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Prosecutors troubled by extent of military fraud

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fabian Barrera found a way to make fast cash in the Texas National Guard, earning roughly $181,000 for claiming to have steered 119 potential recruits to join the military. But the bonuses were ill-gotten because the former captain never actually referred any of them.

Last Updated on Monday, 17 November 2014

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4 workers die after chemical leak at Texas plant

LA PORTE, Texas (AP) — Four workers were killed and one was injured Saturday during a hazardous chemical leak at a DuPont industrial plant in suburban Houston, company officials said.

Last Updated on Sunday, 16 November 2014

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Dad who sang to dying infant son thanks mourners

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A grieving father who sang the Beatles' ballad "Blackbird" as his infant son clung to life told mourners Saturday that he was overwhelmed by the outpouring of prayers and support after a video of the tender moment gained widespread Internet attention.

Last Updated on Sunday, 16 November 2014

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G-20 summit opens in Australia; growth tops agenda

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister vowed that world leaders would deliver on an initiative to add $2 trillion to global GDP, promising freer trade and more investment in infrastructure as heads of the 20 largest economies began cementing plans to drag sagging growth out of the doldrums.

Last Updated on Saturday, 15 November 2014

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Hopes and fears as health law sign-up season opens

WASHINGTON (AP) — The second sign-up season under President Barack Obama's health overhaul opened Saturday, with hopes that this time consumers will have a positive experience.

Last Updated on Saturday, 15 November 2014

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7.1 quake hits Indonesia, causes small tsunami

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A strong undersea earthquake hit eastern Indonesia on Saturday, triggering a small tsunami and some panic but no casualties or major damage.

Last Updated on Saturday, 15 November 2014

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Federal ban sought for animal testing on cosmetics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hoping to build off recent bans in Europe and India, opponents of animal testing for cosmetics plan to make a big push for a similar prohibition in the United States. The effort could be a tough sell in a Republican-controlled Congress.

Last Updated on Saturday, 15 November 2014

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A look at Ebola treatment in the US by numbers

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — When Dr. Martin Salia arrives in Omaha from Sierra Leone, he'll be the 10th person with Ebola to receive treatment in the U.S.

Last Updated on Saturday, 15 November 2014

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