• Ventura won't see 'American Sniper'; says Kyle is no hero

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — "American Sniper" is tops at the box office but don't expect to see former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura lining up at a theater for it.

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  • TV star's plastic surgery disaster tests Brazil

    SAO PAULO (AP) — Andressa Urach went from being a single teenage mom nicknamed "Beanpole" to a reality TV bombshell in Brazil thanks to silicone implants, anabolic steroids, a nose job, and gel and botox injections, a fact she wasn't ashamed to share with fans.

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  • French co-pilot flying AirAsia jet before crash-investigators

    By Kanupriya Kapoor and Fergus Jensen JAKARTA (Reuters) - The French first officer of an AirAsia passenger jet that crashed into the sea last month was at the controls just prior to the accident, Indonesia's lead investigator said on Thursday. Data from the black box flight data recorder has…

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    Lebanese Hezbollah hits Israeli convoy (29 photos)

    The threat of a full-blown conflict between Israel and Hezbollah increased on Wednesday after the Lebanese militant group fired a missile at an Israeli army vehicle along the frontier and wounded seven soldiers, the biggest escalation since a 2006 war. The attack, which Hezbollah said was carried…

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  • If This Case Heads to the Supreme Court, Unions Could Be Over

    For years, Rebecca Friedrichs, a veteran teacher in Buena Park, California, a suburb of Los Angeles, had monthly union dues docked from her paycheck, even though she didn’t like the union’s positions on school choice and other education reforms. More is at stake than just the $600 to $1,000…

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  • Williams, Sharapova to meet in Australian Open final

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Serena Williams weathered a barrage of big serves and heavy groundstrokes early and needed nine match points before beating Madison Keys 7-6 (5), 6-2 to set up an Australian Open final against second-seeded Maria Sharapova.

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  • Treasure hunter who found a fortune in gold is captured

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A treasure hunter accused of cheating his investors out of their share of one of the richest hauls in U.S. history — $50 million in gold bars and coins from a 19th-century shipwreck — was captured at an upscale Florida hotel after more than two years on the lam.

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  • North Korea 'demanded $10 billion in cash and food' for summit with South

    By Ju-min Park SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea demanded $10 billion in cash and half a million tons of food in 2009 as a precondition of holding a summit with the South, former South Korean president Lee Myung-bak said, adding that he refused to pay anything for holding talks. A predecessor, Kim…

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  • Mom wants independent autopsy after police killed daughter

    DENVER (AP) — The mother of a 17-year-old girl who was shot and killed by Denver police said Wednesday that she wants a second, independent autopsy because she doesn't trust the official investigation into the death of her daughter.

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  • Air Force picks Boeing 747-8 to replace Air Force One

    By Andrea Shalal and Alwyn Scott WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Air Force said on Wednesday it would use Boeing Co's commercial 747-8 airliner to replace its current fleet of two Air Force One presidential aircraft, one of the most visible symbols of the United States. The decision comes a month…

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  • Durham 16-year-old charged with raping minor at school

    A 16-year-old is charged with first-degree rape of another 16-year-old and Durham Public Schools confirms the alleged attack happened on the campus of Southern School of Energy and Sustainability.

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  • Hezbollah will pay 'full price' for deadly attack: Israel

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Lebanon's Hezbollah it will pay the "full price" after missiles killed two Israeli soldiers in an attack that raised fears of another all-out war. A Spanish UN peacekeeper was killed as Israel and Hezbollah exchanged artillery fire -- the most serious…

    AFP
  • Tape: Scientist offers to build nuke bomb targeting New York

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A disgruntled, former Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist promised to build 40 nuclear weapons for Venezuela in 10 years and design a bomb targeted for New York City in exchange for "money and power," according to secret FBI recordings released Wednesday.

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  • Mom admits helping her kids hide evidence of double slaying

    CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A woman admitted on Wednesday that she helped two of her children conceal evidence of a gang-related double slaying that occurred at her home, where the bodies were buried in a yard.

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  • As Iraqi Kurds gain ground from IS, local Sunnis are wary

    ESKI MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — An unarmed Sunni Arab man walked along a road in a patch of northern Iraq newly liberated from Islamic State extremists, holding a white surrender flag — a signal to Kurdish fighters that he is not a militant. Cars drove by, a similar white banner flying from their windows.

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  • Naomi Campbell displays superb stems in Paris Gaultier show

    Veteran supermodel Naomi Campbell made a toned and confident turn on the catwalk Wednesday as a walking bouquet for a bride in a wedding-themed Paris haute couture show by Jean Paul Gaultier. "Gaultier Paris" read the gift label on her chest next to white flowers, as Campbell -- with a big purple…

    AFP
  • Widely Used Drugs Tied to Greater Dementia Risk for Seniors

    People over age 65 who frequently take over-the-counter sleep aids and certain other commonly used drugs may be increasing their risk of dementia, new findings show. In the study, the researchers looked at drugs that have "anticholinergic effects," meaning they block a neurotransmittercalled…

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