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March 1, 2015 - 7:17am
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RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — A Palestinian activist says 80 percent of West Bank shops no longer carry products from six major Israel food companies, as a boycott takes hold.

The Fatah movement of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas announced the campaign this month, after Israel halted the transfer of tax revenues to the Palestinian Authority. Israel took that step after the Palestinians joined the International Criminal Court to seek war crimes charges against Israel....

March 1, 2015 - 7:00am
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — It's the third spacewalk in just over a week for a pair of NASA astronauts.

Terry Virts and Butch Wilmore ventured out of the International Space Station on Sunday morning. They have 400 feet of cable and two antennas to install. Once that's complete, the spacewalkers will have routed nearly 800 feet of power and data lines, all of it needed for future American crew capsules.

NASA is paying Boeing and SpaceX nearly $7...

March 1, 2015 - 2:42am
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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Officials say a small fire erupted late Saturday night near a Disneyland attraction, but it was put out by park firefighters and no one was hurt.

Disneyland spokeswoman Suzi Brown says the fire broke out about 9:20 p.m. in some foliage in a backstage area of "It's A Small World."

She says Disneyland's own fire crews quickly responded and put the blaze out. She doesn't think it caused any damage.

The...

March 1, 2015 - 1:55am
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — It's another weekend of record-breaking cold in some parts of the country. And the snow threat remains Sunday for a wide part of the country from parts California and the Southwest to points east.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden heard continued allegations from Ukraine's president of cease-fire violations from Russia-backed rebels. Biden spoke by phone to Petro Poroshenko (por-oh-SHEHN'-koh). Biden also welcomed plans by the Ukrainian...

March 1, 2015 - 1:45am
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man suspected of driving a Ford Mustang that struck and killed two spectators during a street race in Southern California has turned himself in.

Los Angeles police Capt. Capt. John McMahon said 21-year-old Henry Gevorgyan walked into a downtown police station Saturday night.

Gevorgyan had been sought after he fled the scene of the deadly accident in Chatsworth in the San Fernando Valley early Thursday.

Police...

February 28, 2015 - 10:44pm
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Airlines says low visibility caused by ash from Russian volcanoes is behind the cancellations of several flights in the state.

Spokeswoman Halley Knigge tells KTUU-TV (http://bit.ly/1FJaKFT ) that two flights between Anchorage and Nome on the far western edge of the state were canceled on Saturday. Two other flights between Anchorage and Bethel were also canceled.

Knigge says in an email that company policy prohibits...

February 28, 2015 - 10:40pm
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Two people suffered non-life-threatening injuries after being shot Saturday at a Charlotte nightclub where rappers T.I., Young Jeezy and Yo Gotti were advertised to appear, a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police spokesman said.

The Charlotte Observer (http://bit.ly/1DEONZ0 ) reports a popular club at the N.C. Music Factory complex was hosting a "CIAA Weekend Takeover" party when shots rang out about 7 p.m. The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association...

February 28, 2015 - 10:36pm
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PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida is telling the anti-tax group Club for Growth that the Senate candidates they've backed recently represent the Republican Party's new leadership.

Rubio is among six presidential prospects who spoke at the group's three-day winter meeting, which ends Saturday at the Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach, Florida.

Among Republican senators attending the meeting are Arkansas' Tom Cotton, Texas' Ted...

February 28, 2015 - 7:46pm
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PALM BEACH, Florida (AP) — Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is calling congressional Republican leaders "fearful" of acting to fully repeal President Barack Obama's health care law.

Speaking to reporters Saturday at the Club for Growth's winter meeting in Florida, Jindal says Republicans in Washington are not acting on the key issue of the 2014 midterm elections.

Jindal says he thinks GOP leadership in Congress and other lawmakers are fearful of being...

February 28, 2015 - 7:20pm
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Parts of the Southwest have dealt with a second day of snow.

Sections of central and northern New Mexico received a record-breaking snowfall overnight, with more expected throughout the weekend. The National Weather Service said a "snow band" developed over Albuquerque and Santa Fe, causing slick roads that brought both cities to a standstill.

In parts of Texas and Oklahoma, freezing rain coated roads with ice and forced the...

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