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Cubs' Castro accused of sexual assault
Police are investigating an allegation that 21-year-old Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro sexually assaulted a woman.
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Unemployment rate falls as economy adds 200K jobs
A burst of hiring in December pushed the unemployment rate to its lowest level in nearly three years, giving the economy a boost at the end of 2011.
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Attacks targeting Shiites kill 72 in Iraq
A wave of bombings targeting Shiites in Iraq killed 72 people on Thursday, deepening sectarian tensions that exploded just after the last American troops left the country in mid-December.
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First lady makes appearance on `iCarly'
Teen star Miranda Cosgrove says she doesn't usually get nervous about taping episodes of her Nickelodeon comedy, "iCarly," but that changed when first lady Michelle Obama taped an appearance on the...
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West Virginia drubs Clemson 70-33 in Orange Bowl
As the West Virginia Mountaineers celebrated their first Orange Bowl victory, safety Darwin Cook shared a hug with the game's mascot, Obie.
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Utah officer killed, 6 others wounded in shootout
Utah authorities say the suspect injured in a shootout with police in Ogden is a 37-year-old man with a limited criminal history.
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Texas police kill 8th-grader carrying pellet gun
The parents of an eighth grader who was fatally shot by police inside his South Texas school are demanding to know why officers took lethal action...
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Rate on 30-year mortgage down to record 3.91 pct.
2012 looks to be another year of opportunity for the few who can afford to buy or refinance a home.
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Obama unveils new strategy for smaller military
President Barack Obama insists the United States will maintain what he calls the best-equipped military in history despite deep and looming defense budget cuts.
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Furor after NJ hometown removes Landon plaque
There's a bonanza of controversy and a big mess in a little New Jersey town over a decision to move a plaque honoring hometown celebrity Michael Landon.
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Google+ Sees Massive Membership Growth
Google+ may not have membership numbers as strong as Facebook, but it recently had its strongest-month ever and, at least according to one analyst, is on track to reach 400 million users by the end...
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MSU Athletic website changes name to HailState.com
Mississippi State fans looking for the latest news and exclusive content on the Bulldogs should now point their web browser or mobile device to HailState.com.
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APNewsBreak: Venue change sought in priest slaying
A lawyer for a man accused of killing a Catholic priest wants the case presented to grand jurors outside the area where the killing happened.
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Bachmann suspends GOP campaign
Other candidates move on to New Hampshire.
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Yahoo names PayPal exec as its CEO
Yahoo Inc. has named Scott Thompson, president of eBay Inc.'s PayPal division, as its new CEO, the fourth one in less than five years for the struggling Internet company.
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Mitt Romney celebrates GOP win; 2 rivals flounder
A squeaker of an Iowa victory in hand, Mitt Romney headed into the New Hampshire primary insisting that staying power sets him apart from runners-up Rick Santorum and Ron Paul and the rest of the G...
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Using recess power, Obama putting Cordray in job
In a defiant display of executive power, President Barack Obama on Wednesday will buck GOP opposition and name Richard Cordray as the nation's chief consumer watchdog.
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Perry says he can derail Romney in South Carolina
Facing a likely defeat in Tuesday's caucuses, Rick Perry said he would compete in South Carolina regardless of how he finishes here and bought television time to back it up.
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Iowa: Paul, Santorum, Romney lead early vote
Texas Rep. Ron Paul, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum vied for the lead Tuesday night in Iowa's remarkably close Republican presidential caucuses...
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Obama applauds Iowa Democrats for their help
Inserting his voice into a big night for Republicans, President Barack Obama appealed to Iowa Democrats on Tuesday during the first balloting in the GOP presidential campaign...
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world news
West readies oil stocks release as Iran plans war games (Reuters)

Reuters - Iran announced on Friday new military exercises in the Strait of Hormuz, but the West has readied plans to use strategic oil stocks to replace almost all Gulf oil lost if Iran blocks the waterway, industry sources and diplomats told Reuters.


Fri Jan 06 18:13:16 UTC 2012
Suicide bomb kills 26 in Syria: interior minister (Reuters)

Reuters - A suicide bomber killed 26 people and wounded 63 in Damascus, Syria's interior minister said, vowing an "iron fist" response to Friday's carnage in the heart of the capital after similar attacks two weeks ago.


Fri Jan 06 20:49:45 UTC 2012
Navy rescues Iranians held by pirates (Reuters)
Reuters - Just days after Iran warned them not to return to the Gulf, U.S. naval forces in the nearby Arabian Sea rescued 13 Iranian fishermen who were held hostage by pirates for more than a month, the Navy said on Friday.
Fri Jan 06 17:53:27 UTC 2012
Turkish ex-army chief in jail over anti-government plot (Reuters)
Reuters - The former head of Turkey's armed forces, General Ilker Basbug, was in custody on Friday on charges of trying to overthrow the government, a stunning move by the judiciary against a military that was once the ultimate power in the land.
Fri Jan 06 11:30:21 UTC 2012