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In Yemen, a woman's life entangled with al-Qaida

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Abeer al-Hassani's ex-husband was famed for his beautiful voice. He used it, she says, singing poetic hymns to martyrdom and jihad to try to draw youth from their neighborhood of the Yemeni capital into joining al-Qaida. He sang at weddings of fellow members of the terror group, and held discussions with young men at local mosques.

Last Updated on Friday, 21 February 2014

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Mexico to trump Japan as No. 2 car exporter to US

CELAYA, Mexico (AP) — Mexico is on track to overtake Japan and Canada and become the United States' No. 1 source of imported cars by the end of next year, part of a national manufacturing boom that has turned the auto industry into a bigger source of dollars than money sent home by migrants.

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S&P 500 index is on track for a third weekly gain

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks rose, pushing the Standard & Poor's 500 index toward its third straight week of gains. Online travel booking company Priceline.com climbed after reporting strong earnings. Groupon plunged after predicting a loss.

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Tensions high on Kiev square despite deal

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Anger is percolating at Kiev's sprawling protest camp despite a hard-won deal between Ukraine's opposition and its beleaguered president.

Last Updated on Friday, 21 February 2014

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Police: Tribal shooting suspect killed 3 relatives

ALTURAS, Calif. (AP) — A woman who opened fire at the headquarters of a Northern California Indian tribe killed her brother, nephew and niece, police said Friday.

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Number of US farms declines, farmers getting older

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of U.S. farms is declining even as the value of their crops and livestock has increased over the past five years, a government census of American agriculture released Thursday says.

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Religious freedom bill riles gay rights supporters

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Legislature gave final approval Thursday evening to legislation that allows business owners asserting their religious beliefs to refuse service to gays, drawing backlash from Democrats who called the proposal "state-sanctioned discrimination" and an embarrassment.

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Mo. coach charged in girl's death heads to court

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A middle-school football coach accused of kidnapping and killing a 10-year-old girl is scheduled to make his first court appearance on Friday, as her southwest Missouri community struggles with a mix of anger and memories of a vivacious, trusting little girl.

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