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U.S.-led airstrikes hit Syria oil refinery by Turkey

U.S.-led airstrikes hit Syria oil refinery by Turkey

SANLIURFA, Turkey | Airstrikes likely carried out by the U.S.-led coalition struck an oil refinery in Syria held by the Islamic State group on…

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Report: 1 shot, 1 in custody at N.C. school

ALBEMARLE, N.C. -- Police in Albemarle report one student has been hurt and another person is in custody after a shooting at Albemarle High School.

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Afghanistan, US sign long-awaited security pact

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan and the United States signed a security pact on Tuesday to allow U.S. forces to remain in the country pa…

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Afghanistan, US sign long-awaited security pact

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan and the United States signed a security pact on Tuesday to allow U.S. forces to remain in the country pa…

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UK government plans curbs on nonviolent extremism

UK government plans curbs on nonviolent extremism

LONDON (AP) — Britain's interior minister on Tuesday proposed new powers to bar people with extremist views from appearing on television or pu…

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AP PHOTOS: Rush-hour keeps billions on the move

AP PHOTOS: Rush-hour keeps billions on the move

On packed subways and crowded highways, billions of people participate in a short-distance population shift twice a day: the rhythmic ritual o…

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Germany vows better checks on refugee guards

Germany vows better checks on refugee guards

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's most populous state is tightening checks on security personnel at asylum centers following allegations that private gu…

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Police: Body of Arkansas real estate agent found

Police: Body of Arkansas real estate agent found

SCOTT, Ark. (AP) — Police discovered the body of a missing Arkansas real estate agent in a shallow grave at a concrete company early Tuesday, …

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Ukrainians gear up for winter without Russian gas

Ukrainians gear up for winter without Russian gas

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — For Alexei Polezhai, who sells water heaters and wood-burning stoves at his two shops in Kiev, sales this fall have been …

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ECB under pressure as inflation falls again

ECB under pressure as inflation falls again

LONDON (AP) — Inflation across the 18 euro countries dipped further toward zero in September, piling pressure on the European Central Bank to …

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SC cop indicted in shooting shrouded in mystery

SC cop indicted in shooting shrouded in mystery

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. (AP) — Ernest Satterwhite was a laid-back former mechanic with some habits, including ignoring police officers who tried t…

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Secret Service head faces questions on WH breach

WASHINGTON (AP) — Most Washington scandals that end up on Capitol Hill tend to end the same way: with an apology.

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Virginia police: Forensic evidence links 2 cases

Virginia police: Forensic evidence links 2 cases

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — They both were walking alone, separated from their friends late at night on or near the University of Virginia campus. On…

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25th anniversary of East German exodus to the West

25th anniversary of East German exodus to the West

PRAGUE (AP) — A former foreign minister of West Germany has arrived in Prague to meet former refugees from the East and commemorate events tha…

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Parents charged in death of son found in home

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A central Pennsylvania man and woman have been charged with homicide in the death of their 9-year-old son, whose decomp…

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Car crash damages Poland's famous Solidarity wall

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish police say a car crash has knocked down a historic wall that unemployed electrician Lech Walesa jumped over in 19…

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Colorado high court considers pot firing case

Colorado high court considers pot firing case

DENVER (AP) — Pot may be legal in Colorado, but you can still be fired for using it.

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Woman repeatedly stabbed in Md. robbery attempt

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — A woman is fighting for her life Tuesday and police are looking for the man who stabbed her during a robbery attempt…

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Albania borrows $150 million to improve power grid

Albania borrows $150 million to improve power grid

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — The World Bank is lending Albania $150 million (€118 million) to help overhaul its dysfunctional state-run power sector…

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DC Council weighs giving bicyclists more rights

WASHINGTON (AP) — The D.C. Council is considering changing a law to give bicyclists a better chance to recoup medical costs after collisions w…

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10 Things to Know for Today

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

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Rachel is barely a tropical storm in Pacific

MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Rachel is barely a tropical storm and is forecast to keep weakening over the Pacific off …

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More and more French joining Mideast jihad

PARIS (AP) — France's interior minister says the number of French radicals joining extremists in Syria and Iraq has soared this year, saying t…

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Results of food donations to be announced

BALTIMORE (AP) — Results from a statewide food drive are set to be announced by the Maryland Food Bank.

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2 Metro train lines affected by weekend work

WASHINGTON (AP) — Metro says trains on the orange and red lines will be affected by weekend work.

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Sen. Harry Reid playing major role in Senate races

Sen. Harry Reid playing major role in Senate races

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has twice won elections he was supposed to lose. If Democrats maintain control of the Sena…

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Secret Service head faces questions on WH breach

Secret Service head faces questions on WH breach

WASHINGTON (AP) — Most Washington scandals that end up on Capitol Hill tend to end the same way: with an apology.

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3rd-graders face high-stakes reading targets

3rd-graders face high-stakes reading targets

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The games, ice cream and play rehearsals that 9-year-old Joshua Rowell experienced during summer school this year weren'…

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Obama, Modi say they will set new US-India agenda

Obama, Modi say they will set new US-India agenda

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Tuesday that "it is time to set a new agenda" betwe…

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Romney to help raise money for Comstock in Va.

McLEAN, Va. (AP) — Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney is coming to northern Virginia to help an old ally in her congressional campaign.

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Bill allows families to seek gun restraining order

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California would become the first state to allow family members to petition judges to take away relatives' guns if t…

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Obama goal of Gitmo closure stalled at Pentagon

Obama goal of Gitmo closure stalled at Pentagon

WASHINGTON (AP) — The transfer of prisoners out of Guantanamo Bay has ground to a halt amid a slow Pentagon approval process, causing deep fru…

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California governor expected to OK plastic bag ban

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown has indicated that he is likely to sign a bill imposing the nation's first statewide ban…

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Quotations in the News

"The president and the first lady, like all parents, are concerned about the safety of their children, but the president and first lady also h…

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Eying 2016, Rand Paul courts young voters

Eying 2016, Rand Paul courts young voters

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is working to improve the Republican Party's image among young voters as he visits South Carolina, a…

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Records, photos of famed US WWII bombers go online

Records, photos of famed US WWII bombers go online

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Thousands of feet above the Pacific Ocean, the bullets were coming fast and the flak was flying. Japanese fighter planes…

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Gov't to reveal drug company payments to doctors

WASHINGTON (AP) — Striving to shine a light on potential ethical conflicts in medicine, the Obama administration is releasing data on drug com…

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Famed violinist plays do-over at DC train station

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joshua Bell will try playing in a train station again, but this time he hopes it's conducive to making music.

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Testimony resuming in Detroit officer's trial

DETROIT (AP) — A controversial witness is returning to testify in the trial of a Detroit police officer charged in the death of a 7-year-old girl.

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Beheading suspect's conversion surprised family

Beheading suspect's conversion surprised family

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Alton Nolen told relatives after his release from prison on drug and assault charges last year that he wanted to focus on…

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Convicted priest says El Salvador backed gang work

Convicted priest says El Salvador backed gang work

MADRID (AP) — Those who love Antonio Rodriguez know him affectionately as "Father Tony," the Roman Catholic priest who spent 15 years working …

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White House intruder got far past front door

White House intruder got far past front door

WASHINGTON (AP) — The intruder who climbed a fence made it farther inside the White House than the Secret Service has publicly acknowledged, a…

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Netanyahu: Hamas, Islamic State group share creed

Netanyahu: Hamas, Islamic State group share creed

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — In a blistering speech to the United Nations, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on Monday that Hamas and …

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Jeb Bush says GOP would 'fix a few big things'

Jeb Bush says GOP would 'fix a few big things'

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush weighed in to a key midterm election race on Monday, telling a …

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Ferguson demands high fees to turn over city files

Ferguson demands high fees to turn over city files

WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials in Ferguson, Missouri, are charging nearly 10 times the cost of some of their own employees' salaries before they …

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Ex-FBI agent pleads guilty in Afghan scheme

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A former FBI agent pleaded guilty Monday to charges that he derailed an investigation into military contract fraud by ma…

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Dozens of possible jurors rejected in Arias case

Dozens of possible jurors rejected in Arias case

PHOENIX (AP) — Roughly a third of 300 potential jurors were dismissed Monday in the penalty retrial of convicted murderer Jodi Arias after tel…

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Cancer doctor given 10 years for poisoning lover

Cancer doctor given 10 years for poisoning lover

HOUSTON (AP) — A jury on Monday sentenced a Texas cancer researcher to 10 years in prison after she was convicted of poisoning her colleague, …

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Dominion natural gas exports plan gets federal OK

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dominion Energy received federal approval late Monday to export liquefied natural gas from its Cove Point terminal on the Ch…

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Boston City Council members weigh $25K pay raise

BOSTON (AP) — Boston City Council members kicked off a discussion Monday on possibly giving themselves each a $25,000 raise to bring their sal…

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Mexico detains 5 in suspected oil theft ring

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico says it has nabbed five suspected members of a ring believed to have stolen over 1 million gallons (4 million liters…

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Obama hosts India's Modi for White House visit

Obama hosts India's Modi for White House visit

WASHINGTON (AP) — Once shunned by the United States, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi rode a wave of enthusiasm and popular support Monday …

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