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AirAsia's brash CEO now searches for right words
NEW YORK (AP) -- Tony Fernandes is more than just the CEO of AirAsia: He's the brash personality and cheerleader-like figure who gives the discount carrier its soul....
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Police boss urges more dialogue, less rhetoric
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City's police commissioner called for a "lot less rhetoric and a lot more dialogue" to defuse the tension between police officers and the population they protect....
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Key developments in police-communities tension
The killings of two unarmed blacks by white police officers in Missouri and New York this summer touched off protests and a national debate over police conduct that intensified after grand juries declined to indict the officers....
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Mother faces murder charges in babies' deaths
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) -- A Massachusetts woman charged with two counts of murder after the skeletal remains of three babies were found in her squalid home faces arraignment....
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A look at Mayor de Blasio's successes, challenges
Bill de Blasio, New York City's first Democratic mayor in a generation, is in the final days of his first year in office. A look back at his successes and challenges from 2014:...
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Mayor's 1st year: Liberal victories, NYPD crisis
NEW YORK (AP) -- Bill de Blasio, New York City's first Democratic mayor in a generation, is winding down his first year in office, which saw success at fulfilling many of his liberal campaign promises but has at times been overshadowed by events beyond his control, most notably the recent killings of two police officers amid a wave of protests against police conduct....
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Authorities investigating after 4 found dead in Texas home
CROWLEY, Texas (AP) -- Officers responding to a report of a suicide attempt found four people dead inside a North Texas home Sunday afternoon, police said....
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An old plant, tainted land, and worried homeowners
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- Developer Richard Green had nearly everything in place to build upscale homes on the heavily polluted land next to an old electronic components plant in the mountains outside Asheville. All he needed was a permit....
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South Dakota's Jewish community small, tight-knit
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) -- The first Jews to settle in what is now South Dakota established themselves in Deadwood during the Gold Rush more than 150 years ago, finding a niche selling hardware, groceries, dry goods and more. By 1920, the state was home to some 1,300 Jews....
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Surfer survives shark bite off Central California
LOS OSOS, Calif. (AP) -- A man surfing on the Central California coast was dragged under water by a juvenile great white shark and bitten in the hip on Sunday before he could paddle to shore, where he received help from two doctors who happened to be on the beach, a witness said Sunday....
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5 dead in apartment building fire near San Antonio
CASTLE HILLS, Texas (AP) -- Five people died Sunday after a fire broke out at a senior-living apartment building in the San Antonio suburb of Castle Hills, authorities said....
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10 Things to Know for Monday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:...
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Long Beach Register folds after 16 months
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- The owners of the Orange County Register say they ended publication of the Long Beach Register on Sunday....
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As oil prices fall, Alaska governor halts project spending
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- With oil prices dropping, Alaska Gov. Bill Walker has halted new spending on six high-profile projects, pending further review....
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Arizona police officer killed; suspect dead
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- A northern Arizona police officer killed over the weekend was shot repeatedly at close range by a domestic violence suspect after calmly asking the man if he could pat him down for any weapons, authorities said Sunday....
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