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Court hearing in NYC on whether chimps have rights


Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- Lawyers for two chimpanzees are heading to court to argue that the animals have "personhood" rights and should be freed from...full story
updated 2015-05-27 04:01 PM
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Court hearing in NYC on whether chimps have rights

Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- Lawyers for two chimpanzees are heading to court to argue that the animals have "personhood" rights and should be freed from....Fullstory

2015-05-27 04:01 PM

104,000 taxpayers have personal info stolen from IRS website
By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER
Associated Press

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2015-05-27 02:42 PM

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By DEB RIECHMANN
Associated Press

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2015-05-27 02:01 PM

BC--Americas Digest

Associated Press

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2015-05-27 01:01 PM

4 militants die in attack in upscale area of Afghan capital
By LYNNE O'DONNELL
Associated Press

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2015-05-27 10:42 AM

UN envoy urges Kosovo to establish war crime court

Associated Press

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. envoy for Kosovo is urging the government to move swiftly to establish a court to investigate crimes committed by....Fullstory

2015-05-27 09:01 AM

Puerto Rico lawmakers give final nod to sales tax increase

Associated Press

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2015-05-27 06:42 AM

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By The Associated Press
Associated Press

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2015-05-27 06:42 AM

Ricketts vetoes bill to abolish Nebraska's death penalty
By GRANT SCHULTE
Associated Press

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2015-05-27 06:42 AM

UN delays Yemen peace talks scheduled to start Thursday

Associated Press

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has ordered the postponement of a Yemen conference aimed at restoring peace following a request from Yemen's government....Fullstory

2015-05-27 06:42 AM

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By IAN DEITCH
Associated Press

JERUSALEM (AP) -- A leading international watchdog on Wednesday accused the militant Hamas group of abducting, torturing and killing Palestinians during the war in the....Fullstory

2015-05-27 04:01 PM

Israel defense minister: Islamic Jihad behind Gaza flare-up

Associated Press

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2015-05-27 02:42 PM

Australian political party revives gay marriage debate

Associated Press

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Australia's political opposition plans to harness momentum from the Irish gay marriage referendum by proposing a law next week that would....Fullstory

2015-05-27 01:22 PM

Malaysian forensics teams dig up graves at traffickers' camp Malaysian forensics teams dig up graves at traffickers' camp
By EILEEN NG
Associated Press

BUKIT WANG BURMA, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian forensics teams exhumed a body from a shallow grave Tuesday at an abandoned jungle camp used by human....Fullstory

2015-05-27 10:42 AM

FBI, police checking threat to EVA Air plane at LA airport FBI, police checking threat to EVA Air plane at LA airport

Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The FBI and airport police were investigating a threat to a flight from Taiwan that landed at Los Angeles International Airport....Fullstory

2015-05-27 10:42 AM

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By The Associated Press
Associated Press

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2015-05-27 09:01 AM

US judge throws out evidence in FBI ruse case in Las Vegas
By KEN RITTER
Associated Press

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2015-05-27 06:42 AM

APNewsBreak: US tax agency says thieves stole tax returns
By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Thieves used an online service provided by the U.S. government's tax collecting agency to gain access to information from more than 100,000....Fullstory

2015-05-27 06:42 AM

Slumping energy sector leads a broad sell-off in US stocks

Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- The stock market had its worst day in three weeks as traders worried about Greece's debt problems and a surge in....Fullstory

2015-05-27 06:42 AM

Police: New Yale grad stabs fellow student, jumps to death

Associated Press

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2015-05-27 03:01 AM

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