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Philip Seymour Hoffman found dead in NYC apartment

NEW YORK (AP) — He was only 46, busy as ever and secure in his standing as one of the world's greatest actors.

Last Updated on Monday, 03 February 2014

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Boston could prove sympathetic to bombing suspect

BOSTON (AP) — Given the powerful grief and anger over the Boston Marathon bombing, Boston would seem to be a particularly hostile place for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to stand trial. But it might just be his best hope of escaping a death sentence.

Last Updated on Saturday, 01 February 2014

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Obama running out of reasons to reject Keystone XL

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is running out of reasons to say no to Keystone XL, the proposed oil pipeline that's long been looming over his environmental legacy.

Last Updated on Saturday, 01 February 2014

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Wal-Mart, Amazon show changing shopping habits

NEW YORK (AP) — The financial strains and shifting shopping habits of Americans have led to uneven fortunes for retailers.

Last Updated on Saturday, 01 February 2014

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Ex-NY mayor Bloomberg named UN climate envoy

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg was appointed Friday to be the U.N. special envoy for cities and climate change, a position that will give the billionaire businessman and philanthropist an international stage to press for action to combat global warming.

Last Updated on Saturday, 01 February 2014

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Child who survived deadly Ky. fire recuperating

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A girl who escaped a western Kentucky house fire that killed her mother and eight siblings is communicating with her hospital nurses.

Last Updated on Friday, 31 January 2014

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Gunman's doctor before rampage: 'No problem there'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The gunman who killed 12 people in last year's rampage at Washington's Navy Yard convinced Veterans Affairs doctors before the shootings that he had no mental health issues despite disturbing problems and encounters with police during the same period, according to a review by The Associated Press of his confidential medical files.

Last Updated on Friday, 31 January 2014

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Obama asks CEOs for help hiring long-term jobless

WASHINGTON (AP) — Confronting an economic recovery slowed by persistent joblessness, President Barack Obama on Friday won commitments from nearly 300 companies to reach out to the nearly 4 million Americans who have been jobless for half a year or more.

Last Updated on Friday, 31 January 2014

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