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Former NY GOP governor Pataki in the race for president

EXETER – George Pataki, the 9/11-era New York governor who achieved electoral success as a Republican in a heavily Democratic state, announced his candidacy for … Full story    

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Passover: Welcoming gentiles for Seder a strong tradition

By LEANNE ITALIE The Associated Press NEW YORK – When it comes to Passover, Seder is hardly just for Jews at Lee Nelson’s house. In … Full story    

Photographer gets 3-year prison term in L’Oreal heiress case

PARIS (AP) – A French court has handed a famed photographer a three-year prison sentence on charges of swindling millions of euros from France’s richest … Full story    
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Former NY GOP governor Pataki in the race for president

EXETER – George Pataki, the 9/11-era New York governor who achieved electoral success as a Republican in a heavily Democratic state, announced his candidacy for … Full story    
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Indians scramble for heat relief, but many still must work

Eating onions, lying in the shade and splashing into rivers, Indians were doing whatever they could Thursday to stay cool during a brutal heat wave … Full story    
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Police: Man dies at hospital after hit by police stun gun

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – A 34-year-old man died after Kansas City, Kansas, police used a stun gun to subdue him in a parking lot, where … Full story    
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200,000 shark fins seized at Ecuadorean port

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) – Police in the Ecuadorean port city of Manta say they have seized about 200,000 shark fins destined to be illegally exported … Full story    
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Man suing his ex for half of $1M prize gets a win in court

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A Florida man is still trying to get half of his ex-girlfriend’s $1 million lottery prize, eight years after he says she … Full story    
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Kurdish fighters in Syria on the march against IS militants

BEIRUT – In contrast to the Iraqi army’s failures, Kurdish fighters in Syria are on the march against the Islamic State group, capturing towns and … Full story    
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Ex-US Speaker indicted over $3.5 million in payments

CHICAGO – Federal prosecutors on Thursday announced the indictment of former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert for evading banking laws and lying to the FBI … Full story    
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Tired feet? Not Her Majesty despite 8,000 party guests

LONDON – It was a stirring moment Thursday when the military band struck up “God Save the Queen” and Queen Elizabeth II appeared on the … Full story    
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U2’s longtime tour manager Dennis Sheehan dies

NEW YORK (AP) – Dennis Sheehan, U2’s longtime tour manager, has died at a Southern California hotel, a day after the band kicked off a … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Colorado theater shooting victims relive terror in courtroom

CENTENNIAL, Colo. – From the witness stand, Christina Blache could finally do what she had most wanted and most feared: She looked for the first … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Islamic State suicide attacks in Iraq’s Anbar kill 17 troops

BAGHDAD – Islamic State extremists unleashed a wave of suicide attacks targeting the Iraqi army in western Anbar province, killing at least 17 troops in … Full story    
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Cleveland, US Justice Dept. announce police settlement

CLEVELAND – Cleveland agreed to overhaul its police department under the supervision of a federal monitor in a settlement announced Tuesday with the U.S. Department … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Search resumes for those missing in Texas flooding

WIMBERLEY, Texas – Recovery teams resumed the search Tuesday for 12 people who are missing after a rain-swollen river carried a Texas vacation home off … Full story    
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California looks to Australia for tips on surviving drought

SYDNEY – California has turned to the world’s driest inhabited continent for solutions to its longest and sharpest drought on record. Australia, the land poet … Full story    
Published:  May 26, 2015

Afghan official: 19 police, 7 soldiers dead in ongoing siege

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan – Taliban gunmen have surrounded a police compound in the volatile southern province of Helmand after killing 19 policemen and seven soldiers in … Full story    
Published:  May 26, 2015

Human trafficking sites found in Malaysia

WANG KELIAN, Malaysia – Malaysian authorities said Monday a cluster of abandoned jungle camps used by human traffickers contained 139 suspected graves as well as … Full story    
Published:  May 26, 2015

Twister kills 13 in Mexico border city; 12 missing in Texas

MEXICO CITY – A tornado raged through a city on the U.S.-Mexico border Monday, destroying homes, flinging cars like matchsticks and ripping an infant from … Full story    
Published:  May 26, 2015

Obama pays tribute to fallen service members at Arlington

ARLINGTON, Va. – President Barack Obama on Monday saluted Americans who died in battle, saying the country must “never stop trying to fully repay them” … Full story    
Published:  May 26, 2015

Alaska’s popular walrus cam streams again after a decade

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – A popular webcam showing large male Pacific walruses lying on the beach with a Hitchcockian number of seabirds flying overhead is once … Full story    
Published:  May 23, 2015