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WASHINGTON (AP) — The poverty rate in the United States has dropped for the first time since 2006.This comes from the U.S. Census Bureau, which released its annual study on Tuesday.The 2013 poverty rate was 14.5 percent, down from 15 perc ...more

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BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a Washington state man fed up with barking fatally shot his neighbors' dog in front of them. But the corgi apparently wasn't the one barking.KIRO News reports (http://is.gd/PvKtNu ) that David William Lat ...more

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(Reuters) - Alibaba Group's options will be listed on International Securities Exchange Holdings' options exchanges on September 29 pending the company's public sale of shares, an ISE spokesman said on Tuesday. The Chinese e-commerce company ...more

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BEIRUT (AP) — A Syrian military plane crashed into the de facto capital of the Islamic State group on Tuesday, killing at least eight people, as thousands of its residents fled to nearby villages in anticipation of expected U.S. airstrikes against the ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's top military leader told Congress on Tuesday that if President Barack Obama's expanded military campaign to destroy Islamic extremists fails, he would recommend that the United States consider deploying American ground fo ...more

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DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — A man who was persuaded by a bookkeeper to surrender during a 2013 gun battle with police at a school near Atlanta pleaded guilty to multiple charges Tuesday and was sentenced to 20 years in prison.Michael Brandon Hill, 21, e ...more

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VIENNA (Reuters) - Art lovers who suspect they might have bought forged Pablo Picasso paintings should contact the Austrian police, who are looking for victims of a Serbian art fraud gang. The group operated out of a Viennese cafe, offering c ...more

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino closed its doors early Tuesday, the fourth Atlantic City casino to go belly-up so far this year.When it opened on May 14, 1984, Donald Trump called it the finest building in Atlantic City ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The government's auto safety agency should have discovered General Motors' faulty ignition switches seven years before the company recalled 2.6 million cars to fix the deadly problem, a House committee majority charged Tuesday in a ne ...more

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JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's settler population in the West Bank increased by 2 percent in the first half of the year, an advocacy group announced Tuesday, signaling robust growth in the settlements even while Israel was conducting peace talks with the Pa ...more