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By Alex Dobuzinskis (Reuters) - The mother of an Oregon woman newly freed from two months of imprisonment in East Timor said on Friday that news of her daughter's release was a "fantastic Christmas present," but it remained uncertain how soon ...more

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Sony's PlayStation network remained offline Friday on the second day of an outage that began roiling the online world just as eager video game players were unwrapping new consoles on Christmas morning.Microsoft's Xbox Live s ...more

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Egypt has banned Hollywood's big screen biblical epic "Exodus: Gods and Kings," a 20th Century Fox spokesman said on Friday. The studio owned by Twenty-First Century Fox Inc declined to give a reason for the ban, but f ...more

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FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A makeshift memorial to Michael Brown has been restored by his supporters, after it was apparently hit by a car.Social media reports about damage to the memorial started early Friday. Supporters were out before dawn rebuildi ...more

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The Associated Press-Times Square Alliance poll was conducted by GfK Public Affairs and Corporate Communications Dec. 12-14. It is based on online interviews of 1,017 adults who are members of GfK's nationally representative KnowledgePanel.The p ...more

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — One group of potential candidates for president probably won't be shuffling off to Iowa, New Hampshire or other early campaign spots in the new year. They'll be hunkered down in statehouses across the Midwest, pushing bills through ...more

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Sudan's government is stepping up pressure on the United Nations as Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon prepares recommendations on the future of a joint U.N.-African Union peacekeeping force in the country's violence-wracked Darfur reg ...more

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Commercial poultry producers say they're concerned the outbreak of highly pathogenic bird flu virus found in Washington and Oregon will hurt exports by prompting some nations to impose trade barriers."It's probably going to be ...more

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FAIR OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Two vehicles collided head-on in a fiery crash near Sacramento, California, leaving four people dead and two more seriously injured.The Sacramento Bee reports (http://bit.ly/1JTCGea ) the crash happened about 1:30 a.m. F ...more

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KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii (AP) — How President Barack Obama spent the seventh day of his family's holiday vacation in Hawaii on Friday:— MORNING WORKOUT: Obama began his morning as he did many other days of his vacation by exercising at a gym at Marin ...more