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Arab League Votes To Approve Sanctions Against Syria

(4) Comments | Posted November 27, 2011 | 8:51 AM

BEIRUT - The Arab League overwhelmingly approved sanctions Sunday against Syria to pressure Damascus to end its deadly eight-month crackdown on dissent, an unprecedented move by the League against an Arab state.

Before the vote, Damascus slammed the vote as a betrayal of Arab solidarity. Besides punishing an already ailing...

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Erica Jong's 'Fear Of Flying' Goes Digital

(0) Comments | Posted October 18, 2011 | 11:34 AM


NEW YORK-- Erica Jong is the latest author to embark on a different kind of digital path.

Jong has signed with the electronic publisher Open Road Integrated Media to release the e-book version of her million-selling classic "Fear of Flying." The new edition goes on sale Tuesday,...

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Kenza Drider: Veiled Woman Makes Run For French President

(13) Comments | Posted September 22, 2011 | 4:01 PM

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS -- Kenza Drider declared her candidacy for the French presidency on Thursday and showed off a campaign poster of a veiled woman standing in front of a line of police.

The announcement of Drider's longshot candidacy came the same day a French court fined two women who...

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1 In 5 New York City Residents Are Living In Poverty

(10) Comments | Posted September 22, 2011 | 2:55 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Poverty levels in New York City are on the rise, affecting one in five residents, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

The information from the 2010 American Community Survey was released Thursday. It showed the poverty rate had increased from 18.7 percent in 2009...

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Dolores Hope Dead: Actress, Wife Of Bob Hope, Dies At 102

(133) Comments | Posted September 19, 2011 | 5:31 PM

By DERRIK J. LANG, Associated Press

LOS ANGELES — Dolores Hope, who was married to entertainer Bob Hope for 69 years and sang at his shows, has died at age 102.

Hope family spokesman Harlan Boll says Hope died Monday at home in Los Angeles. A...

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Rockies Beat Padres 10-6, Say Goodbye To Jimenez

(0) Comments | Posted July 31, 2011 | 11:10 AM

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Ubaldo Jimenez got the start for the Colorado Rockies on Saturday night. At some point during his brief outing, he was no longer with the team.

Talk about a strange game.

Jimenez was pulled after one rocky inning when the Rockies agreed to deal their ace...

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Jason Hammel, Troy Tulowitzki, Carry Rockies To Victory Over Padres

(1) Comments | Posted July 30, 2011 | 12:15 PM

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Tim Stauffer said he flinched a little. It was one costly mistake.

Stauffer committed his first career balk Friday night, and it forced in a run in the San Diego Padres' 3-2 loss to the Colorado Rockies.

Jason Hammel pitched into the seventh inning and Troy...

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Dog The Bounty Hunter Surveillance Video Shows Pepper Spray Induced Coughing Fits In Sheriff's Office

(3) Comments | Posted July 28, 2011 | 11:36 AM

GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado (AP) -- Surveillance videos in the Grand Junction, Colorado, lobby of the sheriff's department show people having coughing fits after a pepper-sprayed fugitive was delivered by Duane "Dog" Chapman.

The videos back up claims by the Mesa County sheriff that the star of the A&E show "Dog...

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Diamondbacks' Justin Upton, Miguel Montero Beat Rockies 12-3

(0) Comments | Posted July 24, 2011 | 11:18 AM

PHOENIX (AP) -- Justin Upton and Miguel Montero combined to drive in 11 runs and the Arizona Diamondbacks routed the Colorado Rockies 12-3 on Saturday night.

Josh Collmenter threw seven strong innings, had a pair of hits and added his first career RBI for the Diamondbacks, who have won two...

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Colo. Authorities Investigate Rafting Bus Rollover Near Salida

(7) Comments | Posted July 23, 2011 | 11:26 AM

SALIDA, Colo. (AP) -- Colorado parks and wildlife officials are investigating the rollover of a rafting bus that injured 10 people.

Authorities say a bus owned by Vessels for Honor Rafting Co. rolled on its top on U.S. Highway 50 along the Arkansas River Thursday afternoon near Salida. Ten people...

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Aaron Cook Wins First; Dexter Fowler, Mark Ellis Help Carry Rockies Over Diamondbacks 8-4

(1) Comments | Posted July 23, 2011 | 11:15 AM

PHOENIX (AP) -- Aaron Cook finally added to his franchise-leading wins total for the Colorado Rockies.

It sure took a while.

Cook went six innings for his first victory of the season, and Dexter Fowler and Mark Ellis each had three hits and drove in a run as the Colorado...

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Denver School Bus Crash Injures 9 Students, 1 Woman

(2) Comments | Posted July 10, 2011 | 11:58 AM

DENVER (AP) -- Authorities say several high school students and a woman were hurt in a traffic accident involving a Denver Public Schools bus and a car.

Denver Police spokeswoman Vicki Ferrari says nine students were taken to three hospitals but that their injuries were not serious. Ferrari says a...

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Utah Kids Turn Dad In For Pot Possession

(16) Comments | Posted July 6, 2011 | 12:09 PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Authorities say a Utah man was arrested after his two children called police to report that he had marijuana in the house.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports the man was charged Tuesday with two third-degree felony charges of child endangerment and one class B misdemeanor...

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Casey Anthony Trial: Anger And Disbelief After Not Guilty Verdict

(375) Comments | Posted July 5, 2011 | 10:30 PM

ORLANDO, Fla. — Casey Anthony's eyes welled with tears and her lips trembled as the verdict was read once, twice and then a third time: "Not guilty" of killing her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee.

Outside the courthouse, many in the crowd of 500 reacted with anger, chanting, "Justice for Caylee!" One...

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Oil Prices Soar Again As Libya Violence Escalates

(263) Comments | Posted March 7, 2011 | 6:56 AM

(AP) Oil prices climbed to near $106 a barrel Monday as intense fighting between Libyan government forces and rebels appeared to be turning into a civil war and raised the prospect of a prolonged cut in crude exports from the OPEC nation.

By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark crude for...

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NFL Auction To Help Gulf Coast Region

(1) Comments | Posted September 2, 2010 | 12:54 PM

New Orleans (AP) -- The NFL is hosting an online auction of signed memorabilia through the first week of the regular season to support the New Orleans Saints' Gulf Coast Renewal Fund.

The charity auction on the league's website is among festivities planned around the opening of the regular season...

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Tim Tebow Takes Field For First Time In Broncos Preseason Opener

(4) Comments | Posted August 16, 2010 | 10:26 AM

CINCINNATI (AP) -- The clock hit zero. The middle of the field opened up. Tim Tebow took off. Everyone knew he wouldn't be stopped short of the end zone.

The rookie quarterback from Florida made his NFL debut on Sunday, scoring on the final play of Denver's 33-24 preseason loss...

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John McCain Stumps For Jane Norton In Grand Junction

(33) Comments | Posted August 8, 2010 | 5:29 PM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo (AP)-Republican Senate candidate Jane Norton has been criticized throughout her campaign for being too cozy with Arizona Sen. John McCain.

Two days before the contest ends, though, the former Colorado lieutenant governor launched a cross-state sweep promoting her association with McCain, whom she called an "American hero."

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Utah Eminent Domain Law: Governor Signs Bill Authorizing Eminent Domain To Take FEDERAL Land

(116) Comments | Posted March 29, 2010 | 1:20 PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Fed up with federal ownership of more than half the land in Utah, Republican Gov. Gary Herbert on Saturday authorized the use of eminent domain to take some of the U.S. government's most valuable parcels.

Herbert signed a pair of bills into law that supporters...

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Chemical Weapons Could Be Blown Up As Army Scrambles To Meet Deadlines (VIDEO)

(8) Comments | Posted February 19, 2010 | 8:09 AM

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RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) -- Under the gun to destroy the U.S. chemical weapons stockpile - and now all but certain to miss their deadline - Army officials have a plan to hasten the process: Blow some of them up.

The Army would use explosives to...

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