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Stepmom: Ex-Hawaii soldier's daughter hit often

HONOLULU (AP) — The stepmother of a 5-year-old girl who prosecutors allege was beaten to death by her father testified Friday that she and the former Hawaii soldier abused the girl regularly and that they pulled her out of school so that others wouldn't see the signs the abuse left on the child's body.

Last Updated on Saturday, 15 March 2014

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Amsterdam canal house built with 3-D printer

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Hundreds of years after wealthy merchants began building the tall, narrow brick houses that have come to define Amsterdam's skyline, Dutch architects are updating the process for the 21st century: fabricating pieces of a canal house out of plastic with a giant 3-D printer and slotting them together like oversized Lego blocks.

Last Updated on Friday, 14 March 2014

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Review: Uneasy first steps with Google Glass

NEW YORK (AP) — Shaped like a lopsided headband, Google Glass is an unassuming piece of technology when you're holding it in your hands. You feel as if you can almost break it, testing its flexibility. Putting it on, though, is another story.

Last Updated on Friday, 14 March 2014

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Investigator: Missing plane flew over Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Investigators are increasingly certain the missing Malaysian Airlines jet turned back across the country after its last radio contact with air traffic controllers, and that someone with aviation skills was responsible for the change in course, a Malaysian government official said Friday.

Last Updated on Friday, 14 March 2014

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Kerry: US won't recognize Crimea vote

LONDON (AP) — Despite six hours of talks, the U.S. and Russia found "no common vision" Friday over the crisis in Ukraine, where residents in the country's strategic Crimean region are holding a secession vote this weekend.

Last Updated on Friday, 14 March 2014

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FDNY: All 8 reported missing in blast recovered

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's fire commissioner says all eight people reported missing have been found and identified at the site of a deadly gas explosion that leveled two buildings.

Last Updated on Friday, 14 March 2014

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College offers to pay students to take year off

MEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Colleges are paying students to take a year off after high school to travel, volunteer or do internships so that students of all income brackets can benefit from "gap years."

Last Updated on Friday, 14 March 2014

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Senate bill would expand child care, boost safety

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has passed legislation to require child care providers who care for children from low-income families through a government voucher program to undergo criminal background checks, know first aid and CPR and get other training.

Last Updated on Friday, 14 March 2014

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