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  • Officials say bombings kill 14 people around Iraq's capital

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    (AP) BAGHDAD (AP) — A series of bombings in and around the Iraqi capital killed 14 people Saturday and a senior Kurdish commander died in clashes with Islamic State militants in northern Iraq. A bomb exploded near a sheep market Saturday ...

  • Islamic State fighters admit defeat in Syrian town of Kobani

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    (AP) BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group has acknowledged for the first time that its fighters have been defeated in the Syrian town of Kobani and vowed to attack the town again. In a video released by the pro-IS Aamaq ...

  • Rep: Val Kilmer undergoing tests for a tumor

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    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Val Kilmer is undergoing tests for a possible tumor, according to his representative. Liz Rosenberg confirmed Saturday that the 55-year-old actor is at a Los Angeles hospital and that doctors are "encouraged by his progress" and ...

  • No. 5 Wisconsin's Kaminsky scores 24 in 74-63 win vs Iowa

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    (AP) IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Frank Kaminsky had 24 points and nine rebounds to lead No. 5 Wisconsin to a 74-63 win over Iowa on Saturday. Nigel Hayes scored 14 points and Sam Dekker and Josh Gasser each added 11 ...

  • AP Top News at 2:00 p.m. EST

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    (AP) Obama budget sets up battle with GOP-controlled Congress WASHINGTON (AP) — After a year of relative peace in Washington's budget battles, President Barack Obama will lay out a $4 trillion budget on Monday that needles Republicans with proposals for higher ...

  • Obama mingles with power brokers at Alfalfa Club luncheon

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    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama mingled with Washington power brokers at an Alfalfa Club luncheon. The gathering was at the home of lawyer Vernon Jordan, a confidant to President Bill Clinton. According to club history, the club is named ...

  • British actress Geraldine McEwan dies at age 82

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    (AP) LONDON (AP) — The family of longtime actress Geraldine McEwan says she has died following treatment for a stroke. She was 82. McEwan was known for many roles including playing the famous Agatha Christie detective Miss Marple in 12 TV ...

  • Big Montana oil spill is latest involving pipeline company

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    (AP) CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming company whose pipeline leaked 30,000 gallons of crude oil into the Yellowstone River in Montana and its sister company have had multiple pipeline spills and federal fines levied against them in the last decade, ...

  • Super Bowl the final act of the NFL's worst season

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    (AP) PHOENIX (AP) — Domestic violence. Questionable discipline. Player safety. Confusing officiating. Deflated footballs. The disturbing headlines that began last February never slowed down for the NFL this season. The problems — most of them made worse by the ineffectual handling ...

  • First Look: Viola Davis goes vigilante in 'Lila and Eve'

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    (AP) PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Viola Davis and Jennifer Lopez are grief-stricken mothers in "Lila and Eve," which premiered Friday night at the Sundance Film Festival. Lila Wolcott (Davis) is broken when her 18-year-old son is gunned down in the ...

  • Vatican: 2 prelates are investigated in child porn case

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    (AP) VATICAN CITY (AP) — A Vatican spokesman says two Polish-born prelates are being investigated by Holy See authorities for alleged possession of child pornography. The Rev. Federico Lombardi on Saturday identified one of them as Monsignor Bronislaw Morawiec, an administrator ...

  • Police: Possible gang tie in San Francisco suitcase remains

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    (AP) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco police are looking into the possibility that organized crime or a gang was responsible for the dismembered remains of a man discovered inside a suitcase. Officer Albie Esparza tells the San Francisco Chronicle in ...

  • Things to know about the Boston Marathon bombing trial

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    (AP) BOSTON (AP) — Jury selection in the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is heading into its second month as Judge George O'Toole Jr. continues the process of questioning prospective jurors individually to find 18 ...

  • Nevada prisons chief wants funds to build new death chamber

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    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada has more than 80 prison inmates on death row. No one has been put to death since 2006 and no executions are scheduled. But state prisons chief Greg Cox is asking state lawmakers for ...

  • Los Angeles female-only mosque may be first in US

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    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — A downtown Los Angeles mosque that forbids men from attending may be the first of its kind in the United States. The Los Angeles Times reports (http://lat.ms/1JX216f ) that more than 100 women gathered Friday at ...

  • Obama budget sets up battle with GOP-controlled Congress

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    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — It's been a year of relative peace in Washington's budget battles. But on Monday, President Barack Obama will lay out a $4 trillion budget that needles Republicans with proposals for higher taxes on the wealthy and businesses ...

  • Greek leader tamps down rhetoric, vows to pay off debts

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    (AP) ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A day after Greece appeared on a collision course with its creditors, new radical left Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has tamped down the rhetoric by vowing to pay off debts and not act unilaterally. Finance Minister ...

  • President: Egypt faces long fight to defeat Sinai militants

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    (AP) El-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi told his nation to prepare for a long fight to defeat Islamic extremists Saturday following a wave of attacks on security forces in the Sinai Peninsula. El-Sissi made his televised address ...

  • AP Top Entertainment News At 1 p.m. EST

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    (AP) Dueling narratives surround 'Suge' Knight in deadly run-in Snoop Dogg keeping focus on youth football before Super Bowl Imagine Dragons' bassist: Don't make Seahawks the hero Sports, entertainment stars converge for ESPN party Cynthia Nixon channels the personal to play ...

  • Cynthia Nixon channels the personal to play a cancer patient

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    (AP) PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Cynthia Nixon's portrayal of a woman and mother dying of cancer in the Sundance drama "James White" hit extremely close to home. The actress saw her own mother die from the disease in the same ...

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