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G-20 lifts profile of laid-back Australian city

In this Nov. 8, 2014 photo, a man photographs a sign on the Story Bridge Hotel near the venue where the G20 leaders’ summit will take place in Brisbane, Australia. For the boosters of Queensland state, playing host to top officials from the 20 biggest industrialized and...
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Star-studded rock lineup honors Lynyrd Skynyrd

Gregg Allman, Charlie Daniels, Johnny Van Zant and Gary Rossington perform at “One More For The Fans – Celebrating The Songs & Music Of Lynyrd Skynyrd” concert event at The Fox Theatre on November 12, 2014, in Atlanta (Photo by Dan Harr/Invision/AP Images)...
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Uber X seeks approval for non-limo rides

Drivers with the Taxi Workers Alliance of Pennsylvania protest on near Love Park in Philadelphia Oct. 8, 2014, as Uber and Lyft are making a concerted push to bring their ride-share services to Philadelphia. The state’s Public Utility Commission is expected to vote Thursday...
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Myanmar troubles jeopardize a big Obama goal

U.S. President Barack Obama, left, shakes hands with Myanmar President Thein Sein ahead of the 9th East Asia summit plenary session at Myanmar International Convention Center in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014.(AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe) U.S. President Barack Obama,...
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Brazil police capture New Zealand fugitive killer

In this photo released by the Cidade Maravilhosa Hostel, New Zealand citizen Phillip John Smith is led in handcuffs by federal police from the hostal where he was staying in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. Brazilian police captured the convicted killer and child...

Fiancee of Ebola victim has book deal

NEW YORK (AP) — The fiancee of Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan has a book deal. Louise Troh’s memoir is scheduled for April 28, to be published jointly by The Weinstein Company and The Perseus Book Group. Weinstein tells The Associated Press the book currently is...
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Space agency releases 1st picture from comet

The combination photo of different images taken with the CIVA camera system released by the European Space Agency ESA on Thursday Nov. 13, 2014 shows Rosetta’s lander Philae as it is safely on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, as these first CIVA images...

Informal patrols on Turkey’s border with Syria

CAYKARA, Turkey (AP) — Their collars pulled up against the evening cold, a group of men and women peer through binoculars, scanning the fields along a barbed wire fence. A few kilometers (miles) away across the Turkish border, black smoke rises from the besieged Kurdish...
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Bono’s plane loses hatch before landing in Berlin

FILE – In this Friday, May 18, 2012 file photo, Bono, the Irish rock star and activist, speaks at the Symposium on Global Agriculture and Food Security following an appearance by President Barack Obama at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington. Berlin airport authorities...
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Medical aid group to host 3 Ebola clinical trials

FILE – In this Oct. 27, 2014 file photo, health workers unload the lifeless body of a man suspected of contracting the Ebola virus, as they carry him to a grave site on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia. Health officials in the U.S. and Europe are scrambling to begin...