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  • Is Scotland and France's 'Auld Alliance' back?

    8 minutes ago

    (AP) PARIS (AP) — As the Scottish decide whether to break from the union with England, the embers of an even older Scottish alliance are being revived: "The Auld Alliance" with the French. Recently, there has been a flurry of behind-the-scenes ...

  • FSU coach may bench QB Winston after lewd remark

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    (AP) TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Jameis Winston has made lewd comments about women and Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher says he is deciding whether to bench the Seminoles' quarterback for his "derogatory" remarks. Several students tweeted Winston stood on campus Tuesday ...

  • Social media sleuths aid gay couple beating probe

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    (AP) PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia police trying to find suspects in the beating of a gay couple say they got a valuable assist from social media users. A defense lawyer says some of the people sought are turning themselves in for ...

  • 2014 MacArthur 'genius grant' winners unveiled

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    (AP) CHICAGO (AP) — CHICAGO (AP) — A professor whose research is helping a California police department improve its strained relationship with the black community and a lawyer who advocates for victims of domestic abuse are among the 21 winners of ...

  • McGinley to meet with 4 Ryder Cup players in Wales

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    (AP) NEWPORT, Wales (AP) — Four members of Europe's Ryder Cup team are playing in the Wales Open this week, giving captain Paul McGinley a chance to assess their form heading into next week's matches against the United States at Gleneagles. ...

  • AP Top Business News At 11:39 a.m. EDT

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    (AP) Stocks up in early trading ahead of Fed statement Financial markets awaiting any Fed signal on rates US homebuilder confidence soars in September US consumer prices fall 0.2 percent in August FedEx to add 50,000 seasonal jobs Alibaba post-IPO structure ...

  • Police think robber at Las Vegas casino had gun

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    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police in Las Vegas now say a man who punched a sports book employee during a weekend heist at the Palace Station casino-hotel may have had a gun. Officer Laura Meltzer says witnesses reported seeing a ...

  • Pistorius can expect cool reception in Paralympics

    15 minutes ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — If Oscar Pistorius manages to avoid a lengthy prison sentence and returns to the track, he can expect a cool reception from Paralympic organizers. The double-amputee runner from South Africa, who is awaiting next month's sentencing after ...

  • Polish fears of Russia run high on war anniversary

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    (AP) WARSAW, Poland (AP) — It was an unexpected question from a woman hoping to sell me her Warsaw apartment: "Are you sure you want to buy now, when war could be coming?" Though she was half joking, her comment revealed ...

  • 5 spring trends from London Fashion Week

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    (AP) LONDON (AP) — They came, they saw, and now they've jetted off to Milan for another round of catwalk shows. Fashion insiders got a taste of spring style trends at London Fashion Week. Here's a round-up of some of the ...

  • Pakistan airstrikes kill 40 militants, army says

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    (AP) ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's military launched airstrikes on five militant hideouts in a troubled tribal region near the border with Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing 40 suspected fighters as part of a massive operation that began this summer. In a statement, ...

  • Excitement and relief in landmark Fiji election

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    (AP) SUVA, Fiji (AP) — There was excitement among thousands of voters and relief from the international community Wednesday as Fijians cast ballots in a landmark election they hope will end more than a quarter-century of political turmoil and eight years ...

  • Magnitude-4.0 quake jolts Washington's Puget Sound

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    (AP) SEATTLE (AP) — A magnitude-4.0 earthquake rattled the Puget Sound in Washington state early Wednesday. The earthquake was centered near the town of Seabeck in Kitsap County, about 40 miles west of Seattle. The shaking was felt as far away ...

  • Fact sheet: Cadillac Escalade

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    (AP) 2015 Cadillac Escalade 4WD Premium BASE PRICE: $71,695 for 2WD Standard; $74,295 for 4WD Standard; $75,695 for 2WD Luxury; $78,295 for 4WD Luxury; $80,195 for 2WD Premium; $82,795 for 4WD Premium. PRICE AS TESTED: $86,480. TYPE: Front-engine, four-wheel drive, seven-passenger, ...

  • Redesigned 2015 Escalade remains breed all its own

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    (AP) Cadillac's flagship Escalade sport utility vehicle keeps its bold, distinctive style and immense proportions after a major redesign for 2015. The luxury, full-size SUV adds more tech features, a more powerful V-8, a quieter interior and power-folding rear seats for ...

  • AP Top News at 11:23 a.m. EDT

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    (AP) AP Interview: Iraq premier says no foreign troops BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's new prime minister said Wednesday that foreign ground troops are neither necessary nor wanted in his country's fight against the Islamic State group, flatly rejecting the idea a ...

  • Skunk with head stuck in beer can rescued in Ohio

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    (AP) OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — A skunk with a beer can stuck on its head had to be rescued near a fraternity house in southwestern Ohio. Oxford police said a resident called them about the skunk's predicament on Sunday. Police found ...

  • AP Top Political News At 11:19 a.m. EDT

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    (AP) Dempsey: Half of Iraqi army not OK as US partners Benghazi select committee starts in bipartisan way Obama: Ebola one day, extremist threat the next Wary lawmakers ready to OK arms for Syrian rebels Eyeing 2016, Rubio pushes American strength ...

  • Wary lawmakers ready to OK arms for Syrian rebels

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    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Wary House lawmakers prepared to give President Barack Obama authority to arm and train Syrian rebels in the fight against Islamic State militants Wednesday as Iraq's new prime minister dismissed the notion that the struggle could lead ...

  • Laments, long lines amid Air France pilots' strike

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    (AP) PARIS (AP) — "I'm going to cry!" groaned Stephanie Leon, parking a palm on her forehead in distress as she walked into Charles de Gaulle airport and saw the departures board: Her Air France flight to the Dominican Republic had ...

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