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Emerging Senate proposal focus in budget battle

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of senators is polishing a plan that would reopen the government and prevent an unprecedented default on the country's bills, while talks between the White House and House Republicans for a way out of the financial mess have stalled.

Last Updated on Saturday, 12 October 2013

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Among social conservatives, a pocketbook message

WASHINGTON (AP) — In search of a new standard-bearer, evangelicals are looking for a lot more than opposition to gay marriage and abortion.

Last Updated on Saturday, 12 October 2013

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US nuclear force faces a cascade of missteps

WASHINGTON (AP) — First it was bad attitudes among young officers in nuclear missile launch centers. Now it's alleged bad behavior by two of the nuclear arsenal's top commanders.

Last Updated on Saturday, 12 October 2013

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Ariz., some other states reopening nat'l parks

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Arizona officials say tourists should be able to return to Grand Canyon National Park Saturday after the state along with several counterparts agreed to a federal government plan.

Last Updated on Saturday, 12 October 2013

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Wind, rain pound India as massive cyclone hits

BEHRAMPUR, India (AP) — A massive, powerful cyclone was hammering India's eastern coastline with heavy rains and destructive winds Saturday, as hundreds of thousands of people living in the region moved inland and took shelter, hoping to ride out the dangerous storm.

Last Updated on Saturday, 12 October 2013

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Abandoned Philly prison adds screams for Halloween

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An abandoned prison would seem creepy enough around Halloween. Now add blood-curdling screams and gruesome characters who can reach out and grab you.

Last Updated on Friday, 11 October 2013

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General in charge of ICBMs fired

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Air Force said Friday it fired the two-star general in charge of its nuclear missiles in response to an investigation into alleged personal misbehavior. It was the second sacking this week of a senior commander of nuclear forces.

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Stocks rise as debt talks continue in Washington

The closer Washington gets to a deal over the debt ceiling, the higher stocks go.

Last Updated on Friday, 11 October 2013

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