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FBI disrupts shootings through interventions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI says it has helped to disrupt or prevent nearly 150 shootings and violent attacks this year, in part by steering potential gunmen toward mental health professionals. It's an achievement that stands out during a year when President Barack Obama made curbing gun violence a priority, yet has had little success in getting new restrictions enacted.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 December 2013

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UN: $12.9 billion aid needed in 2014

GENEVA (AP) — The United Nations said Monday it will need nearly $13 billion in aid in 2014 to reach at least 52 million people in 17 countries, including the millions of Syrians who have been displaced by their civil war.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 December 2013

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AP-GfK poll: Another worry about new health law

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just when the government's insurance website is starting to run more smoothly, an Associated Press-GfK poll finds a potentially bigger problem for President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 December 2013

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FDA: Anti-bacterial soaps may not curb bacteria

WASHINGTON (AP) — After more than 40 years of study, the federal government said Monday it has no evidence that the anti-bacterial chemicals used in countless common soaps and washes help prevent the spread of germs, and it is reviewing research suggesting they may pose health risks.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 December 2013

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Detroit awaits final details on city-owned art

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit may have to rely on the generosity of strangers to keep its impressive art collection that was amassed with taxpayer dollars in better times.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 December 2013

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'Lawrence of Arabia' star Peter O'Toole dead at 81

 

LONDON (AP) — Known on the one hand for his starring role in "Lawrence of Arabia," leading tribesmen in daring attacks across the desert wastes, and on the other for his headlong charges into drunken debauchery, Peter O'Toole was one of the most magnetic, charismatic and fun figures in British acting.

Last Updated on Sunday, 15 December 2013

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Gunman, 18, wounds classmate in Colorado school

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — A teenager who may have had a grudge against a teacher opened fire Friday with a shotgun at a suburban Denver high school, wounding a fellow student before killing himself.

Last Updated on Saturday, 14 December 2013

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Bells toll in Newtown for school shooting victims

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Church bells tolled in Newtown on Saturday to mark the anniversary of the shooting massacre that killed 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School, and President Barack Obama called on Americans to help prevent future violence in a radio address on the tragedy.

Last Updated on Saturday, 14 December 2013

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