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Gamers use 'swatting' police hoax to lash out at opponents

SWAT teams found no violent criminals or wounded victims only video game players sitting at their computers.

The best (and worst) states when it comes to credit

According to cardratings.com, Nevada has the worst credit conditions in the nation, North Dakota is doing the best and Utah is somewhere in the middle. Read more »

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Statehood hearing for DC unlikely to spur change

Congress is dusting off the notion of statehood for the District of Columbia for the first time in 21 years, but that doesn't mean residents of the nation's capital are any closer to gaining... Read more »

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USC breaks ground on $650 million campus village

The University of Southern California broke out the Trojan Marching Band on Monday to beat the drum for a $650 million expansion that school officials say will not only transform the campus but... Read more »

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6 killed, 15 wounded in east Ukraine city

Shelling killed six people and wounded 15 others in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, the city council said Monday — the worst reported violence since a cease-fire between Russian-backed... Read more »

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Oklahoma City bombing memorial adds new exhibits

A key piece of evidence, hundreds of oral testimonies and new artifacts were unveiled Monday at the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum dedicated to the deadly 1995 bombing. Read more »

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Decades later, Vietnam soldiers get Medal of Honor

Two Vietnam War soldiers — one still living, one killed in action — received the Medal of Honor in a White House ceremony on Monday, nearly 50 years after they threw themselves into... Read more »

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US wealth gap putting the squeeze on state revenue

Income inequality is taking a toll on state governments. Read more »

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Vikings reinstate Peterson despite abuse charge

The Minnesota Vikings reinstated star running back Adrian Peterson on Monday, three days after benching him because he was facing a child-abuse charge in Texas for using a wooden switch to spank... Read more »

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GM expert says 19 deaths eligible for compensation

The death toll tied to faulty ignition switches in General Motors small cars has risen to 19, according to a compensation expert hired by the company. The number is likely to go higher. Read more »

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45 dead after Nigeria building collapse

Rescue workers have recovered 46 bodies and rescued 130 survivors from a collapsed shopping mall and guesthouse at the campus of renowned Nigerian preacher T.B. Joshua's Synagogue Church of All... Read more »

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NATO head: threats from Russia, Islamic State

NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Monday that members of the U.S.-led alliance must stand shoulder to shoulder to confront simultaneous security threats from Russia and the Islamic... Read more »

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Islamic State group issues new curriculum in Iraq

The extremist-held Iraqi city of Mosul is set to usher in a new school year. But unlike years past, there will be no art or music. Classes about history, literature and Christianity have been... Read more »

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Kurdish fighters advance against jihadis in Syria

Kurdish fighters captured more than a dozen villages from militants of the Islamic State group in heavy fighting across northeastern Syria, an activist group and a Kurdish official said Monday. Read more »

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Democracy? No, Afghans say, after vote count ends

The ballot counting in Afghanistan's five-month-long presidential election is finished, but as negotiations continue over the country's future political power structure, many here are asking: Does... Read more »

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Miss America: More to worry about than red cup

The new Miss America says there are more important things for people to worry about than her little red cup. Read more »

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US won't rule out working with Iran against IS

Diplomats from around the world pledged to fight Islamic State militants "by any means necessary" as Iraq asked allies to thwart the extremists wherever they find sanctuary. Iran and the United... Read more »

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Migrant group: 500 feared dead after boat rammed

About 500 Syrians, Palestinians, Egyptians and Sudanese are feared to have died after their boat was rammed and sank off the Malta coast last week, the International Organization for Migration said Monday. Read more »

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Gilead to license generic version of Sovaldi

Sciences has reached a deal with several generic drugmakers to produce a cheaper version of its popular, $1,000-per-pill hepatitis C drug Sovaldi for use in developing countries. Read more »

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UN nuke agency indicates slow going on Iran probe

With his probe of suspected nuclear weapons work by Iran sputtering, the head of the U.N. atomic agency on Monday urged Iran to either cooperate or accept the prospect of a ruling on the... Read more »

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Funeral scheduled for trooper killed in ambush

Investigators followed up on leads that one state police spokesman called "fantastic" as the intensive manhunt for a gunman who ambushed two troopers outside their remote barracks, killing one,... Read more »

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'I am Adam Lanza's Mother' author Liza Long says moms of mentally ill children need more help

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Two years ago, after the Sandy Hook shootings, Boise mom Liza Long wrote a blog post that went viral about her struggles with her mentally ill teenager. Today her son is healthy, and her new book... Read more »

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Hurricane Odile in Baja slams Baja California

Hurricane Odile raked the Baja California Peninsula with strong winds and heavy rains early Monday as locals and tourists in the resort area of Los Cabos began to emerge from shelters and assess... Read more »

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Japan's whale hunt under scrutiny at IWC meeting

Pro- and anti-whaling countries are set to clash at an international conference that opened Monday over Japan's intention to resume the hunting in the Antarctic next year despite a ruling by the... Read more »

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British boy gets first proton treatment in Prague

British boy Ashya King underwent his first proton beam therapy session for a life-threatening brain tumor in Prague on Monday, a week after the 5-year-old boy was flown here from Spain. Read more »

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Prominent Egyptian activist to be released

Egypt's most prominent activist, who is facing a retrial on a 15-year prison sentence for violating a draconian protest law, was granted release on bail Monday, lawyers and relatives said. Read more »

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