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November 19, 2015 - 3:32am
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A plot a few years ago by two Iraqi refugees in a college town in Kentucky to send sniper rifles, Stinger missiles and money to al-Qaida operatives waging an insurgency back home against U.S. troops has bolstered fears extremists could slip in among Syrian refugees resettling in the U.S.

The scheme was foiled and both were sent to prison.

The two men had been involved in insurgent attacks in Iraq before arriving in Bowling...

November 19, 2015 - 3:25am
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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — As Marco Rubio campaigns for the Republican presidential nomination, he's pledging to bring generational change to Washington. Yet Rubio's policy toward Cuba looks like a step into the past.

As president, he says, he'd reinstate a half-century-old diplomatic freeze that failed to unseat the communist government on the island where his parents were born.

The Florida senator tells The Associated Press he's not reaching back for an...

November 19, 2015 - 3:05am
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A low pressure system is forecast to lift north northeastward over south central Canada. This system will usher light to moderate snow and gusty winds across the northern Plains and the upper Mississippi Valley. A mixture of rain and snow will also develop across the upper Midwest and Upstate New York. A cold frontal boundary associated with this system will stretch south southwestward over the eastern Great Lakes, the interior Mid-Atlantic and the eastern Gulf Coast. As this frontal...

November 19, 2015 - 3:01am
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JACKSON, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man convicted of killing a woman he met in a nightclub is set to be executed.

Marcus Ray Johnson is scheduled to die at 7 p.m. Thursday at the state prison in Jackson. The 50-year-old was convicted in the March 1994 rape and murder of Angela Sizemore in Albany.

Johnson's attorneys argue he shouldn't be executed because doubts remain about his guilt. Prosecutors say there is no doubt Johnson killed Sizemore....

November 19, 2015 - 2:54am
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton is stressing the importance of public service, telling an audience at Ohio State University that every citizen's job should include it.

Speaking Thursday at an event hosted by the university's John Glenn College of Public Affairs, Clinton said the world is interdependent and its population is condemned to share the future. He said public servants will have the most influence as to the terms of what that future will be...

November 19, 2015 - 1:59am
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CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — A helicopter has crashed and caught fire at a San Diego County airport, killing two people on board.

Fire officials say the aircraft went down shortly before 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at McClellan-Palomar Airport in Carlsbad.

Authorities say there was a fire and both people on board were killed.

Nobody on the ground was hurt and the fire was quickly doused.

Video showed the helicopter...

November 19, 2015 - 1:56am
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Lawyers appealing the NFL's $1 billion plan to address concussion-linked injuries in former players say the settlement excludes the central brain injury linked to football.

Lawyer Steven Molo asked a U.S. appeals court in Philadelphia to reject the settlement because it excludes future payments for chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the brain decay found in dozens of deceased ex-players.

The challengers also argue Thursday that the...

November 19, 2015 - 1:46am
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CHICAGO (AP) — The latest on a judge deciding whether to order Chicago police to release a video that is said to show an officer shooting a black teenager 16 times (all times local):

5:20 p.m.

The city of Chicago says it will release a video of an officer fatally shooting a black teenager by next week as ordered by a judge.

Cook County Judge Franklin Valderrama earlier on Thursday refused to give the Chicago Police Department...

November 19, 2015 - 1:43am
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EASTON, Pa. (AP) — Nursing homes and assisted living facilities are increasingly using sight, sound and other sensory cues to stimulate memory in people with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia.

It's part of a broader shift toward specialized memory units that care for this large and growing segment of the population.

In eastern Pennsylvania, The Easton Home has installed a kitchen and living room that recall the 1930s, '40s and '50s....

November 19, 2015 - 1:38am
1 week 5 days ago

BOSTON (AP) — Students across the U.S. are pressuring colleges to update mascots, mottos and building names that they say are insensitive.

Amherst College in Massachusetts is poised to cut ties with its unofficial mascot, Lord Jeff, which is based on a colonial British military general who suggested giving smallpox to Native Americans. Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. is renaming buildings that were named after slaveholders. Union College in New York has changed...

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