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7 ways to create better, stronger passwords

NEW YORK (AP) — With the recent news that a Russian hacker ring has amassed some 1.2 billion username and password combinations, it's a good time to review ways to protect yourself online.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 August 2014

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Hawaii residents stock up ahead of 2 hurricanes

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii residents were furiously stocking up on essentials as two hurricanes churned toward the islands Wednesday and weather officials asked the whole state to prepare for flash flooding.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 August 2014

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Tensions grow in Ukraine over Russia troop buildup

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — As the steadily advancing Ukrainian army sets its sights on reclaiming the largest rebel-held city in eastern Ukraine, tension is building over whether a large Russian army lying in wait just across the border will step in to protect the separatists.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 August 2014

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Review: Amazon phone better for info than shopping

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — My buying habits have yet to change in my nearly three weeks with Amazon's shopping-centric Fire phone.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 August 2014

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Israeli leader blames Hamas for civilian deaths

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister has defended the actions of Israel's military in the recent war in the Gaza Strip, saying the heavy civilian casualties were caused by Hamas.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 August 2014

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Sprint names new CEO after dropping T-Mobile bid

NEW YORK (AP) — Sprint's new owner is replacing its longtime CEO with a Bolivian billionaire and entrepreneur after dropping its bid for rival wireless carrier T-Mobile US.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 August 2014

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Afghan official: General's killer hid in bathroom

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan soldier who killed a U.S. two-star general and wounded other top officers hid in a bathroom before his assault and used a NATO assault rifle in his attack, an Afghan military official said Wednesday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 August 2014

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Ebola death toll reaches 932; 1,700 cases: WHO

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — A Nigerian nurse who treated a man with Ebola is now dead and five others are sick with one of the world's most virulent diseases, authorities said Wednesday as the death toll rose to at least 932 people in four West African countries.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 August 2014

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