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HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie said he lost his bid for re-election in a Democratic primary because of his decision to call a special session to legalize gay marriage.Republicans are allowed to vote for Democrats in Hawaii's open p ...more

AP News - 21 mins ago

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's Justice Minister Judith Collins resigned Saturday from her portfolios amid a scandal about her ties to a controversial blogger.The resignation comes just three weeks before New Zealand's general elect ...more

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NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine (AP) — Their tanks bearing the flag of their would-be state, Russian-backed separatists held control Friday over this coastal town on the new front in the Ukraine conflict and announced their intention to keep pushing west toward a ...more

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CHAHUITES, Mexico (AP) — Mexico is making a big effort to stop the flow of Central Americans trying to reach the United States, and has dramatically cut the number of child migrants. But it is unclear for how long federal officials will keep up the rai ...more

AP News - 48 mins ago

Today is Saturday, August 30, the 242nd day of 2014. There are 123 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History:On August 30, 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, which was intended to pr ...more

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BEIJING (AP) — China warned against foreign meddling in Hong Kong's politics Saturday ahead of an expected announcement to recommend highly contentious restrictions on the first direct elections for the leader of the Chinese-controlled financial hub. ...more

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The worst drought in a generation has pushed California lawmakers to overhaul the state's longstanding "pump-as-you-please" groundwater policy under a package of bills lawmakers sent Friday to Gov. Jerry Brown.The state ...more

Reuters News - 1 hour ago

By Ju-min Park SEOUL (Reuters) - Family and church members mourned at a private funeral on Saturday a South Korean businessman linked to a ferry that sank in April killing hundreds of children, though his death remained shrouded in mystery. ...more

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By Victoria Cavaliere (Reuters) - California will move mentally ill prisoners from solitary confinement to special isolation units as part of a series of new policies outlined by corrections officials Friday to improve treatment for inmates w ...more

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NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — President Barack Obama on Friday blamed dysfunction in Congress on a Republican Party he said is captive to an ideologically rigid, unproductive and cynical faction, urging like-minded Democrats to show up for November's midterm el ...more