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By James Pearson SEOUL (Reuters) - In 1993, French neurosurgeon Francois-Xavier Roux received a phone call in Paris from an unidentified North Korean official. The then leader-in-waiting, Kim Jong Il, had suffered a head injury from horse-rid ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — A madam-turned-candidate who ran against former Gov. Eliot Spitzer in the city comptroller's race last year was sentenced Wednesday to two years in prison for selling prescription drugs illegally.A tearful Kristin Davis apologize ...more

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Amazon.com plans to close a distribution center in southeast Kansas in February, a move that will affect hundreds of workers in this rural area, the online retailer said Wednesday.The Seattle-based company said it regularly ...more

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LYNDONVILLE, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's locally produced, quirkily used Bag Balm ointment long ago moved beyond the bovine, but now it's going corporate.The 115-year-old family business was sold last week to a group of investors who are promising to e ...more

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday ruled that prosecutors can use evidence gathered after a GPS device was put on a suspect's van without a warrant.The decision is a blow to three Philadelphia brothers charged in a series of p ...more

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RUTLEDGE, Tenn. (AP) — A former police officer pleaded guilty Wednesday to murdering two people while robbing a pharmacy in the town he was once sworn to protect.District Attorney General Jimmy Dunn said in a phone interview that 38-year-old Jas ...more

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DALLAS (AP) — The first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. initially went to a Dallas emergency room last week but was sent home, despite telling a nurse that he had been in disease-ravaged West Africa, the hospital acknowledged Wednesday.The d ...more

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Parts of North Carolina's new voting law, considered one of the toughest in the nation, were set aside for next month's elections because they were likely to disenfranchise black voters, a federal appeals court panel ruled Wednesda ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Kagan had been in prison for murder for more than a decade when doubts about his guilt arose from an uncommon source: the former judge who had convicted him.The reason was more extraordinary still: The now-retired, white j ...more

AP News - 21 mins ago

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger ordered contingency plans drawn up nearly 40 years ago to attack Cuba, incensed over the small island's deployment of troops to Angola, according to declassified government documents posted online ...more