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7 leading theories on disappearance of Flight 370

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 20:19
NEW YORK (AP) -- Countless theories have surfaced about the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 nearly two weeks ago....
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Before opening day, ballparks rush to thaw fields

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 20:11
In all his years as a groundskeeper for the Chicago White Sox, Roger Bossard has never faced anything quite like this....
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Unions, groups 'all-in' Illinois governor's race

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 18:41
CHICAGO (AP) -- The candidates for Illinois governor laid out their vastly different visions Wednesday on how to revive the state's lagging economy, as national labor unions and other outside groups with much riding on the outcome began making their presence felt and promised to keep doing so through the November election....
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APNewsBreak: NYC inmate 'baked to death' in cell

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 17:46
NEW YORK (AP) -- Jerome Murdough was just looking for a warm place to sleep on a chilly night last month when he curled up in an enclosed stairwell on the roof of a Harlem public housing project where he was arrested for trespassing....
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Toyota to pay $1.2B to settle criminal probe

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 17:25
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Toyota agreed to pay $1.2 billion to settle an investigation by the U.S. government, admitting that it hid information about defects that caused Toyota and Lexus vehicles to accelerate unexpectedly and resulted in injuries and deaths....
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Toyota payment could be glimpse into GM's future

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 17:25
DETROIT (AP) -- General Motors, beware....
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Read before jumping into the deep end of NCAA pool

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 16:35
Welcome to BracketRacket....
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Israeli airstrikes escalate tensions with Syria

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 15:57
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli warplanes unleashed a series of airstrikes on Syrian military posts early Wednesday, killing one soldier and wounding seven in one of the most serious clashes between the countries in the past four decades....
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Scrap dealer's bargain turns out to be Faberge egg

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 15:40
LONDON (AP) -- There is good luck, outrageous good fortune - and now there is the case of the scrap metal dealer who found one of the eight missing Faberge imperial eggs at a flea market in the American Midwest....
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Venezuelan student protesters seek to woo poor

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 15:04
PETARE, Venezuela (AP) -- The two students venture into one of Latin America's biggest slums for the first time, feeling scared and somewhat awkward. Their mission: to broaden support for their anti-government protest movement in the low-income barrios whose working poor the late President Hugo Chavez championed....
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AP PHOTOS: Soldiers take over base in Crimea

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 14:59
Several hundred Russian-speaking militiamen wearing uniforms with no identifying insignia met no resistance Wednesday as they took over the Ukrainian Navy's headquarters in Sevastopol, Crimea. Russia incorporated the strategic Crimean peninsula earlier this week....
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Fed clarifies guidance on short-term rates

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 14:43
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Federal Reserve sought Wednesday to clarify a question that investors have been trying to determine: When it might start to raise short-term interest rates from record lows....
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Court reverses convictions in aiding-suicide case

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 14:22
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Supreme Court on Wednesday reversed the convictions of a former nurse accused of encouraging two people whom he met online to kill themselves....
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Malaysian plane mystery bewilders, frustrates

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 13:50
Solving the mystery of the missing Malaysian plane is proving to be as easy as cracking a homicide without a body....
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No pope meeting for Russell Crowe, 'Noah' makers

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 13:06
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Actor Russell Crowe and the makers of the big-budget film "Noah" attended Pope Francis' general audience Wednesday but didn't get what they most wanted: a papal meeting and photo-op....
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