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Maria Shriver launches program honoring her dad

NEW YORK (AP) — Maria Shriver is launching a new U.S. volunteer initiative called the Shriver Corps, named in part to honor the legacy of her late father, Sargent Shriver, who founded the Peace Corps.

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 July 2014

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3 dead in California bank robbery, gunbattle

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — Robbers fleeing a California bank took three women hostage and threw two of them from their getaway vehicle, as they fired repeatedly at police during a high-speed chase. Police shot out their tires but the shooting continued, fatally wounding two suspects and the last hostage.

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 July 2014

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What happens to your online accounts when you die?

WASHINGTON (AP) — When you die, should your loved ones have access to your Facebook, Gmail and other online accounts?

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 July 2014

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Lush photos and flavors help teach budget cooking

Leanne Brown didn't set out to write a buzz-worthy cookbook for people who want fine-dining taste on a food stamp budget.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 July 2014

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Senate GOP blocks bill on contraception coverage

 

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked a bill aimed at restoring free contraception for women who get their health insurance from companies with religious objections, a legislative setback for Democrats that they hope will be a political winner in November's elections.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 July 2014

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Man using 'blowtorch' to kill spider started fire

 

SEATTLE (AP) — A man who used a can of spray paint and a lighter as a makeshift blowtorch to kill a spider in his laundry room started a blaze that caused $60,000 worth of damage, Seattle fire officials said Wednesday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 July 2014

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Typhoon kills 20 in Philippines, spares Manila

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A typhoon blew out of the northern Philippines on Wednesday after causing at least 20 deaths, knocking out power in entire provinces, damaging two parked jetliners and forcing nearly half a million people to flee from its lethal wind and rains, officials said.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 July 2014

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Israeli strike kills 4 Gaza youths on coastal road

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli war planes and naval vessels intensified attacks across the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, targeting senior Hamas leaders and bombarding a coastal area, where four Palestinian boys were killed.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 July 2014

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