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Iraqi officials say Saddam deputy believed killed

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials said Friday they believe that government forces killed Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, the former deputy of Saddam Hussein who for over a decade was the top fugitive from the ousted regime and became an underground figure involved in Sunni insurgencies, most recently allying with Islamic State militants.

Last Updated on Friday, 17 April 2015

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AP Was There: Original AP report of Oklahoma bombing

EDITOR'S NOTE: On April 19, 1995, a pair of former U.S. Army soldiers parked a rented Ryder truck packed with explosives outside a federal building in Oklahoma City. The blast killed 168 people and injured more than 500 others, and the attack is the worst homegrown terror attack on American soil.

Last Updated on Friday, 17 April 2015

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Iraqi forces recapture 2 towns from IS near crucial refinery

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi security forces have gained full control over a contested area south of the country's largest oil refinery Friday as part of ongoing operations to secure the rest of Salahuddin province following the recapturing of Tikrit, a senior Iraqi military official said.

Last Updated on Friday, 17 April 2015

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After Alps crash, some experts ponder flights without pilots

NEW YORK (AP) — To improve airline safety, maybe we need to remove the pilots.

Last Updated on Friday, 17 April 2015

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Appeals court to take up Obama's immigration action

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Appellate judges on Friday were to consider whether to lift a temporary hold imposed by a federal judge in Texas on President Barack Obama's executive action seeking to shield millions of immigrants from deportation.

Last Updated on Friday, 17 April 2015

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G-20 finance officials confronting global weakness

WASHINGTON (AP) — Finance officials from the world's major economies are searching for the right mix of policies to bolster a still-weak global recovery nearly six years after the Great Recession while confronting a range of new threats from a soaring U.S. dollar to a big drop in oil prices.

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Police: 5 adults found dead inside Phoenix home

PHOENIX (AP) — Five adults were found dead inside a north Phoenix home after a shooting Thursday in a suspected dispute about the family's business, police said.

Last Updated on Friday, 17 April 2015

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Secrecy shrouds decade-old oil spill in Gulf of Mexico

OVER THE GULF OF MEXICO (AP) — Down to just one full-time employee, Taylor Energy Company exists for only one reason: to fight an oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico that has gone largely unnoticed, despite creating miles-long slicks for more than a decade.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 April 2015

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