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December 18, 2014

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  • Land, water rights needed for Nevada nuclear dump

    3 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Federal nuclear regulators say the U.S. Energy Department will need to acquire water rights and a land buffer before it can entomb the nation's radioactive waste beneath a long-studied volcanic ridge in the Nevada desert. The ...

  • Couple arrested after girl, 1, falls out of window

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    (AP) HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut couple is facing charges after the woman's 1-year-old daughter fell out of a second-story window. Hamden police arrested 25-year-old Katelynn Ruff and 30-year-old Christopher Demange after the girl fell out of the window Wednesday ...

  • AP Top U.S. News At 4:36 p.m. EST

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    (AP) Timeline of the Sony Pictures Entertainment hack Tsarnaev appears in court for 1st time since 2013 Judge: Slender Man stabbing defendants competent Slain German teen's parents testify about ordeal President signs legislation ending Nazi benefit checks Feds sue NYC over ...

  • Steroids trial pushed back for A-Rod's cousin

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    (AP) MIAMI (AP) — A federal judge has delayed for two months the trial of a cousin of New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez on charges stemming from dealings with the clinic that illegally provided performance-enhancing drugs to baseball players. U.S. ...

  • Cheniere and Rite Aid are big market movers

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    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Oracle Corp., up $4.19 to $45.35 The business software company reported better-than-expected quarterly results, including a ...

  • Longhorns men and women rolling in 2014

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    (AP) AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas basketball is rolling — both the men and the women — and making a splash among the nation's best just two seasons after both had seemed to hit bottom. The Longhorns men are ranked No. ...

  • Figures on government spending and debt

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    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Figures on government spending and debt (last six digits are eliminated). The government's fiscal year runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30. Total public debt subject to limit Dec 17 17,987,191 Statutory debt limit suspended Total public debt ...

  • Ohio high court upholds traffic camera enforcement

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    (AP) CINCINNATI (AP) — A divided Ohio Supreme Court on Thursday again upheld use of traffic camera enforcement by the state's municipalities, reversing a lower court after a year of legal setbacks for camera advocates. The Supreme Court justices ruled 4-3 ...

  • 17-year-old golf star Brooke Henderson turns pro

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    (AP) TORONTO (AP) — Brooke Henderson, the 17-year-old Canadian who tops the world amateur golf ranking, has turned professional and signed with International Management Group and Ping equipment. Henderson, from Smiths Falls, Ontario, made the announced Thursday with help from the ...

  • Dick Van Dyke tells seniors 'Keep Moving' in upcoming book

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    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Dick Van Dyke plans to put his upbeat approach to old age between covers in a new inspirational book. Weinstein Books announced Thursday that the veteran star of screen, stage and TV is calling his guide ...

  • EU leaders agree to fund for jumpstarting growth

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    (AP) BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders agreed Thursday to create a strategic investment fund that could generate up to 315 billion euros ($386 billion) in private- and public-sector money to upgrade infrastructure, jumpstart the EU's sluggish economies and ignite job ...

  • US regulators label MetLife as potential financial threat

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    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Major insurer MetLife Inc. says U.S. regulators have labeled it as a potential threat to the financial system, a designation that brings stricter government oversight. MetLife said Thursday that the Financial Stability Oversight Council has designated the ...

  • AP Top Sports News At 4:19 p.m. EST

    26 minutes ago

    (AP) Bears bench QB Jay Cutler for Clausen Two-speed labor system in Qatar for 2022 World Cup FIFA meets amid crisis over Garcia's resignation Rivera: Newton 'probably' will start vs. Browns 'Hands Up' players to attend Ferguson Christmas party Little-known coach ...

  • Bears bench QB Jay Cutler for Clausen

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    (AP) LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears benched Jay Cutler on Thursday, deciding to start Jimmy Clausen against this Detroit Lions this weekend in favor of their franchise quarterback who signed a massive, seven-year deal less than a year ...

  • No-confidence for UAB head over football scuttling

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    (AP) BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Faculty members at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have drafted a no-confidence resolution against the president following his decision to kill the school's football program despite it finishing with its best record in years. The ...

  • Mom sent back to jail in New England custody case

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    (AP) LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) — A woman accused of fleeing with her daughter to Central America in a custody dispute 10 years ago has been sent back to jail to await trial in New Hampshire. Genevieve Kelley returned to New Hampshire ...

  • Veteran in Reno helps ID, rescue exploited kids

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    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Michael Theberge is working at becoming a HERO. If all goes well, at the end of a year's internship, he'll make a career of being a HERO. HERO — Human Exploitation Rescue Operative — Child Rescue ...

  • Winning numbers drawn in 'Daily 3 Midday' game

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    (AP) SACRAMENTO (AP) — The winning numbers in Thursday afternoon's drawing of the California Lottery's "Daily 3 Midday" game were: 2-7-3 (two, seven, three)

  • Dow soars 400 points, led by rally in tech sector

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    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow Jones industrial average had its biggest day in three years, soaring more than 400 points as the stock market extended a rally into a second day. The Dow closed up 421 points, or 2.4 ...

  • Amid scrutiny, Vegas hotelier wins gambling license

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    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — The nightlife mogul who opened the SLS Las Vegas hotel and casino on the Strip has won a gambling license from Nevada regulators after intense scrutiny into his past business dealings and drug use. Sam Nazarian ...

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