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FIFA official 'amazed' by Brazil WCup drunkenness

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 14:17
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- FIFA's number two official has said he's "amazed" by the levels of drunkenness in Brazil's World Cup stadiums, reviving a debate over whether alcohol sales should have been allowed at matches in the first place....
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'McHale's Navy' star Bob Hastings dies at age 89

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 13:36
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- An actor best known from the 1960s sitcom "McHale's Navy," has died. Bob Hastings was 89....
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Ancient gene aids Tibetans with high altitude

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 13:34
NEW YORK (AP) -- Tibetans living on the "roof of the world" can thank an extinct human relative for providing a gene that helps them adapt to the high altitude, a study suggests....
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Chechen in Syria a rising star in extremist group

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 12:28
BEIRUT (AP) -- A young, red-bearded ethnic Chechen has rapidly become one of the most prominent commanders in the breakaway al-Qaida group that has overrun swaths of Iraq and Syria, illustrating the international nature of the movement....
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Panel endorses some NSA Internet surveillance

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 11:51
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A bipartisan privacy board on Wednesday unanimously adopted its report that endorses some of the National Security Agency's Internet surveillance programs....
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New VA secretary nominee not a health care expert

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 11:32
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A onetime Army Ranger and former CEO of a Fortune 500 consumer products company, Robert McDonald may face his toughest challenge yet in fixing the huge, scandal-plagued Veterans Affairs Department....
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Fat camps offer pudgy pets 'pawlates' to slim down

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 10:56
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- It's not just a people problem: Growing rates of obesity in pets have led to the emergence of fat farms offering "pawlates," "doga" and "Barko Polo," doggie versions of Pilates, yoga and Marco Polo to help slim down man's best friend....
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Politics brings Romney back to New Hampshire

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 09:44
BOSTON (AP) -- He insists he's not running for president a third time, but Mitt Romney is campaigning again in New Hampshire....
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Howard's best not enough to save US World Cup run

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 07:23
SALVADOR, Brazil (AP) -- Tim Howard kept the ball out of the net with slides, with dives and with leaps....
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Bigfoot hair samples mostly from bears, wolves

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 07:23
LONDON (AP) -- DNA testing is taking a bite out of the Bigfoot legend. After scientists analyzed more than 30 hair samples reportedly left behind by Bigfoot and similar mythical beasts like the Himalayan Yeti, they found all of them came from more mundane creatures like bears, wolves, cows and raccoons....
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Graceland may remove Presley's old airplanes

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 07:20
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- For 30 years, tourists from around the world have paid money to get a look at two airplanes once owned by Elvis Presley at Graceland in Memphis. Fans enjoy touring the planes for their direct connection to Presley and his jet-setting lifestyle, a sort of touchstone to the life of the King of Rock and Roll and his family....
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Sarkozy faces charges in French corruption probe

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 04:24
PARIS (AP) -- Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, his lawyer and a magistrate are facing preliminary charges in a corruption investigation linked to allegations that he took 50 million euros ($67 million) in illegal campaign funds from Libya's Moammar Gadhafi, after a night of questioning by judicial officials....
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Seniors learn "parkour," sport of daredevil youths

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 03:56
LONDON (AP) -- On a recent morning in London, Lara Thomson practiced spinning on benches, swinging from metal bars and balancing off raised ledges - all elements of a daredevil discipline known as "parkour."...
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Often-split court agrees your privacy matters

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 03:19
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Supreme Court justices found more common ground than usual this year, and nowhere was their unanimity more surprising than in a ruling that police must get a judge's approval before searching the cellphones of people they've arrested....
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In dry California, water fetching record prices

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 01:32
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Throughout California's desperately dry Central Valley, those with water to spare are cashing in....
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US World Cup ends with 2-1 OT loss to Belgium

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 01:20
SALVADOR, Brazil (AP) -- They captured the hearts of America - from coast to coast, big towns and small, all the way to the White House....
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Dead migrant boy's mom begged him not to make trek

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 00:35
SAN JOSE LAS FLORES, Guatemala (AP) -- The mother of a Guatemalan boy whose body was found in the desert about a mile from Texas' southern border said Tuesday she begged him not to make the dangerous journey from their modest cinder block- and sheet-metal home high in the northern Cuchumatanes mountains....
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Belgium holds on to beat US 2-1 in extra time

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 19:40
SALVADOR, Brazil (AP) -- Kevin De Bruyne turned a heroic night for U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard into defeat on Tuesday with an extra-time goal and an assist that gave Belgium a 2-1 victory and a quarterfinal match against Lionel Messi and Argentina....
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Body of Iowa teen swept into storm sewer found

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 18:59
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) -- Searchers recovered the body of a teenager who was swept into a storm drain in Cedar Rapids by fast-moving flood waters, a tragic end to an intense daylong search, authorities said Tuesday....
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Judge strikes down Kentucky's gay marriage ban

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 18:31
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- A federal judge in Kentucky struck down the state's ban on gay marriage on Tuesday, though the ruling was temporarily put on hold and it was not immediately clear when same-sex couples could be issued marriage licenses....
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