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October 21, 2014

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  • NATO intercepts Russian jets over Baltic Sea

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    (AP) HELSINKI (AP) — NATO scrambled fighter jets twice in two days to intercept Russian military aircraft over the Baltic Sea, it said Tuesday amid reports that Russian military activity in the region is increasing. Lt. Col. Robert Gericke said the ...

  • 5 Jonestown victims buried in California

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    (AP) OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Five victims of the 1978 mass suicide-murder in Jonestown, Guyana, have been laid to rest in Oakland, California, after their cremated remains were recently discovered inside an abandoned funeral home in Delaware. The Oakland Tribune reported ...

  • Digging starts for stalled Seattle tunnel machine

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    (AP) SEATTLE (AP) — Contractors building a new highway tunnel under downtown Seattle have started digging a 120-foot pit to rescue a stalled boring machine named Bertha. Seattle Tunnel Partners also is pumping out groundwater as it digs the 80-foot-wide pit ...

  • Gary Hart named envoy to Northern Ireland

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    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department has tapped former Democratic presidential candidate Gary Hart to be its newest envoy to Northern Ireland. In an announcement Tuesday, Secretary of State John Kerry says Hart will help smooth negotiations in the new ...

  • Giffords calls on women to highlight gun violence

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    (AP) DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Former Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords says that "dangerous people with guns are a threat to women." She appeared in Iowa on Tuesday to rally female voters and inject gun control into one of the nation's ...

  • California fire victim reunited with rescuer

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    (AP) FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The fire victim who was seen on video being carried to safety by a Good Samaritan as flames exploded says he just froze as the fire burned his home. Robert Wells reunited with the Good Samaritan, ...

  • Parents' brawl gets teams banned from playoffs

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    (AP) SEATTLE (AP) — Two Seattle-area youth football teams for players 9 and 10 years old have been banned from the playoffs — not for anything they've done wrong, but because of their parents. The council for the Greater Eastside Junior ...

  • Jodi Arias sentencing retrial opens in Arizona

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    (AP) PHOENIX (AP) — The Jodi Arias sentencing retrial has started in Arizona with a new jury and opening statements by lawyers to decide whether the convicted murderer should live or die after killing her boyfriend. The jury was sworn in ...

  • Verizon reports higher 3Q net income, revenue

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    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon Communications Inc. on Tuesday reported higher net income and revenue in its third quarter, helped by strong wireless subscriber growth and demand for its high-speed FiOS Internet services. Verizon, which bought out its wireless division ...

  • Debate over ethics of deleting negative reviews

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    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Most consumers realize online reviews are not always trustworthy. But a recent magazine column raised new ethical questions about reviews when a traveler said he deleted a complaint after a hotel gave him a 50 percent ...

  • North Dakota reaches deal to keep dinosaur mummy

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    (AP) BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Dakota the duckbilled dinosaur might have found permanent digs in Bismarck. State Historical Society Director Merl Paaverud said officials have reached a $3 million deal to keep the rare mummified fossil on display at the North ...

  • 'Orphan Black' star Tatiana Maslany eyes stage

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    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Tatiana Maslany, the star of "Orphan Black," will be finding a temporary home on an off-Broadway stage. Second Stage Theatre said Tuesday that the BBC America star will appear beside Tony Award nominee and "The Newsroom" ...

  • Jury rules against Texas company in guardrail case

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    (AP) DALLAS (AP) — Jurors have decided that a Texas company should pay $175 million in damages for changing the design of highway guardrails without telling government transportation officials. Critics say the change is turning guardrails into spears that impale cars ...

  • AP Top Science News At 2 p.m. EDT

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    (AP) Ebola: Why virus kills some, other people survive N. America treated to partial solar eclipse Thurs. Warming Earth heading for hottest year on record 'Cadaver dog' work more accepted by cops, courts Jerusalem stone may answer Jewish revolt questions CDC ...

  • N. America treated to partial solar eclipse Thurs.

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    (AP) CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — North Americans, get set for the fourth and final eclipse of the year. On Thursday, most of North America will have prime viewing of a partial solar eclipse. The new moon will hide part of ...

  • Conservative group buys $800k ads against Horsford

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    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A national conservative group says it's buying $820,000 in ads in a Nevada congressional district that's been considered a relatively sure bet for Democratic incumbent Rep. Steven Horsford. Paul Lindsey of Crossroads GPS says his organization ...

  • Golden Gate Bridge officials float sidewalk toll

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    (AP) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Golden Gate Bridge officials are again floating the idea of charging bicyclists and pedestrians to use the famed span's sidewalks. The bridge district released a plan on Monday keep the agency solvent that includes the sidewalk ...

  • Snowden: Bombing shows limits of mass surveillance

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    (AP) CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden says the Boston Marathon bombings are an example of how threats can be missed even under blanket surveillance. Snowden, who leaked millions of documents to journalists, talked to Harvard Law ...

  • AP Top Olympic News At 1:43 p.m. EDT

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    (AP) Prosecutor wants 10 years in prison for Pistorius 2024 candidates hope to learn from Chicago's loss Pistorius sentencing: What it means Pyeongchang's 2018 Olympic committee faced audit Ukraine's Lviv withdraws bid for 2022 Winter Games IOC awards Japan TV rights ...

  • Pistorius sentencing: What it means

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    (AP) PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — How much prison time will Oscar Pistorius ultimately serve for killing his girlfriend? And will the double-amputee Olympian ever run competitively again on the carbon-fiber blades that made him one of the world's most recognizable ...

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