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  • AP Top News At 12:18 p.m. EST

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    (AP) Guard reinforcements contain damage in Ferguson Prosecutor faces new criticism over Ferguson case Black Friday gun buys test background check system US cities urged to keep price tags down for 2024 Inclement weather affecting Thanksgiving travelers Ferguson protesters across US ...

  • Hong Kong police arrest key protesters, clear site

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    (AP) HONG KONG (AP) — Police arrested key student leaders as they cleared the most volatile of Hong Kong's three pro-democracy protest camps on Wednesday, dealing a blow to the 2-month-old movement in the former British colony. On the second day ...

  • Deere dips on shaky outlook for fiscal 2015

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    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Deere's fourth-quarter results were stronger than Wall Street expected but it says its farm equipment sales and profits will keep falling in its new fiscal year as the sector remains weak. Its shares slipped in midday ...

  • ACC teams struggling to break big kick returns

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    (AP) CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's Ryan Switzer made returning punts for touchdowns look easy last season. He's been frequently frustrated this time around. "Most of the year, I've been bottled up," he said. Switzer — who tied an ...

  • Wednesday's Sports Scoreboard

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    (AP) All Times Eastern National Football League No games today. National Basketball Association Brooklyn vs Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Golden State vs Orlando, 7 p.m. Portland vs Charlotte, 7 p.m. Washington vs Cleveland, 7 p.m. L.A. Clippers vs Detroit, 7:30 p.m. New ...

  • Native Americans ask Buffalo, NY, to rename island

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    (AP) BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Two Native American women have asked the city of Buffalo to rename Squaw Island because they say the term is antiquated and offensive. Common Council members this week said city lawyers are researching how to go ...

  • Religion news in brief

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    (AP) Ferguson clergy pray for peace and recovery FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Religious leaders in Ferguson, Missouri, say they're appalled at the violence that erupted after a grand jury decided not to indict a white police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old ...

  • EPA chief unfazed by mercury limit court challenge

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    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency is expressing confidence that the Supreme Court won't block its limits on mercury and other hazardous air pollutants. The high court has agreed to review a case claiming the EPA failed to consider ...

  • UK brothers jailed for attending Syria terror camp

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    (AP) LONDON (AP) — Two British brothers have been jailed for conspiring to attend a terrorist training camp in Syria. Hamza and Mohommod Nawaz were arrested at the port of Dover last year while returning from France. Police say they were ...

  • Mexico's left faces problems as leader quits

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    (AP) MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's left faces huge problems following the resignation of former presidential candidate Cuauhtemoc Cardenas, a pillar of progressive politics and son of the revered president who nationalized the oil industry. In 1989, Cardenas founded the Democratic ...

  • US 30-year mortgage rates slip to 3.97 percent

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    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates ticked down for the third straight week, a positive trend for potential homebuyers. Mortgage company Freddie Mac says the nationwide average for a 30-year mortgage declined to 3.97 percent this week from ...

  • Central African rebels release 16 hostages

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    (AP) BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Several hostages, including a Polish priest, have been released after being held by rebels in Central African Republic. Cameroon said in a statement that special forces secured the release of 15 Cameroonians and the ...

  • Ethics panel again defers to Justice on Rep. Grimm

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    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Michael Grimm of New York won re-election this month, but still faces a criminal investigation into possible campaign finance violations. The House Ethics Committee said Wednesday it again is deferring an investigation of the Staten Island ...

  • Syrian FM: Russia to boost relations with Assad

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    (AP) MOSCOW (AP) — Syria's foreign minister has met with Vladimir Putin and says the Russian president wants to expand relations with Syria's beleaguered president and improve cooperation between Moscow and Damascus. Walid al-Moallem said his Wednesday meeting with Putin in ...

  • Leveled strip club's owner sues over gas explosion

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    (AP) SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The owner of a strip club that was destroyed in a natural gas explosion in Massachusetts has sued the utility for $5 million, claiming he was deprived of years of "generous" income. The lawsuit against Columbia ...

  • US stock indexes hold near record; Deere slumps

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    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks aren't moving much in midday trading as indexes remain near record levels. Investors were looking over some mixed news on the economy Wednesday. Orders for long-lasting manufactured goods rose in October, but more people ...

  • Holiday travelers greeted by cheap gas, storms

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    (AP) Some holiday travelers are giving thanks for the cheapest gas prices in years. But that's cold comfort to those beating a path through stormy weather, including a nor'easter affecting a wide swath of the East Coast. Alas, the yearly Thanksgiving ...

  • Mammoth skeleton sold for $300,000 at UK auction

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    (AP) LONDON (AP) — A rare woolly mammoth skeleton has been bought by a private buyer for 189,000 pounds (nearly $300,000) at a British auction. Summers Place Auctions near Billingshurst in southern England said Wednesday that the skeleton was one of ...

  • AP Top Health News At 11:43 a.m. EST

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    (AP) Obama administration sets stricter smog standard Calorie count to appear with many prepared foods Health insurance sign-ups coming to shopping malls Doctor behind 'free radical' aging theory dies US looking past Ebola to prepare for next outbreak Mali confirms eighth ...

  • British tabloid reporter cleared of bribery charge

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    (AP) LONDON (AP) — A journalist with Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid The Sun has been cleared of bribing a press officer for stories about government spending plans. A jury at London's Central Criminal Court found Clodagh Hartley not guilty Wednesday of conspiracy ...

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