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UN weather agency says 2014 hottest year

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The U.N. weather agency says 2014 was the warmest year on record, though the temperature difference with 2010 and 2005 is so small that it's impossible to say for sure which of the three years was the hottest.

Last Updated on Monday, 02 February 2015

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Obama sending $4 trillion spending plan to Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is sending Congress a $4 trillion budget Monday that seeks to raise taxes on wealthier Americans and corporations and use the extra income to lift the fortunes of families who have felt squeezed during tough economic times.

Last Updated on Monday, 02 February 2015

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Seahawks repeat would be a scary prospect for NFL

PHOENIX (AP) — Here are some scary thoughts for the rest of the NFL:

Last Updated on Sunday, 01 February 2015

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Officials meet to address safety after aviation calamities

WASHINGTON (AP) — Government and aviation industry officials from dozens of countries are meeting in Montreal this week to try to find consensus on how to keep from losing airliners like the one that vanished without a trace in Asia and another shot down in Eastern Europe.

Last Updated on Sunday, 01 February 2015

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Japan outraged as video purportedly shows hostage beheaded

TOKYO (AP) — Japan and other nations condemned with outrage and horror on Sunday the beheading purportedly by the Islamic State group of Kenji Goto, a journalist who sought through his coverage of Syria to convey the plight of refugees, children and other victims of war.

Last Updated on Sunday, 01 February 2015

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Authorities review video of fatal parking lot run-in

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sheriff's investigators Saturday were reviewing a video of an incident in which hip-hop music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight hit two men with his pickup truck, killing one, that may help provide clarity on whether Knight was the victim or attacker in his most serious run-in with the law to date.

Last Updated on Sunday, 01 February 2015

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Anger, mourning in Pakistan after mosque bombing kills 59

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Thousands of Shiites across Pakistan mourned and protested Saturday after a bombing at a Shiite mosque in the country killed at least 59 people.

Last Updated on Saturday, 31 January 2015

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Iraqi libraries ransacked by Islamic State group in Mosul

BAGHDAD (AP) — When Islamic State group militants invaded the Central Library of Mosul earlier this month, they were on a mission to destroy a familiar enemy: other people's ideas.

Last Updated on Saturday, 31 January 2015

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