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  • Obama to raise federal, military pay by 1 percent

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    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is offering civilian federal workers and members of the military a 1 percent pay increase in 2015, the same raise he offered last year citing efforts to keep government costs down during the economic ...

  • Prosecutors charge Oklahoma officer with rape

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    (AP) OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City police officer has been charged with 16 counts that include rape and sexual battery after authorities said he attacked at least seven women while on patrol. Prosecutors on Friday charged 27-year-old Daniel Holtzclaw, ...

  • Senate hopeful defends role in Irish firm's merger

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    (AP) ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Years before Burger King sized up a Canadian headquarters in a hunt for lower taxes, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden's investment firm was involved in a merger that moved an American pharmaceutical company to ...

  • Federal judge halts key part of Texas abortion law

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    (AP) AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge has thrown out new abortion restrictions that would have banned the procedure at most Texas facilities where women can legally end a pregnancy. U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel on Friday sided with abortion ...

  • Federal judge blocks Texas law that would stop abortions at majority of facilities statewide

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    (AP) AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Federal judge blocks Texas law that would stop abortions at majority of facilities statewide.

  • Judge OKs Portland police use-of-force reforms

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    (AP) PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge has accepted the settlement between the U.S. Department of Justice and the city of Portland on reforms intended to improve the way police deal with the mentally ill. U.S. District Court Michael Simon ...

  • Casino hostess banned from contact with ex-clients

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    (AP) BALTIMORE (AP) — A casino hostess accused in a lawsuit of stealing a list of high-rolling clients from a Maryland casino where she used to work has been banned from contacting the customers until further notice. The Maryland Live Casino ...

  • McFarland appeals Nevada conviction in NV-UT spree

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    (AP) ELKO, Nev. (AP) — A man facing murder charges in the 2011 shooting deaths of a Utah couple in a two-state crime spree that already has him serving up to 56 years in a Nevada prison is appealing his conviction ...

  • US OPEN SCENE: Monfils wonders about net's height

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    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — As Gael Monfils hit ball after ball into the net during his first service game Friday at the U.S. Open — resulting in four double-faults — a thought occurred to him: "Seems pretty high, huh?" So ...

  • Obama's tan suit buzzed around the world

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    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Quick! What exactly did President Barack Obama say from the White House briefing room about Syria, Iraq and Ukraine while dressed in the tan suit buzzed 'round the world? Precisely. At least if you get all ...

  • Penn State, UCF set for Ireland season opener

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    (AP) ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The idea started with a phone call. With the aftermath Penn State's sex abuse scandal erasing his team postseason prospects until at least 2016, then-Nittany Lions' head coach Bill O'Brien picked up the phone and called ...

  • Obama: GOP captive to ideologically rigid group

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    (AP) PURCHASE, N.Y. (AP) — President Barack Obama says there's one reason Congress is broken and it's because the Republican Party is captive to an ideologically rigid, unproductive and cynical group. Speaking at a fundraiser Friday, Obama urged like-minded Democrats to ...

  • Sandy recovery, sun boost Jersey shore business

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    (AP) BELMAR, N.J. (AP) — Good weather and greater awareness that the Jersey shore has made huge strides in recovering from Superstorm Sandy helped make the second summer after the storm better than the first, many merchants and elected officials say. ...

  • AP Top International News At 5:21 p.m. EDT

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    (AP) Families of Russian troops in Ukraine want answers Iraqi town holds out against militant onslaught Russian-backed rebels aim to push west along coast Liberia to unseal slum cordoned off to stop Ebola Economic sanctions spare Western-tied Russian fund UN says ...

  • Economic sanctions spare Western-tied Russian fund

    49 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Western business connections are complicating efforts to bring economic sanctions against executives and companies closely aligned with Russian President Vladimir Putin's inner circle. A prime example: the Russian Direct Investment Fund, a $10 billion sovereign wealth fund ...

  • Photos under investigation in abandoned baby case

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    (AP) SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Police are seeking further details about photos that appear to show a Utah woman at a nightclub with a beer sometime before her newborn baby was dumped in a trash can. Authorities said the pictures ...

  • Obama immigration delay a pre-election curveball

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    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's potential delay in taking action on immigration has thrown advocates and lawmakers from both parties a curveball, barely two months before the midterm elections. Democrats who were bracing for the impact of Obama's announcement ...

  • IMF board expresses confidence in Lagarde

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    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The executive board of the International Monetary Fund is expressing confidence in IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde after receiving a briefing on a French corruption probe in which Lagarde is being investigated. In a brief statement, the ...

  • Colombian accused in 5,000-plus killings arrested

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    (AP) PANAMA CITY, Panama (AP) — Panamanian authorities say they have arrested a fugitive Colombian right-wing militia leader accused in more than 5,000 murders who officials say was posing as a construction company owner. National police chief Omar Pinzon said Armando ...

  • AP Top Health News At 5:03 p.m. EDT

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    (AP) Experimental Ebola drug heals all monkeys in study Ebola in mind, US colleges screen some students Tripping seniors on purpose to stop future falls Scientists dig into Ebola's deadly genes for clues US to begin safety testing Ebola vaccine next ...

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