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Surge of Russian aircraft seen over Baltic Sea

A Portuguese military fighter jet, left, and a Canadian military fighter jet participating in NATO's Baltic Air Policing Mission operate in Lithuanian airspace, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. NATO, which has 16 fighter jets in the region monitoring Baltic airspace, said it regularly launches jets to identify "unknown or potentially hostile aircraft" in the proximity of national airspace. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Russia's increased military presence in the Baltic Sea area, including its air force, has prompted some officials to compare it to the Cold War. Here's a summary of the most serious incidents reported across the region.



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Surge of Russian aircraft seen over Baltic Sea

A Portuguese military fighter jet, left, and a Canadian military fighter jet participating in NATO's Baltic Air Policing Mission operate in Lithuanian airspace, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. NATO, which has 16 fighter jets in the region monitoring Baltic airspace, said it regularly launches jets to identify "unknown or potentially hostile aircraft" in the proximity of national airspace. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Russia's increased military presence in the Baltic Sea area, including its air force, has prompted some officials to compare it to the Cold War. Here's a summary of the most serious incidents reported across the region.



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10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

AP10ThingsToSee - Adnan Khan directs his horse to perform in an attempt to attract people visiting Clifton beach in Karachi, Pakistan, Friday, Nov. 14, 2014. Khan earns his living by providing the horse ride to customers visiting a beach. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.



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10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

AP10ThingsToSee - Adnan Khan directs his horse to perform in an attempt to attract people visiting Clifton beach in Karachi, Pakistan, Friday, Nov. 14, 2014. Khan earns his living by providing the horse ride to customers visiting a beach. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.



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2 children dead in New Jersey home shooting

Members of law enforcement gather at the scene of a shooting Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, in Tabernacle, N.J. New Jersey State Police say two people are dead and two were found wounded in a shooting at the southern New Jersey home. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)TABERNACLE, N.J. (AP) — A shooting at a home in a secluded wooded area of southern New Jersey left two children dead and a woman and another child wounded, state police said Thursday.



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2 children dead in New Jersey home shooting

Members of law enforcement gather at the scene of a shooting Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, in Tabernacle, N.J. New Jersey State Police say two people are dead and two were found wounded in a shooting at the southern New Jersey home. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)TABERNACLE, N.J. (AP) — A shooting at a home in a secluded wooded area of southern New Jersey left two children dead and a woman and another child wounded, state police said Thursday.



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US promotes entrepreneurship to counter extremism

US Vice President Joe Biden, left, shakes hands with Morocco's King Mohammed VI, at the royal palace in Fez, Morocco, Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. Biden is attending the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Morocco, taking place for the first time on the African continent. (AP Photo/Fadel Senna, Pool)MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden has urged the governments in the developing world to encourage entrepreneurship as a way of combating extremism at a conference in Morocco.



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US promotes entrepreneurship to counter extremism

US Vice President Joe Biden, left, shakes hands with Morocco's King Mohammed VI, at the royal palace in Fez, Morocco, Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. Biden is attending the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Morocco, taking place for the first time on the African continent. (AP Photo/Fadel Senna, Pool)MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden has urged the governments in the developing world to encourage entrepreneurship as a way of combating extremism at a conference in Morocco.



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McKinsey report says obesity costs hit $2 trillion

FILE - This is a Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007 file photo of an overweight person eating in London. A new report by the McKinsey Global Institute released Thursday Nov. 20, 2014 that the global cost of obesity has risen to $2 trillion annually — nearly as much as smoking or the combined impact of armed violence, war and terrorism. The report released Thursday focused on the economics of obesity, putting it among the top three social programs generated by human beings. It puts its impact at 2.8 percent of global gross domestic product. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)LONDON (AP) — A new report by the McKinsey Global Institute released Thursday that the global cost of obesity has risen to $2 trillion annually — nearly as much as smoking or the combined impact of armed violence, war and terrorism.



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McKinsey report says obesity costs hit $2 trillion

FILE - This is a Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007 file photo of an overweight person eating in London. A new report by the McKinsey Global Institute released Thursday Nov. 20, 2014 that the global cost of obesity has risen to $2 trillion annually — nearly as much as smoking or the combined impact of armed violence, war and terrorism. The report released Thursday focused on the economics of obesity, putting it among the top three social programs generated by human beings. It puts its impact at 2.8 percent of global gross domestic product. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)LONDON (AP) — A new report by the McKinsey Global Institute released Thursday that the global cost of obesity has risen to $2 trillion annually — nearly as much as smoking or the combined impact of armed violence, war and terrorism.



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Longer visas for Chinese could spur US tourism

FILE - In this March 3, 2005, file photo, a Chinese paramilitary police guard checks the documents of visa seekers outside the U.S. embassy in Beijing before letting them in. Chinese tourists, already among the fastest-growing and highest-spending groups of international visitors to the United States, are poised to make an even bigger impact, thanks to a rule change that would allow visitors to get visas valid for 10 years. (AP Photo/Greg Baker, File)NEW YORK (AP) — A rule change allowing Chinese visitors to return to the U.S. multiple times over a 10-year period is being hailed as a boon to American tourism, with the federal government predicting the economic impact could be $85 billion by 2021.



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Longer visas for Chinese could spur US tourism

FILE - In this March 3, 2005, file photo, a Chinese paramilitary police guard checks the documents of visa seekers outside the U.S. embassy in Beijing before letting them in. Chinese tourists, already among the fastest-growing and highest-spending groups of international visitors to the United States, are poised to make an even bigger impact, thanks to a rule change that would allow visitors to get visas valid for 10 years. (AP Photo/Greg Baker, File)NEW YORK (AP) — A rule change allowing Chinese visitors to return to the U.S. multiple times over a 10-year period is being hailed as a boon to American tourism, with the federal government predicting the economic impact could be $85 billion by 2021.



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Bush seeks common ground with education critics

FILE - Former Governor Jeb Bush speaks during a Dallas Council of World Affairs luncheon in this April 24, 2013 file photo taken in Dallas. Bush is expected to avoid presidential politics when he discusses education at a national summit, but his remarks will likely stoke speculation about a potential campaign in 2016. He is set to deliver the opening address Thursday Nov. 20, 2014at his education foundation’s annual gathering in Washington. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Responding to a national backlash over Common Core education standards, potential 2016 presidential candidate Jeb Bush said Thursday that the set of state benchmarks should be "the new minimum" for America's classrooms.



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Bush seeks common ground with education critics

FILE - Former Governor Jeb Bush speaks during a Dallas Council of World Affairs luncheon in this April 24, 2013 file photo taken in Dallas. Bush is expected to avoid presidential politics when he discusses education at a national summit, but his remarks will likely stoke speculation about a potential campaign in 2016. He is set to deliver the opening address Thursday Nov. 20, 2014at his education foundation’s annual gathering in Washington. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Responding to a national backlash over Common Core education standards, potential 2016 presidential candidate Jeb Bush said Thursday that the set of state benchmarks should be "the new minimum" for America's classrooms.



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Nike nixes tribute shoe plan after Iverson protest

FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2009, file photo, Philadelphia 76ers' Allen Iverson calls out a play to teammates in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets in Philadelphia. Nike is pulling back on plans for a shoe that sneakily honors Allen Iverson after the former NBA superstar demanded answers. Iverson says Nike used his identity, likeness and persona without permission for a sneaker out of the company's Zoom Flight ’96 collection. The ambiguously titled sneaker has the No. 3 _ Iverson’ number _ on each back heel and the red, white and blue colors of the Philadelphia 76ers. Nike spokesman KeJuan Wilkins said in a statement Thursday that the version of the shoe Iverson protested won’t hit stores. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nike is pulling back on plans for a shoe that sneakily honors Allen Iverson after the former NBA superstar demanded answers.



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Nike nixes tribute shoe plan after Iverson protest

FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2009, file photo, Philadelphia 76ers' Allen Iverson calls out a play to teammates in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets in Philadelphia. Nike is pulling back on plans for a shoe that sneakily honors Allen Iverson after the former NBA superstar demanded answers. Iverson says Nike used his identity, likeness and persona without permission for a sneaker out of the company's Zoom Flight ’96 collection. The ambiguously titled sneaker has the No. 3 _ Iverson’ number _ on each back heel and the red, white and blue colors of the Philadelphia 76ers. Nike spokesman KeJuan Wilkins said in a statement Thursday that the version of the shoe Iverson protested won’t hit stores. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nike is pulling back on plans for a shoe that sneakily honors Allen Iverson after the former NBA superstar demanded answers.



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APNewsBreak: Official says FSU gunman was alumnus

Police investigate a shooting scene at Strozier Library on Florida State campus on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, in Tallahassee, Fla. At least two people are being treated for injuries Thursday after a shooting at Florida State University, and officials issued an alert for students to take shelter as officers converged on the campus library. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon)TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The gunman who shot three people at Florida State University's library early Thursday before being killed by police was a lawyer who graduated from the school, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press.



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APNewsBreak: Official says FSU gunman was alumnus

Police investigate a shooting scene at Strozier Library on Florida State campus on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, in Tallahassee, Fla. At least two people are being treated for injuries Thursday after a shooting at Florida State University, and officials issued an alert for students to take shelter as officers converged on the campus library. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon)TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The gunman who shot three people at Florida State University's library early Thursday before being killed by police was a lawyer who graduated from the school, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press.



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Obama’s immigration actions do have limits

The White House is seen at dusk in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. President Barack Obama on Thursday is expected to announce steps he will take to shield up to 5 million immigrants illegally in the United States from deportation. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is poised to level broad authority to grant work permits to millions of immigrants living illegally in the United States and to protect them from deportation, but the plan would leave the fate of millions more still unresolved. Republicans vowed an all-out fight against it.



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Obama’s immigration actions do have limits

The White House is seen at dusk in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. President Barack Obama on Thursday is expected to announce steps he will take to shield up to 5 million immigrants illegally in the United States from deportation. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is poised to level broad authority to grant work permits to millions of immigrants living illegally in the United States and to protect them from deportation, but the plan would leave the fate of millions more still unresolved. Republicans vowed an all-out fight against it.



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Correction: Billy Joel-Gershwin Prize story

Billy Joel holds up the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song at the end of a concert in his honor at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Nov. 19 about Billy Joel receiving the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, The Associated Press reported erroneously the spelling of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's first name. The spelling is Sonia, not Sonya.



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Correction: Billy Joel-Gershwin Prize story

Billy Joel holds up the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song at the end of a concert in his honor at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Nov. 19 about Billy Joel receiving the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, The Associated Press reported erroneously the spelling of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's first name. The spelling is Sonia, not Sonya.



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GM’s Barra: New investment, SUV for Opel

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — General Motors CEO Mary Barra says the automaker will invest more than half a billion euros (over $630 million) in its plants in Europe and build a new SUV at the home base for its Opel division there.
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GM’s Barra: New investment, SUV for Opel

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — General Motors CEO Mary Barra says the automaker will invest more than half a billion euros (over $630 million) in its plants in Europe and build a new SUV at the home base for its Opel division there.
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UN: Deaths keep rising in Ukraine, now over 4,300

Gianni Magazzeni, Chief of the America, Europe, and Central Asia Branch of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, OHCHR, l a speaks during a news conference about the Launch of the new OHCHR report on the human rights situation in Ukraine, at the European headquarters of the United Nations, in Geneva, Switzerland, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Keystone,Martial Trezzini)GENEVA (AP) — The fighting in eastern Ukraine has killed nearly 300 people in the last month despite a cease-fire and has violated people's rights so much it could amount to war crimes, U.N. rights investigators said Thursday.



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UN: Deaths keep rising in Ukraine, now over 4,300

Gianni Magazzeni, Chief of the America, Europe, and Central Asia Branch of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, OHCHR, l a speaks during a news conference about the Launch of the new OHCHR report on the human rights situation in Ukraine, at the European headquarters of the United Nations, in Geneva, Switzerland, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Keystone,Martial Trezzini)GENEVA (AP) — The fighting in eastern Ukraine has killed nearly 300 people in the last month despite a cease-fire and has violated people's rights so much it could amount to war crimes, U.N. rights investigators said Thursday.



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Takata, auto execs face Senate over deadly air bag scandal

Takata airbag victim Stephanie Erdman testifies on defective airbags at Senate Commerce Science and Transportation Committee hearing in WashingtonWASHINGTON/DETROIT (Reuters) – Executives from Japan's Takata Corp and two automakers faced tough scrutiny from U.S. senators on Thursday over the risk of millions of potentially defective air bags that can rupture upon deployment, shooting metal shards into cars.



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Takata, auto execs face Senate over deadly air bag scandal

Takata airbag victim Stephanie Erdman testifies on defective airbags at Senate Commerce Science and Transportation Committee hearing in WashingtonWASHINGTON/DETROIT (Reuters) – Executives from Japan's Takata Corp and two automakers faced tough scrutiny from U.S. senators on Thursday over the risk of millions of potentially defective air bags that can rupture upon deployment, shooting metal shards into cars.



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