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HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama rang in 2014 as a "year of action," vowing to strengthen the nation by focusing on fairness, competitiveness and the power of American diplomacy.Since Congress seemed unwilling to help, the president said h ...more

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — When American freight trains delivered cargo after World War II, the steam-belching beasts commonly had seven people aboard — an engineer, a conductor, up to four brakemen and a fireman.Trains have since grown much longer, see ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Monday appeared deeply skeptical of an Arizona sheriff's lawsuit seeking to halt President Barack Obama's plan to spare nearly 5 million people from deportation.U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell questioned whe ...more

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ATLANTA (AP) — As the holiday shopping season winds down, FedEx, UPS and online retailers are using the last few days to try to avoid the problems that occurred last year when severe winter weather and a surge in late orders from shoppers caused delive ...more

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Stocks moved slightly higher in afternoon trading Monday, on pace to build modestly on gains from last week. The market has closed higher over the past three trading days. Discouraging data on U.S. home sales and a deepening slide in oil prices held ba ...more

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MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has bailed out a mid-sized bank for about $500 million to save it from bankruptcy— a clear sign that the slide in the value of the ruble in the wake of falling oil prices is straining the banking system.The Central Bank said ...more

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A former small-town Pennsylvania police chief who posted online videos of himself ranting about liberals and the Second Amendment while shooting automatic weapons says he secretly fed information on people he viewed as threats to the FBI and state poli ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has met with the families of the two officers shot to death in a squad car this weekend.The mayor and Police Commissioner William Bratton met with relatives Monday of Officers Rafael Ramos (rah-fy-EH ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — The police killings of unarmed blacks in Ferguson, Missouri, and elsewhere — and the investigations and tumultuous protests they inspired — was the top news story of 2014, according to The Associated Press' annual poll of U.S. editors a ...more

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PARIS (AP) — French officials called for vigilance but warned against jumping to conclusions Monday after a pair of weekend attacks — one in which a driver ran down 13 bystanders, and another in which a recent convert to Islam knifed police officers.</ ...more