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January 30, 2015

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  • Obama, Dalai Lama set to attend National Prayer Breakfast

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    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and the Dalai Lama will be at the National Prayer Breakfast next week in Washington, the first time the two men have been together in nearly a year. While the president and the Tibetan ...

  • US judge: No asylum for Afghan soldier who fled training

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    (AP) BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A U.S. immigration judge has denied asylum for one of three Afghan military officers who fled a training exercise in Massachusetts to avoid returning to his homeland. The judge ruled Friday that Maj. Jan Arash had ...

  • Bernice Gordon, crossword puzzle constructor, dies at 101

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    (AP) PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bernice Gordon, a prolific crossword constructor whose puzzles were published in major newspapers and brain-teaser books, has died at the age of 101. Gordon died at her Philadelphia home early Thursday, her son Jim Lanard confirmed Friday. ...

  • White House grapples with fraught terrorism language

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    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Twice this month, the White House has publicly grappled with the politically fraught language of terrorism. In the days after a deadly terror spree in Paris, President Barack Obama was criticized for purposely avoiding calling the attacks ...

  • Mastercard and Amazon are big market movers

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    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE MasterCard Inc., up 65 cents to $82.03 The processor of debit and credit card payments reported ...

  • Federal appeals judge Arthur Alarcon dies in Los Angeles

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    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Arthur L. Alarcon, who was the first Latino appointed to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, has died. He was 89. A court statement says Alarcon had cancer and died at his Los Angeles home ...

  • Lawsuit: Exploding air bag killed Texas man

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    (AP) HOUSTON (AP) — The family of a Texas man who might be the latest victim of exploding automobile air bags made by Takata Corp. of Japan has filed a lawsuit in connection with his death. The lawsuit alleges 35-year-old Carlos ...

  • Death penalty sought in Pennsylvania math teacher's killing

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    (AP) LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania prosecutor says he'll seek the death penalty against a man accused of sexually assaulting and killing a sixth-grade math teacher during a burglary at her home. Lancaster County District Attorney Craig Stedman said Friday ...

  • Winning numbers drawn in 'Daily 3 Midday' game

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    (AP) SACRAMENTO (AP) — The winning numbers in Friday afternoon's drawing of the California Lottery's "Daily 3 Midday" game were: 2-4-1 (two, four, one)

  • Column: Ferry builds a powerhouse but won't get to enjoy it

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    (AP) ATLANTA (AP) — Danny Ferry can only watch from afar, surely with plenty of satisfaction at the juggernaut he created, undoubtedly offset by a sense of melancholy that he's not along for the ride. Make no mistake, the Atlanta Hawks ...

  • AP Top Strange News At 4:10 p.m. EST

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    (AP) Crash on interstate caused by trucker pulling his tooth Sale of Deflategate chocolate football nets $20K for charity Michigan Lottery drawings have some people seeing double Indiana city parking meters besieged with crow droppings Ohio pair say unhurried burglar fed ...

  • Stocks sag at the close; January finishes on weak note

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    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market is sagging at the close as investors weigh a slowdown in the U.S. economy and corporate earnings. January was a rough month for markets. The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 3 percent, ...

  • At a glance: Where the GOP contenders stand in the 2016 race

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    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Technically, no big-name Republican has formally declared his candidacy for president in 2016. But we now know that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is out, after he announced Friday that he would forgo a third presidential run. ...

  • Top-ranked UK keeps rolling as Cauley-Stein goes missing

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    (AP) Dress him up in a red-and-white striped shirt and a pair of bluejeans, give him some brown loafers and round specs, and it would still be easy to find Willie Cauley-Stein. The 7-footer stands head and shoulders over just about ...

  • AP Top Science News At 4 p.m. EST

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    (AP) Scientists abandon highly publicized claim about cosmic find Cold-stunned turtles rehabilitated in New Orleans, released Poll shows giant gap between what public, scientists think EPA administrator at Vatican ahead of encyclical. NASA moisture satellite launch scrubbed due to winds Most ...

  • Elvis kitsch up for auction after quirky owner's death

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    (AP) JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Thousands of Elvis Presley-themed items are going up for auction this weekend in north Mississippi. They're from the kitschy collection of the late Paul MacLeod. The Elvis super fan operated his home in Holly Springs as ...

  • Scientists abandon highly publicized claim about cosmic find

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    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists who made headlines last March by announcing that they'd found long-sought evidence about the early universe are now abandoning that claim. New data show that their cosmic observations no longer back up that conclusion, they ...

  • Denver police solve old murder case, killer's mom had role

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    (AP) DENVER (AP) — Denver police say the killer in an 18-year-old murder mystery was shielded by his mother until his own death. The Denver Post ( reported that at a news conference Friday, police said Jonathan Clinton, then 20, was ...

  • Lawyer wants reporter to reveal details in James Brown case

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    (AP) COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A reporter covering the fight over James Brown's estate has been ordered to appear in court and talk about how she obtained a diary from a woman who says she was married to the soul singer ...

  • Prosecutor: Investigators eyed 4th Indy house blast suspect

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    (AP) INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Investigators had been suspicious of the man charged this week with murder and arson in the deadly 2012 Indianapolis house explosion before a co-defendant implicated him, a prosecutor said Friday. Monserrate Shirley, whose home exploded in November ...

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