further use of force in the crisis... More>>

Joan Rivers' daughter: I'm keeping fingers crossed Video included

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Joan Rivers' loved ones said Sunday that they remain hopeful about her recovery three days after she went into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office. More>>

Lava eruption prompts Iceland aviation alert

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Lava fountains danced along a lengthy volcanic fissure near Iceland's subglacial Bardarbunga volcano Sunday, prompting authorities to raise the aviation warning code to the highest level and close the surrounding... More>>

Study: Novel heart failure drug shows big promise

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By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer A new study reports one of the biggest potential advances against heart failure in more than a decade - a first-of-a-kind, experimental drug that lowered the... More>>

China: No open nominations for Hong Kong leader

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China's legislature on Sunday ruled out allowing open nominations in the inaugural election for Hong Kong's leader, saying they would create a "chaotic society." Democracy activists in the Asian financial hub... More>>

Time Warner Cable says outages largely resolved

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Time Warner Cable said Wednesday that service was largely restored after a problem during routine maintenance caused a nationwide outage of its Internet service for hours. More>>

Israeli fire on Gaza town raises war crimes claim

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The first of August dawned as a day of promise for the Mahmoum clan and thousands of other Palestinians stuck in United Nations shelters in Rafah - thanks to a temporary cease-fire with Israel they could go home for three... More>>

Obamas attend wedding of their longtime chef

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Setting aside for a few hours the pressures of trying to calm the world's trouble spots, President Barack Obama assumed the role of spectator for something more joyous: the wedding of the first family's longtime... More>>

Algeria soccer death seen part of a wider ills

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The rocks came raining down after the final whistle of the Algerian soccer match, an increasingly common ritual in stadiums across the country. This time, the violence ended in tragedy: Hit in the head, Albert Ebosse, the... More>>

Judge finds Texas abortion rules unconstitutional

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Tough new Texas abortion restrictions are on hold after a federal judge found Republican-led efforts to hold abortion clinics to hospital-level operating standards unconstitutional in a ruling that spares more than a dozen... More>>

All Filipino peacekeepers escape Golan standoff

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Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers made a daring escape after being surrounded and coming under fire by Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights, the Philippine military chief said Sunday, while 44 Fijian troops... More>>

Airstrikes and aid provide relief for Iraqi town

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Aircraft from the United States, Australia, France and Britain dropped food and water to the beleaguered Iraqi town of Amirli, which has been under siege by Islamic State militants for nearly two months, the Pentagon said... More>>

Obama's tan suit buzzed around the world

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Quick! What exactly did President Barack Obama say from the White House briefing room about Syria, Iraq and Ukraine while dressed in the tan suit buzzed 'round the world? More>>

EU threatens Russia with more sanctions

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Despite tough rhetoric decrying Russia's increasing military involvement in Ukraine, European Union leaders on Sunday stopped short of imposing new sanctions against Moscow right away. More>>

Syrian rebels attack peacekeepers in Golan Heights

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Clashes erupted between al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels and U.N. peacekeepers in the Golan Heights on Saturday after the militants surrounded their encampment, activists and officials said, as the international organization... More>>

Sam cut from Rams, but may still have NFL future

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Not long after Michael Sam waved to an adoring crowd at Missouri's season opener, he looked down at his cell phone. More>>

Trapped miners rescued in Nicaragua; 5 remain

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Rescue workers and trapped miners alike frantically dug away at opposite sides of rock and mud that blocked a Nicaragua gold mine, finally succeeding in freeing at least 20 men. Efforts to reach five miners still missing... More>>

AP PHOTOS: Fairy-tale night for girls in Rio slum

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Dressed in long evening gowns, girls from Rio de Janeiro's Santa Marta "favela" slum have celebrated a fairy-tale evening in a debutante ball sponsored by local police. More>>

Pilot in F-15 crash was decorated combat veteran

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The pilot killed in the crash of an F-15 jet this week in the remote Virginia mountains was a decorated combat veteran with 17 years of experience flying the planes, military officials in Massachusetts said Friday. More>>

Saudi king warns of terrorist threat to Europe, US

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The king of Saudi Arabia has warned that extremists could attack Europe and the U.S. if there is not a strong international response to terrorism after the Islamic State group seized a wide territory across Iraq and Syria. More>>

Pro-Russia rebels confident after making gains

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As the survivor of a tank attack on a Ukrainian army truck was being carried into an ambulance, he was showered with verbal abuse by a rebel fighter. More>>

EU leaders pick Italian as bloc's new top diplomat

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European Union leaders on Saturday picked Italian Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini, to become the 28-nation bloc's top diplomat for the next five years. More>>

Daughter: Joan Rivers is in 'serious condition Video included

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Joan Rivers remained in serious condition in a New York City hospital Friday, one day after going into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office. More>>

Sterling says Clippers deal started with 2 numbers Video included

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When asked how much money she wanted to sell the Los Angeles Clippers, the wife of disgraced team owner Donald Sterling handed a piece of paper to her lawyer with two numbers: $1.5 to $2. More>>

Liberian Ebola survivor praises experimental drug

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A Liberian health worker who recovered from Ebola after receiving an experimental drug urged the manufacturer to speed up its production and send it to Africa, while crowds celebrated in the streets Saturday after... More>>

Rebuilding Gaza will take 20 years, group says

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An international organization involved in assessing post-conflict reconstruction says it will take 20 years under current levels of restrictions to rebuild the Gaza Strip's battered and neglected housing stock... More>>

In quake, barrels became quarter-ton projectiles

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Napa Valley's seismically reinforced winery buildings generally held up to the largest earthquake to hit Northern California in a quarter-century, but the precious wine piled inside often did not. More>>

Taliban attack intel office in eastern Afghanistan

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A suicide bomber in a truck blew himself up at an intelligence headquarters in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, killing at least two people and setting off an intense firefight with security forces, officials said. More>>

Obama on Labor Day: Don't take rights for granted

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President Barack Obama is asking Americans this Labor Day to think about the rights and benefits that people often take for granted. More>>

Study: Novel heart failure drug shows big promise

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By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer A new study reports one of the biggest potential advances against heart failure in more than a decade. Doctors say that a first-of-a-kind, experimental drug... More>>

Stewart returns to racing but questions remain

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Tony Stewart was back in his comfort zone, behind the wheel of a race car. More>>

Obama cautions against using force to solve crises

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Faced with deepening crises in the Middle East and Ukraine, President Barack Obama is putting the brakes on the notion that American military power can solve either conflict. More>>

Mexico operations thwart child, family migrants Video included

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Mexico is making a big effort to stop the flow of Central Americans trying to reach the United States, and has dramatically cut the number of child migrants. But it is unclear for how long federal officials will keep up... More>>

Rescuers race to reach trapped miners in Nicaragua

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Rescuers in Nicaragua raced Friday to reach at least 24 freelance gold miners trapped by a landslide, including 20 who have been located and have managed to communicate with emergency crews. More>>

Building coalition for Syria action no easy matter

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President Barack Obama's acknowledgement the U.S. still lacks a strategy for defeating the growing extremist threat emanating from Syria reflects a still unformed international coalition. More>>

Federal judge halts key part of Texas abortion law

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A federal judge Friday threw out new Texas abortion restrictions that would have effectively closed more than a dozen clinics statewide in a victory for opponents of tough new anti-abortion laws sweeping across the U.S. More>>

Obama immigration delay a pre-election curveball

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President Barack Obama's possible delay in taking action on immigration has thrown advocates and lawmakers from both parties a curveball, barely two months before the midterm elections. More>>

Economic sanctions spare Western-tied Russian fund

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Western business connections are complicating efforts to bring economic sanctions against executives and companies closely aligned with Russian President Vladimir Putin's inner circle. A prime example: the Russian... More>>

Sandy recovery, sun boost Jersey shore business

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Good weather and greater awareness that the Jersey shore has made huge strides in recovering from Superstorm Sandy helped make the second summer after the storm better than the first, many merchants and elected officials say. More>>

Mexico authorities stage midnight migrant raid Video included

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The lumbering freight train known as "The Beast," a key part of the route for migrants heading north to the United States, rolled to an abrupt, unscheduled stop in the black of midnight. More>>

Liberia to unseal slum cordoned off to stop Ebola

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Liberia says it will open up a slum in its capital where thousands of people were barricaded to contain the spread of Ebola. More>>

3 ways insurers can discourage sick from enrolling

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By TOM MURPHY AP Business Writer Insurers can no longer reject customers with expensive medical conditions thanks to the health care overhaul. But consumer advocates warn that companies are still using... More>>

At heart of Syria fears, extremists returning home

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The case of Mehdi Nemmouche haunts U.S. intelligence officials. More>>

Iraqi town holds out against militant onslaught

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As Islamic militants rampage across northern Iraq, seizing vast swaths of territory and driving hundreds of thousands of people from their homes, the Shiite Turkmens living in the hardscrabble town of Amirli have decided... More>>

Russian-backed rebels aim to push west along coast

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Their tanks bearing the flag of their would-be state, Russian-backed separatists held control Friday over this coastal town on the new front in the Ukraine conflict and announced their intention to keep pushing west toward... More>>

Families of Russian troops in Ukraine want answers

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The last time Valeria Sokolova saw her husband, the 25-year-old paratrooper told her that he and his fellow soldiers were heading for military exercises in southern Russia, near the Ukrainian border. More>>

Chelsea Clinton quits as NBC News reporter

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Chelsea Clinton said Friday she is quitting her job as a reporter at NBC News, citing increased work at the Clinton Foundation and the imminent birth of her first child. More>>

Video games come of age as spectator sport

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Video games have been a spectator sport since teenagers crowded around arcade machines to watch friends play "Pac-Man." And for decades, kids have gathered in living rooms to marvel at how others master games like "Street... More>>

Ex-Myanmar beauty queen accused of stealing crown

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Myanmar's first international beauty queen has absconded with her $100,000 crown after being stripped of her title for being rude and dishonest, organizers said Friday. More>>

Cameron promises tough action to fight militants

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Prime Minister David Cameron pledged Friday to plug gaps in Britain's armory to combat terror, describing the extremist threat posed by the Islamic State group as being more dangerous than even that of al-Qaida. More>>

Mexico operations thwart child, family migrants Video included

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Mexico's largest crackdown in decades on illegal migration has decreased the flow of Central Americans trying to reach the United States, and has dramatically cut the number of child migrants and families, according to... More>>

UN says Syria refugees top 3 million mark

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The civil war in Syria has forced 3 million people out of the country, including more than a million people who fled in the past year, creating a crisis that the U.N. refugee agency said requires the biggest operation in... More>>

As stocks rise, so does anxiety: Time to get out?

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Is it time to cash out of stocks? More>>

In first, memorial will be open on night of 9/11

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The Sept. 11 memorial plaza will be open on the night of the attacks' anniversary this year, the first time the general public will be able to visit ground zero on the commemoration date. More>>

10 Things to Know for Today

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By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: More>>

With a splat, paintball fires into Afghanistan

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The hidden gunman, dressed in long green coveralls and a SWAT-team-style vest and helmet, looks ominous as he takes aim and fires off a short burst. More>>

Malaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 staff in overhaul

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Malaysia Airlines will cut 6,000 workers as part of a $1.9 billion overhaul announced Friday to revive its damaged brand after being hit by double passenger jet disasters. More>>

German economic fears growing but Merkel strong

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Ordinary Germans are spooked about the future. Businesses are starting to see black clouds on the horizon. And an economy that has been the envy of Europe is showing cracks, shrinking unexpectedly last quarter amid the... More>>

A flavor out of favor: Dog meat fades in S. Korea

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For more than 30 years, chef and restaurant owner Oh Keum-il built her expertise in cooking one traditional South Korean delicacy: dog meat. More>>

A look at the Islamic State militants in Syria

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As the U.S. strikes Islamic State targets in Iraq, extremists belonging to the same militant group across the border in Syria are capturing new territory and becoming bolder by the day. More>>

Gun tourism grows in popularity in recent years Video included

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The death of an Arizona firearms instructor by a 9-year-old girl who was firing a fully automatic Uzi displayed a tragic side of what has become a hot industry in the U.S.: gun tourism. More>>

Ukraine accuses Russia of sending in tanks, armor

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Ukraine accused Russia on Thursday of entering its territory with tanks, artillery and troops, and Western powers said Moscow had "outright lied" about its role and dangerously escalated the conflict. More>>

Woman unearths past of forgotten Indian cemetery Video included

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A dusty, barren field in the shadow of a busy Arizona interstate was for decades a place where children played freely, teenagers spooked themselves on Halloween and locals dumped trash, seemingly unaware of the history... More>>

Officials: Joan Rivers rushed to hospital Video included

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Joan Rivers was hospitalized Thursday after she was rushed from a doctor's office when she went into cardiac arrest, police and hospital officials said. More>>

10 Things to Know for Friday

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By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday: More>>

California Legislature passes 'yes means yes' bill

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State lawmakers on Thursday passed a bill that would make California the first state to define when "yes means yes" while investigating sexual assaults on college campuses. More>>

Obama tamps down prospect of strikes in Syria

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President Barack Obama tamped down the prospect of imminent U.S. military action in Syria on Thursday, saying "we don't have a strategy yet" for degrading the violent militant group seeking to establish a caliphate in... More>>

UN: Ebola disease caseload could reach 20,000

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The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is accelerating and could grow six times larger to infect as many as 20,000 people, the World Health Organization said Thursday. The U.N. health agency unveiled a new road map for... More>>

US rebukes Oklahoma for ditching school standards

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President Barack Obama's administration on Thursday stripped Oklahoma of authority to decide how to spend $29 million in education funding because the state abandoned national academic standards known as Common Core,... More>>

Drugs killed Oklahoma inmate in troubled execution

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An Oklahoma death row inmate who writhed, moaned and clenched his teeth before he was pronounced dead about 43 minutes after his execution began succumbed to the lethal drugs he was administered, not a heart attack, after... More>>

High school buddies followed similar path to jihad

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The two high school buddies loved to shoot hoops and crack jokes with their friends. They both converted to Islam in early adulthood. And both were recruited by terror groups to leave the United States and die for jihadist... More>>

Obama sets no timeline for action on immigration

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With a self-imposed deadline looming, President Barack Obama said Thursday he still intends to act on his own to change immigration policies but stopped short of reiterating his past vows to act by end of summer. More>>

UN panel: Global warming human-caused, dangerous

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Global warming is here, human-caused and probably already dangerous - and it's increasingly likely that the heating trend could be irreversible, a draft of a new international science report says. More>>

After Rice, NFL increases domestic violence bans

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Acknowledging he "didn't get it right" with a two-game suspension for Ravens running back Ray Rice, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced tougher penalties for players accused of domestic violence, including six... More>>

Jihadists kill dozens of captured Syrian soldiers

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The Islamic State group killed more than 160 Syrian government troops seized in recent fighting, posting pictures Thursday of terrified young conscripts stripped down to their underwear before meeting their deaths in the... More>>

Jolie, Pitt wed privately at chateau in France

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The wait is finally over: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Hollywood's reigning royal couple, have tied the knot. More>>

Stewart returning to competition after fatal crash

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Tony Stewart will return to Sprint Cup competition Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway, ending a three-race hiatus taken after he struck and killed a fellow driver during a dirt-track race. More>>

Europe seeks role in postwar Gaza Video included

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European nations are offering to help enforce the cease-fire in the Gaza Strip, a scenario that could provide key international backing for maintaining the peace and step up the pressure on Hamas militants to relinquish... More>>

Sources: US considering new relief mission in Iraq

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The Obama administration is considering a humanitarian relief operation for Shiite Turkmen in northern Iraq who have been under siege for weeks by Islamic State militants, U.S. defense officials said Wednesday. More>>

Gun company cuts ties with reality TV star

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A Louisiana firearms company at the center of the reality TV show "Sons of Guns" distanced itself from the program's star this week after he was arrested on charges of repeatedly raping a child. More>>

10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

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By The Associated Press Associated Press 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... More>>

Heart group: E-cigarettes might help smokers quit

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By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer The American Heart Association's first policy statement on electronic cigarettes backs them as a last resort to help smokers quit. The American Cancer... More>>

Pediatricians' Rx for schools: Later start times

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Pediatricians have a new prescription for schools: later start times for teens. More>>

Tim Hortons a big part of Canadian identity

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Few things unite Canadians the way Tim Hortons does. For half a century, they have warmed themselves on chilly mornings with the chain's coffee and Timbits - or doughnut holes to Americans. More>>

Poll: Parents uncomfortable with youth football

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By KURT VOIGT AP Sports Writer Parents are worried about their children playing football, but most haven't decided to keep their kids from putting on a helmet and stepping onto the field. More>>

Shooting by 9-year-old girl stirs debate over guns Video included

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The accidental shooting death of a firing-range instructor by a 9-year-old girl with an Uzi has set off a powerful debate over youngsters and guns, with many people wondering what sort of parents would let a child handle a... More>>

10 Things to Know for Thursday

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By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday: More>>

Cowabunga! Storm sends big waves to California

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Thundering surf spawned by a Pacific hurricane pounded the Southern California coast Wednesday, causing minor flooding in a low-lying beach town while drawing daredevil surfers and body-boarders into churning, 20-foot... More>>

US to consider spousal abuse in immigration claims

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A government immigration board has determined for the first time that domestic violence victims may be able to qualify for asylum in the United States. The ruling comes in the case of a Guatemalan woman who crossed into... More>>

USC's Shaw admits to lying about injuries, rescue

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Southern California cornerback Josh Shaw confessed that he lied to school officials about how he sprained his ankles last weekend, retracting his story about jumping off a balcony to save his drowning nephew. More>>

Mother of US reporter in Syria begs for his life

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The mother of a hostage American journalist pleaded for his release Wednesday in a video directed at the Islamic State group, while new images emerged of mass killings, including masked militants shooting kneeling men... More>>

AP PHOTOS: Storm-roiled waves hit beach towns

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Massive waves turned into floodwaters Wednesday along the Southern California shore as Hurricane Marie stirred up the surf from afar. More>>

Dad acquitted in slaying of driver who killed sons

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A southeast Texas man says that despite his acquittal Wednesday for the shooting death of the drunken driver who caused a crash that killed his two sons, there are no winners. More>>

Boy hurt in California quake: 'I should be dead'

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Thirteen-year-old Nicholas Dillon's screams could be heard throughout his pitch black house when the earth shook and the falling bricks hit him. His mother, who later called it the worst night of her life, couldn't... More>>

Obama crafts legal rationale for immigration steps

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The White House is crafting a blame-it-on-Congress legal justification to back up President Barack Obama's impending executive actions on immigration. More>>

Chicago's Little League champs return as heroes

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The ballpark gleams, exactly as the home of the Little League World Series national championship team should. More>>

Minister: 2 people have died of Ebola in Congo

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Two Ebola-related deaths have been confirmed in Congo, the country's health minister said Sunday, though local officials believe the cases are unrelated to the outbreak in West Africa that has killed more than 1,400... More>>

Police: Deaths of 2 dumped in river drug-related

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Two men were found dead in a river Wednesday, bound and weighted down with makeshift anchors and their throats slit, in drug-related abductions and killings that authorities said may also have been gang-related. A third... More>>

Q-and-A on Westerners who join the fight in Syria

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Douglas McAuthur McCain, an American killed in Syria while fighting with the Islamic State group, was part of a growing number of Americans and other foreigners recruited by terror groups to help them wage war in the Mideast. More>>

UK sex abuse report prompts outrage, reflection

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Rotherham is a working-class town that is remarkable in its ordinariness - a collection of charmless discount stores, betting shops and kebab counters, surrounded by sleepy residential streets lined with brick houses that... More>>

Boston Marathon bombing victim marries his nurse

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If something good could come out of the Boston Marathon bombing, James Costello and Krista D'Agostino seem to have found it. More>>

NFL suspends Browns star WR Gordon for 2014 season

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Josh Gordon's wait is over, and so is his 2014 season. Now the star wide receiver's career is in peril. More>>

Study: Social media users shy away from opinions

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People who use Facebook and Twitter are less likely than others to share their opinions on hot-button issues, even when they are offline, according to a surprising new survey by the Pew Research Center. More>>

AP ANALYSIS: A grim stalemate at war's end in Gaza Video included

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The third Gaza War in six years appears to have ended in another sort of tie, with both Israel and Hamas claiming the upper hand. Their questionable achievements have come at a big price, especially to long-suffering... More>>

Battle for Ukraine's southeast coast heats up

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Pushing west in a new offensive along Ukraine's strategic coastline, heavily armed Russian-backed separatist forces captured new territory Wednesday far from their previous battles with government troops. More>>

Israeli premier, Hamas declare victory in Gaza war Video included

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Both Israel's prime minister and Hamas declared victory Wednesday in the Gaza war, though their competing claims left questions over future terms of their uneasy peace still lingering. More>>

Greek archaeologists enter large underground tomb

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Archaeologists excavating an ancient tomb under a massive burial mound in northern Greece have entered the underground structure, which appears to have been looted in antiquity. More>>

US official warns Ebola outbreak will get worse

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A third top doctor has died from Ebola in Sierra Leone, a government official said Wednesday, as a leading American health official warned that the outbreak sweeping West Africa would get worse. More>>

IMF chief Lagarde under investigation in France

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Christine Lagarde, the chief of the International Monetary Fund, was put under official investigation for negligence in a French corruption probe that dates back to her days as France's finance minister. More>>

US journalist thankful for work to secure freedom Video included

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A U.S. journalist speaking publicly for the first time since his release from a Syrian extremist group said Wednesday that he was overwhelmed to learn that so many "brave, determined and big-hearted" people were behind... More>>

Experts want to see NFL act on domestic violence

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Ravens running back Ray Rice is sitting out two games for domestic violence. A positive marijuana test triggered a yearlong ban for Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon, costing him the 2014 season. More>>

10 things to know about corporate inversions

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Burger King is drawing a lot of flak over plans to shift its legal address to a foreign country by merging with Tim Hortons, the Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain. More>>

AP PHOTOS: Workers clear debris from busy runway

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Nearly 100 workers at the world's busiest airport are volunteering their time to pick up trash that could be dangerous when planes land and take off. More>>

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