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December 17, 2014

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  • Vegas council OKs soccer stadium funding proposal

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    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Las Vegas City Council has approved a plan to build a publicly subsidized soccer stadium if the city can snag a professional team. Councilmembers voted 4-3 on Wednesday to contribute $25 million toward bonds to ...

  • 2 babies die in Tennessee home; cause unclear

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    (AP) GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee police say a baby and toddler have been found dead inside a home, but authorities are not sure how they died. Greeneville Police Det. Capt. Tim Davis said Wednesday that emergency dispatchers received a call ...

  • AP Top Sports News At 5:54 p.m. EST

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    (AP) 49ers release McDonald amid further legal trouble Painkillers lawsuit against NFL dismissed; may be appealed Kurt Busch says he told ex-girlfriend to leave Baseball monitoring White House Cuba decision APNewsBreak: Garcia resigns as FIFA prosecutor In Qatar, migrant workers paid ...

  • Amid scrutiny, Uber says it will focus more on safety

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    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Taxi alternative Uber is responding to public concerns that its drivers are not adequately screened for past criminal convictions by promising to focus on rider safety. Uber's head of global safety wrote in a blog post ...

  • AP Top Headlines At 5:54 p.m. EST

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    (AP) Analysis: Cuba and US move to end half-century feud Historic US-Cuba deal to patch long-broken relations could lead to flow of money and people Cubans cheer Raul Castro's announcement of renewed relations with United States Pope played crucial role in ...

  • No. 9 Baylor women deep, talented young roster

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    (AP) WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor coach Kim Mulkey no longer has All-American players Brittney Griner or Odyssey Sims on the floor like in recent seasons. Mulkey instead has a roster loaded with talented young players that makes her think about ...

  • Governor abandons single-payer health care plan

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    (AP) MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Calling it the biggest disappointment of his career, Gov. Peter Shumlin said Wednesday he was abandoning plans to make Vermont the first state in the country with a universal, publicly funded health care system. Going forward ...

  • The Cosmopolitan hotel-casino names new CEO

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    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Cosmopolitan on the Las Vegas Strip is hiring William McBeath to be the hotel-casino's new president and CEO after the property's $1.73 billion sale to Blackstone Group is complete. The company announced McBeath's arrival Wednesday, ...

  • AP Top News at 5:50 p.m. EST

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    (AP) Analysis: 53 years on, time right for US, Cuba MEXICO CITY (AP) — After 53 years of hostility between the United States and Cuba, the timing to make amends was perfect for both governments. The breakthrough in US-Cuban relations came ...

  • Nigerian court sentences 54 soldiers to death

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    (AP) ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — A court martial in Nigeria has sentenced 54 soldiers to death for mutiny, assault, cowardice and refusing to fight Islamic extremists. The soldiers were accused of refusing to deploy to recapture three towns seized by Nigeria's ...

  • Christie to discuss 2016 with family over holidays

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    (AP) BROOKSIDE, N.J. (AP) — Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he'll discuss his potential 2016 presidential bid with his family over the holidays and make a decision soon after. Christie made the comments Wednesday to a group of students ...

  • Nigerian court martial sentences 54 soldiers to death for refusing to fight Islamic extremists

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    (AP) ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian court martial sentences 54 soldiers to death for refusing to fight Islamic extremists.

  • American Kennel Club adds 4 new dog breeds

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    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — A Spanish farm and fishing dog, a Sicilian rabbit-hunting breed, an Italian sheepdog with a distinctive matted coat and a rugged South African watchdog are joining the American Kennel Club pack. The kennel club announced Wednesday ...

  • Stocks with exposure to Cuba rise sharply

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    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — A batch of stocks with exposure to Cuba rose sharply Wednesday after President Obama moved to restore diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Caribbean island after more than 50 years of hostility. The move could re-establish ...

  • NY suit: Help transit riders with limited English

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    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — A lawsuit says it's seeking to end discrimination by the New York City Transit Authority against people with limited English who try to use a program providing transportation to those with disabilities. The lawsuit was filed ...

  • 15 years for FBI chat room terror case

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    (AP) MIAMI (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for his conviction in South Florida of supporting terrorism in a case in which an FBI employee posed online as a terror financing middleman. The U.S. Attorney's ...

  • AP Top News At 5:28 p.m. EST

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    (AP) Analysis: 53 years on, time right for US, Cuba US, Cuba patch torn relations in historic accord Cubans cheer historic renewal of US relations Pope played crucial role in US-Cuba rapprochement US travel industry carefully eyeing Cuba tourism Freed American ...

  • AP Top U.S. News At 5:21 p.m. EST

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    (AP) Sony cancels 'The Interview' Dec. 25 release US, Cuba patch torn relations in historic accord Freed American endured years of declining health Cuban exile community divided over Obama changes Charges: Stun gun, zip ties used on abducted teen New York ...

  • Like Iran, secret diplomacy leads to US-Cuba thaw

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    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Fresh off his 2012 re-election victory, President Barack Obama summoned senior advisers to a series of meetings, asking them to "think big" about a second-term agenda that could include a new start with long-standing U.S. foes such ...

  • 3 men accused of trying to sell arms to terrorists

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    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Three men arrested in Montenegro have been charged in a New York court with conspiring to kill Americans and aid terrorists and have been labeled by prosecutors as international arms traffickers. The men were swept up ...

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