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NEW YORK (AP) — At 101, Charlie Ponti has finally decided to retire for good — probably.On Dec. 31, he will officially finish up a 77-year stint with the Office and Professional Employees International Union Local 153, where he started as a busi ...more

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Relief could be on the horizon for strapped public services in the Northern Plains' booming oil patch, as elected leaders in Montana and North Dakota move to steer more money into the region during the states' upcoming legislativ ...more

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ATLANTA (AP) — They took a shellacking in the November midterm elections. But many Democrats remain confident that the 2016 presidential landscape still tilts in their favor.Republicans, meanwhile, are out to disprove the idea of an enduring "Ob ...more

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BOSTON (AP) — Don't let the powdered wigs and oil paintings fool you: Samuel Adams, John Hancock and the other eventual Americans who changed the course of history were a ragtag band of secretive and sometimes mischievous young radicals.Just ask ...more

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MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's Foreign Ministry says Syrian peace talks have tentatively been set to take place in Moscow next month.The ministry spokesman, Alexander Lukashevich, said Thursday the talks involving representatives of the Syrian governmen ...more

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ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish media reports say a teenager was taken away from his school and detained by police for allegedly insulting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.Hurriyet newspaper says the 16-year-old high-school student, identifi ...more

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By Alexander Dziadosz BEIRUT (Reuters) - Deep into its fourth year of conflict, Syria looks less and less like a state than a patchwork of warring fiefdoms, making outside powers more reluctant to intervene even as it becomes more destabilizi ...more

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Two Saudi women detained for nearly a month in defiance of a ban on females driving were referred on Thursday to a court established to try terrorism cases, several people close to the defendants said.Activists ...more

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Some 230,000 people were killed in the Indian Ocean tsunami set off by a magnitude 9.1 earthquake on Dec. 26, 2004. A dozen countries were hit, from Indonesia to India to Africa's east coast. Scores of Associated Press journalists covered the disaster, ...more

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AMMAN (Reuters) - The father of a Jordanian pilot captured by Islamic State fighters after his plane crashed in Syria said he did not consider his son a hostage and called on his captors to treat him as a "guest". Jordan is one of several Ara ...more