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Acclaimed photographer Anja Niedringhaus dies

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 18:59
Anja Niedringhaus faced down some of the world's greatest dangers and had one of the world's loudest and most infectious laughs. She photographed dying and death, and embraced humanity and life. She gave herself to the subjects of her lens, and gave her talents to the world, with images of wars' unwitting victims in Afghanistan, Iraq, Bosnia and beyond....
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No clear security fixes for Fort Hood violence

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 18:29
DALLAS (AP) -- After three mass shootings at military bases in the U.S. over the last five years, security experts say the sad truth is that there is probably no practical way of preventing members of the armed forces or civilian employees from carrying guns onto big installations like Fort Hood....
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NC judge denies Duke motion to seal coal ash docs

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 18:08
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- A North Carolina judge on Friday denied Duke Energy's motion seeking to shield records related to groundwater pollution leaching from 33 coal ash dumps in the state while a separate federal criminal investigation is ongoing....
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AP photographer killed, reporter wounded

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 18:07
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- An Afghan police commander opened fire Friday on two Associated Press journalists, killing Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Anja Niedringhaus and wounding veteran correspondent Kathy Gannon - the first known case of a security insider attacking journalists in Afghanistan....
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US finally regains the jobs lost in the recession

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 17:48
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. economy has reached a milestone: It has finally regained all the private-sector jobs it lost during the Great Recession....
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Cuba's official media abuzz over 'secret Twitter'

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 14:59
HAVANA (AP) -- Revelations of a secret U.S. government program to set up a cellphone-based social network in Cuba are being trumpeted in the island's official media as proof of Havana's repeated allegations that Washington is waging a "cyber-war" to try to stir up unrest....
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Even the healthy locked out of 2014 policies now

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 14:58
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans thinking about buying health insurance on their own later this year, or maybe switching to a different insurer, are probably out of luck. The policies are going off the market as a little-noticed consequence of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul....
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Judge to end Ohio ban on recognizing gay marriage

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 14:29
CINCINNATI (AP) -- A federal judge said Friday that he will strike down Ohio's voter-approved ban on gay marriage, a move that stops short of forcing Ohio to perform same-sex weddings but will make the state recognize gay couples legally wed elsewhere....
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Wounded AP correspondent chronicles Afghan unrest

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 13:24
Associated Press correspondent Kathy Gannon, wounded Friday in a shooting that killed an AP photographer, has reported on Afghanistan for nearly three decades, chronicling the country from the Soviet occupation to the fall of the Taliban to the current presidential election and the coming withdrawal of foreign troops....
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Kerry: US reconsiders role in Mideast peace talks

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 11:34
CASABLANCA, Morocco (AP) -- The Obama administration will reevaluate its role in foundering Middle East peace talks following actions by both Israel and the Palestinians that have brought the negotiations to virtual collapse, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday....
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3 who raped journalist in India sentenced to death

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 11:11
NEW DELHI (AP) -- An Indian court on Friday sentenced to death three men who raped a photojournalist inside an abandoned textile mill in the financial hub of Mumbai last year....
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AP PHOTOS: From the eye of Anja Niedringhaus

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 11:01
Anja Niedringhaus, a courageous and immensely talented Associated Press photographer who has covered everything from sports to war, was killed while covering elections in Afghanistan on Friday....
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Letterman's departure will reshape late-night

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 06:03
NEW YORK (AP) -- Jimmy Fallon's fast start replacing Jay Leno on the "Tonight" show the past two months had a secondary effect: David Letterman suddenly seemed old....
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'Cuban Twitter' heads to hearings in Congress

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 03:29
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The head of the U.S. government agency that secretly created a "Cuban Twitter" communications network designed to undermine the communist government in Cuba is expected to testify next week before a senator who thinks the whole idea was "dumb, dumb, dumb." The congressional hearing could resolve key questions around the clandestine program, including whether the Obama administration adequately informed lawmakers about its plans....
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Crimea side-effect: Addicts deprived of methadone

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 02:55
SEVASTOPOL, Crimea (AP) -- Every morning, Sergei Kislov takes the bus to the rundown outskirts of this port city for the methadone doses that keep him off heroin without suffering withdrawal. Now that Russia has taken over Crimea, the trips are about to end....
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Relics of NYC World's Fair: Eyesores or icons?

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 02:53
NEW YORK (AP) -- They were designed for the 1964 World's Fair as sleek, space-age visions of the future: three towers topped by flying-saucer-like platforms, and a pavilion of pillars with a suspended, shimmering roof that was billed as the "Tent of Tomorrow."...
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Milwaukee group wants to buy Pabst Blue Ribbon

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 02:42
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Long before it was known for fine cheddar cheese or the Green Bay Packers, Wisconsin was famous for beer, especially the national brands brewed in Milwaukee: Schlitz, Blatz and Pabst Blue Ribbon....
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Letterman 'wrapping things up,' to retire in 2015

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 01:22
NEW YORK (AP) -- David Letterman's departure from the late-night realm won't just end an unmatched run on television. It also will close the book on an era reaching almost to the birth of TV....
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Durant, Thunder end Spurs' 19-game win streak

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 00:36
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Kevin Durant's rare streak of games with least 25 points continued, and San Antonio's run of 19 straight wins came to a halt....
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White House defends 'Cuban Twitter' to stir unrest

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 00:27
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration on Thursday defended its creation of a Twitter-like Cuban communications network to undermine the communist government, declaring the secret program was "invested and debated" by Congress and wasn't a covert operation that required White House approval....
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