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Lauren Bacall, sultry-voiced actress, dead at 89

NEW YORK (AP) — Lauren Bacall was a movie star from almost her first moment on the silver screen.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 August 2014

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Decision could boost use of popular weed killer

WASHINGTON (AP) — Faced with tougher and more resistant weeds, corn and soybean farmers are anxiously awaiting government decisions on a new version of a popular herbicide — and on genetically modified seeds to grow crops designed to resist it.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 August 2014

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Southwest braces as Lake Mead water levels drop

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Once-teeming Lake Mead marinas are idle as a 14-year drought steadily drops water levels to historic lows. Officials from nearby Las Vegas are pushing conservation but also are drilling a new pipeline to keep drawing water from the lake.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 August 2014

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Police cite threats, won't name cop who shot teen

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The police chief in a St. Louis suburb where a police officer fatally shot an unarmed black teenager said he's holding off on publicly identifying the officer because of death threats.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 August 2014

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Syrian Kurdish fighters rescue stranded Yazidis

MALIKIYA, Syria (AP) — In a dusty camp here, Iraqi refugees have new heroes: Syrian Kurdish fighters who battled militants to carve out an escape route for tens of thousands trapped on a mountaintop.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 August 2014

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Iraq's PM-designate faces challenges ahead

BAGHDAD (AP) — The choice of Haider al-Abadi to become Iraq's next prime minister, a move that would end Nouri al-Maliki's eight-year rule, came as a surprise to many Iraqis. He was not among the best-known members of the Baghdad political elite, nor an obvious choice to replace the embattled premier.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 August 2014

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Official: Robin Williams hanged himself with belt

 

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) — Robin Williams committed suicide by hanging himself with a belt at his San Francisco Bay Area home, sheriff's officials said Tuesday.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 August 2014

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Deadline to clear up health law eligibility near

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people who signed up under the new health care law risk losing their taxpayer-subsidized insurance unless they act quickly to resolve questions about their citizenship or immigration status. The government is warning that they have until Sept. 5 to show that they're eligible.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 August 2014

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