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US productivity rises at 2 percent rate in Q2

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. workers' productivity increased in the July-September period at a slower pace than in the previous quarter while labor costs accelerated but still remained at an extremely low level.

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 November 2014

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El Salvador's gangs target women and girls

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — In a country terrorized by gangsters, it is left to the dead to break the silence on sexual violence.

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 November 2014

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Despite losses, GMO label backers aren't quitting

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — In the end, not even Oregon's backyard chicken owners and vegan foodies had enough money and clout to persuade voters to pass a ballot measure that would have required labeling of genetically modified foods.

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 November 2014

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Germany after Berlin Wall: Not always best in west

DRESDEN, Germany (AP) — In the German city of Dresden, trumpet player Ludwig Guettler takes pride in the soaring spires of the Baroque Frauenkirche church, rebuilt from the ruins of World War II, and sees them as a symbol of his city's vibrant economic and cultural life.

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 November 2014

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AC/DC drummer accused of trying to arrange deaths

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The 60-year-old drummer for Australian rock band AC/DC whose hits include "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap" was accused Thursday of trying to arrange two killings as well as possession of drugs.

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 November 2014

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Police: Abducted woman's fight helped save life

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An abducted woman's fighting spirit likely helped keep her alive until law enforcement agents rescued her and arrested her alleged captor, Philadelphia's police commissioner said Thursday.

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 November 2014

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Toy makers' new darlings: tiny critics on YouTube

NEW YORK (AP) — A snaggletooth eight-year-old. A middle schooler with a punk rocker bob cut and big earrings. Tween siblings with a penchant for playing.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 November 2014

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Feeding the homeless: Act of charity or a crime?

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — To Arnold Abbot, feeding the homeless in a public park in South Florida was an act of charity.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 November 2014

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