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Global coalition stepping up against Islamic State

BRUSSELS (AP) — Islamic State militants invaded Iraq's west almost a year ago and overran the nation's second-largest city in June, threatening death and torture to opponents in their way. But the world has been slow to respond, coming together Wednesday for the first high-level meeting of scores of nations now devoted to destroying the rampant insurgency.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 December 2014

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Rain falls for a second day on parched California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A second day of much-needed rain fell across drought-stricken California on Wednesday, but the storm had so far produced few of the problems such as flooding and mudslides that had threatened areas left barren by wildfires.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 December 2014

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30 years later, disaster haunts Bhopal survivors

BHOPAL, India (AP) — Three decades after lethal gas swept through Bhopal, the central Indian city remains haunted by memories of the world's worst industrial disaster.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 December 2014

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US productivity grew at 2.3 percent rate in 3Q

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. workers' productivity increased in the July-September quarter at a slightly faster pace than previously estimated while labor costs declined for a second straight quarter.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 December 2014

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Fiery risk? Air shipments of batteries questioned

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dramatic U.S. government test results raise new concern that bulk shipments of rechargeable lithium batteries carried as cargo on passenger planes are susceptible to fires or explosions that could destroy the airliners.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 December 2014

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Experts: $130M NYC jail plan admirable, difficult

NEW YORK (AP) — Corrections, mental health and law enforcement experts called Mayor Bill de Blasio's $130 million plan to steer mentally ill and drug-addicted suspects to treatment instead of incarceration an encouraging first step toward repairing New York City's broken jail system.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 December 2014

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In emails, Jobs determined to keep iPod Apple-only

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Legendary Apple CEO Steve Jobs had seven words for a subordinate when he learned that a rival company was about to introduce a program that would let music fans buy songs anywhere and play them on Apple's iPod devices.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 December 2014

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W.Va. shooter held personal, professional grudges

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — An ex-convict who owned a towing company made good on his grudges, police said Tuesday, killing his partner, his business rival, his ex-girlfriend and the woman's new boyfriend before firing a gun through his head in the cab of his pickup truck.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 December 2014

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