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Automakers see big US sales gains in May

DETROIT (AP) — Brisk demand for SUVs and pickup trucks — and five sunny weekends — likely pushed U.S. auto sales to a seven-year high in May.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 June 2014

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Online pirates thrive on legitimate ad dollars

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Movie and music piracy thrives online in part because crafty website operators receive advertising dollars from major companies like Comcast, Ford and McDonald's.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 June 2014

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Amid war and shelling, Syrians vote for president

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Waving photos of President Bashar Assad and dancing with flags, tens of thousands of Syrians pledged renewed allegiance to President Bashar Assad as they voted Tuesday in a presidential election that excluded a vast swath of the pre-war population and was decried by the opposition as a charade.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 June 2014

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US worried to very end about Bergdahl's release

WASHINGTON (AP) — Right up until the moment Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was freed, U.S. officials weren't sure the Taliban would really release the only American soldier held captive in Afghanistan in exchange for high-level militants detained at Guantanamo Bay.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 June 2014

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Colon cancer screening said to help after age 75

WASHINGTON (AP) — How old is too old for a colonoscopy? A surprising number of people older than 75 haven't ever been screened for colon cancer — and researchers reported Monday that it's not too late for them to get caught up.

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Power plant plan further clouds coal's future

 

PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (AP) — President Barack Obama's ambitious plan to reduce the gases blamed for global warming from the nation's power plants gives many coal-dependent states more lenient restrictions and won't necessarily be the primary reason coal-fired power plants will be retired.

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Obama asks for $1B to boost US military in Europe

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — President Barack Obama called on Congress Tuesday to back a $1 billion effort to boost the U.S. military presence across Europe, as he sought to ease anxiety among NATO allies who are wary of Russia's threatening moves in Ukraine.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 June 2014

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Black boxes found from Philly paper owner's jet

BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — The black boxes containing the cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorder are in the hands of federal safety investigators trying to determine the cause of a fiery weekend crash outside Boston that killed Philadelphia Inquirer co-owner Lewis Katz and six others on his jet.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 June 2014

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