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Obama wants new banking rules put in place soon

May 19, 2012

By DOUGLASS K. DANIEL, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the big trading loss at JPMorgan Chase shows the need to finally put in place banking rules he signed into law two years ago. He also is calling on Congress to stop trying to weaken the regulations.

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Gay marriage could be big voting issue in Colorado

May 19, 2012

By IVAN MORENO and KRISTEN WYATT, Associated Press

DENVER (AP) — Minutes after President Barack Obama endorsed gay marriage on May 9, Colorado's Democratic governor choked back tears as he ordered state lawmakers to reconsider a civil-unions measure defeated the day before by Republicans.

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America expands once again _ digitally, this time

May 19, 2012

By TED ANTHONY, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — The metaphor is an easy one, overused and perhaps even a bit overwrought. We are forging forward into a digital frontier, leaving convention behind, traveling without guides into an uncharted virtual land where progress and profits are forever ...

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Echoes of Eurozone crisis at NATO meeting

May 19, 2012

By DESMOND BUTLER and ROBERT BURNS, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The NATO meeting in Chicago is a chance for alliance leaders to proclaim solidarity and promise success. But the two-day gathering that begins Sunday probably won't resolve the underlying anxiety about sharing the burdens of ...

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3 NATO protesters face terror conspiracy charges

May 19, 2012

CHICAGO (AP) — Police say three protesters at the NATO summit in Chicago have been charged with terrorism conspiracy stemming from allegations that they planned to make Molotov cocktails.

Chicago police Lt. Kenneth Stoppa told The Associated Press early Saturday that the three were being held on ...

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Jurors in Edwards trial will resume talks Monday

May 19, 2012

By MICHAEL BIESECKER, Associated Press

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Jurors in the John Edwards' campaign corruption trial are taking a break for the weekend before taking up the case again on Monday.

Jurors began talking about case Friday. It came after they heard 17 days of testimony about money from ...

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Clemens lawyer attacks key piece of evidence

May 19, 2012

By FREDERIC J. FROMMER, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attacking key prosecution evidence, Roger Clemens' lawyer went through the items in a Miller Lite beer can one at a time and tried to cast doubt on the syringes and medical waste allegedly used to inject the famous pitcher with ...

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Pilot dies in military trainer jet crash in Calif.

May 19, 2012

By JEFF WILSON, Associated Press

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — A civilian piloting a military-contracted jet was killed when his aircraft crashed into a Southern California farm field as he completed a training exercise, authorities said.

The privately owned Hawker Hunter jet trainer went down Friday ...

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Iran, Syria among top for G-8 and NATO

May 18, 2012

By ANNE GEARAN and JIM KUHNHENN, Associated Press

CAMP DAVID, Md. (AP) — President Barack Obama and leaders of other major industrial powers grappled Friday with options to solidify world resolve against development of an Iranian nuclear bomb and encourage a more forceful response to worsening ...

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Stabbed Ohio woman hits child with car, both dead

May 18, 2012

By THOMAS J. SHEERAN, Associated Press

CLEVELAND (AP) — A woman allegedly stabbed by her best friend during an argument while sitting behind the wheel of a car tried to drive away and struck her attacker's 2-year-old daughter, authorities said Friday. The woman and the toddler both died.

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Feds say pilot tried to bring gun on plane in NY

May 18, 2012

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — An airline pilot is accused of trying to board a flight at Buffalo for New York City with a loaded revolver in his bag, and authorities believe he'd been flying with it for two days.

The U.S. Attorney's Office charged 52-year-old Brett Dieter of Barboursville, Va., with ...

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Wake for Mary Kennedy held amid apparent rift

May 18, 2012

By DAVID B. CARUSO and JIM FITZGERALD, Associated Press

BEDFORD, N.Y. (AP) — The two sides of Mary Richardson Kennedy's grieving family faced off in court Friday over custody of her body, just hours before she was mourned at a wake at the estate where she committed suicide.

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Soldier faces murder charges in Iraq base deaths

May 18, 2012

By DOUG ESSER, Associated Press

SEATTLE (AP) — Murder charges have been filed against a sergeant accused of killing four other soldiers and a Navy officer in May 2009 at a mental health clinic in Iraq, the Army said Friday.

The charges against Sgt. John Russell were referred Wednesday and ...

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Georgia woman learns toll of flesh-eating bacteria

May 18, 2012

By JEFF MARTIN, Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) — Faced with the prospect of losing both hands and her one remaining foot, a young Georgia woman battling to survive a case of flesh-eating bacteria that has already claimed one leg mouthed the words "Let's do this."

Aimee Copeland, 24, "shed no ...

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Ultra-Orthodox plan huge NYC meeting on Net risks

May 18, 2012

By KAREN MATTHEWS, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Ultra-Orthodox Jews who believe that the Internet threatens their way of life have rented the New York Mets' stadium for an unprecedented gathering on how to use modern technology in a religiously appropriate way.

More than 40,000 ultra-Orthodox ...

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Driver who was hero in '76 Calif. bus kidnap dies

May 18, 2012

By GOSIA WOZNIACKA, Associated Press

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The nation called Ed Ray a hero when he led a terrified group of children to safety after they were kidnapped aboard their school bus and held underground for ransom in the summer of 1976.

But the unassuming bus driver from a dusty farm ...

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France's Hollande sticking to early Afghan pullout

May 18, 2012

By BEN FELLER and JAMEY KEATEN, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — In his first visit to the Oval Office, French President Francois Hollande declared he will withdraw all French combat troops from Afghanistan by year's end, making clear to President Barack Obama the timeline for ending the ...

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Minn. judges block rapist's bid for more freedom

May 18, 2012

By MARTIGA LOHN, Associated Press

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A convicted rapist on Friday lost his bid to gain more freedom from a Minnesota program that confines more than 600 of the state's most dangerous sex offenders after they leave prison.

A three-judge panel denied John Rydberg's request for a ...

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Neighbors: Highway shooting suspect a regular guy

May 18, 2012

By HOLBROOK MOHR, Associated Press

TUNICA, Miss. (AP) — To hear his neighbors tell it, James Willie was just a regular guy who sometimes played with the neighborhood kids. Police describe him as a cold-blooded killer who stalked his victims on dark stretches of Mississippi's highways and shot two ...

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Emanuel: Chicago NATO summit is already paying off

May 18, 2012

By DON BABWIN, Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) — Two days before Chicago hosts a summit of NATO leaders, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said the wide-ranging security measures and months of preparations that went into the event are already starting to pay off.

Motioning to a conference table in his office, the ...

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