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NJ Gov. Christie on major push to shed scandal

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 18:44
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- Republican Gov. Chris Christie has spent the past few days putting down traffic cones to separate himself from scandal....
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5 Things Miguel Cabrera's big deal can buy

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 18:41
Miguel Cabrera scored the richest contract in U.S. sports history, reaching a $292 million deal over 10 years with the Tigers....
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AP IMPACT: Gov't safety agency missed Cobalt clues

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 18:37
DETROIT (AP) -- For years, the U.S. government's auto safety watchdog sent form letters to worried owners of the Chevrolet Cobalt and other General Motors small cars, saying it didn't have enough information about problems with unexpected stalling to establish a trend or open an investigation....
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Syrian-Armenian town's fate murky after rebel grab

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 18:14
BADROUSIEH, Syria (AP) -- When hundreds of residents of the postcard-pretty coastal Syrian village of Kassab fled this week, it bore historic weight: it was the third time since 1900 that ethnic Armenians there felt compelled to run for their lives....
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Family plays key role in Colter's union push

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 15:39
CHICAGO (AP) -- Kain Colter's grandmother often spoke about rights and equality, values she brought home from her job managing an office of a Colorado law firm....
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Study: Married folks have fewer heart problems

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 15:32
Love can sometimes break a heart but marriage seems to do it a lot of good. A study of more than 3.5 million Americans finds that married people are less likely than singles, divorced or widowed folks to suffer any type of heart or blood vessel problem....
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FBI sting shows San Francisco Chinatown underworld

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 15:14
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Beneath the strings of red paper lanterns and narrow alleyways of the nation's oldest Chinatown lies a sinister underworld, according to an FBI criminal complaint that has stunned even those familiar with the neighborhood's history of gambling houses, opium dens and occasional gangland-style murders....
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Poll: Obama health law fails to gain support

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 15:07
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Despite a late surge in sign-ups, support for President Barack Obama's health care law is languishing at its lowest level since passage of the landmark legislation four years ago, according to a new poll....
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Slide survivor tells of 'wave' of mud hitting home

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 14:10
DARRINGTON, Wash. (AP) -- The roar of the hillside collapsing was so loud that Robin Youngblood thought an airplane had crashed. But when she looked out the window of her mobile home, all she saw was a wall of mud racing across her beloved river valley toward her home....
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Tigers' Cabrera gets record $292M, 10-year deal

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 12:44
DETROIT (AP) -- Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera agreed Friday to a baseball-record $292 million, 10-year contract Friday with the Detroit Tigers....
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Norway's Stoltenberg appointed as new NATO chief

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 11:19
BRUSSELS (AP) -- NATO's next leader was announced Friday: former Norwegian Premier Jens Stoltenberg will lead the military alliance starting in October....
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Obama makes fence-mending trip to Saudi Arabia

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 09:15
ROME (AP) -- President Barack Obama is making a fence-mending mission to Saudi Arabia, an important Middle East ally that's grown nervous as the U.S. negotiates with Iran and pulls out troops from Iraq and Afghanistan....
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Study finds many preteens have high cholesterol

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 08:32
There's fresh evidence that a lot of young people could be headed for heart trouble. A large study of preteens in Texas found that about one-third of them had borderline or high cholesterol when tested during routine physical exams....
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Technology hindered, helped search for Flight 370

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 06:48
NEW YORK (AP) -- The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has presented two tales of modern technology....
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Philippine tax collector guns for higher revenues

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 05:18
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The sharp-shooting bureaucrat in charge of getting Filipinos to pay their fair share of taxes couldn't have chosen a higher profile target: Manny Pacquiao, the world champion boxer and hero to millions....
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Arizona, Wisconsin advance to NCAA West final

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 03:16
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Nick Johnson couldn't make a shot for the first 37 minutes of Arizona's nail-biting West Regional semifinal against San Diego State....
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AP PHOTOS: Afghan women lawmakers fight for rights

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 03:10
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- When the Taliban ruled Afghanistan, women rarely left their home....
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Court hands setback to Texas abortion law critics

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 02:39
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Dr. Lester Minto knows he won't be able to reopen his clinic after a federal appeals court upheld tough new abortion restrictions in Texas. But he insists he won't be silenced....
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Bus strike shakes a city's renowned safety net

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 02:05
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- In this lakefront city once nicknamed the People's Republic of Burlington for its liberal politics and social services, a long bus strike is testing the community's ability to care for its neediest and youngest....
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Arizona holds off San Diego State 70-64 in NCAAs

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 01:58
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Nick Johnson put an awful first half behind him and came up big for Arizona in the final 2:45....
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