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Vatican alters draft report translation about gays

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The contentious debate over the Vatican’s ground-breaking overture to gays has taken a new twist. The Vatican on Thursday released a new English translation of the draft report of bishops debating family issues. The new translation significantly alters...

Slive to retire as SEC commissioner in July

Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive will retire next summer after 13 years leading the league and plans to begin treatment for a recurrence of prostate cancer. The 74-year-old Slive said his retirement will take effect July 31. “I have been blessed in more ways...
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U.S. stocks rise, breaking a three-day slump

Trader Michael Zicchinolfi, foreground, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. U.S. stocks rose moderately in early trading Tuesday as investors pored over corporate earnings reports. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) Trader Michael Zicchinolfi,...
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U.S., Russia vow stronger cooperation on many issues

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry shakes hands with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, left, at the Chief of Mission Residence in Paris, France, Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. The top U.S. and Russian diplomats are hoping to find a way to begin reversing a yearlong spike in...
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Psychologist says Pistorius is ‘broken man’

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius is a “broken man” after killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp because he lost the woman he said he loved as well as his reputation, friends, income and sense of self-worth, a psychologist called by his lawyers testified...
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Can all U.S. hospitals safely treat Ebola?

A breach of infection control resulting in a Dallas health worker getting Ebola raises fresh questions about whether hospitals truly can safely take care of people with the deadly virus, as health officials insist is possible. Even in the United States, with the best conditions...
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Baylor continues to lead era of high scoring

The age of high-powered offenses continues to drive college football this season, with no end — or limit — in sight to how high the points can go. Nowhere was the scoring fun more in focus this weekend than Baylor’s 61-58 win over TCU on Saturday. The Bears, led...
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Frenchman Tirole wins Nobel economics prize

STOCKHOLM (AP) — French economist Jean Tirole won the Nobel prize for economics Monday for research on market power and regulation. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences cited Tirole for clarifying “how to understand and regulate industries with a few powerful...
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Fierce fighting resumes in Syrian Kurdish town

MURSITPINAR, Turkey (AP) — Syrian activists say fierce fighting has resumed in a Syrian Kurdish town near the border with Turkey, where Islamic militants are carrying out a three-pronged attack from the town’s eastern side. The sound of shell explosions and occasional...