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Jets QB Mark Sanchez Borrows Page From Roy Hobbs

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Mark Sanchez is hoping lightning strikes twice.
The New York Jets’…

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After ‘mistakes,’ Yele Haiti Gets New Accountants

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The foundation of Wyclef Jean said Friday it has hired a…

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Florida Unemployment Numbers Increase In December

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — More people were jobless in Florida last month than live in…

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Bristol Palin Files For Child Support

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Sarah Palin’s oldest daughter, Bristol, is seeking child support from the…

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Russia’s Economy Back On Its Feet

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s oil-dependent economy is getting back on track after its biggest downturn…

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Black Bear On Internet Gives Birth To Cub In Minn.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A researcher says Lily the black bear has given birth to a…

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Cohen Revels In Her Latest Moment In The Spotlight

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — So this is what figure skating has been missing these last…

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Police: Woman Poisoned Boyfriend With Antifreeze

FARMINGTON, N.Y. (AP) — They met in a Veterans Affairs hospital, a former airman with…

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English-only At Conn. Bookstore Sparks Controversy

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A popular bookstore and cafe near Yale University wants its…

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Biz, Unions Freed To Spend Big On Elections

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bitterly divided Supreme Court vastly increased the power of big business…

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Bail In Millions For ‘You Light Up My Life’ Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — The Academy Award-winning songwriter of “You Light Up My Life” has…

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Berlusconi Moves To Impose Internet Regulation

MILAN (AP) — Silvio Berlusconi is moving to extend his grip on Italy’s media to…

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Oracle Exec Admits Affair With Billboard Woman

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A co-president of software maker Oracle acknowledges he had an affair…

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Earnings Preview: J&J To Report 4th-qtr Results

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Johnson & Johnson, the world’s largest, most diverse health care company…

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Salomon Kalou

Ivory Coast’s Salomon Kalou attends a news conference ahead of their African Cup of Nations…

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Vladimir Putin

FILE – In this Friday, July 31, 2009 file photo, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin…

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Number Of Active US Rigs Up 34

HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs actively exploring for oil and natural gas in…

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Vahid Halilhodzic

Ivory Coast’s coach Vahid Halilhodzic attends a news conference ahead of their African Cup of…

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Off-road Racing Dog Has Skill And A Need For Speed

PERRIS, Calif. (AP) — Opee is only 8, but he’s already a popular veteran in…

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Nadal, Henin Keep Winning At Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Defending champion Rafael Nadal says he had a bad day at…

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Stars Unite To Help Haiti Victims In Telethon

NEW YORK (AP) — With no words, simply photos of Haiti’s desperate citizens as a…

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Shane Victorino, Rubin Amaro Jr.

Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Shane Victorino, right, responds to questions during a news conference on Friday,…

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Shane Victorino

Philadelphia Phillies’ Shane Victorino responds to questions during a news conference on Friday, Jan. 22,…

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Bennett Agrees To Pay Former Sonics Fans $1.6M

SEATTLE (AP) — The owners of the Oklahoma City Thunder, formerly the Seattle SuperSonics, have…

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Michael Kraus

Michael Kraus of Germany scores during the men’s handball European Championship group C first round…

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Projected Mo. Transportation Funding May Be Wrong

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — An estimated gap in long-term funding made by Missouri’s Transportation…

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Sector Snap: Chip Equipment Makers Downgraded

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Shares of chip equipment makers tumbled Friday after an analyst downgraded seven…

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Plane Diverted To Greece Because Of Graffiti

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Authorities say an airplane flying from Germany to Turkey has been…

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President Barack Obama: Makes Unscheduled Stop At Smitty’s Place

President Barack Obama speaks with patrons as he makes an unscheduled stop at Smitty’s Place,…

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Truck Speed Cited In Crash With Special Needs Bus

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — Investigators say the driver of a tractor-trailer that hit a bus…

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Ryan Perry

FILE – In this June 7, 2009 file photo, Detroit Tigers’ Ryan Perry pitches…

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Doctor Says 69-year-old Haitian Woman Pulled Alive From Rubble 10 Days After Earthquake, CB

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Doctor says 69-year-old Haitian woman pulled alive from rubble 10 days…

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NY Woman: Margarita Poisoned To Get Boyfriend Sick

FARMINGTON, N.Y. (AP) — They met in a Veterans Affairs hospital, a former airman with…

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America’s Cup Yachts Still Tied Up In Legal Fight

The America’s Cup is still being contested in court less than three weeks before the…

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Senate Panel Approves Fix For SD Retirement System

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A state Senate committee endorsed a plan to limit annual increases…

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2 NYPD Officers Suspended For Beating Suspect

NEW YORK (AP) — Two New York Police Department patrolmen have been suspended after a…

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Ex-NC Governor’s Aide Indicted On 51 Counts

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A former aide to former Gov. Mike Easley was indicted Thursday…

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Hersha Hospitality Raises $155M In Share Offering

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Hersha Hospitality Trust said Friday that it raised $155.3 million before expenses…

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Water Pipeline Idea Interests Irrigation Districts

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Representatives of some of the Colorado municipalities and irrigation districts interested…

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Prosecutor Of Knox Convicted In Unrelated Case

ROME (AP) — A lawyer says the Perugia magistrate who prosecuted U.S. student Amanda Knox…

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Britain’s Queen To Address UN In July

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II will address the United Nations General Assembly in…

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Carlsbad Sues New Mexico Company Over Brine Well

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state of New Mexico and city of Carlsbad are…

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Jackson Estate Administrators Want Cut Of Profits

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two men administering Michael Jackson’s estate are seeking 10 percent of…

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Jackson Estate Opposes Stipend For Joe Jackson

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Jackson’s estate has opposed a bid by the late singer’s…

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Mets Obtain OF Gary Matthews Jr. From Angels

NEW YORK (AP) — Unable to find regular playing time for Gary Matthews Jr., the…

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Private Equity Firm To Buy Lodgian For $54M

ATLANTA (AP) — Hotel operator Lodgian Inc. said Friday private equity firm Lone Star Funds…

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Biden In Iraq To Help Ease Pre-election Tensions

BAGHDAD (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is in Baghdad to try to ease rising…

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Dems Mum On How To Keep Pushing Health Overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and Democratic leaders insist they will push ahead with…

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Senate Chairman Suggests Breather On Health Care

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Sen. Chris Dodd of Connecticut is suggesting that Democrats take a…

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Phillies Finalize $22 Million Deal With Victorino

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — All-Star center fielder Shane Victorino and the Phillies have finalized a $22…

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CarMax Hiring 600 Workers For Its Stores

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Car dealership chain CarMax Inc. said Friday it plans to hire…

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CEOs To Hill: Quit Calling Us For Campaign Cash

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dozens of current and former corporate executives have a message for Congress:…

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Ariz. 6-year-old Swept Away In Flood Presumed Dead

MAYER, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a 6-year-old boy who was swept away in floodwaters…

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Oprah Winfrey Plans To Interview Jay Leno In LA

CHICAGO (AP) — Oprah Winfrey said she is set to interview Jay Leno, and her…

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Speedskater Pechstein Hopes To Race For Germany

BERLIN (AP) — The German speedskating association is hoping five-time Olympic champion Claudia Pechstein can…

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NY Man Accused Of Beheading Claims He Was Battered

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A western New York man accused of beheading his wife at…

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UK Brothers, Aged 11 And 12, Sentenced For Torture

LONDON (AP) — A pair of British children who lured two other youngsters to a…

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Astronauts Finally Get Internet Access In Space

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — In a high tech first — really, really high —…

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Teen Violist Alleges Pittsburgh Police Brutality

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The photos taken by Jordan Miles’ mother show his face covered with…

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Prop 8 Trial Witness: Being Gay Not A Choice

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A social psychologist testifying in a trial challenging California’s gay marriage…

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Prop. 8 Backer Stands By Views On Pedophilia

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Lawyers for two couples challenging California’s ban on same-sex marriage plan…

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Group: 150 Muslims Killed In Nigerian Town

JOS, Nigeria (AP) — An international human rights group is calling on Nigerian officials to…

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Nigeria: Workers Search For Dead After Violence

JOS, Nigeria (AP) — Muslim volunteers searched Friday among charred buildings in neighborhoods in central…

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Vonn Wins Super-G In Italy, Regains Overall Lead

CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — Already perfect in the downhill this season, Lindsey Vonn now…

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Vonn Wins Super-G, Reclaims Overall Lead

CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — Lindsey Vonn won a World Cup super-G Friday for her…

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Police: Boy Found Hanged In Texas School Bathroom

THE COLONY, Texas (AP) — Grief counselors are on hand at a suburban Dallas elementary…

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White House Fights For Bernanke Support In Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke faced mounting Senate opposition for another four-year…

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Bernanke Faces More Sen. Opposition For 2nd Term

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke faced mounting Senate opposition for another four-year…

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White House Still Believes Bernanke Gets 2nd Term

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (AP) — President Barack Obama believes Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke…

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AP Top News At 2:14 P.m. EST

ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) — A combative President Barack Obama exhorted Congress Friday to pass a…

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AP Top News At 11:35 A.m. EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — President Barack Obama is telling voters in Ohio, wracked by high unemployment,…

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GOP Senators Outline Public Safety Agenda In Okla.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Senate Republicans on Thursday pledged to prioritize funding for public safety…

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George Mitchell, Saeb Erekat

U.S. Middle East envoy George Mitchell, right, talks with Saeb Erekat, Chief Palestinian negotiator, after…

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Land-building Project In Lousiana Shuts Down

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Six years after the Army Corps of Engineers hailed a land-building…

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Walgreen Will Buy 3 El Amal Stores In Puerto Rico

DEERFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Drugstore operator Walgreen Co. said Friday it is buying three pharmacies…

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George Mitchell, Mahmoud Abbas

U.S. Middle East envoy George Mitchell, left, talks with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the…

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Former AF Officer Gets 3 Years For China Spying

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A former Pentagon official has been sentenced to three years in…

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Richard Newman

Trader Richard Newman works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Friday, Jan.…

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Nicola Rodigari

Last years European Champion Nicola Rodigari of Italy competes during the 1,500 meter men qualification…

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Computers Down At All 168 California DMV Offices

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A systemwide computer failure at the California Department of Motor Vehicles…

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Miss. Bill Would Limit Public Info On Government

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A bill in the Mississippi House that would ban businesses and…

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Kriss Van Assche

Belgian fashion designer Kriss Van Assche, center, acknowledges applause following the presentation of his Men’s…

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Private Sector Union Membership Shrinks

WASHINGTON (AP) — A majority of union members now work for the government, partly because…

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Kostner Leads Euros After Short Program

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Carolina Kostner of Italy rebounded from her disappointing season with a…

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Building Boom Transforms Heart Of Beirut

BEIRUT (AP) — Blocks of historic Ottoman-era buildings, once pocked by bullet holes, have been…

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Court Stops Swiss Handing Tax Evasion Files To US

GENEVA (AP) — Switzerland cannot hand over files on 26 suspected tax cheats to U.S.…

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Hundreds Attend Viewing For Teddy Pendergrass

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Hundreds of music fans are gathering to mourn R&B star Teddy Pendergrass…

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American Airlines Furloughing Pilots

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines says it will furlough up to 175 pilots…

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American Airlines Laying Off Pilots

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines says it will lay off up to 175…

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Russian YouTube Cop Arrested On Fraud Charges

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s top investigative body says a police officer who has complained on…

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Alfio Basile

FILE – Boca Juniors’ coach Alfio Basile gestures during an Argentine league soccer match…

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Designers Rykiel, Jacobs Made French Knights

PARIS (AP) — Fashion notables Marc Jacobs and Nathalie Rykiel are now knights in France’s…

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Cellu Tissue Shares Dropping In IPO Debut

NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of Cellu Tissue Holdings are trading about 5 percent lower…

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Report: Pa. Hospital Erred As Dying Man Was Robbed

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Pennsylvania Health Department report says a nurse twice called the name…

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Officials: 35 Guantanamo Detainees Face Trial Or Commission

WASHINGTON (AP) — Government officials say a task force has recommended about three dozen Guantanamo…

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Kuznetsova Wins 3rd-round Match At Aussie Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — French Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova has advanced to the fourth round…

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IOC Sells Free-to-air Olympic TV Rights To Chile

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The IOC has awarded the broadcast rights in Chile for the…

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Kashmiri Civilian Killed In Indian Police Shooting

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — A civilian was killed and three others were wounded when police…

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NC Casino Cleans Slots Every 2 Hours To Beat Virus

CHEROKEE, N.C. (AP) — Workers are cleaning slot machines with bleach every two hours as…

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Hershey Has No Immediate Plan For Cadbury Bid

HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) — Candy maker Hershey says it has no immediate plans to make…

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Filipino Farmers March To Mark 1987 Massacre

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Thousands of farmers and left-wing activists burned an effigy of President…

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Cyclist Rebellin Questioned Over Olympic Doping

ROME (AP) — Italian cyclist Davide Rebellin was questioned Friday by the anti-doping prosecutor of…

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Hershey Won’t Make Bid for Cadbury

NEW YORK (AP) — Hershey won’t make bid for Cadbury, paving way for Kraft’s deal…

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Ahead Of The Bell: Google Falls After 4Q Report

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Shares of Google Inc. fell Friday after the Internet search giant posted…

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Exelon 4Q Profit Down 18 Percent

Power company Exelon said Friday that its fourth quarter profit fell 18 percent, as demand…

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Charter CEO Exits To Be Comcast’s Cable President

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The chief executive of Charter Communications Inc., who guided the cable company…

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Family Dies In Crossfire After Sleepover Drop-off

APPOMATTOX, Va. (AP) — The next day was a teacher in-service, so 15-year-old Emily Quarles…

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Warrant Describes How 8 Va. Slaying Victims Found

APPOMATTOX, Va. (AP) — A newly released search warrant shows a deputy who responded to…

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2 Families Caught Up In Virginia Killing Rampage

APPOMATTOX, Va. (AP) — Jonathan Quarles was the kind of guy who took in flying…

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McDonald’s Profit Is $1.22B In 4th Quarter

CHICAGO (AP) — More hungry diners gobbling its cheap eats helped McDonald’s Corp.’s sales and…

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Builders’ Lobby Backs WA Workers’ Comp Initiative

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A politically active construction-industry group wants voters to decide whether Washington’s…

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Higher Prices Boost Kimberly-Clark 4Q Profit

DALLAS (AP) — Kimberly-Clark Corp. said Friday that higher prices on products like Huggies diapers…

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Harley-Davidson Posts 4Q Loss, First In 16 Years

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Harley-Davidson Inc. on Friday reported a fourth-quarter loss, its first quarterly deficit…

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Symetra Prices IPO At Bottom Of Expected Range

NEW YORK (AP) — The most anticipated IPO of the first offerings this year, Symetra…

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Georgia Gives Passport To American Figure Skater

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Georgia’s figure skating federation says it has granted citizenship to Allison…

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US Marine Corps Ends Role In Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) — The U.S. Marine Corps is leaving Iraq.
The U.S. military says the Marines…

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Iraq Election Chief: More Candidates To Be Banned

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s electoral commission chief said Friday he expects more candidates to be…

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Quake Relief: The Culture Of Now V. The Real World

More than a week after an earthquake leveled swaths of the Haitian capital, the recriminations…

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Cuche Wins WCup Super-G, Miller 17th In Austria

KITZBUEHEL, Austria (AP) — Didier Cuche of Switzerland won a World Cup super-G race on…

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Nigeria Court Gives Sick President A Deadline

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — A high court justice said Friday that Nigeria’s Cabinet must pass…

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Johnson Controls Reports Profit For 1st Quarter

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Auto parts and building systems maker Johnson Controls Inc. reported a $350…

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Police Say Georgia Mom Forced Son To Kill Hamster

WARM SPRINGS, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia woman is in jail after police say she…

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Dean: Dems Can Pass Limited Health Care Overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Democratic Party chairman Howard Dean says he still thinks Democrats can…

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Most Evacuations Ending In Southern California

LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities told thousands of evacuees Friday that they soon…

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Many Calif Evacuation Orders To Be Lifted

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California authorities say many evacuation orders in Los Angeles County…

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Mudslides Threaten As S. California Storms Linger

LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE, Calif. (AP) — The tail end of a Pacific storm was expected…

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Stock Futures Falling; Market Set To Resume Slide

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are set to extend their slide Friday, following the worst…

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GE 4th-qtr Income Falls But Signs Improving

General Electric Co.’s fourth-quarter net income fell 19 percent, but the industrial bellwether is seeing…

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Country’s First Legal Gigolo Starts Work In Nevada

BEATTY, Nev. (AP) — A brothel in a Nevada desert town has hired the state’s…

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Schlumberger 4Q Profits Fall 31 Percent

NEW YORK (AP) — Schlumberger Ltd. said Friday oil drilling has started to recover after…

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US Envoy Fails To Lure Abbas Back To Mideast Talks

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — President Barack Obama’s Mideast envoy failed Friday to lure Palestinian…

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Moderate Elected As Serbian Patriarch

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — The Serbian Orthodox Church says moderate Bishop Irinej Gavrilovic has been…

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Pakistan Army Kills Militants In North Waziristan

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani security forces killed three militants in North Waziristan…

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ATF Stings Put 250M Illegal Cigarettes On Streets

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Undercover ATF agents in Virginia have funneled more than 250…

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19 Bears Rescued From Bear Bile Farm In Vietnam

TAN UYEN, Vietnam (AP) — The three tractor-trailer containers sat in a row, divided with…

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Census To Launch Count In Alaska Village

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Census Bureau chief is heading to Alaska to formally…

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Greece: 2 Policemen On Trial For Teen’s Killing

AMFISSA, Greece (AP) — Two policemen pleaded innocent Friday at their trial for the fatal…

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3rd Wife’s Disappearance Focus Of Peterson Hearing

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — The investigation of former Illinois police officer Drew Peterson has always…

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Government Posting Wealth Of Data To Internet

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Friday is posting to the Internet a wealth…

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Obama Vows To Fight For Jobs In Retooled Message

ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) — President Barack Obama tried to revive his battered agenda and rally…

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Defiant Obama Urges Congress To Pass Jobs Bill

ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) — A combative President Barack Obama exhorted Congress Friday to pass a…

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Obama Takes Latest Jobs Message To Hard-hit Ohio

CLEVELAND (AP) — President Barack Obama is telling voters in Ohio, wracked by high unemployment,…

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Afghanistan Bans Fertilizer Chemical Used In Bombs

KABUL (AP) — The Afghan government banned a fertilizer chemical on Friday that was used…

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Afghanistan Bans Chemical Used To Make Bombs

KABUL (AP) — Afghanistan on Friday banned the use of a fertilizer chemical also used…

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AP Top News At 10:56 A.m. EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is telling voters in Ohio, already wracked by high…

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Analysis: Paring Back Health Care Not So Easy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trimming back the 2,000-page, trillion-dollar Democratic health care bills to the parts…

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120 Al-Qaida Suspects Detained In Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish police on Friday rounded up 120 people suspected of links…

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Mountaintop Mining: Coal Baron Debates A Kennedy

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The real audience for the debate between coal baron Don Blankenship…

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Sony Ericsson Q4 Loss Narrows 9 Percent

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Mobile phone maker Sony Ericsson on Friday said its loss in the…

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China Slams US Criticism Of Internet Controls

BEIJING (AP) — Beijing issued a stinging response Friday to U.S. criticism that it is…

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Quality Connections: How to Use Social Media to Advance Your Professional Brand

Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit panelist LC Johnson teaches women how to brand themselves…

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Legacy Award Honoree: How Charlayne Hunter-Gault Helped Desegregate Schools

Legacy Award recipient and journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault was one of the first blacks to desegregate…

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