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Obama pledges to consider ideas from both parties

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing the future leaders of a Republican-controlled Congress, President Barack Obama pledged Friday to judge ideas in his final two years not by whether they come from Democrats or Republicans but by "whether or not they work."

Last Updated on Friday, 07 November 2014

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Saudi council urges easing ban on women driving

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's royal-appointed advisory council recommended to the government for the first time that the kingdom's blanket ban on women driving be lifted, but with conditions: Only women over 30 will be allowed behind the wheel and only until 8 p.m. each day, and no makeup allowed while driving, a council member said Friday.

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Man charged in Philly, Virginia abductions

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The man accused of grabbing a Philadelphia woman off the street this week and taking her to Maryland has a history of violence, choking his ex-wife a decade ago and abducting a 16-year-old Virginia girl just last month with the intention of killing her, authorities say.

But neither of Delvin Barnes' most recent victims submitted meekly, police said.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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