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Afghan soldier shoots, wounds 3 US troops in insider attack

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan soldier opened fire on U.S. troops in Afghanistan on Wednesday, wounding three before he was shot dead by American troops, an official and an eyewitness said.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 April 2015

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Erdogan slams brakes on Kurdish peace process ahead of polls

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (AP) — The peace process to end decades of violent strife between Turkey and Kurdish rebels has been one of Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan's signature achievements.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 April 2015

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Can phone companies do more to block robocalls?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jeri Vargas put her elderly mother on the "Do Not Call" list years ago. So why is the 88-year-old woman with Alzheimer's disease still getting several recorded phone calls a day pitching her everything from vacation cruises to medical alert devices and fire extinguishers?

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 April 2015

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US safety board: Oil train tank cars need urgent upgrades

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Tank cars carrying oil or ethanol by rail urgently need to be retrofitted or replaced to make them more fire-resistant after a spate of explosive accidents in recent months revealed the shortcomings of voluntary industry standards, U.S. safety officials said Monday.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 April 2015

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Divorced mom of 7 dead kids says 'I would have helped'

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. (AP) — As authorities probed Tuesday whether carbon monoxide killed a divorced kitchen worker and the seven children he was keeping warm with a gasoline-powered generator, friends and family voiced outrage that their electricity had been shut off due to unpaid bills.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 April 2015

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Burger King to pay for the wedding of Mr. Burger, Ms. King

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Burger King is paying the expenses and providing gifts for the wedding of an Illinois couple with an interesting connection to the fast food restaurant chain. Joel Burger and Ashley King accepted the company's proposal Monday.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 April 2015

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Summer gas prices expected to be 32 percent lower this year

NEW YORK (AP) — Drivers will see the lowest summer gasoline prices in about 6 years, according to the Energy Department.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 April 2015

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Kenyans angry over delay in reacting to college killings

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Authorities in Nairobi learned just before dawn last Thursday that gunmen had attacked a college in northeast Kenya. Seven hours elapsed before police commandoes trained to deal with such a situation flew to the scene, a delay which may have contributed to the high death toll of 148 and which points to deeper problems as Kenya confronts a growing threat from Islamic extremists.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 April 2015

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