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Obama was considered potential target in terror plot

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Terror | NEW YORK (AP)—A law enforcement official says the high-ranking U.S. government official who was allegedly considered for assassination during a terrorism…

U.S. unemployment aid applications jump to 388K

U.S. unemployment aid applications jump to 388K

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Jobs | WASHINGTON (AP)—Weekly applications for U.S. unemployment benefits jumped 46,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 388,000, the highest in four months. The…

Man pleads guilty in plot to kill Saudi ambassador

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Terror | NEW YORK (AP)—A Texas man pleaded guilty Wednesday to plotting to assassinate Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the United States, agreeing to hire what he…

Armstrong stepping down as Livestrong chairman

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Sports | AUSTIN, Texas (AP)—Lance Armstrong stepped down as chairman of his Livestrong cancer-fighting charity and Nike severed ties with him as fallout from the…

Clinton: I'm responsible for consulate security

Clinton: I'm responsible for consulate security

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Libya | LIMA, Peru (AP)—U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton repeated on Tuesday her statement taking sole responsibility for security at all of America's…

Jump from space's edge provides collective moment

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Space | ROSWELL, N.M. (AP)—Felix Baumgartner stood alone at the edge of space, poised in the open doorway of a capsule suspended above Earth and wondering if he…

U.S. jobless claims fall to 339K, economists skeptical

U.S. jobless claims fall to 339K, economists skeptical

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Economy | WASHINGTON (AP)—The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid plummeted last week to seasonally adjusted 339,000, the lowest level in more than four…

Alex Karras, former NFL lineman, actor, dies at 77

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Obituaries | DETROIT (AP)—Alex Karras, the rugged lineman who anchored the Detroit Lions' defense in the 1960s, then went on to an acting career in which he starred in…

Jerry Sandusky sentenced to at least 30 years

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Crime | BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP)—Jerry Sandusky was sentenced Tuesday to at least 30 years in prison - effectively a life sentence—in the child sexual abuse scandal…

Report: U.S. Protestants lose majority status

Report: U.S. Protestants lose majority status

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Religion | NEW YORK (AP)—For the first time in its history, the United States does not have a Protestant majority, according to a new study. One reason: The number of…

Illinois man faces terrorism charge in Oklahoma bomb plot

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Terrorism | OKLAHOMA CITY (AP)—An Illinois man faces terrorism charges in Oklahoma where police say he was assembling Molotov cocktails as part of a plot to blow up…

Unemployment rate drops to 7.8 percent

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Economy | WASHINGTON (AP)—The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 7.8 percent last month, dropping below 8 percent for the first time in nearly four years. The Labor…

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