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  • Poll: Hickenlooper trails Beauprez by 10 points

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    DENVER (AP) — Republican gubernatorial challenger Bob Beauprez has jumped ahead of Colorado Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper by 10 points in a poll released Wednesday, placing the once-popular incumbent behind by a substantial margin for the first time in the race. In a contest that...

  • Gunmen capture Lebanese soldier in border town

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    BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's state news agency and a military official say gunmen have crossed the border from Syria and captured a Lebanese soldier from a border town. The official said soldier Kamal al-Hujairi was captured Wednesday while visiting his parents' farm on the outskirts of...

  • Qatar emir: No support for extremists

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    BERLIN (AP) — The emir of Qatar says his oil-rich Gulf nation has provided no support for the Islamic State extremist group. Following meetings with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday, Sheik Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani told reporters that "Qatar has never, and will never...

  • Separatists in Quebec, Scotland share lessons

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    MONTREAL (AP) — Quebec's separatists are watching closely this week to see if the Scottish independence movement has learned from their failed attempts to break away from Canada. And they could be rejuvenated if Scotland breaks away from the United Kingdom. The Scottish National...

  • Gaza widow offers insight into world of spies

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    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The 48-year-old Palestinian woman's husband was shot to death in 2012 by militants in the Gaza Strip for spying for Israel. A mother of seven, she herself was jailed by Gaza's Hamas rulers for aiding and abetting a spy — her husband. The widow's account to...

  • Pope OKs canonization for Sri Lanka's 1st saint

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    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis signed off Wednesday on Sri Lanka's first saint, bending the Vatican's rules once again to bypass the usual requirement that a second miracle be confirmed. Francis is expected to canonize the Rev. Giuseppe Baz, a 17th-century missionary, during his...

  • UN envoy says Cyprus peace talks enter new phase

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    NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A United Nations envoy says talks to reunify the ethnically divided Mediterranean island of Cyprus have moved up a gear with Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders looking to bridge gaps on core issues. Following a meeting with both leaders, Espen Barth Eide said...

  • NYC launches pre-K healthy eating initiative

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    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is launching a healthy eating initiative at 11 prekindergarten schools. Children and parents are taking part in a food demonstration Wednesday afternoon. It will feature recipes from a U.S. agriculture department curriculum called "Grow it, Try it, Like...

  • Sony forecasts $2B loss as smartphones lag

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    TOKYO (AP) — Sony expects its annual loss to swell to $2 billion and has canceled dividends for the first time in more than half a century after writing down the value of its troubled smartphone business. Citing intense competition, especially from Chinese rivals, Sony said Wednesday...

  • Spain hosts conference on deepening Libya crisis

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    MADRID (AP) — Spain's foreign minister has warned an international conference focusing on Libya that the country could slide into a civil war situation similar to what is happening in Syria. Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo said Wednesday there is still time to prevent extremists from...

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