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Nations seek compromise to end Syria war, start transition

VIENNA (AP) — The Syrian government's biggest international backers and opponents plunged into negotiations Friday over a long-sought compromise to help end a 4 and-a-half year civil war and potentially ease President Bashar Assad out of power. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said he was hopeful of finding a path forward.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 October 2015

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Obama and Ryan: Political foils, occasional policy partners

WASHINGTON (AP) — For years, President Barack Obama and newly-elected House Speaker Paul Ryan have been political foes and occasional policy allies.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 October 2015

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Prep school grad gets 1 year sentence in sex assault case

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — In a case that scandalized an institution known for educating some of America's top political and literary leaders, a graduate of an elite prep school was sentenced to a year in jail for sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl as part of a sexual conquest competition.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 October 2015

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Obama welcomes budget and debt deal to keep government open

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said he's eager to sign the two-year budget deal passed by the Senate in the pre-dawn hours Friday in hopes of breaking a "cycle of shutdowns and manufactured crises" that have hurt the U.S. economy.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 October 2015

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State police use shotguns to deflate wayward military blimp

MUNCY, Pa. (AP) — State police used shotguns Thursday to deflate a wayward military surveillance blimp that broke loose in Maryland and floated for hours before coming down into trees in the Pennsylvania countryside.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 October 2015

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Migrant tragedy in Greek seas shows dangers as winter nears

 

LESBOS, Greece (AP) — Dead migrants float belly-up, stripped of their clothing by churning seas. On shore, wailing women search for loved ones among the shivering, wide-eyed survivors. A rescuer tries to revive a toddler who lies unconscious in her sodden striped sweater.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 November 2015

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Show me your hands, or moves, dancing officer says to teens

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Show me your hands, or your dance moves.

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 October 2015

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AP Exclusive: 17 seconds of terror in gov't office shooting

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department missed clear warning signs of a disgruntled federal agent's descent toward violence and could have intervened before he started a deadly gun battle inside a government office building in southern California, according to a confidential, internal investigation obtained exclusively by The Associated Press.

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 October 2015

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