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Strong California quake shakes famed wine country

NAPA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco Bay Area's strongest earthquake in 25 years struck the heart of California's wine country early Sunday, igniting gas-fed fires, damaging some of the region's famed wineries and historic buildings, and sending dozens of people to hospitals.

Last Updated on Monday, 25 August 2014

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Rap mogul Suge Knight shot, wounded in nightclub

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Death Row Records founder and rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was shot and injured in a packed nightclub early Sunday, but he was expected to survive, a Los Angeles County sheriff's sergeant said.

Last Updated on Monday, 25 August 2014

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US says American held in Syria has been freed

WASHINGTON (AP) — An American journalist kidnapped and held hostage for nearly two years by an al-Qaida-linked group in Syria was released Sunday, less than a week after the horrific execution of American journalist James Foley by Islamic militants.

Last Updated on Monday, 25 August 2014

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Mimicking the airlines, hotels get fee-happy

NEW YORK (AP) — Forget bad weather, traffic jams and kids asking, "Are we there yet?" The real headache for many travelers is a quickly-growing list of hotel surcharges, even for items they never use.

Last Updated on Monday, 25 August 2014

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French government dissolved amid internal feud

PARIS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande dissolved the government on Monday after an open feud in his Cabinet over the country's stagnant economy.

Last Updated on Monday, 25 August 2014

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New Obama birth control fixes for religious groups

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to allow religious nonprofits and some companies to opt out of paying for birth control for female employees while still ensuring those employees have access to contraception.

Last Updated on Saturday, 23 August 2014

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Mosque attack kills 64 in Iraq, Sunnis halt talks

BAGHDAD (AP) — Gunmen attacked a Sunni mosque during Friday prayers and killed at least 64 people, prompting Sunni lawmakers to withdraw from talks on forming a new, more inclusive government capable of confronting the Islamic extremists who have overrun large swaths of Iraq.

Last Updated on Saturday, 23 August 2014

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Ebola spreads in Nigeria; Liberia has 1,000 cases

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Two alarming new cases of Ebola have emerged in Nigeria, widening the circle of people sickened beyond the immediate group of caregivers who treated a dying airline passenger in one of Africa's largest cities.

Last Updated on Saturday, 23 August 2014

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