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Survivors pulled out from building 2 days after Taiwan quake

At least three people, including an 8-year-old girl, were rescued from a high-rise Taiwanese apartment building.

Obama sends Congress record $4.1 trillion 2017 spending plan

President Barack Obama sent Congress his final budget on Tuesday, proposing to spend a record $4.1 trillion on a number of initiatives, from a new war on cancer to combating global warming to... Read more »

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Yearly one-night homeless count draws criticism, defenders

Over the past few weeks, thousands of clipboard-toting volunteers have fanned out across some of the nation's largest cities, tasked with a deceptively complex job: counting the number of homeless... Read more »

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The struggles of minority faiths arenít over yet ó Sikh actor kept off flight for refusing to remove his turban

President Obama spoke out against anti-Muslim sentiment last week, but other minority faith groups experience similar injustices. Read more »

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US senator calls for investigation of cruise ship in storm

Federal transportation officials might soon be looking into a Royal Caribbean cruise ship that ran into high winds and rough seas in the Atlantic Ocean over the weekend. Read more »

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AP News Guide: Snowy New Hampshire has its say in 2016 race

You may have heard about the establishment lane in the 2016 presidential campaign, the outsider lane and more. What the Republican candidates really want from the New Hampshire primary is an... Read more »

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Trump, Sanders look to emerge from New Hampshire with wins

Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders hope to emerge from New Hampshire's primary Tuesday with their first wins of the 2016 presidential election, victories that would boost their standing in a highly... Read more »

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Obama to release $4 trillion-plus budget for 2017

President Barack Obama is unveiling his eighth and final budget, a $4 trillion-plus proposal that's freighted with liberal policy initiatives and new and familiar tax hikes — all sent to a... Read more »

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UN official asks Sri Lanka to locate people missing from war

The top United Nations human rights official asked Sri Lanka's government on Tuesday to quickly locate thousands of civilians reported missing during the country's civil war. The government has... Read more »

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Train crash in Germany kills at least 9, injures 150

Two commuter trains crashed head-on Tuesday morning in southern Germany, killing at least nine people and injuring around 150, slamming into each other on a curve without braking after an automatic... Read more »

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How Pope Francis follows a long history interfaith work by past pontiffs

Pope Francis is not the first Catholic Church leader to extend olive branches to leaders of other faiths. Read more »

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How even the sweetest of smells can pose as a health risk

If you burn scented candles to make your home smell pleasant, you could be releasing dangerous chemicals in the air. But there's something you can add to your home to counter the ill effects, the... Read more »

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Do appearance and gender really matter in the classroom?

New experiments apparently show that better-looking students have an advantage in the classroom, while male professors get better teaching evaluations than their female peers. Read more »

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Hong Kong activists, police clash over holiday food stalls

Hong Kong's Lunar New Year celebration descended into chaotic scenes as protesters and police, who fired warning shots into the air, clashed over a street market selling fish balls and other local... Read more »

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Search for life continues at Taiwan complex toppled by quake

Rescuers using cranes, dogs and electronic devices searched for survivors Tuesday in a high-rise apartment complex in southern Taiwan that was toppled three days earlier by a powerful earthquake. Read more »

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For the Clintons, New Hampshire is the state of 2nd chances

It's their Everest. Their firewall. Their lifeboat in a frozen Atlantic. Read more »

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Wheaton provost apologizes to Larycia Hawkins; she's leaving

Wheaton College professor Larycia Hawkins, who faced termination from her tenured post at the evangelical school for publicly saying Christians and Muslims worship the “same God,” has... Read more »

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How presidential hopefuls did and didn't respond to the recent labor report

While unemployment is at its lowest since 2008, other indicators still show a slowing economy. With people concerned about the financial state of the country, some presidential hopefuls put forth... Read more »

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American says he visited Mumbai 7 times before 2008 attack

A Pakistani-American who helped plan a 2008 attack on India's financial hub told a court Monday that he traveled to India seven times to scout potential targets for a Pakistan-based militant group. Read more »

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10 Things to Know for Today: New Hampshire, Taiwan, more (+video)

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: Read more »

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General Mills’ Betty Crocker, Pillsbury cope with baking slump

For 95 years, Betty Crocker’s official portrait has radiated cooking confidence. Read more »

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How to get the most out of your insurance coverage

An insurance claim that's mistakenly filed — or mistakenly handled by an insurance carrier — can be needlessly costly. Know what you can do on your end to help your claim go through as... Read more »

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Christie, others hit final stretch in New Hampshire

It's less than two days until New Hampshire voters go to the polls. But Hillary Clinton is in Michigan. And other candidates, even Jeb Bush, say their campaigns will go on no matter how they do on... Read more »

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No masterpiece, but Manning rides off with a win

The best thing for Peyton Manning is that he won the Super Bowl. Read more »

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Broncos D dominates Panthers in 24-10 Super Bowl win

Von Miller forced two fumbles to set up Denver's two touchdowns and the Broncos defense frustrated Cam Newton all game to carry Peyton Manning to his second Super Bowl title with a 24-10 victory... Read more »

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Haiti's president departs to make way for interim government

President Michel Martelly made his farewell speech to Haiti as he departed office Sunday with no successor yet chosen because a runoff election was scrapped last month amid violent protests and... Read more »

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Hate your cable provider? There might be a way out

A new Internet service provider aims to compete with Comcast and Time Warner, beaming high-speed Internet to your home — wirelessly. Read more »

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Charity parodies — videos tell another side of the aid story

In response to increasingly harsh sentiments towards refugees, a public radio station in Denmark, P3-DR, released a fake charity video asking Africans to adopt a Dane this week, and it has quickly... Read more »

Feb. 7, 2016

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Debate Takeaways: Rubio shaken, Trump not stirred (+video)

There have been no higher stakes on a Republican debate stage in the 2016 campaign for president than there were Saturday night. Read more »

Feb. 7, 2016

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Clinton seeks to cut into Sanders' New Hampshire advantage

Trailing rival Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton sought to summon another New Hampshire comeback on Saturday but faced blunt questions about her trustworthiness and explanation of the deadly 2012... Read more »

Feb. 7, 2016

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Rescuers in Taiwan pull out survivors from quake rubble (+video)

As anxious families waited nearby, rescuers on Sunday painstakingly pulled more survivors from the remains of a high-rise apartment building that collapsed a day earlier in a powerful earthquake... Read more »

Feb. 7, 2016

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N. Korea praises launch, others see as covert missile test

North Korea on Sunday defied international warnings and launched a long-range rocket that the United Nations and others call a cover for a banned test of technology for a missile that could strike... Read more »

Feb. 6, 2016

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Favre, Stabler, Harrison, Greene, Pace, Dungy voted to Hall

Brett Favre and the late Ken Stabler, a pair of kindred-spirit QBs who each won a Super Bowl, were elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday. Read more »

Feb. 6, 2016

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Newton, Watt, Rivera, Berry big winners of NFL awards

Cam Newton is now a Super Bowl quarterback with an NFL award. Read more »

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Rubio faces barrage of attacks in Republican debate

Marco Rubio, a first-term senator on the rise in the presidential race, faced a barrage of attacks in Saturday night's Republican debate, with rivals challenging his readiness to be president, his... Read more »

Feb. 6, 2016

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Police think 6 Chicago deaths result of 'targeted incident'

Authorities on Saturday released the names of six family members found dead this week in their southwest side home — the victims of what Chicago police believe was a "targeted incident." Read more »

Feb. 6, 2016

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Over 100 missing, 14 dead as strong quake rattles Taiwan (+videos)

Rescuers were searching late Saturday for more than 100 people still missing after a powerful, shallow earthquake struck southern Taiwan before dawn, causing a high-rise residential building to... Read more »

Feb. 6, 2016

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Rubio braces for attacks in debate, Trump returning to stage

Marco Rubio headed into the latest Republican debate ready for an onslaught of attacks about his experience and preparedness from a trio of rivals whose performance in the New Hampshire primary on... Read more »

Feb. 6, 2016

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Cause of deadly New York crane collapse under investigation

It make take weeks to determine why a huge construction crane that was being lowered during strong winds came crashing down onto a street, killing a pedestrian and crushing a row of parked cars,... Read more »

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Search for possible survivors of midair crash suspended

Authorities on Saturday called off the search for survivors of a midair collision that sent at least one plane plunging into the ocean near the Port of Los Angeles and instead turned to hunting... Read more »

Feb. 6, 2016

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Colombia: 3,177 pregnant women with Zika; no microcephaly

Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos says there's no evidence that Zika has caused any cases of the birth defect known as microcephaly in his country, though it has diagnosed 3,177 pregnant... Read more »

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Zika presents ethical quandary for Catholics

Health officials in Brazil and other countries hit hard by the Zika virus are warning women not to get pregnant. This is causing an ethical quandary for Catholics who want to abide by official... Read more »

Feb. 6, 2016

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Lindsey Vonn wins women's World Cup downhill

Lindsey Vonn won a women's downhill on a demanding course by a big margin on Saturday to extend her World Cup lead. Read more »

Feb. 6, 2016

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Top UN human rights official begins talks in Sri Lanka

The top U.N. human rights official began discussions with the Sri Lankan government Saturday on the measures taken by the island nation to investigate alleged atrocities committed during its long... Read more »

Feb. 6, 2016

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After Iowa, Trump showing off effort to win in New Hampshire

With wet snow already ankle deep and falling fast, Dave Chiokadze and James Radcliffe trekked down one long driveway after another in search of potential votes for Donald Trump. Read more »

Feb. 6, 2016

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Clinton's New Hampshire challenge: Winning trust

Hillary Clinton seems to be having trouble earning the public's trust. Read more »

Feb. 6, 2016

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Malian Tuaregs returning home face violence in Timbuktu

Charred timbers are all that remain of a dozen Tuareg homes burned down last week in Mali's northern city of Timbuktu by a mob angry after reports of a gun attack on Malian security forces nearby. Read more »

Feb. 6, 2016

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Lowest price for Super Bowl ticket is $3,000, company says

For a mere $3,000, you can attend the Super Bowl. Read more »

Feb. 6, 2016

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Top photos from around the world from the past week

hts 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. Read more »

Feb. 6, 2016

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Pope's sex abuse panel tells survivor to take a time-out

Pope Francis' sex abuse advisory committee voted Saturday to sideline one of its members, a high-profile abuse survivor who had clashed with the commission over its mission. Read more »

Feb. 6, 2016

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