• Longtime personal chef to Obama weds MSNBC host

    POCANTICO HILLS, N.Y. (AP) — President Barack Obama on Saturday temporarily set aside the pressures of trying to calm the world's trouble spots and assumed the role of spectator for something more joyous: the wedding of the Obama family's longtime chef and friend.

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  • Kiev warns of 'great war' with Russia as its forces retreat

    Ukrainian forces ceded a strategic eastern airport to pro-Russian insurgents on Monday as the government in Kiev accused Moscow of launching a "great war" that could claim tens of thousands of lives. The sense of foreboding in Kiev came as European-mediated talks over the fast-escalating crisis…

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  • Joan Rivers' daughter: I'm keeping fingers crossed

    NEW YORK (AP) — Joan Rivers' loved ones said Sunday that they remain hopeful about her recovery three days after she went into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office.

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  • US urges Israel to reverse plan to seize West Bank land

    The United States urged Israel on Monday to reverse its latest plan to seize Palestinian land in the Bethlehem area of the occupied West Bank. "This announcement, like every other settlement announcement Israel makes, planning step they approve, and construction tender they issue, is…

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    Pregnant woman shot to death in car in Bay Shore, Long Island

    Suffolk County police are investigating the death of a pregnant woman, 31-year old Milagro Canjura, who was found shot in a car outside her home in Bay Shore.

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  • Islamic State group becomes target of Arab satire

    BAGHDAD (AP) — The bumbling young militant first drops the rocket launcher on the toes of his boss before taking aim and firing toward a military checkpoint outside of an Iraqi town — not realizing he's fired it backward at his leader.

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  • Official: 5 killed in plane crash north of Denver

    ERIE, Colo. (AP) — All five people aboard a small plane that crashed near an airport north of Denver have died, a spokesman for the National Transportation Board said.

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  • Ukraine defence minister warns of 'great war' with Russia

    Ukraine's defence minister warned on Monday that a "great war" had broken out with Russia over his country's future that could claim tens of thousands of lives. "A great war has arrived at our doorstep -- the likes of which Europe has not seen since World War II. Unfortunately, the losses in such a…

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  • Dad of woman who helped kill 3 honors victims

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — The father of a woman whose June rampage with her husband left two Las Vegas police officers and a good Samaritan dead visited the restaurant and store where the three were gunned down, saying he was still in disbelief and thinks about the victims' families every day.

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  • Four members of suburban Chicago family found shot to death

    By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - Four members of a suburban Chicago family were found shot dead in their home, with one death ruled a suicide and the rest homicides, police and coroner officials said on Sunday. Local media said the victims were an elderly couple and their two severely…

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  • Mom charged in girl's death could get trust fund

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A special education teacher accused of killing her severely disabled 8-year-old daughter by withholding food and medical care could inherit nearly $1 million from the girl's trust fund — even if she's convicted.

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    Suspect in custody for killing man, stabbing wife in SI home invasion

    A suspect was taken into custody by police Monday morning. He is identified so far only as a man in his 20's.

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  • Texas' Perry says disparaging tweet unauthorized

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A tweet from Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry's verified account on Sunday night included a disparaging image of the Democratic district attorney who is at the center of his criminal indictment on charges of abuse of power. The tweet was later deleted, followed by another from…

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  • The Ridiculous—and Sexist—Reason This Little Boy Was Sent Home From School

    The Seminole Independent School District said that it was only following procedure, noting that proper documentation of religious or spiritual beliefs was required for exceptions. After F.J. Young Elementary turned Malachi away, his mother contacted the Navajo Nation. In Oklahoma, a school…

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  • As Islamic State fighters begin to blend in, defeating them no easy matter

    By Isabel Coles and Peter Apps BAQIRTA Iraq/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - (This story has been refiled to fix a typo in the third paragraph, "involving", to make it "evolving") After their lightning takeover in June, flag-waving Islamic State militants paraded through the captured Iraqi city of Mosul in…

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  • DAY CARE OPERATOR NEEDS A TIMEOUT FOR HER MOUTH

    DEAR ABBY: My neighbor has a registered day care business, and every day I hear her screaming at young children and infants. They are all 4-year-olds and younger. We live in a rural area outside a small town. She uses profanity and says mean things to them. It makes me want to cry when I think of…

    Dear Abby
  • Tony Stewart's return to race track ends early

    HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Tony Stewart climbed from his battered car, took a big gulp of water, and surveyed the damage.

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  • 5 things to know about driving on marijuana

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The legalization of recreational marijuana in two states — Colorado and Washington — and medical marijuana in more than 20 others has raised concern that there will be more drivers stoned behind the wheel. What's not clear is whether that will translate into an increase in fatal…

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