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Shark bites surfer on Oahu's North Shore
HONOLULU (AP) — A 25-year-old Oahu man has been bit by a shark while surfing on Oahu's North Shore.
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2 suspects identified in slaying of 'San Quentin 6' inmate
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California corrections officials say two inmates already serving life sentences are suspects in the slaying of a notorious killer who spent 45 years in segregation after a bloody 1971 escape attempt at San Quentin State
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Ex-lottery security officer charged with rigging more games
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Authorities on Friday filed new charges against a former Iowa lottery security officer who was convicted months ago of rigging a Hot Lotto game so he could win a $14 million jackpot, a development that has led authorities to
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Prosecutors play back ex-coal CEO's phone calls at trial
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship lamented a push by his board to cap his salary at $12 million, called the group "so unappreciative," and said at least a quarter of his wealth was tied up in his company's stock,
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The Latest: Prosecutor says campus shooting not self-defense
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The latest on the shooting at Northern Arizona University (all times local):
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The Latest: Cops questioning 2 men in Texas college shooting
HOUSTON (AP) — The latest on a fatal shooting outside a Texas Southern University student-housing complex (all times local):
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Federal attorneys to appeal judge's Katrina flooding ruling
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Federal attorneys filed notice Friday that they will appeal a judge's ruling that the U.S. government is responsible for some of the flooding that followed Hurricane Katrina and other storms — flooding blamed on a now-closed
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1 student killed, 3 wounded at Arizona campus during fight
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — An overnight brawl between two groups of students escalated into violence Friday when a freshman at Northern Arizona University opened fire on four fraternity members, killing one and wounding three.
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Searchers find boys alive in Kentucky's Red River Gorge area
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Two young cousins alone and lost in the Appalachian woods ate sticks and slept on the ground during a 20-hour ordeal that ended when searchers found them unharmed Friday in the rugged terrain in the Red River Gorge area of
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AP NewsAlert
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Governor approves first oversight scheme to regulate California's medical marijuana industry.
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AP Exclusive: Saudi crush was deadliest hajj tragedy ever
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — One survivor of last month's crush and stampede at the hajj in Saudi Arabia recalled seeing so many bodies that he couldn't tell how many there were.
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The Latest: US condemns rash of Palestinian attacks
JERUSALEM (AP) — The latest developments in ongoing violence between Palestinians and Israelis (all times local):
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Nobel Peace Prize boosts struggling Tunisian democracy
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — It was the fall of 2013 and Tunisia's newfound democracy was in grave danger. The assassination of a left-wing politician had prompted the opposition to walk out of the constitutional assembly. The government was paralyzed, the
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1 fatally shot at Texas Southern University housing complex
HOUSTON (AP) — A student was killed and another person was wounded in a shooting outside a Texas Southern University student-housing complex on Friday, and police detained at least two people for questioning, authorities said.
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GLANCE: Tunisia, Nobel winner, shines as Arab Spring success
The Nobel Peace Prize announced Friday pointed to the relative success of Tunisia in building toward democracy after a 2011 uprising ousted a longtime dictator. That makes it a resounding exception among the nations of the Arab Spring revolts.
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Israel struggles to contain wave of stabbing attacks
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Unrest that erupted several weeks ago at Jerusalem's most sensitive holy site spread Friday to Gaza in the form of deadly border clashes with Palestinian protesters, as Israeli security forces struggled to contain a wave
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UN high post, ensnared in alleged bribe case, ripe for risk
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — This is how a former president of the U.N. General Assembly, arrested this week in an alleged bribery scheme, paid himself, the criminal complaint says: John Ashe accepted more than $3 million from foreign governments and
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US abandons Pentagon's failed rebel-building effort in Syria
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is overhauling its approach to fighting the Islamic State in Syria, abandoning a failed Pentagon effort to build a new ground force of moderate rebels and instead partnering with established rebel groups,
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IS advances near Syria's Aleppo despite Russian strikes
BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State militants captured a string of villages near Aleppo on Friday in a lightning attack that brought them closer to the prized city in northern Syria, despite a major increase in Russian airstrikes that Moscow insists are
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In Belarus, opposition artists express dissent underground
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Belarus' crippled political opposition has been cautious in its criticisms ahead of Sunday's presidential election. Not so the country's underground artists.
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