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30 percent of world is now fat, no country immune

LONDON (AP) — Almost a third of the world is now fat, and no country has been able to curb obesity rates in the last three decades, according to a new global analysis.

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 May 2014

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Google to build prototype of truly driverless car

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Google plans to build and launch onto city streets a small fleet of subcompact cars that could operate without a person at the wheel.

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 May 2014

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US Navy won't dismiss 'pings' lead in jet search

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A U.S. Navy spokesman on Thursday dismissed as "speculative and premature" an American expert's reported comments that the acoustic "pings" at the center of the search for the missing Malaysian plane did not come from the jet's black boxes.

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 May 2014

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IG: Phoenix VA hospital missed care for 1,700 vets

WASHINGTON (AP) — About 1,700 veterans in need of care were "at risk of being lost or forgotten" after being kept off the official waiting list at the troubled Phoenix veterans hospital, the Veterans Affairs watchdog said Wednesday in a scathing report that increases pressure on Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign.

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 May 2014

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White House touts energy policies as rules loom

WASHINGTON (AP) — Setting the stage for upcoming restrictions on coal-fired power plants, the Obama administration is making a concerted effort to cast its energy policy as an economic success that is creating jobs, securing the nation against international upheavals and shifting energy use to cleaner sources.

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 May 2014

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Abortion doctors restrictions take root in South

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — From Texas to Alabama, laws are being enacted that would greatly restrict access to abortion, forcing many women to travel hundreds of miles to find a clinic. The laws, requiring abortion doctors to have privileges to admit patients to local hospitals, could have a profound impact on women in poor and rural sections of the Bible Belt.

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 May 2014

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Poet, author Maya Angelou dies at 86

NEW YORK (AP) — Maya Angelou, a modern Renaissance woman who survived the harshest of childhoods to become a force on stage, screen, the printed page and the inaugural dais, died Wednesday, her son said. She was 86.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 May 2014

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Obama: US must lead globally but show restraint

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — In a broad defense of his foreign policy, President Barack Obama declared Wednesday that the U.S. remains the world's most indispensable nation, even after a "long season of war," but argued for restraint before embarking on more military adventures.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 May 2014

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