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September 23, 2014

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  • Port wine in Portugal and Douro River vineyards

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    (AP) PINHAO, Portugal (AP) — Ribbons of bright green grape leaves alternated with golden stone walls as far as I could see along the steep banks of Portugal's Douro River. Cantilevered steps led up hand-stacked dry stone walls to narrow ledges, ...

  • The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

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    (AP) App Store Official Charts for the week ending September 22, 2014: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1 Facebook Messenger, Facebook, Inc. 2 YouTube, Google, Inc. 3 Diamond Digger Saga, King.com Limited 4 Beach Buggy Racing, Vector Unit 5 SwiftKey Keyboard, SwiftKey ...

  • Seattle to fine residents for not composting

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    (AP) SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle residents who fail to separate food waste from trash will be fined. The City Council voted Monday to impose the fines for not composting. KING reports (http://kng5.tv/Y1vOYe ) when the ordinance goes into effect next year, ...

  • Indian spacecraft on course to enter Mars orbit

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    (AP) NEW DELHI (AP) — India will soon know if its first interplanetary mission will achieve its goal, when a spacecraft built with homegrown technology for a remarkably low price tag of $75 million begins its final maneuvers into orbit around ...

  • AP Top International News At 12:11 p.m. EDT

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    (AP) US, Arab allies hit IS strongholds in Syria, Iraq Countries, companies pledge to end deforestation UN to leaders: Set 'new course' on climate change US: Ebola cases could hit 1.4 million by mid-Jan. Sierra Leone considers repeating Ebola shutdown Hamas ...

  • UK Labour leader lays out vision for the future

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    (AP) LONDON (AP) — Britain's opposition leader Ed Miliband has laid out his vision for the country's top job ahead of national elections in 2015, offering a 10-year-blueprint for the future. The Labour Party leader promised thousands more nurses Tuesday as ...

  • The top 10 books on Apple's iBooks

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    (AP) iBook charts for week ending September 22, 2014: Top Paid Books 1.Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn - 9780307588388 - (Crown Publishing Group) 2.The Maze Runner by James Dashner - 9780375893773 - (Random House Children's Books) 3.Edge of Eternity by Ken ...

  • Bob Sheppard's voice to exit with Derek Jeter

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    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — When Derek Jeter plays his final game at Yankee Stadium, Bob Sheppard will exit along with the New York Yankees captain. Nicknamed "The Voice of God" for his stylish, elegant introductions, Sheppard was the ballpark's public ...

  • Coroner IDs man dead after shooting in backyard

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    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities have identified a 25-year-old man who died after being shot over the weekend in a backyard northeast of downtown Las Vegas. Clark County coroner's officials say Las Vegas resident Launde Lawrence White died of a ...

  • Chad considering anti-gay legislation, says group

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    (AP) KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Amnesty International says a draft anti-gay bill in Chad represents a backward step for human rights in the country. The rights group said Tuesday that amendments to the penal code proposed by the government would criminalize ...

  • US clampdown on tax maneuver leaves its mark

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    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — A handful of companies pursuing overseas deals that could lower their tax rates are under pressure after the U.S. unveiled rules that would make those deals less lucrative. The Treasury Department announced new regulations Monday that ...

  • The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

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    (AP) iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending September 22, 2014: Top Songs 1 Shake It Off, Taylor Swift 2 All About That Bass, Meghan Trainor 3 Bang Bang, Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj 4 Black Widow (feat. ...

  • Soft data, Syria strikes hit US, European markets

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    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are mostly lower following disappointing economic news and U.S.-led airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 24 points, or 0.1 percent, to 17,147 as of noon Eastern time ...

  • Minuteman 3 test missile launches from California

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    (AP) VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. Air Force has test-launched an unarmed Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missile from California. The missile lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 7:45 a.m. PDT Tuesday on a 4,200-mile flight ...

  • Azerbaijan nabs 26 alleged militants

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    (AP) BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Authorities in Azerbaijan have arrested 26 citizens of the former Soviet nation accused of joining militant groups in Syria, including the Islamic State one. Azerbaijan's National Security Ministry said in a statement Tuesday that those arrested ...

  • Pentagon says Khorasan group was nearing attack

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    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — In a separate action from the air strikes against the Islamic State group, the U.S. bombed a cell of al-Qaida militants in northwestern Syria after concluding they were close to attacking the U.S. or Europe, Pentagon officials ...

  • AP Top U.S. News At 11:40 a.m. EDT

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    (AP) Arkansas cowers under Senate advertising barrage Obama admin creates Korean land mine exception Chief: Welding torch sparked Los Angeles port fire Police: 3 people dead in shooting at UPS facility Filmmaker: Ambush suspect was in my documentary Fire destroys Michael ...

  • Air France pilots protest as premier spurns strike

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    (AP) PARIS (AP) — Scores of striking Air France pilots took their protest to the streets on Tuesday, demonstrating in full uniform outside of France's National Assembly to demand government intervention to end an eight-day standoff. Parent company Air France-KLM says ...

  • Ohio college student killed by falling tree

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    (AP) MASSILLON, Ohio (AP) — A falling tree has killed a 21-year-old Ohio college student who decided to take a walk to clear her head after a day of studying. The Canton Repository (http://bit.ly/1uhLuVq ) reports that Rachael Schmidt attended Kent ...

  • Man gets prison in link to killing of Nebraska boy

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    (AP) HASTINGS, Neb. (AP) — A Hastings, Nebraska man was sentenced to up to five years in prison on a charge related to the shooting death of his girlfriend's 4-year-old son by his 9-year-old brother, according to court records. The 31-year-old ...

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