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Will Apple's digital wallet kill the card swipe?

NEW YORK (AP) — Apple wants the plastic credit card to become as rare as the paper check.

Last Updated on Saturday, 13 September 2014

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After Iraqi battles, residents choose displacement

GWER, Iraq (AP) — Misspelled graffiti on walls pockmarked by bullets and torn up propaganda stickers make up the few remaining traces of the Islamic State group in this northern Iraqi ghost town after Kurdish forces finally managed to free it from militant control.

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Ferguson video shows witness raising hands in air

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Cellphone video that shows a witness raising his hands in the air immediately after the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer in Ferguson appears to support previous accounts and could bolster arguments that Michael Brown was surrendering when he was shot, legal experts said Friday.

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Man being questioned in police barracks shooting

BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) — Two troopers were ambushed outside a state police barracks in northeastern Pennsylvania during a late-night shift change, leaving one dead and another injured, and authorities were questioning a person of interest, state police said Saturday.

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Ukraine government repels rebel attack on airport

LUHANSK, Ukraine (AP) — A convoy of more than 200 white trucks crossed the Russian border to deliver humanitarian aid to a battered Ukrainian city on Saturday, a move made without Kiev's consent yet met with silence by Ukraine's top leaders.

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Rescuers search Pacific for Navy pilot after crash

LEMOORE, Calif. (AP) — Rescuers searched an area of the far western Pacific Ocean Saturday for a Navy fighter pilot whose jet was one of two that crashed west of Wake Island.

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A look at Sept. 11 commemorations in US

A look at events marking the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks:

NEW YORK CITY

In New York, the annual commemoration has changed little over the years. But so much around it has. The museum now sits open at the site of the tragedy. The fences have come down around the memorial plaza, making it more easily accessible to visitors and passers-through. A new mayor is in office, Bill de Blasio, one less linked to the attacks and their aftermath than his predecessors. And One World Trade Center is nearly complete and set to open later this year.

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A firefighter looks at a memorial mural on the outside of firehouse Engine 10 Company 10 adjacent to the World Trade Center in New York, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. Three hundred forty three New York firefighters were killed in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

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WASHINGTON

A few minutes before 9 a.m., Obama emerged from the White House with his wife, Michelle, and Vice President Joe Biden to observe a moment of silence marking the anniversary. He offered reasons for optimism in brief remarks at the Pentagon's 9/11 memorial. "Thirteen years after small and hateful minds conspired to break us, America stands tall and America stands proud," he said. He did not mention the administration's new plan, announced hours earlier, to step up military and diplomatic action against a new upsurge in Islamic terror.

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SHANKSVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert gave the flag that flew atop the U.S. Capitol on 9/11 to the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, saying the building might not still be standing if the plane's passengers and crew had not rebelled against four hijackers. Hastert spoke at a ceremony in the field where the United Airlines plane crashed and 40 were killed.

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Fire Chief Richard DeLorie salutes as the last alarm rings during the town's annual 9/11 Memorial Ceremony, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2014, in Wellesley, Mass. The two planes, hijacked by terrorists that crashed into New York's World Trade Center towers 13 years ago, departed from Logan International Airport in nearby Boston. (AP Photo/MetroWest Daily News, Kate Flock)

 

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BOSTON

A commemoration was held at the Statehouse, during which participants read the names of more than 200 attack victims with ties to Massachusetts. During the ceremony, a civilian bravery award named after 9/11 flight attendant Madeline Amy Sweeney was given to Michael DeSousa, who left his car and rushed into a burning building to alert residents to a fire.

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MORRISON, COLORADO

Hundreds of firefighters and others paid tribute to the first responders killed in the attacks by climbing the stairs at Red Rocks outdoor amphitheater. Participants, some wearing their fire gear, walked up and down the steps and around Denver-area venue nine times. Organizers say the elevation gain is the equivalent of climbing 110 stories — the height of the Twin Towers.

 

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Former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani stands at the edge of the North Pool during memorial observances on the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks on the World Trade Center in New York, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. In New York, family members of those killed at the World Trade Center will read the names of the victims at a ceremony at ground zero. (AP Photo/Justin Lane, Pool)

 

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WESTVILLE, INDIANA

A large marble sculpture commemorating the Sept. 11 attacks was dedicated at Purdue University North Central in Westville. Campus Chancellor James Dworkin calls the sculpture a moving reminder of an event that must never be forgotten. The sculpture will remain on permanent outdoor display on the campus about 25 miles west of Gary.

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CLEVELAND

Former President George W. Bush said he had a "moment of clarity" while listening to a young girl read in a Florida classroom as his chief of staff whispered to him that the second tower of the World Trade Center had been struck by an airliner on Sept. 11, 2001. Bush says he knew that from then on, it would be his job to protect the girl, her family and their community. The former president spoke Thursday at a college scholarship luncheon in Cleveland, an event that coincided with the 13th anniversary of 9/11.

Last Updated on Friday, 12 September 2014

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9/11 commemoration amid renewed terror threat

NEW YORK (AP) — With the solemn toll of a bell and a moment of silence, the nation paused Thursday to mark the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks at the hallowed site just hours after President Barack Obama promised to root out and destroy a new group of terrorists threatening the U.S.

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