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As Iraq fights Islamic State, violence rises in Shiite south

BAGHDAD (AP) — As the sun sets over Iraq's southern city of Basra, Ahmed Hilal rushes to lock his door. At night, every knock sends his heart beating faster. In the morning, the father of three or someone he trusts walks his children to school, barely five minutes away.

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Sales grow as Powerball jackpot soars to $800 million

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — With Powerball sales breaking previous records, the odds are growing that someone will win Saturday night's $800 million jackpot — but if no one matches all the numbers, the next drawing is expected to soar past $1 billion.

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In final State of Union, Obama aims to define his presidency

WASHINGTON (AP) — Out of time to push a new legislative agenda, President Barack Obama will look past Congress and to the American people in his final State of the Union address, aiming to define his presidency and his legacy before others can do it for him.

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Koreas slide into Cold War standoff after nuke test by North

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea trumpets a hydrogen bomb test. South Korea responds by cranking up blasts of harsh propaganda from giant green speakers aimed across the world's most dangerous border. Now Pyongyang warns of war, even as it reportedly has started its own broadcasts.

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Police: Arizona city hit by 54 BB gun attacks in past month

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — The Yuma Police Department reports there have been 54 attacks on property with a BB gun in the city over a little more than a month.

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Man charged with stealing thousands of pounds of candy

HESPERIA, Calif. (AP) — Candy might not be so sweet for a Southern California man.

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New York City police officer shot responding to large fight

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say a New York City police officer has been shot after exchanging gunfire with a suspect involved in a large fight.

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Extradition for Mexican drug lord not likely to be swift

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican marines had barely faced down .50-caliber sniper guns and a loaded grenade launcher to recapture the world's most notorious drug lord when the calls started coming: Extradite Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to the United States. And soon.

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