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WVU builds big lead, holds on to beat No. 15 Va Tech 27-21

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By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's comfortable lead evaporated, the sellout crowd's cheers had turned to boos and possession of the Black Diamond Trophy came down to a goal-line stand. Braxton Burmeister nearly brought No. 15 Virginia Tech back from ...

Democrats tackling flash points of taxes, health, climate

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By ALAN FRAM Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Revamp the tax code and important federal health care and environment programs. Spend $3.5 trillion over 10 years, but maybe a lot less. Ensure that no more than three Democrats in all of Congress vote "no" because Republicans will be ...

Afghan survivors of US drone strike: Sorry ‘is not enough’

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By KATHY GANNON Associated Press KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Sorry is not enough for the Afghan survivors of an errant U.S. drone strike that killed 10 members of their family, including seven children. Emal Ahmadi, whose 3-year-old daughter Malika was killed on Aug. 29, when the U.S. ...

Fearful US residents in Afghanistan hiding out from Taliban

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By BERNARD CONDON and JULIE WATSON Associated Press Every night in yet another house in Afghanistan's capital, a U.S. green card-holding couple from California take turns sleeping, with one always awake to watch over their three young children so they can flee if they hear the footsteps of ...

Diplomatic niceties cast aside by France as sub deal ends

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By ROD McGUIRK and ELAINE GANLEY Associated Press PARIS (AP) — Tossing diplomatic niceties out the window, France's ambassador to Australia on Saturday described as a "huge mistake" the surprise cancellation of a multi-billion dollar submarine contract in favor of a U.S. deal. ...