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'Breaking Bad' and 'Modern Family' win Emmy Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Modern Family" and "Breaking Bad" triumphed at Monday's Emmy Awards, proving that established broadcast and cable fare retains the power to fend off challenges from upstart online series such as "Orange Is the New Black."

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 August 2014

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Israel destroys 2 Gaza high-rises in escalation

 

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel bombed two Gaza City high-rises with dozens of homes and shops Tuesday, collapsing one building and severely damaging the other in a further escalation of seven weeks of cross-border fighting with Hamas.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 August 2014

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Amazon could be ESPN of video games in Twitch deal

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is hoping to become the ESPN of video games.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 August 2014

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Heart group: E-cigarettes might help smokers quit

The American Heart Association's first policy statement on electronic cigarettes backs them as a last resort to help smokers quit. The American Cancer Society has no formal policy but quietly took a similar stance in May.

Last Updated on Monday, 25 August 2014

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American held in Syria freed after nearly 2 years

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the U.S. mourned an American journalist beheaded by Islamic militants, the nation found something of a reprieve with the release of another freelance reporter who had been held hostage for nearly two years by an al-Qaida-linked group in Syria.

Last Updated on Monday, 25 August 2014

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Farmers' Almanac predicts another nasty winter

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — The folks at the Farmers' Almanac can be forgiven for feeling smug: The 198-year-old publication correctly predicted the past nasty winter while federal forecasters blew it.

Last Updated on Monday, 25 August 2014

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AP Exclusive: Expert calls for nuke plant closure

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A senior federal nuclear expert is urging regulators to shut down California's last operating nuclear plant until they can determine whether the facility's twin reactors can withstand powerful shaking from any one of several nearby earthquake faults.

Last Updated on Monday, 25 August 2014

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Invasive insect threatens iconic Florida citrus

LAKE WALES, Fla. (AP) — The tourists stream to Florida in their cars, intent on a week at Disney or a sugar-sand seashore or a nonstop party on South Beach. Road weary and thirsty, they pull over at one of the state's five official welcome centers. They walk inside, and then they look up.

Last Updated on Monday, 25 August 2014

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