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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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Florida State under investigation by feds

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 23:01
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida State University is under investigation by the U.S. Department of Education for possible Title IX violations in its response to sexual violence complaints....
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10 memorable quotes from David Letterman

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 21:40
Ten memorable quotes from David Letterman, who announced he's retiring from "Late Show" on Thursday:...
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Philly police: Row over man sparks rat retaliation

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 21:33
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philadelphia police are looking for several suspects in what appears to be a case of rat retaliation....
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Serial killer executed with Texas' new drug supply

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 21:13
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) -- A serial killer was put to death Thursday in Texas after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected his lawyers' demand that the state release information about where it gets its lethal injection drug....
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Scant evidence of threats to execution drugmakers

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 19:52
DALLAS (AP) -- Texas prison officials have offered scant evidence to support their claim that pharmacies that supply the state with execution drugs would be in danger of violence if their identities were made public....
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Miss. governor signs religious practices bill

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 18:53
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed a bill Thursday that supporters say will assure unfettered practice of religion without government interference but that opponents worry could lead to state-sanctioned discrimination against gays and lesbians....
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Aftershocks rattle Chile as military keeps order

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 18:44
IQUIQUE, Chile (AP) -- Coastal residents of Chile's far north spent a second sleepless night outside their homes as major aftershocks continued Thursday following a magnitude-8.2 earthquake that damaged several thousand homes and caused six deaths....
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Fort Hood gunman's attack mystifies hometown

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 17:58
GUAYANILLA, Puerto Rico (AP) -- He grew up in Puerto Rico and played percussion in his high school band. He spent a decade working as a police officer and serving in the National Guard, part of that time as a peacekeeper in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula. And then he joined the U.S. Army....
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Lebanon registers 1 million Syrian refugees

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 15:52
TRIPOLI, Lebanon (AP) -- Yahya was trapped in his hometown for two years by Syria's civil war, moving from house to house to avoid shells and bullets. His father was killed by a sniper. His family then fled to another town that came under a fierce government offensive....
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Mets' Murphy, Collins defend paternity leave

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 14:59
NEW YORK (AP) -- Daniel Murphy is proud he put fatherhood ahead of baseball, and New York Mets manager Terry Collins thinks criticism his second baseman received for taking paternity leave this week was unfair....
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Dad guilty of murder in tot's creek-tossing death

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 14:55
FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) -- A man who tossed his 2-year-old daughter into a creek while she was still strapped into her car seat was convicted Thursday of her murder and smirked as he was led out of court in handcuffs to spend what will probably be the rest of his life behind bars....
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MH370: What do we know? What will we ever know?

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 14:13
BANGKOK (AP) -- At the time - the evening of March 24 - it seemed like the breakthrough the world was waiting for....
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Vast ocean found beneath ice of Saturn moon

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 14:12
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Scientists have uncovered a vast ocean beneath the icy surface of Saturn's little moon Enceladus....
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