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Taking credit for killing bin Laden sparks debate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some special operations service members and veterans are unhappy that one of their own has taken credit publicly for killing Osama bin Laden. Others say they have gotten used to the idea that their brethren might break the code of silence and seek to profit from their deeds.

Last Updated on Friday, 07 November 2014

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FBI says agent impersonated AP reporter

 

SEATTLE (AP) — FBI Director James Comey says an agent impersonated an Associated Press reporter during a 2007 criminal investigation, a ruse the news organization says could undermine its credibility.

Last Updated on Friday, 07 November 2014

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Prosecutors drop charge against AC/DC's Phil Rudd

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand authorities made an embarrassing about-face on Friday when prosecutors dropped a murder-for-hire charge against AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd, saying there was not enough evidence to proceed.

Last Updated on Friday, 07 November 2014

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Detroit ready for judge's decision on bankruptcy

DETROIT (AP) — The largest public bankruptcy in U.S. history is reaching a climax, with a judge set to decide whether to approve Detroit's plan to emerge from Chapter 9 with buckets of debt emptied and $1.7 billion pledged to improve the quality of life in the struggling city.

Last Updated on Friday, 07 November 2014

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Heavy security at contested Jerusalem shrine

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister blamed "militant Islamic incitement" for growing tensions in Jerusalem, especially at a contested holy site that was ringed Friday by hundreds of Israeli riot police as about 15,000 Muslims performed weekly prayers there.

Last Updated on Friday, 07 November 2014

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Civil War officer receives Medal of Honor

WASHINGTON (AP) — Weak and bleeding, a Union Army officer who stood fast commanding his artillery battery and was killed as thousands of Confederate forces advanced on his troops received an honor Thursday from President Barack Obama that was more than 150 years in the making: the Medal of Honor.

It is the nation's highest military honor for battlefield valor.

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 November 2014

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Half of all stars may lie outside galaxies

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The universe may be full of reclusive stars — not washed-up Hollywood stars, but the kind lurking deep in the cosmos.

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 November 2014

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Islamic State suffering setbacks in Syria and Iraq

BEIRUT (AP) — For a force that has built its reputation on an aura of momentum and invincibility, the Islamic State group is now dealing with a series of military setbacks in Iraq and a prolonged stalemate in the small Syrian border town of Kobani.

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 November 2014

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