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Tuesday 09/01/2015
Study: Midlife obesity may spur risk for earlier Alzheimer's
Updated: September 01, 2015 - 10:18 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — One more reason to watch the waistline: New research says people's weight in middle age may influence not just whether they go on to develop Alzheimer's disease, but when.

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Pope: Priests in Holy Year can absolve 'sin of abortion'
Posted: September 01, 2015

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis declared Tuesday he is allowing all priests in the church's upcoming Year of Mercy to absolve women of the "sin of abortion" if they repent with a "contrite heart."

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A primer on where pope stands on gays, divorce, climate
Posted: September 01, 2015

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is expected to raise issues ranging from climate change to income inequality when he visits Cuba and the United States Sept. 19-27. Francis has launched an agenda of reform in the Vatican and in the global church, prioritizing different issues and counseling a more merciful message. Here's a primer on where the pope stands on key issues.

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Suspect in officer attack had history of mental illness
Posted: September 01, 2015

HOUSTON (AP) — A man charged with murder in the ambush of a suburban Houston sheriff's deputy had a history of mental illness and was once declared mentally incompetent, according to authorities and his former attorney.

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Saturday 08/29/2015
Katrina's wrath and rebuilding marked on 10th anniversary
Updated: August 29, 2015 - 11:30 pm

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Mississippi and Louisiana marked the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina on Saturday by ringing church bells, laying wreaths and celebrating the resiliency of a region still recovering from a disaster that killed more than 1,800 people and caused $151 billion in damage.

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Thursday 08/27/2015
Sinkhole in China swallows 5 people
Updated: August 27, 2015 - 11:25 am

BEIJING (AP) — A sinkhole in a northeastern Chinese city swallowed five people in a dramatic scene that was captured on security video and shared widely on Chinese social media.

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Trump dumps insults on questioners, insists on control
Updated: August 27, 2015 - 11:25 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — For Donald Trump, the joy of the insult seems as compelling as the art of the deal.

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Obama says New Orleans is 'moving forward' after hurricane
Updated: August 27, 2015 - 11:25 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says New Orleans is "moving forward" a decade after Hurricane Katrina dealt it a devastating blow, and has become an example of what can happen when people rally around each other to build a better future out of the despair of tragedy.

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Same-sex couple cheers gay marriage ruling in Kentucky
Updated: August 27, 2015 - 11:25 am

MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky clerk's office on Thursday again refused to issue a marriage license to a gay couple, in defiance of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage across the country two months ago.

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Memories, tears mark newscast a day after on-air shootings
Updated: August 27, 2015 - 11:25 am

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A day after two journalists were slain on live television, their colleagues at a Virginia morning newscast returned to the air with memories, tears and a determination to carry on the victims' dedication to the news.

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Austria finds 20, maybe up to 50, migrants dead in truck
Updated: August 27, 2015 - 11:25 am

PARNDORF, Austria (AP) — Austrian police on Thursday discovered the badly decomposing bodies of at least 20 — and possibly up to 50 — migrants stacked in a truck parked on the shoulder of the main highway from Budapest to Vienna.

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Scientists squabble while Africa's only penguins perish
Updated: August 27, 2015 - 11:25 am

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — They're cute, knee-high, they bray like donkeys and are a tourist attraction near Cape Town. But African Penguins — the continent's only species of the flightless bird — are at risk of extinction.

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AP sues over access to FBI records involving fake news story
Updated: August 27, 2015 - 11:25 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Associated Press sued the U.S. Department of Justice Thursday over the FBI's failure to provide public records related to the creation of a fake news story used to plant surveillance software on a suspect's computer.

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Tuesday 08/25/2015
Man who tackled shooting suspect: I'm no hero
Posted: August 25, 2015

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — It was a frightening and dangerous scene: A Louisiana state trooper lay bleeding on the ground as a man rifled through his pockets and tried to take the immobile officer's handgun from his holster.

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French-American who would 'give anything' is new attack hero
Posted: August 25, 2015

PARIS (AP) — Mark Moogalian and his wife were seated facing each other on the high-speed train when she saw only his expression and the urgent "Get out, this is serious." Then, Isabelle Risacher Moogalian said, she ducked behind some seats as he lunged to grab the assault rifle from the gunman's hands.

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