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Device, possibly aerial drone, found on White House grounds

A device, possibly an unmanned aerial drone, was found on the White House grounds during the middle of the night.

US Embassy in Yemen's capital closes to public

The State Department says the U.S. Embassy in Yemen has closed to the public over security concerns amid street violence and turmoil that is roiling the impoverished Arab country. Read more »

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Indonesian rescuers fail again to lift fuselage of AirAsia

The second attempt to lift the fuselage of the crashed AirAsia jetliner failed Sunday as the wreckage sank back to the ocean floor when a rope linking the lifting balloons broke. Read more »

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Prosecutor seeks 26 years for Costa Concordia captain

Prosecutors asked a court to convict the captain of the Costa Concordia and sentence him to 26 years in prison Monday for the 2012 shipwreck off Tuscany that killed 32 people, saying the term is... Read more »

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Major storm threatens Northeast with up to 2 feet of snow

Cities across the Northeast mobilized snowplows and airlines canceled thousands of flights Monday as a potentially historic storm pushed its way up the Philadelphia-to-Boston corridor with what... Read more »

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What you need to know about the snow headed to the Northeast

The busy Northeast corridor prepared for a winter wallop that was expected to bring up 2 to 3 feet of snow from northern New Jersey all the way up to Maine. Read more »

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Russia defiant after more threats from West over Ukraine

Russian officials struck a defiant note Monday after Western leaders threatened to further punish Moscow for escalated fighting in eastern Ukraine over the weekend, arguing that the Ukrainian... Read more »

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China's shadow looms large over Obama visit to India

As President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met in New Delhi this week, the shadow of a third player hung over the talks: neighboring China, which has complicated... Read more »

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From ocean to ocean, through the Panama Canal

Nina and Fred Fenton have gone on 40 cruises, including five times through the Panama Canal since 1998, but they keep coming back. Read more »

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Liberia: Only 5 people being treated for Ebola in country

Liberia said Monday that there are currently only five confirmed cases of Ebola in the entire country — a dramatic turnaround in the West African nation where the virus has taken its... Read more »

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Failed Iraqi bomber named in Islamic State hostage crisis

In the moments after her husband blew himself up in the ballroom of a Jordanian hotel as part of an al-Qaida plot, Sajida al-Rishawi fled the scene of chaos wearing her own explosive belt. Read more »

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Islamic State group pushed out of Syria's Kobani

Kurdish fighters backed by intense U.S.-led airstrikes pushed the Islamic State group entirely out of a key Syrian town on Monday, marking a major defeat for the extremists whose hopes for an easy... Read more »

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Some Republican presidential hopefuls court evangelicals

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Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney have gotten much of the attention in these early days of the Republican race for president, but as they court the party's elite donors in private phone calls and meetings,... Read more »

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Commander in Joseph Kony's feared militia appears in court

A commander in warlord Joseph Kony's feared militia made his first appearance before an International Criminal Court judge Monday, calling himself a former soldier who was abducted and "taken to... Read more »

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Church of England consecrates first female bishop

Male domination in the leadership of the Church of England ended Monday, as the 500-year-old institution consecrated its first female bishop. Read more »

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Seekers of the Hollywood Sign disrupt nearby neighborhood

Like pilgrims flocking to a holy shrine, they come from all over the world to pay homage, not to a deity but to something similar — the people they see on TV and in the movies. Read more »

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Spain: Cervantes searchers find casket with his initials

Experts searching for the remains of Miguel de Cervantes said Monday that they found wooden fragments of a casket bearing the initials "M.C." with bones in and around them in a crypt underneath the... Read more »

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Medical pot only OK for sick kids failed by other drugs: MDs

With virtually no hard proof that medical marijuana benefits sick children, and evidence that it may harm developing brains, the drug should only be used for severely ill kids who have no other... Read more »

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Malaysia Air site hacked by group claiming support for Islamic State

Malaysia Airlines officials were struggling Monday to restore the embattled carrier's website after it was hacked by a group proclaiming support for Islamic State group. Read more »

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Miss Colombia crowned Miss Universe in Miami

Miss Colombia Paulina Vega has been crowned Miss Universe, beating out first runner-up Miss USA Nia Sanchez and contestants from more than 80 other countries at Sunday's pageant in Miami. Read more »

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Obama, Modi declare era of 'new trust' in US-India relations

President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday declared an era of "new trust" in the often fraught relationship between their nations as the U.S. leader opened a three-day... Read more »

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Debbie Reynolds honored for lifetime achievement

Debbie Reynolds accepted the lifetime achievement award from the Screen Actors Guild for her nearly seven decade career. Read more »

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Retrieval of more than 30 slain Filipino commandos underway after Muslim rebel attack

Philippine police have recovered at least 21 bodies of the dozens commandos who were mowed down by Muslim rebel gunfire in a far-flung southern village where they moved in over the weekend to hunt... Read more »

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Airlines prepare to shut down in Northeast for snowstorm

Airlines are preparing to shut down operations along the East Coast as a major snowstorm packing up to three feet of snow barrels down on the region. Read more »

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Japan working to gain Islamic State hostage's release, analyzing video

Japan was working Monday to coordinate efforts with Jordan and other countries to save a hostage held by the extremist Islamic State group. Read more »

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Greek radical left wins election, threatening market turmoil

A radical left-wing party vowing to end Greece's painful austerity program won a historic victory in Sunday's parliamentary elections, setting up a showdown with the country's international... Read more »

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