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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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Syrian refugees panic over UN food aid suspension

AL-FAOUR, Lebanon (AP) — Syrian refugees in Lebanon panicked Tuesday over news that the United Nations suspended food aid to 1.7 million refugees due to lack of funds — a decision officials said threatens to starve thousands of families and add pressure on the already strained countries hosting them.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 December 2014

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Hotter, weirder: How climate has changed Earth

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the more than two decades since world leaders first got together to try to solve global warming, life on Earth has changed, not just the climate. It's gotten hotter, more polluted with heat-trapping gases, more crowded and just downright wilder.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 December 2014

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Ashton Carter is Obama's likely Pentagon pick

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Pentagon official Ashton Carter is likely to be President Barack Obama's nominee for defense secretary, according to administration officials, putting him in line to take over a sprawling department that has had an uneasy relationship with the White House.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 December 2014

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Automakers to jointly probe Takata air bags

DETROIT (AP) — Automakers that sell cars equipped with air bags made by Takata Corp. are teaming up to investigate why the bag's inflators can explode with too much force and spew shrapnel into the passenger compartment.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 December 2014

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Lebanon says it has detained wife of IS leader

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese authorities detained a suspected wife and young son of the Islamic State group's leader, and were questioning the woman and conducting DNA tests on the boy, two senior Lebanese officials said Tuesday.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 December 2014

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