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32 teens escape from Nashville detention center; 9 still on the run

32 teens escaped from a Nashville youth detention center by crawling through a weak spot in a fence.

Group says world is losing battle against Ebola

The international group Doctor Without Borders warned Tuesday that the world is losing the battle against Ebola and lamented that treatment centers in West Africa have been "reduced to places where... Read more »

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EX-BYU quarterback Max Hall arrested in shoplifting, drug case

Former BYU quarterback Max Hall has been arrested in Gilbert, Arizona, for investigation of shoplifting and cocaine possession. Read more »

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NFL suspends Irsay 6 games, fines him $500,000

The NFL suspended Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay for the first six games of the season Tuesday and fined him $500,000 for violating its personal conduct policy, coming down hard just hours after he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor... Read more »

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Federal court upholds Indiana right-to-work law

A federal appeals court upheld Indiana's right-to-work law banning mandatory union fees on Tuesday in a split decision that was delivered a few days before the state Supreme Court hears separate challenges over whether the 2012... Read more »

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Video purports to show second beheading of US journalist

Islamic State extremists released a video posted Tuesday showing the beheading of a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff, and warning President Barack Obama that as long as U.S. airstrikes... Read more »

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Ukraine military routed as Russia talks tough

The Ukrainian solders were an easy target as they launched a desperate run to safety. Pounded by a gauntlet of rocket shells, blown up in their vehicles, they died by the dozens. Read more »

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Christie to Mexico on trade mission, 2016 politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is heading to Mexico on Wednesday, officially on a trade mission for his state. But he also is a potential 2016 presidential candidate, with a lot of swagger but... Read more »

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Study links polar vortex chills to melting sea ice

Remember the polar vortex, the huge mass of Arctic air that can plunge much of the U.S. into the deep freeze? You might have to get used to it. Read more »

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After Gaza war, poll finds support for Hamas rises

The popularity of the Hamas militant group among Palestinians in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip has spiked significantly following the 50-day war with Israel, according to an opinion poll... Read more »

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Quake jolts, doesn't stop 2014 Napa harvest

The first pinot noir grapes of the season came in to Trefethen Family Vineyards as usual, glistening purple mounds stacked in white bins. Read more »

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AP Analysis: Putin digs in for long Ukraine fight

Riding a wave of military gains by pro-Russia rebels, Russian President Vladimir Putin has made it exceedingly clear that he wants a peace deal for Ukraine on his terms and will not be stopped by... Read more »

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China's tight security clashes with unity drive

In this ancient oasis town in China's restive west, assault rifle-toting police officers patrol the cobblestone lanes of ochre-brick houses in an ethnic Uighur neighborhood. Three police... Read more »

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Political skills above language for EU's Tusk

Donald Tusk's English is shaky, his French nonexistent, and his nation — Poland — has only sat at the EU table since 2004. Read more »

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Chris Brown pleads guilty to assault in Washington

Chris Brown pleaded guilty on Tuesday to hitting a man outside a Washington hotel, an assault that occurred while the singer was on probation for attacking his then-girlfriend Rihanna. Read more »

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Some fear auto industry returning to bad habits

Big discounts. Six- or seven-year loans, in some cases to buyers who would have been turned down in the past. Read more »

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UN warns food prices rising in Ebola-hit countries

Food in countries hit by Ebola is getting more expensive and will become scarcer because many farmers won't be able to go to their fields, a U.N. food agency warned Tuesday. Read more »

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Yemeni president dismisses Cabinet to ease tension

The Yemeni president on Tuesday dismissed the Cabinet including the prime minister who led it for two years, while partially reversing an earlier decision to lift fuel subsidies in a bid to end a... Read more »

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Scottish opinion poll knocks the British pound

The British pound slipped sharply after an opinion poll showed that those advocating Scottish independence from the United Kingdom have gained ground, a little more than two weeks before the vote. Read more »

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Versatile Viggo Mortensen speaks French in 'Far From Men'

Is there a language Viggo Mortensen doesn't speak? Read more »

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6 militants killed in US Somalia strike

Al-Shabab's top leader was traveling in one of two vehicles hit Monday night in a U.S. military strike, a member of the Somali Islamic extremist group said Tuesday. Read more »

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Syrian rebels issue demands for captive UN troops

Al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels holding 45 Fijian peacekeepers hostage have issued a set of demands for their release, including the extremist group's removal from a U.N. terrorist list and... Read more »

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Infamous speed trap town investigated over tickets

The north Florida town of Waldo has long had a reputation as a speed trap, and it's no wonder. A small segment of highway that runs through Waldo requires drivers to speed up and slow down six... Read more »

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Ukraine: Russian forces in major rebel cities

Russian military forces have been spotted in both major rebel-held cities in eastern Ukraine, an official said Tuesday, prompting Ukraine to declare that it now has to fight the Russian army, not... Read more »

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Pakistan lawmakers back premier amid mass protests

Pakistan's lawmakers rallied behind the country's embattled prime minister Tuesday in an emergency session, even as thousands of protesters remained camped outside of parliament demanding his ouster. Read more »

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More women get jobs in video-game industry, but gender gap persists

With computer clicks and keystrokes, Carmela DeNero can put the spiral into a Peyton Manning pass, the speed into Adrian Peterson’s touchdown run and the roar into a stadium crowd. Read more »

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