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New York prison worker pleads guilty in escape of 2 killers
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — A prison worker who was "in over her head" with two inmates convicted of murder tearfully pleaded guilty Tuesday to helping them escape as new details emerged of her relationship with the men that included performing a sex
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Fed is likely to delay 1st rate hike in 9 years a bit longer
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is moving toward raising interest rates from record lows — just not likely yet.
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Russian veto expected as Security Council votes on MH17
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia on Wednesday is expected to veto a U.N. Security Council resolution to set up an international criminal court to prosecute those responsible for shooting down a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine a year ago.
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New York prison worker pleads guilty in escape of 2 killers
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — A prison worker who was "in over her head" with two inmates convicted of murder tearfully pleaded guilty Tuesday to helping them escape as new details emerged of her relationship with the men that included performing a sex
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Baby giraffe dies at Dallas Zoo in accident
DALLAS (AP) — A baby giraffe whose birth at the Dallas Zoo was viewed live on the Internet worldwide has died in an accident.
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Jail releases more footage of Sandra Bland before her death
HEMPSTEAD, Texas (AP) — Texas authorities on Tuesday released several hours of footage showing Sandra Bland during her three days in jail, saying they wanted to dispel rumors that she was dead before arriving there.
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Magnitude-6.3 quake felt by some in Anchorage, Kodiak
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A magnitude-6.3 earthquake has shaken southern Alaska and was felt by some people in Anchorage and Kodiak.
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8 children hurt, 2 critical, by falling tree in California
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A huge, ancient pine tree uprooted and fell onto kids at a summer day camp Tuesday, injuring eight children, two of them critically, fire officials said.
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Colorado board's history class review leads to recall effort
GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) — Critics of a suburban Denver school board that considered reviewing a U.S. history course to emphasize patriotism turned in signatures Tuesday to force a recall election for three conservative members responsible for the push.
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Holmes' father says he worried when son stopped calling
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The father of Colorado theater gunman James Holmes said he never suspected his son was mentally ill before the 2012 attack, but he and his wife became increasingly concerned about him when he stopped returning their phone
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Pollard to be freed; US analyst spied for Israel
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jonathan Pollard, the former Navy intelligence analyst whose conviction of spying for Israel stoked fierce international passions, has been granted parole and will be released from prison in November after nearly 30 years.
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Libya court sentences Gadhafi son to death for 2011 killings
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Moammar Gadhafi's son and onetime heir apparent was convicted and sentenced to death on Tuesday by a court in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, on charges of murder and inciting genocide during the country's 2011 uprising.
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Iraqi militias train young teens to face the threat of IS
BAGHDAD (AP) — In the steamy Baghdad night, sweat poured down the faces of the Iraqi teens as they marched around a school courtyard, training for battle against the Islamic State group.
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Fighting between Turkey and Kurds escalate amid NATO unease
ISTANBUL (AP) — Fighting between the Turkish military and Kurdish rebels escalated Tuesday amid signs of unease from NATO allies attending an emergency meeting about Turkey's conflicts with the Islamic State group and the Kurds.
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The Latest: UN official voices concern about Syria safe zone
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest from NATO meeting on Islamic State group and related developments (all times local):
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French farmers protest taps into freewheeling tradition
PARIS (AP) — Over the past week, French farmers have used tractors to block the border with Germany and chucked foreign vegetables off trucks in protest of cheap imports. French leaders did not call in the police — they gave the farmers their
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Obama draws criticism for saying Ethiopia is democratic
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Some African activists have greeted President Barack Obama's remarks that Ethiopia has a democratically elected government with scorn and concern.
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Symbol of dictatorship abuse, Chilean sees justice coming
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Her scarred face long ago became a symbol of the atrocities committed during Chile's 1973-90 dictatorship led by Gen. Augusto Pinochet. Now Carmen Quintana finally feels justice is being done.
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Scientists worry about arms race in artificial intelligence
LONDON (AP) — Scientists and tech experts — including professor Stephen Hawking and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak — warned Tuesday of a global arms race with weapons using artificial intelligence.
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Nigerian leader visits Cameroon as Boko Haram attacks
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's new President Muhammadu Buhari is set to make his first official visit to one-time enemy Cameroon Wednesday to ease tensions and bolster support for a multinational army to fight the Boko Haram uprising that has
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