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  • Banksy's 'Spy Booth' artwork defaced

    2 minutes ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — A mural by street artist Banksy that sparked a local preservation campaign has been defaced. "Spy Booth" shows three agents in trench coats and trilby hats eavesdropping on a phone booth. It appeared in April on a ...

  • Italy, Poland vie for top EU foreign policy job

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    (AP) BRUSSELS (AP) — The top diplomats of Italy and Poland are competing for the prestigious position of EU foreign policy chief amid the unfolding tensions with Russia. Italian Premier Matteo Renzi's office said Friday it officially nominated Foreign Minister Federica ...

  • AP Top Science News At 7:47 a.m. EDT

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    (AP) $11M deal struck to conserve Colorado River basin NASA to test making rocket fuel ingredient on Mars Study traces dinosaur evolution into early birds See-through mice reveal details of inner anatomy 5 things to know about coal trade, global warming ...

  • 2-pound Michigan baby undergoes heart procedure

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    (AP) GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A 2-pound Michigan newborn dubbed "Mighty Girl" by her parents is one of the smallest babies in the world to undergo a heart procedure to open up a blocked artery caused by a congenital defect. ...

  • P&G 4Q profit rises, benefits from lower expenses

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    (AP) CINCINNATI (AP) — Procter & Gamble Co.'s fiscal fourth-quarter net income climbed 38 percent, bolstered in part by lower expenses. The world's largest consumer product maker said Friday that net income increased to $2.58 billion, or 89 cents per share, ...

  • Burger King 2Q profit rises 19 percent

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    (AP) MIAMI (AP) — Burger King Worldwide Inc. (BKW) on Friday reported net income that climbed by 19 percent in its second quarter, and topped analysts' expectations. The Miami-based company said profit increased to $75.1 million, or 21 cents per share, ...

  • AP Top News At 7:30 a.m. EDT

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    (AP) 35 killed, soldier missing as Gaza truce unravels CIA director reverses himself on Senate spying 10 Things to Know for Today Large expert team reaches Ukraine crash site Taiwan gas pipeline blasts kill 25, injure 267 AP PHOTOS: City streets ...

  • AP Top Headlines At 7:30 a.m. EDT

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    (AP) At least 35 Palestinians killed, Israeli soldier 'feared' captured, as Gaza truce unravels Once defiant about alleged spying on Senate staffers, CIA director apologizes to top senators 10 Things to Know for Today Dozens of investigators reach Ukraine plane crash ...

  • WWI aviation still alive at aerodrome in New York

    6 hours, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) RHINEBECK, N.Y. (AP) — There's still a place where buzzing biplanes swoop in pursuit of German triplanes, where pilots in open cockpits let their scarves flutter in the wind. The sights and sounds of World War I flight are recreated ...

  • Contract talks in Met Opera labor dispute extended

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    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — It's a drama worthy of the Metropolitan Opera: Frantic, last-minute labor negotiations aimed at averting a lockout that threatens to stop both pay and benefits for thousands of singers, musicians, stagehands and other workers. With just ...

  • Blast flattens police building eastern Libyan city

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    (AP) BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — A strong explosion ripped through the main police building in Benghazi early Friday, nearly flattening it, days after Islamic militias overran army barracks and claimed control of the eastern Libyan city. The police headquarters has been ...

  • Severed leg found in Dublin recycling plant

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    (AP) DUBLIN (AP) — A severed leg has been found at a Dublin recycling plant, and police are searching trash for the rest of the body. A doctor called to the plant early Friday in west Dublin confirmed the leg was ...

  • AP Top Entertainment News At 7:19 a.m. EDT

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    (AP) Russell Simmons, LL Cool J visit youth at NYC jail 'Godfather of Makeup' Dick Smith dead at 92 Atlantic City hosts free Blake Shelton concert Police: Costumed girl injured at Comic-Con fell Grammy winner Ne-Yo: Ex-manager owes me $8M Dionne ...

  • Slovenia ex-premier gets brief prison furlough

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    (AP) LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenian ex-Prime Minister Janez Jansa has been granted a brief prison furlough to attend the country's first parliamentary session after he won a seat in last month's election. Jansa, leader of the opposition Slovene Democratic Party, ...

  • Solid US job gains expected for 6th straight month

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    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — With a host of reports this week pointing to a healthier U.S. economy, analysts expect Friday's monthly jobs report to send a similar message. Economists predict that the government will say employers added 225,000 jobs in July, ...

  • Pope slips out of Vatican, joins Jesuits for lunch

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    (AP) ROME (AP) — Maybe Pope Francis is getting tired of the food in the Vatican hotel. The pope slipped out of the Vatican on Thursday for his second drop-in, surprise luncheon, visiting his fellow Jesuits on the feast day of ...

  • Murder hearing for couple whose dogs killed runner

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    (AP) LAPEER, Mich. (AP) — Prosecutors say a couple whose two dogs fatally mauled a 46-year-old jogger on a rural Michigan road are facing a court hearing on murder charges. The Flint Journal (http://bit.ly/1kpvj4S ) reports that Lapeer County Prosecutor Tim ...

  • Taiwan gas pipeline blasts kill 25, injure 267

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    (AP) KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan (AP) — Heavy machinery pulled vehicles from huge trenches gouged by explosions along an underground pipeline in Taiwan's second-largest city that killed at least 25 people and injured 267. The series of five explosions from about midnight Thursday ...

  • Lawsuit over Slipknot bassist's death dismissed

    56 minutes ago

    (AP) DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A judge says the widow of Slipknot bassist Paul Gray waited too long to file a lawsuit against Gray's former doctor. The Des Moines Register says (http://dmreg.co/1s9iTxQ ) Polk County District Judge Dennis Stovall ruled ...

  • AP PHOTOS: City streets destroyed in Taiwan blasts

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    (AP) City streets destroyed, transformed into trenches strewn with dirt, ripped pieces of pipe and jagged blocks of concrete. Broken fire trucks turned upside down, twisted soot-covered cars and motorcycles, ripped advertising signs. The site of underground gas explosions in Taiwan's ...

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