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France's Patrick Modiano wins literature Nobel

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Patrick Modiano of France, who has made a lifelong study of the Nazi occupation and its effects on his country, won the 2014 Nobel Prize in literature Thursday for what one academic called "crystal clear and resonant" prose.

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 October 2014

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Hong Kong gov't cancels talks with protesters

HONG KONG (AP) — Talks between the Hong Kong government and student leaders of a democracy protest that has blocked main roads in the Asian financial hub for nearly two weeks are canceled because they're unlikely to be constructive, a senior government official said Thursday.

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 October 2014

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Turkey, Kurd tensions worry US in fight for Kobani

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even as it prods Turkey to step up in the global fight against Islamic State militants, the United States is worried that Ankara might use military action to target Kurdish fighters who are the last line of defense against extremists trying to take over the Syrian border town of Kobani.

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 October 2014

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1st Ebola patient diagnosed in the US has died

DALLAS (AP) — The first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States died in a Dallas hospital Wednesday, a little more than a week after his illness exposed gaps in the nation's defenses against the disease and set off a scramble to track down anyone exposed to him.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 October 2014

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Gay marriage hopes dashed after US justice's order

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Same-sex couples who lined up to get married in Idaho and made plans to obtain wedding licenses in Las Vegas had their hopes dashed Wednesday after a U.S. Supreme Court justice temporarily blocked a lower-court ruling that declared gay marriage legal in Idaho and Nevada.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 October 2014

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Report: Federal budget deficit falls to $486B

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government's budget deficit has fallen to $486 billion, the smallest pool of red ink of President Barack Obama's six-year span in office, a new report said Wednesday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 October 2014

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Obama, military assess Islamic State strategy

WASHINGTON (AP) — With the Islamic State group holding its own in Iraq and Syria, President Barack Obama is huddling with the top U.S. military brass to assess whether their campaign to defeat the extremist group is working.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 October 2014

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Navy tests out new way of making clothes: welding

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — Welding isn't just for aircraft carriers anymore.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 October 2014

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